Voyager Family News
Summer 2020/July 27
Strand Spotlights and Info:
Dear Voyager Families,
We hope you are enjoying your summer and staying safe and healthy! We miss you and are working diligently to plan how we will learn together again in August!
We recognize there is ongoing uncertainty about the structure of school reopening. Our district is holding town hall meetings for each site this week to keep families informed of our plans to support students and staff when the school year starts in August and explain how the latest state guidelines inform our actions. Please join our SSES meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 AM via Zoom. More information about these meetings can be found in our district's July 17 newsletter here.
Strand Parent Town Hall Meeting
Time: Jul 23, 2020 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 854 0538 0185
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- Our offices close for the month of July and will reopen to the public on August 17.
- Our yearbook shipping date has still not been confirmed, but we will inform families as soon as they arrive! And we will ship to families who have moved out of the area.
- Our district is still providing meals for pickup on Mondays through the summer from 11 to 1 PM.
- Did you know that our district is contracting with a new childcare program this school year, called Champions? Last winter, Ms. Moore toured an elementary school with the Champions program and was impressed with their organization and variety of enriching activities. If you anticipate needing childcare before or after school this year, learn more about Champions here.
- Please register ASAP for School Year 2020-21 unless you are SURE your child will not be returning. We want to count you in, and plan for an amazing year of learning! Registration information is here.
Online registration is required for all returning and new CUSD students. Parents of returning and new students need to complete online registration by June 15th. The attached flyer provides registration instructions and links to view and download required registration documents. New this Year - Parents are now able to upload required documents while registering online. Parents of returning students are strongly encouraged to upload documents and by doing so will no longer be required to attend a registration completion day in August. Parents of new students are also encouraged to upload required documents but will still be required to attend a registration complete day in August by appointment only.
Ms. Moore will continue to stay in touch with families throughout the summer via our website, intermittent family newsletters, and Facebook.
CUSD GRAB-AND-GO MEAL SERVICE
Grab-and-Go Meal Service at Village Elementary and Silver Strand
Location: Multi-Purpose Rooms at VES (H Street) and Silver Strand Elementary
Distribution Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
All families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Each child will receive one hot lunch (a slice of Papa John’s cheese pizza) and a bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District.
Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk ups or bicycles allowed in order to maintain social distancing. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car, please email Charity.Campbell@coronadousd.net on or before Friday, April 3 at noon and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.
Office open through June 30.
Office reopens August 17.
Monday Meal Pickups through August, 11-1 PM.
Tues 8/17: SSES Office Reopens
Tues 8/17 and Wed 8/18: New Student Registration Document Completion, August 17-18, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Click here to schedule an appointment
Returning Student Registration Document Completion, Thurs 8/19, 8:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm - Last Name: A-K
Returning Student Registration Document Completion, 8/20, 8:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm - Last Name: L-Z
Thurs 8/27: First Day of School
Mon 9/7: Labor Day Holiday
Fri 9/25: Teacher Workday/No Students
Mon 10/12: CUSD Fall Holiday
11/2-6: Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release
Wed 11/11: Veterans' Day Holiday
11/23-27: Thanksgiving Holiday
12/21-1/4: Winter Holiday
Mon 1/18/21: Dr. MLK Jr. Holiday
1/28: End of 1st Semester
Fri 1/29: Teacher Workday/No Students
Mon 2/8: President's Holiday
Mon 2/15: President's Holiday
3/29-4/5: Spring Break
4/14-16: Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release
5/31: Memorial Day Holiday
6/17: Last Day of School
Military Connections and Updates from SLO Mindy Hayes
Good afternoon NB Coronado Families –
As you all know, California’s Governor, Gavin Newsom, held a Press Conference today focused on the reopening of CA schools. You can view the full video at https://youtu.be/OID_mhekY6I. To summarize:
1. Safe In-Person School Based on Local Health Data: Using health data, schools can physically open when its county has been OFF the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. Schools that do not meet this requirement MUST begin the year distance learning. Currently, 32 counties (out of 58 total counties) to include LA, San Diego, Fresno, Kings, Ventura, Monterey are on the monitoring list.
2. Mask Requirements: All school staff and students in 3rd grade and above must wear masks. Students in 2nd grade and below are encouraged to wear masks or face shields.
3. Physical Distancing & Other Adaptations: Adults must maintain 6 ft. between each other and with students. Students should maintain 6 feet distance from one another as practicable. Health screenings for anyone entering the school. If exhibiting a fever or other symptoms will be immediately sent home. The guidance also provides that if anyone in a student or staff member’s household is sick, they too should stay home.
4. Testing and Contact Tracing: Requirement to test staff regularly; state contact tracing workface will prioritize schools.
5. Rigorous Distance Learning: New statewide learning law requires school districts to provide:
a. Access to devices and connectivity for all kids
b. Daily live interactions with teachers and other students
c. Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person instruction
d. Targeted supports and interventions for English learners and special education students
Guidance as to when in-person learning should close:
- Schools should consult with a public health officer first.
- A classroom cohort goes home when there is a confirmed case.
- A school goes home when multiple cohorts have cases or more that 5% of school is positive.
- A district goes home if 25% of their schools are closed within a 14-day period.
All of the information and guidance can be found on the CA Department of Public Health website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Schools%20Reopening%20Recommendations.pdf
I am sure this brings up a lot of emotions and concerns for families. Rest assured, each of the three school districts I work with are dedicated to providing the highest level of instruction possible, whether that be in-person or online. They are diligently working to improve the process of delivery with increased accountability, consistency and equity to provide our students with the quality of education in which they deserve. A promising statement I heard from a school district administrator this week, “Last Spring was emergency teaching, while this Fall will be true distance learning,” gives me hope that the distance learning will be much better due to the wealth of knowledge learned from our whirlwind experiences when school’s closed last March.
Please frequently check your district’s website for the latest information on the start of school and do not hesitate to reach out to myself, your school principal, or district team member with questions or to raise a concern.
I wish you a beautiful and relaxing weekend! J
As each district looks to the future and prepares for the 2020/2021 school year, I encourage you to continue monitoring your district and school websites to stay up-to-date.
- Coronado Unified School District: www.coronadousd.net
o Read the latest update from Superintendent Mueller sent July 17, https://www.smore.com/014db-cusd-update?ref=email, promoting four school-site specific parent forums to discuss reopening options. Forums are scheduled for Thursday and Friday next week and Zoom links are provided. Also included are links for parents to submit questions/comments.
o Online registration for new and continuing CUSD students is on the district website: https://coronadousd.net/parents-students/online-registration-for-2020-2021-school-year/
o Student-2-Student (S2S) Club – S2S is designed to ease the transition of students into Coronado High School by welcoming new students through connection and fostering a sense of belonging. See the attached S2S brochure for more details. This summer, S2S is planning to host virtual get-togethers with the hope of in-person gatherings at the start of the school year. To keep up to date with the latest plans, follow S2S on Instagram @CoronadoS2S.
o Grab-And-Go Meal Service EXTENDED! – Great news! Meal service will be available every Monday thru August 24, 11 am-1 pm, at Silver Strand and Village Elementary Schools. All families with children 18 and under are able to pick up 7 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch via curb-side pick-up. Visit https://coronadousd.net/departments/food-services-student-nutrition/ for full Grab-And-Go Meal Service details.
o Silver Strand State Preschool is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. This part-day, FREE preschool is open to all families with children 3 or 4 years old by August 2020. For more information or visit www.coronadopreschool.com.
o Coronado SAFE Aloha Club Welcome Baskets - To welcome new military families to Coronado, the NBC School Liaison Program partners with an amazing local organization called Coronado SAFE. Through their Aloha Club, they connect new families with existing ones in the community to serve as a resource and help build connections throughout the year. They also offer a "Welcome Basket" delivered to your door. To sign up visit https://coronadosafe.org/new-to-coronado/#.Xuf3hahKiis.
ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY ONLINE RESOURCES
Attached are two pdf documents highlighting Elementary (K-5) and Secondary (6-12) educational and fun resource links. These lists were compiled by School Liaison Officer’s around the world to help assist families with online learning/activities. The lists are intended to supplement and inspire creative learning. Enjoy!
2020 COLONEL NATE SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
Calling all Enlisted Marines of MCRD SD/WRR, Enlisted Sailors of MCRD SD/WRR, Dependents of MCRD SD/WRR applicant that are: high school graduate or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. You can be awarded one of three $1,000 scholarships! Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2020. For full details visit: https://www.mcrdmuseumfoundation.org/programs/depot-wrr
RECORD HIGH SUMMER READING WITH UNITED THROUGH READING
Register today for United Through Reading’s (UTR) RECORD HIGH SUMMER READING and set your own record for UTR recordings from now through August 7. Earn prizes for every 1st, 4th, 8th, and 12th recordings made on their app. Plus, Make more than 12 recordings and be entered to win a surprise prize for being a Super Reader! Full program details: https://unitedthroughreading.org/2020summer/
FREE NASA WEBINARS
Now through August 31
The NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is offering FREE 60-minute webinars designed specifically for parents, teachers and caregivers. Plus, earn 1-hour of professional development credit by attending. Register today: https://www.txstate-epdc.net/event_type/online-epd-webinar/
FOCUS SUMMER WORKSHOP: ANAGING ROUTINES & BUILDING CLOSENESS
Tuesday, July 21, 11 am-Noon
FOCUS is hosting a FREE virtual workshop, "Managing Routines & Building Closeness", for all active service members and their spouses. Discuss the impact of stress on your family, healthy routines that promote family closeness, and creating communication plans and family rituals.
Register: email@example.com – be sure to include the name/time of the desired training
BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS DURING COVID-19 WEBINAR
Wednesday, July 22, 9-10 am
Heading back to school after the turbulence of the spring semester is going to be difficult. Join Military Child Education Coalition’s Parent Programs to discuss what parents can do to set their students up for success in the challenging environment.
TUTOR.COM’s 2020 SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES
Tutor.com is hosting a series of FREE webinars throughout the summer aimed at helping students, parents, and even job seekers get the help they need. Topics range from job searching to preschool parenting to student success for all ages, with sessions led by hand-picked experts from their Learning Services team. Click here to view, download, and share the complete calendar of summer webinar events. (Registration links included in PDF.)
Next Up: Goal Setting & Decision-Making
Wednesday, July 22, 9:30-10 am
FFSC LIVE PARENTING WEBINAR: PARENTING TIPS
Wednesday, July 29, 9 am
Parenting can be tough sometimes and your Fleet & Family Support Center is here to help.
Register: https://www.mynavyfamily.com to create an LMS account. Once logged in, access the webinars to register for a session.
HOMESCHOOLING IN CALIFORNIA
Considering the idea of homeschooling your student(s) but have questions? The California Department of Education is a great place to start: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ps/homeschool.asp. You can also find answers with the Homeschooling Legal Defense Association. HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization available to help you make sense of the laws and understand your legal homeschooling rights: https://hslda.org/. A number of families have recently contacted me inquiring about Homeschooling Resources. Please see the attached document to help start you on your information-gathering journey.
OPERATION HOMEFRONT BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE
Registration is open for Operation Homefront’s 2020 Back-to-School Brigade – drive-thru events. Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families.
DATE 1: Saturday, August 1, 9 am-Noon -- Elks Lodge, 444 Country Club Ln, Oceanside, CA 92054
DATE 2: Saturday, August 8, 9 am-4:30 pm -- BAE Systems-Rancho Bernardo Campus, 10920 Technology Pl, San Diego, CA 92127
Wednesdays thru August 26, 6 pm
SAY San Diego's FREE parent-child, evidence-based program has officially launched on Zoom! All parents are welcome to join. Dads Corps is a free weekly workshop series helping you succeed as parents, partners, and providers. Teaching and supporting families with activities and resources on: Co-Parenting, Communication, Positive Discipline, Social-Emotional Learning, and more! For more info or questions contact Adrian at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/dadscorps.
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON @ HOME IS FREE FOR EVERYONE
Plans include an online Exhibit Hall, exclusive panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film, and a wide variety of topics from publishers, studios, and more. As if that weren’t enough, Comic-Con@Home will also have a Masquerade, gaming, and many other activities in which fans can participate from their own homes. Catch full details at https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/comic-conhome-sets-july-dates
MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Sometimes it’s nice to have an objective ear to listen and provide feedback. Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are here to be that ear. Below are three MFLCs available to chat with this summer:
· Regina Fagout – 619-458-5515
· Doug Burton – 619-373-2127
· Kathryn Slipson – 619-592-0348
Plus, the MFLCs also host a weekly, free (no registration required) “Office Hours” open forum for support, tips, parenting strategies and coping skills. Join the group Thursdays at Noon on Zoom. Call an MFLC to receive the meeting ID and password.
Enter a world of entertainment through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library, free with a Military OneSource account. Cure cabin fever with an array of resources for adults, teens and children, including:
E-books – Audiobooks -- Grade-level lesson plans – Movies -- Online tutoring -- Job interview simulations -- Car maintenance guides -- Legal forms -- Financial literacy tools
SILVER STRAND YOUTH CENTER TEEN PROGRAM
Teens are invited to join CYP’s bi-weekly Teen Program! The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, the Teen Staff have planned fun games and activities. If your teen is interested in participating, email email@example.com or call 619-435-5056 and ask for Ana, DeAnte or Vanessa, to receive details about the next activity.
WEEKLY ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT
There are numerous organizations who provide valuable assistance and resources to military families. Each week, I will highlight one such organization. This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement by the United States Department of Defense or the United States Department of the Navy.
This week’s organization: MWR Community Recreation, https://www.facebook.com/comrecsd, 619-437-3028
Even with MWR facilities being closed, your Coronado Community Recreation team is working hard to bring you fun and affordable activities, events and crafts. Check out https://www.facebook.com/comrecsd for current offerings and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @NavyLifeNBC.
NOTE: If links do not open directly, copy and paste the address into your browser. Be sure to remove the "https://no-click.mil/?" if it appears in the link.
PTO News and Updates
The PTO Board is seeking and accepting nominations for the Executive Board positions. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the school community by giving your time and talent through serving on a board. It is also a great resume builder where many skills can be gained and enhanced such as leadership, communication and teamwork. All PTO members can run or be nominated by another member. If you are interested in running or nominating someone, please send an email to silverstrandPTO@gmail.com. We will ask for these nominations again as the new school year resumes and look forward to holding elections then as we have canceled our June 4 meeting. The specific positions open for school year 2020-2021 are: President, Vice President and Secretary; however please note all positions are open for nominations per the bylaws.
See the position descriptions here:
a. President. The President shall prepare the meeting agenda and send it to the Secretary for disbursement, preside over the meetings of the organization and Executive
Board (Board), serve as the primary contact for the Principal, represent the organization
at meetings outside the organization, serve as an ex officio member of all committees,
and coordinate the work of all other officers and committees so that the purpose of the
organization is served.
b. Vice President. The Vice President shall assist the President and carry out the
President's duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.
c. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and
record minutes, handle correspondence and send notices of meetings and their
corresponding agenda to the membership. The Secretary shall keep and send the minutes, a
membership list, a copy of the bylaws, a copy of the standing rules, a copy of the conflict
of interest policy and any other necessary supplies.
d. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an
accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the
approval of the Board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and
at other times of the year when requested by the Board, and make a full report at the end
of the year. The Treasurer shall remain available beyond the end of his or her term, until
the taxes are complete, to answer questions and provide any information needed.
e. Parliamentarian. The Parliamentarian shall advise the President on questions
of parliamentary procedure, ensure meetings are carried out in an efficient manner, keep
the bylaws, conflict of interest policy and standing rules of the organization, and amend
the bylaws as needed in accordance with Article XI below.
Silver Strand Luau: We are so very sad to report that our SSES PTO and Principal Moore have made the difficult decision to cancel our Silver Strand Luau scheduled for April 24. We are so grateful for our PTO volunteers, parents, and staff who were preparing for this amazing event, along with a slate of amazing vendors and services. We fully intend to reschedule and hold our 25th Luau, but are not in the position to designate a new date at this time. Thank you for your donations and volunteerism--we look forward to mobilizing our forces in support of family togetherness and our wonderful school community SOON! We will have SO MUCH to CELEBRATE!
Put your child's Name in Lights on the Silver Strand's Marquee Sign! We now have a convenient online form to easily schedule your Birthday, Welcome or Farewell message! The cost is $20 and your donation supports the SSES PTO! Schedule online now: http://bit.ly/NAMEINLIGHTS
Silver Strand PTO Board
- President: Lori Blauert
- Vice President: Nellie Ritter
- Treasurer: Leslie Broussard
- Secretary: Leigh-Ann Williamson
- Parliamentarian: Lisa Emme
Silver Strand PTO
Call or Text: 619-537-8782
In addition to building community, supporting curriculum, and enriching students' school experience, the Silver Strand PTO is responsible for Family Fun Nights, Holiday Shoppe, Yearbook and Luau to name a few. Our fundraising efforts provide for school field trips and enrichments clubs. We are unable to do what we do without the support of Silver Strand families, teachers and staff.
Coronado SAFE Events and Activities
Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling. See flyers below for upcoming events.
Coronado SAFE is here and available to support SSES families. Here are a few things we are doing, please let us know how else we can help during this time:
- SAFE's Counseling is now available virtually by phone or video.
- Free Mental Health Wellness Checks and other COVID-19 Resources are available to the Coronado community
- SAFE is currently working on two virtual programs that we hope to finalize the details on this week. We can send out info as soon as it is finalized. We are encouraging people to sign up for our newsletteror Like our Facebook page in order to stay up to date on our programs.
- Virtual Art and Expression group for elementary kids, hoping to start within next two weeks
- Virtual Parent Support Group. Currently full but considering starting another one if there is enough interest.
See the flyer below for resources on navigating physical distancing.
Coronado Schools Foundation Events & Updates:
Coronado Schools Foundation’s mission is to raise and manage funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students. We thank you for your partnership in this time of public uncertainty and applaud each one of you for continuing your commitment to the educational enrichment of our children.
CAUGHT BEING AWESOME!
As our educators, parents, and community come together to connect, challenge and champion our students during our district closure, we are humbled by the outpouring of compliments during these trying times. What a positive testament to our CUSD family!
Click here to recognize a student, family member, employee, or volunteer who goes above and beyond to make a difference. Those who are "caught" will receive a copy of the positive words that were shared about them and a "Caught Being Awesome" decal. Please take a minute or two to brighten someone else's day!
2019-20 Parent and Student Handbook
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How Does Coronado Unified School District Communicate with Families?
Stay Connected with Silver Strand Elementary School!!
Check out and "like" our Facebook page to see photos of student events and programs! https://www.facebook.com/Silver-Strand-Elementary-School-176775765849277/