Checking-In/Updates/Tentative Agenda

Good morning NEA-Jurupa Family, I hope that you were all able to find some time for rejuvenation and relaxation over the long weekend. It was definitely a bit “warm” out there and I was admittedly glad to wake-up to the overcast skies today. Some of you may have been impacted by the fires in Oak Glen/Yucaipa. Please let us know if there is any assistance or support that you may need. As we venture into another week of Distance Learning, please remember to continue extending empathy, grace, kindness, patience, and understanding to yourselves, because there is no doubt that you are extending…

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Side Letter of Understanding

Greetings NEA-Jurupa family,It’s Thursday and we are that much closer to a much needed 3-day weekend. Thank you again to all of you for everything you do! Please remember to practice self-care and give yourself a break. You are amazing!!! I wanted to share a little bit of good news with you. Last night, the NEA-Jurupa Executive Board approved, without objection, a Side Letter of Understanding to our Distance Learning MOU. The side letter specifically addresses evaluations. In short, evaluations are suspended this year for all certificated staff with the exception of Probationary Staff Members (evaluations for probationary staff are required…

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Rep Council Recap and Other Info-August 28, 2020

Greetings NEA-Jurupa Family,TGIF!!! I hope this email finds you and your loved ones continuing to stay safe and well. It’s certainly been one heck of a new school year. I know that you are all doing your absolute best given the current reality and again, I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do for your colleagues, staff, students, and community at-large, in addition to all that you are doing to support your own families and loved ones. If no one has told you lately, YOU ARE AWESOME!! Don’t let anyone tell you different…Below is a recap…

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Checking In-August 20, 2020

Greetings NEA-Jurupa Family, I hope that this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well. I came across this the other day and wanted to share it with you (edited a little)… What is grace? Merriam Webster defines it as "an act of kind assistance". Synonyms include: benevolence, boon, courtesy, favor, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn. "When you feel like your day is unraveling or you've been hard on yourself for whatever reason, “giving yourself grace” is about giving yourself that kindness you often deserve. Sounds awesome. The type of thing you'd want your best friend to do for herself because you…

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Checking In-August 10, 2020

Greetings NEA-Jurupa family,I hope that you were able to get some rest and rejuvenation over the weekend. As we head into the first full week of school, please continue to give yourselves grace, patience, and understanding. Sending you lots of positivity….Attached below is the link for tonight‘s school board meeting. If you have items that you’d like to share with the board, the link for public comments is also been provided. It is really important that they hear of the struggles/successes that you and your students/families are facing.                                    August 10, 2020 Open Public Session – 6:00 p.m.Join Meeting:https://youtu.be/o7Zb8Rli5Hs Public Comment Submission…

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Good Luck-August 6, 2020

Good morning NEA-Jurupa family, Wishing you all the best and a great first day back with students! You are all AMAZING!! In Unity,  Wendy Eccles :)NEA-Jurupa President 

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Welcome Back-August 3, 2020

Greetings NEA-Jurupa family,   I hope this email continues to find you and your loved ones safe and well. Here we are, back for another school year, albeit completely unprecedented and unfamiliar to any of us. For some of us, last year never ended and I personally still think that it’s March despite what the calendar says. Some of you have been back at work for at least a week or more. I hope that you were able to find time for much need rejuvenation, relaxation, and rest over the break.   Many of you probably spent a dedicated amount…

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Updates for You-July 28, 2020

Good afternoon NEA-Jurupa Family, As we are headed back into our final week of summer break (some of us are already officially back to work), I hope that you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and well 😊 I can only imagine the varying levels of anxiety and stress that many of you are feeling as we embark on this new journey for the 20-21 school year. Please continue to remember that it is a work in progress, that there will be bumps along the way, and that is OK. You’ve got this!!! I wanted to take this…

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MOU Agreement-July 22, 2020

Good evening NEA-Jurupa Family,I hope that this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I wanted to share with you that the Association and District reached an agreement last night regarding our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for returning to school. I would like to give a huge thank you to George Monge, Jacquelyn Santillan, Dan Olguin, and John Vigrass for all of your work on this. The team met for upwards of 20 hours over the last week and a half, and a had a marathon day yesterday of over 9 hours (7.5 hrs with the district).…

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Updates From Today-July 20, 2020

Good afternoon NEA-Jurupa family, I wanted to address a couple of issues that have come up today for clarification purposes. The district’s decision to go to one Learning Management System (Power School Learning): This is the district’s right to make/mandate this decision. I have received several emails asking about the decision and have created a document to share with the district. I also asked for additional clarification from Dave and received this explanation from him… “If a teacher uses Power School as their LMS and communicates to parents/students through Power School to protect the single LMS ease-of-use for them, then…

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