DAILY UPDATE #7 -- 3/24/2020

  • AASD Office Closure:  March 16 through April 3, 2020
    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.

    NOTE:  All previous AASD Daily Updates and Weekly Updates are located on the AASD Website www.aasdcs.org if you need to refer back to them for information.

  • Q and A (March 24, 2020)   (Questions were submitted by AASD members; the answers are from the District.  AASD publishes the answers as they are received from the District.)

    Q –  Do you know if they are considering allowing parents to check out chrome books to students? I am receiving messages from parents wanting to do some of the digital learning but not being able to access it.
    A – The IT team and executive leadership are looking at this issue and creating a plan to distribute devices to students to access digital learning at home. More to come in the near future.
    Q – I continue to see questions in our AASD newsletter that indicate a need for increased & improved communication from the District to AASD members (including, but not limited to, Classified Administrators, Central Office Program Managers & Principals.) Is this something that AASD can help to further advocate for better communication channels? In this uncertain and unprecedented time, communication is critical. It is challenging for us to effectively lead when information is often reaching us at the same time as those reporting to us, or not at all. Appreciate any advocacy that can be done to improve this system.
    A – (Answer provided by AASD)  AASD continues to remain in close contact with District officials and has shared in various venues with high level district leaders that there are improvements to be made in the area of communicating with ALL supervisors, managers, principals, certificated management and vice principals.  AASD will continue to advocate for this. 
    Q – Are AASD members guaranteed pay for as long as this crisis continues?
    A – As reported in previous daily updates, AASD represented employees will remain in paid status.
    Many questions/concerns/issues were submitted regarding the idea of staff returning to work to pick up materials/supplies.  The District is working on a response to the concerns and a process which is going out today.
    AASD is also in direct communications with Mr. Rowlands and Mr. Petill regarding concerns about the Food Distribution program.  Procedures are being put into place and changes are occurring that should address many of the concerns being shared with AASD by our members.  Thank you to the Food Services Team for their dedication and hard work during these difficult times.

    AFSA is partnering with
    JASON Learning, one of the leaders in digital education programs in the United States, to deliver a professional development program for school leaders tasked to manage education for students via technology during the coronavirus crisis.
    Please attend the webinar and register now:

    Making Digital Learning Work During Coronavirus: What Every School Leader Should Do
    Thursday, March 26, 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Reserve your space.

    We have heard from a number of principals, assistant principals and other school leaders across the nation that they have been given the mandate by their district to launch/oversee digital learning programs, yet there has been little to no professional development.

    Your national union (AFSA) is stepping in to providing insight, information and support to help you make it through this difficult time.

    JASON Learning also is offering any school or district facing closures due to the effects of the coronavirus, COVID-19, free online access to its digital platform. JASON has a multidisciplinary curriculum built in a STEM framework. To learn more about JASON's content and platform, you may also join a
    Friday, March 27, webinar at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

  • District Website:  For your convenience, the District has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  To access that list, click the link 

  • 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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