CATCH Prep’s Superintendent Joshua Arnold pens a letter to parents, students and community members:
CATCH Prep Students And Families,
Pardon the interruption of what is sure to be a restful and relaxing Summer break. I couldn't be more thrilled than to be collaboratively planning a fantastic 18-19 school year with so many stakeholders all Summer long!
With a District, Governing School Board, and community vision to dream big, and create unparalleled experiences for students in academics, the arts, athletics, and activities, I'm looking forward to the ideas and innovations we'll continue to conceive, and the impact we'll have as we inspire possibilities for all kids in Leimert Park, South Los Angeles, Culver City and Marina Del Rey.
Like many of us, I use the Summer to rejuvenate and rejoice. And since there's so much to plan in regards to making progress for or communities, and so many great people to meet, I'm hopeful that we'll be able to spend some time sharing together as I'm interested in collecting data and perspectives about our incredible students and families these next few weeks as we’re conducting break out sessions for LCAP planning and CATCH Prep visioning in the weeks ahead. To this end, I've created a Google Form to help start the conversation and allow time and space for everyone to share their perspective on the unified story of our communities in Leimert Park, South Los Angeles, Culver City, and Marina Del Rey. With such a deep history and longstanding tradition of excellence, I'm excited to learn more about what roles people have had in the construction of our culture, and what visions and outputs we continue to want for children in the not-so-far-off years to come.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned already about CATCH Prep, it’s that our schools' sustained successes are because of YOU. Thank you, in advance, for the countless hours, concerted efforts, and collaborative energy you pour into our students and schools. I'm grateful just to be playing a part :)
P.S. I'd love to meet as many people as possible this Summer, so please feel free to reach out if you're around. (Bio below and attached.)
CATCH Prep - Superintendent Planning Sessions Announcement.pdf