The 2018-2019 school year marks my twenty-third year as a member of the Robla Family. My professional journey is very similar to those of so many other employees in the Robla School District. I came here knowing very little about this part of the city of Sacramento and I have stayed because of the wonderful community that is served by the Robla School District. The District was established over 100 years ago, and, as you can imagine, the community has changed greatly over that time. It is now a community rich in diversity. There are many families who have lived here for generations and there are families who have recently arrived from all corners of the world. Here in Robla, we are finding unique ways to work together and to find value in our differences as we learn from one another.
The Robla School District reflects this collaborative, supportive culture in the atmosphere of our five elementary schools and at the Robla Preschool. Our teachers, classified staff members, and administrators establish strong relationships with our students and their families. These relationships are the foundation upon which we are building a strong instructional program that is consistent throughout the district. It is because of these relationships that Robla continues to innovate in
its approaches to meeting the very diverse needs of our families. We strive to see each student as a “whole child” who not only has academic needs, but other needs as well. We have established initiatives and continue to explore new initiatives around student and family nutrition, emotional needs and bully prevention. We have a variety of services for our homeless families and we are helping establish savings accounts for college with each new group of kindergarten students. We have enrichment in Art, Physical Education and Technology and we are proud of our new Spanish Dual Language Program. Student safety has always been an important priority in Robla, but during the 2018-2019 school year, we will take some important steps forward. In August, all administrators and department managers were trained in the ALICE approach to dealing with an active shooter situation in a school setting. We will move forward with training all other staff in specific techniques to save lives should the unthinkable ever happen in our community.
So you see, there is a great deal of exciting work happening in the Robla School District. If you are a parent of a Robla student or a potential Robla student, please explore our website further, follow us on social media or speak to any of our staff members to learn more about our effective and innovative programs. If you are seeking employment opportunities, we hope you will consider becoming part of the Robla Family. I know you will find the work here rewarding, because you will make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.