Here is a link to the public notice regarding the proposed adoption of a developer fee justification study and an increase in the statutory school facility fee on new residential and commercial/industrial developments. https://5il.co/isoj
Now more than ever, we want to know how best to support one another in working together to ensure this is a successful year for everyone. Parent feedback is vital in this process. The link below takes you to a parent/caregiver survey that has questions that were provided by our parent leadership team members as well as staff to give us information to guide our efforts as we plan the startup for this school year. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. Next week, this survery will be available in hard-copy form and translation services will be available. https://forms.gle/m24AQ2c4oN8AQGTdA
At last night's board meeting, the board voted to approve the 4-step reopening plan that we posted here recently and also to start in Step 2 as long as the state or local public health officials don't move all schools in the county to full distance learning. While we all want to be back with students in-person as soon as possible, the board's action puts safety at the very center of our efforts. The link to the recording of the board meeting can be found here: https://www.mountshastausd.com/o/mount-shasta-union-school-district/page/school-board-meeting-recordings--2
If you'd like to attend tomorrow night's board meeting where the board considers the reopening plan, the link to the meeting is here: https://meet.google.com/xdu-vhoa-vmn
The school board will consider adopting the final draft of our four-step reopening plan at Tuesday night's board meeting. The meeting starts at 7:00 tomorrow (July 21). The final draft is here for you to view: https://5il.co/ify5
We have been working tirelessly since July 6 on our plans for coming back to school in August. The superintendent has met on multiple occasions with staff members, union leaders, parent leaders elected to the schools' site councils (in addition to those who volunteered to be part of the conversation), and once with the school board. Today, the governor made some significant announcements about reopening schools that we are taking into consideration. The superintendent will present a one-page phased opening matrix to the board for approval this coming Tuesday evening, July 21, at the board meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. You can expect to begin seeing regular updates through these channels as the August 24 start date approaches. We hope you are staying well, and we will keep sending out updates as they arise.
July 21, 2020 Regular Board Meeting. 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/xdu-vhoa-vmn?authuser=0 Join by phone (US) +1 530-593-0222 PIN: 254 723 151#
July 13, 2020 Special Board Meeting. 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be conducted via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/mxv-ikhj-xqy?authuser=0 Join by phone (US) +1 567-707-0200 PIN: 152 517 286#
Click this link for a flyer regarding supportive services for which you may qualify: https://5il.co/i6h6
P-EBT benefit is for students that would usually receive free or reduced price meals. Mount Shasta Farmers’ Market (Mondays, 3:30-6:00 pm on E.Castle street in downtown Mt. Shasta) offers Market Match where you can use these funds. The deadline to apply for P-EBT is July 15, and you can apply here: https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/info. Here is the flyer for the farmers' market: https://5il.co/hmyw
June 23, 2020 Board Meeting. This meeting will be conducted via web conference. https://meet.google.com/sxd-bnzb-cfi?authuser=0 Join by phone (US) +1 417-567-4296 PIN: 488 029 230#
June 16, 2020 Board Meeting. This meeting will be conducted via web conference. https://meet.google.com/xdu-vhoa-vmn?authuser=0 Join by phone +1 530-593-0222 PIN: 254 723 151#
https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_d1qomwa1 This link takes you to a 50-minute video that was produced through the Oregon Parenting Education Consortium that a parent shared with me and thought it might be of interest to our families. The video focuses on self-care strategies in the context of this virus and this uniquely stressful time in which we find ourselves.
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/
Here's a link to the video recording of last night's Google Meet Q & A with the superintendent: https://youtu.be/gyB0hmMbyWE
One last post for today - We are excited to share information about a new way of thinking about the school experience that our teachers are embracing for next year. It's called the flipped classroom, and we feel it fits perfectly into a distance learning or blended learning model. The video at this link will give you more information about this concept. Please check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojiebVw8O0g&feature=youtu.be
Please take this one-question survey about how you envision your child returning to learn in the new school year. Your input is vital to our planning! Thank you. https://forms.gle/9sB9frXLU7MeP3uq5
The online Google Meet with the superintendent starts at 7:00 tonight. https://meet.google.com/wib-fzwa-ino
Tonight the superintendent invites you to another online information session and Q & A opportunity. He will share the latest news from the state, some thoughts regarding next school year, and will let you know how you can become involved in planning. We hope you will be able to attend. Here is the link to the Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wib-fzwa-ino
This week we celebrate our classified employees and their vital contribution to student learning and well being. We have classified members who are feeding our students, cleaning and sanitizing our schools to keep our staff safe, keeping vital office and library services going, delivering meals and learning packets, and assisting our teachers with lesson preparation and student contact during distance learning. We are grateful and celebrate the efforts of our classified employees!
Mark your calendars now for the next session of Q & A with the Superintendent - Thursday, May 21, starting at 7:00 via Google Meet. Mr. Barnhart will share information received from today's May Revise of the governor's budget as well as information regarding the status of planning for next school year. We will issue reminders as the event draws closer; here is the link to the Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wib-fzwa-ino
The Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be contucted via webconference. https://meet.google.com/pfe-rmcy-cin Join by phone +1 281-940-3087 PIN: 475 377 914#
If there are any families looking for additional food, please take note of the following: Call St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at (530) 926-3061 and leave a message any time. Call for food. Volunteers will return your call, ask how many in the family, and ages of kids to package appropriate food items. Volunteers respond to calls on Mon, Wed, and Fri. They will arrange a time for you to come and pick up the food.
Teacher Appreciation Week is here! Please join us in thanking our teachers for all they do, especially given all the recent changes facing all of us lately.
It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census, too.
Barry Barnhart, the district's superintendent, will host a Google Meet on Wednesday evening, April 29, at 7:00 to give you an update on the state's COVID-19 decisions and how they relate to our district moving forward. He'll share the latest info and take your questions. This will be the first in a series of meetings he will host, and we welcome your participation. Here is the link to the meeting. https://meet.google.com/rnf-ctka-iqu
Earlier this month, the school board had its first reading regarding the grading policies of the district in the context of our distance learning model. In line with guidance from the California Department of Education, students’ grades can only go up from where they were when we switched to distance learning; the grades cannot go down. For questions regarding your child’s specific grade level and grading, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal.
Do you have a specific teacher you want to request for your child for next school year? We will be building those classes soon, and we need to hear from you if you'd like to make a selection. This year, we are accepting teacher requests via email or a simple note dropped off at your school's office. Please have your requests in by the end of April.
Here is the link to participate in the live Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. https://meetingsamer.webex.com/meetingsamer/j.php?MTID=me8989b671f2942b61a3e88fde4c90710 To Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Meeting number (access code): 293 397 497 Meeting password: ArGEMHtq792 (27436487 from phones and video systems)
Due to Monday, April 13, being a non-school day, school lunches will be served on Tuesday, April 14 for Tuesday and Wednesday, and they will again be served on Thursday, April 16, for Thursday and Friday. Please call your school's office with any questions.
Be sure to check out the Parent Resources section under the Menu link from your school's web page for Covid-19 resources from the school and our community.
The county superintendent of schools just issued a statement saying Siskiyou County schools will not reopen to students this current school year and affirming schools' commitment to distance learning. For the full text of his press release, please see the first story in the news section of your school's web page. We remain committed to continuing students' learning within this new landscape and look forward to partnering with our families to do so.
This message is regarding school lunches. Student lunches are available for pick-up daily at both school sites from 11:00 to 12:00 for anyone 18 and younger. If you would like a lunch for your child, please call your school's office as soon as possible.
Curb-side learning materials pick-up is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 depending on who your child’s teacher is. Your child’s teacher will contact you on Monday, March 30, with your scheduled pick-up time, and we will try to combine pick-up times for students who are siblings. Please call your school’s office with questions.
Mount Shasta Union School District will be conducting a drive thru distribution of daily prepared lunches, free of charge for all children ages 18 and younger. Meals will be available for pickup twice per week at both Mount Shasta Elementary and Sisson Schools. The first pickup is scheduled for Monday, March 30 from 11:00 to noon. If you would like to order lunches for your children please call either school office, tomorrow, Friday, March 27 from 9:00 to noon for MSE and from 8:00-11:00 for Sisson.
We've posted a letter updating families on what to expect academically after spring break ends. Please check the first news article on our web page/app or our latest Facebook post for the details.
Here is a link posted by NPR and updated yesterday with some helpful information for parents: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/814615866/coronavirus-and-parenting-what-you-need-to-know-now
To see an additional letter we are sending home today that deals with activities surrounding our schools, please see the second news article on our app and website.
This post is to remind you that there is no school this coming Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Due to heavy snow and more in the forecast, school is closed today, Thursday, January 16. School resumes at the normal time tomorrow, Friday, January 17.
Here is a link to Nurse Patty's newsletter regarding head lice. Please review it at your convenience and call your school's office if you have any questions. https://5il.co/b4x4
Late start at MSE only due to small fuel spill
Tomorrow, 9/18, is a minimum day for parent conferences. Please plan accordingly.
There is a one-bus run today, September 12. Please contact the school if you have questions.
The county office of education released "Helping Youth Succeed," a publication packed with great info on a wide range of topics surrounding your child's well being. Check it out! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/458206/HelpingYouthSucceed.pdf
Hot food in the school lunches is coming soon! We kick off hot food service on Wednesday, 9/4, with corn dogs. The salad bar continues to be on the menu Monday-Friday along with hot food. Fridays will generally be chef salad so we can effectively finish out leftovers. Enjoy!
Here's a link to an informative article in North State Parent Magazine that highlights the School CAFE group and their role in bringing our new salad bars to both schools: https://northstateparent.com/2019/08/the-growth-of-mount-shastas-school-cafe/
Mindful Parenting Workshop with Roni Habib Monday August 19th, 6:00pm Weed Community Center 161 E Lincoln Ave
The Mindful Parenting Workshop with Roni Habib is a great opportunity to learn how you can use emotional intelligence and mindfulness work with your student at home as well as how these strategies can help you ground yourself in your own work and life. CONTINUED....
We're thrilled to announce our new app! Access cafeteria menus, news updates, emergency notifications, Sisson sports scores and more right from your pocket. Search for our app on Android or iPhone by typing "Mount Shasta USD."
School starts with a minimum day on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. If you need to check in with the district office regarding any questions before the school year starts, please call, email, or stop by.