Supporting Our Students’
During the Pandemic
Panel Webinar hosted by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation
NOW MORE THAN EVER
As our students, teachers, and schools face evolving challenges and new needs related to the pandemic, your support is needed now more than ever.
The Carlsbad Unified School District relies on your investment through the Foundation to meet new priorities from the pandemic and ensure every student – from Kindergarten through graduation – has the best opportunities to succeed.
Your Support Funds These Programs & More!
- Art Supplies
- Kids Care Scholarship
- Grocery Gifts
- Discovery Labs
- International Baccalaureate,
- Science Olympiad
- Science Days and Lab Supercharge
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Science Olympiad
- Innovation Coach
- Student Leadership Council
High and Middle School
Students compete academically in STEAM subjects. Includes weekly mentoring by industry professionals. Students learn preparation, commitment, coaching, and teamwork.
FIRST LEGO League Robotics
Middle and Elementary School
Learn the construction and operation of FIRST LEGO robots, concepts in engineering, coding, programming, and design. The season ends with a Robotics Showcase.
FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics
Students develop skills in teamwork, collaboration, communication as well as engineering and software development through the FIRST Tech Challenge Program.
Help fund dedicated teachers at every school site to teach specialty classes in music, art, science, and PE.
Equip teachers of every subject with the tools and training to integrate modern learning environments and technology to support students’ individual abilities and potential.
A challenging educational program that engages Jefferson Elementary students to think critically and with a global perspective.
Kids Care Scholarship
Provide half or full-day student care for a family facing financial hardship.
Student Leadership Council
Develop life-long leadership skills by studying curriculum covering non-profit, corporate, and community responsibility while serving as a student ambassador.
Invest in Our Programs – You Make it Happen
Your support keeps critical and relevant academic programs safe from budget cuts. Your support invests more than $1 million to Carlsbad public schools, providing enriching experiences for our students.
Supporting Our Students’ Social-Emotional Needs During the Pandemic
An important conversation with a panel of experts who address challenges related to the pandemic and explore opportunities to support our students.
Resources to Support Social-Emotional Needs
From the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
Download free lesson plans to help students learn, share and discuss the events of COVID-19 with an SEL lens.
Download free SEL learning curriculum to equip educators with tools to nurture skills like compassion, leadership, conflict resolution, self-awareness, and resilience.
A scientific journal titled, School Psychologists’ Knowledge and Use of Evidence-based, Social-Emotional Learning Interventions.
Verbal labeling of emotions can help you (and your kid) regain control from big reactions.
Provides CUSD parents with critical information to help their students succeed in school.
An SEL roadmap for reopening school from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
For TK-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom, and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.
From the School Social Work Association of America.
STEM/STEAM education companies and other organizations have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways.
Address academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning for a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).
Panel of Experts
Carol Van Vooren
Ed.D., California State University San Marcos
She is a past principal of Jefferson Elementary in Carlsbad and earned a record of increasing diverse student and parent participation, implementing the International Baccalaureate program, and raising student outcomes to receive the California Distinguished School Award.
Dr. Van Vooren served on the board of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation from 2010-2016. She continues to be an active participant in several CEF committees and events. Her passion is in guiding teachers and students to embrace diversity and inclusion for the strength of the community and success for all.
MD, AM Resident Physician in Family Medicine in Chula Vista
Currently, Dr. Estrada is in her second year of residency in family medicine in Chula Vista. Dr. Estrada’s research is in border health and she serves primarily the Latinx community in both the hospital and in local clinics. In looking back at her memories of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Allison loved the music program including performing in the CEF Telethon. Thank you for attending this panel in support of Carlsbad students.
PPS-SSW, San Diego County of Education
Personally, Jenée is the proud mother of five children ages 35-15; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is very involved in the community; and has served on many boards and volunteers her time to support the youth. Currently, she serves as the secretary for the California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) and the Region E Director for the National Association of Social Work (NASW).
President and Chief Guide,
Scott Schimmel is a constant student of helping people grow.
As President & Chief Guide of the YouSchool, he is responsible for leading the charge with schools, athletes, and veterans, ensuring that everything they do delivers on the mission and vision.
After being rescued from a career path headed into corporate finance, and spending over ten years at a non-profit leadership development organization in higher education, helping develop college students into world changers, Scott is deeply aware of the challenges people face when transitioning into the ‘real’ world. This is why he’s invested his time guiding students, athletes, and veterans to discover and write their own stories.
Outside of the YouSchool, Scott is an avid reader, speaker, writer, and golf fiend. He serves on the board of UrbanLife in City Heights and is the co-host of Bob Goff’s Dream Big Podcast. His wife and three children keep him anchored.