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Know Your Rights 
 
No matter who is president, everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution. Undocumented immigrants have these rights, too. It is important that we all assert and protect our basic rights.
 
If you find you have to deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other law enforcement officers at home, on the street, or anywhere else, remember that you have the rights described in this factsheet. The factsheet also provides suggestions for what you should do to assert your rights.
 
Conozca Sus Derechos
 
Sin importar quien es presidente, todas las personas que viven en EE.UU. tienen ciertos derechos básicos bajo la constitución del país. Los inmigrantes indocumentados también tienen estos derechos. Es importante que hagamos valer y protejamos nuestros derechos básicos.

Si usted tiene que tratar con oficiales de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE por su sigla en inglés) en la casa, calle, o en algún otro lugar, recuerde que tiene los derechos descritos en este documento. Este documento también provee sugerencias de cómo hacer valer sus derechos.
 
(From the National Immigration Law Center) 

California Mathematics Placement Policy for Students Entering 9th Grade

 

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is committed to providing a “fair, objective, and transparent” mathematics placement policy for all students entering 9th grade.  In preparation for the 2016-2017 school year, we have developed criteria and protocols for accurately evaluating and placing students in appropriate mathematics courses that will best support our commitment and vison for ALL students to be college and career ready.  We will consider the following multiple objective academic measures of pupil performance to inform student placement:

 

  1. Standardized statewide mathematics assessment score based upon CAASPP achievement levels: standards exceeded, standards met, and standards nearly met from grades 6 and 8.
  2. Results from a diagnostic assessment (administered EOY and within the first three weeks of school) to ensure accurate student placement and permit re-evaluation of individual student progress.
  3. End of course exam, summative assessment grade measuring student mastery on state-adopted standards with a grade of C or above, and demonstrating sufficient preparation for the next in-sequence mathematics course.
  4. Final math grade on the end of the year official report card.
  5. Teacher recommendation based upon classroom assessments, grades, and habits of mind.
  6. For students receiving special education services, the final mathematics placement will be determined by the student’s IEP team.

 

If a parent/guardian would like for his/her child’s mathematics placement to be reconsidered, the following steps are in place:

 

  1. Per parent/guardian’s formal request, site administration may make available the outcomes from the objective multiple performance measures listed above.
  2. Per parent/guardian’s formal request, site administration will allow the student to take the end of course, final summative assessment. Based on the results of this assessment, site administration may reconsider student’s math placement.
  3. Parent/guardian may also request a waiver requesting his/her child be placed in the next in-sequence course. However, such a request would be against the professional recommendation of the site administration. By signing the waiver, the parent/guardian will acknowledge and accept responsibility for requested placement.
10 Things You Should Know About Charter Schools 
 
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is a network of charter schools founded to provide high-quality educational choices to parents and students. To help you understand what makes a charter school unique, please read below about charter schools.
 
The number of charter schools continues to grow. Today, more than a million children attend over 3,600 charter schools in 40 states and the District of Columbia. While such schools can serve a real need in the community, many people are still unsure what a charter school really is.
 
1. Charter schools are independent public schools that are open to all students, regardless of income, gender, race or religion.
 
2. Charter schools are schools of choice that provide a high-qualityoption to families who are dissatisfied with their traditional district school.
 
3. Charter schools exist under a contract with an authoritative public body, such as a state or local school board, which holds the charter school accountable for results.
 
The “charter” is a legal contract that outlines the school’s mission, program, goals, students served and ways to measure success.
 
4. Charter schools run independently of traditional school districts, yet since they are public schools they are funded by taxpayer money. Charter schools have their own school boards.
 
5. As self-governing entities, charter schools have the autonomy to make quick, effective changes to meet students’ specific needs, which helps improve student achievement.
 
6. Charter schools hold students, teachers and parents accountable for improving student achievement.
 
7. Charter schools have the freedom to reward teachers with higher pay when the teachers have met the needs of their students. They also have the freedom to release those who do not.
 
8. Fifty-eight percent of charter school students are minority and 52 percent are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.
 
9. Charter schools can be created by parents, a team of teachers, a community organization or a university.
 
10. Many charter schools are helping to close the achievement gap for low-income and minority students. For many students and parents, charter schools are providing quality options and raising the bar in public education. To learn more about charter schools, you can visit www.publiccharters.org