Distance Learning for Capistrano Unified School District students will continue through Friday, May 1, 2020, the Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night.
“The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for our students, families, teachers, staff, and administrators and it has taken an enormous effort to redirect student teaching and learning from our classrooms to distance learning at home,” said Superintendent Kirsten Vital during the March 25, 2020 Board of Trustee meeting.
“We still have work to do and we can always improve, but I want to share my gratitude and appreciation for our teachers, staff, and administrators for their tireless efforts in preparing for distance learning,” said Vital. “I can say without a doubt that CUSD is setting a very high standard and that we will continue to invest more time, hours and more resources into our work to support young people through this crisis.”
Teachers and staff have been working tirelessly to adapt to our new reality with a laser focus on ensuring the high quality of instruction and education for our community and our students.
Administrators and more than 2,200 teachers worked through spring break to prepare lesson plans and virtual learning – essentially reinventing the school experience for the district’s 47,000 students. In addition, teachers and district staff are helping students adapt to the technology and troubleshooting issues that arise.
Distance learning began Tuesday. Teachers provided thousands of virtual lessons, and students have already successfully completed hundreds of tasks and assignments.
The district has also provided more than 34,000 free meals and, by Friday evening, will have distributed Chromebooks to every family in need of a device at home.
“We are keenly aware of the stress our families are under,” Vital added. “There is no doubt that distance learning is as new to many of you as it is to us. Your flexibility, patience, and support have been incredible and we are so grateful to support your students in this work.”
The school district includes 63 schools in seven cities covering 200 square miles.
“We look forward to the day when we can reopen our schools and welcome young people back to their classrooms,” Vital said. “Until then, stay healthy. We will all get through this together.”
|LOVE OUR PETS DRIVE|
Now through Wednesday, February 19, Ladera Lions can show their love for local cats and dogs without loving homes of their own.
We are collecting the following items for the Humane Society of OC: Dog food *Dog & cat treats*Dog & cat toys*Collars & leashes*Towels & blankets (used is fine!)*Dog clothes*Kitty litter*Pet shampoo*Laundry detergent & trash bags
Collection bins will be by the front office.
Any questions, please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|LRES Read-a-Thon 2020“Camp Read S’more!”|
The annual Read-a-Thon starts today, February 14th! All students are asked to record their reading minutes each day for 2 weeks on the Read-a-Thon Log (download here). Cut on the dotted line and turn in Week One to your teacher on Friday, February 21st and Week Two on Friday, February 28th. At the end of two weeks, the first-place class in each grade with the highest average number of reading minutes will be rewarded! Reading logs need to be turned in on time to receive credit! All reading logs must have a parent signature to count toward the class average.
|LRES was a little bit happier last week with the help of Happiness Is Now assembly that celebrates happiness through dance. Thank you Danny Vuong-Batimana for your positive inspiration!! We also want to thank Deanne Veleas and Santoshi Patel for stepping up to be amazing backup dancers! Head to the LRES Facebook page to view the video.|
|ART AUCTION SPRING FUNDRAISER|
LRES’ only off-site adult event
Friday, March 27th
Kaleidoscope Union Market
Ticket sales coming soon! Questions? Email email@example.com
|LRES SPIRIT WEAR|
The next spirit wear sale will be March 11, 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. on the blacktop and will continue in the MPR at the PTA general meeting. As always, everyone is encouraged to reach out for orders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Yearbooks & Love-line Dedication Ads for sale online!|
Did you miss the yearbook pre-sale deadline?Never fear! You can now purchase your 2019/20 yearbook & love-line dedications online!
School ID# 87101 You’ll be able to purchase yearbooks, love-line dedications, and even upload pics for yearbook submission directly at commpe.pictavo.com!Deadline to purchase yearbooks & love-line dedications is March 20, 2020.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com
THE LION’S ROAR
Ladera Ranch News and Notes
October 24 2019
*For a printable version of this email, click HERE.
Friday, November 1 is a pupil free day.
AWESOME JOB EVERYONE AT THE FUN RUN!!!
FUTURE STALLION NIGHT: San Juan Hills High School invites all future stallions to attend Future Stallion Night at the last home football game of the season vs. Dana Hills this Friday night, 10/25, in the Badlands Stadium. The game starts at 7:00pm, but please plan on arriving early to guarantee parking, check in, get your free shirt, and enter onto the field pregame to run through the banner with the team. At halftime after band and future stallion cheerleaders perform, all kids are invited onto the field to participate in warm up exercises and the football toss competition led by Stallion football players. However, the football toss competition is only for the winners of the football toss held at their school site. Students that won the football toss at their school site please get a pink wristband at check in.
All future stallions get into the game for free. General admission for parents is $10. After entering the stadium, check in and entrance onto the field is the gate on the far end of the stadium (opposite the scoreboard) by the Bad to the Bone eating area. After the pregame run through all future stallions will exit the field to watch the game in the stands and re-enter the field 3 minutes prior to halftime.
San Juan Hills is excited to see all future stallions!
AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES:
There will be NO AFTER-SCHOOL classes due to conference week on October 28 – 31! The final week of Session 1 classes will resume on November 4th!
Registration is available for Session 2 [Nov 12 – Jan 23]!
Please visit the following site to view our most current class offerings: https://saddleback.augusoft.net/
Register online or call the Community Education office at (949)582-4646.
LRES MONSTER MASH: Don’t miss the MONSTER MASH on Wednesday, October 30th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Dance in the MPR
Haunted house in the portables
Crafts, Games and Prizes |Costume contests & more!
Food Trucks: Dogzilla | Chick-fil-a |Dandy Cotton Candy |Subzero Ice cream
Any questions contact Kim DiazLRES News and Notes (10/24/19)
SAVE THE DATE: Family Fun Art Night
Tuesday November 12th, 5:30-7:00 | In the MPR
Our Art Masters program is doing a special Art project evening for our families. Come meet the owner of the program, Poli Rizco, and learn a bit about how we are teaching your kids about famous artists and their styles. This special art night will be dedicated to Matisse and will include some history and an art project that you can complete with your child. Please Join Us!
Questions? Contact Laura Warhurst
LION GUARDS (WATCH D.O.G.S.): On Thursday evening, we held our introductory meeting regarding the 2019-2020 Lion Guards (Watch D.O.G.S.) program. If you missed the meeting, not a problem at all! We can go through the training (even the same morning that you would like to sign up!). All of our Lion Guards (D.O.G.S.) must be cleared with a Tier Two clearance. You can access that form, by clicking HERE. You can fill the form out and bring with you the day that you plan on volunteering.
To aide in sign-ups this year, we will be utilizing Sign-Up-Genius. It is easy to access and even easier to use! To access this sign-up, please click HERE.
Please note that these dates take us up through the Winter Recess. Spring dates (January-June) will be sent in a few weeks. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
START OF DAY REMINDERS: Just a reminder that once the bell rings, that begins formal instruction in each of our classes. That means we must have the campus cleared to ensure we have no unidentified persons wondering campus. All visitors MUST check in at the front desk.
CONFERENCE WEEK: Parent / Teacher Conferences are coming and that means shorter school days during the week:
Monday (10/28), Tuesday (10/29), and Thursday (10/31) are minimum days
Grades 1-5: 8:00-12:30pm, Kindergarten: 8:00-12:20pm,
TK: EB: 7:45-11:15. LO: 8:40-12:10pm
Wednesday (10/30): NO LATE START
Grades 1-5: 8:00-12:30pm, Kindergarten 8:00-12:20pm
ALL TK: 7:45-11:15
PARENTING OC TOP TEACHERS & SCHOOL HEROES OF ORANGE COUNTY 2020 AWARD NOMINATIONS: Parenting OC is now accepting applications for this annual award. Do you know an OC educator or school employee who gets an A+ in every area? School administrators, parents and students are all invited to nominate a teacher or staff member. Click link below for additional information and to submit a nomination. Nominations will be accepted online until December 6, 2019, and the Top Teacher winners will be honored at the Parenting OC Awards Reception on February 5, 2020, at Bowers Museum and featured in the March 2020 issue. Last year CUSD had two employees nominated as finalists. Let’s do it again this year!
The following are upcoming holidays for the Capistrano Unified School District:
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day (No School)
Monday, November 25 Thanksgiving Recess (No School: Monday-Friday)
Monday, December 2 Return to school
Friday, December 20 Non-Student Day
Monday, December 23 Winter Recess Begins
Monday, January 6 Return to school
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE LADERA RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY!