FAIRFIELD – Solano County Office of Education has joined a nationwide initiative to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September, to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance, with a focus on reducing chronic absenteeism in the new school year.
As the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) closes a demanding but productive school year, I want to recognize SCOE’s employees for the dedication, talent, energy, and care they bring to work each day. Our amazing educators are making a visible difference in the lives of our students and their families every day!
Reflecting on the past year, I am amazed by all that SCOE has accomplished! Click here to see highlights of just a few of our endeavors:
$1.5m in grant funding has been awarded to Solano COE to provide educator training, school based social-emotional support services, support for homeless students, support for students in job-readiness skills development, and youth development activities and training including tobacco use prevention, civic engagement, and citizenship
Early Learning system is a collaboration of stakeholders working with children ages 0-5 years and connects parents and educational community providers with resources, including specialized training and coaching support, with the goal of increasing the quality of early learning throughout Solano County.
71% of our Solano County schools have been trained in Positive Behavoir Intervention Supports (PBIS)
High School and college age students are encouraged to attend the Solano County Young Women’s Conference. This event will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Bldg. 1400, Fairfield, CA.
Registration is free and a light breakfast will be provided.
The program will also include:
The Solano County Office of Education has partnered with several local agencies to address the growing needs of homeless and foster youth in Solano County. Over the last school year, Solano County schools have identified 1,583 homeless students and 377 foster students. Homeless youth are often unaccompanied and couch surfing from home-to-home, living on the streets, in shelters, or staying temporarily with family or friends due to a loss of housing or financial problems. Foster youth often reside with a relative, in a foster home, or in a group home.
SCOE Adult Transition students, Zachary Herman and Sean Kielberg, had the opportunity to work with movie maker Joey Travolta of Inclusion Films at a camp in Stockton. The team had an interview on XTXL FOX40 News and shared their experiences. Mr. Travolta started Inclusion Films in 2007 which teaches individuals with development disabilities in five dedicated production studios throughout California. Mr. Travolta’s film crew travels the country doing short film camps for children and teens with autism.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is partnering with UC Davis Computing-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (C-STEM) to bring Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps to Solano County for free.
These camps are focused on introducing and motivating middle school girls to learn computing and STEM concepts through a fun and robotics-based curriculum.
You have the opportunity to review and give input on the Golden Hills Education Center Safety Plan. Just attend our meeting on February 26th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at 2460 Clay Bank Road, Fairfield, Room 7B.
The Solano County Office of Education is accepting applications for the November 16, 2018 Operation Recognition ceremony. Apply by Friday, October 12th!