eNews & Notes - April 15, 2022

eNews & Notes - April 15, 2022
Posted on 04/15/2022
eNews & Notes - April 15, 2022
San Bernardino City Unified School District
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A Moment with Doc Ervin
In this week’s video series, Superintendent Doc Ervin visits a classroom at Pacific High School.

Future in Focus
Quick tips, brief updates, and reminders about what’s coming up to help families, employees, and our community make the most of our schools.

State Vaccine Mandate for Students Delayed Until Summer 2023
On April 14, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it will not require students to get the COVID-19 vaccine until after the next school year. According to the CDPH, delaying the requirement until at least the summer of 2023 will “ensure sufficient time for successful implementation." Families will still have to ensure students receive all other required vaccinations, but the COVID 19 vaccine will not be required to attend school in the 2022-23 school year. SBCUSD has advocated for parent choice regarding the COVID 19 vaccine and will continue to keep you informed about any further changes to this requirement.

Register for In-Person Summer School Starting Monday


Families who want their elementary and middle school children to attend summer school in person can register them starting Monday, April 18 and until May 6.
 
Summer school will run from June 8 to June 30 and the hours for elementary school will be 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CAPS will be offered from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Register at www.sbcusd.com/summer2022. Middle school students, including incoming sixth-graders will attend summer school also from June 8 to June 30 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A CAPS STEAM enrichment will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. and spots are limited.

Students who participate in summer school will strengthen their academic foundations in English language arts, math, and a variety of exploratory electives to prepare them for the next grade. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students enrolled in summer school. Transportation will be provided for students who qualify.

Click on this link to sign up for the middle school summer session.
Please call your child’s school site if you have any questions about summer school for elementary or middle school students.

Indian Education Family Culture Nights
Students and families are invited to learn about Native American culture at our Family Culture Nights!
Family Culture Nights feature free events and hands-on activities on most Thursday nights from 6–8 p.m. at the SBCUSD Professional Development Center (PDC), 4030 Georgia Blvd. in San Bernardino.  
Upcoming Family Culture Nights are: April 14, 21, and 28; and May 5 and 12, 2022. Call the Indian Education office at (909) 473-2076 for more information.

Kinder Corner


If your child is starting kindergarten in August, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare them for the first day of school.
Kindergarten is especially important for children who have not attended preschool or daycare before since this will be their time away from parents and the comforts of home. If you anticipate that your child may have some separation anxiety, families can ease the transition by speaking with children about school well before the first day. When the big day comes, be sure to allow plenty of time for your child to get ready for school in the morning. Waking earlier allows you and your child more time to address any issues without running late for school.
 
Enrollment is now underway and kindergarten families that register their children now have more opportunities to get to know their future educational family before school begins in August. For example, casually visiting a school a few times before the first day of school can ease the transition for children who have not been in a learning environment away from home or their family.
You can enroll children in kindergarten by visiting www.sbcusd.com/enrollment or calling Enrollment and Placement Services at (909) 889-7576.

Free Food Distribution
The Tzu Chi Foundation is distributing free groceries on Monday, April 18 from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at Del Vallejo Leadership and STEAM Academy, 1885 East Lynwood Drive in San Bernardino.

Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 p.m.
Dr. Margaret Hill Community Room
777 North F Street, San Bernardino
Watch online here.

Weekly Bulletin
Each Monday morning, SBCUSD publishes the Weekly Bulletin through ParentSquare, where we share a collection of events to keep you connected to SBCUSD and the community. Check out the Weekly Bulletin Mondays at 11 a.m.
Highlights of the Week
Highlights of key news from the week that will help you stay in the know.

We’re Hiring Substitute Teachers
Did you know that substitute teachers who make hope happen in SBCUSD can earn more than $200 a day?
Substitute teaching has flexible hours and can be a great fit for those who are retired from full-time teaching or another career. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, CBEST or equivalent coursework, and a background check, among others. Apply today at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1523889 or call Human Resources at (909) 381-1101.

SBCUSD Celebrates Literacy in Yearlong Effort
All year long, SBCUSD has placed greater emphasis on reading, especially among our youngest learners.
With monthly challenges and other events that promote reading, we’re celebrating reading this school year and next. We challenge everyone in our community to visit https://sites.google.com/sbcusd.k12.ca.us/sbcusdreads2021-2022 to learn more about how to make reading fun for the young people in your life. And look for #SBCUSDReads on social media to like and share literacy-themed posts.
Before the school year ends in June, we will give our families useful information and resources to help them encourage children to read this summer.

SBCUSD in the News
San Bernardino teacher receives state honors
S.B. KIDS ART PRESENTATION AT ORANGE SHOW
In the Spotlight

Aeries Parent Portal is a Powerful Tool for Student Success
Did you know that SBCUSD parents and guardians can monitor student grades, coursework, attendance, and much more on a daily basis with the click of a button?

While the majority of families with children enrolled in San Bernardino City Unified Schools have heard of the Aeries Parent Portal, many families are not yet using this secure online tool to monitor their child’s attendance and grades, said Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez, Director of the District’s Family Engagement Office.

“The Aeries Parent Portal can be a powerful tool for families because it’s packed with useful information that can be used as a launching pad for family conversations,” Gonzalez said. “We know that Aeries takes some getting used to, and we are providing these training sessions so that families are equipped with tools to see how their child is doing in school.”

The Family Engagement Office offers free weekly training sessions for families interested in learning how to use Aeries. Sessions are on Wednesdays from 1:30–2:30 p.m. You can register at https://bit.ly/AERIES20. For more information, please contact the Family Engagement Office at (909) 880-4057.

This short Aeries guide has step-by-step instructions for those wishing to get started with Aeries or those looking to get reacquainted with this online tool. And, look in upcoming issues of this weekly newsletter for more tips and tricks for making the most out of Aeries.


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