Supt eNews Oct. 23, 2017

 

Mountain View Whisman School District
October 24, 2017
In this edition ...
  • We want to hear from you! District climate survey is coming soon
  • MV Parent U: “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” Nov. 8
  • Want text messages from the District? Opt in!
  • Cafecito with the Superintendent
 

We want to hear from you! District climate survey is coming soon

The MVWSD Climate Survey opens on Nov. 6  for all staff, parents and students in grades 5 and 7. Your responses provide information beyond test scores that helps us improve our schools.

This survey is administered online through Panorama Education. Your answers to the survey are confidential and compiled by Panorama, a third party. Your honest feedback is very important. Your personal results will not be identifiable.

In addition to completing LCAP requirements, the data will help inform work on the District's strategic plan goals and provide longitudinal data for year-to year comparisons. The questions are drawn from an archive of research-based questions in broad theme areas of engagement, instruction, school safety and school environment. We will be asking students, parents and staff members about their impressions of our District sites.  This is a great opportunity for us to get feedback and continue to work together to improve our schools.

We look forward to seeing the results and working with the leadership of our bargaining units and staff to look for ways we can continue to improve. Look for an email invitation in your inbox on Nov. 6 from Panorama Education. The subject line will be: "Request for your feedback!" Thank you in advance for your input.

 

MV Parent U: “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” Nov. 8

Mountain View Parent U presents “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR.

Presented by Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader, parents will learn the why, what, how and when of talking with your kids about sexual health. Join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation.

The session is appropriate for adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through to their teen years.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)
  • Child care
  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Register here

 

Want text messages from the District? Opt in!

 

MVWSD has the capability to send text messages, but we are required to ask you first to opt-in before receiving text messages from the District. MVWSD would send you texts infrequently, for the purpose of notifying you of emergencies or with important, time-sensitive information.

Here’s how to opt in. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to receive text messages from the District at any time by texting one of the short codes listed below to 68453 using the cell phone number that the District has on record.

  • Opt-in: "Y", "YES", "OPTIN", "OPT IN", and "SUBSCRIBE" are all acceptable keywords for subscribing to SMS text messaging.
  • Opt-out: "END", "CANCEL", "OPT OUT", "OPTOUT", "STOP", "QUIT", and "UNSUBSCRIBE" will cancel SMS messages to the recipient.

You may have received a text message and opted in when this service was first added in 2015 or when your cell phone number was added to our system.

In order to receive messages from the District you need to opt-in from the number that is listed as the cell contact number in our student information system. If you need to update this number, please contact your school.

 

Cafecito with the Superintendent

For Spanish-speaking parents of MVWSD students - Join Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for casual conversation on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Castro. Bring your questions and comments. Interpretation will be available.

 

Get in touch ...

750 A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043     www.mvwsd.org
(650) 526-3500
supt@mvwsd.org
 
 
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