Important Updates from EUSD
May 7, 2021
Updates in this communication include:
- Staff Appreciation Week
- Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan Update
- Reminders about the 2021-22 School Year
As we wrap up this special week of Staff Appreciation, I wanted to once again applaud our incredible employees for their hard work and dedication to supporting students. I know they have demonstrated immense flexibility, caring and concern during this challenging year.
We are pleased to share that the Board of Trustees approved our Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan. This will help create a robust system of support for our students with varying needs. Assembly Bill 86 called for all districts to create an Expanded Learning Opportunities Plan for funds to be used by August 2022. Based on stakeholder feedback from our recent LCAP surveys and our Expanded Learning Committee, this is what is included in our plan:
A coordinator of Enrichment and Intervention to support the creation of a district-wide Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
A Teacher on Special Assignment dedicated to MTSS/ intervention/equity at each school site
Summer School for 2021 and 2022 with TRAC teachers and Instructional Aides to support
English Learner Academies for Summer, Fall, and Spring
Additional intervention funds for all school sites, including an opportunity to develop a homework club at our Title I schools
Instructional Assistants to support the DLI program
One additional day of Counseling support per school per week
A Social Emotional Learning (SEL) screener to support our TRAC program and SEL
The iReady Reading Diagnostic and reading pathway
Additional curriculum for intervention
Professional development funds for literacy and Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Our Expanded Learning Committee will continue to work to provide additional details and recommendations related to expanding learning opportunities for our students. Here the link to the presentation.
We currently are following the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) mandate for mask wearing in schools. It has become confusing for families as mask restrictions and requirements have changed in other environments. Students and staff must continue to wear masks at all times during school, except for eating and drinking. We have not received guidance about this topic for next school year. When we receive updated information for next school year, we will share it.
I want to continue to share with families that we will be back to our regular, pre-COVID-19 schedule next fall and enrichment will be provided during the school day. The slides from this week's update to the Board of Trustees are available here. The recent surveys about enrichment have been helpful in our planning. We will share the outcomes of those surveys in the coming weeks as our last 3 schools send them out.
I would like to wish all of the mothers and special supporters of our students a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Andrée Grey, Ed.D.