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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT...
May 2018

Greetings Community Members,

Much work is going on in the John Swett Unified School District. We are in the process of developing our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and busy making progress on our School Bond Projects. The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and is required of all school districts. It is a three-year, district-level plan that we update annually. Our plan describes our school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress. Our LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and we specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, our LCAP addresses the State of California's eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement.

Our current LCAP goals include a focus on improving overall student achievement, closing the achievement gap between our highest and lowest performing students, improving our graduation rates, meeting the needs our special education students, and aligning our program to the Common Core State Standards. In addition, we are in the process of revising one of our goals to comprehensively address the need for improved school safety and campus security, which is emerging as a critical issue in schools throughout the country. Your thoughts and viewpoints about our LCAP is important. We will be holding community engagement meetings during the month of May in order to gather community input about our LCAP. These meetings will be held on May 22nd and May 31st at 6:00 pm. More information is listed below.

In addition to developing our LCAP, the John Swett Unified School District is making progress on our School Bond projects. Specifically, we will begin work on remodeling classrooms at our High School over the summer. Teachers and staff will be busy packing up boxes and clearing out classrooms for demolition and renovation. Also, our Site Design for the new Carquinez Middle School has been finalized and is available for view on our website at www.jsusd.org. The architectural renderings for the new school are amazing! Take a look. We will be holding open meetings for the public during the month of May to provide more information about the overall scope of our two projects. These meetings will be combined with our LCAP engagement meetings as follows:

Tuesday, May 22nd - Lefty Gomez Community Center- Rodeo
6:00 pm - LCAP Community Engagement
7:00 pm - Bond Scoping Meeting

Thursday, May 31st - Crockett Community Center- Crockett
6:00 pm - LCAP Community Engagement
7:00 pm - Bond Scoping Meeting

We hope you can join us at either of these meetings to include your voice in the vision and direction of our School District. We welcome your involvement. I can always be reached by email (cmiller@jsusd.org) or cell phone at 925-639-7408. Thank you.

Charles Miller, Superintendent
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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