Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Welcome to Scenic Hill Elementary, the home of the EAGLES! Thank you for choosing our school community as your partner to educate your child. This is a very different time in school education. Due to unprecedented events, we will be teaching virtually. I want to thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time as we plan for a successful online school experience. The goal of Scenic Hill staff is to provide guidance for you and your child through this process. Our ongoing partnership is extremely important.
We will continue to provide engaging learning opportunities even in our virtual format. Our student expectations Safe, Respectful and Responsible will help us to provide a positive virtual learning environment. Students will continue to learn that being their best and doing their best is always important, no matter how difficult the challenge.
We are so fortunate to have a strong team of teachers and staff members who have high expectations for students while balancing that with the social and emotional needs of our students. We believe in a strong academic focus but balancing that with the need for our students to play, collaborate, problem solve and create. Family members are a key to our success as a school and will be an even bigger key to success this year. We can’t do it without you! Together we can help all children to learn and grow as individuals and strong members of our community.
Scenic Hill is fortunate to have a very diverse school community. More than half of our students speak a language other than English at home, and close to 35 different languages are represented at our school. Also, many of our students participate in our Dual Language program. 50 percent of their day is spent learning Spanish. 50 percent of their day is spent learning English.
We are thankful to have a strong PTA partnership. They work collaboratively with us as a school to plan enriching activities that support our entire community. We hope that you will consider joining and supporting the PTA through their events throughout the year both virtually and eventually in person.
We have an exciting year ahead of us! I encourage each family to set some goals for the year and talk about what you hope to accomplish this school year. I hope that each of you will have a great year filled with fun and learning! If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself.