August 13, 2018
Dear Chino Valley Unified School District Parents, Guardians and Community:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! This will be my first school year as your superintendent--after 10 years with the District--and I am honored and excited to continue this journey with you. It is a journey filled with admirable challenges, the most important of which is to educate our students and help nurture them to become well-rounded, responsible individuals ready to embark on the next phase of their young lives as global citizens and our future leaders.
Recently, we renewed our District's three-year Strategic Plan, which focuses on our mission to provide all students with a rigorous and relevant education in a safe learning environment. We continue to ensure that all students will receive quality STEM and STEAM classes with access to state-of-the-art technology to enhance their learning. Our students are taught to use creative thinking and collaboration as strategies for problem-solving and their achievements have been evident both inside and outside of the classroom.
I am proud to say that the hard work and dedication of our students is matched by the commitment of their teachers. It is a positive reflection on our teachers and staff that year after year our students continue to matriculate to colleges and universities; begin their trade careers having benefitted from our comprehensive Pathways programs; and continue to receive both academic and extracurricular honors on state and national levels.
Ask any of our teachers or staff and I know they will echo me when I say that central to our School District's success story is our philosophy that students always come first. Our emphasis on Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems means that our schools and classrooms are positive learning environments where all students can develop the social, emotional and academic skills to learn and thrive.
As superintendent, I make it my priority to enable our students to thrive in an atmosphere that is safe and secure. This past spring, all of our 35 schools updated their Safe Schools Plans, which include everything from safety on campus and school crime prevention to positive culture and climate. This school year, these plans will be updated on a quarterly basis along with continued emergency drills and training for both students and staff.
We are fortunate that Measure G bond funds allow us to move on steadily with our school safety and modernization upgrades. These upgrades include transitioning our schools to utilize keyless access to secure our campuses.
As you can see, we have much work to do to maintain our District's tradition of excellence that spans more than 150 years. I look forward to working with you, our teachers and administration to ensuring a productive and rewarding school year for our students.
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools