Urgent Communications from the Superintendent Dr. Enomoto-Perez:
May 3, 2018
A Message to Muscatel Middle School Community,
On February 15, 2018, Rosemead School District informed the Muscatel Middle School community that we had received an anonymous letter of complaint, and another letter from the parents of a student, both concerning three Muscatel Middle School physical education (PE) teachers. The two complaints each included alleged verbal harassment by the instructors.
Immediately upon learning of the allegations, and in accordance with the District’s zero-tolerance harassment policy, the instructors were placed on leave so that the District could focus on conducting a thorough investigation into the claims.
As an update to this issue, we are pleased to inform you that a detailed, comprehensive, independent investigation has been completed. During the investigation, which included extensive interviews with students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators, many of those interviewed found the Muscatel PE program conducive to the growth and development of students. Others, however, felt that a different protocol should be considered in meeting the multi-faceted needs of our Rosemead community, and the findings include, among others, that the PE program as implemented, did not meet some student needs and that the methods utilized may be more successful if tailored differently.
Consequently, the District has implemented a professional review of Muscatel’s PE program, drawing upon the experience and skills of our PE instructors, with assistance from outside education consultants. The District has also initiated sensitivity training district wide. Through this process, we have and will implement changes to ensure that the PE program is consistent with the California’s Physical Education standards as well as the District’s philosophy, goals, and objectives for a safe, nurturing learning environment and to provide the best opportunity for each student to fulfill his or her potential.
The District is pleased with the outcome of the independent investigation and that the physical education instructors will return to their assigned classes at Muscatel Middle School this Friday, May 4, 2018.
We are grateful for those who brought their concerns forward and participated in the investigation. We also want to encourage each of you to inform us of any future concerns and suggestions. In that way, we can each play a part in our continuing efforts to make Muscatel, and our other District schools, the schools we all want our children and grandchildren to attend.
2016-2017 School Year
The Rosemead School District has an excellent team of employees who work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff as our #1 priority.
As the long-term Superintendent of the Rosemead School District, I am blessed to work with a wonderfully competent and caring group of professionals.
The Rosemead School District Administrators, Staff and Board of Trustees will continue to reassure you, our parents that your children - our students’ safety will continue to be our #1 priority. We continue to research, explore and implement new technologies to assist with campus security. In addition, our professional development days (pupil free days) have not only been used to increase teacher and staff development in curriculum and instructional strategies; these days have also been used to train staff in disaster and emergency preparedness including active shooter scenarios.
We are all here for the best interest of all "our" children. Next school year, we will continue to launch more staff training in the area of safety and security of our children and campuses.
Thank you to our staff for their countless hours of dedication and support to the Rosemead Community and families. Thank you to our parents and community who support our security measures on campuses with a single point of entry and the fingerprinting and security checks of volunteers.
Dear Rosemead Community and Friends,
Congratulations to Savannah Elementary School Staff and Students for becoming a California Distinguished School for 2018
The Rosemead School District Board of Trustees and District Administration congratulate Savannah Elementary School Staff and Students for becoming a California Distinguished School for 2018.
The award reflects the school’s success in making exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students by meeting state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard.
Savannah will be recognized during the California School Recognition Program Awards Ceremony on May 3, 2018 in Anaheim.
“We are very proud of our Savannah Students and Staff for their great accomplishment as a 2018 California Distinguished School,” Superintendent Dr. Amy Enomoto-Perez stated.
Pictured (left to right): Board President Nancy Armenta, Teacher Lisa Rodriguez, Teacher Mary Heck, Teacher Sharon Choi, Office Manager Bella Galvan, Principal Ruth Soto, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Rosemead School District Superintendent Dr. Amy Enomoto-Perez, Teacher Susan Arreola, Teacher Christina Arce, Teresa Hack, and Trustee John Quintanilla.
On behalf of the Rosemead School District Board of Trustees and District Administration we are extremely proud and congratulate you for a job well done!
Janson Students Thank The Jester & Pharley Phund, a Non-Profit Organization, that Brought a School-Wide Read-A-Thon to the Campus
The Jester & Pharley Phund, a non-profit organization, brought a school-wide Read-a-Thon to Janson Elementary School from February 26, 2018- March 16, 2018. The Read-a-Thon benefitted pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The young patients received books and dolls to cheer them up. All costs were covered by corporate sponsorships to The Jester & Pharley Phund.
Pictured Left to Right: Back Row-Teachers of Classrooms that Read the Most Pages: Ms. Cheung, Mrs. Seibel, Mrs. Ruiz, Mrs. Ball, Mrs. Kidd, Mrs. Gonzalez, Mrs. Herrera, Ms. Hastings from the Jester & Pharley Phund, Mrs. Avila, and Representatives from the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Front Row-Top Reader at each grade level: Austen Tan, Rymel Rojas, William Engelke, Tien Huynh, Emily Mai, Jasper Tieu, and Shania Grubb
IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS:
For more information on any event listed below, please visit the Rosemead School District website at www.rosemead.k12.ca.us.
7:30 PM Special Board Meeting