The Wildcat Way Aug. `30-Sept. 3, 2021 (Week #7)

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Hello Loma Verde Families!

Our goal is to inform families of school events and provide important announcements for the upcoming weeks. Please sign up to follow this blog with your email.  The weekly blog will be sent out at the beginning of each week through CVESD School Messenger, ClassDojo, and Loma Verde’s Facebook page.  Thank you for reading the weekly blog.

Our Upcoming Events – Student Law Association: Ontario Tech University
  • Monday, 8/30 Kids Heart Challenge Kick-Off Assemblies
  • Monday, 8/30 – Friday, 9/3 – VAPA Week #3
  • Thursday, 9/2 -3:00 PM  PTO General Meeting
  • Thursday, 9/2 – 5:30-7:00 PM – CVESD Parent Workshop: Addressing Behavior Meltdowns in 4 Easy Steps (virtual training – see flyer below)
  • Monday, 9/6 – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day Holiday
NO SCHOOL: Labor Day - Central Christian Academy
  • Wednesday, 9/8 – 8:15 AM Coffee with the Principal & ELAC Meeting
  • Thursday, 9/9-Thursday, 9/16 Parent/Teacher Conferences (minimum days, 1:00 dismissal)
  • Monday, 9/13 – Friday, 9/17 – VAPA Week #4
  • Tuesday, 9/14 – 3:00 PM SSC Meeting
  • Wednesday, 9/15 – 6:00 PM CVESD Board Meeting
  • Friday, 9/17 – Kid’s Heart Challenge School-wide Event 
  • Friday, 9/17 – Last Day of 1st Quarter 
  • Friday, 9/17 – Spirit Day! Wear your favorite sports team shirt
  • Monday, 9/20 – 10/4 – NO SCHOOL – Fall Break 
  • Tuesday,10/5 – Quarter 2 begins (full day for students)
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2021-2022 Family Needs Assessment Survey

2021-2022 Family Needs Assessment Survey: In order to best understand our student’s needs, please complete the following for each child enrolled at Loma Verde. Thank you in advance for your help.

https://forms.office.com/r/VDvsiLGV08

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2021-2022 Encuesta de necesidades familiares: Para mejor comprender las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes, por favor complete lo siguiente para cada niño/niña matriculado/a en Loma Verde. Gracias de antemano por su ayuda.

https://forms.office.com/r/VDvsiLGV08

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CVESD Board Strengthens COVID-19 Masking Guidance, Safety Protocols

Please read this update for families and staff carefully. The CVESD Board of Education recently approved a change to the IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program) requiring masks to be worn on all sites within the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Masks must cover the mouth and nose for all staff, students, parents, and visitors on campuses.

The Board approved changes to the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, COVID-19 Prevention Plan, and District Guidance to Staff, Students, Parents/Guardians, and community regarding COVID-19. Below are the changes that were approved by the Board on Wednesday, August 25th: 

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 The Chula Vista Elementary School District will mandate properly positioned and correctly fitted masks to be worn on District campuses at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area. 

• The Chula Vista Elementary School District will form a District-level Safety Committee, with representation from certificated, classified, and non-represented employees, as well as parents, to advise on the creation and implementation of COVID-19 safety measures, and to oversee site-level committees. All school sites will create a Site Safety Committee, with representation from certificated, classified, and non-represented employees, as well as parents, to address site-specific safety concerns and help implement District safety measures. 

• The Chula Vista Elementary School District will publish a weekly COVID-19 update with simple, bulleted information, including current District case numbers (including the last reporting date for those numbers) as well as any changes made in COVID-19 guidelines that week. It will be sent directly to stakeholders including, but not limited to, staff and parents/guardians via email and School Messenger and published on the District website in an easily accessible location. 

CVESD’s Early Childhood Education Department is offering a Free Virtual Training for Preschool & TK Parents

The Kids Heart Challenge is Coming!

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Our school is part of the Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association.  Meet our Heart Heroes this year that will help us fight heart disease and help others! You can register online today! Visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search Loma Verde Elementary to join our team and receive the FREE Heart Hero Wristband!  Don’t forget to download the FREE APP called Kids Heart Challenge for iPhone and Android to bring your heart heroes to life, post to social media, and raise donations on the go. Thank you for helping our school and the American Heart Association save lives!  Our Kids Heart Challenge event is September 17.

PARKING, DROP-OFF, AND PICK-UP

All of us at Loma Verde want to thank our families and community members in advance for their patience and understanding as we try to accommodate the many vehicles that arrive each morning and afternoon at our school. We strongly recommend that families use the drop-off and pick up areas we have established at school. Drop off students only in the drop-off zone.

  • If you must leave your car, park in the parking lot, not the bus loop.
  • The bus loop is the drop off area. Please DO NOT make a 2nd drop off lane in the parking lot.
  • Please DO NOT enter the school parking lot through the south entrance. This is EXIT ONLY.
  • NO dogs allowed during arrival and dismissal.
  • Please do not park in RESERVED spaces or the staff parking lot.
  • Students must walk bikes on the sidewalk.
  • The drop off window is between 7:15-7:45 AM for students that are eating breakfast on campus and 7:30-7:55 AM for students that are not having breakfast at school. Students will line up on the blacktop in the morning between 7:30-8:00 AM where they will be supervised by Loma Verde staff. Each class has a designated place to line up. Teachers will pick their classes up on the blacktop at 8:00 AM.  Instruction begins at 8:00 every day. 
  • Your child will be considered tardy if they are not on campus by 8:00 AM.
  • Please plan accordingly and arrive a few minutes earlier to avoid traffic.
  • For everyone’s safety BE PATIENT, KIND, and CONSIDERATE.

Parent Teacher Conferences

It is hard to believe that our Parent-Teacher Conferences are in just a few weeks. Please mark your calendars and plan for our modified schedule. Conferences begin Thursday, September 9 and end Thursday, September 16.  Remember, during the conference period,  kindergarten through 6th-grade students are dismissed at 1:00 p.m.  Conference information will be sent home by your child’s teacher. They will be either virtual or in-person.

September is National Preparedness Month!

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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.

We want to share a few important reminders:

You may have many questions regarding current school procedures.

  • All staff, students, parents, and visitors must will a wear masks while on campus. Teach your child to place their mask either under chin, on wrist, or in pocket when not in use. If you choose to use a mask lanyard, please ensure that it has a breakaway feature for safety. Please note that scarves and gaiters are not a substitute for masks.
  • Students may take off masks while eating and drinking, during PE, and recess. Adults may only take off their make while actively eating or drinking.
  • Please screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms each day before school.
  • If your child has any pre-existing conditions, including those with Covid-like symptoms (e.g. allergies, asthma), please provide documentation from the doctor so that we can have it on file. This will help prevent your child from being sent home if they have symptoms from a chronic condition. Contact our nurse, Linda Kucinski, for questions at linda.kuciniski@cvesd.org.
  • Children are reminded frequently to wash their hands at school for at least 20 seconds using soap and water. We also have hand sanitizer in each room and in the lunch arbor for students to use.
  • Please send a water bottle with your child. Water bottles can be filled at the classroom sink. Drinking fountains are now open on the blacktop by the 300 and 400 buildings.
  • Label lunch boxes, water bottles, and sweaters with your child’s name.

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

  • If your student is going to be absent, please contact our school Health Attendance Specialist Mrs. Ivonne Jimenez @ 619-420-3940 ext. 370110 or via email: ivonne.jimenez@cvesd.org. This step is critical as we cannot allow your child to return to class until we know the reason for the absence.
  • If your child is going to be absent for a full or partial day due to medical appointment(s) be sure to submit a doctor’s note the following day.
  • If your child is going to be tardy due to a medical appointment be sure to have your student submit his/her doctor’s note upon arrival.
  • If your child is going to be absent due to a sport tournament, the district requires a note from the organization or flyer with the student’s name for it to be excused.
  • Out of town trips or Vacations are NOT excused absences.
  • If your student is going to be absent for 5 days or more, please contact our Health Attendance Specialist to discuss if any accommodations can be made.
  • Please remember if your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home. Please be sure to call the office to report the absence.

COVID Testing in Chula Vista

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Chula Vista Elementary School District is offering free testing at the Education Services and Support Center at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista 91910:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

To find another testing location near you, please visit:  Testing (sandiegocounty.gov) OR https://bit.ly/SDCOUNTYC19TEST

El Distrito de Escuelas Primarias de Chula Vista está ofreciendo pruebas gratuitas en las Oficinas Centrales, 84 East J Street Chula Vista CA 91910:

  • Lunes a jueves 8:00 AM a 4:00 PM
  • Viernes 11:00 AM a 3:00 PM

Para encontrar otro centro de pruebas cerca de usted visite: Testing (sandiegocounty.gov) OR https://bit.ly/SDCOUNTYC19TEST

What type of COVID test do I need???

CLICK HERE for information regarding what type of COVID test you are your child may need.

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Join our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Group!

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We need your help to make this year fantastic! Please join our PTO group to help out at school event. We are also looking for parents to join with membership dues of $5 per student or $10 per family. Click on the file link below to access the form. Forms and money can be turned into the office. Membership dues help to fund field trips, school events, classroom supplies, guest speakers, and much more! All the money collected is spent on OUR LOMA VERDE STUDENTS! Thank you! lvmembershipdrive-21-22DOWNLOAD. Our next meeting is Thursday, September 2 at 3:00 PM.

VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS ~ UPDATED

  • Volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, TB test results, and fingerprint clearance.
  • Before the teacher can approve you to volunteer, you must also view LV Visitor and Volunteer VolunteerPowerPoint2021 and and complete THIS FORM.
  • Only one volunteer allowed in the classroom at a time.
  • Volunteers must stay masked while on campus.
  • Volunteers must also complete a LV-volunteer-disaster-information. and submit it to the office. You can also request a paper copy from the office.
  • Please do not come on campus if you are not feeling well.

Once these guidelines have been met, the teachers will provide the office with a list of approved volunteers.

Donations Needed!

DONATION NEEDED for cases of water for our classrooms.  If you are able to donate a case of water please drop it off at the school office between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Thank you!

LOST AND FOUND

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Please note that the lost and found table will be at the front of the school.   Remember to use a permanent marker to put your child’s name on jackets, sweaters, lunch bags, and water bottles. 

Returning Computers, Library Books, & WiFi Hot Spots

If you did not yet return a school laptop, computer charger, library book, and wifi hot spot devices that were checked out by families last year, please do so. If your device was damaged while in your family’s possession, you may contact the school office at (619) 420-3940 to set up a payment plan to fix or replace the damaged device.

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Contact us at lomaverdeschool@cvesd.org or 619-420-3940.

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