Cordelia Hills Closure Update 13

6/10/2020

Principal's Message

Dear Cordelia Hills Community,


It is always with a mix of emotions that I close a school year. This marks the end of my 4th year as Principal of Cordelia Hills, my 10th as a principal, and my 17th as an educator. I can't thank you enough for the support of my leadership and of our school community. A few thoughts as we close the year:


We don't have all the answers about COVID-19 and next school year. Our District is working diligently to make sure we return to school as much as safely possible. My personal hope is that we see students and see them a lot but I also want to ensure the safety of everyone who is a part of our community. Expect regular updates from FSUSD and be on the lookout for them.


When we do return, I plan on leading an examination of our practices with an eye on working to create concrete changes, especially as it relates to creating a campus steeped in anti-racism. While some will point to the diversity of our student body as a reason to avoid talking about Black Lives Matter and broader issues of race, justice and equity, as the Principal of Cordelia Hills, I can guarantee you that we are not insulated nor immune from the issues that are confronting our greater community and country.


In my heart, I know that our students, staff, and parents desire the opportunity to talk, to plan, and to create change. With this in mind, if you are interested in starting a dialogue about change on our campus, please reach out to me to express your interest. My email is SteveTr@fsusd.org or you can text or call me at 510-367-2550.

Virtual School Registration

FSUSD will host a Virtual School starting in August 2020. This is a school for families who would prefer NOT to be on a physical school site. The registration link is here: https://bit.ly/2U1DIAN.


I'd like to point out that there is some growing flexibility around moving between a school site and virtual school. The thought is that families would be able to enter/leave the virtual academy at the trimester point. Also, if you sign up and change your mind before school starts, please know there will be a warning before a final decision has to be made.

Summer Programming

Distance Learning Opportunities for K-8 Students June 29-August 7- sign up now!

Short-Courses offer a variety of learning topics and experiences for students ranging from two to six weeks in length. They include online sessions through Google Meet and independent, offline activities. Teachers will also be available each week for office hours. Students may sign up for one or more courses based on their interests and time availability. Please refer to the 2020 Summer Short-Courses Brochure for more details, including dates and times.


Registration Form: https://bit.ly/FSUSDSummerShort


Courses: Summer Course Brochure

LIbrary Book/Chromebook Return Information

Drop off library books from 9-2 (Monday-Friday) in the small bins at curbside.


Chromebooks must be returned ONLY if you are completely leaving Fairfield-Suisun Unified. If you are staying at CH or if you are switching schools within District boundaries, you will keep the Chromebook. Please email me at SteveTr@fsusd.org if you believe you need to return your Chromebook so we can arrange drop off next week.

*Chromebook Information* During Summer

Broken Device During Summer Months


During the summer TSS will continue the device drop off and pickup of staff and student devices with a modified schedule. The new schedule below will start on June 15, 2020.


Tuesday 9 AM - 11 AM Armijo High School

Wednesday 9 AM - 11 AM Rodriguez High School

Thursday 9AM - 11 AM Fairfield High School

School Lunch---**Updated list of sites** for Summer 2020

Garden Update

Our Garden is doing well. Thank you to the many garden contributors, especially Mrs. and Mr. Byland. Check out this Flipgrid for more information and updates on our CHE Garden!


https://flipgrid.com/5f7ef1ba

Parent Support

PTA has set up Band groups for grade levels. The purpose is to help with coming up ideas and to problem solve common issues that exist for stay at home parent teachers.


IF you have any questions, please email Brenda Torres at btorres.pta@gmail.com


The links for each grade level:


K: https://band.us/n/a4a631T06bRaj

1: https://band.us/n/aaa33cT567s6l

2: https://band.us/n/aca13bT460s39

3: https://band.us/n/a8a737T061saW

4: https://band.us/n/a1a73bT065t8m

5: https://band.us/n/aba739T16cu3o

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

From March 30th- April 9th and April 20-May 1, 100 % of teachers will be delivering distance learning. Most of the assignments will be in Google classroom so please become familiar with this platform. Parents can email me or Karen Latora at karenLa@fsusd.org if they need student information to join google classroom.


Parents Guide To Google Classroom

Inner Explorer Mindfulness at Home

Inner Explorer sent the following link below to invite parents to use Inner Explorer's app which will allow everyone access to Inner Explorer. Please access the link so you and your family can enjoy.

Connect with us on Social Media

We are trying to engage families each day and week, especially during this shutdown. This week is Virtual Spirit Week! We hope you can join us. Also, join us on Social Media:


Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Flipgrid

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5th Grade Farewell Information

We are planning a reverse car parade for 5th grade students on the final day of school, Friday, June 12th. 5th grade families will be able to DRIVE through the main parking lot to be cheered and recognized for their time and contributions to Cordelia HIlls. We will also have some special treats for the students!


The LOT will open that day starting at 12 Noon and the parade will last until 1:30.