May 22, 2022: TMES Parent Weekly

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Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Weekly Events/Information

Week of: May 23, 2022

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of May 23, 2022, and important school information. May is Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. At TMES, we celebrate the diversity of our students and staff. To learn more, click here: https://www.asianpacificheritage.gov/about/#:~:text=May%20is%20Asian%2FPacific%20American%20Heritage%20Month%20%E2%80%93%20a,Asians%20and%20Pacific%20Islanders%20in%20the%20United%20States.

Quarter Character Theme: Peer Relations

This week, students in grades 3-6 are taking the Make-up CAASPP Test, if they missed any sections of the assessment.  It is important that all Mustangs are at school on time. Questions about testing, please reach out to the classroom teacher.

New Student Registration for the 2022-23 school year

NEW STUDENT registration is going on now for the following:

  • Kindergartners who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022
  • TK students who turn 5 years old between September 2, 2022, and February 2, 2023
  • NEW students in grades 1st through 6th

All registrations will take place online. There will be no paper packets. To register please click.

Date Event
Monday, May 23, 2022 Happy Monday

Masks are Optional for Staff and Students

6th Grade Goes to Camp

Blacktop Closed for Parent Parking

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Visit https://www.cvesd.org/ for the daily COVID testing schedule. Days and times vary. Testing is FREE for students.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Talk to your children about being safe, respectful, responsible, and kind.

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week

May 17th – Spirit Day- Sports Day

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Read with your child for 20 minutes and ask questions. Encourage your child to write a quick response.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

2 p.m. Deadline to register or resend COVID testing is now on Wednesday instead of Thursday for Friday testing.

COVID Clinic at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School pdf

California School Registration Process – One Sheet 11.10.2021 v2

Register your child at https://school.covidclinic.org/

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Check your child’s I-Ready, Achieve 3000, and Smarty Ants weekly goals. Weekly all mustangs are required to complete two sessions of i-ready and two sessions of Achieve or Smarty Ants

Thursday, May 26, 2022 Thankful Thursday: What are you thankful for?

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

May 19th – Spirit Day- Disney Day

SSC 3:30 p.m.

Pick up items from the lost and found. Items not picked up before the last day of school will be donated.

PTC Dine Out at the Kabob Shop: 2015 Birch Rd Ste 1605, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Kebab shop dine out flyer

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Friday, May 27, 2022 Wear Mustang Spirit Gear or Blue and Green

6th Grade Returns from Camp

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Lost and Found Items: Will be in front of the mural area. Please stop by to look for your child/s missing clothing. Items not picked up by June 3, 2022, will be donated.

COVID Clinic on Campus for Testing.

COVID Clinic at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School pdf

California School Registration Process – One Sheet 11.10.2021 v2

Donate to Eastlake Educational Foundation

https://eefkids.org/

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

May 30, 2022- Memorial Day- No School

Important Reminders/Information:

Important Dates:

  • June 2, 2022- 6th Grade Promotion at 9:30 a.m. in the Quad
  • June 3, 2022- Last day of school for students
  • July 20, 2022- First Day of school for the 2022/2023 school year
  • Students return from summer break on July 20, 2022. Click the link to review the 2022/2023 calendar https://www.cvesd.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=16983040

Dress Code: Please review the dress code and connect with your child about clothing that is and is not appropriate for school. Students can not wear jeans with holes in the thighs. The thigh area must be covered with leggings or tights.  We ask that all parents check their child before they leave the door. Shores: Cover heels and toes. Tennis shoes must be tied at all times. Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps. Flip-flops or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable and can create a safety issue.  Click here to review the dress code.Click here

TK is Full Day next year: Enroll your child now. Enroll your child for TK/kinder enrollment. CLICK HERE to register your TK, Kinder or NEW student for the 2022-23 school year Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m92NeRw_J6Q 

COVID (Health and Safety): The below COVID expectations are for all schools in CVESD. We ask that all families review the CVESD COVID Reminders. Masks are optional for staff and students.

What are COVID symptoms?: If  a person (vaccinated or unvaccinated) has one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19
Possible symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

Symptomatic Staff and Students: Symptomatic students may return to school with improving symptoms provided they get a negative test and the results are shown to school staff or administrators. The test taken to return to school or work can be one PCR test or two antigen tests taken 12 hours apart or any test taken 5 days after symptoms onset, for return day 6. Parent/guardian/ who do not want to test, may stay home for 10 days, and return on day 11. Staff are required to use lab tests per Cal/OSHA and may not use a home test to return to work.

Group Tracing Guidance for Students: Exposed to a Positive Case on Campus
All students, except those who have been Covid-19 positive within 90 days, must test day 3, 4 or 5 after exposure to a positive case for 15+ minutes indoors or stay home for l O days, return on day 11.

When Negative Test(s) Must Be Provided:
• if testing out of isolation early (day 6- or after testing positive for Covid-19
• if returning to school after having Covid-19 like symptoms
• if in a classroom/office with 3 or more positive cases within a 14-day period.

Within CVESD, we are following the SDCOE COVID Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721

Please reach out to covtest4@cvesd.org for any questions about COVID-19.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

Help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school community by screening your child before school each day. We ask your family to conduct health screenings for their child(ren) before leaving for school each morning. This could include checking your child’s temperature, assessing for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and asking your child “do you feel well today?” Please do not send your child to school medicated with symptoms or with COVID-related symptoms. If you have any questions on if you should send your child to school, contact the front office. Also, do not send your student to school if they have been identified as exposed to a COVID-19 case in your home or the community and are awaiting COVID-19 test results. We want to keep staff and students safe and we need your help.

Staff members will monitor student health throughout the day and temperature checks will be conducted if a child appears to not feel well or develops symptoms while at school. Chula Vista Elementary School District requires any student or staff exhibiting a fever or any of the COVID-19 symptoms to be immediately sent home. To review the SDCOE Decision tree, click https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721

Follow the directions of our Safety Patrol leaders: Concerns, please contact the front office. Refrain from speaking to the patrollers while they are on duty.

Hours: Review the school hours below. The gate by 705 will close at 8:45 a.m. Ensure that your children are on time. Students that are late will need to enter campus via the front office gate. All students that enter after 8:45 a.m. will receive a tardy slip. See the hours below.

FREE Breakfast: 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (No student drop-off before 8:15 a.m.)

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 park in the surrounding community.

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.

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. Our Mustangs need 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.

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 buses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking buses, 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 because 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.

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.

Attendance:  All parents are expected to contact the office on the day of the child’s absence at: (619) 656-6252 ext. 550110, 24 hours a day, or email: Christine.Garcia@cvesd.org

Excused Absences (BP & AR 5113)

Education Code Section 48205 permits a pupil to be excused from school under the following certain circumstances:

  • Illness
  • Medical, dental, optometry, or chiropractic services
  • Quarantine
  • Funeral of an immediate family member

The following is considered “justifiable personal reasons” and must be requested in writing by the parent/guardian and approved by a school official:

  • Court appearance
  • Other funeral attendance
  • Religious holiday or ceremony
  • Religious retreats (must not exceed four hours a semester)
  • “Take Your Child to Work” Day (must not exceed two days in a school year)
  • Immigration appearances
  • Meeting a parent returning from deployment
  • Attendance at a sibling’s graduation (would also include excused tardies for a partial day absence)

Requests from an agency/parent for students participating in plays or movies. (Independent Study Contracts may be used if more than five consecutive days are missed.) The following is considered “release time” pursuant to Education Code Section 46014: Participation in religious instruction or exercises (in accordance with District policy providing the student attends at least the minimum school day) not to exceed four school days in a school month. Absences other than those listed above are unexcused.

Truancy Notification Procedure: All late arrivals over 30 minutes or early dismissals over 30 minutes (without doctor’s notes) and unexcused absences are considered truancies.

  • After three (3) truancies, parents will receive a First Notice of Truancy.
  • After five (5) truancies, parents will receive a Second Notice of Truancy.
  • After the Second Notice of Truancy, parents will receive a notice to come in and speak with the Principal regarding the truancies. Parents will also be asked to attend a Student Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting when students accumulate excessive tardies, absences, and early dismissals.
  • After (7) truancies parents will receive a Notice of Habitual Truancy and the student will be referred to the “Student Attendance Review Board” (SARB) at the district office.

All student attendance contract violations are forwarded to the “Student Attendance Review Board” (SARB) at the district office.

 

May 16, 2022: No Left Turn Signs

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**No Left Turn on McKenzie Creek or San Lucas**

Mustang Families,

We need your help.

At MacKenzie Creek and San Lucas Place, there are two ” No Left Turn” signs. Please do not turn left during the hours listed. Turning left is causing a significant safety issue for our Mustang students on Safety Patrol. As a community, we do not want any of our students or families to be harmed by a vehicle turning left. Below, you will find a picture of the two traffic signs.

Thank you for your attention and support.

PTC Dine-Out, Thursday, May 26th

Marshall Families,
Please SAVE the Date….. Last Dine out of the year!!
What: Last Dine out of the year will be at Otay Ranch’s Kebab Shop.
This local restaurant is willing to give back 50% of all proceeds from people who purchase food AND Bring in the attached Marshall Flyer!
Where: The Kebab Shop
2015 Birch Rd #1605, Chula Vista, CA 91915
When: NEXT WEEK – Thursday, March 26, 2022
Who: Anyone with the Marshall flier!!
Why: All funds go back to school to raise money for events, school supplies, etc.

Kebab shop dine out flyer

TMES Parent Weekly: May 15, 2022

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Weekly Events/Information

Week of: May 16, 2022

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of May 16, 2022, and important school information. May is Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. At TMES, we celebrate the diversity of our students and staff. To learn more, click here: https://www.asianpacificheritage.gov/about/#:~:text=May%20is%20Asian%2FPacific%20American%20Heritage%20Month%20%E2%80%93%20a,Asians%20and%20Pacific%20Islanders%20in%20the%20United%20States.

Kind Regards,

Weekly Schedule of Events

Quarter Character Theme: Peer Relations

This week, students in grades 3-6 are taking the Make-up CAASPP Test, if they missed any sections of the assessment. In addition, 5th grade students are taking the CAST. For more information on the CAASPP test, click here: https://www.caaspp.org/ta-resources/parent-resources.html State testing is all week. Make-up testing is next week. It is important that all Mustangs are at school on time. Questions about testing, please reach out to the classroom teacher.

New Student Registration for the 2022-23 school year

NEW STUDENT registration is going on now for the following:

  • Kindergartners who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022
  • TK students who turn 5 years old between September 2, 2022, and February 2, 2023
  • NEW students in grades 1st through 6th

All registrations will take place online. There will be no paper packets. To register please click.

Date Event
Monday, May 16, 2022 Happy Monday

Masks are Optional for Staff and Students

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

CAST 5th Grade State Testing

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Visit https://www.cvesd.org/ for the daily COVID testing schedule. Days and times vary. Testing is FREE for students.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Talk to your children about being safe, respectful, responsible, and kind.

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week

May 17th – Spirit Day- College Day

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Read with your child for 20 minutes and ask questions. Encourage your child to write a quick response.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

2 p.m. Deadline to register or resend COVID testing is now on Wednesday instead of Thursday for Friday testing.

COVID Clinic at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School pdf

California School Registration Process – One Sheet 11.10.2021 v2

Register your child at https://school.covidclinic.org/

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Check your child’s I-Ready, Achieve 3000, and Smarty Ants weekly goals. Weekly all mustangs are required to complete two sessions of i-ready and two sessions of Achieve or Smarty Ants

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Thankful Thursday: What are you thankful for?

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

May 19th – Spirit Day- Career Day

SSC 3:30 p.m.

B-LAC Meeting 6 p.m. at Muroka ES

Pick up items from the lost and found. Items not picked up before the last day of school will be donated.

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Friday, May 20, 2022 Wear Mustang Spirit Gear or Blue and Green

CAASPP Make-up Testing Grades 3-6 All Week.

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3**

Lost and Found Items: Will be in front of the mural area. Please stop by to look for your child/s missing clothing. Items not picked up by June 3, 2022, will be donated.

COVID Clinic on Campus for Testing.

COVID Clinic at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School pdf

California School Registration Process – One Sheet 11.10.2021 v2

Donate to Eastlake Educational Foundation

https://eefkids.org/

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

Important Reminders/Information:

Important Dates:

  • June 2, 2022- 6th Grade Promotion at 9:30 a.m. in the Quad
  • June 3, 2022- Last day of school for students
  • July 20, 2022- First Day of school for the 2022/2023 school year
  • Students return from summer break on July 20, 2022. Click the link to review the 2022/2023 calendar https://www.cvesd.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=16983040

Dress Code: Please review the dress code and connect with your child about clothing that is and is not appropriate for school. Students can not wear jeans with holes in the thighs. The thigh area must be covered with leggings or tights.  We ask that all parents check their child before they leave the door. Shoes: Cover heels and toes. Tennis shoes must be tied at all times. Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps. Flip-flops or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable and can create a safety issue.  Click here to review the dress code.  Click here

TK is Full Day next year: Enroll your child now. Enroll your child for TK/kinder enrollment. CLICK HERE to register your TK, Kinder or NEW student for the 2022-23 school year Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m92NeRw_J6Q 

COVID (Health and Safety): The below COVID expectations are for all schools in CVESD. We ask that all families review the CVESD COVID Reminders. Masks are optional for staff and students.

What are COVID symptoms?: If  a person (vaccinated or unvaccinated) has one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19
Possible symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

Symptomatic Staff and Students: Symptomatic students may return to school with improving symptoms provided they get a negative test and the results are shown to school staff or administrators. The test taken to return to school or work can be one PCR test or two antigen tests taken 12 hours apart or any test taken 5 days after symptoms onset, for return day 6. Parent/guardian/ who do not want to test, may stay home for 10 days, and return on day 11. Staff are required to use lab tests per Cal/OSHA and may not use a home test to return to work.

Group Tracing Guidance for Students: Exposed to a Positive Case on Campus
All students, except those who have been Covid-19 positive within 90 days, must test day 3, 4 or 5 after exposure to a positive case for 15+ minutes indoors or stay home for l O days, return on day 11.

When Negative Test(s) Must Be Provided:
• if testing out of isolation early (day 6- or after testing positive for Covid-19
• if returning to school after having Covid-19 like symptoms
• if in a classroom/office with 3 or more positive cases within a 14-day period.

Within CVESD, we are following the SDCOE COVID Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721

Please reach out to covtest4@cvesd.org for any questions about COVID-19.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

Help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school community by screening your child before school each day. We ask your family to conduct health screenings for their child(ren) before leaving for school each morning. This could include checking your child’s temperature, assessing for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and asking your child “do you feel well today?” Please do not send your child to school medicated with symptoms or with COVID-related symptoms. If you have any questions on if you should send your child to school, contact the front office. Also, do not send your student to school if they have been identified as exposed to a COVID-19 case in your home or the community and are awaiting COVID-19 test results. We want to keep staff and students safe and we need your help.

Staff members will monitor student health throughout the day and temperature checks will be conducted if a child appears to not feel well or develops symptoms while at school. Chula Vista Elementary School District requires any student or staff exhibiting a fever or any of the COVID-19 symptoms to be immediately sent home. To review the SDCOE Decision tree, click https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721

Follow the directions of our Safety Patrol leaders: Concerns, please contact the front office. Refrain from speaking to the patrollers while they are on duty.

Hours: Review the school hours below. The gate by 705 will close at 8:45 a.m. Ensure that your children are on time. Students that are late will need to enter campus via the front office gate. All students that enter after 8:45 a.m. will receive a tardy slip. See the hours below.

FREE Breakfast: 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (No student drop-off before 8:15 a.m.)

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 park in the surrounding community.

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.

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. Our Mustangs need 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.

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 buses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking buses, 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 because 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.

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.

Attendance:  All parents are expected to contact the office on the day of the child’s absence at: (619) 656-6252 ext. 550110, 24 hours a day, or email: Christine.Garcia@cvesd.org

Excused Absences (BP & AR 5113)

Education Code Section 48205 permits a pupil to be excused from school under the following certain circumstances:

  • Illness
  • Medical, dental, optometry, or chiropractic services
  • Quarantine
  • Funeral of an immediate family member

The following is considered “justifiable personal reasons” and must be requested in writing by the parent/guardian and approved by a school official:

  • Court appearance
  • Other funeral attendance
  • Religious holiday or ceremony
  • Religious retreats (must not exceed four hours a semester)
  • “Take Your Child to Work” Day (must not exceed two days in a school year)
  • Immigration appearances
  • Meeting a parent returning from deployment
  • Attendance at a sibling’s graduation (would also include excused tardies for a partial day absence)

Requests from an agency/parent for students participating in plays or movies. (Independent Study Contracts may be used if more than five consecutive days are missed.) The following is considered “release time” pursuant to Education Code Section 46014: Participation in religious instruction or exercises (in accordance with District policy providing the student attends at least the minimum school day) not to exceed four school days in a school month. Absences other than those listed above are unexcused.

Truancy Notification Procedure: All late arrivals over 30 minutes or early dismissals over 30 minutes (without doctor’s notes) and unexcused absences are considered truancies.

  • After three (3) truancies, parents will receive a First Notice of Truancy.
  • After five (5) truancies, parents will receive a Second Notice of Truancy.
  • After the Second Notice of Truancy, parents will receive a notice to come in and speak with the Principal regarding the truancies. Parents will also be asked to attend a Student Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting when students accumulate excessive tardies, absences, and early dismissals.
  • After (7) truancies parents will receive a Notice of Habitual Truancy and the student will be referred to the “Student Attendance Review Board” (SARB) at the district office.

All student attendance contract violations are forwarded to the “Student Attendance Review Board” (SARB) at the district office.

Yearbooks Orders!

Dear TMES Families,
Our PTC would like to remind you that Yearbooks are now available to order. $30.00 per yearbook.
Students were provided envelopes in class to give to their teacher. If you did not receive an envelope, you can find extras in the office.

May 9, 2022: TMES Parent Weekly

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Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Weekly Events/Information   

Week of: May 9, 2022 

Greetings TMES Families, 

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of May 9, 2022, and important school information. May is Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. At TMES, we celebrate the diversity of our students and staff. To learn more, click here: https://www.asianpacificheritage.gov/about/#:~:text=May%20is%20Asian%2FPacific%20American%20Heritage%20Month%20%E2%80%93%20a,Asians%20and%20Pacific%20Islanders%20in%20the%20United%20States.  

Kind Regards, 

Weekly Schedule of Events  

Quarter Character Theme: Peer Relations 

This week, students in grades 3-6 are taking the CAASPP Test. For more information on the CAASPP test, click here: https://www.caaspp.org/ta-resources/parent-resources.html Make-up testing will take place next week. It is important that all Mustangs are at school on time. Questions about testing, please reach out to the classroom teacher.  Parent Testing Letter

New Student Registration for the 2022-23 school year 

NEW STUDENT registration is going on now for the following: 

  • Kindergartners who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022 
  • TK students who turn 5 years old between September 2, 2022, and February 2, 2023 
  • NEW students in grades 1st through 6th  

 All registrations will take place online. There will be no paper packets. To register please click. 

TMES Staff Appreciation Week: May 9-13, 2022.

May 11, 2022, is CVESD/California Day of the Teacher.

Date  Event 
Monday, May 9, 2022  Happy Monday 

Masks are Optional for Staff and Students  

Staff Appreciation: Bring a kind treat to honor your TMES staff member.  

Walk to School Day 

CAASPP Testing Grades 3-6 All Week. 

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3** 

Visit https://www.cvesd.org/ for the daily COVID testing schedule. Days and times vary. Testing is FREE for students. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022  Talk to your children about being safe, respectful, responsible, and kind. 

CAASPP Testing Grade 3-6 All Week. 

Staff Appreciation: Make a staff member smile with a thank you that keeps on giving. 

5 p.m. TMES basketball game vs. Eastlake ES at Arroyo Vista ES

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3** 

Read with your child for 20 minutes and ask questions. Encourage your child to write a quick response. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022   Staff Appreciation: Share with your staff member something wonderful. Share how they have helped you grow.  

CAASPP Testing Grades 3-6 All Week. 

Garden Sale: 8:15-9:30 a.m. or from 3:00-3:45 p.m. for the Tomato Fest Garden Fundraiser and Plant Sale. The event will be located in front of the mural. https://thurgoodmarshallmustangs.edublogs.org/files/2022/04/Plant-Sale-May-11.pdf  

2 p.m. Deadline to register or resend COVID testing is now on Wednesday instead of Thursday for Friday testing. 

COVID Clinic at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School pdf 

California School Registration Process – One Sheet 11.10.2021 v2 

Register your child at https://school.covidclinic.org/ 

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3** 

 Check your child’s I-Ready, Achieve 3000, and Smarty Ants weekly goals. Weekly all mustangs are required to complete two sessions of i-ready and two sessions of Achieve or Smarty Ants 

Thursday, May 12, 2022  Thankful Thursday: What are you thankful for? 

Staff Appreciation: Make a staff member smile with a thank you. 

CAASPP Testing Grades 3-6 All Week. 

5 p.m. TMES basketball game vs. SalkCreek ES at Rice ES

Pick up items from the lost and found. Items not picked up before the last day of school will be donated.  

Virtual PTC Meeting 5 pm 

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3** 

Friday, May 13, 2022  Wear Mustang Spirit Gear or Blue and Green 

**No Parking in Staff Parking or Zones 1-3** 

CAASPP Testing Grades 3-6 All Week. 

Staff Appreciation: Celebrate your staff member in your own special way.  

Lost and Found Items: Will be in front of the mural area. Please stop by to look for your child/s missing clothing. Items not picked up by June 3, 2022, will be donated. 

COVID Clinic on Campus for Testing.  

COVID Clinic at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School pdf 

California School Registration Process – One Sheet 11.10.2021 v2 

Donate to Eastlake Educational Foundation 

https://eefkids.org/ 

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

Important Reminders/Information: 

Important Dates: 

Dress Code: Please review the dress code and connect with your child about clothing that is and is not appropriate for school. Students can not wear jeans with holes in the thighs. The thigh area must be covered with leggings or tights. We ask that all parents check their child before they leave the door. Shores: Cover heels and toes. Tennis shoes must be tied at all times. Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps. Flip-flops or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable and can create a safety issue.  Click here to review the dress code. Click here  

TK is Full Day next year: Enroll your child now. Enroll your child for TK/kinder enrollment. CLICK HERE to register your TK, Kinder or NEW student for the 2022-23 school year Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m92NeRw_J6Q  

COVID (Health and Safety): The below COVID expectations are for all schools in CVESD. We ask that all families review the CVESD COVID Reminders. Masks are optional for staff and students.  

What are COVID symptoms?: If  a person (vaccinated or unvaccinated) has one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19
Possible symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. 

Symptomatic Staff and Students: Symptomatic students may return to school with improving symptoms provided they get a negative test and the results are shown to school staff or administrators. The test taken to return to school or work can be one PCR test or two antigen tests taken 12 hours apart or any test taken 5 days after symptoms onset, for return day 6. Parent/guardian/ who do not want to test, may stay home for 10 days, and return on day 11. Staff are required to use lab tests per Cal/OSHA and may not use a home test to return to work. 

Group Tracing Guidance for Students: Exposed to a Positive Case on Campus
All students, except those who have been Covid-19 positive within 90 days, must test day 3, 4 or 5 after exposure to a positive case for 15+ minutes indoors or stay home for l O days, return on day 11. 

When Negative Test(s) Must Be Provided:
• if testing out of isolation early (day 6- or after testing positive for Covid-19
• if returning to school after having Covid-19 like symptoms
• if in a classroom/office with 3 or more positive cases within a 14-day period. 

Within CVESD, we are following the SDCOE COVID Decision Tree: https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721 

Please reach out to covtest4@cvesd.org for any questions about COVID-19. 

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy. 

Help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school community by screening your child before school each day. We ask your family to conduct health screenings for their child(ren) before leaving for school each morning. This could include checking your child’s temperature, assessing for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and asking your child “do you feel well today?” Please do not send your child to school medicated with symptoms or with COVID-related symptoms. If you have any questions on if you should send your child to school, contact the front office. Also, do not send your student to school if they have been identified as exposed to a COVID-19 case in your home or the community and are awaiting COVID-19 test results. We want to keep staff and students safe and we need your help. 

Staff members will monitor student health throughout the day and temperature checks will be conducted if a child appears to not feel well or develops symptoms while at school. Chula Vista Elementary School District requires any student or staff exhibiting a fever or any of the COVID-19 symptoms to be immediately sent home. To review the SDCOE Decision tree, click https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf?updated=072721 

Follow the directions of our Safety Patrol leaders: Concerns, please contact the front office. Refrain from speaking to the patrollers while they are on duty. 

Hours: Review the school hours below. The gate by 705 will close at 8:45 a.m. Ensure that your children are on time. Students that are late will need to enter campus via the front office gate. All students that enter after 8:45 a.m. will receive a tardy slip. See the hours below. 

FREE Breakfast: 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (No student drop-off before 8:15 a.m.)  

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 park in the surrounding community. 

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. 

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. Our Mustangs need 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. 

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 buses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking buses, 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 because 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. 

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. 

Attendance:  All parents are expected to contact the office on the day of the child’s absence at: (619) 656-6252 ext. 550110, 24 hours a day, or email: Christine.Garcia@cvesd.org 

Excused Absences (BP & AR 5113) 

Education Code Section 48205 permits a pupil to be excused from school under the following certain circumstances: 

  • Illness 
  • Medical, dental, optometry, or chiropractic services 
  • Quarantine 
  • Funeral of an immediate family member 

The following is considered “justifiable personal reasons” and must be requested in writing by the parent/guardian and approved by a school official: 

  • Court appearance 
  • Other funeral attendance 
  • Religious holiday or ceremony 
  • Religious retreats (must not exceed four hours a semester) 
  • “Take Your Child to Work” Day (must not exceed two days in a school year) 
  • Immigration appearances 
  • Meeting a parent returning from deployment 
  • Attendance at a sibling’s graduation (would also include excused tardies for a partial day absence) 

Requests from an agency/parent for students participating in plays or movies. (Independent Study Contracts may be used if more than five consecutive days are missed.) The following is considered “release time” pursuant to Education Code Section 46014: Participation in religious instruction or exercises (in accordance with District policy providing the student attends at least the minimum school day) not to exceed four school days in a school month. Absences other than those listed above are unexcused. 

Truancy Notification Procedure: All late arrivals over 30 minutes or early dismissals over 30 minutes (without doctor’s notes) and unexcused absences are considered truancies. 

  • After three (3) truancies, parents will receive a First Notice of Truancy. 
  • After five (5) truancies, parents will receive a Second Notice of Truancy. 
  • After the Second Notice of Truancy, parents will receive a notice to come in and speak with the Principal regarding the truancies. Parents will also be asked to attend a Student Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting when students accumulate excessive tardies, absences, and early dismissals. 
  • After (7) truancies parents will receive a Notice of Habitual Truancy and the student will be referred to the “Student Attendance Review Board” (SARB) at the district office. 

All student attendance contract violations are forwarded to the “Student Attendance Review Board” (SARB) at the district office.