Dear Students and Families:
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend my warmest greetings to all of you. Whether you are embarking on your educational journey for the first time or returning to familiar hallways, I am thrilled to have each of you as part of our school community.
As I start my sixth year as the Superintendent of Schools, I have had the privilege of witnessing our students’ incredible growth and achievements. From engaging in classroom discussions to seeing the sparkle of pride in our graduates’ eyes, I am thrilled with the potential of each student.
In the upcoming year, we remain steadfast in our commitment to your safety, well-being, and academic success. Our dedicated team of 40,000 employees and I are wholeheartedly devoted to creating a meaningful and memorable educational experience for all 300,000 students in our care.
Building upon the previous year’s successes, we will continue to pursue our ambitious goals outlined in our Focus: 2024 initiative. These goals exist to enhance college and career readiness, bridge any gaps created by the pandemic, and invest in the professional growth of our exceptional educators. By prioritizing student outcomes and fostering an environment of inclusivity and equity, we are paving the way for a brighter future for all.
As in previous years, you will find me reading alongside students, celebrating accomplishments with our dedicated teachers and staff, and participating in events that honor the inspiring individuals shaping our community. I remain committed to actively engaging with our students, employees, and the school community. Together, we can ensure that every child who walks through our doors receives an exceptional education to unlock their full potential.
To assist you in preparing for the upcoming school year, we have prepared a comprehensive Back to School Guide that contains essential information for you and your family. Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school or our main CCSD phone line at 702-799-CCSD. We are here to support our families and their students every step of the way.
The 2023-2024 academic year will be remarkable, filled with growth, discovery, and achievement. As we embark on this new school year together, our challenges and opportunities will be met with confidence and pride.
Dr. Jesus F. Jara, Superintendent of Schools