Trailblazer Tidbits

Tony Tobin Elementary~September 13, 2020

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Dear Trailblazer Families,

As we end the first 19 days of school, I wanted to share a few reminders of online learning expectations. The school day for students in grades TK and K is 8:55 to 1:00. Students in grades 1 through 5 attend from 8:55 to 3:20. Many teachers have noted that students are not participating the entire school day. Some children are not attending the 9:00 am daily morning meeting or are arriving late and missing the directions required to be successful for the day and others are participating in the morning, but disappearing after recess or lunch. Student attendance and grades are required during online learning and teachers want to make sure your child is receiving the instruction necessary to be successful. Synchronous, aka "live instruction", is typically held multiple times throughout the day in 20-30 minute sessions or longer, depending on the grade level. Please make sure your child(ren) is participating in all of the synchronous, asynchronous and independent work that is being provided. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the schedule, please reach out to your child's teacher as soon as possible so you can work together.

We are also noticing that some students are logging in, but they are leaving their camera turned off and at times when the teacher calls on the student, they do not respond. Students must be engaged during the lesson in order to learn from the instruction. Teachers and staff need to be able to monitor and encourage participation and need to be able to see the students to do so. If there is a specific reason your child is unable to have the camera on throughout the entire lesson, please let the teacher know. Please continue to review the Zoom and Google Meet Student Expectations with your child(ren).

Thank you so much for your support.

~Mrs. Hernandez

Zoom & Meet Google Student Expectations

**Students must always login with their own student account

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How to join a Zoom meeting?

Please prepare your iPad for joining a Zoom Meeting. On 9/21 our PE and Music Teachers along with other teachers will begin using Zoom.
Zoom on iPads

PE & Music Update

PE & Music -Live Lessons Update

Our PE and Music Live Lessons will be transitioning to the Zoom platform on Monday, September 21st.

The Zoom platform provides added safety features for teachers and students. For that reason, as Tony Tobin staff works to learn more about the Zoom Platform and develop insight with our students; PE and Music lessons will be asynchronous and independent until the week of September 21st. As of September 21st, students will not be permitted into live sessions if they are not logged in with their student account. Between now and then we are working towards teaching and providing this insight to our students. In the meantime, lessons will continued to be provided for students asynchronously and independently.

Coming Soon ~ Let's Prepare

Click on the link below for the iReady Parent Video

iReady is coming this week. What is iReady? TVUSD is excited to offer i-Ready which is an online program for reading that will help your child’s teacher determine their academic needs, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. I-Ready allows your teacher to meet your child exactly where they are and provides data to increase their learning gains.

Check this out!

Parent Video~

Please watch the Parent Video that focuses on Productive Struggle and how this technique supports students learning at home.

Trailblazer teachers leading the way!

Trailblazer Birthdays

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Important dates

Monday, Sept. 14: Grab N Go Meals available at VRMS 11am-1pm

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Wear College gear!

Friday, Sept. 18: Show your Trailblazer Spirit!

**Calling All Photos**

While we continue to adjust and navigate through each new school day with a fresh SMILE we now how hard you are all working. We would love for you to capture these moments and share with us. Get your cameras ready and take some pictures and share with us via email to

We would love pictures of the following:

1) 1st Day of School

2) OnlineLearning at Home

3)Learning with your school iPad Device

4)Wearing your College Gear

5) Showing your School spirit with Tony Tobin Spirit Wear

6) Learning with your school iPad

7) First Responder Pictures

8) Wearing Red, White, and Blue to Honor our 1st Responders

Our Friendship Room Starts this Week

Your teacher will share the Friendship Room Bitmoji Classroom. On these slides your students can access their grade level Friendship Room at lunch and interact with their peers and our Friendship Room Staff. It will be fun. Please see your teacher's class information for Meet Codes to the Friendship Room and your grade level scheduled day and time. We can't wait to see you!

Weekly Behavior Standard Focus

This week's behavior standard is Listening to others
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FroYo Frontrunners! TTES Membership and Donation drive
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Email TTES PTA at:

Click the link below for membership information!

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Tony Tobin Together...Trailblazers, Lead the Way!