Parent Engagement 2021

When: Wednesday, May 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Where: Virtual via Zoom

Parents, community members, and district staff are invited for an evening of parent workshops on important district topics.

No cost and interpretation services are also available. 

Register here: DJUSD Parent Engagement Night 2021

15 Minute Parent Workshops Include (choose 2):

Career Technical Education
The California Department of Education describes Career Technical Education (CTE) as “a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.”  The Davis Joint Unified School District seeks to inspire lifelong learning in a growing global community through the efficient implementation and strategic enhancement of the fourteen pathways across six of the fifteen identified CTE industry sectors.  The district hopes to build on the foundation of a cohesive and unified program that will streamline access to the different pathways and promote equity, support student choice, and provide ample opportunity for college and career readiness.

DJUSD Bond Program
Deputy Superintendent Matt Best and Facilities Director David Burke will provide an update on the DJUSD Bond Program and a status of the projects that are currently underway. They will also share how school site staffs, parent communities, and neighbors can continue to engage in the process and provide valued input.

DJUSD Virtual Academy
Rob Kinder, DSIS Principal, will share updates, insight and information on the upcoming Virtual Academy. The Virtual Academy will be a brand new, fully online program serving students in grades K-12. An opportunity to asks questions will follow a brief presentation.

History-Social Science Pilot and Adoption Update 
Overview of California History-Social Science (H-SS) Framework, DJUSD’s professional development plan,  and K-12 H-SS instructional materials pilot and adoption process.  

LCAP/Expanded Learning Grant
The Local Control Accountability Plan is the guiding document for Instructional Service within DJUSD.  This session will provide a brief overview of the LCAP guidance, structure, and DJUSD goals.  This year DJUSD will apply for the Expanded Learning Grant.  The session will also review how the expanded learning grant will support students and DJUSD goals. 

School and District Budgets
School Budget is just a quick way to say what it costs to educate students. The budget is our plan for how much money is estimated to be received and spent during the school year to carry out school and district goals. In this presentation we will discuss our funding sources and our spending decisions that reflect the District's values and priorities.

Special Education in Davis: What sets us apart from other Districts
Special Education staff will discuss Davis’ inclusive special education model and how it best serves students with special needs.

Summer School Update

Power up! Elementary Summer School is for current DJUSD students entering grades 1st-6th in the 2021-2022 school year. Eligibility for the program is based on student's cumulative literacy report card scores from Trimester 2.  Our Power Up! program focuses on minimizing summer learning loss as well as identifying and addressing individual literacy needs. The program is available in both an in-person and distance learning model. 

Secondary Summer School classes are for current DJUSD students who will be in grades 10-12 during the 2021-2022 school year who need credit recovery, intervention to meet grade level standards or need to remediate D or F grades in required courses. The courses will be offered both in person and via distance learning.

45 Minute Parent Workshops Include (choose 1): 

DJUSD Instructional Initiatives 
Next year DJUSD plans to review how grading practices can promote greater educational equity and student learning. Learn about the important role of grades, the assumptions behind grading practices, and how we as a District can rethink grading for the benefit of students.

Parent Engagement (Title I) Policy Development 
Learn more about DJUSD's parent and family engagement policy and programs to support Title I schools. Provide input and feedback on our policy to assist in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and overall school performance.

Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Supports 
This deep dive will take a look at the expansion of Social Emotional Learning over the past three years and highlight SEL and mental health within our Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) structure.

Ethnic Studies
DJUSD is developing a recommendation for an Ethnic Studies program that will be brought to the Board of Education in the fall of 2021. Learn more about Ethnic Studies in this session led by a national expert in the field of K-12 Ethnic Studies.  

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