The Viking View - Families

Monday, September 14th

Urgent

The campus is closed to the public. If you are coming to pick up materials or to connect with the office, please park in front of the school in the yellow zone and come to the front door. There are numbers posted on the door to get support from our staff. Thank you!

WE NEED SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS!

The Steele Lane Elementary School Site Council (SSC) is now accepting nominations for parent members on the SSC. This is a two-year term: September 2020--May 2021 and August 2021--May 2022.

Training will be provided and no experience is necessary. This is an excellent opportunity to let your voice be heard and to affect change here at our school.
The School Site Council serves the students and the school by:
  • developing the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) with teachers and support staff;
  • implementing and monitoring the SPSA;
  • evaluating the SPSA to see if SPSA goals are met

Parent members of the SSC are expected to:
  • attend the meetings held at 2:30pm on the following dates via Zoom (if a date after the first does not work, we can accommodate a change)
    • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:30
    • Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2:30
    • Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 2:30
    • Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2:30
    • Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:30
    • Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 2:30
    • Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:30
  • learn about the SPSA through trainings and information shared at SSC meetings;
  • actively participate in SSC responsibilities
If you are interested in having your name place on the ballot for School Site Council PLEASE EMAIL ME @ awilliams01@srcs.k12.ca.us OR CALL THE OFFICE AT 707-890-3945 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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Survey


Below is a brief survey so that will help us assess the needs of the families in our schools and coordinate student support services. It’s only 1 survey per household. The topics include the preferred contact method, technology needs, food/shelter resources, academics, social-emotional wellness, and other concerns. The full questions are listed below.


Just like we try to ensure that students in need of extra academic or social-emotional support get help when we are in person, we are making sure we support all students the best we can during distance learning. We appreciate your time and look forward to learning more about what needs are at our school so that we can help all students and families get connected with services, resources, and/or information.



If you have any questions, please reach out to the school counselor, Mr. Oseguera at eoseguera@srcs.k12.ca.us

Meals for Kids

We have two meal-related news items this month:

1- The USDA has extended the summer meal program so that we can continue to feed all children 0-18 with free Grab-and-Go meals this semester

2- We have extended our hours at meal sites. Many are now open from 6:45 - 9:00am and 4:30 - 7:00pm. For a complete list of days/times at each site: srcschools.org/meals

Please stop by. We still need to collect meal applications and will help you fill them out. Everything is confidential and meals are free for all kids. Need assistance? Call 707-890-3807 or email Kylie at kminto@srcs.k12.ca.us

Library resources, including free tutoring!

Did you know that each Santa Rosa City Schools student can use their student ID number as a Sonoma County Library account? It's called "Student OneCard." With Student OneCard, our students can:

  • Get FREE online homework tutoring in English and Spanish in all major subjects
    • available daily, 1:00pm-10:00pm
    • for more information about tutoring, visit this web page
  • Access free electronic resources 24/7 at sonomalibrary.org
More information is available at sonomalibrary.org/studentonecard.

ELAC

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

ELAC is a parent group that helps make decisions on the programs and services for English Language Learners.


If you are interested in joining this group, please email me at awilliams01@srcs.k12.ca.us or call the office at 707-890-3945. Please join us.

Open Enrollment


Most students attend their neighborhood school, but some students have reasons to request another school. "Open Enrollment," from Oct. 1 - Nov. 20, is the time to make that request for the 2021-22 school year. Applications must be completed online during that window. Families who need assistance can call the SAFE office at 707-890-3808. School capacities may restrict availability. See the SRCS district website for more information on Open Enrollment, also known as an "intradistrict" transfer. The online application will be available on the website beginning October 1.

Steele Lane Office Staff

Attendance

In order for you child to receive their attendance mark for the day, they must attend a live meeting (eg. Zoom), submit work, log-in to a learning platform that is being used in their class, email or call their teacher, or interact with another staff member--each day!


The best thing for your student is for them to actively engage in their class meetings and complete all assignments just like they would if they were at school in person. If you have any questions about attendance, please call the office at 707-890-3945 or communicate with your teacher.