To the Elverta School District Families,

As we commence the beginning of a new school year, it is with a high degree of excitement and anticipation that I begin this school year as your new Superintendent/Principal of the Elverta School District.

 This past school year was a challenge for everyone. Although I was leading another district at the time, I am well aware of the fantastic teamwork and cooperation that the Elverta staff, students, and families did in working together to power through the obstacles that were in front of us.  In what I have learned in true Elverta fashion, the students, staff, and families rose to the challenge of the ever evolving guidelines and protocols of the pandemic to provide a safe environment and quality education for all students. Together everyone made adjustments, acted quickly, and provided instruction and learning no matter what the next hurdle presented.  I am very fortunate to be a new member of a school and community that worked tirelessly and collaboratively to produce a learning environment that was safe and supportive for everyone. 

Moving forward, we look to provide expanded learning opportunities and academic support for all students to minimize the disruptive academic impact of this past year. The only thing we have lost is time. We will meet all students where they are academically and accelerate their learning as needed. Student learning is our top priority. We will focus on each student’s academic and socio-emotional needs by providing an environment that promotes growth, caring, and support in the critical areas of intellectual development.

 As we prepare for a new school year starting Wednesday,  August 11th, our plan is to be fully open with in-person learning five days a week in our traditional full day schedule. At this time, all students and staff will be required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to wear masks while inside the classrooms. As we know, the guidelines, mandates, and recommendations are ever evolving. In the weeks ahead, we will keep you updated on the changing landscape of protocols to start the school year. Rest assured that we will continue to monitor and advocate for the safety of our students and staff.  We will be prepared to greet your children with smiles on the 1st day of school regardless of the circumstances. 

As I step into my new position, I am aware that I have big shoes to fill. I’d like to thank Dr. B  for the 10 years of insightful leadership, guidance and instructional excellence that he provided the Elverta School District. His impact will forever be known and appreciated by all students, staff and within the community. Congratulations on a job well done Dr. B !

 As we start the school year, please know that my door is always open for you.  I encourage everyone to stop by if you have any concerns, questions or just want to say hello. Nothing is too big or too small, it is important that you are well informed and have access to me when needed. Please know your input is valued as we move forward to continue building a strong Elverta community of stakeholders that provides our students with a great place to grow.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and stay safe. We look forward to seeing  you on August 11th.

Sincerely,

Michael Wells

Superintendent/Principal

Elverta Joint Elementary School District