Foothill MS In-Person Support group

March 23, 2021

Yahoo!! Can you hear the excitement?? It's getting closer...

In this newsletter you will find essentials for when your student returns to In Person Learning Support in the afternoon next week.


  • Please read the "FMS Reconnect Safely, Return Strong Policies & Procedures Guide", both student and parents/guardians should read. (link here and below) If you have any questions please let me know.
  • Sign the Compact for Students Participating with In Person Support. Located below as well.
  • EVERY day you must complete the Student Health Form BEFORE they come to school. Please do this by 10 am on their assigned day. The Link and a QR code are both available below. Suggestion: bookmark this.
  • Students do not need to bring their technology on campus. If the activity needs this we will provide the device.
  • This time is not a study hall.
  • I've provided the schedules and PDF's to download.
  • Within the policies and procedures booklet you will find maps to show you where classrooms are located, where students will get picked-up for class or designate they are to report straight to their class, where the bathrooms are assigned relative to the classroom they are in, the entrances and exits for campus. Remember we will open 10-15 minutes before and close within 15 minutes. This is because students may not just congregate.


Stay turned. There is still LOTS more to share with you. Such as how to get to the schedules, etc. We are working to make this the best "student focused" opportunity, which is taking some time.


Sincerely,

Principal Vaiana

Compact for students participating w/In-Person Support

Families may elect to complete this form electronically or print and sign to submit.

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As you move through campus: Stay to the Right (walkways, hallways, gates, etc.)

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Classroom with bathroom locations

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Schedule 3-22 through 3-26 to prepare for In-person Learning Support

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"Proposed" STUDENT BELL SCHEDULE MARCH 29 THROUGH APRIL 2

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SPRING BREAK APRIL 2 THROUGH APRIL 11

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Student Bell Schedule for the remainder of the school year, beginning April 12.

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REPOST from last newsletter: IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUP

For the in-person option the first priority is to place students with their teachers. However, since 40% of the students are staying distance and must be assigned a teacher to check-in with during the afternoon there will be teachers unavailable on campus to those in-person. The primary focus will then be to match the subject area if possible with another teacher.


What happens during this time?

Teachers are developing a variety of activities that will focus on enriching the class content, projects that they were unable to do online that extend learning, as well as being able to answer or support the content. PE teachers are going to get kids active and having fun outdoors, and other teachers are exploring being outdoors since students have been trapped indoors with their Zoom or Google Meets. An example might be our art teacher doing sketching outside; science teachers are looking at gardening, environmental activities, and more.


For the in-person option the first priority is to place students with their teachers. However, since 40% of the students are staying distance and must be assigned a teacher to check-in with during the afternoon there will be teachers unavailable on campus to those in person. The primary focus will be to match the subject area if possible with another teacher.

MDUSD Counseling page for Middle Schools

There are links and resources on: Personal Safety, Social Emotional Tools, Mindful Tools, Cyber Safety, Counseling Tips, and Smoking and Vaping 101

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REPOST: MDUSD Monthly Mental Health Webinars

Monthly Mental Health Webinars information page
  • 03/30/2021 - Recognizing When To Get Help Beyond The Home
  • 04/20/2021 - Anxiety And Depression
  • 05/11/2021 - Parents Of Teens And Tweens- How To Facilitate Independence When They Can't Leave The House
  • 06/01/2021 - Parents Of Elementary Age- What Skills Can We Increase During Distance Learning
  • 06/22/2021 - Finding Community Supports And Summer Activities

Webinar Zoom/registration information will be posted here close to session dates.

Be informed by our MDUSD CBO

In case you haven't seen them yet, our Chief Business Officer answers parent/staff/community questions in a weekly "Ask the CBO" series. Last week's topic covers Multi Year Projections and shows the community how to read a one page budget.


Many of you have asked how the CARES Act funds were spent, and the MDUSD website has that information in English and Spanish. If there is a topic you would like covered, please send the suggestion to cbo@mdusd.org