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Superintendent’s Message

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Dear Bonita Unified Families,
Welcome to the start of the 2022-23 school year! I hope all of you have enjoyed a restful summer break and are looking forward to the first day of school on Monday, August 22.
The 2022-23 school year begins full of promise for our nearly 10,000 students. They can expect to enter into classrooms that are welcoming, positive and supportive. Our teachers and staff have taken great care in creating these environments and I am certain that our students will thrive in them.
Bonita Unified offers top tier educational programs, award winning arts and music programs, a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, clubs and events, and sports teams that perform at the highest level.  These “Four A’s”, academics, arts, activities and athletics, are the pillars on which our programs are built. 
We are happy to announce that for the 2022-23 school year, BUSD will continue to offer additional interventions and support to all our students. These interventions include both academic and social-emotional supports to ensure that all students are able to flourish.
This year, as we continue to grow our programs, we are excited to offer expanded Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and an expanded School Age Care program.  Already, we have registered over 420 students for TK, who will be the graduating class of 2036.  The benefits of this early start will yield dividends for our students throughout their school career.
Our expanded daycare program is welcoming many additional students on our elementary and middle school campuses this fall. For eligible families, we are able to offer this service free of charge.
In this season of opportunity, one thing remains unchanged: guided by our core values of equity, mastery and a focus on results, Bonita Unified will continue to prepare every student to live their purpose.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Acting Superintendent as we head into the new school year. I want to thank all of you for your support of Bonita Unified School District. Together, we will continue to ensure that our students are empowered to pursue their dreams through our exemplary educational program.
I look forward to seeing all of you on the first day of school.
Matt Wien
Acting Superintendent