Culver City Unified School District

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Superintendent’s Message

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Celebrating US as 2014-15 Comes to a Close:

As June 12th fast approaches, we are in the midst of celebrating our incredible CCUSD Team. Teacher and Staff Appreciation events are taking place at every site, with parents and partners hosting meals, presenting gifts and expressing gratitude for those who dedicate every moment of every day to serving children. Additionally, we are honoring dozens of staff members who have served CCUSD for 10, 15, 20 and 30 years, with special attention to those who are retiring after a career making a difference for kids.

The remaining days will also serve as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate our amazing students, with countless events, performances and ceremonies. This is an exciting and emotional time, filled with pride for past and current achievements coupled with nervous anticipation for the next chapter of life and learning. It is truly an honor to share in these experiences, seeing and feeling the outcomes of a community that truly believes Success for All Takes Us All!

Success for All – All The Time:

Although the traditional school calendar year is fast approaching, our commitment to and investment in learning never ends. Our summer days will remain busy, as we embrace this time to get better, grow stronger, and go deeper in our current efforts to ensure high levels of learning for all students. For example, our summer plans and goals include:

Summer Lunch and Fun: Our 3rd year of free lunch and daily activities and events for all children 18 and under will being on Monday, June 15th. This program is made possible by more than 30 community partners, and will run daily from 11:30 – 1:00. Sports, arts and crafts, performances, writing and reading activities, health related services and special appearances from CC Fire and Police (and more) will once again be offered.

Measure CC – Your Investment at Work: Once again, we will embrace the summer months to tackle dozens of projects at every school site. Our immediate focus will address a number of health and safety needs as well as projects that can only be completed when school is not in session. Due to the comprehensive nature of projected identification, design and coordination, most of our more significant facility upgrades will be addressed in the future.

Professional Development: A number of special training sessions have been scheduled to strengthen instructional practices, introduce new curriculum and plan for a successful start to the 2015-16 school year.

Intervention and Acceleration: In addition to our traditional summer programming, we will be offering additional programs for students requiring additional support as well as those ready for accelerated pathways.

A Professional Learning Community at Work: Although we all know that Culver City is a special place to live, work and learn, it is always affirming to receive recognition from those outside of our system. Throughout this year, CCUSD has been celebrated for:

Our Labor-Management Partnership: Our strong, collaborative relationship with our classified staff, teachers and administrators has led to invitations to present at multiple conferences; research-based and media interviews and inquiries from several other CA districts.

Local Control Accountability Plan: This new state-wide requirement has driven changes in our budgeting and goal setting process. While all districts have struggled through the implementation process, CCUSD has been identified as a model for other districts to learn from. Members of our team have been invited to present at state-wide events, our documents have been shared and replicated and our collaborative/inclusive process has been shared.

Arts for All: Not surprisingly, CCUSD has been identified as a model district for integrating the arts into learning K-12 due to our extensive offerings in visual and performing arts. Our creative model provides unparalleled experiences and opportunities for all students and reflects the dramatic impact of dozens of generous partners.

Whole Child – Whole Community: Our CC Compact, Back Packs for Kids, Culver Closet, Summer Lunch and Fun, mentoring programs, Sandy Segal Health Center and our Family Resource Centers have generated requests from state-wide organizations to learn how we have rallied our entire community around a shared vision/action plan to remove all barriers to learning.

Thank you for your support, investment and belief in all children. Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a safe, happy and hopeful summer.

With pride and gratitude –

Dave LaRose

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Upcoming Events

Special Board Meeting
Date: 8/3/2015, 8 AM 9 AM
Location: District Office Board Room
CBAC Meeting
Date: 9/2/2015, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: District Office Board Room
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