We hope all of you are well. The staff is busy preparing for the upcoming school year and we look forward to the start of the school on August 31 with distance learning. Please be sure to read the Loma Verde Elementary School blog for important updates each week.
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It’s time for Residency Verification! In order to attend Loma Verde School, ALL STUDENTS with the exception of incoming Kindergarteners or new students who already registered, MUST provide documentation of residency dated July 1, 2020 or later. Click here for Verification of Residency Form Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if the home is in someone else’s name). Past due bills are ok this year only. Please scan/take a photo of your completed documents with a parent signature and email them to email@example.com. Forms are also available in front of the school by the gate Monday-Friday from 7:45-4:00. Reminder: No students will be issued a laptop or WIFI hotspot until residence verification is completed.
Computer Devices & WIFI to Loan Families
Our school year begins August 31 in Distance Learning mode. We recommend each student have their own laptop with a camera and microphone for Distance Learning. Some tablets have compatibility issues with the Microsoft Teams platform and online learning programs.
As we enter the new school year in Distance Learning, we want to make sure that your child has the technology that he/she needs to engage fully with their instruction. If your child needs a device or wifi hotspot, please complete and submit this form below, so we can plan and prepare the devices for distribution. If you do not need a device or hotspot, please do not fill out this form. Please fill out a form for each child who needs a device. Do not fill out for a child who previously received a device.
If you checked out a computer in the Spring or for Summer Learning Camp and it is not working, please email the principal, Mrs. Watson, so we can repair or replace the device: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution of Materials & Laptops
We will be distributing WIFI hotspots and laptops (for those who need one) on the following days. Parents must have completed to online survey by 8/21 in order to receive a device. Additional devices will be distributed if we have availability.
- Thursday, August 27 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Friday, August 28 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday; August 29 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CVESD Virtual Welcome Night
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and our Superintendent Dr. Escobedo will welcome all families back to our “District Opening Virtual Welcome Night” later this week. Join us on Thursday, August 27 from 6-7 p.m. as Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., hosts our District Opening Virtual Welcome Night! The event helps kick off the new school year online—in keeping with the distance learning format in our schools. The event will occur as a Microsoft “Teams Live” event and parents/guardians will be able to submit questions in real time. Click here on Thursday evening to tune in. You may also access this event via the district’s website at: http://www.cvesd.org.
Your Child’s Teacher for 2020-2021
We are so excited to share our class lists for the 2020-2021 school year! We will share our list on Tuesday, August 25th via email. Your child’s teacher will also be contacting you later this week with important information for the first days of school.
Please know that we will not make any changes to classes in the coming weeks. If you have a concern, you may contact the office and schedule a time to speak with the Principal.
Childcare at Loma Verde
Loma Verde will have childcare provided by the YMCA STRETCH program on site starting September 8. We understand that there are many families with childcare concerns, but we only have a limited number of spots (30) available. Families will be notified if they have been selected to receive childcare this week.
School Expectations for Distance Learning
Our school year will begin with online instruction on Aug. 31 at 8:00 am for all students, as campuses in CVESD remain closed due to the spread of COVID-19 across the community. Meanwhile, we continue to plan for the physical reopening of the school’s campus once it is safe to do so, with guidance from experts in science and public health.
Parents and families, Loma Verde School needs your help to set up kids for success this year. The students and staff at Loma Verde Elementary School believe that a safe and positive online environment is important to a child’s learning in the digital classroom. To provide such an environment, Loma Verde Elementary School has established the following online norms and guidelines:
Students should be ready to learn when the school day starts. This means your child should be “school-ready” and prepared for a day of learning at 8:00 am. We recommend that your child is dressed and has eaten breakfast so that learning may start when the school day starts. A computer and reliable internet connection and/or other materials such as paper, pencils, crayons or markers, books, and workbooks may be necessary to support your child’s work that day. If you need a district-provided laptop or wifi hot spot device in order for your child to learn, please complete the online Computer Survey. The school will provide required learning materials in the coming days and weeks.
Check for updates from your child’s teacher via Class Dojo or email. Two-way communication is important for your child’s success. Teachers will share schedules and ways to access lessons and activities. Please ensure the school’s office has the most up-to-date phone number and email address for your family. Please also check the school blog: https://lomaverdewildcats.org/. Updates are usually posted on Sundays.
Create a working schedule for your household that supports academic time. You may need to ask others in the house to be mindful of a child’s learning. You may need to re-arrange some furniture or ask other members of the household to use quiet voices. If possible, please do not have students working in a bedroom. Some parents have expressed that having a headset or earpods with a microphone helps their child interact with focus in the live sessions.
Be healthy during distance learning. Take breaks throughout the day for movement. Students should drink water, eat a nutritious snack, use the bathroom, and stretch at breaks, as well as eat lunch at lunch time. Promote physical activity and health. Provide time for your child to do activities that are “off screen.”
Respect the privacy and learning of others. Students and guardians/parents should not record (neither video, nor audio) or take photos/screenshots of live sessions or others in distance learning. Online tools, such as video chats and messages, should only be used as directed by teachers and staff.
In addition, your child’s teacher may have other norms and guidelines to ensure student safety and privacy for all students.
Annual Parental Notification
Annual State and federal laws require that school districts notify parents/guardians of minor pupils of their parental rights (California Education Code Section 48980). Please see the district page regarding more information about this legal notification: LINK to Parental Notification
CVESD FAQ on Reopening Schools
Our district will continue to update its FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page regarding the reopening of schools later this year at this website:
CVESD Board of Education Meeting
The district’s Board of Education meetings are also being held online and generally occur the second Wednesday of each month. The next CVESD Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00 pm. To access these public meetings, please click the link here: https://www.cvesd.org/board_of_education/board_meetings
BE COUNTED – Our Schools Depend on it!
The Census is conducted every 10 years and this information is used to determine how much our schools and school communities will receive in state and federal funds. For more information click here. Due to COVID19 the deadline for the 2020 Census has been extended to October 21. However, if you have not completed the Census, beginning August 11 Census workers will begin going door to door to encourage you to do so! Each person makes a difference so BE COUNTED!
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