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Mrs. Aynesworth

Hello Families,

    Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER FORGET how you MADE THEM FEEL." As the lovely month of February unfolds, let us be reminded that an act of kindness, no matter how small, can make someone feel loved, valued, and appreciated. I have always found the celebrations in February to be quite significant not necessarily because of each event separately but rather because of the powerful impact when we put them all together! In the second month of the year, we celebrate Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and Black History Month. In concert, all three remind us of the importance of loving others, recognizing the great achievements of our leaders, and assuring equity, access, and inclusion for all. February is a beautiful month and I sure hope it finds you and your family happy and healthy.

    Please mark your calendars! Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is fast approaching. If you have a Kindergartener or Transitional Kindergartener (TK) that will be starting school next year, you are invited to begin registration today! To begin the registration process, log in to the TVUSD website and click on the enrollment tab. Please be sure to complete the registration application by March 16th. If you should need any assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our attendance clerk, MS. Bev Barber.

    We have had a lot of questions concerning Chronic Attendance Letters that were mailed home to numerous families last week. Although schools are closed for onsite learning, school attendance is still required and mandated by law. If a student misses 10% or more days from the date of their enrollment, they are considered to be chronically absent from school and we are required to notify parents. The automated letters are generated from Infinite Campus and are based on the daily attendance reported by the classroom teacher. Please note that online learning attendance is taken daily at 8:55 a.m. If your child is not online at the time attendance is taken, they are marked absent even if they attend later in the day. A student may be considered chronically absent whether or not the absences are excused or unexcused. If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the automated attendance line at 951 294 6761. We recognize that educating children during a pandemic is difficult and we so appreciate your time, efforts, and support!

     Are you curious if your child is attending school consistently, completing assignments, and getting good grades? The Infinite Campus Portal can help to answer all of these questions. Please be sure to log in and see how your child is doing in school. If you need assistance with accessing the portal, let us know, we would be glad to help!

     As you know all students in K- through grade 5 have been taking an online, diagnostic reading assessment. This assessment tool provides the teacher with specific data about your child's progress in reading. The teacher uses this information to target instruction and remediation specifically to your child's needs. Although it is tempting to assist your child with this assessment, we kindly remind you to let your child complete the test on their own. It is important the teacher has a baseline of what your child can do independently so instruction is targeted correctly. As with any assessment, the goal is to determine what the child knows and doesn't know so appropriate planning and instruction are beneficial. We thank you for your support!

     Is your child struggling with online learning? Did you know that every teacher offers intervention 4 days per week in the afternoons? Our intervention block is built into the regular school day and is a valuable resource for students needing support. If your child is invited to intervention, please encourage them to attend! If you have questions or need additional information, please reach out to your child's teacher.

     May this month be filled with all that you love and may it be sprinkled in care and kindness. It is a privilege to serve this community as Principal and I look forward to the day we can all be reunited on this beautiful campus, we miss our OWLS!

Fondly,

Jenniffer Aynesworth