Moving Forward to 2018
Dear Fontana Community,
We began this exciting school year by welcoming more than 37,000 students, over 2,000 teachers and 1,700 classified staff across our 45 campuses.
The high level of energy and commitment that all of us bring to the Fontana school community is one thing I am most appreciative of at this time of the year – thank you! While we are always energized to see the bright, young faces of our students in the classroom, we are also looking forward to spending time during the winter break with family and friends. I look forward to hearing the stories and adventures of how students and staff took advantage of the break – traveling, exploring, and of course READING. All those activities contribute to learning and experiencing life.
Already this year, we have seen our students experience tremendous growth. We have had students participate in youth advisory programs with our elected officials, hundreds of students, dedicated to finding their paths in life, attended our annual U-CAN and District College Fair early in the semester, learning tips and techniques to post-secondary success, while others are earning scholarships and taking advantage of the stimulating enrichment programs our schools offer.
Others are exploring a host of new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses we are offering across schools, invigorating our curriculum and preparing our students for a future in technology.
These accomplishments would not be possible without the education and inspiration they receive from our staff, administrators and teachers. All of us have a teacher, secretary or instructional aide who helped us along the way and left an imprint on our life. Our staff members love being that person for our students.
As we move forward into 2018, we will continue to work every day to provide a world-class education for the students of Fontana Unified. We want to provide the best academic experience they can imagine so that on their last day in our schools, they look back upon their time knowing that they are better because they attended Fontana Unified School District.
Randal S. Bassett