Dear Longfellow Families,
I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2021-2022 school year! Summer is coming to an end and we must now move forward with plans to welcome our new and returning students with virtual open arms as we begin an exciting new school year. We have been extremely busy getting ready for the first day of school and we will be sharing details of our plans with you very soon.
I am privileged to be at Longfellow this school year as your Principal. I was most recently the Principal of César Chávez Elementary School in the Mission district and I am excited to become a part of the Longfellow community. I am also thrilled to be leading the school with our Assistant Principal, Mr. Hector Lee. The elementary years are critical times of development for our students. We would like to remind our families to make sure your children are able to participate in learning from day one. As a lifelong educator with a love for learning, I am committed to students and families and I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year successful.
This summer, our teachers have been preparing for teaching the essential knowledge and skills by attending professional development training on distance learning strategies and are prepared to implement many strategies to differentiate the instruction for all of our students’ needs. We will continue our focus on improving writing for all students including our English language Learners. Likewise, Mr. Lee and I have been planning and collaborating on making sure everyone is prepared for the beginning of the school year.
This school year, we encourage our entire Longfellow community to demonstrate our Longfellow pride by wearing a Longfellow T-shirt or hoodie during our virtual Monday Morning Meetings. If and when we return to the physical school building, please make sure students are in uniform on the other days.
Again welcome! I am looking forward to a great school year!
In community and with much love,
Principal Dr. Jennifer Freeman and Assistant Principal Mr. Hector Lee
“Together We Can Make A Difference!”