Stingray News 5.28.20

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Dear Stingray Parents,


Our teachers are excitedly planning ways to celebrate the last days of school with our students during a Zoom meeting next week.  The last week of school schedules will be modified to allow for end of year activities.  Teachers will not be holding their normal office hours the week of June 1st. As usual, teachers’ weekly schedules will be posted on our school website Friday evening. 

 

School Library Book Drop Off

Today, Thursday, May 28th from 10am-2pm, we will have a bin out in front of the office to drop off school library books. Please remember social distancing when dropping books off. Thank you!


Virtual Principal’s Coffee - Friday, May 29th at 2pm

On Friday, May 29th at 2pm, we will be holding Stevenson’s next virtual coffee.  During the meeting, a presentation on solar panels for Stevenson will be given and an opportunity for parents to provide feedback. LCAP survey results from earlier in the year will be discussed and help our school plan for next year.

Please use this link to register in advance of the meeting.


5th Grade Promotion and Reclassification Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate our 5th grade class with a virtual promotion ceremony on Friday June 5th at 11am.  We will be showing the promotion video live using Zoom.  For security reasons, we will be sending out the Zoom link to 5th grade parents by email next week.


Our district has also created a video ceremony for our English Learners that have reclassified this school year.  An email will be sent to the families with more details on how to view the reclassification ceremony.


Report Cards

Due to COVID-19 school closure beginning on March 18, 2020, and per the direction of the MVWSD Board of Trustees, students will not be given grades for the last trimester of the 2019-20 school year.   However, parents will receive a report on June 5 by email with short comments from teachers and information about children’s participation in online learning.


Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



CALENDAR


  • Monday - Friday: Breakfast and lunch available to youth 18 or younger from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Gabriela Mistral Elementary, 505 Escuela Ave.

  • May 26-June 1st 5th Grade Parents Schedule Appointment for Instrument Drop Off

  • Thursday, May 28th from 10:00-2:00pm - Library Books Drop Off

  • Friday, May 29th at 2:00pm - Virtual Principal’s Coffee

  • Friday, June 5th - Last Day of school

  • Friday, June 5th - Report Cards sent by email


MVWSD News


Important Deadline Reminder- Please read below. Thank you!


Greetings 5th-grade Parents or Guardians,


To all of the families who have borrowed instruments from the district: We will be collecting the instruments from May 26th through June 5th at the District Office portables, 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043 in room B. This is the same place where you received the instrument. 


The following is information about the process:


  • Please make an appointment on the following link https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30176118?category=13662615452

  • At the time of your appointment, please bring the instrument without any personal belongings (e.g., pencils, papers, clips, cleaning rugs, etc.,)  with it.

  • Before you arrive, please ask your student to make sure that all pieces of the instrument are in the case. 

  • To avoid overcrowding please only one parent/guardian should bring the instrument (do not bring students, siblings, family members, etc.)   

  • For your safety and the safety of our staff, please be sure you wear a mask during your appointment.

  • Please follow social distancing rules and markers while waiting for your appointment.

  • You’ll only have a 10-minute slot, so please be on time.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns to Raquel Hernandez at rvhernandez@mvwsd.org.


Thank you for your cooperation and patience in these difficult times. 




The Santa Clara County Office of Education has developed a Parent Support Webinar series just for parents who have questions on how they can support their kids with learning


Free Parent Support Webinar series:

May 21    Episode 3: Writing Development Support

May 28    Episode 4: Academic Content Support


Audience: Parents & Educators

Dates: Thursdays in May 2020

Time: 1-1:30 PM, PST

Join Live: bit.ly/sccoeparents

Cost: Free


La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara ha desarrollado una serie de seminarios web de apoyo para padres solo para padres que tienen preguntas sobre cómo pueden apoyar a sus hijos con el aprendizaje.


Serie de seminarios web gratuitos de apoyo para padres:

14 de mayo Episodio 2: Apoyo de comprensión lectora

21 de mayo Episodio 3: Apoyo al desarrollo de la escritura

28 de mayo Episodio 4: Soporte de contenido académico


Audiencia: padres y educadores

Fechas: jueves de mayo de 2020

Hora: 1-1: 30 PM, PST

Únete en vivo: bit.ly/sccoeparents

Gratis


Distance Learning Tips

Here are a few tips that might help you and your student with Distance Learning. Do you have any tried and true methods of helping your students’ school days be more efficient and your family’s life a little easier? Share them here. http://mvw.sd/37PbG


 “Caught you being good!”  Set a timer for yourself (15-45 minutes, depending on the age of your kids).  When the timer goes off, positively reinforce your child by noting their focus, independence, and/or perseverance through a challenge.  If you can periodically name, celebrate, and give attention to what they are doing right, they are more likely to keep it up, and less likely to get our attention with undesired behaviors. 


Multiple kiddos? Go incognito! If you have multiple kids or are trying to access your own Google account while checking out theirs, here is a tip: Hold down COMMAND + SHIFT + N when you are in Chrome. This creates an incognito window, where you are not signed in. This means you can sign in with one account in one window and another account in another. You can do this for as many accounts as you like so that you can flip between windows to look at information from multiple accounts simultaneously.


Ask your student for high & lows for the day. Not everything is fixable, but asking and talking about schoolwork will help your student feel supported and understood. 


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Consejos de Aprendizaje a Distancia

Aquí hay algunos consejos que pueden ayudarlo a usted y a su estudiante con el aprendizaje a distancia. ¿Tiene algún método probado y verdadero para ayudar a que los días escolares de sus estudiantes sean más eficientes y la vida de su familia sea un poco más fácil? Compártelas aquí. http://mvw.sd/37PbG


"¡Te atrapé siendo bueno!" Establezca un temporizador para usted (15-45 minutos, dependiendo de la edad de sus hijos). Cuando suene el temporizador, refuerce positivamente a su hijo al notar su enfoque, independencia y / o perseverancia a través de un desafío. Si puede nombrar, celebrar y prestar atención periódicamente a lo que están haciendo bien, es más probable que sigan así, y es menos probable que capten nuestra atención con comportamientos no deseados.


Múltiples kiddos? ¡Ve de incógnito! Si tiene varios hijos o está intentando acceder a su propia cuenta de Google mientras revisa la de ellos, aquí hay un consejo: Mantenga presionada la tecla COMMAND + SHIFT + N cuando esté en Chrome. Esto crea una ventana incógnito, donde no ha iniciado sesión. Esto significa que puede iniciar sesión con una cuenta en una ventana y otra cuenta en otra. Puede hacerlo para todas las cuentas que desee, de modo que pueda pasar de una ventana a otra para ver la información de varias cuentas simultáneamente.


Pregúntele a su estudiante por las altas y bajas del día. No todo es reparable, pero preguntar y hablar sobre el trabajo escolar ayudará a su estudiante a sentirse apoyado y comprendido.


SCCOE Announces New Online Portal for Essential Workers to Access Childcare


Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) in partnership with county and city leaders, community organizations and agencies throughout Santa Clara County has announced a new online portal to provide essential workers, as defined by the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, access to childcare during the shelter-in-place order


In addition to this childcare resource, we have a list of resources for families developed by our School Community Engagement Facilitators. Sheltering in place and not being in our regular routines of work and school can be hard on our emotional and mental health, in addition to making access to meals, rent payments and other typical activities more difficult. Click here for info about help with meals, rent, legal issues, emotional support and more.


Nuevo portal en línea para los trabajadores esenciales para que accedan cuidado de niños

La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara (SCCOE), en asociación con líderes del condado y de la ciudad, organizaciones comunitarias y agencias en todo el Condado de Santa Clara, ha anunciado un nuevo portal en línea para proporcionar a los trabajadores esenciales, según lo definido por el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Clara, acceso a cuidado de niños durante la orden de refugio en el lugar.

 

Además de este recurso de cuidado de niños, tenemos una lista de recursos para familias desarrollada por nuestros coordinadores de programas y servicios para la comunidad escolar. Refugiarse en casa y no estar en nuestras rutinas regulares de trabajo y escuela puede ser difícil para nuestra salud emocional y mental, además tener dificultad al acceso a las comidas, el pago del alquiler y otras actividades típicas. Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre ayuda con comidas, alquiler, problemas legales, apoyo emocional y más.


Pandemic EBT (Flyer here)

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.


Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving sometime this month (May). Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May. https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt


P-EBT Pandemica


Debido al coronavirus (COVID-19), los niños que son elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido en la escuela obtendrán beneficios adicionales de alimentos. Estos beneficios alimentarios se denominan beneficios “Pandemic EBT o P-EBT”. Los beneficios de P-EBT ayudan a las familias en California a comprar alimentos cuando las escuelas están cerradas debido a la emergencia del coronavirus.


Las familias recibirán hasta $ 365 por niño, elegible en su tarjeta P-EBT, para usar en alimentos y comestibles. Las familias con niños que reciben beneficios de CalFresh, Medi-Cal o Foster Care no necesitan presentar una solicitud. La mayoría recibirá su tarjeta P-EBT por correo durante el mes de mayo. Las tarjetas P-EBT comenzarán a llegar en algún momento de este mes (mayo).


Las familias con niños que son elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o de precio reducido y que no reciben su tarjeta P-EBT por correo, deben presentar una solicitud en línea antes del 30 de junio de 2020. La solicitud en línea se lanzará a fines de mayo. https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt



InPlay Home Activities

With extended time sheltering-in-place, InPlay, MVWSD's partner for out-of-school learning, has created a list of home-based, instructor-led programs offered by your favorite local providers to keep your students active and engaged! Please check it out. https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view/discover



Con tiempo extendido en el lugar, InPlay, socio de MVWSD para el aprendizaje fuera de la escuela, ha creado una lista de programas dirigidos por un instructor en el hogar que ofrecen sus proveedores locales favoritos para mantener a sus estudiantes activos y comprometidos. Por favor, míralo. https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view/discover



17TH ANNUAL MVWSD INTERSCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT

17AMICT is forging ahead and will be held this year despite COVID-19!  The tournament will be online this year and will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 11:30 to 5:00.  Full instructions and registration are at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess.  The registration deadline is May 29.  Come take part in one of the few events this school year going on as scheduled.  Contact Mark Ruzon, Tournament Director, at mvwsdchess@gmail.com with any questions.


17º TORNEO ANUAL DE AJEDREZ INTER ESCOLÁSTICO MVWSD

¡17 AMICT está avanzando y se llevará a cabo este año a pesar de COVID-19! El torneo estará en línea este año y se llevará a cabo el domingo 31 de mayo de 2020, de 11:30 a 5:00. Las instrucciones completas y el registro están en tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess. La fecha límite de inscripción es el 29 de mayo. Venga a participar en uno de los pocos eventos que este año escolar se llevará a cabo según lo programado. Póngase en contacto con Mark Ruzon, Director del torneo, en mvwsdchess@gmail.com con cualquier pregunta.


SELPA1 CAC


Special Education Meetings and Support Zooms for May and June 

http://www.selpa1cac.org



5/20 Decoding Dyslexia will be having a support group on May 20 in the 

evening. For more details, email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com or 

ddcasouthpeninsula@gmail.com.


5/26 SELPA 1 CAC is hosting a "Let's Talk IEP/504 Support Group" via 

Zoom on Tuesday, May 26 at 6 PM. If you are interested in attending, 

please email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com for the link and password. 

Remember, this is a confidential support group to help each other!


6/1 SELPA 1 CAC is having a general meeting to hold our elections, 

discuss ongoing distance learning challenges and plan future parent 

education events. Meeting will be via Zoom at 9 am on Monday June 1. 

Email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com for more information, link and password





Free, Low Cost Internet for Students


We think that it’s important that each of our students has one Internet-ready device (laptop, iPad, etc)  in their house for distance learning schoolwork.  There are several ways you can access free/or low cost internet to connect students' Chromebooks. Please see the attached flyer or click on www.mvwsd.org/technology.


Internet Gratuito y De Bajo Costo Para Estudiantes

Creemos que es importante que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes tenga un dispositivo electrónico listo para Internet (computadora portátil, iPad, etc.) en su casa para el trabajo escolar a la distancia. Hay varias formas de acceder Internet gratis o de bajo costo para conectar los Chromebooks de los estudiantes. Por favor revise el folleto que está adjunto o haga clic en www.mvwsd.org/technology.



The City of Mountain View’s strategic communications team is offering regular updates about COVID-19 response and resources. Residents may text 'MVCOVID' to 22828 to have the digest sent right to their emails every day. Here is the link to the latest issue. The City’s COVID-19 response and resources webpage is www.mountainview.gov/covid


Emotional, Logistics Support Resources for Families

Our School Community Engagement Facilitators have teamed up to provide a list of resources for families. Sheltering in place and not being in our regular routines of work and school can be hard on our emotional and mental health, in addition to making access to meals, rent payments and other typical activities more difficult.

Click here for info about help with meals, rent, legal issues, emotional support and more. (Spanish)

Click here for a Letter from CHAC about services and tele-health appointments during school closure.

 

MVWSD 2020-2021 Calendar link here 2020-2021 Calendar -1.pdf
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