Michael Corritone, Principal

With the mid-winter break almost upon us, we have a lot to celebrate and much to also look forward to for the remainder of the school year.

Led by our TriSchool Site Council and district Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), we continue our focus on our goals at Beach and in all of our Piedmont schools:

Goal #1: All students feel physically safe, emotionally cared for, and academically and socially included in their school environment.

Goal #2: All students graduate with the 21st century learning skills needed for college and careers.

Goal #3: All students engage in rigorous, relevant, and differentiated learning experiences where they make connections among disciplines.

I encourage parents and community members who would like to learn more about our progress towards these goals to attend the next LCAP Community Engagement evening on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30-8:00pm at the PHS Student Center. As well, those interested in our ongoing work can participate in future Tri-School Site Council meetings.

Remaining meetings for this year are:

  • March 5 from 3:30-5:00pm in the PHS Student Center

  • April 2 from 3:30-5:00pm in the PHS Student Center

  • April 30 from 3:30-5:00pm in the Wildwood Library

  • May 7 from 3:30-5:00pm in the PHS Student Center

Also, please remember spring conferences are next month, March 19-21. These three days are also minimum days with a 12:00pm dismissal time.

Similarly to last school year, spring conferences are optional. Optional means that a teacher may invite parents/guardians to discuss student progress, or a parent/guardian may request a conference if they would like to meet with the teacher.

Parent/guardians will receive student progress reports (report cards) on Monday, March 4 so they can be reviewed before the conference window begins. Once you receive the report card, your student’s teacher will reach out if they would like to schedule a conference. No conferences, teacher requested or parent requested, will be scheduled before March 4. If your student’s teacher is not requesting a conference, you will not receive a communication in addition to the report card. These communications will be shared with you in a confidential manner.

We recognize parents/guardians have questions that do not always arise during the conference window and we want to remind you that you may reach out to us any time you have a concern or question about your student.

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable mid-winter break. Please remember school will resume on Monday, February 25.

Have a great week!