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Public Hearing 6-24-21: EPA
06/16/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Education Protection Act (EPA) Expenditures


When:        Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.


What:        Education Protection Act (EPA) Expenditures


Where:    Eureka City Schools Regular Board Meeting

        (2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501 – Room 116)

   

 


At a regularly scheduled meeting on June 24, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., the Eureka City Schools Governing Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment to seek input and take testimony from the public in regard to the Education Protection Act (EPA) expenditures.  


Pursuant to Article XIII, Section 36 of the California Constitution, school districts are required to determine how the moneys received from the Education Protection Act (EPA) are spent in the schools within their jurisdiction, and further stipulates that the governing board makes the spending determinations in an open session of a public meeting. Funds from the EPA cannot be used for the salaries and benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.


No new funding is created due to the approval of Proposition 30 or the establishment of the Education Protection Account. The approximate amount of Eureka City Schools EPA funds that will be distributed via the EPA for 2021-2022 is $3,234,079. In 2021-2022, all expenditures and other financing uses are designated for “Instruction”.


Contact:

     

Paul Ziegler, Assistant Superintendent Business Services

Eureka City Schools

Tel: 441-2412

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Public Hearing 6-24-21: LCAP
06/16/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan



When:        Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.


What:        2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)


Where:    Eureka City Schools Regular Board Meeting

        (2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501 – Room 116)

 



The Eureka City Schools Governing Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment concerning the adoption of the 2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). 


At the hearing, any resident in the District may provide public comment and object to the proposed LCAP or any item in the LCAP.  The hearing may be concluded on the proposed LCAP when there are no requests for a further hearing on file. 


Contact:

 

Michael Davies-Hughes, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

Eureka City Schools 

Tel: 441-3363

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Public Hearing 6-24-21: Budget
06/16/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Adoption of the 2021-2022 School Year Budget



When:        Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.


What:        Adoption of the 2021-2022 School Year Budget


Where:    Eureka City Schools Regular Board Meeting

        (2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501 – Room 116)

 


The Eureka City Schools Governing Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment concerning the adoption of the 2021-2022 school year budget. 


At the hearing, any resident in the District may provide comments, questions, or objections, to the proposed budget or any item in the budget. The hearing may be concluded on the proposed budget when there are no requests for a further hearing on file. 


Contact:

     

Paul Ziegler, Assistant Superintendent Business Services

Eureka City Schools

Tel: 441-2412

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Register now for Fall 2021!
12/21/2020

Eureka City Schools is now accepting applications for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registration. During our open enrollment period (January 4th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2021), applications for intradistrict requests for the 2021 – 2022 school year are also available!

Kindergarten Registration – If your child will turn five years of age on or before September 1, 2021, visit a Eureka City Schools elementary school or the District Office to pick-up your registration packet.

Transitional Kindergarten Registration – In addition, if your child will turn five years of age on or between September 2, and December 2, 2021, visit a Eureka City Schools elementary school or the District Office to pick-up your registration packet.

Middle School Registration for Students New to Eureka City Schools – If your child will enter 6th, 7th, or 8th grade from a district other than Eureka City Schools, visit a Eureka City Schools middle school or the District Office to pick-up your registration packet.

Open Enrollment - All students currently enrolled in Eureka City Schools are eligible to apply for transfers to other schools in Eureka City Schools during the open enrollment period. This is the opportunity to request that your child attend a school other than the one he is currently attending. During this open enrollment period all applications for transfer will be considered equally. Open Enrollment forms are available at all school sites as well as the District Office located at 2100 J Street and online at www.eurekacityschools.org.

High School Enrollment - If your student is entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 this year, visit Eureka High School to pick-up and/or submit the registration packet for your student.
You may also download a registration packet by visiting our website or clicking here for a packet

https://www.eurekacityschools.org/for_parents/student_registration

For more information about the opportunities available for students call the Student Services Office at 441-3383.


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20-21 Learning Plan Update
07/31/2020
Greetings Parents,

Last night, the Eureka City Schools Board of Trustees met for over three hours to hear public input on, discuss and determine our learning plan for the upcoming school year. After much deliberation, direction has been provided that we will start the school year on August 24th with a Distance Learning Model. The Board will meet on September 15, 2020 to reevaluate returning to face-to-face instruction.

To support this model, we will have all of our students who are struggling report to school for intervention in small, socially distanced groups. In the coming weeks, we will be focusing our efforts and professional development on creating the best possible distance learning experience for students. While the details of this plan are not yet completed, it will include some face-to-face instruction for struggling students, but the core of the plan will be learning from home.

The decision was difficult for the Board as they worked to balance student and staff safety with the learning needs of students. As the plan is solidified, your student’s school will be in contact with additional details.

Stay well and stay safe.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
Superintendent
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20-21 Actualización del plan de aprendizaje
07/31/2020
Saludos Padres,

Anoche, la Junta de Fideicomisarios de las Escuelas de la Ciudad de Eureka se reunió durante más de tres horas para escuchar los comentarios del público sobre, discutir y determinar nuestro plan de aprendizaje para el próximo año escolar. Después de mucha deliberación, se ha proporcionado la dirección de que comenzaremos el año escolar el 24 de agosto con un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia. La Junta se reunirá el 15 de septiembre de 2020 para reevaluar el regreso a la instrucción presencial.

Para apoyar este modelo, haremos que todos nuestros estudiantes con dificultades se presenten a la escuela para intervenir en pequeños grupos socialmente distanciados. En las próximas semanas, centraremos nuestros esfuerzos y desarrollo profesional en crear la mejor experiencia de aprendizaje a distancia posible para los estudiantes. Si bien los detalles de este plan aún no se han completado, incluirá algunas instrucciones presenciales para estudiantes con dificultades, pero el núcleo del plan será aprender desde casa.

La decisión fue difícil para la Junta, ya que trabajaron para equilibrar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal con las necesidades de aprendizaje de los estudiantes. A medida que el plan se solidifique, la escuela de su estudiante estará en contacto con detalles adicionales.

Mantente bien y mantente a salvo.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
Superintendente
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Governor Newsom Update - 2020-2021 School Year
07/17/2020
July 17, 2020

Important Information for Students/Families

Greetings all,

Today, Governor Newsom held a press conference outlining California’s plan for what education will look like this fall in light of COVID-19. In his plan, he presented guidelines for when schools can conduct face-to-face learning and when schools need to resort to distance learning. The plan is good news for Humboldt County as data has kept us off the State’s watch list. Below is a brief outline of the Governor’s direction:

In order to conduct face-to-face learning (Eureka City Schools Plan B):

-Humboldt County must not be on the state’s watch list and if we go on the state’s watch list, we must be off the list for 14 consecutive days prior to starting face-to-face instruction.
-All students above the second grade and all staff must wear face masks or face shields.
-All students in second grade and below are encouraged to wear face masks or face shields.
-All staff members must adhere to six feet of social distancing from others, including students.
-For students, priority is given to having a stable classroom of students rather than six feet of social distancing.

In-person learning should close when (Eureka City Schools Plan C)?

-A classroom cohort has a confirmed case (assumedly for 14 day quarantine period).
-Multiple classroom cohorts have cases or when more than 5% of a school tests positive.
-A District goes home if 25% of their schools are closed within a 14 day period.

**Note, schools should consult with a public health official first.

There will be much more information to come prior to school opening. This information is a good preliminary indicator of Eureka City School’s ability to open for face-to-face instruction. Given the current COVID statistics for Humboldt County, we will be able to open. Please keep in mind, this can change quickly, even after the school year begins. The Governor reminded us to wear a mask, physically distance, wash our hands, and minimize mixing.

As a community, this gives us the ability to work together to control the spread of COVID and allow our children to receive face-to-face instruction, the delivery model our children need. Please stay tuned and we will continue to provide updates on what school will look like this fall. Remember, the first day of school is August 24. The Governor’s guidance has provided some optimism we will be able to bring our children and teachers back, but it is up to our community to keep the spread of COVID low.

Finally, even if we are able to open for face-to-face instruction, we will continue to provide a distance learning platform for students who choose this model. If you are planning on keeping your student home regardless of whether or not we offer face-to-face instruction, please contact your school to make arrangements.

This message will be posted on the District Facebook page. Stay well and stay strong.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
Superintendent
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Información importante para estudiantes/familias
07/17/2020
Saludos a todos,

Hoy, el gobernador Newsom celebró una conferencia de prensa que describió el plan de California sobre cómo se verá la educación este otoño a la luz de COVID-19. En su plan, presentó pautas sobre cuándo las escuelas pueden realizar el aprendizaje presencial y cuándo las escuelas deben recurrir al aprendizaje a distancia. El plan es una buena noticia para el Condado de Humboldt, ya que los datos nos han mantenido fuera de la lista de vigilancia del Estado. A continuación se muestra un breve resumen de la dirección del gobernador:

Para llevar a cabo el aprendizaje cara a cara (Eureka City Schools Plan B):

-El Condado de Humboldt no debe estar en la lista de vigilancia del estado y si vamos a la lista de vigilancia del estado, debemos estar fuera de la lista durante 14 días consecutivos antes de comenzar la instrucción cara a cara.
-Todos los estudiantes que están por encima del segundo grado y todo el personal debe usar máscaras o caretas.
-Se alienta a todos los estudiantes de segundo grado y menores a usar máscaras o caretas.
-Todos los miembros del personal deben cumplir con seis pies de distancia social de los demás, incluidos los estudiantes.
-Para los estudiantes, se da prioridad a tener un aula estable de estudiantes en lugar de seis pies de distanciamiento social.

El aprendizaje en persona debe cerrarse cuando (Eureka City Schools Plan C)?

-Una cohorte de aula tiene un caso confirmado (supuestamente por un período de cuarentena de 14 días).
-Varias cohortes de aula tienen casos o cuando más del 5% de una escuela da positivo.
-Un distrito se va a casa si el 25% de sus escuelas están cerradas dentro de un período de 14 días.

Habrá mucha más información antes de la apertura de la escuela. Esta información es un buen indicador preliminar de la capacidad de Eureka City School de abrir para la instrucción presencial. Dadas las estadísticas actuales de COVID para el Condado de Humboldt, podremos abrir. Tenga en cuenta que esto puede cambiar rápidamente, incluso después de que comience el año escolar. El Gobernador nos recordó usar una máscara, distanciarnos físicamente, lavarnos las manos y minimizar la mezcla.

Como comunidad, esto nos da la capacidad de trabajar juntos para controlar la propagación de COVID y permitir que nuestros hijos reciban instrucción cara a cara, el modelo de entrega que nuestros hijos necesitan. Estén atentos y continuaremos brindando actualizaciones sobre cómo se verá la escuela este otoño. Recuerde, el primer día de clases es el 24 de agosto. La orientación del gobernador ha proporcionado cierto optimismo de que podremos traer a nuestros niños y maestros de regreso, pero depende de nuestra comunidad mantener baja la propagación de COVID.

Finalmente, incluso si podemos abrir para la instrucción presencial, continuaremos brindando una plataforma de aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes que elijan este modelo. Si planea mantener a su estudiante en casa sin importar si ofrecemos o no instrucción en persona, comuníquese con su escuela para hacer los arreglos.

Este mensaje se publicará en la página de Facebook del Distrito y en nuestro sitio web. Mantente bien y mantente fuerte.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
Superintendente
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School Schedule Change Notice
07/10/2020
Important Information for Students & Families:

On June 25th, the Board of Trustees moved the first day of school from Wednesday, August 19th, to Monday, August 24th. The first day of school was adjusted to allow for three Professional Development days to be moved from within the school year to the beginning of the school year. We did this to allow for planning and training of staff members to adjust to our learning plans for next year. (Staff development days scheduled on the previously adopted calendar throughout the 2020-21 school year will now be regular school days.)

As indicated in the District’s update on June 9th, Eureka City Schools is planning for three possible options for the upcoming school year: Plan A (traditional face-to-face instruction), Plan B (socially distanced learning between groups of students - T/Th, W/F, alternating Mondays) or Plan C (distance learning). Winzler Children’s Center will be talking with their families separately about their plans. Zoe Barnum High School will have an AM/PM schedule where students will attend school every day for ½ the day. We will have options available for your students if you choose to keep them home for distance learning.

Due to daily changes relating to Covid-19 in our State and community, we have yet to determine whether we will be on Plan A, B, or C. This determination will be made under the advice of the State and Humboldt County Department of Public Health. Once we have determined which plan we will be on, we will send out a communication to our families.

ECS School Calendars: https://www.eurekacityschools.org/calendar
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No toleraremos el racismo
06/12/2020
Estimados estudiantes, familias, personal y comunidad de las escuelas de la ciudad de Eureka,
Como presidente del distrito escolar más grande y con mayor diversidad étnica en el condado de Humboldt, me siento obligado a hablar en nombre de la junta de educación de las escuelas de la ciudad de Eureka y el distrito.
No toleraremos el racismo ni ningún otro prejuicio en nuestras escuelas, incluida la supremacía blanca o la lucha contra la negrura. Como comunidad educativa, debemos escucharlo, detenerlo y educar a nuestra próxima generación sobre por qué no es aceptable. Además, todos presenciamos otra injusticia perpetrada contra un ciudadano negro, no podemos evitar sentirnos conmovidos. Las protestas contra el asesinato de George Floyd y el asesinato policial de muchas otras personas desarmadas de BIPOC a lo largo del tiempo que han tenido lugar en todo el país nos moverán a cambiar. El número de jóvenes directamente involucrados en este movimiento es una luz brillante en esta oscuridad. Ser testigo de la juventud que habla apasionadamente contra la injusticia nos da la esperanza de que el verdadero cambio finalmente llegará.
Como distrito, nuestra prioridad es, y siempre será, los estudiantes a quienes se nos ha encomendado servir y educar. Apoyamos a nuestros estudiantes y estudiantes de todo el país en esta lucha contra la injusticia y la lucha por la verdadera equidad. Apoyamos a nuestros estudiantes que se expresan para hacer de nuestra comunidad y país un lugar mejor, Continuaremos apoyando este movimiento escuchando y promulgando mejores políticas y programas del Distrito para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes.
Estamos ansiosos por dar la bienvenida a un nuevo miembro de la Junta de Estudiantes a la Junta de Escuelas de la Ciudad de Eureka, que fue nombrado en mayo para representar al estudiante del Distrito. También es la presidenta de la Unión de Estudiantes Negros de la Escuela Secundaria Eureka. Como Junta y Distrito, nuestro trabajo es escuchar y apoyar a nuestros estudiantes. Esperamos tener un estudiante en nuestra Junta que proporcione una voz directa a los estudiantes de nuestro distrito para nuestra comunidad de estudiantes BIPOC. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes se sientan seguros para hablar, abogar y hacer que se escuchen las voces para el cambio.
Alentamos a los miembros y estudiantes de nuestra comunidad a preguntar a los estudiantes, maestros y miembros de la comunidad de BIPOC cómo se ven afectados por el racismo en nuestras escuelas y comunidad. Sea proactivo interviniendo y deteniéndose.
En el futuro identificamos nuestros prejuicios y pondremos en práctica un mayor desarrollo profesional para nuestro personal para servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes y adoptar un plan de estudios, que es culturalmente sensible para la comunidad BIPOC. Nos ecaremos en reforzar nuestras prácticas de restauración y ser proactivos a través de prácticas y políticas para asegurarnos de que nuestros procedimientos disciplinarios sean equitativos y justonfos.
Nuestro compromiso como Junta y Distrito es hacer todo lo posible para detener la injusticia social que ocurre en nuestra comunidad y escuelas. Fomentamos la justicia social para promover la equidad y proporcionar una educación de calidad en nuestras escuelas donde todos los estudiantes se sientan bienvenidos y seguros.
Alentamos a los miembros de nuestra comunidad y a los estudiantes a dialogar y empatizar mientras escuchan y aprenden de las experiencias de las comunidades de BIPOC: pregunte cómo los estudiantes, los maestros y los miembros de la comunidad se ven afectados por el racismo en general. Recuérdese mutuamente que el racismo es intolerable y si ven racismo, sean proactivos interviniendo y deteniéndose.
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Equity Statement
06/12/2020
Dear Eureka City Schools Students, Families, Staff and Community,

As the President of the largest, most ethnically diverse school District in Humboldt County, I feel compelled to speak on behalf of the Eureka City Schools Board of Education and the District.

We will not tolerate racism or any other form of prejudices in our schools, including white supremacy or anti-Blackness. As an educational community, we need to listen for it, stop it, and educate our next generation as to why it is not acceptable. As we all witnessed yet another injustice perpetrated against a Black citizen, we cannot help but be moved to tears. The protests against the killing of George Floyd and police killing of many other unarmed BIPOC people over time that have taken place across the nation will move us to change. The number of young people directly involved in this movement is a shining light in this darkness. Witnessing youth speaking passionately against injustice gives us hope true change will finally come.

As a District, our priority is, and will always be, the students whom we are entrusted to serve and educate. We support our students and students across the nation in this fight against injustice and the fight for true equity. We support our students who are expressing themselves to make our community and county a better place. We will continue to support this movement by listening and enacting better District policies and programs to meet the needs of all students.

We are eager to welcome a new Student Board Member to the Eureka City Schools Board, who was appointed in May, to represent the students of the District. She is also the President of the Black Student Union at Eureka High School. As a Board and District, our job is to listen to, and support our students. We look forward to having a student sitting on our Board who will provide a direct voice to the leadership of our District for our BIPOC student community. We want our students to feel safe to speak up, advocate, and make voices for change heard.

We encourage our community members and students to ask BIPOC students, teachers and community members how they are affected by racism in our schools and community. If you see racism, be proactive by stepping in and stopping it.

Moving forward we will identify our implicit biases and put into action increased professional development for our staff to better serve our students and adopt curriculum, which is culturally sensitive for BIPOC community. We will focus on bolstering our Restorative Practices and being proactive through practices and policy to make sure our disciplinary procedures are equitable and fair. Our pledge as a Board and District is to do everything we can to stop the social injustice happening in our community and schools. We foster social justice to promote equity and provide a quality education in our schools where all students feel welcome and safe.

We encourage our community members and students to dialogue and empathize as they listen and learn from the experiences of BIPOC communities-ask how students, teachers, and community members are affected by racism at large. Remind one another that racism is intolerable and if you see racism, be proactive by stepping in and stopping it.
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Learning Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year
06/09/2020
This is Fred Van Vleck with an important message regarding school next fall. The California Department of Education just released their guidelines for socially distanced learning and in accordance, we are developing our plans as an A, B or C option. Plan A is traditional face-to-face instruction like we did before COVID, and Plan C is distance learning, like we are doing now. Plan B, which is socially distance learning, is the plan we are likely to be on next fall. With the exception of Winzler Children’s Center and Zoe Barnum High School, our Plan B will include the following: Schools will be divided into two groups and will attend school on different days. Group 1 will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Group 2 will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays will be alternated between Group 1 and Group 2. As such, students will have either 2 or 3 days of face-to-face instruction each week with distance learning on the other days.
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After School Program Survey
06/04/2020
Eureka City Schools is interested in receiving your feedback regarding your child’s experiences in the ASES program during this school year. This feedback will help us plan for continued success in the program next year. An online survey may be found at the Eureka City Schools website (eurekacityschools.org).
To access the survey click on the drop down menu “For Parents” and select “After School Program.” Please ensure you select the survey that corresponds to your child’s school. We ask that you complete the survey by Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve your children again in the Fall.
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Parking at EHS
01/09/2020
Following approval by the City Council on November 19th, 2019, Public Works and the Eureka Police Department are implementing a no-fee Residential Permit Parking zone in the Eureka High School (EHS) area. Poles and signs have installed in zones where residential parking permits will be enforced. Enforcement of the permit zones will begin in January when the new semester begins for Eureka High School. Warnings will start happening now. Enforcement hours for the permit zones will be from 8am to 5pm except for weekends and when EHS is not in session.
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Albee Stadium Press Release
12/03/2019
Following assessments by an independent structural engineer that Eureka High School’s Albee Stadium poses a significant health and safety hazard with potentially fatal implications, Eureka City Schools has placed an Emergency Measure on the March ballot to address urgent needs.
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