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1/11/18

 2018/2019 New Student Registration begins February 5th, 2018 9:00AM

 

                     New Student


All New Students:

New Student Enrollment, including Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students, will begin on February 5, 2018. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten is available to students whose fifth birthday is between September 2 and December 2, 2018 

Schools have an established number of K-5 students that each can accommodate based on capacity. If a school reaches capacity in any grade level, the ‘unhoused’ students will be accommodated at one of the other elementary schools in the district.

New student enrollment will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The District encourages parents to enroll early in the process. There is no guarantee of attendance in the student’s neighborhood school. Placement of each student is subject to capacity at each school.

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Happy 2018!

Welcome back from Winter Break. The New Year provides an opportunity for a fresh start, right? Well I think every day provides that opportunity but the celebration of a New Year offers a more formal opportunity to reflect on the past year and discuss "resolutions" for the New Year.   How many went through the process over the Holiday? I have done it for years but this year I was introduced to a fresh idea worth sharing.
 
This year I chose a word for the New Year that will inspire me to be my best.   I heard about this practice via an unintended email.   When I asked the person about the email and the content, they mentioned they "accidentally" copied me, but they were more than willing to share.   We began a conversation about the idea of choosing one word versus a resolution or goal for the New Year.   Every year people make New Year resolutions but 9 out of 10 people fail to fulfill their resolutions. We talked more about the process of discovering "your one word" and the greater chances of remembering, acting upon and sharing one word versus a lengthy resolution.   I asked the person, "What's Your One Word?"
 
The words chosen over the years were present, balance, journey, be and purpose. I asked about the success of using a word to guide the year.   The response was very positive.   The growth can be seen in the choice of the word!   Beware BSD Team.   I am now a believer and think this would be a great start for our year! 
I want to give credit where credit is due. There is actually a book that describes this process called One Word by Gordon, Britton and Page.   It is not too late to think about your one word with family and friends. Next time you see me let's share a word or two. We are looking forward to an inspirational year with everyone striving for their personal best.
 
 
Happy New Year,

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSD Superintendent

 


 

Board Briefs for January 16, 2018

Here are the Board Briefs for the January 16, 2018 Board Meeting:
 
Professional Development in 2017-2018
The Board of Trustees received an update on the District's Professional Development (PD) this school year. The District held three mandatory PD's this year; August 21, 2017, October 9, 2017 and January 8, 2018. Here is a brief description of each PD day:
August 21st ~ Site specific PD day. Principals were in charge of the PD day. Teachers met, were provided site-wide support, reviewed academic achievements and culture and climate indicators, and planned so they were ready the first day of school.
October 9th ~ The District provided training for Illuminate, the District's new student data system as well as Swun Math training.
January 8th ~ Topics were offered at different sites; Design Thinking in the Classroom as part of our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Discipline, Project Based Learning (PBL), Technology, Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work, and What Does it Mean to be a BIS Graduate-this is both academically and social-emotionally.
The District conducted surveys and administration saw first hand while visiting classrooms on Tuesday teachers utilizing the tips & tricks provided at PD and the implementation of new strategies.
District's Actuarial Report 
Every two years, the district is required to have an actuarial report completed for our Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB). The actuarial report looks at current and retired employees and does configurations on the district's liability over many years. This report goes into the district's financial report at the end of every year and guides the district on the cost in subsequent years for our OPEBs. The Board of Trustees approved the proposal by Demsey, Filliger and Associates to complete our Actuarial Report.
Sunshine Proposals for Burlingame Education Association (BEA) and Burlingame School District (BSD)
The Board of Trustees received the initial bargaining proposals from the teacher's union and the district. Meeting and negotiating shall not take place on any proposal until a reasonable time has elapsed after the submission of the proposal to enable the public to become informed and the public has the opportunity to express itself regarding the proposal. The proposals will be brought back to the Board of Trustees on January 30, 2018 for approval.

Resolution for Credential Assignments for 2017-2018
The Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the resolution identifying credential assignments for 2017-2018.

 

The complete Board Agenda can be viewed here.

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The Only Way to Get There!

 

Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school.  Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.  

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