Soaring Over MDE

We Finally Made it to September!

It is often said in schools that there are 100-days of May...I have to be honest with you all, it felt as though there were at least 100-days of August! I am so glad that we have moved out of August and are now onto September!


It feels as though teachers, students, and families are starting to get into the swing of Distance Learning. Although we all would rather be at school in person, I know I have heard from many of you, that, 'It's not as bad as you thought it would be.'


Transitioning to a new school year during this uncertain time of the COVID pandemic has been a challenge. However, our students, teachers and families have done an amazing job adjusting. I am so proud of how well every student is doing! I look forward to working with you and your child to continue building the strong foundation they need to be successful.

Google Classroom OR See Saw

Please check your child's Google Classroom or See Saw each night for their nightly "Homework" assignment. Please do not do any of the "Classwork" assignments, as teachers will complete these assignments in class. It is also best to NOT work ahead. Teachers have strategically planned the week's lessons and the pacing. When your child works ahead, this prohibits them from working with their peers/teacher. By having no work to complete it gives students the opportunity to be disengaged and disruptive. (If this occurs, the teacher does have the right to disconnect your student from online learning, until they have a chance to contact the family.)

Attendance Matters!

Even from a distance, attendance matters. Showing up for the entirety of each session is important! While watching a screen for extended periods of time is hard, teachers know this and are building in breaks throughout the lesson(s).


If you are unable to log-on to your class, please contact the office. If your child is going to be absent, for illness, appointment, etc, please contact the office 925.672.4840.

BARK

In an effort to secure the MDUSD domain, BARK is being implemented by the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Bark for Schools is a student and school safety product that detects potential problems across G Suite, Office 365, and Chrome to help protect students — at no cost.


Bark helps keep more than 5.2 million children across the U.S. safe online and in real life. Bark monitors online activities for potential issues like cyber-bullying, sexual predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more.


The administrative team is alerted if any inappropriate online activity (as mentioned above) is found within our students' MDUSD domain. Admin may contact parents should your child be found misusing student technology.

Weekend Story

I want to give everyone a weekend to "catch-up" on our stories. There will be a new surprise reader next week. I hope you are enjoying this new tradition! Again, if you have access to anyone you think would be a fun reader, please do not hesitate to let me know.

What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?

NO SCHOOL, Monday, September 7, 2020


Labor Day
, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
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PFC NEWS

Our PFC General Meeting will be on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:00pm. Please check Konstella for the Zoom link that will be shared out.


If you haven't done so yet, take a moment to sign up for Konstella communication from our Parent Faculty Club (PFC). Even if you signed up last year, please take a moment and sign up again. You will be getting information regarding room updates, school activities, parent discussions, school directory and more. (Konstella is a private and secure service that keeps you informed and connected with other parents at school.)


https://www.konstella.com/cd/Kh5DMw



Contact Information


sanchezk@mdusd.org


925.672.4840