Dear Spreckels Families:

As we begin to wrap up this unprecedented year, we wanted to provide you with a few updates:

  1. Upcoming Board Meetings:
    1. On May 27, there is an in-person special board meeting to hold a public hearing for the 2021 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and budget.  The meeting will be held in the Spreckels Auditorium beginning at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will also be livestreamed and the link will be available on the district’s website that day. The LCAP is the District’s overarching plan that includes goals, actions, and expenditures.  In this year’s LCAP, we will be including a three-phase, three-year bridging program that will help to address learning loss and social-emotional difficulties from this past pandemic year.  The bridging program will be made up of tutoring (already underway), a three-week summer program from July 12-July 30, and an enhanced intervention program in the fall.  We are currently assessing and identifying students who have experienced a significant degree of learning loss and would benefit from the summer program. We will be reaching out to families in the next few weeks.  If you are not contacted but still feel your child may be a candidate for a summer program, please contact your site principal to discuss the identification process.
    2. On June 3 at 7:00, the District will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting in the Spreckels Auditorium to approve the LCAP/budget and conduct regular business.  A livestream link for the meeting will also be available on the District website that day.
  1. State Testing: Unlike last year, the state testing requirement for students in grades 3-8 has not been waived.  All 3rd through 8th grade students will take the CAASPP English language arts and math summative tests the first week of June.  In-person students will test at school in their cohorts and online students will test virtually.  If you have specific questions about state testing, please contact your site principal. 
  1. Fall 2021: We are happy to announce that we are expecting and planning for a full reopening in the fall starting on the first day of school, August 18. We are thrilled that we’ll have all students back five-days-a-week, all-day.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be revising safety and health recommendations for schools in the next few weeks. State and local authorities will then update the guidelines based on the recommendations.  We will notify families of protocols, if any, that will still be in effect in the summer and fall. 
  2. Copy of 2021-22 Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a9VP63bWfdqOX_WUQIuCIPv3csI5hNWS/

In closing, we wanted to thank you again for all of your patience and support this past school year.  To say the least, it was a unique and difficult school year, but we made it through together!

We wish you a wonderful and much more normal spring. 

Sincerely,

Eric Tarallo