Vision and Mission
Every LAUSD student will receive an education in a safe, caring environment, and every student will be college‐prepared and career‐ready
LAUSD will provide high quality instruction and a coherent and rigorous curriculum in every classroom to facilitate student learning and achievement
Byron Maltez, Interim Superintendent's Message
Fall is in full swing, and, in the midst of the holidays and celebrations, we are building toward the full implementation of Common Core State Standards. We are fortunate to have the 2013-14 school year to transition to the new standards, and our preparation includes; analysis of the standards and new assessment processes, planning lessons that integrate the shifts of the Common Core and skills of the standards, reflecting on student work, and revising delivery of instruction to achieve desired outcomes. Many teachers are enthusiastically engaged in collaborative efforts, research, and refinement of instructional practice with the goal of leading students toward college and career readiness in the 21st Century.
As part of the District's commitment to graduate every student college-prepared and career ready, LAUSD adopted October as College Awareness Month to promote a college-going culture, including early awareness through GEAR UP 4 LA and other programs. Congratulations to our schools that have hosted college fairs and provided opportunities for students and to research the many campuses that provide the college experience.
Every year parents and students have the opportunity to apply to elementary, middle and high school campuses that offer Magnet and other options through the Choices Program. The application deadline is due Nov 15th. Please visit http://echoices.lausd.net/ to learn more about the Choices Program and to download the Choices Brochure.
Want to know more about the Common Core Technology Project? Visit http://cctp.lausd.net for comprehensive information and updates.
October is also National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act(s) or conduct, including electronic communications committed by a pupil(s) that has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following:
1) Reasonable fear of harm to person or property.
2) Substantially detrimental effect on physical or mental health.
3) Substantial interference with academic performance.
4) Substantial interference with the ability to participate in or benefit from school services, activities,
Types of Bullying: Bullying can be manifested in a variety of forms that include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cyber bullying is bullying by electronic act, which includes transmission of a communication by text, sound, image, video, message, website post, social network activity, or other form of communication sent by an electronic device (Ed. Code 32261 (g)).
Verbal bullying includes hurtful gossiping, making rude noises, making threats, name-calling, spreading rumors, or teasing.
Physical bullying includes intentional, unwelcome acts of beating, biting, fighting, hitting, kicking, poking, punching, pushing, shoving, spitting, or tripping.
Social or relational bullying includes spreading rumors, manipulating relationships, exclusion, blackmailing, isolating, rejecting, using peer pressure and ranking personal characteristics.
Non-verbal bullying includes the use of threatening gestures, staring, stalking, graffiti or graphic images, and destruction of property to cause distress, intimidation, discomfort, pain or humiliation.
Indirect bullying is the use of intimidation or peer pressure to cause harm to a third party (ies).
Our schools have made every effort to educate students about the severe consequences of bullying and provide support for students who feel victimized by others. Parents, please take time to discuss this very important issue, and the consequences surrounding it, at home as well.
In an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights, LAUSD is placing English Learners according to language proficiency. LAUSD recognizes its obligation to ensure that English Learners become proficient in English as rapidly and effectively as possible. In some cases this had resulted in students changing classes for the remainder of the year. We recognize the difficulties associated with changing students from one teacher to another at this point in the school year. However, the ultimate goal has the best interest of our students in mind. We appreciate your support and cooperation during this reorganization.
A reminder that schools will be closed on November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. Also, schools will be closed the week of November 25th – 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Best wishes and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all our ESC North stakeholders!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 818-654-3600 or email us at ESC-North-Instructional@lausd.net.
ESC North News
Hour of Code Dec. 9-15
Please join other LAUSD schools during the Hour of Code (Dec. 9-15). There will be exciting . Continue
Principals' Network Mtg Materials
November Principals' Network meeting materials. Continue
CalSTRS Pre-Retirement Workshop Schedule 2013-14
The CalSTRS Pre-Retirement Workshop schedule for 2013-14 is now available. Continue
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