Stevenson Stingray News 04.28.2021

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04.28.2021

 

Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

 

At the end of each school year, our teachers provide assessments to students so we can see how each student has progressed throughout the year and also prepare for next school year. As you may have read in the latest MVWSD district communication, as a result of the pandemic, MVWSD now has the flexibility to choose the most viable testing option for our students. The California department of education state testing will not be administered this school year for our 3rd-8th grade students. As a result, we will be administering i-Ready tests in math and language arts.  We will be using our i-Ready diagnostic assessments for Reading and math to monitor and report student progress instead of the CAASPP English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. I-Ready diagnostics are aligned to the California Common Core State Standards.

 

All k-5th grade students will be taking the i-ready assessments on the following dates:

◆i-Ready Reading Diagnostic will be provided on 5/11 with make-up days on 5/13 and 5/14.

◆i-Ready Math Diagnostic will be provided on 5/18 with make-up days on 5/20 and 5/21.

 

Our roomies will be provided the assessment in-person and zoomies will take the assessment from home. A friendly reminder to our Zoomie parents that families are not to help with proctoring the assessment for their students. Students will log in to their Zoom session with their class. Teachers will be able support and monitor in real time your child’s participation in the assessment using Securly and Zoom.

 

Below are some tips and reminders you may find useful to help prepare your child for the virtual diagnostic assessment: 

◆The assessment is adaptive, some questions might be easy and could be challenging for students at times. It is okay if your child does not know how to answer some of the questions. They can try their best and move on to the next question.

◆Remind your children to work out their problems (solve problems on paper) and pace themselves.

◆During the Zoom assessment sessions, students will have their camera on and audio ready when asked by the teacher 

◆Please do not help your child during the assessment

◆Encourage your child to stay steady, focused, and do his/her best. 

 

If you have any questions about assessments, please contact me or your child’s teacher. 

 

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary


School Announcements

-Picture Day - Today

-English Learners - Reclassification

-CSMA- Virtual Art Show

-Library  News

-COVID Testing Available for students and families (Repeat Information)

-Technology Support (Repeat Information)

 

Optional School Photo Day - Today, Wednesday 4/28

Picture Day is optional this year, and we will not have a make-up day. This will be the only opportunity for school pictures for the 2020-2021 school year. See the Picture Day Schedule below. For families unable to attend during the designated time, please feel free to bring your student for a photo during a time that works best. 

 

Order photos here. Please reference the Picture ID: EVT8Q9ZKM

 

Come “camera ready!

 

Stevenson - Reclassification Students

Stevenson Elementary and our district are excited to celebrate our English Learners that have reclassified this school year.  English Learners that are reclassifying have demonstrated proficiency in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in English. To celebrate this accomplishment, there will be an outdoor, socially-distanced drive-through at the Crittenden Middlefield Road Parking Lot on Thursday, April 29, 5:30-7:00 p.m. We are so proud of our Stingrays! 

 

Zhiyou Lin

Mary Enkhbayasgalan

Vlad Shingarev

Yaprak Ozcelik

Axel Osorio Vazquez

 

CSMA- Virtual Art Show

CSMA has kindly put together a virtual art show for families to view. Please visit this link here to enjoy some awesome art. 

 

Library News

Save the date: Tuesday May 4th, 1pm

We're so excited to have author Remi Lai visiting with our 3-5th graders. You can preorder one of her charming graphic novels here: https://www.hicklebees.com/RemyLai

 

Technology Support (Repeat Information)

If you are having problems with the chromebook you can contact: support@mvwsd.org to create a ServiceNow ticket or call the Tech Department at (650) 526-3252.

 

If it's not device/hardware related or account related, and more about using a program, please contact Marissa Hamaguchi, Tech Coach, (techcoavch@mvwsd.org) or call/text (650) 336-5863.


Calendar

Wednesday, April 28th

-Optional - School Pictures

-Parent University: Preparing for Middle School- Zoom link 

Tuesday, May 4th

-3-5 Grade- Author Visit Remy Lai

Wednesday, May 5th

-Stevenson School Site Council at 3:30pm

Thursday, May 6th

-MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting


MVWSD News

-For next year’s 6th, 7th, 8th grade students: Middle School electives selection coming soon

-Parent University: Preparing for Middle School 

-In case you missed it: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the - -Model Minority Myth recording available

-Better Together: Strengthening Communities

-Join the MVEF Board and make a difference!

-May CAC Meeting

-MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp 

 

For next year’s 6th, 7th, 8th grade students: Middle School electives selection coming soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. Our middle schools are currently working to provide quality offerings that we hope will pique students’ interests and a great complement to our core academics. We are requesting each child's top 5 interests so that we can provide at least one of his/her top choices.

 

These electives are all subject to staffing, student interest and COVID safety guidance. Your child’s preference will help us plan and schedule courses for next year. If you are choosing the Distance Learning School for your child for next year, please preference electives using the course catalog for the middle school he/she would otherwise attend.

 

Look for an email to parents on April 26 with links to course catalogs and selection directions. All 5th-7th graders will preference their course electives online through Powerschool on April 30-May 7, 2021.

 

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School 

Date: April 28th  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/XWF1A

 

Come and learn more on how to support your students as they transition to middle school. We will feature a panel of counselors, teachers and middle school students to answer questions and provide information about middle school.
 

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

 

In case you missed it: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the Model Minority Myth recording available

Last week, Better Together MVWSD hosted The Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the Model Minority Myth, a panel discussion with Asian American leaders in our community. Thank you to our incredible panelists for sharing their experiences and perspectives! A recording of this event can be found at: https://vimeo.com/540234012. (Spanish subtitles are available.) Check out https://mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD for videos of past events and our monthly infographics.

 

Better Together: Strengthening Communities
This month’s Better Together focus is on civic engagement and getting involved in the community. Please see the attached or https://www.mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD for the infographic, which features activities for the family, engaging books about activism for students, and more!

 

Join the MVEF Board and make a difference!

MVEF is looking for board members! With as little as 5 hours a month, you can support a well-rounded education (arts, science, wellness) for all students in the district. MVEF needs your voice and opinions for living our vision, from promoting MVEF at back to school night, to crafting a survey for our donors. Attend our next meeting or email contact@mvef.org to learn more.

 

May CAC Meeting

May 3, 9:30 am- General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:10 am for LCC and 9:30 am for CAC. We will be voting on officers for next year, discussing the SELPA Local Plan and planning for next years events and programs. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. For the Zoom link for this meeting, email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com

 

MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp

The Mountain View - Los Altos High Schools Speech and Debate Team is holding our annual summer camp from June 14–18 and June 21–25! The camp will be completely virtual, and students will learn about fundamental concepts in speech and debate in order to help them become more persuasive speakers and stronger critical thinkers. Additionally, we’re offering three different courses to accommodate for different skill levels and allow students to build off of their existing knowledge. For more information about pricing and registration, visit our website at mvlasdcamp.org.


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