09.16.21 Stevenson Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

Our school staff continues to make safety a top priority for our community. We are thankful for everyone’s participation in creating a safe school environment for our students. Below are also some important friendly reminders to our school community.

-All parents and students need to wear a mask during student pick-up and drop off times. Masks need to be completely covering the mouth and nose.

-Please do not bring your pet to the pick up and drop off areas.

-When dropping off students at the front of the school, please use the walking paths. Parents and students are not allowed to cross the parking lot. We have many cars entering and exiting. It is not safe to cut across the school parking lot. 

Recently, we are having more students late to school. It is important that your child starts the day with all their classmates in the classroom. This helps the student feel connected and prepared for the school day.

Helpful tips for student drop-off:

-Arrive a few minutes early. If you are dropping your child off by car in the parking lot, the parking lot traffic is a lot less crowded from 8:00am-8:05am. We see most of the delay with parents using the front parking lot after 8:05am. A few minutes makes a big difference.

-Parents of older students, the Montecito back gate exit has a lot less traffic as well. Parents are able to drop off their older sibling by the gate and then students can walk the path to the school.

Thank you for your continued partnership to help our students be safe at school and arrive on time.


Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary


-English Language Advisory Committee -Parent Election Update

-English Language Advisory Committee Meeting

-Stevenson’s Fall Reopening Plan

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Elections

Thank you and congratulations to parents Veronica Del Rio, Marisol Magallon, and Lourdes Vernet. These parents were officially voted in by other parents of English Language Learners to be the ELAC parent representatives. 

ELAC Meeting

Our next ELAC meeting is Tuesday, September 21st at 5pm.  During this meeting, we will discuss Stevenson’s Single Plan for Student Achievement and how our school supports English Language Learners. ELAC meetings are open to community members. If you would like to attend, please register and join using this zoom link.

School’s Reopening Plan (Repeat)

Here is Stevenson’s Fall 2021 Reopening Plan. The Plan provides details on how our school is implementing COVID protocols and guidelines for our students, staff, and community

Reporting Absences (Repeat)

Please call the office at (650) 903-6950 or email Renae Rhodes 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.


Parent Ed Continues This Week (Session 2 of 3)

Parent Education continues this week! We are looking forward to hosting all Kinder and 1st Grade parents (and anyone else who would like a refresher -- seriously, we're all a bit rusty!) in our session 2 of the 3 virtual sessions starting this week, either Friday 9/17 or Saturday 9/18 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. See you then!


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 998 9683 5718

Passcode: 578803

(Repeat) School-wide Committee Request FAQ

Action needed: Please fill out the Committee Request form if you haven't yet. We are getting close to filling all our school-wide committee leads and members. But please, if you haven't yet, sign up for a committee through the form (link). If you’ve already filled out the committee request form, thank you!


2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  

Friday, September 17th

-Parent Ed Session from 9am-noon

Saturday, September 18th

-Parent Ed Session from 9am-noon

Tuesday, September 21st

-Stevenson English Language Advisory Committee Meeting at 5pm

Thursday, September 23rd

-Stevenson School Site Council Meeting at 4pm

-MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting at 6pm

Friday, September 24th

-Parent Ed Session from 9am-noon

-Community Check-In with Superintendent Dr. Rudolph at 3:30pm

Saturday, September 25th

-Parent Ed Session from 9am-noon


Securly: Keeping students safe on the Internet

MVWSD provides a tool that allows parents to be aware of their students' online activities and to help keep them safe on their school-issued devices. 

Securly (www.securly.com/) allows you to see what choices your student is making online while at home so that you will be alerted to potential issues and can guide your student. Please note: Securly is for school-issued devices only. Check your email for these weekly reports, and you may also download the Securly app. For more information, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/technology.

Returning District Hotspots

Families, if you still have a district-issued internet hotspot from last year that you are no longer using, please return them to your school’s office. Thank you.

Your donations to MVEF support Living Classroom!

Living Classroom had their first lessons September 7! Three of the lessons from the first week were Life Cycle of a Tomato at Mariano Castro, Garden Greetings and Animal Homes at Landels, Seed to Flour at Stevenson and Monta Loma. 

And this summer a new native garden at Imai was created thanks to your donations to MVEF! Please go to mvef.org to learn more about all the programs we support in MVWSD and make your donation! mvef.org/donate

InPlay: After School activities

Looking for afterschool activities for your student? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

Mayor for a Day contest with City of Mountain View 

Do you have an elementary or middle school-aged student who would like to be the mayor of Mountain View (at least, for one day in October)? The Mayor for a Day contest is an exciting opportunity for kids to learn about local government and civic issues.

Students are invited to write up to a 500-word essay about what Mountain View would be like if they were mayor for a day. Mountain View’s mayor will select the two winners, who will each present their essay at a City Council meeting in October.

For more details, including contest rules and how to submit your entry, visit MountainView.gov/MayorforaDay. All entries are due by Friday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.

Discovery Education Hands-On STEM event: Tuesday, Sep. 21

You're invited to Discovery Education’s upcoming Hands-On STEM event on Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. PST! This action-packed virtual session empowers the next generation of STEM Solution seekers, equipping them with the skills they need to take on some of the planet's greatest sustainability challenges.

Join host Brandon Okpalobi, President of Siyanse, a STEM organization helping kids to create, think, and innovate. During each Hands-On STEM, Brandon will identify a local or global issue, explore why it's happening, introduce interesting people who are working to find solutions, and inspire your students to uncover their own potential with exciting hands-on STEM activities. 

Register at: https://www.discoveryeducation.com/info/hands-on-stem-9-21-21/. If you have any questions about this event, reach out to Nina Sclafani at [email protected].

Noticias de MVWSD

De forma segura: Manteniendo seguro a los estudiantes en Internet

MVWSD proporciona una herramienta que permite a los padres estar al tanto de las actividades en línea de sus estudiantes y ayudar a mantenerlos seguros en  los dispositivos proporcionados por la escuela.

Securly (www.securly.com/) le permite ver qué elecciones está haciendo su estudiante en línea mientras está en casa para que usted sea alertado sobre posibles problemas y pueda guiar a su estudiante. Tenga en cuenta: Securly es solo para dispositivos proporcionados por la escuela. Consulte su correo electrónico para obtener estos informes semanales y también puede descargar la aplicación Securly. Para obtener más información, consulte https://www.mvwsd.org/technology.

Regreso de los puntos de acceso del distrito

Familias, si todavía tienen un punto de acceso a Internet emitido por el distrito del año pasado que ya no usan, por favor regrésenlo a la oficina de su escuela. Gracias. 

¡Sus donaciones a la MVEF ayudan a Living Classroom!

¡Living Classroom celebró sus primeras lecciones el 7 de septiembre! Tres de las lecciones de la primera semana fueron El ciclo de vida de un tomate en Mariano Castro, Saludos desde el jardín y hogares de animales en Landels, De la semilla a la harina en Stevenson y Monta Loma.


¡Y este verano se creó un nuevo jardín nativo en Imai gracias a sus donaciones a la MVEF! ¡Por favor, vaya a mvef.org para conocer más sobre todos los programas con los que contribuimos en MVWSD y haga su donación! mvef.org/espanol

Inscríbase a los eventos de Padres U 2021-22

Inscríbase con anticipación para los eventos de la Universidad de Padres MVWSD de este año. Para obtener más información sobre Parent U y las fechas de los eventos, consulte los folletos adjuntos o visite www.mvwsd.org/parentu 

InPlay: Actividades para después de la escuela

¿Buscando actividades para después de la escuela para su estudiante? InPlay ofrece un programa de búsqueda gratuito para padres, con filtros por edad, locación, precio (incluyendo costo reducido o gratuito), y más. Para encontrar programas locales en Mountain View, vaya a https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Los programas disponibles incluyen aquellos que son para estudiantes con necesidades especiales o aprendices de inglés.

Concurso Intendente por un Día con la Ciudad de Mountain View 

¿Tiene un estudiante en la escuela primaria o media al que le gustaría ser el intendente de Mountain View (por al menos un día en octubre)? El concurso de Intendente por un Día es una oportunidad emocionante para que los niños aprendan acerca de problemas gubernamentales y civiles locales.

Se invita a los estudiantes a escribir un ensayo de 500 palabras sobre como sería Mountain View si fueran el intendente de Mountain View por un día. El intendente de Mountain View va a seleccionar los dos ganadores, quienes presentarán su ensayo en octubre a la reunión del Consejo de la Ciudad. 

Para más detalles, incluyendo las reglas del concurso y como enviar su participación visite MountainView.gov/MayorforaDay. Todas las aplicaciones se deben enviar para el viernes 1 de octubre a las 5 pm.

Evento de DIscovery Education STEM Práctica: martes, 21 de septiembre

¡Está invitado a un Evento de Discovery Education STEM Práctica el martes, 21 de septiembre a las 10:00 am PST! Esta sesión virtual llena de acción empodera la próxima generación de buscadores de Solución STEM, equipándolos con las destrezas que necesitan para abordar algunos de los desafíos de mayor sostenibilidad del planeta. 

Unase al anfitrión Brandon Okpalobi, presidente de Siyanse, una organización STEM que ayuda a los niños a crear, pensar e innovar. Durante cada Práctica STEM, Brandon va a identificar un problema local o global, explorar porque está pasando, presentar personas interesantes que están trabajando en encontrar soluciones e inspirar a sus estudiantes a descubrir su propio potencial con actividades emocionantes de Práctica STEM.

Inscribirse en https://www.discoveryeducation.com/info/hands-on-stem-9-21-21/. Si tiene preguntas acerca del evento, contacte a Nina Sclafani a [email protected].
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