DACA Forum
Wednesday, September 13 5:30 PM
  Great turnout for the DACA Information Forum at the Lemon Grove Library

Please see the DACA Information page for more information about:

 - Free DACA Renewal Workshops
 - Legal Assistance
 - Advance Parole
 - Health Coverage Options

Superintendent's Message

 En Espanol

Dear Lemon Grove Parents, Partners, and Stakeholders, On February 14, 2017, the Lemon Grove Board of Education passed a resolution that included a call on President Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly known as DACA) program and to clearly articulate the rights of all students to attend school without the fear of detention and deportation.

Many of you know of the federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). The policy has allowed eligible undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children to receive protection from deportation, an ability to travel internationally, and the potential to obtain a work permit that must be renewed every two years.

The United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, requesting the Department of Homeland Security to begin to “wind down” the policy. His action means that the members of the Lemon Grove community who hold DACA status could soon lose the rights described above, and so face difficulties and uncertainty about their futures in the U.S.

Our heart goes out to these individuals and their families.

Lemon Grove is an ethnically diverse city; 24 different home languages are spoken in the Lemon Grove School District schools, including Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Tagalog, Chinese, and Vietnamese; 61 percent of students in Lemon Grove are of Hispanic or Latino descent and more than 74 percent of students qualify for free and reduced price lunch. The District’s mission is to maximize achievement for every student, advance technical skills required for higher education and 21st Century careers, and prepare students to compete in a global society.

The United States of America was built by diverse peoples, both native and immigrant alike and education has played a critical role in furthering tolerance and strengthening our republic. The Board of Education of the Lemon Grove School District values our multicultural and multilingual community. We are committed to fostering an environment that will encourage students, families, staff, and community partners to explore student and individual rights; the history of civics and coalition building; the struggle to make progress in light of adversity; and empowering and recognizing the importance of student leadership and activism.

As your superintendent, I will work collaboratively with all community partners who share our commitment to safe and open school communities, including but not limited to, the Parent Teacher Association, Lemon Grove Educators, the California School Employees Association, the Lemon Grove Teachers Association, the Lemon Grove Sheriff’s Department, the American Civil Liberties Union, and our internal accountability committees like the District English Learner Advisory Committee.

Please know that our Board of Education and I reaffirm our support for every individual embracing education, and that Lemon Grove School District campuses will continue to serve as safe zones and resource centers for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement or discrimination to the fullest extent provided by the law. For more information, please use the Parent menu on our webpage: http://www.lgsd.k12.ca.us/for_parents/d_a_c_a_information/

Yours in Education,

Dr. Kimberly Berman

Superintendent

District Information

Image result for camp cuyamaca Sixth-grade students of the Lemon Grove School District have the opportunity to attend 6th Grade Camp this fall.  The Outdoor Education Program run by the San Diego County Office of Education has worked with the school district to provide a five-day/four-night experience for our Lemon Grove students.
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Attendance Challenge September is recognized as National School Attendance Awareness Month. Daily attendance is key to our students’ success. Lemon Grove School District teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to creating learning environments that help set our students on a pathway to college and career readiness each and every day.
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Apply Online

All students must reapply for free/reduced meal benefits each school year.  Only complete one application per family.  Applications may be completed by paper or online at www.ezmealapp.com

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Enroll Now - LGSD Preschool Program Lemon Grove School District is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. We offer part-day, full-day, and dual immersion programs at no-cost.  Services are available to all persons who meet program eligibility requirements. We welcome enrollment of children with disabilities. We offer preschool programs at each of our elementary school sites.
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LCAP - Local Control Accountability Plan In an effort to provide the best possible learning experience for the children of Lemon Grove, the Lemon Grove School District is continuously seeking the involvement of parents and community members in the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)This plan, which determines the ways in which state funds are spent in California schools, is a living document which guides decision-making at the schools.

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LGSD Nondiscrimination Policy

The Lemon Grove School District does not discriminate with regard to gender, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other unlawful consideration.  LGSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 0410