California Healthy Kids Survey
In January, SRCS surveyed our 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th graders using the 2017-18 CHKS. Parents received letters about this from their schools. Also, for the first time, parents were invited to voluntarily participate in the new California School Parent Survey (CSPS). Your participation helps our schools to make decisions in planning their school LCAP. Contact Patty Turner with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-528-5005. To see a preview of the student surveys, use these links: CHKS-Elementary-Bilingual CHKS-Middle School-English CHKS-Middle School-Spanish CHKS-High School-English CHKS-High School-Spanish
High School Math Changes
High school math is changing from the traditional model of Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 to the integrated model of Math I, II and III. In Januaruy, SRCS held parent information sessions about the change to Integrated Math at two of our middle schools. For more information: Integrated Math FAQs - English Integrated Math FAQs - Spanish Math Presentation - English Math Presentation - Spanish
College Financial Aid Campaign
In partnership with the SRJC, high school students and families attended free Cash for College Nights and received assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application. Students and families can also visit their high school’s College and Career Center to receive additional information and support during the application window, which is from October 1, 2017 – March 2, 2018.
SRCS Supports DACA Participants
The Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education on September 27, 2017 voted unanimously to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program participants.
DACA Resolution DACA Resolution - Español
New School Lunch Menus
Roast pork and apple gravy. Vegetable curry with rice. Homemade tomato soup and cheesy bread. Getting hungry? Those are just some of the new menu items being rolled out in our school lunch program. Check out the SRCS Nutrition Services page and click on "Menus."
SRCS Supports Transgender Bathroom Choice
The Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education on April 12, 2017 unanimously passed a "Resolution Recognizing the Rights of Transgender Students to Use Their Bathroom of Choice." The Resolution acknowledged that on February 22, 2017, federal officials in the new Trump administration withdrew previous Obama administration memoranda from 2015 and 2016 regarding protections for transgender students' rights to access restrooms and locker rooms that conform to their gender identities. The Resolution also noted that California has passed its own protections for transgender students under Education Code section 221.5. Board members have directed the Superintendent to "continue to support the safe learning environment for its LGBT students, including the right to utilize the restroom or locker room that align with their identified gender, regardless of the rescission of the 2015 and 2016 memoranda and the positions of the Trump administration on this issue."
SRCS Opposes HR 610 "Voucher Bill"
The Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education on April 12, 2017 voted unanimously to support a resolution opposing HR 610, the "Choices in Education Act of 2017 and No Hungry Kids Act," also known as the voucher bill. Vice President Bill Carle said, "It is the start of an assault on public education, and as a result I think it's important for us to take a stand early on and be vocal." To read Director Frank Pugh's "Close to Home" article about this resolution, click on In the News.
Pugh NSBA President-elect
Frank Pugh, who has been a Director on the Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education since 1990, is now President-elect of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The organization represents more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, and advocates for equity and excellence in public education. For more information, see the NSBA press release.
SRCS Now "Safe Haven" for Immigrant Families
The Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education on January 11, 2017 voted unanimously to become a safe haven school district. The school board adopted a resolution to reassure students and families that schools offer a protected space from immigration enforcement officers and that existing laws protect students' records from being disclosed.
Under federal and state law, all children have the right to attend public school, regardless of the immigration status of the students or their family members. The safe haven resolution requires that any access to school sites by an immigration enforcement officer would need written approval from the Superintendent. It also directs the Superintendent to protect the data and identities of students, students' family members, and district employees to the fullest extent possible provided by the law.Safe Haven Resolution
SRCS ya es "Refugio Seguro" para las Familias Inmigrantes
El 11 de enero de 2017 los miembros de la Mesa Directiva de Santa Rosa City Schools votaron unánimemente para aprobar una resolución con el fin de asegurar a los alumnos y familias que las escuelas son lugares protegidos contra los agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas y que las leyes existentes prohíben la divulgación de la información que se guarda en los expedientes escolares de los alumnos.
Bajo las leyes federales y estatales, todos los niños tienen el derecho de asistir a una escuela pública, cualquier que sea el estado de inmigración de los alumnos o de los miembros de su familia. La resolución para establecer el refugio seguro requiere que un agente del servicio de inmigración obtenga el permiso de la Superintendente por escrito para poder entrar a cualquier instalación escolar. Además, la resolución exige que la Superintendente proteja los datos e identidades de los alumnos, miembros de la familia del alumno y empleados del distrito escolar hasta el máximo punto permitido por la ley.
2017 LCAP Survey Results
More than 2,700 people - teachers, students, parents, staff, community members - participated in our survey. That feedback will help shape plans for the future. For more information, click on the English Survey Results or Spanish Survey Results websites.
SR Violence Prevention Survey
The City of Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Partnership, funded by Measure O, has launched a Strategic Plan Survey in order to better serve the needs of the community, including programs in our schools. Please consider taking this important survey and sharing it with other parents, students and community members.
Register now for one- and two-year Kindergarten programs for the 2017-18 school year. For more information, visit our Kindergarten Registration Information page or contact your school.
SRCS Receives 2016 Golden Bell Award
Santa Rosa City Schools has been recognized with the Golden Bell Award, one of the state’s leading educational honors. The award, sponsored by the California School Boards Association, recognizes SRCS in the category of School Climate, for the district’s Equity and Social Justice Initiative. The primary goal of the initiative is to accelerate the progress of English Learners and to close achievement gaps among Hispanic students.
Congratulations Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter!
Named National Blue Ribbon School by US Dept. of Education
Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School was named as one of just 29 California schools to receive the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools award. It is the only school in Sonoma County to receive the honor. This coveted award is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) for the Elementary and Secondary School District were Board approved on September 14, 2016. Both plans are available for review.
Elementary District LCAP - English - Spanish
Secondary District LCAP - English - Spanish
Board Approved SRCS Facilities Master Plan
On April 27, 2016, the Board of Education approved the SRCS Facilities Master Plan (FMP). The approved plan is available for review.. The document can be found at the following link:
Approved Facilities Master Plan