Welcome to Wright School District
Dear Wright District families:
First and foremost, let me say how honored and deeply privileged I am to serve as your superintendent. I feel so blessed to be able to work with and lead such a talented community of educators.
The opening of a new school year offers us amazing opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our students. Our principals, teachers and support staff have been working hard to make sure the excitement extends from Day One through Day 180. Our focus for the start of the year is developing academic, physical and social environments worthy of our students. Across the district, from yard supervisors to custodians, food service to administrative support professionals, principals to teachers, we are all committed to making sure our students find their path to success.
Once again the district and Wright Charter School have developed goals and plans to be reported in our Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP). This plan is our blueprint for the next three years and is available on our website and in the district office.
In 2016, the District adopted a new English Language Arts and English Language Development curriculum for all students K-6. In 2017/18 we piloted several new Math programs, and the District Curriculum Committee recommended McGraw Hill’s My Math (grades TK-5) and California Math (grades 6-8) for adoption. We are confident that kids and parents alike will find My Math to be more accessible, supportive of struggling learners, and easier for parents to support at home.
At all three schools strong academics and a fun environment will continue to be the norm. Every student from grades 2-8 will have his/her own Chromebook to use every day and children in grades K-1, students will each have access to an iPad. Both sites will also continue to provide music education, full-time counselors and full-time reading and English Language Development teachers. Also, as a result of feedback from parents, students and teachers alike, part of this year’s increase in State funding will be used to add a second Physical Education. This will give all three sites year-round access to Physical Education.
Please remember that our schools are funded based on attendance. For that reason, it is essential that your child attend school every day on time. If your child must miss school due to illness, please call the school office that day to excuse the absence. Greater attendance means more money which means more field trips and good supplies for all students.
State law requires that a notice be signed and returned by the parent or guardian of each child showing that the Acknowledgement of Parent or Guardian Annual Rights Notification packet has been received and reviewed (on blue paper, back page of the Annual Notice). Please fill out the Acknowledgement of Parent or Guardian Annual Rights Notification and return it to your child's school by the end of the first week of school. A separate letter will be sent to you prior to a specific activity where parent permission is needed.
We are looking forward to a wonderful school year. As your superintendent, I welcome your ideas or suggestions. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to.