Learning Continuity Attendance Plan

Senate Bill 98, approved by Governor Newsom on June 29, 2020, made several key changes to accountability requirements for the 2020-21 school year. These include the establishment of a new requirement – The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan – that must be adopted by September 30, 2020.

Dates to Remember

  • August 1, 2020: Tentative release, by CDE, of the required Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan template
  • September 30, 2020: Deadline for adopting the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
  • December 15, 2020: Deadline for the submission of the Budget Overview for Parents along with the First Interim Budget

Below are upcoming workshops and meetings for school district leaders developing a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. 

Date SMCOE Meeting/Workshop Title Time Point of contact for more info: Additional Resources
July 17, 2020  Council for Instructional Improvement   1:30-2:30pm

 Jared Prolo

jprolo@smcoe.org 

 Council for Instructional Improvement: Video Recording

July 24, 2020
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Workshop - Stakeholder engagement, Distance Learning, and Attendance
  1:30-2:30pm

Joy Dardenelle 

jdardenelle@smcoe.org

Slide Presentation (July 24, 2020)

Video Recording (July 24, 2020)

July 31, 2020 
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Workshop - Increased and Improved Services, English Learners, FY, Students with Disabilities, McKinney-Vento
  1:30-2:30pm

 Joy Dardenelle

jdardenelle@smcoe.org

Slide Presentation (July 31,2020)
August 7, 2020
Learning Loss
  1:30-2:30pm  Jared Prolo

jprolo@smcoe.org

 
August 14, 2020 
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan - Social Emotional Health, Student Reengagement
   1:30-2:30pm

 Joy Dardenelle

jdardenelle@smcoe.org

 
 

Helpful links:

SMCOE Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Update: Slide Presentation - (presented July 7, 2020)

SMCOE Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Update: Video Recording - (presented July 7, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

By Section

Stakeholder Engagement

The following sections include examples, resources, and information related to engaging stakeholders.  The sections are divided into three areas of focus in an effort to increase future equity outcomes, adapt to the needs of districts, and support the development and implementation of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.

Requirements for Stakeholder Engagement in The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

Engaging and Gathering Feedback from Stakeholders Who Speak Languages Other than English

Efforts to reach students and families are two directional and information is provided in various languages and channels. This section provides suggestions of multiple ways in engaging families who are multilingual and families of English Learner students.

Best Practices and First-hand Accounts for Engaging Stakeholders

The guide for best practices for engaging stakeholders includes information from the California Collaborative for Education Excellence (CCEE) and SMCOE. The resources from CCEE include a detailed Distance Learning Playbook and a Hybrid Learning Playbook.  Specifically related to engaging all stakeholders, the resources include short video clips to a webinar highlighting stakeholder engagement and first-hand experiences from districts across the state. The resources from SMCOE include a recommended timeline to meaningfully engage stakeholders while simultaneously developing and finalizing the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. 

Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging stakeholders who have limited or no access to technology 

The technology resources for engaging stakeholders provides examples of the ways different education agencies use technology to collaborate with their stakeholders.  Specifically, this resource guide gives examples and supports for the following:

  • Strategies for engaging and gathering feedback from stakeholders who speak languages other than English (Coming Soon)
  • Strategies for engaging stakeholders who have limited or no access to technology (Coming Soon)
  • Strategies for engaging stakeholders remotely (Coming Soon)

How to Get Support

Please contact the following SMCOE team members for specific support on developing services and the new plan:

Systems for District Improvement: Joy Dardenelle (jdardenelle@smcoe.org)
Process and timeline for plan development
Information on the template
Strategies for stakeholder engagement
English Learner supports and services 

Curriculum and Instruction: Jared Prolo (jprolo@smcoe.org)
Distance learning
Attendance and instructional minutes
Learning loss and mitigation
Measurement and assessment

District Business Services: Wendy Richard (wrichard@smcoe.org), Vinita Singh (vsingh@smcoe.org), James Arcala (jarcala@smcoe.org)
Reporting expenditures
Public hearing notices
Finance and other business questions

School Climate and Culture: Mary McGrath (mmcgrath@smcoe.org)
Supports and services for Foster Youth
Supports and services for Students experiencing homelessness
Mental health and social-emotional supports and services
Nutrition

Joy Dardenelle

Administrator, District Improvement and Support

Email: jdardenelle@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5312

Carrie Blanton

Coordinator, District Improvement and Support

Email: cblanton@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5337

Carlos Salcido

Coordinator, District Improvement and Support

Email: csalcido@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5354

Kathrina Bautista

Administrative Assistant, District Improvement and Support

Email: kbautista@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5333