June 12, 2018
Professional Learning Development
- The new policy that outlines the roles and responsibilities of school and/or district administrators and that of law enforcement related to student discipline will be presented 6/12.
- The Elk Grove Unified Safety and Security Department has arranged for 12 hours of training for all School Resource Officers (SRO) on Bias Based Policing and Principle Policing. They will also be conducting Principle Policing — procedural justice and implicit bias, which facilitates an approach to policing that emphasizes respect, listening, neutrality and trust (Procedural Justice) while also addressing common biases that can be barriers to these approaches (Implicit Bias).
- Between May 30th and June 1st, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 25 EGUSD Employees attended and completed the District’s Arbinger Train the Trainer Session enabling the District to provide more Outward Mindset training across the District.
Curriculum and Instruction
- District staff met for a second time with local higher education representatives and local community advocates on May 31, 2018 to continue the discussion of ethnic studies curriculum. The discussion included the implementation of the new Social Studies curriculum that includes Equity, Revolutionary Women and the FAIR Act and how the District is preparing for the parent curriculum review sessions. EGUSD requires 3.5 years of Social Science for graduation.
School and Community Relationships
- The EGUSD Food and Nutrition Services Department participated with Senator Pan during ‘A Picnic at the Capitol’ to help kick-off the Summer Meals program and they will be providing and serving summer meals at multiple locations throughout the summer.
- A representative from Student Support and Health Services and Communications will attend Village Family Day on June 30th being held at Antioch Progressive Church to meet with families and share information about the Summer Meal Program, the District and student learning and support services.
- The current Head Counselor, Ralph Robles, who is retiring, was honored for his years of service and commitment by Rotary as a Hometown Hero. Following in his footsteps, Ms. Nicole Brown will be continuing the work to help guide and prepare students for college and career readiness with the first year’s implementation of the California Colleges planning tool and will work with Communications to promote the new planning tool to students and families.
Opportunity and Access
- The EGUSD Department of College and Career Options will be hosting two free summer seminars for all high school students and their families:
- Monday, June 18, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Dr. Fleming will present “(Re)Defining the Goal: Providing True Career Readiness.”
- Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Dr. Lindsay Page will discuss “Mitigating The ‘Summer Melt.’”
- In preparation for this fall, members form the Board of Directors with the Asian Sports Foundation have reached out to EGUSD to provide information about their upcoming college and career events.
Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
- 324 people, representing a very diverse population, attended the Classified Job Fair held on June 5th. Of the total attendees, several were interested in filling paraeducator roles in addition to food and nutrition services, transportation and maintenance and operations.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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