Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Families of Ramona Elementary Students,


As your new Principal, along with the entire staff at Ramona Elementary, I would like to welcome you to our school and an exciting new school year.  We are proud of our school and confident that your children will have a safe, happy and productive school year.  We invite you to be partners with us in providing the best possible educational program for our students.  We encourage you to be a regular visitor and participate in your child’s education.  Join us as we provide a dynamic education for the children at Ramona Elementary.

As your Principal, I’m excited about working together with you this year in promoting open communication, teamwork, and dedication to ongoing improvement at Ramona Elementary School.  I believe strongly in rigorous, relevant and responsible learning for your child to be more successful in school.  You can expect that I will reach out to you and ask for your support, ideas, suggestions and involvement.  I will encourage you to join our team, the Ramona Elementary School family, where preparing children for the future is our number one priority.  I pledge to do my level best to ensure that each child is challenged, nurtured, and provided with a safe and stimulating learning experience.  Every school day I will make every effort to be on the playground, out in front during arrival and dismissal time, and in classrooms ensuring excellent instruction and learning.  I intend to be visible and accessible.  If you ever need to speak with me about anything, please don’t hesitate to call or stop by the office.  I will make time to respond to your needs. 

      Parent participation is a vital part of our school program. The School Site Council (SSC), the Local Control and Accountability Plan Parent Advisory Committee (LCAP PAC), the English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC), the African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) and classroom parent volunteers are important aspects of our school.  Parents can make a contribution to the education of their child in other ways too.  Involved parents attend parent-teacher conferences, communicate with the teacher by way of a telephone call or note, review the school day with their child, ensure their child reads on a daily basis for at least a half hour, review progress reports and classroom assignments and most of all contact the school with any serious concerns.

     Ramona Elementary staff will also be focusing on improving the overall school attendance.  Good attendance ensures academic success.  Each student in the first through fifth grade should be attending school from 8:00 AM – 2:15 PM.  Kindergarten students attend from 7:50 AM – 11:30 AM or 11:00 AM – 2:20 PM.  Every minute is important in your child’s education.  Please help us by scheduling doctor or dentist appointments outside the school day.  Tardiness to school and early sign-out interrupts your child’s education.  Family vacations should be scheduled during school holidays or breaks.  We hope that you will help us improve our overall attendance by making sure that your child is here at school each and every day.

     We are looking forward to an educationally rewarding year with you and your children.  Class adjustments will not be made until after a few days when the staff has the opportunity to account for every student and ensures accurate attendance.  Once again, Welcome to Ramona Elementary!