In August, Superintendent Yamashiro launched the second annual independent reading challenge with an ambitious word count goal for all schools. The students rose to the challenge and all five schools exceeded their goals, with a district word count total of over 115,000,000 so far. This year, Old Adobe Union's Accelerated Reader and independent reading work is supported by a grant from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. The new books from this grant and other sources have been a huge hit with OAUSD students - as has the ongoing use of Accelerated Reader. You will not be surprised to hear that we had some amazing success stories this first tri-mester. Since the start of the school year, we have over two hundred students who have gained over a full year of reading growth - wow!
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year in Old Adobe Union School District! I hope you had a terrific summer. This is an exciting and productive time for our district, as we prepare to implement a new math program and updated writing program; have hired several new staff; started construction on our solar project; and completed our first Summer Scholars program, serving over 300 OAUSD students!
Last year in my opening letter, I shared my excitement that we were opening two Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classrooms and an expanded PE program. Both were hugely successful. Our PE program is back this year and we are doubling the number of TK
classrooms for a total of four. Our fabulous Kid’s Care program, offering morning coverage starting at 6:30 a.m. and afternoon coverage until 6 p.m., is now available at all Old Adobe Union school sites! Old Adobe Union also launched music for all schools in
2014-2015 and each school site will look to build on that success in 2015-2016.
Dear OAUSD Parents and Community,
We are excited to announce another 21st Century development in Old Adobe Union. This year we are moving to a new way to pay for your student’s school meals using an online payment system called MealTime.
Over the course of this school year you have received my updates and can probably feel my excitement about the wonderful work we are doing in OAUSD. While these updates have provided some key information, the communication flow has been a bit one sided. It is time for us to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your perspective on the year by clicking on one of the survey buttons below (English or Spanish). Your feedback is absolutely critical to help us improve in all areas. Thank you.
Dr. Jason Yamashiro
Superintendent, Old Adobe Union School District
Math Facts Challenge!
I am excited to announce the second Superintendent’s Challenge of the 2014-2015 school year! In the fall we challenged all of our students to read more, and with your support they rose to the challenge. OAUSD students have recorded over 200,000,000 words read in the Accelerated Reader system, meaning that they not only read the books, but also passed a comprehension quiz on the material. Sites followed up the Superintendent’s Challenge with their own site based challenges and independent reading will continue all year. For the second Superintendent’s Challenge we will focus on automaticity with the math facts.
As part of our ongoing effort to support health and well being of our students, staff, and community, the Old Adobe Union School District has pursued a solar energy alternative to meet energy needs across the district. We are thrilled that Sun, Light, and Power and SolEd Benefit Corporation have partnered to submit a proposal that is projected to save Old Adobe Union over $2,000,000 over the next 25 years, with no upfront costs to the district. If fully implemented, a high percentage of the energy used by Old Adobe Union would be covered by these new, on site, solar installations.