Principal's Corner

Greetings Dragon Families!


Jo Anne McClelland

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We have heard from most of our families that they survived the summer of Rock 'n Roll. If you are having difficulties from the earthquakes, please let us know, the district has some resources we can connect you with in order for students and their families are ready to return to the business of learning. Our dedicated staff has been working hard to prepare for another amazing school year, building on the success and accomplishments of last year.  We suffered very minimal damage to our site.  We did lose some ceiling tiles which have been replaced.  The gazebo lost some bricks and is yellow tagged right now but will be repaired as soon as our maintenance team can get to it.  

One big change for our site is the relocation of the Adult School and Independent Study program from Vieweg to Mesquite.  The move of Richmond Elementary to the Vieweg site prompted the relocation of those two programs.  This is actually a positive move as now we have all of our alternative programs under one roof.
We are very proud of our school and the culture that exists here.  We welcome all new students who want or need a different type of learning environment to be successful.  Mesquite offers smaller class sizes, shorter class periods.  Our staff is constantly seeking and implementing programs and instructional strategies that benefit our students and their learning.  We have been cho
sen as a Model Continuation School by the state continuously since 2008 and were awarded a 6-year WASC accreditation during our last visit.   These visiting teams always remark on our strong culture of respect and responsibility. 

The staff and I are looking forward to working with all of our students and families this year.  If you have any questions related to school policies, procedures, schedules, or anything else, please call us at 499-1810 or email me at  


Jo Anne McClelland  

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2021 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.