The Wildcat Way May 11-15, 2020

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Best wishes to all the amazing moms in our Loma Verde family!

 

downloadAre you receiving the Superintendent’s emails? If not, we do not have the correct email address on file for you. Please be sure to update your email and phone numbers so that you can receive updates on school closures, the start of the school year, and other important news. Email bree.watson@cvesd.org or call 619-420-3940.

 

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We are now in week 5 of Distance Learning.  Our goal is to keep student learning alive and well until health officials determine that our school is safe to reopen. We will continue providing access to flexible academic opportunities to the best extent possible this week through Distance Learning.  ALL Loma Verde teachers are providing Distance Learning lessons and activities for students. If you have any questions about Distance Learning, please contact your child’s teacher, or Mrs. Watson (619-420-3940). In addition, CVESD now has Distance Learning packets available for download for students in all grades. Curriculum packets may be used with/without technology. Each packet is intended to last two weeks (10 school days).

 

COVID-19 Info Center

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!  Please visit our CVESD website for up-to-date COVID-19 information with the link: COVID-19 Info Center.  Please click here to view updated COVID-19 guidance from the City of Chula Vista. You may find more information at www.chulavistaca.gov/coronavirus.

 

unnamedDo you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2020? It’s time for kinder registration! Please spread the word. The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email elsa.estrada@cvesd.org

 

registrationClick on Registrations and Zone Transfers for additional enrollment information for the 2020 – 2021 School Year.

Not returning to Loma Verde Next Year? Please let us know by May 22 by sending an email to elsa.estrada@cvesd.org.

 

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR 2020-2021 ON HOLD Residency Verification for 19/20 School Year - Discovery ...

Current Loma Verde students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned).

 

Meal Service Updates

record-imageThe District will continue meal distribution at nine school sites this week Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Monday and Wednesday bags will contain breakfast and lunch servings for 2 days. Friday’s meal bag will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. District and school staff will distribute the meal bags from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Bags will be placed into automobile trunks—they will not be handed through vehicle windows, unless absolutely necessary, for the protection of both our staff and the vehicle occupants.  Loma Verde is one of the schools that is giving out food.  Reminder: Students who are receiving meals need to be physically present.   Please click here for a list of schools where meals will be distributed.

Information Technology / Resources - Help Desk

CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. You may need to leave a message during peak times; someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Need help with Office 365/Teams? Click here.

 

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Friday, May 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Drop off classroom and library books at the front of the school.

 

 

1 2 3 4 5 Welcome to Coach G’s Virtual Class. Click on the cones and try out a Field Day activity. Click on Coach G and you will see her playing the Game. Click the phone to go to Flipgrid to record yourself playing the game to earn points for our school! Click on the Scorecard & Youtube! – Coach G

 

 

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Our CVESD YouTube VAPA Channel is up & running! Make sure to click on subscribe to be notified of new videos created by our CVESD VAPA teachers weekly!

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Counselor Corner with Mr. Diego Arias

Mr. Arias

 

 

SSC

May SSC Meeting – Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm (location online; email elsa.defor link)

 

 

Wednesday, April 29 BAC Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm. Notice of Adjournment for the District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

 

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The Wildcat Way May 4-8, 2020

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On behalf of the Loma Verde team, we miss you all SO much! 💚 Click here for a special video from Loma Verde Staff.  Or click on the link: https://safeyoutube.net/w/OGk9
We are Wildcats! In this Together, The Loma Wildcat Way!

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Loma Verde Staff Appreciation Week – May 4 to 8

Join us as we celebrate our amazing Loma Verde staff this week.  This is a great week to not only tell your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them but also the other staff that impacts your child’s life at school!

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COVID-19 Info Center

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!  Please visit our CVESD website for up-to-date COVID-19 information with the link: COVID-19 Info Center.  Please click here to view updated COVID-19 guidance from the City of Chula Vista. You may find more information at www.chulavistaca.gov/coronavirus.

RESIDENTS:

  • Face covering is required when you leave  your home and are within 6 feet of someone not in your household
  • Face covering is required when you go to any essential business
  • Stay home except for essential activities
  • No gatherings of any size are allowed

 

Loma Verde Phase 2 Computer Distribution – Monday, May 4, 10:00-12:00

Computer Distribution - Cattell Elementary SchoolIf you requested to borrow a computer from the school for your child and did not pick it up last Friday, please come by the school on Monday, May 4 between 10:00-12:00.  A reminder announcement and email will be sent out to families that are on the list to receive a computer.  Please contact the principal, Mrs. Bree Watson at bree.watson@cvesd.org if you have questions.

 

unnamedDo you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2020? It’s time for kinder registration! Please spread the word. The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email elsa.estrada@cvesd.org

 

registrationClick on Registrations and Zone Transfers for additional enrollment information for the 2020 – 2021 School Year.

 

 

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR 2020-2021 ON HOLD

Residency Verification for 19/20 School Year - Discovery ...Current Loma Verde students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Loma Verde Elementary in 2020-21, please email elsa.estrada@cvesd.org or bree.watson@cvesd.org.

 

Meal Service Updates

record-imageThe District will continue meal distribution at nine school sites this week Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Monday and Wednesday bags will contain breakfast and lunch servings for 2 days. Friday’s meal bag will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. District and school staff will distribute the meal bags from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Bags will be placed into automobile trunks—they will not be handed through vehicle windows, unless absolutely necessary, for the protection of both our staff and the vehicle occupants.  Loma Verde is one of the schools that is giving out food.  Reminder: Students who are receiving meals need to be physically present.   Please click here for a list of schools where meals will be distributed.

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Friday, May 8 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Drop off classroom and library books at the front of the school.

 

 

 

OPEN National Field Day

Virtual Family Field Day Coming Up!

  • Please read the Family Field Day Letter regarding our upcoming ONLINE Field Day on May 8th! Image preview
  • Watch this video trailer about the Loma Verde vs. Rohr National Virtual Field Day competition.  We can do this, Wildcats!  Let’s beat Rohr!
  • *Students will compete (Rohr Vs Loma Verde) to turn in their Field Day Scorecards and Videos to earn points as a school on the PE FlipGrid. https://flipgrid.com/083e2de1
  • *This is a FREE event and no registration is required!
  • OPEN National Field Day Packets include everything families need to participate on May 8.  www.openphysed.org/nationalfieldday
  • Watch the National Field Day Opening Ceremony!  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 PM. The event will be broadcast at
    www.OPENPhysEd.org/fielddayopening and will remain posted for teachers, students, and families to view prior to field day participation. There will be special guest appearances, the lighting of the field day flame, and a reading of the Spirit of the Game Pledge.
  • Each Student that posts a scorecard or video will receive an award with their name on it. Family Field Day Packet        Score Card Spanish
  • WINNING SCHOOL WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!
    WHO WILL TAKE THE WINNING TROPHY BACK TO THEIR SCHOOL?
    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

 

Community Resource Calendar

Please share this community resource calendar created by the amazing CVESD Parent Engagement Liaison, Ms. Angelica Maldonado.

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May 2020 Parent Resource Calendar

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Our CVESD YouTube VAPA Channel is up & running! Make sure to click on subscribe to be notified of new videos created by our CVESD VAPA teachers weekly!

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Counselor Corner with Mr. Diego Arias

Mr. Arias

 

SSC

May SSC Meeting – Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm (location online; email elsa.defor link)

 

 

Wednesday, April 29 BAC Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm. Notice of Adjournment for the District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

 

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The Wildcat Way April 27 – May 1, 2020

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Greetings, Loma Verde Wildcat Families!

As we begin Week 3 of distance learning, we trust that you’ve started to establish structures and routines to support learning at home.  With our students using technology more than ever before, challenges will obviously occur.  Remember to take deep breaths!  Our team of dedicated teachers will be here to assist you along the way, as we’re all in this together.

At the beginning of this school year, each teacher taught a unit of study regarding digital citizenship.  Our team will continue to remind students of expected norms regarding digital safety.  To the extent possible, we also ask parents to monitor the online activity of your child.

Below are some great free resources for parents to support online learning and digital citizenship.

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Digital Citizenship- Common Sense Media:

Distance Learning

VERY IMPORTANT-PLEASE RESPOND

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IMPORTANT SURVEY FOR ALL LOMA VERDE FAMILIES: As the district moves forward in making decisions, it is very important that we have accurate information from our families.  We are working towards assessing the needs of our school that relate to Distance Learning.  Please click the link and complete the questions on the survey by Tuesday, April 28.  Your information remains private but helps the district and Mrs. Watson regarding the next steps in supporting our families.

SURVEY LINK: https://bit.ly/2XJBEjH

 

 

unnamedDo you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2020? It’s time for kinder registration! Please spread the word. The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email elsa.estrada@cvesd.org

 

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR 2020-2021 ON HOLD

Residency Verification for 19/20 School Year - Discovery ...Current Loma Verde students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Loma Verde Elementary in 2020-21, please email elsa.estrada@cvesd.org or bree.watson@cvesd.org.

 

Bridging+the+Digital+DivideHere is CVESD Superintendent Dr. Escobedo’s recent message about loaner computers for students in need. Loma Verde conducted the Phase I distribution last week (foster, homeless, special ed.), and will be distributing loaner computers in Phase II May 1st. You will be receiving a call and/or email if you are on the list for Phase II.

 

Book Return, Friday, May 1

Friday, May 1 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Drop off classroom and library books at the front of the school.

 

DAC/DELAC Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, April 28 – DAC/DELAC Virtual Mtg. beginning at 12:00 pm. See CVESD website for details.

 

CVESD Budget Advisory Committee Meeting Notice of Adjournment

NOTICE - BladenOnline.comNotice is hereby given that the Budget Advisory Committee Meeting for the district scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, at 6 pm is hereby adjourned to Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 6 pm at the Dr. Lowell J. Billings Board at the CVESD offices, 84 East “J” Street, Chula Vista, CA. 91910.

Getting Started in Office 365 Teams:
Information for Parents and Students

There is information on our District website called ‘Getting Started with Office 365 and Teams’. The distance learning guide is available in English and in Spanish.  We also compiled an illustrated guide with information for students on how they can join a Teams meeting.  We encourage parents to visit our main landing page at www.cvesd.org to access this information. We have also included information via an illustrated guide for students on how they can join a Teams meeting.

 

Parent Helpline’ for Office 365 and Teams

helpline Button" photos, royalty-free images, graphics, vectors ...Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. You may need to leave a message during peak times but please be reassured that someone will contact you as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638.

 

Counselor Corner with Mr. Diego Arias

Mr. Arias

 

 

Meal Service Updates

record-imageThe District will continue meal distribution at nine school sites this week Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1. Meal bags will contain breakfast and lunch servings. Friday’s meal bag will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. District and school staff will distribute the meal bags from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Bags will be placed into automobile trunks—they will not be handed through vehicle windows, unless absolutely necessary, for the protection of both our staff and the vehicle occupants.  Loma Verde is one of the schools that is giving out food.  Reminder: Students who are receiving meals need to be physically present.   Please click here for a list of schools where meals will be distributed.

 

Free E-Book Access

PLEASE KEEP READING! - Family Promise of Bergen CountyReading is one of the best things our children can do in this time of crisis.  Numerous academic studies reveal that the best thing students can do to maintain and gain academic progress away from school is read for a sustained period of at least 20 minutes a day.  While public libraries remain closed physically, there are options for students to access free books and e-books.  Kindly investigate and share these resources with your child(ren).

SD County Library:  www.sdcl.org The library system offers thousands of e-books for free via a library card or phone number.  Simply download the free app Libby on your phone or tablet and you have an instant free-e-reader to access books.

Benchmark Universe: Remember, the e-reader embedded in Benchmark Universe is available to every CVESD student through their single sign-on in the Microsoft Office 365 Suite.

Epic!: https://www.getepic.com/  Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 and under and they are granting free access right now.

Follet E-Books: www.destinydiscover.com. There are many free fiction and non-fiction titles available via this service.  The login expires on June 30th.  Below are more instructions for logging in to get free E-books.

  1. Go to destinydiscover.com.
  2. In the Location box, it says “Any Location.” Do not change.
  3. In the School box, enter
    Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL” and click Go!
  4. To log in, click on the “Log In” button at the top right of the screen.
  5. Username: guest
    Password: follett

     

Physical Education, Fitness & Physical Activity - Chula Vista ...P.E. Corner

Here is the Link to PE Video 3 (April 27-May 1) https://youtu.be/feIyT5yFdhE

Coach G has created a PE Flip Grid for you.  Check it out! https://flipgrid.com/gonzalezpe2

If 25 students send her a Flip Grid video sharing how they have been staying active during this Distance Learning time at home she will do the Ice Bucket Challenge!  We know Loma Verde families have been active!  Send her those videos! So far we have 15 Flip Grids turned in.

 

Virtual Family Field Day Coming Up!

Please read the Family Field Day Letter regarding our upcoming ONLINE Field Day on May 8th!

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Our CVESD YouTube VAPA Channel is up & running! Make sure to click on subscribe to be notified of new videos created by our CVESD VAPA teachers weekly!

VAPA YouTube channel

 

Census Counts on Twitter: "Happy Census Day of Action! We're ...CENSUS INFORMATION: Important for School Funding and Due by April 30.  When you receive your letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, it will include your Census ID number which is most likely linked to your address. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, they will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. In addition, if you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

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The Wildcat Way April 20-24, 2020

VERY IMPORTANT-PLEASE RESPOND

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IMPORTANT SURVEY FOR ALL LOMA VERDE FAMILIES: As the district moves forward in making decisions, it is very important that we have accurate information from our families.  We are working towards assessing the needs of our school that relate to Distance Learning.  Please click the link and complete the questions on the survey by Wednesday, April 22.  Your information remains private but helps the district and Mrs. Watson regarding the next steps in supporting our families.

SURVEY LINK: https://bit.ly/2XJBEjH

 

WELCOME TO DISTANCE LEARNING – WEEK 2

We are starting week 2 of the Distance Learning Journey with our Wildcats! Our teachers have done an incredible job preparing and planning for an engaging Distance Learning experience.  I am so grateful for their time, professionalism, talent, and GRIT.  Please be sure to show your gratitude for our amazing team! We also appreciate all our parents! Thank you for partnering with us during these unprecedented times.  Please know we are here to support you through Distance Learning and are happy to answer any questions you may have. We know that we will all get through this together.  We miss you so much!

Virtual Spirit Week: April 6th - 10th - Comsewogue School District

During this time of physical distancing, it is so important for us to stay connected with one another.  One way we will do this is by having a Virtual Spirit Week that we can all participate in from our homes.

Share your pictures of your Loma Verde School Spirit! Post your AWESOME PHOTOS to the Loma Verde Facebook @LomaVerdeElementary and Loma Verde Twitter @LomaVerdeSchool or send them to your teacher and Mrs. Watson bree.watson@cvesd.org.

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Getting Started in Office 365 Teams:
Information for Parents and Students

Technology Services / PSD Tech Support have included on our District website a ‘Getting Started with Office 365 and Teams’ guide. The distance learning guide is available in English and in Spanish.  We also compiled an illustrated guide with information for students on how they can join a Teams meeting.  We encourage parents to visit our main landing page at www.cvesd.org to access this information. We have also included information via an illustrated guide for students on how they can join a Teams meeting.

 

Parent Helpline’ for Office 365 and Teams

Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. You may need to leave a message during peak times but please be reassured that someone will contact you as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638.

C2SDK
Here is the most current English and Spanish flyer for Computer2kids application and process.  The website to sign-up to purchase computers at a discount is: https://www.c2sdk.org/

 

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Counselor Corner with Mr. Diego Arias

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LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS!

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The deadline to order a yearbook has been EXTENDED to Monday, April 20th and staying at presale prices!  Don’t miss out! Order your yearbook at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com yearbook code: 13682720

 

 

SSCApril SSC Meeting – Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 pm (location online; email elsa.estrada@cvesd.org for link)

May SSC Meeting – Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm (location online; email elsa.defor link)

 

 

Meal Service Updates

Screen Shot 2020-04-19 at 9.30.14 AMThe District will continue meal distribution at nine school sites this week Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24. Meal bags will contain breakfast and lunch servings. Friday’s meal bag will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. District and school staff will distribute the meal bags from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Bags will be placed into automobile trunks—they will not be handed through vehicle windows, unless absolutely necessary, for the protection of both our staff and the vehicle occupants.  Loma Verde is one of the schools that is giving out food.  Reminder: Students who are receiving meals need to be physically present.   Please click here for a list of schools where meals will be distributed.

 

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Here is the Link to PE Video 2 (April 20-24)
LEGO Superhero WORKOUT

Coach G has created a PE Flip Grid for you.  Check it out! https://flipgrid.com/gonzalezpe2

If 25 students send her a Flip Grid video sharing how they have been staying active during this Distance Learning time at home she will do the Ice Bucket Challenge!  We know Loma Verde families have been active!  Send her those videos! So far we have 8 Flip Grids turned in.

 

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Please read the Family Field Day Letter regarding our upcoming ONLINE Field Day on May 8th!

 

 

 

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Our CVESD YouTube VAPA Channel is up & running! Make sure to click on subscribe to be notified of new videos created by our CVESD VAPA teachers weekly!

VAPA YouTube channel

 

 

Are You Interested in Taking a Heartlight Dance Classes Online?

Click here to sign up.

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Census Counts on Twitter: "Happy Census Day of Action! We're ...CENSUS INFORMATION: Important for School Funding and Due by April 30.  When you receive your letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, it will include your Census ID number which is most likely linked to your address. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, they will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. In addition, if you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

Resource and What You Should Know – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber 79th District

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The Wildcat Way April 12, 2020

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Message from the Superintendent

 

Click below for the latest newsletter from our Superintendent, Dr. Escobedo. Superintendent Newsletter 4 10 20

 

Hello Loma Verde Families,

I hope this finds you well. This past week, our team has been working diligently to make connections with our students and preparing for Distance Learning to begin this week.  If you have not heard from your child’s teacher, it means that we have encountered a non-working phone number or email.  If you have not heard from your teacher, be sure to email me at bree.watson@cvesd.org.

We have encountered a number of questions and are doing our best to address them in a timely manner. Below, please find some Frequently Asked Questions.

Question:  When will the school office reopen?  When will the district office reopen?

A:  Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) facilities and campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year unless health officials determine it is safe to reopen. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor have each recommended closing school facilities for the remainder of the school year out of concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing.

At the moment, there is no scheduled date to reopen schools.  Please visit www.cvesd.org for the most up-to-date information regarding the closure during the COVID-19   Please note that all staff have been asked to work from home and that the school office remains closed.  Emailing your child’s teacher or using Class Dojo to message them is the best way to communicate with the school.

Question: When will my child (Gr. 3 – 6) receive a device?

A: There is no date of when or if students will be distributed devices. Other districts have moved ahead with this initiative, however, at this time our district has opted to gather more data about current technology supports in the home. This data collection includes access to devices and broadband speed before determining if a roll-out of devices is the best option or solution for our students to access Distance Learning.

Connectivity at home is as important as the device(s) in the home. There is a huge difference between issuing a laptop, and then being able to use it at home. Creating an equitable learning environment is critical for our students to learn. If we do issue devices, or printed packets for that matter, it will likely occur after the next two weeks. Currently, public health officials say sheltering in place is critical to stem a predicted surge in coronavirus cases.

Please see the link below for more information about this topic from our Superintendent. Superintendent Message Click Here

Question: My child does not have access to a device, how can they participate in Distance Learning?

A: Distance learning means that learning opportunities are provided to students while the teacher and the student are in different locations (i.e., outside the traditional classroom environment). Distance learning may include student-instructor interaction through the use of a computer and/or telecommunications technology to deliver instruction and check-in time. This may include video or audio instruction in which the primary mode of communication between the student and instructor is on-line interaction, instructional television, video, or other instruction that relies on printed materials (“packets”).

Our teachers are doing their best to be creative and come up with ideas beyond relying on technology to participate in Distance Learning. Please make sure to communicate your current situation with your teachers, so that they can better understand and support your child during this new learning time.

Question: Is the District developing a plan to increase broadband access for our learning community?

A: CVESD is working in partnership with the City of Chula Vista and the Classroom of the Future Foundation for possible broadband expansion, such as incorporating hotspots in our neediest neighborhoods. There are a number of service providers. Click here for a list of providers.  For example, effective Monday, March 16, Cox Communications began providing:

  • Limited-time, first two months free of Connect2Compete service, $9.95/month thereafter. Cox also has increased Connect2Compete speeds to 50 mbps.
  • Until May 15, 2020, we are providing phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge to provide peace of mind and ease for technology needs
  • Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through its association with PCs for People.  See Cox Communication’s website for more information.

We plan to continue to advocate for plan upgrades (increased bandwidth) to support the needs of students at home during this unprecedented crisis.

Question: Is there a place where I can purchase an affordable device?

A: Yes. https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete/low-cost-computer.html

Question: Is there a CVESD “Parent Helpline” for Office 365 and Teams?

A: Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. You may need to leave a message during peak times but please be reassured that someone will contact you as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638.

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Question: My child left his/ her glasses at school. May I get them?

A: Yes. Please email bree.watson@cvesd.org for more information. Note that I am working remotely; so I will do my best to respond in a timely manner.

Question: My child has medication at school. Do I need to pick it up?

A: No. You can leave the medication at school until next year or until when the office reopens.  Again, for the health and safety of our entire school community, we are asking all to follow the directives of County and State Health Officials and continue to shelter-in-place.

Question: My child has medication at school and I need access to my child’s prescription. May I pick it up?

A: Yes. Please contact our nurse, Isla Morris, at isla.morris@cvesd.org for more information. Please note that Nurse Isla is working remotely, so she will do her best to respond in a timely manner.

 Question:  Will the SSC meetings still continue during the school closure?

A:  Yes, these meetings will occur online and be accessible to the public via an email link.  Please contact our school secretary, Elsa Estrada at elsa.estrada@cvesd.org, for more information.  Please note that Ms. Estrada is also working remotely, so she will do her best to respond in a timely manner.

SSCApril SSC Meeting – Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 pm (location online; email for link)

May SSC Meeting – Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm (location online; email for link)

 

For additional Q & A please make sure to check out this link:  HERE

Our entire Loma Verde Elementary School team misses each of you and hopes that you and your family are staying healthy and positive! We are always here for you.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at bree.watson@cvesd.org or your child’s teacher through email or ClassDojo.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Bree Watson, Principal

 

 

SPIRIT DAYS

Loma_Verde_Logo_Stamp_High_ResDuring this time of physical distancing, it is so important for us to stay connected with one another.  One way we will do this is by planning virtual Spirit Days that we can all participate in from our homes.  We will start with a Wildcat Gear Spirit Day on Friday, April 17th.  Please share any pictures you take on our Spirit Days on Twitter, Facebook or send them to me via email, we love seeing our Wildcats in spirit gear.  Student and staff spirit gear pictures will be shared in the blog next week. We are working on planning a virtual Spirit Week and we will share more information in our blog post next week.

 

COVID-19 Info Center

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!  Please visit our CVESD website for up-to-date COVID-19 information with the link: COVID-19 Info Center.

 

Meal Service Updates

Screen Shot 2020-04-12 at 8.56.29 AMThe District will resume meal distribution at nine school sites this week Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17. Meal bags will contain breakfast and lunch servings. District and school staff will distribute the meal bags from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Loma Verde is one of the schools that is giving out food.  Reminder: Students who are receiving meals need to be physically present.   Please click here for a list of schools where meals will be distributed.

 

Henna and Brow Threading OfferSchool Psychologist April 13 Newsletter English & Spanish

School Counselor Connection April 13, 2020

Great Parent Resources from the San Diego County Office of Education

 

P.E. Links of the Week:

Looking for a way to make your Egg hunt active and incorporate academics? Watch Coach G show you how in the video below. PE EGG HUNT  

 

Have your children watch this video from Coach G for PE this week.  It is a fun video that the whole family can enjoy.  Have fun!

Week 1 (4/13/2020) Lesson – PE week 1 This OR That  

 

Yearbook — Arthur Kramer An IB World School

GREAT NEWS! The deadline to order a yearbook has been EXTENDED to April 20th and staying at presale prices!  Don’t miss out! Order your yearbook at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com yearbook code: 13682720

 

Sanford Harmony at NSUThe Loma Verde Teachers have been using a special program called Sanford Harmony to support our students’ social and emotional well-being. Due to recent events, Sanford Harmony now has a parent toolkit with great activities you can do at home.

 

 

Census Counts on Twitter: "Happy Census Day of Action! We're ... CENSUS INFORMATION: Important for School Funding and Due by April 30.  When you receive your letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, it will include your Census ID number which is most likely linked to your address. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, they will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. In addition, if you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

Resource and What You Should Know – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber 79th District

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