Terrier Times Weekly Parent Updates

October 28, 2020

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! SPIRIT DAY THIS WEEK IS COSTUME DRESS UP DAY!

Friday is HALLOWEEN COSTUME DAY! Come to school in your favorite costume to Terrier Live and throughout the day in your Zoom Classes! Don't forget to drive through in your costume and receive a special treat from Mr. Jones! Please use this Spirit Day Schedule through October.

HALLOWEEN AND GRAB-N-GO CANDY SLIDE

TRICK OR TREAT! This Friday during Grab-N-Go Mr. Jones will be "sliding" candy down to your students to celebrate the holiday!


Also, remind your students that they can wear their costumes as they drive through to make it even more festive!


(That's not REALLY Mr. Jones with the slide...:)

STAR STUDENT PROGRAM FROM MORENO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

6th Grade and Kindergarten

Congratulations to Isai Vasquez for 6th Grade and Dalia Fernandez for Kindergarten for being selected as the STAR Student for October 19-October 23 - October 5th. They both receive a $25 Gift Card. Way to go Terriers!!

Congratulations Mr. Alvarez and Mrs. Guess - October STAR Teachers

Our STAR teacher for October 19-October 23rd is Jess Sanchez. Jess Sanchez is the consummate coach, a leader by example, a powerfully positive influence on our staff - especially in mentoring his grade level team of new teachers. He fosters strong teamwork by building rapport, collaborative planning, sharing best practices and maintaining high expectations, optimizing instructional technology and having fun together!



Mrs. Guess for October 12th - October 16th is Shellie Guess. Shellie has been the SPARK that motivates Terrier teachers and students to be Safe, Positive, Active learners, Respectful and Kind! She's the face of Ramona every Friday, handing out prizes from our SPARK cart during Grab n Go time for Students of the Week, birthdays or points earned in class.

NON STUDENT DAYS AND PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

November 5th and November 6th are non student days. Students will not report to Zoom classes. They will not receive additional classwork on Google Classroom, but will be able to complete their assignments that were due that week.


Please know that the parent-teacher conferences that were originally scheduled on November 5 and 6 will no longer be taking place. We know that many parents have been receiving an increased amount of communication in the distance learning format and may not need the parent-teacher conference time. We recommend that you maintain communication with your child’s teacher and if you would like to request a parent-teacher conference, please let them know.

PICTURE DAY IS STILL HAPPENING!

Ramona Elementary will be hosting a "drive through" picture day for your student according to schedule on November 9th and 10th. Please click this link for more information. The schedule is posted below for your reference!
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Student Help with Technology

Do you need help with your chromebook or accessing technology? Click this link for support.


https://bit.ly/MVUSD-TIA

RAMONA TEACHERS GO TO COLLEGE!

Ramona College Updated '20

District Technology After Hours Updated

Next week, the hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk will be 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.
What is Bullying?

BULLYING PREVENTION AT RAMONA AND MVUSD

As always, your student's safety is our #1 priority. That does not change due to Distance Learning. We are still committed to your students feeling safe to learn while in school, in whatever format that may look like. If you have concerns about bullying, please complete this Bullying Form and someone will be in touch with you very shortly.

Update your Parent Link and Annual Forms

It's that time of your to update your parent information and the annual forms. You can click on your parent portal and follow the directions. If you don't have a parent portal account, you can easily create one through the MVUSD Parent Link.The first ten classes that reach 90% completion receives a drive-through Ice Cream party! If you need any assistance, please contact our front office for support!

Links and Information on How to Create and Update Parent Portal Account

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information.

All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. Please check your email and spam if you haven’t logged in yet. If you did not receive an email, please review the below documents and guidance on how to complete that process.

  1. Videos and Steps to Create a Parent Account
    1. Create an account at bit.ly/QParentConnectReq
    2. Step by Step Video: Spanish
    3. Step by Step Video: English
  1. Annual Information Update Guide-English / Spanish
  2. Using ParentConnection-English / Spanish
  3. Q Communications for Parents-English / Spanish


We have a new how-to video to help you update your child’s information in the Parent Portal.


If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly. They should be able to help you.

The latest email from Superintendent Dr. Kedziora

Getting tested is a critical step to early intervention that slows the spread to others. PCR swab tests for active infections slows the spread of the disease by identifying infected individuals who can then be isolated as well as their close contacts. This process disrupts the virus and slows its spread.


Testing is free at a county- or state-run site and available for anyone. There are 12 testing sites spread throughout Riverside County, both walk-in and drive-up services. To find county and state-run locations and make an appointment, go online to gettested.ruhealth.org. For a list of other COVID-19 test sites in your area, click https://covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/.


We can all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We care about you and our students, so please take all precautionary measures seriously. As a reminder, here are some flyers on how to properly wear a face covering, how to remove it and how to wash your hands.


I hope you have a good weekend. Stay safe.


Sincerely,


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

District Updates

Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education


November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


The Mission and Vision Statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do!


A mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.


A vision statement: A vision statement is a document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. The vision statement is intended as a guide to help the organization make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals.


Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statement for MVUSD. Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning!


Link: https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20


Flu Shots


Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules.


Discovery’s Spooktacular Drive-Thru

Friday, October 30; 6-9:00 p.m.


A family-friendly, frightfully fun night! Get ready for a spooky spectacular night driving through the Discovery parking lot! This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Discovery staff and church family fill your bag with treats!


For more information, visit discoverthelife.org/spooky.


Oasis Community Church Drive Thru Halloween Alternative

Saturday Oct. 31, 6 p.m.


Goodie bags will be given to Moreno Valley students, Pre-K-Grade 12.


See flyer for more information.


Free Food Boxes

Second Baptist Church

2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507


Free food distribution each Thursday through October. Pick up a free box from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or supplies last).


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity


Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/.


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations.



Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention.


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here.


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org.



Click here for additional information.

Employment Resource Center

In partnership with the Riverside County Workforce Development Center, the City of Moreno Valley operates a one-stop job resource center that includes:

  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Resumé Preparation Assistance
  • Employment Information Workshops
  • Resource Library
  • Hot Jobs Announcement Board
  • Career Assessment Software
  • Veteran's Employment Service

Find more information at moval/org/edd/erc.html

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Purchase School Apparel and TERRIER FACE MASKS

Help support our school and purchase our new TERRIER FACE MASK or buy a new School Spirit Shirt. Click on this link for more information.

Clever not Working

Please follow these steps if your Clever is not working.


Troubleshooting Clever


Tips and Tricks for Common Connectivity Issues

Click on this link for support.


Problem Solving Common Connectivity Issues

Staying Connected

Please remember to update your contact information in our District Parent Portal. If you don't already have an account, it's easy to sign up. Click on the following link for the step-by-step instructions! Parent Portal Link