General Education Kinder Schedule! July 21-30

Kinder Families! Please note that the schedule for Kindergarten for July 21-30 is 8:45am to 1:30pm. General Ed. Kinders will return to their normal schedule the week of August 2nd.

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Daily Schedule for the Week of July 21st!

Please note the daily schedule for the reminder of the week:

Thursday, July 22nd:

8:45am – 3:15pm for grades 1st – 6th

8:45am – 1:30pm for Kindergarten

Friday, July 23rd:

8:45am – 1:45pm for 1st – 6th

8:45am – 1:30pm for Kindergarten

We will return to our regular schedule next week:

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Transportation Information

Good Afternoon Wolf Pack,

Thank you for your patience as we have been working hard to gather information related to transportation. At this time the only information we have are the official bus stop locations and corresponding times. If your child rides the bus, please take a few moments to read over the schedules.

Click here for the information. Please note, there are multiple tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet linked. If you scroll all the way to the end you will find information for Wolf Canyon.

Thank you,

Wolf Canyon Staff

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Wolf Canyon Reopening Guidelines FAQ

Parent Handbook:

Here is a link to the Parent Reopening Handbook (Click here for link)  published by CVESD.  Much of the information is applicable for all students, staff, and families within CVESD.  The questions and answers below are more specific details for Wolf Canyon. 

Mask Requirements:

Students will only be required to wear masks when indoors.  Masks will not be required for students, or staff, while outside (that includes arrival, dismissal, recess, and lunch).  Obviously, if families feel more comfortable with their child wearing masks outdoors they can opt to tell their children to do so.

Recess and Lunch:

We will be returning to as typical a lunch and recess schedule as we can.  Students will be allowed to play outside, use equipment (including the play structures) and will not be required to wear a mask.  We will do our best to limit the interactions between students in other classes but, based on new guidance it is not strictly mandatory to prevent students from mixing (outdoors).  

Temp checks and health screening:

Health screening is now something that we are asking families to conduct at home.  If your child does not feel well, or is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID, please keep them home and notify the school.  We are also not required to perform temp checks upon student arrival.  We will continue to monitor student health throughout the day and respond according to our health decision tree protocol.  

Quarantining:

The guidelines for quarantining have changed significantly.  Please take a few moments to read over the newest guidelines.  (Click Here for the New Guidelines) 

Parents on Campus:

Our guidelines for parents visiting campus are still in the works.  What we know for now, on the first three days of school, parents will be allowed to walk their children to their classrooms, drop them off, say hello to their teacher, and then are asked to leave right away.  Beginning Monday, July 26th parents will be asked to drop their children off at the appropriate entry gate.  After the 26th, we will work within updated guidelines to welcome parent volunteers and visitors back on campus.  Thank you for your patience as we work with the district and Local Health Jurisdiction to determine those processes.  

Drop off and pickup (gates)

Beginning tomorrow morning, you will see large signs that indicate your child’s entry gate.  All students will enter through one of four designated gates on the East side of the school campus.  Tomorrow through Friday, the gates will open at approximately 8:35 in order to allow families to walk their children to class.  Beginning on the 26th, our gates will open at approximately 8:40.  

Testing:

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is offering free antigen and PCR (also known as NAAT – Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) testing for COVID-19 to staff and students starting today and ending Friday, July 30 at the Education Services and Support Center (ESSC) located at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. The testing site will be at the southwest end of the main District building, near the Board Room.  Testing will be offered from 8:00AM – 4:30PM. Registration for this testing will be conducted on site.  No appointments are necessary. 

Starting August 2, the District will provide both the Antigen and PCR tests at each school on a two-week rotation.  Parents must OPT-IN for the two-week testing.  A link will be sent prior to August 2 for parents to provide consent and opt-in their child(ren). School testing schedule will be posted on the District website in the Safe Return to School Information Center.  Testing is voluntary, but recommended.  Our voluntary testing and tracing program assists to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for helping to make CVESD a safe place to learn and work

Will the water refill stations be filtered water?

The water stations are not using filtered water.  They are using the same water that is typically distributed through the standard drinking fountain.

Can you bring a lunch box or does it have to be a disposable lunch?

Yes, you can still bring a lunch box with you to school.  We will also have school breakfast and lunch available.  This year, lunch and breakfast will come in the form of pre-packaged items.   

When my student gets there for the first day and has never been to the class before, how does he know where to go?

We know the first day can be scary.  There will be plenty of adults outside, including teachers where available (based on grade level) to greet students and ensure they make it to the correct spot.

Will children be allowed to ride bikes or scooters to school?

Yes, students are allowed to ride their bikes and scooters to school, and will have access to the bike and scooter rack in the front of the school.  Upon locking their bikes and scooters up they will enter the school through their designated gate. 

Do we have to drive to school to pick up our kids or can we walk?

Families are still more than welcome to walk to school.  We simply ask that as you drop your children off at the designated gate you do not congregate. 

How will the mask requirement be enforced? (especially for the younger children who may be noncompliant)

We will continue to address this process the same way we handle any situation at school in which a student makes a decision to not follow rules and or behavioral guidelines. 

Will disposable kids masks be permitted?

Yes, disposable kid’s masks will be permitted.  

If a teacher must stay home due to a symptom, will a substitute be used and will we be notified beforehand? Yes, a substitute teacher will be assigned and parents will not be notified ahead of time which is in line with past practice.

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Welcome Back from Principal Lange

Dear Wolf Canyon Community,

Hello, my name is Casey Lange, and it is a privilege and an honor to be joining the Chula Vista Elementary School District, as principal of Wolf Canyon. My family, (wife, Nicole, son, Quinn, daughter, Ashton) and I are San Diego natives.  We spent three of the last four years in Beaverton, Oregon, which is just west of Portland, and have been back in sunny San Diego for the last year.  I have read and heard nothing but incredible information about the strength of the Wolf Canyon school and community.  Each time I interact with any member of the school, community, or district, the message has been the same, “You are very lucky. You landed in a beautiful place, and at an exceptional school.”  Please know, I don’t take that fact lightly.  My immediate priorities are to plan, listen, learn, and develop relationships with staff, students, and families in an effort to continue the great work that has taken place over the years.     

Education is our highest calling, and it truly is a privilege to serve each student, staff member, parent, and community partner.  This year marks my fifteenth year in education.  I have varied experience as a teacher and school leader.  For the first seven years of my career, I served at both the elementary and middle school levels, teaching a variety of grades and content areas.  The last seven years, I have gained valuable experience as an assistant principal at two middle schools, as principal at Johnson Elementary School, Bethany Elementary school in Beaverton, Oregon, and most recently at Ashley Falls in the Del Mar Union School District.  As I begin this new adventure, I eagerly look forward to utilizing the skills developed through my previous experiences to contribute to the beautiful school community that exists here. 

It is no secret that this year will be distinctly different in many ways.  Although this may be true, there are also aspects that will remain unchanged.  I want to assure you that despite the “temporary normal,” we are facing, we remain committed to the unrelenting pursuit of an extraordinary school experience for our students!  Most importantly, when students do return to school next Wednesday, I want you to know we are committed to maintaining an environment that is safe, nurturing, welcoming, joyful, and one that will aid in the development of responsible citizens in our school and community.   

As you are aware, planning has already begun to ensure the return to school for our students in-person.  After being named principal, I was immediately brought up to speed on our current status, involved in critical informational meetings, and have begun working with our school team about what our school’s reopening will look like.  I am confident that our staff, community, and district leadership will continue to work collaboratively to ensure a seamless return.  Please be on the lookout for an FAQ that will come out this weekend, or early Monday that will address many of the lingering questions that many parents still have about the start to the school year.  

I look forward to getting to know each of you, and I firmly believe that the current climate we are in will only strengthen our resolve, and nourish the powerful partnership between school and home. I am truly humbled and excited by the opportunity I have to serve the community, and can’t wait to meet each of you. 

Respectfully,

Casey Lange

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Returning Student Registration/Residency for 21/22

Snap Codes for all continuing students have been sent via email from “PowerSchool Registration”. If you did not receive your email, please check your spam or junk folders. School staff will begin processing these beginning the week of July 26th. If you have not completed this or have not received your Snap Code, we will be reaching out to you during the week of July 26th. Please do not contact the school unless your address has changed.

We are looking forward to a great new school year!

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Welcome Back to the 2021/22 School Year!

Welcome back, Timberwolves!

  • Wednesday, July 21st is the first day of school. It is a minimum day! Students in grades 1-6 and SDC will be dismissed at 1:45pm.
  • TK and Kinder families! A Meet-and-Greet/Classroom Visit is being planned for the first day of school. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you with more detailed information.
  • Class lists for the 21/22 school year will be posted by grade level on Tuesday, July 20th in front of the school. Lists will be available from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and again on the morning of July 21st beginning at 7:00am.

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of June 14th

~Weekly Update~

Monday, 06/14

  • 3:30p.m. – SSC Meeting, Teams
  • 4p.m. – Kinder Goodbye Car Parade, Drop-Off Circle
  • 5-6:30p.m. – 6th Grade Laptop and Hot Spot Collection, Bus Loop

Tuesday, 06/15

  • Last Day of School – Distance Learning for all Students
    • 8:55-11:30a.m – Synchronous Instruction .
  • 9a.m. – Sixth Grade Promotion, Wolf Canyon Playground
  • 4-6p.m. – Laptop and Hot Spot Collection, Drop-Off Circle
  • 4p.m. – Mrs. Morton Drop-Off, Bus Loop

Wednesday, 06/16

  • 7:30-9:00a.m. – Laptop and Hot Spot Collection, Drop-Off Circle

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Announcement

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Soccer Summer Camp

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