02.20.18

SUHSD’s equal opportunity commitment to accessibility of online information and functionality and online survey

SUHSD has added new content to its non-discrimination statement in an effort to highlight our commitment to ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access online information and functionality.

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

SUHSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law in its programs, activities, or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact: Chief Compliance Officer, 619-600-3301, legalsuhsd@sweetwaterschools.org.

SUHSD affirms its commitment to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access online information and functionality. For assistance accessing any online information or functionality that is currently inaccessible, contact the Grants and Communications Department at 619-691-5578. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II, contact Chief Compliance Officer, 619-600-3301, legalsuhsd@sweetwaterschools.org.

Click here to take our Accessibility Survey 2018

Screen Reader Resources

The following links are available tools supporting blind and visually impaired computer readers:

JAWS

JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.

WebAnywhere

WebAnywhere is a non-visual interface to the web that requires no new software to be downloaded or installed. It works right in the browser, which means you can access it from any computer, even locked-down public computer terminals.WebAnywhere enables you to interact with the web in a similar way to how you may have used other screen readers, such as JAWS or Window-Eyes, before.

01.04.18

Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (ASSETs)

RE:  Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (ASSETs)

In accordance with the application instructions from the California Department of Education, the San Diego County Office of Education submits a public notice to the community of Sweetwater Union High School District of San Diego County, its intent to submit an application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) After School Programs grant for public schools to be served in the aforementioned areas.

The purpose of the 21st CCLC Program, as described in federal statute, is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:

  1. Improved academic achievement
  2. Enrichment services that reinforce and complement the academic program, and
  3. Family literacy and related educational development services

SUHSD High schools who may qualify for applying for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant (ASSETs):

  • Castle Park High School
  • Hilltop High School
  • Mar Vista High School
  • Montgomery High School
  • Olympian High School
  • Options Secondary School
  • Southwest High School
  • Sweetwater High School
01.04.18

Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (ASES)

RE:  Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (ASES)

In accordance with the application instructions from the California Department of Education, the San Diego County Office of Education submits a public notice to the community of Sweetwater Union High School District of San Diego County, its intent to submit an application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) After School Programs grant for public schools to be served in the aforementioned areas.

The purpose of the 21st CCLC Program, as described in federal statute, is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:

  1. Improved academic achievement
  2. Enrichment services that reinforce and complement the academic program, and
  3. Family literacy and related educational development services

SUHSD Middle schools who may qualify for applying for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant (ASES):

  • Castle Park Middle School
  • Chula Vista Middle School
  • Granger Junior High School
  • Hilltop Middle School
  • Mar Vista Academy
  • Montgomery Middle School
  • National City Middle School
  • Southwest Middle School
12.12.17

New Sweetwater Mission and Belief Statements

On December 11, 2017 the Board of Trustees adopted a new Mission and Belief Statements for the Sweetwater Union High School District.

We received 115 comments and responses to the first draft and the changes reflect careful consideration of the input we received from the community and the 40 stakeholders who came together to create the initial drafts.

We thank the entire community and thank you for helping us in “Putting Students First”.

MISSION

Located in the heart of an international border community, the Sweetwater Union High School District ensures a safe, inclusive, collaborative culture that empowers each student to actively engage in a meaningful educational experience to pursue personal and academic success.

BELIEF STATEMENTS

  • We believe each student can succeed.
  • We believe in a welcoming community that is inclusive, equitable, and promotes positive academic, social, and emotional well-being.
  • We believe relationships and collaboration matter.
  • We believe resources shall be equitably distributed to ensure the success of each student.
  • We believe in the value of community voice in decision-making.
  • We believe in a culture of trust based on integrity and transparency.

 

11.14.17

2017-18 Climate and Satisfaction Survey

Parent and Community Member

The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is currently administering a survey to parents and community members to assess their perceptions of SUHSD and to receive feedback about various factors related to the district’s overall climate. – Click here to view the survey.  

SUHSD has partnered with Hanover Research to administer and analyze this survey. Hanover Research is an independent market research firm based in Washington, D.C., and is in no way affiliated with any other entity or organization. Your responses to this survey are completely anonymous and will be kept strictly confidential. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Grants and Communications Department at (619) 691-5578. We value your input and appreciate your participation!

El distrito Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD por sus siglas en inglés) actualmente administra una encuesta para padres de familia y miembros de la comunidad con el fin de entender las percepciones del distrito y recopilar sugerencias sobre distritos factores importantes relacionados al ambiente general del distrito. – Oprima aquí para tomar la encuesta .

SUHSD se asoció con Hanover Research para administrar y analizar la presente encuesta. Hanover Research es una firma de mercadeo independiente con sede en Washington, D.C., y no está afiliada a otras entidades u organizaciones. Sus respuestas se mantendrán de manera estrictamente confidencial. La encuesta se contesta en 15 minutos aproximadamente.

Valoramos sus sugerencias y agradecemos su participación.

 

Staff

Click here for staff survey link.

10.19.17

Sweetwater District Presented $8 Million Department of Defense STEM Grant at Fleet Week Event

Grant Will Equip SUHSD Students to Thrive in College-Level Courses

Recently, the Department of Defense kicked-off San Diego Fleet Week by presenting the Sweetwater Union High School District with an $8 million grant to begin implementation of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program. The program will be implemented in 10 Sweetwater District high schools that have children of military personnel in their student bodies.Dr. Janney accepting the $8 million grant check from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program

“This grant is giving us an opportunity to really provide the time and training to enhance teaching and learning for students and for staff,” said Sweetwater District Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney.

The NMSI grant is intended to increase the number of students taking college-level courses to prepare them for the 21st century economy. The program also places an emphasis on increasing access and achievement among traditionally underrepresented students.

“Over the last couple of years, we have worked very hard as a district to implement strategies in our teaching and learning and overall curriculum that ensure that our students are not only getting into college, but that they are prepared when they get there,” said Arturo Solis, Sweetwater District Board of Trustees President. “Our motto has been “Putting Students First” and with the help of this program, we will be able to do just that.”

The program will be implemented at Bonita Vista , Chula Vista, Eastlake, Hilltop, Montgomery, Mar Vista, Olympian, Otay Ranch, Southwest and Sweetwater high schools. 

The presentation at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier helped kick off Fleet Week San Diego. Chula Vista High student Roman Cisneros opened the program by singing the national Anthem and Mar Vista High’s NJROTC paraded the colors.

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction attended the event and encouraged students to “continue being innovative and keep exploring.”

NMSI is a 10-year-old program that has been implemented in 217 high schools that serve military families in 31 states, 93 military installations and four military services.