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Superintendent, Jane Yuster

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August 21, 2017

Dear Cabrillo Unified School District Community,

Meeting students is the greatest joy of serving as your superintendent! Last year I happened to be visiting Farallone View on Valentine’s Day and the kindergarteners presented me with a box of Valentines.

I keep that box in my office, and even show it to visitors, to remind myself that the most important part of my job is to make sure that these little ones learn and grow each day until the day they graduate from high school. Everything I do – from analyzing our Climate Survey results and developing our budget to overseeing our construction bonds - is in support of that goal!

As we head into the 2017-18 school year, I would like to highlight some important news and developments in the Cabrillo Unified School District:


Please join me in welcoming our new principals:

Hatch Elementary School: David Porcel-Medina

Previously, Mr. Porcel-Medina was a Vice Principal in the Antioch Unified School District in Antioch, California. Mr. Porcel-Medina earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Granada in Spain, and also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University East Bay.

Cunha Middle School: Seth Feldman

Mr. Feldman previously was a Vice Principal at Oak Grove Middle School in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Mr. Feldman has a Juris Doctor Degree from Chicago-Kent Law School, a Master of Public Administration Degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

We are pleased that despite a local shortage of administrators we were able to hire two outstanding principals. That is a clear reflection of the vibrancy of our community, and the innovation going on in our classrooms!

Start Time

This year Half Moon Bay High School is adopting a block schedule for the first time. Please refer to for details on the bell schedule for Half Moon Bay High School. Bell schedules for all other CUSD schools can also be found on the individual school websites.


    • Cunha – Our new gymnasium, a joint effort between the district and the Boys and Girls Club, opened on schedule in February 2017, and even had the honor of hosting Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Town Hall Meeting! Over the summer, we also renovated and upgraded the wood shop at Cunha.

    • Pilarcitos Alternative High School/Adult Education Center – We are pleased that we opened our new campus in February 2017. My office window happens to look out on this campus, and I now have the pleasure of seeing our students and staff walk through this modern, state-of-the-art campus each day!

    • Hatch Elementary School – The district has made significant progress in renovating the Hatch campus. The new office and classrooms for grades 1-5 are being used for the first time today! Kinder classrooms are scheduled to open in fall of 2018. We want to remind you to please respect the construction fencing and signs at the school. They are there to protect the safety of all.

    • Half Moon Bay High School – We replaced the artificial turf with brand-new organic cork in-fill, including restoration of field elements. The field now includes ADA ramps to improve accessibility.

    I look forward to further strengthening my relationship with you as we partner together to ensure that every child in this district has the support and opportunities they need to succeed in the classroom.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office (650-712-7112) to schedule an appointment. Have a great year!

    With warmest regards,

    Jane Yuster Superintendent

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