Esperanza Elementary

Kindergarten Students for 21/22

If you have a child who will be turning five on or before September 1st, it is time to enroll your child for kindergarten. Students who turn five between September 2nd and December 2nd are eligible for transitional kindergarten. During the summer, Esperanza will be offering a kinder camp for incoming transitional kinder and kindergarten students. Please visit our district website at, https://www.westside.k12.ca.us/enrollment, to view information about enrollment and kinder camp. Please click here, https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zF9LM7CcuqpyrRFYZtD4I-CyLU40ncTmnT-lsDb7VWQ/edit?usp=sharing, to view a slideshow about kindergarten and meet our school personnel. 

Summer School 2021

Esperanza is excited to offer a summer school opportunity to our students. Due to construction at Rancho Vista Elementary in the summer months, Rancho Vista Elementary will be joining Esperanza to offer our students an opportunity for continued learning. Priority will be given to Rancho Vista and Esperanza students, but will also be open to students from other schools within the Westside Union School District. We will be offering two summer school sessions, June 14-25 and July 12-23. Summer school sessions will be Monday through Friday from 8-12. To view course descriptions, please click the link, https://docs.google.com/document/d/11c6Vmug5JoJB96y9BLjqg7H2unPX5Ub7IxKqtgCn2ws/edit?usp=sharing. At this time, our summer school program is full. Parents will be notified of their student's registration via email. 

School Site Council

On May 18th, our School Site Council will be meeting at 2:15. If you would like to attend, please click on the link, https://meet.google.com/hwk-fste-kfv?hs=122&authuser=0.

Esperanza Site Re-opening Protocols

Although Esperanza is currently in distance learning, we are continually planning for when our students to come back to campus. Our staff misses having our students on campus for instruction. When Esperanza is able to bring students back to campus, we will be ready. To review our re-opening protocols, please click on the link, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RVNFuj7rAKQT1IAGkotOSLCA9hOEMwsX/view?usp=sharing

 

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The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) was presented to the District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) on May 14, 2021 and to the Superintendent’s Advisory (PAC) on May 25, 2021.

Comments from both the DELAC and PAC are considered when developing actions and services that best meet the needs of our student groups.  

We appreciate all of our stakeholders providing feedback on the LCAP, and we have incorporated actions and services that we believe will most efficiently meet the needs of our student groups. The LCAP Public Hearing will be held on June 8 at the Board meeting.

Wow! We have actually completed the 2020-21 school year amongst unimaginable changes to how schools operate during the pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing what adjustments will be made on June 15th when California reopens. The patience and cooperation of you and your students have made the necessary changes possible, but we are sure looking toward a return to school as it was pre-COVID when summer break ends on August 4, 2021!

Registration is currently underway for our students and be completed online. Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are being promoted to high school. We have appreciated being part of your elementary school journey! Best of luck in high school.

These past few months have been busy as we’ve welcomed back students of in-person learning.  Initially we anticipated that all the students who’d chosen hybrid learning would return when LACDPH allowed reopening, many families preferred to remain on distance learning for the remainder of this school year.  Though this change resulted in some teacher changes, we were able to accommodate the choices of most families, and I thank our staff for their tireless efforts to make those changes possible.  We are pleased to have students back on campus and have appreciated all of your support and cooperation in making this transition.

In this article:

- DELAC Meeting May 14th at 10:00

- Superintendent's Advisory May 25th at 12:15

- Middle School Promotion Ceremonies in June

- Year Long Distance Learning for 2021-22

- 2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Transfers

- Board of Trustee meeting May 4th and 18th at 6:00 PM - watch via YouTube!

- Honoring Service of Teachers (May 4th), Classified employees (May 18th), Management (June 8)

- Valley View and Greg Anderson Academy become WASC Accredited! 

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, Memoranda of Understanding with Westside Union Teachers Association were approved, paving the way for the special needs students to return effective Monday, April 19th. Also, the Board of Trustees approved the use of the NWEA as the annual assessment for our students this year.  Our students will have completed 3 administrations of this assessment to measure their academic progress throughout the year, allowing the Board to waive administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the 2020-21 school year.

In this summary:

Westside USD Reopening plans awaiting approval. Available on District and School Websites.

The TK-6th grade students in mild/moderate special day classes will return February 16th and the TK/K cohorts will return on February 22nd.  

Parents will receive information about the new system for daily check-in which is currently required.  You will find information about that system and directions for using it on the website.  You will also find a video to help you with setting up the system either on your phone or on another device.

Some additional changes that have been made to facilitate reopening schools include the addition of 654 GPS ionizers to all HVAC units district-wide.  These ionizers kill 99% of all germs, bacteria, and viruses, and are Underwriter’s Laboratories certified to deliver clean indoor air that is safe and healthy.

Monday, February 15th is Presidents Day.  Our schools will be closed for that day.

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Welcome to Esperanza!

 

Esperanza’s School Plan offers the on-going opportunity to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate a meaningful standards-based curriculum for all students. The goals, objectives, and activities have been identified and written based on needs expressed by students, parents, and staff input. These goals, objectives, and activities are established to improve and focus instruction at Esperanza’s Elementary School enabling students to meet grade level, district, and CA state standards.

The ELAC, School Site Council, and Grade Level Leadership Teams collaborated to develop and refine the plan and will continue to work towards the ongoing implementation, evaluation and revision of this plan as needed. Esperanza Elementary School's essential philosophical cornerstones include the concept that quality school programs are based on shared decision-making by all staff members in meeting school, district, and state guidelines.