LCAP Reports and Community Forums

From February 1 through February 15, 2019, PUSD will conduct our annual survey to gather stakeholder input on our Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP, which will shape the District’s goals and guide our budgeting priorities for 2019-2020. We want to hear from parents, students, staff, and community members! Please watch this video where Superintendent Marian Kim Phelps explains the importance of LCAP participation. 

To make it as easy and convenient as possible to participate, we’re using a new online tool called Thoughtexchange that you can access right from your smartphone or computer. Your responses are confidential, and you can respond with as few or as many different thoughts as you’d like. After sharing your own thoughts, you’ll be asked to consider and assign stars to the ideas shared by others, to discover what’s most important to our community.

Click here to get started: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#p753464261 

Haga clic aquĆ­ para comenzar:  https://my.thoughtexchange.com/?lang=es#p753464261 
Directions:

  • Select your specific school site (if you are a parent with kids at multiple schools, feel free to join the exchange at each of these sites because the conversations will be different at each school)
  • You do not have to sign up/log in if you don’t want to. Just click “Continue” to participate without signing in. One benefit to signing in is the system keeps track where you left off in the process if you want to come back.
  • Answer all of the demographic questions under "Tell us about yourself."
  • Click on “What are the most important things to focus on as we continue our work to support all students?
  • Start to share your thoughts in response to the question. Remember, you can share as many separate thoughts as you’d like, but share only one thought per bubble and explain why each thought is important before moving on to share another thought.
  • Once you’ve shared your thoughts, the next step is Star. If you’re one of the first people to join at your site, be patient. The system needs a minimum number of thoughts before the Star step can be triggered. Once you’re in the Star stage, consider and rate the thoughts of others using one to five stars. The more you agree with or like another person’s thought, the more stars you assign.
  • If you see any thoughts that are inappropriate or attack a specific individual, please report them by clicking on the three dots on the upper right of the thought.
  • When enough participants have shared and starred thoughts, you will be able to Discover the top thoughts.
  • During our open survey period, from February 1-February 15, 2019, you can come back to Thoughtexchange as often as you’d like to participate, and in fact, we ask that you do come back to some of the new ideas that have been shared since you first participated.


Thoughtexchange is essentially a virtual conversation, where you can share your thoughts, see the thoughts of others in your school community, and prioritize the thoughts most important to you. Look for an email next week to walk you through the participation process. For a one-minute overview of how it works go here. For the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Thoughtexchange, go here for FAQs.

Thought Exchange Steps
If you would still like to participate in person, we will be hosting four meetings District wide:
English:

  • Tuesday, February 5th at 6pm, Twin Peaks Middle School Library
  • Wednesday, February 6th at 6pm, District Office Community Room, 
  • Thursday, February 7th at 6pmOak Valley Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
Spanish:
  • Thursday, February 7th at 6pm, Valley Elementary School Library

RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/0oWJ7Wo1Lytf7JFP2
Whether you participate online or in person, we will be asking everyone to answer the following question: “What are the most important things to focus on as we continue our work to support all students?”

To help inform your answers, please take the time to review our current LCAP goals and the actions supporting them for the 2018-19 school year.
 

PUSD LCAP Goals and Actions 2018-19

GOAL 1 Support high-quality teachers in their implementation of standards to ensure college & career readiness (CCR)
Goal 1 • Poway Professional Assistance Program for new teachers
• Poway Teacher Intervention Program for permanent teachers
• Professional Learning Leaders and Teachers on Special Assignment at each site
• Benchmark Advanced reading, Reading Academy, and SIPPS implementation
• Integrated Math and Next Generation Science Standards professional Development
• Districtwide professional learning days
• Provide teachers with embedded technology coachingin classrooms
GOAL 2 Provide multiple pathways of learning and engagement to increase CCR and close achievement gap
GOAL 2 • Response to Intervention and Instruction
• Support use of educational technology and blended learning
• Increase online class offerings and online resources/curriculum
• Specialized Academic Instruction model schools
• Parent liaisons to support English Language Learner families
• AVID, College Bound, GATE programs
• X-plorationprogram bringing STEAM and P.E. to all elementary schools
• Foreign language starting in Kindergarten (Mandarin, Spanish)
• Expanded pathways for career technical education students
• Continued staff development for Advanced Placement (AP) courses
• Support implementation of Visual and Performing Arts Strategic Plan
GOAL 3 Strengthen and maintain a safe, healthy, positive, and attractive learning environment for all learners
GOAL 3 • Additional counselors and campus security for middle schools
• Training in Trauma Informed behavioral supports & Suicide prevention policy
• Homeless and foster youth District liaison
• No Place for Hate, Sandy Hook Promise, Second Step, Character Counts bullying  prevention and anti-bias training, Digital Citizenship lessons
• Run, Hide, Fight options-based staff training
• Districtwide facilities assessment and safety planning committee
GOAL 4 Increase parent and student engagement through enhanced community involvement in students’ education
GOAL 4 • Extend Project Lead the Way programs and Hour of Code
• PUSD College and Career Fair/Tarde de Familia/Career Cruising
• PUSD parenting classes
• Districtwide surveys, News minute, TeamPUSDNewsletter, Studio 701 Videos
• Partners in Education: business, community, government, school supporters
• Advisory Committees (Such as Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council)
• School site PTA and Foundation volunteers
GOAL 5 Develop a collaborative learning structure and system for adults and students to increase achievement
GOAL 5 • Teaching and Learning Cooperatives for teachers and Classified Learning Cooperatives for Classified staff
• MyConnectfor teacher-student collaboration and communication
• Support elementary teacher collaboration through X-plorationrelease time
• Learning walks for site principals to calibrate with each other on successes
• FLEX time for teacher training and learning

 

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