EDMS Community Newsletter

April 26th, 2021 Week 31

#ToroFamily

As we end the month of April this week and begin May we are nearing the finish line of one of the most unique school years ever. There are no shortage of words we could use to describe how students and families have all been amazing this year. We all learned how to do school from home and in very interesting and sometimes trying ways. But students have been challenged, have learned new material and skills, and have grown both emotionally and academically. We are VERY grateful to our families who worked with and partnered with the school this year more so than ever to support our students.


As we wind down this year, celebrating all of our students, we are also looking ahead to next year and all students return to full classes in the Fall. Related to that, our Superintendent, Dr. Clark, and our School Board President, Cherise Khaund, will be holding a Discussion Session on Tuesday, 4/27 at 5:00 to talk about Fall 2021 plans. Please click here to register to attend. Please see below for other updates as we enter our final month of school.


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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM...

Hello Toros Families, The After School Program has space available for your child! Your child must be here on campus attending Cohort A or B to be eligible to sign up for ASP. The program will begin when students end their cohort class from 3-5:30 pm. Registration forms are in the school office and ASP office room B3. For more information please reach out to our ASP Program Coordinator, Alicia at navarretea@mdusd.org.

CAASPP TESTING...

Our statewide testing, CAASPP will be held from May 17th- 21st in the mornings. We will be sending out the schedule and more information in a separate newsletter in the next couple of weeks. We have provided the requirements below and will provide more specifics later.


  • Students need to know their SSID (A Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) is a unique, non-personally-identifiable number linked to a given individual student within the California public K–12 educational system.) This number can be found in letters that were mailed home at the end of March. These numbers MUST remain secure. If you did not receive the letter in the mail please call the main office.
  • A computer (PC, Apple, or MDUSD Chromebook) with a camera. Students must be on camera when the teacher is monitoring the sessions.
  • A secure browser must be downloaded ahead of time. More information on this will be coming in the upcoming newsletter.

8th GRADERS PROMOTION AND...

We will be holding our 8th Grade Promotion on the last day of school June 2nd. Times are still being worked out. This will be a drive-through event held on the EDMS campus. More information will be coming out to our 8th Grade families.


The PFC is going to be doing a special mural on the fence as a way to celebrate our 8th Graders! There will be a banner & then cardboard squares that each of our 8th graders decorates!

They can decorate it with crayons, markers, paint, glitter... whatever they want. Make their name big & then decorate around it, again, it’s up to them.

The cardboard pieces are in the office, so please go pick one up. The office is open Mon - Fri 8 am - 3:30 pm. They are due back on Monday, May 3rd.

Below is a picture that may give you a little inspiration ♥️

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OPEN HOUSE...

We will be holding a virtual Open House on the evening of May 26th. This will be a showcase to show all of the work our students have completed this year. It will not be a live event. Links and information will be coming out soon.

END OF THE YEAR MATERIALS TURN IN...

All students will be turning in their textbooks the week of May 24th-28th. Those students attending in-person classes will be encouraged to bring their books on the days they attend on-campus (M/T or Th/F). Our DL students will bring their textbooks in on Wednesday, May 26th for collection.


Chromebooks will be turned in from June 2nd-June 4th. More information to come.

SUMMER SESSION 2021...

This summer we will be offering a unique opportunity for our students. We will be offering a program from June 7th to July 2nd. Hours will be 8:30AM to 11:30AM. Session 1 will be primarily for incoming 5th graders and will run from June 7th-June 18th. Session 2 will run from June 21st-July 2nd and be primarily for our current 6th and 7th grade students. If you are interested in attending our Summer Session please click here and let us know. Another separate notification will be sent out with a paper application option.

IMPORTANT REOPENING INFORMATION LINKS

DAILY DIGITAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT ENGLISH/ESPAÑOL Click here. Must be completed daily for students. Student Daily Health Form QR Code is below for convenience.


FAMILY/SCHOOL COMPACT:
Click here. This MUST be completed for ALL in-person learning students before in-person learning begins.


FAMILY/SCHOOL COMPACT en ESPAÑOL: Click here. This MUST be completed for ALL in-person learning students before in-person learning begins.


All of these links are attached at the bottom of this newsletter for printing and signing if you are unable to complete them digitally. All of these forms will also be available in print in the school office.

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REOPENING SPECIAL EDITION NEWSLETTER

REOPENING DOCUMENTS

MDUSD TITLE IX NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, facilities and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (Governing Board Policy 0410).


Contact Us / How to File a Complaint

For questions, concerns or complaints regarding student harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact Jennifer Sachs, Chief of Educational Services, at sachsj@mdusd.org or by phone at (925) 682-8000 x4016.