Greetings to SLV Friends and Families,
After the events in Washington D.C. yesterday, educators are looking for ways to reach out to students and use this disappointing situation as a teachable moment. It is our greatest hope that we can help in the education of responsible and thoughtful citizens who work for peace, freedom, and opportunity for all Americans. 
One of the primary roles of public education is to build educated citizens who can thoughtfully decide who to elect to public office. The ability to learn information and to be able to discriminate between fact and fiction is the skill of an intelligent individual. We may not agree on every issue and on all aspects of life or government, but certainly if we chose to work together in a tolerant, respectful manner, we can develop common ground.
Please join the teachers and educators in SLV in the discussion with neighbors, friends, and our children on ways to positively make changes or improvements that benefit all the members of our community. As always, thank you for your commitment to the staff and students in SLV.
Dr. Laurie Bruton,  
SLVUSD Superintendent
Source: Vickie Bergquist, Exec. Asst. to Superintendent