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STATE OF THE DISTRICT/INFORME DEL DISTRITO

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State of the District Presentation

Click here for a pdf file of community presentation on the State of the District report given by Dr. Rodriguez.  

Equity Educational Audit Report

At the August 23 meeting of the Board, staff presented a summary of findings and recommendations from the Equal Opportunity Audit from Education Trust-West which was conducted last Spring in PVUSD. The information presented will be used to guide the PVUSD collaborative blueprint process which will be conducted over the next 5 months. The blueprint process will develop a plan to improve systems, practice and policies in PVUSD which will support reaching our goal of all students being college and career ready. 

 

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En la reunión del 23 de agosto de la Junta, el personal presentó un resumen de los hallazgos y recomendaciones de la Auditoría de Igualdad de Oportunidades de Education Trust-West que se llevó a cabo la primavera pasada en PVUSD. La información presentada se usará para guiar el proceso de proyecto colaborativo de PVUSD que se llevará a cabo durante los próximos 5 meses. El proceso de diseño del plan desarrollará un plan para mejorar los sistemas, la práctica y las políticas en PVUSD, lo cual apoyará el logro de nuestro objetivo de que todos los estudiantes estén preparados para la universidad y la carrera.

 

(enlace es para el reporte en ingles solamente)

 

General

SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE STAFF

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year Staff and Families of Pajaro Valley Unified School District!  

We hope that you had a wonderful summer break and are ready for an excellent start to the new school year. We have continued to work diligently to prepare for an academic year that effectively prepares our students for their path to college, university or a profession upon high school graduation.  With students’ success as our consistent focus, teachers, staff, administration, parents, community members and education partners have collaborated to shift current practices that are transforming our District’s educational system.  The outcome of this collaboration has been outstanding. We have increased student achievement, implemented new innovative programs, improved school facilities, and developed strategic plans to continue our momentum forward.  We are accomplishing our goals together as one team!

Student achievement is on the rise. Our statewide test scores confirmed two things: the first is that our students are experiencing growth like never before, both in Mathematics and English Language; the second is that there is opportunity for even greater improvement at all grade levels and we are ready to take on the challenge. As an educational community, together let us take this time to celebrate the progress that our students are making and build on those best practices to expand capacity.

We have listened to our community through the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) input sessions.  Our LCAP Goals for 2018-19 focus on building career and college readiness from preschool through high school.  Our progress towards these goals highlights our emphasis in Career Technical Education, increased access to VAPA programs for all students, decreased number of long-term English learners, and improved outreach and opportunities for parental engagement.

We know learning early in life is fundamental to preparing children for their educational journey.  This is year two of PVUSD’s Early Literacy Initiative, Paso a Paso, Creciendo Juntos, Step by Step, Growing Together, the early literacy bilingual app that is available for the entire District and community.  In addition, PVUSD will expand the number of schools receiving training, coaching and administrative support for the effective program implementation on Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS). Schools that received this training last year have seen inspiring growth - an increase to 94% of students leaving first grade able to decode and comprehend text.

We must continue to focus on ensuring our students are college and career ready.  To this end, last year a team of 80 teachers, counselors, administrators and community members developed a three-year action plan that identifies, implements, and reviews systems in our students’ pathway to success.  This set of actions on our roadmap ensures accountability while leaving enough flexibility to pivot as the educational landscape changes in the following three critical areas: interventions and supports; curriculum and instruction; and college bound systems.  We invite you to review our roadmap, which you can find here.

The community is an integral part of our District’s overall success.  The current and ongoing facility improvements, such as a new bus drop off at Amesti or Aptos Jr. High’s replacement of relocatable classrooms, are the result of the community’s support of Measure L.  We invite you to visit our District’s Measure L page to stay informed about projects involving your school, including funding, timelines, and a brief status update.  There is still a significant amount of modernization and remodeling necessary to bring our facilities to 21st Century learning standards and we are pleased to be moving in the right direction. 

Our District’s dedicated students, committed personnel and supportive community give me confidence that 2018-19 will be a year full of continued transformation, growth, and opportunity.  As always, we value the input and suggestions of staff, students, parents, and community members. This year we are launching the “Be a Kinder, More Empathetic You!” campaign and asking you to take a Youth Truth Survey in the fall.  Your feedback on this survey can identify key areas for improvement. Together with teachers and staff, we work every day to maintain a culture where it is safe to learn and work.   

Thank you for the important work you do every day as part of our PVUSD family – together we are creating educational equity for the students we serve!

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¡Bienvenidos al Año Escolar 2018-19 personal y familias del Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Pájaro!

Esperamos que hayan tenido un maravilloso receso de verano y estén listo para un excelente comienzo del nuevo año escolar. Hemos continuado trabajando diligentemente para prepararnos para un año académico que prepare de manera efectiva a nuestros estudiantes para su camino a la universidad, colegio o profesión una vez que se gradúen de la escuela secundaria. Con el éxito de los estudiantes como nuestro enfoque constante, los maestros, el personal, la administración, los padres, los miembros de la comunidad y los socios educativos han colaborado para cambiar las prácticas actuales que están transformando el sistema educativo de nuestro Distrito. El resultado de esta colaboración ha sido sobresaliente. Hemos aumentado el rendimiento estudiantil, implementado nuevos programas innovadores, mejorado las instalaciones escolares y desarrollado planes estratégicos para continuar nuestro impulso hacia adelante. ¡Estamos logrando nuestros objetivos juntos como un solo equipo!

El rendimiento estudiantil está en aumento. Nuestros resultados en las evaluaciones estatales confirmaron dos cosas: la primera es que nuestros estudiantes están experimentando un crecimiento como nunca antes, tanto en Matemáticas como en Lenguaje Inglés; el segundo es que hay oportunidades para una mejora aún mayor en todos los niveles de grado y estamos listos para asumir el desafío. Como comunidad educativa, tomémonos este tiempo juntos para celebrar el progreso que están logrando nuestros estudiantes y construir sobre las mejores prácticas para ampliar su capacidad.

Hemos escuchado a nuestra comunidad a través de las sesiones informativas del Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local (Local Control Accountability Plan - LCAP) del Distrito. Nuestras Metas LCAP para 2018-19 se enfocan en la construcción de carrera y la preparación para la universidad desde el preescolar hasta la secundaria. Nuestro progreso hacia estos objetivos pone de relieve nuestro énfasis en la educación técnica profesional, un mayor acceso a los programas VAPA para todos los estudiantes, una menor cantidad de estudiantes de aprendices de inglés a largo plazo y un mejor alcance y oportunidades para la participación de los padres.

Sabemos que el aprendizaje temprano en la vida es fundamental para preparar a los niños para su viaje educativo. Este es el segundo año de la Iniciativa de Alfabetización Temprana de PVUSD, Paso a Paso, Creciendo Juntos, la aplicación bilingüe de alfabetización temprana que está disponible para todo el Distrito y la comunidad. Además, PVUSD ampliará el número de escuelas que reciben capacitación, entrenamiento y apoyo administrativo para la implementación efectiva del programa en Instrucción Sistemática en Conciencia Fonológica, Fonética y Palabras de Vista (SIPPS). Las escuelas que recibieron esta capacitación el año pasado han visto un crecimiento inspirador -  un aumento del 94% de los estudiantes que salieron de primer grado capaces de descifrar y comprender el texto.

Debemos continuar enfocándonos en asegurar que nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para la universidad y la carrera. Con este fin, el año pasado un equipo de 80 maestros, consejeros, administradores y miembros de la comunidad desarrollaron un plan de acción, mapa vial, de tres años que identifica, implementa y revisa los sistemas en el camino hacia el éxito de nuestros alumnos. Este conjunto de acciones en nuestro mapa vial garantiza responsabilidad al tiempo que deja suficiente flexibilidad para pivotar a medida que cambia el panorama educativo en las siguientes tres áreas críticas: intervenciones y apoyos; currículo e instrucción; y sistemas ligados a la universidad. Te invitamos a revisar nuestro mapa vial, que puedes encontrar aquí.

La comunidad es una parte integral del éxito general de nuestro distrito. Las mejoras actuales y en curso de las instalaciones, como una nueva parada de autobús en Amesti o el reemplazo de Aptos Jr. High de salones reubicables, son el resultado del apoyo de la comunidad de la Medida L. Le invitamos a que visite la página de la Medida L de nuestro distrito para mantenerse informado acerca de los proyectos que involucran a su escuela, incluidos fondos, cronogramas y una breve actualización sobre el proyecto. Todavía hay una cantidad significativa de modernización y remodelación necesarias para llevar nuestras instalaciones a los estándares de aprendizaje del Siglo XXI y estamos encantados de avanzar en la dirección correcta.

Los estudiantes dedicados de nuestro Distrito, el personal comprometido y la comunidad de apoyo me dan la confianza de que el 2018-19 será un año lleno de transformación, crecimiento y oportunidad. Como siempre, valoramos las aportaciones y sugerencias del personal, los estudiantes, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad. Este año lanzamos la campaña "¡Sé un tú más amable, más empático!"  y les pedimos que tomen una encuesta sobre la verdad de la juventud (Youth Truth) en el otoño. Sus comentarios en esta encuesta pueden identificar áreas clave de mejora. Junto con los maestros y el personal, trabajamos todos los días para mantener una cultura donde sea seguro aprender y trabajar.

¡Gracias por el trabajo tan importante que hacen todos los días como parte de nuestra familia PVUS -  juntos estamos creando equidad educativa para los estudiantes a quienes servimos!

 

 

Please feel free to e-mail us at superintendent@pvusd.net or contact the office at 786-2135, and we will gladly assist you.

 

 

Eva Renteria, Executive Assistant

PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) is unique in Santa Cruz County.  PVUSD is the largest district covering 150 square miles and teaching over 19,000 students. The district’s student population has over 45% English learners with a significant percentage of our students classified as migrants. The District is divided into three zones with the North Zone covering Aptos, the Central Zone covering from central Watsonville to Aptos, and the South Zone covering central Watsonville into north Monterey County. We deliver our educational program at our sixteen elementary schools, six middle schools, three high schools, five charter schools, seventeen children's centers, a continuation high school, an adult education school, and two alternative schools. 

 

Student achievement is the District’s highest priority.  Over the past few years, student achievement has increased steadily throughout the district as measured by test scores on the annual state tests.  Further evidence of progress is also shown in the steady increase in each school’s Academic Performance Index (API).  Three schools in the North Zone have also been recognized for awards with one receiving national honors and two identified as distinguished schools at the state level.

 

While doing well with growth oriented State standards, the District has not done as well on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal standards. The NCLB standards focus on English Language Arts and Math and require every student subgroup to meet specified performance levels.  The District has now developed a plan which aggressively addresses the improvement needed in Language Arts and math.  This includes the consistent delivery of standards based curriculum and effective use of data to measure progress and identify areas where interventions are needed. 

 

The District has identified an intervention team made up of top administrators, board members and a State consultant.  This team is working with seven selected schools to identify action plans and provide needed support to enable those schools to meet their performance targets.  Work is also being done with middle schools to increase the effectiveness of their instruction and to provide interventions to further support student progress.  The District also has an extensive extended day program with after school programs operating at every school.  These programs are articulated with the day programs to provide further support to students. 

Our nationally recognized New Teacher Project provides ongoing coaching and support to improve instruction for new teachers.  Extensive staff development is provided for teachers at all grade levels to enhance their skills and to enable them to better meet the needs of their students.  

 

PVUSD has excellent Adult Education, Migrant Education, Extended Learning, and Special Education programs.  Alternative education programs and charter schools exist in order to best serve our students.

 

Over the past 9 years, the District has brought to our community almost $180 million for over 40 construction projects.  These include new facilities as well as modernization projects which were funded by aggressively soliciting State and Federal funds.  PVUSD is one of the statewide leaders in obtaining funds to build and modernize our schools. 

 

The District staff and Board of Trustees work with parents and the community to mobilize all possible resources to ensure quality learning and safe and clean schools for our students.  We encourage you to visit your neighborhood schools.