Extra!Extra!Extra! Village Families
Supervision Before School:
Please remember that our gates do not open until 8:00 am. We ask that you do not send your child to school earlier since there is no supervision and we have had multiple reports of concerns for student safety. If you are present with your children, you are welcome to come as early as needed.
New Elementary History/Social-Science Instructional Materials: CUSD elementary schools are currently piloting a State Board of Education approved History/Social Science program, Social Studies Alive!, for potential adoption in the fall 2022. If you are interested in reviewing the materials and providing feedback, please go to the Coronado Unified School District office located at 201 Sixth Street. Instructional materials will be available to review during regular school hours until March 25th.
Waterbottles: We highly encourage that our students bring a refillable waterbottle to school, labeled with their name. They drink a lot more water and stay hydrated throughout the day!
The County Office of Education has collated resources for talking with children about Ukraine; find them here.
Masks: Beginning Monday, March 14th, masks will be optional for all on our campus, indoors and outdoors.
Toys- We are experiencing challenges with lost and taken toys, disruptions to instruction, and safety concerns. Please discourage your student to leave all unnecessary and toy-related items at home.
Snacks-During the past two weeks, we have seen more of our students bring candy to school for a snack. We ask that you consider sending healthy snacks for your student that will encourage health and wellness and be less likely to be taken by others. Please also consider labeling your snack if needed.
Women's History Month
March 13th: Daylight Savings Time **Reset Your Clocks**
Mask Choice Begins- We will support all students in respecting mask choice.
Stock the Lounge for our Village Staff- Last Chance to Drop Off Items to the Office- See Konstella for sign-up link!
March 16th: PTO Meet and Greet Before School and at PM Drop Off! Come join us for a quick chat and to join us in our goal to meet 100% parent membership participation!
March 17th: St. Patrick's Day: Wear as much GREEN as you can!!
March 23rd – CSF Telethon – watch live: csfkids.org/telethon
-Down Syndrome Awareness Day- Wear mis-matched socks to show support for our Village friends who have Down Syndrome. See details below
-Safe Harbor Coffee Talk- See Details Below
March 28th-April 3rd Spring Break/No School. *** IT IS ONLY ONE WEEK***
April: Month of the Military Child
PTO Meeting @ 7:00 PM, Zoom Link to Come
Operation Pals Begins for Kinder, 1st, 2nd Graders- See details below
April 13th-15th Parent Conferences as Needed/Early Release 1:40 PM
April 14th-Bike Rodeo Afterschool- More Details to Come
April 18th District Holiday/No School
May 25th- Proposed Jog-a-thon Date (More details to come)
May 30th Memorial Day Holiday/No School
June 16th 5th Grade Promotion/Last Day of School/Early Release
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21st, is a global awareness day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
Every year we celebrate those individuals on March 21, because the date, 3/21, represents the three copies of the 21st chromosome that everyone with Down Syndrome has. A fun way we ask you to show support is by wearing fun, mismatched socks on that day. When you put socks together heel to heel, they kind of look like a chromosome, and wearing mismatched socks shows that our differences are what make each of us wonderful and unique. But, even with those differences, a sock is still a sock, just like a person with an extra chromosome is still a person.
Links and Resources:
CSF Telethon Information
CSF is hosting their 35th Annual Telethon in support of our Explorers! Tune in Wednesday, March 23rd from 5-7pm, streaming live from KCMS Studio, with amazing student performances by the Coronado Middle School Advanced Performing Arts, the Elementary School Bands and more. Plus, help celebrate CSF’s 40th Birthday by donating. Every dollar makes an impact!
Highlights you won’t want to miss:
- Win a new 2022 Golf Cart worth $17,500! (Purchase tickets at csfkids.org/golfcart)
- Donate to win an Emerald City Surfboard or Holland’s Beach Cruiser
- Help win the Pizza or Gelato Party for your ENTIRE school! (Based on percentage of participation)
- All donor names will be read live during the event. Donate directly to your child’s school online or by text message. More information can be found at csfkids.org/telethon.
- Join the Alumni Challenge, a friendly competition between graduating classes. The class who donates the most money will win a champagne toast at the next All Class Reunion! Show your school spirit early…text CSFTELE5 to 71777 today to donate.
This time-honored tradition is a major fundraiser for CSF in support of the STEM and Arts Pathways programs serving every student enrolled in Coronado Unified schools. Because of CSF there are robust Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) programs thriving throughout the district, as well as state-of-the-art STEM instruction and iLabs that challenge students to think outside of the box. You don’t want to miss a single minute of Telethon this year – you’ll be amazed by what our students and staff have accomplished! Watch live: csfkids.org/telethon
CSF Telethon is coming soon!
The class with the best participation (%) will have an All-school pizza party and 2nd place will have a school GELATO party! 😊
The CHS donation link to give is: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/CSFTELE/team/VillageElementary
OR Text CSFTELE4 to 71777
2022 CAASPP Testing Schedule for Village- Grades 3rd-5th
Practicing CAASPP testing at home can be helpful and highly encouraged! See the link here!
Have questions about the CAASPP test? Here is a link for common questions and answers and understanding the structure of the CAASPP.
Operation Pals Permission Slip for Students in Grades K-2, Due March 31st
Parent Teacher Conference Information
PTO Weekly Update 3/14/2022
Have you joined PTO? Our goal is 100% participation! Let's Do This!!
Yearbooks are now on sale! Get yours TODAY! Cost is $25.
We are looking for picture submissions of the first day of school, Band and Choir.
LINK to Purchase the Yearbook!
You can also order the last two years yearbooks for $10/ each. For old yearbooks please email us and we will send one home with your child.
Additional Communications from CUSD
Press Release: CUSD Announces Expansion Of Transitional Kindergarten Classes Next School Year
CUSD Announces Expansion Of Transitional Kindergarten Classes Next School Year
Coronado Unified School District is excited to announce the expansion of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) beginning in the 2022-23 school year. TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience. Four-year-olds who turn five between September 2 and February 2 are eligible to enroll in TK this coming school year.
Half-day (3 hour) TK classes, with a 12:1 student teacher ratio, will be offered at both Village and Silver Strand Elementary Schools. Currently the classes are scheduled for the morning but depending on enrollment could also be offered in the afternoon.
Based on research indicating that an early and strong foundation for learning matters in long term student success, California recently passed legislation expanding funding for early childhood education. TK is still optional but provides an additional option for parents and serves as a stepping stone between preschool and kindergarten.
Parents and guardians interested in learning more about the program should complete a pre-registration survey, by March 4, 2022 to receive additional information/updates about student enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Link to Survey: https://bit.ly/3gKHEAU
For Village Students Grades 3, 4 and 5- Please see CAASPP Testing information below
Book fair volunteers still needed! Requirements: Volunteer application, proof of negative TB Test, proof of Covid vaccine.
Book fair sign up here: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/...
Volunteer Documents can be found here: https://coronadousd.net/Parents.../Volunteers/index.html
Care Solace: Our district has partnered with Care Solace to help students and their families quickly connect to verified mental health and substance use treatment providers in our community. Our counselors can help connect you directly to their support, you can call them at 888-515-0595, or search anonymously at www.caresolace.com/coronadousd.
Their Care Companion team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language. Your Care Companion will make phone calls on your behalf to find and book appointments with providers who are matched to your needs. Care Solace has access to thousands of providers or programs that work with all insurances, Medicaid, or offer sliding scale or private payment options. For more information or questions please reach out to your student’s counselor.
We Tip Reporting System
WeTip Reporting System
The school district has launched a new concerned person online reporting system called We Tip. Students may use this to report any bullying, harassment, abuse, or safety concerns and it is 100% anonymous and confidential. The system offers three ways to report (text, phone, and QR code). This reporting tool is available 24/7, even when our school is closed. To make a report go to the ‘See Something, Say Something – We Tip’ button on our website, counseling PowerSchool page or find the poster around campus. See the flyer below for additional information.
Click below or use the QR Code
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT VILLAGE ELEMENTARY
Interested in Volunteering at Village Elementary?
The volunteer assistance you provide in our schools is valuable. We recognize your experience will enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students and contribute to school safety while strengthening our schools’ relationships with the community.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the CUSD, please contact Tanya Villegas in the Human Resources Department of the district office. We may be contacted by e-mail or by phone.
To become a volunteer the following procedures and documents must be completed. You can access these documents simply by clicking the links below.
- School Volunteer Application
- Verification of a negative Tuberculosis Test (TB) within the past four years
- Must show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status
We thank you for your service to our students and school community.
To volunteer in the public schools, TB test and DOJ/FBI fingerprint documents must be submitted to human resources.
Frequently Asked Questions - Regarding Fingerprints
The attached document contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
COVID Protocols- Please Read Carefully
Absences NOT Related to Illness should be reported via pre-COVID protocols (phone/email/paper absence notes). Contact Attendance Technician, Melinda Clay @ email@example.com
Absences - STUDENT ILLNESS: Student Absence Reporting Form:
- USE THIS Village Absence Reporting Form. A member of our COVID Response Team will review the information you submit and contact you for additional information, if necessary. Students who are sick must be cleared before returning to campus. All students who have been absent from school must report to the office before going to class. If their absence has not been cleared, parents will be notified. Thank you for your support in adhering to this policy.
Student Returning to School After CCD: All students must check in at the front office with Mrs. Clay in attendance to receive their health pass if they did not print thiers out when sent to them.
Students Presenting Symptoms of COVID19 (Symptomatic)
Students with Covid-related symptoms must provide documentation of a negative molecular test (PCR, NAAT or LAMP) to return to school. Test results should be emailed to COVIDteam@coronadousd.net. Once the test is accepted, students will receive a “pass” to return to school.
Vaccination Status: The current decision tree allows close contacts who are asymptomatic and vaccinated to remain in school. Please complete this optional form to verify your student’s vaccination status. https://bit.ly/3jBGytn
MASK Protocols: Please take the opportunity to review the district’s mask enforcement protocols and mask guidelines from the CDC with your student. Information can be found by following this link: https://bit.ly/2W2d0MA
Concurrent Curriculum Delivery (CCD) CUSD in collaboration with our teachers, have agreed to provide Concurrent Curriculum Delivery via Zoom to students if they are directed to quarantine or isolate. This program is only available to students directed not to attend in person by the COVID Command Center.
Sample CCD Format for the Elementary Aged Student:
ELA: 1 Hour of Whole Group Instruction with Benchmark and Writing Instruction
Math: Whole Group instruction for 1 Hour and 15 minutes of Number Corner
Sanford Harmony: 15-20 minutes
Specials on Googel Classroom
Social Studies and Science
COVID Team Center: The center is open daily from 8-3. Parents/staff can leave messages and a team member will follow up. Phone: 619-437-1305 Ext:1040
Students earn superhero tickets throughout the week for being safe, respectful, responsible and kind. They can earn them from any adult on campus who sees them exhibiting superhero behaviors.
Each Monday and Friday, after school, students will be able to bring their tickets in to trade for prizes. If they would like to save up their tickets, they can!
15 tickets=1 prize!
If your student has enough tickets to trade in for a prize, they will dismiss through their respective gate and enter the front office where Ms. Rachel will greet them with her prize cart. Due to the congestion, we ask that only students who are trading in their tickets come inside and parents and siblings wait outside the office. Thank you.
See below for other options.