Saratoga Union School District
Phone: (408) 867-3424, extension 502
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. University of California, Berkeley M.A. Ed Santa Clara University
Superintendent Nancy Johnson
Back To School Message
Dear SUSD Families and Staff,
The beginning of a new school year, like the radiance of a summer day’s dawn, promises a fruitful time of new and unlimited possibilities. I hope that your summer was renewing. Our hard-working students, families and staff deserved that. Opportunities to recharge are essential for the important work we will do together throughout the school year ahead.
We are beginning a new school year filled with news of accomplishments, honed vision, exciting potential and boundless energy:
A few weeks ago, we learned that our students’ State assessment preliminary results (CAASPP) reflect very high achievement levels.
We are very excited to announce that two of our schools—Redwood Middle School and Argonaut Elementary—have been named National “Blue Ribbon” Schools, a prestigious designation awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Two of our employees, Saratoga Elementary teacher Julie Kwok and Foothill Custodian Cresencio Rodriquez, were selected mid-summer and in late spring, respectively, as Santa Clara County’s nominations to the State of California as “Employees of the Year.” Given that our county is comprised of 31 school districts with thousands of staff members, these honors for Julie and Cresencio are a source of great pride for our small community!
This school year, we look forward to the opportunity to carefully evaluate and recalibrate our collective values regarding the balance between academic rigor and student, staff and family well-being and health. We look forward to convening a representative group of staff, parents, community resource people, and students by early October to research and form recommendations to our Board of Trustees on ways we can support continuous learning and growth in our academic community while minimizing unhealthy stressors.
As we begin this new year, our Board of Trustees and I wish you the greatest success as we welcome 1800 new and returning students, their families and our staff to an extraordinarily satisfying learning journey together in 2018-2019.