It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to welcome everyone back to the new school year! We are elated to begin our new journey at our new home, Coach Archie Duran Elementary! We have doubled in size this past summer and can’t wait to hit the ground running at our amazing, new 21st-century campus!
Over the next few weeks, we will be spending a lot of time getting ready for the upcoming school year. We will also be getting to know one another, the school’s community, researching our data, walking the building, and learning about what will make Duran such a special place!
I can assure you that we will work diligently to continue the legacy of academic and social-emotional success that has been established at all campuses that have come together, as we consolidate into our new home. This will be accomplished by building strong relationships with all faculty and staff, parents, community members, and most importantly; our students.
As campus principal, I am here for you and my door will always be open. Myself, my administrative team, all teachers, and other staff members will also give their 100% to create a positive, safe, and welcoming environment for all our students and families.
I know we will have a most successful year as we all work, learn, and grow together to continue developing the academic and social-emotional growth of all our students here at Coach Archie Duran. This will enable us to make Duran one of the top-performing schools not only in our feeder but across the entire district and fulfill both our campus mission and vision!
I am looking forward to meeting, working along, learning from, and growing with each and every one of you. I expect this year to be exceptional! Duran will be an extraordinary school with an incomparable team and now that we begin to grow and create our culture, it will only get better with each passing year.
Our students will be amazed at the magnificent facilities they will be learning and growing within, each and every day! We cannot wait to welcome them to their new home!
I am truly blessed to be your principal! Enjoy the rest of your summer! See you soon!
Comets, onward and upward!
Yeni T. Ontiveros