2021-22 School Year Opening

Dear Olympic View Families and Friends,

Please be sure to read this important message, and respond to the survey in the link regarding the 2021-22 school year. Thank you!

Message from the Superintendent
Plan for Next School Year: In-Person Instruction as We Explore a ‘Virtual Academy’ Option
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
As you may know, students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District are scheduled to start the next school year on Wednesday, July 21. It is our intention to start the 2021-22 academic year with full-day, in-person instruction for five days a week. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the state is preparing for a full reopening of California’s economy on June 15—ending the “tier” system of restrictions that also had impacted schools. I do expect that a number of safety and cleaning protocols we currently have in place will continue in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please understand that CDC’s guidance can change rapidly, as we have witnessed throughout the pandemic. We will inform you of any new developments. It is also important to note that the distance learning instructional format is scheduled to expire at the end of the current 2020-21 school year, in accordance with California law.While we look forward to bringing all of our staff members and students back for traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, we are aware of parent interest in their children continuing in an online instructional model, similar to distance learning. In order to provide such an educational option for our students/families, the District is exploring the development of a virtual school/online academy. Such a platform will provide live instruction in real time with teachers being able to provide instant feedback as well as online opportunities where students complete assignments on their own time.We will survey parents to determine the level of interest in this alternative to traditional in-person instruction. A preliminary proposal envisions a Districtwide “virtual academy” that would not necessarily be tied to or associated with a student’s school of residence. I welcome any of your comments or novel ideas regarding this option. Please click on this link to access the survey, which will remain open until May 10.To reiterate, it is our intention to offer full-time, in-person instruction while also offering a virtual academy model for those who prefer this option to in-person instruction.

Sincerely,Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.Superintendent

Apreciables padres y tutores:
Como se habrán enterado, los estudiantes del Distrito de Escuelas Primarias de Chula Vista están programados para comenzar el próximo ciclo escolar el miércoles, 21 de julio. Es nuestra intención comenzar el año académico 2021-22 con instrucción en persona de día completo los cinco días de la semana. El Gobernador Gavin Newson ha anunciado que el estado se está preparando para la reapertura total de la economía de California el 15 de junio, poniendo fin al sistema de restricciones de “niveles” que también ha afectado a las escuelas. Espero que la serie de protocolos de seguridad y limpieza que actualmente tenemos en vigor continúen alineados con las recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). Por favor comprenda que las pautas de CDC pueden cambiar rápidamente, tal como lo hemos atestiguado durante la pandemia. Los mantendremos informados de cualquier novedad.También es importante tener en cuenta que el formato de instrucción de educación a distancia está programado para terminar al final del ciclo escolar actual 2020-21, de conformidad con la ley de California.Mientras esperamos tener a todos nuestros miembros del personal y estudiantes de regreso a la tradicional instrucción en persona para el ciclo escolar 2021-22, estamos conscientes del interés de los padres en que sus hijos continúen en un modelo de instrucción en línea, similar a la educación a distancia. Con el fin de proporcionar una opción educativa para nuestros estudiantes y familias, el Distrito está explorando el desarrollo de una escuela/academia virtual. Dicha plataforma proporcionará instrucción en vivo en tiempo real y los maestros podrán brindar retroalimentación instantánea, así como oportunidades en línea donde los estudiantes completarán las tareas en su propio tiempo.Enviaremos una encuesta para determinar el nivel de interés de esta alternativa a la instrucción tradicional en persona. Una propuesta preliminar visualiza una “academia virtual” en todo el Distrito que no necesariamente estará vinculada o asociada con la escuela de residencia del estudiante. Agradezco sus comentarios o ideas novedosas con respecto a esta opción. Favor de hacer clic en el enlace para accesar a la encuesta, que permanecerá abierta hasta el 10 de mayo.Enfatizamos, es nuestra intención ofrecer instrucción en persona de tiempo completo y al mismo tiempo ofrecer un modelo de academia virtual para aquellos que prefieran esta opción en lugar de la instrucción en persona.

Atentamente,Dr. Francisco Escobed
Superintendente
Reopening
‘Operation Immunity’ Provides Mobile Vaccination Clinic on CampusOperation Immunity’s first mobile vaccination clinic at a campus in the Chula Vista Elementary School District was a success. Operation Immunity is a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit that provides COVID-19 vaccinations to hard-to-reach populations in Chula Vista. All 151 doses were administered to those who made appointments or walked-up for the opportunity on Friday, April 23 at Harborside Elementary School. Hard-to-reach populations of seniors, kinship caregivers, parents and community members expressed thanks and appreciation to those who made the event possible. The vaccination clinic was the result of a partnership of the District, City of Chula Vista, Chula Vista Fire Department and many amazing volunteers and school staff. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you, your family, and your loved ones. #VaccinesSaveLivesBlack Learners Advisory Council (B-LAC) Invites Your ParticipationWould you like to help create a strategic plan to support Black students, staff, and families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District? Join the newly developed Black Learners Advisory Council (B-LAC). Learn more about our purpose, vision and goals. Please click here to upcoming meeting dates and links to register in advance.
How to Build Resiliency Parent WorkshopLearn the different strategies to help strengthen our kids by building resiliency and grit; teach problem-solving skills; promote healthy risk-taking; and promote positive social connections.Watch Video
How to Build Stronger Communication with Your School CommunityIn this pre-recorded workshop, you’ll learn skills and gain resources to help build a stronger connection with your school community.Watch Video
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Week of May 3 – 7, 2021

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Join us this Wednesday, May 5th at 3 pm for our very first Wellness Wednesday virtual event! During this time, participants will be a part of a fun fitness workout with an ultimate at-home obstacle course! Be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom teacher with a link to participate. Family members are encouraged to participate.

CLICK HERE to join Wellness Wednesday

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Viral and antibody testing will be offered to staff, students, families, and community throughout the week of May 3. Testing will be available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. The dates and locations are:  

  • Monday, May 3 @ Vista Square Elementary, Smith Avenue entrance near G Street, Chula Vista. Testing scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, May 4 @ Olympic View Elementary, 1220 South Greensview Dr., Chula Vista, 91915. Testing scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, May 5 @ Muraoka Elementary, 1644 Santa Alexia Ave., Chula Vista, 91913. Testing scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. 
  • Thursday, May 6 @ Lauderbach Elementary, 390 Palomar Street, Chula Vista, 91911. Testing scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 7 @ Education Services and Support Center (ESSC), 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, 91910. NOTE: testing hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on this date only, with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. 

The antibody test consists of a light fingerprick; results as quickly as 15 minutes for those who stay around for their results. The viral test is the shallow nose swab test; results available within three-to-four business days. Learn more here: Viral Test for COVID-19      


Testing is voluntary. Participants have the option of only doing one of the tests or both. To schedule an appointment, please click here or cut and paste the following into your web browser:  https://kahalabiosciences.com/cvesd-safe/  

Thanks again for your support of CVESD Safe!, our voluntary testing and tracing program to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Staff Appreciation Week | Joliet School District 86

Olympic View will be celebrating staff appreciation the week of May 17 – 21.

Wednesday, May 20, we will celebrate day of the teacher. Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, May 6 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Equity Policy meeting. CLICK HERE to learn more about this.

To Join the meeting CLICK HERE

Library-to-Go curbside service | Knox County Public Library

Distance Learning students can drive by EVERY TUESDAY from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Please be sure to return library books already checked out! Please place your order by the FRIDAY BEFORE pick up day. PLEASE NOTE, Pick up spot is now in front of the school, not the bus loop. Please drive through staff parking lot. Students in IN PERSON learning will have reserved books brought to the classroom.

We now have ebooks! Directions below will tell you how to reserve!

To directions on how to reserve your books, CLICK HERE.

Habit 8: Find Your Voice - YouTube

We are starting Habit 8, Find Your Voice for leader in me.

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Kindergarten and NEW student registration, Previously scheduled to start Mar. 3, will begin March 15 for the 2021-22 school year. Those currently registered DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information. Also, Olympic View will be opening a second preschool due to a long waiting list. We are excited! Preschool registration will take place at the district. You can call 619-425-9600 for more information.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

We will have two AM and two PM preschool classes next year!

Preschool information in English

Spanish

Every Wednesday from 1 – 2 pm in the bus loop.

Calendars - Buddy Taylor Middle School

2020-21 School Year

2021- 22 School Year

Library Checkout

Library-to-Go curbside service | Knox County Public Library

Distance Learning students can drive by EVERY TUESDAY from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Please be sure to return library books already checked out! Please place your order by the FRIDAY BEFORE pick up day. PLEASE NOTE, Pick up spot is now in front of the school, not the bus loop. Please drive through staff parking lot. Students in IN PERSON learning will have reserved books brought to the classroom.

We now have ebooks! Directions below will tell you how to reserve!

To directions on how to reserve your books, CLICK HERE.

Equity Series

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Would you like to help create a strategic plan to support Black students, staff, and families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District? Join the newly developed Black Learners Advisory Council (B-LAC). Click to view more information about upcoming meeting dates. Register in advance via links below.

Week of April 26 – 30

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Last week you should have received (through email and/or text message) information on how to register for your child to get tested for COVID-19 at our school site. If you have misplaced the email or link, another will be sent to you on Friday, April 16th around 11:00 AM. You will not need to make an appointment for testing at our school sites. Our 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:

· Testing will occur at Olympic View Elementary School campus on the following days: April 29 , May 13 and 27 and June 10

· On these days, testing will occur from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, with no testing from 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm due to staff lunch times.

· If your student is experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend getting a PCR test at a free 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 test at this time.

· You do not need to be with your child in order for your child to test under our program; however, if your child walks up to the testing location, we will not be able to test them unless you have signed the on-line consent form at the link you are provided. We highly recommend that you accompany your child to the testing location.

· Links that are sent to you are personalized for your specific student and shouldn’t be shared with others.

· If you have trouble registering/providing consent for your child through the link, please call the district office at (619) 425-9600 and speak to Sherry Stone at ext. 1327 or Theresa Fletcher at ext. 1027 or visit the testing staff on-site at our school and they will be able to help register and test your child during your visit.

· 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.

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

Tuesday, April 27, 6:00 pm DAC/DELAC Mtg. (CVESD Teams Virtual)

Thursday, April 29 6:00 pm B-LAC Mtg.

Returning to school if you reported your child absent due to be sick:

Please note, that we must follow the county decision tree before your child can come back on to campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school nurse at 619-656-2030

Thank you to those Golden Eagles who submitted a speech for the speech contest! I am so proud of you all! Your thoughts, ideas and bravery are to be admired! Your leadership is amazing. Here are the grade level winners that represent our school at the district:

4th Grade – Darren Scott

5th Grade – Evan Vojtec

6th Grade – Abigail Crawford

Congratulations to Abigail Crawford who won first place at the district for 6th graders!

Image result for kindergarten registration

Kindergarten and NEW student registration, Previously scheduled to start Mar. 3, will begin March 15 for the 2021-22 school year. Those currently registered DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information. Also, Olympic View will be opening a second preschool due to a long waiting list. We are excited! Preschool registration will take place at the district. You can call 619-425-9600 for more information.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

We will have two AM and two PM preschool classes next year!

Preschool information in English

Spanish

Every Wednesday from 1 – 2 pm in the bus loop.

Calendars - Buddy Taylor Middle School

2020-21 School Year

2021- 22 School Year

Spring Fundraiser Dance-a-Thon

Our Dance-a-Thon is Friday! Are you registered???

Today, students are learning about GRIT from Cal, a ninja warrior from Philadelphia, PA. Grit is all about loving a challenge and never giving up, even when it’s difficult! 💪 You can watch the short video on funrun.com with your student tonight! #Boosterthon

Please consider supporting our spring fundraiser and register today!

Here is a link to the video as well. Thank you to all who have registered and received pledges! All proceeds go to a new digital marquee and water filtration system.

Week of April 19 – 23, 2021

The first week of hybrid learning ran smoothly for both in person and virtual students! Thank you students, parents and teachers for working hard to make it possible.

Friday, April 23 – Spring Fundraiser Dance Party!!!

Please support our spring fundraiser. OPTC funds raised this year will go toward installing our Water filtration unit that we got on Donors Choose, and an electronic marquee.

We’d love for you to participate. If you are able to, please register your student on FUNRUN.COM

April is Month of the Military Child!!!!

Month of the Military Child
Image result for covid testing

Last week you should have received (through email and/or text message) information on how to register for your child to get tested for COVID-19 at our school site. If you have misplaced the email or link, another will be sent to you on Friday, April 16th around 11:00 AM. You will not need to make an appointment for testing at our school sites. Our 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:

· Testing will occur at Olympic View Elementary School campus on the following days: April 29 , May 13 and 27 and June 10

· On these days, testing will occur from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, with no testing from 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm due to staff lunch times.

· If your student is experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend getting a PCR test at a free 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 test at this time.

· You do not need to be with your child in order for your child to test under our program; however, if your child walks up to the testing location, we will not be able to test them unless you have signed the on-line consent form at the link you are provided. We highly recommend that you accompany your child to the testing location.

· Links that are sent to you are personalized for your specific student and shouldn’t be shared with others.

· If you have trouble registering/providing consent for your child through the link, please call the district office at (619) 425-9600 and speak to Sherry Stone at ext. 1327 or Theresa Fletcher at ext. 1027 or visit the testing staff on-site at our school and they will be able to help register and test your child during your visit.

· 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 have your child tested. Please be patient with the testing team and listen carefully to their instructions.

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

Returning to school if you reported your child absent due to be sick:

Please note, that we must follow the county decision tree before your child can come back on to campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school nurse at 619-656-2030

Thank you to those Golden Eagles who submitted a speech for the speech contest! I am so proud of you all! Your thoughts, ideas and bravery are to be admired! Your leadership is amazing. Here are the grade level winners that will represent our school at the district:

4th Grade – Darren Scott

5th Grade – Evan Vojtec

6th Grade – Abigail Crawford

Congratulations!

Image result for kindergarten registration

Kindergarten and NEW student registration, Previously scheduled to start Mar. 3, will begin March 15 for the 2021-22 school year. Those currently registered DO NOT have to register. You will just complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information. Also, Olympic View will be opening a second preschool due to a long waiting list. We are excited! Preschool registration will take place at the district. You can call 619-425-9600 for more information.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

We will have two AM and two PM preschool classes next year!

Preschool information in English

Spanish

Calendars - Buddy Taylor Middle School

2020-21 School Year

2021- 22 School Year

Spring Dance Fundraiser!!!

Good morning, Olympic View Families and Friends!

Today is the start to our Spring Dance Party! We are so grateful for any consideration to support our school during this time as we know it’s a difficult time for everyone. We are raising funds to install a water filtration device and other projects on campus and invite your family to help if they are able.

Download your student’s Giving Guide below to learn all about the program.

Tomorrow, your students will learn more about Booster’s brand new character theme, Sports City Now! 

Nightly Challenge: 

Tonight’s challenge is the “Start Strong” Challenge. We’d love for you to participate. If you are able to, please register your student on FUNRUN.COM tonight, and help them get their FIRST donation. You can register your student(s) by searching for our school name. 

We hope everyone has a BLAST today—thank you for considering supporting our school during this year’s fundraiser. Go Golden Eagles!

Sincerely,

OPTC

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Come through the bus loop on WEDNESDAYS from 1 – 2 pm to pick up meals for the week. We are no longer distributing on Thursdays.