Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 29, 2020

MVNews this week:  Page 8


Mountain View News Saturday, February 29, 2020 


By Dr. Edward C. Ortell, Citrus College Governing Board

The California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV), a unique public charter school, 
opened its doors in spring 2017. This spring, CSArts-SGV will present its “Season Finale Fanfare 
Experience” at Citrus College’s Haugh Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 26.

As it has for the past two years, this annual event will feature performances and works of art from 
each of the school’s arts conservatory programs, including the School of Dance, the School of Fine 
and Media Arts, the School of Music and the School of Theatre. And, Citrus College is more than 
a venue where CSArts-SGV students can showcase their talents. The college is also in partnership 
with CSArts-SGV, offering early college classes taught by college faculty on CSArts-SGV’s campus 
in Duarte.

As part of Citrus College’s robust Early College/Dual Enrollment programs, CSArts-SGV high 
school students can simultaneously earn both high school and college credit, while taking rigorous 
conservatory style courses in Citrus College’s world renowned Visual and Performing Arts program. 
In addition to an opportunity to study for the careers of their dreams, this partnership also provides 
students with access to the same student services that are available to traditional Citrus College 
students. Currently, Citrus College holds more than a dozen dual-enrollment classes on the CSArts-
SGV campus.

A new policy brief by the American Institutes of Research (AIR) found a strong return on investments 
made in early college programs across the country. According to Dr. Kristina Zeiser, a lead researcher 
for AIR, “…research showed that that early colleges are an effective way to increase rates of college-
going and college completion...” In addition, early college programs, where students earn their 
high school diploma and credit towards an associate degree, have a positive impact on participants’ 
enrollment and success in college. They are also helping to close stubborn achievement gaps.

Citrus College’s early college program and CSArts-SGV are proving to be two innovative educational 
paradigms that partner beautifully together. While approximately 10 percent of students reside in 
Duarte, CSArts-SGV draws students from more than 80 cities within and beyond the San Gabriel 
Valley, providing opportunities for career training in fine and performing arts within reach of 
hundreds of aspiring students each year.


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028 


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon



Dear Pasadena Unified Community: 

 The Pasadena Unified School District is continuing to work closely with the Pasadena Public Health Department, the 
L.A. County Office of Education, and the L.A. County Department of Public Health to monitor the latest developments 
about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), provide accurate information to our communities, and keep our students, 
teachers, and staff safe and healthy. 

 On Tuesday, officials from the Centers for Disease Control warned that the novel coronavirus will almost certainly 
spread in the United States, and that schools and businesses should prepare for a possible pandemic. 

 We understand that this statement may be creating concerns for our school community. While the fact remains that 
there is still only one confirmed case in L.A. County, PUSD is preparing and planning to keep our students and staff safe. 
At this time, there are no plans for imminent school closures.

 PUSD is updating protocols and preparing plans for virtual learning for schools in the event of a prolonged emergency 
of any kind, including coronavirus. We will keep you updated as this plan develops. Information is also posted at pusd.

 As a reminder, the most important thing we can all do is to practice good hygiene habits, including staying home if 
you feel sick – and that the best prevention against any virus is to wash our hands often. To help prevent the spread of 
respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, public health officials encourages everyone to: 

Stay home and away from others if you have a mild illness (with a fever of 100°F or above).

Stay at home until you are free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-
based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Be sure to get your influenza vaccine to protect yourself from the flu.

 In addition, we want to ensure that our schools continue to focus on creating a welcoming environment for all students 
as there may be fear in our communities.

 PUSD Health Programs is working closely with the Pasadena Public Health Department and our schools to provide 
guidelines and resources to share accurate information and take appropriate action. If you have questions about these 
topics, please contact our Health Programs office at (626) 396-3600 ext. 88243. 


Brian McDonald


St. Rita Summer Adventure Camp

Entering TK-6th Grade

June 15, 2020 – August 28, 2020

8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with 
Weekly Themes!

Excursion Wednesdays!- Swimming, Movie 
Theater, Bowling, Skyzone, L.A. Dodgers 
Game and more!

Co-ed Sports Camps ~ Volleyball, Football 
and Basketball


5th -8th Grade

8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

The Summer Study Program is for rising 5th-
8th grade students who want to continue 
practicing and learning skills in Mathematics/
Problem Solving, Grammar/Reading, and 
Study Skills

Registrations forms can be found on our school website: 


Visit our school front office: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, 91024

For more information please contact the school front office


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