Join Friday Counseling Sessions!
Topics include: Housing Smarts, Money Talks, Relax Relate and Recharge, Doodle Club, and The Breathing Room. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming Fridays.
Things You Should Know
We’re in a scary and uncertain time, and it’s important for us all to take care of ourselves as best we can. Here are some resources we find useful:
Attendance, Engagement and Academic Stipend
- Attendance is required in live remote classes and check-ins with teachers.
- Academic Stipends will be tied directly to weekly engagement for each class you are assigned (ie: receiving “engagement” credit for a class = $25 per class; if you met the engagement requirement in 4 classes = $100 for the week). Reach out to Bethany with questions about the Stipend.
Meals and Food
Grab-and-Go lunches will be available daily for all working in Recycling and at the JTC. A pop-up grocery for all Corpsmembers, with produce and dry goods available, will be held at 5th Street every other Thursday from 11:30-3:00.
Case Counseling Services
It’s a scary and uncertain time, and Support Services staff are available to help just as if you were on site. Case Counselors will be reaching out at least weekly to all students to check-in and ensure basic needs are being met (ie: food, shelter, health/hygiene, mental wellness, phone service, etc). Should a student have questions or concerns, they should reach out JAB, Senior Support Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with IEP/504
The Resource Team will continue to support all scholars on their caseload through a variety of mechanisms which align with Individual Education Plans. The Intervention Specialist and Instructional Aide will support via live Zoom sessions and through one-on-one phone calls, emails, and via text messaging. The Resource Specialist will be in contact with students to clarify support systems in place during distance learning and to identify outstanding needs. To review Civicorps’ Special Education framework, please click here.
Civicorps is committed to addressing the tech needs of all students. If you need a Chromebook, let us know and we will obtain one for you as soon as possible.
What resources do you have for English language learners?
Civicorps is dedicated to serving students whose primary language is not English by offering a concurrent program to appropriately meet the needs of the English Language Learner. English Language Learners will be identified and given support during the enrollment process and transitioned into the Academy according to an individualized plan.
Civicorps will be sending out important updates via email and text messaging while school is in this distance learning mode. If you have any questions or concerns about school closure or your health and safety during this time, please contact a Civicorps staff member and we will do our best to help you.
|Support Services Staff|
|Lead Counselor||Natasha Vinakoremail@example.com||510-325-5273|
|Case Counselor||Aaron Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org||510-772-8681|
|Outreach & Retention Specialist||Bethany Rivardemail@example.com||510-915-5459|
|Dean of Students||Mr. Dunnfirstname.lastname@example.org||510-277-6210|
|Senior Support Services Manager||JABemail@example.com||510-377-1924|
|English Teacher||Joseph Bradshawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Math Teacher||Michelle Cascioemail@example.com|
|English Teacher||Avery Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ELL Teacher||Annette PonTellemail@example.com|
|Resource Specialist||Lauren Hoernigfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intervention Specialist||Rachel Milneremail@example.com|
|Instructional Aide||Matt Walkerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Interim Head of School||Yvette Arroyo-Agredanoemail@example.com||510-508-9198|
|Compliance Coordinator||Brandy Burkefirstname.lastname@example.org|