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School Site Council

Meetings

We typically meet four times a year. Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting minutes

Site Council Members
Parent Members Staff Members
Ingo Foldvari Lindsey Gordon
Dawn Sheals Heather Goetz
Ian Wolinski Richard Tubbs

We are always looking for parents to join our School Site Council as the terms run out for our current members.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Tubbs.

The Role of the School Site Council


The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.  Site councils make decisions and advise the principal on the academic or school improvement plan. After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the council and the principal create a plan for improvement. 

School site council members don't just represent their own interests. They have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve the whole school community. In fact, many site councils are specifically charged with finding ways to close gaps in achievement between groups of students.
 

The SSC is not an advisory body whose advice may be accepted or rejected.

The actions of the SSC constitute the first step in a formal process for developing improvement strategies and for allocating resources to support these efforts.

Develop/revise a comprehensive Single Plan for Student Achievement (Ed Code 64001).  

Ensure that the school is continually engaged in the continuous improvement process by identifying and implementing curriculum and instructional practice

Develop a budget align categorical funds realign decision from the SSC.


How to get involved

If you are interested in school policy or academic programs, you might enjoy serving on our school’s site council. To find out more about what your school site council does, attend a meeting or talk to Mr. Tubbs.

Hope Facility Master List

Click here to review the Master Facility list of improvements.

If you have additional items, simple email Mr. Tubbs your idea!

Recommended Literature K-12

Search the California Department of Education for recommendations of high interest literature.  You can search by grade level, language, culture, genre, classification (picture book, easy reader, etc), curriculum connections, award, title, author, or keyword. Click Here

 

Helping Hope
 

Do you want to help us at Hope?  Contact Mr. Tubbs if you want to take on a project listed below:

  • Install an 8' post in our Native Habitat garden to relocate our shade canopies.
  • Recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles every month for student council.
  • Repair and paint picnic tables.
  • Paint the media center walls.
  • Repair the mini basketball hoop.
  • Lower the basketball hoops (single courts).
  • Paint USA map on blacktop.
  • Native Habitat garden repairs (plant installation, irrigation tubing installed, and weed barrier installed).

Safety First
 

One of the responsibilities of School Site Council is to manage and evaluate the safety of our students, staff, and campus.  Click here to view the Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

Here is a reminder for when it rains.

The rain tends to slow things down as we try to manage slick roads and additional traffic.  Please remember to plan accordingly by leaving early enough to get your student(s) to school BEFORE 8 AM.  Sometimes this means changing your routine by leaving just three minutes earlier to avoid a traffic backup at 8 AM.  Also, wait in the line of cars next to our school curb to drop off and pick up students (don't cut into the line - wait your turn).  Students should never enter and exit in the middle of traffic lanes (even in our parking lot).  If you must leave your vehicle, do so in a parking space, never in the fire lane.  Thank you.

Current parking lot car visits (averages):  

7:30 -7:45 AM = 80 vehicles

7:45 - 8 AM = 120  vehicles

8:00 - 8:05 AM = 15 vehicles(late/tardy)