I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Los Nietos community as we bring in the 2018-2019 school year. As I enter the tenth year of being the Los Nietos School District Superintendent and my 27th year as an employee of this wonderful District, I would like to welcome you to our District’s website. Our website is designed to provide the community with information about the exciting things that are happening in our district and at our three elementary schools and one middle school. We hope you visit often to become familiar with our school district.
As I reflect on the 2018-2019 school year, I am pleased with the strides that our teachers have made in delivering standards based instruction to all of our students. Of great pride to our District last year was Ada S. Nelson School being named a 2018 California Distinguished School, 1 of only 287 elementary schools in California to be so recognized. The use of technology is vital in order for our students to be competitive and to that end all students have access to wireless technology in their classrooms, and teachers use technology in their classroom to augment their classroom instruction. All Los Nietos 2nd-8th grade students have access to their own Chromebooks in their classroom and are able to explore new worlds with their teachers and collaborate with their friends on classroom projects. We are excited to be offering Project Lead the Way curriculum both at our middle school and at Aeolian Elementary this year.
Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Los Nietos community that voted to approve Bond dollars to help improve of our facilities in 2015 (Bond Measures E, & N), we are ecstatic to have completed our first school modernization project. The modernization project that began in the summer of 2017 at the Los Nietos Middle School is now complete and all of the school’s classrooms are newly renovated, a new STEM lab has been created, and the school’s exterior has been newly painted. Additionally, a new staff parking lot was completed at Rancho Santa Gertrudes School providing not only staff parking, but allowing for a safer drop-off and pick-up area for students in the morning and afterschool.
I would also like to introduce the community to our new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, William Gideon. Mr. Gideon’s professional background is in curriculum, instruction, and technology all skills that he will use to support our students and teachers.
Thank you, Los Nietos community, for your support as we implement instructional and facility changes that will enhance the learning environment for our students. I look forward to a tremendous school year!