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Dear Citrus Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  My staff and I are excited to partner with you for another successful school year.  Citrus has a rich history of academic excellence and cultural diversity.  We work diligently to maintain the rich tradition that has been the heart of our school.  It is our sincere desire to keep providing opportunities for ALL students to acquire the skills necessary to become productive citizens of the 21st century.

We all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners.  Through a close partnership we are confident we can make Citrus an even better place for our students to learn and grow. 

My staff and I firmly believe that all students can learn when given a positive and welcoming learning atmosphere that maximizes their learning, and it is our mission to make Citrus an enjoyable and exciting experience.

I am excited to share that Citrus is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) certified school that promotes a college going culture.  Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Citrus continues its work as a PBIS school (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) which is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed to achieve social, emotional and academic success.  With PBIS, students learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

As always, I have an open door policy.  Feel free to stop by to chat anytime.

Best Regards,

Mario Carranza, Principal