Daily Announcements

LCAP Community Meetings
John Swett Unified School District will be reviewing and updating the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as an element of our budget development process for the 2016-2017 school year.  As you may recall, the LCAP is the required accountability mechanism for the new Local Control Funding Formulas (LCFF) for California public schools.  School and community stakeholder participation is an integral part of the process.  The District will host a series of meetings in February to discuss the current plan and funding updates from the State, as well as looking ahead to planning for the next three years, as required by the State.  The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Thurs 2/4    JSHS Students                                        1:00 PM   JSHS
Thurs 2/11  Employee Leadership                            3:30 PM  Supt. Office
Tues  2/16  Student Services Personnel                  3:30 PM  Supt. Office
Tues  2/16  School Site Parent Leadership             6:30 PM  JSUSD Board Rm
Wed  2/17   Community at Large                                6:30 PM  JSUSD Board Rm
Wed  2/24   ELAC Community Meeting                       6:00 PM  Rodeo Hills
Thurs 2/25  Local Agencies & Business Partners 6:30 PM  JSUSD Board Rm
TBD            Foster Youth Representatives                 TBD        Supt. Office

Suggestions or comments for the LCAP can be emailed to:  lcapjsusd@jsusd.org

JSUSD Middle and High School students are being asked to take a survey at school. The California Department of Education requires schools and districts to ask students about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues, as well as questions about school safety and the learning environment. Participation in the survey is voluntary on the part of the student, and we hope you will encourage your child to participate so that his or her opinion and knowledge can be part of the information gleaned from the survey.

The survey is anonymous. No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers except for the name of the school.

If you have questions, please contact Ken Nelson at knelson@jsusd.k12.ca.us or (510) 787-1286.

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Daily Announcements


December  21-January 1

Classes Resume 
January 4

The next SSC will be held at Willow High School, Thursday, January 13, 2016 at 3:15.


9:05-3:05     9/10 Intervention Hoy

9:30-1:00     Willow Class Jones 

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

Welcome  to the Willow Alternative Education Campus Website.  We are very excited to kick off the 2015-2016 school year on August 25th.  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 18-22 life skills and experiences that prepares them for the real world by living independently and becoming a productive member of the 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 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 contact 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.

Ken Nelson


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Wednesday, February 10
6:30 PM Public Session
Board Room
Wednesday, February 17
Community at Large LCAP Meeting
6:30 PM
JSUSD Board Room
All are welcome to submit suggestions for our 2016-2017 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Thursday, February 25
Community Organizations LCAP Meeting
6:30 PM
JSUSD Board Room
Representatives from all community organizations are invited to attend and submit suggestions for our 2016-2017 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Wednesday, March 2
JSUSD Governing Board Workshop
6:00 PM
Willow High School
Wednesday, March 9
6:30 PM Public Session
Board Room