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Sierra Family Newsletter September 4, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Hello, Sierra Families!

I continue to be so impressed by the resilience you and your sharks are showing through Distance Learning or through the virtual learning program through Sierra @ RVC, and I love when you share your success stories and photos of how you're finding ways to make the best of it. We know that bringing school into your household can be a tremendous challenge, some days more than others, and we appreciate the dialogue you start when you reach out to your teachers to share the challenges, so that we can work through those with you and help you through it, the best we can.

If you missed the latest RUSD Board Meeting on Wednesday night, I encourage you to watch the recording, linked here. It contains some new information about the potential for reopening RUSD schools.

Finally, mark your calendars, as I hope to see you at our first virtual PTC meeting for the 20-21 school year this coming Wednesday night at 6:00. For new Sierra families, our fantastic PTC board would love to meet you virtually and welcome you to the Sierra PTC! Please see the Zoom meeting link below in the "PTC Corner" section.

Big shark fin hugs to you all!

Your adoring principal,

Amy Westberg

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

9/7/20: NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY

9/8/20: MATERIALS PICK-UP 11:30-3:00

(Only if your teacher lets you know that there are things to pick up!)

9/9/20: GENERAL PTC VIRTUAL MEETING 6:00 PM (see details below)

9/11/20: SPIRIT DAY: Patriot Day - Wear Red, White, and Blue!

PTC Corner

Please join our PTC virtual meeting, September 9th, at 6 pm.

We have many new families at Sierra this year and we'd love to virtually meet you and formally welcome you to the PTC!


https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75550862487?pwd=U1FodlBBRHNML0JXbTRoSmNmTXU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 755 5086 2487

Passcode: Sharks


Sierra's amazing group of parents support many aspects of Sierra. You can contact the PTC by emailing info.sierra.ptc@gmail.com and you can find more information about our PTC at the following link: https://www.sierraelementaryptc.org/.

NO CHARGE MEALS FOR ALL

As of 9/1/20, Rocklin Unified Nutrition Services will serve breakfast

and lunch at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger, regardless of eligibility. For complete details, go to the link above.

LIBRARY NEWS

The Sierra library is open for business! Each week, your student will have a link in their Google classroom to the Sierra library. They will put books on hold and those will be delivered to their classrooms for pick up Mondays between 11:00 and 3:00. K-1 students can check out one book at a time, 2-6 grades can check out 2 books at a time. Books can be checked out for up to 2 weeks then returned to the classroom when you're done. Books will be quarantined for 4 days then they will be ready to be checked out again.

SOMBREROTIME VIRTUAL CLASSES

New For 2020-21 SombreroTime is now providing virtual Group and Private Spanish Immersion classes for students seeking to produce life lasting results. Group Classes are held 4 days per week, Tuesday-Friday beginning Tuesday, September 8. Private Spanish sessions are available M-F, 8-6pm. This new Zoom based class experience will be similar to the traditional in person classes Sierra Elementary families have enjoyed for over 10 years. Classes for Kinder-6 grade are available at multiple times each day.

ONLINE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Don't miss the exciting online after school programs that your sharks can be enrolled in! Browse around so you can check them all out and see what fits their interest and passions.

ATTENDANCE LINE FOR ABSENCES

If your child is going to absent (any student either in Sierra Distance Learning or RVC) please call our office at (916) 788-7141 or email Mind Diemer, our school clerk at mdiemer@rockliinusd.org. We need your child's name, the date of the absence, the teacher's name, the reason for the absence, and your name and relationship to the child.
SIERRA MONDAY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don't forget to watch our weekly announcements video!

Nutrition Services 2020 - 2021

Lunch may be picked up from 11:00 - 12:00 Monday - Friday from our school cafeteria if you choose to buy lunch. Our Nutrition Services Website has the menu for the month so your shark knows what they will be sinking their teeth into each day.