Supts eNews- May 21, 2021


In this edition ...

  • Yellow tier: COVID guidance updated
  • New administrators at Graham and Landels
  • View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft
  • Board meeting Review: May 20
  • MVWSD’s Summer is coming!
  • High Fives: Chess and award-winning writing
  • Chamber of Commerce to honor MVWSD
Yellow tier: COVID guidance updated

yellow tier graphicOn Wednesday, Santa Clara County moved into the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy due to the fact that more than 75% of Santa Clara County residents over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to read more about MVWSD’s health and safety protocols through the end of the school year.

New administrators at Graham and Landels next year
We are happy to announce two new school administrators for the 2021-22 school year. pieter dolmansPieter Dolmans will be the new principal of Landels Elementary. Patricia LeonardPatricia Leonard will be the new assistant principal at Graham Middle. Read more about them here.
Board meeting Review: May 20

The Board of Trustees met on Thursday, May 20. Some of the meeting topics included the Expanded Learning Opportunities grant and construction update.

MVWSD’s Summer programs are coming soon

summerLook for information coming soon about meals, technology support and learning for students this summer.

View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that will correspond with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. Please read the presentation and supporting materials at, and click on the form link there to submit any comments. The comments form closes on May 26. Stakeholders may also attend the public learning during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (the link is here:


High Fives

MVWSD held its 18th annual chess tournament on Sunday. Graham won the team event with 13.5 points, which is a tournament record, and had the 1st and 2nd place individual winners as well. Crittenden was second with 10 points, and Stevenson was 3rd. Easton Rodgers led the Graham team with a perfect 5-0 record, Ethan Louie finished second with 4 wins and 1 tie, and Marcus Williams tied for 3rd with 4 wins and 1 loss.

Congratulations to Zoe Minhas, a 6th grader at Crittenden and a Mistral alumna who participated in the 8th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language and won in the pre-university category. Students were encouraged by Crittenden Spanish teacher Ms. Pederson to submit their poems, stories, and essays. Zoe competed in the high school group and is the first middle school student to participate. Her winning story will be published on the Symposium's website.


Chamber of Commerce to honor MVWSD at Celebration of Leaders and ATHENA Awards

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will honor MVWSD, along with MVLA, for “Outstanding Contribution to Remote Learning” at the 26th Annual Celebration of Leaders and ATHENA Awards on June 17.

The Chamber recognizes exceptional contributions and service to the Mountain View community by businesses, organizations, and individuals; this year, those particularly exemplary in helping others during the pandemic.

This year the event will be virtual, and free, and open to all. To register, click here.


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