Rocket Blast

February 2021

Translation Feature

Dear Edendale Families,

Our newsletter now has the ability for you to translate it into your desired language. To access it, open the newsletter by clicking the link. Then, look at the top right side of the newsletter at the Accessibility Bar and click on the "Translate Newsletter" option. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Principal Mistee Guzman -

Vice Principal Melissa Virrueta -

Estimadas familias de Edendale,

Nuestro boletín ahora tiene la capacidad de traducirlo al idioma que desee. Para usarlo, primero abra el boletín haciendo clic en el enlace. Luego, mire la parte superior derecha del boletín en la barra de accesibilidad y haga clic en la opción "Translate Newsletter". Como siempre, no dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta.

Directora Mistee Guzman -

Subdirectora Melissa Virrueta -

Helping Students Cope

Next month will mark a year since schools in Alameda County have been in distance learning. We have gone through several shelter in place phases, from purple to red to orange and back to purple again. As hard as it is for us to keep up with ever changing landscape of the pandemic, it can be even harder for kids. Their world has changed at the same time they are changing. Here are a few suggestions on how to help your student cope with challenges.

1. TALK about your values…Give students the rationale for the things you ask them to do

2. ESTABLISH a routine…A routine can help students cope with feelings of stress and unpredictability.

3.MAINTAIN relationships…Help students safely maintain relationships with peers

4. MAKE SPACE for feelings…For you and your student, model displays of emotion. Changes in behavior often comes from emotion.

5. HELP children see feelings in others…To foster perspective taking and empathy

6. PRACTICE generosity and thankfulness…Establishing a gratitude practice can help you and your student feel happier during tough times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to school staff for assistance.

Grading Policy

Students in San Lorenzo Unified School District will no longer receive F letter grades. Instead, students will see either an Incomplete (I) or an No Mark (NM). With Incompletes, students still have the opportunity to finish learning by submitting work they missed during the quarter. A No Mark means a teacher did not have enough information to assess the student and can also make up work.

In either case, students and teachers should work together to make an arrangement to submit work t0 change the I or NM to a passing letter grade.

Click here for One on One Math Tutoring

If you are interested in one on one math tutoring with Sylvan Learning Center for your student, please fill out the form with your information.

Upcoming Events


Regular attendance continues to be an important factor in academic success. Even during distance learning, it is important students attend classes regularly during synchronous times. You can check your student's attendance on Aeries portal. A 1 means student is engaged and in class; a 2 means there were technical problems and the issue was reported to the teacher; a 3 means the student was absent and/or didn't respond to the teacher when called on. If there are not all 1s on your student's attendance report, please be sure to call the attendance line 510-317-5199.

Virtual Yearbook Photos

It would be a shame for us not commemorate this historic school year without doing something. We would like to arrange for a virtual yearbook for students and staff to enjoy. But we need your help. If you have any pictures of your student on Zoom, participating in virtual PE, reading, wearing a mask and anything else, please send them to Ms. Morgan at We want to see them to include them in our virtual yearbook. Be sure to include your student's name and grade level in the email.

Upcoming Events

Food Distribution Days, Times, and Locations

There are several different organizations assisting with food during the pandemic.

Lunch Distribution

Where: Hesperian Elementary, Corvallis Elementary, Lorenzo Manor Elementary

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 12:00- 1:00

Where: Hillside Elementary, Bohannon MS, San Lorenzo HS, Arroyo HS

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 12:30- 1:30

SLZUSD Drive Through Food Bank

Where: Royal Sunset High, 20450 Royal Avenue, Hayward (in back lot)

When: Mondays

Time: 10:30-11:30

Where: Dayton Elementary, 1500 Dayton Ave, San Leandro

When: Wednesdays

Time: 10:30-11:30

SLZUSD Food Distribution

Where: Lewelling Campus, 750 Fargo Ave, San Leandro

When: 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month (except 11/18, 12/16)

Time: 1:00- 2:00

REACH Youth Center Food Distribution

Where: REACH Youth Center, 16335 East 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

When: 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesdays of the month

Time: 11:00 -12:30