Friday, December 21, 2012

Post Notice of Change of Date to Regular Mtg

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Date to Regular Meeting, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
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.

Thanks.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

Post 2013 ICOC Meeting Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meetings: ICOC Props S
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226

·         Notice of Meetings:  ICOC Construction Subcommittee
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3228

·         Notice of Meetings:  ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3227

·         Notice of Meetings:  ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3230

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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

Post Board Mtg Agendas, January 8, 2013

PLEASE NOTE:

·          Closed Session Agenda— Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8X5V2R7D32E3

·         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

 

NEWS RELEASE: SD Unified Leads State With Three Blue Ribbon Nominees: Torrey Pines, Standley, Kearny Business

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, December 21, 2012

SD Unified LEADS STATE WITH THREE BLUE RIBBON NOMINEES: TORREY PINES,
Standley, Kearny Business

SAN DIEGO -- Torrey Pines Elementary, Standley Middle School and the
School of International Business at Kearny High School have been nominated
for Blue Ribbons from the U.S. Department of Education, making San Diego
Unified the only district in California with three nominees.

The trio were in a group of 35 submitted by the state Department of
Education. Nominees generally receive the awards, which are generally
announced in the fall by the U.S. Department of Education.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public
elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve at very high
levels and/or where the achievement gap in narrowing. The Program sets a
standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of
achievement.

"We're proud of the accomplishments of these three schools and grateful to
state Supt. Tom Torlakson for sending their nominations to Washington,
D.C.," said Bill Kowba, San Diego Unified's Superintendent.

Part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and
disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices,
the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has, since 1982, been part of the
U.S. Department of Education effort to showcase schools where students
attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the
odds.

San Diego Unified was the only district in California with three schools
nominated. The only other district in the state with two nominees was the
Los Angeles Unified School District. Schools apply to the California
Department of Education, which then selects up to 35 schools to nominate
to the U.S. Department of Education.

Ten San Diego Unified schools have been honored over the years with a Blue
Ribbon, most recently 2010, when the School of Digital Media and Design at
Kearny High and Preuss UCSD charter picked up the prize. For more
information on the Blue Ribbon winners, go to
http://www.sandi.net/Page/33040.

Schools can receive the Blue Ribbon if they are:

-- Exemplary High-Performing Schools: Schools that achieve at least the
85th percentile statewide in the percent of students scoring proficient or
advanced in English-language arts and mathematics on the state
assessments. Schools nominated in this category may or may not have at
least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

-- Exemplary Improving Schools: Schools with at least 40 percent of their
students from a disadvantaged background that are also among the top 10
percent of schools in the state showing the greatest improvement in the
percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in ELA and mathematics
on the state assessments over the last five years.

For more information on the program, go to the state Department of
Education website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/br/.

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District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Mayor Lunches with Kids at Tierrasanta Recreation Center

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Dec. 18, 2012

MAYOR FILNER TO LUNCH WITH KIDS AT TIERRASANTA RECREATION CENTER

WHAT: As the first Winter Session free kids lunch begins at the
Tierrasanta Recreation Center and other locations throughout the San Diego
Unified School District, Mayor Bob Filner will join kids for lunch.

WHEN/WHERE: 1-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Tierrasanta Recreation Center,
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (92124).

DETAILS: The popular Summer Lunch Program which provides free lunch during
the summer to thousands of San Diego kids is being expanded to winter
break for San Diego Unified School District schools. Students at schools
on the year-round schedule -- Audubon, Baker, Balboa, Bethune, Birney,
Boone, Burbank, Carson, Carver, Central, Chavez, Cherokee Point, Clark,
Dewey, Edison, Emerson/Bandini, Ericson, Euclid, Farb, Fay, Garfield
Elementary, Golden Hill, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardy, Horton, Ibarra,
Jerabek, Johnson, Jones, Joyner, Kimbrough, Knox, Language Academy, Linda
Vista, Logan, Marshall Elementary, Mason, Miller, Montgomery, Normal
Heights, Paradise Hills, Penn, Perkins, Perry, Porter, Rosa Parks,
Sequoia, Tierrasanta, Valencia Park, Walker, Webster, Wilson, Zamorano --
have vacation from Dec. 17 to Jan. 14. Traditional schedule schools have
vacation starting next Monday, Dec. 24, returning to school Jan. 7.

Funded to the San Diego Unified School District through the US Department
of Agriculture's "Seamless Summer Feeding Option" program, the expansion
to Winter Break follows two years of providing lunches during the Spring
Break. The program is designed to help families where the parent/guardian
works during the day, providing lunch and activities for kids.

Under the program, kids age 18 and under will receive a nutritious lunch
Monday-Friday at specific locations; during the Winter Break, the "Winter
Fun Café" operates at City of San Diego Recreation Centers that are
located within the San Diego Unified School District's boundaries. There's
no paperwork or other restrictions; parents can drop their children off
for lunch and play at the city park. For locations go to
http://www.sandi.net/Page/47826

The program is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District
and the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department.

PHOTOS/SPEAKERS: Mayor Filner will be having lunch with the kids and
making a few remarks. Phil Stover, San Diego Unified School District
Deputy Superintendent for Administration, will be available for interviews
about the program, as will Gary Petill, Food Services Director. Capt.
Winton Smith, Commanding Officer, Naval Base San Diego, is also scheduled
to be in attendance; the Tierrasanta center's proximity to the Murphy
Canyon naval housing is expected to bring children of military dependents.

CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified
School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Post 2012-13 DAC Meeting Schedule-Notice of Time Change

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Time: District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education Programs (DAC), Executive Board
Committee Meeting Information:
http://www.sandi.net/Page/41223

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notices 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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Regulation Drill Competition Puts JROTC Titles on Line

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, December 14,
2012

REGULATION DRILL COMPETITION PUTS HIGH SCHOOL JROTC TITLES ON LINE

WHAT: JROTC units throughout San Diego Unified School District will
compete in the annual Joint Brigade Regulation Drill competition to
determine the overall best drill unit in the District. The Regulation
Drill competition is designed to showcase military drill precision and
foster an atmosphere of team and individual competition, while promoting
true sportsmanship. Open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE: 9 a.m., Saturday, December 15, Madison High School, (near the
football field on the east side of campus bordering Mt. Abernathy Street),
4833 Doliva Drive, SD (Clairemont Mesa) 92117. Media parking will be
available along Mt. Abernathy Street.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Students, Instructors. (Spanish as well)

BACKGROUND: Annual event that includes all Junior Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (JROTC) Units from San Diego Unified School District which
includes thirteen schools and approximately 450 students. The Regulation
Drill competition is conducted in six separate phases: Unit Inspection;
Platoon/Flight Drill Competition; Squad/Element Drill Competition; Varsity
& 1st Year color Guard Competition; Best Drill Individual Level 1-4
Competitions; and the Awards Ceremony.

Drill is the foundation of good order and discipline and builds teamwork
and cohesion among the students. It teaches the cadets to focus, lead, and
follow detailed direction. The individual drill is the most basic type of
Drill. A squad is composed of two teams of four or five cadets each, as
well as a squad leader who is a Sergeant. This is the smallest recognized
element in the JROTC structure. It is the foundation for the cadets
learning and exercising leadership. This competition tests their ability
to work as a team. A platoon is the culmination of the previous drill
formations brought together. It personifies the meaning of teamwork.
Platoon Drill encourages discipline and team spirit. The flag is a symbol
of the unit. The loss of a unit's flag is not only shameful, but losing
this central point of reference could make the unit break up. To protect
the flag, a detachment of people the Color Guard, were assigned to guard
it.

The United States Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came
into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the
provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal
military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as
instructors. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other
services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees
who worked for and were cost shared by the schools.

The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon
primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it
became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and
educational uplift of American youth. Although the program retained its
military structure and the resultant ability to infuse in its student
cadets a sense of discipline and order, it shed most of its early military
content.

The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills
and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their
place in adult society, evolved as the core of the program. More recently,
an improved student centered curriculum focusing on character building and
civic responsibility is being presented in every JROTC classroom.

JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 schools
in 1916, JROTC has expanded to over 3,200 high schools within every state
in the nation, as well as American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has
grown to 281,000 cadets with 4,000 professional instructors in the
classrooms. Comprised solely of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine retirees,
the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young
citizens of our country.

The San Diego Unified School District's Junior Reserve Officers' Training
Corps (JROTC) is supported by the Office of College, Career & Technical
Education.


Contact: LTR (ret.) David Guzman,(619) 933-9789

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, Dec. 14, 2012

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
15 -- Clairemont High School Drama presents ³It¹s a Wonderful Life², 7
p.m. Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117). Made famous by Jimmy
Stewart¹s portrayal of George Bailey in the 1946 movie, Clairemont High
School Drama presents the story of an angel-in-training who gives a
despondent man a look at what the world would be like if he had never been
born. Open to the public. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858)
273-0201. Open to the public.

15 -- JROTC Regulation Drill Competition, 9 a.m., Madison High School,
4833 Dolvia Dr. (92117). JROTC units throughout the district will compete
in the annual Joint Brigade Regulation Drill competition to determine the
overall best drill unit. The competition is designed to showcase military
drill precision and foster an atmosphere of team and individual
competition, while promoting true sportsmanship. Lt. Col. (retired) David
Guzman, JROTC Program Manager, (858) 496-8203. Open to the public.

17 -- Winter Break begins for schools on year-round schedule.

* 18 -- Pt. Loma High School Winter Instrumental Music Concert, 7 p.m.,
Pt. Loma High School, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Enjoy an evening of
music, as well as gifts that benefit the band program and can make great
stocking stuffers. Contact: Barbara Samilson, Principal, (619) 223-3121.
Open to the public.

19 -- Band and Choir Winter Concert, 7-9 p.m., Scripps Ranch High School
Theater, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Contact: Russell Shedd, Music
Department Chair, (858) 621-9020. Open to public.

19 -- Picture Yourself at Madison, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Madison High School,
4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). Assembly and tour for Innovation Middle School
and all prospective non-resident parents and students considering
enrollment at Madison for fall 2013. Contact: Madison High (858)-496-8410.
Open to interested families/prospective students.

* Cabrillo Elementary School Holiday Music Program, 6 p.m., Cabrillo
Elementary School, 3120 Talbot St. (92106). Kindergarden through grade for
campus has a program of old favorites in the auditorium. Contact: Nestor
Suarez, Principal, (619) 223-7154. Open to the public.

20 -- Orchestra Winter Concert, 7-9 p.m., Scripps Ranch High School
Theater, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Contact: Russell Shedd, Music
Department Chair, (858) 621-9020. Open to public.

* 20 -- Holmes Elementary Winter Program, 6 p.m., Holmes Elementary
School, 4902 Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). The annual Winter Holiday Program
involves all the classrooms at this Clairemont neighborhood school and is
a tradition observed for many decades. Contact: Jonathan Saipe, Principal,
(858) 496-8110. Open to the public.

24 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mira Mesa High
School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Mira
Mesa cluster are: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker
elementary schools; Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, and Mira
Mesa High School. Contact: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

24 -- Winter break begins for schools on traditional schedule. All schools
and offices closed to the public.

JANUARY

7 -- Traditional schools, offices reopen.

* 9 -- University City High Financial Aid Night, 6 p.m., University City
High School, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Representatives from CalSOAP will
be on hand to help parents/guardians and students figure out how to pay
for college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
application will be explained along with CALGRANT. Contact: Jeff Olivero,
Principal, (858) 457-3040. Open to the public.

13 -- Kearny Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Kearny High School Room 301, 7651
Wellington Way, (92111). Parents, students and community members are
invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the
high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Kearny
cluster are: Angier, Carson, Chesterton, Cubberley, Fletcher, Jones,
Juarez, Linda Vista, Ross, and Wegeforth elementariness, Montgomery and
Taft middle, and Kearny High. Contact: Kearny High (858-496-8370). Open to
the public.

14 -- Year-round schools reopen.

17, 31 -- Bay Park Elementary campus tours, 8:45 -10 a.m., Bay Park
Elementary, 2433 Denver St. (92110). Bay Park Elementary is offering
campus tours for neighborhood Kindergarten students and those interested
in applying through the CHOICE program. Contact: (619) 276-1471. Open to
area residents/interested families.

21 -- Martin Luther King Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

* 25 -- Prospective Family Tours of Holmes Elementary School, 9 a.m.,
Holmes Elementary School, 4902 Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). Find out about your
neighborhood school by taking a tour with Principal Jonathan Saipe. If
your child is entering kindergarten next year or you're considering a move
to Clairemont, here's your chance to learn about this school. Contact:
Jonathan Saipe, Principal, (858) 496-8110. Open to the public.

28 -- Area 5 high school cluster meeting, University City High media
center, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high schools. High schools in area 5 are: Mission Bay, University
City, and Hoover. Contact: University City High (858) 457-3040. Open to
the public.

FEBRUARY

* 8 -- Prospective Family Tours of Holmes Elementary School, 9 a.m.,
Holmes Elementary School, 4902 Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). Find out about your
neighborhood school by taking a tour with Principal Jonathan Saipe. If
your child is entering kindergarten next year or you're considering a move
to Clairemont, here's your chance to learn about this school. Contact:
Jonathan Saipe, Principal, (858) 496-8110. Open to the public.


12 -- Bay Park Elementary campus tours, 8:45 -10 a.m., Bay Park
Elementary, 2433 Denver St. (92110). Bay Park Elementary is offering
campus tours for neighborhood Kindergarten students and those interested
in applying through the CHOICE program. Contact: (619) 276-1471. Open to
area residents/interested families.

15 -- Lincoln Day holiday. All schools and offices closed.

18 -- Presidents Day Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

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-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover,
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means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in
an events calendar.

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NEWS RELEASE: Statement of San Diego Unified Superintendent Bill Kowba to Parents on Connecticut School Tragedy

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, December 14, 2012

STATEMENT OF SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT BILL KOWBA
TO PARENTS ON CONNECTICUT SCHOOL TRAGEDY

The following was email to parents/guardians in the San Diego Unified
School District.

The tragic and senseless shooting today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in
Newtown, Connecticut has shocked and saddened all of us. We join in the
national outpouring of grief and offer our deepest condolences to the
families of the victims. No words can express our feelings about this
horrific tragedy.

The safety of the children who attend schools is always the highest
priority of every employee at every school in our country. But sadly, we
live in a world where senseless acts of violence occur all too frequently.
Today¹s shooting transcends our ability to understand how anyone could
commit such an act on innocent children, teachers and caretakers.

All San Diego Unified schools have safety plans that cover all
contingencies. We are continually reviewing those plans and training our
staff to ensure the safety of our students. We also have the expertise of
our own school police department who monitor the safety of our school
campuses. Our school police and our school staff will have a heightened
awareness of security issues during this time.

Our school counselors and crisis response teams will be available to our
Principals to provide guidance during the coming days to support the
emotional needs of our students. Counseling professionals recommend that
parents encourage their children to talk about their thoughts and feelings
related to this incident and to reassure children of their own health and
safety. It is also recommended that parents limit children¹s television
viewing, since this tragedy will receive extensive media coverage.

Unfortunately in our society, there are no absolute safe havens from
senseless acts of violence. But our schools are safe environments where
our students grow and learn each school day under the care and guidance of
dedicated and caring teachers and school staff. I want to assure our
parents and the community that we will continue to protect our students
and give them a sense of safety and well-being at our schools as we all
cope to understand the tragedy in Connecticut.

BILL KOWBA



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CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified
School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY - Three San Diego Unified High Schools Go Head-to-Head at Junior Achievement’s Titan Competition


WHAT: Students from Patrick Henry, Crawford and Clairemont high schools will compete at Junior Achievement (JA) of San Diego and Imperial Counties’ Titan of Industry Challenge, a virtual competition designed to test students’ business knowledge and skills.

WHEN: 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 13 (rain or shine)

WHERE: University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus, 9645 Granite Ridge Drive (92123)

DETAILS: JA Titan is Junior Achievement’s online simulation that allows teams of high school students to act as chief executive officers of virtual manufacturing companies. The teams make decisions that affect the profitability and sustainability of their companies as they outperform their competitors in profit, sales and market share and learn the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. The winning team from each school is invited to attend and compete against one another in The JA Titans of Industry Business Challenge.

Teams from Clairemont HS have won the competition for the last three years and a two-member team from Patrick Henry HS advanced to the World Global JA Titan Challenge in Delaware last August. The JA Titan program is usually used in the Business 100 or Business Management and Ownership courses in SDUSD. These courses are career technical education courses and provide real-world experiences to students while learning about business. These courses are supported by the Office of College, Career & Technical Education.

This year’s event executives include Dowling & Yahnke Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Brown; Innovative Employee Solutions Former President Elizabeth Rice; Angel Investor Robert Bingham and Junior Achievement of San Diego staff.

VISUALS: Students will run and manage a virtual corporation using computers.


Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties works locally to reach 50,000 students in K-12 classrooms for the 2012-2013 school year with its financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs. For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, visit www.jasandiego.org.

Contact: Lisa McDonnell, San Diego Unified CCTE, (858) 503-1841

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Mayor Filner To Swear In San Diego School Board Member

MAYOR FILNER TO SWEAR IN SAN DIEGO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER JOHN LEE EVANS

WHAT: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will swear in member returning Board member Dr. John Lee Evans of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education. Returning member Richard Barrera and and newly elected Marne Foster will also be sworn in.

WHEN/WHERE: 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103).

DETAILS: The new San Diego Mayor, Bob Filner, will return to his roots as he swears in returning Board of Education member Dr. John Lee Evans, representing District A. New Board member Marne Foster from District E and returning Board District D member Richard Barrera will also be sworn in. Following the ceremony, Board members will join the public in a reception on the lawn outside the auditorium. The meeting and reception are open to the public. Mayor Filner was a member of the Board of Education from 1979-83.

QUOTES:

"I am honored that Mayor Bob Filner, a former school board president, will be swearing me in for my second term. The mayor is very supportive of the work we are doing in our public schools and has promised to be a strong advocate for our schools."

"Mayor Filner emphasized the importance of neighborhoods in our city. At the district we are renewing our emphasis on a quality school in every neighborhood. Great schools build strong neighborhoods and strong neighborhoods build great schools."

-- Dr. John Lee Evans, Board of Education President

CONTACT:
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Post Notice of Addendum to Regular Agenda, Revised Agenda and Closed Session Agenda, December 11, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special  Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, December 11, 2012,  9:00 a.m., Ballard Parent Center, Room 3
Special BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8ZZRZP705FDE

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Notice of Addendum to Agenda of Regular Meeting, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, added item H.4.
Board Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         REVISED Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, December 11, 2012,  5:00 p.m., Auditorium
REVISED BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8U3TL976EA79  

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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, Dec. 7, 2012

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
8, 14-15 -- Clairemont High School Drama presents ³It¹s a Wonderful Life²,
7 p.m. Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117). Made famous by Jimmy
Stewart¹s portrayal of George Bailey in the 1946 movie, Clairemont High
School Drama presents the story of an angel-in-training who gives a
despondent man a look at what the world would be like if he had never been
born. Open to the public. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858)
273-0201. Open to the public.

10 -- Special Board of Education Meeting, 4 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education
Center auditorium, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Swearing in ceremony of newly
elected board member Marnie Foster and reelected board members Richard
Barrera and John Evans, followed by the election of the new board
president and vice president. A reception will be held after the meeting.
Contact: Board of Education Office, 619-725-5550. Open to the public.

10 -- Madison Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Madison High School
4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). Parents, students and community members are
invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the
high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Madison
cluster are: Field, Hawthorne, Holmes, Lafayette, Lindbergh Schweitzer,
Sequoia, Whitman, CPMA, Innovation, and Madison High. Contact: Richard
Nash, Principal, rnash@sandi.net. Open to the public.

12 -- Clairemont High School Holiday Showcase, 5:30 p.m., Clairemont High
School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117). It's more than an open house, it's a chance
to discover your neighborhood high school. Food, entertainment and
activities for all. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858) 273-0201. Open
to the public.

13 -- Kearny Community of Schools Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Kearny Construction
Tech Academy in Room 301 7651 Wellington St. (92111). Parents, students
and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses
educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary
schools. Schools in the Kearny cluster are: Angier, Carson, Chesterton,
Cubberley, Fletcher, Hones, Juarez, Linda Vista, Ross, Wegeforth,
Montgomery, Taft, and Kearny High School. Contact: Laura Bellofatto,
Principal, Kearny Construction Tech Academy, lbellofatto@sandi.net. Open
to the public

* 14 -- Holmes Elementary school tour, 9:05 a.m., Holmes Elementary, 4902
Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). Neighborhood families new to Holmes and
prospective families for the upcoming school year can get an insiders view
of the Clairemont elementary school. Contact: Holmes PTA at
holmespta@yahoo.com. Open to Holmes families and prospective families.

15 -- JROTC Regulation Drill Competition, 9 a.m., Madison High School,
4833 Dolvia Dr. (92117). JROTC units throughout the district will compete
in the annual Joint Brigade Regulation Drill competition to determine the
overall best drill unit. The competition is designed to showcase military
drill precision and foster an atmosphere of team and individual
competition, while promoting true sportsmanship. Lt. Col. (retired) David
Guzman, JROTC Program Manager, (858) 496-8203. Open to the public.

17 -- Winter Break begins for schools on year-round schedule.

* 18, 19 -- Mission Bay High School Shark Tank, 9-11 a.m., Mission Bay
High School 2475 Grand Ave. (92109). Students will present business ideas
to San Diego business leaders (the "sharks") and ask for mock financial
assistance in exchange for equity in their fictional business. Contact:
David West (858) 273-1313 ext. 331, dwest@sandi.net. Closed to public, but
media allowed.

* 19 -- Band and Choir Winter Concert, 7-9 p.m., Scripps Ranch High School
Theater, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Contact: Russell Shedd, Music
Department Chair, (858) 621-9020. Open to public.

* 19 -- Picture Yourself at Madison, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Madison High School,
4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). Assembly and tour for Innovation Middle School
and all prospective non-resident parents and students considering
enrollment at Madison for fall 2013. Contact: Madison High (858)-496-8410.
Open to interested families/prospective students.

* 20 -- Orchestra Winter Concert, 7-9 p.m., Scripps Ranch High School
Theater, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Contact: Russell Shedd, Music
Department Chair, (858) 621-9020. Open to public.

* 20 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 6 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive, San Diego (92117). Parents, students and
community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses
educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary
schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman,
Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High
School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the
public.

* 24 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mira Mesa
High School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Mira Mesa cluster are: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and
Walker elementary schools; Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, and
Mira Mesa High School. Contact: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com. Open to
the public.

24 -- Winter break begins for schools on traditional schedule. All schools
and offices closed to the public.

JANUARY

7 -- Traditional schools, offices reopen.

* 13 -- Kearny Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Kearny High School Room 301,
7651 Wellington Way, (92111). Parents, students and community members are
invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the
high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Kearny
cluster are: Angier, Carson, Chesterton, Cubberley, Fletcher, Jones,
Juarez, Linda Vista, Ross, and Wegeforth elementariness, Montgomery and
Taft middle, and Kearny High. Contact: Kearny High (858-496-8370). Open to
the public.

* 14 -- Year-round schools reopen.

* 17, 31 -- Bay Park Elementary campus tours, 8:45 -10 a.m., Bay Park
Elementary, 2433 Denver St. (92110). Bay Park Elementary is offering
campus tours for neighborhood Kindergarten students and those interested
in applying through the CHOICE program. Contact: (619) 276-1471. Open to
area residents/interested families.

* 21 -- Martin Luther King Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

* 28 -- Area 5 high school cluster meeting, University City High media
center, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high schools. High schools in area 5 are: Mission Bay, University
City, and Hoover. Contact: University City High (858) 457-3040. Open to
the public.

FEBRUARY

* 12 -- Bay Park Elementary campus tours, 8:45 -10 a.m., Bay Park
Elementary, 2433 Denver St. (92110). Bay Park Elementary is offering
campus tours for neighborhood Kindergarten students and those interested
in applying through the CHOICE program. Contact: (619) 276-1471. Open to
area residents/interested families.

* 15 -- Lincoln Day holiday. All schools and offices closed.

* 18 -- Presidents Day Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

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-- 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.

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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Post Special Board Mtg Notice & Agenda - December 11, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting & AgendaTuesday, December 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Ballard Parent, 2375 Congress Street, Room 3, 92110
BoardDocs Agenda Link: 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.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Post Board Mtg Agenda - December 11, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Regular Meeting AgendaTuesday, December 11, 2012, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: 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.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

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Post ICOC Meeting Cancellation Notice

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Construction Subcommittee, December 6, 2012
Committee Meeting Information
: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3228

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

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Media advisory: School Board Trustee and Council President dedicate newly upgraded joint-use facilities in North Park tomorrow

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter (619) 546-3378

Joint-Use Facilities Get a Makeover: San Diego Unified School District and the City of San Diego dedicate newly upgraded joint-use facilities in North Park

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District Board Member Richard Barrera, San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria will join students, school staff, city and school district leaders, as well as community members at the official dedication of the newly upgraded joint-use facilities adjacent to San Diego Unified School District's ALBA Community School. .

WHEN:  Thursday, Dec. 6 -- 10 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: 4041 Oregon Street, SD 92104 (former North Park Elementary School) A site map is available upon request.
School website: http://www.sandi.net/cms/lib/CA01001235/Centricity/Domain/200/Alternative%20School/alba_hs.html
School phone: 619-293-4406

VISUALS: Ribbon-cutting ceremony after remarks from guest speakers, improvements that include a new basketball court, new 30-foot light poles at joint-use playing field, new matting at horizontal bars, a resurfaced joint-use playfield, newly repaired concrete sidewalk areas, new signage and new fencing around joint-use playfield.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Board Member Richard Barrera, Council President Todd Gloria (available after the event), Principal Vernon Moore, David Monroe, deputy director of the city's Park and Recreation Dept.; and Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of the school district's Facilities Planning and Construction (Proposition S). The school's ASB president and one of the school's mentors, Pastor Brent Hyden of Covenant Presbyterian Church, will also speaking during the program.

BACKGROUND: The cost of this project was approximately $400,000, which was funded by school district's Proposition S bond program.  Construction began in July 2012, and was completed in early November 2012. Project partners were IBI Group (architectural) and GEM Industrial Inc. (construction).

Established in 1948, and updated in 2002, the city and the school district have a long-standing agreement to maximize shared use of schools and/or park land to mutually benefit the city and the school district. The facilities shared by the city and the school district include multipurpose turf fields, lighted athletic fields, tennis courts, gymnasiums, parking facilities and libraries. In total, the school district and the city currently have 76 joint-use agreements.

Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Offices: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607 | Mobile: (619) 546-3378 | E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Post Change of Time Notice: DELAC Executive Board Meeting, December 13, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Time: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) – Executive Board, December 13, 2012
Committee Meeting Information:
: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3203

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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 ICOC Meeting Cancellation Notice

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee, December 5, 2012
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3227  

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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 Special Audit and Finance Committee Mtg Notice and Agenda

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Special Audit & Finance Committee Meeting Notice & Agenda—Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 4:00 p.m., Room 2226
Committee Page Link: http://www.sandi.net/domain/446  

·         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.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

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