Jag students and families,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! This marks the 20 year anniversary of the opening of Emerald Ridge High School!


Over the summer, teachers and staff have been involved in numerous professional development opportunities to further their learning and enhance their skills, including AVID Summer Institute and  AP Institute Training.  


In addition, the administrative team has spent the summer reviewing current systems, analyzing academic data, and reading about instructional leadership.


While the first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 4th, teachers will be back on August 27th to start four days of building professional development. Two essential questions will guide our work throughout these four days:


  1. 1. How can we utilize a school wide continuous improvement model to effectively monitor and increase student learning and growth?


  1. 2. How does a commitment to collective responsibility and candid dialogue create, and sustain, a culture where the a social-emotional needs of each student is met?


We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 4th for the first day of school. If you need anything before then, please don't hesitate to stop by the main office or contact us at 253.435.6300.


In service,


Richard Lasso