Dear Whittier City School District Community,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.
On behalf of the Whittier City School District Board of Education and myself I would like to thank you for enrolling your children in our schools. The Whittier City School District is committed to bolstering student growth academically, emotionally, and socially. We are proud to promote an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and connectedness to school and education.
The Whittier City School District is known for its future ready academic programs and thematic schools such as Dual Language Immersion, Visual and Performing Arts, STEAM, and Technology. We focus on student achievement through standards-based instruction, 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Our programs focus on supporting the whole child to develop their full potential. Important to every child’s success is that they achieve in school so they may pursue and attain their goals and dreams. As we journey together through COVID-19, we are committed to the following:
- Ensuring Student and Staff Health & Safety: Both Physical & Social Emotional Wellness
- Providing Quality Instruction that meets the academic needs of ALL our students with 100% connectivity & 21st century technology
- Ensuring Equity and Access for ALL students through cultural and racial proficiency as a core value
Providing quality services to ALL families through Family and Community Engagement because we’re stronger together
- Providing Strong Communication with ALL stakeholders
On the path to student achievement, we value parent engagement and community partnerships. During this time of crisis we know that we are “Better Together.” We look forward to connecting with you throughout the school year as we partner to support your child’s academic success.
On behalf of the Board of Education and myself, we wish you a year of health and happy learning!
Maria Martinez-Poulin, Ed.D.