Principal's Message

August, 2020

Dear Families and Students,

It is with pleasure I welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. Whether you are a new or returning family, our staff is happy to have you as part of our school community. I am the principal at De Portola and I look forward to working with students, teachers, and our community for another fantastic school year.

This will obviously be a very different year for our school and almost all others throughout our country. State guidelines will have us all starting with Distance Learning. Hopefully, it will be determined things are safe enough for us to return to school in the near future. Parents have been presented the option to continue Distance Learning or return for Hybrid Learning when we are clear to do so. Both models will require an intensified commitment from both families and staff this year as we enter “Version 2.0” of our two educational models.

Along with academics, our staff will continue to focus on kindness and safety amongst both our children and adults this year. Campus will be closed to only essential staff this year, so volunteer and visitor opportunities are closed until further notice I am so thankful our community understands some of our safety procedures may include things that are more time-consuming or less convenient for our parents. I am equally thankful our staff and parents continuously set high expectations and remain stellar examples of kindness each day.

For anyone who has not already done so, please feel free to introduce yourself in writing or as you see me around campus when we begin returning for Hybrid Learning. I am excited to continue this journey and be your partner in education. On behalf of our entire staff, it is an absolute pleasure and HUGE responsibility to take your most prized possession into our care each day. Thank you for your trust, your open mind, and most of all, your support.

For additional resources beyond this message, please visit the other links on our webpage where you will be able to access useful information, including links for PTA and electronic newsletters.  


Your Partner in Education,

Mr. Morrow, Principal