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Actualización del Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humanos de la Primaria

El Distrito Escolar Moreland está en proceso de adoptar un nuevo plan de estudios de Desarrollo y Crecimiento Humano para el quinto grado. En septiembre de 2021, Moreland formó un Grupo de Trabajo de Desarrollo y Crecimiento Humano con representación de maestros, padres, miembros de la comunidad y oficinas del distrito de todo el distrito para revisar el marco y los estándares de Educación para la Salud de California, así como la Ley de Juventud Saludable de California, ya que se alinean con las adopciones del plan de estudios. Después del proceso de revisión del plan de estudios, el comité se reunirá para hablar acerca de cada programa y seleccionar uno para recomendar su adopción. Esta información también se puede encontrar en el sitio web del distrito

Be Seen and Heard

Erin’s Law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades TK through 12.

Victor Pacini, a survivor of sexual abuse, author and motivational speaker, will be assisting our schools in implementing this mandate. Be Seen and Heard, Mr. Pacini’s assembly program, is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. The assemblies are presented in specific grade level groups to ensure that the message is age appropriate for all students. The focus of the presentation is to teach children basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The concepts that will be discussed are:

Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches
Safe/Unsafe Secrets
It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her
Telling a trusted adult
Safety rules at home and school
Saying “NO”

Mr. Pacini or his colleague will be presenting virtually at all sites.

November 4: Middle school grades 6-8 at Latimer and EDS
November 5: All elementary grades TK-5 and ISP students
November 8: All grades 6-8 at MMS
November 10: 5th grade at Payne (alternate day due to science camp)

We hosted a well-attended parent informational evening to preview the information that will be shared with the students in the assemblies on October 5, 2021. If you were unable to attend and you would like additional information about this year’s presentation, please view this short “PEACE OF MIND” video at www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind-2/.

If you would like to opt your child out of this assembly, please complete the following Google Form by Friday, October 29. Please complete one form per child.

Register for Covid Testing - You Never Know When You’ll Need It

With flu season coming up, Moreland is encouraging families to pre-register for on-site Covid testing, in case the need arises. This registration is valid for up to 6 months, and no appointment is ever needed for when you do need to test. Moreland offers free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID testing for all Moreland students and staff. You may access testing Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 8:00 am at the Moreland School District office located at 4711 Campbell Ave., San Jose or contact your school site for school testing hours. Testing samples will be shipped for testing and results will be emailed to you in 48-72 hours.

Morning Drop-Off Parking

We want to send a reminder to parents to park during drop-off or pick-up with consideration to our local residents – not blocking drives, making turns using neighbor’s driveways, or parking in a way that endangers the safety of children and their families. A big thank you to all those parents who have supported our schools by parking thoughtfully and correctly. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

International Travel

If you are planning to travel internationally during the upcoming vacations, please ensure you are following the CDC guidelines. Please contact your school site to ask any further questions as well as inform them of your plans.

Mask Requirements

On September 23rd, the CDC released clearer guidelines for masking. In checking with our Santa Clara County Department of Health, Dr. Fenstersheib agreed that school districts need to be following the CDC guidance for masks. Specifically, he stated that if you hold your mask up to the sun and you can see through it, it should not be used. Here are the CDC recommendations:
All Moreland students will need to wear masks that meet these requirements while on campus. If your student’s mask is unsuitable given these guidelines, your school front office has free masks available.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Feedback

The Moreland School District is seeking feedback on the federal funding that we are receiving to address the impact of COVID-19. The funding is for 3 years and should be spent by the end of the 2023-2024 school year. The purpose of the grant is to help districts implement health and safety protocols to maintain a safe environment for staff and students and respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs.

Please provide your feedback on the proposed actions that align to the purpose of the funding by selecting your top 4 actions to prioritize. You may also write in additional actions.

Please respond by Friday, October 15 at 4:00 PM.

Safety Reminders for Students

As the weather changes, and it begins to get dark earlier, this is a good time to remind your children of the following safety rules.
1) Travel with a friend, or better yet a group of friends when riding bikes or walking to or from school or other destinations.
2) Stay away from and never go into a car with a stranger
3) Move away from a car that pulls up beside them if they do not know the driver
4) Children should always tell parents where they are going. Adults should always leave a note at home when they are going for a walk too, noting their destination of route in case of emergency.
Children are our most precious resource and it is our responsibility as parents and teachers to safeguard children and to teach them the skills to be safe. Together we can protect our children by teaching them to be smart, strong, and safe. Have a great weekend.

Superintendent’s Message - October 2021

Dear Moreland Families,
The fall calls out many themes of gratitude, safety, and celebrations in our schools. As Moreland’s Superintendent, I am grateful for the collaboration and care this community shows toward each other. With many reasons to be grateful and show thanks, I appreciate the unique days and months given as an opportunity to honor those who do so much. October 2, 2021, is School Custodian Appreciation Day and the month of October is National Principal Month. I’d like to give a shout out to both of these incredible positions in our schools who do so much behind-the-scenes work to make our schools a safe and nurturing place for students and create the conditions necessary for the excellent learning that takes place in our classrooms. Read the full message here.

Superintendent’s Message - October 2021 (Spanish)

Dear Moreland Families,
The fall calls out many themes of gratitude, safety, and celebrations in our schools. As Moreland’s Superintendent, I am grateful for the collaboration and care this community shows toward each other. With many reasons to be grateful and show thanks, I appreciate the unique days and months given as an opportunity to honor those who do so much. October 2, 2021, is School Custodian Appreciation Day and the month of October is National Principal Month. I’d like to give a shout out to both of these incredible positions in our schools who do so much behind-the-scenes work to make our schools a safe and nurturing place for students and create the conditions necessary for the excellent learning that takes place in our classrooms.
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