SOLEDAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 5, 2021
Message from Interim Superintendent, Randy Bangs
Dear Soledad Team,
This week I would like to highlight the work of our amazing employees during the week of January 25-29. As you know, this was a week of stormy weather with high winds and significant rainfall. The weather posed challenges to staff and students alike; including flooding, road closures, and power outages. Through it all our staff members, some of whom faced adverse conditions near their homes, continued to provide learning and support to our students. One teacher, who was evacuated from her home set up shop at a hotel and continued to provide instruction. Our food service workers faced down the rain and wind to ensure that students were provided nutritional meals as usual. Wonderful work! We are truly appreciative of all of our staff.
This week we continued planning for district-hosted COVID testing. We have had a good response from over 200 employees regarding COVID testing and vaccinations. If you have not yet responded to the survey, you are invited to do so. The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiPI7yAUfk3K2fof_OYIezhIVULq0RBwdx1rOeY5w3kfisWg/viewform
Soledad Heroes Work Here - Banners
If you drive by any of our schools, here is what you'll see in honor of our Teachers & Staff.
Thank you for all you do for our students, parents, and community - in person and in a virtual setting.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FROM DANA VIVIT - MUSIC TEACHER
Dear School Board, District Office, Principals of Rose, Frank, Gabilan, San Vicente, Jack and office staff and all Parents, Band students and their Teachers. I would like to thank all of you for the support you have given our wonderful student musicians. The students have been working very hard and been very faithful about coming to class this fall. The students have recorded
themselves for you to get to hear how they are doing. This was not a required activity, but many have taken part. Tap on each video to hear the students play their music for you.
Mrs. Dana Vivit
POETRY OUT LOUD
Who will be the next Monterey County Poetry Out Loud Champion?
Find out on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 1:00pm by joining our free live virtual event via YouTube and Facebook. This year, the high school students of Alisal High School, Gonzales High School, Pacific Grove High School, Rancho San Juan High School, Soledad High School and York School will be showcased in their final competition before going on to the state level.
Two Soledad High School students, Tawny Hoang and Karla Vasquez, are competing wlll be competing.
Poetry Out Loud, presented in partnership with the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry—both classic and contemporary—through memorization, performance, and competition.
To register, go to
HAPPY NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL SUSD COUNSELORS!
CITY OF SOLEDAD ART CONTEST
City's Centennial Celebration
The City of Soledad is reaching its 100th year as a city on March 9, 2021. They are are working on creating a set of events to commemorate our beautiful city. As a start for these set of events, the City of Soledad would like the help of students to kick-off their Centennial Celebration by having a virtual art showcase starting on January 19, 2021. Students of all ages are welcomed to participate!
To participate in this art showcase, students are able to submit an 8.5 x 11 drawing of their choice answering the question, “What does Soledad mean to you?” which can be focused on their favorite spot in town or their favorite memory in Soledad. There are two ways students are able to submit their art work. The first way they are able to submit is via email at email@example.com or have it dropped off at City Hall, details on all of this are included in the flyer below.
The submitted artwork will be showcased via The City of Soledad Facebook Page every second Tuesday of each month, starting on February 9th. They will be displaying the student’s artwork, their first name, grade and school name only. All participants will be then have a Centennial Keepsake be delivered to them as a form of appreciation for their submission!
It is important that all participants include the following information:
- First Name (last name not necessary)
- Student Address (to have a Centennial Keepsake delivered)
All IN For Equity, Dirsupting Educational Inequities: Transforming PK-12 Learning
Register at: http://monterey.k12oms.org/1519-195741
Friday, Feb 12, 2021, 01:00 PM
California State Preschool Program
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