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  • COVID-19 Info | SVPTA

    COVID-19 Info Links ​ SVUSD SVUSD Return to School Flow Chart SVUSD Mask Guidance 2021-2022 SVUSD Reopening Plan COVID Dashboards ​ OCHCA OCHCA Orders & Recommendations ​ CDPH CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine CDPH Guidance for Schools K-12 ​ CAPTA CAPTA COVID-19 Resources for PTA Leaders CAPTA COVID-19 Resources for Parents, Families & Educators Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 FAQS ​ ​ Can PTA hold in-person activities? We CAN hold PTA events off campus or on campus after school hours (ex/outreach program/art club/etc), but limited on number of people that can attend (an RSVP system to confirm the number attending is highly recommended & you must work closely with your principal to ensure numbers meet SVUSD guidelines/protocols). Please work closely with your site administrator/principal on planning any events. ​ ​ Can we have PTA Programs on campus (art, STEAM lab, etc.)? We ARE allowed to have PROGRAMS on campus. However, the process for approval has changed. You must have site admin/principal approval first, then have it submitted to the district & reviewed by the SVUSD school board & approved in their meeting. This means things will take longer to get started. However, the purpose behind this is to keep our students safe. The board will be reviewing & ensuring that these outside programs are following the same SAFETY protocols as SVUSD. ​ ​ Are we covered by our insurance? Insurance will cover all events as long as they meet our insurance guidelines (when in doubt, call or email AIM & verify). However, per my email with AIM, “ Your policy has a pandemic exclusion. There is no coverage for covid no matter where you have the event.” Meaning no coverage will be provided for COVID related issues. It is extremely important that we are following any COVID protocols/guidelines outlined by SVUSD. ​ ​ ​ Do PTA meetings have to be outside of school hours? Kids permitted? Yes, PTA meetings have to be outside of school hours if you want them to be held on campus. Outside of school hours, we CAN be on campus which is exciting. There cannot be children present at the meeting, however we PTAs can hire school site personnel during the meeting time to provide childcare in a separate room. They will adhere to all COVID protocols & safety measures for the children. ​ One great takeaway from the past year, is that ZOOM is a great way to reach all families. Perhaps a good compromise is to have any late afternoon/evening meetings in person, while offering daytime meetings via ZOOM. I do think in person meetings have many benefits & it is important to have that connection in person at least some of the time. ​ Will PTA volunteers be allowed on campus if approved by school administration? It is true that Visitors & Volunteers will be limited for the safety of our students. This does not mean there won’t be opportunities or needs throughout the year. Please work closely with your site administrator/principals to support these needs, while adhering to all safety protocols.​ ​ Will PTA be permitted to make copies on campus? YES, volunteers can come on campus to make copies. Please have your volunteer make an appointment with the front office via email, prior to coming on campus. All Volunteers must wear masks at all times on campus. ​ ​ Events involving food? Does food have to be individually packaged? Can it be more buffet style? Ideally yes, food being individually packaged is preferred. However, if someone is masked/gloved & individually serving food, this is acceptable. Again, all must be approved by your site administrator/principal. ​ During COVID-19 PTA can still... Spread positivity ​ Advocate for our kids on many levels ​ Keep parents informed as information gets shared with us. Please ask your school friends to join our SVPTA FB page https://www.facebook.com/SaddlebackValleyPTACouncil/ and Instagram @svptacouncil Ask parents to become PTA members & be a part of something BIGGER!!! Joining PTA gives you a voice, it connects you to resources for distance learning, mental health resources, it advocates important issues including Art, Special Education, Equity in Education & so much more!!! If your school needs a simple way for families to join virtually, use TOTEM which is CAPTA’s electronic membership platform.

  • Timeline | SVPTA

    Timeline & To Do List Summer August September October November Ha ve a casual get together with your new board Add new check signers & take off old ones. Update your website with new information January February March April May General To Dos Treasurer should complete the Worker’s Compensation Form online https://aim-companies.com/capta-wcreporting/ Treasurer should submit membership dues to SVPTA ($5.90 per member). Treasurer, Membership & Secretary should hand off books to Auditor/Financial Review Committee Attend SVPTA Council Meeting on January 17th @ 7pm in the SVUSD Board Room Attend the Superintendent’s Advisory Council on January 22 @ 9:30am in the SVUSD Board Room Submit an application for a 4th District Award Upload docs to SVPTA ​ ​ At Yo ur Executive Board Meeting Vote to recommend sending members to Sacramento Safari At Your Association Meeting Elect nominating committee Approve sending members to Sacramento Safari

  • Special Education | SVPTA

    Special Education About Us PTA Special Education Liaisons- We are a volunteer group of parents with children on an IEP who advocate for all children while making sure the schools and PTA have an eye on inclusion. We have a liaison at each school in SVUSD (there are a few open) This role is also the bridge between SPED Administrators, teachers, staff and parents. This is a great person to contact if you have any questions about your child having the most inclusive school experience (outside of academics which would be your IEP Team). Here is an updated contact list and if the position is open at your school email us at specialed@svpta.org . PTA SPED Liaisons Directory Handbooks Elementary Intermediate/High School PTA Budget Worksheet PTA SPED Calendar Get Involved 1. PTA Join the Parent List Join us on FB ​ Volunteer (e-mail) Join our Parent-to-Parent Mentoring group (Schedule & Info on the table below) ​ 2. CAC Join the South Orange County CAC (Community Advisory Committee) Through SELPA (Special Education and Local Plan Area). Email: CACofSOC@gmail.com ​ Follow on FB ​ Website: Community Advisory Committee (CAC) | Educational Services ​ 23/24 CAC Meeting Calendar: English Donate Your donation makes a difference! Donations help us pay for parent education and community building events. And cookies. Lots of cookies. Make a donation to the SVPTA Special Education Advocacy via check payable to “SVPTA-SPED” Have concerns about your child?​ Find out where to start if you have concerns about your child, or want to learn more about IEPs and 504 plans. Learn more Resources Special Education Office: (949) 580-3206 https://www.svusd.org/departments/educational-services/special-education ​ 2023/24 PTA SPED Contacts Back to school toolkit IEP Resources: IEP Checklist to Assist Parents Positive Student Profile to give to your child's IEP Team Undivided Website ​ Procedural Safeguards: English Spanish SVPTA Special Education Liaison Kris S. specialed@svpta.org

  • Art Submission Form | SVPTA

    Share your art story Parent First Name* Parent Last Name* Email* Phone Student First Name* Student Last Name* School Name* Upload your art Max File Size 15MB Provide a brief description* Submit Thanks for submitting! Click here to go back to the Arts Advocacy to do list

  • Is your child struggling | SVPTA

    Is your child struggling? When your school-age student is struggling, it can be difficult to figure out what is going on and what to do. We have gathered some resources on this site that we hope you’ll find helpful. Do you suspect that your child might have a disability or learning difference? When your child has difficulties learning or participating in school activities, he or she may have a disability. Learning differences or disabilities can emerge or be identified at any time. Issues are commonly identified around Kindergarten age, but learning disabilities are often identified much later. ​ Red flags that your child may have a disability that impacts his or her ability to access education include (but are not limited to): difficulty reading, writing or spelling, difficulty with math, refusing to go to school, difficulty getting along with teachers or other students, difficulty following directions or paying attention in class, difficulty with transitions, or physical conditions that make it difficult for the student to learn, sit or participate in school. First Steps If you suspect that your child may have a disability or learning difference, here are some good first steps: ​ Talk with your child’s teacher. (The teacher should also notify parents if there has been a noticeable gap in academic performance, possible learning difficulties, or problems with attendance or behavior, but if they haven’t it doesn’t mean there’s not a problem). Talk with your child’s doctor. They may refer you to appropriate specialists or suggest other interventions. Call the Selpa SOC SELPA Director, Rae Lynn Nelson (949) 580-3394 RaeLynn.Nelson@svusd.org Talk with another parent. The PTA has parent volunteers who can help with navigating the process while respecting your privacy. (Please note that we are not experts and cannot provide medical advice.) Contact Us: specialed@svpta.org Possible next steps The teacher may suggest trying some strategies in the classroom or ask that a Student Study Team (SST) evaluate your student’s academic, behavioral and social-emotional progress. The SST may propose additional strategies. ​ If progress is still a concern the SST may recommend an assessment to determine eligibility for special education and related services. Some families may also choose to have a private assessment. ​ Important: You as the parent can also request an SST evaluation at any time. You don’t need to wait for the teacher or school administration to propose this. You can also request that an assessment for eligibility for special education be done at any time. The assessment process does not have to be initiated by the school. How to request an assessment.- https://youtu.be/GoBSv0FdPYo Learning More To effectively advocate for your child you need to learn about your child’s needs. It is also important to learn about the process and your rights as a parent. There many good resources, testimonials and simulations online like Understood , AutismSpeaks , Disabilityrightsca.org , Undivided and many others. ​ You can also read the SELPA Parent Handbook . ​ Don’t despair! The right intervention or support can be different for every child and can take time and patience to identify. SVPTA Special Education Liaison Kris S. specialed@svpta.or g

  • PTA Grants | SVPTA

    PTA Grants ​National PTA Grants Deadline October 4th ​​ For all Grades and Ages ​ PTA Healthy Minds , Sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and The Allstate Foundation This program is for all grades and ages. 100 local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding. ​ Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement , sponsored by the family of Mary Lou Anderson This program is for all grades and ages. Two local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding. ​ PTA Wellness Fairs , sponsored by Walmart This program is for all grades and ages. 40 local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding ​ PTA Connected: The Smart Talk , sponsored by Norton This program is for all grades and ages. 40 local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding. All programs must be completed by the end of March 2024. ​ ​ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ​ PTA Connected: Ready, Tech, Go! , supported by AT&T This program is for elementary schools. 150 local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding. To be considered, PTAs must hold their programs in-person. At-home programming will not be supported. ​ STEM + Families Propelling Our World , sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries This program is for elementary schools. 40 local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 . ​ ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL ​ PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome , Sponsored by Google + YouTube This program is for elementary and middle schools. 50 local PTAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding . ​ MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL ​ PTA Connected: Build Up and Belong , sponsored by Discord This program is for high schools. 25 local PTAs/PTSAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding. ​ HIGH SCHOOL ​ P TA Connected: Build Up and Belong , sponsored by Discord This program is for high schools. 25 local PTAs/PTSAs will be selected, and each will be awarded $1,250 in funding. CAPTA Scholarships Deadline Octo ber 15h ​​ Continuing Education Scholarships The scholarship must be used January 1 – December 31 following the year of award; proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to California State PTA by June 1. Scholarships are available for: School staff members (teachers, counselors, nurses and staff) & PTA volunteers ​ Graduating High-School Senior Scholarships Graduating high-school seniors are eligible to apply for the Volunteer Service Scholarship and the $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Scholarship for medical-field education. CAPTA Grants Deadline Octo ber 15h ​​ Parent Education Develop and implement parent education programs and projects in such areas as health, child development, child abuse prevention or parenting skills. Programs or projects must be sponsored by the PTA applying for the grant. Program grant ideas include parent-resource centers, seminars and workshops, forums for parents of children with special needs and information on preparing healthy meals. ​ Cultural Arts Develop and implement student-centered cultural arts programs which complement the California State PTA’s commitment to a quality arts education. The programs and projects should focus on expanding the students’ awareness and appreciation of the field of cultural arts and/or enriching and enhancing arts education programs and must be sponsored by the PTA applying for the grant. Program grant possibilities include performing arts assemblies, arts communications brochures, demonstrations, storytellers, read-a-thons and docents. ​ Outreach Translation Translate PTA written materials and oral presentations in an effort to involve every member of the school community. Presentations or materials must be sponsored by the PTA applying for the grant. The California State PTA may use these translated materials when appropriate. Copy of the translated material must accompany the evaluation report. Program grant possibilities include translating written materials into other languages, providing translations at meetings and events, offering school community activities, enhancing partnerships and engaging non-English-speaking families. ​ Healthy Lifestyle Develop, promote and implement programs, projects and activities that will improve the overall health of children and adults. Program grant possibilities include classes, health fairs, awareness events, walking/running programs, sun safety initiatives and depression awareness efforts. Please refer to the Insurance Guide for approved activities.

  • Training Videos | SVPTA

    Training Videos CAPTA Virtual Summer Leadership Academy President Videos: Part 1 & Part 2 Handouts: Part 1 & Part 2 Secretary Video Handout Treasurer Videos: Part 1 , Part 2 , & Part 3 Handouts: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 Parliamentarian Basics Video Handout Links for Parliamentarian Q & A PTA Super References Sheet Audits Video Handout Membership Basics Video Handout Legislation & Advocacy Video Handout ​ ​ ​ 4th District Training Videos ​ President Secretary General Financial Parliamentarian Auditor Membership Membresia (Spanish Membership) Reflections ​ ​

  • Resources | SVPTA

    Resources Conflict/Whistleblower Form Find up-to-date information on running your PTA For SVPTA Presidents ​ Training Videos ​ SVPTA Forms ​ CAPTA & 4th District Resources ​ Frequently Asked Questions ​ Important Links ​ Meeting Docs

  • Calendar | SVPTA

    Calendar Subscribe to this Calendar on your iPhone iCal 1. Open the Calendar app 2. Click Calendars at the bottom & then Add Calendar 3. Select Add Subscription Calendar 4. Enter the following url: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_a26bee5d1196538081d38742726f39b4a5f71d4b5f329d46f3af2b54658e0503%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics View in Google Docs

  • Upload Docs | SVPTA

    Upload Docs to SVPTA Do you already know our new system for uploading documents? YES ​ ​ Go Straight to Our Google Form https://forms.gle/NEuMPw9QoghLB3Dr5 ​ ​ Items You Will Need to Upload Throughout the Year View PDF NO ​ ​ ​ Check Out Our Step by Step Guides For Secretaries PDF VIDEO ​ For Treasurers PDF VIDEO ​ For Presidents PDF

  • Reflections | SVPTA

    Reflections "I am Hopeful Because…" ​ That’s the theme for the 2023-24 Reflections Art Program, which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education. ​ How to Run Reflections at Your School View the Powerpoint Guide Link to Copy Online Entry Form Sign in to correct gmail account Make a copy Restore Folders Once completed, form will be on your google drive S tep by step instructions on how to copy the sample entry form.** ** It is important that you make a copy first and put your reflections email address on in the forms, others we will receive ALL your submissions. All school winners are due to SVPTA by November 2nd and MUST be submitted electronically. Look for more info to come on how to submit your winners. ​ If you have any questions, you can schedule a phone or zoom call with Reflections Chair, so she can walk you through the steps - reflections@svpta.org Reflections encourages students of all ages to: ​ Unleash creative talents and be inspired Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork Experience the fun and joy of making art Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme Receive positive recognition for their original works of art Click here to see the winners of the CAPTA 2022-2023 Reflections Art Program. ​ All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas: ​ Dance Choreography Literature Photography Film Production Music Composition Visual Arts ​ Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Forms and Resources Enroll your PTA in the 2023-2024 National PTA Reflections Student Entry Packet including entry form and rules, available in English and Spanish Guides for Local Leaders in English and Spanish CAPTA Online Entry Form Video National PTA Reflection CAPTA Reflections Page Google Folder Logos Rules Local Leader Guide Participation Forms Unit Training Presentation Reflections Chair Jaime R. reflections@svpta.org

  • Contacts | SVPTA

    Contacts VAPA COORDINATOR Sabrina Skeels sabrina.skeels@svusd.org SVPTA ARTS ADVOCACY Karen R. arts@svpta.org SVPTA ARTS COMM. Kathie D. artscomm@svpta.org SVPTA PRESIDENT Catherine B. president@svpta.org

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