Principal's Message

Dear Pine Grove Superstar Families,

We did it!  The 2020-2021 school year is officially over.

It took a village to get through this school year.  I want to thank you all for your support and patience shown these past ten months. Despite the challenges, the school year has been filled with numerous success stories. I also want to thank our hard working and caring Superstar staff who have spent countless hours creating essential learning experiences, implementing safety protocols, and collaborating with peers. Their commitment is impressive and our kids are the beneficiaries.

We have several staff members not returning to Pine Grove in the fall.  Our retirees, Karen Hettinga, Roberta Hough, Barbara Schnorf, and Liz Spence will be enjoying family, travel, hobbies, and sleeping-in.  In addition, the following Superstar staff members are moving on to other personal and career pursuits: Julie Slovek, Vicki Chartier, Gabriel Hershberger, Kristin Westman, and Clarissa Trump.

New staff members will be introduced when we return in August. Pine Grove’s team of professionals continues to be stellar, and student-focused.

In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the students of Pine Grove Elementary School! I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play and READ together.

The 2021-2022 school year is just around the corner. See you in August!


Michelle Boyd



The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email:, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at