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    District COVID19


    COVID-19 School Closures - Information

    **Schools will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year **


    Mrs. Tina Lingenfelter, Principal

    Dear Fitzgerald Elementary Families,

    Welcome to Fitzgerald Elementary School!!  As we embark on our first year together, let me start by telling you that I am honored to be joining you.  Without exception, everyone has been warm, welcoming, and supportive.  As I begin to acquaint myself with new students, parents, grandparents, teachers, and school support staff, with every greeting and introduction it only becomes clear that the Fitzgerald Elementary School community, is a community united around its children.  I am truly fortunate to be joining such an amazing group of people.

    One of the most important components of an exceptional school like Fitzgerald Elementary School is the partnership between home and school.  Fitzgerald Elementary School has a strong tradition of supportive, hard-working families.  Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to develop our partnership in a wide variety of ways. Families can join PTA, volunteer at the school, attend Parent Advisory Committees, such as School Site Council (SSC), English Learner Parent Advisory Committee (ELAC) and African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC), or participate in one of the many other events or activities that make our school a special place for our children to learn.

    I am looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful families that make Fitzgerald Elementary School such an incredible place.  If you have not had a chance to stop by the office yet, and find yourself with a few extra minutes, please stop in.  I promise not to take up too much of your time.  I also cordially invite you to attend Coffee with the Principal on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria so that you can learn a little bit more about me and how together we can work to make Fitzgerald Elementary School an extraordinary place for our children to learn and grow.

    I am excited and privileged to be part of the dedicated and professional staff at Fitzgerald Elementary School.  As we journey through this first year together, I trust this is going to be an amazing year full of fun, new relationships, and learning for all of us.

    In your service,

    Mrs. Tina Lingenfelter

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    Mission Statement

          The Mission of Dr. Edward Fitzgerald Elementary school, the diverse family of foxes on the hunt for success, is to build a foundation that cultivates and empowers each student to thrive academically and socially in the global community, through a vital system distinguished by:

    • High expectations for all

    • A safe and nurturing learning environment

    • Innovative and relevant instruction

    • Exploration and appreciation of diversity in our community

    • Teamwork


    1. We will provide a nurturing school climate with common shared values.

    2. We will provide an engaging creative academic experience in and out of the classroom.

    Core Values

    1. Responsibility

    2. Respect

    3. Integrity

    4. Pride

    Contact Information

    Tina Lingenfelter - Principal

    Julian Gutierrez - Program Specialist

    Carmen Toledo - Secretary

    2568 West Terra Vista Drive

    Rialto, CA 92377

    Office (909) 421-7625      

    FAX (909) 421-7633


    Mr. Julian Gutierrez,

    Program Specialist

    Who Are We Named After?


    Dr. Edward M. Fitzgerald was born in 1904, graduated as a physician/surgeon from the University of Minnesota in 1932, and moved to Rialto to start his medical practice in 1948 after having served ...more

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