May 26, 2021
Santa Paula Unified Santa Paula Unified School District
Announces its Superintendent Selection
The Santa Paula Unified School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has selected Mr. Jeffrey Weinstein as the district’s new Superintendent. Mr. Weinstein is currently an Assistant Superintendent at Glendora Unified School District. He has previously held positions as an Assistant Superintendent in Oxnard Union SD and as a Superintendent in Kern County. Before entering into the K-12 arena he was a college professor and administrator for over 10 years. Mr. Weinstein has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership as well as an MBA. He is currently completing his doctoral research study on principal leadership styles and their relationship to teacher job satisfaction categorized by generational age groups and gender. Mr. Weinstein is a native to Southern California and has resided in Santa Clarita, CA. for the past 30 years with his family.
There were 33 applicants for the position. The selection process narrowed down the field to four highly qualified and outstanding finalists that the Board of Education interviewed for the position. Mr. Weinstein will assume the duties of Superintendent beginning July 1st, 2021.
McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. served as consultants in the search process and will continue working with the Santa Paula Unified School District Board and the new Superintendent in helping establish performance objectives for the Superintendent and District.
June 7, 2021
Dear Bedell and Glen City Parents,
In 2015, the Santa Paula Unified School District developed a Facilities Master Plan that identified Glen City as a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade (TK-8) Dual Language Immersion School. The school district Board of Trustees is also considering a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade configuration at Bedell Elementary, with a Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focus, possibly beginning the 2022-23 school year.
If the Board of Trustees decides to convert one or both schools into transitional kindergarten through eighth grade schools, parents whose children attend Bedell or Glen City would have the option of sending their children to either Isbell Middle School or continue to attend their transitional through eighth grade school (Bedell or Glen City). We believe giving parents a choice would be beneficial to families.
The district is seeking input from parents regarding the TK-8 concept. Your input is important and we are interested in your thoughts regarding the school your child is attending and possibly being converted into a TK-8 school. Please CLICK HERE take answer a few questions and feel free to share any additional thoughts you may have (supports, programs, etc.) as district staff continue to explore the TK-8 concept at both schools.
El distrito está solicitando la opinión de los padres en relación con este concepto de TK-8 y estamos interesados en sus pensamientos con respecto a la escuela a la que asiste su hijo y posiblemente se convierta en una escuela TK-8. OPRIME AQUI para participar en la encuesta.
This summer we look forward to offering in-person Summer Bridge Academies for students currently in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 7th grade. Interactive STEAM activities will encourage students to problem solve and use their creativity and engineering skills to explore real-world concepts. All academies will also focus on essential grade level standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics to reinforce learning and prepare students for the upcoming school year. Community building and social-emotional activities will be integrated into every academy. School and classroom safety measures will be implemented in alignment with Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) guidelines.
Summer School Update as of 5/17/21
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Bridge Academies. We have received approximately 800 registrations for students in Transitional Kindergarten through Seventh grade. Registration is currently closed to allow us time to analyze the data, create classes, and hire the appropriate staff for each program. If you would like to attend but missed the initial registration period, we would still like to hear from you. Please complete this form to be placed on the Summer Bridge Academy Waiting List. We will continue to work diligently to find a spot for as many students as we can from the waiting list.
2021 STAR NOVA Summer Enrichment Program
This summer we are partnering with STAR NOVA to offer enrichment programs for students in grades K-7. Each week throughout the month of July, students can choose from a menu of available classes to explore art, science, engineering, dance, cooking and Minecraft. Enrollment ends on June 14 and space is limited so register early to reserve a spot!
July 6 - July 30, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Barbara Webster & Glen City School
Dear Parents and Community Members:
Thank you for taking the time to complete our short survey regarding the proposed work that will be completed on the Isbell Middle School Main Building. In order to take the survey, you will need to use your personal Google account. Below, you will find the presentation that was shared with the Board of Trustees on April 21, 2021. If you have any questions, please call 805.933.8800 for assistance.
May 19, 2021
The New Summer Schedule and "Grab n Go" meal distribution day to begin every WEDNESDAY starting June 16th at Grace Thille Elementary and Isbell Middle School from 10am-12pm. (Pickup on Mondays will no longer be available) Meal Kits are available Free of Charge for all children 18 and under in the community and will include 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, milk, fruits and vegetables per child
Grace Thille Elementary: 1144 E. Ventura Street (Walk up only)
Isbell Middle School: 221 S. 4th Street; on Harvard Blvd (Drive thru & walk up)
Santa Paula Unified School District is not responsible for food once it has left the district pick up site.
Please review all Food Safety information and Cooking Tips at Santa Paula Unified Healthy-e Living
Regular Board Meeting - June 9, 2021
Regular Board Meeting - June 23, 2021
Regular Meetings are Live-streamed at VCK12LS
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