• Principal's Corner

  • Principal Olmstead

    Dear Whittier Families:

    Welcome to the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year! I am so excited to be the principal here! Our staff is full of optimism as we partner together for another successful year at John G. Whittier Elementary.

    At Whittier, we believe all children are capable of success, no exceptions. It is expected that all people who set foot on campus are treated with dignity and respect. We emphasize our three school expectations for success: RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and SAFETY. We believe children must behave responsibly and respectfully to achieve success both academically and socially. Safety for everyone on campus is a priority and we have upgraded our school safety practices and procedures.

    Additionally, we strive to maintain timely communication so parents are informed about school activities. Families can expect school newsletters and calendars in order to stay up to date with school programs and events. Please check our website for an electronic version and/or contact our school office for a copy. In addition, classroom teachers will communicate regularly regarding academic and behavioral progress as well as class events.

    As we begin this year, please remember we share the responsibility of educating our children. For this reason, our staff is committed to working collaboratively with parents. We invite you to contact our Parent Engagement Liaison to get involved in the school and play an active role in your child’s education as a Whittier Wildcat.

    Thank you for being a member of Whittier Elementary. We look forward to working together this year!


    Dirk Olmstead,

    Whittier Elementary School