SUMMER INFORMATION!!!

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LOTTERY & SUMMER NEWS

IMPORTANT LOTTERY UPDATE

The Hartford District Choice and the Magnet & Open Choice lotteries continue throughout the summer months.  Please be sure your contact information on file is accurate.

REMEMBER: 

·        Accepting a Hartford District Choice placement insures your child a seat for the new 2016 school year
·        Accepting DOES NOT impact any Magnet Placement that you may receive through the Magnet Lottery
·        However, If you do not accept your child’s placement, the seat will be considered declined, and another child will be placed in that seat.

 

ALL FAMILIES, REMEMBER TO: 

·        Find and secure the application login and password that you used to set up each of your school applications
·        Frequently check the email that you listed in the applications, as those who applied on-line will also receive notification and can accept placement on-line
·        Check your mail as placement notification letters will be mailed to all families that completed the RSCO & HPS District Choice applications.
 

ATTENTION PREKINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES!

Office of School Choice Summer Location & Hours: 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT—1st Floor (adjacent to our Welcome Center) Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00pm.


Hartford Public Library Summer Learning Program

 “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” 2016 is the Summer of Fitness and Hartford Public Library will offer programs to exercise readers mentally and physically.  The Summer Learning Program has three levels:

·         Parents and children age 0-5,

·         Youth age 6-12, and

·         Teens age 13-19.

·         HPL also offers special reading programs for daycares and summer camps.

The program kickoff event is on June 4th . Registration begins May 14th at any HPL branch or online at http://bit.ly/1uQaL63.  The program runs June 4 through August 20.

HPS is working with HPL to provide information and registration at schools. Children, youths and teens keep track of their reading and the programs they attend at the library by logging into HPL’s online Summer Learning Program website. Link will be on the HPL website: http://hplct.org. Students register and use their HPS student ID number/lunch number as their username and password for the online reading log.

If students are not able to log their reading on the computer every day, HPL has paper logs they can use to keep track. Then they go into the library and HPL will help them log the books into the system. Students can earn prizes and books by completing certain levels. Read at least 10 books and they will be entered to win one of 10 grand prizes (still TBD)

The school that has the highest percentage of participation will be awarded the “Mega Summer Learning Cup” trophy sponsored by Mega Education.

Attend the HPL kick-off on Saturday June 4th from 12:30-4:00—sign up for the program, enjoy the sounds of the Hartford Steel Symphony, get face painted, meet the Yard Goats’ mascot, romp on the Tumble Bus, dance along with Mr. Gym, and more!

Starting this summer of 2016, in order to access city pools, recreation/community centers and city grant funded summer/afterschool programs, Hartford youth 8 - 15 years old must show a Hartford Public Library card. Those 16 years of age and older must present a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or Connecticut non-drivers photo ID card which indicates their Hartford address.  Need a library card? Complete the attached Youth Registration form and bring it to your local Hartford Public Library branch for a public library card.

Studies show that children from low-income families lose two to three months of reading proficiency every summer. However, studies also show that if kids self-select books they will voluntarily read, that tide can be stemmed. Where better to find lots of books to choose from than your local library!

Click here for library card registration form.

 

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Superintendent of Schools Beth Schiavino-Narvaez has appointed an Equity 2020 Advisory Committee charged with helping the district reach educational equity for Hartford students across the district, the primary focus of the district’s strategic operating plan.
 
The Equity 2020 Advisory Committee is composed of parents, teachers, principals and community leaders. The group will be asked to help the district develop a plan that connects (a) facilities, (b) geography, (c) academic alignment and (d) school choice to maximize resources and opportunities for our students. The group will be asked to deliver recommendations to the Board of Education. 
 
Equity 2020 will serve as the district’s facilities master plan to build a robust menu of high-performing theme-based schools with clear pathways for students. This results-driven strategy will ensure that every child is educated in a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment. 
 
Equity 2020 materials will be posted on the website regularly. Please scroll down for more information and documents about this important community work.
 
 
 

Equity 2020

 
 

Informational Meetings - Schedule:

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. - Burns Latino Studies Academy

 

Strategic Framework for Facilities, Academic Alignment and School Choice

 
 

Facilities Planning & Student Success: Experiences & Lessons from Large Urban Districts

Created by Milone & MacBroom, Inc. and The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.

Spring 2016

 

Preliminary Enrollment Projection Highlights

June 2016

 

Preliminary Building Capacity Highlights

July 21, 2016

 

Advisory Committee Membership

 

Meetings

 
 

April 4 Meeting Notes

 
 

June 22 Meeting Notes

 

June 22 Meeting Highlights

 

July 21 Meeting Notes

 
 
 

Please send your feedback and/or comments via email to

 
 

 
 
 
La Superintendente de Escuelas Beth Schiavino-Narvaez ha designado un Comité Asesor de Equidad 2020, el cual se encargará de ayudar al distrito a alcanzar la equidad educativa para todos los estudiantes del distrito, el objetivo principal del plan estratégico operativo del distrito.
 
El Comité Asesor de Equidad 2020 está compuesto por padres, maestros, principales y líderes comunitarios. Se le pedirá al grupo que ayude al distrito a desarrollar un plan que conecte (a) las facilidades, (b) la geografía, (c) los aspectos académicos y (d) las opciones de escuelas con el fin de maximizar los recursos y las oportunidades para nuestros estudiantes. Se pedirá al grupo que presente sus recomendaciones a la Junta Educativa.
 
Equidad 2020 servirá como el plan maestro de facilidades del distrito con el objetivo de establecer un menú robusto de escuelas de alto rendimiento y centradas en temas, las cuales ofrezcan itinerarios educativos claros para los estudiantes. Esta estrategia enfocada en los resultados garantizará que todos los niños sean educados en ambientes de aprendizaje seguros, saludables y acogedores.
 
Los materiales de Equidad 2020 se harán disponibles en la página de Internet del distrito regularmente. A continuación encontrará más información y documentos sobre este importante trabajo comunitario.
 
 
 

Equidad 2020

 

 

Marco estratégico para el uso de las facilidades, la adecuación del programa académico y la elección escolar

 

 

 

 

 

Membresía del Comité Asesor

 

 

Reuniones

 
 

April 4 Meeting Notes

 
 

June 22 Meeting Notes

 

Puntos destacados de la reunión del 22 de junio

 
 

Por favor, envíe sus opiniones y/o comentarios por correo electrónico a 

 
 
 

 

Conversations in Education with Superintendent Narvaez

 
With special thanks to Hartford Public Access Television and their wonderful staff, we bring you conversations about education in Hartford, moderated by Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez.
 

Episode 3:  Teachers, Teaching & Student Success

6/1/16

HPS Teacher of the Year 2016 Finalists, Gary Lotreck, Lauren Davern, and Rich McHugh share their ideas about teaching and student success with Dr. Narvaez.
For more about our Teacher of the Year celebration, click here.

Episode 2:  College Access

4/20/16

HPS students Tonya Gray, Joselyn Arroyo, Jazmine Brown and Shamar Richards share their experiences and wisdom about college access and affordability with Dr. Narvaez.

Episode 1:  Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin

3/2/2016

Dr. Narvaez and new Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin share ideas on education.
     

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Superintendent of Schools Beth Schiavino-Narvaez has appointed an Equity 2020 Advisory Committee charged with helping the district reach educational equity for Hartford students across the district, the primary focus of the district’s strategic operating plan.
 
The Equity 2020 Advisory Committee is composed of parents, teachers, principals and community leaders. The group will be asked to help the district develop a plan that connects (a) facilities, (b) geography, (c) academic alignment and (d) school choice to maximize resources and opportunities for our students. The group will be asked to deliver recommendations to the Board of Education. 
 
Equity 2020 will serve as the district’s facilities master plan to build a robust menu of high-performing theme-based schools with clear pathways for students. This results-driven strategy will ensure that every child is educated in a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment. 
 
Equity 2020 materials will be posted on the website regularly. Please scroll down for more information and documents about this important community work.
 
 
 

Equity 2020

 

 

Strategic Framework for Facilities, Academic Alignment and School Choice

 

Preliminary Enrollment Projection Highlights

 

Facilities Planning & Student Success: Experiences & Lessons from Large Urban Districts

Created by Milone & MacBroom, Inc. and The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.

 

Advisory Committee Membership

 

Advisory Committee Membership and Contact Information

 

Meetings

 

 

June Meeting Highlights

 

 

Materials Related to the Conversation on Race, Racism and Equity

Saturday, March 19, 2016

 

Presentations and suggested reading materials by Dr. Phil Lee

Articles and Presentations

Main Topics

Presentation by Dr. Phil Lee on March 19th

Race, Law, and Educational Access

From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action and Back Again: A Critical Race Discussion of Racialized Rationales and access to Higher Education (Yosso et al.)

Critical Race Theory

 

Brown v. Board of Education and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma (Bell)

Interest Convergence Theory

 

From Racial Liberalism to Racial Literacy: Brown v. Board of Education and the Interest-Divergence Dilemma (Guinier)

Interest Divergence Theory

 

Landing on the Wrong Note: The Price We Paid for Brown (Ladson-Billings)

 

Understanding the impact and limitations of Brown, including ideas for who we move forward

 
 

Presentations and suggested reading materials by Dr. Raygine DiAquoi

Articles and Presentations

Main Topics

Presentation by Dr. Raygine DiAquoi on March 19th

Race, Racism, Whiteness, Domains of Power, Equity, Equality

Another Kind of Public Education (Hill Collins)

Race, Schools, Color Blind Racism, Domains of Power

“I don’t think I am a Racist:” Critical Race Theory, Teacher Attitudes, and Structural Racism (Vaught, Castano)

Critical Race Theory, Structural Racism

 

White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Bonilla-Silva)

Racism, White Supremacy

 

The Unexamined Whiteness of Teaching: How White Teachers Maintain and Enact Dominant Racial Ideologies (Picower)

Race, Ethnicity, Education

 

Color Blindness the New Racism?

Color Blindness