Transfers, College, Giving & Maps

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Wren Arts Magnet art show, complete with book fair and cotton candy machine.  Such fun and great parent attendance.  Thank you MDUSD Education Foundation for funding schoolwide Art in Action!  Mr Young here said he would not have attempted this bird art project if it weren't for Art in Action guidance and training.

   

And thank you Shore Acres for inviting me out to Thrilling Thursday fun runs last week!  What a wonderful way to get in shape and get the wiggles out before school to be ready to learn.  Ms Bever's class was buzzing with math epiphanies afterwards!

Here are a few highlights of events you can attend and actions you can take in MDUSD right now: 

  • Transfers
  • College Fair
  • Giving to HOPE
  • Trustee Area Maps

It's Transfer Request Time for Grades 6-12!

Are you considering schools other than your currently assigned school for middle or high?  If so, now's the time to visit schools to make an informed decision, and turn in your application to request a transfer if desired.  Find the online application and details hereDue Nov 15th!

Did you know about the Career Pathways available in Mt Diablo schools?  Take a look at all the various industry sectors and community partners throughout our district schools here. Students or parents can click on Health Science, Engineering, Transportation, Education, Computer Science, Culinary or Digital Media, and see which schools offer those pathways.

Are you a business owner or leader who would like to connect students to internships, relevant industry projects, or career exploration?  You can join the Mt Diablo Business Alliance - see details here. Their next meeting is on Dec 2nd, 4pm at College Park High School!

College Fair Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30-8pm

It's never too early to plan for college.  Stop by Ygnacio Valley High tomorrow night (Thursday) to the districtwide college fair, meet reps from many different schools, and find out how to make a plan! Details here.

Giving Season - How You Can Donate to the 2019 HOPE Holiday Gift Card Drive

Mt. Diablo Unified School District is committed to making sure that all students arrive at school ready and able to learn. To supplement services, our Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is requesting donations for our holiday program to support our homeless
students in the School District.  Please forward and share!

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Mt. Diablo está comprometido a garantizar que todos los estudiantes lleguen a la escuela preparados y disponibles para aprender. Para complementar nuestros servicios, nuestro Programa de Educación y Asistencia para Personas sin Hogar (HOPE) está solicitando donaciones durante la época de días festivos para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes sin hogar en el Distrito Escolar. 

Board meeting Monday Oct 28th

Our next school board meeting is Monday Oct 28th, 7pm at Dent Center at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord.  See agenda here once it is posted. You can attend in person, or to watch from home go to https://mdusd.org/agendasminutes to watch the video of any meeting live or recorded.

Agenda will include:

Final Public Hearing on By Trustee Area Election Process

At the September 23 and Oct 14 School Board meetings, public hearings were held on by trustee area scenarios.   See all maps & FAQs at https://mdusd.org/boardelections

  1. The board decided to remove three of the maps from consideration: red, green, blue
  2. The board would now like to hear community input on the remaining 3 draft maps: pink, purple, purpleA.
  3. The board is now exploring additional options of the order of elections. That means it is possible that different areas will be chosen for the 2020 election than what has so far been designated on the draft maps. 

Current draft maps (pink, purple, purpleA) show Areas 3 & 5 with elections in 2020, because all three other areas have current trustees whose terms do not end until 2022.  This ensures that all 5 areas will have representation on the board starting in 2020.

However, technically the board could choose different areas. See "Election Sequencing Selection" "Selección de Secuencia de Elecciones" district news for details on the options.

Please share your perspective as a parent, student, staff or community member to inform the board decisions! 

Tell us which map is your favorite and which 2 areas you think should be up for election in 2020 and why.  Here’s how:

  • to speak to the Board in person, attend the final Public Hearing at Board meeting October 28, 2019 or
  • to submit your thoughts online anytime (in English or any language) click on https://mdusd.org/feedbacksurvey 

I hope to see you out and about!

Sincerely,

p.s. are you receiving the Friday letter from our Superintendent Dr Martinez?  If not, email superintendentsoffice@mdusd.org and they'll add you to the list. or follow @MDUSD on Facebook or Twitter to see them.

 


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