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Student and Community Services

The Student and Community Services Department strives to provide the best educational opportunities for all of our students and staff within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Some of the many programs that we offer are as follows: Restorative Practices, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Truancy Resolutions, Community School and Alternative Education Referrals, Mental Health, Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Substance Use Prevention and Intervention, Homeless Education/ Foster Youth Services, and other services.

Our goal is to provide a safe and viable learning environment for all students within our District.

Other Services

Inter-District Transfer Requests for 2020-21 

In response to social distancing guidelines, NMUSD will only be processing these requests via email.

Inter-District Transfer requests to attend another district:

  • Complete the Inter-District Transfer Request 
  • Ensure that all fields are answered and signature and initials are included
  • Email the completed form to Student Services at
  • You will receive a response within 48 hours
  • If you are unable to complete the process electronically, please email or leave a detailed message at        (714) 424-5016 and we will send you the form via US postal mail.

Inter-District Transfer requests to attend NMUSD:

To apply for an Inter-district transfer into the Newport-Mesa USD, please follow the steps below:

  • Contact your district of residence and request the Inter-District transfer form, which includes a release signature from that district.
  • Once you have the completed form, scan and email the form to Student Services Coordinator Sarah Coley, to initiate the request process.
  • Once received, responses will be issued in writing within 48 business hours.

Community Home Education Program (CHEP)

Please read below for adjustments to this process in response to social distancing guidelines.

  • Address Verification will still be required for all Community School Referral requests for CHEP enrollment
  • Contact the NMUSD Address Verification office at (949) 515-6743 for information on verifying our address requirement. All offices are operating remotely, so please leave a detailed voice message and they will return the call promptly
  • Once you have received your Confirmation page (Goldenrod sheet), email it along with the completed Community School Referral to Student Services at
  • You will receive a response within 48 hours
  • Visit the Orange County Department of Education’s CHEP page for forms such as Community School Referral.

Withdrawal Requests from NMUSD

Work Permits: 


Student Services
2985-A Bear St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phil D'Agostino, Ed.D.
Director of Student and Community Services

Angela Castellanos, PPSC, LCSW
Coordinator of Mental Health and Outreach

Sara Pittington
Interim Administrative Asst. II

Angela Allen- Hess
Coordinator, Child Welfare & Attenadance
District Foster Youth and McKinney-Vento Liaison

Sarah Coley
Coordinator of Student Services

Javier Zamorano
District Translator