Welcome, Walton Scholars and Parents!
I am thrilled to be opening the 2020-21 school year and serving as Principal of this Gold Ribbon School and California Honor Roll School. Walton's rich culture and commitment to providing its students with the highest quality educational experience is at the core of what we do!
While parents and students may be excited to start the school year again, some may also be feeling anxious about the many changes our students will experience this year on either a Distance Learning or Hybrid platform due to COVID-19. We will start the school year on a Distance learning platform and, when allowed, move into a Hybrid platform. This year will present unique opportunities and challenges. Together, we will provide a Learning experience where every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed, whether online or in person. Our teachers and staff take pride in the academic preparation of our students inside and outside the classroom. And have been working over the summer in preparation for the new distance learning platform. We know this year will look and feel different, but rest assured, as we start the school year, the focus will be on providing all of our students with the highest quality experience via an online platform.
In addition, our schools' attention to Respect, Ownership, Attitude, and Responsibility (ROAR) will be seen throughout our school (online and on-site), leading to fostering a safe, positive and motivating experience for every student.
Parent involvement is highly valued at Walton and equally important. Student success can be further achieved when the school and parents work together to support them in their learning. Parent involvement is ever more critical as we move into a distance learning platform. Therefore, making it imperative to be informed and involved. I highly encourage you to participate in our parent education programs and meetings. They will keep you informed of ways to support your student, advise you of school and district goals, and many topics to help support your students' progress throughout their secondary education and in preparation for their future.
Lastly, we encourage you to create an account through ParentSquare and Aeries. They will allow you to monitor and stay informed of your students' academic performance and changes that may be taking place during the year. Both ParentSquare and Aeries portal are essential communication tools that can be used between, student, parent, and school.
As we start the new school year, I look forward to meeting you and supporting you and your student through their academic endeavors. Together we will accomplish great things!