Dear Quailwood Families and Friends,
I am so excited to begin another great year at Quailwood. Welcome to all returning students, families, and friends and a very special welcome to all our new ones. 2019-20 brings some changes in staffing. I, along with the entire Quailwood Family, mourn the loss of our dear Mrs. Kelly. She has left her mark on Quailwood and we will never forget her tireless pursuit of academic success for all her kids. She will never be forgotten. I am sure Mrs. Kelly would have us move into the 2019-20 school year together - welcoming new staff members, embracing new procedures and policies, and as always, looking forward to a great year.
I am delighted to announce that Quailwood Elementary, along with all other Fruitvale Schools, has been named an Honor Roll School for the 2018-19 School Year. Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) recognized us after an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California. Quailwood Elementary was a clear leader in getting students to grade-level and beyond. Quailwood's highly qualified and dedicated teachers were recognized for using standards-based curriculum and technology to ensure their students' success. I am blessed and proud to lead such a hard working and deserving staff.
2018-19 SBAC Data revealed that Quailwood continues to make gains in our target areas and this coming school year will be no different. Our teachers will plan together, discuss successes and ways to improve, as well as use data to help drive instruction. Contributing to the success of Quailwood students is the support of our families in making attendance a top priority. The California School Dashboard shows attendance as our only target area needing improvement. Let's work together to ensure all kids are at school ON TIME, EVERY DAY, ALL DAY! In preparing our kids for life skills in college or career, it goes without saying that being on time, staying all day, and showing up every day is important and necessary. Let's be sure all Quailwood Cougars have the same opportunity for success.
One major change this year will be the addition of a Raptor Security System. Fruitvale Schools, beginning August 26th, will require all visitors to sign in through the office with either a driver's license or a government issued ID before coming onto campus. This means that the park gate adjacent to our school will no longer be an entrance to campus. All students will need to enter at the front gate or the N. El Rio gate. Additionally, all adults and visitors will need to enter through the office to get a printed security badge. This system will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
As always, I look forward to partnering with you to provide the very best education for all our students. Please don't hesitate to call or come see me if you have any questions. My door is always open. Go Cougars!