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Welcome Back Letter to Staff

Greetings Colleagues,

I hope you all have had the opportunity for some rest and relaxation during the summer, as well as time to enjoy friends and family. The first day of school is quickly approaching, and our students and parents are eager to start the new school year. The students of Eureka City Schools are truly fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals like you supporting their learning.

To kick off the new year, I look forward to seeing each of you at our back-to-school meeting on Monday, August 20th. Upon arrival, please come to the Eureka High School Auditorium Foyer where you will be welcomed by your principal or supervisor. Continental breakfast will be available at 7:45 a.m. in the foyer. At 8:00 a.m. we will proceed into the auditorium for our meeting. A full schedule of professional development for the week is enclosed and posted on the website. Please note ETA (Eureka Teachers Association) is inviting members to attend a voluntary meeting in the cafeteria prior to the 8:00 a.m. official welcome.

As we start the new school year, please welcome the next generation of educators and support staff joining our team. This year, we are focusing on turning our efforts within. More information on this will come on Monday, August 20th. Unique to education as a career choice is an opportunity to start fresh each year as you serve a new group of students. As we get ready to welcome students back, I challenge you to make the 2018-19 school year the most successful one yet for our students, families and staff.

To set the stage, our staff has been meticulously working to prepare our sites for the school year ahead. I would like to extend a big “thank you” to our teams and the work they have done to prepare for the upcoming school year! I am certain that you will notice their hard work too.


Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.


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