08-05-20: A message From the Superintendent:
Zoom Meeting Link: August 20, 2020 Regular Board Meeting
The July 16, 2020, Regular Board Meeting will be conducted using the Zoom meeting platform, which will allow attendees to join the meeting from their home computer, tablet or smartphone, or to call in via phone. The public will be able to watch the meeting via Zoom, and participate during public comment.
A live link to the meeting will be posted on this page 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Meetings usually begin at 5:00 pm. Please return to this page on July 16th if you would like to virtually attend.
La reunión de la mesa directiva del 16 de julio de 2020, se llevará a cabo utilizando la aplicación Zoom, que permitirá a los asistentes unirse a la reunión desde una computadora, tableta o teléfono inteligente en su hogar, o a través de un enlace telefónico. El público podrá ver la reunión por medio de Zoom y podrá participar durante el lapso disponible para comentarios públicos.
Se publicará un enlace sobre esta página para unirse a la reunión en vivo,
5 minutos antes del comienzo de la reunión. Las reuniones generalmente comienzan a las 5:00 pm. Regrese a esta página el 16 de julio si desea asistir virtualmente.
Wednesday, 6/3 will be the final day of Grab-n-Go meal distribution out of the WCS Multi. WESD students can continue to pick up meals at 950 Sebastopol Rd, 95407. This interactive map shows other locations around Santa Rosa where student meals can be picked up.
El miércoles 6/3 será el último día de distribución de comidas Grab-n-Go fuera del WCS Multi. Los estudiantes de WESD pueden continuar recogiendo comidas en 950 Sebastopol Rd, 95407. Este mapa interactivo muestra otros lugares alrededor de Santa Rosa donde se pueden recoger las comidas de los estudiantes.
Video Board Meetings
The August 20, 2020, Regular Board Meeting will be conducted using the Zoom meeting platform, which will allow attendees to join the meeting from their home computer, tablet or smartphone, or to call in via phone. The public will be able to watch the meeting via Zoom, and participate during public comment.
A live link to the meeting will be posted on this page 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Closed Session begins at 4:00 pm; Open Session begins at 5:00 pm. Please return to this page on August, 2020, if you would like to virtually attend.
La reunión regular de la mesa directiva del 20 de agosto de 2020, se llevará a cabo utilizando la aplicación Zoom, que permitirá a los asistentes unirse a la reunión desde una computadora, tableta o teléfono inteligente en su hogar, o a través de un enlace telefónico. El público podrá ver la reunión por medio de Zoom y podrá participar durante el lapso disponible para comentarios públicos.
Se publicará un enlace sobre esta página para unirse a la reunión en vivo,
5 minutos antes del comienzo de la reunión. La sesion cerrada empieza a las 4:00 pm; y la sesion albierta empieza a las 5:00 pm. Regrese a esta página el 20 de agosto si desea asistir virtualmente.
Wright Elementary School District was established in 1865. We are a K-8 school district with over 1,600 students enrolled.
Wright District Office is located in southwest Santa Rosa. From Hwy 12, turn left at South Wright Road (Fulton Rd), cross Sebastopol Road and turn right on Price Avenue. The District Office is on the right, just before Wright Charter School.
If the situation is life threatening, call 911 and ask for immediate support.
Sonoma County Crisis Resources:
Crisis Stabilization Unit (24/7)
2225 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa
North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)
Sonoma County Behavioral Health Access Line (24/7)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 crisis centers.
Provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery in English and Spanish.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Regional center offering crisis counselors trained to listen and offer support to people in emotional crisis.
Veteran’s Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, or text 838255
Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat or text.
1-310-855-4673; Text Teen to 839863
Crisis and referral services, specializing in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17. Bilingual.
National Hopeline Helpline
Provides counseling and support to those who are suicidal and for suicide survivor loss families.
Safe Call Now (for First Responders)
24/7 help line staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. Can assist with treatment options for responders suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues.
ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE USE
Sonoma & Napa County Al-Anon/Alateen
707-575-6750 Sonoma County
707-258-3690 Napa County
24-Hour Support Lines for people worried about or affected by someone with a drinking problem.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline
Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
National Help Line for Substance Abuse
Opioid Treatment Programs in California
SAMHSA Treatment Programs in California
Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator – Sonoma County
Sonoma County locator
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National US Child Abuse Hotline
Assembly Bill AB 1767 requires any school district, county office of education, or charter school that serves students in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6 to adopt or update a policy on suicide prevention to apply to kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, and specifically address the needs of high-risk groups within those grades (Ed. Code §215).
Assembly Bill AB 34 requires any school district, county office of education, or charter school, regardless of grades served, to post specific information in a prominent location on the local educational agency’s (LEA’s) existing website in a manner that is easily accessible to parents/guardians and students.
Parents, educators, mental health professionals, and legislators are making a concerted effort to address the critical need to prevent youth suicides in California.
Assembly Bill 2246 (O’Donnell) addressed this issue by requiring school district's to adopt suicide prevention policies before the beginning of the 2017–18 school year. The policy shall specifically address the needs of high-risk groups, include consideration of suicide awareness and prevention training for teachers, and ensure that a school employee acts only within the authorization and scope of the employee’s credential or license.
Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth ages thirteen to eighteen and also is a leading cause of death among ten- to-twelve-year olds. Students in earlier grades also are known to consider, attempt, and die by suicide. Research demonstrates that ideation may start as early as pre-school (however, suicide deaths are very rare among children age nine years or younger).
The board policy must be developed in consultation with school and community stakeholders, school-employed mental health professionals, and suicide prevention experts. At a minimum, the board policy must address procedures relating to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
Fact Sheets on Suicide: Adolescents and Young Adults
The National Adolescent Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, highlights some important research results on suicide. It provides information about the age adolescents are most likely to commit suicide, how gender and race impact adolescents in regard to suicide, and examines the suicide rate trends for adolescents. This Suicide Fact Sheet was published in 2006 and is based on the most current data available.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the Signs. Find the Words. Reach Out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
This resource provides practical information about youth suicide prevention that is relevant to schools, parents, and students. This national, nonprofit organization increases awareness about both the problem of youth suicide and increases accessibility to user-friendly resources available to prevent it.
Walk in Our Shoes
This campaign utilizes real stories from teens and young adults to teach youth about mental health challenges and mental wellness. The multifaceted campaign uses positive, authentic, and appropriate stories told through an interactive Web site, school-based theatrical performance, and a statewide public education campaign.
WESD Suicide Awareness and Prevention (District Support Staff)
Adam Schaible, Superintendent (707) 542-0550 x102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Waters, Principal, Wright Charter School (707) 542-0556 x631, email@example.com
Corina Rice, Principal, J.X. Wilson School, (707) 525-8350 x240, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Pola-Hoard, Principal, Robert L. Stevens School, (707) 575-8883 x352, email@example.com
Carmen Wandel, Counselor, J.X. Wilson School (707) 575-8883 x355, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Basham, Counselor, Robert L. Stevens School (707) 525-8350 x238, email@example.com
Currently Vacant Position, Counselor, Wright Charter School (707) 542-0556 x645
The Wright Elementary District Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities and services shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
TITLE IX: PROHIBITING SEX-BASED DISCRIMINATION
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the District. Title IX protects all participants in the District's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code § 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education. Please refer this overview of Wright Elementary School Districts' Nondiscrimination In District Programs and Activities policy BP 0410 (listed below) and the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment:
Title IX information provided here applies to every school and site in the District.
The District Title IX Coordinator/Title IX Compliance Officer:
Adam Schaible, Superintendent
Wright Elementary School District
4385 Price Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Telephone: (707) 542-0550 x102
You can also find information in our parent handbooks and in board policies 0410 - Nondiscrimination In District Programs And Activities, 4030 - Nondiscrimination In Employment, 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment (Students), 5145.9 Hate-Motivated Behavior, 5131.2 Bullying (anti-cyber bullying procedures).
Your Rights Under Title IX
You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at the District. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of any of the following.
(The above is from California Education Code §221.8.)
The District has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. Information on filing a complaint alleging sex-based discrimination is below, including contact information for the District's Title IX Coordinators.
For more information specific to anti-discrimination in SCOE employment, please contact the Title IX Coordinator (contact information above).
Accessibility Notice: All of the links below are to external websites and will open in a new window.
Learn more about your rights under Title IX:
Filing a Complaint
When: A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or retaliation must be filed no later than six months from the date the discrimination or retaliation occurred, or six months from when the complainant first learned of the unlawful discrimination. The Superintendent or designee may extend this timeline by up to ninety days for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.
How: A student, parent, guardian, employee, individual, or organization may file a written complaint alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying on the basis of a protected characteristic under the District's Uniform Complaint Procedure by sending a complaint to the District's Title IX Coordinator (contact information listed above).
The Uniform Complaint Procedure is available below in both English and Spanish.
Accessibility: If you need assistance putting your complaint in writing, please contact the Wright Elementary School District Office at 707-542-0550 ext. 114, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may file a complaint anonymously, but the District's ability to investigate and respond may be limited by a lack of information.
You may also file a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. For more information,visit
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html. The electronic complaint form for the Office for Civil Rights is available online at https://ocrcas.ed.gov.
Contact the Office for Civil Rights at:
San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 486-5555
Fax: (415) 486-5570; TDD: (800) 877-8339
For information about how to file other types of complaints and the procedures for those complaints, please contact the appropriate District's Title IX coordinator.
How WESD Investigates Complaints
Complaints filed under the District's Uniform Complaint Procedure will be investigated and a decision made within sixty (60) calendar days of the District's receipt, unless the complainant agrees to an extension. The District's compliance officer or designee may interview alleged victims, alleged offenders, and relevant witnesses. The compliance officer may review available records, statements, or notes related to the complaint, including evidence or information received from the parties during the investigation. The compliance officer may visit reasonably accessible locations where discrimination is alleged to have occurred. As appropriate, the District's compliance officer periodically will inform the parties of the status of the investigation. The complainant will be notified when a decision is made.
Complaints that are not filed under the District's Uniform Complaint Procedure will be investigated and decided pursuant to the applicable procedure.
What Happens After the Investigation
For complaints filed under the Uniform Complaint Procedure, the compliance officer will prepare and send a final written decision to the complainant and respondent, if any, within sixty (60) calendar days of the District's receipt of the complaint (unless the complainant agrees to an extension).
If the complainant or respondent is not satisfied with the decision, either the complainant or respondent may, within five business days, file the complaint in writing with the Board. The Board may consider the matter at a Board meeting or decide not to hear the complaint, in which case the compliance officer’s decision shall be final.
The complainant or respondent may appeal the District's decision within fifteen calendar days to the California Department of Education. The appeal must specify the reason for the appeal and whether the District's facts are incorrect and/or the law is misapplied. The appeal must include a copy of the original complaint to the District and a copy of the District's decision. For more information, visit the California Department of Education’s webpage on Uniform Complaint Procedures: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cp/uc/index.asp.
For complaints alleging unlawful discrimination based on state law, the complainant may pursue available civil law remedies, including seeking assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys, sixty calendar days after filing an appeal with the California Department of Education. (California Education Code § 262.3.) Note that this sixty-day moratorium does not apply to complaints seeking injunctive relief in state courts or to discrimination complaints based on federal law. (California Education Code § 262.3.)
Complaints may also be filed with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. For contact information, see the section above on “Filing a Complaint”. For more information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.
If the compliance officer finds that a complaint has merit, the District will take appropriate corrective action.
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