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SUSD Parents Go Back to School

btsA big thanks from all our schools to the thousands of parents who are participating in this year’s back-to-school night events. While a few schools held their back-to-school night events the night before school started August 12, most are wrapping them up now.

“It is so important for our parents to come see what we are doing, visit our classrooms and meet the teachers to hear what the expectations for the year are,” said Cleveland Principal Heidi Mohammadkhan, who hosted a hugely successful back-to-school night this year.

Parents agree. “I want to understand where my daughter is in her class so I know where she needs help,” said Huerta Elementary parent Joanna Martinez. “Does she need to read more or should we spend more time on her math homework? I find this out by talking her her teacher and other parents should do that too.”

Added SECA freshman parent Michael Molamphy, “We come to get familiar with the school and meet the teachers…find out what the students are doing. I am also looking for ways to volunteer.”

It is important that parents develop a positive working relationship with their school early in the year and to keep with their students’ progress. Parents can access student progress, attendance and grades through an online program, ParentVue, or by checking regularly with the teacher. If you are not familiar with ParentVue contact the Parent Empowerment Office at 933- 7470 for training.

If you missed back-to-school night, be sure to keep in touch with your child’s school and teacher ! Our schools plan events all year long so don’t miss out.

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Julie-PennWelcome back to school, Stockton Unified!

I am so looking forward to working with our schools, teachers, staff and students and their families this year. It's our first year teaching to the new California standards that we call the Common Core. This means more non-fiction reading, more writing and much more critical thinking in our classrooms. We will no longer be pacing our students through the text, but offering a wider variety of resources for learning with more emphasis on critical thinking and subject mastery. We are excited about the training our teachers and staff have received and the focus on high expectations for our students.