Dear Justice Family,
We have so much to be thankful for at Justice St. Academy Charter! The hard work and dedication by all stakeholders of Justice St. Academy have proven to be effective. Our efforts have been recognized time and time again. Justice Street Academy Charter is a proud California Distinguished and Gold Ribbon School. Most recently, we have added one more incredible recognition that sets us apart from other schools: STEAM Certified School! This prestigious title recognizes the collaborative efforts at our school for recognizing our integrated science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics program. It also reflects what we already know --- we are one of the best schools in the country and Justice is the place to be!
Our staff, students, parents and guardians were given the task of continuing our distance learning this school year. We continued to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. We met weekly as a school community through a Zoom Webinar and celebrated the incredible amount of learning taking place during distance learning. Every week, our slide deck grew and grew because there was so much to share about our students’ efforts. You motivated all of us to continue giving our best during this unprecedented time and we never lost sight of making the most of our situation. Fortunately, we were able to shift to a hybrid model and gain back some sense of normalcy. We look forward to the day when it is safe for all to return to in person learning.
Our school community has been put to the test. The strength of the partnership between our staff, parents and guardians, students, and community stakeholders is a shining example of the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” As all the adults give their best, so do our students! Thank you for building opportunities throughout the school year that gave all of our kids a chance to thrive and maximize their learning potentials. To all our stakeholders, thank you for your unparalleled commitment to our students. I am so impressed by your willingness to go above and beyond every day. Your dedication and influence on our students will last a lifetime! Thank you to the teachers and support staff for giving your best to our families! We are so fortunate to have THE BEST teachers and staff!
Thank you to all of our extraordinary parents and guardians. You have proven once again that we have a true school partnership. Your support this year was unparalleled, and you deserve special kudos for helping our school community succeed. As always, Justice PTA ROCKS! Thank you, PTA President Monique Berrenson and the PTA Board for keeping us connected in a year where we needed it most! Your energy and creativity were a driving force.
Lastly, I would like to give a big thank you to all of our wonderful students! You are a powerhouse and I have truly enjoyed watching you grow and learn this year. Our students are charismatic, talented, and always willing to step up to roles of leadership. You have given your personal best and we are all very proud of your accomplishments! To the culminating Class of 2021: Keep on reaching for the stars! You are talented, intelligent, kindhearted, and true scholars! Wishing you all the best as you transition to middle school, high school, college, and beyond. I have watched you grow from young Tk and kindergarteners to the mature and ambitious students you are today. Set your goals high, dream big, and you can accomplish great things. The sky’s the limit! Believe in yourselves…I believe in you!
I am so honored to be a part of the Justice Street family and I am looking forward to the endless possibilities in store for the future. Together, we can continue to excel and surpass our greatest dreams for our school community.
In closing, my message to our students comes from legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden.
“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in
knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
All My Best,
Cynthia Hernandez Morrison