Etiwanda SD

Dayna Karsch, Board President; Shawn Judson, Superintendent; Laura Rowland, Director of Personnel and Pupil Services; Candra Loftis and Melany Amaya, Academic Advisors; Donna Kelly-Aguilar and Alexandra Kuramata, Student Services Assistant; Daniel Woolsey, Interim Student Services Assistant

The Academic Advisor & Student Services Assistant program was established by the Etiwanda SD as a result of the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan goals and initiatives. The primary purpose is to provide systemic support for unduplicated students with cognitive, social, health, economic or other barriers to academic achievement. Academic support is provided by the utilization of the district’s early warning system to track student progress, conferencing with teachers and parents on strategies to maximize student potential, providing resources for students, parents and teachers, and monitoring student attendance, grades and behavior. Academic support and individual student planning are done weekly in individual and group academic counseling settings, instructing students on the A-B-Cs for success: attendance, behavior and course grades. The program has resulted in increased achievement, attendance and engagement for at-risk middle school learners in the Etiwanda SD.