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Principal's Message

August 1, 2017


Dear Parents,


Welcome back Dragon Families!  I hope you had a wonderful, restful summer filled with love and adventure!  I have been living on the central coast all my life and still marvel over the fact that we live where other people vacation.  We are so lucky!  I feel rejuvenated and ready to start another successful year.  Like my own two children, I am sure many of yours are ready to return as well.  


There have been some changes since last year at Grover Heights.  We have had the THOMA Company at our site all summer installing wifi. This is very exciting for us as now we can enhance student learning within our classrooms.  We have also had some teachers change grade levels.  Molly Mackay will be teaching 4th grade and Laurel Serdehely will be teaching 6th grade. Veronica Zubia is our new Special Education Teacher and Heather Ortego is our new School Psychologist.  I look forward to welcoming and supporting the new teachers and positions at Grover Heights.  I anticipate another great year with our staff!


Tara Warwick is our new PTA President and is backed by a super team of board members!   I encourage you to join the PTA to support our students. The PTA plays a key role in the success of our school.  Keep an eye out for more information concerning the PTA and how you can be a part of the team!


In order to provide time for the necessary professional development and planning, Lucia Mar Unified has continued to schedule district wide Late Start Mondays.  Please see our schedule on our school’s website.  The website also has other important information for you.   The easiest way to get to it right now is by cutting and pasting the link below into your search bar or going through the Lucia Mar Unified website under schools.  


We can all agree our children’s well-being and education is paramount.  The staff at Grover Heights is ready to do our part in supporting your child socially, emotionally, and academically.  I look forward to welcoming all of the students, parents, and community members that make this school what many of you stated on the parent survey; a safe, welcoming learning environment.  Please call us if you have any questions at 474-3700.  



Susan Kesselring, Principal