Greetings from Raul Maldonado Superintendent of Schools
Welcome to a new School Year 2017-18! It is an honor and a privilege to lead the Palmdale School District. We are committed to providing the BEST learning environment for students to succeed, be safe and excel. On August 9, teachers, administrators and support staff will open the doors to our 26 school sites. This year we are very pleased to announce the grand opening of our newest middle school, The Space and Aeronautics Gateway to Exploration Academy (SAGE).
The first day of school for all educators is very exciting! You can sense a lot of enthusiasm, excitement and optimism for the new school year. I have had the opportunity to walk all of the campuses to ensure each school site is ready to begin a new school year.
This summer many of our campuses went through an extensive amount of repairs, improvement, painting, cleaning and maintenance. I would like to formally acknowledge all of our wonderful classified employees who have been hard at work during the summer to get our schools looking great! The administrators and teachers are making their final preparations to welcome students on the first day, while the clerical staff put on the finishing touches to meet stakeholder needs and ensure a successful start of the school year.
The safety of our students is of paramount importance to all of us. As we prepare for the first day of school, I want to ask all staff, parents and community members to be mindful of the importance of student safety. All stakeholders play a critical role in ensuring that our schools are the safest place for students and staff. I ask all parents to take the utmost precaution while driving their child to and from school.
Together with teachers, parents, students and staff, we will continue to uphold the Palmdale PROMISE. The mission of the Palmdale School District is to implement our vision with actions and services targeted to students, parents, and staff so that our students can live their lives to their fullest potential. We will accomplish this task by providing a rigorous curriculum, setting our expectations high, collaborating regularly, using our resources efficiently, supporting each other and continuously honing our craft.
I am committed to continue implementing the Palmdale PROMISE. Our strategic plan called the Palmdale PROMISE has united, inspired, motivated and refocused all of us. I truly believe that together we can build the BEST school district in the Los Angeles County. Thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm and hard work!
On behalf of the School Board we wish the entire Palmdale School District family an exciting and successful school year 2017-18.
Superintendent of Schools
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