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Superintendent's Message

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Dear Families and Parents,

 

 

As today is my first official day serving as superintendent of the Archuleta School District, I would like to introduce myself and extend an invitation to you.   I have been fortunate to work alongside Linda Reed in a transition period throughout the month of June.  I have appreciated the opportunity to get to know the leaders in our schools and in our community in this short time.  I look forward to meeting more of the community over the coming months.  More importantly, I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and your children in the coming months as I get out into schools and as we ask you to engage in community conversations around our schools and how we ensure our students are prepared for college, careers and life. 

 

 

This is definitely not the easiest time to transition into leading a school district, but I would say it is one of the most critical times to be that district leader.  We recognize that last spring was like none we have experienced throughout our careers.  Educators were called upon to pivot to a very different model of teaching and learning, and families were asked to play an absolutely critical role in their child’s education.  I want to thank you for your patience, your courage, your flexibility, your willingness to learn alongside us and be our partners in your child’s education.  I also want to recognize our amazing staff for the way they worked tirelessly to support our students and families.

 

 

It is absolutely our hope and desire to return to face to face instruction in the fall.  I have already begun to engage our staff to study the regulations, guidelines and plans of other districts so that we may build the best possible plan for ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff, while giving them the opportunity to return to school in the fall.  In order to help us develop the best plan possible, we are asking for your feedback through an initial survey.  The survey will come out in an email to families, it will be a link on our website and will be shared through social media.  Please take the time to complete it as your input will be extremely valuable to us.  Once we have developed a draft plan, we will also conduct in-person and zoom meetings to give families the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and suggestions.  Staff will have the same opportunities.  We believe that through a collaborative process, we will develop a plan that works for our community.  We also realize that information and guidance is changing over time and we will need to be nimble in the development of our plan.  That said, we commit to ongoing communication and opportunities for feedback throughout the process.  Our ultimate goal is providing students and staff a safe way to return to school in the fall.

 

 

I feel incredibly fortunate to be a new member of the Archuleta School District.  I look forward to learning about the strengths of our schools and our community as well as the aspirations you have for what we can become.  Please know as an author of a book on parent and community engagement, having an opportunity to be your partner in your child’s education is very personal to me.  I look forward to the work we will do together.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza

Superintendent

 
 

Dear Families and Parents,

As today is my first official day serving as superintendent of the Archuleta School District, I would like to introduce myself and extend an invitation to you.   I have been fortunate to work alongside Linda Reed in a transition period throughout the month of June.  I have appreciated the opportunity to get to know the leaders in our schools and in our community in this short time.  I look forward to meeting more of the community over the coming months.  More importantly, I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and your children in the coming months as I get out into schools and as we ask you to engage in community conversations around our schools and how we ensure our students are prepared for college, careers and life. 

 

 

This is definitely not the easiest time to transition into leading a school district, but I would say it is one of the most critical times to be that district leader.  We recognize that last spring was like none we have experienced throughout our careers.  Educators were called upon to pivot to a very different model of teaching and learning, and families were asked to play an absolutely critical role in their child’s education.  I want to thank you for your patience, your courage, your flexibility, your willingness to learn alongside us and be our partners in your child’s education.  I also want to recognize our amazing staff for the way they worked tirelessly to support our students and families.

 

 

It is absolutely our hope and desire to return to face to face instruction in the fall.  I have already begun to engage our staff to study the regulations, guidelines and plans of other districts so that we may build the best possible plan for ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff, while giving them the opportunity to return to school in the fall.  In order to help us develop the best plan possible, we are asking for your feedback through an initial survey.  The survey will come out in an email to families, it will be a link on our website and will be shared through social media.  Please take the time to complete it as your input will be extremely valuable to us.  Once we have developed a draft plan, we will also conduct in-person and zoom meetings to give families the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and suggestions.  Staff will have the same opportunities.  We believe that through a collaborative process, we will develop a plan that works for our community.  We also realize that information and guidance is changing over time and we will need to be nimble in the development of our plan.  That said, we commit to ongoing communication and opportunities for feedback throughout the process.  Our ultimate goal is providing students and staff a safe way to return to school in the fall.

 

 

I feel incredibly fortunate to be a new member of the Archuleta School District.  I look forward to learning about the strengths of our schools and our community as well as the aspirations you have for what we can become.  Please know as an author of a book on parent and community engagement, having an opportunity to be your partner in your child’s education is very personal to me.  I look forward to the work we will do together.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza

Superintendent