September 15, 2021: We need your help. Safety first…

Mustang Families, please help us stay safe by ensuring the following:

  • Refrain from turning left on MacKenzie Creek and Rocking Horse. The no-left turn is a city of Chula Vista traffic sign.
  • Families that enter on MacKenzie creek when the gate is closed and drive against traffic are causing a  serious safety hazard for Mustang students and families. We ask that families follow the safety guidelines. Take a few extra minutes and leave your home early or park in the surrounding community and walk-in.
  • Exit out of one lane on MacKenzie Creek. Yelling or arguing with other Mustang families is not the Mustang way. Please have patience and flexibility. Safety Patrol will be coming very soon.
  • Park in visitor parking only. Refrain from parking in staff parking.
  • Blocking cars while waiting is not safe. Please parking in the surrounding community.
  • Remember to wear a mask when on CVESD property. This includes the parking lot.

Thank you for your attention.

Everyone can help do their part to make the arrival and departure safer for our families. 

We are depending on you to help keep our Mustangs safe.

September 13, 2021: TMES Parent Weekly

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Weekly Events/Information

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of September 13, 2021, and important school information.

Weekly Schedule of Events

Quarter Character Theme: Diversity

Thursday, September 16, 2021: Chula Vista Elementary School District, in partnership with ENGIE, is beginning construction on new solar photovoltaic systems. These improvements will reduce costs, generate clean energy, and benefit our campuses and local communities. Construction at all 49 locations will be conducted in six groups, with Group 3 including: Liberty Elementary School, Loma Verde Elementary School, Marshall Elementary School, McMillin Elementary School, Otay Elementary School, Salt Creek Elementary School, Otay Ranch Village 3 (School 47). On-site construction is expected between September 22, 2021, and December 31, 2021, for Group 3.

The District will conduct a virtual Town Hall meeting to provide information to the school community and staff members on the project.  The Virtual Town Hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. September 16, 2021.  Click on the respective links to access the meeting in English or Spanish.

Campus Arrival: Mustang Families, please help us stay safe by ensuring the following:

–> Refrain from turning left on MacKenzie Creek and Rocking Horse. The no-left turn is a city of Chula Vista traffic sign. Families that enter on MacKenzie creek when the gate is closed and drive against traffic are causing a safety hazard for children and families. We ask that families follow the safety guidelines. 

–> Exit out of one lane on MacKenzie Creek. Yelling at arguing with other Mustang families is not the Mustang way. Please have patience and flexibility. Safety Patrol will be coming very soon. 

–> Park in visitor parking only. 

— > Blocking cars while waiting is not safe. Please parking in the surrounding community. 

  • Quarter 1: 7/21/2021-9/17/2021
  • 9/9-9/16- Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Days (Teachers will communicate the meeting date and time options.)
  • Virtual Character and Academic Awards: Friday, September 17, 2021 (Primary at 9 a.m. and Upper at 10 a.m.)
  • Mustang Students return to school on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

ELAC Representative: We are looking for families to help support our ELAC. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Alma Zamani at Alma.Zamani@cvesd.org. We need our Mustang families to join us to support our students.

Safety Patrol is Coming: We are so excited to share that Safety Patrol is coming soon. We know our families want both gates open, but we cannot do so without crossing support for the MacKenzie Creek exit. We appreciate your patience and kindness to our fellow Mustang parents and students while exiting. If you want to help with traffic, please call the front office and leave your first name, last name, and contact information. Thank you in advance for supporting the safety of our Mustang families.

Has your child earned an award or achievement in the community? We want to know. Please let us know if your child has earned an award or achievement in the community. We love to celebrate our Mustangs in front of the whole community. It is important for our Mustangs to know that we are excited and support their community achievements. For example, Marshall Mustang earned first place in the Eastlake swim match on September 6, 2021. Please call the front office and leave the information with Liz or Christine. Dr. Loyce will highlight the Mustang student at the morning Rally.

Mask Update: The Chula Vista Elementary School District will mandate properly positioned and correctly fitted masks to be worn at all campuses, including District offices, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn if anyone is around, students or staff, vaccinated or not. This includes parents/guardians who may be walking their students onto campus. Another example of the policy’s intent might be when staff is in the break room–they need to be masked unless actively eating or drinking. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors, weather permitting. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area. If you have a sub, please ensure the sub is aware of the mask requirement as detailed in your sub-plan. Also, please place this reminder in your communication to parents.

Campus Safety: Students cannot arrive on campus before 8:15 a.m. unless they are in the YMCA program. Students must be picked up daily by their parent or guardian Students who remain after school must be signed in at an assigned approved program, D.A.S.H. or the YMCA Child Care. TMES does not provide after-school supervision for students who are waiting for parents or siblings.  Students are not allowed to remain after school and play on the playground or campus unsupervised.

Bus Loop Safety: The bus loop is only for school busses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking busses, or dropping students off in the loop. We want to make sure everyone is safe. When individuals drive their vehicles in the bus look and look at staff and students, this action is causing concern to our students and staff as they are worried people are unsafe. Any questions or concerns regarding recess, please contact the classroom teacher. Questions, please contact the office.

Arrival and Departure Reminders:

  • For children who line up on the blacktop, parents enter/exit through the blacktop gate.  Please exit as soon as morning announcements are finished or by 8:50 a.m.  Do not escort your child to class due to the fact that we lock gates at 8:45 when school starts.
  • The gate by the front office is open from 8:15-8:45 a.m.  This gate is intended for late student arrivals starting at 8:45 so parents must exit out of the blacktop gate to avoid the crowding at this gate.  Students arriving after 8:45 need to come into the office to get a late slip and will be let onto campus through the locked gate by someone in the office.  Parents will be allowed to enter campus with their students.
  • For children who arrive at Zone 1 (TK, Kinder, SDC students) please remember to pick up from this gate.  Parents will be asked to remain outside of the gate after your student is picked up until 3:15 when all the gates will be opened.  Do not come onto campus and wait for student dismissal.
  • Remember, no dogs are allowed on campus at any time.

Together we can have a smooth transition to the beginning and end of the school day for all students!  Thank you.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING: Get a PCR/NAAT or Antigen test at a free County facility, at a medical provider, or at our District Office (Education Services and Support Center), located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The district office site hours are from M-TH 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Currently, we can only test STAFF and CVESD STUDENTS. No family members are able to test, at this time. In addition to the ESSC, the County of San Diego has opened a COVID-19 testing center that is also free, and with longer hours that include Saturday testing opportunities. For Spanish-language, make sure to select that option in the drop down menu. Here is the County info:

The County of San Diego has opened a new testing site in Chula Vista at the Oleander Community Center, 1301 Oleander Avenue (formerly known as the Boys and Girls Club). They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcomed until the daily maximum testing capacity is reached. Testing is free and only takes a few minutes out of your day. Seek testing as often as necessary to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

Testing, Tracing, and Vaccination—Keys to Keeping Schools Open: We encourage all families to review the most recent CVESD communication.

English: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/anthony_millican_cvesd_org/EaNBIFekeDRFhuYx0MZmXT4BZhw1ftayWKQOxx0PfNIJAA?e=g5rA9U

Spanish: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/anthony_millican_cvesd_org/EXQ6hhehmSBIjNM9f4Y26wQBpLiMThQqUhG3Z8xaPx_vSQ?e=1IShuW

SDCOE Decision Tree: All families are encouraged to read the SDCOE COVID decision tree. All schools are required to follow this protocol. https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf

Is your child sick? Please call the office and notify our staff of any illness-related concerns. If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or gets sent home, we cannot accept the Antigen test for their return to campus. PCR/NAAT tests are needed for anyone who is symptomatic—or who is asymptomatic (doesn’t have symptoms) yet tested positive with an Antigen test.  As always, please contact our school office staff if your child will be absent from school for any reason,

Please note, for students physically at school, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with school office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class.

**Follow the Procedures Below if Your Child or Someone in the House is Sick or Tests Positive for COVID-19**

SDCOE COVID-19 Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721

My child is sick and does not take a COVID-19 test

If your child gets sick and you or your healthcare provider decides not to have them get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR/NAAT) to determine if they have COVID, they may return when:

  • It is at least 10 days from their symptom onset and
  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and
  • Their symptoms are improving.

My child is sick and/or tests positive with the COVID-19 virus

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 through either PCR (NAAT) Test or antigen test, they may return when:

  • It is at least 10 days from their symptom onset or the date they tested positive if asymptomatic and
  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and
  • Their symptoms are improving.

My child is sick and tests negative for the COVID-19 virus

If your child gets sick and tests negative for COVID-19 through a PCR (NAAT) Test, they may return when:

  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and
  • Their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours and
  • They provide proof of the negative PCR test results to the school site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Negative Antigen tests are not accepted. Currently, San Diego County only accepts negative PCR (NAAT) Tests for return to work/school. It is recommended that parents choose to get a PCR (NAAT) Test for their children, to prevent having to retest. Parents can use the testing available through the District to meet these requirements.

My child has symptoms that are a result of a chronic pre-existing condition

  • If your child has a pre-existing condition, which has previously been reported to the school, call the school nurse for further directions.
  • Students who have a pre-existing condition may return to school with a note from their healthcare provider. The note MUST: Be signed by a licensed MD/DO/NP/PA who manages the condition.
  • Confirm the chronic diagnosis (cite labs, date of record when diagnosed with the condition, etc.).
  • Include the provider’s contact information.
  • Explain how the symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19.
  • Be accompanied by a signed consent (from the parent/guardian) for the school to interact with the MD/DO/NP/PA.

Amazon Smile: Did you know that there is an easy way to donate to our school? We encourage all families to donate while they shop on Amazon. To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here. Select Thurgood Marshall PTC.

Meals: Meals for breakfast and lunch will be provided for free to all students in the 2021-22 school year. Parents may provide lunch from home if they choose. At breakfast, students can walk up to the service line and select one entree, one of any fruit choices, and one beverage container. At lunch, students select one entree, one of any fruit choices, one vegetable choice and one beverage container.

September 7, 2021: Parent Weekly

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Weekly Events/Information   

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of September 6, 2021, and important school information. 

Weekly Schedule of Events 

Quarter Character Theme: Diversity 

Important Reminders/Information:  

Support PTC and purchase SWAG. https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/marshall-ptc 

Important Dates: 

  • Quarter 1: 7/21/2021-9/17/2021   
  • 9/9-9/16- Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Days (Teachers will communicate the meeting date and time options.) 
  • Virtual Character and Academic Awards: Friday, September 17, 2021 (Primary at 9 a.m. and Upper at 10 a.m.) 
  • 9/20-10/1-Fall Break 
  • Mustang Students return to school on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 

ELAC Representative: We are looking for families to help support our ELAC. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Alma Zamani at Alma.Zamani@cvesd.org. We need our Mustang families to join us to support our students.  

Safety Patrol is Coming: We are so excited to share that Safety Patrol is coming soon. We know our families want both gates open, but we cannot do so without crossing support for the MacKenzie Creek exit. We appreciate your patience and kindness to our fellow Mustang parents and students while exiting. If you want to help with traffic, please call the front office and leave your first name, last name, and contact information. Thank you in advance for supporting the safety of our Mustang families.  

Has your child earned an award or achievement in the community? We want to know. Please let us know if your child has earned an award or achievement in the community. We love to celebrate our Mustangs in front of the whole community. It is important for our Mustangs to know that we are excited and support their community achievements. For example, Marshall Mustang earned first place in the Eastlake swim match on September 6, 2021. Please call the front office and leave the information with Liz or Christine. Dr. Loyce will highlight the Mustang student at the morning Rally. 

LCFF Form: We need all families to complete the LCFF form. This is a very important form that must be completed. Please take a moment to complete this form as the number of students helps our school funds. 

Mask Update: The Chula Vista Elementary School District will mandate properly positioned and correctly fitted masks to be worn at all campuses, including District offices, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn if anyone is around, students or staff, vaccinated or not. This includes parents/guardians who may be walking their students onto campus. Another example of the policy’s intent might be when staff is in the break room–they need to be masked unless actively eating or drinking. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors, weather permitting. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area. If you have a sub, please ensure the sub is aware of the mask requirement as detailed in your sub-plan. Also, please place this reminder in your communication to parents.  

Campus Safety: Students cannot arrive on campus before 8:15 a.m. unless they are in the YMCA program. Students must be picked up daily by their parent or guardian Students who remain after school must be signed in at an assigned approved program, D.A.S.H. or the YMCA Child Care. TMES does not provide after-school supervision for students who are waiting for parents or siblings.  Students are not allowed to remain after school and play on the playground or campus unsupervised.  

Bus Loop Safety: The bus loop is only for school busses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking busses, or dropping students off in the loop. We want to make sure everyone is safe. When individuals drive their vehicles in the bus look and look at staff an students, this action is causing concern to our students and staff as they are worried people are un-safe. Any questions or concerns regarding recess, please contact the classroom teacher. Questions, please contact the office.  

Arrival and Departure Reminders: 

  • For children who line up on the blacktop, parents enter/exit through the blacktop gate.  Please exit as soon as morning announcements are finished or by 8:50 a.m.  Do not escort your child to class due to the fact that we lock gates at 8:45 when school starts. 
  • The gate by the front office is open from 8:15-8:45 a.m.  This gate is intended for late student arrivals starting at 8:45 so parents must exit out of the blacktop gate to avoid the crowding at this gate.  Students arriving after 8:45 need to come into the office to get a late slip and will be let onto campus through the locked gate by someone in the office.  Parents will be allowed to enter campus with their students.   
  • For children who arrive at Zone 1 (TK, Kinder, SDC students) please remember to pick up from this gate.  Parents will be asked to remain outside of the gate after your student is picked up until 3:15 when all the gates will be opened.  Do not come onto campus and wait for student dismissal. 
  • Remember, no dogs are allowed on campus at any time. 

Together we can have a smooth transition to the beginning and ending of the school day for all students!  Thank you. 

FREE COVID-19 TESTING: Get a PCR/NAAT or Antigen test at a free County facility, at a medical provider, or at our District Office (Education Services and Support Center), located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The district office site hours are from M-TH 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Currently, we can only test STAFF and CVESD STUDENTS. No family members are able to test, at this time. In addition to the ESSC, the County of San Diego has opened a COVID-19 testing center that is also free, and with longer hours that include Saturday testing opportunities. For Spanish-language, make sure to select that option in the drop down menu. Here is the County info:  

The County of San Diego has opened a new testing site in Chula Vista at the Oleander Community Center, 1301 Oleander Avenue (formerly known as the Boys and Girls Club). They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcomed until the daily maximum testing capacity is reached. Testing is free and only takes a few minutes out of your day. Seek testing as often as necessary to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.  

Testing, Tracing, and Vaccination—Keys to Keeping Schools Open: We encourage all families to review the most recent CVESD communication.   

English: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/anthony_millican_cvesd_org/EaNBIFekeDRFhuYx0MZmXT4BZhw1ftayWKQOxx0PfNIJAA?e=g5rA9U  

Spanish: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/anthony_millican_cvesd_org/EXQ6hhehmSBIjNM9f4Y26wQBpLiMThQqUhG3Z8xaPx_vSQ?e=1IShuW  

SDCOE Decision Tree: All families are encouraged to read the SDCOE COVID decision tree. All schools are required to follow this protocol. https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf   

Is your child sick? Please call the office and notify our staff of any illness related concerns. If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or gets sent home, we cannot accept the Antigen test for their return to campus. PCR/NAAT tests are needed for anyone who is symptomatic—or who is asymptomatic (doesn’t have symptoms) yet tested positive with an Antigen test.  As always, please contact our school office staff if your child will be absent from school for any reason,   

Please note, for students physically at school, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with school office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class.  

**Follow the Procedures Below if Your Child or Someone in the House is Sick or Tests Positive for COVID-19** 

SDCOE COVID-19 Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721  

My child is sick and does not take a COVID-19 test 

If your child gets sick and you or your healthcare provider decides not to have them get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR/NAAT) to determine if they have COVID, they may return when: 

  • It is at least 10 days from their symptom onset and 
  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever reducing medication and 
  • Their symptoms are improving. 

My child is sick and/or tests positive with the COVID-19 virus 

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 through either PCR (NAAT) Test or antigen test, they may return when: 

  • It is at least 10 days from their symptom onset or the date they tested positive if asymptomatic and 
  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever reducing medication and 
  • Their symptoms are improving. 

My child is sick and tests negative for the COVID-19 virus 

If your child gets sick and tests negative for COVID-19 through a PCR (NAAT) Test, they may return when: 

  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever reducing medication and 
  • Their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours and 
  • They provide proof of the negative PCR test results to the school site. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Negative Antigen tests are not accepted. Currently, San Diego County only accepts negative PCR (NAAT) Tests for return to work/school. It is recommended that parents choose to get a PCR (NAAT) Test for their children, to prevent having to retest. Parents can use the testing available through the District to meet these requirements. 

My child has symptoms that are a result of a chronic pre-existing condition 

  • If your child has a pre-existing condition, which has previously been reported to the school, call the school nurse for further directions. 
  • Students who have a pre-existing condition may return to school with a note from their healthcare provider. The note MUST: Be signed by a licensed MD/DO/NP/PA who manages the condition. 
  • Confirm the chronic diagnosis (cite labs, date of record when diagnosed with the condition, etc.). 
  • Include the provider’s contact information. 
  • Explain how the symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19. 
  • Be accompanied by a signed consent (from the parent/guardian) for the school to interact with the MD/DO/NP/PA. 

Amazon Smile: Did you know that there is an easy way to donate to our school? We encourage all families to donate while they shop on Amazon. To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here. Select Thurgood Marshall PTC.  

 Meals: Meals for breakfast and lunch will be provided for free to all students in the 2021-22 school year. Parents may provide lunch from home if they choose. At breakfast, students can walk up to the service line and select one entree, one of any fruit choices, and one beverage container. At lunch, students select one entree, one of any fruit choices, one vegetable choice, and one beverage container.

 

August 30, 2021: TMES Parent Weekly

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Weekly Events/Information

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of August 30, 2021, and important school information.

Weekly Schedule of Events 

Quarter Character Theme: Diversity

Date Event Special Notes
Monday, August 30, 2021  

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

NEW CVESD Board Policy: Masks are required on CVESD property. Indoors and outdoors (with the exception of recess and eating). Review the requirements below.

Thank you for donating to APEX.

Our school received $30,000 in pledges. Way to go Mustang families.

CVESD will allow parents to drop off and pick up their child on the school campus, following health and safety guidelines.

 

Parents are expected to leave campus immediately following dropping off or picking up their child. If local or state guidelines change the District may revise this practice, accordingly.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 NEW CVESD Board Policy: Masks are required on CVESD property.

 

 

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

 

Read with your child/children. Encourage your child to read daily for at least two minutes. Parents can ask quick questions to check for understanding. Here are a few questions to help get you started. Tell me about the story. Who are the main characters? What do you think might happen next in the story? What was your favorite part of the book? What was the most interesting thing that you learned from the book? If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be? Did you learn any new words or facts?
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 **No Parking in Zones 1-3*

NEW CVESD Board Policy: Masks are required on CVESD property.

Ask your child about their Achieve 3000, I-Ready, and/or Smarty Ants goals. If you need access to the Parent Portal in Achieve or Smarty Ants, request access from the teacher of record.
Thursday, September 2, 2021 **No Parking in Zones 1-3**

NEW CVESD Board Policy: Masks are required on CVESD property.

CVESD’s Early Childhood Education Department is offering a Free Virtual Training for Preschool & TK Parents

5:30 p.m.

Registration through EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION: https://addressingbehavior4easysteps.eventbrite.com

Dogs are not allowed on campus for the safety of students and staff.

 

 

Friday, September 3, 2021 **No Parking in Zones 1-3**

NEW CVESD Board Policy: Masks are required on CVESD property.

 

9 a.m. Virtual Principal Chat

Click here to join the meeting

Minimum Day

Have a safe weekend.

 

Support PTC and purchase SWAG. https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/marshall-ptc

Monday. September 6, 2021 **No School**

Legal Holiday – Labor Day

**No School**

Legal Holiday – Labor Day

Important Reminders/Information:

Important Dates:

  • Quarter 1: 7/21/2021-9/17/2021
  • 9/6- Legal Holiday – Labor Day
  • 9/9-9/16- Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Days (Teachers will communicate the meeting date and time options.)
  • 9/20-10/1-Fall Break

New SSC Members: Congrats to our new SSC members: Mrs. Sinclair and Mrs. Clemente. We are still in need of ELAC representatives. If you are interested, please let us know.

Mask Update: The Chula Vista Elementary School District will mandate properly positioned and correctly fitted masks to be worn at all campuses, including District offices, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn if anyone is around, students or staff, vaccinated or not. This includes parents/guardians who may be walking their students onto campus. Another example of the policy’s intent might be when staff is in the break room–they need to be masked unless actively eating or drinking. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors, weather permitting. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area. If you have a sub, please ensure the sub is aware of the mask requirement as detailed in your sub-plan. Also, please place this reminder in your communication to parents.

Campus Safety: Students cannot arrive to campus before 8:15 a.m. unless they are in the YMCA program. Students must be picked up daily by their parent or guardian Students who remain after school must be signed in at an assigned approved program, D.A.S.H. or the YMCA Child Care. TMES does not provide after-school supervision for students who are waiting for parents or siblings.  Students are not allowed to remain after school and play on the playground or campus unsupervised.

Bus Loop Safety: The bus loop is only for school busses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking busses, or dropping students off in the loop. We want to make sure everyone is safe. When individuals drive their vehicles in the bus look and look at staff and students, this action is causing concern to our students and staff as they are worried people are unsafe. Any questions or concerns regarding recess, please contact the classroom teacher. Questions, please contact the office.

Arrival and Departure Reminders:

  • For children who line up on the blacktop, parents enter/exit through the blacktop gate.  Please exit as soon as morning announcements are finished or by 8:50 a.m.  Do not escort your child to class due to the fact that we lock gates at 8:45 when school starts.
  • The gate by the front office is open from 8:15-8:45 a.m.  This gate is intended for late student arrivals starting at 8:45 so parents must exit out of the blacktop gate to avoid the crowding at this gate.  Students arriving after 8:45 need to come into the office to get a late slip and will be let onto campus through the locked gate by someone in the office.  Parents will be allowed to enter campus with their students.
  • For children who arrive at Zone 1 (TK, Kinder, SDC students) please remember to pick up from this gate.  Parents will be asked to remain outside of the gate after your student is picked up until 3:15 when all the gates will be opened.  Do not come onto campus and wait for student dismissal.
  • Remember, no dogs are allowed on campus at any time.

Together we can have a smooth transition to the beginning and ending of the school day for all students!  Thank you.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING: Get a PCR/NAAT or Antigen test at a free County facility, at a medical provider, or at our District Office (Education Services and Support Center), located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The district office site hours are from M-TH 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Currently, we can only test STAFF and CVESD STUDENTS. No family members are able to test, at this time. In addition to the ESSC, the County of San Diego has opened a COVID-19 testing center that is also free, and with longer hours that include Saturday testing opportunities. For Spanish-language, make sure to select that option in the drop-down menu. Here is the County info:

The County of San Diego has opened a new testing site in Chula Vista at the Oleander Community Center, 1301 Oleander Avenue (formerly known as the Boys and Girls Club). They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcomed until the daily maximum testing capacity is reached. Testing is free and only takes a few minutes out of your day. Seek testing as often as necessary to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

Testing, Tracing, and Vaccination—Keys to Keeping Schools Open: We encourage all families to review the most recent CVESD communication.

English: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/anthony_millican_cvesd_org/EaNBIFekeDRFhuYx0MZmXT4BZhw1ftayWKQOxx0PfNIJAA?e=g5rA9U

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SDCOE Decision Tree: All families are encouraged to read the SDCOE COVID decision tree. All schools are required to follow this protocol. https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf

Is your child sick? Please call the office and notify our staff of any illness-related concerns. If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or gets sent home, we cannot accept the Antigen test for their return to campus. PCR/NAAT tests are needed for anyone who is symptomatic—or who is asymptomatic (doesn’t have symptoms) yet tested positive with an Antigen test.  As always, please contact our school office staff if your child will be absent from school for any reason,

Please note, for students physically at school, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with school office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class.

**Follow the Procedures Below if Your Child or Someone in the House is Sick or Tests Positive for COVID-19**

SDCOE COVID-19 Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721

My child is sick and does not take a COVID-19 test

If your child gets sick and you or your healthcare provider decides not to have them get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR/NAAT) to determine if they have COVID, they may return when:

  • It is at least 10 days from their symptom onset and
  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and
  • Their symptoms are improving.

My child is sick and/or tests positive with the COVID-19 virus

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 through either PCR (NAAT) Test or antigen test, they may return when:

  • It is at least 10 days from their symptom onset or the date they tested positive if asymptomatic and
  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and
  • Their symptoms are improving.

My child is sick and tests negative for the COVID-19 virus

If your child gets sick and tests negative for COVID-19 through a PCR (NAAT) Test, they may return when:

  • They are without a fever for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and
  • Their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours and
  • They provide proof of the negative PCR test results to the school site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Negative Antigen tests are not accepted. Currently, San Diego County only accepts negative PCR (NAAT) Tests for return to work/school. It is recommended that parents choose to get a PCR (NAAT) Test for their children, to prevent having to retest. Parents can use the testing available through the District to meet these requirements.

My child has symptoms that are a result of a chronic pre-existing condition

  • If your child has a pre-existing condition, which has previously been reported to the school, call the school nurse for further directions.
  • Students who have a pre-existing condition may return to school with a note from their healthcare provider. The note MUST: Be signed by a licensed MD/DO/NP/PA who manages the condition.
  • Confirm the chronic diagnosis (cite labs, date of record when diagnosed with the condition, etc.).
  • Include the provider’s contact information.
  • Explain how the symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19.
  • Be accompanied by a signed consent (from the parent/guardian) for the school to interact with the MD/DO/NP/PA.

Amazon Smile: Did you know that there is an easy way to donate to our school? We encourage all families to donate while they shop on Amazon. To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here. Select Thurgood Marshall PTC.

Meals: Meals for breakfast and lunch will be provided for free to all students in the 2021-22 school year. Parents may provide lunch from home if they choose. At breakfast, students can walk up to the service line and select one entree, one of any fruit choices, and one beverage container. At lunch, students select one entree, one of any fruit choices, one vegetable choice and one beverage container.