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Principal's Message


Welcome Back to School!

My name is Cynthia Alvarez.   I moved into the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District with my husband and four children four years ago and my children have attended schools in the PYLUSD.  My career in education began as an elementary school teacher 18 years ago in the El Rancho Unified School District.  I then served for four years as District Resource Teacher in charge of coordinating programs for English Learners.  For the past 9 years I served as the principal of the same elementary school that I attended as a child.   It is my privilege to join the Melrose Team this year as your new principal.


I look forward to getting to know you and our school community this year.  I am so excited to join your team and am proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with each of you as we work together to support students in achieving academic success.  I’m looking forward to a Marvelous school year!



Cynthia Alvarez



We welcome the day at Melrose with a few words of wisdom and a reminder that your choices determine the outcome of your day.  It is my hope that every single student at Melrose will choose to put their study skills to good use and strive to achieve the academic success that is necessary to thrive in our society.       



Empezamos el día en Melrose con unas cuantas palabras de sabiduría y un recordatorio que nuestras decisiones determinan el  resultado de nuestro día.  Es mi esperanza que cada uno de los estudiantes de Melrose decida poner en uso las destrezas de estudiar para realizar un éxito académico necesario para prosperar en nuestra sociedad.


Mrs. Alvarez