Community News May 24, 2017
Spartan Sports Camps - June 12th - July 28th
“Star” thoughts about Boundary Options A and B; Join us at a community session on Monday
The Mountain View Whisman School District is in the midst of a community-wide process to make adjustments to elementary school boundaries intended to relieve overcrowding at some schools and provide for the opening of Slater Elementary in 2019-20.
Last spring, we formed the Student Attendance Areas Task Force, which is composed of parents, staff and community members. They have been reviewing District demographic data and working to produce boundary scenarios. Board of Trustees will consider the final scenarios on June 1, 2017 and approve one of them on June 15, 2017.
To view the maps and information about boundaries, please click on www.mvwsd.org/boundaries.
There will be a community session on May 22, 6:30 p.m. at Crittenden Middle School Auditorium, to offer review of the process and help with input.
Before this vote, the District wants to engage with you through Thoughtexchange, an online platform that facilitates the exchange of ideas. Parents, staff and community members have contributed 1,400 comments about boundary options A and B. Next, is the Star step.
- Star (May 19th to May 28th): In this step, please review ideas from participants and put stars next to the ideas you like best.
- Discover (week of June 15th): At the Board meeting, we will share the community results.
You aren’t required to have contributed comments in the first phase to participate in the second phase. Parents and staff members will receive an invitation by email from “Share Your Thoughts- Thoughtexchange” on Friday. To self-register, please click here. (Email addresses will not be duplicated if you self-register.)
Food Distribution Program at Gabriela Mistral
In partnership with Community Services Agency (CSA) of Mountain View and Second Harvest Food Bank, we will be distributing bags with some basic food items. If you want to supplement your meals with additional items, please come:
Days? – Thursdays
When? – June 1
Time? – 4:30 to 6:30 P.M.
Where? – Mariano Castro School - Room 9
The food is free; all you need to do is fill out a simple form available at the event indicating that you qualify. More details at the event. Even if you have come before, you can come again!
Mistral Talent Show 2017
➽ Friday June 2nd
8:45 AM 3rd - 5th
10:20 AM K - 2nd
- 2 minute maximum performance
- Music with lyrics appropriate for school
- Music submitted to Jenna Adams firstname.lastname@example.org (link to song on Spotify, mp3 or CD)
STEP 1: “AUDITIONS”
➽ Thursday May 18th after school by the MUR
STEP 2: “DRESS REHEARSAL”
➽ Friday May 26th after school by the MUR
You need to submit this form
Norovirus outbreak: Wash hands and stay healthy!
Recently there has been an increase in norovirus and other viral gastrointestinal outbreaks in the Bay Area and in San Jose. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has received reports of GI outbreaks in over a dozen schools in our county.
This particular illness is highly contagious, and symptoms do not start until 1 to 2 days after exposure. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, poor appetite, and headache. It is spread primarily through handling items or touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, eating or drinking contaminated food or water, and by being next to a vomiting individual.
Handwashing and keeping surfaces clean is crucial to preventing infection. District Health Services staff members are stressing the importance of frequent vigorous hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds, and especially after using the toilet. Younger students may need a lesson or demonstration. Please see the link for proper handwashing technique. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html. Unfortunately, hand sanitizers and alcohol rubs are not effective against norovirus.
Anyone ill with GI symptoms should remain home until at least 48 hours after they are well. Staying home for 48 hours and continued handwashing beyond that period is critical to prevent further spread.