Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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The start of a new school year is always filled with optimism and excitement. Our District welcomes over 11,000 students and nearly 2,000 employees with expectations of maintaining our standing as one of the top institutions in the nation. We hope to build upon a foundation of past successes with an eye to the future.
With an excellent academic program as our cornerstone, we hope to take the next step of helping our students to develop healthy and balanced lives. These efforts will take many forms at all levels with a goal of meeting the needs of all students. In a highly-competitive environment, it is important for our students to learn how to deal with the highs and lows of life, build resiliency, gain perspective, and know where to find help when it is needed.
Our parents are vital members of our team and can assist with the important work of supporting healthy kids. The engagement of our community is unparalleled and is a major contributor in our ability to do amazing things. We are thankful for our community involvement and have every confidence that they will fully participate in our efforts to further develop the physical, social, and emotional health of our kids.
It is amazing how fast time flies with kids. One day you are taking pictures of them in new outfits for the first day of kindergarten and the next day you are taking pictures of them in graduation caps and gowns. We hope everyone enjoys the time in between these milestones, including the ups and downs of growing up. Thank you for trusting us with your children. They are in great hands!
Don Austin, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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