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"We're Going Places!" - January 18th-22nd

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School Mission Statement

"First Street School is dedicated to guiding students to become positively contributing citizens and life-long learners."

Principal's Office

Hello First St. Families!


This is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of January 18th through January 22nd. I hope everyone has been enjoying this three-day, Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. As was his legacy, let's always remember his message of peace, equality for all, and serving one another - ideals that never grow old!


To start this week, I wanted to recognize and congratulate our 4th & 5th grade school Spelling Bee qualifiers and winners. Due to COVID safety precautions, the county Spelling Bee was cancelled, but by popular demand of staff and students, we decided to follow through with our own First St. Spelling Bee. It was an exciting competition - congratulations to all of the participants:

4th Grade

Mrs. Medina - Joshua Sisneros & Alegria Vazquez

Mrs. Pellegrino - Charisma Pulido & Felipe Robledo

Mr. Rodriguez - Kaylie Bernstein & Elizabeth Gomez

Congratulations to our 4th grade winner, Felipe Robledo!


5th Grade

Ms. Mars - Jesse Boggess & Juliette Velazquez

Mrs. Moss - David Banales & Jaden Jurickovich

Mr. Rodriguez - Josh Ayala & Vivian Garcia

Ms. Yule - Sven Butterfield & Emily Guillen

Congratulations to our 5th grade winner, Emily Guillen!


Please refer to Mr. Leaman's Superintendent "Family Update #84" below for important information from the district. As always feel free to call or email me directly if you have any further questions or need support or help in any way!


Have a great week!


Mr. Cubias

Download Our First Street School App!

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WPUSD COVID-19 Prevention Video

"Roadmap to Reopening" - Highlights from Family Update #84 - Mr. Leaman, WPUSD Superintendent

Hello WPUSD Families and Staff,

Here is the UPDATE for Friday, January 8, 2021. If you want to report a COVID issue please use one of the links below and complete the form. After completing the form, we will contact you.

- English version of COVID Intake Form:

- Spanish version of COVID Intake Form:
- Staff Version of the COVID Intake Form:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES - GOVERNOR'S REOPENING PLAN

The CDPH released a new 51-page document with new guidelines for schools to reopen. Of course, the irony to that statement is we are already open. We are analyzing the document and determining how it will affect our in-person program. I want to assure everyone that through our staffs' efforts, we have successfully offered an in-person program since October 6, 2020. Our desire is to continue to offer our program 5 days a week using our current model. Our hopes are the new guidelines do not deter us from continuing in the manner we have so far this school year.



COVID CASES AND CONTACTS

Wear a mask and keep the distance. Our updated COVID cases and contacts are located on our website HERE.


IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ TO SEE IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THIS - Intradistrict Requests (New or Renewals)

Intradistrict requests are for students desiring to attend another school within our district, other than their school of residence. Approved intradistricts are good for one year and must be renewed annually. The process for requesting an intradistrict is the same for new and renewal requests. Students participating in specialized programs (K-8), such as GATE, Bilingual Immersion, Special Education, and GEMS Honors Academy, housed at specific sites do not have to complete an intradistrict request form.


With the opening of Twelve Bridges High School (TBHS), which means two comprehensive high schools in the District, intradistrict requests are now being implemented at the high school level. TBHS will open with 9th and 10th grade students only. Therefore, current 8th and 9th grade students who reside in the Twelve Bridges Middle School attendance area, will be slated to attend TBHS. Current 8th-11th graders residing in the Glen Edwards Middle School attendance area will be slated to attend or remain in attendance at Lincoln High School. All current 8th and 9th graders wishing to attend a high school other than theirs of residence must submit an intradistrict request. Intradistrict requests for the purpose of pursuing specialized programs housed at one of the high schools will be given priority. Below are the 2021-2022 locations of our specialized programs for our incoming 9th and 10th grade students.

Lincoln High School (LHS)

  • Agriculture and Natural Resource
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Visual Arts (Ceramics)
  • Building and Construction Trades
  • California Cadet Corps
  • Engineering and Architecture
Twelve Bridges High School (TBHS)
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Visual Arts (Commercial Art)
  • Media Arts (Video Production & Graphic Design)
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
The window for submitting intradistrict requests for all of the aforementioned reasons is now open and will remain open through the end of the school year. However, for those seeking priority in renewal or first time approval, you must submit your intradistrict request form (English Form / Spanish Form) no later than February 19, 2021. Submitting a request form before, on, or after February 19, 2021 does not guarantee approval as approvals are based on space availability and other factors. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school site for assistance.


FOOD SERVICE IN THE NEW CALENDAR YEAR

We are now offering daily meals to In-person learners! Each meal box for Monday through Thursday will have one breakfast and one lunch. Friday's meal boxes will have 3 breakfast and 3 lunches.
Students on InterCONNECT or on home quarantine will continue to be offered to pick-up a week's worth of meals on Wednesdays at Glen Edwards Middle School from 1-3pm. You can sign up HERE.
* Check out the WPUSD Food Service page HERE for more details.


KEY DATES - Registering for the 2021-22 School Year Starts

- January 5, 2021 –Intradistrict Transfers (on-line) accepted started

- January 25, 2021 - at 8:00am - Online Registration goes live & Parents can start turning in complete registration packets to their home school office.

- February 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm –Deadline to submit Intradistrict Transfer Form(on-line)

- February 21, 2021 - at 4:00 pm- All complete registration packets must be turned into the home school office (for TBHS please turn in to LHS office)

- February 24th -Lottery for Bilingual Immersion Program

- February 25th through March 5th-Parent notification/confirmation of Bilingual Immersion placement

- Early March - Notification to TK students of their assigned class (AM or PM) and school


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Family/Staff UPDATE #84

Meals for Students - FOOD SERVICE CHANGES IN THE NEW CALENDAR YEAR

New! Meals are being offered DAILY to all In-person learners. Each meal box for Monday through Thursday will have one breakfast and one lunch. Friday's meal boxes will have 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. To add or remove your student from the in-person meal distribution list, please notify your child's teacher or email Ms. Lawson directly (see below for email address).


InterCONNECT or home quarantine students will continue to be offered to pick-up a week's worth of meals on Wednesdays.


For any other questions or concerns please email Christina Lawson at clawson@wpusd.org

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - San Francisco State University

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Our “College Knowledge focus school for this week is San Francisco State University, also known as the Gators! San Francisco State University is a public university in San Francisco with a total enrollment of about 27,000 students. Click here to see the SF State’s homepage with more information and videos to share.

  • Monday - As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, and 5 doctoral degrees along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges. Click here to watch a “Welcome to San Francisco State” introductory video.

  • Tuesday - Founded in 1899 as San Francisco State Normal School, a two-year teacher-training college. First normal school in the nation to require a high school diploma for admission. University Milestones - First graduating class (36 women) in 1901. In its history, the school has had 5 names: San Francisco State Normal School 1899 - 1921; San Francisco State Teachers College - 1921 - 1935; San Francisco State College - 1935 - 1972; California State University, San Francisco - 1972 - 1974; and finally San Francisco State University; 1974 - present. Check out this virtual tour of some of the SF State students’ favorite spots on campus!

  • Wednesday - Motto - "Experientia Docet" ("Experience Teaches") Their mascot is The Gator (alligator). Selected by students in 1931, it was originally spelled with an "er" — Golden Gaters — a play on words to emphasize SF State's location. See this video with SF State track star, Alexis Henry.

  • Thursday - Living on campus allows you to be close to your classes, the library, the bookstore, dining facilities, and other campus resources. Plus, your friends and classmates will be close by, making it easier to form study groups.Their residential communities are staffed with people who work to ensure that your on-campus living environment supports your collegiate endeavors and your life outside of the classroom. Trained residence hall and facilities staff are available around-the-clock to respond to any situations that may arise. On average, students who live on campus have higher GPAs than those who live off-campus and are likely to graduate faster. Click here to see a video of the SF State housing.

  • Friday - Among the 118 majors offered, SF State has many unique fields of study including studying the history and medium of comics! Check out this video on minoring in Comic Studies at SF State!

Welcome to SF State

Free Online Tutoring Available w/ LHS Students!

If you need help with school during this pandemic, or anytime really, Google Meet us at the LHS Homework Center!

3:00 PM-6:00 PM, MONDAY-THURSDAY Google Meet Code = LHStutoring


  • Do you need help with your homework?
  • Do you have tech problems you need to figure out?
  • Do you want to go to a study group with your friends?
  • Do you have more questions than can be answered in class?

* If you need help with school during this pandemic, or anytime really, Google Meet us at the Homework Center! We bet a tutor could help! See the attached flyer below for more details!

Online Roadrunner Store Open for Business!

WHAT IS THE ROADRUNNER STORE?


The Roadrunner Store is the place where kids can "shop" for items to purchase with the BEEP cards they earn here at FSS for Being Safe, Exercising Responsibility, Engaging in Learning, & Practicing Kindness!


Typically, the kids would be able to walk through our Roadrunner Store once a month and shop in person. For COVID safety reasons, we have set up a virtual on-line store. The items currently for sale can be seen in the gallery below. To place an order, kids simply need to print the order form here, mark the item(s) they are choosing, and turn their form into their teacher or the school office. Orders will be delivered to class within two weeks of being submitted! Deadline for this next ordering period will be Friday, January 22nd; orders that made it in on time will be delivered Monday, January 25th.

FSS Face Masks Available for Sale in the School Office

There are 2 different colors/styles but both have the same wording: First Street School - "We’re going places!" The purple masks are $4 and the thicker black masks are $6. All staff and students were given one compliments of FSS CHAMPS!

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Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week:

Monday, January 18 ~ Diego Isauro Garcia and Adelisa Ludovina

Tuesday, January 19 ~

Wednesday, January 20 ~

Thursday, January 21 ~ Damian Munoz

Friday, January 22 ~ Jonathan Armstrong and Theodore Griffith Olmedo

Saturday, January 23 ~ Caroline Boerman and Rafael Vides Becerra

Sunday, January 24 ~ Maricano Garica


Next Week:

Monday, January 25 ~

Tuesday, January 26 ~ Ava Zinzun, Adelyn Reavis and Miera Aslin

Wednesday, January 27 ~ Samir Shehadeh and Kimberley Lupain Galban

Thursday, January 28 ~ Arlett Torres and Alyssa Belloso

Friday, January 29 ~ Josue Castillo

Saturday, January 30 ~ Cristian Sandoval and Ms. Norma

Sunday, January 31 ~

Save the Date

- January 25, 2021 - at 8:00am - Online Registration goes live & Parents can start turning in complete registration packets to their home school office.

- February 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm –Deadline to submit Intradistrict Transfer Form(on-line)

- February 21, 2021 - at 4:00 pm- All complete registration packets must be turned into the home school office (for TBHS please turn in to LHS office)

- February 24th -Lottery for Bilingual Immersion Program

- February 25th through March 5th-Parent notification/confirmation of Bilingual Immersion placement

- Early March - Notification to TK students of their assigned class (AM or PM) and school

CHAMPS Corner

C.H.A.M.P.S. (formerly known as PTC) stands for "Committed to Honoring and Motivating Parents and Students". Parents play a vital role in helping to fundraise, plan school functions, and guide the direction of our school. See the flyers attached below for more information, and please contact Lisa Chandra at lisac.fss.ptc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, January 18th - MLK Jr. Day - No School


Tuesday, January 19th

  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Wednesday, January 20th

  • Lockdown/Fire Drill - 9:00-9:30
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details
  • InterCONNECT Meal Distribution - Students can pick up their meals if requested from Glen Edwards Middle School between 3:00-4:00 PM. See above for more details.


Thursday, January 21st

  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Friday, January 22nd - School Spirit Wear Day!

  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details

WPUSD Medication and Immunization - Annual Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please review the following information regarding medications and health care plans on campus.


Medication Orders and Health Care Plans:

  • If your student will require medication on campus (including non-prescription medications, inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors...), please visit our website to find the required forms (Student Health Concerns and Medications).
  • Please have your student's health care provider complete and sign the appropriate forms before returning to on-campus instruction.
  • Medication will NOT be allowed on campus without the appropriate paperwork.
  • If your student has a complex/personalized care plan, you will be contacted individually in early August to update their plan. Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurses if you have any questions.


Immunizations:

  • Incoming Kindergarten and 7th Grade students will need to be up to date on required immunizations before returning to on-campus instruction. Information about required immunizations can be found on the Shots for School website.
  • See attached flyers for Placer County's Back to School Immunization Clinics.
  • If your family is unable to access medical care or immunizations, please contact your school nurse (see contact info below) for assistance and information.


Kelley Gordon, School Nurse at FSS, COES, SES, GEMS, LHS, and PHS

kgordon@wpusd.org


Madi Schumann, School Nurse at FRE, LCE, SLE, CCC, TBE, and TBM

mschumann@wpusd.org

Student Accident Insurance (Digital Version)

The safety of our students is one of our most important concerns and we take appropriate steps to protect your child from injuries. Even so, accidents can and do happen during school events and resulting medical treatment (ambulance transport, surgery, hospitalization, etc.) can be very expensive. Please know that the District does not assume responsibility for these costs. However, as a service to you and your child, your school has joined with thousands of others by offering you access to a low cost, voluntary purchase student accident/health insurance program. The program is arranged and administered by Myers-Stevens and Toohey & Co., Inc., a firm that has specialized in such coverages for 40 years. Details and an enrollment form are in the link and accompanying brochure here. Please read it here carefully.


If you are interested in signing up for "Student Accident Insurance" please click on the application link here.

Peachjar

Our school district has invested in a great new way to communicate with our families. Peachjar is a program that sends flyers out to families and also saves and organizes them on our school websites for future viewing. Click here to go to our First Street School Peachjar page.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Please click here to view and update parent and student information.

"My School Bucks" Account

Click here to enroll and manage cafeteria accounts and balances.

Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application

Click here to found out eligibility criteria.

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