The Wildcat Way – January 24-28, 2022 (Week #22)

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“Achieving Excellence for ALL – Juntos Alcanzando Excelencia”

Hello Loma Verde Families and Staff,

Thank you for your continued support of our school as we face this current surge of COVID-19 cases. We are working hard to support our students and their families during this surge.  If you have a COVID Positive Case in your home and need guidance on isolation/quarantine, please email covtest4@cvesd.org.  If you are reporting a positive case to us in the office, please email lomaverdeschool@cvesd.org.  As you can imagine, we are getting many emails about a range of needs.  We want to be sure that positive cases all go to one inbox, that way our whole team in the office can support.

Testing is still being offered in our district at both Hedenkamp and the District Office.  However, testing will be expanded significantly this week to include the addition of testing at Clearview, Castle Park, and Eastlake, as well as weekly testing at both Allen and Tiffany. The district’s website, www.cvesd.org, is updated daily to reflect testing hours and locations.

Masks continue to be required on campus, for adults and students.  All adults (including families and staff) must be masked at all times.

If your child is experiencing any symptoms, please keep them at home and notify the school office at (619) 420-3940. If you have someone who is known positive in your household, please also keep your child home and notify the office.  Independent Study Contracts are available for students who have tested positive or who must isolate/quarantine.  We thank you for your patience and kindness towards our staff as we weather this surge together.

Update regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) | Humboldt County Office of  Education

CVESD has changed its policy requiring room closure for three or more cases in a setting for TK-12 students. 

COVID-19 Questions and Information:

Over these past few weeks, the CDPH and San Diego County provided multiple updates to COVID guidelines for schools.

One of the most significant changes applies to if your child is exposed to a positive COVID case at school. There is an adjustment, effective immediately, to the contact tracing process at schools called group-tracing.

The new group-tracing approach to students exposed to a positive COVID case at school allows for a quicker and broader response through prompt notification, testing, and isolation protocols. Anyone who spent more than a cumulative total of 15 minutes (within 24 hours) in shared indoor airspace (e.g., for example, an entire classroom or an entire athletic team during practice) will receive an email notification. Because being exposed to somebody with COVID does not necessarily mean that your child will become infected, public health says your child may remain in school if you receive this notification, unless they develop symptoms or test positive. In addition to wearing a mask and monitoring for symptoms, it is required your child get tested within 3-5 days after the last contact with the positive individual. Proof of a negative test does not need to be submitted in this case. Any positive results should be reported to your child’s school immediately.

This group-tracing strategy also allows for schools to continue to provide safe in-person instruction without excessive quarantining for students and without tying up valuable staff time to undertake intense (and often protracted) contact tracing processes to try to identify individual students who were within a specified radius of someone infected.

What Do You Do When You Receive an Exposure Letter?

According to the updated San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Decision Tree, your child must test, regardless of vaccination status or prior COVID-19 infection, at least one time between days 3-5 from the last date of exposure on the letter/email. You must report only positive test results to the school site. Please do not send negative results.

What If I Don’t Want My Child to Test?

Parents can opt-out of the group tracing. The student will be excluded from school and extracurricular activities for 10 days per County of San Diego guidance.

Which Test Should I Take?

How Do I Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test? - Main Street Family Care

PCR or antigen are both acceptable for group contact testing, but it is highly recommended that individuals who have had a history of testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days use an antigen test. Home antigen tests are allowed.

Staff and Preschool will continue to use close-contact notifications

If you have questions about this guidance, please reach out to members of our COVID-19 response team at covtest4@cvesd.org.

We continue to appreciate your partnership in keeping your child home when symptomatic or COVID positive so we can provide a healthy learning environment for all.

Jenny Venyak,

CVESD Benefits and Risk Manager

Link to Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=011222

En estas últimas semanas, el CDPH y el Condado de San Diego proporcionaron múltiples actualizaciones a las pautas de COVID para las escuelas.

Uno de los cambios más significativos se aplica a si su hijo está expuesto a un caso positivo de COVID en la escuela. Hay un ajuste, efectivo de inmediato, al proceso de rastreo de contactos en las escuelas llamado rastreo de grupo.

El nuevo enfoque de rastreo de grupo para los estudiantes expuestos a un caso positivo de COVID en la escuela permite una respuesta más rápida y amplia a través de protocolos de notificación, pruebas y aislamiento rápidos. Cualquier persona que haya pasado más de un total acumulado de 15 minutos (dentro de las 24 horas) en un espacio aéreo interior compartido (por ejemplo, un salón completo o un equipo atlético completo durante la práctica) recibirá una notificación por correo electrónico. Debido a que estar expuesto a alguien con COVID no significa necesariamente que su hijo se infectará, salud pública dice que su hijo puede permanecer en la escuela si recibe esta notificación, a menos que desarrolle síntomas o dé positivo. Además de usar un cubrebocas y monitorear los síntomas, se requiere que su hijo se haga la prueba dentro de los 3-5 días posteriores al último contacto con la persona positiva. No es necesario presentar una prueba de una prueba negativa en este caso. Cualquier resultado positivo debe ser reportado a la escuela de su hijo inmediatamente.

Esta estrategia de rastreo de grupo también permite que las escuelas continúen brindando instrucción segura en persona sin cuarentena excesiva para los estudiantes y sin comprometer el tiempo del personal para llevar a cabo procesos intensos (y a menudo prolongados) de rastreo de contactos para tratar de identificar a los estudiantes individuales que estaban dentro de un radio específico de alguien infectado.

¿Qué hacer al recibir una carta de exposición?

De acuerdo con el árbol de decisión actualizado de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Diego (SDCOE), su hijo debe hacerse la prueba, independientemente del estado de vacunación o la infección previa por COVID-19, al menos una vez entre los días 3 y 5 a partir de la última fecha de exposición en la carta/correo electrónico. Solo debe informar los resultados positivos de las pruebas a la escuela. Por favor, no envíe resultados negativos.

¿Qué pasa si no quiero que mi hijo se haga la prueba?

Los padres pueden optar por no participar en el rastreo de grupo. El estudiante será excluido de la escuela y las actividades extracurriculares durante 10 días según la pauta del Condado de San Diego.

¿Qué prueba debo tomar?

La PCR o el antígeno son aceptables para las pruebas de contacto de grupo, pero se recomienda encarecidamente que las personas que han tenido antecedentes de haber dado positivo por COVID-19 en los últimos 90 días usen una prueba de antígenos. Se permiten las pruebas caseras de antígenos.

El personal y el preescolar continuarán utilizando las notificaciones de contacto cercano

Si tiene preguntas sobre esta pauta, comuníquese con los miembros de nuestro equipo de respuesta a COVID-19 en covtest4@cvesd.org.

Continuamos apreciando su cooperación manteniendo a su hijo en casa cuando tenga síntomas o resultado COVID positivo para que podamos proporcionar un ambiente de aprendizaje saludable para todos.

Jenny Venyak

Gerente de Prestaciones y Riesgos

Distrito de Escuelas Primarias de Chula Vista

Enlace al árbol de decisión: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=011222

Enlace para preguntas frecuentes: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Health-Practices/Guidelines-for-Schools#faq
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Testing Frequency | Genesis HealthCare

We are excited to share a new testing program that will be part of keeping our schools the safest in the state of CA. You received an email from COVID Clinic on Friday. This is not spam. This is a permission slip to sign up your child for weekly testing. This weekly testing will be provided in your student’s classroom by licensed health care professionals. This test will allow us to ensure that our students, staff, and community are safe and healthy. Please provide consent as soon as you receive it to assist us in keeping our schools open.
Thank you,
Mrs. Bree Watson, Principal

REMINDERS:

  • Please DO NOT send your child to school with any type of symptoms.
  • DO NOT send your child to school if they live with someone who has tested positive.
  • If your child(ren) has/have symptoms (like cough and/or fever) or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please keep them home and use your test to see if they have COVID-19. In addition, in this case please call us before they return to school – even if the test is negative. More testing may be needed as the variants often cause people to test negative at the early onset of their infection.
  • Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.
  • Go to cvesd.org to see the current Covid-19 testing schedule.

Updated Vaccination Information

Children 5 and up can be vaccinated against Covid-19. Please send completed (two doses of Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination card copies to lomaverdeschool@cvesd.org to update school vaccination records. Children are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second Pfizer dose. Children who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after exposure to a positive case IF we have vaccination records on file. Click here for information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Our Upcoming Events – Student Law Association: Ontario Tech University
  • Monday, 1/24-Friday, 1/28 Worldwide Great Kindness Challenge!
  • Tuesday, 1/25 12:00 DAC/DELAC Meeting
  • Wednesday, 1/26 3:00 PTO Meeting Virtual
  • Wednesday, 1/26 6:00 BAC Meeting (Budget Advisory Meeting)
  • Thursday, 1/27 6:00 BLAC Meeting (Black Learners Advisory Committee)
  • Monday, 1/31-Friday, 2/4 Loma Verde Book Fair
  • Monday, 1/31-Friday, 2/4 VAPA Week
  • Tuesday, 2/1 8:15 AM Coffee with the Principal & ELAC Meeting
  • Tuesday, 2/8 3:00 SSC Meeting
  • Wednesday, 2/9 3:00 PTO Meeting
  • Wednesday, 2/9 6:00 CVESD Board Meeting
  • Monday, 2/14-Thursday, 2/17 VAPA Week
  • Tuesday, 2/15 12:00 DAC/DELAC
  • Wednesday, 2/16 6:00 BAC Meeting
  • Friday, 2/18 NO SCHOOL Legal Holiday-Lincoln Day
  • Monday, 2/21 NO SCHOOL Legal Holiday-Washington Day
  • Thursday, 2/24 6:00 BLAC Meeting (Black Learners Advisory Committee)
  • Monday, 2/28-Friday, 3/4 Loma Verde Read Across America Week
  • Tuesday, 3/8 12:00 DAC/DELAC
  • Tuesday, 3/8 3:00 SSC Meeting
  • Wednesday, 3/9 3:00 PTO Meeting
  • Wednesday, 3/9 6:00 CVESD Board Meeting
  • Thursday, 3/10-Friday, 3/11 Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Day)
  • Monday, 3/14-Monday, 1/24-Friday, 1/28 Worldwide Great Kindness Challenge!
  • Tuesday, 1/25 12:00 DAC/DELAC Meeting
  • Wednesday, 1/26 3:00 PTO Meeting Virtual
  • Wednesday, 1/26 6:00 BAC Meeting (Budget Advisory Meeting)
  • Thursday, 1/27 6:00 BLAC Meeting (Black Learners Advisory Committee)
  • Monday, 1/31-Friday, 2/4 Loma Verde Book Fair
  • Monday, 1/31-Friday, 2/4 VAPA Week
  • Tuesday, 2/1 8:15 AM Coffee with the Principal & ELAC Meeting (virtual)
  • Tuesday, 2/8 3:00 SSC Meeting (virtual)
  • Wednesday, 2/9 3:00 PTO Meeting (virtual)
  • Wednesday, 2/9 6:00 CVESD Board Meeting
  • Monday, 2/14-Thursday, 2/17 VAPA Week
  • Tuesday, 2/15 12:00 DAC/DELAC
  • Wednesday, 2/16 6:00 BAC Meeting
  • Friday, 2/18 NO SCHOOL Legal Holiday-Lincoln Day
  • Monday, 2/21 NO SCHOOL Legal Holiday-Washington Day
  • Thursday, 2/24 6:00 BLAC Meeting (Black Learners Advisory Committee)
  • Monday, 2/28-Friday, 3/4 Loma Verde Read Across America Week
  • Tuesday, 3/8 12:00 DAC/DELAC
  • Tuesday, 3/8 3:00 SSC Meeting (virtual)
  • Wednesday, 3/9 3:00 PTO Meeting
  • Wednesday, 3/9 6:00 CVESD Board Meeting
  • Thursday, 3/10-Friday, 3/11 Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
  • Monday, 3/14-Thursday, 3/17 Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
  • Tuesday, 3/15 8:15 AM Coffee with the Principal & ELAC Meeting
  • Friday, 3/18 Last Day of Quarter 4, Report Cards Sent Home
  • Monday, 3/21-Friday, 4/1 NO SCHOOL Spring Break

The Great Kindness Challenge

Loma Verde Elementary will be participating again in the annual, worldwide Great Kindness Challenge! We invite all staff, students, and families at Loma Verde to participate in the official Great Kindness Challenge week this January 24 – 28, 2022. Students are challenged to complete acts of kindness each day. You can participate at home with the Great Kindness Challenge.

Here is the Spanish Kindness Challenge.

Hablas Español? Empathetic volunteers needed to call clients after a  disaster. | Volunteer Opportunities at United Way of Northern New Jersey

Wanted: Loma Verde Safety Volunteers

As part of our school’s commitment to safety, we would like to ask for a small number of regular volunteers to help with serving as safety monitors along the sidewalk and in the Loma Verde Rec Center parking lot. We need regular volunteers to serve as our Safety Volunteers and help keep students safe along our sidewalk and in the parking lot. Volunteers must complete the following:

  • Fingerprints and background check via Livescan Clearance CLICK HERE FOR FORM
  • TB Clearance
  • Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination (all doses)
  • RAPTOR system clearance and government-issued ID on file
  • Volunteer Contact Information Forms
  • Complete the Loma Verde Elementary Volunteer Training (offered by appointment at the school office)

Please email our Principal, Mrs. Bree Watson, at bree.watson@cvesd.org or Secretary, Ms. Estrada, at elsa.estrada@cvesd.org for more information.

Dear Parents and Families:

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from Monday, January 31st – February 4th at the Loma Verde Library.

Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lomaverdeelementaryschool

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

LOMA VERDE SPIRIT GEAR IS FOR SALE!

We are selling Loma Verde spirit shirts and hoodies at school. The t-shirts are $10 and the sweatshirt hoodies are $20. (Cash only at this time.) Students can wear the spirit t-shirts and sweatshirt any day of the week OR the uniform shirt. Order forms can be picked up in the office. Let’s show our school spirit, Wildcats! Loma Verde Spirit Gear -Order-FormDOWNLOAD Please make sure to write your child’s first and last name inside their hoodie.

VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

  • 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.

LOST AND FOUND

Lost and Found

Please note that the lost and found 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. All lost and found items that are not claimed at the end of each quarter will be donated.

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Click Here for the 2021-22-year-round-calendar

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

Our school/District utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  Click here for more information.

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