SOLEDAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

NEWSLETTER - MAY 7, 2021

Employee Message from Randy Bangs, Interim Superintendent

Dear Employees,


On behalf of the District and our Board of Trustees, we want to thank you for an extraordinary first week of reopening our schools. It was so wonderful to have students back on our campuses and to see how excited they were to be back in class. It was also wonderful to see all of our awesome staff on school sites. Your work in supporting our students was superb! Thank you for everything you do!


-Randy

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National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-7, 2021

Teachers, we know you have a very hard job. But here is how best to describe you all!
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School Nutrition Employee Week

May 3-7, 2021

School cafeteria workers have always been essential, but their work to feed kids throughout this pandemic has shown us that they are superheroes. When schools shut down March 2020, teachers and administrators were able to work from home and provide online learning. Students weren’t getting the education they were used to, but there was at least an option for school to continue. Schools did their best to make technology available to all students but inequities still existed. But access to high speed, or any, internet wasn’t the only problem: Students and families rely on schools for food too.


Our Cafeteria workers got it done. They showed up every day, rain or shine, to be sure families could count on food when so much of everyday life was uncertain. Daily breakfast and lunch grab-and-go bags were available at pick-up stations or were delivered to students all across our district.

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CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WEEK

May 16-22, 2021

We also want to recognize our Classified school employees for their profession's contributions and commitment to quality education. They are support professionals who provide exemplary services to students and keep our school balanced in spite of any missing pieces. They are valuable members of the educational team who help build the bridge for students.
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MAIN STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL CAREER & COLLEGE DAYS 2021

Main Street Middle School Career & College Days 2021 were a success! March 29-31


March 29 - We had our Mayor of Soledad Anna Velasquez kick off our Career Day and was also able to share all about her career pathway during the breakout sessions with our students. We had a total of 25 Career Day presenters share about their careers!


March 30 - We had Daria Garcia-Morales of UC Irvine and Xitclalli Ramirez of CSU Long Beach share all about their experiences as college students and provided valuable tips for success to our students!


March 31 - We had Yesenia Argueta of CET - Center for Employment Training share all about their career training programs with our students. Students were particularly interested in the Medical Assistant training.

School Counselors were also able to highlight the use of www.cacareerzone.org for students to complete Career Interest Profiles and Budget for their Future Lifestyle.


All students who participated in Career & College Days are being entered into a raffle scheduled to be hosted LIVE on April 26 @ 9:45am which includes many prizes! For those students who participated in all three days they will have a chance to win the grand prize of a PS4 game console!

Soledad High School 2021 Top Scholars

Even with COVID-19, counselors and staff at Soledad High School made visits to our Top 10 Scholars for 2021. Thank you for recognizing our students and going the extra mile to surprise them! Look for the banner that is placed on the wall facing Highway 101 North by FoodsCo.
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Crystal Valencia - Valedictorian

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Angelique Canchola - Salutatorian

Hartnell Soledad Campus Tour

On May 6, Hartnell College Board President, Erica Padilla-Chavez hosted a tour of the brand new Hartnell College Soledad Campus. Soledad USD Trustees Ivan Ibarra Mora and Monica Pantoja as well as members of the Soledad Youth Council were in attendance. The campus features classrooms and science labs as well as a community room and student center. Hartnell plans to begin classes at the center as early as this summer.
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Mass Vaccination Clinic


The Soledad Medical Clinic is hosting a Mass Vaccination of 1500 Moderna Vaccines (must be 18 years and older), Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 8 am- 4 pm, at the Soledad High School Gym (960 West Street, Soledad), no appointment is need but we do encourage going to our website or using the links below to fill out the registration form and the consent for and submit them prior to arrival.

English Forms:

https://app.medsender.com/app/view/MjM3MDg2ZDUtNzkzNi00MzA1LThmYzAtZTBjODFmYjUzNTk2/link/vIGtUuffdrU78vdvfgN4zA

https://app.medsender.com/app/view/N2UzMTU5Y2YtNGQyNC00OWY2LWI4OGYtMjZiZWMwZDE3YTY4/link/ER6oMJTEmncdKKoWP8E8gQ

Spanish Forms:

https://app.medsender.com/app/view/ZmJhOWM2NzItNTM0ZS00M2FhLTg2YmUtM2YzNmQ1NjFjNjc5/link/Mott2q6omMQjGJBLSWnWMA

https://app.medsender.com/app/view/MmNiZTNhOWMtOGU1NC00Njg2LWIwNjUtMGRjMmI2NGMxOTM0/link/XeasDCGjkSBVTHQqnWrq9Q

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