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FUSD launches 2022-23 school year with lively campus celebrations | News

Fontana Unified School District welcomed students back to campuses filled with upbeat music, happy decorations and smiling faces on August 3, kicking off a new school year focused on empowering students to reach their full potential.

Fontana AB Miller High School celebrated the first day of school bright and early with a Senior Sunrise event for the class of 2023. ASB leaders, many wearing cowboy hats, handed out donuts and juices to seniors while a DJ played music.

Miller senior Luis Sainz was one of the first to arrive on campus. Sainz, an ASB and Link Crew leader and a member of the Miller track and cross country teams, said he is eager to get the school year off to a good start.

“I’m looking forward to finishing high school, getting good grades and making the most of my time here,” Sainz said. “I would like more students to be involved in extracurricular activities. My goal is to make school as fun as possible so we can all come together.”

For Dr. Barbara Kelley’s first day of school marked a milestone in her career. After 27 years at Miller, serving as band director, ASB director and assistant principal, Kelley is the new high school principal. Kelley joins six other Fontana Unified administrators promoted to new positions this year, continuing the district’s longstanding practice of developing its educators into experienced leaders with deep community ties.

“It’s overwhelming. This is my home and I love all my students here. I can’t express how grateful I am for the support I’ve received from my colleagues,” said Kelley, who spent the first day greeting students and answering questions. “Our mission this year at AB Miller is to think outside the box. I want AB Miller to be the best school in the Inland Empire and I am excited to take on that challenge.”

As seniors celebrated their last first day of school, FUSD elementary schools welcomed the district’s youngest students with excitement as they began their educational journeys in 2022-23.

School pride was on full display at Tokay Elementary School, where Student Council members waved red pompoms and greeted their peers as they entered campus. Families commemorated the first day of school with photos of their students, taken against themed backdrops and alongside the school’s tiger mascot.

The lively campus welcome marked the return to a more traditional academic year for FUSD after navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years.

The District will continue to follow local and state COVID-19 guidelines, as well as pursue mitigation strategies that include thorough cleaning regimens and making masks, home testing kits, and vaccination options available to students and employees.

“We are excited to welcome our students, teachers and staff for the 2022-23 school year, which we hope will bring a sense of normalcy to our district community and inspire new levels of success for our students,” Acting supervisor Dr. Monica Makiewicz said. “Fontana Unified School District remains committed to providing safe and nurturing learning environments where our students can thrive academically and socially, and we look forward to seeing what exciting opportunities and achievements await.”

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