May 31, 2020
Dear Solana Vista Families,
Congratulations to Susana Baum and Nancy L’Esperance! Please join me in celebrating our Certificated and Classified Employees of the Year!
Mrs. Susana Baum was selected by the Solana Vista staff to be our Certificated Teacher of the Year and by District staff to be our SBSD Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Baum works with students at all grade levels. She tirelessly ensures seamless communication with her colleagues and families. You can find her making phone calls to follow up with parents about her students on her own time. She believes strongly in the power of data and that it allows us to be intentional in our teaching. Mrs. Baum is well regarded by all staff because we know the quality of her teaching is evident because her students improve! We love you, Mrs. Baum!
Mrs. Nancy L’Esperance was selected by the Solana Vista staff to be our Classified Teacher of the Year. Ms. Nancy is dedicated to fulfilling her job requirements with a steadfast approach and always going above and beyond. She always volunteers for additional hours and is willing to volunteer to support any programs, projects, or meetings for the benefit of the school community. Ms. Nancy is always willing and ready to assist and step in when needed with a can-do attitude and a wonderful smile. We appreciate you, Ms. Nancy!
Digital Citizenship: As Distance Learning has required our students to be online more than ever, it is important that we, as the adults, be vigilant about their online presence and safety. All students participated in regular Digital Citizenship lessons (through Common Sense curriculum) in the media center this year. The increase in online activities is a perfect opportunity to apply those skills learned: online privacy and safety, respect for self/others, appropriate language, etc. Please remind students that they have signed a contract/made a promise that their iPads are only used for appropriate education purposes. Common sense media has some great resources to help families navigate the ups and downs of raising kids in the digital age: https://www.commonsense.org/education/toolkit/family-engagement-resources.
Yearbooks Orders Still Accepted: You may still order a yearbook for this year. If you order at this time, the yearbook will be delivered directly to your home with a small shipping and handling cost. The link to order is: https://svyearbook.picaboo.com/.
End of Year Information: This time of year is usually a very exciting time for our students as they wrap up their school year at Solana Vista and look forward to summer break! We can all agree that the end to the 19-20 school year is certainly not what we were all expecting. As the year winds down, teachers will be completing their final week of new instruction by June 5th. The week of June 8th will be reserved for end-of-year virtual celebrations and activities.
Each teacher will be communicating with their students and parents about the end of the year and how they plan to celebrate.
Next week, you will be receiving information regarding safe drop off of any materials that need to be returned to the school and pick up of your yearbook if you ordered one earlier in the year.
Upcoming ELAC Meeting—June 2nd: An English Language Acquisition Committee Meeting will meet via Zoom on June 2nd at 6:00 pm. Topics of discussion will include successes and challenges for Distance Learning as well as summer learning opportunities.
Topic: SKY/SV ELAC Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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District, Site, Teacher Communication: Additionally, please, pay close attention to emails or notices on Seesaw that you will receive over the next couple of weeks from our school, your teachers, and our SBSD District Office. We are trying to gather important parent input as we plan for the next school year. Surveys that are sent out are essential for you to complete your voice is needed in that planning.
I know none of us would have our school year ending in this way, and I continue to be grateful for the staff, students, and parents of our community. Your positive messages and support of the Solana Vista staff have been greeted with thanks and appreciation and this is what keeps us going. Feel free to continue the positive messaging by adding to this form (https://forms.gle/iVZTSnQJutzrxf2GA) to recognize any staff you’d like to commend.
As always, thank you for all you are doing to support your child at home.
Principal, Solana Vista School