Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - March 1st - 5th

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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 March 1st through March 5th. This week is "Read Across America" Week! Always the week of Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2nd, "Read Across America" Week is intended to highlight the fun and importance of reading! We have fun Spirit Days planned for the entire week, along with our virtual Family Reading Night on Tuesday, March 2nd, from 6:00-7:00. More details on how to join in the fun can be found below. Hope you can join us!


We are making great strides in dropping our COVID cases countywide! Let's continue to stay vigilant in hopes of returning back to normal ASAP! Remember, if you have a COVID issue to report, 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 #90" 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 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

"Read Across America" Week & Virtual Family Reading Night - Tuesday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:00 PM!

As mentioned above, this week is "Read Across America" week, and we have some plans to make it fun for kids and emphasize the importance and joy of reading!

One of our big traditions here is our annual "Family Reading Night", and we're not going to let COVID stop us! Our amazing teachers have come up with a way to have our reading night done virtually from home. On Tuesday night, this schedule link will be active, and it will give your family access to the various "virtual reading rooms" where teachers will be reading their favorite short stories multiple times between 6:00-7:00 PM. All you and your kids will need to do is click the link to "enter the room" just as they do now for their Google Classroom Meets. "Oh, the Places We'll Go!"

In addition we invite students to participate in our schoolwide Read Across America Reading Challenge! All kids who meet their grade-level reading goal for the week and submit the tracking form here will earn BEEP cards AND be entered into a drawing for three Kindle Fire tablets to be given away at random!

Also, we have "Read Across America" Spirit Days planned by our Student Leadership kids for this week as well:
Monday, 3/1 ~ "Thing One and Thing Two" ~ Twin Day
Tuesday, 3/2 ~ "Horton Hears a Who" ~ Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday, 3/3 ~ "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" ~ Wear red or blue

Thursday, 3/4 ~ "Fox in Socks" ~ Wear crazy socks
Friday, 3/5 ~ "I Can Read With My Eyes Closed" ~ Wear Sunglasses

Should be a great week! Make plans to join us from the comfort of your homes on Tuesday night!

WPUSD COVID-19 Prevention Video

"Roadap to Reopening" - Highlights from Family Update #90 - Mr. Leaman, WPUSD Superintendent

Hello WPUSD Families and Staff,

Here is the UPDATE for Friday, February 26, 2021. 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

Yet another new guidance was released today by the California Department of Public Health. The guidance is located HERE. We are so delighted that many sports can start games and practice. One unique aspect of football is the requirement for weekly testing of students and staff. We are making arrangements for this and will have a plan next week.


Family/Staff UPDATE #90

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - San Jose State

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Our “College Knowledge focus school for this week is San José State University (San Jose State or SJSU) is a public university in San Jose, California. SJSU is the oldest public university on the West Coast and the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system. Ms. Blank and Mrs. Moss attended San Jose State! Click here to visit the San Jose State University website for more information.

  • Monday - the SJSU main campus is situated on 154 acres (62 ha), or roughly 19 square blocks. SJSU offers 145 bachelor's and master's degrees with 108 concentrations and five credential programs with 19 concentrations. The university also offers three doctoral degrees as of fall 2020. SJSU's total enrollment was 33,025 in fall 2020, including approximately 5,400 graduate and credential students. SJSU's student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation. Click here to watch a short “Campus Explorer” video on San Jose State.
  • Tuesday - This past year, the Spartans head football coach, Brett Brennen was named one of four finalists for the 2020 Lombardi Foundation's national Coach of the Year award. Brennan directed San Jose State to an undefeated six-game regular season record and then the Mountain West championship, an appearance in the Offerpad Arizona Bowl, a 7-1 overall win-loss record, and a 24th ranking in the final Associated Press national poll. The Mountain West championship was the Spartans' first football title since sharing the 1991 Big West Conference crown and first outright football conference championship since 1990. Click here to see the San Jose State Football team as surprise guests on the Ellen Show.
  • Wednesday - The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San José State began modestly in 1946 with initial programs designed to support construction, manufacturing, and food processing. Today, this vibrant college community has grown to nearly 400 faculty and staff supporting more than 7,000 local and international students. Together they lead the charge towards addressing real-world, global challenges such as designing smart cities, reenvisioning transportation, securing cyberspace, facilitating space technology research, engineering intelligent medicines, and providing practical solutions to underserved populations. The Davidson College of Engineering prepares graduates from all walks of life to be career-ready collaborative team players with a strong sense of cultural awareness and social responsibility. Click here to watch an introductory video from San Jose State’s College of Engineering.
  • Thursday - Peter Ueberroth is a graduate of San Jose State. He is an American sports and business executive known for his involvement in the Olympics and in Major League Baseball. A Los Angeles-based businessman, he was the chairman of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee which brought the games to Los Angeles in 1984. After the conclusion of the games, he was named as the sixth Commissioner of Baseball, a role he held from 1984 to 1989. He later served as the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee from 2004 to 2008. Watch this 4 minute introduction on Peter Ueberroth’s induction to the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame!
  • Friday - San Jose State’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is one of the finest in the country, sending many graduates to work at companies such as Apple, Cisco, Google, Tesla, and many more! Watch this 4-minute video to learn more!
California State University, San Jose

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!

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week:

Monday, March 1 ~ Isabella Joregensen-Mata, Ayleem Diaz, Angel Guzman and Raymond Paddeck-Yelm

Tuesday, March 2 ~ Andrew Freeman, Keira Kane, Aniyah Nolan, and Wesley Peter

Wednesday, March 3 ~

Thursday, March 4 ~ Brandon Cabrera Apolonio, Gabriel Carbajal, and David Ramirez Rivera

Friday, March 5 ~ Felix Mauricio Castro

Saturday, March 6 ~ Mrs. Clark

Sunday, March 7 ~ Jacob Galindo Reynoso

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, March 1st - Thing One and Thing Two" ~ Twin Day

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


Tuesday, March 2nd - "Horton Hears a Who" ~ Crazy Hair Day


Wednesday, March 3rd - "one Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Wear Red & Blue

  • Student Leadership Virtual Mtg. - 7:30 AM
  • 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.


Thursday, March 4th - "Fox in Socks" ~ Wear crazy socks

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


Friday, March 5th - "I Can Read With My Eyes Closed" ~ Wear Sunglasses

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

Save the Date

- 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

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 most recent order turn in day was this past Friday, February 26th! Deliveries will come this 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.