Superintendent's Office

Photo of Parvin AhmadiMarch 29, 2023

Dear Families,

I hope the upcoming spring break provides you and your children the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. It is hard to believe we only have a couple of months left of this school year. Our students have been working hard, making good choices and gaining important skills. These days can be quite stressful for our seniors as they anxiously wait to hear from colleges and/or make decisions about their desired careers after high school. 

Our teachers and staff continue to work hard everyday to engage students and support them in their learning journeys. Clubs, athletic competitions,  performances and the many other activities students are involved in require time, energy, commitment and partnership between students, staff and families. Our teachers do an excellent  job working in tandem with the many employees who work hard behind the scenes to create the best learning environment for students. 

As we approach the end of the 2022-2023, we begin planning for the next school year. Planning our budget, developing curriculum and professional development, evaluating programs, and assessing student learning all create a roadmap for the next school year.  We are excited about transitioning to standards based grading through equitable practices during the next school year. Another exciting element in preparing for next year is the implementation of Proposition 28. 

Proposition 28, approved by voters in California in November 2022,  provides school districts designated funds to enhance Arts and Music Education district-wide. Each school’s plan must include how Arts and Music Education will be enhanced. Prop 28 requires that at least 80% of the funds are used for new programs and staff.  In order to ensure we enhance programs for our students throughout the district with consistency, we have formed a focus group made up of elementary and secondary teachers with expertise in this area, along with a few administrators. As a part of this process, we are seeking input from families to gain an understanding of priorities that must be considered as we move forward with planning. More information will be coming to you in the next few days. We appreciate your input and look forward to hearing from you. 

In the next few weeks, we celebrate our educators during Teacher Appreciation Week and Classified Employees Appreciation Week.  On behalf of our Governance Team, I share my deepest gratitude with each and every member of our CVUSD team- classified, certificated, and administrators who work day in and day out to make CVUSD a place where students’ academic success and wellbeing are the highest priorities. 

Please join me in congratulating our Teachers and Classified of the Year as well as our administrators receiving region awards this year. 

I would like to invite you to a very special event, Compassionate Dialogue, on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 p.m.. Dr. Nancy Dome, an expert in this area, presents and leads us in this learning experience. This is a virtual event and open to all families and community members.  More than ever we find the need to engage in these critical conversations.  Being in community,  building positive relationships, and recognizing our impact and our vulnerabilities make us stronger in supporting our students and our community. 

I want to thank you as our greatest partners in this important work. With your partnership we are able to enhance, innovate, and create the best opportunities for our students. Have a safe spring break! 

With gratitude, 

Parvin Ahmadi 

Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent
Castro Valley Unified School District
4400 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, California 94546
(510) 537-3000
[email protected]

Aimee Cayere
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
(510) 537-3000 X 1211
[email protected] 

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