Hello Loma Verde Wildcats! Welcome to our Loma Verde School blog. This is the 7th week of school. We are continuing in distance learning format for our preschool through 6th grade students. Please read below for important information.
When Will We Reopen Schools for Live Instruction?
Although our goal of a phased return to in-person instruction was proposed for October 26, 2020, our District will take extra precautions and postpone the reopening because COVID-19 transmission rates in our boundaries are still too high. We want to give you notice now of our decision. We remain committed to a safe return when the data in our boundary area supports resuming at least a hybrid form of in-person instruction. In the meantime, we will continue working with our bargaining groups and stakeholders to ensure a safe reopening at a future date.
If you were unable to view the Virtual Town Hall meeting from Monday with Superintendent Dr. Escobedo, you can access the recording by clicking here or paste the following into your browser: https://bit.ly/3lldFQi
No Fall Break for CVESD Students
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are on October 15-22. Students will only have 2 hours of live synchronous instruction during these days. Your child’s teacher will give you a more detailed schedule. Please sign up for a virtual conference to review your child’s progress, goals, and initial assessments in math and language arts. All meetings will occur virtually, as there are not visitors allowed on campus at this time.
CVESD’s Early Childhood Education Department is offering a Free Zoom Training for Preschool & TK Parents – Oct. 15
We have a parent education opportunity coming up, “Strategies That Work” that will review positive behavior management strategies that parents can use at home.
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020 (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Via ZOOM link to be sent upon registration through EVENTBRITE
Loma Verde 3rd-6th Grade Math Club!
Sign up for our FREE online 3rd-6th grade Math Club with Mr. Hemmingway that meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00. Space is limited, so register early. See the flyer for more details. Click on the link to sign up: https://bit.ly/33zJcYE.
COVID-19 Parent & Family Resource Guide
Click on A Guide for Parent on Illness or Positive Tests for COVID-19 Virus to learn more about what to do if your child is sick and/or tests positive for COVID-19 and when they can return to school.
The CVESD Caring Crew and YOU!
We would like to remind our entire community that following the four pillars of health can prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we prepare for the eventual return of some students to campus in phases, our District and school will be enforcing the four core principles (also known as four pillars) for the prevention of COVID-19. These include: 1) Daily Health Screenings, 2) Mask Wearing, 3) Physical Distancing, and 4) Frequent Hand Washing.
Verification of Residency Process-Please Complete
Reminder: Residency Verification must be done 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.
Mr. Arias’ Virtual Counseling Office – Check It Out!
CVESD Student Distance Learning Acceptable Use Agreement Form
As we continue Distance Learning, as well as using computer when we return campus, it is important that ALL students and parents understand the acceptable use guidelines. Guidelines must be followed due to school guidelines as well as the fact they are using district logins. Thank you for going over this with your child(ren). Reminder: Student devices are only for student use for school.
CVESD Meal Service 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.
Loma Verde Lending Library – IT’s FREE
On Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6 from 12:00-4:00, 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 them back off at school. We will make sure they are cleaned and lent out the next week.
The Lending Library will be open every Monday and Tuesday from 12:00-4:00 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 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.
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.
TECHNOLOGY TIPS AND SUPPORT
Because our students are using devices for Distance Learning daily, it is important to be sure they are working well. Please remind our Wildcat students to shut down their devices each day. Please know just closing the laptop is not enough. Use the power menu and fully shut down the device each day. Important updates are installed if the computer is shut down. It also completely exits the we browser which helps ensure optimum performance. We are available to support you with technology issue that persist after shutting down the device. We are happy to answer questions you have over the phone: (619) 420-3940 or in person between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. If you have a school laptop that is not working properly, please feel free to stop by or call for support.
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.
Dinosaur School News
Watch a 1:00 video about Loma Verde Dinosaur School program by clicking here.
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After School FREE Activities for Youth
Are you looking for something fun for your child to do after school such as rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or mountain biking? Check out the OUT AND ABOUT IN SAN DIEGO free programs for youth and young adults ages 5-25. To learn more and sign up today visit http://www.outdooroutreach.org/outandaboutSD/.
Part Day Enrichment at Eastlake YMCA
The South Bay YMCA is now offering a 4 hour, fee-based, optional enrichment program from 2pm- 6pm (M-F) at the Eastlake YMCA. Activities include physical education, arts & crafts, STEM, ninja warrior & more.
With so many families needing childcare assistance, we encourage you to explore this option. Please note: Scholarships are available for qualifying families.
With information about the COVID-19 pandemic changing quickly, CVESD will do its best to keep our community informed as new details become available. Below you will find links to Community Services.
Our school community encourages all adult citizens to participate in the upcoming election. Please visit https://www.sdvote.com/ to learn about how to ensure your voice is heard in the upcoming election.
Not only is November 3rd Election Day, but it is also MTS Free Ride Day! To help increase access to in-person voting options, all fixed-route MTS and NCTD buses, Trolleys, SPRINTER and COASTER will be free.
While you can skip the fare on Free Ride Day, face covering are a must! Face coverings (worn over your nose and mouth the entire trip) are required on all MTS and NCTD vehicles.
California offers voter registration online, by mail, and in person. Online voter registration is available at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. You can also request and complete a paper voter registration form and mail or hand deliver it to your county elections official to register to vote.
Election Day: November 3, 2020
Registration Deadlines: Online registration deadline is October 19. By mail registration deadline is showing that its is postmarked by October 19. In person registration deadline is November 3.
Absentee or Permanent by mail ballot: Request by October 27. Return by mail must be postmarked by November 3. Return in person must be received by November 3 at 8 pm. Early voting is available October 5 – November 2, but dates and hours vary. For more info, contact the County Registrar of Voters: https://www.sdvote.com/content/rov/en.html
Fun Fact: Did you know that you can also register and vote on Election Day?
Conditional voter registration is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information. Voters can use the conditional voter registration process from the day after the deadline all the way through Election Day. Eligible citizens can go to their county election office, polling place, or vote center to register and vote conditionally. These ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.
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