“On June 30, 2015, Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) was signed into law. SB 277 removes the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) option and allows exemptions from school immunization requirements only for medical reasons. SB 277 applies to students first admitted to school, child care, or entering seventh grade starting in 2016. New exemptions from immunizations for religious beliefs and personal beliefs are no longer available beginning January 1, 2016. SB 277 does allow pupils who, PRIOR to January 1, 2016, have a letter or affidavit on file at a private or public elementary or secondary school, child day care center, nursery school, or development center stating beliefs
opposed to immunization, to be enrolled in a school or child care center within the state until the pupil enrolls in the next “grade span,” as defined. Grade span is defined as each of the following: birth to preschool, transitional kindergarten/kindergarten through grade 6, inclusive, and grades 7 through 12, inclusive.” For further information, refer to the District bulletins attached.
Bulletin 1660.8 – Immunization Guidelines for School Admission
REF-6629.0 – Compliance with California Immunization Law-Removal of the Personal Belief Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements
REF-6300.2 - Compliance with 7th Grade Pertussis (Whooping
MiSiS’ options for immunization exemptions have been updated to comply with SB277.
Elementary Administrators of Dual Language, Maintenance Bilingual, Transitional Bilingual, and Foreign Language Immersion Program Schools:
Please see the attached FAQ regarding the creation of new cost centers and separate norming. The FAQ reflects questions from the field regarding the changes taking place for dual language, transitional bilingual, maintenance bilingual, and foreign language immersion programs. The responses reflect a collaboration of various offices within LAUSD. Please contact the appropriate office listed on the FAQ for additional support.
If you have any program-related questions, please contact Anne Kim at (213)241-2550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Passed the SRI in the Fall of 2015 with a score of Basic or above
- Passed the CAHSEE-ELA in 2014-15
- Take an alternative curriculum ELD/ELA course and assessments
- School Name
- Local District
- School location code
- New SRI Designee's first and last name
- SRI Designee's position at the school site
The best way to access the materials would be:
1) Visit the Parent, Community and Student Services “Tools for Schools” page: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/7433
2) Log in using your SSO credentials
3) Click on “School Report Card Toolkit”
The toolkit includes a slide deck presentation, facilitator's guide, home-school communication, infographic and several suggestions for presenting the data from the SRC while also encouraging staff and parents to complete the upcoming 2015/2016 School Experience Survey. The window opens on January 19th for completing the upcoming School Experience Survey and will close on February 11th. As a result of your hard work and diligence, last school year the District experienced a 9.4% increase in the number of parents completing the survey. Our goal this year is continue the increase by another 10%.
E-CAST 2016 , LAUSD’s online school enrollment forecast information and review application, opens Thursday, January 28 at 12:00 noon for all Principals, Assistant Principals and other E-CAST authorized school representatives to review and respond to their SY2016-17 enrollment forecasts.
For complete information, visit the E-CAST website at http://laschools.org/ecast.
Principal/Administrative Designees should only verify students who demonstrate the ability to work two years above grade level in all academic subjects. For detailed instructions and information, please refer to MEM-3391.10 – On-line Magnet Verification for Gifted/High Ability Applicants, which has been mailed to all schools and is also posted on Inside LAUSD.
The verification process is open from January 11, 2016 to January 25, 2016 in the Principal’s Portal. Applicants from schools that do not complete the verification process by the deadline will not be eligible for the gifted/high ability magnet program.Questions can be directed to Student Integration Services. (213) 241-6532.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The “One Conference”2016:
One Community, One Vision, One Integration Outcome
Theme: Accessing Common Core for ALL Students
The second annual “One Conference” is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Charter College of Education (CCOE) at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)
Date & Time: January 30, 2016 (8:00am-3:00pm)
Location: CSULA: 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032 Golden Eagle Ballroom - 3rd Floor
The goal of this conference is to create an opportunity for schools to learn strategies, attain resources, and build a network of support to make the vision and outcome of integrating our students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment a reality. We are looking for presentations that focus on how to make the Common Core accessible to all students both in general and special education. Participants must be able to walk away with tools and resources that they can start utilizing immediately!
Participants include teacher teams and administrators from LAUSD schools, Charter Schools and students from CSULA who are learning about and implementing an integration program for their students with learning differences and those who are interested in beginning the process for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. CSULA has committed to hosting the “One Conference” and again partnering with LAUSD in January 2017.
This year, we are pleased to announce that Belinda Karge, Ph.D., CSU Fullerton Professor Emeritus will be the keynote speaker and will kick off the event.
Follow this link when submitting a proposal. http://bit.ly/oneproposal
Until then, schools are to generate their monthly statistical reports for their review and to resolve exceptions, as necessary. For assistance with the exceptions, contact MiSiS Help Desk. Additional information on the submission process will be made available in the next issue of LAUSD Brief.
The Student Testing Branch will provide schools that are not participating in the Instructional Technology Initiative (1:1) program with earphones for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment. The earphones are being provided to ensure schools are prepared to administer the Spring CAASPP Smarter Balanced Summative testing. A portion of the District’s CAASPP apportionment is being used to purchase these earphones. Schools will receive earphones to accommodate their student enrollment in grades 3-8 and 11 two to six weeks prior to the opening of their Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment testing window.
The earphones will come individually wrapped. Students are to be provided with their own earphones. Schools need to label the earphones and keep track of them until students have finished testing the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. Students may keep their earphones at the end of testing.
For additional information refer to MEM-6571, titled Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment Earphones, from the Office of Data and Accountability, or contact the Student Testing Branch at (213) 241-4104.
MEM-6571 SB earphones9 16 15.pdf
SSC Training Dates and Locations flyer.pdf
Each school principal is required to certify that activities to observe Constitution Day were held during that specified time. Additional information and certification forms are available at https://achieve.lausd.net/hss. Please see Observance of Constitution Day 2015: September 10 through 24, 2015, August 11, 2015For more information, please contact History/Social Science coordinatiors throuth the Division of Instruction:
|Part II must be completed by October 16, 2015|
|Part III must be completed by February 26, 2016|
To meet this deadline, we recommend that you complete the second formal observation cycle shortly. For those teachers that received 5 or more highly effective ratings (with no developing or ineffective ratings) across all focus elements in their first formal observation cycle, please review the options available for completing the second formal observation cycle. In collaboration, teacher and administrator may agree to one of the three listed options. If teacher and administrator decide to eliminate the second formal observation cycle entirely, approval by the Instructional Director is required.
A checklist outlining the steps to complete the Final Evaluation Report is also attached. If you have questions about the form or how to complete it, please contact your ESC’s Teaching and Learning Coordinators or Professional Learning and Leadership Development at (213) 241-3444. If you have evaluation issuance process questions or are issuing a Below Standard Evaluation, please consult with your Staff Relations Field Directors.
Per the memo that was sent to principals on March 11, 2015, we are pleased to share the 2014-15 Final Evaluation Report is now available. This year’s evaluation process acknowledges the complexity of your job and your unique familiarity with the teachers at your school. The combination of observation of practice, performance objectives, and additional professional responsibilities together with other factors indicated in Section 4.1 of Article X, are to act as the primary factors in determining the Final Evaluation Rating. We appreciate your use of your professional judgment to determine the teacher’s final evaluation rating.
Attached please find a copy of the official Final Evaluation Report that will be completed electronically in My Professional Growth System (MyPGS). This form is also available within the platform.
The deadline to input final evaluation ratings on the MyPGS platform and issue the Final Evaluation Report is May 4, 2015. This deadline is April 3, 2015 for Track D on the Four-Track calendar and May 27, 2015 for Early Education Centers. We recommend that you also hold your Final Evaluation Conference at that time, as this meeting must be conducted prior to the end of the school year.
Training opportunities will be provided by Teaching and Learning Coordinators during Principal Network meetings in March. If you have questions about the form or how to complete it, please contact your ESC’s Teaching and Learning Coordinators or Professional Learning and Leadership Development at (213) 241-3444. If you have evaluation issuance process questions or are issuing a Below Standard Evaluation, please consult with your Staff Relations Field Directors.
Thank you for the tremendous effort you have put into classroom observations and evidence collection of teaching practice throughout the year.
2014 15 Final Evaluation Report.pdf