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Welcome Back!

As we start a new school year, we look back with pride how our students met the challenge of this pandemic and soared with safety through the Distance Learning School year and in person instruction with great success. Miguel Hidalgo School Staff will be working diligently on the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math which are aligned with the Brawley Elementary School District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to close the gaps. As the Principal, I have worked with District staff to assure that all of our students be provided access to fully credentialed teachers and have access to instructional materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Along with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math, Miguel Hidalgo School Staff implemented the Next Generation Science Standards, English Language Development with our English Learners, History, Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Health Education, and Physical Education State Standards.  Students will continue to dive into Science and Technology through the comprehensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education Curriculum. Teachers will also incorporate Art into this curriculum. We will also continue to implement our social and emotional learning through our SEL team to meet the needs of all our students. 

 Miguel Hidalgo School is committed to having all of our students become lifelong learners, preparing them for college, and their careers of choice in the future.

Student Attendance will be an area of focus during the 2021-2022 school year. Attendance is an important factor for student engagement; student engagement is a lead factor in student success. The Vice-Principal,  Mrs. Jones, and I will be working together to monitor student attendance. There will be fun incentives for students and classes with good and perfect attendance.  The importance of attendance will emphasize and encourage all of our students to set a goal for perfect attendance. Mrs. Jones and I will also be working with Mrs.Parga our Child, Welfare and Attendance (CWA) clerk, and Mrs. Barbosa, the District Student Attendance Officer, to assist parents who may have difficulty with their children attending school regularly.

Miguel Hidalgo School administration and staff are committed to providing a safe and positive environment for student learning. During the 2021-2022 school year, administration and staff will practice social distancing guidelines and emphasize to students that Miguel Hidalgo School is a “No Bullying Zone” and that we will not tolerate bullying in any form. Students will be encouraged and supported to report acts of intimidation and/or harassment. The administration will keep a record of given reports, address student behavior, and document incidents of bullying. Students who repeatedly intimidate and/or harass other students will be disciplined for bullying following the School Discipline Plan. Parents are also encouraged to report incidents of intimidation and harassment. The school will continue to teach the “Harper for Kids” youth character development program based on legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success.” The program will teach students essential character traits that can help them achieve their personal best in life.

Miguel Hidalgo School is a Family Friendly School and parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in their children’s education. Parents are asked to become engaged in their children’s education through various channels. I invite parents to participate in the School Site Council (SSC), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC), as well as to volunteer here at Miguel Hidalgo School. Parents are encouraged to establish daily family routines at home supporting academic success and to monitor their children’s out-of-school activities. Miguel Hidalgo School will once again provide the opportunity for students to participate in the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. The ASES program provides a safe environment for students after school where they can receive help with their homework as well as participate in extended activities. Students in the ASES Program will also participate in Journalism, Photography, STEM activities, SPARKS P.E. Activities, and music for the ASES Program this year.

Miguel Hidalgo School has a tradition of strong academics, and I am looking forward to working with the great staff of our school, the encouraging parents of our students and the supporting members of our community to do our best to provide the students of Miguel Hidalgo School a rock-solid education.

David Ramos
 Miguel Hidalgo School
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