Dear IUSD Community,
I am always inspired by the start of a new school year and the promise of fresh academic discovery. Our school doors officially opened last week, and students and staff returned to the classroom with the enthusiasm and commitment to guide Inglewood Unified to another banner year.
I want to acknowledge all the parents and community members who have displayed patience and support as we have transitioned some of our schools through construction and expansions. These positive changes are possible because of your collaboration.
Three news stations covered the first day of classes. KNBC and ABC channel 7 visited Woodworth-Monroe TK-8 STEM Academy to highlight our ongoing improvement of campus facilities. In addition, Spectrum News came to City Honors International Preparatory High School to chronicle its new status as a District-operated charter school.
I’m excited to note that the District will offer increased student support in 2019-20 through a new partnership with City Year, a nonprofit that will provide one-on-one tutoring, assist teachers in the classroom, and facilitate additional after-school programs. This increased investment in our scholars will produce new successes.
The foundation for those successes relies on student attendance and we have launched a campaign to inspire families to make attendance a top priority:
Every Student. Every Day.
The goal is for all students to have fewer than seven absences all year. We encourage community and staff to share attendance successes and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #EveryStudentEveryDay
We are poised for an amazing start to the school year. Let us carry that momentum through each day as we lead students to new heights during the 2019-20 school year.