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Cecilia Salazar



Dan Saborio (Mon./Fri.)


Instructional Coach

Jennifer Johnson


Title 1 Coordinator

Daisy Gaitan


School Administrative Assistant

Irene Osterweil


Office Technician

Gina Despinos


Community Representative

Veronika Netter


Plant Manager

Carlos Garret




Local District: Northwest


11822 Gerald Avenue
Granada Hills, CA 91344




Office Hours

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.




06/09 - 08/14 Have a great summer break!
08/15 First Day of School



June End of Year Newsletter


2017-2018 Supply Lists



Principal's Message


Welcome to Knollwood Preparatory Academy. Our staff provides an exemplary instructional program and our focus is student success. We strive for students to experience a well-rounded program that helps them harness their uniqueness and strengths.


The elementary school years are an exciting time of learning and growth for our students. These years provide students with the opportunities to begin a love for reading, to explore new interests, and to expand skills while discovering personal strengths. We strive to support students through these years of growth.


Our mission is to educate successful, responsible, caring, respectful, trustworthy and inquisitive students prepared to contribute to an ever-changing world. We will encourage life-long learning, high academic achievement, and concern for others. With the assistance of committed parents, a challenging standards-based academic program, inspirational teachers, and a visionary administration, Knollwood will foster a culture where children are empowered to be responsible and accountable partners in their learning.


At Knollwood Preparatory Academy, students participate in innovative and challenging programs aligned to the standards, which encourage them to explore their talents, achieve academic success and demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of meaningful ways. It is our goal to help students develop into knowledgeable, respectful and caring individuals with an acceptance of diversity, a strong work ethic, and the skills necessary to become positive, contributing members of society. All stakeholders work cooperatively as a school family to create a safe and supportive environment that fosters learning and personal growth.


Our community is extremely active and supported by very caring and committed members. We are proud of the efforts made by our children, staff and parents. At Knollwood we work together as a TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More. As a TEAM, we know our school will continue to excel.


You, as parents, are the most critical part of our school success. You take an active and crucial role in providing at atmosphere that promotes education and quality work habits. Your support provides the foundation for students to come ready to learn. I strongly encourage you to be an active part of your child’s education by making sure they get to school on time and attend school regularly. Please ensure that your child reads each and every night.


You will find your child’s teacher is your best resource and I encourage you to build a positive partnership with them. I look forward to working with you as partners in educating your children. I am honored to be your Principal at Knollwood and I look forward to working with our community.


Sincere Wishes and Warmest Regards,


Cecilia Salazar



Parent Student Handbook & Emergency Cards

You will be receiving the packet with the Parent Handbook, Emergency Card and much more within the first week of instruction.  The information in the packet answers many questions and helps you and your child start the year on the right foot.


Please make sure that there are at least 3 different phone numbers listed on your child(ren) emergency card.  This is imperative in an emergency.  On the first week, have your child give the form to their new teacher.  If you have different people whom you wish to be able to pick up your child(ren), make sure they are all listed on the emergency information sheet.  We will not release your child to anyone NOT listed; it is a safety issue.  If a phone number changes, please let us know immediately.  Additionally, you can access the form through the lausd.net homepage.  Once there, click on “Families”.  Then click on “forms and policies” for the Student Emergency Information form (available in multiple languages).  For those of you who have already enrolled students who will be attending Knollwood for their first year, you do not need to submit another emergency card.

YMCA Services

There is no supervision before 7:30 a.m.  Students Should Not Arrive on Campus Before 7:30 am.  If you must drop your child off before that time, you can enroll them in the YMCA. They provide supervision until the campus opens for students at 7:30 a.m. and until 6:30 p.m. after school.  Please contact their office at (818)832-4032 for specific information. Students who are registered and participating in this program must enter through the YMCA Barneston Gate before 7:30 a.m.


On behalf of the entire Knollwood Preparatory Academy community, I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 academic year!  I am honored to serve in the position as principal and I am looking forward to working with you to provide the best possible educational program for your child.  Our extraordinary teachers, dedicated support staff, and I are planning for a rewarding year filled with rich learning experiences for your child(ren).  Our focus is on building a strong partnership between staff, parents, and students to allow every child to flourish and reach his/her academic potential.  Together we will open the door to endless opportunities for all students in our school as they become college and workplace ready.