Dear Capuchino Students and Families,
Welcome back. I hope that this message finds you and your family well. I am delighted and look forward to this coming school year like never before. I would never have thought that I would be Principal of my alma mater. As an alum and a San Bruno resident I have a vested interest in doing the best we can to serve our students and families of the Capuchino community. I look forward to working with all of you for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond.
Capuchino has served our community for over 70 years, fostering learning, individual growth, and empowering our students to make a positive impact in their communities. Our student scholars are remarkable in every regard, and we thank you for entrusting us with this amazing responsibility. Our school goal is for all students to graduate demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to be prepared for college and career, which is anchored in our IB learner profile.
As an IB School, Capuchino is a unique, comprehensive high school. This includes a rigorous and coherent set of academic expectations, intentional social/emotional support, along with an immensely talented staff who will foster community in a variety of contexts, most importantly in each classroom on campus. It also means a commitment to International Mindedness and racial justice. An example of our goal toward a school centered on racial equity, is our CHS Black Student Union (BSU), who created this mural which launched in August, 2021 on campus. Their work was endorsed by our School Site Council (SSC) and will hang outside of the ‘D’ Building for the 2021-22 school year. For the coming year, and beyond, we will continue to revise our curriculum, reflect on interactions, and challenge assumptions to ensure that each of our students is well supported for a successful future. There is no more important duty than providing each of our students with an equitable school experience. To learn more about our school and the IB Programme, please click here. Finally, more information regarding our school values and the IB Learner Profile can be found in our mission statement found here.
As the new, proud principal of Capuchino High School, I am eagerly awaiting the first day of school. Our staff is rested and rejuvenated, and are excited to welcome back our students in August after the much needed break. I am excited to listen and learn about all the amazing things our students do here at Cap and get to know our family community as well. If you have any questions or feedback, I hope that you will reach out to a staff member or myself directly, so that we can help you navigate our return to school for the fall.
Jose A. Gomez
Jose A. Gomez