School Site Council Meeting
El Rancho High School
Minutes 11/4/14

  1.  FLAG SALUTE--Led by Christina Jimenez


  1.  CALL TO ORDER--Robert Gallegos called the meeting to order at 5:02pm.
  1.  ROLL CALL--Quorum confirmed


Parents--Josie Cambero, Robert Gallegos, Maria Martinez, Ruth Villaneda, Debbie Goodall

Students--Christina Jimenez, Natalie Woo, Irving Puga, Grace Garcia

Classified Staff--Not present

Certificated Staff--Judi Gollette, April Leal, Gregory Salcido, Mary-Helen Welch-Ebert

Administration--Ms. Jessica Kwek

Visitors--Adam Martinez, Matthew Sanchez, Eduardo Galindo, Kenia Kemp, Kristin Palomares, Beatriz Martinez, Janet Alonso

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (11/4/14)

Motioned--Ms. Kwek
Second--Robert Gallegos



            a)ASB Report

PAST:  Homecoming week was successful.  ASB kept the students’ spirits high all week.  Night Pep Rally ended with the Juniors in first place with 419 points, Seniors in second place with 413 points, Sophomores in third place with 398 points, Freshmen in 4th place with 291 points.  The Homecoming game vs. Whittier ended with El Rancho winning 42-6.  Karina Chavez was crowned Homecoming Queen.

PRESENT:  ASB is holding a canned food drive competition between all fourth period classes and grade levels.  The grade level with the most cans wins class points.  All cans go to feed those in need.  El Rancho’s football team defeated Cal High last week We are one victory closer to a league championship. 

FUTURE:  Thanksgiving Holiday is November 24-28.  ASB will be working on Christmas tree decorations after the break.  After the Christmas trees are decorated they are donated to families in need. 
            b)Special Education Report--No report at this time.

            c)DAC--No report at this time.

            d)DELAC--No report at this time.

            e)Principal’s Report--Ms. Kwek

About 40 parents attended Coffee with the Principal event.  Next Coffee with the Principal event to be scheduled in January or February.  Trip to CSULB on 12/13/14 for parents and El Rancho HS students.  WASC visit scheduled for November 16-19.  WASC parent meeting on November 16 at 2:30pm.  Mock WASC visit on 11/5/14.  Staff will review feedback from mock visit.

Ms. Kwek introduced Mr. Galindo and he made a presentation to SSC about Project Lead the Way.  Students have opportunity to take Engineering classes at El Rancho HS.  Areas of focus include Intro to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering/Architecture, Engineering Design and Development.  Bio-Medical pathway to start during 2015-2016 school year. 



LCAP district goals and SPSA goals to be aligned.  Reviewed Parent Involvement Policy.  Ms. Kwek would like to include SSC to take part in classroom observations.  Revision and editing of SPSA took place.  Reviewing of goals.  Explanation of expenses, programs and school activities.  Motion to approve SPSA with corrections as noted.  Motion by Judi Gollette, second by Mary-Helen Welch-Ebert. 



  1.  FUTURE MEETING to be held on 12/2/14 at 5pm.


10.  ADJOURNMENT--Motion by Ms. Kwek at 6:20pm, Second by Robert Gallegos




Minutes submitted by Ruth Villaneda, SSC Secretary