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Principals Message

Dear Buford Community,

With great pride and excitement, I write this letter to you as the Principal of Buford Elementary School.   I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead a school that is dedicated to the success of students.

Buford has earned a reputation for academic excellence through the hard work of our students, teachers, parents, and staff.  Buford is proud to support numerous challenging academic programs and an outstanding after-school enrichment program. We encourage you to experience our school culture, one that is focused on providing students with the educational and social resources that will prepare them to achieve their college and career success. 

At Buford, we believe that it is essential for our students to be connected to school through positive relationships and a strong sense of community.  I believe that every student can learn and be successful if provided with the right support and opportunities.  Our teachers and staff are committed to providing all students with an appropriate and challenging educational experience in a respectful environment that fosters learning and growth.

A crucial part of success for students is attendance.  As a parent or guardian, it is essential for you to maintain an attitude that “Every Day Counts” for students to be in school and ready to learn each day.  At Buford, we will assist in helping parents and families understand the importance of instructional time and school attendance.  Additionally at Buford, we recognize that family and community support are integral to our success.  This is why we encourage you to join us as a volunteer through our Parent Center and leadership committees such as the School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee, or other avenues. Parents/Guardians play the most important roles in a student's success and I invite you to collaborate with us in your students' education.

When we take the time to strategically plan, forge positive relationships, celebrate our achievements, and continue to build on our successful foundation, we can foster a learning environment where our entire Buford community thrives.

Buford Elementary School is a place where exceptional teaching and learning are the norm.  I am truly honored to be a part of the Bengal Community. 

Have a great school year!

Maricela De La Torre, Buford Principal