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Dear Parents and Students, 
As we begin the 2018/2019 school year, I would like to welcome all who are returning as well as those who are new. We look forward to a fresh start and an exciting new year!
This year, we will be developing and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for all students. Our focus on dealing with student behavior in a more positive way will enable us to set the tone for greater academic achievements. 
Students will succeed as we refine the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (academic interventions) for students at all levels, and particularly for those who struggle the most. Our team of interventionists are prepared to work with students to ensure progress in meeting the California State Standards.
Professional Development for teachers will also enhance the functioning of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Pathways to Colleges. PLCs are teacher collaborative teams that discuss and implement instructional strategies that have a higher track record of success with students. 
We also look forward to implementing an After-School Education and Safety program to benefit participating students through provision of various enrichment and club activities from 3:15 to 6:00 pm. Additionally, this program is free of charge!
And of course, what would PTC be without all the other fun activities that are scheduled throughout the year to make learning more engaging and productive? 
As we all work together to make this year a great success, I would like to ask that parents and students be ready to share their ideas, time, and effort to make PTC a wonderful place to be. I count on your positive contributions on a daily basis. 
Please remember that I have an open-door policy. If I am not in a meeting or on the phone, I will have time to talk with you. If you would like to make an appointment, see or call Soledad Quiroa in the administrative office. 
I am looking forward to seeing you all again!
Craig C. Merrill
Principal/Executive Director 
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