Denair USD Superintendent’s Message – Welcome Back!

Dear Denair Community,

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

I hope you were able to take part in the many great learning opportunities in our community this summer: Drone Camp, Football Camp, Gaslight Theater performances, the Vanguard Cadet performance and more! As the school year opens, you’ll see me on campuses, at events, and at community meetings. Please feel free to share your insights and ideas about how our district can best meet the needs of our students and the community!

The DUSD Board and administrative team have been hard at work this summer, planning for a successful launch of the new school year. In June the Board approved our 2019-20 budget and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). A big thank you to stakeholders who attended meetings and provided input for the LCAP, which is our strategic plan for the year. Based on the feedback we received, we will hold steady on the initiatives we’ve started and focus our attention on professional development that supports rigorous and relevant instruction at all schools, in all grades, and for all students.

Our district participates in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, which allows us to offer FREE breakfast, lunch and an after-school snack to every student in the district! Individual families do not need to meet specific qualifications for the program but ongoing funding for this program is based on the need in our community. In a recent mailer, we included a form that asks about family income levels. Please complete and return this form with your child’s other paperwork so that we can maintain accurate records for use when we need to renew our participation in the program (individual family information remains strictly confidential).

Important Dates

  • Denair Charter Academy ~ Open Enrollment begins July 22, 2019
  • Denair High School Coyote Call ~ July 31, 2019
  • Denair Middle School Coyote Call ~ July 31. 2019
  • Mobile Health Clinic ~ July 31, 2019 (8 am – 3 pm)
  • Denair Elementary Charter Academy Class Lists Posted ~ August 6, 2019 (6 pm)
  • Denair Elementary Charter Kindergarten Roundup ~ August 7, 2019
  • First Day of school is Wednesday, August 7, 2019

I am excited for the new year and committed to the district vision of empowering tomorrow’s leaders through exemplary instruction and powerful innovative programs. Here’s to a great year!

Terry Metzger, Ed.D.


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