Residency Verification Form

Please click on the following link to access the Residency Verification form that was mentioned in the previous post…

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Residency Verification 20-21

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Wolf Canyon Families,

On behalf of the Wolf Canyon Staff, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.  The Wolf Canyon Office will be pushing out several important announcements in the coming weeks pertaining to distance learning and the start of the school year.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide information regarding annual residency verification.  Please read the information below carefully as the process is slightly different than years past:

Which Families Need to Verify Residency?

  • Verification of residency is required for all returning Wolf Canyon students
  • Re-verification is not necessary for incoming kindergarten students and new enrollments who pre-registered since February 19, 2020
  • Residency must be completed before your child is placed in a class. Remember that school starts via virtual learning on August 31st
  • A verification of residency form must be submitted for each child that attends Wolf Canyon
  • If you moved to a new address in 2020, please write “new address” clearly on the verification form.

 

What is Needed to Verify Residency?

Families can provide ONE of the documents listed below.  The document can be in either or both parent’s/legal guardian’s name and must include the address where you and your child physically live.  Documents must be dated after July 1st 2020. It can be a letter that has been mailed to your address, or a document that you download or receive electronically

  • Recent paystub if it includes your name and address
  • Current rental contract/lease & recent payment receipt w/ landlord contract info
  • Utility bill: Gas & Elec, solar, internet, water, trash, cable tv, landline phone, property tax payment receipt (cell phone bills & bank statements are not accepted)
  • Voter registration, Car registration if dated from July 1, letter from a court, DMV or a government department
  • Lincoln Military Housing residency verification letter
  • Mortgage statement
  • Homeowner’s association billing statement
  • Letter on apartment complex or mobile home park letterhead, signed by the landlord, stating that parent/guardian/caregiver lives there

The District does not accept documentation with PO box addresses, or that has been provided by a family member, caregiver, friend etc. unless you and your child physically stay at the address permanently.

How Do I Verify Residency?

You have two options to verify residency:

  1. Via Email (preferred)
    • Download the attached form titled “Verification of Residency”
    • Fill out “Verification of Residency” form (one per child) and include your child’s name and the grade your child will be going into
    • Print and sign & date the form (we cannot accept electronic signatures)
    • Scan or take a picture of document you are using to verify residency (see list above)
    • Email completed and signed “Verification of Residency” form along with “documentation of residency” (listed above) to wolfcanyonschool@cvesd.org

 

*If you are unable to print the “Verification of Residency” form, copies will be available outside of the Wolf Canyon Office starting Thursday, August 10th at 8:00am.  You can pick up a form and follow the steps above.

 

  1. Schedule a time to speak with office staff
    • If you are unable to complete your verification of residency via e-mail, please e-mail wolfcanyonschool@cvesd.org and we will get back to you and assist you with this process.

 The school building remains closed to the public.  When visiting the school, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and observe all posted signage.

What about Second Family Affidavits?

If a student and his/her family reside with another family and they are unable to provide a document to verify their own residency, the attached “Second Family Affidavit” form needs to be submitted, along with the “Verification of Residency” form and supporting verification document.  The form must be signed by representatives of the homeowner and parent/legal guardian.  Photo ID of the homeowner must also be provided.  Submit all forms using one of the methods above.

Thank you,

Mathew Shy

Wolf Canyon, Principal

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20-21 Kinder Survey

20-21 Kinder Parents,

If you haven’t done so, please take a few minutes to complete the survey below.  This survey will assist us in getting to know your child better and to tailor instruction to your child’s needs.
Please answer each question honestly and to the best of your ability. This information is critical in ensuring we are able to create balanced classrooms.

Thank you!

Access the survey using this linkhttps://forms.gle/75BksNNoo4RsYnLy7

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2020-21 School Calendar

2020-21 School Calendar

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Distance Learning Device and Hotspot Survey

Dear Wolf Canyon Parents,

As we enter the new school year in Distance Learning, we want to make sure that your child has the technology that he/she needs to engage fully with their instruction.  If your child needs a device or wifi hotspot, please complete and submit this form below by August 7, so we can plan and prepare the devices for distribution.  If you do not need a device nor hotspot, please do not fill out this form.

Thank you!

Mr. Shy and Ms. Landers

https://forms.gle/Seoph5ZG8ScDNeTS8

 

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Weekly Update: Week of August 3rd

August 1, 2020

Dear Wolf Canyon Families,

I hope that everyone is well and enjoying their summer break.  It’s hard to believe how much has transpired since school closed in March, both in our county, state, country and the world.  Like many of you, I had hopes of opening our doors to our students and greeting them face to face in the fall, however, we must move forward with new public health orders for the safety of our students and staff.  I am sensitive to the challenges that families have with the COVID-19 pandemic, and I know that you have many questions regarding school starting using a Distance Learning model.   I also want to acknowledge and respond to some of the questions you may have.

Question:  With the Distance Learning model, our family will need childcare.  Will the District provide childcare?

A: We understand that childcare is a necessity for many of our families during Distance Learning, and the District is exploring childcare options to the extent possible.  More information regarding childcare is forthcoming.  Thanks for your patience!

Question:  My child will need a device/laptop for Distance Learning.  Can we get one from the school? 

 A:  Technology and Wifi will be important as we begin the school year in Distance Learning, and we want to make sure our students have what they need to be successful.  For families that need a device, we definitely want to support you!  Plans for a device distribution is in the works, and you will hear more about that in the coming weeks.

 Question:  I’m concerned about how my child will make academic growth during Distance Learning.  Will there be a more consistent structure?  My child needs daily interaction with the teacher.

 A:  We are committed to providing grade level academic instruction to your child whether in person or via Distance Learning.  Assembly Bill 77 (AB-77) was amended on June 23, 2020 to reflect Distance Learning.  I encourage you to read this document using the link provided.  As a District and school, this bill will serve as a guidepost for us.  AB-77 includes items such as daily live interaction with the teacher, academic supports such as Designated and Integrated ELD, and Special Education and related services.

Link to AB-77:

https://static.k12insight.com//clients/_LTFileUploads/LT_chulavista/07142020_6933.pdf

 Question:  How will we find out who my child’s teacher is? 

A:  You will receive an email the week prior to school starting with your child’s class assignment.

 Question:  What school supplies do I need to have ready for my child?  Will we be given a list?

A:  The school and/or your child’s teacher will let you know what supplies will be helpful to support Distance Learning for your child at home.  We will communicate with you as we get closer to the start of school.  We understand you want to be prepared, but we thank you for your patience as we are currently working through the shift to Distance Learning.  Know that if any families need basic school supplies, Wolf Canyon will coordinate to provide them to you.

 Question:  When will the school office be open?  I have questions about registration, change of address, zone transfers, residency verification, and other items.

 A:  Our school office is closed for the summer; however, office personnel will be responding to inquiries starting August 12.  Here is the contact information for our staff:

  • Secretary, Victoria Bowman                                          Bowman@cvesd.org
  • Attendance Health Secretary, Anna Sanchez             Sanchez@cvesd.org
  • Associate Principal, Marry Margret Landers             Landers@cvesd.org

More information regarding the opening of schools can be found on the district website, cvesd.org, or by visiting:

https://www.cvesd.org/news/c_o_v_i_d-19_info_center/messages_from_the_superintendent

or by visiting and following our Wolf Canyon School Blog:

https://wordpress.com/view/wolfcanyontimberwolves.org

I miss you all and hope that you and your family are staying healthy and positive!

Sincerely,

Mathew Shy

Principal

 

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2020-21 Kindergarten Families

Dear Kindergarten Families,

On behalf of the Wolf Canyon Kindergarten Team and the Wolf Canyon Family, welcome to Wolf Canyon!   When the 2020-21 school year begins on August 31, it will be in a distance learning format. We will continue to work towards transitioning to in-person instruction but will only do so when guidance from local health officials supports a safe transition back to learning on site in classrooms. More information regarding the opening of schools can be found on the district website, cvesd.org, or by visiting:

https://www.cvesd.org/news/c_o_v_i_d-19_info_center/messages_from_the_superintendent

or by visiting and following our Wolf Canyon School Blog:

https://wordpress.com/view/wolfcanyontimberwolves.org

The purpose of this correspondence is to share information specifically for our incoming Wolf Canyon kindergarten families.  We believe that the following plan will allow families the opportunity to become more familiar with our staff and our school, along with ensuring a smooth transition for our students into kindergarten.  We are excited to meet our new students and families and to welcome you into our family.

Kindergarten Virtual Meeting

We have scheduled a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:00pm.  The purpose of this meeting is for students and families to meet the Kindergarten Team, the Wolf Canyon Principal, to share information regarding the start of the school year, and to allow families the opportunity to ask questions.

Students are welcomed to attend the first part of the meeting (about 10 minutes) where we will introduce the teachers.  The second part of the meeting will be for parents.  Topics will include:

  • Introductions/ meet the team
  • Survey information (see below)
  • What student will be learning during the first semester of kindergarten
  • Questions

Please use the following to attend the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3362638324?pwd=L3V5OUwwMDd3SzdZVk9IUlRMaXN4UT09

Meeting ID: 336 263 8324

Passcode: 144561

Kindergarten Survey
So that we can learn as much as possible about your child before the start of the school year, we are asking all families to fill out a kindergarten survey by 3:00 p.m on August 7, 2020.  

Access the survey using this linkhttps://forms.gle/75BksNNoo4RsYnLy7

 Parent Blog

The best way to stay up to date on school news is to subscribe to our Wolf Canyon Parent Blog.  Visit https://wordpress.com/view/wolfcanyontimberwolves.org and subscribe by email using the link on the right side of the screen.

 Kindergarten Blog

Please follow us at https://wolfcanyonkinders.wordpress.com/

 Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the team using the emails below:

Thank you,

 

Mathew Shy

Principal, Wolf Canyon Elementary School

 

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Message from the Superintendent 07-29-20

How Distance Learning Will Be Different This Time

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff Members:

The unprecedented disruption to public education that occurred when schools closed in mid-March is still being felt today. As you may be aware, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will begin the school year on August 31 in a distance learning instructional model. This decision was made with the safety of our entire school community in mind. While I know some of you had disappointing first impressions of distance learning based on your spring experience, I also know of parents who reported that their children had great experiences in distance learning. Still others are concerned about uneven, perhaps inequitable roll out of distance learning in the new school year.

I am dedicating this week’s message to address how off-campus instruction in a distance learning instructional model will be different this school year.

Microsoft Office 365 will continue to be the primary platform in which instruction and connection with students will be made; therefore, all teachers will continue to be offered multiple, ongoing trainings on the Microsoft Teams component of the Office 365 platform. Additional professional development will continue to be provided throughout the year. And in response to student and families’ technological needs, the District will continue to take a research-based, phased approach to loaning of devices and WiFi hotspots to those who need them. In fact, we are planning to deploy more devices within the next month.

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that schools are to be closed to in-person instruction until public health data indicates it is safe to return. His announcement aligned with our approach and centered on five key areas:

  1. Safe in-person school instruction based on local health data
  2. Strong mask requirements for anyone in the school
  3. Physical distancing requirements & other adaptations
  4. Regular testing and dedicated contact tracing for outbreaks at schools
  5. Rigorous distance learning

In regard to rigorous distance learning, under newly enacted state law, school districts are required to provide:

  • Devices and connectivity so that every child can participate in distance learning
  • Daily live interaction for every child with teachers and other students
  • Class assignments that are challenging and equivalent to in-person instruction
  • Targeted supports and interventions for English learners and special education students.

With those considerations in mind, CVESD will host a Summer Learning Camp from August 10 – 21 in a distance learning model. The Summer Learning Camp will serve students who were selected and invited to attend based on assessment data from earlier this spring, which indicated a need for intervention and to address possible learning loss.

The Summer Learning Camp will include a rigorous instructional day for students through a structured daily schedule. The instructional day will include direct instruction in language arts and/or mathematics, with support provided in small group and one-on-one interaction. Research-based practices, and intervention materials aligned to the adopted curriculum will be used. Click here to learn more about what the instructional day will look like for our Summer Learning Camp. This program includes some parameters defined within Assembly Bill 77 (AB 77) that significantly increases academic rigor and requirements for student-teacher engagement.

Take comfort in knowing that the criteria within AB 77 will be fully implemented in this year’s distance learning, which ensures content will be aligned to grade level standards and is provided at a level of quality and intellectual challenge substantially equivalent to in-person instruction. Click here to view a visual representation of what this entails.

A Task Force on Reopening Schools is meeting continually to improve on our practices for safe reopening of campuses, and ensure that CVESD starts the upcoming school year with challenging and engaging class assignments for all students.

We all share the governor’s belief that “Learning is non-negotiable,” and that school districts must provide meaningful instruction in the midst of the pandemic. The governor also made clear that schools located in counties that are on the Monitoring List must not physically open for in-person instruction until their county has come off the list for 14 consecutive days. As of this writing, San Diego County remains on the Monitoring List.

Like our students and dedicated staff, I look forward to that date when we are able to return to campuses for in-person instruction. I also know that safety is paramount. As we prepare to start the year in distance learning, take a moment to view these tips for “Virtual Learning at Home” in English and Spanish. Thank you to those who have already provided input via our recently emailed survey. If you have not yet responded, there is still time. Click here to participate. I will share the survey results in my next newsletter, as well as greater detail on what a school day might look like when the academic year begins on August 31.

Sincerely,

Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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Important Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Wolf Canyon Elementary School will begin the 2020-21 school year on August 31 in a distance learning instructional model with no classes occurring at school sites.  Your input is REQUIRED via our informational survey in order to ensure we are responsive to the needs of our community.  We understand that circumstances may change and your responses today may be different in the future Click Here to access the survey or cut and paste the following into your web browser:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DG566I7Aska7c0XdByuqM8KGo8t-ZBdAuBAGOXX6uaZURUdXOVpUT0w5MzlYODFLRUFPUVQ1OE1aTi4u 

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Message from the Superintendent 07-14-20

School Year to Start in Distance Learning Model

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff Members:

I hope your summer is off to a great start and that your families remain healthy and safe. Since March, our community has stood together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home. This time with family reminds me that “Education Starts in the Home.” And given today’s reality, so does safety. Last year, our theme was “Nurturing Relationships Through Grit” and our staff, students and community persevered throughout a difficult period completing the school year in previously unimagined ways. For the coming school year, our theme calls on our community again by “Nurturing Relationships Through Greatness.”

Since our schools closed on March 13, 2020, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) staff supported our students and community through many initiatives. Child Nutrition Services team members provided food service to our families in need. District teachers adapted education to provide distance learning to finish the 2019-20 school year while providing meaningful social emotional support for our students. I am so thankful for the professionalism and effort provided by our employees!

We are anxious to bring students and staff back to school for in-person instruction, but we must do so in a safe manner. Reopening campuses requires a great deal of planning and preparation, and many expenses that would not have been necessary under normal circumstances.

When the 2020-21 school year begins on August 31, it will be in a distance learning format. We will continue to work towards transitioning to in-person instruction but will only do so when guidance from local health officials supports a safe transition back to learning on site in classrooms. We know that many parents, students, staff, and community members are disappointed by this decision and we understand that this will complicate many individual family situations.

When students return to campus for in-person instruction, learning will look much different than previous years because of new health and safety measures. With safety goals always in mind, our leadership team, teachers, bargaining group representatives, parents, and community members are actively collaborating on a school reopening plan that will guide us on how to safely reopen our 46 campuses. At the suggestion of Board Members and a request from Board President Armando Farías, a Task Force on Reopening Schools was established to help us gather input and suggestions on guidelines and protocols in order to provide a strong continuity of learning for our students.

Even though the 2020-21 school year will begin with distance learning, it is important to know that our District will continue developing plans to transition into either a hybrid learning model; which is a combination of in-person instruction and distance learning, or into a full in-person instructional model. In fact, there are three learning models CVESD could possibly offer during the 2020-21 school year, which are:

  • Distance Learning: During High Risk Level
    • 100% of the learning occurs while the teacher and the student are in different locations.
    • Includes many new components such as daily live interaction with the teacher, and instruction that is aligned to grade level standards, provided at a level of quality and intellectual challenge substantially equivalent to in-person instruction.
    • Other criteria for delivering instruction in a distance learning model has been outlined in Assembly Bill 77, which also includes a requirement for a minimum number of daily instructional minutes, depending on the student’s grade level.
  • Hybrid Learning: During Medium Risk Level
    • A combination of in-person and distance learning. There are many variations of what a hybrid model could look like. Hybrid instructional scenarios would be designed to reduce the number of students on campus up to 50%.
    • 100% distance learning would also be an option offered to students who feel safer learning at home.
  • In-person Instruction: During Low Risk Level
    • 100% of the learning occurs at school, in the classroom with the teacher. Distancing norms and safety protocols would be in place.
    • 100% distance learning would also be an option offered to students who feel safer learning at home.

If at any point in the school year, conditions worsen and Public Health orders the closure of schools, CVESD will be prepared to move back into a distance learning or hybrid model at any time.

Again, all students will start the coming school year in the 100% Distance Learning model. To address circumstances in which families cannot sustain 100% distance learning at home, and have no other option other than to send students to school for the entire school day, CVESD will need to be advised in advance by the parents/guardians. We are actively exploring childcare options for families who must have students in school full time.

Once it is safe to transition into a hybrid model or an in-person instructional model, CVESD will need to determine how many students would prefer to remain in a 100% distance learning model. Therefore, on Friday, July 17, 2020, the District will send registration information to families so that they may choose the educational option that best fits their needs and comfort level.

In addition to the above options, the District is working to develop enrichment materials for all of our students to reduce any lost education opportunities during this health emergency. For parents who are concerned about the impacts of the virus on their student(s), we hope the distance learning model provides a level of comfort. We know that the process of returning to school while adapting to either in-person or online instruction, along with a host of new procedures, will be challenging for everyone in our school communities. But, as we have done throughout this ordeal, we will work together, persevere, and ensure our students are supported in every way possible.

When schools do reopen their doors, up-to-date safety protocols set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be in place. Guidelines and protocols adapt frequently based on the status of the local community. Based on what is known at this time:

  • Students are fully expected to wear face coverings; employees are required to wear face coverings. We plan to provide supervised breaks and outdoor time where students can temporarily remove their masks.
  • Handwashing and hygiene will be regularly enforced.
  • Daily disinfection of classrooms will occur.
  • Daily health screenings and temperature checks will occur.
  • Physical distancing will be in place within the classroom to the extent possible and following state/local guidelines.

Between now and the beginning of the school year, the District will be communicating frequently. Additional information on changes to our school environment will be shared with you prior to the start of school.

I want to reiterate the pride I have for our community and its response to the ongoing epidemic. The events that began to unfold in March and have continued have created enormous challenges and we as a school district are here to help support our families, staff, and community during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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