Principal's Message

Box Springs Elementary

11900 Athens Dr.

Moreno Valley, CA  92557

 951 571-4530

                             Mr. Wade N. Hamilton, Principal

August 2016

Dear Box Springs Families,

Welcome back to your school family at Box Springs! I hope you enjoyed time with friends and family during your summer vacation. I want you to know that we care deeply about the children and their families in Moreno Valley.

The Box Springs’ primary goal will remain: “Our desire is to create self-directed life-long learners who will contribute to the future of the community.” Additionally, with the new California Core Standards we will ensure that your child is on the path to college and career readiness.

Our first task is to ensure that your child is safe and secure. We need your assistance with this very important campus issue. In an effort to ensure the safety and security of all students, the school district has designated Box Springs as a “closed campus.” In accordance with our district’s Board Policy 1250(a) and Administrative Regulation 1250(a) regarding visits to schools; parents are not allowed on the playground with students, at the lunch tables, or in the multipurpose room (MPR/cafeteria). Please remember that you are a stranger to other children at Box Springs. On the first few days we want you to come on campus and see your child’s teacher and become familiar with the school layout. Beginning Monday, August 17, we will require parents to stay outside the school gate and allow your child to walk to class on their own. Parents are welcome in your child’s classroom--please see your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

Another safety reminder: The school parking lot is closed each morning from 7:40-8:00 unless your vehicle has a handicap placard. This is to allow safe access for our special education busses and for the safety of the students who walk to school.

Please take careful notice of the new daily and modified day schedules included in this packet. The MVUSD School Board has approved a modified school day every Wednesday (except the first and last Wednesdays of the school year) for Box Springs. Each Wednesday your child will be released early and all kindergarten and TK children come in the AM. These Wednesdays are important professional development days for our staff.

Your child will be successful, when you make it clear that you expect these four “B”s.

            Be Respectful               Be Responsible               Be Safe                  Be Kind

My commitment to you is to provide your child with: (1) the most caring, dedicated, and professional educators and support staff; and (2) a safe and secure educational environment in which your child will experience success. We are seeking your support, involvement and suggestions in all areas in order to make this the most positive and nurturing environment where your child will thrive. Thank you in advance for your support and involvement.

Go Bruins! Remember the 4 “B”s.

Wade N. Hamilton