March 11, 2019
Oster Student Presentation
Oster Elementary students from Ms. Yoshioka’s class shared a Google Expeditions Presentation on Volcanoes Around the World.
The fourth graders walked through a lesson using virtual reality sets that allowed for 360 degree viewing of volcano images. In addition, the students passed out a science lesson to demonstrate two types of lava, pahoehoe and aa. The Board of Trustees was quizzed following the lesson.
Guadalupe Extended Care Program Update
Director Larry Thomas updated the Board of Trustees on the Guadalupe Extended Care Program. There was an Extended Care Program Open House on February 20. February 25 was the first day of operation. With seven new staff members and four classrooms serving 139 students, Larry Thomas said there is so much potential for the program. ToSA Susan Lavelle has been teaching the Daily 5 Reading Strategies at the Kindergarten level. They have dedicated homework time in grades 3-5 and will be able to use the Makerspace facility for activities. In the future, their staff will be trained in Eureka Math. They have wonderful parents with one parent, Kelli Welch, sharing that the transition went very smoothly, the classrooms are clean and well organized, and her children are excited to attend the program.
Presentation and Public Hearing on the District's UDEA Initial Contract Proposal
Assistant Superintendent Steve Burrell read the District's (UDEA) initial contract proposal and all articles. Board President Jennifer Petroff held a public hearing and there were no comments.
Day of the Employee
May 15, 2019 was established as the day to recognize the contributions and valuable service provided by USD employees.