Hello Gator Friends and Families
Welcome back everyone to our 2018-19 school year at Glenwood! I am David Gutierrez, Principal at Glenwood Elementary. We are so excited to get our school year started. This year we will continue our incredible growth and progress in all areas. Glenwood has a proud tradition of having strong family support and strong home to school connections. We will continue to strengthen the connections with our community this year by increasing and upgrading our communication platforms and mediums while continuing to practice the strongest forums like Coffee with the Principal, Parent Gazette, and through social media.
Glenwood is a cross-cultural and linguistic community that is fully invested in fostering student success. Our dual language program (DLI) is in its second year as our inaugural class moves on to second grade. Our English Language Arts program is fortified through the California State Standards, the Wonders curriculum, and the SOAR framework. Students at Glenwood experience a well rounded education as well through their enrichment classes in PE, Art and Technology.
Our school district works in partnership with community organizations to find the essential resources for our students and families. I would like to highlight our strong partnership with United Way who provides us with unique opportunities like Kinder to College (K2C) which helps our families of kindergartners a path way to open college funds by providing limited matching funds. Another highlight is our partnership with Hazel Health an organization that connects our students with medical services via tele-medicine at no cost to our families. These and many more community partnerships provide resources and support for all of our families and our Glenwood school community.
Our school was received state recognition at a silver level for successful implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). This is a distinguished award given by the California PBIS Coalition which reflects excellence in implementation and fidelity to the core components of PBIS. This is an indication of how hard our staff and school community works to improve the school climate and culture to better serve our students and create a safe and positive environment. Our school will continue to improve and double our efforts to implement PBIS.
This year my greatest focus this year will be supporting and growing our instructional program. As a function of this, as the school principal, I will be spending two full days every week in classrooms in order to help improve the teaching and learning that happens on a daily basis. If I am may not able to speak with you when you drop in or telephone us know that I really do value communicating with you. If you need to speak with me, please contact my front office, who will make sure we have a scheduled time for us to talk.
Thank you for your ongoing support for our school and our students.
In your service,