MVES Newsletter

October 8, 2021

Up Coming Events

October 8

NO SCHOOL


October 18

NO SCHOOL


October 20

Mobile Dentist

Unity Day- Wear Orange



Attractions Fundraiser is coming in November!!! More information will be provided soon.

From the Eagles Nest...

No School Tomorrow (10/8)


Make A Difference In Your Community: Become A Substitute!

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with students? Become a substitute! We're currently looking for substitute teachers, instructional assistants, custodians, and food service staff. Hours are flexible with your schedule and you can pick the days you are available. Please check out our employment opportunities at https://www.rcps.net/en-US/human-resources-08339067 If interested, please fill out the appropriate application for the job and apply for consideration. For substitute teaching, you would fill out a licensed application. For being considered as a substitute instructional assistant, custodian, or food service staff member, you would fill out a classified application. Any questions about the application process itself may be directed to members of the RCPS Human Resources Team at 540-564-3220. Thank you so much for any help you can provide in filling these positions with positive role models who want to make a difference in the lives of RCPS students!


Walk to School Day (Thank You)!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Walk to School Day on Wednesday. We had just under 50 students participate! Walking to school does not just have to be a one day event, it can be a daily activity. If you are interested in your kids continuing to walk to school on a regular basis, please talk with your neighbors to create a safe way to do so where there is at least ONE adult for every 10 students that are walking together.


Parenting Corner (Create A Family Media Plan)

If you’re like me, you pretty much threw in the towel during the pandemic when it came to limiting screen time for your kids! During the strict quarantine period, it was one of the few ways my sons could actually connect with other kids. While it has been a struggle to get my sons back in line with what our family believes about screen time, it has certainly been worth it!


One way you can get your kids back on track is to create a Family Media Plan like the one found on the American Academy of Pediatrics website: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=CommonSenseMedia&utm_campaign=DeviceFreeDinners&utm_#home

It is available in both English and Spanish versions as you build one.


While making a Family Media Plan is a great idea, clearly the most effective way to limit your child’s screen time is to limit yours and model the behavior you expect of your kids! October is an excellent time to unplug and spend time in our beautiful valley!

October is Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Your words and actions are a model for others! (It's a brain thing!)

Show Kindness, Be Respectful, Offer Acceptance


YOU can make a difference!

Big picture

Popcorn and PJ's night at MVES

Fliers were sent home today so be sure to check your child's bookbag. Please RSVP to this by returning the bottom slip back to school! A special prize will go to the classroom teacher with the most participation. We can't wait to see you and your family! And don't forget to wear your PJ's to this fabulous fall story-telling event!


Sincerely,


Title I, Your Reading Team, and MVES Family

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to MVES late October. More info to come home next week!
Big picture

Bus Drivers Needed

As you know, it takes a special person to drive a school bus everyday: maybe that person could be you! As communities around the country struggle to find bus drivers, please consider becoming one so you can haul our community’s most precious cargo! We have set our next School Bus Driver Training for November 15th - 17th. For more information call Chris Sours or Jeremy Mason at 540-433-2458.

From the School Nurse...

As COVID numbers in our area are rising we need to come together as a team to keep our children healthy and safe.


DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF:

  • They have to take any medications to make them feel better or reduce fever

  • Have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the last 24 hours

  • they have a bad cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, a runny nose that will soil more than 2 masks per day

  • Someone in your household is sick and being tested for COVID


If you think that you have been exposed to COVID DO NOT send the child to school without consulting the school first.


If you are unsure of household contact or have any questions if your child should attend school please call the office at 540-438-1965 and ask to speak with the Nurse.


Please refer to the following Daily Home Screening tool before sending your child.

Big picture
Big picture

MASKS

Face coverings are required to be worn indoors at all times, in accordance with the state public health order date August 12, 2021, other than mask breaks and designated eating times. Face coverings are to be worn regardless of social distancing. Teachers will help/train students, as needed, to wear face coverings according to these guidelines. Parents are responsible for providing students with face masks.


Students that do not comply with wearing a face covering will be sent to the office. If the issue cannot be resolved, the student will be placed in an area distanced from others to wait until a parent picks them up.

Mobile Dentist

Forms have been sent home with each student for the Mobile Dentist. The mobile dentist will be at MVES on October 20. If you are interested in your child receiving dental care please fill out the form and return to the office as soon as possible. Please call our school nurse at 438-1965 if you have any questions.

Attendance

If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the office at 433-1965, email mvesattendance@rockingham.k12.va.us, or send a written note to the school following the absence. If you are planning to take a vacation or your child will be out of school for an extended period of time, please contact the office. Thank you!

Parent Portal

The parent portal is an online portal accessible anywhere on the web that parents can log in to and see all of their children in one place, their grades, assignments, scores, attendance, schedules, and teacher comments for each school your children attend.

Parents need to contact the school to get access information to create an account in PowerSchool.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available for the 21-22 school year. Although all children are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the school day, completing a meal application is still recommended if you believe you qualify. The qualification letter that is sent back to the household can be used for proof of eligibility for other program benefits and discounts, such as the Emergency Broadband Benefit. To apply, please complete the online meal application at www.myschoolapps.com, or fill out the attached application and return to your child's school or mail to: Food and Nutrition Services, 1210 N. Liberty St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22802.