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Ruth Asawa SOTA is dedicated to the values of:

Respect

Openness

Safety &

Engagement

 

For additional information on the ROSE framework, please view the Behavior Expectation Matrix.

Organizations

School Wide Organizations

School Site Council - SSC

Membership composition is mandated by state and district and includes Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students, and Administration. For additional info, visit Ruth Asawa SOTA SSC.
Responsible for final approval and consultation with principal on budget, staffing and, master schedule in alignment with school vision, mission and ROSE framework. Meets Monthly: 3rd Thursday of the Month. 

 

Friends of School of the Arts, Non-Profit  - FoSOTA

Membership is 3 paid staff including Executive Director, Development and Promotions; Board of Directors is volunteer based, made up of parents, students, outside community members, and school admin, and governed by non-profit guidelines/laws.
Responsible for fundraising, managing donations, AIR system management, box office and arts department budgets. Board meets monthly and has MOU with SFUSD to provide these services.  Meets monthly:  3rd Tuesday of the Month.   http://fosota.org/
 
Parent, Teacher, Student Association -  PTSA
Made up of any dues paying member of the school community. All meetings are open to any member of the school community regardless of paid dues.
Responsible for volunteering at school or community events, as well as communication, participation and collaboration on all aspects of school governance. Meets monthly: 3rd Wednesday of the Month.  http://www.sfsota-ptsa.org/
 
Students Clubs and Affinity Groups
Made up of volunteer students; may advocate for school policies or certain changes or feedback to school governance. May be facilitated by school staff, community based organizations or other partners. 

Staff & Student Advisory Teams

Academic Leadership Team

Membership is Lead Teachers for each Academic Discipline, Head Counselor, Wellness Coordinator, Student Representative and Administration.

Responsible for core curriculum implementation, master schedule development, policies and procedures, staff professional development, and other duties in alignment with school vision, mission and ROSE framework. Meets every two weeks or as needed.
 
Arts Leadership Team
Membership is Lead Teachers for each Arts Discipline and Administration.
Responsible for arts curriculum implementation, performance calendar development, policies and procedures, staff professional development, and other duties in alignment with school vision, mission and ROSE framework. Meets every two weeks or as needed.
 
Union Building Committee - UBC  http://www.uesf.org/
Elected by the faculty, made up of staff members in the UESF bargaining unit.
Responsible for review, implementation and support of the contact between UESF and SFUSD at the site level. Meets with admin monthly.
 
Student Support Leadership Team
Membership is Counselors, Wellness Staff, Administration, Academic Teacher Representative and Special Education Teachers.
Responsible for SAP/SST, PBIS, IEP and 504 implementation and monitoring, and student support in alignment with school vision, mission and ROSE framework.  Meets weekly.
 
Student Government
Made up of student elected officers and faculty sponsor.
Responsible for organizing all student activities as well as feedback on school-wide issues or governance. Meets weekly.

Parent Advisory Councils

PTSA Board of Directors
Membership is made up of parents, students, teachers and school admin as mandated by state and district PTSA guidelines.
Responsible for parent and student advocacy, volunteer coordination, consultation on school governance and other duties as determined by the school and boardBoard meets monthly. Meet the Board
 
Art Department Liaisons
Made up of at least one volunteer parent from each artistic department.
Responsible for the dissemination of information, communication, fundraising support, lead teacher and students support.  Liaisons meet quarterly.  Art Department Liaisons
 
Latinx Parent Advisory Council - LPAC
Made up of any self-identified Latinx parents at the school and school administration.
Responsible for Latinx student and parent advocacy/support and input on all aspects of school governance. Meets monthly.
 
2018-2019 LPAC Meetings:
  • Dates:   Generally the first Tuesday of the Month. Please check the school calendar to confirm dates.
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Conference Room
African American Parent Advisory Council - AAPAC
Made up of any self-identified Black parent at the school and school administration.
Responsible for African American student and parent advocacy/support and input on all aspects of school governance.
 
2018-2019 AAPAC Meetings:
  • Date:   Alternating Tuesdays.  Please check the school calendar for dates.
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Room 304

Inclusive Practices Parent Advisory Council - IPPAC

Does your student have learning differences? Does he or she have an IEP, 504, or just a different way of learning? Are you interested in helping out with Inclusive Schools Week? We are starting up an inclusive practices community group to share ideas and resources at Ruth Asawa SOTA.  Please join us!
 
2018-2019 IPPAC Meetings:
  • Date:  Generally the last Tuesday of the month.  Please check the school calendar to confirm.
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Library

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council - MPAC

The Multicultural Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) is a group of parents and guardians dedicated to building a school community that strives towards anti-racism, empathy, and culturally humility. We take an intersectional approach to disrupting racism on our campus because we understand that it is often connected to sexism, classism, ableism, xenophobia, homophobia, and other isms and phobias.

MPAC is made up of parents who attended a minimum of three of the Cultural Humility and Anti-racism parent workshops. We will work to implement strategies from the anti-racism/equity driven action plan that has been developed for the school community.

 
2018 MPAC Meetings:
  • Date:  Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 29
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Location: School Library
Parents' Coalition of Bay Area High Schools
Made up of thirteen high schools located in San Francisco, including Ruth Asawa SOTA.  The mission is to educate and inspire parents and guardians of teenagers as well as to advance communication and understanding with our teens. Please visit their website for event topic and dates.   http://parentscoalition.net/