Dr. Fred Brill, Superintendent
Summer School Schedule 2013-2014
REACH Youth Center in Ashland
Newsletter from Superintendent Brill
Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
As you will see when you visit our schools, our custodians and buildings and grounds staff have worked tirelessly over the summer to ensure our school campuses are safe, clean, and welcoming. Our teachers and support staff participated in a variety of powerful summer programs and engaged in meaningful professional development to ensure all students receive an educational program of the highest quality. We are so excited to welcome back our students!
We urge you to stay active and involved in supporting your child's education, and we look forward to seeing you on our campuses and engaged in school activities. I wish you all a positive and productive school year.
Fred Brill, Ed.D.
The San Lorenzo Unified School District teachers and staff will collaborate with families and the community to cultivate safe learning environments and ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students
Students will become creative, collaborative, compassionate, resilient, well-informed and socially responsible advocates for equity and social justice as a result of their education, experience and support from educators, families and the community.
On January 9th, over 100 SLZUSD directors, administrators, teachers, and community partners started the new year by learning more about Restorative Practices (RP). The aim of Restorative Practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by building relationships and repairing harm. To learn more, click here. Led by Amos Clifford of The Center of Restorative Process, this day was a unique and powerful experience. Sitting together in a large circle, participants actively participated in a variety of restorative exercises including an appreciative inquiry where volunteers used a structured process to publicly thank and appreciate someone else in the group. The tone of the day was overwhelmingly positive and created a feeling of care and closeness that will in turn radiate out and impact our larger school community. Here is what people are saying about the day:
“I thought the last training we had was the best ever. We used to use classroom circles years ago and this will help us to start them again.”
“This is exactly where we should be spending more professional development time with teachers and staff.”
“The day helped me form a closer tie with my administrator and colleagues.”
“I now have a powerful tool to use in the classroom to resolve conflicts at the classroom level, build community, and share positive feelings about one another.”
Visit http://www.centerforrestorativeprocess.com/ to download a free Restorative Circles curriculum guide.
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