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Thankfulness

Dear Browning High School community,

 As we prepare for the time of year to reflect on how good our family, friends and loved ones have been to us, it is with graciousness, gratitude and thankfulness that I address this letter to you today.  As a family, community and team, you have been so amazing in all your support for the students and staff of Richard D. Browning High School.  I cannot express how full my heart is when I think about the support you have extended to us. I am deeply moved to have such a wonderful school family. 

We have been through the first quarter of our school year, and the outpouring of parent support for our teachers is phenomenal.  Teachers often reach out in a time of need and our proud parents have been extremely supportive.  It is hard work to be a parent, to questions our students/young adults about school and friends, to hold the line on behavioral expectations, to demand they achieve their academic best, and to push them toward their future dreams.  However, you have demonstrated over the past few weeks and months that our home school connection is strong and our parent/guardians believe we are a team working together for the success of students. Thank you for believing in us.  Thank you for trusting your student’s academic development to us and thank you for standing strong with us.  We are determined to make great things happen for young people.

As we progress into the holiday season, please take a moment and be reassured that we are grateful for you.  We are grateful for your partnership with us in the PTSA.  We are grateful to you for answering our calls when we herald a need.  Whether it be a can food drive, professional clothing drive or just support keeping students on track, you are truly our partners in education and we are thankful to partner with you.  Best wishes to you, your family, loved ones and friends.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Anderson

Principal's Message

Welcome to Richard D. Browning High School

Dear Browning Parents and/or Guardians,

     Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) desires to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Simply put, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

                            LBUSD’s Holiday Period

                      November 19th – November 23rd

                         December 24th – January 4th                           

LBUSD recognizes that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve received a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

Respectfully,

Dr. Anderson