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Selma Weekly Update | 11.14.20

Kindness Week at Selma: November 16 - 20

Important Dates at Selma


Monday, November 16 - Keeping Kids Engaged Parent Workshop | 3:00-4:00pm on Zoom

Tuesday, November 17

Wednesday, November 18

Thursday, November 19

  • Lunch pickup @ Hollygrove Campus | 11:00am-1:00pm

  • Lunch pickup @ Fairfax Campus | 12:00-3:00pm

November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break


December 2 - LCS@LFP Virtual Open House | 5:00-7:00pm on Zoom

December 21-January 4 - Winter Break



Dear LCS Selma Families,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how LCS Selma is doing during the stakeholder surveys a few weeks ago. We spent time analyzing the data and reading the comments. We are extremely proud to see growth in a number of areas! There were a number of positive comments as well that reinforces things we should continue to do. We also took a closer look at opportunities for growth and will be making adjustments as we continue to navigate distance learning. Thank you, again, for sharing as we appreciate your feedback.

Parent satisfaction numbers in the following categories for Fall 2020 were as follows:

  • Academic environment: 80% (an increase of 9%!)

  • Communication: 87% (an increase of 11%!)

  • Environment: 82% (stayed the same as Spring 2020)

  • Mission: 87% (an increase of 8%!)

  • Recommendation: 87% (an increase of 9%!)

  • Respect: 89% (an increase of 8%!)

  • Satisfaction w/People (teachers, leaders, staff): 87% (an increase of 12%!)

  • Student Engagement: 78% (an increase of 3%!)


  • High levels of appreciation for teachers for working hard during these times, being compassionate towards students, continuing to adapt to distance learning, and going above and beyond

  • Live instruction is beneficial to student learning

  • Schedules and communication is well organized

  • Our weekly parent coffees are a great time to connect

  • Lunch pick up is great

  • Parents shared how “Ketchup Days” are helpful for students


  • Desire for parent coffees at different times of day

  • Parents shared how important social time / connection is for students

  • Incorporating more movement and project-based assignments into the daily lessons

  • Parents would like to see more feedback on student work

  • More small-group instruction would be helpful

Thank you for sharing your perspective with us. Your voices are important and we will reflect on what adjustments we can make.


As a gesture of gratitude to our amazing staff, our wonderful Edible Schoolyard Kitchen staff is preparing a special meal for all staff and their families for staff to pick up and eat at home. We also know the salary freeze has been a strain when staff are working so hard...






On Tuesday, November 17th from 5-6pm,

our Student Affairs Team will be providing a workshop on suicide prevention. We strongly encourage ALL parents to attend this information session to learn more about the warning signs of suicide so that we all are equipped to protect the kids in our community. Suicide is preventable and you can save a life. We look forward to seeing you there!

El martes 17 de noviembre de 5 a 6 de la tarde, nuestro equipo de Asuntos Estudiantiles ofrecerá un taller sobre prevención del suicidio. Recomendamos fuertemente a TODOS los padres que asistan a esta sesión informativa para aprender más sobre las señales de advertencia del suicidio para que todos estemos equipados para proteger a los niños en nuestra comunidad. El suicidio se puede prevenir y puede salvar una vida. Esperamos verlos allí!



Information about LFP

Grade 8-12 Program

November 18, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm


Passcode: 668845


December 2, 2020

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm


Passcode: 198741



Monday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm

As a parent, you’re doing your best to run a household and maintain your work, all while supporting your kids with distance learning.

Distance learning brings up some new challenges, and as a parent, you only want what’s best for your kids. You want to see them learn, grow, and get ahead, but you have so many questions.

Does this sound like you?

  • Your kids appear disengaged with their online learning

  • You’re worried that your kids have trouble focusing during Zoom lessons

  • You’re frustrated and overwhelmed not knowing how to support your child with school — are you helping too much or not enough?

  • You’re concerned that your kids aren’t reading or writing enough and they’re going to fall behind

  • You see your kids at the computer for long stretches, and even watch them getting frustrated and wonder what to do

If you’re nodding along with any of the above, then this free workshop is for you.

Here’s what you’ll get when you spend 60-minutes with us:

  • Learn how to set up your child’s sleep, eating, movement, and mindfulness practice to help them be successful in distance learning

  • Find the balance of how much to help them while creating their independence

  • Know how to create an empowering environment that fosters focus and learning

  • Learn how to apply the same approach literacy coaches use with proven success

Here’s what we’ll cover during the workshop:

1. Self-care for you and your child.

Learn how to best support your child’s nutrition and wellbeing needs to help them focus for a day of distance learning.

2. Supporting Independence

Discover how to set up an environment that supports learning, how much help is too much and how to support them in becoming independent problem-solvers and critical thinkers. You’ll also learn the best way to compliment your kids to encourage ongoing effort.

3. Supporting a love of reading and writing

Learn how to positively support your kids’ literacy skills as you learn practical ways to foster a love of reading and writing as a family.

Workshop Details:

  • Monday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm on Zoom

  • Languages: English & Spanish. The workshop will be taught in English, and we’ll have a Spanish translator.

  • Investment: Free

How to join:

1. Click here to register.

2. Look for a welcome email with the details you’ll need to join the workshop.

3. Bring a notebook, pen, and your questions!




CC: & (insert your email address)

Call/Text: 925-494-2101



If your child will be absent or miss a class, please contact our Office Managers: Chris, Danielle, and the teacher. Please complete the Distance Learning Attendance Form daily if your student is unable to attend the live zoom sessions but participated asynchronously.

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