4.7.22 Stevenson Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

COVID Test Kits

COVID test kits will be sent home today, Thursday, April 7th, in your child’s backpack. The test kits this time will contain only one COVID test. Please make sure that your student takes the test the evening of Sunday, April 17th. If your child tests positive, please notify Kass Madrid ([email protected]) and Renae Rhodes ([email protected]). Thank you for your support in helping our students have a safe and healthy learning environment at school.

CAASPP Testing

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing for grades 3-5 will occur in April and May. Due to the pandemic and school closures, this will be the first time in two years that the students will be taking the state tests again in MVWSD. 3rd through 5th grade will take the ELA and Math test. 5th Grade will also have a Science. Since this will be a new test for all 3rd-5th grade students, classrooms have been providing practice sessions with students so they can become familiar with the testing platform. During these testing weeks, please help your child get good rest each evening and please try not to schedule any appointments that would make your child miss school.

Last week’s walkathon was a great time together! It was fun to see students and parents walking the laps and having fun! Thank you to our community for helping with fundraising for our Stevenson students! A special thank you to the parent walkathon committee and all the parents that volunteered to make this wonderful event happen!


Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary




-FAN-tastic Friday Staff!

-Spring Break April 11-15

-COVID Masking
-Lunch lines are open!

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

FAN-tastic Friday Staff!

This week’s fantastic staff members are:

  1. Ms. Jennifer So, Kinder Teacher

  2. Ms. Sami White-De Silva, 2nd Grade Teacher

  3. Dr. Quan Ngo, School Psychologist

  4. Ms. Wendy Ron, Art Teacher 

Please feel welcome to join us in filling their buckets and sending acts of kindness their way! If you have free time, have your student(s) draw them a picture or write them a note. These FAN-tastic staff members will surely appreciate it!

Spring Break April 11-15

Mountain View Whisman School District is on spring break April 11-15. 

Parents and staff members will once again be receiving free COVID test kits from schools this week. Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, he/she must stay home. Please see https://www.mvwsd.org/returntolearn for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.

COVID Masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.

Lunch lines are open!

Multi-use rooms opened for food distribution this week as a result of loosened COVID restrictions. Students will wear masks as they pick up food indoors. Outdoor eating will continue. Please click here for a video about how the new food lines work: https://vimeo.com/694953946. Thanks in advance for your patience as we adjust to new procedures.

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.




MVEF Gala raffle tickets

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) is holding their annual gala on April 23rd. Every year, MVEF sells raffle tickets for 3 wonderful prizes, to be raffled at the gala. 

It's a wonderful way for us to support MVEF, the MVWSD and our students! Please consider buying tickets. 5 tickets for $20 or 20 tickets for $60 is a great deal but buying one ticket or more than 20 is also an option.

Kindergarten teacher, Maja Engelhardt ([email protected]) is the representative at Stevenson so you can buy tickets from her.

If you are interested, please email her at [email protected] with the number of tickets you'd like to purchase and she will send you the payment info (cash, check, Venmo, PayPal or ApplePay; she takes them all:)

You need not be present to win!




2021-2022 MVWSD Calendar

**2022-2023** MVWSD Calendar 

Thursday, April 7th

-MVWSD Board of Trustee Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom link

Friday, April 8th

-Community Check-In - Register here

Monday, April 11th - Friday, April 15th

-Spring Break - No School

Tuesday, April 19th - May 13th

-CAASPP Testing - 3rd to 5th Grade

Thursday, April 21st

-Stevenson ELAC Meeting 

Saturday, April 23rd

-MVEF Spring Gala

-Pinnacles Camping Trip

Monday, April 25th

-DELAC Meeting - Zoom Link

Tuesday, April 26th

-Stevenson School Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 27th

-Parent University: Preparing for Middle School - Register here




Board meeting Preview: April 7

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Strategic Plan initiatives Update

  • Update on Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)

  • Tentative Agreement with MVEA

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 8

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC48.

Cafecito with the Superintendent on April 6

This is an informal meeting for Spanish speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022⋅5:30 – 6:30pm. Click here to register.

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.

Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!  

All in person gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6.  No walk-in tickets will be available.

Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

In person ($125 - tickets close April 6th!)

Virtually ($50 - tickets close April 17th!) for the trivia game and online fundraising

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!

To buy tickets please send an email: [email protected]

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

City of MV Spring Break Camp

The City of Mountain View is holding a Spring Break Camp the week of April 11 - April 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for children ages 7-11. Join city staff for a fun filled week of outdoor games, arts & crafts, and cool projects. For more information and camp registration, click here.

MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!

Last MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series Lecture of the Year: Shafia Zaloom

The MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series will be hosting their last lecture of year with educator Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens & Everything in Between. The presentation will be held at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theater on Tue, April 19, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Zaloom will guide us toward a deeper understanding of how to encourage our children to embrace a healthier, more joyful, and responsible understanding of sexuality. Register for the in-person event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/302284028667.



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