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A message from our Principal, Mrs Christina Steele Hantgin

Travis ECHS Families and Community,

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year! I am thrilled to welcome you back to school. It is truly an honor for me to continue to serve as the principal of Travis Early College High School. I am privileged to work with such a thoughtful and talented team. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to campus and making this a smooth transition for our community. I would like to congratulate Ms. Lacy Blakley for her promotion to Academic Director. I know she will continue to support our students tirelessly. We are all excited to work closely with you to ensure the success and well-being of all of our students.

We have been working hard all summer to plan for the opening of school. We have made some improvements to the building over the Summer and I can’t wait to see our students enjoy these new spaces. The most obvious improvement is our parking lot. We are so thankful to have this project (mostly) done. We still have a bit to be finished, but that should occur over break, and shouldn’t interfere with traffic during the school year. Our HVAC system and electrical systems have been upgraded and our 400 hallway has been given a “facelift” with new paint and flooring. Many new furnishings have been donated by a local business partner and we have been able to create more opportunities to access flexible learning spaces outside of the traditional classroom. I hope you will have a chance to visit campus and experience the new additions.

Travis Early College High School is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our school and have high expectations for each and every student. Our teachers worked hard last year to connect with students virtually and created learning experiences that were engaging and accessible. Our students also worked hard to continue their learning through many difficult circumstances. We are very proud of them. Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe.

Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we work together to accelerate our students’ learning. We appreciate your support. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website for important updates and information regarding our reopening plans.

We value our partnership with families as we navigate these challenging times together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Stay safe!

 

Sincerely,

 

Christina Steele Hantgin

 

Principal

Early College High School

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