01.27.22 Stevenson Stingray News


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01.27.22


Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


Yesterday we celebrated the 100th day of school! It is hard to believe that we have been in school for one hundred days this year. A special thank you to our teachers, students, and families for the partnership as we have grown and learned together to provide the best education for our children during this time. I am so appreciative of our Stingray community!


All Current Parents: Please reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2022-2023 

Mountain View Whisman School District enrollment for next fall for returning students is open. 

 

For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten - 7th grade:  Look for an email in your inbox that was sent Monday, Jan. 25th. with more information.  If you have difficulty signing in to PowerSchool, please contact the front office. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register


Please complete the registration as soon as possible. Registration is to be completed by tomorrow, Friday 1/28.


Please upload your child’s completed vaccine card

Many of our younger students are getting their 2nd COVID vaccine shot this week. When your child's vaccine card has their second shot listed, please upload a copy to Powerschool. Vaccine cards will be referred to in the case of a positive COVID exposure for your student, and MVWSD needs accurate data for decisions about COVID protocols. Click here for a video that shows you how to upload documents: https://vimeo.com/606954357. Thank you in advance for uploading your documents now!


Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary

 


 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS



-Principal’s Coffee

-English Language Advisory Meeting

-Guidance for upgrading your mask

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Stevenson’s Principal’s Coffee - Thursday, January 27th at 4pm (Repeat)

Join us for our next Principal’s Coffee with Mr. Santiago this afternoon, Thursday, January 27th at 4pm. We will be sharing an update on our districts LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), COVID updates, planning for volunteers back on campus, and an update on academic performance from the December i-Ready assessments. Please register here.


English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting 

On Thursday, January 27th at 5pm we will be having our next ELAC meeting. During this meeting we will be reviewing the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and review Stevenson’s school data based on the assessments provided in December. Please join us to learn what it means to be an English Learner and the requirements for reclassification. Please use this link to register and attend.


Guidance for upgrading your mask (Repeat)

Please send your student to school in a well-fitting, quality face mask. Public health officials recommend upgrading from fabric masks. Upgraded masks include double masking (surgical mask + cloth mask), fitted medical masks (surgical masks) and respirator masks (N95s, KN95s or KF94s).

Please see “Choosing Your Mask” here for more guidance: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Get-the-Most-out-of-Masking.aspx


Reporting Absences (Repeat)

Please call the office at (650) 903-6950 or email Renae Rhodes at [email protected] and Kass Madrid at [email protected] to report an absence or late arrival.  Provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name, grade and room number, reason for absence, name and relationship of the person reporting the absence.


 


 

PACT FOUNDATION UPDATES


PACT Family and Staff Meal/ Grocery Assistance (Repeat)

If you find your family in need of groceries or meals due to illness/ quarantine during this Covid surge, please use the below form to reach out for a meal train or groceries. Your PACT community is ready to support you and your family! <3

 

How it works: 

Groceries- 

1) You fill out the form, 

2) Form responses will be checked daily at 3pm 

3) A confidential PACT Discussions message will be sent to the community requesting a volunteer for grocery delivery.

4) Your contact information and order will only be shared with the volunteer delivering your groceries 

5) You work out reimbursement of the groceries receipt amount (no delivery fee, tip, etc.) with the volunteer.

 

Meals- 

1) You fill out the form. 

2) Form responses will be checked daily at 3pm. 

3) A confidential PACT Discussions message will be sent to the community requesting a volunteer(s) for meal delivery.

4) Your contact and request information will only be shared with the volunteer(s) bringing your family food. 

5) Meals are provided by the volunteer. There is no payment exchange. 

 

Before filling out the form, please be sure you read the above message. Here is the form

 

Early Notice

2/8 - PACT Foundation 5:00-6:30 pm via Zoom

2/18 - End of the Trimester (minimum day, early release)

2/21-25 - Winter break (no school)

2/28 - PACT Pals Spring session starts

 

Save the Date

3/18 - Rocket Day (Save this Friday night. It is the best!!!)

4/1 - Walkathon


 


 

CALENDAR

2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  


Thursday, January 27th

-Stevenson Principal’s Coffee - Register here

-Stevenson ELAC Meeting - Register here

Monday, January 31st

-District Equity Advisory Committee Meeting - Zoom Link

Wednesday, February 2nd

-Parent University: Effective Parent-Teacher Communication - Register here

Thursday, February 3rd

-Dr. Kate Kinsella - Register here

Monday, February 7th

-District Equity Advisory Committee Meeting - Zoom Link

Tuesday, February 8th

-Stevenson’s Equity Meeting

Wednesday, February 9th

-Superintendent Cafecito - Zoom Link


 


 

MVWSD NEW


Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Information Night


Date: January 26, 2022

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  

Crittenden: http://mvw.sd/CR126

Graham: http://mvw.sd/GR126


Please join us at this fun and informative virtual event. It is an opportunity for you and your student to learn about middle school life. You will hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have. We are looking forward to showcasing our wonderful school and meeting all of you. Our future middle schoolers are encouraged to join!



We want to hear from you! LCAP survey coming soon!

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process, as well as a survey about the plans' goals. An email with a link to the survey will come to your inbox on Jan. 31. More information found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap

Request your free at-home COVID tests

Order free, at-home tests: Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Near the end of January, orders will start shipping in 7-12 days.  Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. https://www.covidtests.gov.


Help Your English Learner Child Become a Confident Communicator, with Dr. Kate Kinsella: February 3

Dr. Kinsella is back! At this special parent event, co-sponsored by Imai, Landels, and Vargas Elementary schools but open to all MVWSD families, parents will learn how to support their children in reading, writing, listening, and speaking both in school and in their daily lives.


Dr. Kinsella is the author of many professional publications and research-validated programs to support multilingual learners and striving readers, including READ 180 Universal, English 3D, Language Launch, and Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. She has served as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on three recent U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for K-12 English language learners.


Date: February 3, 2022      

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: http://mvw.sd/kinsella22


Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622


“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

  • Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data

  • Provide tips for bullying reduction

  • Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior


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


Help MVEF reach their fundraising goals

With your help, MVEF knows we can reach our goal to raise $800,000 again in 2021-22. But what if we can do more? If we can exceed our fundraising goal by $300,000 this year, we will be able to enhance learning for all middle school students by funding one additional English language arts teacher for each middle school next year and reduce class sizes.  Please donate to MVEF to help us reach our annual $800,000 fundraising  goal and raise an additional $300,000 to fund two ELA teachers to  reduce class sizes at the middle schools in 2022-23.   mvef.org/donate


MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series with Rosetta Lee - Teacher and Outreach Specialist 

Join MVLA Parent Education online on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:30pm with Rosetta Lee for her talk, “Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors.” We see ourselves as open and inclusive people, accepting of differences and treating all people with dignity, kindness, and respect. Yet, there are implicit and unconscious biases that get in the way of our best selves, and intentions aren't enough to guide our behaviors. We welcome Rosetta Lee, teacher and outreach specialist, who talks about the science of cognitive biases we all have and what we can do to mitigate them within ourselves and our organizations. Register for this free event.



 


 



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