- Talent Show
Enjoy Kensington Hilltop School’s first ever online telent show!!!
Watch the amazing talent Kensington Hilltop’s students have to share!!
- Upcoming Events
Dear WCCUSD Families,
As we say goodbye to this school year, we are already beginning preparations for 2020-21. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unknowns about what education and schools will look like come August. Will our school buildings be opened to students? Will students continue learning and educators keep teaching from home? Will we need to plan for a hybrid model? The honest answer is that we don’t know. Everyone is waiting to hear more news from health experts and government leaders who will give us guidance and make choices about the resources that schools will receive to provide instruction for the next school year.
Despite this uncertainty, we know that students will need to learn and that we will need to offer services to support them and their families. So we are planning for next year. We have cross-departmental teams collaborating to imagine how instruction will be delivered under several different scenarios. One of the many things I am excited about for next year, is the virtual school that will make its debut in the fall.
For the last 12 to 18 months, Vista High School Principal Edith Jordan-McCormick, who runs our independent study program, has been creating a virtual school to serve students who may need the flexibility of an online education. It is our belief that after experiencing this public health crisis, many additional students and families may prefer virtual instruction rather than a brick-and-mortar school experience. If you are not familiar with Vista, I encourage you to visit the school website to see some of the amazing experiences the students there receive.
The school will offer services for students at all grade levels. If you or anyone you know is interested in exploring this option, please sign up to receive more information.
If a purely virtual school isn’t your first choice, the district has several other educational options for students, including our expanding Dual Language Immersion schools that are still accepting applications from interested students and families. You can get more information about the DLI program from Multilingual and Multicultural Services by visiting the website or calling (510) 307-4662.
Finally, I would like to invite you to the next Community Conversation, which will take place on Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m. You can join via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95388886989.
Thank you, again, for your continued support. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.
Monday, April 13 – Phase 2 of Distance Learning begins
Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20– Distant Learning workshop – 1PM (see info above)
Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Holiday
Friday, June 5 – Last day of distance learning/school
- KEF Remote Learning Opportunities are now available!
During the Shelter in Place, KEF is pleased to be able to offer enrichment activities that students and their families can access each week. Click on each week’s link, found under the KEF Remote Learning Opportunities section beneath Announcements in the left side bar, to find learning activities in each of the areas that KEF supports during the regular school year. We hope they bring a smile to your child’s face!
- PTA Association Meeting
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 7:00 PM VIA ZOOM ONLINE MEETING
Please join us for the last PTA Association meeting of this school year. We’ll elect our new officers, present a preliminary budget for 2020-2021 and discuss how next school year’s PTA Board and Association may operate based on reduced funds and our approach to the un-known school year. The PTA board and Mrs. Sanders will hold a Q&A after the Association business concludes.
The Association meeting will take place on Zoom. If you would like to attend please register using the link provided below.
Registration must be complete by 3 p.m. on April 30th to allow meeting set-up time. You can submit questions for the PTA Board and Mrs. Sanders at the time of registration. Any questions not addressed during the meeting will be answered in a follow-up communication.
Registrants will receive an email at 5 p.m. on the 30th with the Zoom meeting link, agenda, and meeting protocol. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom please spend time on the platform familiarizing yourself with the interface prior to Thursday’s meeting.
Register for the Zoom Association Meeting:
If you have any questions please email:
Sherry Garcia, PTA President firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dads’ Club hopes you are staying safe and healthy. We are disappointed to miss out on our barbecues, socials and events, but we look forward to seeing you all in the summer or fall when we get back on track. We postponed our spring work party, so stay tuned for a new date when we are able to reschedule.
- About Site Council
The School Site Council (SSC) is composed of the school principal and 8-10 parents, teachers and other staff selected by their peers, representing all segments of the school community for the common goal of supporting student success. The SSC does this by developing and monitoring the implementation of the school’s plan known as the Single Plan for Student Achievement. The SSC also determines how certain funds received by the school for this purpose should be spent.
The SSC members are the principal; teacher representatives; other staff representatives; parents/other community representatives, and student representatives at the secondary level with each group selected by their peers.