Huff n Stuff, May 27, 2020

Quote of the week

Don’t count the days; Make the days count. 

 

Principal’s Message: 

Dear families,

 

Thank you for dropping off your library books! Just in case you didn’t get a chance to do it on Tuesday, I will be in the office on Friday from 8-12PM and you are welcome to stop by and leave them with me. 

 

Due to COVID-19 school closure beginning on March 18, 2020 and per direction of the MVWSD Board of Trustees, students will not be given grades for the last trimester of the 2019-20 school year. However, you will receive a report on June 5 by email with short comments from teachers and information about your child’s participation in online learning.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arline Siam

 

Principal’s Virtual Coffee (Last One for the Year)

Topic: Solar Panels and End of Year Q&A

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: May 29, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

 

17TH ANNUAL MVWSD INTERSCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT

17AMICT is forging ahead and will be held this year despite COVID-19!  The tournament will be online this year and will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 11:30 to 5:00.  Full instructions and registration are at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess.  The registration deadline is May 29.  Come take part in one of the few events this school year going on as scheduled.  Contact Mark Ruzon, Tournament Director, at mvwsdchess@gmail.com with any questions.

 

SCCOE webinars

The Santa Clara County Office of Education has developed a Parent Support Webinar series just for parents who have questions on how they can support their kids with learning. 

 

Free Parent Support Webinar series:

May 28    Episode 4: Academic Content Support

 

Audience: Parents & Educators

Dates: Thursdays in May 2020

Time: 1-1:30 PM, PST

Join Live: bit.ly/sccoeparents

Cost: Free

 

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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