Monthly News Article for November 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Schools Need Subs in All Job Categories!

Have you ever thought about becoming a substitute teacher, a substitute classroom para-educator (also called a classroom aide), or a pre-school instructor? Maybe you like to cook and would love to try your hand at making a great lunch for kids for a day, or you enjoy working outside and would love to do janitorial or maintenance work on a substitute basis. You’d earn some extra money and our schools really need you!

Our county regularly suffers from a shortage of school substitutes and this year is no exception. It’s possible that people don’t know about this opportunity for extra cash and part-time, flexible work, so we wanted to make sure the community knows and can spread the word!

If there is a concern about COVID-19, please know that schools have been back in session since mid-August with no cases of COVID-19 at the time of this writing, and all districts are following safety guidelines to insure staff and students are as safe as possible. You can check on what is being required at school sites for safety, and read the guidelines yourself that were specifically written for our county schools, and are based carefully on all the state guidance. Just go to this link: https://www.tcoek12.org/images/COVID/TCOE_Schools_Reopening_Plan_20-21.pdf

Or find it on the front page of our website at www.tcoek12.org. It’s called “Trinity County Schools Reopening Plan”.

Even without COVID-19, school staff still need substitutes because of common colds, or due to planned medical appointments, cars that break down, or other emergency issues which take them away from work for a day or sometimes longer.

Besides enjoying the satisfaction of working with or around students, inspiring a love of learning or making a difference in children’s lives, there are many other benefits to substituting. The pay is good. It is flexible, part-time work. You can choose what days of the week or how many days you want to work. You can choose to be called in an emergency, or only when an absence is planned in advance (such as for a dental appointment). You can choose in what district(s) you want to work. If you are interested in being in the classroom, you can even choose which age levels you’d prefer from pre-K to high school.

If you are interested in a school position or in the teaching profession in the future, subbing looks good on a resume when you apply for a full-time job, and subbing helps schools get to know you so you can be at the top of the applicant list when a permanent position becomes available.

For teacher subs, lesson plans are created for you and you follow a pre-set schedule for the day. If there’s time, you can try out fun and educational activities of your own devising. Substitute teacher training is available as well through our office. Substitute teachers do have some specific requirements and state paperwork to complete.

If you have any questions or want to sign up on a county-wide substitute list for any school position, contact our office at 623-2861.

Monthly News Article for September 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Distance Learning and Special Education by Anthony Rebelo

Welcome back to another school year in Trinity County! As most of our districts are back to school and resuming a normal schedule, there are still so many questions that can pop up. What’s the difference between distance learning and independent study? How does my student get special education services? And what the heck is a “hybrid model” of learning? As we work through these questions together, we appreciate the collaboration and understanding we have seen so far from our school sites and our community. Today, we are going to try and answer one of those questions above…what does special education look like during distance learning?

Read more: Monthly News Article for September 2020

Monthly News Article for August 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

As schools begin to reopen, we are having to adjust expectations from the confusion of our “COVID-Spring”. No one could have guessed that schools would be closed down for more than a couple of weeks last spring, let alone the rest of the 2019-20 school year. We all kept potential opening dates on our calendars, but the plan to reopen schools did not come to fruition throughout the state and in most of the country. 

Now, whether children will be on campus five days a week or doing distance learning each day, the expectation is “school as usual”. Work will be assigned and assignments will be due. All will be graded as normal. Attendance will be monitored, even if it’s from a distance.

Read more: Monthly News Article for August 2020

Monthly News Article for June 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Written by the TCOE Team

With all of the hardships COVID-19 has caused, we want to take a moment to acknowledge how well the school districts in Trinity County have changed and adapted to a new way of serving students. It’s been difficult for everyone, but we are ending the school year strong and are proud of the way all of our districts have risen to the challenge to serve our students and communities.

Read more: Monthly News Article for June 2020

Monthly News Article for May 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Submitted by Steve Hiscock, RISE Academy Teacher with Fabio Robles


Parenting during this time of distance learning can be challenging. There can be lots of obstacles that families may experience. These obstacles might include: homes that are not set up for schooling, students struggling with specific subjects, parents who may not be confident with the material students are working on, and having children in different age groups and grades trying to coordinate their schedules, or the use of a computer. The list goes on and on...  

Read more: Monthly News Article for May 2020

Monthly News Article for April 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Offering Support during COVID-19

Over the past month, many of our daily routines have been changed and we are in the process of adjusting to a new way of doing things. While we are all navigating this current situation together, it can be difficult to know what to do next or how to support our kids. In this article, we hope to offer some ideas and things to consider as we move forward with distance learning and social distancing. 

Be an Example 

Read more: Monthly News Article for April 2020

Monthly News Article for March 2020

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

The R.I.S.E. of a Trauma-Informed School in Trinity County

Trauma-related experiences occur across all racial, economic, and cultural groups yet the way these experiences show up in school, and the way they are responded to, vary greatly. In a national survey of 95,677 children (eighteen years old and younger) from all economic levels and ethnic backgrounds, 46 percent experienced at least one “adverse childhood experience” also referred to as “ACE”. National databases suggest that 26 percent of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before the age of four. Trauma can occur from a natural disaster, abuse, neglect, or from experiencing or witnessing violence, among other things.

Read more: Monthly News Article for March 2020

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