Message from Interim Principal Dr. Herbert Walls
Week of Sept. 27th-Oct.1st 2021

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Learner Profile


This month our IB learner profile is Open-Minded. Being Open-Minded helps you learn and grow, as well as strengthen your belief in yourself. It opens opportunities to learn about others and how they live and why they believe the way they do. It allows you to gain knowledge and become aware of the world around you. This knowledge and awareness may result in Action in the form of a Lifestyle Choice — it may change how you perceive and interact with people; it may change what you buy or the businesses you frequent; it may change how often you wash your car; it may even change your eating habits! Be open to learning something that will impact the choices you make in your day-to-day lives.  Read on for our IB PYP news. 

• Thanks to our PTSO volunteers who planned last Friday’s Back to School picnic. Jill Olmstead, Carla Gaub, Courtney Hurd — you’re awesome! 


• Very excited to share that music enrichment classes are back on campus. Mrs. Fitzpatrick has begun working with our musicians. Ask your student about music when you have a moment! Also be sure to ask your learner about the International Day of Peace, which was celebrated last week. As an IB school, this is an important day to recognize. 


• Many of you have asked about extracurricular activities. Although the district is not offering basketball or football this season, they hope to offer those sports in the spring. If you are interested in local sports opportunities, River Park is offering fall ball and Athletes in Action will begin pods in October. Other on campus opportunities, like Dream enrichment, will be up and running on campus in October. 


• We’ve also gotten questions about performing arts. As of now, Young Actors Stage is booked to begin rehearsals for a play in January with performances in May. 



• The Caleb Greenwood Jog-a-Thon is coming up on Friday October 15. We have some incredibly generous corporate sponsors who invested in this event to get every kid and every teacher a free Jog-a-Thon shirt. Next week we will launch an online spiritwear fundraiser for families and community members who might want to purchase spiritwear for themselves. Stay tuned. A huge thank you to our sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsors
Better Homes and Gardens Rex and Shelley
Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora LLP
Elise Brown at Coldwell Banker
Rich Cazneaux at Coldwell Banker
Szymanowski Orthodontics
The Woolford Group
Gold Sponsors
The Ferrera Law Firm
PineCove Tavern
Sac Smiles- Alex Mercado DDS
Smith, McDowell & Powell (SMP) a Law Corporation
Surety1- Ryan Tash
Bronze Sponsors
RG- Raudelunas Group 
West Insurance Brokers- David Wood

Interim Principal 

Friday, September 24th was Charlotte Chadwick’s last day at Caleb Greenwood. Ms. Chadwick helped teachers, staff and students get off to a great school year. As we continue our search for a new principal, we are excited to welcome Dr. Herbert Wells. The following is a short bio:

Dr. Herbert Walls is a retired administrator, who has been a teacher, vice-principal and principal for 53 years with the last 35 years at SCUSD.  He has served as a teacher and administrator across all segments, elementary, middle, and high school, as well as being a special Education Director in Los Angeles with non-public schools.  In the last 15 years, he has returned to SCUSD to support principal vacancies and to coach new principals at 12 different schools. 

El Dr. Herbert Walls es un administrador jubilado, quien ha sido maestro, subdirector y director durante 53 años con los últimos 35 años en SCUSD. Se ha desempeñado como maestro y administrador en todos los segmentos, primaria, secundaria y preparatoria, además de ser director de educación especial en Los Ángeles con escuelas no públicas. En los últimos 15 años, ha regresado a SCUSD para apoyar las vacantes de directores y entrenar a nuevos directores en 12 escuelas diferentes.

Please see the message below about the relocation of our Care Room.

On Friday, September 24, 2021, SCUSD Risk Management did  assessment on our Care Room and COVID Testing location on and at the back of the stage and found that it  does not meet SPHD nor SCUSD standards relative to distancing and ventilation guidelines.  We were ordered to relocate the Care Room to room B-1 on the Carmellia  Avenue side of the school at Gate D.   One of the Care Room Assistants, Kaitlin or Mahmood will monitor Gate D at all times, the other will be in the Care Room to serve students and staff. Please continue to call the front office to notify staff you are bringing your student for testing. The changes are underway as of Saturday, September 25, 2021, and should be ready for implementation as early as Monday, September 27, 2021, at 7:45 a.m. 

Atención padres de Caleb Greenwood,
El viernes 24 de septiembre de 2021, SCUSD Risk Management realizó una evaluación en nuestra sala de cuidados y la ubicación de las pruebas COVID en y en la parte posterior del escenario y descubrió que no cumple con los estándares de SPHD ni SCUSD en relación con las pautas de distanciamiento y ventilación. Se nos ordenó trasladar la sala de cuidados a la sala B-1 en el lado de la escuela Carmellia Avenue en la puerta D. Uno de los asistentes de la sala de cuidados, Kaitlin o Mahmood supervisará la puerta D en todo momento, el otro estará en la sala de cuidados. Espacio para servir a estudiantes y personal.
Los cambios están en marcha a partir del sábado 25 de septiembre de 2021 y deberían estar listos para su implementación el lunes 27 de septiembre de 2021 a las 7:45 a.m.

Dr. Herbert Walls
Director interino
Escuela IB Caleb Greenwood

Dr. Herbert Walls 
Interim Principal 
Caleb Greenwood IB School