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JSUSD TRANSPORTATION & MEAL FAIRE for the 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Rodeo Hills Cafeteria
545 Garretson Avenue, Rodeo
Wednesday, August 13th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
For all parents/guardians of JSUSD students
All transportation applications & lunch applications will be accepted and processed at this faire.
Passes will be sent to each school site accordingly and distributed at the start of the school year
Transportation Faire 6-14.pub
JOIN US FOR OUR 1st ANNUAL COMMUNITY FAIRE
August 16th, 2014
10am - 1pm
We would love to see our community members at this event. Come and join us to get valuable information
and to get all of your questions answered.
The Faire will be held at 400 Parker Avenue in Rodeo at the District Office.
The faire will be comprised of tables in the parking lot with representatives of
the school district such as PTA groups, JSHS Booster groups, food services,
the John Swett Education Foundation, local business partners and law enforcement.
Additionally, there will be a schedule of presentations in the district
office board room on topics including preparing for college and careers,
college financial aid, and parent education.
There will also be some musical entertainment and refreshments.
We hope to see you there!

District Office Annual Faire 6-14.pdf

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA

to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents

             “This is a crucial time for public education,” said California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. “The new Common Core standards will help us prepare all students for college and careers, and help them develop vital critical thinking and deeper learning skills. We’re delighted to have Superintendent Torlakson’s support in sharing information as widely as possible with parents about what the new standards will mean for their children and schools.”

            Originally developed by the National PTA, each guide includes:

  • An overview of some of the key items students will learn in the Common Core State Standards for English-language arts and mathematics.
  • Ideas for activities that enable parents to support learning at home.
  • Topics of discussion for talking with teachers about student academic progress.

            These state-developed standards, which California and 45 other states have voluntarily adopted over the past few years, are designed to provide all students with the deeper learning, critical thinking, and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career. They describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.                                          

 The guides are available in English and Spanish on the California State PTA site.

Daily Announcements


Welcome to the Willow Alternative Education Campus website.  We are very excited to kick off the 2014-15 school year on August 26th.  I am honored and thrilled to lead this school and be part of this extraordinary community.  Most importantly, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a role model/mentor to our students and have a positive impact on their lives.

Willow High School  offers a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of our students.

  • The Willow Continuation High School program is for 11th and 12th grade students with an emphasis on credit recovery and graduation from Willow High School (190 credits).
  • The Willow Intervention program is designed for 9th and 10th grade students with an emphasis on preparing them to return to and graduate from John Swett High School (220 credits).
  • The Community Based Instruction program prepares special needs students ages 28-22 life skills and experiences that prepares them for the real world by living independently and becoming productive member of community.
  • The Independent Study/Home Hospital program is a voluntary program.  In Independent Study, the student assumes the primary responsibility for his/her education.  Students accepted into Independent Study are required to meet with the assigned teacher for a minimum of one hour per week.  All students are on an individualized contract stipulating the academic work that is expected for each semester.

I have spent the past 18 years working in a variety of educational settings gaining teaching and leadership experience in K-12 education.  I spent the first part of my career as a high school Social Science teacher at Granada High School in Livermore, CA.  I then moved on to begin my administration career at California High School in San Ramon, CA where I was an Assistant Principal.  I then spent the next 4 years as the principal of Hidden Hills Elementary School, also located in San Ramon.  I currently live close by in Martinez with my wife Tamee and my 11 year old identical twin boys, Jake and Luke.  I believe my vast educational and life experiences have prepared me to take Willow High School to the next level by bringing a caring and supportive approach to help students become successful in the 21st century world. 

I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Willow High School and to work with you as a partner in education to insure your child's success.  I am looking forward to meeting all of the students to find out what motivates them to succeed.

I feel that my responsibility as the Principal is to make sure all students know that we care, will challenge them, and that they receive a quality education within a safe, respectful environment.  The entire staff at Willow Alternative Education Campus shares this same passion.

I am a firm believer in the home/school/community connection.  Please feel free to contract me with any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Working together only enhances your child's educational experiences.

Respectfully,

Ken Nelson

Principal


BELL TIMES

9/10 Intervention 9:05-3:05

Willow Class 9:30-1:00


The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month the Intervention class is dismissed at 2:10 p.m. 

CHP News 
How do we  keep our young drivers safe?

CHP News.pdf
Wednesday, August 13
JSUSD GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
6:30 PM
Public Session
BOARD ROOM
Saturday, August 16
1st ANNUAL JSUSD COMMUNITY FAIRE
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
JSUSD District Office
400 Parker Avenue
PTA, JSHS Band Boosters, JSEF, local business partners
College & Career, Financial Aid for College & Parent Education Presentations
Musical Entertainment & Refreshments


Tuesday, August 26
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Wednesday, September 10
JSUSD GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
6:30 PM
Public Session
BOARD ROOM
Friday, September 26
Movie Night in the Park - Grease! Sing-a-Long
7:30 PM
Sponsored by John Swett Education Foundation (JSEF) and Crockett Recreation
Alexander Park, Crockett
Bring blankets and layers

Rodeo Hills, Carquinez and JSHS PTA's will sell popcorn, candy and beverages

Today, 8/2/2014
High: 83 Low: 58
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/3/2014
High: 77 Low: 57
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.