The Weekly Olé October 2, 2020

Rancho Minerva Middle School - FAMILY EDITION

FRONT OFFICE VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Our Rancho Minerva family is here and ready to help!

We know you have a lot of questions.

Don't be afraid to call us and ask!


To maintain physical distancing and safety for all, please make an appointment before coming to campus. We want to be sure that we have someone to assist you when you arrive.

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED BY EVERY PERSON WHO COMES ON CAMPUS.

Please call us at any time between 8am - 3:30pm for assistance.

FRONT OFFICE - (760) 631-4500

HAPPY CUSTODIAN APPRECIATION DAY!

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SCHOLAR MOVIE STARS NEEDED!

RMMS will be featured in the next Community Update. We are looking for some movie star scholars to be highlighted in our portion of the film. If you are interested in having your scholar be part of the film, please let Ms. DeSanto or Ms. Lucia know.


Filming will be October 8, 2020. We will excuse your scholar from their Period 4 class if need be. They will need to be at RMMS, wearing RMMS gear if they have it (a PE shirt, etc) and their mask on at noon on October 8, 2020. The entire event will be done by 1:30 pm.

WE NEED YOU!

We are currently looking for parents to participate in several crucial, required teams at RMMS. Please contact Lucia Rodriguez via email or at 760-631-4500.


We are looking for parents to serve on the School Site Council (SSC). A School Site Council (SSC) is group of teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members who work together to develop and monitor a school's improvement plan. It is a legally required decision-making body for any school receiving federal funds.


We are looking for parents to serve on the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC/DELAC) at the site and district level. The ELAC shall be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Advising the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners and submitting the plan to the School Site Council for consideration of inclusion in the School Plan for Student Achievement.
  • Assisting in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment.
  • Ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
  • Each ELAC shall have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC).

School Re-Opening Plan

Rancho Minerva is excited to welcome those scholars who chose the CLASSIC model back on campus on October 20, 2020. Those scholars in the VIRTUAL model will continue to learn from their homes. The schedule of learning will be adjusted so that we can meet the needs of all of our scholars. We have many teachers that will be working in the CLASSIC and VIRTUAL models every day, so we need to be sure our schedules allow them to meet with their scholars. We will share the schedule as we get closer to our re-opening.


For those scholars who will return to in person learning: PLEASE begin talking to your child about safety protocols. Every scholar and staff member will be REQUIRED to wear their mask all day long. This is not negotiable. In addition, scholars will be asked to maintain physical distancing in the common areas, like lunch, blacktop, and restrooms. We know this isn't how we want it to be, however, we have to do this for now. Again, this is not negotiable. Thank you in advance for getting your scholar ready! We can't wait to see them!

JOIN PTA AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARS AT RMMS!

Membership Link


20-21 PTA Board:

President - Ashley Tovar (click name for email)

Vice President - Ashley Doyea

Secretary - Lucia Rodriguez

Treasurer - Amanda Remmen

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CANVAS UPDATE

Great job working through all the kinks this week with Canvas (and the technology).


Be sure to check out the VUSD Vista Institute for Parents for assistance with Canvas.

Click here to go to the site. There are TONS of resources available for you!


If your scholar gets kicked out of their Zoom meeting, please have your scholar email their teacher to let them know AND then complete the assignment that is in their Canvas classroom. In addition, your scholar can make an appointment to meet with their teacher during the Learning Options time after 12:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday. That's a great way to stay caught up!

STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR TEENS

*Erase stress (or at least try!). To see a variety of ways to deal (help) with stress, anxiety or not so good feelings, click this link for ideas: Coping Skills & Stress Management Ideas

VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

As we get closer to the opening of Classic RMMS, please be aware that our schedule will be changing for ALL scholars, including those in the VIRTUAL model! Thank you in advance for your flexibility! For now, the current schedule is what we are following.


Click here for the current Virtual Schedule.

You are a VIP!

The Vista Institute for Parents (VIP) is a collaborative effort to create a system of support to engage and empower families as partners in education.

  • Facilitating access to academic supports
  • Prioritizing care and connection
  • Building technology literacy
  • Helping families effectively navigate the education system

This website is designed to provide up-to-date resources and videos, a platform to communicate with our support team and get connected to others, to learn new skills and tips for your family, and have fun with us as we all continue to grow and learn together to support our amazing Vista Unified students. This is an ever-evolving program, so if you identify something you would like to share or learn, please reach out to us today! Here's to being partners in education!

CHECK YOUR PARENT PORTAL - UPDATE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACTS

With COVID-19 concerns, it is more important than ever that your emergency contacts are up-to-date. When we return to school, if a scholar shows any symptoms of COVID-19, we will be contacting you to pick them up immediately. This is for everyone's safety. If you are unsure about how to do this, please contact the front office for assistance. 760-631-4500


https://parents.vistausd.org/LoginParent.aspx

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