Superintendent's Message

Picture of Russ Hill
Dear East Valley Community,
It is amazing how quickly the first part of the school year has gone by as we have transitioned from Fall to Winter. We have had a great start to the school year, but as the days become shorter and the weather becomes colder, it can be a challenge for our students to continue to find the motivation to come to school and work hard. Our staff continue to build routines into their classrooms to support students not only academically, but also socially/emotionally. The reinforcement you provide your students at home of these same expectations, are an important part of the home/school relationship that is critical for student success. If you find yourself struggling in how to best support your child, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher, the building principals, school counselors, or any of our social/emotional staff to get some ideas and let us know how we can best support your family.

I would also like to take a minute to once again thank our AMAZING community for their support in approving the Capital Projects Levy that was on the November ballot. The continued support of our community to meet the needs of our district is the best in the valley, and is truly appreciated. As was mentioned in the literature that was mailed home, our facility and levy committees worked hard to ensure we could present our community with a levy package that is projected to NOT increase tax rates, while at the same time addressing the needs of the district. We are excited to be able to move forward with this project. If you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the trust you place in our district and all of your hard work in supporting your student(s). I look forward to seeing you out in our schools and community, and having the chance to talk in person.
Russ Hill
EVSD Superintendent