Supts eNews - Dec. 15, 2020


In this edition ...

  • Happy holidays!
  • Board meeting review: New Board members
  • High Fives: County award
  • MVWSD choice schools’ info meetings are this week
  • Be COVID safe: County calls for increased efforts
Happy Holidays!

holiday breakI know that it has been a stressful year for us all. I, personally, am glad it’s coming to a close. Even though 2020 has been tough, let’s take a moment to be grateful for all that we do have and what we can look forward to in 2021. No matter how stressed we are, giving back helps to center us. If you have a chance, share your light with others. Be a lighthouse for your friends, loved ones, and colleagues. My holiday wish for each and everyone of you is that you have the opportunity to take the time to rest over the holidays. 

-Dr. Ayindé Rudolph

Schools are closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 for the holiday break. Teachers and staff return to work on Jan. 4, and students return to online instruction on Jan. 5. Have a safe holiday season!


Board meeting review: New trustees

During their organizational meeting on Monday night, two new Board members were sworn in. They are:

ChristopherChiangChristopher Chiang previously served on the Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2015. He has taught at a mix of public and private schools mostly in the Bay Area, including Khan Lab School in Mountain View. He holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Irvine, and master’s degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University.

LauraBermanLaura Ramirez Berman formerly served as a principal of East Palo Alto Charter School. She has two children attending the Dual Immersion program at Gabriela Mistral Elementary. She holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Los Angeles and a master’s degree from San Jose State University.

Returning Trustee Laura Blakely was also sworn in for a new term.

Congrats, and welcome!

Additionally, the Board elected their new officers: Devon Conley, President; Laura Blakely, Vice President; and Laura Ramirez Berman, Clerk.

Other topics included:

* the First Interim Budget Report with the user-friendly Budget Overview for parents and Budget Infographic
* Walden West and NatureBridge Program Options for 2020-21

To view the video recording of the meeting, please click here. 

High Fives: County award

McKinney Vento coordinator Priscilia Bogdanic was recognized yesterday by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for her work with MVWSD students and families in need. Supervisor Simitian has chosen to award Priscila with a Supervisor’s Medal honoring her efforts to serve Santa Clara County residents with dedication and commitment during this pandemic.

MVWSD choice schools’ info meetings are this week

choice school info meetings

Be COVID safe: County calls for increased efforts

From the SCC Public Health Department: 1 out of every 10 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in our county have needed to be hospitalized. More than a third of these people need an ICU bed. Do your part by wearing a mask, social distancing, and limiting interactions with those outside your household. ALL of us need to redouble our efforts.

Dr Kamal

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