Supts eNews - Sept 23, 2022


In this edition ...

  • Board meeting review: Teachers granted permanent status
  • MVWSD chosen for national DigitalPromise League of Innovative Schools
  • Dr. Rudolph’s advocacy for teacher loan forgiveness and staff housing- under construction!
  • Family Health and Wellness Fair: Sept 24
  • October no school days
Board meeting review: Teachers granted permanent status

The Board of Trustees met yesterday and honored our teachers who were recently granted permanent status. See the photo here.

Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to our students!

Lauren Abbott – Castro
Lauren Alessio - Stevenson
Sean Carroll - Graham
Justine Edwards - Theuerkauf
Brittney Geer - Imai
James Green - Vargas
Amanda Herold - Theuerkauf
Syeda Huq - Mistral
Kristy Ju - Stevenson
Christopher Lau - Graham
Bich-Tien (Becky) Le – Monta Loma
Anne Lei - Stevenson
Lorelie Penaverde - Crittenden
LaMeica Phillips - Bubb
Madeleine Pierson - Crittenden
Katherine Schnalzer - Landels
Cathleen Belle Soriano - Stevenson
Jennifer Stewart - Theuerkauf
Irma Valdez Flores - Mistral
Shannon Venell - Mistral

MVWSD chosen for national DigitalPromise League of Innovative Schools

digital promiseMVWSD is one of only 28 districts nationwide this year to join the DigitalPromise League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition connecting the most forward-thinking educational leaders and districts in the country.

MVWSD was selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its educational leadership, demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence, innovative vision for learning, and key achievements.

MVWSD was chosen because:
* All students (and their families through students), regardless of socioeconomic status have access to district-provided Internet and devices both at school and at home
* MVWSD was one of the first districts to roll out the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) - or as we call it - “MVWSD Connect” - to expand coverage of our District internet network
* MVWSD had a robust and sustained pandemic response - "Return to Learn"- that included free meals for all, synchronous instruction and technology.

Digital Promise and the League of Innovative Schools provide an environment for districts to share and learn from best practices and implement new technologies and innovations in their school systems.

Dr. Rudolph’s advocacy for teacher loan forgiveness and staff housing

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Read about Dr. Rudolph’s national and regional advocacy for student loan forgiveness for teachers and staff housing for school employees. Here are his op-ed articles in the Washington Post and Mercury News.

Staff housing is under construction! Dr. Rudolph and the construction team visited the future site of staff and teacher housing this week. The 144- unit staff housing facility on Shoreline at Middlefield will provide below-rate rents for district teachers and staff when it opens in 2024. MVWSD is pioneering this approach to affordable housing to attract and retain staff who can live, teach and work in the community they serve. See the picture here and the building renderings here.

Family Health and Wellness Fair: Sept 24

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There will be a free Family Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Assemblymember Marc Berman and in partnership with El Camino Health and MVWSD on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mariano Castro Elementary School (500 Toft St).

Come for free screenings and vaccines, free school supplies, backpacks, kid’s masks, diapers, period products, bike repair and healthy snacks.

* Kids’ health screenings: dental, vision, heart, mental health, and nutrition screenings
* Free school supplies and backpacks
* Healthy snacks
* Fun activities for kids
* COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
* Hands-on science with NASA
* COVID-19 test kits
* Fire and garbage trucks up close
* Art projects
* Bike raffle and repair
* Casework services

For more information, please call (650) 324-0224 or visit http://ASMDC.ORG/CP-FHWF.

Upcoming October no-school days

Friday, October 14 is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Thursday, October 13 is a staff development day, which means no school for students and no work for 10-month classified staff. Oct 13 is a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.

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