Clover Flat Connection

New updates for parents & community during COVID-19 closure

Dear Clover Flat Families,

What a unique time we are in. We recognize how incredibly difficult this situation is for many families. In this newsletter, you will find important information regarding Breakfast and Lunch Meals, our Distance Learning Plan, and some additional happenings behind the scene at MEUSD during this time.


We appreciate your partnership as we navigate this unknown territory together. Please feel free to reach out to any of our staff members through e-mail if you have any questions or concerns along the way.


With Great Appreciation,

Amy Conforth

Principal, Clover Flat Elementary

Counselor's Corner: Staff Ready to Assist Redhawks

We understand this time of uncertainty creates anxiety and stress for students and families. MEUSD counselors are here to help our Redhawk community. If you need counseling assistance, please contact our campus counselor, Cheri Ippolito, by email at cheri.ippolito@meusd.k12.ca.us or by phone at 619-784-2172 Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00.

MEUSD Starts Meals for Redhawks on Tuesday, April 14th

Beginning Tuesday, April 14th, MEUSD will begin offering free breakfast and lunch to ALL MEUSD students and children ages 2 - 18.

All meal packages will include 1 lunch and 1 breakfast. Meals should be refrigerated if not immediately consumed.

DRIVE-THRU PICK UP

  • Daily meal pick-up will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • For the health and safety of our families and staff, the pick-up option will be offered via a drive-through format with no onsite dining.
  • Families wishing to pick up meals will form a car line and pick up the meals at the front entrance to the building without exiting their cars.
  • Meals for pick up are free.
  • Pedestrian traffic at Clover Flat is discouraged due to safety concerns.
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District Launching At-Home Learning April 14th

MEUSD is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all Redhawks and has been working diligently to construct a plan for teaching and learning to best support our students during the school closure.


The fabulous team at Clover Flat has been working hard to identify meaningful instructional activities for your child to do while he or she is at home for an extended period of time. Our goal in this work was to provide you with activities that are aligned with what your children typically do during the school day, recognizing it will not be the same as being in the classroom, but everything should be familiar. We worked to provide enough materials for each child to be engaged in academic learning for approximately two hours each day.


We certainly know there is a lot going on for families right now and recognize you may not be able to complete all of the activities given in a day....that is completely fine! Our intention is just to provide you with resources to keep your children actively learning and prevent regression while they are not coming to school. If your child experiences any frustration, please feel free to have them discontinue the activity or make adjustments to it.


If your child receives additional services, such as special education services, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or counseling, you will be contacted individually to set up how your student will still receive support during this time.


For ALL students, if you have questions or need help with the school work, please reach out to your child's teacher via email. Teachers are available for consultation through email from 9:00-3:00 on Monday-Friday.


Tuesday, April 14, all schools will begin a distance learning program for students.

  • TK through 6th grade level students will complete work packets that have been prepared by grade level teachers.

    • Packets will be available online or to be picked up per the following schedule below.

    • For the health and safety of our families and staff, the pick-up option will be offered via a drive-through format along with the meal pick up.

    • Families wishing to pick up packets will form a car line and pick up the `packets at the front entrance to the building without exiting their cars.

    • Packets will be due Monday, April 27th.


Click here to read the full parent message from Dr. Granger sent out on Wednesday, March 25th.

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Looking for Additional Activities Online?

Students can log on to ClassLink to access all of our school computer programs. Choose Sign in with Google. They will need to enter their school email address which is first name.last name and two digit birth year- Ex. john.smith10@meusd.k12.ca.us

The password is their 5 digit lunch number. Email your child's teacher if your child does not know this info.


https://launchpad.classlink.com/meusd

All Campuses & Facilities Being Deep Cleaned

During our school closures and Spring Break, MEUSD campuses, facilities and District vehicles have been deep cleaned. MEUSD is using hospital-grade cleaners in wiping down and fogging all buses and District-owned vehicles including Maintenance, Technology and Food Service vehicles.

VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK

We absolutely loved being able to have some virtual fun with our students this past week with our Virtual Spirit Week and online ZOOM Friday Spirit Assembly! Check out some of the fun we had this week.

Monday: Creative Fort Day

Tuesday: Share your Pet(s) Day

Wednesday: Pajama Day

Thursday: Share your Favorite Book Day

Clover Flat's Facebook

In addition to providing emails, texts, and all calls for parents and the community during the closure, Clover Flat will be regularly posting information and photos to its social media accounts. Be sure to become a follower to stay connected with the information.

"Like" Clover Flat Elementary on Facebook

Also, the MEUSD website and AERIES parent portal communications can also keep you connected during the closures and will include instant notifications and button links to helpful information. Please be sure to let us know if you are not receiving notifications.