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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

For the second year, the HBCSD Board Members passed a resolution to recognize Dyslexia Awareness Month in October. HBCSD is continuing to raise awareness through sharing information on the website, Constant Contact notifications at the school site, professional development for staff, and the West Orange County Consortium for Special Education Community Advisory Committee.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) provides the following definition of dyslexia, which was adopted by the United States National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development:

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

Below is a link to the new California Dyslexia Guidelines prepared by the California Department of Education in August 2017. This is a rich source of information including describing dyslexia, assessment, and best practices to support students that are struggling with dyslexia.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr17/yr17rel56.asp

If you would like further information about dyslexia, please contact the Special Education Department at 714-378-2046.
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SURVEY: HBCSD Surplus Land Sale or Exchange

Huntington Beach City School District is considering how best to maximize the use of its assets in the long-term delivery of high-quality education for its students. Over the past few months, the District has embarked upon a study which considers the value of surplus land and how its disposition may improve its facilities. The District believes the sale or exchange of such property could generate $20+ million, which in turn could be used to pay off previous facility financing, replace aging facilities or augment projects currently identified in Measure Q.
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Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and also Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at all elementary schools. Please note that "Preppy K" is only held at Perry Elementary and interested parents should attend Perry's Round Up on 2/7 and/or 2/8.

Open Enrollment:
If a family is interested in open enrollment, they must go to their home school office during the February 13 - February 28, 2018 open enrollment period to complete a transfer application request for the 2018-2019 school year.
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