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January DCB Board of Directors Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Ahmar Abbas
37:58
great work!
denise gershowitz
38:06
thanks Lola. You are amazing!
Brandon Wallace
38:07
Wonderful presentation and something that is definitely necessary. Thank you for sharing, Lola!
Jessica Campbell
38:51
parents are grateful for the food and wellness team! Bravo!
Iris Juarez
39:10
Thank you for all you do Ms Lola! You have really done an amazing job creating love in the kids for healthy food :) My kids are missing the school food for sure!
Rohini Ramnath
39:32
And Math!
Lola Bloom
43:14
Thank you! It is my pleasure!
Daniela Anello
43:19
Thank you Lola, we are so so lucky to have you lead our food and wellness department. You and your team are doing such impressive work!!!
Daniela Anello
48:01
FYI our rate of families who fill out their application lowered significantly with immigration scares
Ahmar Abbas
55:43
Will students move to next grade if the remain below grade level?
Eleni McCabe
56:22
Yes, we do not anticipate retaining students this year based on academic achievement, because of the crisis
Ahmar Abbas
56:33
Are we able to offer remedial programs (spring break, summer )
Eleni McCabe
58:10
In our biweekly calls with the Deputy Mayor of Education, summer remediation programs have just come up on the agenda. The city is beginning to plan several options; we will have to plan as well
Eleni McCabe
58:15
Of course, they would need to be funded
Ahmar Abbas
01:00:37
can you please keep us abreast of this. would love to see DCB take leadership in this area
Eleni McCabe
01:02:08
Yes. The Mayor just announced a grant opportunity for supporting in person learning. I really hope there are similar opportunities to support summer learning.
denise gershowitz
01:04:14
Does the Black/African American group of kids continue at DCI? if so,,how do they fare?
Richard Lambert
01:04:15
as you work through possible solutions for decreasing this percentages, are you engaging the other DCI feeder schools?
denise gershowitz
01:05:05
I am referring to the kids in that group who are way below
Daniela Anello
01:06:48
The majority of our students (all but 4-5) go to DCI each year
denise gershowitz
01:07:11
and do they get the same support?
Brandon Wallace
01:07:58
I agree w/ Naomi. And if I could borrow from a previous comment that Naomi made a few weeks ago, let's keep asking, "how do the decisions we are making going to help our most vulnerable students in this area?" Thank you for the work you are doing in both intervention and equity.
Naomi DeVeaux
01:07:58
I’m also thinking about resources such as personnel, extra school hours, tutors, etc.
denise gershowitz
01:08:15
ok, good info. thanks
Eleni McCabe
01:08:28
That is always the #1 question Brandon!
Eleni McCabe
01:09:41
@Naomi yes, this is always needed and welcome. As long as we are still virtual though, there are significant limitations on the amount of time children can receive “extra” virtual learning support. These conversations will have to continue through the summer and throughout next school year as we transition back to in person learning.
Brandon Wallace
01:10:11
Wonderful job to the academic leaders @ DCB. Really extraordinary.
Alina Thouyaret
01:10:33
Ole team!!!
Dara Shaw
01:18:21
we also revisit this every aca. ex. meeting
Dara Shaw
01:18:33
with check-ins every time
Naomi DeVeaux
01:18:35
I wonder if it makes sense to add the equity goal on discipline now and talk about the PD you are doing with your staff (infinity groups, etc.) to prepare for return to school.
denise gershowitz
01:19:07
i was going to say the exact same thing
Nadia Ramey
01:19:08
Great point Naomi...
Brandon Wallace
01:19:09
I think that's a good idea, Naomi. That would make sense.
Rohini Ramnath
01:19:26
Yes! We have that goal and we can report out on what steps we are taking
Lester Matlock
01:19:55
Yes, Naomi.
Naomi DeVeaux
01:19:57
Excellent, Rohini!
Richard Lambert
01:19:59
how where the dec 16 and 18 affinity group sessions? any notes available?
Daniela Anello
01:20:21
Yes, Alex and I are also working on a document to show all in one place the equity goals and the initiatives we are trying this year to advance these goals. Our hope is to make this easy to understand, super transparent and available on our school's website
Daniela Anello
01:21:53
@Richard-- we have (internal) every other week or so affinity group meetings, and we have notes for all. At the same time we have a newly formed Equity Committee (that was created with nominations and careful selection process). The equity committee has started to meet but it isn't yet smooth sailing.
denise gershowitz
01:22:38
sorry my internet is sketchy but I can hear everyone!
Rohini Ramnath
01:23:15
Thanks, all!
Eleni McCabe
01:23:19
Thank you!
Daniela Anello
01:25:04
Thank you Eleni and Rohini!!!!
Brandon Wallace
01:32:22
That's wonderful news, John!
Daniela Anello
01:33:26
@Richard-- I think you bring up a great idea, which is reporting out how the affinity groups are going. I will provide that update and maybe even we can have as a guest an affinity group leader to discuss this work. Great idea!!!
Brandon Wallace
01:37:01
That's great to know for future fundraising efforts, .e.g., virtual campaigns > physical flyers. Also, having the language provided to post to our social media outlets was helpful, too.
Daniela Anello
01:48:31
Thank you Alex!!
denise gershowitz
01:48:45
congrats again
Ahmar Abbas
01:49:03
thanks Alex - congrats on the wins!
Naomi DeVeaux
01:51:08
Yes, thanks for the excellent presentations.
Daniela Anello
01:56:40
These three big wins need to be celebrated in person as soon as we can!!