DAILY UPDATE #3 -- 3/18/2020

  • AASD Office Closure:  March 16 through April 3, 2020
    Dear AASD Members in Good Standing, Affiliate Members and Retired Members:
    AASD will be sending out a daily update, Monday-Friday, throughout the school closure period.  At this time, schools are closed through April 3, with students returning April 6.  Of course, that is open to modification as we go into the upcoming weeks.  The AASD Office will remain closed during the period of time the district is closed.  AASD staff will be working remotely and can be reached at the contact information at the end of this e-mail.
    AASD has created a Google Form for AASD Members to report issues, questions or concerns regarding work-related issues and the COVID-19 virus.  Any issues, questions or concerns submitted via the Google form will be shared daily with the District.  AASD will then share the answers to issues, questions or concerns submitted as those answers are received from the district.  

    The link to share issues/questions/concerns is:
    Please do not share this link outside of AASD membership (classified and certificated management/supervisors).  The link will be active until this crisis is over.  PLEASE CHECK THE DISTRICT’S WEBSITE TO ENSURE YOUR ISSUE/QUESTION/ CONCERN HAS NOT ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED THERE.

  • Q and A (March 18, 2020)    (Questions were submitted by AASD members; the answers are from the District)

    Q -- I received a notice on March 10 to notify me that all central certificated administrators as well as all vice principals they may be released or reassigned under pursuant ed code 44951. I am a new vice principal. What does that mean? What can I expect? The district also wants me to sign the letter and email back to them. Do you recommend signing the letter?
    A – (Provided by AASD).  The March 15 reassignment letters that went out approximately March 10 are standard business practice.  All vice principals and all central office certificated management received the annual notification.  It is coincidence that it went out during the school closure period.  If you were in jeopardy of being reassigned, you would have been called to a meeting with the Chief of HR (with AASD representation present) during the first week of March.  So, if you received the letter via mail, it is standard procedure and there is no need to worry.  It’s your choice whether or not to sign and send the letter back.  It doesn’t make a difference either way.  The district has proven they mailed the letter.  At this point, if you were not called in to HR the first week of March, the odds are that the letter is simply an annual formality and you do not need to be concerned.
    Q -- I received an update from my area superintendent today telling me basically do not communicate with my certificated staff for fear that it could be perceived as workload. I feel very uncomfortable feeling like I can't check-in with my staff or update them on district resources in the event parents contact them. I started to send out information on the SD Food Bank since many students are food insecure and I deleted it feeling like doing so would be against directive. In a time of crisis when we are supposed to come together it feels wrong to not communicate with my school family. Additionally, does that mean I only send updates to Classified? I'd like to get more clarity.
    A -- Area Superintendents will be emailing principals today or tomorrow with more information regarding working from home and communications with staff and community

  • E-mail from Superintendent Marten:

    All district employees received an e-mail from Superintendent Marten with the following information (taken from the letter):
    This afternoon, we were informed by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency that a person(s) connected with several schools in the La Jolla community tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The schools impacted by this announcement are Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla Elementary and La Jolla High School.

    For anyone connected with those three schools in particular, there are extra precautions they should take based on this news. Principally, they should avoid social interactions and report any symptoms to their physician


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    AASD Contact Information During the District Closure:
    Executive Director, Donis Coronel --
     donis@aasdcs.org   619-813-8792
    Office Manager, Linda Crout-Hamel -- 
    linda@aasdcs.org   619-861-2701
    Office Clerk, Jim Costello --
    Please keep informed via the District’s website www.sandi.net, Daily Updates from AASD and via the AASD Website www.aasdcs.org.
    Be well,
    Donis Coronel
    Representing the AASD Board of Directors
    Donis Coronel, Executive Director
    Administrators Association of San Diego City Schools (AASD)
    3505 Camino del Rio South, Suite 264
    San Diego, CA  92108-4037

    Phone (619) 295-2118
    Cell (619) 813-8792
    Fax (619) 295-6274




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