Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am excited to continue our work together in support of all our students, families and each other. The academic, safety, and social-emotional wellbeing of our students and staff have been the focus of the last two years, with a particular emphasis on understanding and implementing social-emotional learning skills and competencies. With these as our guides, the new school year focuses on the whole person and developmentally appropriate learning environments.
We also continue to expand our signature options for families wishing to enroll their child in dual language education in Spanish at a number of our schools (Lincoln, Boronda Meadows, Boronda DIAS, Los Padres and Natividad). We are proud of our dual immersion programs and are happy to announce that Roosevelt Elementary will be offering TK and Kinder dual immersion for the 2022-23 school year. Last year was the inaugural year of the Salinas City Virtual Academy, and this option continues to be available to all who wish to enroll their child in online learning. The District is now offering transitional kindergarten and afterschool care at all schools.
- Transitional Kindergarten (4 year olds): A child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if they turn five between September 2 and February 2. More information about enrolling your 4-year-old child for transitional kindergarten, or enrolling children at any grade, can be found here.
- Virtual Academy: Families may opt to enroll their child/ren in grades TK-6 in the Salinas City Virtual Academy
- Expanded Learning: All afterschool care is from school dismissal until either 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM. Please check with your child’s school for more details.
The Student and Parent Information Handbook provides the rights and responsibilities of the parents, guardians, and students in the Salinas City Elementary School District. Each student will be given a paper copy of this handbook on the first day of school. The Salinas City Elementary School District follows the California Department of Health (CDPH) guidelines and requirements as they relate to COVID-19, and we have updated our Safe School Reopening Plan for your review. This plan will continually be revised to reflect the latest state and local COVID safety procedures, and we will provide updates as we receive further guidance from CDPH. The July townhall will review the latest updates from the state.
Our vision is to inspire and ensure students recognize their talents to excel, become empowered learners, and make valuable contributions to a dynamic global community. We are fortunate for the outstanding teaching, classified, and administrative staff who support our students and families in every way possible. We are grateful for the educational partnerships with our parents and in our community. Together, we are collectively making this vision a reality.
Rebeca Andrade, Ed.D.
Dr. Rebeca Andrade has 25 years of public school experience, ranging from classroom teaching to central office administration. Her service also includes leading early education and expanded learning, two systems that provide a human developmental and social emotional focus in PreK-8th grades. Dr. Andrade has presented at various state educational conferences and her academic research focuses on STEM practices, policies, and implementation in all learning ecosystems. She has served on the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) Board, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 15 Board, USC Alumni Board (San Gabriel Valley Chapter), and on the state's Expanded Learning Division sustainability workgroup. She currently serves on the ACSA Region 10 Board. She mentors a first-generation student at CSUMB through the “Pay It Forward” program, and has served as mentor for doctoral students at USC and educational leaders through the CALSA mentoring program.
Dr. Andrade received her bachelor of arts from the University of Southern California, her master of arts from Loyola Marymount University, and her doctorate of education in educational leadership from USC.