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Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
Latest Updates: September 26, 2013  

 

SFUSD Family Engagement Institute this Saturday

Date: Saturday September 28, 2013

Time: 9am to 2pm, breakfast, sign-in and childcare open at 8:30am

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School 350 Girard Street (between Burrows & Bacon St.)

Join us Saturday for the first annual SFUSD Family Engagement Institute! Coleman, as an organizational member of the Parent Advisory Council, has been helping to plan the institute and we are thrilled that the district is investing in this new strategy as part of its increased priority on family and community engagement. Coleman staff will be co-facilitating workshops and exercises and a Coleman youth leader will be co-MCing the event. Join us!

Why Participate:

  • Learn about new district resources to support family engagement at your school
  •  Hear from other schools about what works to welcome and engage families
  • Take home strategies that work to support your students and school community

What is provided:

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Interpretation and multilingual workshops
  • Free childcare and fun activities for kids
  • Community Resource Fair

What will happen at the Institute:

  • Launch of SFUSD’s new Family Engagement Standards and Resources
  • Interactive workshops led by parents, school staff and community groups
  • Conversations to share ideas from the experts: you!

To register, call (415) 241-6185 for Spanish or English or (415) 241-6081 for Cantonese or Mandarin. Or register online at sfusd.edu/familyengagementinstitute.

 

Superintendent to introduce amended A-G policy change proposal

When: Tuesday June 4th 6pm 

Where: Board of Education Chambers 555 Franklin St.

The superintendent will be introducing an amended proposed policy change to the A-G graduation requirement, which could be a shift in the requirement as it applies to continuation, court and county schools, or possibly even a suspension of the policy for all schools. We will be informed of the specifics of the amended proposal Tuesday at the Board of Ed meeting. The new data for the numbers of on-track and off-track students will be released at this meeting as well.  

Please join us on Tuesday to learn about and weigh in on any new proposed changes. Coleman is committed to protecting the integrity of the A-G policy and its overarching agenda of preparing ALL SFUSD students for college and career. Towards this end, we have shared with the Superintendent – and we will continue to insist – that any changes to the A-G graduation requirement must:

  1. be data-driven
  2. be a short-term solution that builds up the district’s ability to implement the original policy fully and uphold the promise made to students in 2009
  3. include a plan to fully fund the supports necessary to implement the A-G graduation requirement and set students up for success.

For Coleman’s comprehensive “Recommendations regarding Proposed A-G Policy Change”, click here.

And for information about the Superintendent’s original proposal (put forward last June) and an overview of Coleman’s concerns about the district’s move in this direction, click here to read a previous Coleman post on this issue.

Please contact Christina at ccanaveral@colemanadvocates.org for more information.

 

Sunday Streets in the Excelsior!

For the second year in a row, Sunday Streets will be transforming Mission and Seneca Streets in the Excelsior District (Coleman’s neighborhood!) into a recreational space for the community to gather and play. Join Coleman staff and members this Sunday September 29th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for some outdoor fun and community-building! There will be music, games, bike rentals, food, and more!  Click here for more info. 

 


 
 


 
 

 IN THIS ISSUE

• This Saturday: SFUSD Family Engagement Institute! 

• Tuesday: Superintendent to introduce  amended A-G policy change proposal

This Sunday: 'Sunday Streets' in the Excelsior!  

 
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