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
At last night's board meeting (5/13/2020), the trustees adopted the following grading policy, which differs slightly from the first reading a month ago. If you have any questions, please check with your child's teacher or your school's principal. The policy is pasted here for your convenience: Grade TK-3 teachers will continue their report cards as best as they can given the limitations with distance learning. Grade 4-5 teachers will use credit, no credit, and credit + in recording student grades. Grade 6-8 teachers will continue using A-F while taking into account the special circumstances and effects of the COVID-19 virus on student progress.
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.
To the parents of a current eighth grader going into MSHS as a freshman 2020.21. Please read below and if you have any questions you may contact Barbara Porteous at MSHS at 926-2614.
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
Immunizations: Before COVID-19 happened I had sent out immunization letters. Please continue to follow up with them and drop off your paperwork to the Sisson office M-F between10-4 or your doctor can fax it to Sisson at 926.2152. If you have any questions you can call the school at 926.3846 ext.101 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and miss all of you!
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.
Preserve the memories of this unique school year. Order your yearbook with the following link. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1005582/Sisson-School/2020-Yearbook/2020020104150254351/CATALOG_SHOP/?utm_content=YBK-Comp1-CTA-Btn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YBK_MER488748929_COVID19_ADVISOR_NONBUYER_HARBOR_3of4__20200415&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_term=All+Subscribers
We continue to refine our distance learning model, and to do that, we need your feedback too. Please take a moment to respond to the short survey at the following link. Thank you! https://forms.gle/7YuRDm9jmAcMrTSr6
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.
It was great to see so many families today. Thanks for participating.
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.
Friday's Parade Route ATTENTION ALL MSUSD FAMILIES! MSUSD Parade will depart MSE on Friday, April 10th at 1:00pm Families PLEASE remember to follow the SOCIAL DISTANCING when watching the parade from any part of the route. DO NOT form any group or crowd outside of the people living in your home. Times at certain areas are approximates. BE SAFE! WE MISS YOU ALL! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALONG THE ROUTE! Parade Route: Lynda Smith will be leading parade in our school bus. Departing from MSE at 1:00 pm Left on Alma Left on Pine, which turns into Lassen. Lassen to N. Old Stage Rd. (1:05pm) Right on N. Old Stage Rd. Left on Audobon. Right on Davis Place. (1:10pm) Left on N. Old Stage to Deetz Rd. Right on Deetz (1:25pm) Right on Summit Drive to Abrams Lake Right on Abrams Lake (1:35pm) Left on N. Old Stage Road Fish Hatchery (1:45pm) Continue south on Old Stage to Azalea Left on Azalea (1:55pm) Follow Azalea to Park and Ride and cross Highway 89 (2:00pm) Continue heading north on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. to Glen Mar. Right on Glen Mar and make first right and make Glen Mar loop (2:05pm) Right on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Right on Old McCloud Left on Washington (2:10pm) Left on Ida to Mt. Shasta Blvd. Right on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (2:15pm) Left on High Street Right on Mill Right on Water (2:20pm) Left on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Right on McCloud Avenue Left on Jefferson (2:25pm) Left on Rockefellow Right on Ski Bowl Right on Pine Ridge (2:35pm) Left on Shasta Ave. Left on Ski Bowl Right on Rockefellow (2:45pm) Right on Caroline Left on Shasta Left on Carmen Right on Rockefellow, which turns into E. Ivy Right on N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (2:50pm) Right on Ski Village Right on Everitt Memorial and merge right onto Lake. (3:00pm) Right on Pine Left on Ivy Left on Spring Left on Jessie Right on Cedar and back to MSE!! (3:10pm)
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.
My website has some short videos for help with math and technology. I’ll also have a link during videoconferencing times for math help. Please contact me if you think of anything I can add which would be helpful. bit.ly/mrwolmar
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.