Quail Summit Elementary Newsletter!
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SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
23330 Quail Summit Drive•Diamond Bar, CA 91765
We are living in a very difficult time. There are so many unknowns and I wish things were different but they are not. At this time, difficult decisions had to be made. I want you to know the our Quail Summit family want to provide our students with learning opportunities during the school closures. They have worked to come up with grade level work that will help to keep students engaged and interested in learning. Below there is the link to the resources by grade level.
The resources are below digitally organized by grade level. We will also have a hard copy available on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00pm outside of our school.
These resources to are to be used to give the students opportunity to stay engaged with learning, but they are not to be turned in or graded. They are optional.
I look forward to when we can be together again.
Grade Level Learning and Enrichment during school closure
March 16 – March 18 School Dismissal (“Pupil Free”/no students)
March 19 – April 9 School CLOSURE (no students/no staff)
April 10 – April 17 Spring Break Recess
April 20 School Resumes
Together We Are Strong (Yucky Bug) by Julia Cook
From the Desk of Shenan Flores-Guidance Counselor
Hello amazing parents! So many topics are difficult for us to discuss with our children. Please use these resources to help open communication and quell fears, worries and anxieties during these confusing and emotional times with your kiddos.
This is a just released book written by Julia Cook who recently visited our school! She wrote this to help children cope and understand the coronavirus.
Video on handwashing for younger kids (K-2)
Coronavirus video explanation for children (K-8)
Article on how to discuss coronavirus with children
Storytime with Mrs. Weissenberger (Will Continue as planned)
Students can join me via Facebook (with parent supervision) to hear me read a story live from my home to theirs. I absolutely love reading to children and this is my way of sharing my love of reading with all our kiddos.
Please join me on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 pm for our Facebook Live story time. If you have not done so yet, please join Quail Summit Facebook Group prior to March , as your friend request may need to be approved.
FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450184219094148/
The hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings...and the danger in suppressing them.
Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?
Walnut Valley-Dr. Taylor Superintendent Message-Sent out March 13, 2020
First and foremost, I appreciate your support during this challenging time. As the parent of three children, I certainly empathize with the stress, fear, and inquiry that this time period has caused for many parents/guardians.
At an Emergency Meeting of the Board of Trustees this afternoon, the Board approved a resolution through an emergency measure, which grants me, as the Superintendent, the authority to “take all appropriate action to respond to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”
With the authorization allowing school districts to do so, and following today’s recommendation from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) that all schools in Los Angeles County close and/or be dismissed for a minimum of two weeks due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), I have decided to dismiss (“pupil free”) schools effective immediately, followed by all schools being closed through Spring Break (5 weeks).
Beginning Monday, March 16, and through the regularly scheduled Spring Break (Sunday, April 19) all schools will be dismissed and/or closed to students.
- March 16 – March 18 School Dismissal (“Pupil Free”/no students)
- March 19 – April 9 School CLOSURE (no students/no staff)
- April 10 – April 17 Spring Break Recess
- April 20 School Resumes
Additionally, all extra-curricular activities and athletics have been postponed.
We continue to prioritize the health and wellness of students and staff as our highest concern. Given the advisement of Public Health, medical experts, and other state and county entities, we have decided to allow an appropriate amount of time for students, staff, and families to follow advice of medical practitioners and experts, practice healthy habits, and lessen opportunities for the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
I recognize that my decision will impact everyone differently. Our District will be working with staff to lessen the academic gap that typically occurs over extended recesses from school. Next week, parents and students will be notified of curricular resources that can be utilized during the school closure.
Furthermore, next week, all schools will provide additional information, answer questions, and discuss next steps. While this is an extremely difficult decision, I also am confident that it was made with the best interest of our staff and students in mind.
Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.
Walnut Valley Unified School District
Meals Available During Closure
TO: WVUSD Families
FROM: Emmalyn Coles, MBA - Director of Nutrition Services
DATE: March 13, 2020
SUBJECT: Meals for Students
The Walnut Valley Unified School District will be under school closure beginning March 16, 2020. However, Nutrition Services will continue to be a resource for students and families. Starting on Monday, March 16, meals will be available for pick-up, Monday through Friday, until further notice.
Meals are available to children ages 18 and under, and can be obtained through a drive-thru service at designated locations to allow for maximum efficiency and safety. For students and families without vehicle transportation, a walk-up “Grab & Go” pick up method will be available. Children must be physically present for either method and do not need to exit the vehicle. All meals must be taken and eaten off-site; there will be no congregating at these locations. Children do NOT need to be students of WVUSD to receive meals. Meals will be provided at no cost to the families.
Time frame for this service will be 7:30am-10:00am.
Locations will be the main parking lots of the following schools:
Walnut High School – Staff parking lot
Diamond Bar High School – In front of the gym.
We are happy to inform you that we are also partnering with other neighboring school districts’ Food & Nutrition Services Departments to create broader access in the event the above locations cannot be accessed by members of the community without transportation.
Alternate feeding sites at other districts will be posted on our website www.walnutnutrition.org.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. For meal service questions, please contact us at (909) 595-1261 x31322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmalyn Coles, MBA
Director of Nutrition Services
Community Club News!
Hello Quail Summit Families,
The book fair has been postponed. Please feel free to click on the flyer below. There is a link to Scholastic eWallet. You can still support our school by purchasing books from Scholastic online.
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