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A note from Superintendent Bassanelli: We do better together

Good morning,

It is hard to believe that we are just two weeks away from the last day of school. Since this time of year brings many events and recognitions, I want to take this opportunity to reflect and remember that each of us plays a crucial role in supporting the success of our students.

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the AVID Senior Celebration and see students who went to Thomas Kelly Elementary when I was principal, walk across the stage as graduating seniors. After seeing their smiling faces, I had a moment of reflection about just how much support they have received along the way of their educational journey. Our dedicated staff members, families, students and community partners show up each day to provide a safe learning environment that meets the unique needs of each of our students. Your contribution to our collective efforts is invaluable and makes our community stronger.

Earlier this month at our annual Spirit of San Juan awards, we celebrated six honorees from our San Juan Unified community that are working each day to provide inclusive environments for others and represent how we each contribute. I encourage you to watch the series of videos to hear their stories

By working together, we will continue to build a brighter future for our students. We truly do better together.

In community,

Melissa Bassanelli