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15959 E. Gale Ave., City Of Industry, CA 91745 • 626.933.1000 • info@hlpusd.k12.ca.us
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Personnel Commissioner application packet due to the Superintendent’s office by August 24, 2018

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Published: 8/10/18




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college fair 2018

 

 

The District College Fair is on September 15, 2018, at Los Altos High School. This will be the sixth year the District has co-sponsored a College Fair event with Assemblyman Ian Calderon’s office. The college fair provides access to colleges and career representatives to students and their families. Workshop topics include financial aid, applying to Universities of California, California State Universities, private colleges and career success. Representatives from University of California, California State University, and other public and private universities will be present. This event provides access to colleges and career representatives that students would have to travel to.

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Published: 8/9/18




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Board Candidate Orientation:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:30 pm

HLPUSD Board Room, 15959 East Gale Avenue

City of Industry, CA  91716

 


The Governing Board desires to provide Board candidates with orientation that will enable them to understand the responsibilities of Board membership. The Superintendent or designee shall provide all candidates with general information about school programs, district operations, and Board responsibilities.

(cf. 9200 - Limits of Board Member Authority)
(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

The Board encourages all candidates to attend public Board meetings during the period of their candidacy. Candidates have the same access as members of the public to district staff and information.

(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)
(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(Bylaws of the Board, BB 9230)

 

For More Information: e-mail info@hlpusd.k12.ca.us or call (626) 933-1000.

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Published: 8/7/18




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The 2018-2019 School Year starts Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

 

Do you qualify for FREE lunch? Apply for meal benefits online at https://hlpusd.rocketscanapps.com/

 

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The District pays the reduced price fee for students who qualify. 

 

Students may purchase lunch for $1.95 for grades TK-8 and $2.30 for grades 9-12. 

 

Breakfast is FREE for all students regardless of application submission or status. 

 

For more information, call Food Services at 626.933.3901.

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Posted by: Thomas Tan, District Admin, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Published: 7/23/18




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HLPTA, Management and Confidential Retros will pay on Monday June 25th

Distribution will be held:

District Office Board Room (Rear Entrance)

Monday 6/25/18

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All checks will be mailed to addresses on file after 2:00 p.m.

If any employee wants us to hold their check after 2pm they can call payroll or send us an email.

·         626-933-3870  Priscilla

·         626-933-3874  Myriam

·         626-933-3873  Leizle

·         payroll@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

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Posted by: Mauricio Villa, District Admin, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Published: 6/21/18




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The LCAP & LCFF Hearing will take place at the regular Board meeting on May 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m in the Board room,  15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA  91746.  Documents are available at the District Office in the lobby for review.

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Published: 5/8/18




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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HACIENDA LA PUENTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

15959 East Gale Avenue City of Industry, California 91746
 
  Study Session Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Board Room - District Office

15959 E. Gale Avenue

City of Industry, CA
 
 

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Published: 4/2/18




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CSEA Professional Development Day 2018
 

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Published: 3/22/18




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Superintendent's Letter on National School Walkout 3/14/2018

 

March 8, 2018

 

As you may know following the tragic shooting in Florida on February 14, national organizers have promoted a 17-minute nationwide student walkout in protest of school violence for Wednesday, March 14. At Hacienda La Puente, we recognize that students who express empathy for their peers in Florida are demonstrating the very habits of heart that we wish to cultivate in all. Additionally, we appreciate our students’ desire to exercise their habits of mind by seeking to understand the multiple perspectives around ways to address such tragedies. As educators, we seek to foster the growth of all of our students intellectually, emotionally, and socially. We know when students use their Constitutional right to freedom of speech to advocate for an issue they feel passionately about, it can be a powerful learning experience, and we want to facilitate that learning in our schools. As a District, we seek to address possible walkouts and other forms of peaceful assembly by continuing our focus on educating and providing guidance while supporting student and staff safety on campus. As a District, we must ensure that activities that occur are respectful, developmentally appropriate for our students, and safe for both participants and non-participants.

 

Our high school student leaders will work closely with their school administration to plan learning activities that appropriately reflect the school culture and environment. Please be assured that classes will continue on their normal schedule on March 14. We will deploy staff as necessary and are working with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to ensure student safety throughout the day. We want all students to feel safe and respected, no matter what they choose to do. We encourage parents to engage in meaningful discussions with their students at home following the day’s activities.


In the elementary and middle school grades, including our K-8 schools, our school administrators are encouraged to work with their student leaders and staff members who may want to develop appropriate age-level activities at their schools, such as maintaining a caring school community and the importance of speaking up and school safety procedures.

 

Any parent whose student expresses an interest in discussing this issue is encouraged to contact your home school or the District. Additionally, all of our schools have access to counselors, social workers, and/or school psychologists who are also on hand to address your child’s needs.

Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and the Parkland, Florida community, as they cope with this senseless tragedy that occurred in a school. Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all students, staff, visitors to our school campuses, school buildings, and school events. Our schools cannot do this without a partnership between parents, communities and local safety officials. We continue to be proactive in doing everything possible to protect the safety and welfare of everyone on our school campuses and ask for your continued cooperation, assistance, and support as well.

 

This also reminds us of the important role we all play, as a source of prevention to tragic and senseless acts of this nature. Our school safety plans are updated annually and reviewed by the District Police Department. These plans include protocols for addressing serious threats to the safety of students, employees, administrators, visitors and school property, and protocols for responding to emergency events that may occur. We will continue to work with our law enforcement officials to ensure we are providing our students an environment in school in which they feel safe and comfortable about reaching out to one of our staff members when they or someone they know needs help. Chief Babbitt will be convening a Safety Committee representing the four quadrants to review and ensure that the plans are reflective of safety needs.


Thank you for your continued support of your district and your school.

 

Sincerely,
Cynthia Parulan-Colfer
Superintendent of Schools
 

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Published: 3/8/18




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Parent University Symposium 2018
 

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Published: 3/2/18




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To celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District students, from the Chinese World Language classroom, will jointly organize and prepare a Lunar New Year Performance.

 

The Chinese Lunar New Year Performance is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at:

Hacienda Heights Community Center

1234 Valencia Ave.

Hacienda Heights, CA.

626 333-3250

This event is open to the public and all community members, students, and parents are welcomed to join us for this celebratory event. Admission is free, and there will be a drawing of raffle tickets at the end of the event.

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Published: 2/7/18




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Applications for the 2017-18 Rudy Chavarria Scholarship are now available.

The Application period opens on January 8, 2018 and closes on March 2, 2018. For more information or to download an application visit the pages below:

Eligibility

Award Process

Selection Process

Amount Awarded

Application Guidelines

 

The Rudy Chavarria Scholarship Foundation is a public foundation established by Rudy Chavarria who dedicated 50 years of his life to the students of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. He worked 40 years for the district, and retired in 2003 to pursue his lifelong dream of running for the school board to make a difference in the lives of students and staff. He was elected to the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education in 2005 and served two successful terms as a school board member, finally retiring in 2013 to start this foundation.

Mr. Chavarria has established this foundation with the single goal of supporting “good” students who have done well in school. He wanted to make the opportunity for post-high school education available to any student who is active in school life, who is a solid citizen in society, and who has shown resilience and a positive effort in school even when faced with life’s hardships. Students applying for these scholarships can attend any accredited college, university, vocational/technical school anywhere in the country and major in any subject.

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Published: 2/6/18




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Eleventh Annual HLP Educational Foundation Scholarship Dinner

"Stairsteps to Success":  Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Eleventh Annual Scholarship Dinner

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:20 pm  Silent Auction Bid

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm  Welcome-Introductions

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm  Live Auction

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Scholarship Awards

(Major credit cards, check or cash for silent and live auction items accepted).

 

Location:

Industry Hills Expo Center Pavilion

16200 Temple Avenue

City of Industry, CA 91744

 

** Contact Jeanette Terredanio at (626) 933-3800 for more info

 

Business Attire

The annual SGV Educational Foundation "Stairsteps to Success" Scholarship Dinner raises thousands of dollars for graduating student scholarships.  The scholarship dinner-auction fundraiser will be held at the Industry Hills Expo Center Pavilion. Events of the evening will included dinner provided by Chef Douglas Fore and the Adult Education Culinary Arts students, a silent auction of gift baskets and live auction, and awarding of scholarships to students. 

 

The annual Scholarship Dinner is a celebration of the success students have achieved and an opportunity for business and community partners to enjoy a wonderful evening of dining, entertainment, and camaraderie with students, parents and District personnel.

 

The evening honors students who have demonstrated persistence in accomplishing educational goals.  The student scholarship awardees represented all of the high school and adult education programs and reflect faculty and staff dedication to helping every student reach their achievement goals. 

 

 

 

 

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Published: 2/5/18




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On January 8, 2018, the Trump administration announced it was ending protections for about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the United States since at least 2001. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is granted by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) to eligible foreign born individuals, who are unable to return home safely due to conditions or circumstances preventing their country from adequately handling the return. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also advised the public to not pay for or submit any form until USCIS updates official re-registration information.
If you are a TPS recipient and have questions about your status please contact: 800-375-5283 or visit https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status.
For more information, please click the attached TPS Fact Sheet file below.
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Published: 1/17/18




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State of the District January 18 2018
 

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Published: 1/15/18




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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
HACIENDA LA PUENTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
15959 East Gale Avenue
City of Industry, California 91746


AGENDA
Study Session
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:00 p.m. Board Room

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Published: 1/12/18




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Greetings!  The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is surveying parents, staff members, and community members to learn more about your perceptions and experiences with HLPUSD. Specifically, we hope to gather feedback on the district’s Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) goals, such as current performance, areas for improvement, and future goals.
 
We hope that you will participate in this survey. Your feedback is essential, and will help HLPUSD improve programs and services to students, families, employees, and community members.
 
HLPUSD has partnered with Hanover Research to administer and analyze this survey. Hanover Research is an independent market research firm based in Washington, D.C., and is in no way affiliated with any other entity or organization. Your responses are completely anonymous and will be kept strictly confidential, so please be as open and honest as possible. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Conor Kelly (ckelly@hanoversurveys.com) at Hanover Research.
 
We appreciate your participation! Please click the link below to begin.
 
 
 
Thank you,
 
Cynthia Parulan-Colfer
Superintendent
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
 
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Published: 12/15/17




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News Release
Release: #17-68
September 28, 2017
Contact: Jonathan Mendick
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818
 
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Schools Recognized as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools

 

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated 23 California public schools that have been chosen as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This coveted award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

“Congratulations to all the schools on this list and to the educators, parents, students, and communities for helping students believe in themselves, set high goals, and realize their potential,” Torlakson said. “You are shining examples of the terrific things happening in California public education, and we must keep our momentum going because the California Way is to move forward and upward.”

The California winners are among 342 schools announced this morning by the U.S. Department of Education. In its 35-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has presented this award to more than 8,500 schools.

All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or national tests.
  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years.

Public schools are nominated by top education officials in each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education.

More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program can be found on the U.S. Department of Education Web site External link opens in new window or tab. .

California’s National Blue Ribbon Public Schools for 2017

County

District

School

Alameda

Albany City Unified

Albany Middle

Alameda

Pleasanton Unified

Amador Valley High

El Dorado

Buckeye Union Elementary

William Brooks Elementary

Fresno

Clay Joint Elementary

Clay Elementary

Humboldt

Jacoby Creek Elementary

Jacoby Creek Elementary

Los Angeles

East Whittier City Elementary

Leffingwell Elementary

Los Angeles

Hacienda La Puente Unified

Wedgeworth Elementary

Los Angeles

Long Beach Unified

California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

KIPP Comienza Community Prep

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet

Los Angeles

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Silver Spur Elementary

Orange

Los Alamitos Unified

Jack L. Weaver Elementary

Placer

Tahoe-Truckee Unified

Sierra Expeditionary Learning

Riverside

Hemet Unified

Western Center Academy

Sacramento

Elk Grove Unified

Arlene Hein Elementary

San Diego

Carlsbad Unified

Pacific Rim Elementary

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified

Sunset Elementary

Santa Clara

Moreland School District

George C. Payne Elementary

Sonoma

Liberty Elementary

Liberty Elementary

Tulare

Porterville Unified

Harmony Magnet Academy

Ventura

Moorpark Unified

Peach Hill Academy

 

 

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Published: 10/4/17




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Message from Superintendent Parulan-Colfer (9/6/2017):
 
HLPUSD Community:
Yesterday morning, action was taken on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the President of the United States that creates questions and concerns from students, families, and staff members.  I want to ensure that we are reminded of this District's commitment to the families we serve.
 
Several months ago, a unanimous decision by the Board of Education reiterated what this school district stands for:  Hacienda La Puente maintains its commitment to serving all of the students within our community and providing them with an education in a safe environment.  As supported by the LA County Office of Education, the action on DACA does not impact our responsibility to provide an education.  The legal obligations put forth by both the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plyer vs. Doe and the California Constitution defines public education as a fundamental right for our students.
 
Our roles as educators remains consistent: we are here to support our students and their families by providing support and information. HLPUSD continues to be a  Safe Haven for students regardless  of their immigration status.  With the recent actions, staff has worked on more opportunities to provide information to our staff and community:
 
  • Office Equity and Access will provide after school workshops for teachers interested in learning more about DACA and Immigration Rights.
  • Parent/Family information Nights will be hosted by Equity and Access. 
  • Information and protocols for administrators will be reviewed at the District Leadership Team meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017.
  •  A copy of the Board Resolution is highlighted on the website.
  • The Website on Immigration Rights has been updated to include newer resources regarding DACA: http://www.hlpschools.org/immigration
Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns or suggestions to assist in helping to keep everyone informed.  In trying times, I again reiterate my appreciation to each of you for your dedication and commitment to our students and families.
 
Cynthia Parulan-Colfer
Superintendent
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
 
 
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Published: 9/6/17




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 Community Meeting Information:  Glenelder and La Subida Sites - Top Ten, FAQ and Presentations

 

Below are the Top Ten and full Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  the Lee Andrews Group prepared that are based on questions that were asked at the La Subida (June 6, 2017) and Glenelder (June 7, 2017) Community Meetings and Second Community Meetings at La Subida (August 1, 2017) and Glenelder (August 2, 2017).

 

Open House presentation from October 17 and October 24th, 2017 is posted as an attachment below.

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Published: 8/7/17




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The new California School Dashboard Accountability System

(Source:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/)

 

Based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was passed in 2013, California has a new accountability system that is based on multiple measures. These measures are used to determine local educational agency (LEA) and school progress toward meeting the needs of their students. The measures are based on factors that contribute to a quality education, including high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, and parent engagement.

The sweeping overhaul of California's Accountability and Continuous Improvement System, ushered in with the 2013 passage of the LCFF, not only gives California a chance to address historical inequities, but provides the CDE an opportunity to address and update the way we engage and work with one another to better support California's schools and the students they serve.

Performance on these multiple measures will be reported through the new California School Dashboard External link opens in new window or tab. (Dashboard). The new accountability system reflects a clear expectation that all LEAs and schools can and should improve and emphasizes equity by focusing on student group performance. This new multiple measures system replaces the former Academic Performance Index (API), which was based solely on testing results, and the federal requirement to calculate Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

LEA and school performance in the ten LCFF priority areas are measured using a combination of state and local indicators.

School Lookup:  http://www6.cde.ca.gov/californiamodel/

State Indicators in the New State and Federal Accountability System

The criteria established for state indicators include: (1) being valid and reliable measures, (2) having comparable, state-level data, and (3) the ability to disaggregate data by student groups. These criteria ensure a common and comparable way of measuring performance on the indicators across the state.

The state indicators apply to all LEAs, schools, student groups (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomically disadvantaged, ELs, and students with disabilities [SWD]), and progress on the indicators is reported through the Dashboard.

Local Indicators in the New State and Federal Accountability System

There are several LCFF priority areas that do not meet the criteria established for the state indicators. These remaining priority areas are considered local indicators and will require LEAs to determine whether they have Met, Not Met, or Not Met for Two or More Years for each applicable local indicator. The local indicators only apply at the LEA level. LEAs will use the local indicators to evaluate and report their progress on priority areas. The local indicators will only appear on the LEA Dashboard.

 

See the Indicators at: 

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/

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Published: 7/21/17




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Release: #17-24
March 30, 2017
Contact: Cynthia Butler
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818
 
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 Model School Attendance Program Winners

 

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 27 school attendance programs were recognized as Model School Attendance Review Boards (SARBs) for innovative and effective practices to reduce suspensions, expulsions, and chronic absenteeism.

“Students need to be in school to learn. The terrific work of the review boards is a testament to the collaboration between the school, parents, and community so that all students have the opportunity to succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said.

The number of districts that applied to the Model SARB Recognition Program tripled since 2016. The State SARB, an expert panel appointed by Torlakson, reviewed the applications.

All school programs chosen use a three-tiered approach to keep students in school. The first tier rewards improved attendance and creates an engaging school climate with low suspension rates. The second tier identifies attendance problems early and provides personalized outreach to students and parents. The third tier refers the most persistent attendance or behavior problems to a SARB and combines resources to solve the underlying attendance problems.

Poor attendance increases the likelihood that certain groups of students will drop out, including children living in poverty, African Americans, Native Americans, foster youth, and others. Chronic absenteeism and truancy also costs California school districts millions of dollars each year.

The California Department of Education is collecting chronic absenteeism rates for the first time during the 2016-2017 school year. The definition of chronic absenteeism is missing 10 percent or more of the total days enrolled for any reason. Data so far shows improvement in several districts, including:

  • Pittsburg Unified School District decreased its chronic absenteeism rate by 21 percent over the past three years.
  • Fontana Unified School District’s chronic absentee rate dropped from 10.5 percent to 9.2 percent, from the 2015–16 school year to 2016–17.
  • Jurupa Unified School District reported a truancy rate of 23.5 percent, below both the Riverside County rate of 34 percent and the state average rate of 31 percent.

Next year districts will be able to compare their chronic absenteeism rates for different student groups to state averages for the first time and incorporate findings into their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The Model SARBs will serve as mentors to other school districts, and help them to develop their own strategies to reduce chronic absenteeism. AB 2815 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, passed in 2016 and expanded the role of attendance supervisors with up-to-date strategies for reducing chronic absenteeism and truancy.

The Model SARB awards will be presented at the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance State Conference on April 19, 2017, in Tahoe City, CA. For more information, visit the California Department of Education School Attendance Review Boards Web page.

A list of the 27 Model SARBs and their chairpersons, who can act as mentors for other SARBs in the state, is listed below.

 

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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Published: 4/18/17




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Creators of America’s First Computer Science Immersion Schools to Bring Renowned Program to Local Students

 

Hacienda, CA --  Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is pleased to announce its partnership with Code To The Future, the nation’s leading Computer Science program for magnet and theme-based schools.  At the March 9th, 2017 HLPUSD Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved the agreement between Hacienda La Puente Unified School District and Code To The Future, to provide coding classes for elementary students in a Computer Science Immersion Program, from March 14, 2017 through June 30, 2022. 

 

Code to the Future specializes in coding lessons geared to elementary students and offers an established curriculum, coaches for the classrooms on a rotating basis, and professional development.

 

District officials selected Workman, Wedgeworth, Bixby, Del Valle, Baldwin, Cedarlane Academy, and Valinda School of Academics to become Computer Science Immersion Schools. Students at these schools will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of Computer Coding as part of their daily curriculum. Through this 21st century literacy, students will develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

 

Through the partnership with Code To The Future, teachers will be able engage students through block and text-based coding activities to enhance their education experiences through Computer Science. Students will have another avenue to apply problem solving, team building, and presentation skills as they collaborate and share their thinking process with peers.

 

In regards to the partnership, Andrew Svehaug, CEO of Code To The Future said, “Hacienda La Puente students will have a great opportunity to learn computer science in a fun and engaging way while also developing the skills they need to be successful in our digital future.” The district will launch its seven Computer Science Immersion Schools this August. These schools will continue to offer the same, outstanding instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, and PE, all of which are foundational content to these campuses. Coding will be an exciting, integrated enhancement to the excellent learning already taking place at these schools.

 

Parents interested in learning more about the new Computer Science Immersion Schools can contact Dr. Angela Lin at (626) 933-1000.

 


 

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Published: 3/10/17




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The State of the District 2017

 

The 2017 State of the District presentation by Superintendent Cynthia Parulan-Colfer is now available for viewing online.

 

The Superintendent highlighted student and district achievements and shared future goals for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

 

The State of the District 2017 was held on January 19, 2017 at the Hacienda Heights Community Center. 

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Published: 1/22/17




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60 Exemplars nationwide feature how innovation makes learning possible for all students. Hacienda La Puente Unified is the one district in the country earning this distinction in Early Childhood Education.

 

On December 1, 2015 -  P21, the leading organization advocating for 21st century learning for every student, has designated Hacienda La Puente Unified School District as an early learning exemplar, as part of a nationwide initiative identifying models of exemplary 21st century learning practices that are preparing students for success across the United States.

 

Now entering its 4th year, P21’s 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program shares case studies of schools and districts that have successfully transformed student learning through innovative and transformative practices that include collaborative teaching and learning, distributed leadership, student voice and choice, engaged community partnerships, a climate of achievement, and evidence-based practices into teacher practice, curriculum, assessment, and professional development.

 

The 2016 21st Century Learning Exemplars, including the Early Childhood Education Professional Learning Community at Hacienda La Puente Unified School District were selected along with 17 schools and 2 districts through a rigorous application process, and evaluated for educational excellence and 21st century learning implementation.

 

“In HLPUSD, we believe that college begins in Preschool,” exclaims Dr. Helene Cunningham, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, P-12. “Our P-3 (Preschool-Grade 3) Continuum and Early Childhood Education Professional Learning Community (ECEPLC) empowers our students with smooth transitions between grade levels. It is exciting for our schools and community to be a part of the P21 Exemplar program as it celebrates what developmentally appropriate practices we offer all students, beginning with our youngest scholars.”

 

“Every student deserves to experience authentic 21st century learning” said Dr. Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director. “P21 is proud to highlight the hard work exhibited by all P21 Exemplars as they redefine what teaching and learning means for students and educators in a world where learning doesn’t stop.”

 

Case studies on schools just announced, including Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, will be unveiled in 2016.  All PreK-12 schools in the U.S. are eligible to be considered for the Exemplar Program and encouraged to apply between December 1 – January 15 at www.P21.org/apply.

 

Visit www.p21.org/exemplars for a list of current Exemplars, case studies, powerful learning stories, podcasts, videos, and more. #PatternsofInnovation

 

P21 media contact:
Tatyana Warrick ( 
tatyana@p21.org / 202-312-6430) 

 

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District media contact for the ECEPLC:

Dr. Helene Cunningham (626) 933-4301

 

 

P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world.  Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at www.p21.org and @P21Learning

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Posted by: Thomas Tan, District Admin, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Published: 12/17/15