Kelly Beard, who began this school year as the first-time principal at Denair Middle School, will finish out the year as principal at Denair Elementary Charter Academy.
Beard spent 13 years as a first-grade teacher on the elementary campus before moving into an administrative role last summer. She replaces Lucy Zamora, who resigned to care for a family member facing a health crisis.
Beard’s appointment is permanent, Denair UnifiedSuperintendent Aaron Rosander said Friday afternoon after a joint meeting with the staffs from the elementary and middle schools.
“We wish Ms. Zamora the very best as she navigates the challenges ahead,” Rosander said.
Brian LaFountain, the principal at Denair Charter Academy, will temporarily fill Beard’s position at the middle school for the final month of classes. Recruitment to hire a full-time principal already has begun, Rosander said. He hopes to have a new leader hired by early June.
Safety Concern Reminder
We want to thank all of our parents who are patiently waiting on the grassy area for their children after school. Thank you for following the safety procedures. You are helping our DECA students stay safe. Unfortunately, there are still several parents who have been waiting near play structures, and near the bus circle to pick up their children. Please take a moment to read the notice that was sent out earlier this school year. It can be found in the link below. We all need to work together to keep our students and children safe! Thank you!
Kindergarten Registration for the school year 2017-2018 is just around the corner!
Registration packets for Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Dual Immersion Kindergarten will be available on January 30, 2017! if you are not sure if your child qualifies for any of these because of his/her age, please contact our office at DECA and we will be glad to clarify any questions for you!
You can stop by the office any time between 7:30-4:00, Monday-Friday starting January 30th to pick up a Kindergarten Registration packet.
Kindergarten registration day will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017!
Denair Elementary State Preschool
We also have a State Preschool on the DECA campus! If you have any questions, feel free to call.
Registration (SCCEL): (209) 238-6400
Preschool Office: (209) 634-9468 Fax: (209) 632-8442
The school’s security plan requires all visitors to the campus, including parents, to immediately proceed to the office and receive a visitor’s pass to visit any school facility or communicate with any student or teacher. The school’s security plan has been established to protect the students and teachers from the danger of an unauthorized person on the campus. For the safety of all students and teachers, please comply. Students are to refrain from communicating with, and are required to report, any person who attempts to communicate with them if they do not have a visitor’s badge.
All visitors on campus are required to obtain a visitor’s pass from the office; including, but not limited to: weekly classroom helpers, classroom and/or yard observers, parents attending field trips, class presentations, or special assemblies.