Principal's Message

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Dear Parents, 

On behalf of the Peter Burnett staff, welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year. I am honored to be joining the Wiseburn Unified School District and Burnett community.  I want to thank all those parents and community members that have welcomed me to the Burnett Family and have aided in a smooth start to the school year. I hope your family had a restful summer vacation filled with memorable moments. I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of excellence at Burnett Elementary.

Burnett Elementary will continue to focus on educating the whole child and finding innovative ways to make learning relevant and meaningful for our students. We will be diligent in creating optimal learning conditions for all students. We will continue to emphasis developing critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that students need to succeed in both school and career. Our teachers will inspire passion for learning in our students and provide them with a tool to pursue their interests beyond the school day in the areas of their choice. Attendance is a priority at Burnett, and we have set an ambitious goal to reach 98.5% daily attendance. Please help us reach our goal by instilling the importance of attendance and punctuality.

We will be kicking off our school year on Monday, August 26th for our annul, School Year’s Eve Event. Class list will be posted from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Brann Center. PTA will be on hand to provide information regarding membership, purchasing Bulldog wear and earthquake kits.  

I look forward to meeting your student on the First Day of School on Tuesday, August 27that 8:30 am with a dismissal time of 12:00 pm. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 310-725-2151 or via email at


Hugo Rios

Principal, Peter Burnett Elementary