10.13.21 Stevenson Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Stevenson and our school district. As you know, schools are preparing for on-site COVID testing. Stevenson will officially start onsite COVID testing with Concentric on Tuesday, October 19th. Only students that have consent by their parents and guardians will be COVID tested. Below is important information on scheduled dates and how we are preparing our students.

Last Week - Thursday, October 7th

- Our school practiced onsite COVID testing to prepare students and staff.

- Principal Santiago and other staff went to each classroom to share information with students and practice procedures. Please note, during this practice, we did not have students swab their noses.

Today, Wednesday, October 13th

- Pilot COVID testing with Concentric nurses. 

- One classroom per grade level was selected to participate in the pilot testing with concentric nurses. Parents of students in the classroom were notified by email. 

Tuesday, October 19th

- First day of full on-site COVID testing with Concentric nurses. All classrooms will be COVID tested. Students that do not have consent, will not be tested.

Non-Consent Students for COVID Testing with Concentric

Students in a class that has a positive pool who have not consented or responded to onsite testing, will be sent home from school. Parents will be responsible for having students tested outside of school and submitting results.  Students can come back to school after submitting the results of their Day 1 test.   Parents must also submit proof of their Day 5 test and the results.   Students must also quarantine from all other activities for up to 10 days (This includes any after school programs or sports). If the Day 5 test is negative, the student may return to after school activities on Day 8. Families who do not send in COVID testing results for their student will need to quarantine at home for 10 days.

If you would like to update your consent to have your child COVID tested at school, parents will need to send an email to principal Santiago at [email protected], Ernesto Nassau at [email protected], and Mayra Garcia-Mendoza at [email protected].


Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



-Coffee with the Superintendent

-4th and 5th Grade Leadership Team

-School Site Council Meeting Tuesday, October 19th

-English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting

-Grab and Go Meals (Thursdays)

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

Coffee with the Superintendent

Join us for a Stevenson Coffee with the Superintendent. This is an informal online meeting with Dr. Rudolph and Stevenson parents on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:00am. To register http://mvw.sd/coffee1014

School Site Council Meeting

Our next School Site Council meeting is October 19th at 4pm.  During this meeting, we will continue to review and discuss Stevenson’s Single Plan for Student Achievement. School Site Council are public meetings. If you would like to attend, please register in advance for this meeting.

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting

Our next ELAC meeting is Thursday, October 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.

4th & 5th Grade Student Leadership (Repeat)

Is your child interested in making a difference on our campus and in our community? Do they have ideas about how to make Stevenson a more inclusive school? Is your child interested in planning, organizing, and running events to support meaningful causes? If that sounds like your kiddo, they should consider joining Student Leadership! 

Student Leadership is a teacher-facilitated, student-led group with the goal of serving our school and Mountain View communities while offering students an opportunity to lead that work. In the past, students have organized fundraisers for causes they care about, presented in classrooms about those topics, and led spirit week activities on campus. Students drive the whole process - they are in charge of making decisions together, planning, organizing, and executing anything they set out to accomplish during the school year. Ms. Alessi, Mrs. Bassett, and Mr. Kyle will be there to support them throughout, but the students run the show!

This year, Student Leadership will meet on Thursdays after school from 12:30-1:30pm (students will be able to eat lunch together from 12:15-12:30pm) and will be open to all 4th and 5th Graders.

Each student who would like to participate will need to complete an application and return it to Mr. Kyle in Room 9 by Friday, October 15th. Applications can be found with your child's classroom teacher or in Room 9 with Mr. Kyle.

Students Leadership will begin meeting after school on Thursday, October 21. The location of our meetings is to be decided and will be based on the number of students who sign up and where we can fit everyone. 

Grab and Go Meals on Thursdays -Minimum Days (Repeat)

Our school cafeteria provides grab and go meals for students after school on Thursdays. The meals for Grab and Go are only for Stevenson Elementary students. We are unable to provide meals to children that do not attend Stevenson. If you would like a meal for your other children that do not attend Stevenson, Castro Elementary is our district’s location to provide meals to children in our community.

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.




2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  

Wednesday, October 13th

-MVWSD Parent University - Zoom Link

Thursday, October 14th

-Superintendent’s Coffee with Stevenson at 9am - Zoom Link

Monday, October 18th

-District Equity Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 19th

-On-Site COVID Testing with Concentric

-School Site Council Meeting at 4pm - Zoom Link

-PACT Foundation Board Meeting at 5pm

 Wednesday, October 20th

-Cafecito with Superintendent Dr. Rudolph at 5:30pm - Zoom Link

Thursday, October 21th

-English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) at 5pm - Zoom Link

-MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting - Zoom Link

Friday, October 22th

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

Monday, October 25th

-District English Language Advisory Committee at 5pm - Zoom Link

Tuesday, October 26th

-On-Site COVID Testing with Concentric

Wednesday, October 27th

-Picture Retakes with Lifetouch



Coffee With The Superintendent 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021⋅5:30 – 6:30pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/cafe10-20-21

Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102721

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If 

you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.

Better Together: Seeking Multiple Perspectives

The focus of October’s Better Together infographic is “Seeking Multiple Perspectives.” When individuals examine issues from a different point of view, they are able to think more critically and question dominant beliefs. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

Health and Wellness: Parenting Series

It is natural for us to pay attention to behaviors that are irritating, worrisome, or make us want to disappear from embarrassment. Usually, when our child is calm, quiet, and self-entertained, we breathe a sigh of relief. However, this inadvertently teaches our child that they can get our attention by being disruptive. The good news is that we can reverse this pattern by paying attention to our child’s positive behaviors.

To praise positive behaviors:

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Try praising something positive that your child is doing each morning and evening (for example, “Good job sharing with your sibling”). We are used to noticing disruptive behaviors, so praising your child’s positive behaviors will take some practice and patience – but will ultimately benefit both you and your child.

This tip came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.

To learn more parenting tips click here

MVEF Relies on Parents Like You!

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. Please see the website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online. You can use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.  

SMART Goals - Creating and Troubleshooting IEP Goals that Work

SMART Goals 

IEP Goals are written in very specific language and it can be difficult to see how the goals relate to concrete skills and goals for your child. Learn more about SMART Goals and how they work with Professor Anne Spillane of University of Massachusetts Global.

What: Parent Education Event and Discussion

When: Tuesday, October 19, 7-8:30 PM

Where: On Zoom, email [email protected] for link

Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - Thursday, October 14th

You can change the life of a student! Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools. Becoming a Mentor or Tutor will add joy to your life and help a student in our local community to a brighter future!

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.

All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

Date:             Thursday, October 14th

Time:             5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location:       Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

Register:       REGISTER ONLINE

Questions:    [email protected]mentortutorconnection.org

Information:  MentorTutorConnection.org

MVLA Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Bradley

MVLA Speaker Series Flyer 2 - Michael Bradley 

The MVLA Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:00pm. Join us for an evening with clinical psychologist and author of Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. Dr. Bradley’s respect-based philosophy is at the heart of the presentations he has given to thousands of parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. He takes you inside your teenager’s head and shows you why teens think and behave the way they do, and gives parents real-world advice, strategies, and methods to use. Register at: https://eventbrite.com/e/michael-bradley-yes-your-teen-is-crazy-registration-167808157717

Eviction Help Center at MV Public Library

Eviction Help Center 

The City of Mountain View hosts a help center at the MV Public Library with city staff, CSA, and Project Sentinel to provide residents with rent assistance, eviction help, legal resources, and other support services. There are multiple representatives that speak Spanish. The help center is available every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Public Library on the 2nd Floor, Room 205. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit mountainview.gov/COVID19HousingRelief


Noticias de MVWSD

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Miércoles 20 de Octubre, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

Esta es una reunión informal para padres de habla hispana. Se va a proveer traducción. Por favor, para esta reunión, inscribirse por adelantado ingresando aquí: http://mvw.sd/cafe10-20-21

Universidad de Padres: Apoyando Literatura de grados tercero a octavo

Fecha: 27 de Octubre de 2021   Tiempo: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Enlace de registro: mvw.sd/pu102721

Únase y escuche a los Entrenadores de Instrucción Melanie Stanley y Katie Stern en compartir consejos y estrategias creativas para apoyar mejor a su hijo en sus habilidades de literatura.  Al apoyar la literatura de su hijo, puede participar en el desarrollo de su capacidad de lectura, comprensión y lenguaje. “La lectura es para la mente lo que el ejercicio es para el cuerpo” - Joseph Addison.

Para enviar preguntas antes del evento, haga clic aquí. Haremos todo lo posible para responder a su pregunta durante la sesión.

Nota: Si bien esta presentación está diseñada para familias con niños de tercer grado en adelante, todos son bienvenidos. Si desea ver una presentación que esté más dirigida a familias con estudiantes más jóvenes, consulte la grabación del evento de la Universidad de Padres del año pasado.

Mejores Juntos: Buscando Múltiples Perspectivas (folletos adjuntos al correo electrónico del 10/4)

El enfoque de la infografía de Mejores Juntos de Octubre es “Buscando Múltiples Perspectivas”. Cuando los individuos evalúan cosas desde otro punto de vista pueden pensar más críticamente y cuestionar creencias dominantes. Por favor vea los gráficos adjuntos a este boletín informativo, o visite https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

Salud y Bienestar

Es natural para nosotros ponerle atención a los comportamientos que son irritantes, preocupantes o que nos hacen querer desaparecer por vergüenza. Usualmente cuando nuestro hijo está tranquilo, callado o se está entreteniendo solo, nosotros respiramos aliviados. Sin embargo, esto le enseña, de manera inadvertida, a nuestros hijos que pueden llamar nuestra atención si son problemáticos. Las buenas noticias son que podemos revertir este patrón prestando atención a los comportamientos positivos de nuestros hijos.

Para elogiar comportamientos positivos:

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Intente elogiar algo positivo que su hijo esté haciendo cada mañana y tarde (por ejemplo, “Buen trabajo compartiendo con tus hermanos”). Estamos acostumbrados a notar los comportamientos problemáticos, así que elogiando los comportamientos positivos de su hijo va a tomar práctica y paciencia - pero, en última instancia, va a beneficiar a ambos, a usted y a su hijo.

Este consejo viene directamente del programa  en línea gratuito Everyday Parenting creado por un experto en crianza, Dr. Kazdin.

Para conocer más consejos de crianza ingrese aquí.

¡La MVEF depende de padres como usted!

Por favor, done a MVEF para ayudarnos a alcanzar nuestra meta anual de recaudación de fondos de $800 000 y recaudar $300 000 adicionales para financiar dos maestros de ELA para reducir el tamaño de las clases en las escuelas secundarias en 2022-23. Consulte el sitio web en mvef.org para obtener más información y para donar en línea. Puede utilizar su tarjeta de crédito para pagar en cuotas mensuales.

Metas SMART: creación y solución de problemas de metas del IEP que funcionan

Las metas del IEP están escritas en un lenguaje muy específico y puede ser difícil ver cómo las metas se relacionan con las habilidades y metas concretas de su hijo. Obtenga más información sobre los objetivos SMART y cómo funcionan con la profesora Anne Spillane de la Universidad de Massachusetts Global.

Qué: Discusión y evento de educación para padres

Cuándo: martes 19 de octubre, de 7 a 8:30 p.m.

Dónde: En Zoom, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] para obtener el enlace

Mentor Tutor Connection- Sesión informativa - 14 de Octubre

Tú puedes cambiar la vida de un estudiante! Ven y aprende como puedes ser un Mentor o Tutor voluntario en nuestras escuelas locales. 

No hay obligación de inscribirse como voluntario. Le invitamos a sólo venir y aprender más acerca de lo que hacemos. 

Todos los voluntarios deben ser graduados de la escuela secundaria.  

            Fecha:         Jueves, 14 de Octubre      

            Hora:             5:30 - 6:30 pm  

            Donde:          En línea a través de zoom (URL proporcionada al registrarse)

            Registrarse: Se puede registrarse en linea

            Preguntas:   [email protected]mentortutorconnection.org

Serie de Oradores MVLA con el Dr. Michael Bradley (folleto adjunto al correo electrónico 10/12)

La Serie de Oradores MVLA continúa el jueves 21 de octubre a las 7:00 pm. Únase a nosotros para una tarde con el psicólogo clínico y autor de Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. La respetada filosofía del Dr. Bradley está en el corazón de las presentaciones que le ha hecho a miles de padres que están buscando la manera de comunicarse con sus hijos adolescentes. Lo transporta adentro de la cabeza de su adolescente y muestra porque los adolescentes piensan y se comportan la manera en que lo hacen, y le da a los padres consejos, estrategias y métodos del mundo real para usar. Inscribirse en: https://eventbrite.com/e/michael-bradley-yes-your-teen-is-crazy-registration-167808157717

Centro de Ayuda de Desalojo en la Biblioteca Pública de MV (folleto adjunto al correo electrónico del 10/4)

La Ciudad de Mountain View ofrece un centro de ayuda en la Biblioteca Pública de MV con personal de la ciudad, CSA y Proyecto Sentinel para proveer a los residentes con asistencia para el alquiler, ayuda con el desalojo, recursos legales y otros servicios de ayuda. Hay múltiples representantes que hablan español. El centro de ayuda está disponible todos los jueves de 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm en la Biblioteca Pública de Mountain View, en el 2do Piso, Cuarto 205. Para más información contacte [email protected] o visite mountainview.gov/COVID19HousingRelief.

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