Superintendent's Message

Dear South Bay Community,
We have recognized several special events this month:
Arts Education Month is dedicated to arts education and gives our community an opportunity to appreciate how important the arts are for all students. Thank you to our VAPA/STEM and Music Teachers for providing art education to all students!

National Nutrition Month focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for National Nutrition Month 2023 is "Fuel for the Future." We are grateful for our amazing Child Nutrition team for their support of health and wellness!

Social Work Month is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for this year is “Social Work Breaks Barriers.” Thank you to our Social Workers for their many contributions to teaching and learning!

Women’s History Month honors women’s contributions in American history. We celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our Nation. We also reaffirm our commitment to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in the United States and around the world.

Read Across America gives us an opportunity to read with kids, which gives them the message that reading is important. When we read books that have characters of all races, genders, and backgrounds, students discover their own voices and learn from the voices of others. Thank you to our schools for hosting reading events this month! 
National School Breakfast Week celebrates the importance of a nutritious school breakfast in fueling students for success. This special observance recognizes the national School Breakfast Program and the many ways it gives kids a great start every day. The theme this year is, “Dig Into School Breakfast.” Thanks again, to Child Nutrition!
Cesar Chavez Day honors the enduring legacy of the American labor rights hero. Chavez’s early life experiences shaped his ideology and made him the face of the 1960s labor movement. Today, union members and community leaders come together to celebrate the life of this American icon and take inspiration from his four decades of selfless service to the workers of the United States.
We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, April 3 (Minimum Day). Have a wonderful Spring Break!
Jose Espinoza