2018-2019 Welcome Back to School message

  • Renton District statement 2018-2019 Dear Renton Families,

    Service.  Excellence.  Equity. These are three of my core values as a leader. But these words are more than just a mere slogan. These are my promise to you, our students, our staff, and our community. As Renton School District’s superintendent, I will work hard each and every day to ensure that our district embodies these core values and look forward to working with you to help us realize this vision for our students.

    My staff and I continue our work to meet with many parents, family members, and community and business members, to cultivate the partnership between schools, parents, and community, to take the Renton School District to new levels of excellence. Your support is essential and I challenge all of us to continue to serve as advocates for our own students (in my case my own daughter and son) and for all our students in Renton Schools. To that end, you are always welcome to visit, participate, and volunteer at our schools. Additionally, never hesitate to contact our principals, district leaders, and/or me should you have any questions or concerns.  Frequent and effective communication will remain a hallmark of the Renton School District.

    Come August 29, the Renton School District’s outstanding teaching and support staff will welcome your student to the 2018-19 school year. Our staff has spent the summer engaged in professional learning and preparing our buildings for the first day of school. It will be a busy year and we are ready to get to work!  I look forward to partnering with you during this school year and beyond.


    Dr. Damien Pattenaude