DAILY UPDATE #162 -- 11/16/2020
- NEW ITEMS
- SDEA AGREEMENT – Pay for Appointment-Based Tutoring
As you know, SDUSD and SDEA reached an agreement where educators may be paid for “tutoring” during appointment-based instruction. This requires the approval of the principal and is paid with site funds. This morning, AASD notified the district that AASD’s position is that funds for this negotiated option of pay for tutoring should be funded centrally and not out of site funds. The district’s response is below:
District Response: Thank you so much for sharing the concern regarding central funds to pay educators for appointment-based learning. From the District’s perspective, the option for paid tutoring for appointment-based learning should be the last resort as educators’ schedules include both flex time and small group instruction time which are ideal opportunities for providing appointment-based opportunities. Unfortunately, this paid tutoring option is only a viable option for sites with funds, because centrally the district does not have the funds to compensate educators. Schools without funds to compensate educators will need to implement the appointment-based options that take place within an educators’ flex time or small group instruction time.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
- The following communication was sent to principals today, November 16:
- SDUSD-SDEA SIDE LETTER AGREEMENTS
New E3 Growth and Development System
- In partnership, SDEA/SDUSD have negotiated the Educator Effectiveness and Empowerment (E3) Growth and Development Process for the 2020-2021 school year. This will be in lieu of the current Stull Process. Link to Full Agreement
- Each site administrator will work with 1-3 classroom educators to learn about the growth and development systems, collaborate with one another through the process, and reflect on the system as we move closer to bargaining the final product. Please see details in the agreement.
- A collaborative approach to re-imagine, redesign, and rebrand what has historically been an evaluation process.
- E3 is a growth and development process - designed to support and strengthen the knowledge, skills, and practices of educators to improve student learning.
- This system offers a reflective, inquiry-based approach to professional growth focused on the California Standards for the Teaching Professional, structures for learning, and student data.
- Training Schedule coming soon!
- More specific information will follow in the next few days.
- Contact Marisol Marin at E3@sandi.net for any questions.
- PHASE ONE APPOINTMENT-BASED STUDENT ATTENDANCE - ELEMENTARY ONLY - REMINDER
- As a reminder, the attendance code “H” should be used to record all students' attendance when onsite for appointment-based learning/services.
- Each school is responsible to identify a staff member with PowerSchool Admin access (i.e. Attendance or Enrollment clerk) to record students’ attendance in PowerSchool daily.
- This attendance data is reported to SDCOE.
- PowerSchool attendance procedures and implementation of the attendance process is included HERE.
- OLA - BEST PRACTICES FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS
- The 2020-2021 OLA - Best Practices for Multilingual Learners (English learners) Practitioner’s Handbook is organized in this new DIGITAL NOTEBOOK.
- This is a living document that organizes many compliance topics and resources to support you and your language learners in a single location.
- FOOD SERVICES: FOOD BOXES AT SELECT CURBSIDE GRAB N’ GO MEAL LOCATIONS
- Here is next week’s Extra Grocery Item Schedule for Week of 11/16-11/20 from Feeding San Diego, the San Diego Food Bank and the USDA that contains shelf-stable grocery items, or fresh produce, or a mix of both.
- Please share this information with your school families. Boxes are limited in quantity and families are encouraged to arrive early in the distribution time (12p.m.-2p.m).
- Thanksgiving Week Meals will be available at 34 Curbside Grab n’ Go Meal Locations on 11/23 & 11/24.
- Please share this flyer with your school families. Any site not listed will be closed for Thanksgiving week and all meal pick-up locations will resume regular curbside service on 11/30.
- SECONDARY UPDATES
Amplify Science Materials - Middle Schools
- Amplify Science materials have arrived at the IMC and will soon be distributed to sites.
- Orders will be filled and delivered by grade level with teachers' names listed on the shipping document.
- It is important to note that student consumables are only provided the first year and it will be up to the schools to use them as non-consumable or be prepared to purchase them using site funds.
- Teacher consumables will be replenished at year 3 and 5 of the 6-year contract.
- If your teachers need any help with the curriculum, please refer them here: Amplify Help & Resources.
- If you have questions or are looking for science support please check SDUSD Science Website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OTHER NEWS
School through a screen: how two San Diego County students are coping with virtual learning (including a student from McKinley Elementary) (SD Union Tribune, November 15)
LAUSD And Administrators Association of Los Angeles (AALA Administrators Union) Reach Agreement On Return To Instruction (MyNewsLA, November 13)
- FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (ACSA) – TONIGHT AT 5:30 P.M.
Common Purpose, Uncommon Times with ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith returns LIVE tonight at 5:30 p.m. on ACSA Facebook and ACSA YouTube. ACSA will be discussing the 2020 election and the impact that California public education will have on federal strategies and initiatives with Edgar Zazueta, ACSA’s senior director of policy and governmental relations. ACSA will talk about what comes next for supporting students and statewide education funding as we look toward the governor’s January budget proposal. Bring your questions and comments! Join ACSA live tonight at 5:30 p.m.
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- 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.
- 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.