Principal Message September 2023
Dear Boulder High School Families and Students,
Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 school year! It is my honor to welcome you back to Boulder High. It is with great excitement that we open our doors once again to our incredible students and our supportive parent community.
We understand that the start of a new school year can bring a mix of emotions, and we are here to support you and your child every step of the way. Our dedicated staff has been working diligently to ensure a safe and nurturing environment where your children can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. One way we are supporting student well being is with the addition of our new Wellness Center.
New Student Wellness Center
All students now have access to a Wellness Center – a caring and supportive space dedicated to promoting your child’s mental well-being. The Wellness Center is staffed by a full-time Mental Health Advocate, Leslie King, and has the support of counseling team and administration.
Thank you to the BVSD foundation, Impact on Education, for providing the funding to open our Wellness Center!
Student Safety and Security
This year, we are requiring all students to wear their student ID. If students do not have their ID, they will impart the following progressive disciplinary steps:
1st - student warning
2nd - phone call home, 2 hours school based community service
3rd - phone call home, 4 hours school based community service
Students have been AMAZING at wearing their ID’s this year - thank you Panthers! So far, less than 5% of students have forgotten them. If your student struggles with remembering or you have other extenuating circumstances, please reach out to your alpha administrator so we can help with problem solving to support your student.
Methods of Communication
We firmly believe that the success of our students is a collaborative effort, requiring open lines of communication and strong partnerships between home and school. We encourage you to attend school events, communicate with your child's teachers, and stay involved in their educational progress. In addition, please check out our Panther Post, which is emailed to families every Monday, and my video updates, which will begin this week.
This year, in an effort to save paper, we will be sending a Google Form for families and students to acknowledge their receipt of the handbook. Please keep an eye out for further communications from us about the handbook via our school newsletters and website.
We look forward to working closely with you to make this academic year a fulfilling and enriching experience for your child.
Once again, welcome back to Boulder High School! We cannot wait to embark on this exciting journey together. Go Panthers!
Dr. Alana Morales, Principal