DAILY UPDATE #212 -- 2/22/2021
- NEW ITEMS
- AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN AASD AND THE DISTRICT ON COVID TESTING AND INCREASING PARTICIPATION IN PHASE ONE APPOINTMENT-BASED LEARNING
AASD has reached a tentative agreement with the District on COVID Testing and Increasing Participation in Phase One. Please click below to view the tentative agreements.
COVID-19 Testing Program
T.A. - Certificated, Increasing Participation, Phase One
T.A. - Classified, Increasing Participation, Phase One
Note that AASD members are not required (but highly encouraged) to take advantage of COVID testing and may do so on work time.
Note that in the Phase One MOU, there is now language that gives members 80 hours of COVID leave if they become ill or must quarantine. (The federal law that provided the 80 hours expired on December 31; however, the negotiated agreement continues the 80-hour allocation.)
Please direct any questions to Donis Coronel, Executive Director/Chief Negotiator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you to the AASD Bargaining Teams for their commitment and participation.
- Q and A (Monday, February 22, 2021)
Q: My understanding is that administrators still have a choice about whether to go to the school site. Has this changed? I'm not comfortable going back until I've been vaccinated. At the expansion of phase one meeting as usual, the district "implied" that we have to be there.
A: (Answer provided by AASD) AASD just signed off on an MOU where AASD certificated members (principals, vice principals, instructional coordinators) who are assigned to schools sites are not required to be onsite if the work can be done remotely. If the administrator is not onsite, they must have an admin designee to handle emergency matters.
Q: High School Vice Principals usually get a supervision stipend in mid February. So far stipends have not been distributed. Is this happening still? Information from the district on this would be helpful. I like to plan my monthly budget.
A: (Answer provided by AASD) AASD received information last week from members that the timecards for the supervision stipend had not been processed. AASD reached out to district officials and has taken the position that the vice principals are entitled to the stipend. We are awaiting the district’s response.
Q: Teachers are being offered a $200 a month incentive to return to site and teach!? What about custodial who have been onsite since July risking their health!? And add to the fact that night custodians evening pay differential was taken away since September resulting in almost a $150-200 pay cut a month since September. Is the district looking into incentivizing the custodians?
A: (Answer provided by AASD) While the district proposed a stipend for teachers to return to the site, that was simply a proposal and it was not part of the final tentative agreement. Teachers are NOT receiving a stipend to return to the physical site. At this time, there is no hazard pay or stipend for any AASD member who is physically reporting to work. Our AASD represented BSS III’s, POS’, Food Services Supervisors, Food Services Area Supervisors and School Police, as well as other AASD represented members, who have been working onsite during most of the pandemic are truly appreciated for your dedication. We are sorry that AASD was not able to negotiate any additional stipend or hazard pay past June 30.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
- The following communication was sent to principals on February 18:
- CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - (SB-86) “SAFE AND OPEN SCHOOLS PLAN”
- The State Legislature made significant progress today in announcing a plan to safely reopen schools. Senate Bill 86 provides for additional funding to ensure a safe return to in-person learning, prioritizes the vaccination of school staff and sets some realistic goals and timetables. Simply put, it calls on schools to return to learning by mid-April, while recognizing that some schools are in communities with high COVID-19 transmission rates, and those may only be able to return in small cohorts of students who are in need of extra support.
- If rates continue to decline back down to the red tier (less than 7 positive cases per 100,000), then the measure would allow schools to reopen gradually. To be very clear, this is only a proposal. There is a long way to go before the Legislature enacts SB86 and the Governor signs it into law.
- However, San Diego Unified expressed general support for the plan today, because we believe it is a safe and science-based approach to reopening. Other large urban districts joined with San Diego in issuing a statement of support.
- In the coming days, we will continue meeting with the elected representatives of our employees, and we will continue seeking feedback from our own panel of scientific experts from the University of California at San Diego.
- Our next detailed update on reopening will be at the Feb. 23 Board meeting.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECKLISTS
- Site Leaders should regularly review their site’s health & safety checklist for completeness and accuracy.
- County health regulations require sites to post a physical copy of the completed form someplace visible on campus AND on your school website.
- Once posted, add the link to this spreadsheet by close of business on Monday, February 22nd as our Board has requested this information also be posted on our main district website.
- CLEARPASS ADMIN PORTAL
- Here is the Job Aid to access the ClearPass Admin Portal. This link also includes a Job Aid to the Employee/Student Portal.
- BUDGET INFORMATION FOR PHASE ONE Reminder
- As a reminder: Here are the budget strings to support Phase One.
- Resource 32201 (CRF Phase One Exp) - for additional costs of paying staff to cover the learning labs. Budget strings have been opened in certificated and multiple classified accounts. If you need additional budget strings open, please contact finance.
- Resource 74200 (P98 Learning Loss LCFF) - to support tutoring.
- XXXX 74200 00 1157 01 02 01 0000.
- When entering Learning Lab subs into SAMS, use the reason codes provided as centralized funds are tied to these codes:
- 032 Certificated Learning Lab
- 033 Classified Staff Learning Lab
- STUDENTS IN MODERATE/SEVERE PROGRAM ASSESSED USING THE CAA
- CDE regulations for CAA administration encourage an individual who knows the student best to administer the CAA to their students due to their unique and individualized forms of communication.
- The classroom (Case Manager) is generally the individual who knows the student best and should be considered first for administering this 1:1 on site assessment. This option is voluntary.
- Consider other certificated staff members to include school psychologist, SLP, etc.
- Some sites are required to have two site assessors.
- In the event nobody at your site is willing or able to assess the child in the 1:1 on site setting, please contact email@example.com so we can appropriately code it in the TOMS system.
- OFFICE HOURS Reminder
- Special Education Voluntary Office Hours for Principals to Support Phase One
- February 23 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Zoom Link /Zoom ID: 898 0459 4165 / Password: 456456
- Office of Language Acquisition hosts Voluntary Office Hours every Friday
- 9:00-10:00 and 2:00-3:00.
- See Flyer with zoom link.
- SCHOOLCASH MANAGEMENT AND SCHOOLCASH ONLINE
- Kev Group is the new ASB financial software, called SchoolCash, replacing QuickBooks and Blue Bear.
- It is web-based and will fully integrate online payments, digital forms, student information and the daily accounting for our ASB’s.
- Implementation will begin over the next few months for a target launch date: Summer 2021.
- Once setup, training will be provided online for all financial clerks and ESA’s.
- Marketing materials for SchoolCash Online will be provided for students and parents.
- The following communication was sent to principals on February 19:
- ATTENDANCE ‘H’ CODE REVISED UPDATE
- Starting Monday, February 22nd, ensure H codes are entered into PowerSchool by 3 pm daily for all students participating in Classroom Lab, Learning Lab and Appointment Based Learning/Services.
- For more information on this process, please review the Phase One Attendance Procedures.
- LEARNING LAB TRAINING
- Today’s training for educators supporting Learning Labs was a success!
- Educators learned about providing safe and welcome spaces for students, online platforms, Zoom troubleshooting and more. Here are the resources from the Learning Lab training.
- Please reach out to Julie Garica at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
- ASSESSMENT ESSENTIALS WOODCOCK-JOHNSON (WJIV) TEST OF ACHIEVEMENT
- For Ed Specialists to access the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement scoring platform online
- First, complete the Assessment Essentials WJIV Test of Achievement training in Safe Schools.
- After training, email email@example.com for access.
- To order WJIV scoring protocols and student response booklets, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For timely delivery, order these materials when you have approximately 1-2 protocols left.
- Sites will receive a packet of 10 testing protocols and 10 student response booklets per request.
- DISTRICT ADVISORY COUNCIL (DAC) UPDATE
- Here is a summary of the Feb 17th DAC Meeting for SSC Action:
- Nominate a voting DAC member by February 26 for a position on the Superintendent Selection Committee. Elections will be held at a special March 3rd DAC meeting.
- Hold a mandatory SSC Training during a regularly scheduled SSC Meeting. If you have not yet calendared this mandatory training this year, schedule with your Area Finance Team.
- Submit updated SSC rosters for approval. If your site has not yet done so, please send the updated SSC roster to the SPSA Department to be approved so that your SSC can approve your budget.
- FOOD SERVICES: FOOD BOXES AT SELECT CURBSIDE GRAB N’ GO MEAL LOCATIONS
- Grab n’ go meals are available for free to all children Monday-Friday from noon-2 p.m. at 77 locations! Remind your school families to take advantage of this resource. Flyer to share.
- Extra grocery items are available (while supplies last) at select schools on a rotating basis. Check the schedule for grocery distributions for next week - Grocery Item Schedule for Week of 2/22-2/26
- 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.
An AASD Member in Good Standing shares the following: “I want to express deep gratitude for Donis Coronel, AASD Executive Director, for being there at the Phase One meeting to support principals when we needed it! Her quick responses to each of us, and her firm action with district leaders regarding the Phase One Expansion were more helpful than you can imagine! Thank you, Donis, for being there for us!”
- OTHER NEWS
Richard Barrera Discusses California Legislators' Reopening Plan (KUSI, February 19)
California will set aside vaccine doses for educators/staff
- 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 -- 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.