Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It was a pleasure having students back on campus during Hybrid Learning as well as Summer School, but I cannot wait to welcome back all our students to in-person instruction this fall, especially our incoming 9th graders, the Class of 2025! We know that we have many students who will be coming to campus for the first time, and we cannot wait for them to experience what it means to be a Titan.
Please look for your summer mailer through the US postal service to arrive around the middle of July. I encourage you to read all the documents enclosed, and make sure that all the forms in the registration packet are completed and ready to be turned in during our summer registration days (Posted on Website). For parents/guardians of incoming freshmen, I invite you to attend our Parent Information Meeting in our auditorium which will take place on the same day and time as your freshmen student orientation. Topics of discussion will include but is not limited to importance of student engagement and how you can support our vision.
As we look forward to a more normal educational model this year, I cannot impress how critical your role as a parent/guardian is. Your engagement with Colony High School helps foster the relationship needed to support student achievement. I encourage you to get involved with ELAC, AAPAC, School Site Council, or other stakeholder groups. For more information on where you can get involved, please contact the school, and ask for Dr. Tiffany Bunn, Assistant Principal of Student Achievement.
Our community has endured and overcome some very difficult situations over the last 16 months. A return to a normal school year looks inviting, yet I understand there is much work needed to return properly. Besides a continued focus on safety for all, Colony is planning for a robust level of academic support for all students. This will include continued efforts in the work of equity to support our diverse school community, academic interventions, academic enrichment, as well as social and emotional support for our students and staff.
Beginning this school year, the hours for all schools in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District will shift to 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. Friday hours (staff development) will be from 9:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. This shift to a later start time is to prepare for the legally mandated late start for all California high schools.
If there is anything you may need or questions that need to be answered, please feel free to reach out to me or another Titan support person.
Love you all,
Thomas O. Mitchell
Principal, Colony High School