Important Upcoming Dates
1 Fri Dance Concert, 7:00 p.m.
5 Tue Senior Century Day, 100ish days till graduation: Period 4
7 Thu Spring Music Concert, 7:00 p.m. (Vocal)
8 Fri Spring Music Concert, 7:00 p.m.(Instrumental)
17 – 20 WASC Visitation
21- 22 Drama Production, 7:00 p.m.
25 - 29 Public Schools Week
26 Tue Middle School Open House – Minimum Day
27 Wed LakewoodHigh School OPEN HOUSE, Minimum Day
1 - 5 Spring Recess
10 Wed Third Quarter Ends
25 - 26 Spring Musical, 7:00p.m.
30 Tue Spring Blood Drive
2-3 Th/Fri Spring Musical, 7:00p.m.
11 Sat PROMenade Dance, Disneyland Grand California 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
14 - 16 Picture Day for Next School Year, Big Gym
16 Thu Film Festival
23 Thu PARENT POINTS DUE in Activities Office by 3 pm
Last day to submit a P.O. All money due to banker. , Last day for any fund-raisers
24 Fri Café Vocalise (Madrigal singers), 7:00 p.m.
27 Mon Memorial Day Holiday
30 Thu Sports Assembly, Period 6
31 Fri Pops Concert
3 - 5 Final Exams for all Seniors
6 Thu Pre-sale Yearbook distribution
Parent Point Reception
7 Fri Yearbook distribution and sale
9 Sun Senior Recognition Day, 2 p.m.
10 - 12 Final Exams for Underclassmen, Special Bell Schedule
10 Mon Senior Day at Knott’s
11 Tue Cap & Gown distribution
12 Wed Senior Picnic, 10 am to 12 pm
13 Thu Graduation at Veteran’s Stadium, 2:00 p.m.
Last Day of School, grades 9-11 – Minimum Day
Grad Night @ Six Flags
Spring Semester officially ends
14 Fri All Sports Assembly for Incoming Freshmen, 9:00 a.m.
August 2013: Mandatory Check-In
22 Thu Grade 9, Freshman Link Crew Mandatory Check-in
23 Fri Grade 9, Freshman Link Crew Mandatory Check-in
27 Tue Grade 12, Senior Mandatory Check-in
28 Wed Grade 11, Junior Mandatory Check-in
29 Thu Grade 10, Sophomore Mandatory Check-in
Lakewood High School is now a Title I School
What is a Title I School
Schools where at least 40 percent of the children in the school attendance area are from low-income families or at least 40 percent of the student enrollment are from low-income families are eligible to receive federal Title I funds. The proportion of low-income families is most frequently measured by the percent of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. Title I funds are to be used for programs designed to improve the academic achievement of children from low-income homes. Over half of all public schools receive funding under Title I. No Child Left Behind requires all districts and schools receiving Title I funds to meet state "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) goals for their total student populations and for specified demographic subgroups. If a school receiving federal Title I funding fails to meet the AYP target for two consecutive years or more, the school is designated in need of improvement and faces consequences, including public school choice for students in the school, supplemental services (including tutoring) for students, certain corrective actions and school restructuring. California Ed Code 64001 requires sites that receive categorical funding to have a functioning School Site Council (SSC).
How will Title I funds at Lakewood High School be used?
The majority of Title I funds at the high school level will be used to support staffing. This may include counselors, campus security officers, librarians, and media assistants. At least 1% will be allocated to build capacity of parent involvement; enhance knowledge and skills of parents and equip them in supporting their child’s student achievements; to strengthen the home-school connection; and to promote family literacy.
How is this new School Site Council (SSC) different than our existing Site Decision Making Committee?
- Composition of SSC is specified in the Ed Code. For LHS, 1 Principal, 4 teachers, 3 parents/community members, 3 students, 1 Title 1 Coordinator
- The members of the SSC must be nominated and voted upon by their constituencies.
- Per Ed Code, SSC must be engaged in the annual:
- Discussion/analysis of student data
- revision and approval of Single Plan for Student Achievement (or WASC Action Plan) including the proposed expenditures aligned with the district’s Strategic Plan
- approval of expenditures of Title 1: 1% parent involvement funds
- on-going monitoring and giving input into the progress of interventions being offered at the school
- No seat on SSC may be reserved for any group or individual
- Each member is entitled to one vote; the principal has no veto power
- Absentee ballots shall not be permitted
- Membership on SSC may not be assigned or transferred; alternates must be elected to fill vacancies
- A quorum must be seated in order for SSC to vote on anything
- Written public notice of SSC meetings shall be posted at least 72 hours in advanced
- Ed Code requires ELAC to advise SSC on recommendations for English Learners
Will the Site Decision Making Committee still exist?
Yes, the Site Decision Making Committee will still exist for the 2011-2012 school year. This committee will continue to make decisions school policies and procedures, as well as, address teacher, student, and parent concerns.