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Welcome to Durfee School, home of the Warriors!  Durfee has a rich tradition of academic achievement and is committed to educating the whole child.  At Durfee, we provide a safe, academically challenging and socially supportive environment in which students can learn and grow.  Our Durfee staff is dedicated and committed to providing the best education possible so that each of our students can be successful.  Our core, standards-based curriculum is brought to life through differentiated instruction, hand on experiences, field trips, assemblies, and special events.  I firmly believe that Durfee offers a top rate educational experience for all our students.
 
I would be remiss in not addressing the challenges we will inevitably face in this 2021-22 school year.  However, our Durfee staff is committed to partnering with our families to remove barriers and provide needed interventions and supports to ensure that our students will be able to thrive, learn, and experience success.  This is a unique and challenging time in education, however, I believe that it is also a time of great possibilities. My goal is to provide leadership that empowers our staff and students so that we meet the moment and come out better and stronger.
I look forward to collaborating and continuing to build strong relations with all stakeholders to provide the best possible learning experience for our students.  Please know that my door is always open, and I encourage you to reach out with questions, concerns, or just to have a friendly chat with Mr. Yepez.  As always, I thank you for your wonderful support and look forward to a fabulous 2021-2022 school year!
 
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¡Bienvenidos a Durfee, hogar de los Guerreros! Durfee tiene una rica tradición de logros académicos y está comprometida con la educación integral del niño. En Durfee, proporcionamos un entorno seguro, académicamente desafiante y de apoyo social en el que los estudiantes pueden aprender y crecer. Nuestro personal de Durfee está dedicado y comprometido a brindar la mejor educación posible para que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes pueda tener éxito. Nuestro plan de estudios básico, basado en estándares, cobra vida a través de instrucción diferenciada, experiencias prácticas, excursiones, asambleas y eventos especiales. Creo firmemente que Durfee ofrece una experiencia educativa de primer nivel para todos nuestros estudiantes.
 
Sería negligente no hablar de los desafíos que inevitablemente enfrentaremos en este año escolar 2021-22. Sin embargo, nuestro personal de Durfee está comprometido a asociarse con nuestras familias para eliminar las barreras y proporcionar las intervenciones y los apoyos necesarios para garantizar que nuestros estudiantes puedan prosperar, aprender y experimentar el éxito. Este es un momento único y desafiante en la educación, sin embargo, creo que también es un momento de grandes posibilidades. Mi objetivo es proporcionar un liderazgo que empodere a nuestro personal y estudiantes para que podamos afrontar el momento y salir mejores y más fuertes.
Espero colaborar y continuar construyendo relaciones sólidas con todas las partes interesadas para brindar la mejor experiencia de aprendizaje posible para nuestros estudiantes. Por favor, sepa que mi puerta siempre está abierta y le invito a que se comunique con preguntas, inquietudes o simplemente para tener una charla amistosa con el Sr. Yepez.  Como siempre, les agradezco su maravilloso apoyo y espero que este año va hacer un año escolar fabuloso 2021-2022.

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EMCSD Bulletin - November 2021

Click headline to access the latest edition of the EMCSD Bulletin! See all the latest happenings across the District including a visit from California State Superitendent Tony Thurmond, COVID-19 Vaccine Resources, and the 4 schools that were selected as "Best Elementary Schools" in California.
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CA State Superintendent Tony Thurmond visits Rio Hondo School on 11/9/21

CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond visited Rio Hondo School in El Monte City School District on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The purpose of the visit was to observe the District's Nutrition Services program as well as the school's day-to-day operations. Mr. Thurmond has been a major advocate for Universal Student Meals and wanted to see firsthand how Districts are tackling meal service, especially during the pandemic.