Principal's Message

August 13, 2018

Dear John Adams Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year, 2018-2019.  My name is Carolina Michel and I am the proud principal of John Adams Elementary School, a Core Knowledge® School, in the Riverside Unified School District.  Our mission at John Adams Elementary is to educate, inspire and empower students for the future.

We are committed to preparing every student to be equipped with the skills and content knowledge for the future, and to develop a love for reading and understand that reading is a life skill.  We believe all students have the ability to be successful because we instill in them hope and courage to take risks in their learning, apply what they have learned, and persevere through challenges.  With the above in mind, we teach our students to demonstrate responsibility, respect, and readiness to be successful and productive members of our community.

For children to reach their greatest potential and become lifelong learners, it takes a partnership of committed administrators, teachers, parents, support staff and students.  This is a shared belief at John Adams Elementary School with an active PTA, School Site Council, English Learners’ Advisory Committee, and active teachers and support staff.  

As always the safety of our students is our number one priority, therefore we will continue to enforce the following arrival procedures for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • School campus opens and supervision of students begins at 8:00 am, no earlier.Please do not drop off your child before 8:00 am.
  • Students will enter the campus through the front entrance on Colorado Ave. or through the Adams St. gate.(Only students will be permitted to enter.)
  • Kindergarten parents will be permitted to drop off their student at the front gate leading to the kindergarten playground.
  • All adult visitors with pre-scheduled appointments will enter through the Colorado Ave. entrance, register at the front office, receive permission to enter and take a visitors’ badge.

The staff and I look forward to working along your side with our mission and vision in place to ensure our students’ success.  I can always be reached via email or by phone at (951) 352-6709.  Thank you for your support.



Carolina Michel,


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