Supts eNews - August 16, 2020

Mountain View Whisman School District
August 14, 2020
In this edition ...
  • Digital resources for parents to help students
  • Return to Learn: View MVWSD’s reopening checklists and ask a COVID question
  • COVID-19 school volunteer parameters
  • Board meeting preview: Aug 20
  • Community check-in: Aug 21
  • Thank you!
Digital resources for parents to help students

Stuck on how to use Google Classroom? Wondering how to best support your student in Distance Learning? This summer, we’ve been at work on a new Parent U resources page full of tips for navigating the tech and procedures of the new school year. 

These resources are designed by and curated by MVWSD teachers to be most useful for  our parents.

Technology How-To Videos (on Chromebooks, SeeSaw, i-Ready, Clever, Zoom and more)

Supporting Distance Learning (Tips and resources)

Mental Health Tips (Managing anxiety and stress at home)

All are available in Spanish on


Return to Learn: View MVWSD’s reopening checklists and ask a COVID question

Return to learn graphic

The changes that we have been talking about to protect students and staff members are taking shape. You’ll notice signage, checklists, and other visuals that show MVWSD looks different as we act differently to slow the spread of COVID-19.

checklist graphicMVWSD schools and the District will each be reviewing and posting a reopening checklist weekly. To view the District’s reopening checklist, please click here. Schools’ COVID-19 School Reopening Checklists will be posted weekly after Aug. 25. 


COVID questionMVWSD also has an easy-to-access form for questions about our COVID-19 response. If you want to submit a question about our COVID-19 response, please click here.

To view the Return to Learn: MVWSD’s school reopening plan, please see

COVID-19 school volunteer parameters

Dear Parents,
Over the past couple of months, I have talked with various stakeholders, our PTA presidents and local, state and national experts on how to recreate a supportive learning environment; one that not only helps our children to become their best selves academically but also socially.  Moreover, I personally know that as parents, everyone on the MVWSD leadership team (Trustees, Staff, and Principals) recognizes the importance of parent volunteers, their contribution to our classrooms, and to our children’s education.  Furthermore, we also recognize that how schools operate during a pandemic is significantly different than our normal operating procedures.  To this end,
here are guidelines on how we will best replicate parent and community volunteerism while adhering to our current COVID-19 restrictions. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

- Dr. Ayinde Rudolph, Superintendent


Board meeting preview: Aug 20

Board of trusteesThe MVWSD Board of Trustees meets on Thursday night. The meeting will be streamed as usual on Click here for the agenda and login information. 

Members of the public who wish to address the Board during the Board of Trustees meeting may email comments to by the Wednesday before the meeting.  

Some of the topics to be covered in the meeting include the District’s planned equity work and Measure T construction projects.


Check-In with the Superintendent on Aug 21

connectPlease join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions.  Please click here to register in advance.


Thank you!

Despite the heat, itchy face masks, and social distancing, our amazing MVWSD staff, teachers, and parents have been safely working all week to make sure students have the supplies and Chromebooks they need for a great start of the year in Distance Learning. We are beyond grateful. Thank you!

link to back to school picture

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