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Principal’s Monday Morning Message ~ May 18

Good morning students, families and staff!  Here is your Monday Morning message from Ms. Kasner and Ms. Page.  We hope you had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the sunshine a little bit.

Happy week 6 of Phase 3 Distance Learning.  This week we want to show you some other ideas of what we do to stay mindful and calm. CLICK HERE  to see a video on how Ms. Kasner practices breathing and check out some yoga for kids with Ms. Page!  Check out these ideas and resources to practice at home.  Mindfulness ideas and Mindfulness Resources.

The updates for this week are as follows:

May promotions:  They are coming up soon! Please stay tuned for detailed information regarding promotions in the next week or so.

End-of-Year check-in:   As you may have heard from the District already, beginning this week, one of our FSK staff or your child’s teacher will be contacting you to check in and see how you and your family have been doing during school closure. Every family from FSK will receive a phone call or Zoom invitation between Friday May 22nd and Friday May 29th. Phone calls may say “No Caller ID” but staff members will state their name and title from FSK. You will be asked how you and your family are doing and what support you may need for learning at home. After speaking with a staff member, if you have any further questions or need any further support, you may call the District’s Family Resource Link at (415) 340-1716 or visit them online.

Last week:   As we’re nearing the end of the school year, we are focusing our work on the end-of-year check-ins and sharing your child’s progress with you. For this reason, between May 22nd – June 2nd, your child’s teacher may be notifying you of a different schedule. During this time, the District is not expecting your child’s teacher to provide new instructional materials, new video lessons, etc. as they will be focused on end-of-year activities. Some teachers, however, may still provide classwork through their online portals such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, etc. Your child may also take this time to review and complete any work they haven’t done, work in their print-based materials, or work with any other resources that their teacher has provided. Please reach out to  Ms. Kasner  or  Ms. Page  for any further questions or clarifications.

ParentVUE:  We highly encourage you to activate your ParentVUE if you haven’t done so already.  On the website, you may access important information about your child, including report cards!  Please see the link on how to activate your ParentVUE account or how to access report cards in ParentVUE.  If you do not know your ParentVUE activation code, you may contact Family Portal for assistance. 

Extended School Year (ESY):  ESY will be held virtually this year for those students who qualify. The District hopes to have all assignment letters mailed out today, Monday May 18th. Parents/guardians will be expected to accept or decline ESY placement by Friday, May 22nd. Please reach out to your child’s case manager for any questions or concerns.

After School Learning Program Registration for 2020-2021 announcement:

Applications for 2020-2021 School Year are due Friday, June 5, 2020.
Acceptances will be notified by email by Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Your child will automatically be put on our waitlist if not accepted.
Payments WILL NOT be accepted at this time. We will email when payments will be due. 

  1. For new families to ASLP, please follow these instructionsGo to https://bacr.force.com/afterschool/s/.   Create Account – Select (School) – Francis Scott Key ES).   Complete information on each page and select “submit” on the bottom of the page. 
  2. For returning ASP families, please follow these instructionsGo to https://bacr.force.com/afterschool/s/ .   Sign into your account – If you are having trouble signing in, please contact your coordinators for assistance.  Select “New Registration”. Select School Site and 2020/2021 School Year.  Verify/Update information on each page and select “submit” on the bottom of the page.

We hope you all have an exciting week filled with connecting with your friends and teachers…and lots of learning, of course!  Happy Monday.

Sending you all hugs and love,

Ms. Kasner and Ms. Page

Resources:

Next round of PK-2nd Grade Learning Kits.  Please find the final versions of the six packets (English and Spanish) to be mailed, below.

Kindergarten_English_All Students – Final.pdf

Grade 1_English_All Students – Final.pdf

Grade 2_English_All Students – Final.pdf

PPS-SF Tips for at-home learning from expert Zaretta Hammond.

New SFUSD Family Resource Link provides families a place to call or email their questions.

Check out California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’ Playbooks for managing stress during COVID 19.

The Family Technology Tutorials playlist contains videos to guide students and families with Google Classroom, Seesaw, Zoom, Family Portal, and more!  You can discover additional technology resources for SFUSD families at: sfusd.edu/familytechnology.

Our After School Program’s Weekly Schedule & Zoom classes links were shared in our email.  All students are welcome to participate. Questions?  Please contact our FSK ASLP Coordinator, Bel Estiva: 415-531-3934 bolivar@bacr.org

Ms. Kasner and Ms. Page’s Office Hour: Thursday, May 11:00a – 12:00p

 

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