DAILY UPDATE #115 -- 9/02/2020
- AASD OFFICE CLOSURE.
AASD will be sending out a Daily Update, Monday-Friday, throughout the return to instruction/school reopening period. The Weekly Update will continue as usual on Thursdays with the typical news and information for AASD members. The AASD Office continues to remain closed. AASD staff are working remotely and can be reached via the contact information at the end of this Update.
AASD has created a Google Form for AASD Members to report issues, questions or concerns regarding work-related issues, COVID-19, return to instruction and school reopening. AASD will provide answers to issues, questions or concerns submitted as answers become available. You may also share your gratitude for another AASD member, district personnel, etc., via the same link.
The link to share issues/questions/concerns/gratitude 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.
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 (Tuesday, September 1, 2020)
Q: Why do paraeducators only have to work 50% of their regular hours? This seems unfair when everyone else is working more. We won’t be able to cover the needs of our students with paraeducators on such limited hours.
A: (Answer provided by the District) Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion about the work time for paraeducators. Paraeducators have to work their full hours and the District has provided guidance for online learning (“screen time”) with students. When Paraeducators are not providing synchronous support they can be providing support to students in other ways (parent contact, phone, prep, etc.) Here is the flier that includes the information: Welcome Back Paraeducators 2020. All of the information needed is in the link below.
- OTHER NEWS.
As SD County get the green light to reopen schools, South Bay teacher push back (SD Union Tribune, September 1)
New York City delays start of school year (EdWeek, September 1)
- SPECIAL GRATITUDE
If an AASD member has a department or individual that deserves special recognition during this time of crisis, please use the link above for reporting issues/questions/concerns/gratitude to show your gratitude for the department or individual. AASD will publish that special thanks in our next Daily Update.
From an Area 4 Principal: “Gratitude for Liz Sloan, Principal, EB Scripps Elementary! She very graciously shared some back-to-school communication materials with a me, a fellow Area 4 principal, when I was so overwhelmed last week. It may have been a simple task for her, but it lifted a huge weight off my shoulders and I am VERY grateful for the support. She always offers to share the great strategies she has in place at her site with all The Elementary Principals (TEP).
- DISTRICT WEBSITE
For your convenience, the District has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions. To access that list, click the link https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19/staff-info
- AASD CONTACT INFORMATION DURING THE DISTRICT CLOSURE
Executive Director, Donis Coronel -- email@example.com 619-813-8792
Office Manager, Linda Crout-Hamel -- firstname.lastname@example.org 619-861-2701
Office Clerk, Jim Costello -- email@example.com
Please keep informed via the District’s website www.sandi.net, Daily Updates from AASD and via the AASD Website www.aasdcs.org.