Montera Middle School eBulletin

August 22, 2021

Important dates: scroll down for more information

Monday, August 23 -- Morning Care begins, 7:30-8:30 AM
Monday, August 23 -- Montera Sports Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, August 24 -- Oakland Lacrosse Demo Day, 3:45-5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 24 -- Dads Club Meeting, 7:00 PM
Wednesday-Friday, August 25-27 -- P.E. uniform pick-up
Thursday, August 26 -- Virtual Back to School Night, 6:00-8:00 PM
Thursday and Friday, August 26 & August 27 -- Picture Days!
Friday, August 27 -- AFTERSCHOOL (ASP) CLOSED
Wednesday, September 1 -- PTO September meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
Friday, September 3 -- Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL
Monday, September 6 -- Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
Thursday, September 9 -- Family Engagement Night, 6:00-7:00 PM

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Thank you! Thank you!

A heartfelt thank you to over 100 parents and guardians who have volunteered to help with New Family Meet and Greet Hikes, SummerBridge, breakfast for 90 admin., teacher, and staff orientation, outdoor space and garden clean up, teachers and staff classroom set up, PE Uniform hand out, emails, and special projects.

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Montera School Events and Activities

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Montera Morning Care

Begins Monday, August 23rd, 7:30-8:30 AM


Location: Room 400

Teacher: Ms. Littlebird or Mr. Latimore - kenya.latimore@ousd.org

Cost: $50 per month per student. August Pro-rated fee: $15

Payment is usually due by the 5th of each month, except this month, due by August 23.


Your spot will be confirmed once the $15 August payment is received.

Link for payment (INCLUDE STUDENT NAME UNDER NOTES.)

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/MonteraASP?locale.x=en_US

Sign-Up For Afterschool Fee-Based Classes (Art, Jazz Band, and Woodshop)

**Dates and details on the form below.**

https://forms.gle/XSNnAjStSCtWySxz9

Questions: afterschool@monterapto.com

Montera Sports Meeting

Monday, August 23rd, 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting

https://ousd.zoom.us/j/88132580821?pwd=ZGdzWGZFb01tdi95OXJpTk5Rend2QT09

Meeting ID: 881 3258 0821

Passcode: 425478

Questions: kenya.latimore@ousd.org

Oakland Lacrosse Demo Day

Tuesday, August 24th, 3:45-5:00 PM


**All interested students are welcome. No need to sign-up.**


Location: Field

Questions: kenya.latimore@ousd.org

P.E. Uniform Pickup

Wednesday, August 25th - Friday, August 27th, Lunchtime


Students can pick up prepaid uniforms.

Location: Near the front office

If you still need to order uniforms, go to https://forms.gle/ALrBSP3WATjTELkh6

Questions: Darci Andresen darcia8@gmail.com

First Dads Club Meeting

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a safe and fun summer. We would like to invite dads, moms, and all other caregivers for Montera students to the club. During the year we hold a few fun fundraising events, grill food for events, fix some things when asked, and help out wherever we can. At the same time, we also strive to have fun! So be prepared to have an active, fun school year.


Dads Club is one great way to get involved with the school community. We have a wide variety of skills and abilities; some folks are great at fixing things and some are great at leading or helping out with events. We appreciate everyone’s talents and wide-ranging level of participation and commitment.


Dads Club is only as strong as its members. The DC community meets periodically when school needs arise and we lead from within to support school events, activities, and volunteer participation.


* * First Dads Club Meeting!! * *


When: Tuesday, August 24 at 7:00pm

Where: Monaghan's on the Hill: 2820 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602


This is your chance to get involved and set the agenda for the year. We will be discussing our (pending) fall events, such as Fall Fest, and taking sign-ups for participation. If you don't want to miss out on the good stuff, make sure you're there!


If you plan on being at the meeting, please let us know [https://forms.gle/AmWdkpRCjsBYQ9eB9] so we know how many people to expect.


- Jason Holder and Paul Martin (Dads Club co-chairs)

Music Boosters Needed!

Love music? Help our excellent music program by volunteering as a Music Booster. We help with communications, video/audio recording, events, and day-to-day logistics. We need at least 12-18 volunteers this year. If interested, please email musicbooster@monterapto.com.

PTO September Board Meeting - All Parents/Guardians Welcome

Wednesday, September 1st, 6:00-7:00 PM


**Learn about what the PTO does and meet Middle School Network Principal Cliff Hong**

Location: Virtual

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89847448995

Meeting ID: 898 4744 8995

Questions: president@monterapto.com

Family Engagement Night - Executive Function - "A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student"

Thursday, September 9th, 6:00-7:00 PM


Location: Virtual

Zoom link: Coming soon on ParentSquare

Questions: tina.harambe@ousd.org

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Other Important Montera News

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Find Us on Social Media

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Support Montera All Year Round

There is no shortage of ways that you can support Montera throughout the year -- and we appreciate all of them. Below are a few examples, but to learn more about volunteering, raising money while you shop, making teachers' wish lists come true, financial donations, and so much more, click here.

Toro Store

Over 30 items to choose from including short, 3/4, and long sleeve t-shirts, zip-up and pullover hoodies, sweatpants, hats, beanies, tote bags, masks, and vests.


https://stores.inksoft.com/montera_middle_school/shop/home

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COVID

Please remember to submit daily health screenings for your student(s).

Below left is where you'll find the screening link on the Parent Square app. Below right indicates the health screening link on the Parent Square website.
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If your student is feeling ill

If your student is feeling ill with new symptoms such as: a fever of over 100F (37.8C) or higher, cough, severe headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell (children may say that food "tastes bad" or "tastes funny"), difficulty breathing, vomiting or diarrhea – student should STAY HOME and notify the office. You can call the main office at (510) 879-3211.


Returning to school:

  • Get medically cleared (doctor's note or negative PCR test, AND symptoms have improved and student is fever-free for 24 hours - OR -
  • 10 days have passed since onset of symptoms and student is no longer feeling ill


If your student tests positive for Covid-19

  • Plan on staying home at least 10 days
  • Notify the school of the results
  • Work with the Contact Tracing Team

COVID Information from the District

You can find a comprehensive FAQ from OUSD here. The district is following county and state guidance. Below are a few key points for what happens when someone at a school site tests positive for COVID-19:


  • OUSD is required to report every single positive case to the ACPHD.
  • A response team conducts contact tracing for each positive case and notifies families of students with prolonged close contact.
  • If you are not notified, then your student was not determined to have prolonged close contact with the person who tested positive, so there is not a need to get tested unless your student develops symptoms.
  • Vaccinated students do not need to quarantine as long as they are asymptomatic.
  • Unvaccinated students who are asymptomatic can do a modified quarantine, continuing to attend school but testing twice a week for two weeks following exposure and not participating in any extracurricular activities.
  • Exposed unvaccinated students may choose to stay home for 10 days with an excused absence. If so, they should contact their teachers for assignments during that time.

COVID Testing Information

COVID TESTING: Covid testing is available at multiple OUSD sites throughout Oakland. Find locations and times here.

TESTING PRE-REGISTRATION: Before attending an OUSD Covid testing site for the first time, you must register here. This is a one time only registration and can be done at any time. Families are encouraged to pre-register so they are ready to go should they need to get tested.

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Montera Middle School

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