Dear parents and students,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer break and that you’re ready for another great year of teaching and learning.

Over the summer, the school district staff was hard at work getting ready to welcome you back. Our work will remain focused on the implementation of the school district’s strategic plan – Opportunity21. As we begin this school year, we continue to move this plan forward. Specifically, we will focus on ensuring that we have the highest quality staff in our schools. We know that retaining and recruiting high quality teachers and support staff will help ensure our students receive the finest 21st century education. This year we continue with implementation of the Common Core State Standards as we challenge our students with a more rigorous curriculum, continue to use data to drive decision-making, and identify ways in which to continue to be more effective and efficient in the delivery of our services. All of this work will help all San Jose Unified students succeed.

Again, welcome back! I know you are ready to work hard and I challenge you to do so. We will be here to guide and support you on your quest to success! Have a great 2014-2015 school year.

Dr. Vincent Matthews
Superintendent
San Jose Unified School District


Apreciados padres y estudiantes:

¡Bienvenidos al ciclo escolar 2014-2015! Espero que hayan disfrutado las vacaciones de verano y que estén listos para emprender otro año magnífico de enseñanza y aprendizaje.

Durante el verano, el personal del Distrito trabajó con ahínco a fin de tener todo listo para darles la bienvenida. Nuestro trabajo seguirá centrado en la implementación del plan estratégico del Distrito – Oportunidad21.
Al dar comienzo a este nuevo ciclo escolar, continuaremos poniendo en marcha dicho plan. Nos concentraremos específicamente en garantizar que tengamos personal de la más alta calidad en nuestras escuelas.  Sabemos que retener y reclutar a los maestros y al personal escolar más capacitado y competente ayudará a garantizar que todos nuestros estudiantes reciban la mejor educación posible, a la altura del Siglo XXI.  Este año seguiremos poniendo en práctica los estándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales del estado en nuestro afán por presentarles retos a nuestros estudiantes con un plan de estudios más riguroso, continuaremos usando los resultados estadísticos para fundamentar y dirigir las decisiones que tomemos e identificaremos maneras en las cuales sigamos siendo eficaces y eficientes al impartir enseñanza y brindar servicios. Nuestra labor conjunta ayudará a triunfar a todos los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José.

¡Bienvenidos nuevamente! Tengo la certeza de que todos están listos para trabajar con mucho empeño y yo los animo para que así lo hagan.  ¡Estaremos aquí para guiarlos y apoyarlos mientras trabajan por alcanzar el éxito! Que tengan un ciclo escolar 2014-2015 fantástico.

Dr. Vincent Matthews

Superintendente
Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José

 

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