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Superintendent's Message

I am excited to welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year. During the summer, I hope that you and your loved ones were able to do the things you enjoy. As the District prepares for your return to SWSD, we are feeling rejuvenated and ready to welcome back our students, parents, and community. As I begin my 6th year as Superintendent, I continue to be committed to staying the course we have set for ourselves and continuing to provide stability as we grow and improve as a District. Our overarching focus is to ensure that all students have access to a rigorous and appropriate curriculum and that learning takes place every day. 
 
We still have pandemic issues to deal with, but as we have done in the past, we will provide a safe environment to work and learn in. We continue to meet with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) to ensure that we have the most up to date information and that our protocols are appropriate. Recently, LACDPH made a decision not to require masks indoors because the infectious rate is slowly decreasing. With that said, I do encourage all employees and students to wear a mask indoors when others are present, but the official position of the District is that masks are optional.
 
Since school let out in June, SWSD has made significant progress on several important projects. When you return to your school site you may see new asphalt, carpeting, painting, and other physical plant improvements. Thank you to our M & O team for overseeing these projects and working with our vendors to get this work done. 
 
Lastly, I am excited to see all of our SWSD students and parents/guardians on August 17, our first day of school. As you prepare to return, know that we are here to support and help you with issues that come up. Please do not hesitate to contact your site principal as needed.  I’ll see you on August 17!
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Gary Gonzales
Superintendent

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Technology Class

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Location: Monte Vista School, 12000 Loma Dr, Whittier, CA 90604, USA

Technology Class

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Location: Monte Vista School, 12000 Loma Dr, Whittier, CA 90604, USA

Regular Board Meeting

Time: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: In person in the SWSD Board Room & broadcasted live via Zoom

Technology Class

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Location: Monte Vista School, 12000 Loma Dr, Whittier, CA 90604, USA

Technology Class

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Location: Monte Vista School, 12000 Loma Dr, Whittier, CA 90604, USA