Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready for a productive and rewarding year. Here at the Escondido Union School District our vision is that we will “actualize the unlimited potential of every learner.” In order to realize our vision, our district has adopted the following four focus goals:
- Provide a high quality and rigorous instructional program;
- Build a collaborative culture, which promotes creativity, responsibility, and trust;
- Ensure our students, staff, and all stakeholders are safe and secure; and
- Remain fiscally solvent.
With these focus goals in mind, we are very excited to provide a more comprehensive intervention program which addresses social emotional support as well as academic support. This year through funding provided by our Local Control Funding Formula, we are able to provide a Physical Education teacher at every one of our sites. Additionally all our sites have a full-time Social Worker, a Family Liaison, and an intervention teacher to provide additional support to your children’s needs. Through a systemic system of support, our plan is to ensure that every child receive a quality educational program.
Through the generous support of our Proposition E Bond Measure, we are excited to continue with our modernization projects that began last summer at Central, Mission Middle, Orange Glen, and Quantum Academy. Much work is being done at each of these sites to take care of the aged facility infrastructure.
With safety on the forefront of everyone’s minds, I want to reassure all of you that we will continue to keep safety and security as one of our main priorities to the extent that all of our teachers and staff will be trained on responding to various emergency scenarios to include an active shooter.
Lastly, as we begin this school year, please take a moment to establish a clear line of communication with your child’s teacher, as this will be critical to your child’s success.
On behalf of the Board of Education and myself, I officially welcome you to the 2016-17 school year!
Dr. Luis Ibarra, Superintendent