I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Los Nietos community as we bring in the 2017-18 school year, one that I anticipate will be highlighted by academic excellence. It’s been a busy summer throughout the District, as we worked to upgrade our facilities, introduce new technology and provide healthier options for our children.
Los Nietos students were greeted in August with new Google Chromebooks that will allow them to explore new worlds with their teachers and collaborate with their friends on class projects. We’ve also begun our modernization project at Los Nietos Middle School where newly renovated classrooms will provide the increased connectivity necessary for rigorous study.
There is no greater area of concern within the District than the health and well-being of our students and I could not be prouder of the Los Nietos Department of Nutrition Services, which has developed a low-fat, low-calorie lunch menu. The new meals will include seasonal fresh fruit and greens, sandwiches made with whole grain breads, with no added salt and trans fat. Throughout the school year, there will also be an increased emphasis on fitness activities.
I would also like to introduce the community to our new Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, Raymond Tan. Mr. Tan shares the core Los Nietos philosophy of inclusiveness for all students and we’re delighted to have him join our staff.
Thank you, Los Nietos community, for your support and patience as we implement changes that enhance the learning environment for our students. I look forward to a tremendous school year!