Greetings Parents and Families of Winslow High School
My name is Justin Hartman and I’m extremely excited to be the next Principal of Winslow High School. I was born and raised in Winslow and am emotionally invested in this community. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality high school experience. As the parent of two teenage girls, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
Part of the Mission and Beliefs Statement of WHS is that students will be challenged to become college and career ready. With that philosophy in mind, a few changes need to take place for the benefit of all WHS stakeholders. Here are some of those changes:
In addition to the changes, WHS is going to do a more efficient job in tracking student attendance. Studies show that there is a direct correlation between student attendance and success. As stated in WUSD Board Policy JH-RB, students are at jeopardy of losing credit in any class in which they accumulate ten (10) absences during a semester. This accumulation of absences include all excused and unexcused absences. WHS has adopted the following guidelines:
I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at WHS. In order to do this, the Admin Team will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, time to collaborate with both department and district Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to prepare our students for college and 21st century careers.
I will be working closely with our Assistant Principals, Mrs. McKinney and Mr. Hernandez, to guarantee that all of our scholars are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to students during their time at WHS. Please get involved….. your voice is important to your child and to Winslow High School.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
Justin M. Hartman