Supts eNews - Feb 27, 2021

 

In this edition ...

  • The latest: Reopening for in-person learning
  • MVWSD’s #BetterTogether Courageous Conversations: LatinX Talk: March 10
  • Board meeting preview: March 4
  • Community Check In: Friday, March 5
  • High Fives: All of us!
  • MVWSD voices: Public Schools Week
  • Substitute teachers and noon duty supervisors needed
  • COVID: Vaccination update
  • From SCC Public Health: Level up your mask
 
The latest: Reopening for in-person learning

We are getting much closer to bringing students back to campus. Two recent developments are very promising. Starting on Sunday, our staff members will be some of the first educators in Santa Clara County to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, COVID cases have been dropping. It has been predicted that our county will pass into the Red Tier on Wednesday, March 3. That date will begin the two-week countdown until we bring back our first phase of in-person learners.

We will update you next week on the specifics of who is coming back and when. More information, updated frequently asked questions, student expectations and more are at mvwsd.org/AcademicsDuringCOVID. Principals will soon be posting school-specific safety plans on their websites and will be sending out logistics about return to campus.

Thank you for completing your learning options survey. Principals will be working to schedule students and will confirm your students’ placements with you after that process is complete. We are grateful for your support this year, and thank you in advance for your patience as we work to finalize the last details of bringing students back.

 - Dr. Ayindé Rudolph


 
BetterTogether Courageous Conversations: LatinX Talk: March 10

latinxBetter Together MVWSD presents the Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity: “COVID-19 and the Lasting Impact on our LatinX Community”

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 10, 6 p.m. on Zoom: http://mvw.sd/LatinX

The Latinx community has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a panel discussion with parents and Latinx community leaders about how this has personally affected families and students and how individuals can be true allies to their LatinX neighbors or others who are suffering through this pandemic without perpetuating harmful stereotypes or practices.

Panelists:
* Sophie Alcorn, Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law, Alcorn Immigration Law
* Claudia Olaciregui, Principal at Mistral Elementary
* Malia Pires, Executive Director, Reach Potential Movement
* José Gutiérrez, Former MVWSD Board member
* Priscila Bogdanic, School and Community Engagement Facilitator, MVWSD

For more information about how MVWSD is working to support equity in our community, please see mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

Board meeting preview: March 4

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 4. Some of the meeting topics include: Updates on Spring CAASPP Assessment, Summer 2021 Program Options, 2019-2020 Financial Audit Report, Strategic Plan Update and the 2021-2022 District Calendar. Agenda and login information are here. The meeting is also streamed on https://www.youtube.com/mvwsd.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Mar 5 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/mOoiT

High Fives: MVWSD

We're proud of our staff and students for all they are accomplishing in distance learning!

MVWSD voices: Public Schools Week
In honor of Public Schools Week, we profiled educators and employees who have committed themselves to public education. Please see their interviews here:

Dr. Ayindé Rudolph, Superintendent

Devon Conley, Board President

Audrey Vogel, Landels teacher

Carmen Ohlfs, Gabriela Mistral teacher

Substitute teachers and noon duty supervisors needed

MVWSD is seeking substitute teachers. Please consider this flexible, fun, dynamic work that has a big impact on our students!

We have increased the full-day substitute teacher rate from $170 to $220 per day (From March 5 to June 4, 2021) for any substitute who will commit to working daily in the Mountain View Whisman School District. We appreciate your commitment to our students and community, especially in this time of COVID-19.

Requirements to become a substitute teacher:
* A Bachelor’s Degree
* Pass the CBEST test
* Substitute permit or a valid California teaching credential.
* Complete required background check. This can be done by appointment in the MVWSD Human Resources Department.
* A negative tuberculosis test

You may apply online: http://mvw.sd/sub. For information, please email Noemi Herrera at nherrera@mvwsd.org.

Interested in a fun and flexible job while connecting with kids? MVWSD is looking for people interested in working a couple hours during lunchtime as noon duty supervisors. We need you to help us provide safe, consistent supervision of students during recess and lunch periods. $22/hour. Please apply here: http://mvw.sd/noon.

COVID: Vaccination update

Vaccinations for educators in Santa Clara County will begin on Sunday. California will be setting aside 10% of the state's weekly vaccine allocation for teachers and school staff, starting Mar. 1.

Healthcare providers can now offer vaccinations to all county residents age 65 and older, regardless of their healthcare care provider or insurance. Please visit sccfreevax.org for a list of these providers and appointment information.

From SCC Public Health: Level up your mask

From Santa Clara County Public Health: When it comes to masking against COVID-19, do what you can to level up your protection! One mask already provides good protection, but there are ways to power up your face mask game even more. See below.

level up masks

 
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