Anna Yates Elementary Newsletter

January Mid Month Newsletter

New Year, New 2:1 Device Initiative

Dear Anna Yates Families,

Over the next three weeks, the District is expanding our one-to-one student device initiative to a two-to-one initiative. Students in grades 2-5 will be issued a Chromebook to use at school and another Chromebook to use at home. For students, grades TK-1, we will keep you updated when your second devices have arrived.

It is important for your student to care for their devices, both at home and at school. When using their Chromebooks, please reinforce that they:

  • Keep it on a flat surface like a table or a desk.

  • Keep any items from piling up on top

  • Keep the keyboard clear of items when closing it

  • Keep food and drinks away; make sure your hands are clean.

  • Be careful when carrying it: make sure it is closed, always use two hands, and never carry it by the screen

  • Keep it charged; plug it in when you are not using it

  • Keep the Chromebook clean and free of stickers

  • Unplug headphones and chargers before moving

  • Tell the teacher or office right away if it breaks

  • Remember, this device is loaned to you and is the school’s property.

The Tech Department will be conducting technology check ins from time to time, at which time your child should bring assigned home devices to school to make sure it is working properly and has no damage.

Thank you for your support,

EUSD Technology Department and Mrs. Burke

New Lunch Time Recess Options: Began the Week of Jan 9

While we will continue enrichment options during the instructional day (such as dance lessons for Grade 3), we want to continue to expand upon lunch time alternatives. Please remind your child that these options will be available beginning the week of January 9th and we hope that take advantage of them:

Grades 3-5: Kala Art Club Sessions Every Monday

Grades 3-5: Board Games Every Wednesday

Grades 2-5: Dance Sessions Every Friday

SSC Meeting: January 18

Please join us on Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. for our School Site Council (SSC) Meeting as we approve our site Site Safety Plan.

Our meeting will be virtual; please go to school calendar for link on the website.

Coffee with the Principals: Jan 20

This is an opportunity during morning drop off to have families ask questions and have resources provided on upcoming school and district events including upcoming the age 5-11 COVID vaccination clinic. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack and we look forward to greeting you, even briefly, before your leave campus and your morning begins. Hopefully we don't get rained out otherwise we will reschedule for another day.

District Awards Night: Jan 26

On Thursday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m., we will celebrate students district wide through dinner and awards that demonstrated English Language Reclassification or excellence on the annual CAASPP assessment during 2022.

These are the students that will be recognized and will be receiving a physical invitation later this week. We hope to see all students listed below at the event!

Harleen K., Luis M., Roba A., Gioia B., Destiny C., Angie H., Stella M., A'myah S., Lyla SO., Gianfranco V-R., Linda M-F., Adeline B., Menna G., Drea G., Marcus L., Jessica M., Yahya A., Avesta K., Taliyah T., Luis V., Nasr A.

COVID-19 Isolation Requirement Reminder

Covid is still circulating, and Alameda County's CDC level is currently "medium." As a reminder, students and staff who test positive for Covid must stay home for at least five days from symptom onset or date of positive test. Students wishing to return to school before a full ten days of isolation should re-test on day five with an at-home rapid antigen test; if the test is negative, the student may return to school on day six. Free tests are available in the school office! Please don't hesitate to be in touch with any questions.

Virtual Tutoring Support Available Gr 3-12

For students in grades 3-12, can be a resource for real time homework support while at home. Students are able to directly access this resource through clever on their school device.

Wanting to know more? Below is the Zoom recording from the parent info session last month.

Link: Meeting for Parents
Passcode: L^0GL4hN

Parent Committee: Upcoming Meetings

We will be having a Parent Committee Meeting this month so that we can continue to brainstorm and collaborate on upcoming school events and initiatives. We will have two meetings on January 25th and we hope to see you there and involve you in the planning!

January 25th at 8:45 a.m.

January 25th at 5:15 p.m.