Tony Tobin Tidbits

December 6, 2020

Principal's Message

Trailblazer Families,

Welcome back! I hope you were able to enjoy some quality time with loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday week. This past week we welcomed December with open arms. Typically, we would be rehearsing and getting ready for our holiday show and collecting toys for our Annual Toy Drive to support our community. This year is anything but typical, so our staff continues to make the best of each day and we are so appreciative for your support to our students and the work we are doing to make the best of it. May this holiday season be filled with CHEER and good health.

The semester is quickly coming to an end and it is hard to believe that we are already at this point in the school year. I know that this is a busy time for our students and I encourage everyone to stay focused on attending all online sessions each day and complete class assignments in Seesaw and Google Classroom. Students are also expected to attend the Library, VAPA and PE lessons on Monday and throughout the week. Thanks for your support in making sure children are attending school. If your child is struggling with attending online learning, please feel free to email me at or call me at 951-294-6355. We have many resources and supports in place to help students that are struggling academically, socially and/or emotionally.

There are many exciting things happening at Tony Tobin. We have planned some fun spirit days the last 5 days before Winter Break and we are hoping students and staff will participate. Please be sure to share any pictures of you participating in the spirit days with your child's teacher so we can add them to the 2020-2021 yearbook. The spirit days are listed below. We hope that you can also sign up for our PTA Sponsored Holiday Literacy Night. Please take some time to read the information enclosed as we want to keep you up to date on important upcoming information.


JoeAnna Hernandez~Principal

Jingle Week Coming Soon to TTES~

We wanted to share with you a new spirit week for the month of December- Jingle Week!

In the spirit of school spirit... and the holiday season, we have put together a fun-filled week of dress up opportunities for our school community. We encourage you to take pictures daily and share them with your teacher to help us fill up those yearbook pages!

Jingle Week

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Would you like your child to be a part of a TTES Holiday Video?

Mrs. Buxbaum is creating a schoolwide video to be shared before we go on our Winter vacation! Any parent who would like their child to be a part of this video, please submit your photos by this coming Friday, December 11. Please send a photo (or two) of your child doing their online learning. They can be doing any subject, we just want the photos to be joyful! Please submit your photos to Mrs. Buxbaum at by Friday, December 11th, and Mrs. Buxbaum will make sure to include them in the video! Thank you for your participation!


Governor Newsom released an update this week that included a new regional-stay-at-home order. While many of the details and parameters of the order are still being analyzed and aligned with our local public health agency guidance, we wanted to provide you with preliminary information. Our initial review appears to indicate that the new order does not further impact schools.

The new regional-stay-at-home order is not yet effective for Riverside County. The Governor's timeline projections of when Riverside County may transition into the order is early December and it is based upon a new metric that defines regions with less than 15% ICU availability. Once a region transitions into the metric, counties will have 48 hours to comply.

We would like to update you on key activities related to your student(s) school year. COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing statewide, and like you, we have often asked, "What does this mean for our students and staff?” and “When are we permitted to return to in-person instruction?” Our school district believes it is beneficial for our students to attend class in-person. We continue to aggressively pursue all options and advocacy with government agencies to bring students back on campus safely and smoothly.

Click on the link below for more information:

Update Regarding Governor's Announcement on 12/3

Reopening of Schools:

We continue to make preparations for the return to in-person learning. Though we have not been provided an official re-opening date yet, we know that it will be no sooner than January 11th. We are hopeful that our County will progress back into the red tier (which would allow us to re-open after 14 days within red) or that trending improves within the purple tier (which would allow the Riverside County Department of Public Health to consider our waiver to re-open our elementary sites in a hybrid/part-time fashion). Rest assured, as soon as we are permitted, we will be ready.

We will continue to update you as new information becomes available.

Student Materials for 2nd Semester:

Student materials for 2nd semester will be available for pick-up at the school site the week of December 14-18 between 8:30am-3:30pm. Please plan to stop by the school and pick up your child's materials. This designated week will be the only opportunity to pick up materials as the school site remains closed. When arriving at the site to pick up student materials please ensure to utilize social distancing, follow signage directions, wear face coverings and complete a health self-check prior to arriving to the site. All students materials will be distributed either on grade levels tables from outside in front of the school or through the front office (depending on the grade level). We appreciate your patience during this process.

Literacy Night!

Put on your holiday PJs and join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00pm for our First Virtual Reading Night. You and your child will have a chance to listen to stories and participate in some holiday activities read by some of your favorite teachers! All you need to do is click on Holiday Family Night link below to go to the Sign-Up Genius link. Then, sign up each TTES student for their own slot. In order to participate in this event, you will need to drive by and pick up your bag of supplies at Morgan Hill Park on December 14th from 11:30am-3:00pm. We only have enough supplies for 200 students so be sure to sign up right away!! The Zoom code for the event will be on the bag of supplies. Thank you to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this fantastic event!

Holiday Family Night

Upcoming Reminders:

  • December 14-18 between 8:30am-3:30pm-Materials Distribution for Semester 2-please stop by school to pick up your child's materials for next semester
  • December 14-18-Spirit Days
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @6PM--join us for Our Community Advisory Partnership Meeting via Zoom. See details below.
  • Friday, December 18th the Semester Ends
  • Friday, December 18th is a Modified Day for Students with the school day ending at 1:00 for Tk/Kindergarten and at 1:35 for 1st-5th Grade Students
  • 12/21-1/03-Holiday Break
  • Monday, January 4th-School Resumes-Asynchronous Day

LCAP: Local Control Accountability Plan~Information

We invite our Tony Tobin Parents to join us for our Community Advisory Partnership Meeting. This is an opportunity for us to share Tony's Tobin's School Objectives, Goals, District Goals and data about Tony Tobin. We would love to gather your input and prioritize needs to support student learning. Please join us for our first CAP meeting so you can provide critical feedback regarding our students' needs as they work to continually improve their learning during pandemic uncertainties.

Please see information below and RSVP.

Family Resources

Our amazing TVUSD Social Emotional Team has created the following page of resources to help support you and your families. You may also follow them on Instagram @TVUSDSEL.

Family Resources

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