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
Message from Interim Superintendent Byron Maltez
Dear ECS North Stakeholders,
“Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.” Victor Hugo
Greetings! My name is Byron Maltez. I have been assigned to serve as Interim Superintendent in ESC North while Linda Del Cueto is on administrative leave. I am deeply committed to maintaining the standard of excellence that has been set and leading the Instructional Center of ESC North to a strong finish this school year. Our ESC North staff remains diligent in providing outstanding support to our schools, as we work together to ensure college and career readiness for every student.
The calendar reminds us that the finish line for the 2012-2013 school-year is in sight! While vacation plans are being made and the lure of summer is calling, we must remember that there is much to accomplish in the next six weeks of instructional time. A champion always stays focused on the goal and perseveres with excellence to the end. Let’s keep this image in mind, as students, teachers, administrators, and District staff, so that we can truly celebrate the victories ahead.
Key dates in May include Advanced Placement Exams from May 6th -17th. Please contact your high school if you have any questions. Also, all schools and ESC North offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.
Congratulations to all our schools on the successful completion of CST Tests. Special thanks to the testing coordinators at each site for overseeing the many details involved in the administration of this exam. The results will be made public in August and reported on the LAUSD website.
You are encouraged to become knowledgeable about the Common Core State Standards, which will be fully implemented in 2014-2015. These national education standards will better prepare students to be college and career ready in the 21st Century. The following websites were suggested in last month’s newsletter for you to explore:
The LAUSD Common Core website: http://ccss.lausd.net/
The California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/
Also, please refer to the following website for information on the new Smarter Balanced Assessment, which will replace the CST’s in 2015. Sample test questions are available for you to try:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 818-654-3600 or email us at ESC-North-Instructional@lausd.net.
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