Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to a new school year at Heber Elementary School District. As the Superintendent, it is my pleasure to extend a warm greeting to you and your children as we embark on another exciting academic journey together. I hope this letter finds you all in good health and high spirits, ready for the adventures that lie ahead.

I am thrilled to inform you about several key developments that will enhance the educational experience for our students. This year, we are placing a strong emphasis on improved Safety and Well-Being Practices. The safety and well-being of our students are of utmost importance to us, and we have augmented our existing measures to ensure their security within our school community.

We also recognize the vital role that parents play in a child's education. Therefore, we are placing a renewed focus on Active Parent Engagement. We believe that when parents are actively involved in their child's learning journey, it has a significant positive impact on their academic success. We will be offering various opportunities for you to engage in your child's education and participate in school activities.

I am delighted to announce the addition of a Music Program to our curriculum. Music is a powerful form of expression and creativity, and we believe it is essential for holistic development. Through this program, your children will have the opportunity to explore their musical talents, fostering a love for the arts.

In an increasingly interconnected world, being proficient in multiple languages is an asset. Therefore, we are introducing the teaching of Spanish as a World Language in our district. This will enable our students to develop a global perspective and enhance their communication skills in an increasingly diverse society.

Looking ahead to the future, we are planning for the implementation of a Dual Language Program in the 2024-2025 school year. This program will provide students with the opportunity to become bilingual and bicultural, opening doors to wider career prospects and fostering a deep appreciation for cultural diversity.

I am excited about the upcoming school year and the opportunities it holds for our students. Together, let us make this a year of growth, collaboration, and success. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our administrative team if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas. We value your partnership and look forward to working closely with you throughout the year.

Wishing you and your family a fantastic school year filled with joy, learning, and new accomplishments!

Warm regards,

Juan Cruz

Superintendent, HESD