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Karen Kendall Welcome Center



The Karen Kendall Welcome Center is designed to assist all parents/ students with the pre-enrollment process for Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Our goal is to provide you with the most welcoming experience possible.

Want to find out your child's home school?

New Student Enrollment

The following steps can be followed to assist you with verifying your address and pre-enrolling your student. Please review each of the steps below:

Step 1: Address Verification and Document Requirements

Step 2: Pre-Enrollment Process

Once online pre-enrollment is complete, a final review will be completed at the Welcome Center prior to going to the school site and completing the last step, enrollment at your School Site. 

Step 3: Enrollment at your School Site: (School Directory)

Parent/Guardian must bring supporting documents (sealed packet in Step 2) to your school of attendance where enrollment is completed. 

Please remember that the enrollment process is not complete until your student's information packet and supporting documentation have been accepted by your local school. 

Tips for Successful Enrollment:

  • Have all documentation ready or you will be asked to return with all required documentation.
  • Our offices close at 3 pm, the average process time takes about 30 minutes (not including wait time) and depending on the number of children being enrolled.
  • Our busiest times are during lunch time, please expect longer wait times and we thank you for your patience.
  • Please expect a delay in response to messages as we are attending to new students.

Contact Us

Welcome Center
2045 Meyer Pl  Rooms 110-112
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Hours of Operations:
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 3 pm, Closed on Fridays

Address Verification Office
Phone: (949) 515 - 6743

Pre-Enrollment Office
Phone: (949) 515 - 6740

ELPAC Office
Phone: (949) 515 - 6739

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

Sandra Amici
Office Assistant III

Elizabeth Sachs

Office Assistant II

Zoila Smith
Office Assistant II