Sunnymead Stars Gazette

Parent Newsletter #1 January 2021

What's Happening In January

  • January 11, 2021: Distance Learning Resumes
  • January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday--NO Distance Learning
  • January 21, 2021: School Site Council Meeting (2:30; via Zoom)
  • January 28, 2021: ELA Meeting (2:15; via Zoom)

GRAB N GO LUNCH--Everyday M-F, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Distance Learning Extended for the 2020-21 School Year

The following letter was sent to MVUSD families on December 16, 2020:

Dear Moreno Valley Unified School District Families:

As we continue to work together through this pandemic, we want to keep you informed about the latest developments regarding our plans to reopen schools.

Over the past few weeks, several new COVID-19 reports and information have made an impact on our normal day-to-day life. The California Department of Public Health and the Riverside County of Public Health have issued orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the healthcare industry is impacted and COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Board of Education discussed the current conditions of COVID-19 and the consideration of reopening schools.

As we have shared with you in the past, the safety of our students and staff is and will continue to be our highest priority. After weighing data, the Board of Education of the Moreno Valley Unified School District voted on Tuesday, December 15, to remain in full distance learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The decision to extend distance learning was made due to COVID-19 cases reaching record levels, which are projected to continue into the new year. While two vaccines have been approved, their wide-spread distribution will not happen until the spring or summer next year, leaving staff and students vulnerable to the virus.

We recognize that many of you were concerned with returning to in-person learning and will be happy with this decision while many of you will be disappointed because you were ready to return to campus. We took those feelings into consideration but in the end prioritized the health and well-being of students and staff.

Throughout the year, we have added support services to help students academically as well as with social-emotional development. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources during this extended distance learning time.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. Together, we will get through this unprecedented time. If you have any questions, please send an email to ​publicinformation@mvusd.net​.


Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, Superintendent of Schools

Darrell A. Peeden, MPP, Board President

MVUSD Board Chooses New Officers

At its annual reorganization meeting, Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the Moreno Valley Unified School District School Board voted unanimously to appoint Darrell Peeden as the president of the school board, Cleveland Johnson as vice president, and Jesus M. Holguin as clerk. The officer positions were effective immediately and they will serve in their new roles for the next 12 months.

Student Achievement Corner

Even in Distance Learning our students are competing in various academic opportunities.

Science Fair

Congratulations to the following Sunnymead students who competed in our school science fair in December:

Maria Valenton, Misael Perez, Miley Garcia, Axel Torres, Itzel Torres, Charlotte Shaheed, Emerson Cortez, Kendrick Hernandez, Nicolle (Sophia) Torres, Allison Herrera, Naomi Aguirre, and Eduardo. The following six students will move on to the District Science Fair, January 21-22:

Maria Valenton, Misael Perez, Miley Garcia, Axel and Itzel Torres, Charlotte Shaheed, and Naomi Aguirre. Congratulations to all our upcoming scientists!

Scripps Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Classroom competitions in grades 4-5 took place in early December to determine which students would move onto the school-wide competition. Congratulations to Andrea Rojo (Mrs. Cisneros), Ricardo Guiza (Ms. Evers), Aiden Andrade (Mrs. Lee), Dorian Bush (Mrs. Marroquin), Francis Gaxiola (Ms. Tamayo), Charlotte Shaheed (Mrs. Medina), Camila Padilla (Mrs. Garcia), Daniel Leyva (Mr. Narvaez), Scarlett Armenta (Mrs. King), and Aabriel Medina (Ms. Cardona) who were winners of their classroom spelling bees. These students went on to compete in the school-wide spelling bee on December 15th. Fourth grader, Dorian Bush, was our school winner and will be competing in the District spelling bee in late January. Fourth grader, Charlotte Shaheed, was our spelling bee alternate, who will compete in the District spelling bee, in the event that Dorian is unable to participate. A huge Sunnymead hug to all our Super Spellers!

Food Drive

"Power Speaks Louder" food drive provides free boxes of produce, dry goods and essentials Thursdays from 10 a.m. until supplies last. For more information, view video or flyer.

SmartBus to Provide WiFi for Students

The SmartBus is here! If you are having trouble

connecting to the Internet, you can now connect through MVUSD's SmartBus system. There are 17 buses parked throughout the community. Please refer to the guidelines and bus schedule in this flyer: SmartBus Wifi Connection.

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Using Flashcard to Practice Your Math Facts

Watch the video below and then practice addition, subtraction, multiplication or division flashcards with this strategy
The proper way to study math flash cards
If you do not have flashcards at home, we are happy to provide you with a set of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division flashcards for home use. Just let your child's teacher know or call the school office and we will provide you a set during Grab n Go lunch.

Tutoring is Available for your child

MVUSD would like to remind you that while we continue in distance learning, tutoring is available to all students in grades 4 to 12 through Paper. Your students can access Paper through Clever 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please watch the video linked in this flyer in English or Spanish for more details. Additionally, please email the school office if you need tutoring for your student in Kindergarten-- grade 3 and we will accommodate you.


FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE FOR EL Students ONLY grades 2-5- FEV Tutor

EL Students have the opportunity for Targeted Instructional Intervention for Math or ELA as well as 24/7 Homework Help. FEV Tutoring will provide your student(s) with school-sponsored Online Intervention as a support resource to help them reach their academic goals! This is a virtual service, so your child can access the tutoring from anywhere with a computer and an internet connection. We encourage you to schedule at least two sessions a week in your target subject area. To get started, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfViZRlcO5xfUDFq6j9OL8r_5uTefP3Hay8xttXv_IwvMmRqw/viewform


FEV Tutoring offers flexible scheduling options to help you fit tutoring into your busy schedule. Tutoring sessions are offered Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 10:00pm and on weekends.

Don't Forget--Coffee with the Principal Every Tuesday

"Coffee with the Principal" is a time for parents to meet with our Principal, Mrs. Garcia, to get important school updates, ask questions, express concerns, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation. Now being offered TWICE on Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m. or 4:00-4:30 p.m. Log onto Mrs. Garcia personal Zoom Meeting link.


https://mvusd-net.zoom.us/j/8482207651?pwd=eVVSdloweCtaQjZUb3RSWFFoQlNrZz09

Beginning the New Year with a Birthday!

What better way to start the new year than with a birthday celebration! A very special wish for a very special day for you! Please don't forget to pick up your birthday goodie bag during Grab n Go Lunch.


Monique Rios 1/3

Mara Rodriguez Sandoval 1/4

Jaquawn Rollen 1/4

Joseph Naulu 1/4

Audrina Garcia 1/4

Juliana Perez 1/4

Gabriela Lopez Garcia 1/5

Charles Cumbie 1/6

Rey Carrera 1/6

Andrea Reyes Mendoza 1/6

Rachel Ezeonu 1/7

Richard Ezeonu 1/7

Emma Baires 1/8

Joseph Wilson 1/8

Sofia Lopez 1/9

Jalyn Becerra 1/9

Christian Simental 1/9

Jimena Torres Gutierrez 1/9

Josue Ibarra 1/10

Brayan Nicholas Hernandez 1/11

Kemani Brunson 1/11

Josiah Contreras 1/12

Andrew Diaz 1/13

Joaquin Luque 1/14

Marlene Preciado 1/14

Elizabeth Singh 1/14

Cecilia Limon Quesada 1/15

Arabella Rivera-Medrano 1/15

Isaac Rodriguez 1/15

Natalie Guzman Medina 1/15

Juliette Gonzalez 1/16

Avianna Sarabia 1/16

Patrizia Ramirez 1/16

Aldo Reyes Romero 1/16

Ricardo Alvarado Diaz 1/16

Isaiah Gudiel 1/17

Dennes Aguilera 1/17

Stella Marcial 1/18

Nehemias Lucatero 1/19

Maliaiva Afungia 1/19

Margie Pollard 1/20

Ta'Naiyah Baxter 1/20

Makhi Devers 1/20

Zoey Dennis 1/21

Nathan Maravilla 1/21

Aubree Ramirez 1/21

Bree Rice 1/22

Camile Aaron 1/22

Cristian Morales 1/22

Rossy Garcia 1/23

Camila Salazar Palomares 1/23

Maya Tolivert 1/23

Na'miyah Barnes 1/24

Gabriel Orozco 1/25

Cristian Dionicio-Rodriguez 1/25

Josie Palma 1/26

Alisa Raymond 1/26

Carlos Rodriguez 1/27

Britney Hernandez 1/27

Angel Hernandez Ramirez 1/28

Victoria Salazar 1/28

Devinity Soria 1/28

Alexi Cardenas 1/28

Andrea Villano Rios 1/29

Landin Dennis 1/29

Valentina Herrera 1/30

Covid-19 Reminders

MVUSD is Here To Support Parents!

Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is now open by appointment only. They are here to help you in any way they can. Please feel free to call Andrea Chavez (ELL Parent Resource Specialist) and Rose Moreno (bilingual clerk) at (951) 571- 7831 or (951) 571-7500 ext. 17344 from the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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