Dear Parent/Guardian and Student:
Welcome to Encina Preparatory (6-12) High School for the 2019-20 school year. The first day of school is August 15.
In late July, households of our students will receive important information about the start of the school year, including the specific Bulldog Registration Day for your child. It is absolutely essential that ALL Encina student(s) and their parent/guardian come to registration on the specified dates in August. Until then, I’d also like to take this opportunity to share with you what has been going on at Encina in anticipation of your child’s return.
Encina continues to make strides improving the academic and socio-emotional learning environment for our students. Preliminary CAASPP scores are showing growth in student achievement in a variety of areas. In conjunction with the goals of San Juan USD’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Encina is dedicated to a variety of initiatives to help our students succeed in school and beyond. Our departments are progressing onward with implementation of the Common Core State Standards, with science this year engaging in full implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, and adopting a tech-based curriculum as part of that process. In addition, this year we will also be adding intensive support in English and math for students in grade 6 through 9. Our Advocacy program continues to help students succeed at school and prepare for their educational pursuits after graduation, and we will continue to strengthen the program with the inclusion of AVID strategies and curriculum. Our BARKS program remains a central piece in our efforts to sustain a positive school culture. Lastly, our Community Partnerships Program continues to expand the number of community-based programs working with our school to enrich your child’s experience at Encina.
Together, we continue shape Encina into the school your child deserves. There are many aspects of this work that will require our combined efforts. We will continue to ask for your input, to seek out your help, and to keep you informed, as we work to make Encina a place where parents and community collaboration is not just desired, but necessary. We look forward to seeing you early and often in the coming year. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you in August.
Richard Judge, Principal
Encina Preparatory (6-12) High School