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Message from Our Superintendent

February 2018

Dear Altar Valley Families,

The Altar Valley School District needs your support. We intend to purchase new English Language Arts textbooks for our kindergarten – 8th grade classrooms. Starting on February 9, 2018, we will begin the process of reviewing the materials under consideration. Three textbook selections on display in the Altar Valley Middle School Professional Development Room are available for your review and feedback. They will be available during school hours Monday – Friday until April 25, 2018. The materials will also be available on the evening on Thursday, February 15. Please feel free to stop by either before or after your child’s parent-teacher conference.  

We ask when you review the materials you consider the following:

  • Recommended resources should support and enrich the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interest, abilities, learning styles, and maturity level of our students. 
  • Recommended resources should stimulate growth in factual knowledge, critical analysis of differing sides of issues, and literary appreciation.
  • Place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in recommendation of resources of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection of resources appropriate for the complete education of our students.

Our goal is to make a recommendation to the governing board at our May 9, 2018, meeting. Once approved by the governing board, we will move forward with purchasing the materials for use in our schools starting next year. Thank you in advance for your support. 


    Dr. David Dumon

    Dr. David Dumon
    Altar Valley School District