It is our privilege to welcome you to the Solana Beach School District. Nestled on the north coast of San Diego, the District's enrollment is approximately 3,000 students in grades Pre K-6. Founded in 1925, the District serves communities in the City of Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, and Rancho Santa Fe. The District has a long-standing tradition of academic success coupled with innovative, experiential learning opportunities designed to maximize learning for each student.
The District has seven elementary schools and a Child Development Center with programs for toddler, preschool, before and after school support and services. The elementary schools are: Solana Vista (TK-3); Skyline (4-6 and the K-6 Global Education Program); Solana Santa Fe (K-6); Carmel Creek (TK-3); Solana Highlands (TK-3); Solana Pacific (4-6); and, Solana Ranch (K-6).
The Solana Beach School District is proud of our students, appreciative of our families, and grateful for the comprehensive and generous support from our community.  

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  • Letter from the Superintendent:


    December 2014


    Dear Families and Community Members,


    For over twenty years, the Solana Beach School District has used an inclusive approach to create an annual Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan guides our work, and provides the framework for our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The planning process begins in the fall when a large and diverse stakeholder group is invited to participate in a day of reviewing district data, discussing achievements of the previous year, and developing appropriate goals for the current year.  This process is then replicated by each of our school sites to develop their own plans with their stakeholder groups.


    The District Strategic Plan addresses three overarching goals:

    1)    Students’ unique learning needs and academic achievement levels will be met through differentiated instruction with best practices and teaching methods;

    2)    Maintain an orderly and purposeful environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, provide the climate and culture for positive, professional, collegial collaboration and learning; and,

    3)    Student learning will occur in well equipped, resource rich facilities that will be constructed and maintained to accommodate evolving student populations and instructional programs.


    The Solana Beach School District Governing Board approved the annual District and School Site Strategic Plans at their November 13, 2014 regularly scheduled meeting.


    To review the specific components to each of these plans, please visit this link http://www.sbsd.net/Page/243. 


    Solana Beach School District Governing Board:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jeff Busby for his nine years of dedicated service to the Solana Beach School District students and families. During his time on the Governing Board, he provided focused leadership that resulted in exceptional school programs. 


    It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Ms. Holly Lewry, our newest Board Member, who will be sworn in at the December 11, 2014, regularly scheduled meeting. Ms. Lewry has been a parent in the District for the past eight years, and has held leadership roles in the Solana Beach Schools Foundation and on School Site Council. Her professional background in business and human resources gives her a unique perspective towards the Board’s passion for maintaining the Solana Beach School District’s standards of excellence. In addition, we are thrilled to welcome back continuing Board Members, Ms. Vicki King and Dr. Debra Schade, who’s combined 20 years of service to the Board ensures consistent leadership for the District as they work alongside current Board Members, Mr. Rich Leib, and Ms. Julie Union.


    I hope you take time to relax and enjoy the winter break with family and friends. We look forward to seeing students and staff back on campuses January 5, 2015.


    Best regards,


    Nancy Lynch, Ed.D.



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