COMMUNITY INPUT REQUESTED
Community Input Requested: Superintendent Search
The PYLUSD Board of Education is in the process of selecting a new superintendent, and they need your help.
The Board of Education is seeking community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting a new district superintendent. The Board is asking you to respond to this prompt:
What personal and professional qualities for an incoming superintendent will be a match for PYLUSD?
Dr. Kent Bechler and Dr. Marc Ecker of Leadership Associates were selected to advise the Board in this important process. They will be in our district on Monday, Feb. 29.
Individual input is being requested from members of the community (parents, employees and others interested in our district). You may meet as individuals, in small groups or in an Open Forum. You may also offer your input via fax, letter or email; direct phone conversations can also be arranged. Additionally, an online survey will be available on the district's website www.pylusd.org from Feb. 26 through March 16 (*that survey will be posted on Feb. 26)
Individual and small group appointments will be held in the District Office, 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave. in Placentia, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29. To schedule an appointment, call Annette Newton at 714-985-8400.
An Open Forum will be held in the Board Room on Monday, Feb. 29, at 5:30 p.m. At this Open Forum, you can share your ideas, and learn more about the process. No appointment is necessary to attend and participate in the Open Forum.
If you are unable to meet personally with the Board's advisors, send an email to email@example.com. To speak by phone to either Dr. Bechler or Dr. Ecker, call 760-771-4277.
MORGAN HILL CASE - NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT RECORDS FERPA NOTICE AND OBJECTION FORM
The California Department of Education (CDE) has requested that school districts throughout the State post the following link to CDE’s website http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase to provide parents notice of the disclosure of student records pursuant to a Court Order issued in the Morgan Hill v. CDE lawsuit. The CDE website provides a Notice and an Objection Form should you wish to object to the disclosure of your child’s personally identifiable information.
If you have any questions please visit CDE’s website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase or contact CDE at (916) 319-0800.
You can also visit the PYLUSD special education webpage for further information at this link: http://www.pylusd.org/morganhill
Every spring, students in grades three through eight and grade eleven take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is meeting the grade-level standards.
The Smarter Balanced System includes additional resources to improve teaching and learning. These resources include formative assessment tools and interim assessments. Formative assessment is a process that teachers use every day to check on student understanding. It includes a variety of informal and formal strategies to help both teachers and students assess what students are learning. This information can then be used by both teachers and students to decide what they must do next or differently to help students learn the material they have not learned.
A sample student score report is provided on the CDE’s CAASPP Individual Score Reports Web page at http://www. cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caaspp15rpttalkpts.asp.
The CDE video Understanding Your Child’s Score Report is posted on the Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=FQi4qlOCrmk. This video describes and explains the 2015 CAASPP Student Score Report.
Click the link above for the Parent Guide to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment
What is Parent University?
The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District values the active role parents take in their child’s education. In order to support this relationship, the District has implemented a parent education program entitled “Parent University.”
We will offer free workshops on various educational topics throughout the school year so parents can become better equipped to support their child’s learning. Research indicates that when schools work together with families to support learning, students perform better in school and throughout life.
Click the link above for more information on Parent University