Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - April 5th-April 9th

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School Mission Statement

"First Street School is dedicated to guiding students to become positively contributing citizens and life-long learners."

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Principal's Office

Hello First St. Families!


This is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of April 5th through April 9th. I hope everyone has had a wonderful, safe Easter and Spring Break, and that we are all ready for that final push to the end of this unprecedented school year! It does appear as if we WILL be having state testing for all 3rd-5th grade students, and we have a lot of work ahead in order to get our students ready for the next school year!


We continue to make great strides in dropping our COVID cases countywide and getting our folks vaccinated, so let's continue to stay vigilant in hopes of returning back to normal ASAP! We have posted the COVID-19 Safety Plan on the district website (HERE). Please refer to Mr. Leaman's Superintendent "Family Update #94" below for other important information from the district.


We also wanted to remind everyone that we continue to take online registration, and parents can start turning in complete registration packets to our school office. The bottom of this newsletter contains a direct link to the Parent Portal.


As always feel free to call or email me directly if you have any further questions or need support or help in any way!


Have a great week!!


Mr. Cubias

"Roadap to Reopening" - Highlights from Family Update #94 - Mr. Leaman, WPUSD Superintendent

Hello WPUSD Families and Staff,

Here is the UPDATE from Friday, March 26, 2021.


GRADUATION

Graduation and gathering guidelines are expected next week, so I am hoping to be able to bring you an update on this soon.


TAKE OUR SHORT SURVEY TO HELP US PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR!

It is WPUSD's intent to offer full in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. Although we anticipate some COVID-19 mitigation protocols still in place (i.e., distancing, masking, etc.) to start the school year, we do not foresee anything (at this time) preventing us from implementing normal (pre-COVID) schedules at all of our school sites. The state has provided no provisions for distance learning in the fall as they are expecting schools to return to full in-person instruction. This, of course, assumes that we continue to see positive outcomes related to the State'/Nation's efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and that schools continue to be safe places where COVID-19 transmissions are extremely low. Therefore, WPUSD is not authorized to offer distance learning in the same format as this year for students during the 2021-2022 school year. However, students not wishing to return for in-person instruction during the 2021-2022 school year may have the option of learning through independent study. We are asking that ALL families provide us the information (English HERE / Spanish HERE) to support us in making sound educational decisions that will ensure we are able to serve all of our students well during the 2021-2022 school year. Simply, what we want to know is if you desire/intend for your child to attend full in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 year. And, if you don't, there is some additional information we are requesting. Please complete this form (English HERE / Spanish HERE) by Wednesday, April 7, 2021. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's school site or to our educational services department at the District Office.


FOOD SERVICE

We will continue to offering meals over until the end of the school year!

We are offering daily meals to in-person learners when school is in session. Each meal box for Monday through Thursday will have one breakfast and one lunch. Friday's meal boxes will have 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. Students on InterCONNECT or on home quarantine will continue to be offered to pick-up a week's worth of meals on Wednesdays at Glen Edwards Middle School from 1-3pm. You can sign up HERE. Check out the WPUSD Food Service page HERE for more details.


REGISTERING FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

January 5, 2021 –Intradistrict Transfers (on-line) accepted started

January 25, 2021 - at 8:00am - Online Registration goes live & Parents can start turning in complete registration packets to their home school office.

February 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm –Deadline to submit Intradistrict Transfer Form(on-line)

February 21, 2021 - at 4:00 pm- All complete registration packets must be turned into the home school office (for TBHS please turn in to LHS office)

February 24th -Lottery for Bilingual Immersion Program

February 25th through March 5th-Parent notification/confirmation of Bilingual Immersion placement

Early March - Notification to TK students of their assigned class (AM or PM) and school


SPORTS - HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR COMING!

Pay close attention to the communication from Lincoln High School about tryouts for indoor sports. It will require more testing and additional protocols, but this is great news!


FENTANYL WARNING

As a public service, I want to highlight the increase in Fentanyl in our county. This is a very dangerous drug that has lead to the death of some youth in our county. The Placer County Sheriff has provided the video HERE about the Placer County situation. I want to warn you the video discusses death and interviews the parents of some of the victims. It is not easy to watch. I would ask all of our parents to let their children know this drug is present in Placer County and highly dangerous. If someone purchases illicit drugs, this deadly drug may be sold in disguise.


REPORTING A COVID CASE

If you want to report a COVID issue use one of the links below and complete the form. After completing the form, we will contact you.

English version of COVID Intake Form

Spanish version of COVID Intake Form

Staff should report issues on the Intake Form here.


Family/Staff UPDATE #94

Let's Get Cookin'!

All students at First Street School are invited to join Mrs. Carter as we make individual pizzas. When: April 9, 2021

Time: 1PM

Where: Home via Google Meet link


See the flyer below for more details!

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Humboldt State University

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Humboldt State University. Humboldt State University, also known as the Lumberjacks, is a public university in Arcata, California. It is the northernmost campus of the 23-school California State University system. The main campus, situated hillside at the edge of a coastal redwood forest, has commanding views overlooking Arcata, much of Humboldt Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. Click here to see the Humboldt State webpage.

  • Monday - Humboldt State has an enrollment of about 6,000 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students. It offers 48 types of bachelor's degrees, 12 different master's degrees, 61 minors, and 13 credential programs. HSU does not offer doctoral degrees. In addition to the main campus, HSU has multiple off-campus facilities and education-related properties, including an ocean-side marine biology research center, a wildlife care facility, a public natural history museum, a public art gallery, a bay-side aquatics facility, a mountain-top astronomy observatory, an ocean-going marine research and teaching vessel (Coral Sea), and a demonstration forest (Arcata Community Forest). Click here to take a virtual campus tour of Humboldt State.
  • Tuesday - Originally founded in 1913 as a teacher’s college, Humboldt State students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. Humboldt State is located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, which is recognized as one of the West's best college towns. Click here to watch an amazing video about coastal redwoods!
  • Wednesday - Humboldt State’s College of Natural Resources & Sciences is the perfect place to study and experience science. They’re surrounded by ancient redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, which provide an amazing living laboratory. And their faculty help students put their classroom learning to work through research, fieldwork, and lab experiences. Check out this cool video on what life is like as part of the HSU College of Natural Resources & Sciences.
  • Thursday - The R/V Coral Sea is Humboldt State University's marine research vessel. For the past 40 years, students and faculty have used the research vessel to study the ocean and its fisheries, wildlife, biology, chemistry, and geology. The Coral Sea acts as an outdoor classroom for our students and is also available for charter to faculty outside of HSU who need a research vessel with the Coral Sea's capabilities. Click here to watch a 3-minute video about the Coral Sea.
Humboldt State University

Free Online Tutoring Available w/ LHS Students!

If you need help with school during this pandemic, or anytime really, Google Meet us at the LHS Homework Center!

3:00 PM-6:00 PM, MONDAY-THURSDAY Google Meet Code = LHStutoring


  • Do you need help with your homework?
  • Do you have tech problems you need to figure out?
  • Do you want to go to a study group with your friends?
  • Do you have more questions than can be answered in class?

* If you need help with school during this pandemic, or anytime really, Google Meet us at the Homework Center! We bet a tutor could help! See the attached flyer below for more details!

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week:

Monday, April 5 ~ Mrs. Blank

Tuesday, April 6 ~ Grady Borchardt, Camila Elvira, Walker Roznowski, and Camealah Smith

Wednesday, April 7 ~ Sofia Palma

Thursday, April 8 ~ River Pawelczyk

Friday, April 9 ~ Aaliah Aponte, Mikaela Bachmann, Haley Davis, and Arturo Talavera

Saturday, April 10 ~ Elena Varner and Ms. Yule

Sunday, April 11 ~ Brittany Barrios Lopez

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, April 5th - No School


Tuesday, April 6th

  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Wednesday, April 7th

  • Student Leadership Virtual Mtg. - 7:30 AM
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details
  • InterCONNECT Meal Distribution - Students can pick up their meals if requested from Glen Edwards Middle School between 3:00-4:00 PM. See above for more details.


Thursday, April 8th

  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details


Friday, April 9th - Roadrunner Spirit Day

  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details
  • Let's Cook! - All students at First Street School are invited to join Mrs. Carter as we make individual pizzas.

    Time: 1PM

    Where: Home via Google Meet link


Save the Date

May 3rd-May 14th - SBAC State Testing for all 3rd-5th grade students. More details to come as the date approaches.

Online Roadrunner Store Open for Business!

WHAT IS THE ROADRUNNER STORE?


The Roadrunner Store is the place where kids can "shop" for items to purchase with the BEEP cards they earn here at FSS for Being Safe, Exercising Responsibility, Engaging in Learning, & Practicing Kindness!


Typically, the kids would be able to walk through our Roadrunner Store once a month and shop in person. For COVID safety reasons, we have set up a virtual on-line store. The items currently for sale can be seen in the gallery below. To place an order, kids simply need to print the order form from the Roadrunner Store website here, mark the item(s) they are choosing, and turn their form into their teacher or the school office. The last turn in day was Thursday, March 25th! Deliveries will come this week.

First St. School Roadrunner Trucker Hats for Sale in the Office - $25!

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FSS Face Masks Available for Sale in the School Office

There are 2 different colors/styles but both have the same wording: First Street School - "We’re going places!" The purple masks are $4 and the thicker black masks are $6. All staff and students were given one compliments of FSS CHAMPS!

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Download Our First Street School App!

We have another way for you to stay connected with school events! You can now download our school App in iTunes or Google Play by typing First Street School in your "Search" window. The school App gives you access to all of our school info. It will also allow you to send absence information directly to our school office and receive "Push Notifications" of important school information. Download our school App now! Also, please contact us if you are interested in having scrolling advertising space on our App.

CHAMPS Corner

C.H.A.M.P.S. (formerly known as PTC) stands for "Committed to Honoring and Motivating Parents and Students". Parents play a vital role in helping to fundraise, plan school functions, and guide the direction of our school. See the flyers attached below for more information, and please contact Lisa Chandra at lisac.fss.ptc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

WPUSD Medication and Immunization - Annual Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please review the following information regarding medications and health care plans on campus.


Medication Orders and Health Care Plans:

  • If your student will require medication on campus (including non-prescription medications, inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors...), please visit our website to find the required forms (Student Health Concerns and Medications).
  • Please have your student's health care provider complete and sign the appropriate forms before returning to on-campus instruction.
  • Medication will NOT be allowed on campus without the appropriate paperwork.
  • If your student has a complex/personalized care plan, you will be contacted individually in early August to update their plan. Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurses if you have any questions.


Immunizations:

  • Incoming Kindergarten and 7th Grade students will need to be up to date on required immunizations before returning to on-campus instruction. Information about required immunizations can be found on the Shots for School website.
  • See attached flyers for Placer County's Back to School Immunization Clinics.
  • If your family is unable to access medical care or immunizations, please contact your school nurse (see contact info below) for assistance and information.


Kelley Gordon, School Nurse at FSS, COES, SES, GEMS, LHS, and PHS

kgordon@wpusd.org


Madi Schumann, School Nurse at FRE, LCE, SLE, CCC, TBE, and TBM

mschumann@wpusd.org

Student Accident Insurance (Digital Version)

The safety of our students is one of our most important concerns and we take appropriate steps to protect your child from injuries. Even so, accidents can and do happen during school events and resulting medical treatment (ambulance transport, surgery, hospitalization, etc.) can be very expensive. Please know that the District does not assume responsibility for these costs. However, as a service to you and your child, your school has joined with thousands of others by offering you access to a low cost, voluntary purchase student accident/health insurance program. The program is arranged and administered by Myers-Stevens and Toohey & Co., Inc., a firm that has specialized in such coverages for 40 years. Details and an enrollment form are in the link and accompanying brochure here. Please read it here carefully.


If you are interested in signing up for "Student Accident Insurance" please click on the application link here.

Peachjar

Our school district has invested in a great new way to communicate with our families. Peachjar is a program that sends flyers out to families and also saves and organizes them on our school websites for future viewing. Click here to go to our First Street School Peachjar page.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Please click here to view and update parent and student information.

"My School Bucks" Account

Click here to enroll and manage cafeteria accounts and balances.

Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application

Click here to found out eligibility criteria.

About Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you might have, and follow us on social media! You can also download our school App in iTunes or Google Play by typing First Street Elementary in your "Search" window.