Principal's Message

July, 2023

Dear Families and Students,

It is with pleasure I welcome you to the 2023-2024 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. 

Along with academics, our staff will continue to focus on kindness and safety amongst both our children and adults this year. Our campus remains closed to visitors and volunteers beyond our front and back gates, so as to keep a single point of entry. For those who have previously arranged a visit or volunteer session with our teachers, you are more than welcome to follow our check in procedures within the office during these times. Parents wishing to drop off and pick up their students before and after school may do so at the front or the back of the school (gate locks during school day). 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. 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