Letter to Staff and Community

West Vernon Staff Letter

West Vernon Staff Letter

West Vernon Staff Letter

Aug 2, 2023

Aug 2, 2023

Aug 2, 2023

# Los Angeles Unified School District

4312 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone: (323) 232-4218 | Fax: (323) 232-7801

## August 2, 2023

Dear West Vernon Staff and Community,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I hope your summer break was enjoyable and stress-free. As I transition into my 9th year with you all, I am both honored and humbled. I am delighted to share the great news of our ranking as a Tier 1 school in Region East! With that in mind, we will continue improving our superb collaborative community. Our district instructional foci will be the center of our dialogue and strong professional development.

We will aim to be coherent and focused in every classroom. Together, as a team, we will refine Tiers 1, 2 & 3 instruction, have courageous conversations around all academic content areas, promote high attendance, and prioritize the safety and social emotional wellness of all stakeholders. We will accomplish our 2023-2024 goals by embedding various P-D-S-A (Plan-Do-Study-Act) Cycles to grow professionally based on our current data.

We are looking forward to strengthening our partnership focused on student success this upcoming year!

Please see below for the timeline of events:

| Date | Time/Location | Topic | Members |

| --- | --- | --- | --- |

| August 3-4, 2023 | Site open for all teachers (On site) | Welcome/ Optional Room Setup/ Culture & Climate 23-24 | All Teachers (optional) |

| August 7 -10, 2023 | 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (On site) | District Foci 1⁄2 PD Teacher Planning 1⁄2 PD | All Teachers (Highly Recommended - optional) |

| August 11, 2023 | On site | Culture & Climate 23-24/ Classroom Preparation | All Teachers/ ONLY Special Ed (6 hour) TA’s |

| August 14, 2023 | 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | First Day of Instruction | All Staff |

| August 15, 2023 | First Banked-Time Tuesday | Grounding the Work for 23-24 via Data Sets/ New Foci Coherent with our work moving forward | All Staff |

Welcome to another exciting and marvelous year!

Warmest regards,

Dr. Frances Valadez and the Administrative Team

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**Alberto M. Carvalho**

Superintendent of Schools


**Jose P. Huerta**

East Regional Superintendent


**Dr. Frances Valadez**

Principal


**Herbert Guevara**

Assistant Principal


**Khrystle San Diego**

Assistant Principal