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The FAIR Education Act (Senate Bill 48) requires that California K-12 schools provide Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful representations of the United States’ diverse population in History and Social Studies curriculum.
Each K-6 classroom is getting around 200 books as part of a classroom library. Delivery of books to schools expected in mid-late August.
Schools need to facilitate a 1 hour meeting for all K-6 teachers on how to set-up and maintain their libraries. Resources and facilitator PPT are available at the following link: http://www.scusd.edu/post/classroom-libraries.
We hope you are enjoying your summer! Not only will we begin the new fiscal year on July 1, we are also beginning the year-end process for 2015-2016. Budget Services will review all school site budget balances for categorical and general programs (budget vs. actual) to ensure sites do not have deficits.
As usual, we will be printing and shipping the Parents Rights and Standards of Behavior manuals and the Voluntary Insurance letter this summer. You will receive them by Thursday, August 25, 2016, in time to prepare your packets for the first day of school. Starting with information supplied to us by the district, we have posted a database with the quantities we are scheduled to ship to you. Please take a moment to review these numbers and change them as you think is appropriate for your school.
This is a follow up communication regarding Workday. Workday will not go live on July 11, 2016 as planned. Please continue the normal process in Escape. 2016-17 Requisitions are available in Escape. The cut-off date for processing 2015-16 Mileage, Petty Cash and Confirming Requisitions is July 8, 2016. The listing of requisitions and verification of year-end status must be completed by June 30, 2016.
Please see bulletin BS-55 – Follow Up Workday/Escape Update for more detailed information and instructions.
Please print out and backpack home Superintendent Banda’s letter to families about our tentative agreement with SCTA. The letter alerts families to possible bell schedule adjustments for next fall should SCTA ratify the agreement and the Board of Education approve it on Thursday.
This is important information for parents as they look ahead to making dismissal arrangements for their students. Over the summer, we will be developing a communications plan to ensure that all families are aware of early release Thursdays by the time school starts.
In recent years, scientific studies have demonstrated that student and teacher ‘mindsets’ have a profound impact on learning. Students with a ‘growth mindset’ (Dweck, 2006) who believe that intelligence and ‘smartness’ can be learned and that the brain can grow from exercise, learn more effectively, displaying a desire for challenge and showing resilience in the face of failure. Such behaviors encourage greater math persistence, engagement and high achievement.
Fundraiser carwashes are a valuable source of funding for many groups and organizations. However, the soapy wash water from a carwash (often carrying dirt, grease, and other pollutants) typically flows along a parking lot or other paved surface until it enters the storm drain system. From there, it goes untreated to our creeks and rivers, potentially harming fish and other aquatic life. All by itself, one fundraiser carwash may not seem to be contributing much pollution to our local waterways.
Last year, all sites received ELA supplemental materials: Core Ready binders and the trade books called for in the Core Ready lessons. At the beginning of this year, additional trade books to support Core Ready lessons were sent to sites. For ease of checking in and out the Core Ready binders and trade books for Core Ready lessons with your teachers at the end of the year and the start of next, there is an inventory list, posted at www.scusd.edu/ela in the Elementary Resources pod. The inventory list is also attached here.
The SCOE School of Education in partnership with the University of Phoenix is excited to announce a summer Visual Arts credential program. This special offering is available to teachers who currently hold either a clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential.
The goal of the “High School Course Catalog and Guide for College, Career and Life-Ready Students” is to provide students, their families and school personnel with information that will help prepare our students to be College, Career and Life-Ready Graduates. This PDF document is fully interactive and contains the following useful information:
Only the contracted TPA MidAmerica , Zuk Financial ,Valic, Hartford and CalPERS will be permitted access to our campuses; then with district and site administers approved appointments for IRS Compliance Educational purposes only. Individual Tax Sheltered Annuity representatives may leave information in front district/school offices for interested staff to make contact for appointments on personal time. There is no selling permitted on district property.
The California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) has an opportunity for K–12 science teachers, administrators, and parents to participate in the 2014 Science Stakeholder Meetings, which will be hosted by the California Department of Education and Educational Testing Service (ETS).
These meetings will give participants the opportunity to provide input to the development of science assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The input gathered from stakeholders will be shared with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson as he prepares recommendations for the California State Board of Education for the new science assessments.
CDE would like to recruit parents and their children for an upcoming focus group meeting to be held at SCOE on Monday, June 9, 2014. The purpose of the focus group meeting is to gather feedback from parents and students on their experience with this past spring’s SBAC field test.
Please see the attached letter for more information to share with your parents.
The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests will be updated on May 19, 2014. The current Practice and Training Tests will be replaced by refreshed Practice Tests that more closely mirror the operational assessments. The tests will include new questions and performance tasks. Enhancements also include additional embedded universal tools, designated supports and accommodations.
Friday, May 16, is the last day for SBAC testing. Below are links for teacher, administrator and student surveys created by many of us with the County Office of Education. We hope you will take the time to provide us with valuable feedback to support you for next year.
Getting good reports from schools. Most of the kinks are human errors and fixable.
Please make sure your teachers have logged in and are able to access the TA Interface before testing begins. Please make sure you have entered them first into TIDE before I call to get a password reset that has not been set up.
If students are having difficulty with their SSID number, check that there are no spaces between the CA-1234567890 or that they put the – after CA.
Starting Test Sessions—Because of an update in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface, the TA will need to choose a [Select All] button from the test selection box when starting a test session. This will choose all available tests including all grade levels and both content areas for non–performance task (non-PT) PT and performance task (PT) tests.
Starting on March 25, all Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) users in will have single sign-on access to the Test Administrator (TA) Interface and the Online Reporting System (ORS). Manuals for both of these systems can be found at http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/field-test-ca/resources/.
Starting on April 1, the single sign-on feature will also work for the Test Administrator (TA) Practice and Training Site. At the same time, any temporary usernames and passwords that had been provided to you for accessing the TA Practice and Training
24 days until the testing window begins! Please, if you have any questions contact your specialist or CAASPPSupport@scusd.edu. We were requested from Caltac, due to a very high volume of calls to be the point of contact.
The Test Administrator’s User Guide in now available along with a new Frequently Asked Questions Guide. Please see the attached and on our website.
First, I want to thank each of you for all your hard work with both enrollment and concapping of students this year. The purpose of this message is to provide you with information relative to concapping. As you know, concapping students this year has been difficult due to two factors. First, we increased class size. Second, we eliminated most transportation.
SacPD is very excited to continue the partnership with SCUSD for the 2012/2013 school year. This year SacPD will have 8 SRO’s and 1 Sergeant assigned to Sac City schools, this is a reduction from last year when there were 12 SROs and 1 Sergeant. Sac PD has also assigned LT. Lisa Hinz to Sac City schools. Lt. Hinz will also be coordinating youth programs in the City of Sacramento.