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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT...
January 2018

Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

The purpose of this month's message is to identify the systems and structures that we have in place to support our struggling and at-risk students within our District. Making sure all students are successful and ready for the college and career is central to our mission. As such, we devote time and energy to ensuring that every student has an an opportunity to fully access the academic program within our schools. Sometimes this means that extra supports will be needed. One of the ways we work to accomplish this task is to coordinate our services that we provide to students who may be experiencing difficulty. Each of our school sites has a Coordination of Services Team (COST). The COST teams are comprised of administrators, specialists, teachers, psychologists, therapists, and our Supervisor of Attendance. These individuals meet on a weekly basis to discuss the needs of students who may be experiencing challenges with successfully accessing the curriculum, behaving in class, getting along with others, or dealing with complex family issues that may be impacting learning.

Our COST teams use a collaborative approach to supporting struggling students. The team devotes considerable time to understanding the factors that may be interfering with a student's success, looking at supports (both academic and behavioral) and developing interventions that are designed to lift up student achievement and establish patterns for success. These interventions may involve a referral for extra reading support, math intervention, specialized classes, or counseling services. We seek the involvement of the family and (where appropriate) identify other wrap-around services that may be needed.

In addition to the COST teams at each of our sites, I convene a District Coordination of Services Team (D-COST) to further support and strengthen the work at the school sites. The D-COST team includes the Superintendent, our Special Education Director, all the Vice Principals, psychologists, therapists, interventionists, and our Supervisor of Attendance. Like the COST teams at the sites, our D-COST works to coordinate supports throughout our system to ensure that our resources are matching the needs at the sites. Both the District and Site COST teams also work to inform our Climate and Culture Committees (mentioned in last month's article) about needs for professional development and improvements throughout the schools. The two-way communication between our support and leadership teams is critical in ensuring that the systems within our District are coherent, effective, and truly meeting the needs of all our students.

If you would like to learn more about the COST team at your school sites, or are concerned about your own child's progress at school, please reach out to your site principal for more information. As always, I am available by email (cmiller@jsusd.org) or cell at 925-639-7408.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Charles Miller, Ed. D.
Superintendent


2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Rodeo Hills is proud to announce kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration starts Monday, January 22nd, and lasts from 9-3 each day. Kindergarten Law regarding kindergarten birthday start dates has changed. To be eligible for Kindergarten, your student must be 5 years old on or before September 1. Students who turn 5 years old on or after September 2nd through December 2nd are eligible to enroll in our “transitional kindergarten” program. For more information on transitional kindergarten, please feel free to drop by RHES anytime or check out http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderinfo.asp

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING FOR REGISTRATION:

Original Birth Certificate from the country, county, or state (Copies will not be accepted)
Immunization Records: State Law requires that all Kindergarten students entering school have up-to-date shots. No Exceptions
Proof of Residency: You must provide 2 proofs of residency. Utility bill, mortgage papers, property tax payment, rental property contract, lease, voter registration, pay stub etc. are also acceptable

We do not accept driver’s license
Thank you, Phillips 66, for your continued support and generosity!