Important Updates from EUSD
May 28, 2021
Updates in this communication include:
- Enrichment Survey results
- Summer Reading - Two Books
- Reminder: Cloud Learning for 2021-22 School Year
Enrichment Survey Results
This year, in collaboration with our Encinitas Education Foundation (EEF), all of our sites conducted surveys to gather input and information surrounding our Enrichment programs. Encinitas Union has had a long standing commitment to supporting quality enrichment programs to provide students a wide variety of learning experiences beyond the core curriculum. In order to continuously improve our offerings and to inform site decisions, the surveys were constructed at the district level with EEF and then were distributed to sites. We greatly appreciate all of the input we have received. Your feedback is vitally important!
Please find the details of the results of all site surveys here. Although enrichment programs had so many challenges this year with staffing shortages, fundraising and different instructional models due the pandemic, our sites did their best to persevere. The surveys still gave us great data despite the challenging year for enrichment.
It is extremely apparent that our families value enrichment as a part of the education their child receives. We also noticed various levels of knowledge reported about enrichment programs at the site level. Additionally, various programs had higher levels of satisfaction than others. We also saw a range of differences across schools. These are all areas where we know we can improve by making adjustments this next year.
This information shaped some of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) including adjustments to our action steps, Enrichment offerings, as well as providing a new, ongoing data point to be used as part of our reflections each year. Additionally, our school sites are also using the information to inform decisions and improve programs. Our Educational Services Department will be working closely with each subject area of Enrichment to create specific and consistent communication tools to inform the community on a regular basis. Educational Services will also determine some curriculum and professional development supports that can help each area enhance their programming. It is our intention to send this same survey next year and be able to see quantifiably improved results.
Summer Reading - Two Books
Based on the recommendations of the extended learning committee for summer learning, we are excited to announce that we have a plan to allow for students to be able to get two books checked out from their school library for summer.
This is not something required of students, but for those who would like to participate. However there are a few important conditions that are required in order to participate.
Students do not “have to” check out any books, this is a “want to” driven plan.
Students may not check out any books for the summer if they have any outstanding books checked out.
The school library may close down a week earlier than normal to prepare for next year.
The school library will be open the last week of school to check out books to eligible students.
Only Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are eligible. Sixth graders may not participate.
The District will provide additional funding for books that are lost over the summer.
Thank you to all of the school Library Media Aides (LMAs) who helped create this plan and for their willingness to get books into the hands of kids for the summer. If you have questions, please contact your school site librarian for assistance or contact Glen Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloud Learning for 2021-22 School Year
June 1st at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline for returning families to enroll in Cloud Campus Independent Study for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note the 2021-22 program will be a small scale distance learning independent study option for next year. Click here for the required orientation and parent agreement. Following the required orientation, the enrollment form can be found here.