Supts eNews - Oct. 6, 2021

 

In this edition ...

  • Board meetings: Both in person and online starting this month
  • Board meeting Preview: Oct. 7
  • Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday
  • i-Ready: Students’ academic proficiency comparable to pre-pandemic years
  • Parent University: Supporting math at home grades 3-8
  • Free Tdap vaccination clinic for grades 6-8 on Wednesday
  • Online Wellness Center and October Wellness calendar
 
Board meetings: Both in person and online starting this month
More than a year after the MVWSD Board of Trustees began meeting online in response to COVID-19, the Board will return to in-person meetings this month in addition to continuing online access to participants through Zoom and to viewers via www.youtube.com/mvwsd.

AB 361 gives some flexibility in meeting requirements imposed by the Brown Act, allowing in-person or teleconferencing meetings dependent on County COVID conditions.

On October 7: Public comment can be given online on Zoom, or submitted in writing to publiccomments@mvwsd.org. Board members will be in person. Attendees will be online.

On October 21: Public comment can be given in person at the meeting at 1400 Montecito Ave, online on Zoom, or submitted in writing to publiccomments@mvwsd.org. In-person participants will be required to wear masks, in alignment with Santa Clara County guidelines.
 
 
Board meeting Preview: Oct. 7

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m.

Some of the meeting’s topics include:
  * Equitable Access to Choice Schools
  * Learning Recovery Plan Update
  * Enrollment Update
  * ESSER III Expenditure Plan and Safe Return Plan

Agenda and meeting details are: http://mvw.sd/c54jS. For all meeting dates, details, and agendas, please click here.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

check inPlease join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/sZD6Z.

To plan ahead, please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates. In case you miss it, a video recording will be posted on this webpage.

i-Ready: Students’ academic proficiency comparable to pre-pandemic years

Overall Districtwide, our students’ academic proficiency this fall is comparable to pre-pandemic years (both assessments were administered in-person) as measured by the August administration of the i-Ready assessment. Below are some highlights. To view the data report, please click here.

Math trends
• Districtwide, grade level data reflects 4th and 5th grades being most proficient at the elementary level (45% proficiency)
• Most elementary schools have 3rd-5th graders more proficient than lower elementary grades
• Subgroup data shows all significant subgroups have comparable proficiency to pre-pandemic fall assessment
• Math Pathways data shows an increase in proficiency for Math 7.1 and Math 8.1 students from August 2020 to August 2021

Reading trends
• Overall, there is comparable proficiency this fall compared to pre-pandemic 2019 Fall iReady Assessment
• By school data reflects 3rd graders being most proficient in reading at all schools except Monta Loma (4th Grade) and Castro (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
• 1st grade has least number of students proficient Districtwide - 38%
• Subgroup data reflects more English Learners being proficient than pre-pandemic year

Parent University: Supporting math at home grades 3-8

math graphicDate and Time: October 13, 2021, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu101321

Join Principal Heidi Galassi (former math teacher and coach), Instructional Coach Ranen Bhattacharya, and our friends from YUP, the on-demand online math tutoring app, to learn about how you can better support your young mathematicians at home. The math seed you plant now will blossom and help them to succeed in life whatever path they choose!

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While the title indicates that this will focus on students in grades 3-8, everyone is welcome to attend. Please also check out last year’s math-related Parent University event, which focused more on supporting the lower grades: Video (English) // Presentation slides (English)

 

Free Tdap vaccination clinic for grades 6-8 on Wednesday
TdapHas your middle school student been vaccinated for Tdap? Vaccination for tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (Tdap) is required by 7th grade in order to attend school.

For the convenience of parents, the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health is hosting a FREE Tdap vaccine event:

Wednesday, Oct. 6
4 - 7 p.m.
at the Crittenden Middle School multi-use room

The vaccine is available regardless of immigration status. No insurance needed. For more information on immunizations needed for school, please see www.shotsforschool.org

Online Wellness Center and October Wellness calendar

wellnessMVWSD now has a Virtual Wellness Center on mvwsd.org. At https://www.mvwsd.org/wellness, there is information on physical health, as well as resources for families, students, and employees about sustaining well-being and for accessing care when it is needed.

On the Virtual Wellness Center landing page, you will find Community Resources and monthly Wellness Calendars. The printable October wellness calendar features a tip a day to help you and your family stay well.

In the Physical Health section: Health Screenings, Teen Health Education, Vaccinations, Health Insurance for Children, Health Resources and Forms, as well as various other physical health related information.

In the Mental Health section: Info on immediate mental health crisis needs, mental health literacy, and information on how to take charge of your mental health

 
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