DAILY UPDATE #235 -- 3/25/2021
- NEW ITEMS
- SPRING BREAK/DAILY UPDATE
Please note that the Daily Update will not be produced on Friday, March 26 or during the Spring Break Week (March 29-April 2). The Daily Update will resume on Monday, April 5. During the Spring Break Week, the AASD staff will be off-calendar; however, if any matters arise, please contact AASD Executive Director Donis Coronel by email or cell phone.
- BARGAINING UPDATE - AGREEMENT REACHED
The AASD Bargaining Team signed off today on an agreement regarding employees returning to the physical site and school reopening for in-person instruction. The AASD Executive Board met earlier this morning and approved the Agreement. The link to the full agreement is below – please read through it so you are informed.
- #1 All AASD represented employees who are not already physically reporting to the site will return to school sites on Monday, April 5. Central office staff (Ed Center, other central office facilities) will work with their department manager regarding return to the physical site. AASD has been told that department managers will have the discretion to work with staff on work schedules including continuing remote work. We are very aware that the Ed Center and some other central office facilities are not set up in a way to be compliant with the health and safety guidelines. If any central office AASD member has been directed to return to the physical site effective April 5 and is uncomfortable with doing so, please first discuss with the supervisor and if no resolution then contact Donis Coronel at AASD for assistance.
- #4 Lead Principals, Principals and Vice Principals: AASD knows it is likely that many of you will need to work all or part of Spring Break in order to prepare for return of staff on April 5 and return of students on April 12. This is unfortunate but due to timing it is necessary. The agreement reached allows Lead Principals, Principals and Vice Principals to be paid their DAILY pro rata rate for days worked between Monday, March 29 and Friday, April 2. Time is to be submitted via the appropriate timecard for any administrator who works days when “off calendar.” See the link below to the MOU (number 4) and section 7.04(a) from the collective bargaining agreement (below). If you have questions regarding this, please email Donis Coronel at firstname.lastname@example.org who will respond to your questions.
- 7.04 Pro Rata Pay
If a site administrator is engaged to work outside their normal work year, the salary for such work will be prorated on a daily basis. The base for prorating will be the annual salary to which the employee would otherwise be entitled as follows:
a. If the additional work is in the same job class and the full range of duties is performed, the base for prorating will be the employee’s regular annual salary divided by the number of scheduled workdays in their normal work year.
- #5 Central Office Certificated (12 months) and Classified Managers and Supervisors who work during Spring Break will not have their vacation balance reduced.
- #6 Accommodations. “Hardship” has been added.
- #7 COVID-19 Leave. The ability to take up to five days of COVID leave for an AASD member who has a reaction to the vaccine.
- #8 Children in the Workplace. The ability for an AASD member’s school-age child(ren) to participate in after school programs.
- TA, AASD Classified and Certificated Members, Path to Safely Restarting...
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATION
The following communication was sent to principals on March 24:
- PRINCIPAL MEETING - ON RAMP TO APRIL 12th RESOURCES
- For those who were unable to attend the voluntary meetings on Tuesday, March 23rd, here are the recorded sessions for both Elementary and Secondary, Q&A, and slide deck.
- For questions, please contact your Area Superintendent.
- WEEKLY ENGAGEMENT REPORTS
- Weekly Engagement reports must be completed and current by this Friday, March 26th.
- Educators must complete and CERTIFY each weekly report in order to meet State reporting requirements.
- Weekly Engagement reports are required for the entire 2020-21 school year and must continue to be completed and certified through the last week of school in June.
- This reminder will go out today in the Educator Update as well.
- For questions, contact IT Help Desk at (619) 209-4357 or Cherwell online IT system.
- PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPTIONS: WEEK OF APRIL 5TH
- Educators will receive a menu of professional learning options for the week of April 5th-9th
- Watch an introductory video from Superintendent Marten.
- All links will go live on March 25th.
- All sessions are asynchronous and can be done at any time.
- Encourage staff to engage in this learning in grade level teams/departments to promote collaboration.
- For questions, contact IT Help Desk at (619) 209-4357 or Cherwell online IT system.
- SPECIAL ED: EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR
- Here are the ESY details for this year to share with your Ed Specialists.
- It includes enrollment, eligibility and registration; information meeting; Office Hours and other details.
- This is posted on the Special Education website and a call out will be sent to all Ed. Specialists.
- Contact email@example.com if you have questions.
- GRADUATION AND PROMOTION CEREMONIES
- PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUEST INQUIRY
- Principals received an email from our legal specialist, Jeff Day, regarding a Public Records Act request that asks each site leader for specific information.
- If you have the identified reports, please send them to Jeff Day.
- If you do not, you can advise him that you have no such reports.
- For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- REOPENING SUPPLY BUDGET
- To support miscellaneous supply requests related to reopening, a budget of $1,500 has been loaded at each school site in the following string:
- If additional budget is needed, please contact your Area Superintendent.
- SPECIAL EDUCATION: FAQ SESSION
- FAQ SESSION
- MOD/SEV FAQ
- For educators supporting students in the moderate/severe program.
- Please join us on Thur., April 8 from 1:00-2:00pm.
- We suggest attending both April 7th and April 8th sessions.
- Zoom: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/83044158458 | Meeting ID: 830 4415 8458
- For additional questions please contact Sarah Ott email@example.com.
- INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
- Please encourage your teachers to start setting up their classroom equipment as soon as possible.
- See new changes at http://bit.ly/sdusdteachersupport with checklists and videos for how to set up classroom equipment:
- We encourage you to preview the Keys to Successful Simulcasting module delivered to the teacher so that you understand technical and instructional considerations.
- Technology Classes calendar with links to OPEN ZOOM rooms for support on classroom equipment, webcams and simulcasting.
- Any questions, reach out to Julie Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EXTRA GROCERY FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR SPRING BREAK WEEK
- We will have 18 curbside meal distribution locations open Mon., 3/29 through Wed., 3/31 for children 18 years and younger to receive meals at no cost. Meals can be picked-up from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Spring Break Meals Flyer
- In preparation for the reopening of schools, beginning Mon., 4/5, we will have 19 school sites designated for curbside meal pick-up Monday-Friday from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. More details can be found on this flyer.
- Please share this information with your school families!
- ELEMENTARY UPDATES
DRDP Spring Rating Window
- The Spring  DRDP rating window will be open from April 19 to May 3.
- Professional learning [videos, tutorials, parent resources] around the DRDP implementation is located on the Early Learning Educator Webpage.
- Please contact Early Learning with any questions about: DRDP roster, Profile, and/or Ratings.
- Preschool Transition Office Hours
- Thank you to all who attended our preschool transition office hours this week. We appreciated the thoughtful questions, discussion, and collaboration.
- Q&A document from the first meeting. Questions from the second meeting will be added soon.
- SECONDARY UPDATES
- Secondary Literacy Fellows
- We are looking for Secondary English teachers to participate in the revision of Critical Concepts.
- A small group of lead teachers will work across the Middle School (6-8) or High School (9-12) grade bands alongside the Central Office Literacy Team.
- Ideal candidates have been using the Critical Concepts in their classrooms over the past few years.
- The Application closes Friday, March 26th. Please contact Sarah Mathews with any questions.
- Project-Based Learning Institute for Summer 2021
- PBL Institute is a two-week institute (virtual this year) hosted by SDUSD to support secondary school teachers in the development of rigorous interdisciplinary projects for implementation in the upcoming school year. Interested in sending a team(s)?
- Click here to learn more.
- 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.