Supt eNews Dec. 1, 2017


Mountain View Whisman School District
December 1, 2017
In this edition ...
  • Theuerkauf, Castro have new school websites
  • MS Schedule update
  • Parcel tax, bond oversight committees seek new members
  • MVEF is thankful for donors like you
  • New student in the fall? Attend a school info night on Dec. 6 or Dec. 13

Theuerkauf, Castro have new school websites

Both Theuerkauf and Castro have new school websites. Please visit and to see a preview. In time, they will replace the current websites at their permanent addresses.

The new sites’ graphics and colors align with the District's new visual identity and logo. The navigation is based on best practices and analytics. There is improved functionality and accessibility, and the sites are mobile responsive. The sites are easily translated with a click of a mouse, using Google translation.

Thanks for your patience as we transition to the new website. If you have any comments on the new websites, please email them to or


Middle School Schedule Task Force collects feedback, refines schedule ideas

The Middle School Schedule Task Force continues its work on building a more inclusive student schedule with meetings on Nov. 20 and 27.  The task force is currently incorporating the staff feedback into two proposed schedules, and looking into creating a variation of an eight-period day.


The Task Force adjusted its timeline to present a refined schedule to staff during the week of Dec. 4. An update will be provided to the Board of Trustees at its meeting on Dec. 7.   We anticipate that the final recommendation for a new middle school schedule will made at the Jan. 4 Board of Trustees meeting for implementation at both middle schools in 2018-19.

Elective survey data: The results of the ThoughtExchange survey will help refine the middle schools’ elective offerings. 427 adults contributed 1275 thoughts to the survey. 1350 students contributed 2550 thoughts. This feedback from parents of students in grades 5-8, middle school students and staff included their top choices of electives, important considerations for the school schedule and thoughts and questions. View the data here.


Bond Oversight, Parcel Tax Oversight committees seek community representatives

The District is seeking qualified persons to serve on two committees of community leaders:

  • Bond Oversight Committee for the District's Measure G Bond Program (a member of a bona fide tax organization for a two-year commitment)
  • Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for Measure B

Representatives monitor, provide oversight and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, include an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications are found here (, and are due Dec 22. Applications can be mailed to: Dr. Robert Clark, Associate Superintendent/Chief Business Officer, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043 or faxed to 650-964-8907.

Questions? Please call Dr. Robert Clark at 650-526-3500.


MVEF is thankful for donors like you!

Mountain View Educational Foundation is so thankful for the generosity of donors this fall.  Parents, together with corporate sponsors, have donated over $400,000 this school year. These donations allow MVEF to honor its commitment to the District to fund CSMA art and music, hands-on science, environmental education, after-school sports, extended day electives, and more.  


MVEF is thrilled with the progress but still have a long way to go to hit their $750,000 goal. Support MVEF by attending the gala, asking your company about corporate matches, or donating at


Art and Music Learning Supports ALL Learning!


You might have noticed that your kids have a natural love for art and music.  But did you know that research shows that music and theater studies strongly correlate with better performance in both math and reading?  And that many studies show that art studies and activities help keep high-risk students from dropping out? MVEF is proud to fund CSMA art and music at our schools! Ask your child what he or she learned today in their music or art class!


New student in the fall? Attend a school info night on Dec. 6 or Dec. 13

Open enrollment for new students in 2018-19 begins Jan. 5


School Kindergarten Information Nights (at all elementary schools, including Mistral and Stevenson): Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.


New Student Information Nights at Mistral (Spanish-English dual immersion) and Stevenson (parent participation) Elementary schools: Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.


For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

For more information about enrolling a new student for the 2018-19 school year during the open enrollment period (Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018), see


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