College View School

College View School

THOUGHTEXCHANGE PARTICIPATION

District
Participation

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4,139

PARTICIPANTS

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11,986

THOUGHTS

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159,173

STARS

College View School
Participation

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13

PARTICIPANTS

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41

THOUGHTS

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215

STARS

DEMOGRAPHIC

DistrictCollege View School
Students1240
Parents26307
Staff13496
Community36n/a
Total4,13913

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE College View School COMMUNITY

THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE

We have dedicated support staff. –

Our itinerant and district service staff are awesome. We have been lucky enough to have fine people that mesh and collaborate and bring such wonderfully meaningful and enriching activities to our kids.

We have great administrative support. –

Our principal is the first principal of College View that actuall has a stake in making special education better for our students. Past principals have not had a special ed background like Jay Schwartz. She bring incredible knowledge and experience to this position.

Student of the month! –

Additional Admin Support –

This year, our school was allotted one additional full time admin support. This addition has allowed us to work more deeply in implementing common core, work on our program overall, and provides more support to individual staff members. It has also helped with always having someone on campus.

Including parents in new activities. –

SOME CONCERNS

Community Communication –

We struggle with being able to “message” about our school. We are so small that we need assistance in keeping up with the website and developing things like facebook or twitter. We are still very traditional in our communication (buddy books, flyers, thursday folders, and all-call system).

My concerns are in regards to LRE. –

I feel that the district is not implementing LRE throughout the district. It seems that some schools follow LRE, while others choose not to.

My last concern would have been about facilities. –

But College View will have a new multi-million dollar building that our kids deserve! They will be able to have class in appropriate settings and therapy in appropriate places. Can hardly wait!

Parent Engagement –

We have always struggled with parent engagement in our school. While parents are involved in their child’s IEP annually, most of our events, such as Back to School Night, PTA Meetings, etc. have very little attendance.

Not a lot of PD –

I would like the opportunity to observe other teachers in my field. I think this provides great learning opportunities for teachers to see how others in their field handle a variety of situations.

OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED

Our students enrich our lives. –

Our student’s progress can mean so much to us as we see them grow in small increments over the years. Seeing a child walk unassisted or get a word out is cause for celebration!

School looks good with most students engaged. –

When you most students fully engaged that says a lot about a productive school and the result is always more learning for the students.

Better collaboration –

I think we have to work harder on collaborating with our peers. Sometimes seems like the district in broken into “clicks” like we are in high school. This is not an inclusive or welcoming environment, and as educators we should understand the importance of working together to produce the best we can

Clusters –

I know that the district formed clusters to better meet the needs of the students, but in my opinion CLUSTERS is just another word for segregation. Having students attend schools that are not their home schools is not what is best for the students. Students should attend schools near their homes.

Everything has been great –

LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION

Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.