Public Notices

Public Notices

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You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law, even if you have uncertain housing, a temporary address, or no permanent physical address.

Notice of Rights for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Notice of Rights for Families Experiencing Homelessness – Spanish

Visit our English Learners page for more information about the English Learner Advisory Committee including upcoming meeting dates!

“The Education Protection Account (EPA) provides local educational agencies (LEAs) with general purpose state aid funding pursuant to Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012. The EPA funding is a component of an LEA’s total revenue limit or charter school general purpose entitlement.” (Retrieved from the California Department of Education website.)

GSS EPA FY 23-24 (pdf)

GSS EPA FY 22-23 (pdf)

GSS EPA FY 21-22 (pdf)

GSS EPA FY 20-21 (pdf)

GSS EPA FY 19-20 (pdf)

GSS EPA FY 18-19 (pdf)

GSS EPA FY 17-18 (pdf)

Beginning the 2015–2016 school year, California public schools were required under AB 2706 to provide information to families about their health coverage opportunities and enrollment assistance. By providing families an opportunity to access health coverage information from schools, this legislation aims to reduce the number of eligible but uninsured children. Our goal is to support and increase the number of students and families who enroll in health coverage. Please contact your student’s Resource Center Teacher and/or Nurse for questions about starting the health care coverage application process.

For more information, go to www.allinforhealth.org
Para más información, visite www.allinforhealth.org

Family resources are updated on the For Families resource page. Visit: www.allinforhealth.org/for-families
Immigration status information is kept private, protected, and secure.  It will not be used by any immigration agency to enforce immigration laws, but only to determine eligibility for health programs.

*Reference: All In: Health Care for All Families/A Project of The Children’s Partnership

ALL IN for Health informational flyer (English and Spanish)

View our Independent Study policy on our School Policies page.

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) is a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.

GSS LCP (2020-2021)

Important information regarding confidential student data

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.

Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF links below:

Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records (PDF)

Objeción a la Publicación de Información y Registros Estudiantiles (PDF)

Notice of Student Nondiscrimination

Grossmont Secondary School is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.  School programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability or any other unlawful consideration.

Any student who engages in discrimination of another student or anyone from Grossmont Secondary School may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.  Any employee who permits or engages in discrimination may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Any student or parent who feels that discrimination has occurred should immediately contact a teacher or the School Coordinator for resolution at the site.  If not resolved, contact: Tim Tuter, Deputy Superintendent School Services, 111 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92020, 858-678-2042.

Student Sexual Harassment Policy

Grossmont Secondary School is committed to making the schools free from sexual harassment.  This means that Grossmont prohibits harassment made by someone from or in the educational setting.  Sexual harassment can be such actions as: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting.

Grossmont Secondary School prohibits conduct that has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

Grossmont Secondary School further prohibits sexual harassment in which a student’s grades, benefits, services, honors, program, or activities are dependent on submission to such conduct.

Students should report any sexual harassment to their teacher or school principal.  Students who violate this policy shall be disciplined appropriately.  This includes suspension or possible expulsion.  Employees who violate this policy shall be disciplined according to personnel procedures.

Grossmont Secondary School believes that it can resolve harassment issues at the school site.  If not, students may contact: Allison Fleck at (858) 203-4640 or at afleck@altusschools.net.

To File a Discrimination or Sexual Harassment Complaint

  1. Filing a complaint: Obtain a copy of the Uniform Complaint form and procedure from the school.  Remedies available outside of Grossmont Secondary School are listed in this procedure.
  2. Investigation: Grossmont Secondary School will immediately undertake an effective, thorough, and objective investigation of the harassment allegations and provide a written report within 60 days of when the complaint is filed.
  3. Action: If Grossmont Secondary School determines that its policies prohibiting sexual harassment have been violated, disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, will be taken.

The person filing the complaint may also pursue action in civil court.

Complaints will be kept confidential.

Grossmont prohibits retaliation against any participant in the complaint process.  Each complaint shall be investigated promptly and in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned.

If you have an unresolved discrimination or sexual harassment complaint, contact:

504 Coordinator

Administrator of Special Education

111 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020

        619-393-2270

Title II, Title IX

Chief of Staff & Compliance Officer

111 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020

858-678-2020

Title 5 Coordinator

Chief Business Officer & CFO

111 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020

858-678-2048

Civil Rights Coordinator

Chief Business Officer & CFO

111 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020

858-678-2048

As an independent study program, Grossmont enrolls students throughout the year.  The school works to accommodate all students who wish to enroll.  In the instance that more students wish to enroll than availability allows, the school will use a public random drawing.

Applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open application period each year for enrollment in the following school year. Following the open enrollment period each year, applications will be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event that this happens, Grossmont shall hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade level, with the exception of existing students, who are guaranteed enrollment in the following school year.

Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be as follows:

  1. Students currently attending Grossmont Secondary School
  2. Residents of the Grossmont Union School District
  3. Siblings of existing students of Grossmont Secondary School
  4. All other students

At the conclusion of the public random drawing, all students who were not granted admission due to capacity shall be given the option to put their name on a waiting list according to their draw in the lottery. This waiting list shall allow students the option of enrollment if an opening occurs during the current school year at their grade level. In no circumstance shall a waiting list carry over to the following school year.  Public random drawing rules, deadlines, dates and times shall be communicated in the application form and on the Grossmont website.

Access to Public Records Policy

Amanda Akle has been designated as the Public Records Act Coordinator for Grossmont Secondary School.  You may contact her at any time by calling 858-678-2020 or by email at aakle@altusschools.net.

Resource Center Supervision Policy

 The purpose of the Resource Center Supervision Policy is to ensure the safety and supervision of all students while at the resource centers between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on regularly scheduled school days, Monday through Friday.

All staff will be responsible for the supervision of students at all times while inside the school’s resource centers.  A designated supervisor(s) will always be present at each resource center while the resource center is serving students.

All school staff is trained in:

  • School Supervision
  • First Aid
  • Health Emergencies
  • Bullying: Recognition & Response
  • Child Protective Services
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Mental Health

The school shall not be responsible for the supervision of students outside of a resource center.

All staff will refer injuries to the School Coordinator or Learning Lead.

Campus incidents will be recorded on a School Incident/Accident Report Form and will be followed up by staff where appropriate.

The Resource Center Supervision Policy will be reviewed annually by the school administration team and ratified by school’s Board of Directors.

The executive summary of the School Accountability Report Card is intended to provide parents and community members with a quick snapshot of information related to individual public schools.

Hard copies of the school’s SARC report are available upon request.

2022-2023 SARC

2021-2022 SARC

2020-2021 SARC

Click here to view the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with Federal and State-funded programs.

SSCs provide oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associated with school planning in order to meet the needs of all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the school’s administrator to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of school plans, including reviewing and analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs and activities, and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the school through categorical programs.

Grossmont Secondary School’s SSC is comprised of teachers, staff, students, and parents, who are selected by each of their constituent groups annually.

Meeting Agendas

October 27, 2021

January 5, 2022

November 3, 2022

January 19, 2023

May 15, 2023

SELPA Public Hearing:

Thursday, May 25, 2023  |  Notice: ENGLISH | Notice: SPANISH

El Dorado SELPA CEO Council Meeting Agenda – English

For further SELPA Governance information, please visit the El Dorado Charter SELPA website at www.edcoecharterselpa.org/governance.

SELPA Resources for Parents:

Community Advisory Committee Meeting Information (Comité Consultivo de la Comunidad)  |  English  | Spanish

Virtual Meeting Dates (Via Zoom):

January 23, 2024
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register to join the Virtual Meeting

April 23, 2024
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register to join the Virtual Meeting

For more information and resources, please visit charterselpa.org/parent-resources.

Please visit the Student and Parent Handbook page for a digital copy of the school’s handbook.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.

Grossmont Secondary School is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and provides a number of resources and services to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination.

Amanda Akle has been designated as the Title IX coordinator for Grossmont Secondary School.  You may contact her at any time by calling 858-678-2020 or email at aakle@altusschools.net.

Charter schools are not allowed to discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school because the pupil exhibits any characteristics such as students with disabilities, academically low-achieving, English learners, neglected or delinquent, homeless, socially economically disadvantaged, foster youth, or based on nationality, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Charter schools are not allowed to request a pupil’s records before enrollment or encourage a child who is enrolled in a charter school to disenroll or transfer to another school. A parent, guardian, or pupil (18 years or older) may file a Charter School Complaint Form to the authorizing entity if they suspect the charter school is in violation of Education Code (EC)Section 47605(d)(4).

Charter School Complaint Notice and Form

Williams v. State of California is a statewide class action suit regarding sufficiency of instructional materials, adequacy of facilities and the qualification of teachers. In September 2004, the Williams Settlement Legislation was enacted into law requiring all districts in the State of California to provide sufficient instructional materials in core subject areas; maintain clean, safe facilities in good repair and take measures to guarantee all pupils have qualified teachers.

Due to ongoing development of our new state accountability system and the suspension of the system based on API deciles, the state has extended the 2012 cohort of schools until a new accountability system is identified and the state statute is in place.

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