Welcome to 2015-16
What an exciting time in education as we continue our transition to the new Common Core Standards and embrace 21st century teaching and learning. Additionally, we will implement the 2nd year of our district plan to meet the needs of our students and improve academic achievement.
We are well into the Common Core Standards, having current curriculum now for both Mathematics and English Language Arts. We are now ready to begin with the Next Generation Science Standards this year. Our numerous technology upgrades allow for digital teaching and learning in every classroom. We have a 1:1 learning environment with chrome books for all students starting in 3rd grade.
We are beginning the 2nd year of our robust plan to meet the needs of all students and improve academic achievement. This plan, known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), is part of the state funding model in California which began in 2013-14. Our LCAP has 10 goals with very specific actions that will be taken in 2015-16.
Based on the successes in 2014-15, we will continue to provide a longer school year for students (3 week Learning Academy in June 2016), longer school day for primary grades, academic intervention during spring break, focused support for K-3rd literacy, PE for all students, and liaisons for every school. This year, we will begin implementing our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and GATE plans. We are particularly excited to offer extended transitional kindergarten, or "TK Plus" to students turning 5 years-old after December 2nd. I encourage you to look at the summary of our LCAP for a detailed overview of what to expect in 2015-16.
We remain committed to student health and well-being, as we know it supports student learning. We are offering the dental sealant program to all students, and we are continuing our on-site meal preparation program, which will begin at Taylor Mountain this year. We are pleased to support "Farm-to-Table" with local produce and vendors. Having students participate consistently in PE, starting in kindergarten, also reflects our commitment to health and well-being.
We look forward to working together in the Bellevue Community to educate 21st century citizens who contribute to our world and make it an even better place.
Alicia Henderson, Ph. D.
Literacy Program, Report
Transition to Media Centers, Report
2016-17 Teachers of the Year
Bellevue – Nina Craig (5)
Kawana Academy – Beth Wilson (K)
Meadow View – Sarah Goodin (5)
Taylor Mountain – Areli Carranza (TK)
Public Schools Week May 6-11
Bellevue Union School District Calendar
Annual Parent Notices:
Annual Parent Notice / Notification Anual a Los Padres
Supplement to the Annual Notice re: LCAP
Uniform Complaint Procedure
New Immunization Law AB2109
Parent Student Handbook/Manual de Conducta Estudiantil
2015-16 Opening Day Packet
Bellevue Union School District Office Map