Extra!Extra! Village Families
January 31st-February 4th
Black History Month: Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history. The month of February was chosen because it celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both of whom dramatically affected the lives of African Americans. Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was a writer, lecturer, editor, and civil rights activist who escaped slavery at age 21 and went on to campaign for the abolition of slavery, establish a newspaper, and hold the office of Minister to Haiti. He was a major voice in the anti-slavery/civil rights movement of his time. Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809), as the sixteenth president of the United States, issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, thereby declaring that all slaves within the Confederacy would be permanently free. Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, founded by Dr. Woodson, sets the theme for the month. The theme for 2022 is Black Health and Wellness, staying healthy and meeting people who can help you stay that way. A great theme, and one that everyone at CUSD can embrace!
Progress Reports are being sent home with students in their backpacks on Friday, September 4th. After reviewing the progress report, please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. We are only 1/2 way through the year and have A LOT of learning to do before the year is over. Know that the 2 years during the pandemic has created much learning loss for many students. Time is the answer for us. We are catching students up in record speed and this should be celebrated.
Some of our students are struggling social-emotionally and under stress or feeling anxious. If you feel this is the case, please reach out to your child's teacher and we can look into connecting you with in-school social-emotional resources or community resources such as Safe Harbor.
Here are some things that we can do together to support your student.
1. Village provides daily WIN (What I Need) time for 45 minutes. During this special targeted learning time, use assessment data to guide our small group instruction in the areas of Language Arts (Reading and Writing) and Math. Our small groups are flexible and can change daily, depending on student need.
2. We provide embedded interventions in the areas of ELA (reading and writing) and in math. These interventions are built into our curriculum and accessed daily by our teachers.
3. If your student is out for a COVID-Related absence, and they feel well enough, have them join the online class, so that learning loss is minimized. As soon as you know your student will be absent, please reach out to the classroom teacher so that we are all aware of the upcoming absences. Please allow 24 hours for your teacher to prep materials for online learning.
4. Pick up student materials for the online CCD learning as soon as possible, so that the student has everything they need to be successful at online, at home learning during the COVID-related absences.
5. If the student is too sick to log onto the class zoom, request missing work and support the missed work at home. We know that significant learning loss has occured for many students, and each additional day that the student is not online or in class, sets up back even further.
6. Be at school on time and at school every day and avoid leaving early.
I presonally reviewed every report card. In looking at them globally, most of our students are exactly where they should be. Whoo hooo! Knowing this, if you still feel that your student is unexpectedly behind where they should be at this time, this is not a cause for alarm. Please reach out to the teacher and ask questions like this to help create a plan of action catch the student up.
1. I noticed on the report card that my student was particularly behind in the area of (math or ELA or ? ) and I am concerned about his/her rate of progess. Do you have any advice or ideas on how together we can work together to catch him/her up so that they are on/near grade level by the end of the school year.
2. What do you notice are my student's strengths?
3. How can we use those strengths to accelerate in the areas where my student is behind?
4. Do you have any other ideas on how to help my student catch up?
5. Is my student participating in any WIN (What I Need) time groups and what is your focus of that group?
6. Is there anything I can do at home to support my student?
COVID 19 Vaccination Status:
Our COVID decision tree decision depend on your vaccination status, per SD County Puilic Health. Please share your child’s vaccination record with the health office or email to the Covid team at COVIDteam@coronadousd.net.
Valentines Day Activities: Plan on wearing a lot of red and pink on Monday, February 14th, Valentine's day! Please be on the lookout for Valentines Day information from your classroom teacher. We will send out details for each class/grade level as they are available by grade level teams. Although we will be allowing Valentine Card exchanges, we will only be holding simplified activities inside the classroom. Some parents have asked if they can send items in addition to the Valentines cards. This is allowed, however, we highly encourage non-food items. If food items are sent, please ensure they are store-bought and individually wrapped. In order to keep everyone safe, we will be limiting (if not completely eliminating) consumption of food and will be sending all things that were sent for the exchange, home with the students that afternoon. Please look through items sent home to ensure they are approved to be eaten by parents/guardians. Because our teachers know our students in their class as a whole the best, considering all of the possible factors and dynamics, individual class activities and plans, within a grade level, may differ.
February 14th- Valentines Day
Wear lots of Valentine's Day inspired clothing... we want to fill our campus with lots of love!
Information on grade level Valentine's plans will be sent home by the classroom teacher.
February 15th- School Site Council Meeting Per Zoom
February 17th- Village Movie Night -More Details to Come
February 18th-21st Presidents’ Weekend Holiday/No School
March 28th-April 3rd Spring Break/No School. *** IT IS ONLY ONE WEEK***
April 13th-15th Parent Conferences as Needed/Early Release 1:40
April 18th District Holiday/No School
May 30th Memorial Day Holiday/No School
June 16th 5th Grade Promotion/Last Day of School/Early Release
Village PTO Meet and Greet:
February 16th , 7:45-8:30 am, in front of Village.
Village Family Movie Night:
Save the Date: Thursday, February 17th (February 18th is a hoilday) More details to come soon!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT VILLAGE ELEMENTARY
Interested in Volunteering at Village Elementary?
The volunteer assistance you provide in our schools is valuable. We recognize your experience will enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students and contribute to school safety while strengthening our schools’ relationships with the community.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the CUSD, please contact Kelley Englehart in the Human Resources Department of the district office. We may be contacted by e-mail or by phone.
To become a volunteer the following procedures and documents must be completed. You can access these documents simply by clicking the links below.
- School Volunteer Application
- Verification of a negative Tuberculosis Test (TB) within the past four years
- Must show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status
We thank you for your service to our students and school community.
To volunteer in the public schools, TB test and DOJ/FBI fingerprint documents must be submitted to human resources.
Frequently Asked Questions - Regarding Fingerprints
The attached document contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
COVID Protocols- Please Read Carefully
Absences NOT Related to Illness should be reported via pre-COVID protocols (phone/email/paper absence notes). Contact Attendance Technician, Melinda Clay @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences - STUDENT ILLNESS: Student Absence Reporting Form:
- USE THIS Village Absence Reporting Form. A member of our COVID Response Team will review the information you submit and contact you for additional information, if necessary. Students who are sick must be cleared before returning to campus. All students who have been absent from school must report to the office before going to class. If their absence has not been cleared, parents will be notified. Thank you for your support in adhering to this policy.
Student Returning to School After CCD: All students must check in at the front office with Mrs. Clay in attendance to receive their health pass if they did not print thiers out when sent to them.
Students Presenting Symptoms of COVID19 (Symptomatic)
Students with Covid-related symptoms must provide documentation of a negative molecular test (PCR, NAAT or LAMP) to return to school. Test results should be emailed to COVIDteam@coronadousd.net. Once the test is accepted, students will receive a “pass” to return to school.
Vaccination Status: The current decision tree allows close contacts who are asymptomatic and vaccinated to remain in school. Please complete this optional form to verify your student’s vaccination status. https://bit.ly/3jBGytn
MASK Protocols: Please take the opportunity to review the district’s mask enforcement protocols and mask guidelines from the CDC with your student. Information can be found by following this link: https://bit.ly/2W2d0MA
Concurrent Curriculum Delivery (CCD) CUSD in collaboration with our teachers, have agreed to provide Concurrent Curriculum Delivery via Zoom to students if they are directed to quarantine or isolate. This program is only available to students directed not to attend in person by the COVID Command Center.
Sample CCD Format for the Elementary Aged Student:
ELA: 1 Hour of Whole Group Instruction with Benchmark and Writing Instruction
Math: Whole Group instruction for 1 Hour and 15 minutes of Number Corner
Sanford Harmony: 15-20 minutes
Specials on Googel Classroom
Social Studies and Science
COVID Team Center: The center is open daily from 8-3. Parents/staff can leave messages and a team member will follow up. Phone: 619-437-1305 Ext:1040
Students earn superhero tickets throughout the week for being safe, respectful, responsible and kind. They can earn them from any adult on campus who sees them exhibiting superhero behaviors.
Each Monday and Friday, after school, students will be able to bring their tickets in to trade for prizes. If they would like to save up their tickets, they can!
15 tickets=1 prize!
If your student has enough tickets to trade in for a prize, they will be escorted to the office before school lets out to pick a prize!
See below for other options.