Mr. Gilbert Pulido
Mrs. Elizabeth Alegre Punchur

School Administration


    Gilbert Pulido         Elizabeth Alegre-Punchur

    Principal         Assistant Principal


    Hello Garcia Grizzly Families, 


    I am Gilbert Pulido the proud principal of Ernest Garcia Elementary. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you and your child to the 2023 - 2024 academic school year. I look forward to serving you, your child, and our community. 


    As we prepare for a new school year, some procedures will be implemented. I can assure you that the Garcia staff is committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for your child as well as caring for your student’s social and emotional well-being. Safety is also a top priority for our community, so we will continue to adjust as it is necessary. Your support is greatly appreciated as we continue to help guide our students through their academic journey. Below are some reminders for this school year: 


    • Student drop-off will begin at 7:40 AM. Gates will open at that time in order to ensure students are safe and under staff supervision. 

    • Please be prompt at the start of the day and at dismissal time. 

    • Students will continue to receive breakfast in the classroom this year. 

    • Please take the time to update your contact information. ED Code requires that parents provide schools with updated and working information. 

    • We strongly encourage that you send your student with a labeled and refillable water bottle. There are several water dispensing stations throughout our campus, both inside and outside of the classrooms. 

    • Volunteers will be allowed on campus this year. Prior to volunteering, everyone must get approval and all paperwork must be completed through the district office.  

    • We will not be changing student classes as we want our students and teachers to build relationships quickly to enhance the learning experience.   


    The Garcia family is excited to partner with you and your students to make this year memorable. We want all of our Grizzlies to DREAM BIG and we look forward to working alongside you. 



    Gilbert Pulido


    Garcia Elementary