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Lakeside Union School District
Immersion Program
Special Board Meeting
April 25, 2013
We have pulled together
an Immersion Steering Committee
to address identified critical issues before us as
we determine positive ways to support the
program due to growth
Committee Members
Riverview Principal – Olympia Kyriakidis
Riverview Parent Chinese Immersion, Cynthia Richardson
Riverview Parent Spanish Immersion, Kelly Palmer
TDS & LMS Principals – Scott Goergens/Steve Mull
Superintendent – David Lorden
Assistant Superintendent – Tina Brady
Deputy Superintendent – Kamran Azimzadeh
HR Director – Stacy Coble
GUHSD Assistant Superintendent of Ed Services - Theresa Kemper
GUHSD Director of Curriculum - Robin Ballarin
World Language Department Chair at El Capitan HS - Andie Cooke
El Capitan Principal - Laura Whitaker
Board President – Gelia Cook
LTA President – Cathy Zmijewski
Elementary Principal Rep - Rhonda Taylor
Immersion Parent Rep - Cookie Davis
Riverview Staff Rep - Jerry Gonzalez
Director of Maintenance and Operations -Todd Owens
 The current trajectory we are on forecasts that the
program has the potential to grow to a total of 1,200
students: 200 at each grade level.
 200 Kindergartners enrolled for 2013-2014
 904 total students are enrolled in K-5 for 2013-2014
 There has been a net increase of $348,738 in revenue
for the fiscal year 2012-2013.
 The program is not costing the District extra money.
Critical Issues Identified
Immersion Programs at both Middle Schools
Funding for 3rd Language
High School Programs
Parent Engagement
Priority #1:
 Move large number of temporary teachers to
probationary status
 Recruit and retain Chinese and Spanish teachers for
elementary and middle schools
 Provide essential support staff: Curriculum Coach
(TOSAs) in Chinese and Spanish & Vice Principal
 Implement and sustain a quality Internship Program
at elementary and middle school level
Priority #2
Middle School Immersion
Immersion Programs at both Middle Schools and High
School beginning 2014-2015
 Providing quality programs at both schools
 Offering a 3rd Language
 Timeline for implementing at TdS
 Determining what Immersion Program will
encompass at each school
Priority #3
 Housing students due to growth
 Transitioning Winter Gardens to host 1st graders
Priority #4
 Providing the necessary resources
 Instructional Supplies
 Support Materials
 Outreach/Communication
Priority #5
High School Immersion
Collaborate with GUHSD to develop a high school
pathway for incoming students
Priority #6
Working With Parents
 Communication
 Engaging them Appropriately
Steering Committee
Priority #1: Adequate Staffing (School/District)
Hire a (.7) Immersion VP for Winter Gardens and (.3)
Immersion Spanish Teacher for TdS for 2013-2014
Hire two fulltime district immersion TOSAs (2.0)
 One for Spanish Immersion
 One for Chinese Immersion
Begin Intern Program at both middle schools
 At their April 25th BoE meeting, Trustees provided direction
for staff to pursue these recommendations
Priority #2: Quality Immersion Programs at both TdS and LMS
 Begin Spanish Immersion at TdS in 2013-2014 if a minimum
of 20 students enroll at TdS
 Continue with developing Chinese Enrichment at TdS
Priority #5: Collaborate with GUHSD to Develop
Immersion Program for Incoming High Students
Representatives from GUHSD reported to Steering
Committee on 4-23-2013 that El Capitan High School will
be the designated site for high school immersion

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