Letter from School Superintendent

Posted October 2, 2016 at 5:40 am by


Greet­ings Teach­ers, Staff, Par­ents, Stu­dents and Com­mu­ni­ty Members

Dr. Danna Diaz - Contributed photo

Dr. Dan­na Diaz — Con­tributed photo

The fall sea­son is here. School has been in ses­sion for a month and we are real­iz­ing the district’s new mission:

To pro­mote excel­lence, engag­ing every stu­dent, every day, through supe­ri­or instruc­tion, high expec­ta­tions and aca­d­e­m­ic con­tent that is both chal­leng­ing and indi­vid­u­al­ly rel­e­vant.

I would like to say thank you to all the new teach­ers, staff, stu­dents and their fam­i­lies for choos­ing San Juan Island School Dis­trict. We love to put chil­dren first and pride our­selves with demon­strat­ing our com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to education.

Every day I have the priv­i­lege to vis­it schools and greet stu­dents and teach­ers. I am warmed by the hard-work­ing lead­ers, pas­sion­ate teach­ers and enthu­si­as­tic learners.

While walk­ing the halls of the schools, I hear excit­ed voic­es and see our teach­ers moti­vat­ing our stu­dents. The build­ings are clean, Food for Thought per­son­nel are busy plan­ning healthy meals for our stu­dents and the bus dri­vers have done a fan­tas­tic job pick­ing up our stu­dents and ensur­ing they arrive to school on time. Thank you!

Through­out our won­der­ful dis­trict, all teach­ers are teach­ing, chil­dren are learn­ing and engaged in their lessons. I con­tin­ue to be amazed at our teach­ers who rein­force the demands of a chal­leng­ing cur­ricu­lum. It is evi­dent that our teach­ers and staff have worked hard get­ting this year start­ed. I feel very con­fi­dent about the start we’ve had at San Juan Island School Dis­trict this year. Not only are we grate­ful to our new teach­ers and staff and return­ing teach­ers and staff for choos­ing San Juan Island School Dis­trict but our stu­dents and their par­ents as well.

I would like to remind you of the San Juan Pub­lic School Foun­da­tion Phone-a-Thon, Octo­ber 17 & 18. They would like to have vol­un­teers help make phone calls but they would also like for you to con­sid­er mak­ing a dona­tion. Your sup­port will allow our teach­ers to order the instruc­tion­al mate­ri­als they need for the classrooms.

If you have any ques­tions regard­ing our dis­trict, you may con­tact me at 360.370.7905 or email dannadiaz@sjisd.wednet.edu. Thank you for your con­tin­ued support.

Kind regards,

Dan­na Diaz, PhD

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