Welcome to June! It’s the final countdown. It is hard to believe that we have only five school days left until summer is here. This school year has gone by quickly.
As we come to the end of our year, so does an unforgettable school year. I am grateful for this community - students, families, teachers, staff and the many ways that we leaned into the challenges before us. I am grateful for our teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff for taking great care of our students. They have all worked above and beyond the call of duty to keep our students safe. Thank you parents for entrusting your children to us and for the support you have given our school this year.
With the closing of the school year we also will be saying “Farewell” to several staff members who are retiring Ms. Todd, Mrs. Eden, and Mrs. Doh. They have supported our students, staff, and community in so many ways over the years. Their presence will be surely missed. I know you join us in wishing them well in retirement and hoping this next stage is filled with good health, happiness, and many joyful family moments. We will miss them!
Farewell, to Mrs. Sofer who will be transferring to Melvin Elementary School. Mrs. Sofer has been a first grade teacher at SOEC. She loved the challenge of ensuring that her students would be prepared for second grade. The transfer was a difficult choice for her to make, but Melvin Elementary allows for a shorter commute and more time with family. It is a brave thing to make a change, but I know that the Melvin staff will appreciate the talents that Mrs. Sofer will bring to their staff.
ENROLLMENT: We are working on enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year and need to plan ahead for our staffing needs. A reminder to inform your child’s teacher if your child/ren will not be attending SOEC next school year.
SUMMER SCHOOL:Registration for this year's summer programs is now underway. Los Angeles Unified provides all current TK – 12th grade students with in-person and online summer learning opportunities that combine academic instruction with engaging virtual enrichment activities this summer. The Summer School, TK-8, program will be offered in person and is designed to support core instruction, as well as provide targeted academic intervention in a small group setting.REGISTRATION: May 23, 2022 – June 10, 2022 PROGRAM DATES: June 22, 2022 – July 22, 2022 TIMES: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Monday – Friday HOW TO REGISTER: Please register your child at the Parent Portal Website LEARNING METHOD: In-Person ELIGIBILITY: Current TK – 8th grade Los Angeles Unified students Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment.
I wish all of you a safe, relaxing, and fun summer.
2022-2026 LAUSD STRATEGIC PLAN: READY FOR THE WORLD
For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together.
Our singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life.
Through a robust listening and engagement effort capturing diverse voices from across the District, we have established a shared vision of what student success looks like and what being ready for the world means; this plan will serve as a roadmap outlining all of the steps we will take to realize this vision. This plan is designed to inform actions that can be taken at the school site, through the district office, and in our communities to drive student success and move toward our singular goal, creating alignment across the District on the ways we can best serve our students and our school communities.
We acknowledge that the last two years have been difficult for our students, staff, and families – the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in many ways and forced us to rethink how we provide for our students.
And while we will continue to respond to the impact of a pandemic still present in our communities, this plan will allow us to elevate the ways in which we have adapted positively to serve our students and highlight the promising practices we will institute to carry us forward. We will capture the urgency of our current moment and work together to transform into a stronger, more inclusive, and more responsive district.