Supts eNews - Sept 30, 2020

In this edition ...
  • Check-In with the Superintendent on Oct. 2
  • Board meeting preview: Oct. 1
  • Free Student Meals:  *New* Pick up meals for multiple days
  • Together We Are a Better MVWSD: National Coming Out Day
  • High Fives: MVWSD on ABC news
  • COVID reminder: Best protection
  • Voting: From Mail-In Voting to Crucial Dates, Here's What to Know
Check in with the Superintendent on Oct. 2

Connect graphicPlease join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions.  Click here to register:


Board meeting preview: Oct. 1 

The MVWSD Board of Trustees meets on Thursday night. The meeting will be streamed as usual on Click here for the agenda and login information:

Members of the public who wish to address the Board during the Board of Trustees meeting may email comments to [email protected] by the Wednesday before the meeting.  

Some of the topics to be covered in the meeting include strategic planning, Brown Act information and Return to Learn (school reopening) Progress Update. 

Free student meals: *NEW* Multiple days pickup

Free meals are again available to all children in the Mountain View Whisman School District age 18 and younger. No IDs required. 

Daily breakfast and lunch at all schools, except Stevenson (pickup for Stevenson is at Theuerkauf). Times: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the elementary schools. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the middle schools. 

Come to Graham Middle School between 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to pick up meals for multiple days. Food items will be different from what is served during daily pickups. On Monday: Pick up for four days. On Friday: Pick up for three days.

Walk, drive or roll up to grab a free meal and go! For menus and information, please see

Together We Are a Better MVWSD: National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Mountain View Whisman School District embraces its role in establishing its commitment to equity in our district. As part of our "Together We Are a Better MVWSD" series, here is October's topic.

Whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or an ally, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ+ equality this Coming Out Day! Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality. Inspired by National Coming Out Day on October 11th, this month’s calendar provides resources for the MVWSD community around the topic of LGBTQ+ and gender identities.

Developmentally appropriate lesson plans have been provided for teachers, while articles and parenting guides appear this month in the parent section of the calendar. Check out the literature section at the bottom of the calendar for age-appropriate literature to support your discussions in school and at-home.

For a closer look at this month's graphic (including PDFs), please see


High Fives

MVWSD Board of Trustees member Devon Conley was recently interviewed by ABC News about the digital divide. You can watch here.


COVID protection

covid reminder

Voting: From Mail-In Voting to Crucial Dates, Here's What to Know

Election Day 2020 is Tuesday, Nov. 3. What's different this year? (source: KQED and California Secretary of State)

Everyone gets a mail-in ballot
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, if you're registered to vote you'll be receiving a mail-in ballot with which to vote in the November election without requesting it. Remember: It'll be sent to the address at which you're registered to vote, so check that your address is correct here. And if you're not already registered to vote, do that here.

The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, Oct. 19. Do it here.

If you see information online about the deadline to request a mail-in ballot (Oct. 27), don't worry. That deadline is for requesting a new mail-in ballot — say, if you've made an error filling out the one you were already sent.

Everyone should bring their ballot along to vote in person
If you decide you want to vote in person on Election Day itself, you should bring the ballot along with you. What happens if you arrive at the polls without your ballot? You can still vote in person, but you may be required to vote provisionally.

Your ballot is being given more time to get there
In California, your ballot must be mailed and postmarked on Election Day at the latest, but the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received has been extended to Nov. 20 (from Nov. 6) — to allow your ballot extra time to reach your county elections office. You'll also be able to drop off your completed ballot by hand at any drop box, polling location or county elections office.

Voting in person might look different
You can still absolutely vote in person at the polls despite receiving your mail-in ballot (remember: bring it along), but the voting experience and your polling place may be very different because of the pandemic. Counties have been advised to prepare for lines that maintain social distancing and to have face coverings on hand for voters who don't have one.

When should I register to vote?
Your official deadline to register online to vote is Monday, Oct. 19. If you want to mail in your voter registration, your request must be postmarked by the same date as the online registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 19. Remember, if you've changed your name, or the political party choice you previously registered to vote with, you'll need to re-register. Not sure if you're already registered to vote or can't remember what party preference you already have? Check all that here.

Can I track my mail-in ballot?
Yes: all registered voters in California can now sign up for a new online tool to track the status of their mail-in ballots for the November general election.

California Secretary of State's Office’s advice to voters is to see Tuesday, Nov. 3 as their last day to vote, rather than the day they should vote.

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