Selma Weekly Update | 11.14.20


Kindness Week at Selma: November 16 - 20


Important Dates at Selma

NOVEMBER

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

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

December 21-January 4 - Winter Break


 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL


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%!)

STRENGTHS

  • 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


AREAS FOR GROWTH

  • 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...

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PARENT SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

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 E