DAILY UPDATE #126 -- 9/21/2020
- NEW ITEMS
- Q and A (Monday, September 21, 2020)
Q: I’m curious as to why the district has now changed their Hot Spot request policy and are having principals approve or decline. Why are we given this charge? How will it look if we decline a hot spot to any employee? This should be something the district decides not principals.
A: (Answer provided by the District) As with any technology or other support that there is cost associated, managers/principals should be aware and be part of the approval process. It allows managers to have knowledge of when the technology was requested and determine if in this case a hot spot is appropriate for the duties being assigned .
Q: (Presumably submitted by a Principal) The AASD daily update has gotten way too long and cumbersome. It is a time consuming chore to read through it every day. Please do not repeat information that the district has already emailed to us or posted on the principal page. Please only post information that we are not getting in any other way. Also, separate the repeat information from the information that is new for that day. We shouldn’t have to spend so much time sorting through to see what the important information is that we don’t already know.
A: (Answer provided by AASD) Thank you for your input. The reason AASD repeats information from the Principals Update is because we represent not only Principals but Vice Principals, Central Office Certificated Managers, Classified Managers and Supervisors who do not receive the Principals Update from the district and are very often left in the dark on what is going on. AASD knows that part of our Daily AASD Update is redundant to Principals; however, it meets the needs of our other members. Additionally, AASD is sorry you feel reading the Daily Update is a “time consuming chore.” AASD has received a lot of feedback from members that they are very appreciative of the Daily Update and wish for it to continue during these unprecedented times.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was sent to principals on September 18:
- OLA OFFICE HOURS: ELAC ASSISTANCE
- Need help with ELAC on SPSA, legal requirements, and other areas?
- Come to Office Hours on September 21 & 24 at 9:00. Here is the Flyer with Zoom links
- ASSESSMENT SERVICES & OLA
- In collaboration with Assessment Services, OLA is working to provide testing coordinators support.
- WEBINAR FROM THE SPECIAL EDUCATION GUIDANCE OVERVIEW
- DOUG FISHER PD - REMINDER
- All Educators and Paraprofessionals are invited to the voluntary PD Sessions.
- Here is the FLYER with the links to pre-register.
- Sessions for next week
- 9/21 Monday Lincoln and Pt. Loma Clusters
- 9/23 Wednesday Serra and Kearny Clusters
- 9/25 Friday Clairemont and Mira Mesa Clusters
- SECONDARY UPDATES
- ACSA WEBINAR FOR SITE LEADERS ON SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 11AM TO 12 NOON
Join ACSA for their second webinar in their Supporting Site Leaders series, which will be focused on social-emotional learning (SEL). The webinar will provide AASD members with information and resources to meet the social-emotional needs of both students and staff. Speakers from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), national leaders on the topic, will present on key aspects of their SEL Roadmap for Opening Schools, which was developed to support school leaders' SEL work in the current context of distance and hybrid learning.
Sign up here for this free webinar: http://bit.ly/sslsel
- OTHER NEWS
San Diego Unified enrollment drops amid pandemic, especially among kindergarteners (SD Union Tribune, September 18)
La Jolla Parents Are Opting Out of San Diego Unified (VOSD, September 20)
- 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.
From Barb Waller, Principal, Barnard Elementary “I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to Eron Easter in the Area 3 Finance Department! During these often difficult and frustrating times, it is so amazing to feel the support of Eron, who listens, and never makes me feel that my issue is trivial. In addition, she responds to all questions quickly and is always available to help with whatever she can, whenever she can. I hope she knows how very much she is appreciated and loved!”
- AASD/DISTRICT "HOTLINE" INFORMATION
The hotline established with the District is available to AASD unit members and other management who are charged with enforcing the health and safety policies and procedures. Call the hotline when you need immediate assistance when conflicts arise, clarification is needed, or decisions must be made regarding health and safety matters.
This hotline is for ALL AASD represented members, both classified and certificated. The hotline phone number is (619) 981-0760. The hotline is available on all District workdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In the rare event that a message must be left, all calls will be returned promptly, within the same day.
- 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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org 619-813-8792
Office Manager, Linda Crout-Hamel -- email@example.com 619-861-2701
Office Clerk, Jim Costello -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep informed via the District’s website www.sandi.net, Daily Updates from AASD and via the AASD Website www.aasdcs.org.