Stevenson Stingray News 05.26.2021


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05.26.2021


Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


Wow! It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is next week. We still have one more school-wide event that we are looking forward to! We hope that your student will participate in our school’s Stingrays Got Talent! show. We already have over 45 student performances submitted. The last day to include your talent is this Friday, May 28th. Please check out this fun video for more information and how to upload your child’s talent video!


Please be sure to review our School Announcement and District News section for important end of the year information.


Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



School Announcements

-Minimum Days 5/28 and 6/4

-End of Trimester and Report  Cards

-Library Update

-Returning students can keep Chromebooks this summer. Non-returning students should bring them back

-Principal’s Coffee

-School Site Council Parent Election

-School Site Council Meeting

-Stevenson English Language Advisory Committee Election Update

-5th Graders with District Borrowed Instruments

-5th Grade Graduation

-2021-2022 Newton After School Enrollment


Minimum Days 5/28 and 6/4

Just a reminder to mark the calendar for Friday, May 28th and Friday, June 4th as minimum days. Dismissal each day will be at 11:50am. May 28th marks the end of the third trimester. June 4th is our last day of the 2020-2021 school year. 


End of Trimester and Report Cards

The end of trimester is this Friday, May 28th. Report cards will be sent home via email Friday, June 4th. 


Library Update

Just a reminder that all library books are due. Books may be returned to the return bin outside the front office, the classroom teacher, or the front office staff. 


Returning students can keep Chromebooks this summer. Non-returning students should bring them back 

Thank you for your support of the District’s Chromebook program and distance learning this year. If your student is not returning to a MVWSD school next year, please return your student’s Chromebook to your school office by June 11, 2021 (or sooner). Students who will return to MVWSD schools can keep Chromebooks this summer. Students who are moving on to MVLA and plan to use their Chromebooks in high school are welcome to keep them. We will send specific instructions on how 8th-graders can access the MVLA network on their current Chromebooks.

Chromebooks will not be usable by students who are not enrolled in MVWSD or MVLA next year.

School offices are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. When dropping off, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. For questions, please contact Jon Aker at jaker@mvwsd.org. 

Stevenson’s Principal’s Coffee 

Our next and last principal’s coffee for the school year is Wednesday, June 2nd at 4pm. Principal Santiago will hold a principal’s coffee to provide an update on Stevenson’s Equity Working Group and provide opportunity for community feedback on the Group’s work and focus. Principal Santiago will also be sharing overall trends from the ThoughtExchange that our community participated in from last month. Please use this link to register and attend.


Stevenson School Site Council Parent Election

Each year our school site council elects parent members for our school site council. Of our five parent members on the School Site Council, we have three open positions for election.  Parents Nimi Berman and Jeremy Mason have self-nominated to be candidates for the three open positions. Parents of Stevenson Elementary will have the opportunity to officially elect these two parents as members of our School Site Council. The election process will take place beginning Today, Wednesday, May 26th and conclude on Tuesday, June 1st. An email will be sent later today for parents to vote. Please see the attached document for more information on each of the parent candidates and information on School Site Council.


The school will provide communication at the beginning of the school year for filling the remaining parent member.


School Site Council (SSC) Meeting 

Our last School Site Council of the meeting of the year is next Thursday, May 27th at 3:30pm.  If you would like to join us, please use this link to register in advance of the meeting.


English Learner Parent Members for ELAC 2021-2022

Looking forward, Stevenson will be electing (3) parents/ guardians for the 2021-2022 school year to be part of the English Advisory Committee. In August 2021, Stevenson looks forward to hosting a self-nomination period for parents/ guardians before holding an election for nominees. We continue to be grateful for those who currently serve on the committee and remain excited for new members to join.


5th Graders with District Borrowed Instruments (Repeat Information)

If you borrowed an instrument from the district for your child to participate in the 5th grade instrumental music program during the 2020-21 school year,  we will be collecting the instruments beginning June 3rd and continuing through June 11th.  Instruments will be collected at the District Office portables, 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043 in room 1.


Please follow the steps outlined below to return your child’s instrument:

-Please make an appointment on the following link

-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.

-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 have only a 10-minute slot, so please be on time.


PLEASE NOTE:

If your student is in the Honors Summer program with CSMA, please do not return the instrument. We will email you the date the instruments should be returned upon completion of the program.

If your child has selected an instrumental elective in 6th grade, the middle school will send information about instruments in August 2021.

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


5th Grade Graduation

An email was sent out to 5th grade parents last week providing details, dates, and times of our end of year 5th grade celebrations.  If you are a 5th grade parent and did not receive the information, please contact Principal Santiago at rsantiago@mvwsd.org. We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our fifth grade Stingrays and families.


Just a reminder that Thursday, June 3rd will be an asynchronous day for our 4th and 5th grade students. 


2021-2022 Newton After School Enrollment

Registration is now open for after school care with Newton for the 2021-2022 school year. Note, in the event that Stevenson PACT Foundation offers extra curricular programs, Newton will coordinate the transfer of enrolled students to and from their respective course.


For more detailed information about Newton’s program, please see this flyer.



Calendar

Thursday, May 27th

-Stevenson School Site Council Meeting at 3:30pm

Friday, May 28th

-Minimum Day-End of Trimester: Dismissal at 11:50am

-Stingray Talent Videos due to Ms. Sandi

Monday, May 31st

-No School- Memorial Day Observed

Tuesday, June 1st

-PACT Foundation Meeting at 5:00pm

-MVPD Stop Bullying Workshop at 6pm

Wednesday, June 2nd

-Principal’s Coffee at 4:00pm- Zoom link

-COVID Vaccinations and Free Boba tea at Crittenden 

Thursday, June 3rd

-4th and 5th Grade Students: Stevenson Asynchronous Day

Friday, June 4th

-Minimum Day-Last Day of School: Dismissal at 11:50am




PACT Foundation Updates

Garden Committee

As a fun summer activity to do together, students will receive a small packet of sunflower seeds this week. ROOMIES will receive theirs in class. ZOOMIES please come by school between 8:30am - 5:00pm this or next week (May 24- June 4) to collect your seed packets. Then listen to Ms. Donahue read Anywhere Farm with your kid(s), and see where you can plant your sunflower seeds this summer. See if your student notices any similarities between their seeds and the seeds in the book. 

We also have a few remaining cow pots from our initial garden lesson in October, they will be available outside the front office as well. Supplies are limited, so please only take one pot per student, if you need it. Happy Gardening :) 




MVWSD News

-MVWSD Summer
-COVID Vaccinations and Free Boba tea at Crittenden on June 2
-Yellow tier:COVID guidance updated
-View and comment on MVWSD's Local Control Accountability Plan Draft
-District Wireless Hotspots
-Better Together #MVWSD: Prioritizing Mental Health
-MVPD Stop Bullying Workshop
-COVID Vaccine now available for students 12 and older
-COVID testing available for students and families
-Unlocking our inner strengths with CHAC: Registration for free May events available

MVWSD Summer 

Every family's summer plans are different, but our district recommends that all students do some academic practice daily to keep their skills sharp in preparation for next year. MVWSD Summer is a collection of programs to help students maintain their academic skills, keep them connected to learning technology, and access free meals all summer long. These self- and parent-directed programs keep students in a routine during the summer and will go a long way to preventing learning loss. On i-Ready this summer, students will have both personalized lessons that their teachers have chosen for them, and lessons tailored to their needs based on assessment data.


Look for an email soon from MVWSD or click on https://www.mvwsd.org/summer to learn more. Attached are flyers outlining students’ steps for a productive summer and for easy access to all of the programs’ links.


Summer Learning Menu

Summer Learning- i-Ready


COVID Vaccinations and Free Boba tea at Crittenden on June 2 

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for youth and adults are available on Wednesday, June 2 from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Crittenden Middle School at the Sports Center, 1500 W. Middlefield Road.


Youth (12 years and older) and adults are welcome.

No appointment needed.

You don't need health insurance.

Everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status.


If any patient received their first vaccination elsewhere, they may receive their second dose at this event.


Children ages 12 - 17 need permission from a parent or guardian to get vaccinated which could be:

* A signed consent form (Forms are linked here COVID vaccination consent forms (English)  - or can be picked up in the Graham and Crittenden school offices)

* A parent or guardian with them

* A telephone call to the parent or guardian


Staff are onsite to support language needs and disability access. For information, call (408) 970-2999 or sccFreeVax.org


Yellow tier: COVID guidance updated

On Wednesday, Santa Clara County moved into the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy due to the fact that more than 75% of Santa Clara County residents over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to read more about MVWSD’s health and safety protocols through the end of the school year.


View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that will correspond with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan.  Please read the presentation and supporting materials at mvwsd.org/lcap, and click on the form link there to submit any comments. The comments form closes on May 26. Stakeholders may also attend the public learning during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (the link is here: http://mvw.sd/fRqB5).


District Wireless Hotspots

If you have a district-issued wireless hotspot and your student will not be returning to MVWSD next school year, OR if he/she no longer needs the hotspot, please return it to your school office by Friday, June 11, 2021 so that it can be reassigned to other students who need it. Thank you!


Better Together #MVWSD: Prioritizing Mental Health

This month's #BetterTogether infographic features tools and resources to help all those who work, learn, and partner with MVWSD to prioritize mental health and wellness. No one ever needs to be alone in their struggles. Together we can prioritize mental health and wellness. Click here to view this month’s calendar or visit https://www/mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD


MVPD Stop Bullying Workshop 

The Mountain View Recreation Division is running a youth wellness educational series, “Wishing You Wellness.” This series provides monthly wellness workshops. June's workshop is next week! On Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m MVPD School Resource Officers will run a webinar on ways to stand up to bullying and cyberbullying. The webinar is open to both youth and parents. A flyer is attached. Registration at: https://mountainview.gov/StopBullying.


COVID Vaccine now available for students 12 years and older

Families can schedule an appointment for their children 12 and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this age group. Among other options around the county, Levi's stadium has evening appointments and the Mountain View Community Center is open during the day.  Vaccination appointments for these locations can be made here: https://vax.sccgov.org/


COVID testing available for students and families

Regular, asymptomatic COVID testing for students is not required at this time however, parents may want to have students tested, especially after travel, to ensure that they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus.


Free, asymptomatic testing is available for students and parents at:


* El Camino Hospital or MV Center for Performing Arts. Dates: Ongoing. Schedule through El Camino Health 


* Graham Middle School. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Graham MUR (Register here). You also may schedule an appointment by calling 650-940-7022 and use option 4. Please mention you are with the Mountain View Whisman School District when calling. 


If your child has symptoms of COVID or has had a known exposure to someone who may have COVID, please contact your child's pediatrician for testing information. If you do not have a health care provider, make a symptomatic testing appointment with a county provider here: https://scl.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing.

Unlocking Our Inner Strengths with CHAC: Registration for free May events available

CHAC has opened registration for their free virtual workshops in May, which focus on unlocking our inner strengths and supporting mental wellness. You are welcome to join for any or all events. Events will be held from 6:30 to 7:30pm, with optional 30-minute Q&A from 7:30 to 8pm.


May 26: Self-Care & Support Across Diverse Communities


For more information about each session and to register in advance, head to: https://funraise.org/give/Community-Health-Awareness-Council/a25a1482-56ef-448d-80f1-c36132be901c/.


CalFresh Program for grocery assistance 

Need help buying groceries? You might qualify for CalFresh, a free EBT card you can use to buy food at most stores and select online retailers. If you receive CalFresh benefits, you may also be eligible for P-EBT, a grocery benefit that provides $375 per child 18 and under over the summer months. To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-984-3663, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or scan the QR code (flyer attached) to request a call. We speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog. Second Harvest can also connect you to other food programs in your community.


City of MV Summer Camp available 

The City of Mountain View still has spots available for their Club Rec Explorers summer camp for kids aged 9-11. Camps are held weekly from June 14-July 30, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and breakfast and lunch is provided. Locations include Rengstorff Park, Bubb Park, and Whisman Park. Head to www.mountainview.gov/register or call (650) 903-6331 for more information.

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