DAILY UPDATE #230 -- 3/18/2021
- NEW ITEMS
- BARGAINING STATUS – PLEASE READ
AASD is in bargaining with the district regarding the return to onsite instruction and the “impacts and effects” on our AASD members. It appears site administrators (principals and vice principals) will need to work over Spring Break in order to be able to appropriately welcome teachers (and perhaps other staff) back on April 5, and in order to safely open school on April 12. AASD will be proposing that site administrators be paid a reasonable stipend for working during Spring Break. Additionally, AASD is aware of concerns from Principals and Vice Principals at High Schools about workload related to the return of athletics and supervision of the many events that are all occurring at the same time (as opposed to seasonal sports supervision).
For classified AASD members in Food Services and Custodial – we were originally told that when the district moved to Phase 2, there would likely be a change of work schedule to a 4/10 schedule (work 4 days a week/10 hours a day). We have since learned that the 4/10 schedule is not being implemented. AASD will update our members as we have information to share. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
- REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION
AASD Members – Please pay attention to the “Request for Accommodation” below. If any AASD Member in Good Standing has a need for an accommodation, please contact AASD Executive Director, Donis Coronel, asap! Please do not wait any longer as we need to start the process. Understand that all AASD unit members will be REQUIRED to physically report to work at some point prior to teachers/students returning.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATION
The following communication was sent to principals on March 17:
- PRINCIPAL MEETING - ON RAMP TO APRIL 12th RESOURCES
- For those who were unable to attend the voluntary meetings on Tuesday, March 16th, here are the recorded sessions for both Elementary and Secondary, Q&A, and slide deck.
- For questions, please contact your Area Superintendent.
- INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL CHOICE FORM
- The Instructional Model Choice Form provides site leaders with a clear, consistent process for sending the survey to families. (Translated languages will be provided to sites this week.)
- Sites are asked to send this information directly to families.
- The communication included in the link has been carefully crafted to reflect our tentative agreement, as we respond to the needs of our families, and content should not be altered.
- The survey will launch tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th and will be due Monday, March 22.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
- REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATIONS (ADA)
- Employees who have submitted a request for accommodation should hear from an HR staff member on next steps for their meeting request. HROs will be contacting you to discuss the submissions from your staff members.
- If you have a disability, defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.
- If you wish to engage in this process, please complete the ADA Intake Packet. This ADA Flowchart provides a simple overview of the process.
- If you do not have a disability, but would like to request a modification to your work due to demonstrable hardships, including but not limited to being a caregiver for a child or other family member who is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, please submit a letter outlining your request and any supporting documentation to this link.
- Please contact your assigned HRO if you have any questions about this process.
- MASK ACCOMMODATION PROCESS - UPDATE
- Please see the updated mask accommodation process.
- We added additional steps for site teams about documenting teaching and practicing mask wearing for students without a documented medical condition prior to submitting a request for a mask accommodation.
- For questions, please contact email@example.com.
- ENROLLMENT UPDATE
- Any resident wishing to re-enroll at this time must be accommodated.
- SDUSD guarantees resident enrollment with the exception of a small number of pupils with IEPs whose services cannot be provided at the SOR.
- Please review this UPDATE regarding enrollment for choice seats.
- For questions, please contact Alma Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY UPDATES
- Classroom Equipment
- Information on computer carts with chargers and adapters for classrooms can be found here.
- Please make sure you return all damaged or non-functioning student devices to IT. You can use this form. The sooner we receive these, the sooner we can repair them and get them back in circulation.
- Tutorial videos for setting up classroom equipment coming soon!
- Webcams (optional) - Visit https://bit.ly/sdusdteachersupport to find resources for how to utilize the webcam provided for classrooms.
- Click on “New Classroom Equipment” for video tutorials.
- Click on “Upcoming Technology Classes” for Webcam classes offered next week.
- Click here for slides from previous conducted classes on Webcams.
- Please note, the use of Webcams is optional for teachers.
- For any questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ELEMENTARY UPDATES
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
- Office hours: March 23rd from 8:30 to 9:30 or March 24th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- For questions/concerns, please contact Deanne Rohde, Interim ECSE Program Manager at email@example.com and Jena McWaters, Instructional Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OTHER NEWS
Few SD county school staff are using vaccine appointment reserved for them (SD Union Tribune, March 18)
SD Schools Will See an Infusion of Cash Like Never Before (VOSD, March 18)
- HOTLINE FOR AASD MEMBERS – THIS WILL BECOME IMPORTANT AS STAFF RETURNS TO CAMPUS AND STUDENTS RETURN ON APRIL 12
The hotline AASD negotiated with the District is available to all AASD unit members (classified and certificated) who are charged with enforcing the health and safety policies and procedures at the school site. Call the hotline when you need immediate assistance when conflicts arise, clarification is needed, or decisions must be made regarding health and safety matters. Once we have staff and students back on campus, issues may arise where site AASD members don’t have direction or an answer. Call the hotline for help! Put the hotline number in your cell phone so you have it when needed.
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. The hotline is answered by our AASD member, Brian Kenworthy, Operations Specialist who has access to materials and district leadership as necessary.
- 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.