Welcome to PM Kindergarten 2019-2020 School Year
Howard Cattle Elementary School 13590 Cypress Avenue Tel.: (909)591-2755 Chino, CA 91710 Fax: (909)548-6076 WE ARE COLLEGE BOUND! Steve Buss, Principal ● Kimberly Curry, Assistant Principal Norm Enfield, Ed.D., Superintendent Board of Education Andrew Cruz, Christina Gagnier, Irene Hernandez-Blair, James Na, Joe Schaffer www.chino.k12.ca.us/cattle May 15, 2020
Dear Cattle Families:
We are inviting you back to campus one last time this year from May 22-28 for the drop off and pick up of student belongings. Our purpose is for our teachers to say one last good-bye and to receive the following items back from you: textbooks, library books, musical instruments, laptops, and other materials. We will be distributing student belongings, classwork, medications, yearbooks, dance refunds, 2nd trimester awards, and 3rd trimester AR medals.
Each classroom will have a specific day assigned for item pick-up and drop off. You will need to click on the link below to schedule a time to visit your child’s classroom. Unfortunately, only one adult and one student will be able to go to the classroom. If you have multiple classrooms to visit and cannot come on multiple days or cannot come on your assigned day, please email Mr. Buss (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get further assistance.
In order to comply with state and federal guidelines for social distancing, campus visits have been spaced out in 10- minute intervals. This will allow you to visit the classroom, collect your belongings, say a brief good-bye and leave in an efficient manner out of respect for others. Visitors to campus should be wearing a face mask per district guidelines. As tempting as it is, please do not congregate in small groups while on campus or go to visit familiar faces. Out of respect for the staff, please remind your children that at this time it is better to give an “air hug” from afar.
Please follow these procedures in order to return to campus:
1. Visit the following link to schedule a day and time for item pickup. (Please note that different teachers and grade levels are on different days to minimize foot traffic). Select your child’s teacher/teachers and pick from the available time slots to come to campus. Make a note of the date/time you have selected. https://www.picktime.com/HowardCattleES
2. On your scheduled day/time please bring a bag to collect your belongings and enter the campus through one of the following entrances. Please do not enter from the Clover gate to go to upper grade rooms or vice versa in order to maintain social distancing:
a. Kinder front gate: (for all kinder and TK students)
b. Clover gate (for all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students)
c. Main parking lot gate (for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders) 3. Upon entering the gate, please go toward the MPR if you need to return a Chromebook, pick up medication, or would like to purchase a yearbook (while supplies last for $30 cash).
4. Please proceed to your child’s classroom. If someone is already there, please wait at the designated spaces on the blacktop in order to maintain proper social distancing.
5. Please exit the campus the way you came in. We appreciate your patience through this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing you soon.
Steve Buss Principal
Welcome to Mrs. May's Classroom!
From now until the end of the school year, please use the
May's Minion's Google Classroom
I am available for virtual office hours
Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 11:00 am
Contact me through Class Dojo, Debra_May@chino.k12.ca.us
or Google Classroom
Expectations for Kindergarten Distance Learning
Students will submit assignments and/or assessments on Google Classroom or in Class Dojo.
Samples of your work need to be shared in photo or video form by the due date listed on Google Classroom.
Feedback will be given through Google Classroom or the Class Dojo app during virtual office hours.
All work is expected to be completed by the students, to the best of their ability,
on a weekly basis. By Friday, each week, please submit evidence of your child's participation in the
distance learning assignments and activities.
April 1, 2020
Dear CVUSD family:
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced during his noon press conference today a
recommendation that all California schools remain closed until the end of this school year. After
much deliberation, I am directing that Chino Valley Unified School District’s 35 campuses remain
closed to in-person learning and teaching for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. My
decision is supported by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre and
other San Bernardino County school district superintendents.
I understand that this sudden but not unexpected announcement may naturally cause anxiety to
our students, families and staff. I want to assure all of our students, especially our seniors, that
they will be receiving final grades and continue on the path to graduation and culmination. Rest
assured, all school assignments will be graded with empathy and sensitivity given the abnormal
circumstances surrounding us. I am confident that together we will successfully navigate our new
educational landscape brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This past Monday, we began our transition to CVUSD Distance Learning education. CVUSD
Distance Learning education will take place through the end of this school year so please continue
to log in and have your students participate in the online lessons.
Our teachers, administrators and the Division of Curriculum, Instruction, Innovation & Support are
maximizing their efforts to provide Distance Learning education for the months ahead. We
continue to work to provide the quality education and tools that our children need and deserve.
In conjunction with our school closures, all scheduled school and District activities, events,
sporting events and gatherings for the school year are cancelled. I know this is not easy to accept,
particularly for our high school seniors who have worked so hard for their achievements and their
limelight at graduation. The District is looking at other, non-traditional alternatives for graduation
ceremonies where all of our seniors will be recognized and given their due applause from their
parents, families and CVUSD community. I will update you if/when an alternative is determined.
I want to thank you for your continued partnership and dedication to our students and staff.
Education is truly an essential service, and I could not be more proud of our front line teachers,
counselors, nutrition service workers, health employees, technology staff, maintenance
employees, administrative support staff, school administrators and the rest of our CVUSD family
who have risen to the challenge and accepted their responsibilities to our students with grit,
determination and a smile. We are in this together, and we will get through this together
Received from our Superintendent Mr. Norm Enfield ED.D.
Reading with your child
This short booklet offers suggestions on things you can do to support your child who is learning to read.