Principal's Message


Dear Jaguar Scholars and Families,


As the new principal of Jellick Elementary, it is with great excitement that I welcome you into the 2021-2022 school year.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve a school with such persevering scholars, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community.  I feel very fortunate to be part of Jellick and to support our students and the families.  


I have been serving Rowland Unified for the last twenty years and have worked with students ranging in age from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade in a variety of roles, including my last role as Principal of Telesis Academy.  I am thrilled to work with our families as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.   


The California Department of Education and the California PBIS coalition have recognized Jellick Elementary for various awards. While we are proud of those awards, nothing is more important than ensuring your child continues to make progress toward the goals you and Jellick set. We believe in addressing the academic, social/emotional, and physical needs of ALL our students. We have a strong literacy focus where we intentionally support children to see themselves as readers and writers using Reading and Writing Workshop. We also support all students with social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies. We use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and SEL to encourage a strong, positive self-identity.  Finally, we know physical activity is vital to learning and are excited to move away from those IPAD and Chromebook screens for those much needed PE activities.  


The 2020-2021 school year proved to be one for the record books with our Jaguar readers, writers, and mathematicians beginning and completing the school year from a virtual setting.  Moving into the 2021-2022 school year, we look forward to welcoming back our scholars to in person instruction.  Our teachers and our staff are extremely excited to connect with our families and teach our Jaguars on campus and can not wait for school to begin on Monday, August 9th.  


Jellick is home to many wonderful families who make education a priority and support our school in so many ways.  It is our hope and desire that you will also connect with our community and make it your own.  We will keep our families and community up to date on all things Jellick through our school website which will serve as a hub for announcements and up to date information throughout the school year.  I thank you for choosing Jellick as your place of learning and we all look forward to an awesome 2021-2022 school year!  




Johan Schmitz,


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