Bengal Bulletin

October 2020

Phase Two of Return to In-Person Learning Begins Monday

Following the successful completion of Phase 1, on Monday, October 5, 2020, Mountain View will begin phase 2 of the district's four-phase plan to gradually and safely return students to in-person learning. On that day, students in grades 3-6 will join students in K-2 in the following alternating daily learning schedule:


  • Mondays: All Students Virtual
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays: Students assigned to GOLD
  • Wednesdays/Fridays: Students assigned to SILVER


Link to MTN VIEW Return to School Newsletter

Our pandemic plan calls for students to use personal water bottles and filling stations rather than the drinking fountains. Please send your student(s) with a water bottle that is filled up each morning as they come to in-person learning. Student can re-fill them throughout the day at the fill stations and in their classrooms.


Reminder about parking lots
The parking lot off of Kingston is for buses only.

The parking lot off of Cabarton is for drop off and pick up of students. If you are waiting in your car you may pull up to the curb and wait, but if you are leaving your car please park in a designated parking spot.


For your reference, links below have been shared previously:

Phased return to in-person learning

Central District Health Illness Decision Tree

Central District Health COVID Exposure Decision Tree

IMPORTANT End of First Quarter Calendar Change

Friday, October 16th, was originally scheduled to be a non-school day for elementary school students (grades K-6) to allow time for teachers to work on report cards. However, because of the current alternating daily learning schedule, the District has decided to make Friday, October 16th an in-person learning day for those students who currently attend in-person learning on Fridays. Therefore, Monday, October 19th will be a non-school day for elementary school students (grades K-6) in order to provide teachers time to work on report cards and prepare for parent teacher conferences.


In summary

  • October 16th is an in-person school day for students assigned to SILVER
  • October 19th No School

Parent Teacher Conferences go Virtual

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 21st from 4:00-8:00pm and Thursday, October 22nd from 8:30am-8:00pm.


Sign ups for conferences will be done through SignUpGenius. After school on Wednesday, October 7th all teachers will send families the link to sign up for a conference time. Conferences last for no more than 15 minutes. If more time is needed parent and teacher can arrange another time for follow up.


Teachers will share the individual links with parents for the Google Meet at the time arranged through SignUpGenius.

RESPONSIBILITY

This month we are focusing on RESPONSIBILITY.


What is responsibility? There is a few different ways we talk about responsibility:

  • A responsibility: something you are expected to do
  • Being responsible: doing the things you are supposed to do
  • Accepting responsibility: taking the praise or the blame for something you have done


These are all related to doing the things we are supposed to do, and accepting the positive or negative outcomes of our actions.


Here is an example of responsibility and consequences-


Feeding the Dog


Responsibility: Each morning you are expected to feed the dog.

Consequence if you are responsible: First, the dog has a full belly and is healthy. Second, your parents know they can trust you to do what you say you will do and will be more likely to give you space and freedom to manage your own time.

Consequence if you are irresponsible (not responsible): First, the dog is hungry and long-term you could harm the dog’s health. Second, your parents are disappointed and feel they have to check up on you and control your behavior more.


Make a list of ways you are responsible at home, at school, to yourself, and to the environment. Share it with your teacher!

From the Counselor

Message from Miss S!


Hello Mountain View family! As we continue to get through this difficult time together, I wanted to share some of the concepts we have been talking about in our classroom counseling lessons. We have been focused on our current situation and discussing how it makes us feel, distinguishing what we have control over vs what we don't and learning how to cope with not being able to be at school full time. Below are videos that all of our students have watched and we wanted to share them with you so that you can continue to utilize this common knowledge and help your kiddos through these stressful times from home.


Name It to Tame It-
recognizing our emotions and becoming aware of them. This is always the first step! We understand that breathing will help with this step!


What's in our control vs whats out of our control- We talk about focusing on the things that ARE in our control and letting go of what's not. Have your child(ren) draw the circle and draw what they have control over and what they don't. This awareness is key!


Flipping our lid- Kids video and parents video- We talk a lot about our brains and how our emotional (baby brain) can come out and take control when we "flip our lid". That's when we talk about how to calm back down and cope with how we feel. It also helps us to not internalize getting upset, because we all flip our lids sometimes, even parents!


The Toolbox- Coping skills that are inside of us everywhere we go, every single day.This year, the whole school will implement this school-wide so this language will be used everyday, everywhere. Teachers will be discussing these in more depth soon!


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are all going through this together! - Love, Ms. S!

From the School Nurse

Cold and flu season is quickly upon us. Please do not send your children to school if they are showing signs of illness. If you are unsure of whether or not you should send your child please do a quick run through of these questions with your child:

Are they running a fever?

Do they have a persistent cough?

Are they congested or have body aches?

Do they have a runny nose?

Have they had diarrhea or thrown up?

If the answer is yes, please keep them home.


Please take the time to update your student’s online health history. It is very important for the health office to know your student's most recent medical history, especially seasonal allergies or asthma, for example.


Stay healthy,

Nurse Jane

Library news

The Mountain View Library is buzzing along with upper grades signing up for the 2020-2021 Battle of the Books. Mrs. Bostrom is excited to launch a condensed version of battles. We will have still have teams of 4 and they will each read two of the 8 books selected. Battles will be set up in the spring and can be virtual if needed. When we are back in-person books will be available and teams can start reading.


If you have any library books at home from last school year, you can bring them back anytime.


If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

Attendance

Please call the attendance line at (208) 854-5724 if your student will not be logging on OR communicate with your student's teacher so we can mark your student absent. Thank you!
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Technical Support

If you need help with your district chromebook, please contact our support team at 208-854-6670 or visit our Help Desk Website.


Our IT team is taking calls from 7am to 9pm Monday through Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

Student Login and Help Desk Information
Responsible use of technology expectations
Mobile phone hotspots with current carriers
Community based wifi



Internet Filter:

As we move forward with our new learning opportunities, we want to team with you in providing a safe online experience. Specifically, for those families using district provided chromebooks, we will continue to make you aware of potential misuse or attempts to access inappropriate content. Teamwork truly is the key to success as we move forward. No filter can block every intentional attempt to access inappropriate content. However, we will contact you if our team sees activity of which you should be aware.

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