Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - April 12th-April 16th

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School Mission Statement

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

Roadrunners in Action! Hangin' With the Roadrunner!

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Principal's Office

Hello First St. Families!


This is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of April 12th through April 16th. I wanted to begin by thanking Rosemary Carter (CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Program Manager) for presenting a live, virtual personal pizza cooking demonstration with our students this past Friday. We hope to be able to offer another cooking opportunity next month. For those who were not able to participate, the recipe is included below.


We continue to make great strides in dropping our COVID cases countywide and getting our folks vaccinated, so let's continue to stay vigilant in hopes of returning back to normal ASAP! We have posted the COVID-19 Safety Plan on the district website (HERE). Please refer to Mr. Leaman's Superintendent "Family Update #95" below for other important information from the district.


We also wanted to remind everyone that we continue to take online registration, and parents can turni in complete registration packets to our school office. The bottom of this 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

"Roadap to Reopening" - Highlights from Family Update #95 - Mr. Leaman, WPUSD Superintendent

Hello WPUSD Families and Staff,

Here is the UPDATE for Friday, April 9, 2021. There is information about graduation, COVID, food over Spring Break, sports, and a warning about Fetaynal.


GRADUATION/PROMOTION

Graduation and promotions will go forward and your schools will let you know the times and process. We have guidelines that we need to abide by, but it is great to know these events will happen!


WELCOME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK

We are experiencing a small increase in cases and we hope next week remains calm. Our updated COVID cases and contacts are located on our website HERE.


SURVEY ABOUT NEXT YEAR!

Thank you for filling out the survey about your choices for next year. In the end, it appears 97% of families are favoring in-person full-time instruction. We are planning on full-time and looking for other options for students that don't want to choose in-person instruction.


FOOD SERVICE

We are also offering daily meals to In-person learners when school is in session. 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.


HOW DO I REPORT A COVID-19 ISSUE TO THE DISTRICT?

If you have an issue over the break with a COVID related issue, please use the forms at the bottom of this update!


JUNE 15, 2021 RELAXING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

We are watching closely the announcement that COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted by the State on June 15, 2021. It has been mentioned that masks will be required, but we will need to monitor what other requirements will remain in place. Interestingly, in California, our staff are also governed by the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA). Both the California Department of Health and CalOSHA issue requirements so we will need to abide by the guidelines of both agencies as we go into the next school year.


SPORTS - HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR NEXT WEEK!

Wow, we had a football season (and other sports)! It was short, but it was wonderful to see their athletes play. We are moving to our indoor sports next starting with games next week.


FENTANYL WARNING

As a public service, I want to highlight the increase in Fentanyl in our county. This is a very dangerous drug that has lead to the death of some youth in our county. The Placer County Sheriff has provided the video HERE about the Placer County situation. I want to warn you the video discusses death and interviews the parents of some of the victims. It is not easy to watch. I would ask all of our parents to let their children know this drug is present in Placer County and highly dangerous. If someone purchases illicit drugs, this deadly drug may be sold in disguise.


REPORTING A COVID CASE

If you want to report a COVID issue use one of the links below and complete the form. After completing the form, we will contact you.


Family/Staff UPDATE #95

Sami's Circuit Family Night! Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM

The next family night coming up next week on Wednesday April 14th at 6pm!



Like before, kids will get a secret password at the end of the event, but now I will be featuring the school with the highest attendance (determined by raffle entries) on the next family night event by using your school background of your choice during the family night. SO, let your families know to represent and enter the raffle, and I will email to let you know if you win:)


Click on the Family Night Calendar link below to join the event: https://www.samiscircuit.com/familynightcalendar

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Gonzaga University

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Gonzaga University Bulldogs: Gonzaga University (GU) is a private, Catholic university in Spokane, Washington, with an enrollment of 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,300 graduate students. Founded in 1887 by Joseph Cataldo, an Italian-born priest and missionary with the Society of Jesus, the university is named for the young Jesuit saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The campus houses 105 buildings on 152 acres (62 ha) of grassland alongside the Spokane River, in a residential setting one-half-mile (800 m) from downtown Spokane. Click here to see the Gonzaga University webpage.

  • Monday - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday - When it comes to university campuses, Gonzaga's has a pretty special mix that's hard to find anywhere else. Our campus includes handsome classic brick buildings and brand new, state-of the art facilities. Gonzaga is located in Spokane, a city that National Geographic Traveler magazine named one of the "Best Cities in the United States." It's a city that is large enough to have plenty going on year-round, and yet small enough to be friendly, livable, and easy to explore. Eastern Washington and the nearby Idaho panhandle region boast a jaw-dropping landscape of rivers, lakes, mountains, and desert, with four beautiful seasons. We are on the "sunny side" of the state, with far less rain than western Washington. Click here to see a video overview of Gonzaga University.
  • Wednesday - 95% Graduates employed or pursuing higher degrees; $29k+ Average financial aid for first-year students; 99% Students receiving scholarships and/or grants; #21 Best Value among private universities in the nation. Click here to go to the Gonzaga website and watch a 3- minute flyover of this beautiful campus!
  • Thursday - Catherine Cortez Masto, a 1990 Gonzaga University School of Law alumna and former Nevada attorney general, is the first Latina and first woman from Nevada elected to the U.S. Senate. Click here to learn more about Senator Masto and watch a short video.
  • Friday - The Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball team was ranked # 1 in the country all season and was 31-0 going into the NCAA Championship before losing to The Baylor Bears. They needed a last second buzzer beater in the semifinals against UCLA to get into the title game. It’s already being considered one of the best all-time games in NCAA history! Check out some highlights from that game here.
Gonzaga University Overview

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!

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week:

Monday, April 12 ~

Tuesday, April 13 ~ Arlen Navarro Ibarra

Wednesday, April 14 ~ Nolan Pope and Finn Underwood

Thursday, April 15 ~ Grace Sisco

Friday, April 16 ~ Juan Diego Martinez,

Saturday, April 17 ~ Franklin Ochoa

Sunday, April 18 ~ Samantha Gomez, Londyn Huntsberry

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, April 12th

  • 4th Grade ELPAC Testing for second language learners
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Tuesday, April 13th

  • 4th Grade ELPAC Testing for second language learners
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Wednesday, April 14th

  • Student Leadership Virtual Mtg. - 7:30 AM
  • 5th Grade ELPAC Testing for second language learners
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details
  • 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.
  • Sami's Circuit Virtual Family Night at 6:00 PM! Click on the Family Night Calendar link here to join the event:


Thursday, April 15th

  • 5th Grade ELPAC Testing for second language learners
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Friday, April 16th - Tie Dye Spirit Day - Wear your coolest tie dye wear!

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

Save the Date

May 3rd-May 14th - SBAC State Testing for all 3rd-5th grade students. More details to come as the date approaches.

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 last turn in day will be Friday, April 30th! Deliveries will come the following week.

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.