I hope everyone is doing well. The district released the plan for learning for the second quarter. You can access the parent Letter here.
In short, students in grades K-12 will continue with remote learning. The goal is to bring back pre-K and students in special education cluster programs. Neither of these categories apply to our school, so we will continue with remote learning. I know there may be mixed feelings on this, but am hopeful knowing the plan will ease some of the feelings of uncertainty/worry.
Please be on the lookout for a family survey that we will send out next week. This survey will help us in thinking about how remote learning is going and other feedback to help us further plan for the second quarter.
As always, thank you for your support, positivity and hard work as we know this is not an easy situation.
To learn more about this plan, our Equity Diversity and Inclusion work, and updates on the school, come to our State of the School address on Tuesday, October 20 at 5PM. Login via meet.google.com/moh-cxea-sxf, or call in (US)+1 225-434-0170. The PIN is 724 471 219#
Have a wonderful day,
Katie & Derrick
School Forms: Remember Family Income Information Forms (attached) are due November 18. Also remember that medical forms are due. You can mail, email or drop off at the school. The FIIF forms must be signed, no electronic signatures can be accepted. Scanned PDFs are preferred if possible and sending electronically.
LSC Principal's Report - Please see attached for my October Principal's report to the LSC.
LSC Election Community Representatives - We currently do not have any community members running for our community representatives spots on our LSC for the next term. As the deadline to run on the ballot has passed, the new LSC will fill the vacancies, so please reach out if you are interested in running. The eligibility requirements for these 2 positions are that the person must:
- Reside in the school's attendance area or established voting district (for "multiarea" schools) (see attached for the boundaries);
- Be seventeen (17) years of age or older;
- Not be an employee of the Board of Education after June 30, 2020 ("employees" include, but are not limited to, all faculty, staff, career and civil service employees, bus attendants, school aides, social center aides and “paid volunteers”); and Important Note Clarifying Board of Education Employment The term “volunteer” is often used loosely throughout the school system. To be accurate, a volunteer is limited to someone who receives no payment for services and is reimbursed only for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Payment for any type of service at the school would result in that volunteer being considered an employee at the school and, therefore, ineligible to serve as an LSC member. The same is true of “service vendors,” “purchase order contractors,” and “consultants.” 14
- Not be the parent or legal guardian, as defined in Board Rule 6-28, of a child enrolled in the school.