Hello Loma Verde Families,
School continues this week through Distance Learning. All our staff will continue to strive to create the conditions for an excellent and meaningful Distance Learning experience. Students and teachers will continue connecting every day and students will develop literacies in the language arts, math, music, art, science, social studies, and physical education. We will also strive to also ensure our students develop social and emotional wellness, as well as their inner potential.
Please support in ensuring your child has a set place to learn and connect with his or her teacher every morning at 8:00 a.m.
Loma Verde Family Survey-Please Complete
We need your input! In order to better understand our families and student’s needs, please complete the following survey for each child enrolled at Loma Verde. Your answers will help us support your child and provide additional resources. Thank you! Survey Link: https://bit.ly/32p7Qe3
School Site Council Elections
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC) is comprised of 5 elected parent/community representatives and 5 elected staff representatives. The role of the SSC is to develop, approve and monitor the Single Plan for Student Achievement, and the school’s budget. Regular meetings take place on Tuesdays (once a month) beginning at 3:00pm. All parents and staff are welcome to attend.
There are 4 vacancies for the 2020-2021 school year; council seats serve 2 years.
The top 4 candidates will have a council seat, and 2 runner-up candidates will be alternates.
Nominations Deadline: Friday, September 18th
Elections will take place the week of September 21st
Feel free to e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Please use the link below if you are interested in serving on SSC. Fill out the form below if you wish to nominate yourself and serve on the Loma Verde School Site Council. Voting will take place the following week. Please use the link below to nominate: https://bit.ly/2RekS7X.
Are You Receiving Emails From School and Our District?
Please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not getting the School Messenger emails and texts. We also recommend you “Follow Our Blog” by entering in your email in the field to the right of this information if you are viewing on a computer or at the bottom of the blog if you viewing it on a phone. This way, you will receive automatic updates as they are released.
Loma Verde Lending Library – IT’s FREE
On Monday, September 21st from 12:00-2:30, Loma Verde will open our NEW Lending Library. It’s Free. We at Loma Verde believe that during this time we all need to have real books in student’s hands. We have over 200 books donated by The Molina Foundation. Please join us! Come borrow a book and if you have books at home that you have already read to add to our library please drop them off. When you are finished reading the books drop the book off. We will make sure they are cleaned and lent out the next week.
The Lending Library will be open every Monday, starting September 21st from 12:00-2:30 pm in front of Loma Verde Elementary School.
Please Return Your Library Books
Please return any Loma Verde library books you still have at home. We will be sending out overdue notices this week to students that have not returned library books from the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a box in front of the gate by the office from 7:30-4:00 for you to return library books.
Send Us Your Distance Learning Pictures!
If you would like to send pictures of your children doing distance learning, we would love to post them on this blog and on our social media pages without their names. We love sharing all the wonderful learning activities teachers have planned and promoting all the positive things happening at Loma Verde Elementary School. Please send pictures to the Principal via email at email@example.com. Thank you.
Need Classroom Packets or Supplies?
Your child’s teacher will contact you about picking up distance learning supplies and packet distribution. If you missed picking up items needed for distance learning instruction, please email your child’s teacher to arrange for an alternate time to get the materials.
Attendance and Student Engagement
A friendly reminder that school starts online for all students at 8:00 am. Attendance and student engagement continue to be tracked and monitored, according to state law and AB 77 and SB 98. Engagement is a student completing assignments and being engaged in the learning synchronously (live) and asynchronously (not live with teacher). Teachers are tracking students’ attendance and assignment completion. Please contact the school office at (619) 420-3940 if your child is having trouble accessing class online.
iReady Math Assessment Continues Sept. 14-18 for 1st-6th Graders
Students in grades 1 through 6 will be continue taking the i-Ready math diagnostic assessment this week. i-Ready allows your child’s teacher to meet your child exactly where they are and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your student’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions.
A friendly reminder to all parents: Please allow your child to take assessments and tests without your help and hints. These assessments give teachers a true understanding of how to help your student flourish this year.
Some questions may be easy while others may be tough. While it may be tempting to help your child with some of the problems they will see on the assessment, we need the test results to be an accurate reflection of what your child knows. Encourage your student to take each question seriously. Emphasize “thinking before clicking,” because just clicking through will not be a productive use of their time nor reflect what your child actually knows. Remind your child to read directions and questions in their entirety, use paper and pencil to solve math problems if needed, and use the tools that appear at the bottom of the screen. The results will reveal what your child can do independently. In order to help your child get re-energized, games may be embedded throughout the test, so don’t be surprised if you see your child playing an engaging math game during his/her assessment time. We appreciate your support!
Here are some tips that will help your child be successful:
- Ensure your child gets plenty of sleep the night before taking the assessment
- Be sure your child eats a good breakfast the morning before taking the assessments
- Designate a quiet area for working, free of distractions
- Use headphones
- Encourage your child do their best and take their time
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Computer Devices & WIFI to Loan Families
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.
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. We will notify you when you device and/or WIFI hotspot are ready. Please note, the district is currently out of hotspots and more have ordered. You will be notified when they arrive.
When opening certain apps, you may receive some type of error. One problem may be that your computer CACHE needs to be cleared. CLICK HERE for instructions.
If you checked out a computer and it is not working, please email the principal, Mrs. Watson, so we can repair or replace the device: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also bring the device and charger back to school between 7:30 and 3:45 to drop if off for repairs.
CVESD DAC/DELAC Meeting
The district will continue to conduct all meetings online until further notice, including all DAC/DELAC meetings. DAC is the District Advisory Committee. DELAC is the District English Learner Advisory Committee. Both of these groups are designed to support and inform parents in a shared communication setting with the district. Parents learn with other parents and district leadership at the DAC/DELAC meetings.
The next CVESD DAC/DELAC Meeting will be on September 15th from 12 noon to 2 pm. Click here for more details.
Below is a schedule of all DAC/DELAC meetings for the upcoming school year. I recommend all parents download this schedule if they are interested in learning more about theses district meetings.
Resources and Trainings for CVESD Families
The district is providing support for families to learn about our online programs, such as the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, Achieve 3000, and Smarty Ants.
Parents trainings are available for families during Distance Learning! Please see the district website here: Distance Learning for Parents
Childcare at Loma Verde: Distance Learning Support Program
Loma Verde will have childcare provided by the YMCA STRETCH program on site starting September 8 from 7:30-4:00. We understand that there are many families with childcare concerns, but we only have a limited number of spots (30) available. Families have been notified if they have been selected to receive childcare based on the CVESD survey that went out in July. If you are in need of childcare for distance learning, please notify the principal, Bree Watson, at email@example.com so you can be added to the wait list. If a space opens up, we will contact the families that qualify and are next on the wait list.
CVESD Meal Service Continues for Loma Verde Students
Our Loma Verde meal service will take place from 12:00-2:00 once a week on Thursdays for students. Pick up the 5 days worth of meals at the front of the school. Thank you to our district CNS workers for preparing food for our families!
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: Click here to see the FAQ
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