Old Adobe Educator Weekly Round-Up

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021

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MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT LOWERY

Special Announcement Regarding Summer Extended Learning Opporunities

We are excited to announce our plans for a TK-5 summer school program at every elementary school with a first session in June and a 'kick-start' second session late-July, early-August, just prior to school starting in the fall. We plan to to serve current TK-5 grade students for 6 hours a day and the opportunity will be available to all interested students. The program will feature an academic morning with enrichment and a social emotional learning camp atmosphere in the afternoon. More specific details and registration information will be shared in the next couple of weeks.


We are currently looking for leaders interested in being summer school principals to assist with program design and development. Look for the announcement to be posted this week.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.


The 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The child abuse prevention guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive.


The protective factors have always been central to the Resource Guide. A protective factors approach focuses on positive ways to engage families by emphasizing their strengths, in addition to identifying areas where they have room to grow with support. Focusing on protective factors helps children, youth, and families build resilience and contributes to positive outcomes.


"If you see something, say something,’ can be applied to identifying child abuse. Perhaps you notice something out of the ordinary, such as a change in a child’s demeanor or behavior, or you have a gut feeling that something is not right. These could be signs of child abuse.


Together we can create awareness stand up against child abuse.


#OldAdobeStrong


Superintendent Lowery

Superintendent Office Hours Coffee Chat

Sign up for brief meet and greet, to share and idea or ask a question.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Testing Fact Sheet

County Health has developed a fact sheet (bilingual) related to COVID-19 exposure and testing, based on frequent questions they are receiving from schools and the community. Specifically, this fact sheet is in response to parent questions about testing and that multiple tests have led to confusion about the infected status of their child. County Health's hope is that this resource can be shared with any families hesitant or skeptical about testing.


COVID-19 Testing PSAs

To help spread the word about the importance of testing, SCOE has developed these student and family friendly videos that we invite you to share with your school community in an e-newsletter, over social media, or post on your website.

English

Spanish

EQUITY CORNER

Equity Coalition Update

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 28th at 3PM.

Hope you can join!


On your radar: Petaluma TIDE (Team for Inclusion Diversity and Equity) is doing BIG THINGS! This week, TIDE and our very own superhero, Maestre Tran, were featured in the Press Democrat for their equity work in and around the school community.


Also, TIDE will be hosting a three part workshop starting next week:
Building Allied Behavior Through a Racial Equity Lens with Tide and Tarah Fleming. A workshop for people who benefit from white privilege.
Dates: April 18th, May 2nd, May 16th (attendance at all three sessions is required, please sign up for all three sessions.) Time: 1-3pm
Location: A Zoom link will be provided.

More information here.

Register here.

Did you know? It is National Poetry Month and the perfect opportunity to infuse social, racial and climate justice into your classroom. Check out this excellent resource from the Zinn Education Project, which includes lessons, materials ideas and more to center these issues through poetry.


If you need to reach the Equity Coalition to share resources, express concerns or ask questions, you can now email the group at equitycoalition@oldadobe.org.

FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sign Up Today:-)

The Food Pantry currently serves 120 families in our district community.


We need more volunteers to ensure that we can continue this service and provide this much needed resource.


Please sign up by clicking the button below.

human resources

Please find the information regarding the SB95 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. This additional leave is very specific and is similar to, but not the same as, the FFCRA leave that was available last year.

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT

Registration 2021-2022

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year began in January.


All of our schools are hosting Virtual School Tours.


Here are the individual school videos.

RETURNING TO SCHOOL FALL 2021-2022

Information from CDPH

Based on Gov. Newsom’s press conference held at Sheppard Elementary on Wednesday, as well as direction from AB 86, districts are encouraged to plan for a fall return to full-time learning, with basic health and safety precautions such as mask wearing and ventilation measures, more focused contact tracing and access to testing. This is, however, contingent on vaccination rates reaching their target threshold and virus case rates staying low. Schools should also plan to provide a distance learning only option to any family unable or uncomfortable with returning in person—whether or not this will be a requirement is under discussion in the state legislature. In this slideshow, Outlook for the 2021-22 School Year, CDPH provides helpful information to consider when planning for the fall. Most helpful are slides 15 and 16, which provide information on “expected conditions and next steps” and “planning for the future.”

STUDENT SERVICES

Occupational Therapy Throughout the Remainder of the School Year

YouthTruth Survey Window is Here!

Our survey will provide insight into the current experience of our students, staff and families. Student and stakeholder voice matters. On-the-ground insights from the survey will provide the District with the information needed for planning, professional development and improvement processes in the upcoming school year.


Students grades third through sixth will complete the survey this week during their hybrid in person instruction or during their distance learning synchronous instruction times. Certificated staff will have time to complete the survey as a school site on April 21st from 3:30 to 4:00 after the NAAC Listening Session. Classified staff will work with their site leaders to complete the survey during their work day. Families will also complete the survey during the week, as well.


As a reminder, the survey window is April 19th– 30th. Thank you!


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since the spring of 1989, community members throughout the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect in the month of April. National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.


Last year there were 4,439 reports of child abuse made in Sonoma County. Of those reports, 459 cases of child abuse were substantiated — over 1 child per day becoming a confirmed victim of abuse and neglect.


The mission at the Child Parent Institute (CPI) in Sonoma County is to end child abuse and strengthen the health of children, parents, and families. CPI uses April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, to advocate and bring awareness to the issues of child abuse in our community.


Join CPI for a free Blue Ribbon event next Thursday, April 22 to find out how you can get involved. Visit www.calparents.org/blueribbon to register today!


For more information on how you can support the prevention of child abuse please access teh resources below.


Child Abuse Prevention Month Webinar Series


Prevention Resource Guide


Child Abuse Prevention Brochure


Mental Health Resources for Sonoma County Youth, SCOE

OAUSD EVENTS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021

WEDNESDAY, 4/21

Certificated Equity Leadership Professional Development

Weekly Video(s)

1st Week of Spring Learning!

1st week of Spring Learning