COVID Testing Today!

Mustang Families,

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, we will have COVID-19 testing on our school site.  You will not need to make an appointment for testing at our school sites, you can walk in at any time between 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CVESD schools will provide on-demand testing, which means that we are accepting “walk-ins”—no appointments are necessary. Here is important information on the CVESD COVID-19 Testing Program:

  • If you have not registered/provided consent for your child through the link that was sent several weeks ago, please visit the testing staff on-site at our school and they will be able to help register and test your child during your visit or call the district office at (619) 425-9600 and speak to Sherry Stone at ext. 1327 or Theresa Fletcher at ext. 1027.
  • If your student is experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend getting a PCR test at a ffree County facility  or with a medical provider, and not reporting to the school for the antigen test. Unfortunately, the antigen tests used by CVESD cannot be used for return to work or school, per the County’s Symptom Decision Tree. The antigen testing program is for surveillance purposes, in order to quickly determine if individuals are positive and remove such individuals and their close contacts from campus as soon as possible. Contact our school health office for more information or discuss your child’s symptoms.
  • At this time, we can only test staff and CVESD students. No family members are able to test at this time.
  • Because we are not taking appointments, we know there will be long lines before and after school. Please take this into account when planning the time to have your child tested.   Please be patient with the testing team and listen carefully to their instructions.
  • Testing will take place on the exterior wall of the office conference room.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on our campus.

June 7, 2021: Mustang Weekly

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of June 7, 2021, and important school information.

Weekly Schedule of Events

Quarter Character Theme: Peer Relations

Date Event Special Notes
Monday, June 7, 2021 Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid student must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8t

Tuesday, June 8, 2021  

Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8t

3:30 p.m. PTC Elections Meeting

Click here to join the meeting

6 p.m. CVESD Parent Workshop: Promote Wellness

https://www.cvesd.org/calendar

Has your family income been impacted by COVID-19? We encourage all families to apply for free or reduced meals. Click here

 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, June 9, 2021  

Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

COVID Testing

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8t

SSC 3:30 p.m.

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. This year, CVESD local measures will be based on student growth and performance in I-Ready, Smarty Ants, and Achieve. It is important that all parents know where their child is performing on all programs.
Thursday,  June 10, 2021  

Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8t

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 11, 2021 All Hybrid Students in Distance Learning

Supplies Distribution 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the mural area.

Meal Distribution 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the mural area.

9:00 a.m. ELAC

Has your family income been impacted by COVID-19? We encourage all families to apply for free or reduced meals. Click here

 

Have a safe weekend.

Important Reminders/Information:

New CVESD Parent Platform: On June 1st, the district will launch the new platform for the Verification of Residency and update important information for returning students for the 2021 – 22 school year. It will be imperative that you complete it. We will also be updating ALL emails to ensure you receive school and district email notifications. Your child will not be placed on a class list if verification of residency is not completed.

Message from Mrs. Klugg: Please take a moment to thank Tamara for all of her hard work in the garden. “Hello, Thurgood Marshall Mustangs! This message comes to you from the Thurgood Marshall School Garden.  Do you love to garden?  Do you have a green thumb?  Do you love to play in the dirt?  Or, maybe you just want to get involved after being away from campus for so long?  Now is your chance!  Although most of you have not been on campus to see the newly rebuilt Thurgood Marshall School Garden, we are here to tell you that it is looking amazing!   With summer just around the corner, we are looking for a few (2-4) parents who are interested in getting involved with the garden over the summer and through the next school year. If you are interested in helping in the garden 1-2 times a month with garden maintenance (minor weed pulling, watering, and planting), plant propagation, and helping to organize 1-2 fundraising events during the year for the garden, please contact Tamara Klugg at tdog1107@gmail.com.  No experience is necessary or required, just a desire to get involved and a willingness to get your hands dirty!  We look forward to hearing from you!!!”

Upcoming Testing

Local Measures Testing for all Mustangs May 24-28, 2021

Upcoming Events:

June 15, 2021, Last Day of School- Distance Learning Day

June 15, 2021, All school devices must be returned after school

June 20, 2021, Father’s Day

As always, please contact our school office staff if yourchildwill be absent from school for any reason, regardless of whether they are in hybrid or distance learning.

Please note, for students physically at school in hybrid learning, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with school office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class. For the health and safety of all students and staff, students who are absent without parent contact will not be allowed back on campus until the parent/guardian discusses the reason for the absence with school office staff.

  • If a student is sick, we will ask ​the parent to confirm which symptoms the student is experiencing.
  • If symptoms align with symptoms of COVID-19, ​the school will follow the COVID-19 Decision Tree in collaboration with ​the school site nurse.
  • If ​symptoms are part of a chronic condition, the school will work with the school site nurse to determine next steps.
  • If symptoms are not a possible symptom of COVID-19, the student will be welcomed back to school after following normal school health protocols.

We look forward to an amazing rest of our school year. Thank you for your support of our learning environment.

Student Learning, Achieve, and I-Ready: Families, please ensure that your children are completing their weekly minutes of Smarty Ants, Achieve, and I-Ready. All programs will measure your child’s performance as well as our end-of-the-year school measure. Help our Mustangs achieve academic success by working on their individual level towards their grade-level standards. For questions on how to access your child’s data, contact the teacher.

Subscribe to the Blog: Have you subscribed to the Thurgood Marshall Blog? This is the best way for families to stay up-to-date on school-related information. Also, the Blog allows for families to easily access information. Click the link to visit and subscribe to the blog. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School | Home of the Mustangs (thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org)

Are you receiving the school e-mails from messenger? If not, please contact the front office to update your e-mail address. We want to make sure that all families receive the most u-to-date communication.

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. Distance Learning

Mental Health Support: Is your family in need of mental health support? Click here to access resources.

CVESD Parent Helpline for Office 365 and Teams: Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times, but please be reassured that someone will contact you as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is (619) 409-6638. Is your child in need of a device? Complete the request form, if there is a new device. Device Request Form

Is the front office open for in-person business? Not at this time due to COVID-19. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our front office Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (619) 656-6252 or e-mail marshallschool@cvesd.org.

Attendance: Please ensure your child is up and ready for their assigned graded level distance learning schedule for the day. If you are not sure what the specific schedule is for your child, please contact the classroom teacher. If your family will be out of town for more than five days and cannot access distance learning online, please contact Mrs. Garcia for an Independent Study contract.

Have a great week Mustang families!

TMES

TMES SSC & ELAC- We need You!!!

Mustang Families!!

We are looking for our families to join ELAC and SSC.

Please click the links below to nominate yourself. We are extending the window for submission due to response.

SSC Link: https://forms.gle/bG4F6VGR9xycX6Lx7

ELAC Link: https://forms.gle/uEQh1k9995H9ECaw5

Questions, please call the front office at (619) 656-6252 x550100

Thank you!!!

June 1, 2021: Mustang Weekly

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of June 1, 2021, and important school information.

Weekly Schedule of Events

Quarter Character Theme: Peer Relations

Date

Event

Special Notes

Monday, May 31, 2021

No School

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8t

Local Measures Make-Up Testing for all Mustangs

Has your family income been impacted by COVID-19? We encourage all families to apply for free or reduced meals. Click here

 

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, June 2, 2021

Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Local Measures Make-Up Testing for all Mustangs

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8t

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. This year, CVESD local measures will be based on student growth and performance in I-Ready, Smarty Ants, and Achieve. It is important that all parents know where their child is performing on all programs.
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Enter the campus on San Lucas Place No Entry on MacKenzie Creek Rd.

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

For student safety, Hybrid students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Local Measures Make-Up Testing for all Mustangs

Complete the 2021/2022 TMES Site Enrollment Questioner

https://forms.office.com/r/eybJbdaQ8

 

Friday, June 4, 2021

All Hybrid Students in Distance Learning

Supplies Distribution 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the mural area.

Meal Distribution 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the mural area.

Local Measures Make-Up Testing for all Mustangs

Has your family income been impacted by COVID-19? We encourage all families to apply for free or reduced meals. Click here

 

Have a safe weekend.

 

Important Reminders/Information:

New CVESD Parent Platform: On June 1st, the district will launch the new platform for the Verification of Residency and update important information for returning students for the 2021 – 22 school year. It will be imperative that you complete it. We will also be updating ALL emails to ensure you receive school and district email notifications. Your child will not be placed on a class list if verification of residency is not completed. Our front office staff will communicate information to families.

Upcoming Testing

  • Local Measures Make-Up Testing for all Mustangs June 1-4

Upcoming Events:

  • June 15, 2021, Last Day of School- Distance Learning Day
  • June 15, 2021, All school devices must be returned after school
  • June 20, 2021, Father’s Day

**All school devices must be returned on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 ( 12 p.m.-3 p.m. ) or Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. )**

 

As always, please contact our school office staff if yourchildwill be absent from school for any reason, regardless of whether they are in hybrid or distance learning.

Please note, for students physically at school in hybrid learning, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with school office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class. For the health and safety of all students and staff, students who are absent without parent contact will not be allowed back on campus until the parent/guardian discusses the reason for the absence with school office staff.

  • If a student is sick, we will ask ​the parent to confirm which symptoms the student is experiencing.
  • If symptoms align with symptoms of COVID-19, ​the school will follow the COVID-19 Decision Tree in collaboration with ​the school site nurse.
  • If ​symptoms are part of a chronic condition, the school will work with the school site nurse to determine next steps.
  • If symptoms are not a possible symptom of COVID-19, the student will be welcomed back to school after following normal school health protocols.

We look forward to an amazing rest of our school year. Thank you for your support of our learning environment.

Student Learning, Achieve, and I-Ready: Families, please ensure that your children are completing their weekly minutes of Smarty Ants, Achieve, and I-Ready. All programs will measure your child’s performance as well as our end of the year school measure. Help our Mustangs achieve academic success by working on their individual level towards their grade level standards. For questions on how to access your child’s data, contact the teacher.

Subscribe to the Blog: Have you subscribed to the Thurgood Marshall Blog? This is the best way for families to stay up-to-date on school related information. Also, the Blog allows for families to easily access information. Click the link to visit and subscribe to the blog. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School | Home of the Mustangs (thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org)

Are you receiving the school e-mails from messenger? If not, please contact the front office to update your e-mail address. We want to make sure that all families receive the most u-to-date communication.

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. Distance Learning

Mental Health Support: Is your family in need of mental health support? Click here to access resources.

CVESD Parent Helpline for Office 365 and Teams: Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times, but please be reassured that someone will contact you as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is (619) 409-6638. Is your child in need of a device? Complete the request form, if there is a new device. Device Request Form

Is the front office open for in-person business? Not at this time due to COVID-19. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our front office Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (619) 656-6252 or e-mail marshallschool@cvesd.org.

Attendance: Please ensure your child is up and ready for their assigned graded level distance learning schedule for the day. If you are not sure what the specific schedule is for your child, please contact the classroom teacher. If your family will be out of town for more than five days and cannot access distance learning online, please contact Mrs. Garcia for an Independent Study contract.

Have a great week Mustang families!

TMES

Make-up Spring Pictures and Sixth Grade Promotion Pictures

Dear TMES Families,

Picture make-ups will be this Friday, May 28th between 2:00-3:30 p.m.  If your child(ren) missed the picture date last Friday, May 21st, please click on the button to sign-up.  List first and last name of each student, one slot per child, student names only not parent names!  On the sign up screen click the box that says “display an alternate name (like a child or spouse)” and enter in first/last name of your child.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5ab2aaafdce9-makeup

March 25, 2021: CVESD Virtual Academy Information

Mustang Families,

You should have received this e-mail today from CVESD. Please ensure you read the FAQ page as this program is new and developing. The application period is from May 25 – 31, 2021.  

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are looking forward to bringing all of our staff members and students back for traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, and we are also aware of parent interest in their children continuing in an online instructional model, similar to distance learning. A few weeks ago, a survey was sent to collect interest on this instructional model and many parents/guardians indicated they would like to explore this option.  

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to launch the CVESD Virtual Academy for the new 2021-22 school year for students in grades K-6. The CVESD Virtual Academy will provide students in Chula Vista with an independent study option as an alternative instructional strategy to meet and enhance their individual student strengths, needs, and learning styles​.  

The CVESD Virtual Academy is a voluntary program and parents/guardians must apply for enrollment during the application window. Applications to the CVESD Virtual Academy must be submitted online from May 25 through May 31 at 5 p.m. For a detailed Parent Overview on the Virtual Academy as well as Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the CVESD website by clicking here 

Click here to apply to the CVESD Virtual Academy. The application period is from May 25 – 31.  

School Site Council and English Language Acquisition Representatives Needed!

Dear Marshall Families,

If you are interested in becoming a member of the School Site Council and/or our English Language Acquisition Committee, please see the attached letters.  To have your name placed on the ballot of one of these committees click on the link embedded in the forms. Thank you!

SSC Parent Letter 2021.2022 Nominations

ELAC Parent Ltr 20.21 Nominations SPANISH (MC)

May 25, 2021: COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mustang Families,

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, we will have COVID-19 testing on our school site.  You will not need to make an appointment for testing at our school sites, you can walk in at any time between 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CVESD schools will provide on-demand testing, which means that we are accepting “walk-ins”—no appointments are necessary. Here is important information on the CVESD COVID-19 Testing Program:

  • If you have not registered/provided consent for your child through the link that was sent several weeks ago, please visit the testing staff on-site at our school and they will be able to help register and test your child during your visit or call the district office at (619) 425-9600 and speak to Sherry Stone at ext. 1327 or Theresa Fletcher at ext. 1027.
  • If your student is experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend getting a PCR test at a ffree County facility  or with a medical provider, and not reporting to the school for the antigen test. Unfortunately, the antigen tests used by CVESD cannot be used for return to work or school, per the County’s Symptom Decision Tree. The antigen testing program is for surveillance purposes, in order to quickly determine if individuals are positive and remove such individuals and their close contacts from campus as soon as possible. Contact our school health office for more information or discuss your child’s symptoms.
  • At this time, we can only test staff and CVESD students. No family members are able to test at this time.
  • Because we are not taking appointments, we know there will be long lines before and after school. Please take this into account when planning the time to have your child tested.   Please be patient with the testing team and listen carefully to their instructions.
  • Testing will take place on the exterior wall of the office conference room.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on our campus.