BULLETIN TO THE COMMUNITY - 10/5/16
BOLETIN PARA LA COMUNIDAD - 10/5/16
Dear Community, we are pleased to introduce our Bulletin to the Community, a communication venue that replaces our Friday Board Updates. Please take a moment to ...more
Good afternoon! Please note that the Bulletin to the Community sent out on October 5th contained an error in the LCAP cluster meeting schedule for EA Hall School. The event was noted for October 26 and it is actually for TODAY, October 20TH. This meeting is for families of Lakeview, Pajaro Middle and EA Hall schools. PVUSD values your input and feedback on our LCAP plan; we hope you are able to attend this meeting.
Hundreds Join Call for 'Afterschool for All'
[Watsonville, CA] – On Thursday, October 20th, hundreds of students attending afterschool programs in Watsonville will participate in the nationwide Lights On Afterschool event, which is meant to bring attention to the critical importance of afterschool programs. Local celebrations will vary among school sites, with students participating in themed celebrations, such as Sports Day and Spooky Outdoor Adventure. H.A. Hyde after school students will also participate in “The Ultimate After School Snack Cooking Competition.”
Additionally, all elementary and middle school students who attend an afterschool programs in PVUSD will receive a free book as well as an Extended Learning LED light for safety. Organized nationally by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool has been celebrated annually since 2000. This year, more than one million Americans will take part in the only nationwide rally for afterschool programs.
Recent data from the America After 3PM report, commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, shows a vast unmet demand for afterschool programs nationwide. In 2014, over 1.6 million students in California, participate in an afterschool program, yet another 2.5 million would be enrolled if a program were available. Further, 90 percent of California’s parents report they are satisfied with their child’s afterschool program, and 80 percent agree that afterschool programs give working parents peace of mind. More work needs to be done to meet the great need for afterschool programs that keep PVUSD students safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.
Michelle Rodriguez, Ed.D, Superintendent of Pajaro Valley Unified School District, states: "In PVUSD, we are so proud to have such a high quality, established Extended Learning program that provides academic acceleration and support and enrichment to over 3,000 students after school each day. On October 20th, we get the opportunity to recognize and celebrate their efforts during the Lights On Afterschool event. The event nationally recognizes their goal of being a stemless extension of the school day in a safe and enriching environment. "
“We are all very proud of our afterschool students,” said Carol Ortiz, Extended Learning Director. “There's no reason that learning should stop at 3 p.m., particularly if the alternative is unsupervised screen time, or any of the dangerous or unhealthy behaviors that can ensnare children in the afternoons. Like so many other afterschool programs around the nation, ours is supported by funding from the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) initiative as well as After School Education and Safety (ASES), California’s Prop. 49. Since its creation, it has provided funding to allow millions of children to attend afterschool. We need to grow this funding stream for afterschool and summer learning programs.”
PVUSD’s first after school program opened in 1999 with the 21st Century grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Originally serving 1,100 students, the program has grown to now serve over 3,000 students, providing homework assistance, mentoring, tutoring, and classes and clubs in sports, recreation, mathematics, science and dozens of other subjects.
Lights On Afterschool is organized by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality afterschool programs. More information on the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool and America After 3PM is available at www.afterschoolalliance.org.
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS
WHAT: Lights on Afterschool
WHEN: Thursday, October 20th, 2:30-6:00
WHERE: various afterschool sites in Watsonville (including Alianza Charter, Amesti, Ann Soldo
Cesar Chavez, EA Hall, Freedom, H.A. Hyde, Hall District, Lakeview, Landmark, Mintie White, MacQuiddy, Ohlone, Pajaro Middle School, Radcliff, Rolling Hills, and Starlight)
CONTACT: Jennifer Bruno, 786-2360, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Ortiz, 786-2360, email@example.com
October 17, 2016
If you are a California resident and at least one person in your household is a SNAP participant or receives SSI benefits you may qualify for Internet for $10 a month through AT&T. Visit att.com/access for complete information and to apply, or call 1-855-220-5211.
Si al menos una persona en tu hogar participa en SNAP o recibe los beneficios del SSI es posible que reúnas los requisitos para obtener el servicio de Internet residencial con una tarifa reducida de $10 por AT&T. Visita att.com/access para obtener la información completa y solicitar el servicio, o llama al 1-855-220-5225.
The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Local Educational Agency) has adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The policy includes the following: a) A statement that it applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district. b) Requirement that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to:
Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, 100 Day Plan
Our incoming Superintendent has a plan to get to know our district and the community. Find out what she will be doing in the first 100 days:
Nuestra nueva Superintendente tiene un gran plan para conocer nuestro distrito y la comunidad. Enterese que es lo que estara haciendo sus primeros 100 dias por medio de su plan:
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WEDNESDAYS: remain as early dismissal days for 2016-17. Exception August 17th and June 7th are regular days
NOTE TO ALL:
Last Day of School, Friday June 9th, is an Early Dismissal Day.
(Wednesdays remain as early dismissal days for 2017-18. Exceptions: August 18th and June 6th - they are a regular day!)
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