Extra!Extra! Village Families
Week of January 3rd-7th
Welcome back to school and the 2022 New Year!
Please see Superintendent Mueller's letter below, regarding our return to school testing protocols that CUSD is offering tomorrow at CMS. We are hopeful for a safe and healthy return to school and will be following our COVID protocols outlined before our Winter Break.
Can't wait to see all of our beautiful Village Superheros on Tuesday!
Onward and Upward we go into 2022!
CUSD Letter to Parents per Superintendent Mueller on January 2, 2022
Happy New Year!
We hope you have enjoyed a safe and restful winter break and we look forward to seeing your students back on campus when school resumes this Tuesday, January 4.
As you are aware, COVID-19 cases have been increasing in our community and across the country. According to most reports the surge will continue through mid-January. Our district health team, in collaboration with county and state health officials, has been monitoring data throughout the winter break in preparation to resume in-person instruction.
Our health practitioners have spent many hours during the past two weeks developing and redeveloping plans and protocols in an effort to keep our schools open.
Essential to safe reopening and to staying open throughout the surge, is to ensure those individuals who come to school next Tuesday are COVID-19 negative.
As such, we suggest that all students, regardless of vaccination status, take a COVID test prior to returning to school. For your convenience we will open a free COVID Testing Center at Coronado Middle School tomorrow (Monday, January 3) from 8am-11am. We will accommodate as many students as possible during this time and appointments will be given on a first come, first served basis. Please register for an appointment time (if the link does not work with your mobile device, please use a desktop or laptop computer): https://my.primary.health/r/coronado?registration_type=student
Currently there is no specific case threshold at which state and local public health recommend a temporary closure of a classroom or school. Guidance from the California Department of Public Health states that “a temporary school closure due to COVID-19 should be a last resort and considered only after all available resources have been exhausted in an attempt to preserve in-person education.”
Many of our CUSD staff are currently in various stages of quarantine and/or COVID recovery. Our primary challenge at this point will be the ability to maintain sufficient staffing to provide in-person instruction. We are hopeful that we will not face an insurmountable staffing shortage, but if we do we will work with the San Diego County Office of Education and local public health officials to make decisions that support the health, safety, and continued learning for our students.
We understand this is a time of uncertainty and concern for our staff and families. News and information are constantly changing and we are committed to keeping you as informed as possible of any developments that affect our school community. During the next week as we transition back we will send daily communications via email.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday!
Karl J Mueller
Additional COVID related information is available on our website and linked below:
COVID 19 Vaccination Status:
Please share your child’s vaccination record with the health office or email to the Covid team at COVIDteam@coronadousd.net. Once we have verification, those students who have been identified as close contacts will be able to stay in school and not test unless they are symptomatic.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT VILLAGE ELEMENTARY
Interested in Volunteering at Village Elementary?
The volunteer assistance you provide in our schools is valuable. We recognize your experience will enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students and contribute to school safety while strengthening our schools’ relationships with the community.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the CUSD, please contact Kelley Englehart in the Human Resources Department of the district office. We may be contacted by e-mail or by phone.
To become a volunteer the following procedures and documents must be completed. You can access these documents simply by clicking the links below.
- School Volunteer Application
- Verification of a negative Tuberculosis Test (TB) within the past four years
- Must show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status
We thank you for your service to our students and school community.
To volunteer in the public schools, TB test and DOJ/FBI fingerprint documents must be submitted to human resources.
Frequently Asked Questions - Regarding Fingerprints
The attached document contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Anchored For Life- LOOKING FOR ONE MORE VOLUNTEER!
We have one fantastic parent who has stepped forward to be an Anchored4Life (A4L) Adviser, but we could use one more. A4L is a peer-to-peer program sponsored by the military aimed at helping students welcome and support each other through transitions such as deployments and PCS moves. Achored4Life is designed to create opportunities for youth to acquire and practice valuable life skills, increase self-esteem and positive communication, plus integrate empathy and integrity into daily activities. The program is supported by the Military and Family Life Counselors, School Liaison and Principal. Volunteer Advisers are asked to attend an annual training and meet with the 8 Student Team Leaders once a month. A4L is a simple, fun, and meaningful way to make a powerful impact in the lives of students!
Mrs. Trinidad is in need of donationd for the ILAB!
Cloth (old clothing, rags, towels, knit materials, etc.)
Wood (small planks, wood shavings like animal bedding)
Rubber of any kind (small pieces)
Plastic (soft or hard, bags, clean to-go containers, etc)
Foam of any kind, including packing peanuts, hard or soft foam, clean to-go containers, or cups)
cardboard, paper (boxes, TP or Paper towel rolls)
bags of dry rice or dry beans
Anything else you can think that might be a good insulator!
Please send any of these items to school with your student for our ILAB projects!
December 6th-17th- Students will take their Interim English Languge Arts Assessments for Benchmark Reading between these dates. These assessments will be given in class and the reuluts will be used to form small groups for intervention and extension (WIN: What I Need) time.
January 17 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/No School
January 24-27th Kindness Challenge
January 27 End of Semester 1
January 28 Teacher Workday/No School for Students
January 31 Start of Semester 2
February 18-21 Presidents’ Weekend Holiday/No School
March 28-April 3 Spring Break/No School. *** IT IS ONLY ONE WEEK***
April 13-15 Parent Conferences as Needed/Early Release 1:40
April 18 District Holiday/No School
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday/No School
June 16 5th Grade Promotion/Last Day of School/Early Release
The e-Decision Tree was developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego in collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine Division of Child and Community Health and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).
COVID Protocols- Please Read Carefully
Absences NOT Related to Illness should be reported via pre-COVID protocols (phone/email/paper absence notes). Contact Attendance Technician, Melinda Clay @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences - STUDENT ILLNESS: Student Absence Reporting Form:
- USE THIS Village Absence Reporting Form. A member of our COVID Response Team will review the information you submit and contact you for additional information, if necessary. Students who are sick must be cleared before returning to campus. All students who have been absent from school must report to the office before going to class. If their absence has not been cleared, parents will be notified. Thank you for your support in adhering to this policy.
Student Returning to School After CCD: All students must check in at the front office with Mrs. Clay in attendance to receive their health pass if they did not print thiers out when sent to them.
Students Presenting Symptoms of COVID19 (Symptomatic)
Students with Covid-related symptoms must provide documentation of a negative molecular test (PCR, NAAT or LAMP) to return to school. Test results should be emailed to COVIDteam@coronadousd.net. Once the test is accepted, students will receive a “pass” to return to school.
Vaccination Status: The current decision tree allows close contacts who are asymptomatic and vaccinated to remain in school. Please complete this optional form to verify your student’s vaccination status. https://bit.ly/3jBGytn
MASK Protocols: Please take the opportunity to review the district’s mask enforcement protocols and mask guidelines from the CDC with your student. Information can be found by following this link: https://bit.ly/2W2d0MA
Concurrent Curriculum Delivery (CCD) CUSD in collaboration with our teachers, have agreed to provide Concurrent Curriculum Delivery via Zoom to students if they are directed to quarantine or isolate. This program is only available to students directed not to attend in person by the COVID Command Center.
Sample CCD Format for the Elementary Aged Student:
ELA: 1 Hour of Whole Group Instruction with Benchmark and Writing Instruction
Math: Whole Group instruction for 1 Hour and 15 minutes of Number Corner
Sanford Harmony: 15-20 minutes
Specials on Googel Classroom
Social Studies and Science
COVID Team Center: The center is open daily from 8-3. Parents/staff can leave messages and a team member will follow up. Phone: 619-437-1305 Ext:1040
Students earn superhero tickets throughout the week for being safe, respectful, responsible and kind. They can earn them from any adult on campus who sees them exhibiting superhero behaviors.
Each Monday and Friday, after school, students will be able to bring their tickets in to trade for prizes. If they would like to save up their tickets, they can!
15 tickets=1 prize!
If your student has enough tickets to trade in for a prize, they will be escorted to the office before school lets out to pick a prize!
See below for other options.