School Site Council Meeting
El Rancho High School
Minutes 3/3/15

  1.  FLAG SALUTE--Led by Andrea Huizar


  1.  CALL TO ORDER--Maria Martinez called the meeting to order at 5:04pm.
  1.  ROLL CALL--Quorum confirmed


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

Students--Christina Jimenez, Grace Garcia, Andrea Huizar

Classified Staff--Not present

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

Administration--Ms. Jessica Kwek

Visitors--Adam Martinez, Matthew Sanchez, Kristin Palomares


Motioned--Robert Gallegos
Second--Josie Cambero



            a)ASB Report

PAST:  Staff Appreciation at during boys and girls varsity games on February 4th.  King for Winterbelle 2015 is Ivan Sierra, queen is Jackie De Loza.  Teen Read Week was last week.  On February 23rd the library welcomed dogs and students were allowed to read to them.  The Get Lit poetry assembly was on February 24th during periods 3 and 4.  Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair was in the library on February 25th-26th. 

PRESENT:  ASB is selling tickets for Mother/Daughter Tea on Titanic for $10 each.  This event is a big hit because we always sell out of tickets.

FUTURE:  Don Games will be held on April 16th.  Don Games is a class competition were Juniors and Sophomores come together as grey team and Seniors and Freshmen come together as blue team.  Teams make a 3 minute skit and play different games against each each other for points.  This event boosts school spirit.  It is open to the public.  We hope to see you all there.



            b)Special Education Report--Ms. Farris reported that Vocational Counselor will take students to East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park to visit campus.  Students will learn more classes and services available to them.  English and special education teachers will attend co-teaching workshop. 

            c)DAC--Maria Martinez reported information about last DAC meeting.  Quorum not met.  Topics for next meeting to include revising LEA plan, discussion about parent involvement and survey results. 

            d)DELAC--NO REPORT

            e)Principal’s Report--Ms. Kwek
Future Don Night on March 12th at 6pm.  PTA representative requested 3 potential dates to come and speak to SSC.  Ms. Kwek wants to invite students to attend PTA informational meeting.  Picture Yourself at The Ranch event to be held in the fall next school year.  This will give students an opportunity to visit campus earlier in the school year.  Future Don t-shirts distributed to kindergarten students throughout district.  Professional development for teachers (Socratic seminar), opportunity to ask and answer questions about critical thinking in the classroom.  Room available on the bus for college tour (Chapman University) on March 7th.  Exploring idea of bringing International Baccalaureate program to ERUSD.  Ms. Kwek visited Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda/La Puente Unified School District to observe program.  Current caseload for counselors is 600-650 students.  New system in place next year.  Alpha system will reduce caseload for counselors (under 450 student).  Ms. Kwek to send out letters to parents within next few weeks.  Online programming to help counselors make process easier for counselors and less time consuming for students.  Counselors will use features of Aeries (student information system) to program classes for students.

            f)Rounds at The Ranch--Mrs. Kristin Palomares
Teachers participating in Rounds at The Ranch.  Teachers visit classrooms, opportunity for teachers to observe others in different settings, gather information and discuss what was seen during instructional rounds.  Mrs. Palomares asked SSC if parents might be interested in taking part in Rounds at The Ranch to see programs that are working/excelling.  Possibility to see AVID program, other teachers have asked for groups to visit their classrooms.  Group could include 4-5 parents to start (not disrupt classroom activity). 

  1.   LEGAL REQUIREMENTS--Single Plan for Student Achievement

Ms. Kwek asked if SSC needs goal pages of SPSA.  She will email goals to anyone who needs them.  Ms. Kwek asked SSC members to review SPSA goals and complete Annual Evaluation form.  Evaluation results will be discussed at upcoming meeting. 

  1.  PUBLIC COMMENTS--Maria Martinez requested ERHS bylaws to review at next meeting.  Ms. Kwek will make copies of bylaws to share with SSC. 


  1.  FUTURE MEETING to be held on 4/14/15 at 5pm.
  1.  AGENDA FORECAST--Bylaws, evaluation of SPSA goals. 


10. ADJOURNMENT--Motion by Christina Jimenez at 5:51pm, Second by Ms. Farris.


Minutes submitted by Ruth Villaneda, SSC Secretary