Friday, August 29, 2014

News Release from San Diego Unified School District: Free and Reduced Lunch Policy Announced

August 29, 2014

New Release from San Diego Unified School District

Free and Reduced Lunch Policy Announced

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified School District today announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The Food Services central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price (currently there is no charge for reduced-price meals in San Diego Unified School District), or full-price meal benefits (meal prices are $1.00 for breakfast, $2.00 for elementary lunch, and $2.50 for secondary lunch). Children from households whose gross income is at or below the levels shown here are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Households who receive CalFresh (also known as SNAP or Food Stamps), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside.

Application Forms will be distributed to households with a letter informing them of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for enrolled children.  Applications are also available in the school office.  To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits, households must complete an application and return it to the school office or mail it to the central Food Services office for processing.  Households may also apply on-line by going to www.sandi.net and selecting the School Meal Info/Application shortcut.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used to determine meal eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or program officials.

Requirements for school officials to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits are as follows: For households receiving CalFresh (also known as SNAP or Food Stamps), CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR benefits – applications need to only include the enrolled child(ren)'s name, CalFresh, CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR case number, name of the household member receiving benefits, and the signature of an adult household member. For households who do not list a CalFresh CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR case number, the application must include the names of all household members, the gross monthly amount and source of the income received by each household member, and the signature and corresponding last four digits of the adult household members Social Security number. If the household member who signs the application does not have a Social Security number, the household member must check the box indicating on the application that they do not have a Social Security number.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the determining official(s), as designated by the San Diego Unified School District Food Services Department, shall review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the eligibility ruling may discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents may also make a formal request for an appeal hearing of the decision and may do so orally or in writing with the Food Services hearing official. Parents or guardians should contact Food Services for specific information regarding the name of the determining official and/or hearing official for San Diego Unified School District.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact Food Services. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household's income falls at or below the levels as shown below.

Households that receive CalFresh, CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR benefits may not have to complete an Application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals. Food Services officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation obtained directly from the CalFresh, CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR office that a child is a member of a household currently receiving CalFresh or FDPIR benefits or an assistance unit receiving CalWORKs or Kin-GAP benefits. Food Services officials will notify households of their eligibility prior to the start of school. 

To find out more about the free and reduced-price meal program, contact Food Services at (858) 627-7328 or on the web at www.sandi.net and select the School Meal Info/Application.

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) also participates in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs Provision 2 program which is a program that reduces application burdens, simplifies meal counting and claiming procedures, and provides meals at no charge to all students attending schools operating under Provision 2.  In the 2014-2015 school year, the following schools will begin the base year of Provision 2:  Epiphany Prep, Millennial Tech, and Harriet Tubman Charter. The district has 97 other schools participating in Provision 2 where all students are receiving meals at no charge; for a listing of schools, please go to www.sandi.net/food.  

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjunction, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

2014-2015 Household Size and Income Eligibility Scales

Participants from households with incomes at or below the following levels may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk:

 

 

Free

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk

Reduced-Price

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch and Breakfast

Household size

Year

Month

Twice per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

Year

Month

Twice per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

1

$ 15,171

$ 1,265

$   633

$  584

$  292

$ 21,590

$ 1,800

$   900

$   831

$  416

2

20,449

1,705

853

787

394

29,101

2,426

1,213

1,120

560

3

25,727

2,144

1,072

990

495

36,612

3,051

1,526

1,409

705

4

31,005

2,584

1,292

1,193

597

44,123

3,677

1,839

1,698

849

5

36,283

3,024

1,512

1,396

698

51,634

4,303

2,152

1,986

993

6

41,561

3,464

1,732

1,599

800

59,145

4,929

2,465

2,275

1,138

7

46,839

3,904

1,952

1,802

901

66,656

5,555

2,778

2,564

1,282

8

52,117

4,344

2,172

2,005

1,003

74,167

6,181

3,091

2,853

1,427

For each additional family member, add:

 

$  5,278

$    440

$    220

$   203

$    102

$  7,511

$    626

$    313

$   289

$   145

 

 

Contact:  Joanne Tucker, Food Services Marketing Coordinator, 858.627.7316 or jtucker@sandi.net

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District: START THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Aug. 29, 2014

 

START THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR AT LINCOLN  HIGH SCHOOL

 

DETAILS: On Tuesday, Sept. 2, more than 110,000 students in the San Diego Unified School District will head back to school. Kick off the school year right at Lincoln High School with multiple activities involving students, parents, teachers and staff, plus the new principal, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education President Kevin Beiser and Vice President Marne Foster. This year Lincoln launches its new STEAM Middle College in collaboration with the San Diego Community College District. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Learn what we are doing this year to ensure a quality school in every neighborhood, creating academic, social and physical environments worthy of our students.

 

WHAT/WHEN: Morning news availability at Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113) , Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

 

ACCESS TIME: Live trucks will be able to park at the east end of the campus off Willie James Jones Avenue near Holly Drive starting at 5:30 a.m. Look for the sign for Media Parking. 

 

Map and directions: http://www.sandi.net/Page/39986

 

Campus map: http://www.sandi.net/cms/lib/CA01001235/Centricity/Domain/13193/LINCOLN_HS_Map.pdf

 

ACTIVITIES/AVAILABILITY (times are approximate)

 

6 – 6:30 a.m.,  Principal John Ross and Board of Education President Kevin Beiser

 

6:30–7:30 a.m., Superintendent Cindy Marten and Board President Kevin Beiser, students and professor from Lincoln’s new STEAM Middle College, ASB students, JROTC cadets, cheerleaders, parents, staff

 

7-8:30 a.m., Board Vice President Marne Foster,  

 

7:30-8:30 a.m. Parent breakfast, Room 601

 

8-9 a.m. Classroom visit with Supt. Cindy Marten

 

Spanish speakers will be available.

 

CONTACT: Linda Zintz | Communications Director | San Diego Unified School District | (619) 847-6637 (Cell)

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY – District to Mark Opening of Quality Assurance Office with Ribbon Cutting and Open House Aug. 29

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District Aug. 27, 2014

 

District to Mark Opening of Quality Assurance Office with Ribbon Cutting and Open House Aug. 29

 

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District is celebrating the opening of its Quality Assurance Office with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. The event will begin with an informal presentation by Supt. Cindy Marten and Quality Assurance Executive Director Carmina Duran, followed by a ribbon cutting and office tour.

 

WHEN: Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: 4100 Normal Street, Annex 10 (Office is located on the Campus Drive side of the Education Center)

 

DETAILS: Providing a safe and nurturing environment for each and every student is the district's top priority. The opening of this office is the culmination of a year-long effort by Superintendent Cindy Marten in collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups to create a centralized, one-stop shop where parents, students, staff and community members can share concerns related to the district, its policies or its schools, and receive objective, timely responses. 

 

SPEAKERS: Superintendent Cindy Marten; Quality Assurance Executive Director Carmina Duran; Board Members in attendance. 

 

CONTACT: Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified School District, 619- 847-6637 (mobile)

 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Board Advisory Committees—Notices/Agendas

Please refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of all board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' --Nelson Mandela

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation, ICOC Committee, August 21, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Committee, August 21, 2014
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226       

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Lincoln High School Launches New STEAM Middle College Program

NEWS RELEASE
August 20, 2014

Lincoln High School Launches New STEAM Middle College Program
Collaboration between San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District provides high school students access to college courses

SAN DIEGO -- The first cohort of students in the new Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program began classes Monday, Aug. 18 as part of the latest collaboration between the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). The Aug. 18 start date aligned with the community college fall semester start date, which is two weeks before other students at Lincoln will begin school on Sept. 2.

The new STEAM Middle College Program is designed to provide a supportive academic environment that combines high school and community college courses. Lincoln High School students will now have the opportunity to take college credit classes and, in some cases, earn associate degrees before graduating from high school. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

"After months of planning, it's exciting to see the first group of students actually start the new program," said Lincoln High School Principal John Ross. "These students are the first to have the opportunity to take college credit classes right here on campus. They are getting a head-start on their future success in college and career."

The San Diego Unified Board of Education approved Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program on April 27, 2014.

As part of the curriculum, San Diego City College is offering credit classes for the students at the Continuing Education, Educational Cultural Complex (ECC), in collaboration with Lincoln High School staff. The new focus will concentrate on hands-on, project-based learning, with an advisory model utilizing coordinators, internships for students, student exhibitions and dual enrollment with San Diego Unified and the Community College.
"Beginning with the first middle college established at LaGuardia Community College in New York, community colleges have formed successful partnerships with their local high schools," said SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll.  "The San Diego Community College District looks forward to serving the students at Lincoln High School in this new partnership."

A special event, "Ready for the Future," was held today at Lincoln High School officially launching the new program. Attendees included San Diego Unified Supt. Cindy Marten and Board Vice President Marne Foster, SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll and Board President Rich Grosch, City College President Anthony Beebe, Lincoln High Principal John Ross, faculty, students, parents and community members.

Media Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-847-6637 (mobile); 619-725-5578 (office)
Linda Zintz
Communications Director

Clzintz@sandi.net
l619-725-5578 office
6619-847-6637 mobile




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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: “Ready for the Future” Event to Recognize Launch of Lincoln High School’s STEAM Middle College Program

August 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY for August 20, 2014

"Ready for the Future" Event to Recognize Launch of Lincoln High School's STEAM Middle College Program Collaboration between San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District expands in 2014-15 school year

What:  The "Ready for the Future" event marks the official start of the Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program, a collaboration between the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. The first cohort of students in the program began classes on Monday, Aug. 18, on the Lincoln High School campus.  Leadership from both districts, staff, elected officials, students, parents and community members are joining together to celebrate this newest partnership between San Diego Unified and SDCCD that will benefit the students in the Lincoln High School community.

When:             Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
2-2:30 p.m.      Program
2:30-3 p.m.      Reception with light refreshments

Where: Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Avenue, (92113)

Speakers include: San Diego Unified Supt. Cindy Marten; San Diego Unified Board Vice President Marne Foster; SDCCD Chancellor Constance Carroll; SDCCD Board President Rich Grosch; City College President Anthony Beebe, Lincoln High School Principal John Ross; students in the new program.

Background:  The San Diego Unified Board of Education approved Lincoln High School Middle College on April 27, 2014. The program is designed to be a supportive academic environment that combines a high school and a community college, providing high school students with opportunities to take classes for college credit and, in some cases, earn associate degrees before graduating from high school.

The San Diego Community College District Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) will provide the college portion of the work, in collaboration with Lincoln High School staff.  The curriculum emphasis at the campus will be the STEAM subjects:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The new focus will concentrate on hands-on, project-based learning, with an advisory model utilizing coordinators, internships for students, student exhibitions and dual enrollment with San Diego Unified and the Community College.

Media contact:  Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified School District, 619- 847-6637 (mobile)

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