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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board. You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below. You can also view each individual flyer on the following link: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/community.
LCAP Community Meetings Feedback
Please see the attached documents for Feedback Information from the recent LCAP Community Meetings.
LCAP COMMUNITY MEETING POWERPOINT
To view the Powerpoint presentation from the recent LCAP Community Meetings please click on the link below. The first link is for Powerpoint 2010 version and the second link is for Powerpoint 1997-2004 versions.
LCAP COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Vacaville Unified School District will be holding Informational Meetings open to the community regarding the Local Control Accountability Plan. We are interested in community input and feedback, as well as priorities and budgetary concerns. The meetings will be held at the following locations:
· Jepson Middle School – Tuesday, March 18th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
· Vaca Pena Middle School – Monday, March 24th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
LCAP Community Meetings with EL Advisory Committees:
· Padan Elementary School – Thursday, March 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
· Markham Elementary School – Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
· Community Feedback Meeting on LCAP Draft
o Educational Services Center – Monday, April 28th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
· EL Community Feedback Meeting on LCAP Draft
o Markham Elementary School – Tuesday, April 29th, 6:00pm- 7:30pm
· LCAP/School Board Meeting: Presentation and Feedback
o Educational Services Center – Thursday, May 15th, 6:00pm
· LCAP/School Board Meeting: Presentation and Adoption
o Educational Services Center – Thursday, June 12th, 6:00pm
Please join us and share your thoughts and concerns.
CALIFORNIA HEALTY KIDS SURVEY
As required by the California Department of Education, the Vacaville Unified School District will be conducting the California Healthy Kids Survey with all students in 7th, 9th and 11th grade. The survey will also be conducted with all students attending Buckingham Charter and Country High School. The survey will take place between March 24th and April 4th. This survey asks students about alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues, as well as questions about school safety the learning environment. Participation in voluntary and completely anonymous. Please encourage your students to participate, as every student’s input is valuable. The surveys can be viewed at the links listed below:
SMARTER BALANCED COMPUTER SKILLS SITE
Practice your SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) tech skills for the upcoming Field Test. Students will encounter several technology components while taking the SBAC such as keyboarding, mouse skills, navigation etc. This site serves as a resource for students and parents to help familiarize students with the necessary skills prior to taking the Field Test. Check out the site and take a few of the activities out for a spin.
Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15
Registration for transitional kindergarten (TK) and regular kindergarten will begin on Monday, March 3. Please check your residence attendance boundary by clicking on the link on this page, “School Boundary Locator.” That is the school where you will register your child for school for 2014-15.
Transitional kindergarten is for students who will be 5 between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014. Regular kindergarten is for those students who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2014.
Please bring the following documents with you: 1) birth certificate; 2) immunization record; 3) proof of a physical exam after your child was 4 years, 3 months old or written proof of an appointment for an exam; 4) proof of residence address, e.g., PG&E bill or cable bill; 5) proof of a dental exam done within the year prior to registration. Proof of a dental exam must be supplied to the school by May 31, 2015. To expedite registration, please go to the VUSD web page at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/. Click on “Enrollment Forms” under “Quick Links.” Complete the enrollment form and bring it with you.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by the State Board of Education at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Vacaville Unified is working to transition to these newly adopted standards, with full implementation expected by 2015. Our CCSS page has resources for parents, introductions and background information on this important change in education.
The Mission of the Vacaville Unified School District is to graduate all students with academic excellence, commitment to community and confidence to achieve their fullest potential through a rigorous standards-based education program and a collaborative partnership of families, community and staff.
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