Supts eNews - Aug. 11, 2023


In this edition ...

  • MVWSD releases staff housing Roadmap document
  • Better Together’s theme this year: Allyship
  • Community check in meetings
  • High Fives: Back to school
  • Notice: National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs

MVWSD releases staff housing Roadmap document

RoadmapThanks to the community’s support, the vision of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Rudolph’s leadership, Mountain View Whisman schools are pioneering a teacher and staff housing facility. In a first-of-its-kind Roadmap document, Dr. Rudolph shares how the school district launched its affordable housing facility to address teacher and staff shortages – and how other districts around the country can take a similar approach. Read the roadmap and learn more at Staff housing is slated to open in 2024, and more info is forthcoming.  

Better Together’s theme this year: Allyship

Ally graphicThis year, MVWSD continues Better Together, a program designed to increase meaningful conversations in the classroom. For the 2023-24 school year, the theme is “Allyship.” Thoughtful allies know when to step back, stand beside and step up in the service of others. We look forward to the coming months with the monthly themes and resources, No Place for Hate programming at our middle schools, and the district-wide recognition of United Against Hate week in November. For more, please see

Join us! Community check in meetings

connectingDr. Ayindé Rudolph hosts virtual Community Check-In meetings scheduled once a month on a Friday. Parents and staff members may attend and bring their questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. The first one of the school year is Aug. 18. Please click here for a list of meetings and registration details. Please join us!

High Fives: Back to School

staff whiteboardWe had a great first week of school! Thank you to all who attended to the details so that our students could have a wonderful first day. Please see MVWSD Facebook for videos and pictures.

Our students are loved! Staff members wrote down their hopes and dreams for our students this year. Click here to see the inspirational video.

Notice: National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs

The Mountain View Whisman School District announces its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2023-24 school year.

All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following site: Mariano Castro Elementary School.

Additionally, all students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge through California’s Universal Meals Program (Universal Meals) at the following sites:

Bubb Elementary, Crittenden Middle, Graham Middle, Amy Imai Elementary, Landels Elementary, Gabriela Mistral Elementary, Monta Loma Elementary, Stevenson Elementary, Theuerkauf Elementary, Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary.

For additional information please contact: Deborah Austin, Director of Food Service, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View, CA 94043, 650.903.6965, [email protected].

While the program will offer free Universal Meals for all students, households will continue to be able to complete an application for free and reduced-price meals, which may support the school district’s local education funding and could also qualify the family for additional benefits. Click here for free and reduced price eligibility guidelines and for more information on applying.

Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: 202-690-7442
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