Superintendent Rosalina Rivera

  • One Team, One Vision

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  • Superintendent's Message

    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! The start of a new school year is always exciting, and that is especially true this year. We are starting with distance learning, and so for now we will not see our students walking to school, getting dropped off, or exiting from a school bus. Instead, our students are connecting with our teachers and by our support staff. At all of our schools, grade levels, and programs, classes are organized, students are engaged, and the school year is underway. The 2020-21 school year begins under extraordinary circumstances. At DUSD, the essential work of public education continues, and we embrace the challenges. Even as we begin the school year with distance learning, and our students are not yet with us on campus, I want each one of our students to feel special. I want every student to feel special as a direct result of how we engage with them on a day-to-day basis. I want every staff member to be highly proactive in identifying and meeting the needs of our students. Our deepest calling as educators is to help every student that we come into contact with each day to understand the enormous value and potential within them.

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  • CAASPP Scores for the 2018-2019

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  • Superintendent's Message - June

    There have been many difficult issues that have arrived with great intensity in the past few months. We have continued to live with COVID 19, and we have been powerfully reminded that civil rights remains an ongoing challenge for our country. I am confident that DUSD as an institution is committed to respecting each and every person regardless of background or circumstances, and I am confident that DUSD will continue to be one family that is united in our commitment to equal treatment and mutual understanding. Right now, at this time in our history, there is an undeniable need to seek out the voices of persons who differ from us in terms of race, gender, religion, orientation, or political views. We have been quarantined for reasons of public health, but we cannot quarantine our minds from the voices of the marginalized, the victims of systemic injustice, the people who hold political views that are different from ours. We need to engage with these voices on the most fundamental level, so that this moment will be truly transformative, and will truly move us - all of us - toward a more just and equitable nation.

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  • Retirement Celebration

    Dear staff, Many of our colleagues and friends have made the decision to retire this year. Our retirees have given many years of dedicated service to the children and families of the Delano community. Each retiree, in his or her own way, has furthered the cause of public education and helped to shape the character of our District, and therefore each retiree will always be part of our DUSD family. Please be reminded that we will have a live stream drive-thru at the District on Wednesday, June 10, from 10 am to 11 am., to honor and recognize our retirees. There will be a link on the District website that will allow staff and family members to participate in the live stream. A list of retirees - who have notified us as of this date - is provided below. Also, please view the presentation attached. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Delano community, thank you, DUSD retirees, for your distinguished careers and for allowing us to work alongside you in the field of education. We wish you the very best in all your future endeavors. With gratitude, Rosalina Rivera

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  • Superintendent's Message - April

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  • Superintendent's Message January - February

    Welcome back, District family, and Happy New Year! It’s great to be able to enjoy some vacation time, but it is also great to come back and reconnect with colleagues and with our amazing students. We are beginning a new calendar year, but we are also in the middle of a school year, with many days of instruction and many events and activities to look forward to. As a District, I believe that we are fundamentally strong, and we are seeing many programs, departments, grade levels, and school sites make the jump to the next level of performance and achievement. As a recent example, this is a good place to once again congratulate Morningside School for officially receiving the California Distinguished School Award!

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  • Superintendent's Message - March

    Welcome Back, Everyone! Our school year is off to a great start as we work together as one team with one vision. I wanted to reiterate my remarks from our district breakfast last week. During a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He stopped the tour and walked over to the man and said, “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?” The man responded, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.” He was right: although it may have appeared to some that this man was just cleaning the building, the president knew that he played a part of a tremendous endeavor; nonetheless, he was helping to make history.

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  • Superintendent's Message - September

    Welcome Back, Everyone! Our school year is off to a great start as we work together as one team with one vision. I wanted to reiterate my remarks from our district breakfast last week. During a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He stopped the tour and walked over to the man and said, “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?” The man responded, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.” He was right: although it may have appeared to some that this man was just cleaning the building, the president knew that he played a part of a tremendous endeavor; nonetheless, he was helping to make history.

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  • Superintendent's Message October - November

    The California Department of Education has released the official CAASPP scores for the 2018-19 school year, and I wanted to congratulate our entire District family on a job well done! With the support and guidance of our teachers and staff, our students’ performance exceeded the Kern County averages in both English-Language Arts and Mathematics. The academic progress of our District is unmistakable; we are succeeding in our most important mission; and we are well-positioned to continue to achieve gains in the coming years. As we move forward, we will continue to show that by working together as one team with one vision, we really can achieve the extraordinary! Rosalina Rivera

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  • SCHOOL ATTENDANCE MATTERS

    September is our annual "Attendance Awareness Month." I am very pleased to report that our attendance rates remain at an all-time high! Our District-wide attendance rate remains close to 98%; this is much higher than the county or state average. There are no unimportant school days. Every day counts! Every staff member makes a difference in creating a positive school culture. Our students love to be in school, because it is a safe, happy, and exciting place to be. Our parents want their children to be in school, because they know the value of education and they know that their neighborhood school cares about their children.

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  • July 2019 Message

    Happy Summer everyone! I hope everyone is getting some time to relax with family and friends. As usual, the District has been busy with many projects. I appreciate the efforts of those employees who have been working diligently to make sure that our schools are looking great and are ready to receive students in August. Most of our staff members will be returning to duty soon, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our Annual Breakfast on July 30th and during our staff development sessions.

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  • May 2019 Message

    During the month of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) and Classified School Employee Week (May 19-25). I would like to express my gratitude to all our employees for a job well done!

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  • February's Message

    Everyone has a story, and each story is important. At DUSD, we are surrounded by stories of hope, commitment, sacrifice, struggle,and courage.

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  • March's Message

    I realize that some of you may have concerns about the Coronavirus, and about the flu and other health-related issues. We take the health and welfare of our students and staff very seriously. I convened a meeting yesterday with key District staff to discuss and determine how the District can be proactive and systematic in protecting our District family. At this time, we should all exercise personal responsibility and take these important steps to minimize the spread of germs and respiratory viruses. 1. Promote excellent hand hygiene - hand washing and using hand sanitizers. 2. Promote excellent respiratory hygiene - coughing and sneezing into shirt sleeve, handkerchief, or tissue. 3. Discourage students from touching their eyes, mouth, and nose with their hands - use tissue instead.

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