• School Site Council

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                            School Site Council Role and Responsibilities [ppt]                   

                  (This is a Microsoft Power Point presentation prepared by the California Department of Education)

            Notice of Our Next School Site Council Meeting: September 29, 2014

                      By-Laws of the Sycamore Canyon School Site Council [pdf]


    Introduction to SSC

         The Sycamore Canyon Elementary School School Site Council is a school based decision making organization.  It is comprised of a group of individuals whose central focus is supporting the best decisions for students.  The members of the council form a broad-based committee who listen to each other as well as the Sycamore's community.  Our School Site Council is a resource team, which promotes trust and encourages full participation in Sycamore Canyon Elementary School and our District's activities as well as employs systematic problem solving and school improvement strategies.



         Our School School Site Council was established as required by the California Education Code.  The council provides a means to improve communication from Sycamore Canyon Elementary School to the community and the community to Sycamore Canyon Elementary School.  Members of the council represent various groups from within our school and community.


         The Council oversees the writing of the School Improvement Plan and assesses the effectiveness of Sycamore Canyon Elementary School's program.  The School Site Council has an on-going responsibility with the principal and staff to review the implementation of the school plan, integrating the plan with expenditures from the School Improvement Funds provided by our state.



         All members (except the school principal) are elected by their peers.  Members may serve up to two consecutive, two-year terms (a total of four consecutive years).  They are involved in the teaching and learning process by actively participating in the meetings, observing the teaching and learning in person, representing the views of the community to the school supporting the improvement process and reviewing, recommending and acting on ideas that will increase learning for all students based on, but not limited to, establishing school improvement goals based on the evaluation of student assessment data.


    2016-2017  SSC Members






    1 Jeri Peterson  Principal
    2. Open Classified 1st year
    3. Gregg Park Parent 2nd year
    4. Erin Telitz Parent 2nd year
    5. Open Parent 1st year
    6. Penelope Fuller Parent 2nd  year
    7. Cindy Purnell Parent 2nd year
    8. Kandi Ellis Parent 2nd year  
    9.   OpenTeacher 1st Year  
    10.     Open Teacher 1st Tear 










    Santee School District

    Sycamore Canyon Elementary School

    10201 Settle Road    Santee, CA 92071    (619) 258-2430    FAX (619) 258-2209




    Dear Parents:


    Excellence in education is achieved through the cooperative effort of the total school community.  This includes students, parents, teachers and the community members.  A tradition of excellence has been established at Sycamore Canyon because of the cooperation of these groups.  One of the main channels for these cooperative efforts is our School/Advisory Council (SSC/SAC) which consists of representative members from these groups.


    Council responsibilities include:

    • Monitor, evaluate, and act as advisors to principal in overseeing the School Improvement Plan.

    • Attend monthly meeting.   


      Currently there is currently one position to be filled on the Sycamore Canyon School Site/Advisory Council.  These position is for a two-year term.  I would like to challenge you to get involved with your child's school and the decision-making process that affects his/her education.  Contribute your talents to the tradition at Sycamore Canyon.  Indicate your willingness to participate by signing and returning the bottom portion of this letter to school no later August 26.  This must be turned into the school office by an adult.   


      Please call (619) 956-5400, if you have any questions regarding the council membership.




      Mrs. Jeri Billick

      Sycamore Canyon School



      Return by an adult directly to the school office


      Please place my name on the ballot for Sycamore Canyon School Site/Advisory Council.  I am interested in being a voting member of this very important team, dedicated to excellence in education.




      Student's Name & Grade_____________________________________________________________


      Please list any previous involvement in school and other volunteer organizations.  This information will be published along with your name on the ballot.











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