Current Announcements 2013-14

posted Aug 12, 2014, 5:34 PM by Laurie Becker   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 8:55 PM ]
Have a Great Summer!!

Dear families:

As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a great year! What a school we have! What wonderful programs and teachers we have! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and whole-hearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for our children makes SLVUSD Charter a truly special place.

Special thanks to all of you who have contributed in ways small, large and unimaginable! Thank you for participating in the State field tests, for turning in your surveys, for your help in the classrooms, and for sharing your children with us.  Thank you for providing rich and engaging experiences for your children, knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these and a million other things, we are truly grateful for all of you.

We also give well wishes, albeit with saddened hearts, to Sharon Silva as she moves to a new position in the district. She has been a gift to us for many years and will undoubtedly be a great asset to the District Office.

For your calendaring pleasure, the first day of school begins on August 26.Until then, enjoy a restful and replenishing summer with your families!

~R & R

We have had such wonderful graduations.  Each one displaying the unique characteristics of the various programs we offer. Congratulations to our seniors who are moving on the various colleges, careers and aspiring adventures. And to our eighth graders going on to high school - we wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors and hope you come back to see us often! Enjoy your summer vacation!

Summer Office Hours The office at Quail Hollow is closed and will reopen Monday, August 11. The office in Felton (the annex) will be open 8-3 until Monday, June 30 and will reopen Monday, August 11.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE CHARTER PARENT SURVEY INFORMATION WE GATHERED? The next step will be for us to analyze the cumulative data, share with the teachers per program, and all Charter when appropriate, and to use the data to support next steps in the coming year.  The information will part of my annual board presentation, and to support the LCAP (local control accountability plan) focus toward bridging the academic achievement gap.

LCAP UPDATE On June 5, we had another parent meeting to discuss the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for our Charter school. The Charter will be submitting their own plan along with the District's plan July 1.  The plan is based on setting goals and activities based on State priorities.

These State Priorities include Teacher qualifications, Implementation of CCSS, Parental Involvement, Pupil engagement, School climate, Broad course of study, Pupil Outcomes.  Our goals and activities are very similar to the District's, however we are able refine our goals based on specific needs in our programs.  Additionally, we will have supplemental funds of $14,000.00 targeting the support of identified subgroups (unduplicated students) in order to close achievement gap, most specifically in Math.

A list of suggested ideas to support our students was generated through our parent meeting.

Ideas included; tutoring in Math/Writing K-12, Math mentor, Resource Materials to support our unduplicated students, Teacher/Student education, Technology Training for parents, P.E. increased; e.g., regularly scheduled community athletic events, Community Service - (eg. parks, save our shores), Leadership coaching or club, Increased learning in all VAPA standards, Counseling/Emotional Support, maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle, greater education in College & Career options.  

Once the plan is submitted, the document will be used as a template to support the Charter goals and activities.  We will be offering additional parent meetings throughout next year for those of you who would like to come and learn more.

WASC UPDATE  The draft report is still a work in progress.  The results of our parent survey will be included as part of the report.  Please look for a more  extensive update at the beginning of the school year, this September.  

And for now: enjoy your summer break.  Take time in the sun!  Read a good book as a family! Learn something new!  Go somewhere new!  Eat something new! Turn off your technology once in a while! Take a hike..a run...a bike ride..a swim! Hug your loved ones!  

~ See you in August

NEW Attendance phone line: (831) 336-8527 to report absences (Classroom based programs)