The mission of San Lorenzo Unified School District is to work together with parents and the community to develop critical and creative thinkers who are knowledgeable, responsible, caring participants who contribute to a changing world.
February Newsletter from Superintendent Brill
Dear Teachers, Support Staff, Parents and Community Members,
As you may have heard, the San Lorenzo Unified School District is embarking on the development of a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), as required by the State of California. This is a form of strategic planning that involves the gathering of input from stakeholders in the community to establish District goals that will ensure all students graduate from high school prepared for success in college and career. The State has asked that we align our goals to the following priorities:
On a positive note, we are expected to receive additional resources under the Local Control Funding Formula
(LCFF). In order to achieve more equitable and positive outcomes for all students (including underserved populations such as English language learners, students in families with low income, Foster children, homeless children, African American, Latino/Hispanic and students with disabilities), we are expected to align our resources and practices to realize our common goals.
I urge you to participate in one of the many LCAP engagement and information meetings that are taking place throughout the District over the next month.
March 18, 2014
April 8, 2014
April 22, 2014
April 23, 2014
May 6, 2014
June 17, 2014
We need to hear your voice! Your ideas are important to us and the information you share will be received anonymously and will be handled with respect and confidentiality. Information about the LCAP process, committees, meetings and dates can be found on our District Website (www.slzusd.org) in the right hand column under Quick Links.
If you are unable to attend one of our engagement meetings, you may choose to take the LCAP survey, which can be found online under our Quick Links. Hard copies of the survey will also be available in English and Spanish at all school sites and in the District Office.
The engagement meetings and the survey are designed to gather pertinent information that will be used to guide District decisions, actions and future initiatives. All data gathered will be posted on our website. We deeply value your input and involvement.
Fred Brill, Ed.D.
TK and Kindergarten Information Events
The PDF attached includes all of the information nights for all elementary school programs for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. This is for students and their families that will begin school in the Fall of 2014. Each element... Continue
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
San Lorenzo Unified School District is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant . If granted, our high schools would offer before and after school programs to public, charter, and private school students in the San Lore... Continue
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
On January 9th, over 100 SLZUSD directors, administrators, teachers, and community partners started the new year by learning more about Restorative Practices (RP). The aim of Restorative Practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by building relationships and repairing harm. To learn more, click here. Led by Amos Clifford of The Center of Restorative Process, this day was a unique and powerful experience. Sitting together in a large circle, participants actively participated in a variety of restorative exercises including an appreciative inquiry where volunteers used a structured process to publicly thank and appreciate someone else in the group. The tone of the day was overwhelmingly positive and created a feeling of care and closeness that will in turn radiate out and impact our larger school community. Here is what people are saying about the day:
“I thought the last training we had was the best ever. We used to use classroom circles years ago and this will help us to start them again.”
“This is exactly where we should be spending more professional development time with teachers and staff.”
“The day helped me form a closer tie with my administrator and colleagues.”
“I now have a powerful tool to use in the classroom to resolve conflicts at the classroom level, build community, and share positive feelings about one another.”
Visit http://www.centerforrestorativeprocess.com/ to download a free Restorative Circles curriculum guide.
Questions? Contact Amani Dunham at firstname.lastname@example.org
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