Mar Vista Parent Newsletter

Week of September 7, 2020

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night virtual meetings this Thursday evening. I hope you're all able to participate!

Enjoy the rest of your three day weekend and remember that Monday is Labor Day and there is no school.

Kind regards,

Stephanie Monroe

Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update

Hello, Families!

Various student materials will be distributed on Tuesday, September 8th. Many teachers are electing to send home the student workbooks for math. These will be available from 8-10 and 3-5. Your child's teacher will let you know when to pick those up.

We will have our first round of MAP testing beginning on September 22nd. This is an assessment we do every year, three times per year. Obviously this will be slightly different during distance learning, and I want to be sure we set the students up for success.

You can watch a video about the assessment here:'s_this_test_about.html

This assessment does not affect a student's grade, and it gives teachers great insight into what students know and where they may need targeted support. This is not a pass/fail test, in fact, it is designed in a way that students will inevitably not know the correct answers to many of the questions. It does this to figure out the exact level students are at in both math and reading. When your child is taking the test from home please allow them to work independently and do not give them assistance on the assessment. The teachers will be monitoring student work through google meet when the assessment is taking place.

I encourage the students to spend some time on the practice test. You can find that here:

The username and password are both: grow

Thanks for your support with this!

-Mr. Jacobsmeyer

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Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 5:30-7pm

This is an online event.

This year our Back to School Night will be entirely online. Links to the Administrators' Welcome and Teacher Presentations will be emailed and posted on the school website on Thursday, September 10 by 5:30 pm (Admin by 5:00). We look forward to sharing more about the 2020-2021 school year with you!

5:30-6:00: TK-1st grade

6:00-6:30: 2nd-3rd grade

6:30-7:00: 4th-6th grade

Mar Vista Parent Club

We are looking forward to another great school year together at Mar Vista! Although we are virtual for the first semester, the MVPs continue to meet monthly virtually and work together to find ways to support the teachers and students during this unique time. We are looking for new people that want to get involved. There are so many different ways you can contribute and get involved with the MVPs, so please reach out or come check out a meeting! We will be in there virtually welcoming you with a smile! Hope to see many new faces soon!

Next MVP Meeting is on 9/22 from at 7:00 pm

For more information contact us at or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.

Deadline extended! It's not too late to get involved with School Site Council!

School Site Council Nomination Form - Nominate yourself or another parent by Friday 9/11

As part of the school plan we encourage the involvement of parents in the

education of their children. You are, therefore, invited to nominate yourself or another

person who you believe will serve our school community by being the voice of the parents

on the School Site Council. The first SSC Meeting will be on Tuesday 9/15 from 4:30-5:30 on the second Tuesday of each month thereafter throughout the school year. The council will meet to review and analyze the results of school wide assessments and climate data and make important decision on how best to utilize school resources. The names on the nomination form will be used for a voting ballot if each nominee agrees. All parents will be given the opportunity to vote for the parent members of the SSC via online ballot. Join us and make a difference!

Daily Instructional Schedules

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PVUSD School Meals - Fall 2020

School meals are served daily at Valencia Elementary from 7:00-10:00 am. Click here for details.


If your child's district issued Chromebook needs some attention, you may go to Aptos High School or Cesar Chavez Middle School ~ Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am12pm

Technology Support

The PVUSD Technology Department is ready to assist with your distance learning needs.

Call the Help Desk at (831) 786-TECH (8324)

Use this option if you need immediate assistance.

The PVUSD Help Desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day and the help desk technicians can remotely assist you just like being with you in front of your computer.

Synergy Support for Parents


Mar Vista Distance Learning Webpage

Find just about everything you need for Distance Learning on the Mar Vista Distance Learning webpage on our school website. Click here: Mar Vista Distance Learning 2020-2021