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posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:59 AM by Wm. Finch

The Transition Room has a brain game to play. If you're done with your work, see Rachel. Winner gets a free candy from the jar up front!

School is open Tuesday, 2/20.

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:38 PM by Wm. Finch

If you can make it to school SAFELY please join us for classes.   If your route or transportation is flooded/dangerous please stay home and work on your independent study assignments.  Thank you.

FERSA announcement of Personal records (Espanol abajo)

posted Feb 25, 2016, 11:10 AM by Wm. Finch

Many of you may have already heard that two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education ("CDE") alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("Section 504"). The suit also alleges that the CDE fails to monitor, investigate, and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law.
As part of the litigation discovery process, the plaintiffs, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, have requested numerous documents as well as student data collected and stored by the CDE. Many of the requested documents and data stored in the CDE databases contain personally identifiable information ("PII") of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending or who have attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. Although the CDE has contested the production of such information, the court at this juncture has ordered the CDE to produce to plaintiffs' legal counsel documents and data that contain student PII. Included in the court's order to produce documents and data is a Protective Order prohibiting the plaintiffs and their legal counsel from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of the lawsuit, including PII, to anyone other than the parties, their attorneys and consultants, and the court. None of this information may be used outside the context of this lawsuit; no student's identifying records will be disclosed to the public.
As you may know, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose PII. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court, which the CDE has been ordered to do in this litigation. The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals' PII and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To that end, and to comply with FERPA, the CDE is requesting LEAs and SELPAs post the following link to CDE's Web site, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.​
Any charter school wishing to cooperate with the CDE's request may post the following to its website through April 1, 2016 and consider a notice home to parents:
The California Department of Education ("CDE") has requested that local educational agencies throughout the State post the following link to CDE's websitehttp://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase to provide parents notice of the disclosure of student records pursuant to a Court Order issued in a lawsuit filed by the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association against the CDE. (Case No. 2:11-cv-3471-KJM-AC).  The CDE website provides a Notice for your review and an Objection Form should you wish to object to the disclosure of your child's personally identifiable information.

If you have any questions please visit CDE's website at 
http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase or contact CDE at (916) 319-0800.
It is important to note, however, that only CDE has been named as a defended in this case, and therefore only CDE is required to comply with the Court Order.  No charter school is required to disclose any information directly to the court nor to the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association or the Concerned Parents Association or otherwise acquire consent to release information. If you have any questions about the notice to parents or the court order, please feel free to contact Lisa Corr at 916-646-1400 orlcorr@mycharterlaw.com.

En Espanol
El Departamento de Educación ("CDE " ) de California ha pedido que las agencias educativas locales en todo el Estado pongan la siguiente enlace a la página web del CDE,  http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase  para proveer a los padres la notificación de la divulgación de los registros del los estudiantes en conformidad a una orden judicial emitida en una demanda presentada por la Asociación de Padres Preocupados de Morgan Hill y la Asociación de Padres Preocupados contra el CDE . (Caso No. 2 : 11 -cv - 3471 - KJM -AC ) . La página web del CDE proporciona un Aviso para su revisión y un Formulario de Objeción en caso de que deseen oponerse a la divulgación de información de identificación personal de su hijo.


posted Nov 20, 2015, 1:28 PM by Wm. Finch   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 1:51 PM ]

Congratulations on the big wins to:
Cody Carson and laLia Liegl
The Hamilton City Lion's Club's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser held through Mr. Boone and his Lion Club associates had a whopping 20+ turkeys rewarded around the community.
Two winners came from our school!   Happy Gobbling!

Josh, The Doorman

posted Sep 17, 2015, 8:32 AM by Wm. Finch

What a treat, what a surprise!?
On Sept. 15, our school had a visit from Josh Yandt, The Doorman from London, Ontario Canada who embodies what we try to strive for here at Wm Finch.   Keep making a difference, connect with others, make new friends every day.
We are so thankful to him for his time here, talking to our students, talking to our staff.  
Come back ANY time, Josh!

Math assignments

posted Aug 26, 2015, 10:49 AM by Wm. Finch

The tab for Mrs. Pimentel's math has an ongoing (growing) list of your assignments and the days they are assigned.  You can always check them from this site.

Orientation Prize!

posted Aug 9, 2015, 2:18 PM by Wm. Finch   [ updated Aug 9, 2015, 2:22 PM ]

When you arrive for Orientation this Monday night there is a prize waiting for any student who can say this city name correctly.
Are you ready!?  Here's the name:

Gloucester, Massachusetts 

You must tell Rachel this,  you get one shot!


posted Jun 11, 2015, 5:38 PM by Wm. Finch

Hello! Hello!  
We made it! the school year is over for now and we are looking ahead.
Over summer I will be changing the things posted here, updating, picking and prodding.
Please email Rachel Brunengo,  rbrunengo@glenncoe.org  if you want to see something for the new year.
Have a blast out there, stay cool, see you all for Orientation!

Movie/Pj Day

posted May 7, 2015, 2:54 PM by Wm. Finch

The movies that will be showing from 8-3:30 are
Warm Bodies
Maze Runner
Not in that order, but those are the options.
Bring snacks to share, blankets, pillows, comfy clothes (as long as they cover you/are appropriate)

Transition Room

posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:46 PM by Wm. Finch

We're back to the Transition Room/Computer lab after testing(For now).  
Please remember that Rachel will be gone for the following days
April 3rd
May 1st
May 22nd
May 29th

Transition Room will return to the lunch room for the week of 11th grade Smarter Balanced testing the week following Spring Break.

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