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Posted by: David Pullin
Published: 6/20/13

Letter to AP Biology Students from John Muir National Historic Site

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Dear Clark,
 
On behalf of the National Park Service, John Muir National Historic Site and also myself personally, I'd like thank you and your AP Bio students very much for taking time out of your weekend to participate in the National Public Lands Day planting event last weekend.
 
Your class was by far the largest single group to attend (in fact they comprised just about the whole planting group) and I estimate that your student group contributed a collective total of 60 hours on Saturday. We planted over 800 individual Creeping Wild Rye grasses on the hillside, an accomplishment that would have taken staff days to finish and which our volunteers on Saturday completed in a matter of hours.
 
Thanks very much for organizing your group from Alhambra HS, and please extend our thanks to your students for their time, dedication and hard work! They did exceptionally well. Now that we've been acquainted, I will be in touch and I look forward to other group work projects in the future.
 
Sincerely,
 
Keith Park
Horticulturist, Preservation Arborist
JOMU/EUON/RORI/POCH

Brian Wheeler - Teacher of the Year!

Welcome Back

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`Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.’  Theodore Roosevelt

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

While summer is a time for rest and rejuvenation for our students and families it represents one of the busiest times for our district staff.  Work crews have been hard at work deep cleaning and beautifying the schools; and, in some cases, implementing drought resistant landscaping to address the need for water conservation.  We have been able to complete several Measure K projects including the parking/traffic projects at John Muir and Las Juntas.  We have modernized two science classrooms at Alhambra and a new technology classroom at MJHS.  The technology department has done an amazing job preparing for a major network conversion.  While some of these changes may not be visible this work is what allows for and supports the dynamic educational program offered in all of our schools.

 

The transition to the Common Core State Standards represents a major transformation in our schools and we are now poised and ready to make the necessary shifts to fully embrace this paradigm shift in teaching and learning.   More than 150 teachers participated in over 30 summer trainings this year to learn a wide range of strategies and skills.  They attended blended learning boot camps, writers’ workshop and expository reading and writing trainings, Silicon Valley Math Project and the Bay Area Math Project workshops.   A small group of dedicated teachers also took on the task of revising the elementary report card and others worked on strategies for project based learning.  Ours is a learning community truly focused on continuous growth and improvement.  In the coming year veteran teachers Lexy Tamony and Sam Groess will be Teachers on Special Assignment working to support teachers.  Professional Development will be a major focus for Martinez for coming school year.

 

I am pleased to welcome some new faces to our administrative team: Kim Thompson, Principal at John Muir Elementary, Katie Sanchez and Zachary Pless vice principals at Martinez Junior High and Jessica Conkle as the Coordinator of Educational Services.  We are pleased to welcome 34 new certificated staff and 11 new classified employees to the Martinez Team. 

 

The Local Control Accountability Plan was approved by the Governing Board in June of 2014.  A new element of this plan calls for the accounting of ‘chronic absenteeism.’  A student is considered to be chronically absent if they are absent for 10% or more of the school year (18 or more days) regardless of the reason for absence.  While students can make up the written work missed during an absence it is impossible to replicate the rich discussion and activities that take place in the classroom.  Last year it is estimated that Martinez lost approximately $1,304,244 due to absences.  Our district has an average attendance of 95.37% so you can see that missing a few days throughout the year results in both lost learning and lost revenue.  While the district loses $40.26 per day for each absence we never want students to come to school who are ill.  We ask that parents make every effort to schedule vacations and appointments outside of the school day in order to help us address this important concern.  September is Attendance Awareness Month.  You will be hearing more about this important topic upcoming communications from your school site.

 

Working Together to Show that Every School Day Counts

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Tips for Parent/Community Involvement:

 

I will be holding periodic Superintendent’s Round Table Discussions as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest and concerns for our parent community.  The first round table is scheduled for September 16th from 6:30 – 8:00 in the District Office Board Room.  The annual Shell/MEF run is scheduled for Sunday, October 5th.  The education foundation raises funds that support our schools in countless ways.  The PTSA is another invaluable resource that provides direct support to each school and is an important voice of advocacy for student issues.  I encourage you to join both organizations and I look forward to working with you this year.

 

Dates to Remember

  • August 26       First Day of School
  • September 1    Labor Day Holiday
  • September 11   Elementary  Back to School Night
  • September 12   Elementary Minimum Day
  • September 16   Superintendent’s Round Table
  • September 18   MJHS Back to School Night
  • September 19   MJHS Minimum Day
  • September 23   AHS Back to School Night
  • September 26   AHS Minimum Day

 

Best wishes for a positive and productive new year.

 

Rami Muth

Superintendent

News and Events

Food Service Price Increase

Elementary School lunch increase click here, en Español

Secondary School breakfast increase click here.

 

Re-Posted RFP:  

Due to a limited number of responses, the Request-for-Proposal deadline for "Energy Performance Contracting Services" has been extended to October 27, 2014, in order to expand the pool of candidates.   Click here for the reposted RFP documents

 

Important Notification about Martinez USD's Program Improvement Status Click here,   En Español

Parent Handbook - Understanding Common Core and the New Report Card Click here

 

Solar Energy Savings

See how much energy the Measure K solar projects have produced in real time! Click here

SES Providers

If you are interested in serving as an SES provider for MUSD this year, you may access forms here:  SES Initial Letter, Intent to Provide Services Form, Agreement for Services

Mealtime 

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