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   Donna L. Libutti 



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 Superintendent's Update

July 2018


Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  District staff has been busy planning for the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, August 7, the first day of school.  All seven school offices opened Wednesday, July 25. The office hours for July 25–27 are 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Beginning Monday, July 30, all offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily for your convenience.  Please note that on Monday, August 6, school offices will not be open until 11:00 a.m. due to a district-wide meeting.


I could not be more proud of the educational opportunities we are able to offer our students thanks to our outstanding staff and support from our wonderful parents.  Last February, parents, staff and students were asked to complete a survey about our schools to assist us in the development of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  After reviewing the district’s survey results and meeting with several stakeholder groups, district staff developed the 2018-19 LCAP.  Central School District’s LCAP is a three-year plan that outlines our district’s annual goals, action plans and budget that are aligned to California’s eight priority areas.  Thank you to all of you who completed the surveys.  This was truly a great effort to integrate the input of district staff, parents and students to develop a comprehensive spending plan for our district.


As a result of your LCAP input, our district has implemented new music, physical education, sports and wellness programs at all schools.  In addition, we have increased academic interventions for struggling students.  We have full-time counselors and health clerks at all seven schools and three registered nurses and mental health clinicians on our district’s team to further support the varied health and emotional needs of all our students.  To view the district’s parent survey results and the 2018-19 LCAP in its entirety, please go to our district’s website at


This year four of our seven schools, Coyote Canyon, Doña Merced, Cucamonga Middle School and Ruth Musser Middle School, were selected as 2018 Honor Roll schools by the California Business for Education Excellence Committee.  The award recognizes schools that demonstrate consistently high student academic achievement, continuous improvement and reduced achievement gaps among diverse student populations.  We also celebrate some of our award-winning staff members who make all of this possible for our students.  Congratulations to Rosemary Batista for being selected as a 2018 State Classified School Employee of the Year.  She was chosen from among 180,000 employees state-wide and honored for her 22 years of service to the district and community.  In addition, Amanda Elias was honored as the San Bernardino County School Boards Association Education Medal of Honor in the Student Alumni category.


At Central School District, we want our students to be as prepared as they can possibly be, not just for the next step of going to high school, but for a lifetime of opportunities.  Through our Junior Upcoming Medical Professionals (JUMP) program at our middle schools, we are showing them what it would be like to work in the health profession.  Math League competitions, robotics, MESA (Mathematical Engineering Science Achievement), and school music and drama programs are examples of just some of the opportunities provided to students across the district.  We’ve done career and college fairs district-wide, expanded our Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college readiness program at both middle schools, conducted college campus visits for some of our 5th graders and offered Preliminary SAT testing (PSATs) to 8th grade students.  More than 150 8th graders took that test this past school year, a number we expect to grow every year.  We are also one of the only elementary school districts in our region to have full-time counselors at each of our campuses, one of the goals of which is to help students and their parents begin to think about a plan for their futures.


Please visit your school website for current information about the upcoming school year, including school orientations and how to get this year's class assignments or school schedule for your child.  We look forward to an exciting school year and to seeing all students bright and early on August 7.


NOTE:  School begins Tuesday, August 7, for all students.

2018-19 School Schedules

All Elementary Schools

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

AM Kindergarten      8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

PM Kindergarten      10:25 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Grades 1-3                8:30 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Grades 4-5                8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.


          Modified Wednesdays

AM & PM Kindergarten     8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Grades 1-3                  8:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Grades 4-5                 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


All Middle Schools

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday-Thurs.    8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

           *Friday                8:55 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.          

*late start on Fridays




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