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Principal's Message

August 4, 2022

Dear Suva Elementary Parents and Community,
As principal of Suva Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to the
2022-2023 school year. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and
hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help
every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of the Suva family. I am truly honored
and excited to lead the Suva Elementary team as we continue to support students
academically, socially, and emotionally. At Suva Elementary, we have great teachers
who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in
learning. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data
to determine current skill levels for academic growth and improvement.
Our first day of school is Monday, August 15, 2022, from 8:00AM - 2:00PM. The SUE
staff is happy to welcome back our Suva Superstars. As we do so, we will continue to
regard the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff as our highest priority.
Our reopening plan aligns with the standards set by the California Department of Public
Health. Our plan is evolving with built-in flexibility should adjustments need to be made.
We would like to introduce you to our new staff members:
● Ms. Sonya Sanchez - 5th grade teacher
● Ms. Karla Aranda - Teacher on Special Assignment
● Ms. Angelica Delgado - Yard Supervisor
We are excited to have them on our team and we know that they will do great things.
A few upcoming events include:
● Registration - Tue, Aug. 9th & Wed. Aug. 10th (9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm)
● Labor Day (No School) – Monday, September 5, 2022
● Back to School Night – Thursday, September 15, 2022

In preparation for the new school year, you should have received a school lunch
application in the mail by our district’s Nutritional Services Department. All households
are being asked to apply at https://montebellousd.rocketscanapps.com/.
This will ensure whether your child qualifies for a free or reduced lunch for the 2022-2023 school year. Breakfast and lunch is available daily.

Last school year, the district rolled out a new student information system called
PowerSchool. To receive information updates from our school and the district and for
safety reasons, it is critical that all our parents and guardians update their emergency
information in PowerSchool. To access and set up a PowerSchool, please go to

We hope that you will find our website helpful and informative. All of the information we
send out via email can also be found on our school’s website,
sue.montebello.k12.ca.us. Additionally, our marquee is updated regularly with important
dates and school announcements. You can also follow us on Instagram and facebook at
Suva Superstars and twitter @SueSuperstars. We will be using our social media
platforms to send out updates and quick announcements throughout the school year.
Lastly, Suva Elementary strives in promoting a positive school culture, school spirit and
a college going culture. For that reason, we encourage all our Suva Superstars to
observe and wear a school shirt or college shirt on Fridays.
In closing, I am so excited to welcome all of our families back to the 2022-2023 school
year. Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, our staff, and
our community. Thank you for your patience and continued support as we navigate
through these unprecedented challenges together. Please feel free to contact me at
562-927-1827 or at [email protected]
Once again, welcome back! Let’s make it another great year at Suva Elementary!


Richard Williams 

Principal, Suva Elementary School




The new Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in K-12 math and language arts. 


The adoption of the Common Core Standards by 45 states will align academic expectations for students across the majority of the United States.  


The rigor of the new standards will better prepare students to meet the demands of college and/or the work place in the 21st century.  The standards focus on reading not just literature, but non-fiction text.  Our school has subscribed to “Time 4 Kids” to provide our students with more access to informational text.


Our teachers have been attending Common Core training provided by the District and at our school site.  We are proud to have several of our teachers participating on District Curriculum Committees which are designing new Common Core lessons to be used throughout the District.