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African American Student Achievement Initiative

What is the African American Student Achievement Initiative (AASAI)?

 

AASAI is a Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) initiative that focuses on bringing about equitable, systemic, and transformative change in teaching and learning to more effectively address the academic, social and emotional needs of its African American students and the families and communities that nurture and support them.

 

AASAIs four priority areas are as follows:

 

  1. Closing the Achievement Gap – Study, evaluate, and make recommendations on the effectiveness of approved intervention and acceleration strategies in order to address the pervasive, persistent underperformance of AA students in HUSD;
  2. Cultural and Linguistic Responsive Pedagogy - Ensure that school personnel are appropriately trained, supported and held accountable for the successful implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive professional development and pedagogical practices;
  3. School Climate - Study and evaluate the effectiveness of district-wide behavioral policies and practices and their impact on African American students;
  4. Family Engagement - Promote and strengthen AA family engagement through community partnerships and deep alliances with local school sites;

 

Organizational Structure

 

AASAI District Parent Leadership Team (DPLT) - consists of no less than two parent liaisons from each K-12 school site.  AASAI, DPLT meets on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Dinner and Childcare are provided.

 

Local Site AASAI - Each school site is required to have at least two AASAI meetings at the local school site, throughout the academic school year.  

 

Impact

 

Impact - The AASAI DPLT was instrumental in getting AASAI recognized in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as an on-going program addressing the needs of AA students in the district.  Following a thorough process of identifying needs of AA students and parents in alignment with the Eight Core Areas of the LCAP:

 

1) Student Achievement; 2) Student Engagement; 3) State Standards; 4) Course Access; 5) School Climate;

6) Parental Involvement; 7) Basic Services; 8) Other Student Outcomes

 

AASAI and Parent Leadership Team Meeting and events calendar

Dates

Location

Time

 

 

November 15, 2018

 

HUSD Parent HUB

24823 Soto Rd., Hayward, CA  94544

 

5:45-8:00

 

December 20, 2018

 

Kwanzaa Celebration

Parent Resource Center (24823 Soto Road, Hayward)

 

5:45-8:00

January 24, 2019 *

HUSD Parent HUB

24823 Soto Rd., Hayward, CA  94544

5:45-8:00

 

February 1-3, 2019**

February 22, 2019

AAREA Professional Development Summit-Waterford Inn- Jack London Square, Oakland

February 19-22 Black to School Week

Standing on the Shoulders of Greatness

VAPA and Oratorical Fest

HUSD Parent Hub 24823 Soto Rd; Hayward, CA 94544

 

5:30-8:00

8:00-4:00

9:00-1:00

6:00-8:00

 

 

March 21, 2019*

 

March 30, 2019

 

HUSD Parent Hub 24823 Soto Rd; Hayward, CA 94544

 

Black Girls Rock - TBD

 

5:45-8:00

9:00-2:00

April 12, 2019**


April 25, 2019

AAREA (AASAE) 15 th Annual Awards (gr. 6,8,11,12)

Chabot College – Reed Buffington Performing Arts

 

HUSD Parent Hub 24823 Soto Rd; Hayward, CA 94544

 

5:30-8:00


5:45-8:00

May 16, 2019

 

May 31, 2019

HUSD Parent Hub 24823 Soto Rd; Hayward, CA 94544

 

Black Students Excellence Awards (K-4) - TBD

5:30-8:30

 

1:00-3:00

 

June 20, 2019

 

 

HUSD Parent Hub 24823 Soto Rd; Hayward, CA 94544

End of Year Evaluation and 2019-20 planning

 

5:45-8:00

*Tentatively scheduled for Feeder Pattern Meetings as follows:

11/15 – THS

1/24 –MEHS

3/21 – HHS

 

This year’s Feeder Pattern meetings will feature Listening Fishbowls for all K-12 families.

All are welcome to attend AASAI District Parent Leadership Team meetings.  However, you must RSVP to Veronica Chacon at or leave voice mail at 723-ext , no later than the Monday of the week of the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

AASAI Oratorical & Visual & Performing Arts Links

AASAI Oratorical and Visual and Performing Arts Registration

 

Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 by 5:00pm

CONTACT INFORMATION

Diana Levy 

District Administrator 

African American Student Initative 

dlevy@husd.k12.ca.us