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posted Aug 12, 2014, 5:34 PM by Laurie Becker   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 8:55 PM ]

Have a Great Summer!!

Dear families:

As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a great year! What a school we have! What wonderful programs and teachers we have! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and whole-hearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for our children makes SLVUSD Charter a truly special place.

Special thanks to all of you who have contributed in ways small, large and unimaginable! Thank you for participating in the State field tests, for turning in your surveys, for your help in the classrooms, and for sharing your children with us.  Thank you for providing rich and engaging experiences for your children, knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these and a million other things, we are truly grateful for all of you.

We also give well wishes, albeit with saddened hearts, to Sharon Silva as she moves to a new position in the district. She has been a gift to us for many years and will undoubtedly be a great asset to the District Office.

For your calendaring pleasure, the first day of school begins on August 26.Until then, enjoy a restful and replenishing summer with your families!

~R & R

We have had such wonderful graduations.  Each one displaying the unique characteristics of the various programs we offer. Congratulations to our seniors who are moving on the various colleges, careers and aspiring adventures. And to our eighth graders going on to high school - we wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors and hope you come back to see us often! Enjoy your summer vacation!

Summer Office Hours The office at Quail Hollow is closed and will reopen Monday, August 11. The office in Felton (the annex) will be open 8-3 until Monday, June 30 and will reopen Monday, August 11.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE CHARTER PARENT SURVEY INFORMATION WE GATHERED? The next step will be for us to analyze the cumulative data, share with the teachers per program, and all Charter when appropriate, and to use the data to support next steps in the coming year.  The information will part of my annual board presentation, and to support the LCAP (local control accountability plan) focus toward bridging the academic achievement gap.

LCAP UPDATE On June 5, we had another parent meeting to discuss the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for our Charter school. The Charter will be submitting their own plan along with the District's plan July 1.  The plan is based on setting goals and activities based on State priorities.

These State Priorities include Teacher qualifications, Implementation of CCSS, Parental Involvement, Pupil engagement, School climate, Broad course of study, Pupil Outcomes.  Our goals and activities are very similar to the District's, however we are able refine our goals based on specific needs in our programs.  Additionally, we will have supplemental funds of $14,000.00 targeting the support of identified subgroups (unduplicated students) in order to close achievement gap, most specifically in Math.

A list of suggested ideas to support our students was generated through our parent meeting.

Ideas included; tutoring in Math/Writing K-12, Math mentor, Resource Materials to support our unduplicated students, Teacher/Student education, Technology Training for parents, P.E. increased; e.g., regularly scheduled community athletic events, Community Service - (eg. parks, save our shores), Leadership coaching or club, Increased learning in all VAPA standards, Counseling/Emotional Support, maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle, greater education in College & Career options.  

Once the plan is submitted, the document will be used as a template to support the Charter goals and activities.  We will be offering additional parent meetings throughout next year for those of you who would like to come and learn more.

WASC UPDATE  The draft report is still a work in progress.  The results of our parent survey will be included as part of the report.  Please look for a more  extensive update at the beginning of the school year, this September.  

And for now: enjoy your summer break.  Take time in the sun!  Read a good book as a family! Learn something new!  Go somewhere new!  Eat something new! Turn off your technology once in a while! Take a hike..a run...a bike ride..a swim! Hug your loved ones!  

~ See you in August

NEW Attendance phone line: (831) 336-8527 to report absences (Classroom based programs)

Activities and Events

posted Aug 16, 2011, 4:22 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 3:30 PM by Unknown user ]

  • Beach Day  Friday, August 26
Seabright Beach 1-3:00

  • First semester conferences with your teachers begin 
August 23-September 9

  • Courses begin the week of September 12th


posted Aug 16, 2011, 4:20 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 3:30 PM by Unknown user ]

SLVUSD Charter is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year.  Our unique program options support the individualized needs of  students.  Call for a classroom visit. Please visit us at: or call 336-5167 for more information.

Welcome to 2011-2012 School Year

posted Aug 16, 2011, 1:18 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 24, 2012, 8:41 AM by Unknown user ]

Dear Charter Families,

On behalf of the SLVUSD Charter staff, it is my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we begin the 2011-12 school year. September is the time of year to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends. To those students and parents who are new to the Charter we extend an 
especially warm welcome for an exciting and productive year in your new school.  We hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through your child’s program(s).

There are several changes this year.  We welcome Kellie Goldberg as our new Math teacher. Shauna Reisewitz and Maryam Shafaghi are taking an additional 
leave this year.  Rick Moran will be with us, specializing in Science and P.E.  In order to support what’s best for the students, we will continue to meld and 
mingle programs through the sharing of teachers, ideas, and/or activities throughout the year.  

In our office(s) Roberta Gutierrez and Sharon Silva will be sharing more of their wonderful talents with all of the Charter programs, working with Debbie Sanders 
and I to support and help the families and staff in any way possible. 

As we begin this 19th year as a Charter of SLVUSD, the staff and I will continue to work diligently with parents and faculty to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered instruction and decisions, academic excellence, trust, respect, community involvement, excellent communications, and recognition of both student and staff achievement.  

And don’t forget!

  • The first day of school is August 23, just around the corner! 
  • Please turn in the enrollment packet information by August 12.
  • TDAP Immunization Reminder:  A new California law requires students entering grades 7 to 12 to be vaccinated against whooping cough. The State has given a deadline of September 23 for to have your child immunized. Thank you for your support in this matter.
The staff and I are excited to work with you and your children.  

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