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Superintendent's Message

A Message To The Lynwood Unified Community


Paul Gothold

Lynwood Unified School District
November 2013

Dear Lynwood Unified Community,

This school year so far has brought many welcome changes and accomplishments, including the completion of several projects under our District’s Measure K facilities bond. As you drive through our neighborhoods or drop off your children at our schools, you have probably noticed some work taking place. Over the summer and into the beginning of this fall, construction crews made improvements at 16 of our schools and are continuing to work on the new classroom facilities at Washington and Lincoln elementary schools. It’s our goal to keep you updated on everything happening on Measure K, so I encourage you to visit our website, where you can keep abreast on the great changes taking place at our facilities and to view photos of the construction.

The month of November represents the beginning of the holiday season. However, for Lynwood Unified November also brings the school year’s first parent conferences. I encourage parents to ensure they attend parent/teacher conferences because your participation in your child’s education is essential to their success. These intimate meetings give you a chance to go beyond the grades you see on their report cards. This gives you the opportunity to converse with your child’s teacher one-on-one, ask questions about what they’re learning and also learn more about your child’s progress in the classroom. To prepare, write down and bring with you any questions or concerns you have about the first quarter of this school year, such as how your child is doing in comparison to his or her peers, or how they have been performing in class. We believe that parents are a vital part of their children’s success and this is a wonderful way to get involved in your child’s education.

Your participation will be especially important as our District continues to move toward the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). While these standards are rigorous and better prepare students across the nation to be successful in college and careers, they also give districts the ability to tailor instruction to the specialized needs of their own students. We are excited about these changes and have been working hard to ensure our staff is prepared to implement the new standards. We will also be proactive in presenting you with up-to-date information on our progress and what you can do to assist your children under this transformative instructional model.

Thank you for the important part you play in your child’s education and for allowing us to help them continue to grow. 


Paul Gothold




Contact Us

Paul Gothold,Superintendent
(310) 886-1600  x76601 

Gickee (Geraldine) OrmeoAdministrative Office Coordinator
(310) 886-1600   x76602 

Socorro Gutierrez Confidential Secretary
(310) 886-1600   x76604

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