WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of June 1st

Good day, Wolf Canyon Families!

I hope this message finds you well.  While I am saddened that we were not able to complete the 4th quarter and celebrate the end of the school year as we normally do, I am confident that we will return to Wolf Canyon for the 2020-2021 school year with a renewed passion for learning and appreciation for human connection.   I am so proud of our students, staff, and community.  During school closure, we demonstrated great grit and creativity and continued to persevere through the many challenges that we are all facing.  I look forward to seeing you all when we reopen for the 2020-2021 school year.

Ending the 2019-2020 School Year

As you may know, our last day of distance learning is Wednesday, June 3rd.  Rest assured that students, including promoting sixth graders, will continue to have access to all online programs including Achieve 3000 and Smarty Ants over the summer break.  Students who checked out a laptop from Wolf Canyon will return the device when school reopens.  CVESD is also working on creating grade level summer learning plans that families can use over the summer break if they choose.  You can visit www.cvesd.org for more information.

Over the summer, I will continue to post updates on our Parent Blog.  The link to the Parent Blog is https://wordpress.com/view/wolfcanyontimberwolves.org.  Subscribe by clicking on the right side of the screen.

Wolf Canyon Front Office

At this time, the Wolf Canyon office and school remains closed to the public.   The Wolf Canyon front office staff will be working diligently to end the 2019-2020 school year and prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.  During the school closure, we have been checking and responding to voicemails and emails.  We will be in the office and available to receive phone calls and e-mails over the next two weeks before closing for summer break.

Information on the 2020-2021 School Year

The question that we are all asking is, when will schools reopen?  The date for schools to reopen for the new school year has not been determined by the District. Please check for updates on the District website www.cvesd.org or sign up for the Wolf Canyon Parent Blog

CVESD is seeking parent input on reopening schools.  If you have not done so yet, please visit the following link to provide your input.


More Important Information Pertaining to the 2020-2021 School Year:

  • Verification of Residency is on hold for now. The date and process will be communicated when the District confirms that schools are able to reopen safely.
  • Existing students currently enrolled at Wolf Canyon do not need to complete a new registration packet or re-register online. You will need to supply annual Verification of Residency and inform us of any changes to health or emergency contact info when requested to do so.


Registration Information for New Students

If you are an existing Wolf Canyon family enrolling a new student or know a family wishing to enroll their child at Wolf Canyon, the information below is for you:

  • New students who have not yet enrolled to start at Wolf Canyon for the 2020-2021 school year should register as soon as possible using the District’s online enrollment system http://www.cvesd.org/parents/welcome_to_enrollment.
  • We encourage parents of new students to enroll online. We will follow up with you to request supporting documents.
  • For parents unable to complete registration online or unable to submit documents by email, please contact the Wolf Canyon Office at 619-482-8877, or e-mail Ms. Vicky Bowman at victoria.bowman@cvesd.org. We have a process in place to distribute and collect registration information while maintaining safety.


Thank you,

Mathew Shy




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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of May 25th


Kinder – Gr. 5 Students

  • Classroom rosters for the 2020-21 school year are currently being created.
  • Parents, please complete a brief electronic survey to let us know if your child WILL or WILL NOT be returning to Wolf Canyon for the 2020-21 school year.
    • Click here to complete the survey.
      • Thank you to those families who already completed the survey.

Wolf Canyon promotion parade invite

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of May 18th

May 17, 2020

Good afternoon, Wolf Canyon Families.

It’s hard to believe our unprecedented 2019-20 school year is starting to wind down. With a little over two weeks remaining, there are several important items I want to share with you.

Do you currently have a student enrolled at Wolf Canyon in Kindergarten – Gr. 5?

  • If so, it’s very important that you complete a brief electronic survey to let us know if your child WILL or WILL NOT be returning to Wolf Canyon for the 2020-21 school year.
    • Click here to complete the survey: Required Enrollment Survey
  • Please complete this survey ASAP, so we can accurately plan for enrollment and classes.
    • A big thank you to those of you who have already completed this survey!

Gr. 6 Students

  • Wednesday, June 3, is your official promotion day!
  • While we’re unable to celebrate in the traditional face-to-face format, our Gr. 6 teachers are preparing an alternative digital promotion ceremony for you.
  • Look for more details from your Gr. 6 teacher!

Did you order a yearbook?

  • Yearbooks will be delivered to the school this Friday.  We will be distributing yearbooks Wednesday, May 28th and Thursday, May  29th.  More information to come.
    • We do not have any extra yearbooks.  Yearbooks will be distributed to students who already purchased them.


  • The District VAPA team has been working collaboratively to provide students with VAPA related content.  Please consider checking out the following resource.




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WEELY UPDATE: Week of May 11th

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Month of the Military Child:  Thanks to all the students who participated in our Month of the Military Child Sprit Days.  Enjoy the short video below of some of our students showing their school spirit and appreciation for our military connected school.

Enrollment Survey:  We need your help in planning for our NEW school year in 2020-2021. To assist us in planning our classes and enrollment numbers, it is always helpful if we know whether your child (ren) will be returning to Wolf Canyon.

Please click the link below and take a moment to complete the online form.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


Packet Pickup


We were able to distribute the majority of classroom packets last week.  Thank you to those families who were able to make it.  We will have one final day for packet pickups.

Tuesday, May 12th from  10:00-12:00pm.

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Classroom Packet Pickup

Today is your last chance to pickup classroom packets.  If you missed out earlier in the week, please stop by today between 3:00-4:00pm.

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Kindergarten Assessments Cancelled!

Due to our current circumstances, the Kindergarten Assessments originally scheduled for May have been cancelled. At this time we do not have a new date for assessments.

Thank you for your understanding!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

We appreciate our teachers!  Help us say Thank You!!!!

Please have your child record a short video on why they appreciate their teacher and post it to the secure site: https://flipgrid.com/2c0de7e8


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Please open the PDF link to activate all links in the flyer.

WC Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week Flyer

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of May 4th


Packet Pickup

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Registration, Residency, Zone Transfers and Enrollment Survey

Hello, Wolf Canyon parents!

Do you have questions about registration, residency verification, zone transfers, and/or enrollment?  Please read below to get those questions answered.

Online Registration:  This process is only for NEW students to Wolf Canyon for either the 19-20 or the 20-21 school year.  Visit the CVESD website for instructions. LINK  Current Wolf Canyon families DO NOT need to complete this process.

Residency Verification:  For CURRENT families, this process is ON HOLD at the moment. Many of you want to provide proof of residency to ensure that your child is placed on a class roster for next year, but we do not want you to worry about this right now.  When we finalize the process for providing proof of residency, we will let everyone know!

Zone Transfers:  Some of our Zone Transfers were completed before school closure, and some were still pending. If you are awaiting a response, please be patient. You will get notification from the District if your ZT was approved soon.

If you are applying for a new Zone Transfer for a sibling, please know that since Wolf Canyon is an impacted school, we are NOT taking any NEW ZT’s, even for siblings.  Resident families are still enrolling, and we will know more about having available space at a later time.  For now, please be patient, and should we have space, siblings are a priority.  Families can apply for new Zone Transfers at their school of residence via email. Please visit the cvesd.org website for a list of schools and staff directory.

Enrollment Survey:  We need your help in planning for our NEW school year in 2020-2021. To assist us in planning our classes and enrollment numbers, it is always helpful if we know whether your child (ren) will be returning to Wolf Canyon.

Please click the link below and take a moment to complete the online form.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


Questions?  If you have any questions, please contact our school secretary, Vicky Bowman at Victoria.bowmant@cvesd.org

Incoming kindergarten assessments have been canceled.  We will assess once school opens again.

A message from our librarian.
Since school closed before we could distribute Birthday Book Club books, you may see titles on your overdue notice that your child may not recognize. If you joined our Birthday Book Club during 3rd quarter, you may disregard the notice for that book/(s). Please return any other library books that you have out as soon as possible. No late fees will be charged. Thank you!
The book return bin will be in front of the school all next week.
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YMCA DASH 2020-2021 Lottery

DASH 2020-2021 LOTTERY

Due to the YMCA and School Closures, the DASH LOTTERY process will be completed online only. Please click on the link provided below to register into the lottery. Once the registration period is complete, we will run the random lottery process which selects the accepted students per school. We will then email those families prior to the start of school that have been accepted for their next steps. Those not selected will be placed on the waitlists which will be re-evaluated once school opens. Registration into the lottery does not guarantee you into the program. Any registrations submitted after the deadline will be placed on the waitlists. One registration per student allowed and only for their selected school.


Helpful Tips To Register For Lottery:

  The link will work from your computer or phone

  If you currently have an account, log in. If you do not, create one to complete the

process- select South Bay Family YMCA as your home branch

  Select your school site (if you are transferring to another school but haven’t heard yet,

please select your home school. Please note: Transfers will only be accepted if there is

space available.)

  All items must be filled out to complete the registration into the lottery


What is DASH?

DASH (Dynamic After School Hours) is a recreational program for children in grades 1st-6th funded by the Chula Vista Elementary School District and operated by the South Bay Family YMCA. DASH operates on all school days for 2 hours on regular days and 3 hours on minimum days for students enrolled.

How many students are accepted to enroll?

The number of students will be determined according to the school district/CDC guidelines. Once we have more information from the CDC in regards to how many students we can serve we will run the accepted lists and contact parents that have been accepted. We will assess enrollment regularly and add new students from the waitlist as students drop or don’t meet the attendance requirements. Siblings will be kept together, so if one gets in the other will as well.

What are the attendance requirements of DASH?

Students are required to attend/participate a minimum of 30 minutes, 3 days a week (regardless of holidays) to ensure the program is for those who truly need it. Time off request forms will be available for parents to complete and submit if there is a time period you need off for your student. Attendance audits will be conducted regularly to ensure everyone is meeting the attendance policies.


  DASH Registration Opens Online Only: OPEN NOW

  Lottery Submission Period: Through May 10, 2020

If you need support or have any questions about the process please email us at


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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of April 27th

Good afternoon, Wolf Canyon Families!

Thanks for making Week 2 of Distance Learning (DL) a success!  Continue to support your child to reach his/her personal best each day.  As I tackle each day, I remind myself that we’ll be better parents, children, & learners once we get on the other side of this unexpected crisis.

As you know, Wolf Canyon values educating the whole child… in addition to the traditional content areas, we also emphasize the importance of the arts.   While I’m convinced that we have the best VAPA teachers in the district, there are also some other VAPA talents you may want to interact with as well.  To participate in fun, interactive lessons in theatre, visual arts, music, and dance, you should check out the CVESD VAPA YouTube videos!  Interested?  Just click here:  CVESD VAPA YouTube Videos

Enjoy your week, Timberwolves!


Warm regards,
Mathew Shy, Principal

With our school and libraries closed during this time, Usborne Books and More is here to help you with resources to support your learning at home!
A special online bookfair has been set up for our Wolf Canyon families to find new books & activities to add to your home libraries & “classrooms” here:

All purchases will be matched by 50% in free books which will be donated to families in need in our community during this time.  Know a special family that could use some cheering up? Nominate who YOU think we should bless with new books by emailing our Educational Services Representative, Ling Kho (LKhobooks@gmail.com) TODAY!



Need more ideas for keeping busy?
Find additional resources at: https://campsite.bio/beachboundbookworms (“Stay-at-Home Survival Toolbox”)

Library Books

Do you have a Wolf Canyon library book collecting dust at your house?  Feel free to stop by the school this week between the hours of 9:00-4:00pm to drop off your library book.  There will be a collection cart located in the front of the school.
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