Supts eNews - Sept 18, 2020

 
In this edition ...
  • We want to hear from you! Strategic planning
  • Planning for school reopening: Learning Options survey
  • Together We Are a Better MVWSD: Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Cafecito on Sept. 23
  • Get the flu shot; not the flu
  • Supporting MVEF and PTAs means supporting our students
  • High Fives: Monta Loma grant
We want to hear from you! Strategic planning

MVWSD is working on a new Strategic Plan. The new six-year Strategic Plan 2027 will be completed and aligned with two cycles of the District’s 3-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and will build on and expand the former plan’s successes and areas of need for students.

We want to ensure this plan builds on the strengths and assets of our school system, while addressing the most promising opportunities to enhance our work. We need your help! Parents, students and staff members will be asked to engage in several steps during the strategic planning process in meetings, focus groups and surveys.

Here is your first opportunity to give input. Please take 10 minutes to respond to this survey by midnight on Sept. 24. https://www.research.net/r/MVWSDStratPlan

The survey is managed by a third-party consultant. All responses will go directly to them and will be anonymous.

Next steps: This information will be used to shape our future strategic direction. In October you will have the opportunity to see your efforts materialize in the resulting strategic plan framework and to provide feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to inform our future.

 

Planning for school reopening: Learning Options survey

return to learn logoThank you for supporting our children in “Connected 100% Distance Learning” due to COVID-19. As you know, planning for potential school re-opening has been ongoing since March.

Our tentative plan: MVWSD is considering in-person learning beginning with the first group of our youngest, specific special education students and our at-risk students. However, we will not open schools if the process poses too great a risk to our students’ or employees’ health and safety. 100% Distance Learning will remain an option. Click here to read more about the two options: mvwsd.org/academicsduringcovid.

In order to proceed, we want to hear from you. Many of the specifics of what school reopenings will look like in the future depend on our families’ responses. Please complete the updated Stage 3 Learning Options Registration survey (sent to you in email on Sept 18) before Sept. 25. Your survey link is unique to each of your students and can be completed only once.

More information is in Dr. Rudolph’s update to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 17. (The video is posted here. Tune in at timestamp 2:33).

Cafecito con el Superintendente on Sept. 23

connect graphicJoin us for an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m. Translation will be provided.

Please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Together We Are a Better MVWSD: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage MonthWe are excited to announce that this month marks the beginning of a monthly offering towards MVWSD’s equity goals titled Together We Are a Better MVWSD. Each month you will receive an infographic in both English and Spanish that offers educational tools and community guidance inspired by a national diversity calendar. This month is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

You’ll see:

* Lessons provided by grade level that are designed to be used by teachers to enhance work they are doing in the classroom.
* Activities provided to parents, which are meant to help bridge the gap between lessons at school and conversations at home.
* Organization spotlights to help us engage with our community and learn more about organizations doing equity work.
* Children’s books by authors who have either the lived experience or scholarly background to contextualize this topic for children and adolescents.

For a better view, please see mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

 

Get the flu shot; not the flu

flu shotThe Santa Clara County Public Health Department recommends that every person aged 6 months and older needs the flu vaccine, every year. This is especially important this year, with COVID-19 also circulating widely in Santa Clara County.

Starting Saturday, September 19, 2020 the county will provide free flu shots at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose and will continue every Saturday through mid-December. An appointment is not needed. For more information click here.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Car entrance: Gate D
2542 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Too far to go? Click here to find a location close to you: https://vaccinefinder.org/find-vaccine

 

Supporting MVEF and PTAs means supporting our students

Your school PTA and the Mountain View Education Foundation (MVEF) are incredible partners in providing programs and services to our students. From art and music education to supplies for students, they are continually working to improve our schools.

They need your help. Due to COVID 19 and social distancing, fundraising is harder this year. Please consider a donation. Supporting them means supporting our students. Thank you.

High Fives

Monta Loma teacher Bich-Tien (Becky) Le, was nominated for the Stanford Athletics College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers. They honor teachers all over the country. She is one of 10 winners and will receive a $350 grant for her class. Congratulations, Becky!
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