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CPAP BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 24/25

 
 All families are invited and encouraged to attend the Board Meetings.
 
Meetings will be In-Person in the VG Library

Time: 8:00-9:30 AM

 
Meeting dates are as follows but are subject to change:
August 21
September 11
October 9
November 6
December 4
January 8
February 5
March 12
April 16
May 8
 

Continuous Progress Alternative Program

UPCOMING: CPAP Parent Information Night

Ever wondered about VG's cool CPAP program? 
Join us for our CPAP Parent Information Night on 
Thursday, January 18 @ 7 PM in the VG MPR 
Everyone interested is welcome!
Incoming Kindergarten families are required to attend an Information Night to apply to the CPAP program.
Questions? Email us at vgalternative@gmail.com 

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SRVUSD’s Continuous Progress Alternative Program
 
 

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 for 40 years.  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 classes use SRVUSD initiatives, curriculum, and instruction combined with the following enhancements:
  • 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.
    • All classroom paraeducator support will be used at the discretion of the teacher and principal.
  • 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).
  • 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/guardians are provided regular opportunities to volunteer both inside and outside the classroom.  An Advisory Board comprised of both parents/guardians and staff guides CPAP.
 
* Classroom paraeducator support, Spanish instruction, and classroom resource targets are based on our ability to fundraise, PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THIS YEAR'S DONATION 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.  The 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!
  • For the 24/25 school year, applications for the Kindergarten Lottery must be submitted to the Vista Grande Office by Friday, February 7, 2025, 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/Guardian Orientation.
  • Parents/guardians applying for Kindergarten are required to attend ONE of the following two options: (1) CPAP Information Night via ZOOM on November 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM OR (2) In Person on Thursday, January 16, 2025, at 7:00 PM in the Vista Grande MPR.
  • Parents/guardians applying for grades 1-5 may attend the CPAP Information Night on November 7, 2024, or Thursday, January 16, 2025, or New Family Orientation on August 22, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Library.
  • If you are unable to attend a mandatory orientation, please contact vgalternative@gmail.com prior to the date of the orientation.
 
     3.  Kindergarten Lottery 

23/24 CPAP BOARD MEMBERS

(24/25 Board Members will be updated prior to the school year)

Chair Sophia de Bruyn
Vice-Chair Jen V.
Co-Treasurer Erin Tulley & Sandy Sheehan
Secretary Kelly Kwon
Membership Erin Moayedi
Community Service Annelise Bjannes
Outreach Julia DeRenzi & Annelise Bjannes
Communication Chair Melissa Hilton

23/24 CLASSROOM REPS

Kindergarten: Gillian Deenihan
1st: Todd Mork
 2nd: Nitya Narayanan                
3rd:  Gillian Deenihan                 
4th: Lara Forbes              
5th: OPEN                  
        UPDATED CPAP PROGRAM DONATION INFORMATION

        UPDATED CPAP PROGRAM DONATION INFORMATION

We are excited to share some fantastic news about the CPAP program’s finances and our requested donation contribution for the upcoming 24/25 school year.
 
Thanks to the incredible support from our community and careful management of our resources, we are pleased to share that the CPAP program's donation request will be decreasing for the coming year! For the 24/25 school year, families with children in grades K-3, and 5th grade will be asked to donate $325 per student to CPAP. Due to next year's 4th Grade Teaming Program, 4th grade CPAP families will only be asked to donate $100 per student to CPAP to support the costs associated with Spanish. Please note that these decreases apply only to the requested CPAP donation. There will still be donation requests from PTA & Falcon Fund to support student programs such as STEM, intervention, and grade level materials during registration.
 
This exciting change to CPAP's requested annual donation reflects two key factors:
 
  • **Spending Down Reserves**: Over the years, we have been able to build a healthy reserve fund thanks to your generous contributions. To maintain a balanced budget and ensure our funds are utilized effectively, we will be drawing from these reserves this year.
  • **Reduced Costs**: Our program costs for the coming year have decreased due to the change in paraeducator utilization by the 4th grade teaming program. This allows us to maintain our program benefits for our students while requesting less from our families.
 
We want to assure you that this reduction in the donation request amount is a testament to our strong financial health. The CPAP Board's commitment to providing an enriching and innovative educational experience for your children remains as steadfast as ever. The reduced donation is currently confirmed only for the 24/25 school year. The CPAP Board will reevaluate our finances next Spring and will update our families about our planned donation request for the 25/26 school year at that time.
 
 
Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication. Together, we make CPAP a thriving and dynamic part of our community. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.