Las Virgenes USD Community Members:
It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the 2012-13 school year. Our goal is to help ensure that the year will be filled with inspiring and challenging learning opportunities for all students.
The Year Ahead
Public schools are often the topic of political and budget debates, and this fall will be no exception. With a presidential election on the horizon and Governor Brown asking voters to weigh in on a tax initiative to support public schools, I expect there will be a tremendous amount of around the notion that we must “fix our schools.”
As you evaluate these messages, please keep in mind that some of the most essential ingredients required to create excellent learning and work environments are free, can never be cut from our District by political leaders and are in plentiful supply in Las Virgenes USD: a positive attitude, integrity, kindness and compassion for students and for each other.
Las Virgenes USD is a community in every sense of the word.
Our teachers and staff work together to share best practices, continuously striving to improve education for our students.
Our parents rally to support schools by working in classrooms, creating and implementing fundraising activities and supporting invaluable enrichment activities for our students.
Our city partners, including Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village, join with the District and our school sites helping us maintain and invest in services for students.
Our students are some of the most exceptional kids you will meet. Each of the 11,300 students we serve has his or her own unique talents, gifts, challenges and potential. Every day the students serve as the greatest inspiration for our work.
The achievement of each student's unique potential is our goal, and I believe that bringing together the entire Las Virgenes USD community to support this mission is the surest way to make it reality.
I encourage you to become an active member of the Las Virgenes USD community by joining the District’s community of supporters. Together, we can make school a rewarding and inspiring experience for our students.
Daniel D. Stepenosky, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools