August 18, 2020
Dear Summerville Families,
Although we will be starting this school year in distance learning, I hope this letter finds you and your student all well and ready to start this school year. The Summerville Union High School District is looking forward to another great year in 2020-2021. I am thrilled to welcome our class of 2024 as well as our 7th grade Connections Academy students and new transfer students to our school. Welcome to our Bear Family.
I look forward to our collective work in the academic areas as well as the arts, athletics, career and technical fields, community service domain and every aspect that sets our students on a course to be 21st century college and career ready learners.
The faculty and staff of our district are committed as an educational community to provide the best learning opportunity for our students. Our faculty and staff have worked very hard to develop online learning protocols to help increase student achievement. Our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) reveals our goals and the action plan to make sure that we are serving the needs of every student to the very best of our ability. We have an amazing staff working with our students’ day in and day out. Their commitment and dedication to providing our students with the skills they need to prepare them for their next step into career or college is why they are here.
It is my distinct honor to serve as Superintendent of Summerville Union High School District and I look forward to continuing the various long-standing traditions that exist and be a part of the new traditions that student groups chose to initiate to make their positive mark on the Summerville Community. I ask that our parents and our community partner with us to provide our students with all that they need to be prepared to meet their hopes and dreams. Our partnership is critical as we continue our work to support our students in these highly uncertain times.
It goes without saying, but please allow me to say it here. I am thrilled to be a part of this great school district, and I am dedicated to doing everything within my power to continue to build a team of learning professionals that are dedicated to professional development, constant learning, and pushing all students and staff to be the best that we can be. This is our district. We have outstanding students and staff, and together we will be successful in meeting our mission to educate our students to be contributing members of our 21st Century world.
Please refer to our Re-opening Plan on our website so you can see how we intend to be able to bring our students back to the campus for in-person instruction when it is deemed safe to do so. We all certainly hope it is sooner rather than later.
Our parent support is already phenomenal and I look forward to continuing to foster the parent involvement that will no doubt best serve our students. I know I will see you soon.