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Small School to Ensure Community ~ Environment of Mutual Respect/Child-Centeredness ~ Priority on Developing Child’s Sense of Self-Worth ~ Commitment to Meeting Children’s Needs Emotionally, Socially, Physically as well as Academically ~ Stimulation of Child’s Creativity and Preservation of the Nature Desire to Learn ~ Creation of Real-Life Situations to Make Learning Meaningful ~ Choices and Respect of Other’s Choices ~ Multi-age Grouping – Students Progress at Individual Speed ~  Shared Decision-Making in a Democratic Atmosphere ~ Students are Self-Motivated and Responsible ~ Students Learn to Self-Evaluate, Learn by Mistakes and Set Appropriate Goals

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Tuesday, November 14th - School Board Meeting

Reminder Nov 14th Board Meeting
Just a friendly reminder, we are on the agenda for the Nov 14th board meeting at the Santa Barbara school district. Please come and make your voice heard. 6:30 but arrive closer to 6:15 if you wish to speak. Address 720 Santa Barbara St. 93101

Message from Superintendent Cary Matsuoka -

Open Alternative School - An Update for September 21, 2017

Superintendent Matsuoka met with the staff and parents of Open Alternative School the week of September 18th about the status of OAS. He shared his recommendation to close OAS at the end of the current school year in June 2018. The declining enrollment and potential change in inter-district transfer policy were the major factors that led to his recommendation. This recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education at the October 10, 2017 board meeting. The Board will make their decision about the future of OAS at the November 14th meeting.

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OAS Theatre Production - Alex & Brian's Classes
Date: 11/30/2017, 6 PM 8:30 PM
OAS Meeting at La Colina Library
Date: 12/7/2017, 6 PM 8 PM
Minimum Day - Dismissal at 12:00
Date: 12/8/2017
Winter Break Holiday
Date: 12/18/2017 1/1/2018, 11:59 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Date: 1/15/2018

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