I hope everyone had a restful summer and is off to a great start to the 2022-2023 school year. I am personally looking forward to an awesome school year.

A couple of items to bring to your attention:

Faculty Association Social, Friday, August 12
We have reserved Me N Ed’s for a Faculty Association Social this Friday, August 12.
They have a new outside eating area we have reserved from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
The FA will pay for all the Pizza, Beer, and Wine for all members who attend.
Me N Ed’s is located at 560 E. Betteravia Rd, on the corner of Betteravia and College, near See’s Candy. See you there.

September Paycheck
Your September paycheck should include payment for the extra professional development day we worked in August. Please keep in mind that this is not a permanent increase to the salary schedule but is a payment of your daily rate of pay for working the extra Professional Development Day. We will also work an additional Professional Development Day in January and should receive that payment in our January 2023 paycheck.

Observation Timelines

Are you being evaluated this school year? Here is the timeline from our current contract. If you are a new teacher to the district, please let me know if you have any questions.

Pre-Observation Conference by October 31st by October 1st
Observations October – April October-February
Final Evaluation by May 1st by February 15th

In-Lieu MOU

This year, we will once again allow for teachers to In-Lieu during both of their preparation periods and allow for payouts in December and June at a rate of $55 per In-Lieu period. I have attached the new MOU for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have further questions, please read my Post from September 2021.

Get Safety Trained

Be sure to complete your mandated trainings. Please refer to the email from SMJUHSD-HR on July 12, 2022, and read the attached document.

New Teachers

If you are a new teacher to the District, please take a look at our SMJUHSDFA website and let me know if you have any questions. There is a lot of good information including your very important Weingarten Rights.

I have attached/linked a few files for your information.

Current Collective Bargaining Agreement

Salary Schedule 2022-2023

School Calendar 2022-2023

Current Representative Council (attached)

Current School Site Council and Shared Decision Making Committee members (attached)


Hope you have a great year,
From your FA Executive Board

Matt Provost – President
Tanya Guiremand – Vice President
Mike Emerson – Corresponding Secretary
Becky Masuda – Recording Secretary
Patty Peinado – Treasurer