Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Diane Lew and I am the principal of Cambridge Elementary School. I am honored to be part of such a dedicated and collaborative community where students, families, and staff work together to create an excitement for learning that will result in our children being life-long learners.
The Cambridge School Mission is: “To provide all students with an education that promotes high levels of academic achievement, self-esteem, mutual respect, and individual responsibility. In partnership with our students, families, staff, and community, we create a learning environment that emphasizes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, and one that empowers our students to become positive contributors to the 21st century global society.” In order to support this mission, we are committed to maintaining a safe, structured, and inclusive environment that encourages students to develop a growth mindset, gives students the confidence needed to become creative problem-solvers, and promotes positive relationships and responsible behaviors.
To ensure that our students are reaching their full potential and that they are becoming college and career ready, we strongly encourage you to be involved. We want to encourage families to participate in a meaningful way in the learning process. There are many volunteer opportunities, as well as many other ways in which you can support the school and its many programs. Please take time to read the information provided in this handbook and review pertinent sections with your children. Additional information and updates regarding school activities, programs, and policies will be disseminated throughout the year via the Chronicles Newsletter, information sent home from teachers, PTA meetings, and our Cambridge and classroom websites which can be accessed through the main website at www.orangeusd.org.
On behalf of the Cambridge faculty, staff, and myself, we would like to welcome you to another fun and exciting school year at Cambridge Elementary! I thank you in advance for all of your support and look forward to a great school year!
Diane Lew, Principal
Cambridge Elementary School