DAILY UPDATE #127 -- 9/22/2020

  • Q and A (Tuesday, September 22, 2020)
    Q:  My concern as a principal is will there be enough custodial staffing to sanitize the entire school campus on a regular schedule when we have full school reopening.  My school is a BSS III site and only has one Crewleader and one custodian with over 70 thousand square feet, 46 classrooms, lots of restrooms and about 60 staff members, so how does the work of COVID-19 cleaning get done to keep everyone safe?
    A:  (Answer provided by the District)  We know this will be challenging and we are continuing to look at ways to optimize custodial support to sites.  As a first step, please look at the Custodial Options Menu that was recently provided to you via email to help prioritize the custodial workload on your site.  Take a hard look at operations on your site and look for custodial tasks that do not need to be performed in the current environment or tasks that are a lower priority and can be performed less frequently or not at all.

    Q:  When is the Phase One Appointment Based Instruction scheduled to roll out?  I’m hearing conflicting information.
    A:  (Answer provided by AASD)  There will be a meeting of all elementary principals on September 29, where the implementation plan will be shared.  At this time, AASD is told that the anticipated roll out date is October 13 for Appointment Based Instruction.

    The following communication went out from the District to Principals on September 21:
    • Assessment Services has developed the 2020-21 Assessment Calendar.
    • Within this document, links for all assessment resources including contact information are organized on pages 4-5. 
    • Updated information will also be provided in the Staff Portal under Assessment Services.
    • Please contact Erika Simmons with questions.
  • Early Learning Update
    • Additional state guidance is expected this week in regards to a modified DRDP for the 20-21 school year. 
    • The DRDP is a state required assessment during online learning for students that are age-eligible: 3 and 4 years old in both the part day blended and TK/4 program.
    • Detailed and modified measures, timeline, and training support will be shared with you and your teachers - once received from CDE.
    • Please contact Stephanie Ceminsky with questions.
  • Secondary Operations Meeting
    New parent group demands that SDUSD set a reopening timeline (SD Union Tribune, September 21)
    Sweetwater Union High School District will stay with online learning for the rest of 2020 (SD Union Tribune, September 21)

    What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far (NY Times, September 21)


    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.
    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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