Supt's eNews - March 6, 2020

Coronavirus updates

MVWSD continues to update you about its anti-virus preparations and protocols. Please click on for the latest information.

Bond Measure T results

MVWSD is deeply grateful to the community for Measure T. Measure T is passing with 66% (unofficial results) of voters' support.  This bond will ensure our schools continue to provide safe and modern learning environments for our students and provide staff/teacher housing at low rental rates to keep them in Mountain View. To learn more: 

2020-21 District calendar available now

Thank you for your patience. The Board-approved 2020-21 District calendar is available now at this link.

Let’s Talk: Special Education

let's talk special educationMVWSD serves a diverse population of learners with a variety of needs. Sometimes, students need more than a little extra help or accommodations in the typical learning environment. Our goal is to educate all our students, from preschool through 8th grade, in an inclusive, supportive environment. Learn more about special education in this video. Spanish subtitles are available.

Substitute teachers needed

The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking substitute teachers. Please consider this flexible, fun, dynamic work that has a big impact on our students!

Substitute teachers earn $85 for ½ day and $170 for full-day work, and enjoy a flexible schedule. Long-term (3-12 weeks) subs earn $220 per day.

Requirements to become a substitute teacher:
* A Bachelor’s Degree
* Pass the CBEST test
* Substitute permit or a valid California teaching credential. For credentialing, applicants should go to the the Santa Clara County Office of Education credentials website.
* Complete required DOJ and FBI background checks. This can be done by appointment in the MVWSD Human Resources Department. The cost is $50, payable by cash or check. The background check is valid for five years
* A negative tuberculosis test

You may view jobs and apply online on our website. Click here to learn more about substitute teaching. For information, call 650-526-3555.


Mistral and Crittenden have new websites

Crittenden Middle School and Gabriela Mistral Elementary now have new websites.  The new platform allows for improved functionality and accessibility, mobile responsiveness and auto translation. Thanks for your patience as we transition to the new website. We appreciate your feedback, and use it to improve the site. If you have comments on the new website, please email them to

MVWSD summer programs

The Mountain View Whisman School District and its community partners offer summer programs to reduce learning loss that comes when students spend weeks away from the classroom in the summer, and to help reinforce content for students who need extra support.

This year, MVWSD offers:

* Olympico for incoming first- through fifth-graders of Theuerkauf and Castro Elementary Schools only. Parents will be contacted with more information.
* Extended School Year for special education students as determined by IEPs. Parents of students who qualify will be contacted.

In the past, the District has partnered with community organizations to offer other programs, such as Elevate, Valdes Math and Stretch to Kindergarten (STK). Due to lack of partner funding and/or logistical obstacles, Elevate, Valdes and STK will not be offered in Summer 2020.

Additionally, there are high-quality, free and low-cost programs offered for students in our community:

City of Mountain View Library (reading programs)

* Other local providers (academic and recreation programs) found on, a free, searchable list. InPlay is a non-profit working with MVWSD that has listings of hundreds of local and affordable or free after-school and summer camp programs, including the El Camino YMCA and the City of Mountain View Parks & Recreation Department. Some scholarships are available. Ask your School and Community Engagement Facilitator for more information.

Right at School, one of MVWD’s afterschool care providers, is holding summer camps from June 8 to Aug. 14 for K-8th graders.

Kick Lead Dream (recreation program) soccer program for under-served students completing second- through eighth-grade in Spring 2020

* MVPD’s Dreams and Futures (academic and recreation program) for fourth- through seventh-grade children, by invitation only

Please let the Educational Services Department know if you have any questions.

Make sure you’re counted! The U.S. Census is coming up

census badgeIt’s crucial that we all participate, because an accurate count of residents is important for funding our community’s public resources, planning for the future, and for our voice in government. We all want to make sure that Mountain View gets the funding, services, and business support we need.

Here's how the Census works (video)

Responses are confidential and by law, your personal information cannot be shared. You can respond to the U.S. Census online or by mail. Look for your postcard next week. To learn more, visit

InPlay: Free listing of afterschool/summer programs
Summer is around the corner! We are excited to share a time-saving way to find local and affordable summer programs for your kids. Click here for a FREE and searchable list of programs:

InPlay is a non-profit working with MVWSD and Santa Clara County to offer you a free online search service with hundreds of local and affordable or free after-school and summer camp programs.

If you have any questions or need help with using the site contact:

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