Friday, December 19, 2014

Post Board Meeting Agenda, January 6, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, January 6, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9MHP755D1218

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 


 

In addition, refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the 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

Post Notice of Time Change to Regular Closed Session Meeting, January 13, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, January 13, 2015; time change from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post 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

 

Monday, December 15, 2014

San Diego Unified School District Media Advisory: Red Carpet Celebration at Mission Bay High School

December 15, 2014

 

MEDIA ADVISORY                          

Contact: Lisa McDonnell, (619) 306-3957

 

Red Carpet Celebration at Mission Bay High School

 

WHAT: After-school event to award the 10,000th student who has voluntarily attended the after-school tutoring program, ACES (stands for After-school Center for Excellence and Support), at Mission Bay High School.  Students will be treated like royalty by entering the tutoring center/library via a red carpet to celebrate. 

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 17 (rain or shine)

•       2:30 p.m. – Students enter tutoring center/library by crossing red carpet

•       2:45 p.m. – Welcome and opening remarks

•       2:55 p.m. – History of ACES program and teacher introductions

•       3:05 p.m. – Introduction of 10,000th student in ACES

•       3:10-4 p.m. – Celebration event

 

WHERE:        Mission Bay High School

2475 Grand Avenue, San Diego (92109).

                     Media parking will be available in main lot. 

                     Phone:  (858) 273-1313   School website:   http://www.sandi.net/missionbay  

 

VISUALS:  Students celebrating the after-school tutoring program by crossing the red carpet like royalty; student after school clubs present with displays; student marketing club sending live tweets of event; presentation of award to 10,000th student who voluntarily attended the after school tutoring program, ACES.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS:  Ernest Remillard, Principal, Mission Bay High; Ron Lancia, Teacher and ACES Coordinator, Mission Bay High; Gina Metcalf, IMIN After School Program Site Coordinator, Mission Bay High; Brad Lupien, co-founder arc; Lisa McDonnell, IMIN After School Program Supervisor.  (Spanish as well)

 

BACKGROUND: Mission Bay High School’s tutoring program began with the goal to not only provide academic support across the curriculum, but to provide resources to develop the whole child.  ACES, the After-school Center for Excellence and Support, is a voluntary after school tutoring program that aligns its commitments to the community with the four suits from a deck of cards.  The Ace of Hearts represents a holistic approach to mentoring, providing access to an array of services to benefit social and emotional growth.  The Ace of Clubs represents a club/community effect, providing a consistent place for students to gather to further their education.  The Ace of Diamonds represents a balanced approach to support English/History, Math/Science, Foreign Language/Fine Arts, and Special Populations such as International Baccalaureate, English Learner, or Special Education students.  Finally, the Aces of Spades represents digging deeper, through access to one-on-one instruction with expert teachers.

 

ACES offers helpful reference materials, access to computers, printers, and supplies, free and healthy snacks, college tutoring from SDSU and UCSD students, specialized help for CAHSEE/PSAT/SAT prep, college application counseling, and mentorship for life, college and career.  Currently, about 100 students a day are working at ACES under the direction of a staff of teachers from all content areas  The program’s mantra is “Every student, every time” which refers to the program’s commitment to engage with every one of the 100+ students who enters ACES after school to help them continue their education every single day.

 

The ACES program at Mission Bay High School is supported by the funding from the IMIN After School Program in the San Diego Unified School District.  The MIN brand was developed by student groups who frequented after school activities.  When referencing their after school involvement, they would often times simply say, “I’m in dance” or I’m in robotics”.  The phrase “I’m in” stuck and became the district’s brand for the high school after school program.

 

The IMIN After-School Program funding is made possible by the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) After-School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) grant.  The ASSETs grant is a state-administered federally grant that provides five-years of funding to establish or expand before-and after-school programs that provide disadvantaged students (particularly students who attend schools in need of improvement) with academic enrichment opportunities and supportive services to help the students meet state and local standards in core content areas.  Each program must consist of three elements:  academic assistance, educational enrichment, and family literacy services.  The grant was awarded to start in July 2014 at sixteen high schools in San Diego Unified including Mission Bay, Clairemont, Hoover, Kearny Engineering, Innovation & Design, Kearny Digital Media & Design, Kearny Science, Connections & Technology, Lincoln, Madison, Morse, Point Loma, San Diego High School of Business, San Diego High School of Media, Visual, and Performing Arts, San Diego High School of Science Technology, School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Serra, and Twain high schools.

 

The IMIN After-School Program in San Diego Unified is coordinated at twelve different high school campuses by two contractors.  The program at Mission Bay High School is supported by arc.  Arc is an after-school and experiential education provider.  They create transformational learning opportunities that empower youth to realize their full potential.  arc Co-founder, Brad Lupien, describes what they do as school sites as, "we fill in the gaps to form an arc around, over and as a bridge to their education by offering experience, opportunity, and connection where it did not exist. We build the arc that supports their growth; we help students draw their own arc that leads towards a promising future."  Arc coordinates the after school programs at ten high school campuses in the district.  They also coordinate programs in Orange County, Los Angeles and Tennessee.

 

The San Diego Unified IMIN After School Program is coordinated for the district by the Office of College, Career & Technical Education.

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Board Advisory Committees—Notices/Agendas

Please refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the 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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Media Advisory: San Diego Unified's 2014-2015 First Interim Financial Report Clear on Commitment to Classrooms

Board to approve financial report Tuesday reflecting to-date budget status; Three-year budget plan proposes reduced class sizes in the early grades and addition of school counselors among funding priorities

SAN DIEGO ­ The San Diego Unified School District will present its 2014-2015 First Interim Financial Report, reflecting the district¹s budget status for this fiscal year, at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, December 9. The budget presentation will also include a preview of the three-year budget plan moving into the 2015-2016 fiscal year, reflecting budget priorities that continue to reduce class sizes, among other priorities.

"Within continued and severe budget restraints, we are working steadily to prioritize more resources into the classrooms, and this commitment to our classrooms is clearly evident in our First Interim Report." said Superintendent Cindy Marten. "We know what our schools need, and we¹re not waiting for the Governor¹s budget next month to determine what to do. We have our priorities in place based on a year¹s worth of collective and comprehensive feedback from our stakeholders and partners."

"If the Governor's budget comes in higher than anticipated, we¹ll be able to meet our funding priorities more fully. If it comes in lower than projected, we will scale back but keep the priorities in place," she added.

Funding priorities for 2015-2016 include continued reduction of class sizes, especially at the early grades, and more counseling support, among other priorities, based on strategies outlined in the district's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Regular monthly LCAP updates are provided to the Board of Education, and shared with advisory, parent, and student committees as a means to obtain regular input.

The approval of the First Interim Report is the first in a series of steps leading to the final Board adoption of the 2014-2015 budget and LCAP.
Step Task Date
1 Monthly LCAP Presentations, Community & Advisory Group Engagement September 2014 ­ June 2015
2 Board Approval of First Interim Report- BOARD ACTION December 9, 2014
3 Vision 2020/LCAP Planning (Finalize priorities with LCAP Planning Team) December 2014 - January 2015
4 Governor¹s Proposed Budget Released Mid-January
5 Superintendent Report on 2015/16 Budget Solutions Adjustments January 20, 2015
6 Release of SBB Budget Workbooks February 2015
7 Board Approval of 2nd Interim Report- BOARD ACTION March 15, 2015
8 Board Approval of 3rd Interim Report- BOARD ACTION May 15, 2015
9 Board Adoption of 2014/15 Budget and LCAP-BOARD ACTION June 30, 2015
"We value the input from our families, staff and community members in making funding decisions that have the greatest collective impact on the classroom," she added. "We have started to have critical conversations with the California Legislature on improving equity and adequacy in education funding, and will be making sure our stakeholders¹ voices are included in these conversations." On Monday, December 1, 2014, Superintendent Marten and Board President Kevin Beiser called for lawmakers to take action to accelerate funding restoration as part of the annual State of the District address. CONTACT: Ursula Kroemer| Chief Public Information Officer | San Diego Unified School District | (619) 725-7112 (Desk) | (760) 705-6919 (Cell)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Post Board Meeting Agendas, December 8 and 9, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Swearing In Ceremony, Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Reception to follow
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9QCSTL743883

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, December 9, 2014; time change from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9J2U5E5EBFAF

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 


 

In addition, refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the 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

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, December 5, 2014

Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, December 5, 2014

 

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net .

 

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public is not. These are generally items during the school day.

 

*Indicates new items added since last week.

 

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

 

DECEMBER

 

*6 -- Special Education Workshop for Parents, 9-2:30 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street (92110). Free workshop for parents of students with disabilities on how to stand up for your child. Childcare and lunch provided. Spanish translation available. Contact: Ballard Parent Center at (619) 293-4431 or wperez@sandi.net .

 

*6 -- Mural Installation and Ribbon-cutting, 4 p.m., Pacific Beach Middle School, corner of Felspar and Haines streets (92109). Another Pacific Beach Pathways “Establishing Safe Pathways to Walk and Roll to School” mural installation is being completed and unveiled. Open to the public. Contact: Lili Perry, volunteer coordinator, beautiful PB, 619-851-9240.

 

*8-12 -- The Hour of Code. Schools from across the district will be participating in this global event as part of Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 8-14. For example, Kearny High School students in the Geographic Information Systems class are creating an interactive map that will detail the number of students in San Diego Unified that are participating in The Hour of Code. Information about The Hour of Code can be found at http://hourofcode.com/us . Contact: Gail Lake, CCTE program specialist, at 858-503-1751 (office); 619-208-8153 (cell) or glake@sandi.net

*8 -- Swearing-In Ceremony and Reception, 5 p.m., Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). District B Trustee Kevin Beiser and District C Trustee Michael McQuary will officially be sworn-in for their four-terms on the San Diego Unified Board of Education. Beiser’s Oath of Office will be administered by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins; Rabbi Laurie Coskey and SCPA ASB President Deja Fields will administer the Oath of Office to McQuary. Open to the public. Contact:  Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, at 760-705-6919.

 

*9 -- Parent Workshop on Understanding the Common Core State Standards, 6-7:30 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street (92110). Parents can learn about the depth of the new Common Core Standards and how they can support their student with different types of questions to promote critical thinking. Free, open to the public. Spanish translation available. Contact: Bea Fernandez, program manager, at 619-293-4431 or bfernandez@sandi.net.

 

*10 -- Community Resource Fair for School Counselors and Administrators, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Balboa Park Recital Hall, 2130 Pan American Plaza West (92101). San Diego Unified has partnered with the San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention to host a community resource fair that will feature more than 70 community youth and family service providers. Not open to the public. Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, at 619-725-5568 (desk); 619-847-6637 (cell).

 

*11 -- Junior Achievement of SD, The Control Group Teach Code to HS Students, 7-11 a.m., Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Blvd (92115). In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Junior Achievement of San Diego and The Control Group are partnering to impact the lives of more than 80 students from Hoover High by teaching them how to write HTML code. The event is designed for Hoover Academy of Information Technology’s (AOIT) students who are currently taking high-level courses specifically designed for a future career in computer technology. Not Open to the Public. Contact: Kristi Zimsky, Junior Achievement, at 404-944-0414 or kzimsky@jasandiego.org.

 

*16 -- Parent Workshop on Understanding the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, 6-7:30 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street (92110). Parents can learn about the major shifts that are taking place in math and then focus on the skills that all students use when solving mathematical problems of any kind. Free, open to the public. Spanish translation available. Contact: Bea Fernandez, program manager, at 619-293-4431 or bfernandez@sandi.net.

 

*Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 -- All traditional calendar schools are closed for winter break.

 

*Dec. 22- Jan. 19 -- All year-round calendar schools are closed for winter break.

 

JANUARY

*5 -- All traditional calendar schools re-open after winter break.

 

*19 -- All traditional schools and offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

* 20 -- All schools (traditional calendar and year-round calendar) and work sites are back in session.

 

-- To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to http://sandi.net/comm/media/signup/ .

 

-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover, items open to the public are now labeled as such. "Not open to the public" means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in an events calendar or announce to the public.

 

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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

8lzintz@sandi.net

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile