Friday, September 30, 2016

Post Board Meeting Agendas, October 4, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information  

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=A65UTM799ACB           

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


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified Opens 17-18 School Choice Application Window Oct. 3

News Release from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 30, 2016

 

San Diego Unified Opens 17-18 School Choice Application Window Oct. 3; More than 10,000 area students expected to apply

 

SAN DIEGO - Monday, October 3, marks the start of the school choice window for the 2017-18 school year at San Diego Unified School District. School Choice gives students the chance to enroll next year in magnet programs or schools outside their neighborhood boundaries. The program is open to all existing San Diego Unified students, as well as students attending other schools in San Diego County, including charter schools.

 

Each year, more than 10,000 area students apply for the choice program to attend one of the 175 schools in San Diego Unified. The total number of applicants last year was 12,518, and more than 70 percent of all students receive their first choice of schools.

 

“With graduation rates rising, new technology in our classrooms and an expansion of arts and music programs across the district, this really is the perfect time for parents and students to explore San Diego Unified,” said School Superintendent Cindy Marten. “We always urge families to start with a tour of their neighborhood school, because we have quality schools in every neighborhood for every type of learner.”

 

Families within the San Diego Unified school district will receive enrollment catalogues in the mail next week. You can also find your neighborhood school by visiting www.sandiegounified.org/schoolfinder. Families outside the district – or those who do not want to wait for the mail – can view the choice catalogue online in English at: https://www.sandiegounified.org/enrollmentguide  or Spanish at: https://www.sandiegounified.org/enrollmentguide-spanish

 

San Diego Unified also offers personalized consultations for families who want to discuss their options with an enrollment specialist. The multilingual staff at the Family Welcome and Enrollment Center is available at 619-260-2410 or eoptions@sandi.net to provide assistance in English, Spanish, French or Japanese, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

“We start by asking parents what kind of experience they want for their students, and then we try to match them with a school that meets their needs – whether their child is a future artist, engineer or entrepreneur,” said Marceline Marques, director of the Family Welcome and Enrollment Center. Since opening last month, Marques said the center has already answered more than 3,000 questions from parents trying to find the best options for their students

 

Choice applications must be submitted either online at sandiegounified.org/school-choice-application or in person at the Enrollment Center. The deadline is November 14. After that date, only charter school students and students who have recently moved into the district may apply for the Choice program.

 

Families will receive an acceptance letter in late February if the student is accepted into their first choice school. Those not accepted in their first choice school will receive phone calls to discuss their options. School Choice enrollment is determined through a computerized lottery system, with weight given to factors such as sibling enrollment and magnet program continuity. No priority is given based on when the application is received, so long as it is received by November 14.

 

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified to detail $10 million plan for 3 new magnet schools

Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 29, 2016

 

San Diego Unified to detail $10 million plan for 3 new magnet schools; Window for accepting choice applications for magnets, other schools opens Oct. 3

 

WHAT:  San Diego Unified will announce its plan to create three new magnet schools focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs. The $10 million plan is being funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The district will also announce the

start of the choice enrollment option period for all San Diego Unified students.

 

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: Montgomery Middle School (One of the new magnets), 2470 Ulric St., 92111

 

DETAILS: The district is announcing its newest magnet schools as it prepares to open the choice application period for existing magnet schools and other district schools. The school choice window for San Diego Unified schools opens Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14. Additional details will be provided at the press conference.

 

School Choice gives district families the option to enroll their students in magnet programs or schools outside of their neighborhood, and other San Diego County families the chance to attend a San Diego Unified school. The School Choice application is available online at www.sandiegounified.org/school-choice-application.

 

SPEAKERS: San Diego School Superintendent Cindy Marten; Director of School Innovation, Maria Nichols; and Director of Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options, Marceline Marques.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer Rodriguez, Communications, 619-847-6029, jcornelius@sandi.net, San Diego Unified: www.sandiegounified.org

 

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NEWS RELEASE: Huge Increase in High School Students Taking College-Level Classes in San Diego

From our partners at the San Diego Community College District.

 

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NEWS RELEASE

September 29, 2016

CONTACT:

Jack Beresford

jberesford@sdccd.edu

619-341-1091

@SDJackB           

 

Fourfold jump in high school students concurrently enrolled in San Diego Community College District classes

 

 

A coordinated effort by the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has resulted in a fourfold jump in the number of high school students concurrently enrolled in college courses this fall.

A total of 2,128 students are taking courses through City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges this year while still in high school, compared to 547 last year.  Mesa College has seen the number of concurrently enrolled high school students jump by 1,000 this year, and Miramar College has seen an increase of approximately 500.

"San Diego Mesa College has long been committed to expanding opportunities for student access to a quality college education, and these latest figures underscore the impact that our efforts are having," said San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster.

 

Concurrent enrollment – where high school students enroll in community college courses and earn credits for both high school and college at the same time – received a boost in California last year when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill expanding access to such programs by supporting partnerships between college and K-12 districts while also eliminating college fees for high school students.  The legislation, Assembly Bill 288, cited research showing dual enrollment as an effective way of improving the educational outcomes for a broad range of students, including those from underrepresented communities.

 

But the SDCCD and SDUSD have been working to boost concurrent enrollment long before AB 288 became law through efforts such as the Accelerated College Program that was launched in 1963 at Mesa College, career pathways courses, and the Legacy Program that was established more than a decade ago.  Mesa College now has multiple courses at every high school in its service area. Miramar College has been working closely with its feeder high schools to offer an array of additional courses both at Miramar College and at high school campuses, and Miramar College course sections offered at Scripps Ranch High School jumped from four last year to 15 this fall.

 

"We have taken one of our concurrent enrollment programs to a new level," said Patricia Hsieh, President, Miramar College. "Typical concurrent enrollment programs may offer a course or two in different disciplines, but our program at Scripps Ranch High School provides students with four business courses over four semesters that culminates with a three-unit internship during the summer after their high school graduation."

 

Concurrent enrollment allows high school students to get a head start on earning college credits, thus reducing the overall cost of a college education while also providing a taste of the college curriculum.  In addition, high school students who pass English and math college courses are exempt from having to take college placement exams and get a jump start on completion of the requirements for an associate degree. This is important because remedial or basic skills courses have been shown to discourage large percentages of students from persisting to complete their degree.

 

"Thanks to the strong partnership and common vision between San Diego Unified and the San Diego Community College District, more than 1,000 more high school students have access to college course work and the opportunity to know that college is a very real possibility," said Cheryl Hibbeln, the SDUSD's Executive Director of Secondary Schools.

 

According to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, 1.4 million high school students took more than 2 million college courses from postsecondary institutions nationwide in 2010-11, and the number has been growing since. 

 

As the second-largest of California's 72 community college districts, the San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and San Diego Continuing Education.  The three colleges, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and entry-level jobs.  Mesa College also offers a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management.  Continuing Education offers noncredit adult education at six campuses throughout San Diego.

 

Photo: Students at Mira Mesa High School participate in a college-level class, earning credits for high school and college at the same time.

 

Jack Beresford

Director, Communications and Public Relations

San Diego Community College District

3375 Camino del Rio South, Suite 335

San Diego, CA  92108

(619) 388-6540 office

jberesford@sdccd.edu

 

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Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Construction Subcommittee, October 6, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Construction Subcommittee—Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/construction-subcommittee   

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551-Direct

( (619) 725-5550-Office

7 (619) 297-5624-Fax

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NEWS RELEASE - La Jolla Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School

News Release from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 28, 2016

 

La Jolla Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School

 

La Jolla Elementary School in La Jolla is one of 329 schools across the nation to be named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King announced Wednesday.

 

The National Blue Ribbon School designation for La Jolla Elementary recognizes that it is a campus where students achieve very high learning standards, according to the Department of Education. These "Exemplary High Performing" campuses are recognized among their state's highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.

 

"This recognition is a shining example of our students achieving at the highest level," said Superintendent Cindy Marten. "I congratulate the staff, students, parents and La Jolla Elementary community for their hard work."

 

In Washington, Sec. King saluted the results achieved by all Blue Ribbon schools.

 

"National Blue Ribbon Schools are proof that we can prepare every child for college and meaningful careers, King said in a video message to honorees.  “Your schools are on the cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices—professional learning communities, project-based learning, social and emotional learning, positive behavior systems—making you shining examples for your communities, your state and the nation."

 

California's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson also congratulated the 29 California public schools that are recognized as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

 

“This recognition for California is a testament to the hard work of our educators, administrators, and communities to prepare our students for both 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said. “We are making progress, but we must keep our momentum going because we have much work to do.”

 

Previous San Diego Unified schools to receive the honor in recent years include Torrey Pines, Ericson, Florence and Fletcher elementary schools, Kearny High Digital Media & Design and San Diego High School of International Studies.

 

To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department requested nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, the territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.

 

Now in its 34th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on fewer than 8,500 schools. On Nov. 7 and 8, the Department will formally recognize the 279 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

 

For more information on La Jolla Elementary, please visit their website. For additional details on the National Blue Ribbon program, visit the Department of Education website.

 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Post Notice of Public Hearing, October 25, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Public Hearing—Certification of Sufficient Standards-Aligned Textbooks and/or Instructional Materials—Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

·         Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice and post in a prominent, publicly 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, September 26, 2016

Post Notice of Special Meeting: DAC Title I Work Group, September, 28, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—District Advisory Committee for Compensatory Education (DAC) Title I Work Group, Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Committee Meeting Information:  https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information.

  

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice in a prominent, publicly 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

RECALLING EMAIL: BoardDocs Approvals and Talking Points for October 4 Agenda

The below email was sent to erroneously to the wrong distribution list.  Please disregard and accept my apologies.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551-Direct

( (619) 725-5550-Office

7 (619) 297-5624-Fax

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

From: Viorato Josefina
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 1:17 PM
Subject: BoardDocs Approvals and Talking Points for October 4 Agenda

 

Executive Leadership/Instructional Cabinet:

 

Please review the October 4 agenda for items submitted by you and/or your direct reports for needed approvals and to ensure notes/talking points are included.  Agenda items must be completely routed and approved, and talking points posted to BoardDocs, by closed of business on Wednesday, September 28, but no later than 12 noon on Friday, September 30.

 

Notes/Talking Points:

·         For agenda item(s) in your queue, insert talking points at Executive Content section; approve and move on to next approver.

·         For agenda item(s) that have completed through the approval chain and no longer in your queue, forward notes by direct reply to this email.

·            If agenda item is still in your queue and you do not have any talking points, please add “No additional information.” at Executive Content section or via email response.

 

REMINDER:  Talking points provide supplementary information to Superintendent Marten for discussion of agenda items during board proceedings.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

BoardDocs Approvals and Talking Points for October 4 Agenda

Executive Leadership/Instructional Cabinet:

 

Please review the October 4 agenda for items submitted by you and/or your direct reports for needed approvals and to ensure notes/talking points are included.  Agenda items must be completely routed and approved, and talking points posted to BoardDocs, by closed of business on Wednesday, September 28, but no later than 12 noon on Friday, September 30.

 

Notes/Talking Points:

·         For agenda item(s) in your queue, insert talking points at Executive Content section; approve and move on to next approver.

·         For agenda item(s) that have completed through the approval chain and no longer in your queue, forward notes by direct reply to this email.

·            If agenda item is still in your queue and you do not have any talking points, please add “No additional information.” at Executive Content section or via email response.

 

REMINDER:  Talking points provide supplementary information to Superintendent Marten for discussion of agenda items during board proceedings.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Post Special Meeting Notice: State of the District Address, October 18, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting (State of the District Address)—Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice and post in a prominent, publicly 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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Post Board Meeting Notice and Agendas, September 27, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice to Changes to Regular Meetings—Tuesday, September 27, 2016; closed session start time changed from 3:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Trustee Beiser will participate in closed and open (public) sessions via teleconference call.
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information
: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information  

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information  

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=A664VA7A11D1          

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


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information    

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

CORRECTION: Post Notice of Location Change: CTEAC Meeting, October 4, 2016

CORRECTION—CTEAC MEETING IS OCTOBER 5, 2016.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Location Change: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC) meeting, October 4, 2016.
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information    

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Post Notice of Location Change: CTEAC Meeting, October 4, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Location Change: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC) meeting, October 4, 2016.
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information    

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams