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The Las Lomitas Elementary School District (LLESD) is comprised of two award-winning schools in Atherton and Menlo Park, California.  Thriving in the community surrounded by Stanford University and many of Silicon Valley’s world-renowned corporations, entrepreneurs, and scientists, Las Lomitas Elementary (K-3rd grade) and La Entrada Middle (4th-8th grades) consistently rank among the top in the state.
 

Please take a tour of our website to learn more about the district, our schools, and the people who make up this close-knit community.

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Parent Information regarding the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

March 10, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress. CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8, as well as paper-based tests for science in grades 5 and 8.

 

We continue to learn lessons from previous year’s test administrations which help to ensure a successful, full launch of the CAASPP system this school year. Students will take the test in grades three through eight during the test window of March 3- June 8, 2016. Each of our sites has developed a testing schedule for each of the grades tested.

 

To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at: https://login3.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V154/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=California_PT

 

 

Following the spring 2016 testing, students will receive individual score reports, typically mailed over the summer. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English–language arts and mathematics, and other information.

 

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Christy Chalfant, Assistant Principal, at Las Lomitas School or Sonya Dineen, Assistant Principal, at La Entrada School.

 

Both of our school sites will begin the assessments after Spring Break. All third through eighth grade students will take both the English-Language Arts and Math exams, totaling approximately 8 hours of assessment. Your child should get plenty of rest, eat a protein-rich breakfast and feel confident that he/she has been well-prepared to do his/her best!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Lisa Cesario

Superintendent

 

Parent Guide (Grades 3-5) to SBAC 2016 (1).pdf

 

Parent Guide (Grades 6-8) to SBAC 2016.pdf

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CDE Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data - Opt Out Form Available for Parents

 

A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state, including the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. We wanted to make families aware of this, and provide you with an opt-out form and other important information regarding the case.

 

In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) alleging widespread systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The suit also alleges that the CDE failed to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.  Please click here for more information on the lawsuit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp

 

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit's allegations. 

 

As a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since January 1, 2008. The Las Lomitas Elementary School District is NOT releasing any student data directly to the court. Rather, the CDE, who, by law, possesses student data from all school districts in the state, is required to release student data to the court. 

 

For more information regarding the release of this data and how you can file an objection with the court to consider not releasing your data, both in

English and Spanish, click here:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp

 

Los padres de familia y estudiantes pueden objetar que los registros y documentos estudiantiles privados y protegidos sean publicados por la demanda judicial entre la Asociación de Padres Preocupados de Morgan Hill y la Asociación de Padres Preocupados v. el Departamento de Educación de California.

 

The last day to file the objection is April 1, 2016.

 

For opt out forms in English and Spanish please click

here:http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26-spanish.pdf

 

While submitting a form will not guarantee your student’s information will not be released, it is the only means for expressing an objection to the current order.  The court also issued a Protective Order, which prohibits the plaintiff from disclosing any confidential information to anyone other than the parties, plaintiff’s attorneys and/or consultants, and the court.  Thus, in no event is the information permitted to be disclosed to the public generally or used for any reason outside of this lawsuit, and all information must be returned to the CDE or destroyed at the conclusion of the lawsuit.

 

For further information, please contact the California Department of Education by telephone at (916)-319-0800. 

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Important Notice Regarding Immunization Requirements

 

All students enrolling in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District (LLESD) must satisfy California State Immunization Requirements prior to enrollment. Please see the Shots for School website for a guide to the requirements.

 

Students enrolling in LLESD from outside of the United States are also subject to the immunization requirements of the State of California and will not be admitted until all requirements are met. We will need proper documentation of your child's immunization with English translation as necessary to verify the records.

 

Please note: Your child will not receive class placement until all state required immunizations have been met.

 

For additional questions about the requirements, please call Las Lomitas School at 650-854-5900 or La Entrada School at 650-854-3962.

 

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La Entrada Named National Blue Ribbon School 2014!
 

La Entrada Middle School has been named one of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  Only 337 schools in the United States were recognized with this prestigious award this year, with La Entrada being one of only 25 middle schools being included in this designation. 

Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where academic achievement has significantly improved.   La Entrada has been awarded this recognition once before.

 

Public Notices

For LLESD District Budget for 2015-16, please visit the Departments/Finance & Business Services section of this site.

For LLESD 2015-16 LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), please visit the Departments/Finance & Business section of this site.

Las Lomitas Elementary School District Local Education Agency Plan (L.E.A.P.) for 2015-16

School Treat Guidelines

Continuous PUBLIC NOTICE for Surplus Equipment