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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

Description

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:

  •  Strategies and challenges with attendance & chronic absence during the past year
  • Promising and proven local engagement and attendance promoting strategies
  • Innovative ways to invest in chronic absence prevention and intervention
  • Examine ways to invest in a long-term approach to engagement and recovery for COVID-19

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

 https://www.circleuped.org/


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:


                                                                            


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:

CASCWA Bay Section Award Scholarship 20-21 Application Form

A complete application packet for this scholarship award shall include:

  • Google Application Form (link above)

  • A personal letter/statement (approximately 1 page, typed) which describes the obstacles you have faced, your progress in spite of difficulties and your plans for further education or training; uploaded in the Google form.

  • One letter of recommendation, uploaded in the Google form.

  • Complete transcript – freshman through first semester of senior year, uploaded in the Google form.

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

December 2020

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.

Sincerely,

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

Hayward USD

dgivens@husd.us


Andrew Kevy

Past President

Treasurer

Hayward USD

akevy@husd.k12.ca.us



Celeste Pracale

Bay Section Vice President

Hayward USD

cpracale@husd.k12.ca.us







Ligia Briseno

Secretary

Hayward USD

lmancia@husd.k12.ca.us



Evelyn Ocasio

Member at Large

Past President-State Executive Board

Hayward USD

eocasio@husd.k12.ca.us

Evelyn Ocasio

Member

Past President-State Executive Board

Hayward USD

eocasio@husd.k12.ca.us


Carolina Macias

Member at Large

Fremont USD

cmacias@fusdk12.net




Cynthia Bryce

Member at Large

San Lorenzo USD

cbryce@slzusd.org


Akilah Byrd

Member at Large

Newark USD

abyrd@newarkunified.org


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:



Upcoming events

Bay Section Spring Workshop - Attendance Certification/Student Scholarships Friday, May 17th - Alameda COE

Past events

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
April 25, 2018 IMPROVING STUDENT ATTENDANCE FROM A MULTI-TIERED & CROSS DISCIPLINE PERSPECTIVE
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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