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Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)

CPAP board meeting Schedule

Date

Teacher Report

August 27

 

September 17

 1st – Ashley Jenkins

October 15

 4th – Heidi Bownas

November 12

  

December 10

5th – Leslie Collins

January 21

 K – Gina Flores

February 11

3rd – Cindy Hildebrand

March 17

Spanish- Amy Ertekin

April 14

2nd – Jessica Montevago

May 12

 

*8:45 in RM 207

Faculty / Staff Representative
CPAP Teachers
Contact Heidi Bownas  Heidi Bownas Teacher - 4th Grade - Alternative
Contact Leslie Collins  Leslie Collins Teacher - 5th Grade - Alternative
Contact Amy Ertekin  Amy Ertekin Teacher- Spanish- Alternative
Contact Gina Flores  Gina Flores Teacher - Kindergarten - Alternative
Contact Cindy Hildebrand  Cindy Hildebrand Teacher - 3rd Grade - Alternative
Contact Ashley Jenkins  Ashley Jenkins Teacher - 1st Grade- Alternative
Contact Jessica Montevago  Jessica Montevago Teacher - 2nd Grade - Alternative

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CONTINUOUS PROGRESS ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

2020-2021

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Vista Grande Elementary School
                       667 Diablo Road, Danville, CA                          Multi-Purpose Room

What is the Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)?

CPAP is a San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) elementary alternative program.  Our program is open to all elementary students in SRVUSD.  We are located at Vista Grande Elementary because we were founded by Vista Grande parents in partnership with SRVUSD over 30 years ago.  The term "continuous progress" in our program name refers to our program belief that student progress should be continuous with curriculum and instruction tailored to meet individual student needs.  Our approach is to challenge students individually to work to their highest ability.  We seek to build within each student a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, confidence, and pride in accomplishment in a nurturing environment.

CPAP embraces the initiatives, curriculum, and instruction set forth by SRVUSD.  We enhance the general level of education with:

  • Lower student to adult ratio, achieved through trained classroom paraeducators (teacher assistants ).  For approximately 5 hours/day, the student to adult ratio is lowered from 24:1 to 12:1 in grades K-3 and from 30:1 to 15:1 in grades 4-5.*  
    • Approximately 24.5 hours/week of paraeducator support, including 5 hours/week of targeted reading support for grades K-2 and math support for grades 3-5.
  • Spanish language enrichment instruction for grades K-5 (30 minutes of instruction, twice a week for grades K-3 and 1 hour of instruction, once per week for grades 4-5).
  • Longer school day in first grade (follows same bell schedule as 2-5 grade) 
  • Additional classroom resources and staff collaboration time (one half-day for CPAP teachers to collaborate with one another and one half-day for CPAP teachers to collaborate with their paraeducators).
  • Consistent class groupings.  Students remain together as they transition from grade to grade, facilitating consistency and a deep level of camaraderie in their social and learning environment.  One class in each grade K-5 on the Vista Grande campus participates in CPAP.
  • Innovation.  CPAP offers innovation grants for teachers to innovate both inside the classroom and/or outside the classroom with their CPAP or grade level peers.
  • A strong partnership between home and school.  Parents are provided regular opportunities to volunteer both inside and outside the classroom.  An Advisory Board comprised of both parents and staff, guides CPAP.

* Classroom paraeducator support, Spanish instruction, and classroom resource targets are based on our ability to fundraise $1,150 per student to meet our annual operating budget.  Should our fundraising efforts not be sufficient to provide these enhancements, adjustments to the program will be made.  Fundraising goal is determined yearly by the Advisory Board upon approval of the operating budget for the following school year.

 

How do I get my child into this program?

 

     1.  Complete an Application.  Click HERE to access an application!

  • Applications for the Kindergarten Lottery must be submitted to the Vista Grande Office by Friday March 13, 2020 to qualify for the kindergarten lottery. 
  • Applications for grades 1-5 are accepted at any time.  We anticipate openings in grades 4 and 5 due to SRVUSD's class size increase at these grade levels.  Our sibling priority policy is applicable to all siblings of 4th and 5th graders.  
  • Please refer to the application for our admission policies.

     2.  Attend a Mandatory Parent Orientation.

  • Parents applying for Kindergarten are required to attend the CPAP Information Night on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 7pm in the Vista Grande MPR.
  • Parents applying for grades 1-5 may attend the CPAP Information Night on Tuesday February 25, 2020 or New Family Orientation on Tuesday August 25, 2020.
  • If you are unable to attend a mandatory orientation, please contact vgalternative@gmail.com prior to the date of the orientation.

     3.  Kindergarten Lottery 

  • The Kindergarten Lottery will take place Monday March16 according to the CPAP Kindergarten Admission Policy (see New Student Application for details). 

CPAP Board Members

Chair
  Katie Berger
Vice Chair
  Erin Moayedi
Secretary
  Summer Youdall
Treasurer
  Lara Forbes
Kim Powell
Membership
  Amanda Butland
Communications
  Katie Berger
Outreach
  Annelise Bjaanes
Community Service
  Lauren Fusco
Fundraising
  Esra Essayem

Classroom Representatives

Kindergarten

  Annie Chang

1st Grade

Sophia De Bruyn

2nd Grade

 Debbe Hanleigh

3rd Grade

 Shal Choudhary

4th Grade

  Meagan Berg

5th Grade

  Noreen Dalmada