Quetzal News

Gabriela Mistral's News June 2, 2021

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Friday, June 4th Dismissal at 11:50am

Ms. O's Message

Happy last week of this school year, Mistral Families! Thank you for being such a supportive part of our Quetzal Team. Your trust in us made a difference this year. As we bring back this ship to dock, let’s take a minute to celebrate our successes! As for me, I will celebrate my first year at Mistral with an amazing community and team of students, educators and staff who cared and persevered. Let's keep fighting for what we care, continue to show up and commit to excellence, keep loving and giving back, continue being kind and brave, and most importantly, allow ourselves to celebrate and believe that once we put our minds into anything, together we can make it happen .

Tomorrow at 10a.m. we will celebrate our 5th grade promotion ceremony, and our 5th grade drive thru from 4pm to 6pm. Parents, please sign up for your time slot that day. You will also receive an email in the morning of June 3rd with the directions to access the video. This video will be available for 24 hours. This is a bittersweet moment for all of us, as we are very proud of our students moving to middle school. However, they will be greatly missed! We look forward to hearing from them about their new educational journey.

Our last day of school is this Friday, June 4th. Students will be dismissed at 11:50am. Students who would like to take lunch home, they will receive their lunch at the end of the school day.

Please continue to practice washing your hands, watching your distance, and wearing a mask until further notice. If you have not already done so, plan to get vaccinated. We are looking forward to a brand new school year with less restrictions if we continue playing it safe. Have a great summer, stay cool, have fun, and for homework, make at least one person happy every day!

Take care,

Claudia Olaciregui, Principal

Upcoming Events

June 3, 2021

  • 5th Grade Ceremony via zoom (10-11am)
    Asynchronous day for 5th graders
    4:00-5:00pm Car Drive for Ms. Venell
    5:00-6:00pm Car Drive for Mrs. Ohlfs

June 4,2021

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Minimum Day - Dismissal at 11:50am
  • Report Cards sent home electronically

5th Grade Instrument Collection

Greetings 5th grade Parents or Guardians,

If you borrowed an instrument from the district for your child to participate in the 5th grade instrumental music program during the 2020-21 school year, we will be collecting the instruments beginning June 3rd and continuing through June 11th. Instruments will be collected at the District Office portables, 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043 in room 1.

Please follow the steps outlined below to return your child’s instrument:

  • Please make an appointment on the following link
  • https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30176118?category=13662615452
  • At the time of your appointment, please bring the instrument without any personal belongings (e.g., pencils, papers, clips, cleaning rugs, etc.,) with it.
  • Before you arrive, please ask your student to make sure that all pieces of the instrument are in the case.
  • For your safety and the safety of our staff, please be sure you wear a mask during your appointment.
  • Please follow social distancing rules and markers while waiting for your appointment.
  • You’ll have only a 10-minute slot, so please be on time.


If your student is in the Honors Summer program with CSMA, please do not return the instrument. We will email you the date the instruments should be returned upon completion of the program.

If your child has selected an instrumental elective in 6th grade, the middle school will send information about instruments in August 2021.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns to Raquel Hernandez at rvhernandez@mvwsd.org.

Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility


Raquel Hernandez


Instructional Materials Technician

District News

Board meeting Preview: June 3

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, June 3. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Staff Years of Service and Retirements

  • Monta Loma field update

  • Public hearing on Huff Elementary’s renaming

  • Public hearing on the LCAP

  • End of the year i-Ready assessment data

  • MVWSD budget

  • Construction update (lighting and restrooms)

Agenda and meeting details are here. The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd

No post-Board meeting, community check in with Dr. Rudolph on Friday, due to it being the last day of school. Thank you for attending all year long, and have a great summer!

MVWSD Summer is here!

Every family's summer plans are different, but our district recommends that all students do some academic practice daily to keep their skills sharp in preparation for next year. MVWSD Summer is a collection of programs to help students maintain their academic skills, keep them connected to learning technology, and access free meals all summer long. These self- and parent-directed programs keep students in a routine during the summer and will go a long way to preventing learning loss. On i-Ready this summer, students will have both personalized lessons that their teachers have chosen for them, and lessons tailored to their needs based on assessment data.

Look for an email soon from MVWSD or click on https://www.mvwsd.org/summer to learn more. Attached are flyers outlining students’ steps for a productive summer and for easy access to all of the programs’ links.

COVID Vaccinations and free Boba tea at Crittenden on June 2

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for youth and adults are available on Wednesday, June 2 from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Crittenden Middle School at the Sports Center, 1500 W. Middlefield Road.

Youth (12 years and older) and adults are welcome.

No appointment needed.

You don't need health insurance.

Everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status.

If any patient received their first vaccination elsewhere, they may receive their second dose at this event.

Children ages 12 - 17 need permission from a parent or guardian to get vaccinated which could be:

* A signed consent form (Forms are linked here COVID vaccination consent forms (English) - or can be picked up in the Graham and Crittenden school offices)

* A parent or guardian with them

* A telephone call to the parent or guardian

Staff are onsite to support language needs and disability access. For information, call (408) 970-2999 or sccFreeVax.org

Returning students can keep Chromebooks this summer. Non-returning students should bring them back

Thank you for your support of the District’s Chromebook program and distance learning this year. If your student is not returning to a MVWSD school next year, please return your student’s Chromebook to your school office by June 11, 2021 (or sooner). Students who will return to MVWSD schools can keep Chromebooks this summer. Students who are moving on to MVLA and plan to use their Chromebooks in high school are welcome to keep them. We will send specific instructions on how 8th-graders can access the MVLA network on their current Chromebooks.

Chromebooks will not be usable by students who are not enrolled in MVWSD or MVLA next year.

School offices are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. When dropping off, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. For questions, please contact Jon Aker at ​jaker@mvwsd.org​.

District Wireless Hotspots

If you have a district-issued wireless hotspot and your student will not be returning to MVWSD next school year, OR if he/she no longer needs the hotspot, please return it to your school office by Friday, June 11, 2021 so that it can be reassigned to other students who need it. Thank you!

Next year: what school will look like

Wondering what school will look like in the fall? While we can't predict with certainty, here are the conditions that we anticipate will be in place in August 2021: English (http://mvw.sd/hVTcH) and Spanish (http://mvw.sd/NXd0a). MVWSD will communicate with families over the summer as we receive more guidance from public health officials.

Internet Service financial support available

Is your child approved to receive free or reduced-price school breakfast or lunch? If so, your household may qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) is a temporary federal program that launched on May 12, 2021 to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. For students whose families are struggling to afford their monthly internet service, this program may be able to help. Visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org for more information.

CalFresh Program for grocery assistance

Need help buying groceries? You might qualify for CalFresh, a free EBT card you can use to buy food at most stores and select online retailers. If you receive CalFresh benefits, you may also be eligible for P-EBT, a grocery benefit that provides $375 per child 18 and under over the summer months. To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-984-3663, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or scan the QR code (flyer attached) to request a call. We speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog. Second Harvest can also connect you to other food programs in your community.

Free, Accessible Transportation to Vaccination Appointments.

Do you have neighbors who would like to be vaccinated but

don't have transportation? The County and VTA launched a new service to transport patients to their vaccine appointments. This service is - Door to door - Free - Accessible - Available 7 days per week Call the Working Partnerships CAN-19 resource hotline at 408-809-2124 to request this service. Call at least 48 hours prior to your vaccine appointment. Vaccine information is here. https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-information

City of MV Summer Camp available

The City of Mountain View still has spots available for their Club Rec Explorers summer camp for kids aged 9-11. Camps are held weekly from June 14-July 30, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and breakfast and lunch is provided. Locations include Rengstorff Park, Bubb Park, and Whisman Park. Head to www.mountainview.gov/register or call (650) 903-6331 for more information.