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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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of April 20th

Greetings, Wolf Canyon Families!

As we begin Week 2 of distance learning, I trust that you’ve started to establish structures and routines to support learning at home.  With our students using technology more than ever before, challenges will obviously occur.  Remember to take deep breaths!  Our team of dedicated teachers will be here to assist you along the way, as we’re all in this together.

At the beginning of this school year, each teacher taught a unit of study regarding digital citizenship.  Our team will continue to remind students of expected norms regarding digital safety.  To the extent possible, we also ask parents to monitor the online activity of your child.

Below are some great free resources for parents to support online learning and digital citizenship.


Digital Citizenship- Common Sense Media:

Distance Learning

 Other Hot Topics

  • Meal Distribution is still occurring at different school sites across the district. Click Here for more information about distribution sites and times.


Warm regards,

Mathew Shy, Principal


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Parent Helpline for Office 365 and Teams

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Military Counselor

Good afternoon, Wolf Canyon Families!

I hope this finds you well.  I wanted to share that it has been approved for the Military Counselors (MFLC) to temporarily provide virtual counseling services due to COVID-19. This is very exciting news since it allows our military counselor, Mrs. Marie, to continue to provide services to our families!

Please be aware that you must call Mrs. Marie to set up a virtual counseling session or to ask any questions you might have as she cannot communicate through email due to confidentiality. Wolf Canyon’s military counselor, Marie Perez, is at your service and she looks forward to hearing from you. Her number is 619-694-7299.

Please see the flyer for information.

MFLC Video Teleservices Flyer





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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of April 13th

Good evening, Wolf Canyon Families.

The Wolf Canyon Team is excited to implement our first week of distance learning starting tomorrow, Monday, April 13.  We’ll strive to provide your child with a quality education in a nurturing, virtual classroom environment during this last quarter of the school year.

Since distance learning is new for both teachers and students, I respectfully ask that you are patient with our instructional team.  Rest assured, we’ll work hard to support you and your child through this new model of learning.

We understand that each Wolf Canyon family has a different dynamic; therefore, our goal is to be as flexible as possible, while also engaging your child academically to keep learning alive and well while at home.

As we begin this journey together, I encourage you to consider the following:

  1. Create structures and routines to engage your child in distance learning.
    1. Locate a quiet location for learning & utilize this space each day.
    2. Determine the best timeframe for your child to work uninterrupted.
  2. Communicate successes & struggles with your child’s teacher.

We have a great week ahead of us!  Enjoy your evening.

Mr. Shy

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Distance Learning FAQ

Good Afternoon Wolf Canyon Families,

Attached, please find a letter/FAQ regarding distance learning.

I encourage you to read the document & also click on the hyperlinks embedded within it.

I miss you greatly

Take care,
Mathew Shy

Letter to Parents re Distance Learning FAQ

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of April 6th

Good afternoon, Wolf Canyon Families!

Please read the attached document below regarding Distance Learning.

Warm regards,

Principal Shy

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PTA Update

All scheduled PTA fundraisers/programs have been canceled until further notice.

Mixed bag/Boon Supply orders have been shipped and PTA will contact you once they arrive and the best and safest way to get them to you.

Please continue to check the school blog, Facebook, Instagram, Totem and twitter for further updates!  If you have any questions please contact us at wolfcanyonpta@gmail.com

We miss you all!  Stay healthy and safe Timberwolves!

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Mr. I’s Read-a-Loud

Enjoy a read-a-loud from Mr. I.

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