Extra!Extra! Village Families
Week of 12/6/2021
- Wednesday: Early Release at 1:40 K-5
We continue to have positive COVID cases reported in our district which affect attendance of those individuals who are close contacts. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate the ongoing pandemic and health and safety of our school community members together. See our district's COVID page for more information on our guidelines, decision tree, and responses to positive cases in our community. We will continue to have assigned seating in the cafeteria and in class and on the playground, we will continue to cohort recess activities based on rotations with our new program, Playworks. Review of Link to Playworks Recess program as presented at the beginning of the school year in the 1st bulletin. https://www.playworks.org
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Renaissance Digital Reading Partnership to Support Statewide Literacy Campaign
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced a partnership with Renaissance that will provide unlimited access to myON digital books and daily news articles for all pre-K to grade twelve students in California from December 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022.
This initiative aims to give students The Gift of Literacy during the winter break by providing opportunities to engage in reading at home, at school, and in the community and is part of the Superintendent Thurmond’s statewide literacy campaign to help all California students reach the goal of literacy by third grade, by the year 2026.
“I encourage every parent and student to use this free service to continue to read over the holidays,” said Superintendent Thurmond. “This is a great opportunity for our families to share the joy of reading and establish routines that support literacy growth for our students.” Literacy is a key benchmark in measuring and predicting student success, which is why Superintendent Thurmond is taking bold action to help students meet this important milestone. “We hope that free access to thousands of digital books will create and cultivate a lifelong love of reading that can continue to be nurtured by our school and local libraries,” Superintendent Thurmond said.
Through this initiative, students—with the support of their families and educators—will access books and news articles in English and Spanish using a special shared account on Renaissance’s myON digital reading platform. myON is compatible with computers, Chromebooks, and tablets, and low-bandwidth and offline reading options provide expanded opportunities to access reading materials. All myON books and news articles include natural-voice audio narration, which is particularly helpful for younger learners and encourages read-alouds and read-alongs outside of school.
This initiative is intended to support California schools and districts that are not currently using myON with their students. School and district leaders can access information for this special, shared login on a new web page created for this initiative. They will also find a number of helpful resources to help them launch this initiative with students, staff, and families, including an overview of myON, tips for getting started, family reading activities, and short video walk-throughs.
The myON personalized literacy solution is currently used in hundreds of California schools. Students in these schools and districts who have their own personalized logins should continue using them to access myON and take advantage of the enhanced personalization.
“We are excited to support Superintendent Thurmond’s bold vision of literacy and access to books for every student in California,” said Chris Bauleke, CEO of Renaissance. “This partnership provides access to myON digital books and news articles through the end of January and reinforces Renaissance’s mission to accelerate learning for all children, in partnership with the California Department of Education.”
As part of his literacy effort to ensure students can read by third grade by 2026, State Superintendent Thurmond is working to expand the use of California libraries by pledging to help 100,000 students get their first library cards by 2026 and working to secure and provide one million books to students and families in need. He will also embark on a library tour, host events, and organize to help California students—especially students in low-income communities—gain access to libraries.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT VILLAGE ELEMENTARY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT VILLAGE ELEMENTARY
Anchored4Life (A4L), a student run group at Village Elementary School, is looking for new Advisors to work with student Team Leaders! A4L is a peer-to-peer program sponsored by the military aimed at helping students welcome and support each other through transitions such as deployments and PCS moves. Achored4Life is designed to create opportunities for youth to acquire and practice valuable life skills, increase self-esteem and positive communication, plus integrate empathy and integrity into daily activities. The program is supported by the Military and Family Life Counselors, School Liaison and Principal. Volunteer Advisers are asked to attend an annual training and meet with the 8 Student Team Leaders once a month. A4L is a simple, fun, and meaningful way to make a powerful impact in the lives of students!
December 6th-17th- Students will take their Interim English Languge Arts Assessments for Benchmark Reading between these dates. These assessments will be given in class and the reuluts will be used to form small groups for intervention and extension (WIN: What I Need) time.
Dec 20-January 3, 2022 Winter Holiday/No School
January 17, 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/No School
January 27, 2022 End of Semester 1
January 28, 2022 Teacher Workday/No School for Students
January 31, 2022 Start of Semester 2
February 18-21, 2022 Presidents’ Weekend Holiday/No School
March 28-April 3, 2022 Spring Break/No School. *** IT IS ONLY ONE WEEK***
April 13-15, 2022 Parent Conferences as Needed/Early Release 1:40
April 18, 2022 District Holiday/No School
May 30, 2022 Memorial Day Holiday/No School
June 16, 2022 5th Grade Promotion/Last Day of School/Early Release
The e-Decision Tree was developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego in collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine Division of Child and Community Health and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).
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 be escorted to the office before school lets out to pick a prize!
See below for other options.