Welcome to the Continental ESD #39 App
Continental School District No. 39, home of the Continental Colts, has served families in the Green Valley area since 1916. Continental School’s name came from the Intercontinental Rubber Company, established in the area at the request of President Woodrow Wilson, during World War I. Our unique location, at the base of Madera Canyon, offers unobstructed views of the truly unique desert landscape. The district has always been committed to educational excellence and celebrated its 100th year in 2016.
Green Valley was established as a retirement community in the 1960’s and now boasts a thriving population of over 21,000 people. While Green Valley is still predominately a retirement community, there are approximately 200 families whose children attend Continental School. Our school and the community work hand in hand for the betterment of the community and the students at Continental.
Our students benefit from the experiences of a wide range of community and parent volunteers who actively assist with a variety of clubs, special programs, after-school sports, and activities. This special bond between our students and our many volunteers makes our district a truly unique place to be.
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Dear Continental Colts, Families and Community Members,
It is with great pride that I continue to serve as your Superintendent.
We are excited to begin our school year “in person” this year. We will continue to follow our Mitigation Plan to ensure the health and safety of our students, in terms of hand washing and sanitizing areas frequently. Again, we are appreciative of your support and cooperation. Every extra effort will allow us to continue to provide in-person learning for your children.
This year our theme is “Focus on the Big Rocks”. We have been sailing on uncharted waters and have reached safe harbour. It is imperative that we focus on the BIG ROCKS of teaching and learning. We will need everyone’s help to eliminate the “NOISE” or distractions in order for students and teachers to do their job effectively. Parents can help by ensuring students are present everyday and ready to learn.
Our school letter grade remains a “B”. We are analyzing our AzM2 State Assessment results in order to develop individual learning goals for each student. Our state assessment will be a new assessment again this year, which makes it very difficult to analyze student progress from year to year. We will be relying heavily on our NWEA MAP Formative Assessments K-8 to make instructional decisions. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher for specifics on how you can assist in closing the achievement gap for your child(ren).
As stated in our Mission Statement, we will continue to provide a community environment in which ALL individuals are challenged to achieve excellence in academics, character, and life skills.
In addition, our continued priority will be to ensure that our students are learning, feel safe, valued, and supported in our school. We will stick together and continue to be the cohesive Continental Colt family that we are. BETTER TOGETHER!
Let’s make it a GREAT year and thank you for your continued support.
Your Proud Superintendent,