Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. We, at Orchard Villa Elementary School, believe that all students have the right and ability to learn. Through the collective efforts of all stakeholders, we will ensure that every child is prepared and equipped to become productive citizens in this ever-advancing technological society. Our theme for this school year is Destination Excellence…. Catch Us on the Fast Track! We have been hard at work preparing the curriculum and our campus for an exciting year of teaching and learning. While our school grade remains the same our progress and proficiency rates continue to grow due to the stability in academic teaching practices of our teachers. Through our extended day program, targeted interventions will be in place to ensure that every child’s diverse needs are addressed.

I want to assure you that the safety and wellbeing of your child is my number one priority. Our staff has devised an organized and systematic plan to monitor our students and campus at all times. This is evidenced by new school site procedures and check in points. Your support and cooperation of these policies will ensure that maintaining a safe and secure school is every stakeholder’s priority.

Orchard Villa Elementary School staff will ensure that our students continue to receive high quality instruction in an aligned and coherent system while addressing their social and emotional needs in a safe and engaging environment. This year’s academic focus will continue to focus on research- based resources to deliver standards driven content.

Through strong collaboration, the success of our students is immeasurable. It is only together that we can create and foster a culture that is positive, engaging, and conducive to academic and personal growth for everyone. I look forward to working alongside you to achieve these goals.

Sincerely,

Tanya S. Daly-Barnes

Daly-Barnes