TALB Update: Monday, October 25, 2021

TALB Update: Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday October 25, 2021

Calendar Election Results

Results – Calendar Change Vote
Start: 2021-10-21 06:00:00 America/Los_Angeles
End: 2021-10-25 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles
Turnout: 2016 (60.4%) of 3337 electors voted in this ballot.
Shall Admissions Day be rescheduled FROM Friday, April 15th, 2022 TO Friday, November
12th, 2021?
Option Votes
Yes 905 (44.9%)
No 1111 (55.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 2016
Abstain 0 (0.0%)


Friday, October 22, 2021

On Tuesday of this week we reported an offer made by District officials, proposing a swap of this school year’s Admission’s Day Holiday from Friday, April 15 to Friday, November 12.
An electronic ballot was sent to your personal email in-box yesterday, October 21, at 6:00 a.m. Voting will end on Monday, October 25 @ 4:30 p.m. This is a members only vote. If you voted in the spring elections for TALB leadership, the same email address will be used for this calendar change vote. If your personal email address has changed, please email Ingrid Perez at ingrid@talb.org Please check your spam folder, sometimes ballots are inadvertently sent to spam folders.

MOU Update
Today, lead negotiators for TALB and the District met. There is a tentative agreement surrounding 2 of the 4 mandated meetings a month, continuing to be virtual (Zoom) until the semester ends, January 27. An addendum to the MOU will be worked out next week.

Rep. Council meets on Tuesday, 10/26 @ 4:15 p.m.
This coming Tuesday the Rep. Council will convene to approve bargaining proposals for Child Development Centers (CDC) | Head Start and TK-12. In addition, the Rep. Council will consider an organizing plan. The Rep. Council starts at 4:15.


EASE-Y ANSWERS
GET SUPPORT FOR DIFFICULT TIMES
A little known benefit we have as educational employees in Los Angeles County is the Employee Assistance Service for Education program. EASE is a leading regional service that provides district staff and their families with the opportunity to assess and resolve their difficulties with the assistance of a professional counselor through an assessment and brief counseling service. EASE offers high quality, confidential assistance in:

  • Personal and family problems
  • Job-related issues
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief, loss and traumatic incidents
  • Worksite and phone consultations
All calls and consultations with EASE are confidential and will not be reported to the district, your school, or the Association. There is no reason to suffer in silence. If you feel you need assistance, please take advantage of this very important benefit by calling (800) 882-1341. A confidential counselor will be available to take your call.  More information is available on-line at https://www.lacoe.edu/Home/EASE

Trauma Resources
Reorienting to campus life has been challenging for students and staff. The pandemic has left invisible wounds and scars. There are 144 school days left in the 2021-22 school year. Do something for yourself, take care of yourself. We have a long road ahead.

~ Resources ~
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Handouts
Behavior Change
Crisis Response Checklist
Cyberstalking/Cyberbullying Safety Tips
Health Habit Log
How To Be An Ally
Mindful Breathing Tips
Myths About Suicide
Suicide Warning Signs
Principles for “Trauma – Informed”
Recognizing Anxiety
Self-Esteem Inventory

Find Your Words
Depression & Suicide Support

Number Story
Resources on adverse childhood experiences (ACES), ideas for support, healing, etc.

Books
Conscious Connections – Maggie Kline
Brain Changing Strategies to Trauma Proof our Schools

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar
Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate Emotional Resilience and Thrive

Trainings 
Kaiser Mental Health Awareness Video
30 minute asynchronous training
Kaiser Mental Health Training Materials
Slide deck, Notice-Engage-Support model, conversation starters, mental health resources
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
Free monthly webinar, online training, train-the -trainer, public workshops, etc.
Trevor Project CARE (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower) Training
An interactive and intensive training that provides adults with an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide.
Cultivating Resilient Communities During a Crisis
Bright Morning is an international education, coaching and consulting firm that exists to bring new learning practices to organizations that aspire to interrupt inequities, build resilient communities, and heal and transform the world. Our work transforms schools into equitable places of learning where every child gets whatever they need, every day, in order to be successful and to thrive. Process matters. The journey is the destination. Therefore, we lead processes of creation and transformation that honor and nurture all of those involved.

Thank You!
Grateful people are happy people and happy people are grateful people. It may sound hackneyed, but there is plenty to celebrate. We ARE pulling through the last throes of the pandemic and it certainly isn’t easy out there. Be that as it may, WE appreciate your hard work and tenacity. You may not hear it often enough, but WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS. Thank you for being you!


~ Resources ~
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Handouts
Behavior Change
Crisis Response Checklist
Cyberstalking/Cyberbullying Safety Tips
Health Habit Log
How To Be An Ally
Mindful Breathing Tips
Myths About Suicide
Suicide Warning Signs
Principles for “Trauma – Informed”
Recognizing Anxiety
Self-Esteem Inventory

Find Your Words
Depression & Suicide Support

Number Story
Resources on adverse childhood experiences (ACES), ideas for support, healing, etc.

Books
Conscious Connections – Maggie Kline
Brain Changing Strategies to Trauma Proof our Schools

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar
Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate Emotional Resilience and Thrive

Trainings 
Kaiser Mental Health Awareness Video
30 minute asynchronous training
Kaiser Mental Health Training Materials
Slide deck, Notice-Engage-Support model, conversation starters, mental health resources
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
Free monthly webinar, online training, train-the -trainer, public workshops, etc.
Trevor Project CARE (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower) Training
An interactive and intensive training that provides adults with an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide.
Cultivating Resilient Communities During a Crisis
Bright Morning is an international education, coaching and consulting firm that exists to bring new learning practices to organizations that aspire to interrupt inequities, build resilient communities, and heal and transform the world. Our work transforms schools into equitable places of learning where every child gets whatever they need, every day, in order to be successful and to thrive. Process matters. The journey is the destination. Therefore, we lead processes of creation and transformation that honor and nurture all of those involved.

Thank You!
Grateful people are happy people and happy people are grateful people. It may sound hackneyed, but there is plenty to celebrate. We ARE pulling through the last throes of the pandemic and it certainly isn’t easy out there. Be that as it may, WE appreciate your hard work and tenacity. You may not hear it often enough, but WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS. Thank you for being you! 


Financial Wellness Series Webinar / RSVP with Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org 

Estate Planning Basics Webinar | RSVP with Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org


~ Booster shots ~

All COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized and available for boosters shots; Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. 

Clinic Locations:
Anaheim – 100 S. Anaheim Blvd, Suite 101, Anaheim, CA 92805
Costa Mesa – 722 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Santa Ana – 1212 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
HB Beach – 17762 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
FV Brookhurst – 18035 Brookhurst Street, Suite 2100, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Irvine Barranca – 4050 Barranca Parkway, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92604
Los Altos – 2110 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Douglas Park – 3828 Schaufele Avenue, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90808
LB MFM-residency program – 450 East Spring Street, Suite 1, Long Beach, CA 90806
Torrance – 22719 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505
San Juan Capistrano – 31001 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Rancho Mission Viejo – 30492 Gateway Place, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694



Estate Planning Basics Webinar | RSVP with Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

 


Did you get your booster?

More recently, on September 24, the FDA, CDC and state of California approved a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all people aged 65 years and older and for people between 18 and 64 who have a condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or those that have an increased exposure risk due to their job (healthcare worker, teachers, etc.). This booster dose was only approved for people who were previously vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer series at least 6 months earlier.

MemorialCare is supporting this effort by offering the Pfizer boosters noted above and will be making clinic spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are happy to help prior Pfizer recipients get scheduled with us. Slots are available at the below MemorialCare Medical Group Clinics via MyChart or on the State’s MyTurn site in many locations across Southern California.

Clinic Locations:
Anaheim – 100 S. Anaheim Blvd, Suite 101, Anaheim, CA 92805
Costa Mesa – 722 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Santa Ana – 1212 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
HB Beach – 17762 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
FV Brookhurst – 18035 Brookhurst Street, Suite 2100, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Irvine Barranca – 4050 Barranca Parkway, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92604
Los Altos – 2110 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Douglas Park – 3828 Schaufele Avenue, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90808
LB MFM-residency program – 450 East Spring Street, Suite 1, Long Beach, CA 90806
Torrance – 22719 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505
San Juan Capistrano – 31001 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Rancho Mission Viejo – 30492 Gateway Place, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Please note that, if your first two doses of vaccine were Moderna, the only approved reason for a third dose is if you are immunocompromised (see first paragraph above).

If you received the J&J vaccine, additional doses have not been recommended or approved, either for a second dose of J&J or for a “booster” dose of either Moderna or Pfizer. MemorialCare commits to keeping you informed should things change and is proud to be a trusted resource for information on COVID-19 and any other healthcare issues.

 


Bargaining 2021-22
Today, the TALB Bargaining team drafted proposals for the TALB Executive Board to review. If approved, the proposals will be brought to the TALB Representative Council on October 26. Once the Rep. Council approves, the proposals will be sent to the superintendent of schools, Dr. Jill Baker. This is referred to as “sun-shining”. The proposals will then be placed in an upcoming Board of Education agenda for review. Since the proposals are placed in the public domain, they generally are worded with broad brush strokes. We’ll keep you updated as the process continues.

Corrin Hickey – Bargaining Chair, Lakewood HS
Gerry Morrison – McBride HS
John Kane – Jordan HS
Julie McCall – Nelson MS
John Solomon – MacArthur ES
Kevin Quinn – Los Cerritos ES
Maritza Summers – Mann ES
Sybil Baldwin – CDC
Maria Garcia – HS

WATCH LIVE – BOE – Meeting 11/3/2021 @ 5:00 p.m. 

LBUSD Board & Exec Staff Contact Info

Long Beach Unified School District’s YouTube ChannelWatch Live on Wednesday, October 6 @ 5:00 p.m. LBUSD YouTube Channel


New Member Orientation
New to the District? – TALB Mixer – Zoom
10/27/2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

Know Your Contract – Virtual Academy – Zoom
11/4/2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

Evaluation Forum
12/2/2021 4:00-5:00 p.m. To register, email Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

CTA Conferences & Grants

LGBTQ+ Issues Conference – October 29-31, 2021, Palm Springs
Application Cut-off extended to: September 12, 2021 at Midnight

Issues Conference – January 21-23, 2022, Las Vegas
Application Cut-0ff: November 8, 2021 at Midnight

Equity & Human Rights Conference – March 4-6, 2022, Location TBD
Application Cut-off: January 3, 2022, at Midnight

Good Teaching Conference South – March 18-20, 2022, Garden Grove
Application Cut-off: January 3, 2022 at Midnight

For full details and to apply for a grant, go to www.CTA.org/grants.


COVID Safety Protocols Not Being Followed?
If protocols are not being followed, please call the District’s COVID hotline at 562-204-6075 and or call the TALB office at 562-426-6433. The California Department of Public Health issued a requirement to School Leaders for universal masking for indoors, K-12 on August 23, 3021. It is a lengthy read, but non-compliance may have ramifications beyond the local employer – excerpt below:
Third, certificated individuals—including school administrators—may be subject to referral to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for disciplinary action for violating a mandatory legal duty to implement the masking requirement and knowingly exposing students to preventable harm. (See Educ. Code § 44421 [authorizing discipline for “refusal to obey . . . laws regulating the duties of persons serving in the public school system”].)

Update your Beneficiaries
The cycle of life. Every year we have a few members pass. Your TALB/CTA/NEA membership provides a survivor’s benefit up to $6,000.00. Sadly, every now and again, we have a member pass who did not update their beneficiaries. We can only issue the benefit to the individual(s) listed on your survivor’s benefit form. Life comes at you fast. Relationships change. If you have any questions about your survivor’s benefit please call the office at 562-426-6433.


Federal Funding to Enhance Facilities

What condition is the furniture in your classroom? LBUSD is planning on using Federal Funding to provide facility improvements.Learning and play spaces across the Long Beach Unified School District will soon see enhancements designed to move the needle on student learning and safety. Facilities upgrades are one of several infrastructure improvements outlined in the LBUSD’s Learning Acceleration and Support Plan, which aims to elevate the educational experience for all students and offer interventions to learners who need additional support.

Upgrades to areas outside of the classroom start this summer and will be completed before the 2022-23 school year.

Bottle filling stations will be installed at all 85 district schools, providing students access to cool, clean drinking water and the hydration needed for a full day of learning and activities. More than 200 stations will be installed by December. (More Information Here)


Public Schools Long Beach Students Deserve

With Long Beach Unified School District set to receive over $460,000,000.00 in State & Federal aid, it is high time we look at the services we provide to our students.

Class Sizes/Ratios
Counselors
Librarians
Nurses
Psychologists
Speech Pathologists

Please start the conversations now, we will need to organize before Executive Staff make all the decisions and allocate all the resources.