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Principal's Message

Welcome back Cottonwood Families! We have an exciting 2019-20 school year ahead of us. Our staff members have already been working diligently in planning field trips, assemblies, athletic events and other great learning activities!


I am impressed with our students' growth in a number of areas schoolwide last year. I am excited and proud to share that Cottonwood has been recognized as a 2018-2019 Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll School for our high achievement in student success! The ERP is sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). This is a result of all your efforts and hard work! Kudos to all of our kiddos for taking pride in their abilities and really applying themselves in all areas of life! 


We will continue to support ALL of our students as they work toward reaching their full potential.  After-school tutoring will be offered again to students who meet certain criteria. We are providing more support staff in these tutoring sessions to give students more opportunities for one-on-one assistance.  Our Elementary teachers will continue to utilize workshop time where students will be re-taught and/or challenged based on the current curriculum and their academic needs.  At the Middle School level we are offering a Math and ELA Intervention Course that will be tailored toward students’ specific needs. 


 I am looking forward to continuing this partnership with you to provide for the needs of our students in order to reach 100% Attendance, 100% Achievement, and have students prepared to successfully transition into high school while leading a safe and healthy lifestyle!  A major focus for this upcoming year is POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS!  Our staff identified positive relationships as one of the most important areas to maintain a successful learning environment and promote a Positive School Culture.  Our District is in agreement with us and has provided us with a Full-Time Counselor to further support a Positive School Culture for this upcoming year.  We have assemblies and learning activities already planned to emphasize how important positive relationships are at school, at home and in our community each day!


I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to serve alongside each of you to make Cottonwood and Hemet Unified the Premier Choice!


See you soon,

Daniel Betts