Bonita Unified School District

115 W. Allen Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773   |  Phone: (909)971-8200
School Safety Hot Line: (909)394-9393 (Anonymous Reporting)

Superintendent

Celebrations
Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors in the Bonita Unified School District. I wish you luck as you launch on your first pursuits in college and career.

Keeping in Touch
Though the school year comes to a close this month, there are many activities occurring throughout the summer. Parents and community members are invited to follow the District’s Twitter account https://twitter.com/BUSD4kids to receive updates on key happenings.

Solar
The District is pleased to announce the completion of the District-wide solar energy project with all sites up and running.  Students, parents, staff and community members now have the ability to use the online SunPower Monitoring System (SMS) provided by SunPower.  Users can monitor energy output and keep track of overall energy performance of the solar systems.  A link is available on the Bonita USD Home Page with the username and password information that allows users to navigate to the SMS Partner website. We want to express our appreciation to the voters for the approval of the Bond Measures that made going solar possible.

Summer Projects
Facilities:
Every summer, the Bonita Unified Facilities Department engages in more intrusive projects to upgrade and maintain our facilities while campuses have fewer students present. With record breaking rain this winter, their focus for this summer will be on roofs, asphalt, and the outer conditions of our school buildings.

Makerspaces: Libraries across the District have been transitioning to include spaces for students to explore, create, and innovate by developing Makerspaces. Each Makerspace includes unique tools and building materials to stimulate creativity, as well as, student computers, a teacher computer station, a projector, and a sound system. Students are already using Makerspaces to share ideas, invent together, and connect what they are learning to their innate curiosity.

Student Safety: The Raptor System will be installed at all of our schools and the District Office this summer to add another layer of safety. Raptor is a visitor management system that integrates with the District’s visitor check-in procedures and volunteer screening. This web-based system was piloted at Allen Avenue Elementary School during the 2016-2017, school year and found it to be a valuable tool. Visit www.raptortech.com for additional information.

Renovation of the District Office: For the final phase of the 2008 voter approved Measure AB Bond, the District Office will now be renovated. The main office will be temporarily relocated to 801 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 270, Pomona, CA 91768-2627 beginning July 3, 2017. The following offices will be moved to the new location June 30, 2017: the Superintendent's Office, Business Services, Educational Services, Student Services, Specialized Services, and Human Resources.

Departments currently housed in ancillary buildings on the District Office campus will not be moving: Facilities, Transportation, Computer Information Systems, Food Services, School Age Care, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Technology. The District mailing address will remain, 115 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773. This project is anticipated to be completed in eighteen to twenty-four months.

Thank You
The Bonita Unified School District Board of Education thanks all stakeholders who are involved in making our Bonita Unified such a great place for staff to work and to educate our future generations. A special thank you to our parents who support and partner with our schools to provide high-quality education while caring for the most precious of treasures, students. Have a great rest of the school year and summer as we continue to put kids first!

Sincerely,

Christina (Christy) Goennier, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Twitter: @BUSD4kids