Westborough Students Support Fire victims
We want to thank the students at Westborough Middle School for collecting much needed donations for the people who were displaced during the Middletown and Cobb Valley Fires. We want to thank Mrs. Nancy Pon for bringing this need to our attention along with Mr. Joe Toy and the Leadership students for putting the fundraiser together.
This is what community is all about, helping others no matter what!
El Camino High School Stadium Lighting
South San Francisco, September 21, 2015
You are invited to attend a community forum to discuss permanent lighting at the El Camino High school stadium, as part of a program to bring science education, field upgrades and energy efficiency to South San Francisco.
With the addition of these lights, our student athletes will be able to compete in the evenings and experience the thrill of performing when their parents and other community members can attend.
We are committed to ensuring that the questions and/or concerns of the community are addressed.
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Location: El Camino High School, Little Theatre
For more information contact: Daniel Lunt, Principal 650-877-8806 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr. Moore’s Superintendent Report~ Beginning of the School Year
I am very proud of our teachers, all staff, students, administrators, and Board of Trustees. This first month of school has been very busy. I have been able to visit every single school in the district to check in and make sure they have what they need. Cabinet and the Board members have attended Back to School Nights at every school and the attendance by our parents has been phenomenal, the teachers are exuding confidence andenthusiasm about the New School Year and the administrators have been very welcoming and informative with their parent communities. We’ve had our first PTA meeting to kick the year off with a focus on communication and collaboration this year, and we had a very successful Board Retreat.
I will continue to maintain a laser-like focus on student learning and achievement (Goal 1) and with the CAASPP results that were just released, although there are some areas of potential strength, we have already begun analyzing the data and will work with administrators, teachers, and staff to develop a plan of action for the year. It’s important that we work together to improve the learning and the achievement for all students in our district. For additional information regarding the CAASPP results, please click here.
The Board of Trustees and I have worked collaboratively on setting my Goals for the year which are centered around the following: improving student achievement, ensuring effective District governance through positive relationships with the Board of Trustees, establishing a supportive, positive, and professional district culture and climate, improving community trust and confidence (through open and honest communications), and to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
School Site Successes
The sites have certainly hit the ground running and I am proud of the work our teachers, classified staff, and administrators have done thus far. They have already begun actively engaging our parents through Common Core Parent Nights, staff are attracting student interest and excitement about learning through Readers and Writer’s Workshops, educators are soliciting student involvement through extracurricular activities, and are focusing on furthering developing cultural competence with our students so we can truly build better relationships with them in order to most effectively support their educational goals. We are off to a great start.
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Celebrate School Administrators Week October 11 - 17
The South San Francisco Unified School District is proud to recognize our School Administrators. In observance of the importance of educational leadership in our schools, let’s observe the week of October 11 through October 17. Please take a moment to thank our school administrators for their leadership, passion, and dedication in our public schools.
Most school administrators began their careers as teachers. The average administrator has served in public education for more than a decade. Most of California’s superintendents have served in education for more than 20 years. Such experience is beneficial in their work to effectively and efficiently lead public education and improve student achievement.
The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees will be adopting a resolution at their October 22, 2015 Regular Meeting to honor and recognize our School Administrators.
SSFUSD and Police Working Together on Student Safety
The South San Francisco Unified School District, working with the city’s Police Department, conducted a community forum emphasizing student safety on Oct. 8 at Baden High School.
Spokesmen from both entities described practices and procedures designed to ensure student safety in any and all circumstances.
Officer Matt O’Connor noted the Police Department’s increased emphasis on the security of the city’s young people by pointing out a number of recommendations for both pupils and parents. Among them:
Officer O’Connor also focused on managing electronic social media, such as texting, tweeting, blogging, online gaming, instant messaging, emailing, online bullying, sexting (sending/receiving nude or suggestive photos), etc.
He recommended that young people (and their parents) adhere to wise use of privacy settings, never sharing your passwords with friends and remembering that anything online becomes permanent and a reflection of you.
Ryan Sebers, the District’s Director of Student Services, provided an in-depth look at the District’s attention to detail regarding student safety. His presentation delineated how schools prepare for a variety of emergency situations.
He stated that the District is constantly updating and refining its safety procedures with ongoing task forces which include emergency management for schools, mental health support for schools, staff and the community and information sharing and community collaboration.
SSFUSD Dedicates New, Modern High School Buildings
September 25, 2015
The grand opening of nearly 33,000 square feet of modern academic classroom space in three new buildings on the campus of South San Francisco High School was held on Sept. 25.
Another Successful Student Exchange Program
Genentech Announces New STEM Education Initiative to Support South San Francisco Schools
Genentech Gene Academy
Genentech brings students from four SSF Unified elementary schools onto the Genentech site once a week for tutoring. This program has expanded to include regular science experiments, teacher training, and providing science supplies for teachers.
Checkout the video for more information on the Gene Academy.
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5th grader Brandon Hernandez was awarded a certificate for leading the pledge of allegiance.
Los Cerritos Elementary School volunteers Laura Comparan Aguilar, Ken Arceo, Caesar Evangelista, Susana Gomez, Maria Sanchez Govea, Irma Mora, and Maria Duenas Sanchez received certificates of appreciation from the Board.
Teacher Aaron Boyd was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Board. SSFHS was selected as a school which demonstrates excellence in Broadcast skills.
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