DAILY UPDATE #122 -- 9/15/2020

  • Q and A (Tuesday, September 15, 2020)
    Q:  Is the Phase One Appointment Based Instruction implementation timeline still the end of September?  Principals were informed that Initial ELPAC is due September 30, which is administered online and training for some is on September 15, which leaves Principals with only 11 days to coordinate online administration of the ELPAC - which has never been done before. In addition, site SPSAs are due October 5 and SPSA Training is September 16, which leaves Principals 12 school days to meet with SSC, ELAC and other advisory groups. I think the goal of implementing Phase One Appointment Based Instruction at the end of September is very unrealistic.
    A:  (Answer provided by AASD)  Over the past week or so, AASD has shared with district executive leadership that implementing Phase One Appointment Based Instruction the last week of September is not realistic due to so many logistics that need to be resolved prior to implementation.  Currently, a planning group composed of district leadership and principals is meeting to develop an implementation plan.  While official notification and timelines must come to principals from the district, AASD is sitting in on these meetings and it is clear that implementation will NOT be the end of September, but at a later, undetermined date.  More information will be forthcoming from the district.

    The following communication was sent to principals on September 14:
    • Please review this document for updates from IT:
      • Technology Resources for Families
      • Technology Support Centers for Student Device Exchanges
      • Staff Requested Hotspot Approval
      • Staff Computer Distribution (Includes paras, support staff, teachers and administrators)
    • Here is GATE Information for GATE certification classes and GATE DAC meetings.
    • The class schedules and registration are posted on the GATE website through the staff portal.
    • If you have questions, you may contact Chris Marra at cmarra@sandi.net.
    As you likely know, AASD has been following the inspiring words of Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo from Fall Creek, Wisconsin, and his one-minute walk to work.  His words are amazing.  Take one minute to listen!  

    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 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.

    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
    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.


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