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Friday, January 15, 2021 School Community Council Meeting

SOUTH VALLEY SCHOOL

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021

AGENDA

 

SCHOOL MEMBERS:  Rita Bouillon, Nancy McDougal,

PARENT MEMBERS:  Eva Chance, Jeff Oaks

 

  1. Introductions
  2. Minutes from the last meeting.
  3. December Staff Appreciation Luncheon and May’s is on the schedule
  4. COVID update for South Valley School
  5. Changes inside the school
  6. Community Involvement since November
  7. Christmas for Kids – Wal Mart in South Jordan
  8. Advocacy Training for everyone today during ZOOM classes
  9. Continued use of our Green House space for district benefit
  10. Professional Development report
  11. UTA training, Transition training planned for all staff – licensed and certified
  12. Financial Literacy and Digital Literacy Scope and Sequence being developed with training to follow
  13. Noel – communication training
  14. Eric Slaymaker - Digital Teacher Leader.
  15. Daphne Castor and Kim Hardman-Jones are our Coaches.
  16. TSSA Plan and progress
  17. Next year’s Land Trust Proposal
  18. New Students for next year

 

 

NEXT MEETING - ZOOM

7:30 Friday, March 19, 2021

 

SOUTH VALLEY SCHOOL

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021

MINUTES

 

SCHOOL MEMBERS:  Rita Bouillon, Nancy McDougal,

PARENT MEMBERS:  Eva Chance, Jeff Oaks

 

  1. Introductions
  2. Minutes from the last meeting were accepted via email responses.
  3. COVID update for South Valley – proud to say that we still have no one who has contracted COVID from exposure at our school. Two positive staff cases at the school that caused students and other staff to quarantine.   The majority of quarantines are due to community exposures.
  4. Staff Appreciation Luncheon was held on Friday, December 11th – we took advantage of a community grant received by the Maverik Center and enjoyed a lovely dinner catered by Diamond Creations. Social distancing was maintained and teams had an opportunity to hang out together and enjoy time separate from work.  We’ve already scheduled Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for Friday, May 7th.
  5. Changes inside the school – mural in the gym is finished, seating in the atrium on the south-side of the cafeteria is complete, and we will now get a bid for the same seating on the north-side of the cafeteria. Richard hung a US and Utah flag in the cafeteria.  They are beautiful but huge – perhaps I should have bought a size smaller.
  6. Community Involvement since November
  7. Christmas for Kids – Wal Mart at the South Jordan location just off Bangerter collaborated with the Jordan Education Foundation and provided Christmas for 450 students throughout the district, including 12 students from South Valley School. Each of our students were escorted by a staff member and given $115 to spend on anything they wanted.  The only rule:  they had to spend it on themselves.  It was wonderful!  We were the only school that got to do the actual shopping.  Throughout the district, students created shopping lists and volunteers made the purchases that were later delivered to students.  Merry Christmas!
  8. Advocacy Training scheduled for today – to take place during all ZOOM classes at 10:00. Scheduled just for us!  Avery Pince-Hyder with the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council will present:  why advocacy matters, how to tell your story and how to write a letter.  She will also show some short videos of Utah lawmakers explaining why it is important that they hear from us.
  9. Continued use of our Green House space for district benefit – coat drive, community food drive, principal’s come by to pick up donations for their school.
  10. Staff Professional Development report
  11. UTA training, Transition training planned for all staff – licensed and certified
  12. Financial Literacy and Digital Literacy Scope and Sequence being developed with training to follow
  13. Noel – communication training
  14. Eric Slaymaker is our new Digital Teacher Leader. Rita explained the training he’ll participate in and provide.
  15. Daphne Castor and Kim Hardman-Jones are our Coaches. Rita explained the training they’ll participate and what they’ll provide to the school.
  16. TSSA Plan and progress - we will pay stipends to teachers for their PLC work; work that occurs outside of work hours OR that takes time from their planning time.  Focus:  UTA, VR, Transition, Financial Literacy and Digital Literacy.
  17. Next year’s Land Trust – proposal:
  18. We have enough passes for students’ to use the Gene Fullmer Rec Center regularly after COVID restrictions are lifted. The goal is long-term health and wellness and access to the community but we are limited due to COVID right now.  We have been working to meet student health and wellness needs at the school:  the workout room has weights, an elliptical, a treadmill, a stationary bike and lots of workout equipment.  Classes are also schedule in the gym, do lots of walking during mask breaks and have goals on their IEPs to work out at home.
  19. We are no longer paying for UTA transportation access since we can train for free.
  20. We will support Professional Development for all staff.
  21. We will support students in their community experiences. We will further develop and train on our Financial Literacy Scope and Sequence.
  22. Technology - the goal continues to be for students and staff to have access to up-to-date technology. Each staff will receive a chromebook and case – to be used for job coaching data, curriculum development, etc.  We will further develop and train on our Digital Literacy Scope and Sequence. PHONES FOR LIFE DESIGN KIDS – SAFETY, CAN’T AFFORD IT, HAS  TO ALLOW  FOR APPS, CHROMEBOOK OR COMPUTER FOR ASSISTANTS, RITA WILL DO A SURVEY
  23. New Students for next year – none from Kauri Sue, waiting to hear from

all secondary schools for their anticipated numbers, Rita will update the

movie she made last year and share with families but we hope to have an

Open House and orientation if COVID allows.

 

NEXT MEETING - ZOOM

7:30 Friday, March 19, 2021