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Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

MON 12/18 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Professional Development Center - Los Cerros MS - No guest speaker. Discussion of hosting multicultural events, international festivals, and the like will be our primary focus as well as discussion of mother/son and father/daughter events with plenty of time to socialize and address any additional topics of interest, ideas for next several meetings, and Q&A regarding Words Matter Week and more!

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 11/15/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

 

What is Ed100?

Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares you to make a difference in your school or school district. California's education system is complex and changing fast. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a community member, Ed100 helps you learn what you need to know to be informed, credible and ready for action. Each lesson takes about 5 minutes, in English or in Spanish. 

https://ed100.org/

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 11/15/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

The California State Board of Education voted to approve instructional materials for grades K–8 that teach California’s groundbreaking History/Social-Science Curriculum Framework.

"California continues to lead the nation by teaching history-social science that is #inclusive and recognizes the #diversity of our great state and nation," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

 

Read more in this California Department of Education news release

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 11/10/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

Great news, folks! We will have a guest speaker from Islamic Network Group kick off our next get together! More details about that are forthcoming. Hope to see you there - Mon 11/13 - 7-8:30 pm! :) 

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

Monday, November 13th, NOT during the week of Thanksgiving! See you at the Professional Development Center at Los Cerros Middle School 7 - 8:30 pm! 

 

We will be looking at the Board Resolutions, Diverse Books Resources, and the Social Justice Standards in more detail in a workshop/dialogue fashion like last time. 

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

In Oakland, Doctors Without Borders presents "Forced From Home", an interactive exhibition that takes visitors behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis to see what we see. Doctors Without Borders provides vital medical assistance to refugees and displaced people around the world, and witnesses first-hand the impact of conflict and political turmoil on their lives. For more info, see this link:

 

http://www.forcedfromhome.com/

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

NATIONAL PTA POSITION STATEMENT: 

 

Rights and Services for Undocumented Children(.PDF)

The National PTA recognizes that the United States began as a country of immigrants and that the resulting blend of cultures enriches our nation. The National PTA also believes that all children residing in the United States, regardless of their immigration status, have the right of access to a quality public education, adequate food and shelter, and basic health care services. 

The National PTA supports the following statements:

  • The protection and preservation of public school attendance, student learning and well-being is of paramount import to the future and success of our country.
  • It is in the national interest to ensure that all children, including undocumented children, have the opportunity to reach their full potential and become productive members of society. Access to a free public education is the most effective method of securing this opportunity, and should not be denied to any child.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States concluded in Plyler v. Doe (1982) that undocumented school-aged children are entitled to have access to a high quality and free public K-12 education.
  • Undocumented school-age children may also not be constructively denied a free education through coercion, illegal data collection, profiling or interference via threats of deportation. To allow such would be a foreclosure upon their future contributions to our society.
  • Public schools are institutions of learning and are not collection points therefore public schools should not be placed in the position of determining the legal status of immigrant children nor be required to enforce immigration laws. Furthermore, school districts should not voluntarily report undocumented students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other immigration authorities because such actions may constitute a denial of access to education under Plyler. The Immigration and Naturalization Service is the federal agency with jurisdiction over federal immigration policy and should bear full responsibility for enforcing that policy.
  • Schools should be defined in statute as “sensitive locations” and Immigration and ICE officers and agents are to refrain from enforcement actions against students in schools including preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities, and other institutions of learning, such as vocational and trade schools.
  • National PTA supports the confidentiality of school records, including records that pertain to the immigration status of children. Unrestrained access to school records to determine such status can pose a threat of unintended consequences due to any materials in a student’s file that may be inaccurate.
  • National PTA supports the maintenance of official school records, electronic or otherwise, to the extent required by the state and school district for educational purposes only.
  • The federal child nutrition programs, including school meals, offer all children-regardless of immigration status-an important benefit that fights hunger and enhances children’s physical, academic, and emotional growth.
  • Federal, state, and local entities have a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of children by offering health care and other social services needed in their areas. Denying these services to children, regardless of their citizenship status, an endanger communities and create serious health and social concerns.

Adopted: by the 1996 Board of Directors

Amended: by the 2017 Board of Directors

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 9/13/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

SRVUSD Culturally Responsive Speaker Series:

Dr Lori Watson, 4-5:30pm, DVHS Theatre - 9/28/17

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 9/9/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

Join us from 7-8:30 pm at Los Cerros MS in the Professional Development Center. Guest speaker Jon Parks will share updates about CLR in our district, and we will get specific about all of the things you can do for Words Matter Week coming up in February (but you need to start thinking about now). See you there! 

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 9/9/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

“Helping Students Become Engaged and Confident Learners” - Zaretta Hammond

When: Thursday September 7th, 4:00-5:30
Where: San Ramon Valley High School - Performing Arts Center
Who: Free to educators, administrators, certificated staff, classified staff, & community

Why attend...

  1.  Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.
  2.  Access key insights to build students’ learner operating systems and how to prepare them to become independent learners.
  3.  Glean information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships.

Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain<https://www.amazon.com/Culturally-Responsive-Teaching-Brain-Linguistically/dp/1483308014>

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

At the SRVUSD Board of Ed meeting on Tue 8/15/17, resolutions for the following observances during the 2017-18 school year were adopted: 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept 15 - Oct 15

Attendance Awareness Month - September

Dyslexia Awareness Month - October

National Bullying Prevention Month - October

School Administrator Week - October 8 - 14

Digital Citizenship Week - October 15 - 21

Native American Heritage Month - November

African American History Month - February

National School Counseling Week - February 5-9

Women's History Month - March

Arts Education Month - March

Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month - March

Autism Awareness Month - April

Day of Silence - April 27

Asian Pacific Heritage Month - May

Day of the Teacher - May 9

Classified Employee Week - May 20 - 26

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

As part of SRVUSD's ongoing efforts to support diversity and equity in our schools, the district is proud to present a Culturally Responsive Speaker Series featuring several renowned experts. Education and communication are essential to help foster dialogue around the challenges that divide. The goal is to create a community that values diversity, embraces our differences and builds partnerships based on trust, respect and mutual understanding. Please join fellow parents and community members!

 

Thursday, 9/7/17 
4:00-5:30pm
San Ramon Valley High School PAC
Zaretta Hammond
"Helping Students Become Engaged and Confident Learners"

 

Thursday, 9/28/17 
4:00-5:30pm
Dougherty Valley High School Theater
Dr. Lori Watson
"Setting the stage for Equity & Opportunity: An Introduction to Courageous Conversation"

 

Thursday, 10/26/17 
4:00-5:30pm
California High School Theater
Olivia Higgins 
"LGBTQ Inclusion in School Culture, on Campus & in the Classroom"

 

Wednesday, 11/15/17
4:00-5:30pm
California High School Theater
Ameena Jandali
"Understanding Muslim students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment"

 

Additional Sessions may be added. Please check the SRVUSD website for updates. All presentations are from 4-5:30 p.m. and are free to attend.

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

Join us Mon 8/28 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm as we host our guest speaker Jaqueline Regev of ADL to help us learn about resources available to us, what else is happening in the school district, and how to become a "No Place For Hate School" as explained on the Anti-Defamation League website.  Time & location as follows:

 

Monday, 8/28 - Los Cerros Middle School - Prof Dev Center

 

- 6:30 - 7:00 pm Social Time

- 7:00 - 8:30 pm Meeting

- 8:30 - 9:00 pm Social Time

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Posted by: Carolyn Kaneda
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Inclusion & Diversity

On April 20th, the SRVUSD Board of Education unanimously approved Resolution #53/16-17, In Support of Providing a World Class Education and Inclusive, Safe, and Respectful Environment for ALL Students, Staff and Families. 

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Posted by: Rachel Hurd
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Homepage, Inclusion & Diversity, Parent & Community Concerns and Special Needs

Parents are invited to join Superintendent Rick Schmitt and Assistant Superintendent, Education Services, Toni Taylor, on May 3, 2017 as they host two Special Education interactive Town Halls for parents. The district’s vision for Special Education will be shared and parents are invited to ask questions and share their thoughts and ideas.

 

As we look toward the future, we are placing increased attention on Special Education in the 2017-18 school year. This includes shifting the Special Education Department and the new, yet to be identified, Executive Director for Special Education, under our Educational Services Division. As part of our work, we will focus on creating structures and supports that encourage building relationships and trust among all of our stakeholders.

 

To learn more, please join us on May 3 at one of the following meetings:

 

9-10:30 am
SRVUSD Education Center Board Room
699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville

 

6-7:30 pm
Professional Development Center
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road, Danville

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 4/22/17