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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 May 3rd through May 7th. This week is "Teacher Appreciation Week"! Our amazing First St. teachers are extremely committed to our students, and they have done an unbelievable job during this crazy COVID year! If you have time, please send them a note, email, message, etc. letting them know how much you appreciate them! Those simple thoughts and words of thanks go a long way!


It's hard to believe that we're down to the last six weeks of this unprecedented school year! That being said, we ask that kids keep working hard as there is still much to learn to be ready for the 2021-22 school year! We are asking parents to make sure kids are doing their 45 minutes of i-Ready each week in ELA and math. And, this is just another reminder to 3rd-5th grade families that our dates for state testing are set for May 10th through May 21st. The parent notification letters can be found below in English & Spanish.


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're very hopeful that restrictions will continue to loosen in the coming weeks! At this time, it's our hope to go back to regular school hours and "business as usual", though we may still be required to wear masks to start the year. More on that will be made clear over the summer! We have posted the COVID-19 Safety Plan on the district website (HERE). Please refer to Mr. Leaman's Superintendent "Family Update #98" below for other important information from the district.


We also wanted to remind everyone that we continue to take online registration, and parents can turn 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 #98 - Mr. Leaman, WPUSD Superintendent

Hello WPUSD Families and Staff,

Here is the UPDATE for Friday, April 30, 2021. There is information about graduation, COVID, food over Spring Break, sports, and a warning about Fetaynal.


GRADUATION/PROMOTION

We continue to work on our plans for both graduation and promotion. With much effort from the middle school administration, we are going to be able to have very limited attendance at middle school promotions. Parents in attendance will need to be from the student's immediate household, follow all protocols including wearing a face covering, and will be limited to a couple of people per student due to the spacing required. There will more details as we get closer to the event!


COVID CASE DATA

Our updated COVID cases and contacts are located on our website HERE. We had a spike last week, but cases are remaining low.

VACCINES OPENED UP TO 16 YEAR OLDS

Vaccines were opened up to 16 years old and above this week. You can get information about vaccines HERE. It is important for people to receive vaccines as we move through this next time period.


FOOD SERVICE

We are also 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.


LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL WINS PRESTIGIOUS ART AWARD

Lincoln High School just received an Exemplary Art Award from the California Department of Education - one of only 33 schools in the entire state! More information about the award is HERE.


INDOOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

We appreciate all the patience with testing and are excited many sports have been able to move forward!

RENTAL HELP AVAILABLE

If you are having difficulty paying rent, there is help available from Placer County. Just go to the link HERE to get information.


SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer program options are being finalized and will be available shortly!!


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.


Family/Staff UPDATE #98

The Final Sami's Circuit Family Night of the Year - Wednesday May 12th at 6pm


A Message From Sami:


The final family night of the year is happening next week on Wednesday May 12th at 6pm and I hope your school will attend! I want to finish this crazy year strong and I will be giving away a full day of classroom visits to whichever school has the most attendance. If you are asking yourself, "How is he going to know who has the most attendance??" Well I am happy to announce the newest UPGRADE to the program. Whenever anyone tries to access the family night, they will now be greeted with a drop down list of all schools in the program. (see example picture below). The selections will be tracked and this will be a great way to give attendance information to schools. So if you are going to join me for the final family night of the year, please let me know and reply asap, so I can prepare my list of shoutouts - and please feel free to share this family night link in anyway that helps you spread the word to your school community (Website-Social Media-email)- www.samiscircuit.com/familynightcalendar

Come and Visit (Virtually) Lincoln High School's Science Expo!

Are you familiar with Lincoln High's amazing annual Science Expo? The LHS Science Expo was founded by science teacher, Marilou Edwards in 2006, with a vision in mind to motivate high school students to create projects and inspire third graders with the wonder of science. Since 2010, the Expo has opened its doors to the public and has had immense support from the community. Each year, hundreds of community members will gather to be amazed by the science projects, win raffle items and even donate to the event and students.

This year, due to COIVD, the Science Expo has gone virtual! See details below to visit the Science EXPO website which is open to everyone. There are great science videos for kids to watch and some demonstration videos that parents can do with their kids. Also, if you would like to support student scholarships, LHS is having a raffle, and all information is on the website.

Click the link below to see what all the fuss is about!

The website is lhssciexpo.com
The link is Science EXPO 2021

Nutrition News w/ Rosemary Carter - CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Program Manager

Attached below is the latest addition of Nutrition News. I hope you find this newsletter informative. Did you know that April is kids garden month? Learn about a contest as well as a fun activity to do with your students to cultivate writing and observation skills.


Also, back by popular demand, the next virtual "Let's Cook" session is set for May 21st at 1:00. The flyer and recipe for the "Burrito Roll-ups" are also attached below!


Take care,


Rosemary Carter


CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Program Manager

University of California Cooperative Extension - Placer/Nevada Counties

Phone: (530) 889-7350

Email: carter@ucdavis.edu

Website: http://ceplacer.ucanr.edu

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

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - “College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Oregon State University (also known as the Oregon State Beavers) is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries with a total enrollment of about 26,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. Click here to see the Oregon State University website.

  • Monday - Their website says, “We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.” To go on a campus tour of Oregon State, click here.
  • Tuesday - Oregon State has a renowned engineering program, and Mrs. Tucker’s son is currently studying there. Their Mission Statement reads as follows: Creating a better future: Our mission is to transform lives and enhance society through impactful education and research. In an inclusive and open environment, we produce graduates who are highly valued and in demand, solutions to global challenges, and partnerships that ensure responsiveness to Oregon and beyond. To see a clip about their College of Engineering, click here.
  • Wednesday - Oregon State University rocks at science and we can prove it. OSU is one of the only two schools to receive the Land, Sea, Space and Sun Grant. Each of these grants allows OSU to expand on their teaching, research and educational missions throughout the school. To see a video about the OSU college of science, click here!
  • Thursday - Oregon State University graduate, Richard Douglas Fosbury is an American retired high jumper, who is considered one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field. Besides winning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, he revolutionized the high jump event with a "back-first" technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop, adopted by almost all high jumpers today. His method was to sprint diagonally towards the bar, then curve and leap backwards over the bar, which gave him a much lower center of mass in flight than traditional techniques. He continues to be involved in athletics and serves on the executive board of the World Olympians Association. To see Fosbury in action, click here!
  • Friday - YInMn Blue, or "MasBlue" as it is commonly referred to at Oregon State University ("OSU"), is a serendipitous discovery of a bright blue pigment by scientists led by Mas Subramanian at OSU while researching materials for electronics applications. The pigment contains the elements Yttrium, Indium, Manganese and Oxygen. To see a 4 minute video on how “MasBlue” was discovered, click here!
OSU Community Resources Tour

Free Online Tutoring Available w/ LHS Students!

If you need academic help during this unique school year, 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?


Also, Our National Honor Society group has organized a volunteer tutoring staff and will be able to provide on-line tutoring Monday-Thursday as well! If you think your student can use this service here is the information:

Days: Monday-Thursday

Times: 3-5pm

Meeting Code : nhstutoring


* 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:

Sunday, May 2 ~ Mrs. Pellegrino

Monday, May 3 ~ Austin Croucher, Ariana Solorzano Ortega, Daniel Nunez Esparza, and Diego Nunez Esparza

Tuesday, May 4 ~

Wednesday, May 5 ~ Jayden Morales Ibarra

Thursday, May 6 ~ Antonio Diaz, Jesus Hernandez, and Mrs. Lucas

Friday, May 7 ~ Enrique Ayala

Saturday, May 8 ~

Sunday, May 9 ~ Ana Martinez Salvador, Lily Stacy, Julian Welch, and Jackson Wheeler

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, May 3rd

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


Tuesday, May 4th

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


Wednesday, May 5th

  • 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, May 6th

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


Friday, May 7th - Roadrunner Spirit Day

  • School Lunch Heroes Day! - Thanks to our amazing Food Service staff for all you do to provide meals for our kids!
  • In Person Food Distribution Daily. See above for more details

Save the Date

May 10-May 21st - SBAC State Testing for all 3rd-5th grade students. More details to come as the date approaches.


May 12th - Final Sami's Circuit Family Night at 6:00! Click here to access the meet!


May 21st - "Let's Cook" virtual cooking session w/ Rosemary Carter at 1:00 PM. 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 will be Friday, April 30th! Deliveries will come the following 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.