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Emerson is located in the city of Long Beach, just blocks from El Dorado Park. With an enrollment of 400 students from preschool through fifth grade, Emerson Parkside Academy is rich in diversity. Emerson prides itself in having dedicated and experienced teachers, motivated and enthusiastic scholars, and supportive and involved families. The campus provides a safe, inclusive, and caring environment necessary for all students to learn. High expectations, social emotional learning, and differentiated instruction and support provide students with the foundation to grow into life long, self-directed learners and productive citizens. 

Principal's Message

Welcome Back and welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! It's going to be a FANTASTIC year at Emerson!

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you. I am honored to be joining this amazing school and educational community that is known for its unwavering support of student success.

I look forward to working to build positive relationships with students, families, and staff. Schools and classrooms should be a place of joy, love, and excitement for learning which are possible when we all work to have positive relationships.

Our school wide theme this year is H.A.P.P.Y which means we will Have A Positive Productive Year together in both our academics and relationships. Together we will  help them to feel confident and positive about their unique identities and their place in our school community!

Teachers in LBUSD again begin with “Smart Restart” curriculum for the first three weeks of school. Smart Restart establishes a tone of care and community in the classroom, and helps students transition back to school with intentional opportunities for relationship and culture building.

Emerson’s faculty and staff is committed to creating a safe and supportive learning community where everyone feels a sense of belonging, and learning is engaging, challenging, and fun. By building positive relationships, setting high expectations, and meeting the needs of diverse learners, our students will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally at Emerson.

 I look forward to our year together and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Warm Regards, 

Principal Dominguez