DAILY UPDATE #184 -- 1/06/2021
- NEW ITEMS
- Q and A (Wednesday, January 6, 2021)
Q: I wanted to share this and make a comment. When things like this below come out, it really excludes those in the district who are working with students during the time of the session. I feel it tends to make the district look like it isn’t really supporting ALL employees when they schedule things during the school day. I just wanted to put in my two cents.
“In collaboration with the organization Pure Edge, our district has planned a free, beneficial wellness session for all staff via Zoom. The session will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 16. Register here if you would like to join!”
A: (Answer provided by the District) The wellness of all employees is of paramount importance to our District. In order to reach all employees, this session was recorded and provided to all employees that registered for this opportunity. Recordings for wellness opportunities will be recorded moving forward in order to support our colleagues in attending either live or asynchonously as their schedules permit. Moving forward, these recordings will be shared via principal updates and educator updates.
Q: My concern is that for the second time this year, the district is mandating that principals do something that is contingent on something that is optional for teachers. First we were told that we needed to have appointment-based learning, however, it is optional for teachers. Now we are being mandated to have at least 1-3 teachers participate in the full E3 process. Yet, for teachers, participation is optional. When this contradiction is brought up during zoom meetings, the response is, "You need to use your leadership voice." Principals are being asked to convince teachers to do something that is clearly optional for them based on negotiations with SDEA. This is not ok. If the district wants teachers to do something, they should negotiate that with SDEA. I would say that the district negotiation team needs to "use its leadership voice" when negotiating. It's not fair to ask principals to do what district leadership fails to do. Is it "legal" for principals to be mandated to convince teachers to do something that is optional for them? A few of us believe it's unfair to ask (convince) teachers to participate in the full E3 process knowing how much they have on their plates. Especially at this time when they have been given the task of completing engagement (going back to the beginning of the year). Principals should not be told it's mandatory for us to convince teachers to participate in the full E3 process.
A: (Answer provided by the District) This message was in the Principal Update on 12/17/20: There have been a few questions regarding the process for teacher evaluation for the 20-21 school year. While our focus and agreement with SDEA has focused on E3 Growth and Development, we still follow the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Stull Evaluation process will no longer be used. To clarify, there are 3 options:
- For Educators on Cycle (Chart: On Cycle Options for Classroom Educators.pdf)
- E3 Growth and Development Processes (Full and/or Modified)
- Alternative Evaluation (Article 14.7)
- Remediation Plan with a Special Evaluation
- If an individual requires support, a Remediation Plan and a Special Evaluation shall be utilized to provide a path for improvement as outlined in Article 14.9 of the current CBA.
- Upcoming training - Please ensure that you and your Educators are participating in the E3 Full/Modified Process register for the first E3 Training Session. Contact Marisol Marin at E3@sandi.net for any questions.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was sent to Principals on January 5:
- PRINCIPAL UPDATES
- Looking for information from a previous Principal Update?
- Due to the size of the document and the number of active links, we started a new Principal Update document for ease in accessing the document.
- VEBA RESOURCE CENTER - JANUARY CALENDAR
- ASSESSMENT SERVICES
- ELPAC AND CAASPP ACCOMMODATIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES
- Learn about Accessibility Resources for students for the Summative ELPAC and CAASPP. There is also this Training Video on our internal resource page.
- Please share this video and accommodating resources with appropriate staff; including teachers and case managers.
- Accommodations must be entered into TOMS at least 48 hours prior to February 1st, 2021. (Fillable ISAAP form)
- Please contact Erika Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- SECONDARY UPDATES
END OF COURSE EXAM (PLTW AND VAPA)
- Principals please share this Quarter 2 Memo with your site coordinators.
- All resources are available in the Assessment Services internal Staff Portal.
- Ensure final grades are uploaded in Illuminate for honors credit.
- Testing window opens January 4th – January 22nd
- Optional Office Hours January 7th and 8th, 2:00-3:30.
- Please contact email@example.com with questions.
- The following communication was sent by Custodial Services to all BSS’ and POS’ on January 5:
Changes continue to occur due to the new challenges related to the ongoing pandemic. As the situation presents itself, there is a need for a change in the way we provide custodial services. As of January 18th, Food Services will be taking over custodial duties in kitchen and designated food serving areas at the current 77 food serving sites. Kitchen restrooms will be excluded and will continue to be serviced by Custodial Services. Due to the new custodial demands (e.g., disinfecting rooms, servicing hand washing stations, servicing air purifiers, barrier set-up and placements, COVID check-in procedures, PPE ordering and delivery, Bi-monthly state site account numbers, servicing of hand sanitizer units, etc.) there is a need to provide some adjustments in duties. This proposed change may be long term for now, but is thought as a temporary adjustment.
In the first two weeks of January there will be a need for site custodial staff at effected sites to spend time with cafeteria managers to help train food services staff on how to perform the custodial duties needed and, what equipment and supplies are needed. Please communicate with your cafeteria manager on a scheduled plan for training during this period with district procedures, and proper approved equipment and supplies. You will also need to provide Food Services with basic cleaning equipment and supplies for start-up purposes. Most of the equipment and supplies may already be stored in kitchen areas and can be shared for the initial start-up process. Moving forward, Food Services will be required to order cleaning equipment and supplies after the start-up period.
Food Services understands that this adjustment is challenging, but they are confident that with help and proper training from Custodial Services, they will be able to handle the transition. Once again, Custodial Services has an opportunity to help make a difference in moving forward as a unified district with a common goal.
I have attached [below] checklists that will used by food Services staff in helping them understand and accomplish the adjusted duties. These checklists will help in determining tasks and training needed. Please keep in mind that all duties in food service areas are considered daily tasks as required. More information will be coming and thank you all for your persistence and dedication in this season of adjustments.
Prep Kitchen Cleaning Checklist | Satellite Site Cleaning Checklist | Cafeteria Cleaning Supplies
Custodial Operations Program Supervisor
San Diego Unified School District
Physical Plant Operations
Telephone: (858) 627-7148
Cell: (619) 273-9076
Fax: (858) 496-1737
- OTHER NEWS
San Diego Unified Avoids Layoffs Thanks To Federal Stimulus, But More Help Needed (KPBS)
7 key California school superintendents blast governor’s new school reopening plan (The Washington Post)
- JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR RECENT RETIREES!
AASD will be holding a Zoom celebration tomorrow, Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. for all of our Members in Good Standing and Affiliate Members who retired on December 31. The Zoom information is below. For a list of the retirees we will be honoring, refer back to the AASD Weekly Update dated 12/17/2020.
AASD Retiree Celebration Zoom Information:
AASD Retiree Celebration, January 7, 4:00pm
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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 -- 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
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