DAILY UPDATE #121 -- 9/14/2020
- AASD and the District Reach a Tentative Agreement Regarding the Impacts and Effects of Phase One Appointment Based Instruction
Last week, AASD and the District reached a tentative agreement regarding impacts and effects of Phase One Appointment Based Instruction. As you may know, SDEA had reached a tentative agreement recently. Much of what is in the AASD agreement memorializes the SDEA negotiated parameters for Phase One Appointment Based Instruction, which is slated to be offered to students in certain categories who may benefit from in-person instruction, and then there is additional language that relates to AASD members only. The District’s initial hope was to implement this appointment based instruction by the end of September, although AASD has shared with district leadership that we believe that goal is unrealistic based on the number of logistics that must occur before students return to campus.
Please read through the MOU’s and the Summary below. Please direct any questions to AASD Executive Director, Donis Coronel.
Thank you to the AASD Bargaining Teams for their work on behalf of our AASD members:
Certificated Bargaining Team:
Donis Coronel, Chief Negotiator
Scott Thomason, Bargaining Chair
Patti Burch, Official Notetaker
Classified Bargaining Team:
Donis Coronel, Chief Negotiator
Jesus Montana, Bargaining Chair
Patti Burch, Official Notetaker
Link to Certificated MOU Link to Classified MOU
Link to Summary
- Q and A (Monday, September 14, 2020)
Q: Vice Principals are getting overwhelmed with discipline issues related to online learning. We would like to have help with behavioral interventions for students who are disruptive online. The Uniform Discipline Plan does not apply to this virtual environment and we need some district guidance. Could we form a VP Support Group to share ideas?
A: (Answer provided by AASD) AASD is not sure if this concern was submitted by an elementary, mid level or high school vice principal. Your concern was forwarded to the Vice Principals Council (VPC) chairs for consideration as a topic for that group, which is comprised of elementary and middle level vice principals. For senior high, there is not an informal group established, although AASD would be happy to help organize a group if there are a couple senior high vice principals who would be willing to co-chair. If any senior high vice principal is interested in co-chairing such a group, please contact Donis Coronel at AASD.
Q: Why are BSS IIIs and POS’ required to report to the school site, but clerical and administrators are not? And why aren’t we receiving hazard pay?
A: (Answer provided by AASD) The district’s position on who is required to report and who is not is: If the work can be completed remotely, then the employee may not be required to report. Much of the work of clerical staff or administrators can be accomplished remotely; therefore, they have chosen to work remotely. It is hard to accomplish the work of custodial staff (cleaning and supervision of custodial staff) remotely; therefore, custodial staff are required to report to work. In regard to hazard pay, AASD was the only administrator union in the state of California that was successful in negotiating hazard pay during the school closure period of March through June, 2020. The district was not interested in continuing hazard pay after June 30 and, to our knowledge, no other supervisory staff in the state of California are receiving hazard pay for reporting to the school site.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was sent to principals on September 10:
- EDUCATOR GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE LEARNING-UPDATE
- SPECIAL EDUCATION GUIDANCE DOCUMENT-UPDATE
- ZOOM MEETINGS WITH INTERPRETERS
- ELEMENTARY UPDATES
- Thank you for attending the elementary voluntary session around Strategies for Retaining and Recruiting TK and Kindergarten Students and Families.
- Here is the presentation from today. Slide 21 has a number of links and resources you can use.
- Our deepest appreciation to Principals/Leaders: Allison Buell (Jones); Steven Elizondo (Golden Hill K-8), Hernan Baeza (Kimbrough), Mindy Ahrens (Benchley/Weinberger) and Stephanie Ceminsky (Early Learning) for sharing their stories with us.
- SECONDARY UPDATES
- Student Advisory Board
- Student leaders are asking secondary principals to please share this information with your students:
- Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade
- Students must be up to date on all immunizations in order to attend school, including online learning.
- An automated call will be sent on Monday, 9/14 from Board President John Lee Evans to all 7th grade parents whose student is not up to date on their state required vaccines.
- Automated calls will continue to go out in the following few weeks to parents of students in other grade levels not up to date on immunizations.
- Our Communications Department has prepared a letter for you to share with any family that needs additional information.
- Here is the letter from the Nursing & Wellness department regarding needed immunizations.
- All 7th grade students who do not have required immunizations have been notified by the nursing and wellness department.
- If you have a question about an individual student, please communicate with your school nurse and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The following communication was sent to principals on September 11:
- STUDENT CONNECTION TEAMS
- Student Connection Teams have been assigned to support each school team to identify and connect with students who have not yet participated in online learning.
- Team Leads will collaborate and communicate with each principal to:
- Identify next steps based on school site attendance reports
- Leverage support from Central Office Resource Teachers and classified staff with outreach efforts
- Track student attendance data and team action steps daily
- Support families in developing schedules and routines
- LEARNING CONTINUITY and ATTENDANCE PLAN (LCP)
- SDUSD is currently seeking feedback on the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP).
- The Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) will be submitted for the 2020-2021 school year in lieu of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Here is a copy of the LCP in English and Spanish.
- Feedback and comments are welcome. Staff and community members may:
- A Second Reading and adoption of the LCP is scheduled for the September 22, 2020 board meeting
- Please visit the website for more information.
- INITIAL ELPAC: PARENT NOTIFICATION
- On Monday, September 14th, Assessment Services will send a letter (in all languages) to all families whose student is eligible for the Initial ELPAC.
- Please contact Erika Simmons email@example.com for questions or support.
- POWERSCHOOL IEP NOW UPDATED WITH SEAS IEPs
- IEPs in the previous special education system (SEAS) are now uploaded as a PDF in PowerSchool IEP.
- For your reference, here is a JOB AID to review.
- If you need assistance, please contact Shane Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SECONDARY UPDATES
Per principal request, the following template was created to help communicate dates and deadlines for grading periods with staff: 2020-21 Grading Timeline Template. Feel free to make a copy to distribute to your own site.
- ACSA – FINANCING MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS – TONIGHT AT 5:30 PM
Before COVID-19, youth suicides were rising. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, and school budgets have failed to keep pace with the mental health needs of our students. How can school leaders help? Join ACSA for our LIVE edition of Common Purpose, Uncommon Times at 5:30 p.m. Monday as ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith talks with Alex Briscoe of California Children’s Trust and Elizabeth Estes, founder of Breaking Barriers, about their new guide on financing mental health in schools.
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- CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LATINO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (CALSA) VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT FEATURING SDUSD AREA SUPERINTENDENT SOFIA RODITTI
Interested in learning about CALSA especially during these unprecedented times? CALSA is interested in strengthening the pipeline of leaders of color and also in supporting administrators. Join their virtual event! Click on the following link for more information. CALSA Flyer
- OTHER NEWS
Editorial - Your Say: How is virtual school going so far? (SD Union Tribune, September 12)
San Francisco Schools To Begin First Round Of In-person Classes At 'Community Hubs' (CBS San Francisco, September 11)
- SPECIAL GRATITUDE
If an AASD member has a department or individual that deserves special recognition during this time of crisis, please use the link below 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.