Welcome to 2020-2021 School Year
Ensuring that ALL 8600 of our students are prepared for success in high school and beyond is our ultimate goal in the East Whittier City School District. Our dedicated support staff, teachers, administrators and Board of Education work tirelessly day in and day out to achieve our vision of “Opening the Door to Every Child’s Future.” In order to make this commitment a reality we focus all we do on teaching our students the 21st Century Skills of Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Community.
Despite the challenging and uncertain times we find ourselves in at the moment due to COVID 19, we will remain focused on the idea of refinement. We will use this year as an opportunity to refine the amazing programs we already have in place, including Distance Learning, while we find even more ways to capitalize on the expertise of our teachers, classified staff and administrators to realize our goal of "Opening the Door to Every Child's Future". Additionally we want to encourage and embrace the creativity and innovation of our students, staff and community members. If you have any ideas to harness innovation please do not hesitate to share them with us so that we can continue to explore different ways to challenge ourselves, our students and our community to meet the demands of a 21st Century Society.
Although we have always known that the East Whittier City School District is a very special place, the empathy, compassion and support that we as a community have demonstrated in these challenging times reinforced this long held sense of pride. We are so proud of the community of learners we have in East Whittier. There is so much to celebrate in our amazing District. Please check out our various social media links and hashtags to follow our team’s phenomenal work to support ALL students as we engage our students, staff, parents and community to continue to ensure that EWCSD stands out as a shining example for other districts.
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year it is more important than ever that our entire community come together to support one another and help to ensure that we are doing everything within our ability to realize our vision of “Opening the Door to EVERY Child’s Future.” It is with great excitement that both I and the Board of Education welcome you to another great year in East Whittier!
Marc Patterson, Superintendent