Dear OAUSD Parents and Community,
We are excited to announce another 21st Century development in Old Adobe Union. This year we are moving to a new way to pay for your student’s school meals using an online payment system called MealTime.
Over the course of this school year you have received my updates and can probably feel my excitement about the wonderful work we are doing in OAUSD. While these updates have provided some key information, the communication flow has been a bit one sided. It is time for us to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your perspective on the year by clicking on one of the survey buttons below (English or Spanish). Your feedback is absolutely critical to help us improve in all areas. Thank you.
Dr. Jason Yamashiro
Superintendent, Old Adobe Union School District
Math Facts Challenge!
I am excited to announce the second Superintendent’s Challenge of the 2014-2015 school year! In the fall we challenged all of our students to read more, and with your support they rose to the challenge. OAUSD students have recorded over 200,000,000 words read in the Accelerated Reader system, meaning that they not only read the books, but also passed a comprehension quiz on the material. Sites followed up the Superintendent’s Challenge with their own site based challenges and independent reading will continue all year. For the second Superintendent’s Challenge we will focus on automaticity with the math facts.
As part of our ongoing effort to support health and well being of our students, staff, and community, the Old Adobe Union School District has pursued a solar energy alternative to meet energy needs across the district. We are thrilled that Sun, Light, and Power and SolEd Benefit Corporation have partnered to submit a proposal that is projected to save Old Adobe Union over $2,000,000 over the next 25 years, with no upfront costs to the district. If fully implemented, a high percentage of the energy used by Old Adobe Union would be covered by these new, on site, solar installations.
Old Adobe Union School District will have 3 Board of Trustee openings for the Sonoma County General Election on November 4, 2014.
The GATE Eligibility Process for identifying new GATE students begins in November of each year. New students are notified in December for the spring session of the program.
Referrals for screening for GATE eligibility can be made by teachers, administrators, parents, counselors, and the GATE coordinator. Parents may inform their teacher that they would like their child screened for GATE.
GATE identification is based on a student's combined score on:
Identified students whose total Multiple Criterion Scale score places them among the top 5-10% of candidates at the intermediate grade level population become GATE eligible and are invited to participate in the GATE program.