skip to main content

Superintendent's Message

May 5, 2022
 
Dear Elk Grove Unified Students, Families and Staff,
 
It brings me great joy to congratulate you and every student in Elk Grove Unified on the many educational achievements made this past year. We have much to be thankful for, and my heart is filled with gratitude toward our teachers and staff, our parents and our students. Our return to the Golden 1 Center marks a new beginning, and it’s exciting. I am looking forward to celebrating our more than 5,000 graduating seniors and to shaking their hands as they cross the stage to start a new journey. As I reflect on the past two years, I am thankful for everyone who helped us navigate all that we experienced. I strongly believe we are a better organization than we were before the pandemic, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead.
 
Throughout the year and particularly in the spring, we take the time to thank our team members for all they do in support of our students and families. The EGUSD Board of Trustees has approved several resolutions recognizing employee groups throughout the District, so please join the Board, me and all of our education partners in thanking our team members:
 
  • Week of the School Administrator (October 10 – 16, 2021)
  • School Psychology Awareness Week (November 8 – 12, 2021)
  • National School Counseling Week (February 7 – 11, 2022)
  • Social Worker Week (March 6 – 12, 2022)
  • National School Library Week (April 3 – 9, 2022)
  • School Bus Drivers Day (April 26, 2022)
  • School Lunch Hero Day (May 6, 2022)
  • Day of the Teacher (May 11, 2022)
  • National School Nurse Day (May 11, 2022)
  • Classified Employees Week (May 15 – 21, 2022)
 
Summer will once again be full of robust expanded learning opportunities for all students, and I encourage students to take full advantage of the many options this summer for acceleration, remediation and connection. Please be sure to contact your child’s school for specific program offerings. This summer should also be a time for a well-deserved break. Enjoy some self-care, adventure or simply a little downtime and be sure to connect with family and friends. 
 
We continue to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond and are hopeful that there will be fewer bumps, twists and turns as we move forward. We remain committed to immediately responding during times of crisis and maintaining student and staff safety. Our schools are safe havens for many and through equitable practices, we promise to not let labels predict the outcomes of a child. We know we serve children of every background and ability and as educators, we will strive to be aware of each student’s needs in a culturally responsive and competent manner.
 
As I’ve said on many occasions, a connected kid is a successful kid, and I expect to see every student learning in every classroom, in every subject, every day so we can prepare them to think, plan, connect, communicate, engage and act in order to become college-, career- and life-ready graduates. With well-established principles of high-quality instruction in place, an ability to measure impact and wellness supports, we welcome and invite all students and families to join us in 2022-23 as we continue to improve the educational outcomes for all.
 
I am proud to serve the Elk Grove Unified community. This is a place where parents are engaged in their student’s learning and where students push us to be better every day. We have an exceptional team of certificated staff teaching our students to read, write, solve problems and discuss the wonders of the world and a marvelous classified staff who add the teachings of resolve, character and resilience. When everyone works in concert together, we survive difficult and trying times and stand tall after achieving the impossible.
 
Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Seek us out should you need our support.
 
Sincerely,
Christopher R. Hoffman
Superintendent
Superintendent

Starting in May 2022, view the below Superintendent's Message Announcement Feed.

2018-2021 Archived Superintendent’s Messages

December 16, 2021
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish
 
August 13, 2021
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
 
May 21, 2021
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong
 
 
March 25, 2021
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese | Chinese
 
July 22, 2020
Download Superintendent’s Back to School Message
Video Message | Speech Transcript  English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese | American Sign Language
 
June 1, 2020
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
April 29, 2020
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
April 23, 2020
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish 
 
November 22, 2019
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
August 15, 2019
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
April 12, 2019
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish
 
December 19, 2018
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
August 16, 2018
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
April 20, 2018
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
March 2, 2018
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
February 15, 2018
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese
 
January 9, 2018
Download the Superintendent’s Message
English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  | Vietnamese