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Principal's Message

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Dear Plavan Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2022-20223 school year!  I am so excited to have our school community come back together as we continue our journey towards bringing joy and "normalcy" to your child's instructional experience.
The past few years at Plavan have been the most memorable and rewarding leadership experience of my career. With the support of our dedicated staff and PTO, our students experienced memorable and fun events while receiving the high quality instruction that Plavan is known for.


Additionally, last Spring Plavan students performed well above state, county, and district averages on both the ELA & Math sections of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) with 80% of our students meeting or exceeding state standards. Excellent instructional outcome is just one of our goals here at Plavan.  Here, we seek to develop the "whole" child through our programs in partnership with both teachers and parents. This year we will continue this trend with support from our new PTO board, elementary school counselors, teachers and of course, our parents. 

We are aware that you have educational options for your child.  We thank you for choosing and trusting us with your most valued treasures.
Patrick Ham, Ed.D.
Plavan Elementary School