Meet the Principal

Jason Wrzeski

jwrzeski@eusd.org

Hello and welcome Bear Valley Middle School students, families, and community members to the 2021-2022 school year.

At Bear Valley Middle School our entire staff is excited to welcome all of our students back and onto campus for in-person learning. Our main goal this year along with academic rigor is to establish a connection for all of our students to school. Relationship building along with engagement will play an important part in academic success for all of our students, especially after last year.

For the 2021-2022 school year we will be continuing our commitment to each student’s academic, social, and emotional growth. We will continue our focus on implementing Curriculum Standards in all content areas, deliver Social and Emotional lessons, and make data driven decisions using various forms of assessment including iReady data. The Bear Valley staff will continue to work hard designing lessons that align with these standards and incorporate meaningful instruction and strategies that create high levels of engagement and rigor.

As an award-winning school, our emphasis at Bear Valley will continue to be working with the Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (Purpose, Engagement, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Assessment, Environment) and developing high quality, engaging instruction for all students. Students will be exposed to these elements across all curricular areas. In addition, Bear Valley is recognized throughout the state for our award-winning Video Production Program, Robotics, STEM, Science, and our Visual and Performing Arts.

For the 2021-2022 school year our focus will continue to be aligning our instruction to the curriculum standards, creating multiple opportunities for students to collaborate and explain their thinking through the implementation of engaging and empowering instructional strategies, on-going data review to guide instruction, and making meaningful connections with our students. The Bear Valley staff will take part in ongoing professional development throughout the year to strengthen our skills in these areas.

Parent and family involvement, as well as maintaining a positive school culture are priorities. Information on parent workshops, VIP Parents at Lunch Days, and ways parents can be involved in planning and decision making regarding the operation of the school will be shared via the school calendar and phone/e-mail messages. Our goal is to communicate and collaborate to keep our families informed. We want and need your involvement and support.

Please take some time to browse through our website and feel free to contact me if you’d like to hear more about Bear Valley Middle School and all of the great things going on at our site. I can be reached at jwrzeski@eusd.org or by phone at 760-432-4060. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing our students back on campus and in person!

Sincerely,

Jason Wrzeski

Principal

Honor/Pride/Respect