It is summertime and this page is being updated for the 2021-22 school year!
Bay Section is happy to share an upcoming free workshop sponsored by the Alameda County Office of Education and Attendance Works
PLEASE JOIN US BY REGISTERING BELOW
Smart Investment Strategies for Raising Attendance & Engagement Part 2
May 27, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This Professional Learning Opportunity is the second of our 2-part presentation in partnership with Attendance Works. Participants will hear from a panel of community based organizations and local school districts on:
THANKS FOR JOINING!
CASCWA's Bay Section Presents:
WINTER ZOOM WORKSHOP 2021
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'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 email@example.com
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:
BAY SECTION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 20-21
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.
The students we want to recognize and honor are those who may have had to overcome barriers to success early on due to personal or family challenges, excessive absence or discipline concerns. These students may have benefited from the intervention of a school counselor, community agency, a child welfare and attendance worker, or other.
Please help us to reach exceptional students who are working wholeheartedly to improve their circumstances. Eligible students include those attending a four-year college/university, community college, or vocational school.
Please share with eligible students and with those that support them, including College & Career Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, and others who work with graduating seniors.
Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique challenges and difficulties.
Award: $500 scholarship per student toward further education or training.
Application Form Link:
A complete application packet for this scholarship award shall include:
Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021
*Award recipients will need to provide verification of enrollment in college or vocational school prior to receiving the scholarship.
BAY SECTION PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Dear Members and Friends of CASCWA,
As we head into 2021, we continue to have a sense of uncertainty. COVID numbers are rising as we enter the holiday season. This is a time that may be difficult for those struggling with economic needs, sadness over separation from family and friends. Let’s remember that our students and communities may be facing difficult times. Let’s continue to attempt to provide resources for our communities.
It may be more and more difficult to engage students in school. Student engagement should still be at the forefront of our work. Socio-emotional learning will be pertinent as we continue to support attendance, student learning and engagement. Please know that our team remains in place to support this work.
Be well, be safe, and be brave.
Dr. DiShawn Givens
CASCWA Bay Section President
Hayward Unified School District
Dr. DiShawn Givens spent more than two decades as an educator in urban schools. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Ethnic Studies from The University of La Verne. She obtained her Administrative Services Credential, Teaching Credential, and her Master’s degree from Cal State East Bay. Her thesis focused on the student teacher connection to ensure meaningful student engagement. In 2016, she earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership for Equity and Social Justice from Cal State East Bay . Dr. Givens has worked in a variety of settings: a group home, a homeless shelter, migrant education, gifted and talented education, two schools in Oakland Unified and one in Hayward Unified. She is committed to working in areas and settings where there is a critical need for student and community advocacy. She successfully led equity work in the Fremont Unified School District as their Educational Equity Coordinator and helped the District improve inclusion and educational outcomes for the diverse population of the Fremont community. Dr. Givens returned to Hayward Unified School District for the 2020-2021 school year as a site principal.
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
Dr. DiShawn Givens
Bay Section President
Bay Section Vice President
Member at Large
Past President-State Executive Board
Member at Large
San Lorenzo USD
Member at Large
BAY AREA STATE/COUNTY/DISTRICT EVENTS
BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR EVENTS IN THE CASCWA BAY SECTION AREA HOSTED BY STATE, COUNTY OR DISTRICT AGENCIES: