The Weekly Olé January 8, 2021
Rancho Minerva Middle School - FAMILY EDITION
Marissa shares that " I like photography because I can be creative and have fun. There are so many different types of shots to learn about, and so many cool things to make your pictures stand out."
Hailie shares that, " I love photography because you can have fun and express yourself through taking pictures. I like being able to walk around my neighborhood and look for things that could make a great picture. I like all the assignments that we get every week that challenges us to take pictures that we would never think to take." Both girls love to take pictures of their dog Bella.
Our Rancho Minerva family is here and ready to help!
We know you have a lot of questions.
Don't be afraid to call us and ask!
To maintain physical distancing and safety for all, please make an appointment before coming to campus. We want to be sure that we have someone to assist you when you arrive.
FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED BY EVERY PERSON WHO COMES ON CAMPUS.
Please call us at any time between 8am - 3:00pm for assistance.
FRONT OFFICE - (760) 631-4500
Please take a moment to give us your feedback related to college and career readiness. We will be using this feedback to design our course offerings for Fall 2021. Thank you!
Love Science? Love Computer Science? Volunteers needed!
The purpose of the STEM Collaborative is to build a volunteer community of science leaders who are interested in shaping the future of STEM in Vista Unified. The group will meet once every two months to identify the state of STEM education and develop strategies to guide the vision of STEM education in Vista. We’re looking for individuals (teachers, parents, students, counselors, other educators, and community partners) who are passionate about STEM education and possibilities in our community. The group will operate as a think tank to steer science (climate science) and computer science with the TK-12 learners in the Vista Unified.
Anyone interested should submit your interest to the site principal by January 13, 2021.
Click photo below for more information.
“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”
All Scholars Virtual through 1/15/2021 - NO SCHOOL ON 1/18/21
At the board meeting on 12/17/20, it was decided that ALL middle school scholars would be virtual until 1/15/21. Those families who chose CLASSIC will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19 (Monday is a holiday).
ASES Program is Offering Tutoring
ASES is now offering free tutoring for all scholars! If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
AM ASES - 7 - 8:30 AM
6th/7th/8th - Zoom Link
PM ASES - 3:45 - 5:45 PM
6th Grade - Zoom Link
7th Grade - Zoom Link
8th Grade - Zoom Link
All RMMS scholars are expected to be engaged in school for the entire school day - even in the asynchronous times. Teachers are hosting tutoring sessions and office hours to support scholars that are struggling or missing work. MANY scholars are not taking advantage of these opportunities. Please talk to your scholar about attending these important sessions.
We want to encourage every student to have their camera ON during each lesson. On a relational level when the camera is off it's difficult for our staff to make connections with their students. On a teaching and learning level, our teachers use student facial expressions and gestures to gauge student learning/understanding and most importantly student engagement. Teaching a class of students with their cameras off is similar to a teacher teaching a class of students who have their heads resting on their desk and their hoodie pulled over their heads.
Meal Distribution Available to ALL families
We continue to offer a full seven days of breakfast and lunch at our Vista Virtual meal distribution sites. We distribute meal packages on Mondays and Wednesdays at our sites throughout the VUSD community. Packets come with many pre-assembled meals and instructions for storing, preparing, and serving those meals. Service is available for all children 18 & under, with no forms or paperwork required.
Locations, days, and times for Vista Virtual meal distribution are as follows:
All meals served on Monday & Wednesday
8AM - 9AM: Roosevelt Middle School; Vista High School
10AM -12PM: Foothill Oak Elementary School
11AM - 1PM: Grapevine Elementary; Madison Middle; Maryland Elementary; Rancho Buena Vista High School; Roosevelt Middle School; VAPA; Vista High School
3PM - 4PM: Vista High School
Materials and textbooks were distributed to all of our scholars. These materials are necessary for your scholars to continue their work from home. If your scholar missed this opportunity, please call the office to schedule a time to pick up these materials at your earliest convenience. Please call 760-631-4500.
All scholars will be working in the Virtual Model through January 15, 2021.
For the VIRTUAL schedule, see below.
VIRTUAL SCHOLAR SCHEDULE
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR SCHOLAR!
Message to scholars: Counseling would like to wish you a safe and happy winter break! We encourage you to reflect on this school year so far and think about how you want to start 2021! Did you not go/log on to class as much as you should have? Are your grades not where you want them to be? Did you not attend office hours? Were you overwhelmed or discouraged? You are not alone! Think about how far you’ve come, how much stronger you are. Or maybe you ROCKED this school year and that’s awesome-raise the bar higher!
If you need to contact us, please see our information below or fill out the virtual counseling request form Virtual Counseling Request Form. Canvas tiles from your counselor with information and resources will be coming soon. Also, join our new Instagram account @rmmscounseling for updates and announcements!
Scholars with the last name A-L
760-631-6400 ext. 64005
Scholars with the last name M-Z
760-631-6400 ext. 64003
CHECK YOUR PARENT PORTAL - KEEP YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACTS UPDATED!
With COVID-19 concerns, it is more important than ever that your emergency contacts are up-to-date. When we return to school, if a scholar shows any symptoms of COVID-19, we will be contacting you to pick them up immediately. This is for everyone's safety. If you are unsure about how to do update your Parent Portal in Aeries, please contact the front office for assistance. 760-631-4500
JOIN PTA AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARS AT RMMS!
RMMS Facemasks are available for $12. Visit PTA page on RMMS website for more information.
20-21 PTA Board:
President - Ashley Tovar (click name for email)
Vice President - Ashley Doyea
Secretary - Lucia Rodriguez
Treasurer - Amanda Remmen
You are a VIP!
The Vista Institute for Parents (VIP) is a collaborative effort to create a system of support to engage and empower families as partners in education.
- Facilitating access to academic supports
- Prioritizing care and connection
- Building technology literacy
- Helping families effectively navigate the education system
This website is designed to provide up-to-date resources and videos, a platform to communicate with our support team and get connected to others, to learn new skills and tips for your family, and have fun with us as we all continue to grow and learn together to support our amazing Vista Unified students. This is an ever-evolving program, so if you identify something you would like to share or learn, please reach out to us today! Here's to being partners in education!
COVID Information & Updates
Public Testing Sites: