• Superintendent Update #6

    Posted by Oxnard School District on 8/1/2020 8:00:00 AM

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  • Fall 2020 School Opening/Otoño 2020 Apertura de Escuelas

    Posted by Oxnard School District on 7/27/2020 5:00:00 PM

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    TOPIC: Fall 2020 Opening/ Distance Learning with the Superintendent

    TEMA: Otoño 2020 Apertura de Escuelas/
    Aprendizaje a Distancia con el Superintendente

    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    jueves, 30 de julio

    11:00 a.m. English/ inglés* click here to join webinar Click here to join webinar

    5:30 p.m. Spanish/ español* Haga clic aquí para unirse  

    Submit your questions in advance/ Presente sus preguntas de antemano: click here/clic aquí

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  • Superintendent Update #5

    Posted by Oxnard School District on 7/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Greetings Oxnard School District Community,

     We want to assure you that while we are beginning the instructional year through full distance learning, all students will be provided high quality instruction.

     This letter is to share with you the details we are working on to start the year successfully using the guidelines of Senate Bill 98 (SB98). Instruction will be student-centered, providing equity and access, ensuring the safety of everyone.  

     Oxnard School District will include the following components for distance learning:

    • Regular Schedules for students and teachers
    • Instruction will happen during the instructional day
    • Attendance must be maintained
    • Grading will focus on standards
    • Schedules and details for distance learning are in development at this time
    • Daily live instruction
    • Content aligned to grade level standards at a quality equivalent to in-person
    • Access to technology and devices
    • Academic supports for students who have special needs
    • Designated and integrated ELD
    • Special education services

     

    Attendance matters. Students who are absent will be marked absent.

    Grades matter. Students will receive grades for every grading period.

     To support distance learning, teachers will use Canvas as an online classroom platform. This was selected to provide consistency across the district.  There will be trainings offered to teachers, parents and students. The program was selected to build a good school to home connection, to increase communication, for ease of use, and support for implementation for teaching staff.

     Distance learning will include synchronous, asynchronous, and independent practice. These are defined as follows:

    • Synchronous learning
      • Real time
      • Face-to-face meetings via Zoom, chat or phone
    • Asynchronous learning
      • Happens on your schedule
      • Activities are provided for reading, lectures for viewing, projects for completing, and exams for evaluation
      • Access and satisfy these requirements within a flexible time frame
    • Independent Practice
      • Work completed with little to no assistance
      • Reinforce skills and synthesize their newly acquired knowledge
      • Completed away from the teacher's direct guidance
      • Software based activities (Accelerated Reader, MyOn, ST Math, Lexia,…)

     SB98 Mandates

    • 180 instructional days
    • Document daily attendance
      • Missed instruction is an absence
      • LEA must plan to document chronic absenteeism
    • Daily attendance may include:
      • Online activities
      • Completion of regular assignments
      • Contact between teacher, student and/or parent
    • Instructional Minutes (43501)
      • 180 instructional minutes in TK and K.
      • 230 instructional minutes in grades 1 to 3, inclusive
      • 240 instructional minutes in grades 4 to 12, inclusive
    • LEA shall ensure a weekly engagement record verifying participation
    • School shall regularly communicate with parents/guardians regarding academic progress

     For more details on instruction please watch the Webinar on the Instructional Framework provided by Dr. Ana DeGenna, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services.

     Planning Ahead

    As we progress forward in the school year, we will assess when it is the right time to return students to campus.

     Our next messages will include details of a sample daily schedule and when schools will communicate information about the start of instruction.

     Future updates will be posted on the News tab on the Oxnard School District web page

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please email:

     Stay Healthy,

    Dr. Karling Aguilera-Fort

     

     

     

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  • Actualización del Superintendente #5 Español

    Posted by Ginger Shea on 7/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Saludos miembros de la comunidad del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard,

     

    Queremos asegurarles, que a pesar de que empezamos el año escolar a través de la educación a distancia de tiempo completo, todos los estudiantes recibirán una instrucción de alta calidad.

    Esta carta tiene el propósito de compartir con ustedes los detalles del trabajo que estamos realizando para empezar el año escolar de manera exitosa, utilizando las directivas del Proyecto de Ley 98 del Senado (SB 98). La instrucción se centrará en los estudiantes y proporcionará equidad y acceso, y asegurará la seguridad de todos.

    El Distrito Escolar de Oxnard incluirá los siguientes componentes en la educación a distancia:

     Horarios regulares para maestros y estudiantes

    • La instrucción se llevará a cabo durante el día de instrucción
    • Se debe mantener la asistencia
    • Las calificaciones se enfocarán en los estándares
    • Los horarios y detalles sobre la educación a distancia están en este momento en desarrollo
    • Instrucción diaria en vivo
    • Contenido alineado con los estándares del grado escolar de una calidad equivalente a la educación presencial
    • Acceso a la tecnología y dispositivos
    • Apoyo académico para los estudiantes con necesidades especiales
    • Desarrollo del Idioma Ingles (ELD) Designado e Integrado
    • Servicios de Educación Especial

    Asistencia escolar. Los estudiantes ausentes serán anotados como ausentes.

    Calificaciones escolares. Los estudiantes recibirán calificaciones por cada periodo de evaluación.

    Para apoyar la educación a distancia, los maestros utilizarán Canvas como la plataforma de clases en línea. Esta plataforma fue seleccionada para proporcionar consistencia en todo distrito. Se ofrecerán capacitaciones a los maestros, padres y estudiantes. El programa fue seleccionado para desarrollar una buena conexión entre la escuela y el hogar, para aumentar la comunicación, por su uso fácil y por el apoyo al personal docente en la implementación.

    La educación a distancia incluirá el aprendizaje sincrónico, asincrónico y la práctica independiente. Estos se definen a continuación:

    • Aprendizaje sincrónico
      • Tiempo real
      • Reuniones presenciales, vía Zoom, chat o por teléfono
    • Aprendizaje asincrónico
      • Tiene lugar en su horario
      • Se proveen oportunidades de lectura, conferencias, proyectos que se deben realizar y exámenes de evaluación
      • El acceso y cumplimiento de estos requerimientos es dentro de un periodo de tiempo flexible
    • Práctica independiente
      • El trabajo se realiza con poca o ninguna asistencia
      • Refuerza las destrezas y sintetiza los nuevos conocimientos aprendidos
      • Se realiza sin la guía directa del maestro
      • Las actividades están basadas en software (Accelerated Reader, MyOn, ST Math, Lexia…)

     El Proyecto de Ley del Senado 98 exige

    • 180 días de instrucción
    • Documentación diaria de la asistencia
      • La instrucción perdida es una ausencia
      • La Agencia Educativa Local (LEA) debe documentar el absentismo crónico
    • La asistencia diaria puede incluir:
      • Las actividades en línea
      • La compleción de las asignaciones regulares
      • El contacto entre el maestro, estudiantes y/o padres
    • Minutos de instrucción (43501)
      • 180 minutos de instrucción para TK y K.
      • 230 minutos de instrucción para los grados 1 al 3, inclusive
      • 240 minutos de instrucción para los grados 4 al 12, inclusive
    • La Agencia Educativa Local (LEA) debe llevar un registro semanal donde se verifique la participación
    • La escuela debe comunicarse regularmente con los padres/tutores legales sobre el progreso académico.

     

    Para obtener más detalles sobre la instrucción, por favor vea el Webinar sobre el Marco de Instrucción provisto por la Dra. Dr. Ana DeGenna, Superintendente Asistente de Servicios Educativos.

     Planificación

    A medida que avance el año escolar, evaluaremos el momento correcto para que los estudiantes regresen al campus.

    Nuestros siguientes mensajes incluirán detalles de un horario diario simple de muestra y cuándo enviarán las escuelas la información sobre el inicio de la instrucción.

    Las actualizaciones futuras se publicarán en la pestaña de la sección News (Noticias) de la página web del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard.   www.oxnardsd.org

    Si tiene preguntas o sugerencias por favor envíe un correo electrónico.   OSDNews@oxnardsd.org  

    Manténganse saludables,

    Dr. Karling Aguilera-Fort

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  • OSD Re-Opening Of Schools Update #4 - English & Spanish

    Posted by Oxnard School District on 7/16/2020 12:00:00 PM

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  • Oxnard Re-Opening Update #3

    Posted by Ginger Shea on 7/9/2020 5:00:00 PM

    This is an update on actions that Oxnard School District is taking to open school for August 19, 2020. Our goal is to provide a weekly update to keep you informed. This message is also shared with families and community at large.

    Please understand that as these plans are being developed, they can change based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the California Department of Education (CDE). These recommendations and plans all are pending approval from Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) and the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE).

     Families will have the following Instructional Options:

    • Hybrid Model (2 days in person and 3 days of distance learning)
      • Cohort A Monday/Tuesday
      • Cohort B Thursday/Friday
    • Full Time Distance Learning
      • More information on this option will be coming in the next couple of weeks
    • Process to sign up for either option will be communicated soon

     Instruction

    • Days that students are at school, they meet instructional minutes
    • Instruction will be mapped out
      • In Person
      • Synchronous
      • Asynchronous
      • Independent work
    • Still defining how recess and physical education will be provided

     Facilities

    • Increase air ventilation and circulation in every classroom.
    • Hand sanitizing stations for each school
    • Classroom space and furniture will be arranged to reduce contact and exposure
      • Less desks
      • Miscellaneous furniture moved

    Nutrition

    Cold Breakfast Served in Classroom

    1. Liquid choice at gate
    2. Dry food items in class

    Lunch

    1. Pre-Bagged Lunch
      1. Cold or dry items
      2. Drink

    Staff

    • All staff will be screened daily
    • Train all staff to follow heath and safety guidelines and requirements
    • Establishing Memorandum of Understanding with each bargaining unit

     Transportation

    • Students who receive transportation services as part of their IEP will continue to receive these services
    • The district is working on a transportation plan
      • Analyzing how to implement social distancing
      • Changes in routes based on the adjusted schedule
      • Can we provide transportation to students in general education?

     Materials

    The district is working to acquire materials to provide a healthy environment for students and staff.

    • Cloth Masks
    • Gloves
    • Plexiglass
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Portable Hand Washing Stations
    • Thermometers
    • Disinfecting Wipes

     Technology

    • iPads have been ordered for all grades K-8
    • Assessing what is needed for TK
    • Questions or Suggestions
    • Updates will be posted on the News tab on the Oxnard School District web page
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  • Superintendent Update #2 School Re-opening

    Posted by Ginger Shea on 7/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

    OSD Families and Staff,

    The Return to School Task Force met in June to plan for the reopening of schools in the fall. They examined the data from the parent and staff surveys that were sent out to the community and made recommendations to the Superintendent to help plan for school to start in August.

    Please understand that as these plans are being developed, they can change based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the California Department of Education (CDE). These recommendations and plans all are pending approval from Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) and the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE).

    Oxnard School District is in the process of developing instructional plans for full time distance learning for families who do not want to return to school in the fall. More information on this option will be coming in the next couple of weeks.

    These recommendations are posted on the district website in video format at www.oxnardsd.org

    Teaching and Learning

    • In person instruction provided via a blended learning approach combining face to face and distance learning
      • In this model, students would attend school two days per week (Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday
      • This would take into consideration keeping siblings together on the same schedule

    Technology Development

    • Recommended Canvas as a learning management system (LMS)
      • Provide one digital learning platform for all students and grades
      • Single starting point for the educational experience of students, parents, teachers and staff
      • Support communication within the district
      • Teachers could share resources
      • Parents would have access to see what students are working on

    Health and Safety

    • The health and safety team to follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC
    • Hand washing and hygiene schedules at each school site
      • Hand sanitizer or hand-washing stations at every entrance and exit of the school
      • The supplies checked before the start of each day
    • Require mandatory use of face covers (cloth or masks) in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines currently in effect
    • Provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed
    • Visual checking for symptoms
      • All students and visitors get checked for symptoms every day before entering school
      • Deny entry to visitors with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19
      • Send home or isolate until they can be sent home any staff and students with any symptoms or who have had close contact with a person with COVID-19
    • Please understand that health checks and verification must start at home
      • Educate students, parents and staff about COVID-19

     Child Nutrition Services

    • When students are in attendance at school, breakfast and “grab and go” lunch will be provided
    • On days of distance learning, pre-ordered box meals would be available for pick-up which will include: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
    • Distribution hours will be determined based on a parent survey

    Facilities

    • Classroom spaces are being assessed and reorganized to maintain social distancing
      • Unused spaces (library, MPR,…) will be used to create spaces for counseling, special education services and other needs
    • Clean and disinfect classrooms with a specialized machine purchased that disinfects classrooms in 15 minutes
    • Use highly rated air filters and circulate air to bring in as much outside air as possible
      • Schools with the option to open doors and windows to the outside will be encouraged to do so

    Maintaining Healthy Operations

    • Conduct daily absence and symptom verification and report weekly absenteeism of staff and students for COVID or flu-like diseases using the VCPH monitoring survey
    • Immediately inform the VCPH of absenteeism rates greater than 10% of staff and students on a single day, at any school
    • Designate a school district liaison officer to work with the VCPH in the traceability of confirmed COVID-19 cases of a student, teacher, or staff member
    • Train the school district liaison in contagion traceability from the Ventura County Office of Public Health

     Consideration of a Partial or Total Closure

    • Closure of a class or multiple classes may be necessary to prevent transmission of the disease, but any decision to close completely or part of the schools will done in consultation with the Ventura County Office of Public Health
      • In most cases, full schools will not be required to close, even if there are confirmed cases among staff or students
      • The Ventura Public Health Office will work with the district liaison officer to help coordinate testing of large groups of staff or students as needed
      • A close contact is someone who has been 6 feet or less from one person for a sustained period of time (10-30 minutes)

     Communication

    • Actively communicate information and procedures to employees, students and families
      • A district-wide information guide for employees and parents to learn about COVID-19
      • Oxnard School District website, school websites, push notifications (Connect Ed), brochures, use of the teacher's communication platform to transmit information to parents (i.e. ClassDojo)
      • Entry signs, banners and decals (in English and Spanish)

     

    The district is evaluating these recommendations. Any plans to move forward will need to be approved by VCPH, VCOE, and the school board.

    Please submit any questions or comments to the SUGGESTION BOX .

     

    Stay Healthy,

     Dr. Karling Aguilera Fort

    Superintendent, Oxnard School District

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  • Announcement Regarding the 2020-2021 School Year

    Posted by Dr. Karling Aguilera-Fort, Superintendent on 5/29/2020 6:00:00 PM

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  • Welcome Back Message from Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort

    Posted by Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort on 4/21/2020 4:30:00 PM
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  • Revised Expectations for Distance Learning at OSD Schools

    Posted by Dr. Ana DeDenna, Assistant Superintendent, Ed Services on 4/13/2020 9:00:00 AM

      Distance Learning

      Dear Oxnard School District Families,
      We hope this message finds you well and healthy. We are already missing you! We are truly grateful that our community is coming together to support one another as we navigate these uncharted waters.
      Over the last couple of weeks, you should have already been in contact with your child’s teacher and you should have received enrichment and review work for your child. We have been working with our staff in order to continue providing our students essential learning opportunities. The learning opportunities will look a little different, depending on your student’s grade level and specialized program.
      Here are our expectations for distance learning, beginning April 20, 2020:
     Grade Level Learning Opportunities
     Learning Opportunities must be planned and developed by grade level or department teams.
     Learning opportunities will be aligned to Common Core Standards and California Content Standards.
     First through Eighth Grade students will be provided remote learning through iPads. First grade students will be provided IPads beginning on April 20, 2020 at your child’s school. The school will contact you with more details regarding date and time.
     Grades Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be provided packets. Parents will be notified when packets will be available at your child’s schools.
      In addition to the teacher created lessons, we encourage you to visit our Distance Learning webpage https://sites.google.com/oxnardsd.org/osd-distance-learning/home. On this page you will find many resources to assist in your child’s learning during this time.
      We realize, these unchartered waters can create a great deal of stress and uncertainty. In order to assist you and provide you support, our schools have created some guidelines so that you can have access to your child’s teacher, principal, counselor or any other staff member. Please keep in mind April 6 through April 17 the Oxnard School District will be on Spring break. Below please find the guidelines to assist you when we return on April 20th.
     Teachers will be available to connect with students during school day using teacher-preferred platform to provide assistance. Teachers will establish daily “office hours” during which they will be available to answer questions and provide support. Your child’s teacher will provide you their office hours or you may call the school to request the hours.
     Outside of these office hours, Monday through Friday, all teachers will respond to parent/student calls, email, etc. within 24 hours.
     Teachers will make every attempt to connect with all students and establish a system of two-way communication. Whenever possible teachers will provide students feedback and support. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher, please call the school to ensure we have your correct contact information.
     Special Education case managers will reach out to all students on their caseload and connect with grade levels to support students with any modifications and/or accommodations.
     Beginning April 20th, all schools will have office hours Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00 and Thursdays from 12:00 -3:00. These office hours will be by appointment and staff will be available to provide any support you need. Please make sure to call the school in advance to schedule an appointment.
      As you know, Ventura County has announced that all of our school buildings will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. However, teaching and learning remotely will continue. We will continue to reach out weekly with updates regarding your child’s education. Please continue to stay tuned and check your email or our website regularly. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us.
      Sincerely,
      Dr. Anabolena DeGenna
      Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
      Oxnard School District

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