End of 2018-19 School Year Parent Letter

LITTLE LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
June 5, 2019
 
Dear LLCSD Parent/Guardian,
 
As we approach the end of the 2018-2019 school year I wish to thank each of you for the part you have played in making this another successful school year.  The continued support you have given to both your child’s school and the Little Lake City School District is greatly appreciated. 
 
As we reflect on the 2018-2019 school year I believe that together, we have accomplished great things this year. I wish to bring to your attention two important accomplishments that I am very proud of: 
 
Recently the Learning Policy Institute, located in Palo Alto CA, published a report titled California’s Positive Outliers: Districts Beating the Odds.  This report is based on an analysis of 435 California School Districts.  The report identifies 54 districts that “have demonstrated extraordinary levels of academic achievement, measured by California’s new assessments in English language arts and mathematics, taking into account race and family income and education levels.  These results show, for the first time, which California districts and communities appear to have best supported the academic achievement of students in the first 3 years of the new assessments.”  I am both happy and proud to report that the Little Lake City School District has been identified as one of the 54 successful districts.
 
The Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. The 2018 - 2019 ERP Honor Roll utilizes public school student achievement data to identify successful schools and districts. “Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.” 
 
I am both happy and proud to report that all nine schools within Little Lake City School District have been recognized as 2018-2019 ERP Honor Roll schools.
 
We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of our LLCSD students, teachers, staff and community.   These two recent recognitions are a testament to the sustained focus on academic results and commitment to student success that we as a district and community have kept as a central focus each year. I congratulate all for supporting the Little Lake City School District’s on-going journey to excellence.    
 
As we close out the 2018-19 school year, I want to again thank you for a great year.  I hope you have the opportunity this summer to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones. I will be doing the same
and taking some time to rejuvenate in July in preparation for next school year.
 
As you begin to make your plans for the new school year in August please note that the first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 21.  The Little Lake City School District is continuing the practice of beginning the new school year on the third Wednesday of August.  Also, please note that the first three days of the 2019-2020 school year (August 21,22 and 23) will be minimum days with dismissal of 1:30 at all schools on all three days.  Regular school schedules will take effect on Monday, August 26.  You will receive more specific information regarding the new school year as we get closer to the month of August.
 
The Board of Education and I wish you all a Happy Summer 2019. It is a privilege to serve you, your child and this district.
 
Sincerely,
 
William Crean, Ed.D.
Superintendent