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Principal's Message

Welcome Back Everyone,


It’s been great seeing all of you.  Thank you for doing such a great job completing your Daily Wellness Survey each morning.  You really have been doing an outstanding job.


I’m very proud of our students for following all school rules especially some of our more recent COVID protocols.  Our students are doing a great job of keeping their masks on during class.  We need to continue working on the social distancing.  I’m particularly appreciative of our parents who have been very responsible about keeping their children home whenever there is any doubt about their wellness.  I appreciate the phone calls. Many of you have called me if there is any question about your child’s health. You’ve asked some very good questions, and I always welcome your calls.


Some of you expressed a concern about parents who have not been wearing masks on campus at the end of the school day.  Please remember to keep your mask on at all times when you’re on school grounds as this is required by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


As I said earlier, it was a great first week of school; however, we all need to be exceptionally responsible in order to keep our school open. Many Garfield students have siblings at BGI and/or Bell Gardens High School. If any older brothers or sisters should experience COVID symptoms, it is imperative that they isolate.  Families should have a plan for isolation prior to an unfortunate event regarding COVID.


Please don’t hesitate to call me if you should have any questions or concerns with respect to COVID protocols.  I look forward to seeing more of you at our next School Site Council meeting.  I want to thank all of you who attended your most recent meeting on August 18.  There were some familiar faces, and it is always great to have new parents in attendance.


Again, thank you for all of your cooperation and support together we can achieve great things.

Thank you for your support and cooperation always.
Mr. David Hernandez, Principal