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Principal Letter

Dear Terra Nova Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you back to another academic year at Terra Nova High School. I am honored to have been appointed as your Interim Principal and to have the opportunity to lead a school with a rich tradition, strong community support and outstanding students.

Joining me on the administrative team is Ms. Emily Cruze as Vice Principal of Guidance and Ms. Salie Stoner Bennett as Vice Principal of Guidance.

While our summer was one of transition, the school year holds great promise. Our teachers have been busy throughout the summer preparing their classrooms, revising curriculum and attending trainings to help engage our students in learning. 

Terra Nova High School has a lot to offer our students and parents.  Research has shown the positive effects of parent involvement on schools, families, and students.  I encourage you to consider becoming involved with one of our parent organizations: PTO, Band Booster, Drama Booster or Athletic Booster. 

Parents are also provided access to ParentVue, a web-based system that helps parents monitor and guide their student's education by providing efficient access to grades, assignments and communication to teachers. 

Our strong parent participation helps ensure that Terra Nova is able to offer a high quality academic program as well as a diverse number of student activities.

I would also like to update you on some important informational items.

Our district school calendar was revised and the updated calendar has been posted on our website and is attached for your convenience.  Please make note that the April 19th collaboration day has been removed.  There will be no early release.  Classes will be held on a regular bell schedule.   

Terra Nova High School’s Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday August 25th at 6pm.  More details will be shared via email, as the date gets closer. 

Please note that our school’s website has also changed to tnhs.juhsd.net.

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I wish everyone all the best for a safe and successful school year.


Megan Carey


Terra Nova High School


Megan Carey