Principal's Message

Dear Rocket Families,


As we head into the summer, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to our students, families, and staff for quickly shifting to distance learning starting March 16 and staying connected with our school community. In a matter of a few days, our teachers adapted to an online Distance Learning model of instruction. It may not have been perfect, however, I witnessed the dedication, flexibility and ingenuity that our teachers poured into their lessons, trying to make it as engaging and “real” as possible. They continued to attend virtual conferences and professional development sessions into the evening hours learning about blended instruction and online learning modalities. They collaborated within our staff and with educators across our nation to grow their teaching practice. The staff has been open, honest, and willing to grow in this unprecedented time and our scholars have benefited. I thank you, families, for your honest feedback during this time. We hear you and we appreciate your continued partnership.


While we are still left with uncertainty about the 2020/2021 school year, the CCUSD School Reopening Planning Committee and Educational Services continue to meet and plan for a safe opening of school in the fall by following the guidelines established by the CDC, CDE, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. As a school, we are preparing for any and all scenarios that may arise. We appreciate the flexibility, patience, and trust as we move forward with the safety, and wellness of our students and staff in the forefront of our minds. I encourage you to attend the board meetings and compete surveys as they come your way. We are all in this together and you have a voice too!


For our students and families who are moving on this summer, we wish you the best and hope your memories of El Rincon have contributed to the fabric of your story and you will look back with fondness.


Stay safe, find some joy, and keep soaring throughout the summer. See you in August!


Dr. Hodge