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Message from Our Superintendent

Superintendent Message

May 2022

Dear Altar Valley Families, 

Celebrate! Thank you to all of our Altar Valley Families for a great school year! In addition to our health, happiness, and success we have so much to celebrate as we close out the 2021-2022 school year! Here are a few highlights, celebrations, and upcoming events:

Thank you to all of the families that completed the family survey. Almost 70% of you gave our schools an A or B grade.

Encanto Drama Performance

Ms. Heath will be directing her last AVMS performance on May 10 at 6 pm in the AVMS cafeteria. Thank you, Ms. Heath, for all you've done for the Altar Valley School District!

Happy Retirement

Thank you to Ms. Lorie Wallace, Mr. Dan Tankersley, and Ms. Lori Conner for their dedication to the Altar Valley School District. We wish you all the best in the future!

Welcome to Our New Leaders

Starting July 1, Ms. Dustie Gunn-Ader will become the Principal of Robles Elementary and Jim Summerkamp will take over as Director of Operations.

Promotion Ceremonies:

      • Preschool Promotion: May 20, 9:30 am Robles cafeteria
      • Kindergarten Promotion: May 20, 12:30 pm Robles cafeteria
      • 5th Grade Promotion: May 23, 1:30 pm Robles cafeteria
      • 8th Grade Promotion: May 24, 6 pm AVMS back field

        Night of Altar Valley All-Stars at Robles and AVMS to celebrate our Altar Valleys All-Star Students! This end of the year culminating event will highlight each schools’ successes and learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

        Discovery STEM Camp

        June 6 through June 30, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch provided.

        Join the AVSD Team

        Altar Valley has certified and classified openings for the 2022-2023 school year:

        • Certified teaching positions K-8.
        • Substitute teachers starting rate of pay is $125 a day.
        • Minimum wage starting at $14.00 an hour.
        • Extra compensation opportunities: Before and after school tutoring, enrichment, clubs, and sports.

        If you or someone you know is interested in joining the AVSD team, please visit our website at: for a list of open positions.

        Wishing you all a fun and safe summer. See you all August 4 for the first day of the 2022-2023 school year!


        Dr. David Dumon

        Dr. David Dumon
        Altar Valley School District
        (520) 822-1484