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Fall School Supply Donation Lists

During the summer there are excellent sales on school supplies for students.  Please click on the following lists to see what you might be able to donate to your child's classroom.

 

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Important Dates to Remember

Uniform Complaint Procedure Update

May 13, 2016

Re:       Addendum to Student and Parent

            Information Handbook 2015-16

 

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Employees, School and District Advisory Committee Members, Private School Officials and Other Interested Parties:

 

At the board meeting of May 12, 2016 the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Education adopted newly revised policies concerning Uniform Complaint Procedures BP 1312.3  While each of the programs that this policy applies to is unique, this policy addresses specific areas of state and federal law they share in common including the protection of students from discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying, the unlawful charging of pupil fees and District compliance with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) requirements.  This policy together with the Administrative Regulations (AR 1312.3) establishes procedures to be followed in the investigation of complaints concerning these matters. 

 

It is the responsibility of the District to ensure annual dissemination of a written notice of Santa Clara Unified’s complaint procedures to students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, school and district advisory committee members, appropriate private school officials or representatives and other interested parties that include information regarding unlawful pupil fees and LCAP requirement.

 

Please read the following information so you are aware of changes to the Uniform Complaint Procedure policy, an addendum to the Student and Parent Information Handbook, 2015-16 and the District Poster for the Annual Notification for Uniform Complaint Procedures.

 

Uniform Complaint Procedure

 BP 1312. 3:  The Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) has the primary responsibility to insure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs and the charging of unlawful fees.  The District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) adopted by the Santa Clara Unified Board of Education.  

 

It is the responsibility of the District to ensure that the person(s), employee(s), position(s) or unit(s) responsible for compliance and /or investigations shall be knowledgeable about the laws/programs that he/she is assigned to investigate.

 

The District shall investigate complaints alleging failure to comply with laws and/or allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying complaints based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, disability, nationality, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or on a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or the unlawful charging of pupil fees in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state or federal financial assistance.

 

The District shall also investigate allegations that it has charged impermissible fees for participation in an educational activity. A complaint of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees may be filed pursuant to the local UCP. A pupil enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. 

 

A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

  • A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit.
  • A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, clothes, or other materials or equipment.
  • A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, suppliers, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.

 

Complaints of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees may be filed with a principal of a school. A complaint regarding pupil fees may be filed anonymously if the complaint provides evidence or information to support an allegation of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees.  Should the District find merit in a pupil fees complaint, the District will provide a remedy to all affected students, parents and guardians, and where applicable all effort will be made to compensate all involved in the payment of those fees.

Complaints may be filed with the District’s Compliance Officers

Kathie Kanavel                                              Andrew Lucia

Assistant Superintendent                                Assistant Superintendent

Educational Services                                      Human Resources

1889 Lawrence Road                                     1889 Lawrence Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051                                  Santa Clara, CA 95051

408 423-2124                                                  408 423-2014

 

Copies of these policies are available in their complete form on the Santa Clara Unified website at santaclarausd.org, through the Santa Clara Unified District Office, and at all schools in Santa Clara Unified School District at no charge to the recipient.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Stanley Rose III, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Project Cornerstone

Become a Project Cornerstone reader & volunteer!  Click here for more information.  We are looking for parents, grandparents, guardians, to read stories to our students in our Assest Building Champion (ABC) program.  Here is a list of the stories that will be provided in year one. All that is required from you is about an hour of your time each month.  Please email Mrs. Blanc if you are interested and she will send you the information.  You can also find information about Project Cornerstone here in our Bowers website!


The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.

The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

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Yearbooks are here!

This is the last week to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK!  They are $20 and can be purchased in the office.

Cash or checks made out to Bowers PTA are accepted!

We Need Your Bottlecaps!

5th Grade is collecting plastic bottle caps of all sizes and colors for an end of year project.  Please bring them to the office or drop them in the box outside Rm. 11.

Thank you!

SCUSD Summer Programs

Please click here to find out about summer offerings in the district this year.

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Bowers Uniform Reminder

Please remember that students are only allowed to wear:

 

Red or white polo-style shirt

Black bottoms only

 

Sweatshirts worn in the classroom must be solid red, white, gray or black.

 

(Target.com has long sleeve polo shirts and sweatshirts, perfect for winter, for $4.70 - $11.90 each.)

 

Preschool "Typical Peer" Opportunity

Hello Bowers Community!

Greetings from Room 22 and 23, Bowers' Specialized Academic Instruction Preschool classes.  We have a "typical peer" program in our classes and we are wondering if you have children, grandchildren, or family friends who would be interested in attending preschool MWF from 8:15­ - 10:45 am for the 2015-16 school year.

The typical peers would be helping our students as "language models."  We are looking for children who are 3­ to 5 years old who have had some type of daycare, home school, or preschool experience.

Please email us to let us know if you are interested!

Thank you!

Stephanie Harris 

snharris@scusd.net