Supt's eNews - May 18, 2020

 
 
 
In this edition ...
  • Classified staff appreciation week
  • Video presentation: Reopening for the 2020-21 school year
  • Board meeting preview: Thursday, May 21
  • Seeking: Parent experts
  • Coffees with the Superintendent
  • CSA free webinar: Rental assistance
  • New COVID emergency benefit - the P-EBT card

Classified staff appreciation week

During Classified School Employee Week (week of May 18), we celebrate the essential roles classified employees play in the lives of students and families. We are grateful for our food service employees, bus drivers, office staff members, custodians, maintenance and landscaping staff members, instructional assistants, therapists, tutors, psychologists, testers, EL coordinators, library technicians, nurses, at-risk intervention supervisors, school and community engagement facilitators and noon duty assistants. Please email us a note for them and we'll pass it on.

thank you classified staff

 

Video presentation: Reopening for the 2020-21 school year

In this video, Dr. Rudolph presents the planning process for how MVWSD is preparing to reopen. There are many unknowns about the future, but we are working to be flexible and adaptable for the benefit of our students, whatever the status of COVID-19 may be.

These plans will cover 14 dimensions: Governance, Health and Wellness, Equity, Curriculum, Human Capital, Nutrition, Facilities, Operations, Instruction, Resurgence, Enrollment, Communication, Technology, Finance. We'll define operations under each stage of reopening: Schools closed, Targeted opening, Open with Restrictions, Full opening using guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. We will continue to update you as planning progresses.

 

Board meeting preview: Thursday, May 21

The Board of Trustees meets on Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Click here for information on accessing the meeting online and by phone. The meeting also will be streamed as usual on youtube.com/mvwsd.
Some of the topics to be covered are the revised timeline for the Local Control Accountability Plan Revised Timeline, Board of Trustees Goal 1 results, and the Governor's May revision to the proposed 2020-2021 state budget.

 

Seeking: Parent experts

As MVWSD continues to refine its Distance Learning Plan and plan for next year - a year that might not look like a typical school year due to COVID-19 - we are seeking expertise from parents in the following areas: Technology platforms and helping non-English families troubleshoot their child’s device. If you are willing to volunteer your talents, please email supt@mvwsd.org.

Coffees with the Superintendent

Check this webpage for events in which we can connect on topics that are important to students’ education. Here are two that are upcoming:

Check in with the Superintendent
Friday, May 22, 3:30 pm
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cafecito con el Superintendente
These are informal meetings for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided.

Wednesday, May 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you missed a meeting, recordings are available here.

 

CSA free webinar: Rental assistance

Community Services Agency is offering a FREE webinar about its rental assistance process in response to COVID-19. Anyone interested in seeking rental assistance should participate. For English, webinars are scheduled on Tuesdays 5/19, and 5/26. For Spanish, webinars are scheduled on Thursdays 5/21, and 5/28. Those interested must register by contacting Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, Community and PublicRelations Coordinator, at ecibrianpelayo@csacares.org.

 

New COVID emergency benefit - the P-EBT card

Please pass the word: For parents who have lost jobs, they now qualify for free and reduced lunches and can fill out the National School Lunch application. Once verified (usually only 24 hours), they can apply for the new COVID emergency benefit - the P-EBT card that gives up to $365 per free and reduced eligible child for food. Families will need to apply (five min quick app in four languages) at https://ca.p-ebt.org/ May 22 – June 30th. Families not receiving free and reduced price meals yet should fill out the FRPM Application with MVWSD by clicking here: https://secure.ezmealapp.com/, in order to receive this emergency benefit. More info at https://www.mvwsd.org/nutrition
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