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September 30 School Site Council, PTA, and October 8 ELAC Agendas

Dear McKinley Families,

This WEDNESDAY on September 30 we have 3 meetings where we need your support. The School Site Council Committee will be meeting at 5PM. The School Site Council reviews the school budget and makes recommendations to our academic programs. Our Parent Teacher Association organizes fundraisers and community events. October 8 is our English Language Advisory Committee. We discuss the needs of Emergent Multilingual Learners (students who speak more than one language). We need parent leaders in all three committees. Please review the attached agendas and come to our meetings!

We need and appreciate your support!

Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi, Ed.D.

School Site Council Agenda
September 30, 2020
5PM-6PM
Zoom Code: 359 959 2750
Zoom Link: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/3599592750

Agenda
Welcome and introductions
Call to order
Approval of February 2020 Minutes
Nominations of Officers
Elections of Officers
School Site Council Committee Training
SSC Bylaws
Greene Act
Uniform Complaint Procedures – Policy, Regulations, and Forms
Parent Involvement Policy
Annual Notices Rights and Responsibilities
Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Home/School Compact
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) – Current Budget Allocations, including carryover
SPSA – Comprehensive assessment and analysis of data
Meeting Dates for the Year

Parent Teacher Association Agenda
September 30
6PM-7PM
Zoom Code: 359 959 2750

Zoom Link: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/3599592750
Agenda
Welcome and introductions
Call to order
Approval of February 2020 Minutes
Approval of agenda
Present nominations
Elections of Officers
Review 2019-2020 Budget
Approval of 2020-2021 Budget
Approval of Axcess Book Fundraiser

English Language Advisory Council
October 8, 2020
5PM-6PM
Zoom Code: 359 959 2750
Zoom Link: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/3599592750
Agenda will be posted next week
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ELAC Board of Officers Vacancies

Our school's ELAC Committee is inviting all of our families who have students' that are classified as English Learners to cast their nomination for our vacant ELAC officer positions. In our next ELAC meeting we will be nominating ELAC Officers for the vacant positions mentioned below. If you or anyone you know would like to run for these vacancies please complete this form. / El Comité ELAC de nuestra escuela está invitando a todas nuestras familias que tienen estudiantes que son clasificados como estudiantes aprendiz de inglés para emitir su nominación para nuestros puestos vacantes de oficiales de ELAC. En nuestra próxima reunión de ELAC vamos a nominar a los oficiales de ELAC para los puestos vacantes mencionados a continuación. Si usted o alguien que conoce le gustaría postularse para un puesto vacante, complete este formulario.
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School Site Council Ballots

McKinley is looking for families interested in helping improve our student learning plan! Help us create a new vision to support students.
McKinley está buscando a familias interesadas en ayudar a mejorar el plan de aprendizaje estudiantil. Ayúdenos a crear una nueva visión para apoyar a nuestros alumnos.

Please read this form carefully, fill out completely, sign and submit to cast your School Site Council Nomination./ Por favor, lea este formulario cuidadosamente, llene completamente, firme y envíe para emitir su nominación del Comité del Concilio Escolar.
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Back to School Night September 14 5:30PM

McKinley Elementary School
Back to School Night
September 14, 2020
5:30PM-7:00PM


Meet all our district leaders, teachers, and staff at our virtual Back to School Night! We will start the evening with a Principal Webinar and Teacher introductions.

Principal Webinar
5:30PM-6:00PM
Link: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/97617516231
Code: 976 1751 6231


Zoom with the Teacher
6:00PM-7:00PM

Kindergarten
Ms. Esquivel and Ms. Gaxiola
988 9817 2989

First, Second Grades, Dyslexia Program
Ms. Lillibridge, Ms. Brooks, Ms. Jacobs, Ms. Darga
997 4740 4760

Third, Third/Fourth, Fourth Grades
Ms. Jimenez, Ms. Schifferns, Ms. Limon
914 8786 7615

Fifth Grade
Mr. Santana, Ms. Speer
966 9754 6948

Sixth Grade
Mr. Baskett, Ms. Lewis-Rodriguez
970 513 9065

Special Education
Ms. Salas, Ms. Marshall, Mr. Turner, Ms. Alvarez, Mr. Catalan, Ms. Mendoza
996 3164 8430

Specials
Ms. Lozano, Ms. Dutton, Ms. Bollingmo
208 554 0711

CALM/FSA
Ms. Reyes, Ms. Sedano
437 422 5213
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Zoom, Gmail, CALM, Enrichment

Log into Zoom with Gmail!

Remember to log into zoom with your child’s district email account. This means you will log into google. Logging in this way allows your child’s name to automatically show up in class making attendance more accurate and making our classes more secure. If you are unsure of the account you may call the front office or check Aeries. If you do not have your student’s password you may change it at password.sbunified.org.

Recuerde iniciar sesión en zoom con la cuenta de correo electrónico del distrito de su hijo-a. Esto significa que iniciará sesión en Google. Iniciar sesión de esta manera permite que el nombre de su hijo-a aparezca automáticamente en la clase, lo que hace que la asistencia sea más precisa y que nuestras clases sean más seguras. Si no está seguro de la cuenta, puede llamar a la oficina principal o consultar Aeries. Si no tiene la contraseña de su estudiante, puede cambiarla en password.sbunified.org.

CALM Services
Servicios de CALM

McKinley Elementary School offers counseling services through CALM - a community based agency. Please view our website for more information on mental health and counseling.

La Escuela Primaria McKinley ofrece servicios de asesoramiento a través de CALM, una agencia comunitaria. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información sobre salud mental y asesoramiento.

Intervention and Enrichment in the afternoon
Intervención y enriquecimiento por la tarde

STEAM, Music, and PE classes will be starting this week. Your teacher will communicate with you if your child is referred for extra academic support. These services might begin shortly. Please check your child’s schedule with their teacher to see what time their enrichment classes start or if you are interested in academic support.

Las clases de STEAM, Música y Educación Física comenzarán esta semana. Su maestro-a se comunicará con usted si su hijo es referido para apoyo académico adicional. Estos servicios podrían comenzar en breve. Consulte el horario de su hijo con su maestro-a para ver a qué hora comienzan sus clases de enriquecimiento o si tiene interés en el apoyo académico.
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Great first week!

Go BEARS!

We did a fantastic job with distance learning this week. Over 90% of all our students attended classes online. Our teachers and staff have done an amazing job of supporting our families. Our students make us proud! Even though we are not on campus during distance learning, students should dress appropriately. Thank you for not having any inappropriate images in the background and doing your best during this experience.

iVamos Osos!
Hicimos un trabajo fantástico con el aprendizaje a distancia esta semana. Más del 90% de todos nuestros estudiantes asistieron a clases en línea. Nuestros maestros y personal han hecho un trabajo increíble al apoyar a nuestras familias. ¡Nuestros estudiantes nos enorgullecen! Aunque no estemos en el campus durante el aprendizaje a distancia, los estudiantes deben usar ropa apropiada para todas las clases de zoom. Gracias por no tener imágenes inapropiadas en segundo plano y por hacer todo lo posible durante esta experiencia.

School Parade
August 27, 2020
3:30PM-4:00PM

We want to see you at our parade! McKinley Staff will be driving through your neighborhood. It is our chance to say hello and see our teachers from a distance!

Please follow social distancing guidelines. Stay 6 feet apart. Do not approach the vehicles or gather in large numbers. Please wear masks and thank you for your patience. Please see below for Parade Route.

Desfile de la escuela
27 de agosto, 2020
3:30PM-4:00PM

¡Extrañamos a nuestros estudiantes y padres! ¡Queremos verlos en nuestro desfile! El personal de McKinley conducirá por su vecindario. ¡Es nuestra oportunidad de saludar a nuestos ninos y ver a todos los maestros! ¡Sexto grado, esto no es nuestro adiós final! ¡Siempre serán un oso de McKinley!

Siga las reglas de distanciamiento social. Manténgase a 6 pies de distancia. No se acerque a los vehículos ni se reúna en grandes cantidades. Por favor use máscaras y gracias por su paciencia.
Vea a continuación la ruta del desfile.




Learning materials for students
Teachers will be sending ParentSquare messages to families about other materials or books to pick up at the front office. We will be here everyday Monday through Friday from 11AM-1PM.

Materias de aprendizaje para los niños
Los maestros mandan mensajes de Parent Square a familias sobre materiales o libros a recoger en la oficina principal. Estamos aquí de lunes a viernes de 11AM a 1PM.


Academic Schedule
Students start zooming with their teachers at 8:30AM. You will be receiving a ParentSquare message from your teacher with more information each week about academic goals, assignments, whole group times, small group schedules, and student meetings.

Horario Académico
Los estudiantes comienzan a hacer zoom con sus maestros el martes 18 de agosto a las 8:30 AM. Recibirán un mensaje de ParentSquare de su maestro/a con más información sobre metas académicas, trabajos, grupo entero, grupos pequeños, y juntas estudiantiles.
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Information for Kindergarten families

Hello McKinley Kinder Families!

I cannot believe that this is how we are going to be starting this year let alone Kindergarten. But always remember we do our best to serve our McKinley Families. We have two brand new teachers at McKinley Elementary School: Ms. Esquivel and Ms. Gaxiola.

Because this year is quite unique compared to all other school openings, both of our kinder teachers are going to team teach as a whole group during August. This means both kinder teachers will be on the same zoom with all kinder students. Students will then be assigned to either Ms. Gaxiola or Ms. Esquivel in September. We are looking forward to building a strong kindergarten community.

We will be sending you a schedule with the zoom links for the first week of school on Monday - August 17.

Kind Regards,

Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi, Ed.D.
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Important Information for 2020-2021

August 14, 2020

Hello McKinley Families!

Can you believe that summer is over and the school year is already here? We have been working hard making sure all of you have the materials and information you need for distance learning. August 18 is the first day of school. You may learn who your child’s teacher is by logging into Aeries starting today. Our district office should have already sent a message or will be sending a message explaining this information. If you do not have a teacher assigned to your student, please contact the front office and they can assist with anything you may need. A separate message will be sent to our kindergarten families about their teachers.

On August 18 we will also have grab n go lunch and an opportunity to pick up school supplies. We kindly ask that only 1-2 people per family come to campus since we are closed to all visitors. We thank you in advance for wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you cannot come on August 18, we will be here everyday from 11AM-1PM on Mondays through Fridays.

On the first day of school, our students will log onto their teachers’ classroom zoom links at 8:30AM. We will have scheduled breaks from when they first log on until 12:00PM. Students and teachers will have a scheduled lunch from 12PM-1PM. Kindergarten through second graders will be done with zooms after 12PM and third through sixth graders will log on again at 1PM. There are also going to be extra classes with our STEAM, music, and PE teachers until 4PM. We will be giving a more detailed schedule for each class Monday, August 17.

Kindergarten and first grade parents can pick up iPads at the district office August 14 from 8AM-3:30PM and August 15 from 9AM-1PM. Any other student that still does not have an iPad can go to the district office from 10AM-2PM this Saturday August 15. Please call the ETS Helpline at 805-696-2700 for more specific questions.

Our teachers are working on so many fun activities to get to know our students! We can’t wait to see our bears again. We also want to know the best times to reach you. Please complete this survey in English or Spanish. This information helps us serve you better.

Kind regards,

Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi, Ed.D.
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Survey for opening McKinley

Hello McKinley Families,




Santa Barbara Unified School District needs your help in completing this survey about reopening school for next year.  We cannot successfully start school without your opinion.  School and district leaders are currently working on three plans:




Fully remote: students receive all instruction at home

Hybrid: students will receive instruction at school 2 or 3 days per week and remote instruction on the remaining days.

Fully open: students will receive instruction 100% at school.  




All decisions will be informed by guidance from local and state health officials.  Please complete this survey by July 17. 

 

Click the link below:

https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/3609770




We strongly value your input and participation.  




Sincerely,

Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi, Ed.D.
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Enrollment and Annual Registration

July 1, 2020

Hello McKinley Families!

The Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) 2020-2021 school year is arriving! It is now time to enroll and/or register students for next year’s classes! Students who are new to the district such as kindergarteners (even if they attended an SBUSD preschool) or transfers have to enroll. Students who have attended an SBUSD school such as a first grader or fifth grader from McKinley or Monroe must complete annual registration.

If you are enrolling for the first time to the Santa Barbara Unified School District, please visit the district's website at www.sbunified.org. If you are registering you only need to turn in your verification of address (only if you have not turned it into the office manager, Giovanna Benavides since May 2020).

Families may also use their own computer, cell phone, tablet, or child’s tablet that they received from the child's school site for the enrollment/registration process. Parents may enroll online directly from this link. Parents can also register directly on Aeries. Here are some helpful videos on how to register online through Aeries.

English Video
Spanish Video

If you complete everything online, you do not need to visit the school office for the registration/enrollment process. However, if you need assistance or are having difficulty with the online registration, the office is available and will have enrollment packets on paper. McKinley Elementary School will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30AM-4:00PM to assist with enrollment/registration. We are closed from 11:00AM-11:30AM. If you need to visit campus please remember to bring all documents that were mentioned earlier in this message. We thank you for wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Families may also call the school office at 805-966-9926 or email the office manager at gbenavides@sbunified.org for personal assistance. We are here to support you throughout this entire process.

We are also having a Summer Meeting with the Principal on zoom July 8 at 6:30PM.
Zoom Link: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/96960967892
Zoom Code: 969 6096 7892


Sincerely,

The McKinley Team
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