November 2018 Newsletter
Assistant Superintendents Rick Edson, Steve Mizera, Anna Guzman and Stacy Spector
 - My SRCS Family!
A message from the Superintendent
This message was written before near-hazardous air quality closed our schools. We will continue to keep families and staff informed about schools re-opening through emails, phone calls, our website - , and Facebook and Twitter @SRCSchools.

It is hard to believe that we are more than one-third of the way through the 2018-19 school year! As I continue to visit our schools, I see so many great examples of our students engaging in classroom lessons and extra-curricular activities. Our staff and teachers, along with parents, have focused in these first few months on setting each student on the path to success.

During the next few months, we’ll be using this newsletter to share the ways we are planning for the future and how you can stay involved. This winter, we begin the budget development process for the 2019-20 school year, as well as the development of our 2018-19 survey and feedback loop for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which sets priorities for programs and services in our schools. Both processes involve active participation from parents, students, educators, and the community. We look forward to the collaboration.

As we approach our week-long break, I hope that each of you gets an opportunity to spend time with the important people in your life. Thank you for being a part of our school community!

Diann Kitamura
IMPORTANT - No school on these days:
Monday, November 12 - Veterans Day
Monday-Friday, November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break
Free Flu Shots - Nov. 13 & 14
The Centers for Disease Control says getting an annual vaccine is the best way to protect your family from possible serious effects of the flu. We'll have free flu shots at our Integrated Wellness Center, 2232 Lomitas Avenue, on Nov. 13 & 14, from 3:30-5:30pm. Shots are for adults, including pregnant women, and children ages 2-18 accompanied by a parent/guardian. No appointment is necessary, but the flu shot clinic is dependent on vaccine availability. Thank you to our partners: Sutter Health, Empire College, and Sonoma County Dept. of Health Services. Call Empire College at 707-284-8225 for information about these free flu shot clinics, or visit our website .
Free counseling during Thanksgiving Break
Are you or your family in need of support? We're here to help! We'll have counselors available on Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 in our Integrated Wellness Center . The Center, at 2232 Lomitas Avenue, provides free counseling, school nurse services, and tutoring for families, after school hours and during breaks. The IWC is usually open during the school year on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30pm. Call 707-890-3827 to make a Thanksgiving week appointment or for more information.
Winter Wonderland at the IWC
snowflake with SRCS purple background
You're invited to visit our Integrated Wellness Center during the Winter Wonderland open house on Saturday, December 8, from 10am - 1pm. The event is being held in conjunction with one of our partners, Comcast NBCUniversal. Tour the Integrated Wellness Center at 2232 Lomitas Avenue, and learn about resources from some of our community partners. SRCS fire-affected students will receive coupons in advance for gift giveaways.
Looking for a job? We're hiring
Santa Rosa City Schools is a destination school district for students, families and staff. We are always looking to hire people who love working with students, bring traditional and non-traditional skills to our work force, and are creative problem solvers.
We currently have part-time and full-time openings, including: Custodial, Food Service, Grounds Maintenance, Noon-duty and School Yard Supervision, Special Education Assistant, Math Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Science Teacher, Music and Prep-time Teachers, School Office Manager. Bilingual skills a plus! Contact Mary Alyce Stephens or 707-890-3800 x80607, or apply online at EdJoin .
Excellence in Education Awards: Middle School
Just before the school year began, teachers and community leaders gathered for the annual Excellence In Education Awards, sponsored by the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber. Outstanding teachers were nominated from pre-school to college level, and winners were chosen in each category. In middle school education, Antonio Garcia from Santa Rosa Middle and Eveta Jackson from Hilliard Comstock Middle took top honors.
What are Uniform Complaint Procedures?
Santa Rosa City Schools is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities and services shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying. If a parent, guardian or community member has a concern that any of these rights have been violated, they are able to file a complaint. This process is called the Uniform Complaint Procedure. More information and forms can be found on the Uniform Complaint Procedures page of our web site.
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211 Ridgway Avenue
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