I hope that our Walnut Valley students, staff, and families were able to enjoy a well-deserved summer break. After what has undoubtedly been the most unprecedented time in public education, I was extremely excited and thankful to welcome back all of our students to a more traditional form of schooling. Our students were able to return in-person for full-time instruction (beginning on August 9) as we kicked-off the 2021/2022 school year.
As we have maintained since the beginning of the pandemic, we will follow the safety protocols and procedures as outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (we will update our families on the most current and relative guidelines as information becomes available).
While this has certainly been a challenging time for all students, staff, and families, I do hope that we, as parents and educators, take some time to acknowledge and celebrate the many accomplishments of our kids over the past several months. In addition to traditional academic achievement, I have enjoyed hearing stories about students who learned to play an instrument, cook a meal, plant a garden, drive a car, etc. I am tremendously proud of the perseverance of our students, staff, and families in Walnut Valley.
This year’s motto and approach for our District is, “Reconnect, Restore, Reimagine.” Our staff will prioritize building relationships as the foundation to learning. I am confident that our educators will be well prepared, as they have continually demonstrated in the past, to assist our students and families in reconnecting back into a traditional school system, which continues to serve as one of the very best school districts in America.
Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.
NOTE: Each year, a Year End Results document is published that reflects the diligent efforts of staff to provide a status report on the District's continual efforts to meet the goals and accompanying objectives in each of the areas of focus for the previous school year. To view the 2020/2021 Year End Results, please visit the following link: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/1c0d9311c3.html