LA Tech Academy
Performing Arts Academy
Honors & Advanced Placement Program
Honor Societies--Spanish, Art, & CSF
Are you a current CSF member or interested in being a CSF member? If so, there is a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, August 31st after 5th Period in Room J10. See the picture for more details.
Media Center Open for Students
Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell who has accepted a teaching position which has been a life-long dream.
At this time we are working on a temporary Media Center schedule until Mrs. Campbell's position has been filled.
Renaissance Most Inspirational Teacher Luncheon--Nicole Meylor
Student of the Month--Cynthia Basulto
2016 Distinguished Scholars
Class of 2016 Distinguished Scholars
We would again like to recognize the top Distinguished Scholars for the Class of 2016.
*After recalculation and review two names were added to the initial list recognized at commencement.
District Open House - October 1st, 2016 - 10am-1pm
Join us on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm in Room A-1 for Improv Night held by LAHS Drama. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at lunch in the quad.
Meal applications for the 2016-17 school year will be available starting on Monday, July 11th. Apply online at http://www. schoollunchapp.com . Students who are NEW to the district including kinder and transitional kinder are encouraged to apply in person at Food Services, 15959 East Gale Ave., Bldg C, City of Industry.
Morgan Hill Lawsuit vs CDE: Release of Student Data
CDE Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data
A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state. As part of the lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to provide to the court, the parties, their attorneys and consultants, with personally identifiable information. The data includes personally identifiable information of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending, or who have attended, a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.
However, parents or guardians of students are able to object to the disclosure of their student’s information by submitting an objection to the court. Parents can find more information regarding this lawsuit and how to object to the disclosure of their student’s information at the following website: www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.
To obtain the Objection to Disclosure Form please go to:http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf. Note that the deadline to submit an objection to the court is April 1, 2016.
To view the CDE news release Superintendent Torlakson Voices Strong Support for Protecting Student Privacy and Explains Ways to Object to Disclosure of Student Data please go tohttp://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel15.asp.
Los Altos Calendar
Industry Hills Pro Rodeo
31st Annual Industry Hills Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills Expo Center
Sat., Oct. 8th – Gates open 4:00 – Rodeo 6:00
Sun., Oct 9th – Gates open Noon – Rodeo 2:00
Adults $18 – Kids $8 – Rodeo Dance Sat. 8:00 p.m. - $10.00
National Yearbook Honors
Congratulations to Mrs. Banda and last years Yearbook Staff. The cover for the 2016 yearbook was chosen to appear on Balfour’s “Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover” poster. This poster is used for marketing and inspirational purposes and is send to the thousands of schools that Balfour works with. I believe the covers are chosen based on design and creativity.
Staff members: Jeannette Gurdzhyan, Laura Perez, Diana Garcia, Valerie De La O, Angel Li, Elinne Dubon, Rebecca Vasconez, Adalilian Franco, Leticia Chavez, Brenda Vega, Hector Castellanos, Maya Serrano, Jazmin Flores, Century Yang, Sarah Yee, Brad Lee, Britney Pham, Yvonne Lu, Jeffrey Li
Conqueror Accomplishments Highlights
Congratulations to our LA Tech Academy and Los Altos Academy of Engineering. They placed 1st last night at the awards ceremony for the Ed Royce App Competition. They created an app called "Drop Saver" which helps you conserve water at your own homes. We were first out of many schools in the local area including Troy High Schools Troy Tech Program.
The team's application and entry will now head to Washington DC for the National Competition.
Common Core Connections for Parents
Conqueror Amy Tam
Physiology Common Core Assignment--Medical Academy
Teacher: Sean Kane, Biology, AP Bio and Physiology
Common Core Standards and Infusion of Technology
College and Career Fair Essay Contest
Please see this exciting opportunity for the College and Career Fair Essay Contest below. Submissions are due September 8th.
LCFF/LCAP Information Points
LCFF or Local Control Funding Formula
LCAP or Local Control Accountability Plan
- The Local Control Funding Formula is the new system of allocating State funds to districts. It consists of Base, Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding that allocates resources based on the LEA's pupil demographics.
- The goal of LCFF is to reduce state bureaucracy and increase flexibility and accountability at the local level so that those closest to California's students make the decisions and ensure that pupil needs are met.
- The funds must be spent to increase or improve services for low income, English Learners and Foster Youth as compared to services for all students. Districts and schools with higher percentages of those populations of students will receive Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds in addition to LCFF Base Grant Funds.
- While there is some level of flexibility, LCFF requires each district to prepare an LCAP that describes for the district, and the schools within the district, goals and specific actions to achieve those goals. The State requires these goals and actions are developed in each of the 8 State Priority Areas: Student Achievement, Parent Involvement, Other Student Outcomes, Implementation of Common Core, Student Engagement, Course Access, School Climate, and Basic Services.
- The district and every school are required to meet the goals set out in the priority areas. Each site will develop their own School Site Plan that is fully aligned to the district LCAP. The SSC/SDM at each school will set specific goals to increase or improve services to the school's pupils, allocating and approving the expenditure of the Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds accordingly.
- MEANINGFUL engagement of all staff and parent groups is critical to the LCAP and Budget development process at both district and site levels.