COE All Meetings
2022 - 2023 Meetings
November 10, 2022
Welcome to the COE Team Karlee Suba & Jose Gaeta, Jr.
Community Resiliency - a new COE project focusing on healing and building resiliency in our students
Wellness update: we are challenged this month to share gratitude for each other. Share your appreciations here
October 13, 2022
Recognizing October as:
LGBTQ+ History Month
October 18 Through October 22 as Digital Citizenship Week
October as College & Career Month
October 10 Through October 16 Week of the School Administrator
Digital Citizenship Week - October 17-21, 2022 - From CDE: https://sccoe.link/digcit22
Learn what's happening at the COE:
Check out the News tab on the COE Homepage for department updates
You can browse the most recent department posts/updates
Student stories and updates are highlighted as well!
Check out all the upcoming COE Events!
Are you receiving the Wellness Wednesday emails? Email Injin to get on the listserve
Reminder to sign up for COE’s 2nd bike commuter workshop series. - November 7 Intro to E-bikes
Public Health Update:
There are 513 active known cases; Reproductive number remains below 1
Wastewater data is showing an increase in active virus
David Ghilarducci, MD and John Kauffman, MD agreed the best plan to both prevent and prepare for the surge is to get both the bivalent booster and flu vaccine
Kahoot Trivia Questions (COE Themed):
What is the most recent post on the Santa Cruz COE website? (At the time of the meeting)
Staff Fitness Session
Our Plaza Comunitaria assists the Spanish-speaking community in developing literacy and their GED. Where is it located?
Sequoia & Watsonville Public Library
When having tech problems, we call Tech Support. There are 4 amazing IT specialists that take care of us all. Name one.
Eric, Adrian, Sergio, Joey
About how many students participated in our World Class Outdoor Science School in the 21-22 school year?
Sueños is a COE program that helps young people develop skills and get jobs. We serve youth ages 16 to what age?
September 8, 2022
Recognizing September as:
National Suicide Prevention Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Welcome to the COE Team Steve Ashlock & Parvati Brown
COE Board is working on adopting a policy so that there may be aStudent Trustee for the COE
New Religious Holiday Document so that events aren't scheduled on religious days
Upcoming COE Events:
September 13, 3-4pm - Staff invited to Narcan® and Fentanyl Awareness Training from SafeRx SC County (Register)
September 15, 4pm - COE Board Meeting
September 17, 9-12pm - Coastal Clean Up Day at Cowell and Main beaches in Santa Cruz (More Information)
September 22, 6:30-8pm - COE Annual Report to the Community 2021-22 (Register)
September 24 9am-3pm - Educator Workshop with the Amah Mutsun at the Museum of Natural History (Register)
October 7, 8:30-3:30pm - Adobe Creative Institute for Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Media Specialists, Librarians
Wellness committed shared Wellness Survey results
Communication- emails well-read, virtual resources being utilized
Schedule/ Location- difficult to find times/ locations for live events that work for a majority of employees; we are a widespread organization with diverse schedule needs!
workload/ feeling guilty for participating in wellness events during work hours
Urban Cycling Workshop - Sept. 12 (Register)
Everyone is encouraged to get to know more about the COE and pick a task to work on:
Spend your lunch/Break/walk with someone from another department
Read the Superintendent’s Newsletter
Share what you are working on with others
Track your tasks A to Z from Action to students
Share an appreciation with someone in another staff member in another department
Public Health Update:
Currently there are 882 active known cases; 273 deaths
According to CDC County tracker Santa Cruz is in the green which means, our community level for Covid-19 is low (based on both active cases and hospitalizations)
Our reproductive number is less than one. This helps us understand how fast Covid-19 is spreading in our community (below one means with each existing infection it will cause less than one new infection)
Testing spotlight: Free! Still 6 days a week, at 5 great locations near you!
Vaccine spotlight: Bivalent booster is coming soon to a vaccine clinic near you!
Kahoot Trivia Questions (COE Themed):
The COE has 4 values named in our Strategic Plan. Name one value.
Equity, Innovation, Excellence, Partnership
Which of the following is a COE organized student leadership group?
Youth Artists Taking Action (YATA), Countywide Black Student Union, Youth for Environmental Action (YEA)
The Career Advancement Charter will soon be offering services at the Watsonville Probation Center. How many locations are they offering services?
7 locations in total (Sequoia Schools, COE Annex, Rountree Facility, Main Jail Facility, Blaine St. Facility, Santa Cruz Probation Services Center, Watsonville Probation Success Center)
Special Education added a new program to accommodate the increase in enrollment, putting their total number of programs at:
15 programs in total
Which Academic Competition returned to in-person for the first time since the start of the pandemic?
Science Fair & Math Festival
COE Orientation - August 8, 2022
Thank you to all 5 of our student speakers!
Thank you to all our staff for their years, and decades of service and dedication to student success!
All awards are ready for pick up! Verenise will be reaching out.
Thank you Everyone for submitting their summer wellness photos!
Here are Survey 2021-22 Results
Cabinet and Equity Committee will continue to review portions of survey data and work on implementing the recommendations
Wellness Committee will be kicking off the new year this week!
Reach out to Jessamyn Tardif and InJin Jun for more details and to get involved!
Donation Link for Stuff the Bus is still live - over $6,000 raised!
2022-23 Professional Learning Plan - Check out the different offerings
HR: Required trainings will be coming out soon - look out for that email.
HR: Please contact HR for a new ID badge
Two-Factor Authentication for Staff Google Accounts will be required for everyone by Sept. 1.
Visit the Self-Help Resources for Tech - intranet.santacruzcoe.org/technology/selfhelp
Supplemental Insurance with American Fidelity
Appointments in August
Deadline to change Medical plan, August 26
Questions - Contact Alicia Lewis in Benefits
Zoom appointments available ~ Walk-ins welcome!
2021 - 2022 Meetings
June 10, 2022
Welcome Jacklyn Nicholson, Payroll Analyst, Business Services!
Congrats John Roberts for being awarded the Community Advisory Committee Award!
Multi-Factor Authentication will be required for all COE accounts by September
Recognizing Juneteenth - Please see the email Faris sent out for more information.
Stuff the Bus Fundraiser kicks off July 1
Please reach out to Verenise if you have raffle prizes to donate
Stuff the Bus Event will be August 13th
Please continue to practice self-care and share your summer wellness pictures with your manager!
Photos will be shared at the COE Orientation
Please complete the COE Staff survey if you haven't already!