Dear Castro Valley Unified School District Families & Community,
We are very excited to welcome our students back to school on August 13th, 2019. I hope your summer was filled with fun and excitement. Our students come to us with great aspirations and we want to ensure they reach them successfully. Closely examining our actions and accomplishments in previous years, our goals for the 2019-2020 school year, will advance us further on our journey of ensuring equitable learning outcomes for ALL students.
We are proud of the many things that make CVUSD a destination for families with children. In Castro Valley, students are supported by excellent, inspired teachers, support staff and administrators. They are taught rigorous content within a multi-tiered system of academic, social, and emotional support. It is important to focus on a few very important things and do them well.
We pride ourselves in positive student outcomes, and with a deep commitment to continuous improvement, we are constantly looking for ways to advance opportunities and options for students. For example last year, in addition to a full set of rigorous academic courses already in place, our high school students were offered additional opportunities through dual enrollment and the Virtual Academy.
Each summer our team works diligently around the clock to clean classrooms, make routine repairs, upgrade facilities, order and deliver materials, and plan for the next school year. A special thanks to our custodial and maintenance staff for all they do during the summer and throughout the year to make sure our facilities are clean and safe.
Public school funding continues to be a tremendous challenge. The State of California continues to be around 41st in the nation when it comes to funding for public education. As a part of the East Bay Coalition for Public Education, we ask that you reach out to legislators by asking them to support any and all efforts to increase funding for schools. Please join us as we reach out to the community at large with information on funding for public education in order for us to retain our highly qualified teachers and staff in order to provide students a well-rounded education.
In partnership, our CVUSD team including families and community members will be able to accomplish our goals to educate and support ALL our students. We thank you for your continued support and find it a tremendous privilege to serve students.