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Principal's Message

Greetings Simons Students and Parents,


I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer.  It is such an honor and privilege to be the new principal at Simons Middle School.  The Simons community has such an amazing team of teachers, staff, parents, community partners, district administration, and governing board members who care so much about PUSD students. 


For the past few weeks, it has been so exciting and positive to dive into the Simons’ culture, logistics and personnel.  Every day I have had many collaborative conversations with teachers, staff, parents, and community members.  In addition, I have also been fortunate to meet with the outgoing principal, Mr. Roddy Layton and previous administrators to ensure a smooth transition.  Undoubtedly, the future of Simons Middle School will continue to be strong for south Pomona.


Although the summer is usually a time for rest, the site administration and staff worked diligently to prepare for the upcoming school year. We are very excited to safely welcome our staff and students to in person learning in August, as we continue to follow all guidelines provided by the LACDPH and Pomona USD. We have some new additions to our Simons staff and we cannot wait to welcome them to the team. PUSD is also starting a new Virtual Independent Study Program for families wishing for a distance-learning model.


In the next few weeks, please keep an eye out for more communication on important information on the upcoming school year.  For now, please note the following dates as you prepare your calendars:


Student Registration Days - August 3-6, 2021

Parent Information Night - August 9, 2021

Students’ First Day of School - August 11, 2021


Please let me know if you need anything.  I am very grateful and proud to be your principal!


Go Spartans!





Sabestian Black


Simons Middle School