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College Park High School Principal

Oct 31, 2017 11:04AM

Updating the Action Plan

By Joseph G. Alvarez, College Park Principal

I know you join me in sending our deepest condolences to all those affected by the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties. It seems we all know someone or have friends or family who were affected by the fires in some way. I have many friends and family who were impacted. Please keep these communities in your hearts and wish them a positive rebuilding future. 

Speaking of rebuilding, I would like to invite you all to come see the fantastic re-imagining and re-vitalization of the College Park High School garden. This incredible effort was spearheaded by Victoria Naulleau and a hard-working crew of about 25 parents, students and community members. On September 23, they came and pulled weeds, dug in new plants, added a layer of top soil and mulch, and brought the garden back to glory. Thank you to all who volunteered and showed their Falcon pride.

The work updating our school action plan is winding up.  The School Site Council (SSC) has been instrumental. Our plan and goals closely mirror the MDUSD LCAP goals, which are:

·      Students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.

·      High quality, culturally proficient, and responsive staff will provide engaging instruction that is respectful to all students’ backgrounds to ensure they are college and/or career ready.

·      Parents, family and community will be informed, engaged and empowered as partners with Mt. Diablo Unified to support student learning.

The action plan will help define what success looks like in each of these areas.  We have incorporated much of what you indicated through our climate and end of the year surveys as a “need.” It will also detail the goals and actions we put into place in follow-up to our analysis of the data from the recent California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results.  We continue to show great success and progress on these assessments but will be tailoring some services and supports to better assist some of our sub-groups in meeting and exceeding the standards. Please look for the action plan, which will be completed soon and posted on our school website. I want to be transparent on our CPHS goals and how we plan to achieve success for ALL our students.

As we wind down our first quarter of the 2017-18 school year, I’d like to say thank you to our families and community for their faith and commitment to College Park High School, our students, and our staff. We have the BEST student body!  Moving forward, I’ll be working closely with the community to help ensure that all students have the best four-year high school experience possible, both inside and outside of the classroom. A strong partnership between our school and our families is essential to this vision.  Our students have the greatest chance of reaching their potential and becoming positive, contributing members of the community when we partner together.


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