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"We're Going Places!" - February 22th-26th

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School Mission Statement

"First Street School is dedicated to guiding students to become positively contributing citizens and life-long learners."

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Principal's Office

Hello First St. Families!


This is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of February 22nd through February 26th. Well, I'm sure you can tell what I'm excited about! Whether you're a Giants fan like me, root for another team, or are not a baseball fan at all, the opening of the baseball season always kicks off spring! And, during this past year of challenges, we hope that also means more steps forward towards things going back to normal...


Remember, if you DO have a COVID issue to report a COVID, use one of the links below and complete the form. After completing the form, Amy Pettersen from the district will contact you:

- English version of COVID Intake Form
- Spanish version of COVID Intake Form

We have posted the COVID-19 Safety Plan on the district website (HERE). Please refer to Mr. Leaman's Superintendent "Family Update #89" below for other important information from the district.


We also wanted to remind everyone that online registration is open, and parents can start turning in complete registration packets to our school office. The bottom of the newsletter contains a direct link to the Parent Portal.


As always feel free to call or email me directly if you have any further questions or need support or help in any way!


Have a great week!!


Mr. Cubias

WPUSD COVID-19 Prevention Video

"Roadap to Reopening" - Highlights from Family Update #89 - Mr. Leaman, WPUSD Superintendent

Hello WPUSD Families and Staff,

Here is the UPDATE for Friday, February 19, 2021 (one day early because of the Presidents Day Break). If you want to report a COVID issue over break please use one of the links below and complete the form. After completing the form, we will contact you.

- English version of COVID Intake Form:

- Spanish version of COVID Intake Form:
- Staff Version of the COVID Intake Form:

GRADUATION

Many have asked if we are going to have a graduation ceremony at our high schools this year and the answer is yes at the current time. Short of our health numbers declining rapidly, we plan on having ceremonies in June. We are currently in the planning stages with the thought of having a similar event as we normally do, while keeping in mind the current protocols. Schools will have specific information in March about the ceremonies in June!


COVID CASES AND CONTACTS

Our numbers continue to improve, but we are still experiencing COVID cases and students needing to go into quarantine. Wear a mask and keep the distance. Our updated COVID cases and contacts are located on our website HERE.


REGISTRATION IMPORTANT

We are in the process of staffing schools for next year and have experienced a large drop in kindergarten enrollment for next year. This could have a large impact on the number of programs in this area. The deadline for registration is today, so we are hoping to get a large surge in kindergarten registration packets!


FOOD SERVICE

We are now offering daily meals to In-person learners!
Each meal box for Monday through Thursday will have one breakfast and one lunch. Friday's meal boxes will have 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches.

Students on InterCONNECT or on home quarantine will continue to be offered to pick-up a week's worth of meals on Wednesdays at Glen Edwards Middle School from 1-3pm. You can sign up HERE.

* Check out the WPUSD Food Service page HERE for more details.


REGISTERING FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR UNDERWAY

January 5, 2021 –Intradistrict Transfers (on-line) accepted started

January 25, 2021 - at 8:00am - Online Registration goes live & Parents can start turning in complete registration packets to their home school office.

February 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm –Deadline to submit Intradistrict Transfer Form(on-line)

February 21, 2021 - at 4:00 pm- All complete registration packets must be turned into the home school office (for TBHS please turn in to LHS office)

February 24th -Lottery for Bilingual Immersion Program

February 25th through March 5th-Parent notification/confirmation of Bilingual Immersion placement

Early March - Notification to TK students of their assigned class (AM or PM) and school


NEW SPORTS GUIDANCE RELEASED TODAY

Yet another new guidance was released today by the California Department of Public Health. The guidance is located HERE. We are assessing the impact of the new guidelines. Hopefully, this will open up sports but a requirement for high contact sports is weekly testing which is not available at the current time. The guidelines do not go into effect until next Friday. We are going to work on testing so our students will be able to play!!


Family/Staff UPDATE #89

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Cal State Fullerton

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Our “College Knowledge focus school for this week is California State University, Fullerton, better known as the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Cal State Fullerton is a public university in Fullerton, California. With a total enrollment of more than 41,000, it has the largest student body of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, and its graduate student body of more than 5,000 is one of the largest in the CSU and in all of California. Click here to visit the Cal State Fullerton website for more information.

  • Monday - As of fall 2016, the school had 2,083 faculty, of which 782 were on the tenure track. The university offers 109 degrees: 57 bachelor's degrees and 52 graduate degrees, including three doctorates.

  • Tuesday - Cal State Fullerton is a Hispanic-serving institution and is eligible to be designated as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institution (AANAPISI). The university is nationally accredited in art, athletic training, business, chemistry, communications, communicative disorders, computer science, dance, engineering, music, nursing, public administration, public health, social work, teacher education and theater. Click here to see a 2 minute video campus overview.

  • Wednesday - A former FSS student, Isaiah Garcia attends Cal State Fullerton and plays baseball for the Titans. Titans Baseball is considered one of the nation's elite and for good reason. Titans baseball great, Justin Turner, coaches and current players remember the 2004 College World Series championship and the legacy that is Cal State Fullerton baseball. Click here to see a video of the Cal State Fullerton baseball legacy!


  • Thursday - As a mechanical engineering student, Lauren DuCharme interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and worked on leading space technology. Now, the alumna who led Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Rover team, is a JPL engineer and part of the Mars 2020 mission to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples on the red planet. The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will search for signs of ancient microbial life, which will advance NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars, and test technologies to help pave the way for future human exploration of Mars. Click here to see the whole article. OR, click here to watch a 5 minute video on the Titan Rover robotics team.

Friday -

STAR Virtual Enrichment and Events

Hello Friends of STAR!


This school year sure has been filled with challenges! We know schools and students are missing enrichment and I wanted to share STAR's virtual enrichment programs, including virtual field trips, enrichment class, and workshops!


Check out the information below for all the details! Please email srs@starinc.org for more information or to sign up for a program.


-Virtual Services Flyer

-Virtual Services Overview Descriptions/ Example Topics

Free Online Tutoring Available w/ LHS Students!

If you need help with school during this pandemic, or anytime really, Google Meet us at the LHS Homework Center!

3:00 PM-6:00 PM, MONDAY-THURSDAY Google Meet Code = LHStutoring


  • Do you need help with your homework?
  • Do you have tech problems you need to figure out?
  • Do you want to go to a study group with your friends?
  • Do you have more questions than can be answered in class?

* If you need help with school during this pandemic, or anytime really, Google Meet us at the Homework Center! We bet a tutor could help! See the attached flyer below for more details!

Online Roadrunner Store Open for Business!

WHAT IS THE ROADRUNNER STORE?


The Roadrunner Store is the place where kids can "shop" for items to purchase with the BEEP cards they earn here at FSS for Being Safe, Exercising Responsibility, Engaging in Learning, & Practicing Kindness!


Typically, the kids would be able to walk through our Roadrunner Store once a month and shop in person. For COVID safety reasons, we have set up a virtual on-line store. The items currently for sale can be seen in the gallery below. To place an order, kids simply need to print the order form from the Roadrunner Store website here, mark the item(s) they are choosing, and turn their form into their teacher or the school office. The next order turn in day will be this Friday, February 26th!

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week:

Monday, February 22 ~ Uriel Martinez DeLaLuz, Chase Thomas, and Jesse Boggess

Tuesday, February 23 ~ Anthony Burciaga Fernandez, Isabelle Freeman, and Olivia Freeman

Wednesday, February 24 ~ Mia Christen, Mackenna Gabel, Nevaeh Leyba

Thursday, February 25 ~ Jacqueline Rodriguez

Friday, February 26 ~ Michelle Ignacio Blas, Yahir Ignacio Blas, and Adrian Panuco Arellano

Saturday, February 27 ~ Reyna Hernandez Rodriguez

Sunday, February 28 ~ Kevin Hernandez Ortiz, Jessica Jaimes, and Alketa Kucana

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, February 22nd

    • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


    Tuesday, February 23rd

    • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


    Wednesday, February 24th

    • Student Leadership Virtual Mtg. - 7:30 AM
    • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details
    • Placer County Food Bank Meal Distribution - Produce - 12:00-12:30 PM
    • InterCONNECT Meal Distribution - Students can pick up their meals if requested from Glen Edwards Middle School between 3:00-4:00 PM. See above for more details.


    Thursday, February 25th

    • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


    Friday, February 26th - Roadrunner Gear Spirit Day

    • Fire Drill - 9:00-9:30 AM
    • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details

    Save the Date

    - February 24th -Lottery for Bilingual Immersion Program

    - February 25th through March 5th-Parent notification/confirmation of Bilingual Immersion placement

    - Early March - Notification to TK students of their assigned class (AM or PM) and school

    - March 26th-April 5th - Spring Break

    First St. School Roadrunner Trucker Hats for Sale in the Office - $25!

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    FSS Face Masks Available for Sale in the School Office

    There are 2 different colors/styles but both have the same wording: First Street School - "We’re going places!" The purple masks are $4 and the thicker black masks are $6. All staff and students were given one compliments of FSS CHAMPS!

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    Download Our First Street School App!

    We have another way for you to stay connected with school events! You can now download our school App in iTunes or Google Play by typing First Street School in your "Search" window. The school App gives you access to all of our school info. It will also allow you to send absence information directly to our school office and receive "Push Notifications" of important school information. Download our school App now! Also, please contact us if you are interested in having scrolling advertising space on our App.

    CHAMPS Corner

    C.H.A.M.P.S. (formerly known as PTC) stands for "Committed to Honoring and Motivating Parents and Students". Parents play a vital role in helping to fundraise, plan school functions, and guide the direction of our school. See the flyers attached below for more information, and please contact Lisa Chandra at lisac.fss.ptc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    WPUSD Medication and Immunization - Annual Update

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please review the following information regarding medications and health care plans on campus.


    Medication Orders and Health Care Plans:

    • If your student will require medication on campus (including non-prescription medications, inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors...), please visit our website to find the required forms (Student Health Concerns and Medications).
    • Please have your student's health care provider complete and sign the appropriate forms before returning to on-campus instruction.
    • Medication will NOT be allowed on campus without the appropriate paperwork.
    • If your student has a complex/personalized care plan, you will be contacted individually in early August to update their plan. Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurses if you have any questions.


    Immunizations:

    • Incoming Kindergarten and 7th Grade students will need to be up to date on required immunizations before returning to on-campus instruction. Information about required immunizations can be found on the Shots for School website.
    • See attached flyers for Placer County's Back to School Immunization Clinics.
    • If your family is unable to access medical care or immunizations, please contact your school nurse (see contact info below) for assistance and information.


    Kelley Gordon, School Nurse at FSS, COES, SES, GEMS, LHS, and PHS

    kgordon@wpusd.org


    Madi Schumann, School Nurse at FRE, LCE, SLE, CCC, TBE, and TBM

    mschumann@wpusd.org

    Student Accident Insurance (Digital Version)

    The safety of our students is one of our most important concerns and we take appropriate steps to protect your child from injuries. Even so, accidents can and do happen during school events and resulting medical treatment (ambulance transport, surgery, hospitalization, etc.) can be very expensive. Please know that the District does not assume responsibility for these costs. However, as a service to you and your child, your school has joined with thousands of others by offering you access to a low cost, voluntary purchase student accident/health insurance program. The program is arranged and administered by Myers-Stevens and Toohey & Co., Inc., a firm that has specialized in such coverages for 40 years. Details and an enrollment form are in the link and accompanying brochure here. Please read it here carefully.


    If you are interested in signing up for "Student Accident Insurance" please click on the application link here.

    Peachjar

    Our school district has invested in a great new way to communicate with our families. Peachjar is a program that sends flyers out to families and also saves and organizes them on our school websites for future viewing. Click here to go to our First Street School Peachjar page.

    PowerSchool Parent Portal

    Please click here to view and update parent and student information.

    "My School Bucks" Account

    Click here to enroll and manage cafeteria accounts and balances.

    Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application

    Click here to found out eligibility criteria.

    About Us

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you might have, and follow us on social media! You can also download our school App in iTunes or Google Play by typing First Street Elementary in your "Search" window.