E-News, Sept. 24, 2013

Longtime Pioneer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Catherine Schoon, the New Haven Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-14, will be honored Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Alameda County Office of Education’s annual Teachers of the Year celebration. Read More… »»

Race To The Top Parent Survey

As you know, New Haven Unified was awarded a 29 million dollar Race to the Top Grant last year. We want to hear from families in order to better serve them. To do that, we are asking all parents/guardians to complete a brief survey, either online or in person at their school site. Information from this survey will be used to inform our Race to the Top District grant. Please complete the survey by Friday June 6, 2014 - please complete one survey per child.

For more information on this Race To The Top Parent Survey, see the PDF file attachment below. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Sept. 10, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the appointment of Quiauna Scott as Director for K-12 Programs.

Ms. Scott, who replaces Dr. Olivia Lynch in the Division of Teaching & Learning, comes to New Haven after serving as principal at Carquinez Middle School in Crocket. Former vice principal at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, she also served as principal of James Madison Middle School in Oakland.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board:

• Approved the annual investment report for 2012-13.
• Approved the unaudited actuals financial report for 2012-13.

E-News: Sept. 10, 2013

Traffic around schools, especially in the morning, always is an issue. For everyone’s safety, follow your school’s guidelines for drop-off and pick-up zones Read More… »»

E-News: Sept. 3, 2013

Students at Conley-Caraballo High School recorded eye-opening gains and pupils at Searles Elementary and Pioneer Elementary also showed impressive improvement, according to standardized-test results released last week. The District’s graduation rate also improved.

The annual Academic Performance Index (API), released by the California Department of Education, are scores of between 200 and 1,000 assigned to all schools and districts in the state, based on the results of standardized tests taken each spring. Read More… »»

RTT-D Update: Welcome Back

Welcome Back!  I hope you had a fabulous summer vacation.  We're looking forward to an exciting year as we begin implementing the initiatives in Race to the Top, preparing our students to succeed in the 21st century.
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E-News: Aug. 27, 2013

The 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, (Aug. 28). The first day will be a minimum day. Classes will start at the regular time but will be dismissed early.

Elementary schools will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:05 p.m. (all kindergartners, including both morning and afternoon students at sites with half-day programs, will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m.). Middle schools will begin at 8:40 a.m. and end at 11:50 a.m. Read More… »»

Board Appoints Co-Interim Superintendents

UNION CITY (Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013) -- Chief Academic Officer Dr. Arlando Smith and Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan were appointed Friday night to serve as co-interim superintendents of the New Haven Unified School District. Read More… »»

E-News: Aug. 20, 2013

The 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. Elementary schools start at 8 a.m. and middle schools at 8:40 a.m. James Logan High School students start at 8:20 a.m. Conley-Caraballo High opens at 8:07 a.m.

For parents making school-year vacation plans, Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 25-29, winter recess will be Dec. 23-Jan. 3, and spring vacation will be March 31-April 4. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: June 18, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received the annual Student Achievement Report from the Division of Teaching and Learning. Among the highlights: Read More… »»

E-News: June 18, 2013

With summer vacation having begun, New Haven families are reminded that the 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. Read More… »»

E-News: June 11, 2013

The Board of Education last week approved the appointment of Mireya Casarez as principal of Cesar Chavez Middle School for the 2013-14 school year. It will be Ms. Casarez’s second stint as principal at CCMS, where she worked for 11 years before becoming principal of Conley-Caraballo High School in 2007. Read More… »»

RTT-D Update: Student Assessment

This week, our focus is student assessment, which is part of many RTT-D projects, including Project 1, 3, 4 and 5. Below are updates on what's happening with NWEA; our new data and assessment management system; and coaching (as it relates to student assessment). Read More… »»

Board to Establish Process to Find New Superintendent

UNION CITY (Thursday, June 6, 2013) – The New Haven Unified School District’s Board of Education will begin immediately the process of finding a new superintendent, Board President Linda Canlas said Wednesday, after Superintendent Kari McVeigh announced she will take an early retirement.

“I’d like to assure the New Haven community -- particularly our students, their parents and our employees – that we will establish and implement a thorough process and move quickly but carefully to find the right person for the very important job of leading our district,” Ms. Canlas said. Read More… »»

Superintendent McVeigh to Leave District

UNION CITY (Wednesday, June 5, 2013) – Citing differences with the Board of Education regarding its role in management decisions, Superintendent of Schools Kari McVeigh announced today that she has decided to take an early retirement from the New Haven Unified School District.

“I am proud of the progress that our District has made in the past four-and-a-half years,” Ms. McVeigh said, “but it has become painfully obvious to me that the Board and I have irreconcilable differences about the Board’s insistence on injecting itself into management decisions. Read More… »»

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