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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond visited Valle Lindo School District in South El Monte on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Superintendent Thurmond welcomed students and parents to campus at Dean L. Shively Middle School and New Temple Elementary School, where students returned to full-time in-person instruction. The schools have been recognized for strong implementation of COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies.

Superintendent Thurmond was greeted by Valle Lindo School District Student Ambassadors, South El Monte City Officials, and the Valle Lindo School District Board of Education. Thurmond’s visit also showcased the community’s commitment to student safety, inclusion, and mental wellness.

This was part of a series of on-campus visits that the State Superintendent is making to showcase students engaged in safe, in-person learning supported by a multi-layered, whole-child approach that includes implementing safety measures and addressing learning gaps while attending to student mental health and well-being and the needs of families.