Principal's Message


Welcome back to school and to the New Year 2023.
I hope you all had a joyful break and are ready to be back at school. January is the time when we see the most growth from our students because they know what to expect from their teachers. Our students are back in the habit of working at school and all the instructional pieces fit together. Parents, you can help by making sure that your child gets enough sleep each night and is ready to be at school EVERYDAY and ON TIME. 
In preparation for our return after the long break and to help ensure a safe learning environment Covid Testing is STRONGLY recommended. A rapid test should be taken at home 24-48 hours before the return to school. 

PARENT PORTAL:  The Parent Portal is a one - stop online system available 24/7 that securely connects parents and guardians to essential student data. This is not to be confused with PARENTSQUARE. The parent portal login may be accessed at The parent portal provides the following student data information in an easy to read, parent-friendly format: Attendance;  Grades and Assignments; English Learner Progress; Health and Wellness; Student Discipline; Student Testing; Special Education Services; Online Forms and Applications; Transportation and Bus Routes; Progress Reports; Gifted/Talented Programs; Schoology. The Parent Portal is enabled for parents and guardians to directly update sections of their child's emergency contact information, as well as apply online for the following District programs:  Free and Reduced-Price School Meal Program; LAUSD/Office Volunteer Application; Unified Enrollment.  Currently  81% of our families are registered on the Parent Portal. If you are in need of assistance with the Parent Portal please see Ana Medina, SOEC Community Rep, for assistance at the Parent Resource Center on campus. Our goal is to have 100% of our families registered on the parent portal. 
SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY: (SES) I want to thank all our families for taking time out of their busy schedules to complete the school experience survey. The window closed on Friday, December 9. We did not reach our goal of 100% participation but we did surpass the 53%  participation rate of last year. We had 75% parent participation. (310 surveys completed out of 416). Thank you parents for submitting your child's name after completing your survey. Fifteen names were entered in a raffle. Students' names that were chosen celebrated with the Principal and Dunkin' Donuts. 

Principal Miller