August 28, 2020

Distribution Day Reminder

August 28, 2020

 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Schedule for Pick-Up

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Last Names A-F

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Last Names G-L

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Last Names M-R

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Last Names S-Z

 

Supplies Distribution Follow the Steps Below

1. Place a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper in the front right windshield with your child(s) last name, first name, and grade.

2. The vehicle will enter the campus only on San Lucas Place.

3. Drive your vehicle to the specific grade level to pick-up supplies by the last name.

4. The driver will open the trunk while waiting.

5. A runner will gather and bring the items to the vehicle.

6. A runner will confirm the name(s) with the name(s) on the bag.

7. The runner will bring items to the trunk of the vehicle.

8. The vehicle will exit on MacKenzie Creek Road.

Pre-ordered Yearbooks, Personal Belongings (not picked up, and computer device ) Distribution

Please Note: At this time, we do not have WiFi hot spots.

Follow the Steps Below

1. Place a sheet of paper in the front right windshield with your Childs’ last name and first name.

2.The vehicle will enter the bus loop.

3. Volunteer A  will read the window sign or ask the name, grade level, and teacher, to confirm.

4.The vehicle will be directed to pull ahead and wait for the Yearbook, device, or personal belongings station.

5.The volunteer will verify the name on the car to name for the Yearbook, device, or personal belongings.

6.The driver will stay in the car and open the trunk.

7.Volunteers will bring and place Yearbook, device, or personal belongings in the truck.

8.The vehicle will exit the bus loop.

August 26, 2020

 

Today, the e-mail message below was sent to parents/guardians regarding teacher placement. If you did not receive this message, please do the following: check spam, un-block school messenger, and call the office so that your e-mail can be added or updated.  Also, there was a CVESD message to parents regarding distance learning. View that message below school communication.

TMES Teaching Staff 2020.2021pdf

Greetings Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES) Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. It is going to be a great year!

Within this e-mail, you will find specific information as it relates directly to your child to begin the school year. The first day of school is Monday, August 31, 2020.

Your Child’s Name:

Student ID:

Grade:

Child’s Teacher:

Room:

Please anticipate e-mail communication from the teacher of record above with an initial TMES welcome with class-specific information, before the start of school, August 31, 2020.

Student placements and teacher assignments are tentative until such time that we see students virtually during the first weeks of school. Historically, new arrivals and or departures occur which may require some change in-class assignments to accommodate class size limitations. If your child is directly impacted, a notification will take place from the front office. As a staff, we make every effort to keep the whole child in mind as we considered class placements to establish well-balanced classes and to provide a positive educational experience for all students to thrive.

Accessing Distance Learning

For your child to access distance learning, please follow the steps:  Student Log In Instructions and Access Student E-mail

Microsoft Family Training

Achieve Family Training

Smarty Ants Family Training

User Names: Your child’s username is @live.cvesd.org

Passwords, Transitional Kindergarten through First Grade: 

Capitalized first initial + lowercase second initial + birthday: For example, my name is Summer Mustang and I was born August 5th, 2010. Then my password would be Sm08052010

Passwords, Second through Sixth Grade:

Capitalized first initial + lowercase second initial + birthday. For example, my name is Summer Mustang and I was born August 31, 2010, then my password would be Sm08312010

Did you complete Verification of Residency and send it in? If not, click here. After you complete the form, e-mail it back to MarshallSchool@cvesd.org.

2020/2021 Electronic Student Packet

Click here to complete the electronic student packet form per child in attendance at TMES.

If you have any questions, please call our front office Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (619) 656-6252.

Follow the TMES blog for more information. http://www.thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org/

Have a great day!

TMES

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From CVESD

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Although county public health officials announced that San Diego schools can reopen for in-person instruction starting on September 1, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will remain in a distance learning model until local data supports a phased reopening.

Chula Vista still has higher rates of infection in certain zip codes than much of the county. The safety of both students and staff is our highest priority. We have every desire to welcome back students to school in person. At this moment, that is not an option given our local data.

California’s governor has made COVID-19 testing and tracing a key component to school reopening plans. The California Department of Public Health recommends that surveillance testing of school staff for COVID-19 be implemented once schools are reopened to at least some in-person instruction. Examples of recommended frequency include testing all staff over two months – where 25% of staff are tested every two weeks, or 50% every month – to rotate testing of all staff over time.

Our District is working with the County Office of Education, health officials and other testing sites to put in place a strategy to provide testing for our school employees. This is one of 14 elements that need to be addressed in a safe reopening of schools. We are continuing our work on that track while also preparing for distance learning when our school year starts on August 31. Even when the District is able to offer in-person instruction, parents who desire for their student(s) to remain on distance learning will continue to have that option.

To learn more about the new school year, we invite you to join us on Thursday, August 27 from 6-7 p.m. for our District Opening Welcome Night! This virtual event helps kick off the new school year online and should also provide answers and context to the questions you may have.

The Welcome Night will occur as a Microsoft “Teams Live” event and parents/guardians will be able to submit questions in real time. Thank you so much for trusting our District to provide the very best education and elementary school experience for your child and family.

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

Dear Families of Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (TMES),

Welcome to Mustang Country! We hope your family had a relaxing summer and that both you and your children are looking forward to a wonderful 2020/2021 school year. This year, we will continue to focus on increasing academic achievement and developing social and emotional learning to inspire collaborative conversations and corporative learning for students and staff with Distance Learning (DL).

The summer of 2020, will forever be remembered as the COVID-19 summer. Our families and staff have waited patiently for the re-opening of school. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. Due to COVID-19, many of our families struggled emotionally, physically, and financially. We cannot even begin to imagine the toll that the National pandemic caused our families. As a school community, we stand with your family as we embark on a “new normal” for our mustangs. Getting back to a school routine might be challenging, but we encourage you to have a growth mindset, stick-to-itiveness, and grit. As a school community, we will support the social and emotional health of our mustangs with the use of the Sanford Harmony Social and Emotional Curriculum. Our school is a demonstration school for Sanford Harmony and we have found success with deep implementation over the past three years. Within Mustang country, we believe that we must continue to instill the love of other fellow mustangs, despite their differences. It is our responsibility as educators to ensure that all mustangs believe that they are an individual of great worth. Also, we want to ensure that mustangs feel valued and appreciated no matter their race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression. First-quarter, all mustangs will focus on diversity and inclusion. We will also join in on a new journey for our school to become a “No Place for Hate” school.

As a school community, we are aware that mustangs have missed attending class physically and learning within the walls of the physical school grounds. Whether we are virtual or in person, we believe that students can learn and acquire the necessary skills to thrive. As partners in education, we will work with your family and meet our mustangs right where they are academically, behaviorally, and socially/emotionally.          

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, your child’s teacher will receive an e-mail with the assigned class placement. Our TMES teachers return to work on August 26, 2020, from their summer break. It is at that time that they will be working on solidifying their grade level class schedules. The assigned teacher will contact your family with an initial TMES welcome with class-specific information. Class schedules will be flexible for the first week as we find a solid structure that will work for mustangs and families. We ask for your patience as we embark on this new journey. CVESD will be hosting a Virtual Opening Welcome Night on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Click here to access this event.

On Friday, August 28, 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., we will distribute grade level supplies by last name and grade level in zones one thru three. The distribution schedule for a pick-up is as follows: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. last names A-F, 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. last names G-L, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. last names M-R, and 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. last names S-Z. Click the Map. In the bus loop, parents/guardians can pick-up devices/wi-fi and PTC will distribute pre-purchased yearbooks to families. If your family is not able to stop by for supply and device distribution, staff members will be available on Monday, August 31, 2020, starting from 8:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 safety and CVESD guidelines, all parents/guardians and visitors will be unable to come on campus until further notice. We understand that this information is a shock to our families and hope that you understand these safety measures.

School resumes on Monday, August 31, 2020. Per AB 77, the required distance learning daily instructional minutes by grade level were decreased due to COVID-19. The required instructional minutes are as follows: TK/K: 180 instructional minutes (3 hours), grades 1–3 230 instructional minutes (3 hours 50 minutes), and grades 4-6 240 instructional minutes (4 hours). We encourage families to mustangs get up, take a shower, put on their mustang gear, eat breakfast, and be mentally ready to start the school day. Although the instructional day will look different, mustangs will learn the essential standards and build a virtual relationship with their teacher and peers.

Has your family income changed due to the impact of COVID-19? We encourage all families to apply for click here to apply for the free or reduced lunch program. Families can apply and qualify for free meal or reduced meal. On Monday, August 31, 2020, TMES Nutrition Team will distribute five days’ worth of meals (breakfast and lunch) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the mural area. Meals will be free to eligible students that qualify under the free and reduced-priced meals program.

Our annual TMES Curriculum Night will take place virtually on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. We will have two sessions. The first main session will begin at 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and our second session will begin at 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Parents/guardians with more than one child will be able to virtually visit multiple teachers during session one or two. During both sessions, the same content will be shared.

Student placements and teacher assignments are tentative until such time that we see students virtually during the first weeks of school. Historically, new arrivals occur which may require some change in class assignments to accommodate class size limitations. If your child is directly impacted, a notification will take place from the front office. As a staff, we make every effort to keep the whole child in mind as we considered class placements in order to establish well-balanced classes and to provide a positive educational experience for all students to thrive.

Continue to read e-mails from school messenger and CVESD. We encourage all families to subscribe to our blog by visiting http://www.thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org/. If you have any questions, please call our front office Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (619) 656-6252. It is our pleasure to assist your family. We are asking all parents/guardians to help us encourage active participation and spark excitement for school distance learning. At TMES, we will work very hard with you to ensure that your child receives the best education possible.

In Service,

Monica Loyce, Ed.D.

Principal

August 21, 2020

CVESD Welcome Night!

Join us on Thursday, August 27 from 6-7 p.m. as Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., hosts our District Opening Virtual Welcome Night! The event helps kick off the new school year online—in keeping with the distance learning format in our schools. The event will occur as a Microsoft “Teams Live” event and parents/guardians will be able to submit questions in real time. Click here on Thursday evening to tune in. 


Sent on Behalf of Information Technology Services and Support

Dear Parents/Guardians:

  • This is a courtesy notice to let you know that from the evening of Friday, August 21 until Monday, August 24, 2020, Microsoft Office365 accounts and educational applications will be temporarily unavailable.
  • The Microsoft Office365 accounts and educational applications will be available for access again on Monday, August 24, 2020.
  • Rosters in educational applications may fluctuate until the first day of school, Monday, August 31, as staff complete student scheduling.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

August 17, 2020

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the most recent CVESD Newsletter from Dr. Escobedo, Superintendent of CVESD. Also, the online enrollment system is currently the Online Enrollment system is unavailable due to technical difficulties. CVESD IT Department anticipates this will be corrected very soon. Please contact our front office at (619) 656-6252 if you have questions or are in need of assistance. We appreciate your patience through this challenge.

District to Provide Limited On-Site Childcare Programs

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff Members:

With the District starting the new school year using the distance learning instructional model, many families—and school staff—have expressed childcare needs and concerns. I am proud to announce that our District will be able to provide on-site childcare on a limited basis during distance learning, thanks to our partnerships with community-based organizations such as the South Bay Family YMCA.

The objective is that, while our teachers execute remote instruction, the YMCA would provide full-day childcare programs Districtwide that support distance learning instruction. In essence, we are repurposing funds and services traditionally utilized for before- and after-school programs to support our instruction during the school day. As you know, we are in an extraordinary period, given the global pandemic and resulting state and local social distancing guidelines.

The soonest the childcare programs could start is Tuesday, September 8. We are in the process of implementing protocols consistent with state and local public health guidelines to ensure in-person childcare is available at each of our campuses. Because our staff members are essential workers critical to the success of instruction during distance learning, our teachers will receive priority registration along with foster youth, homeless youth, and other students from families in need.

Because the need for childcare is far greater than the number of spots available, we encourage families to explore fee-based licensed childcare programs as well. We understand many of our families need childcare because of work demands. Please bear with us as we explore solutions with you and our community partners. Be on the lookout for additional details.

Sincerely,

Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.
Superintendent

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Greetings TMES Families,

We hope that your family is having a great summer. Our official start date for the 2020/2021 school year will be August 31, 2020. Click here to access and download the 2020/2021 calendar. Click here to read Dr. Escobedo’s recent message about “How Distance Learning Will Be Different This Time.” Also, there was a recent video

As we enter the new school year in Distance Learning, we want to make sure that your child has the technology that he/she needs to engage fully with their instruction. If your child needs a device or WiFi hotspot, please click and complete the appropriate request form below by Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Families are encouraged to complete a form for each child who is in need of a device. Please refrain from completing the form if your child does not need a device. If your family previously received a device during the 2019/2020 school year, do not complete this form. More details will be shared with our community soon regarding a device distribution date and time. 

To stay up to date, we encourage families to read their e-mail and visit the COVID-19 informational page on the CVESD.org website. In addition, we have a new blog for TMES families. Visit http://www.thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org/ and click subscribe on the bottom of the page. After you sign-up, confirm your subscription via your e-mail. Information sent out via school messenger will be housed in “recent posts.”

Starting Wednesday, August 12, 2020, our front office staff will be available for phone calls and e-mails only. The hours of operation will be from Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, our front office will be closed to the public. Registration for new families will be available online. If your family is unable to print the forms, hard copies will be available outside of the front office along with a drop box. All returning students at TMES except for incoming Kindergarteners, who already registered, must provide documentation of residency. Click here for the residency verification form. Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if you reside with someone else). Past due bills (must be dated on/after July 1, 2020) are ok this school year only. These forms must be signed by hand before being turned in. Electronic signatures are not acceptable.

Please scan/take a photo of your completed documents and email them to marshallschool@cvesd.org. Or, families can print and drop off documents during business hours in the drop box. 

Click here for CVESD FAQ’s. This information will help families with important questions.

Be Safe, Be Well, Be Kind, and Be Encouraged. Have a great summer. We will see you soon mustangs.

TMES 

August 5, 2020

Greetings TMES Families,

We hope that your family is having a great summer. Our official start date for the 2020/2021 school year will be August 31, 2020. Click here to access and download the 2020/2021 calendar. All CVESD schools will start online via Distance Learning (DL) with no classes occurring on campus. Click here to read Dr. Escobedo’s recent message about “How Distance Learning Will Be Different This Time.”

As we enter the new school year in Distance Learning, we want to make sure that your child has the technology that he/she needs to engage fully with their instruction. If your child needs a device or WiFi hotspot, please click and complete the appropriate request form below by Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Families are encouraged to complete a form for each child who is in need of a device. Please refrain from completing the form if your child does not need a device. If your family previously received a device during the 2019/2020 school year, do not complete this form. More details will be shared with our community soon regarding a device distribution date and time.

To stay up to date, we encourage families to read their e-mail and visit the COVID-19 informational page on the CVESD.org website. In addition, we have a new blog for TMES families. Visit http://www.thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org/ and click subscribe on the bottom of the page. After you sign-up, confirm your subscription via your e-mail. Information sent out via school messenger will be housed in “recent posts.”

Starting August 12, 2020, our front office staff will be available for phone calls and e-mails only. The hours of operation will be from Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, are front office will be closed to the public.

Be Safe, Be Well, Be Kind, and Be Encouraged.

TMES