Welcome Back Letter 2017-2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited to serve as your co-principals for this school year.

Mr. Briggs has been a part of the District for many years, serving as a math teacher at both Joe Walker and Hillview.For the past two years he has served as the vice-principal at Del Sur School, and looks forward to helping grow all of our academic programs.Mr. Briggs comes from a family of educators, and served as a teacher and classified staff member in Wilsona District before moving west!An avid LA Clippers fan he enjoys sports but especially basketball.Mr. Briggs is looking forward to serving the students at Anaverde Hills.

Dr. Rossall has been a member of the Anaverde Hills staff since the school was located on the Cottonwood School campus.She loves working with the staff, students, and community members as together everyone continues to help build a school that is the unique center of this neighborhood.In addition to serving as a vice-principal, she has had the opportunity to teach kindergarten, 1st,4th, 5th, 6th, special education and middle school history as well as serving as a support provider for new teachers. She also taught on Edwards Air Force Base before moving to the District. The love of her life is one spunky toy Yorkshire Terrier named Bailey.In her free time she loves to go to musical theater especially in New York. She is also looking forward to serving the students at Anaverde Hills.

Rounding out the Administrative Team will be Korina Barefield who will be remaining in her role as school counselor.The addition in LCAP of counseling hours will allow her to be on site 4 days per week, giving our students greater access to her services.We are thrilled that she is remaining here.Wendy Richman will also remain as our site psychologist, and we appreciate that she is familiar with our students, staff and parents.

Of course, our outstanding office staff of Heidi Thompson, Vicki Means and Elisa Stewart will also be returning this year.We appreciate the excellent way in which they take care of our students, welcome our parents and community, and are pleased that they are here to offer their guidance, humor, and assistance.

We are happy to welcome Eric Arce as our new day custodian! We know that he will do a phenomenal job making sure our school has exactly what it needs.

We are here to serve our students and you our community.One of the simplest ways to reach us is through the use of our application, LET’S TALK.A link for this application can be found on the blue tab on the right hand side of the Anaverde Hills website.The website can be found at http://www.westside.k12.ca.us/ah .Using this application will ensure that your email makes it to our inbox and does not get stuck in the spam filter.

We are also available by phone at 661-575-9923.We will be sending out weekly updates via school messenger, the school marquee, and the Anaverde Hills Website.

We are looking forward to an amazing school year, working with both you and your students!Thank you for entrusting us with your greatest treasures, your children.


Jake Briggs and Shannon Rossall


Anaverde Hills School