Huff n Stuff, June 3, 2020

Principal’s Message: 

Dear families,

 

This week we celebrate and congratulate all of our fifth graders as they move on to middle school. We are so proud of them for being resilient during shelter in place and distance learning. We will miss their smiling faces and can’t wait to hear all of the great things that they will accomplish at their new middle schools. 

 

It has been a hard week and more difficult to write about it. If you are grieving, I am writing to let you know you are not alone. It has become almost impossible to watch the news without feeling a sense of despair at the condition of a very fragile world and the treatment of black Americans. My son said to me don’t just say you are grieving, do something about it, find an organization to donate money to help end racism, patronize a black business that has been looted and most important teach the new generation that what is going on in 2020 is wrong. I will be doing my part. Will you join me?

 

Resource: books to use to explain racism and protest to kids

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Arline Siam

District News:

 

 

 

Food benefits

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

 

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving sometime this month

(May).

 

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May. https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt

 

Free, low cost internet for students

We think that it’s important that each of our students has one Internet-ready device (laptop, iPad, etc)  in their house for distance learning schoolwork.  There are several ways you can access free/or low cost internet to connect students' Chromebooks. Please see the attached flyer or click on www.mvwsd.org/technology.

 

2020 Census Paper Questionnaires are on their way to Californians!

If you’re among the 70+ million households who have already responded to the 2020 Census, thank you! If you haven’t completed it yet, paper questionnaires are in the mail headed your way. Households receiving the paper questionnaire can still respond online or by phone, or they can return it by mail in the enclosed envelope. When you respond online, use the Census ID from the letter or provide your address. To respond now, go to https://go.usa.gov/xdKjk.

 

Please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to complete it too. It’s something everyone can do while practicing social distancing at home to make a difference today, tomorrow and the next 10 years.

 

Attachments:

 

Free Internet Flyer-English

Pandemic EMT

SSA Program Application

Community Resource Guide

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