Mr. Knutson – Interim Principal

Dear DECS’ Families,

What a remarkable first half of the year it has been at Delta Elementary Charter School. My goal has always been to support our staff, students and community and it has been a joy for me to serve as your principal. Your support has been fantastic and I thank you for believing in me.

Now it’s time for me to have my baby and with that brings excitement and anxiety. I am happy that we will be growing as a family of four, but I am anxious about having to leave DECS for a short period. Mr. Lewis and I have worked together for seven years and put a solid plan is in place to ensure the consistency for our staff, students and families.

Our school is rooted in our core values around teamwork and this DECS’ Team has been extraordinary as I prepare for my leave. Mr. Lewis located a retired Principal, Kris Knutson, who will be stepping in during my absence to ensure structure, safety and consistency remain our priority.

Mr. Lewis will be on site a great deal meeting with Mr. Knutson and the staff to answer any questions and to ensure a smooth transition. Please use our current procedures utilizing your classroom teacher prior to reaching out to Mr. Knutson on any classroom related issues. If any issues appear to be serious or of an immediate concern, contact Mr. Knutson immediately. He will be stepping in as our interim principal on January 23rd. Be sure to introduce yourself to him as a new member of our DECS’ Team.

Thank you again for making DECS a wonderful place to be each and every day. You make my job so meaningful and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon with my new baby. My planned return date is scheduled for May 1, 2017.


Vanessa Belair, Principal