ONLINE PTSA MEETING VIA ZOOM
Tuesday, May 12, 20207:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
CATCH UP WITH MR. BURNHAM
EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
We’ll have presentations from both Principal Burnham and Principal Crespo. They will join us for general questions and the 2020 enrollment process (as much as we know).
We’re sending links to registrants directly Tuesday afternoon after 5:00 p.m. Please submit questions by Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
To maintain an orderly meeting and be efficient with our time, we are taking questions in advance. We will combine the similar ones together and will submit them to our guests in advance so they are prepared to answer them.
SIGN UP FOR THE MEETING/SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE
COUNSELOR SIMPSON’S ZOOM MEETING SCHEDULES
MS. SIMPSON’S 8th WEEKLY GRADE SUPPORT GROUPS
12:00 noon Pacific Time (US and Canada)
PASSCODES IN ZOOM
May 12, 2020 12:00
May 14, 2020 12:00
May 19, 2020 12:00
May 21, 2020 12:00
May 26, 2020 12:00
May 28, 2020 12:00
Jun 2, 2020 12:00
MS. SIMPSON’S 7th WEEKLY GRADE SUPPORT GROUPS
11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)
May 11, 2020 11:00
May 15, 2020 11:00
May 18, 2020 11:00
May 22, 2020 11:00
May 25, 2020 11:00
May 29, 2020 11:00
Jun 1, 2020 11:00
Dear Korematsu families, during these trying times the staff and teachers at Korematsu wanted to reach out and find ways in which we can support one another within our school community. We recognize that it’s challenging to identify trusted information in a time of crisis. And understand parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone.
We recognize that families have lost their jobs, and do not have enough money to pay their bills. While the district has been distributing meals, many families continue to struggle to provide food for their loved ones. In this time of major uncertainty, we ask families to provide us with information regarding support and services they may need or support and services they can offer. In an effort to support one another, we want to find ways in which families can support/sponsor those who may be facing an urgent financial crisis.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey. The information gathered will help us identify school wide and individual needs. Additionally, all the information will be kept confidential.
As a community, we must come together and encourage, lift, and strengthen one another.
Thank you for your time!
Estimadas familias de Korematsu, durante estos tiempos difíciles, el personal y los maestros de Korematsu querían conectar y encontrar formas de apoyarnos unos a otros dentro de nuestra comunidad escolar. Reconocemos que es difícil identificar información confiable en tiempos de crisis. Y comprendemos que los padres están luchando por equilibrar el trabajo, el cuidado de los niños y el cuidado personal mientras mantienen las preocupaciones, tanto las de sus hijos como las suyas, bajo control. No tienen que hacerlo solos.
Reconocemos que familias han perdido sus empleos y no tienen suficiente dinero para pagar sus cuentas. Mientras el distrito ha estado distribuyendo comidas, muchas familias continúan luchando para proporcionar alimentos a sus seres queridos. En este momento de gran incertidumbre, pedimos a las familias que nos brindecn información sobre el apoyo y los servicios que puedan necesitar o el apoyo y los servicios que pueden ofrecer. En un esfuerzo por apoyarnos unos a otros, queremos encontrar formas en que las familias puedan apoyar / patrocinar a quienes se enfrentan en una crisis financiera urgente.
Por favor, tomen unos minutos para completar esta breve encuesta. La información recopilada nos ayudará a identificar las necesidades individuales y de toda la escuela. Además, toda la información se mantendrá confidencial.
Como comunidad, debemos unirnos, levantarnos y fortalecernos unos a otros.
¡Gracias por tu tiempo!
A DISCUSSION ABOUT WCCUSD DURING THE SCHOOL CLOSURES
Monday, May 11, 20205:00 p.m.
Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96046455980 or by phone 669-900-6833, ID 960 4645 5980
|May 8, 2020|
Dear WCCUSD Families,First, I would like to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mothers Day and Día de las Madres. Even though a normal celebration may not be possible due to the stay-at-home orders, I hope that you all find a time to celebrate the mothers in your life. It’s hard to believe, but we are in the eighth week of our school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Time has moved quickly and we are just over a month away from the end of the school year. I want to thank you all for your continued patience and perseverance as we continue navigating the challenges associated with keeping students learning from home.I have spent a lot of time hearing from students and families about how they have been affected by this crisis and trying to understand what we can do to provide the resources they need. Each week, I meet with a small focus group of students to get their impressions and hear their ideas on what we can do better. I also meet weekly with parent leaders and this week, we held a community conversation where more than 500 people joined to ask questions and express their concerns. This feedback is invaluable and has helped me and the senior leaders of this district focus our efforts on areas of concern.Two of the largest areas are around grading and graduations. We have finalized the grading policy for the work being done during the time school buildings are closed and we are close to having a plan to celebrate the Class of 2020.This week, the Board of Education approved a temporary grading policy that will keep students on track for graduation and college. The Board approved a Pass/No Mark grading standard for secondary students and a narrative progress report for elementary students for the last grading cycle of the 2019-2020 academic year. This is consistent with California Department of Educationand University of California grading and admissions policies.Elementary school students will receive clear and meaningful teacher feedback on report cards, using strengths-based narratives in place of marks for the third trimester. Middle and high schools will adhere to a Pass/No Mark system. Students who complete work at a level equivalent to C- or higher will receive a “Pass” and shall receive credit towards the A-G requirements for the class. Students who complete work at a level that is lower than a C- will receive a “No Mark” but will receive credit toward high school graduation. A “No Mark” will not be eligible for credit towards the A-G requirements.We are also close to finalizing plans for each high school to celebrate their graduating seniors. I know this is an important milestone that needs to be properly acknowledged. It is our hope that we are able to get our law enforcement partners, county health department and county office of education to approve the plans being submitted by the high schools. It is my hope to have more clarity and be able to announce those plans in the next week.In recent days, there has been a lot of discussion about easing some of the stay-at-home restrictions and reopening businesses and recreational opportunities. This is welcome and positive news. However, we urge you to continue to follow all social distancing guidelines and respiratory etiquette when the restrictions are relaxed. While some recreational facilities have been reopened, District facilities, including playgrounds and athletic fields, remain closed. We are working on a plan to reopen them, but we currently do not have the staff available to monitor and maintain our athletic fields and playgrounds.Finally, please remember that there are a number of resources available if you or someone you know needs assistance. You can access many of those resources at www.wccusd.net/districtclosure. If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (510) 965-4444 or (510) 965-4443 for Spanish.Thank you again for your support and patience.In community,Matthew Duffy
DISTANCE LEARNING GUIDES
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With the help of parent/family leaders we created these Distance Learning Guides for Preschool; TK, K, 1st; 2nd-6th, and Middle and High school.The guides are available in English and Spanish at