Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Shadow Hills.  I hope each of you had a terrific summer.  I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year.  I know that this year will be a great one, filled with a wide variety of learning experiences for your child.  As a 6th and 8th grade teacher I stress academic as well as non-academic areas to prepare your child for high school.  These are very important years for the students and I will do my best to encourage good study habits.  I feel these are necessary skills for success in school.  
In order to foster excellent study skills I expect full participation.  There will also be research projects and lab experiments.  Establishing a suitable time and a quiet well-lit place for home study will enable your child to “get into a routine” of studying each day.
I have set high standards for our classroom.  Being prepared for class on a daily basis is a requirement for all students.  Please send your child to school with all the class material needed.

Because you are an integral part of your child’s education, I feel home-school communication is of vital importance.  I welcome your comments.  Please feel free to contact me at school by email (  I will also be available before and after school.
Thank you in advance for your support.  By working together we can make this a wonderful year for all of us.  You are a very important part of our Shadow Hills team.  I look forward to meeting you at or before Back to School Night.  


Adrian Zayas