Mako Message #5

Community Update February 9, 2021

Hello Mako Families,

We have many resources for mental health! Please click on the links below for more information.



-Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to COVID-19 to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children, and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.

Every Monday Matters - free weekly, social emotional curriculum

In Observance of Lincoln's Birthday and President's Day

There will be no school this Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15.

School Resumes for both Virtual and Classic instruction on Tuesday February 16.

Enjoy the long weekend! Please see the calendar below for more information.

Library Updates

Elementary Schools will be on modified days on rainy days.

Hey Virtual Students!

Library Checkouts for Virtual Learners


You can reserve and pick up your favorite library books!


Just follow the instructions to log into Destiny Discover!


Pick up times are school days in the office 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Email Ms. Lindner at helenlindner@vistausd.org with any questions


CLICK HERE for a step by step guide on how you may check out books from our library for your students to read at home!


If you need any help, please call our office. We would love to help you!

Dear Families,

Unfortunately, we cannot celebrate Valentine's Day in the traditional way this year due to concerns with COVID-19. Similar to Halloween, this year our teachers will be creative and do different activities with their students.


Unfortunately, students will not be able to bring in cards, candy or treats to share in person.


Please do not send your students with any kinds of treats, cards or candies to school, as they will not be able to share them.


We are truly sorry for this news, but our teachers will find creative and fun ways to celebrate!

Our School Accountability Report Card is now available to view. This report gives parents and community members information about Maryland Elementary, such as demographic information, curriculum used, and facilities inspection to name a few!


Please CLICK HERE to view our report. It is available in both English and in Spanish. You can also come to our office to request to view our report in person.

We are thrilled to share that Hapara is once again available for our teachers (classic and virtual) to use. This is an important tool to assist teachers with digital citizenship and classroom management. Some important notes:


Hapara is being used to monitor student’s usage on Chromebooks for grades 2-5.

Hapara parent letters have more information. The majority of our students use iPads, however for our upper grades, this information is relevant. Please click on the parent letters below to find out more information!



Upcoming Events and Calendar

Upcoming Events and Calendar:

  • February 15, President's Day, No School
  • February 18, 100th Day of School
  • March 9, PTA Meeting
  • March 29-April 2, Spring BReak



District Calendar: HERE