Weekly Message for the Week of May 10th

Dear Muraoka Families,

Thank you for showering our staff with appreciation this past week.  We would not be able to do what we do without the support of our parents and families.  THANK YOU!

Would your student like to record a video message for a teacher or staff member?  It’s not too late!  Use this LINK and have your student log on with their Office 365 email and password!

LCAP Information

Every three years, Chula Vista Elementary School District seeks stakeholder input on the Local Control and Accountability Plan.  From this input, goals are created and funds are allocated to meet the needs of our unduplicated students.  Here is a short video to explain the process and the information that has been gathered this year so far:  LCAP VIDEO

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of May 3rd

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Below you will find some important information for the upcoming week:

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 3rd through May 7th we will be celebrating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! This year has been like no other and we are so thankful for our teachers and staff who have made learning possible for our students. Below is a flyer of ideas that our students can use to celebrate their teacher – either in person or virtually!

Staff Appreciation Week Flyer

In addition, please use this LINK for your student to record a special message for their teachers! Students will need to use their Office 365 email and password to access the recording link. It’s the same email and password used for programs like Smarty Ants, iReady, Teams, etc.

COVID-19 Testing at Muraoka on Wednesday, May 5th

Kahala Biosciences will be back at Muraoka to offer COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 5th from 9:00am to 4:00pm with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1pm. The testing site will be located in the North Parking Lot off of Santa Diana. Both viral and antibody testing will be available for staff, students and community members.

The antibody test consists of a light finger prick; 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.

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.

Dress Code for Muraoka Students

As our students are back on campus, here is a reminder of the school dress code. Please help us by making sure that our Momongas are following the dress code expectations both while on campus in hybrid and in distance learning.

Dress Code at Muraoka Elementary

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 26th

Dear Muraoka Families,

Here are some important reminders for the upcoming week:

CVESD COVID-19 Testing Program – Wednesday, April 28th

If you would like your student to be tested for COVID-19 through the Chula Vista Elementary School District testing program, please register/provide consent by using the personalized link that was sent to you on Thursday, April 9th from the CVESD Office of Communications. If you have already registered your student, you do not need to register again. Testing at Muraoka will occur for the first time on Wednesday, April 28th. Appointments are NOT required any longer. Your child can walk-in to test. If you have more than one student at CVESD, you should have received an email/text with the link to register each student. Again, links are personalized.

COVID Protocols for Hybrid Students

As our students have returned to campus, we wanted to remind our community about the procedures we follow if student present COVID-like symptoms and need to be kept home or sent home from school.

We are following the COVID-19 Decision Tree as set forth by the San Diego County Office of Education.  We understand that this can be frustrating, however, as a school, we must follow the guidelines out an abundance of caution to keep our students and staff safe.  Below is the COVID-19 Decision Tree for your reference as well as a Parent Guide to Illness and COVID-19.

COVID-19-Decision-Tree

A Parent Guide to Illness and COVID-19

If symptoms are part of a chronic condition, please see the form below to work with your student’s doctor to document their condition and return it to our school office at muraokaschool@cvesd.org.  Our school nurse can work with you on next steps.

Certification-of-Chronic-Medical-Condition

Please continue to contact our office staff if your student will be absent from school for any reason, regardless of whether they are in hybrid or distance learning.  Thank you for your support in keeping our community healthy and safe.

Spring Online Book Fair

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online now until May 2nd! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/saburomuraokaelementary2

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 19th

Dear Muraoka Families,

Thank you again for a successful first week with our new schedule and models! Here are some important reminders about the upcoming week:

Spring Online Book Fair

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from April 19th – May 2nd! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/saburomuraokaelementary2

Dogs on Campus

Just a friendly reminder that dogs are not allowed on campus during arrival or dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation.

CVESD COVID-19 Testing Program

If you would like your student to be tested for COVID-19 through the Chula Vista Elementary School District testing program, please register/provide consent by using the personalized link that was sent to you on Thursday, April 9th from the CVESD Office of Communications. If you have already registered your student, you do not need to register again. Testing at Muraoka will occur for the first time on Thursday, April 29th. Appointments are NOT required any longer. You can walk-in to test. If you have more than one student at CVESD, you should have receive an email/text with the link to register each student. Again, links are personalized.

Military Kids Club – Virtual Opportunity

Calling All Military Kids! Make friends! Meet Muraoka’s MFLC! Participate in fun social skills activities, games, and art!

Please contact Ms. Diana to register at (619) 346-3318. There is a maximum of 10 children per group and requires a virtual line of sight from the parent.

Please see the ongoing, 45min group schedule below:

  • Fridays Grades K-3 1pm
  • Fridays Grades 4-6 2pm

Reporting Absences

Please contact our office staff if your student will be absent from school for any reason, regardless of whether they are in hybrid or distance learning.

Please note, for students physically at school in hybrid learning, it is very important that parents/guardians speak with our school office staff regarding the reason for any student absence from class. For the health and safety of all students and staff, students who are absent without parent contact will not be allowed back on campus until the parent/guardian discusses the reason for the absence with school office staff.

  • If a student is sick, we will ask the parent to confirm which symptoms the student is experiencing.
  • If symptoms align with symptoms of COVID-19, the school will follow the COVID-19 Decision Tree in collaboration with the school site nurse.
  • If symptoms are part of a chronic condition, the school will work with the school site nurse to determine next steps.
  • If symptoms are not a possible symptom of COVID-19, the student will be welcomed back to school after following normal school health protocols.

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Distance Learning for ALL Students on Fridays

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Thank you to our entire community for making this week so successful!  We would like to remind you that ALL students (K-6) will be in Distance Learning tomorrow for 155 instructional minutes beginning at 8:15am.  The remaining time will be asynchronous.  Again, no students will be on campus tomorrow.  The only exception are our YMCA students.

Please have your child log into their class virtually every Friday for Distance Learning.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Hybrid In-Person Schedules and Information

Dear Muraoka Families,

Below are all of the links to important information regarding school reopening for hybrid students:

Hybrid Daily Schedule

Please review our schedule for in-person hybrid instruction Muraoka Hybrid Daily Schedule. There will not be student supervision provided before the listed drop off times, so please do not come to campus before the scheduled arrival time for your child’s cohort.

Hybrid instruction will occur Monday – Thursday. All students will have their instruction through Distance Learning on Fridays.

Muraoka Parent Hybrid Learning Handbook

Here is the link to our Muraoka Parent Hybrid Reopening Handbook for your review: Parent Hybrid Learning Handbook

Hybrid Reopening Videos

Below are links to several videos regarding hybrid reopening. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to view each video to see what reopening will look like here at Muraoka.

This information has been shared in previous posts and emails, however, we want to be sure that our community receives this information.

As always, we thank you for your support!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 5th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

We hope that all of our Momongas and their families enjoyed a much-deserved Spring Break!  As we begin our final quarter, we would like to share important information.  Please be sure to read, as it will provide insight on what to expect in the coming week:

Distance Learning – April 5th  – 9th

All students will remain in Distance Learning for 180 synchronous minutes this week as our staff prepares for hybrid reopening.  Any additional minutes will be provided asynchronously.

Change Requests and Teacher Names

Last Tuesday, you should have received an email about your student’s placement for hybrid reopening – AM, PM or Distance Learning.  If you have any concerns regarding placement, please use the link below:

Change Request Form

Please know that we are trying to accommodate all families, but in some cases, it may not be possible.  All requests will be addressed in the order received.

Teacher names will be shared with you by Thursday, April 8th.

Materials Distribution for Distance Learning Students 

If your student is staying in Distance Learning, their Quarter 4 materials have been prepared for distribution.  The times of distribution will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 6th from 1:00 – 2:30pm

  • Thursday, April 8th from 1:00 – 2:30pm

This is only for students who are staying in Distance Learning.  Students who are returning to hybrid instruction will be provided materials in their classrooms.

COVID TESTING at Muraoka 

Kahala Biosciences will be back at Muraoka to conduct COVID Testing on Wednesday, April 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please click here or cut and paste the following into your web browser: https://kahalabiosciences.com/cvesd-safe/

Hybrid Reopening Videos 

Below are links to several videos regarding hybrid reopening.  If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to view each video to see what reopening will look like here at Muraoka.

Thank you again for your ongoing support during this school year.  We look forward to a great final quarter!

Take Care,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Looking Ahead to Quarter 4

Greetings Muraoka Families,

It seems impossible that we are at the end of Quarter 3!  We cannot thank our students, parents and staff enough for the tremendous support during this school year.  Before we go on Spring Break, we would like to share some information with you for when we return.

School Resumes Monday, April 5th

Students return from Spring Break on Monday, April 5th in the Distance Learning Model.  In preparation for hybrid reopening, all teachers will be providing 180 minutes of synchronous instruction.  Any additional minutes will be given to students asynchronously.

Hybrid Reopening Information

The Muraoka Parent Hybrid Handbook contains important information regarding the operations of the school during hybrid.  Please use the link to view the handbook:

Parent Hybrid Learning Handbook

The Parent Reopening Coffee Chat was held yesterday.  If you were unable to make it, we have a recording below of the information that was shared.  It walks our families through the Muraoka Parent Hybrid Handbook and should answer some of the questions that you may have regarding reopening.

Parent Reopening Coffee Chat Recording

We hope all of these resources will provide more insight into our plans to reopen for hybrid instruction on April 12th.

Enjoy next week’s break and we will see our Momongas online on April 5th.

Take Care,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton