Welcome Back Staff Letter: 2018-2019

  • August 2018

    Dear OVSD Colleagues,

    I am excited to welcome you back to the 2018-2019 school year! During the summer, I hope that you took time for yourself to do the things you enjoy and that you are returning to Ocean View feeling rejuvenated and ready to welcome back our students and staff. For those of you who work throughout the summer, I want to thank you. I know you have had a productive summer and are ready for an incredible school year. As this is my fourth year as your Superintendent, I am committed to staying the course we have set for ourselves and continuing to provide stability as we change and grow as a District. My overarching focus this year is “Relationships Matter.” You will hear me addressing this theme throughout the year as we explore what it means, how it applies to our work, and what we plan to achieve by building relationships with one another and our students and families.

    Since June, Ocean View has made significant progress on several important projects.

    • We put the final touches on our Interim Campus (formerly Sun View Elementary School) in order to welcome Westmont staff and families to their 2018-2019 home.
    • We prepared the Westmont site for Measure R bond modernization and the Oak View gymnasium/MPR for construction, which is under way!
    • We were busy expanding academic and professional development programs, including the exciting opening of the Environmental Science Program at Golden View Elementary School, as well as exploring programs to further support the social-emotional needs of all of our students.
    • We are launching a new District-School-Home communication tool from Aeries that will improve two-way communication with our families and add texting to our notification capabilities.

    I am pleased to invite all OVSD staff members to attend our Welcome Back Kick-Off event on August 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Spring View Middle School. You are required to attend this special event, so that we can get the school year off to a great start, continue our positive momentum, and energize with some Ocean View spirit!*

    We are welcoming many new staff members to Ocean View this fall. Whether you are in a new leadership position, or have joined or moved to a new school or District department team, I wish you all a successful and exciting school year in Ocean View! Please help me formally welcome and congratulate the following individuals on their school leadership positions:

    • Sara Schaible, Principal, Marine View Middle School (former AP at Marine View)
    • Elaine Burney, Principal, College View Elementary School (former Principal at Sun View)
    • Lori Florgan, Principal, Golden View Elementary School
    • Joy Harris, Principal, Harbour View Elementary School
    • Jennifer Landero, Principal, Oak View Elementary School (former AP at Spring View)
    • Jill Van Der Linden, Assistant Principal, Marine View Middle School (former teacher at Mesa View)
    • Isis Ortiz, Assistant Principal, Mesa View Middle School
    • Jadyn Grunbaum, Assistant Principal, Vista View Middle School
    • Cindy Pedroso, Early Education Assistant Principal, Oak View Preschool and OVPP/Pleasant View (former teacher at Circle View)

    I look forward to welcoming you and all of our new staff members on August 30!

    Sincerely,

    Carol Hansen, Ed.D.
    Superintendent

    *Attention 10-month classified employees with start day of September 5! Your attendance at the Welcome Back Kick-off event is optional.