08.12.2021 Stevenson Stingray News


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08.12.21


Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


It has been a great start to the school year! We are excited to see our Stingrays back on campus. The past two days have been full of fun and excitement as students filled our classrooms. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year ahead!!


This year, Stingrays will focus on becoming bucket fillers! Bucket-fillers are people who act in a way that fills another person's bucket, and refers to those who practice kindness and good behavior. Mrs. Lyons and I are joining classrooms this week to talk to students about bucket filling. When your child comes home today, ask them how they have filled a bucket! 


Here is a read-aloud of Mrs. Lyons and I reading, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” 



Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, August 13th is our first full day of school. 


Stevenson Elementary Regular Schedule 

Kindergarten

8:10 AM - 1:40 PM  

Grades 1 - 3 

8:10 AM - 2:45 PM 

Grades 4 - 5

8:10 AM - 2:50 PM 



Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



School Announcements

-Back to School Night (Virtual)

-i-Ready Diagnostics

-OkToReopen

-Free School Meals

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

-Non-Returning Students

-No Parent/Guests on Campus

-After School Programs


Back To School Night (Virtual) - Thursday, August 19th at 6:00pm

We are excited to welcome and see our families at Back To School Night on Thursday, August 19th. There are two sessions to accommodate families with multiple children and allow them the opportunity to visit more than one classroom. 

Back To School Night Schedule

Classroom teachers will share their Zoom links with parents.


Session #1: 6:00-6:45pm

*During session #1, a video message from Principal Santiago, PACT Foundation, and MVEF will be presented.


Session #2: 6:50-7:30pm


i-Ready Diagnostics

Next week, we will begin to provide i-Ready Diagnostic assessments to students in grades 1st-5th.  Kindergarten will start the assessments the week of August 31st. Students will be taking the i-Ready Diagnostic assessment for ELA and Math at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. The data from these assessments gives our teachers and parents insight into each students’ academic progress. We look forward to working together to help each student grow. 


OKtoReopen - Daily Health Screener 

A friendly reminder to please complete the OkToReopen Health screener before your child arrives on campus. Thank you for helping us create a safe and healthy school campus for all our students.


(Repeat) School Meals Are Free

MVWSD will continue to provide free meals to all students in the 2021-22 school year as part of California’s universal meal program.  Recess breakfast and lunches are available daily.  Menus and nutritional analysis can be found on https://www.mvwsd.org/nutrition. There will be a vegetarian option each day. Gluten-free lunches are not available. Students may bring their own self-contained lunches if desired. 


A reminder that a lunch opt-out and vegetarian meal survey will be sent out each week to help our nutrition team plan. Surveys will be sent out every Sunday starting August 15th.  


(Repeat) Reporting Absences

Please call the office at (650) 903-6950 or email Rayland Asuncion at rasuncion@mvwsd.org and Renae Rhodes at  rrhodes@mvwsd.org 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.


(Repeat) Non-Returning Students

If you are not returning for the 2021-22 school year, please contact our school secretaries, Rayland Asuncion at rasuncion@mvwsd.org and Renae Rhodes at rrhodes@mvwsd.org, or by phone 650-903-6950 as soon as possible. Please take a moment to reply ONLY if your children will NOT be attending Stevenson Elementary School. It will be a great help to our staff and other students and their families as we prepare for the 2021-22 school year.


(Repeat) No Parents/Guests On Campus

Please note that at this time, to minimize exposure to our students and staff, no parents or guests are permitted on our campus.


(Repeat) After School Programs

Our school district partners with multiple programs to provide after school care. Please visit this website to learn more about Right at School, Newton Center, and YMCA.




Calendar

2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  


Friday, August 13th

-Regular Day schedule

8:10am - Start time

2:45pm - School ends for 1st-3rd grade students

2:50pm - School ends for 4th & 5th grade students

-Community Check in with Dr. Rudolph at 3:30pm- Register here.

Tuesday, August 16th

-Parent university at 5:30pm -Register here

Thursday August 19th

-Back to school night at 6pm 

Tuesday, August 24th 

-School Site Council Meeting at 3:15pm

Thursday, August 26th

-ELAC Meeting at 5:00pm

Monday, September 6th

-No School, Labor Day Observed




MVWSD News


Board meeting Preview: August 12

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Aug. 12. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Revisions to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
  • Learning Recovery Plan update
  • Community Facilities District Planning and Boundaries Options

Agenda and meeting details are here: http://mvw.sd/7cb3X. The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/za0UY


Parent University: MVWSD District Orientation - What you need to know to be informed and connected this school year 

Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m.     Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu081721

It’s a district “Back to School Night”! - an orientation to everything parents and caregivers need to know to kickoff the school year. A great reminder of the resources both the district and your individual schools have, as well as a thorough introduction for new families to the district. Who would you go to for help with the school meal application? How do you access information regarding your child’s assessments? Come and hear answers to these questions and more!

We encourage you to submit questions prior to the event: please click here


Bond Oversight committee seeks community representatives

MVWSD needs your expertise to support the Measure T bond program. The District is seeking a member at large and parent representative/PTA member to serve on the Bond Oversight Committee for the District's Measure T Bond Program.


Representatives monitor, provide oversight and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.


Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to rwestover@mvwsd.org.


Link to Application: Bond Oversight Committee

For questions, please call Dr. Rebecca Westover at 650-526-3500.



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