Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

Engagement and Attendance as Schools are Open for Business!


Dear CASCWA Members and Friends,

I hope you have all had a joyful winter break!

As the new year begins, I wish upon all members, families and friends an abundance of health and prosperity. May this new year be filled with opportunities, new relationships, and never ending educational growth. 

Despite the challenges of political unrest, an economic recession, and the impact of a pandemic we are moving forward with having a productive 2022 New Year. We continue to provide education and support services to all learners, while strengthening the relationships within our communities and building trust with our students and families to attend school ready and able to learn.. Grounding our values of providing life-long educational opportunities through CASCWA prepares us to take on this new year as a new beginning and evolving ways of teaching and learning. 

LIke many of yours, my District, the Hayward Unified School District, is focusing on professional development for all staff on Equity and Anti Bias/Anti-Racism. These PDs challenge all to examine our personal assumptions and beliefs.  For us as leaders in education and child welfare, we are challenged to have courageous conversations with all stakeholders to better understand and relate to everyone in our communities to improve our practices and truly involve everyone, especially students in educational success.  This is not easy but is creating opportunities for greater self-awareness, an increase in our knowledge of accurate history and powerful conversations associated with equity and AB/AR. It has helped us hold each other accountable; affirm our students and families; consider our larger context; and constantly check in with our students and families as our educational partners.

What I have personally learned throughout these years is to be self-aware of unintentional and harmful bias. Take time to acknowledge the land we stand on and the original peoples of the lands on which our campuses are built. I would like to encourage everyone to reflect and be aware of how micro-aggression can impact our personal and professional lives. As life-long learners and educators, we need to be prepared to improve the academic and social emotional outcomes of our students & staff. While building stronger relationships overall and acknowledging the origin of all. Our diverse students and families count on us to do so!

Bay Section will continue to advocate for all students and staff equitably! Please take time to read this informative article regarding an HUSD staff member  and her origins.


Evelyn Ocasio

Bay Section President




2020-2021 Recipients

Each year Bay Section CASCWA, California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance, awards $500.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique challenges and difficulties.

Bay Section is so proud to recognize and honor some special students who overcame a range of challenges including personal or family problems, excessive absence or discipline concerns.  These students benefited from the support of  school counselors, community agencies, child welfare and attendance workers and others.    

Please Join us in congratulating the following students:

Yessenia Sanchez Reyes, Angel Garcia Lopez, Alrene Cisneros, Kalani Dunn, Anghela Martinez, Iice Perez, Consuelo Vidal-Perez, Edgar Garcia-Rodriguez, Anisa Velasco, and Arissa Rafael.  These students represent Clear Lake, Hayward, Oakley, Pittsburg, Royal Oaks,  and Watsonville. 

Bay Section Congratulates our Scholarship Winners!

Have a wonderful 2021-2022 School  Year in Higher Education


CASCWA's Bay Section Presents:


February 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Topic: How to build and maintain culture during  the 

pandemic and times of crisis! 

Tyrone Botelho is the Co-founder and Executive Synergist at CircleUp Education.


Tyrone's message to all: "Today’s schools are faced with unprecedented crises that have completely disrupted the very foundation of school culture and climate. Classes are being taught online through a variety of distant learning models, the coronavirus pandemic instills fear and worry over the health and wellbeing of staff and students, and the black lives matter movement raises awareness of deeply rooted racial inequities in our schools and communities. 

In order for schools to build and maintain culture during these turbulent times, administrators and teachers must explore new strategies and adapt existing ones to ensure that the both adults and students can navigate through these crises. This training will engage participants in deep dialogue and reflection about the impact that these crises have on school communities and how to better support staff so they can support students and families.

This training will introduce tools and strategies that have helped dozens of schools across the state and nation take steps toward creating a more cohesive and resilient school culture. Lastly, participants will have the chance to pose questions and receive answers to challenges related to relationship building, anti-racism, and conflict resolution that have shown up during these crises."

 Our CASCWA organization’s website is :  www.cascwa.wildapricot.org

For questions, please contact Andrew Kevy at akevy@husd.k12.ca.us 

On behalf of DiShawn Givens and the entire Bay Section Executive Board, we wish to thank Tyrone Botelho for his outstanding workshop presentation.  Tyrone has been kind enough to provide to all attendees his power point presentation.  Click Below:

2020-2021 Bay Section Executive Board Meetings:

BAY SECTION BOARD meetings on WednesdayS from 4:30-6:00pm

2020-21 Meetings: Click to see Bay Section Meeting Dates

Please contact Bay Section Secretary Ligia Briseno if you are interested in participating in our zoom meetings

The Faces Behind CASCWA's Bay Area Executive Board

Evelyn Ocasio

Bay Section President

Hayward USD


Celeste Pracale

Vice President

Hayward USD


Andrew Kevy

Bay Section Treasurer

Hayward USD


Ligia Briseno


Hayward USD


DiShawn Givens

Member at Large

Hayward USD


Evelyn Ocasio


Past President-State Executive Board

Hayward USD


Carolina Macias

Member at Large

Fremont USD


Cynthia Bryce

Member at Large

San Lorenzo USD


Akilah Byrd

Member at Large

Alameda County Office of Education




Upcoming events

    • February 04, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ZOOM
    • 828

    REsupporting Student Behavior

    CASCWA Southern Section will be hosting on February 4th from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. an important workshop entitled, "REsupporting Student Behavior."

    There have been exceptional challenges to students, educators, parents, and agencies over the past two school years!  The impact is there, and we need to reflect on the current challenges to recognize the changes necessary for success.  

    The entire CASCWA Southern Section Executive Board decided to bring this topic forward for our February Phil Kauble Topical Virtual Forum.

    There will be three separate presentations.  The final workshop details will be sent out once we receive all of the presenter's bios.

    The first presentation is entitled. Hot Topics: Legal Issues for REsupporting student behavior.  The presenter is a distinguished educational lawyer who has presented at several of our events.  He will begin the workshop with a presentation on today's "Hot Topics" and on specific information relevant to the challenges faced by educators in the fields of student services.

    The second presentation is on "Student Safety."  The presenter is with the San Bernardo Sherriff's Department.  Also, he is a member of the International Association of School Safety.  He is well recognized through his presentations to numerous agencies throughout Southern California.  This portion of the workshop is relevant to all schools and districts who are in the process of revising their safe school plans.

    The final portions of the workshop will be a panel presentation entitled, Expert Panel Members: REengaging Staff to REsupport Students.  The panel will consist of three current Southern California district CWA experts.  Each will share their comment, there will be panel interaction and hopefully time for questions.

    This workshop is named after Phil Kauble.  Mr. Phil Kauble remains a giant in the fields of student services.  Phil spent several decades with the Los Angeles County Office of Educations.  He is well known for his presentations throughout the state and for his staff members, each, a giant in the fields of CWA.  Phil and his staff were statewide leaders and are now legends.  Phil, for many years, was the author of the annual publication, School Law Relating to Minors.  This publication is still current on the shelves of school districts statewide thank to the current editor, Maria Hwang De Bravo (bravo.maria@4edconsultants.org).  We remain proud to have our workshop named after Phil Kauble.

    In the event of any questions, please send an email to frank_boehler@roadrunner.com.

    • May 11, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 13, 2022
    • 1:00 PM

    • May 11, 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • May 13, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley)
    • 48

    Limited capacity so register soon!!

Past events

October 26, 2021 Best Practices For Successful School Site Attendance Meetings
October 11, 2021 Maximizing Learning Opportunities Through a Focus on Social Emotional Learning
September 02, 2021 Building A Community of Learning Forward
April 26, 2021 84th Annual CASCWA Virtual Zoom State Conference
April 26, 2021 2021 Vendor/Sponsor Registration: 84th Annual CASCWA State Conference
March 05, 2021 Third Virtual Roundtable - Self Care, Attendance, Resilience & Homeless Students
February 25, 2021 CASCWA's Bay Section Winter Zoom Workshop 2021
February 23, 2021 Delta Sierra - FREE Zoom Attendance Certification
December 04, 2020 Supporting Students Returning to School After COVID
November 06, 2020 San Joaquin Section Virtual Attendance Certificate and Roundtable
October 28, 2020 Issues in Student Services Virtual Workshop 10-28-2020
April 20, 2020 Vendor/Sponsor Registration: 84th Annual CASCWA State Conference
April 20, 2020 84th Annual CASCWA State Conference
February 25, 2020 Attendance Certification Training - Sutter County
February 24, 2020 Attendance Certification Training - Shasta County
October 22, 2019 Attendance Certification Training: Sponsored by CASCWA, Parlier Unified & Fresno County Superintendent of Schools: Featuring Sherman Garnett
October 10, 2019 CASCWA Southern Section - Fall Workshop Knott's Berry Farm
August 29, 2019 10th Annual SCOE SARB Workshop "Improving Student Attendance & Reducing Chronic Absenteeism From Day 1: Prevention to Intervention"
May 31, 2019 Delta Sierra- 2nd Annual Richard C. Davis Scholarship Reception
May 17, 2019 2019 Anthony Brucia Success Award Luncheon
April 19, 2019 2019 Model SARB Recognition Breakfast
April 17, 2019 83rd Annual CASCWA State Conference
April 17, 2019 CASCWA 2019 State Conference Vendor Registration
February 25, 2019 Delta Sierra - Attendance Certification Training (Sh)
February 01, 2019 U and I in sUIcide - Addressing the Crisis
December 07, 2018 San Joaquin Section's 2018 Fall Workshop
October 11, 2018 CASCWA Southern Section - The Administrator as Lifeguard
September 25, 2018 CDE Webinar "Data-Driven, 3-tiered Approach to Reducing Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy: The CDE Webinar titled “Data-Driven, 3-tiered Approach to Reducing Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy” will be on September 25, 2018.
August 30, 2018 9th Annual SCOE SARB Workshop "Improving Student Attendance & Reducing Chronic Absenteeism From Day 1: Prevention to Intervention"
June 01, 2018 Delta Sierra - 1 st Annual Richard C. Davis Scholarship Reception
May 09, 2018 2018 Model SARB Recognition Luncheon
May 09, 2018 CASCWA 2018 State Conference Vendor Registration
May 09, 2018 "Student Success by Design" 82nd Annual CASCWA State Conference
December 08, 2017 San Joaquin Sections 2017 Winter Workshop
October 13, 2017 Model SARB Application Workshop - San Joaquin Section 2017
October 10, 2017 Model SARB Application Workshop - Delta Sierra Section 2017
August 31, 2017 8th Annual SCOE SARB Workshop "Improving Student Attendance & Reducing Chronic Absenteeism From Day 1: Prevention to Intervention"
April 19, 2017 2017 CASCWA State Conference, Tahoe City Ca

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