Board Resolution 15-2020-2021

February 26, 2021

As many of you are aware, at last night’s Special Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved “Resolution 15-2020-2021 Temporary Amendment to Board Policies/Administrative Regulations Related to Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements During the 2020-2021 School Year.” This resolution consists of three parts: Temporary Grade Validation, Temporary Modification to Graduation Requirements, and Incomplete and … Read More

Special Board Meeting

February 24, 2021

As some of you may have heard, the District has scheduled a Special Board meeting for tomorrow night, February 25, 2021 at 5:45 PM. Items scheduled for action include: Consideration of Resolution 15-2020-2021 regarding the Temporary Amendment to Board Policies/Administrative Regulations Related to Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements During the 2020-2021 School Year … Read More

First Semester Grades

January 15, 2021

It has come to the attention of the Faculty Association that it is possible some teachers are feeling pressured into making grade changes for the first semester. We are not making any accusations at this time, but we would like to remind our teachers that you are the only person to determine grades for your … Read More

Update December 2020

December 18, 2020

This week, we received a lot of information from the District Office. On Monday morning, Paul Robinson (NO-Reply) sent us two emails about technology in the classroom. There was also an important Board meeting on Tuesday night. Then, John Davis sent us an email on Thursday morning with information about the second semester. And most … Read More

Update October 2020

November 2, 2020

Wellness Week Wellness week is over, yeah! This is probably what most of you are thinking as it did not have the healing properties that many of us desired. Wellness week in its original state was a great idea. Unfortunately, it morphed into something beyond its original intention. John Davis’ Distance Learning Response Plan and … Read More

Update September 2020

September 22, 2020

I hope everyone is doing well as we journey deeper into the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Personally, I have been running on fumes and getting a little more stressed every day. I wanted to bring your attention to a few things: September Paycheck. Our one-time 1.62% increase for the three professional development … Read More

Welcome to the SMJUHSD

September 8, 2020

Sent to New hires on 9/8/2020 Hope you are doing well and adjusting to this stranger-than-strange start to the 2020-2021 school year. I know I have personally spent hours trying to learn as much as I can about Zoom and Canvas, and I wait for the day when we are able to return to the … Read More

Signed MOU Update

August 14, 2020

  Thank you to our negotiating team (Patty Peinado, Tanya Guiremand, Rich Guiremand, and Aaron Nesper) for all their hard work over the past few months. And a special thank you to Andrew Oman for his ongoing support. After numerous meetings and conversations, we now have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the reopening … Read More

MOU Update

August 8, 2020

Yesterday evening, our negotiating team and the District came to an agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to reopen our schools. After numerous conversations and many compromises from both sides, we have a document that we think is fair and acceptable. The MOU is currently in a draft form and will need to be … Read More

Update on District Reopening Plan 2

July 31, 2020

Hope you have had a restful summer so far, Yesterday, our negotiating team met with the District in an effort to agree on an MOU for the reopening of school. Although a number of items were agreed to, we are still not in complete agreement with the MOU. Negotiations will continue next week. We will … Read More