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STARS: Support, Teach, And Reach all Students

Our Mission
The staff of Golden Elementary School is dedicated to the development of all students who through problem solving experiences, physical fitness, and overall academic excellence will demonstrate the skills necessary to be productive citizens showing personal accountability and sensitivity for themselves and a global society.

Welcome to John L. Golden Elementary School, where children shine. We are located in the northern portion of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, in San Bernardino County, California. John L. Golden Elementary School is part of the highly respected Etiwanda School District.

Our school is named for John L. Golden, who worked for the children of Etiwanda School District for 32 years. Mr. Golden served the Etiwanda School community as a teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent, and eventually as the Superintendent of the Etiwanda School District. Mr. Golden contributed to the philosophy of education that permeates the Etiwanda School District and Golden Elementary.

Message from the Principal

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Student Class Placements 2016-2017
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Student class placements will be available:
Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: August 1st, 2016 at 4PM
All other grade levels: August 4th, 2016 at 4PM

Class placements are tentative for the first two weeks of school as projected enrollment may change.

1st Week of School Traffic
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With the excitement of the 1st week of school comes much traffic! If you live in the neighboring homes, please walk or ride your bikes to school to decrease our traffic. Our bicycle racks are next to our MPR. Parking for visitors is available at the park and on neighboring streets. Parking in the school parking lot requires a staff permit. Please remember to follow all driving laws around our school. Handicapped parking is only for people truly handicapped who are exiting their vehicles. The handicapped parking should not be used to wait in the car for a student. Similarly, for the safety of our students, there is no student pick-up or drop-off in our school parking lot. Thank you for helping us achieve our first priority- keeping our kids safe. We are excited to have you all back at school!

Come to School Prepared

One of the best ways you can help your child learn organization and responsibility is to have them come to school prepared. By having them come with their homework, lunch, jacket and school materials, they learn the value of being responsible. If these items need to be dropped off later in the day, office staff will not interrupt instruction by calling the classroom. Items will be left in the teachers mailbox or the student should know to come up on their recess or lunch time. Thank you for working with us to create responsible students and protect their instructional time at school.

Registration of New Students
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Students in grades TK-8 will be enrolled via our online registration.

Looking for Members for our Top Dog Team!
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Dads- If you are interested in being a part of our Top Dog Team that oversees the WATCH D.O.G.S. program, please contact the Assistant Principal. For more information visit our WATCH D.O.G.S. tab and come to our Dads Pizza Night on Aug. 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Birthday Policy
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Please read through this short update regarding birthday policies during class.

Follow the Rancho PD
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Consider following the RanchoPD Facebook account HERE or Twitter account HERE to get breaking info on any emergency situations such as lockdowns or accidents in the area.

Upcoming Events


First Day of School

Welcome back to school! We can't wait to see you all. Don't forget it is minimum day dismissal for 1st-5th graders (1:15).


Back to School Night

Back to School Night is on our first day of school! This is such an important night for parents to be engaged in their student's education. We offer two sessions parents can choose from: 6:00 and 6:45 p.m.


Dads Pizza Night (WATCH D.O.G.S.)

Dads please come at 6:00 p.m. with your student to eat pizza and sign up for a day to volunteer as a WATCH D.O.G.S. hero! Go to the Watch D.O.G.S. tab for more information.

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Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 22, 2016