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Superintendent's Update - August 2022
Posted 8/30/22

Dear Hacienda La Puente Unified Community,

 

This month, we welcomed our students back to campuses for the 2022-23 school year. Our schools were filled with joy as teachers and staff held detailed onboarding presentations and fun-filled activities, acquainting students with their classrooms and curriculum.

 

The first day of school on Aug. 3 was a celebration across the District. Our students walked through balloon arches and down red carpets leading them to band performances, hand-painted banners across campuses and dancing school mascots.

 

We welcomed families to campuses for our annual Back to School Nights held from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, providing parents with principal introductions, teacher presentations, classroom tours and expectations for the school year. COVID-19 vaccine clinics were available at most HLPUSD school sites on Back to School Nights, providing free vaccinations and boosters to the District community.

 

Our educators participated in a thorough Teacher Induction Mentor Training, engaging our school site mentors with coaching techniques to ensure our new teachers have additional support during the first month of school.

 

Board Vice President Christine H. Salazar, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Judy Fancher and I also presented at the 2022 California Latino School Boards Association Unity Conference from Aug. 25 to 28, highlighting this year's theme Explore, Learn, Grow: Inspire Deep Learning. Please visit our District website to read more about our District goals and pathways for this school year.  

 

It is an honor to be a part of your child’s educational journey and we look forward to making this year exceptional.

 

 As always, we are #proudtobeHLPUSD.

Sincerely, Dr. Alfonso Jiménez