Dear Colleagues, Parents, Students, and Community Members,
Monday, June 13, marks the last day of instruction for the traditional school year. Before many of our staff and students leave for summer break, I want to extend my deepest gratitude for everyone’s hard work and dedication during a year of intensified cluster development, sobering budget cuts and collaborative sacrifices. You have stayed the course and continued to make our students the top priority. The wonderful teaming of staff, students, and parents is reflected in a solid trend of academic excellence.
Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2011, their parents and families. More than 7,000 seniors from the district’s 31 high schools will be attending their commencement ceremonies today through Monday. We are proud of your achievements and wish you the very best in all future endeavors.
I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the administrators, certificated staff and classified employees who are retiring or leaving the district. Thank you for your countless years of service, loyalty and commitment to public education. We will miss your expertise and experience and wish you well.
For those who will open our classrooms at the start of the new school year, we appreciate your continued focus on excellence and dedication to a job well done. Remember, the first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 6.
Again, thank you for all that you do for our students.