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Welcome to Biggs Elementary School

Letter From The Principal

Welcome Parents, Guardians and Students to the home page of the Biggs Elementary School. I am glad you have taken the time to browse our website and I hope you find what you are looking for with regards to our educational practices, policies, upcoming events, newsletters, essential content standards, behavioral expectations and general information about our school.

We will begin our academic journey on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:10 am, (please refer to the bell schedule link if you have any questions regarding instructional and release times). Class Schedules will be posted on August 12th outside the office at 3:30 p.m. Please feel free to stop by during the week of August 5th to August 9th to pick up your class supply list. Supply lists are available for each grade level. The lists are already on file with Target if you choose to do your school shopping there.

The faculty and staff have been extremely busy over the summer beautifying the school grounds, and preparing our classrooms and curriculum for an educationally enriching academic year. All teachers and paraprofessionals have attended the Association for Direct Instruction Reading Institute over the last two summers, and will be implementing that curriculum and utilizing those instructional strategies. We are all looking forward to the growth our children have made and will continue to make. We are also implementing measures to track and monitor student achievement to enhance our academic programs and insure student mastery of the California Content Standards and the National Common Core Educational Standards.

As you browse our website you will see the link to our new Student Behavioral Expectations. Please feel free to download these and discuss them with your child. You will notice those behavioral expectations posted at various locations throughout the campus this year. You will also see several video cameras that will be monitoring our school site. This is to ensure that our campus is a safe and nurturing environment where every child is able to grow and excel as a person and a life-long learner.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Biggs Elementary School, I would like to thank you for your support in making this a wonderful year for our all of our children. We are all very excited to proceed on our 2013-2014 academic journey. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Minden King
Principal Biggs/Richvale Elementary Schools