Bonsall Unified School District

Superintendent's Newsletter

SMS Club student
Sullivan Middle School hosted its annual Club Rush this February. Last year SMS hosted 12 clubs ranging from the Cupcake Club, Billiards Club, Pokemon Club, and Video Game Club to name a few. Having students involved in things they are passionate about is a vital part of a great school.
Dear BUSD Community,
If you have not already heard, many homes are being built within the attendance boundaries of the Bonsall Unified School District, and our student enrollment is projected to grow substantially.  The chart below shows the projected growth in enrollment at each of the schools, and the total enrollment for all five schools in the district.  Currently, we have roughly 2,500 students and anticipate over 3,300 students within the next few years.  It is important for everyone to know that we will not have enough classroom space to occupy the number of students coming into the district.  The biggest impact will take place at the middle school and high school campus.  These schools are on the same campus and will not be able to occupy the projected enrollment with the facilities we have today.  In this situation, it is necessary to expand our facilities and build a high school in order to accommodate our growing population.

The Board of Trustees recently approved a community survey that will take place over the next few weeks.  The survey results will determine if the community is in support of building a new school.  The results will also guide the board in determining whether or not to approve moving forward with a bond election, which would pay for the cost of building a high school (estimated 31 million) in the Bonsall Unified School District.  Please stay tuned for future news and announcements regarding the survey results and next steps for our school district.

David Jones
Bonsall West student peace sign
Bonsall West Elementary School participated in the Great Kindness Challenge the week of January 22-26th. Some highlights of the week were a kick off assembly, creating a list of 50 ways to show kindness, signing a banner with pledges of kindness, making cards for others, making blankets for cancer patients, taking a whole school aerial photo of a peace sign, and creating a ‘path of kindness’ out of student painted rocks for our front planter.  Our February Kindness challenge will be writing cards to our military members.
BHS Valedictorian Shawn McKenzie-Heck
Congratulations to the Bonsall High School class of 2018 Valedictorian Shawn McKenzie-Heck.  Valedictorian is determined by quality and quantity of courses and excellent academic performance across all courses.  You can read more here about how BHS ranks the valedictorian. Congratulations also to Kristi Leung, the BHS class of 2018 Salutatorian.  Both students must retain their academic record in order to retain their ranking through the end of the year.
BES jog-a-thon
Bonsall Elementary School PTA hosted their annual Jog-A-Thon on Friday, January 26. All grades participated in running around the track for 30 minutes each. We have raised over $37,000 for supplies, materials, and technology. We are incredibly thankful for all those that have donated and made the event such a success.
parenting program logo
Beginning in March, Vivian Banks Charter School will begin a six hour parenting workshop series in collaboration with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.  These three workshops will focus on promoting improved effectiveness and wellness of parents.  We would like to extend an invitation to all BUSD parents who would like to attend.  For more information please see the flyer and RSVP with Teresa at (760) 742-3300.