Classified Employees Week 2020

Happy Classified Employee Appreciation Week! 

Many thanks to all of our hardworking classified employees who ensure students are fed, safe, and cared for every day through thick and thin.  You are our heroes!  An extra special shout out to Denise Ingham, who keeps excellent track of CSEA employees records to be able to truly support every single member of CSEA Mt Diablo 43.

News & helpful links:

  1. MDUSD School Board special meeting today
  2. SF Jazz for middle school students – starting today 4pm!
  3. Student Leader Academy by Ed100 statewide – FREE apply by June 6
  4. Immediate Resources
    1. P-EBT Groceries Assistance English/Spanish
    2. Disaster Relief Fund for Undocumented Californians / El Proyecto de Asistencia para Inmigrantes
    3. CA Immigrant guide / Bienvenido a la Guia Del Inmigrante

Special School Board meeting May 20th

There is a special school board meeting scheduled for today at 3pm.  It is mainly a closed session for Superintendent Evaluation.  Before it there will be an open meeting has just one agenda item on it, with approvals for the Pleasant Hill library project.  That will be followed by the closed session meeting and brief report out.  Visit for all board agendas, links & videos.

SF Jazz Middle School Opportunity

SFJAZZ is proud to share a new webinar series that will give you a glimpse of what our Teaching Artists bring to our students in the Jazz in the Middle classroom. "The Breakdown" is a new webinar series that will feature select poets and musicians in conversation with our Director of Education, Rebeca Mauleón. These artists will delve into various topics related to our in-school curriculum and will perform live, demonstrating aspects of their craft in order to shed light on the topics of each lesson. Join us this Wednesday for our opening class - "From Jazz to Hip-Hop: Improvisation and Freestyling."  There will be an opportunity for Q&A during the webinar, as well as activities provided that will help you continue exploring these topics on your own! Registration information is linked below, we hope to see you there!

~Lyle Link, SFJAZZ Lead Teaching Artist

The Breakdown

From Jazz to Hip-Hop: Improvisation and Freestyling w/ Tammy Hall, Lyle Link, and Dan Wolf

Date: Wed, May 20, 2020

Time: 4-4:30PM

For: Middle school students, educators, and anyone interested in learning!

Format: This interactive webinar will be moderated by our Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón and will feature Jazz in the Middle Teaching Artists Tammy Hall (piano), Lyle Link (saxophone), and Dan Wolf (hip-hop artist).


Student Free Leadership Opportunity

Announcing the Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders

Anunciando la Academia de verano en línea de Ed100 para líderes estudiantiles de California

Student Leaders: Apply by June 6. It's Free!

California's student leaders are essential — this year more than ever. So, it's time for something new: an online conference that prepares California high school student leaders with the knowledge and connections they need to make a difference. Free to apply. Free to attend.

Apply now and mark your calendar: July 20-23. We invite California's high school student leaders to join together at the Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders, a new virtual conference for students who in the coming school year will be serving:

  • on a school site council or ELAC
  • on their school board,
  • on a PTA board or nonprofit school organization
  • in other student led or student-focused organizations

Like, this conference is free. There is no cost to apply and there will be no cost to participate. Students who aren't yet in these roles but aspire to them may also apply.

Immediate Resources

  • P-EBT Food Assistance

Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school can get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. Information here: English/Spanish

  • Disaster Relief Fund for Undocumented Californians / El Proyecto de Asistencia para Inmigrantes

CA is providing a one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance.

Call ASAP to receive this help. It is given out starting May 18 until it runs out.

 Un adulto indocumentado que califica puede recibir $500 en asistencia directa, con un máximo de $1000 en asistencia por hogar. 

Solicitudes aceptadas por teléfono solo en 415-324-1011 para condado de contra costa.

 An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. 

Applications accepted by phone only at 415-324-1011 for Contra Costa County.

  • Guide for Immigrant Californians

The Guide for Immigrant Californians (PDF) will help you stay safe and informed. 

 The guide includes:

  • Stay-at-home order considerations
  • Ways to protect yourself and others 
  • Immigration help
  • Public charge information for accessing public benefits
  • Testing and treatment
  • Information on jobs, wages, and benefits 
  • Small business support
  • Housing 
  • Food and bills 
  • Community safety
  • Protection against scams and bad information 

Immigrant guide in: SpanishChinese traditionalChinese simplifiedKoreanTagalog, and Vietnamese

  • Guía para inmigrantes en California

La Guía para inmigrantes en California lo mantendrá informado y a salvo. 

 La guía incluye:

  • Consideraciones de la orden de permanecer en casa
  • Formas de protegerse a usted y a los demás 
  • Ayuda migratoria
  • Información sobre la carga pública para acceder a beneficios públicos
  • Pruebas y tratamiento
  • Información sobre empleos, salarios y beneficios 
  • Apoyo a pequeñas empresas
  • Vivienda 
  • Alimentos y facturas 
  • Seguridad comunitaria
  • Protección contra estafas e información incorrecta 

Contra Costa COVID19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants


P.s. Sharing this excellent wellness page from YVHS. Be well everyone:

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.