Elementary Schools Information

Memos and Announcements

School-Based Management (SBM) Waivers

This Policy Bulletin continues to allow schools that are designated as SBM the option to apply for waiver(s). SBM waivers can be used to make a number of improvements to a school site's learning culture. SBM schools have the option to waive collective bargaining agreements and/or District policy. Waivers can involve a variety of changes, such as staff selection, common planning time, and single councils. The waiver process must involve teachers, administrators, parents and other stakeholders in the school learning community.

Guidelines for Preventing Heat Stress LAUSD Policy Bulletin BUL-963.1

Ready to Take over Torture Tuesday
(Assessment of English Language Learners)

- May 2012 UT Article by UTLA Elementary VP Juan Ramirez
- Sample Professional Development Plan
- The ¡Colorín colorado! website includes a webcast by Dr. Lorraine Valdez Pierce discussing effective classroom strategies for assessing English Language learners, additional recommended readings, discussion questions, and other resources,tools and tips.

DIBELS update
(Sept. 26, 2011)
Message from UTLA Elementary VP Juan Ramirez highlighting concerns with implementation of DIBELS program. Includes sample letter to send to your principal.
Q&A for Treasures and DIBELS summer training programsUTLA has asked for clarification from LAUSD about the summer trainings being offered for elementary teachers through local Districts for the Treasures program and DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills). This Q&A includes answers provide from the District.
Elementary NewsletterLatest Elementary Newsletter with latest news and updates
Elementary Report CardsIf you had problems with the District's computer system, read this memo.
The ELL OutlookSep/ Oct 2006 - California Textbook Bill Stirs Debate on How to Teach ELLs
By Sarah Auerbach, ELL Outlook™ Staff Writer
Letter from Elementary Vice President Julie WashingtonMay 12, 2008 - "I am reissuing this letter in an effort to clear up the questions and concerns about the quantity of periodic assessments required to be administered."
Elementary Periodlc Assessments - Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
May 16, 2006 - The purpose of this Memorandum is to remind elementary school principals and instructional coaches of the appropriate use of periodic assessments.
Periodic Assessments Elementary Literacy And Mathematics
Sep. 14, 2006 - There are changes to the periodic assessment schedule in elementary language arts and mathematics. The changes apply to all schools, all teachers in grades K-5/6 in language arts and grades K-5 in mathematics.

EL's and Uniform Staffing procedures (revised)

April 20, 2007 - Clarification of how English Learner classes should be organized from UTLA's Bilingual Ed. committee.

Alphabetical list of multitrack year-round schools, 2006-2007

From LAUSD's Planning, Assessment and Research unit.

Uniform complaint

This annual memorandum (2005-2006 school year), clarifies that uniform complaints may be used to file noncompliance or unlawful discrimination complaints and/or to appeal District decisions regarding such complaints.

Rosa Parks 1913 - 2005

Program for "A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving In Honor of the Life and Contributions of Rosa Parks, Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement"

Periodic Assessment - Language Arts Memo

Sept. 14, 2006- The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information regarding the correct usage of the Waterford Early Reading Program (WERP).

Assessment Memo to Teachers

Oct. 25, 2006 - Avoiding first grade assessments during the period of the Cat 6.

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