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LCAP Community Meetings
John Swett Unified School District will be reviewing and updating the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as an element of our budget development process for the 2016-2017 school year.  As you may recall, the LCAP is the required accountability mechanism for the new Local Control Funding Formulas (LCFF) for California public schools.  School and community stakeholder participation is an integral part of the process.  The District will host a series of meetings in February to discuss the current plan and funding updates from the State, as well as looking ahead to planning for the next three years, as required by the State.  The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Thurs 2/4    JSHS Students                                        1:00 PM   JSHS
Thurs 2/11  Employee Leadership                            3:30 PM  Supt. Office
Tues  2/16  Student Services Personnel                  3:30 PM  Supt. Office
Tues  2/16  School Site Parent Leadership             6:30 PM  JSUSD Board Rm
Wed  2/17   Community at Large                                6:30 PM  JSUSD Board Rm
Wed  2/24   ELAC Community Meeting                       6:00 PM  Rodeo Hills
Thurs 2/25  Local Agencies & Business Partners 6:30 PM  JSUSD Board Rm
TBD            Foster Youth Representatives                 TBD        Supt. Office


Suggestions or comments for the LCAP can be emailed to:  lcapjsusd@jsusd.org


Request by John Swett Unified School District to Waive
California Education Code Section 37202(a) – The Equity Length of Time
Requirement for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs at District’s Elementary School

The John Swett Unified School District applied for and received a waiver to provide a 3 hour 35 minute program for transitional kindergarten and a 4 hour program for kindergarten.  The District requested flexibility in determining the length of its transitional kindergarten program in order to continue implementing a high quality transitional kindergarten program that provides a modified instructional day, modified curricula and developmentally appropriate instructional practices.  The District will continue to strive to meet the individual needs of all students in our district.

The waiver is valid through June 8, 2016.  The District will renew the waiver for the 2016-2017 school year.


2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration
Rodeo Hills is proud to announce kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration starts Tuesday, January 20th 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) 

  1. Immunization Records:  State Law requires that all Kindergarten students entering school have up-to-date shots.  No Exceptions
  2. 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


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
JSUSD Middle and High School students are being asked to take a survey at school. The California Department of Education requires schools and districts to ask students about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues, as well as questions about school safety and the learning environment. Participation in the survey is voluntary on the part of the student, and we hope you will encourage your child to participate so that his or her opinion and knowledge can be part of the information gleaned from the survey.

The survey is anonymous. No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers except for the name of the school.

If you have questions, please contact Ken Nelson at knelson@jsusd.k12.ca.us or (510) 787-1286.


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JOHN SWETT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
AGENDA ONLINE

Agendas & Minutes for Governing Board and
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee Meetings


                         Agendas and minutes for meetings held 2/11/15 and before:                          http://jsusd.csbaagendaonline.net

Agendas and minutes for meetings held 3/11/15 and after: 
http://agendaonline.net/public/johnswett


Mission and Beliefs

Mission
 The John Swett Unified School District's dedicated professionals work for the good of all students, focusing on promoting higher student achievement by motivating and challenging every student to strive enthusiastically toward academic and personal success.
 
Beliefs
  •  All Students can and must experience success in their own learning.
  •  Professional staff must put forth high quality effort, employ multiple teaching strategies and work as a team to educate our students.
  •  Professional staff and students are responsible for the quality of the educational experience and all will be accountable for it.
  •  All people deserve to be treated with respect and are expected to treat all others with respect.
  •  Partnerships among professional staff, students, parents, and community are most effective when positive attitudes are sought, encouraged, and shared.

Monday, February 8
LINCOLN BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, February 10
JSUSD GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
6:30 PM Public Session
Board Room
Monday, February 15
PRESIDENT'S DAY - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, February 17
Community at Large LCAP Meeting
6:30 PM
JSUSD Board Room
All are welcome to submit suggestions for our 2016-2017 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Thursday, February 18
JSHS Band Boosters Bingo
6:00 PM
Scout Hall, Crockett

Today, 2/7/2016
High: 59 Low: 40
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.