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Message October 5, 2020 

Hello San Marino Rams,

Dr. Lee here, with important information.

Students in Distance Learning will continue with the previous distance learning schedule. All SDC students attend 5 days a week for in person instruction.

STUDENTS in Hybrid A start October 5th and students in Hybrid B start October 8th.  Dismissal times remain the same for in person instruction.

Your child is enrolled for 2 days of in person instruction. Students will do the other 3 days virtually and are required to attend all 5 days (2 in person and 3 virtually from home). We will have staggered start times for arrival between 8:00AM-8:30AM.

Last Names with A- F at 8:05am

Last names with G-N at 8:15am

Last names with O-Z at 8:30am.

Students will enter campus based on grade levels. Please watch the video located on CESD San Marino YOU TUBE pageThis is Safety Protocol and Procedures video that all parents should watch.

Some specifics to plan for: 

Grades K-3: If you have borrowed a San Marino chromebook, you can KEEP IT AT HOME. We will have another one for you to use in class. These grades at this time MAY NOT bring a backpack. 

Grades 4-6: If you have borrowed a chromebook from San Marino, we need you to bring the device and your charging chord BACK AND FORTH TO SCHOOL EACH DAY IN A BACKPACK. Please take good care of it and do not put it on the ground. If you did not borrow a chromebook, one will be provided for you at school. 

All students may bring a lunch box, however I would highly recommend paper bags with disposable items so you don't need to take anything back home. As a reminder, ALL STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FREE SCHOOL LUNCH EVERYDAY THROUGH DECEMBER. We ask that all students come prepared with their items for school this includes their lunch. The lunch cart will NO longer available and we will not be interrupting instruction to deliver lunches.

Masks are MANDATORY for ALL students. It is advisable to write your child’s name on his/her mask. They can be removed for meals and outdoor recess activities. All students will be provided with a fanny pack to keep their mask in when they are not wearing it to keep it protected. Fanny packs will be kept at school.

On Monday, October 5, Hybrid Group A begins.  Also on Monday, we have a PTA Meeting schedule for 3:00pm. Please see link provided.

 

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On Wednesday, October 7, Zoom at 8:05am for all Hybrid Option students.

 

On Thursday, October 8, Hybrid Group B begins.

 

Food Services: Students in Distance Learning will be to pick up lunch M-F at Walter Knott. Additionally, students on Wednesday may also pick up  lunch at Walter Knott. Lunch is Free for all students under the age of 18.  Lunch is free until December. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today! 

 

PTA Reflections due October, 22. PTA Reflections theme for 2020 is “I Matter Because.” Scholars are encouraged to submit entries in six different categories. All entries are due October 22 to the San Marino Office. If you have questions about Reflections, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to tomorrow when our students return in person and Thursday when students return in person.

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic week!

 

Message September 28, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

Thank you to all parents that attended Parent Teacher Conferences.

 

As you are aware, we are moving towards in-person instruction for students who have chosen that option.  Currently, our SDC students begin tomorrow September 28 for instruction five days a week on campus. SDC students who chose Distance Learning will begin with their new teacher tomorrow. Our general education students will return October 5 for a hybrid model 2 days a week with Group A and Group B for in-person instruction. Students who will continue in Distance Learning will begin with their new teacher on Oct. 5. There is a lot of planning happening behind the scenes.  In preparation, our general education teachers will be teaching til 10:00am.  Parents will be able to view teacher assignments via Aeries Parent Portal the evening of September 29th. Parents will be able to view their child’s teacher and grouping whether it be Group A or B.

 

Visit our CESD San Marino YOU TUBE page to view our weekly message.

 

On Monday, September 28th, Our SDC students return to campus for in person instruction.  ST Math contest ends.

 

On Tuesday, September 29, Dr. Lee will be hosting a Parent Tours at 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm.  This will repeat on Friday, October 2nd at 8:30am and 9:15am. Parent tours are exclusively for parents and students should not attend. Please be sure to wear your mask. All families are allowed 2 participants.

 

On Thursday, October 1st, Teachers will send out a welcome email.

 

On Friday, October 2nd, Teachers will Zoom with their new class at 10:30am.

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino, Danbrook, and Walter Knott. Lunch is Free for all students under the age of 18. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today!  All students receive 2 ½ meal – lunch, snack, and dinner. 

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic week!

 

Message September 21, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

Parent teacher conferences are this week Sept. 21 – Sept. 25. All parents should have signed up with their teacher. As a reminder, this week is also with early release days. Please follow your teacher’s schedule.

 

As you are aware, we are moving towards in-person instruction for students who have chosen that option.  Currently, our SDC students will return on September 28 for instruction five days a week and our general education students will return October 5 for a hybrid model 2 days a week with Group A and Group B for in-person instruction. There is a lot of planning happening behind the scenes.  Please see the link for sign up genius to participate in an-person tour of SM’s Safety Protocols.

 

Parent Safety Protocol Tour

 

Visit our CESD San Marino YOU TUBE page to view our weekly message.

 

On Tuesday, September 22, Dr. Lee will be hosting a Coffee with Principal at 2:30pm. To review and answer questions about safety protocols. Please see Zoom link provided;

 

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On Wednesday, September 23, Dr. Lee will be hosting a Coffee with Principal at 5:30pm. To review and answer questions about safety protocols. Please see Zoom link provided;

 

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Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino, Danbrook, and Walter Knott. Lunch is Free for all students under the age of 18. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today!  All students receive 2 ½ meal – lunch, snack, and dinner. 

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic week!

 

Message September 14, 2020

San Marino Families

We have an important update for the re-opening of schools that will take place on Monday, Sept. 28th and Monday October 5th

 

It is VERY important that you read your email as it will have a breakdown of options available for In Person/Hybrid Instruction.  Again, this is an important lengthy email that all parents must read so you understand clearly the options available to you.  I will also be holding parent meetings to address an unanswered questions this week. Parent meetings are as follows; Today there will be a parent meeting at 5:30pm, Wednesday’s meeting will be at 3:00pm and Thursday’s meeting will be 9:00am. All meetings are the same please choose which meeting works best for your schedule. Again, this is an important lengthy email that all parents must read so you understand clearly the options available to you.

 

Sunday Message Week of September 14, 2020

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

This week marks our fifth full week of distance learning. School is in full swing.  Please make sure your scholar is fully prepared every day for school.

 

This week also marks a schedule change. Beginning this week Wednesday's end time is 10:00am, in accordance with district guidelines.  Students will participate in asynchronous time where they complete work on their own, including I-ready lessons and ST Math. Some students may also participate in group time with their teacher as well. Please follow your teacher’s schedule.

 

Teachers are preparing for parent teacher conferences and will be sending   an electronic sign-up sheet for Sept. 21 – Sept. 25. As a reminder, teacher parent conferences are next week beginning Sept. 21 with early release days.

 

Our Superintendent recently held a district meeting detailing information regarding Distance Learning and In Person Instruction. If you missed it, please follow the link for the posted video. Dr. Lee will also be hosting Coffee with Principal several times this week to further explain the learning models.  All Coffee with Principals are the same. Please choose the one that works best for you.  Tomorrow, Monday September 14th, I will be sending an additional message to further explain the learning models. In this message, parents will be asked to verify their learning model choice by September 15. Currently, our SDC students will return on September 28 for instruction five days a week and our general education students will return October 5 for a hybrid model 2 days a week with Group A and Group B for in-person instruction.

 

Superintendent's Forum Video

 

Visit our CESD San Marino YOU TUBE page to view our weekly message.

 

Monday, September 14, we will host our first PTA meeting of the year via Zoom @ 3:00pm. All are invited to attend. Please see Zoom link provided;

 

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Also on Monday, Dr. Lee will be hosting a Coffee with Principal at 5:30pm. To review and answer questions about the learning models. Please see Zoom link provided;

 

 

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The district is hosting Wellness Wednesday, September 16, at 1:00pm and 5:00pm please see Peachjar for further information and sign-up. Also on Wednesday, Dr. Lee will be hosting a Coffee with Principal at 3:00pm. To review and answer questions about the learning models. Please see Zoom link provided;

 

 

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Also on Thursday, September 17, Dr. Lee will be hosting a Coffee with Principal at 9:00am. To review and answer questions about the learning models. Please see Zoom link provided;

 

 

 

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Friday, September 18 is a Non-Student Day.

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino, Danbrook, and Walter Knott. Lunch is Free for all students under the age of 18. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today!  All students receive 2 ½ meal – lunch, snack, and dinner. 

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic week!

 

 

 

Sunday Message Week of August 31, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

Teachers will continue assessments this week using district approved assessments to gather baseline data on each student. As a staff it is important that we know your students’ by name, strength, and need.

 

Any student still in need of a Chromebook may come to the school to get one.

 

Any student that has not picked up their curriculum and supplies may also come to the school to pick it up. We will be making phone calls to ensure that all students have their materials to be successful.

 

If you missed the district training on our programs and platforms, please use the following link.

 

Tuesday, September 1st, Dr.  Lee will host a Q & A forum regarding the platforms (SeeSaw, Google Classroom, and i-Ready) at 5:30pm.

 

https://sites.google.com/cesd.us/distance-learning-teacher/home/parent-trainings

 

See Zoom link for Q & A on District Platforms;

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Please use the following link to the CESD Distance Learning Parent Guide that can help you and your child be successful during distance learning.

 

https://sites.google.com/cesd.us/distance-learning-teacher/home/student-learning

 

Thursday, September 3 Parent Pick-up for materials from 8:00am – 3:00pm.  This parent pickup is not monitored.  Cart is rolled out/rolled in and is a self –service.  Parents have the opportunity to pick-up on Thursday and Friday also 8:00am – 3:00pm with the understanding that materials/copies are used for the upcoming week.  All grade levels have a milk-crate assigned to them. Not all grade levels have to use the pickup system. Teacher(s) will notify parents via platform. Next pickup is Sept. 17.

 

Visit our CESD San Marino YOU TUBE page to view our weekly message.

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino. Prices are based on eligibility; Paid: $2.70; Reduced: $0.40; and Free. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today!  All students receive 2 ½ meal – lunch, snack, and dinner.  Please make an appointment with Ms. Jessica if you need assistance. All applications must be completed by August 31st.

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

Here’s to another Ramtastic week!  

Sunday Message Week of August 24, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

Teachers will continue assessments this week using district approved assessments to gather baseline data on each student. As a staff it is important that we know your students’ by name, strength, and need.

 

Any student still in need of a Chromebook may come to the school to get one.

 

Any student that has not picked up their curriculum and supplies may also come to the school to pick it up. We will be making phone calls to ensure that all students have their materials to be successful.

 

If you missed the district training on our programs and platforms. Please use the following link. Next week I will hold a Q & A forum regarding the platforms.

 

https://sites.google.com/cesd.us/distance-learning-teacher/home/parent-trainings

 

Please use the following link to the CESD Distance Learning Parent Guide that can help you and your child be successful during distance learning.

 

https://sites.google.com/cesd.us/distance-learning-teacher/home/student-learning

 

Friday, August 28 District DELAC Meeting at 1:00pm 

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Visit our CESD San Marino YOU TUBE page to view our weekly message.

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino. Prices are based on eligibility; Paid: $2.70; Reduced: $0.40; and Free. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today!  All students receive 2 ½ meal – lunch, snack, and dinner.  Please make an appointment with Ms. Jessica if you need assistance. All applications must be completed by August 31st.

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

Here’s to another Ramtastic week!

Sunday Message Week of August 17, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

Starting tomorrow, Monday August 17th, Teachers will begin to post Zoom links via their platform whether it be Remind, ClassDojo, SeeSaw or Google Classroom. Also, on Monday and Tuesday as we launch Operation San Marino, teachers will be meeting with each individual student in order to build relationships with their scholars in a Meet N Greet format. Teachers will also begin assessments this week using district approved assessments to gather baseline data on each student. As a staff it is important that we know your students by name, strength, and need.

 

Any student still in need of a Chromebook may come to the school to get one.

 

Any student that has not picked up their curriculum and supplies may also come to the school to pick it up. We will be making phone calls to ensure that all students have their materials to be successful.

 

Monday, August 17 Student Meet n Greet with Teachers. Parents are welcome to attend if available. See teacher schedule for more information. Also on Monday, Preschool Parent Orientation at 3:00pm via Zoom.

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Tuesday, August 18 Student Meet n Greet with Teachers. Parents are welcome to attend if available. See teacher schedule for more information. Also on Tuesday is Family Information Training on iReady @11:00am Eng/Span and @5:00pm  Eng/Kor. Flier will be posted on Peachjar with links.

 

Wednesday, August 19 As a reminder, early release was changed to Wednesday’s.  Also on Wednesday is a parent training on Google Classroom @ 9:00am Eng/Spa and SeeSaw @ 11:00am Eng/Spa. Another training will be offered at 3:00pm in English only.  Both sessions will be translated and made available in all languages by Friday, August 21st.   Flier will be posted on Peachjar with links.

 

Visit our  CESD San Marino YOU TUBE page to view our Welcome Back to School Parade. Thank you to all parents and students that attended.

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino. Prices are based on eligibility; Paid: $2.70; Reduced: $0.40; and Free. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today!  Please make an appointment with Ms., Jessica if you need assistance. All applications must be completed by August 31st.

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. We want to thank you for your patience and giving us grace as we start the year in distance learning. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

Here’s to another Ramtastic School year!

 

Email Message August 12, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

We are so excited about the first day of school which is tomorrow August 13th. By now, you should have received an email from your child’s teacher. Telling you how to log on to your child’s Zoom Meeting.

Technology Devices: Student will be working daily with their teacher, virtually. Every student in your household will need access to a device during the school day. If you are in need of a chromebook please come to the drive through pick up service today to get a chromebook. Provide your students name and grade level. Once again, all current first grade students with a chromebook will exchange their chromebook for a Touchscreen Chromebook. We want to be sure that your child is ready to meet their teacher and classmates on their first day of school. Chromebook pickup will end at 3:30pm today.

We are excited that BPPD will be working with us tomorrow to have a Back to School Parade. The Back to School Parade will be from 8:30am to 9:30am. As we kick off our theme for the year Operation San Marino, teachers will be on Crescent Avenue in the back of the school to welcome you to the school year. You may decorate your car. Write your student(s) name of it, add balloons, streamers, whatever you like. Let’s celebrate our San Marino Rams and make memories for our scholars. Again, the Back to School Parade is tomorrow, August 13th at 8:30am to 9:30am. Please enter Crescent from Valley View and head East. Your flashers should be on and in the lane closest to the curb and the back of the school.

Due to the parade, we had to change our first Zoom time. Your first Zoom with your teacher will be at 10:15am.  School will start at 10:15am

Curriculum Pick Up is now as Follows:

Thursday, August 13th

  • Kinder              11:00am 
  • First                 12:00pm 
  • Fifth                  1:00pm
  • Second               2:00pm 

Mrs. Coveney’s class will pick-up between 10:30am – 11:30am

 

Curriculum Pick Up is now as Follows:

Friday, August 14th 

8:30am Live Zoom for all students

  • Third & Fourth    9:30am
  • Sixth                  10:30am 
  • Make Up           1:00pm - 4:00pm  

 

The district sent a survey to all parents and I know there are many questions.  I will be hosting a parent meeting tomorrow, August 13th at 6:00pm to answer questions that you may have.

Please watch the following videos before the meeting so that I am able to address all your concerns.

Here is the link for the videos:

https://www.cesd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/learningcontinuum

Zoom link for meeting is as follows:

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Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino. Prices are based on eligibility; Paid: $2.70; Reduced: $0.40; and Free. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today! 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you. We want to thank youj for your patience and giving us grace as we start the year in distance learning. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

Here’s to another Ramtastic School year!

 

Sunday Message Week of August 9, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

Thank you to those parents that attended recent parent meetings. There is lots of information to share and we want to be sure to keep you up to date.  We are counting down to the start of school we just a few days left.

 

Technology Devices: Student will be working daily with their teacher, virtually. Every student in your household will need access to a device during the school day. If you need a Chromebook for this school year, please email: Omaira_Lee@cesd.us to request one and we will reserve one for you. Provide your students name and grade level. If you already have a chromebook from last year, you do NOT need to request a chromebook for this year. You will keep the one you have with the exception of our Kinder students who are going to first grade. We need to exchange your chromebook to a TouchScreen. Once again, All first grade students with a chromebook will exchange their chromebook for a Touchscreen Chromebook. To ensure your child is ready to meet their teacher and classmates on their first day of school. Please follow the provided schedule.

 

Tuesday, August 11th,

Technology Pick Up –

Grades 1-3 8:30am-11:30am

Grades 4-6 12:30pm-3:30pm

Kinder 8:30am – 3:30pm

 

Wednesday, August 12th

Grades 1-3 8:30am-11:30am

Grades 4-6 12:30pm-3:30pm

Kinder 8:30am – 3:30pm

 

Curriculum Pick Up:

Thursday, August 13th

8:30am Live Zoom 

  • Kinder              9:30am
  • First                10:30am
  • Second            11:30am
  • Third               12:30pm
  • Fifth                  1:00pm

 

Friday, August14th 

8:30am Live Zoom  

  • Fourth           9:30am
  • Sixth             10:30am
  • Make Up       12:pm - 4:00pm

 

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F with a drive through pick up at San Marino. Prices are based on eligibility; Paid: $2.70; Reduced: $0.40; and Free. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/  AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today! 

  

Enrollment Confirmation: We still have some families who have not completed their online Data Confirmation. This is vital for staffing purposes. ALL families MUST verify student enrollment and information through Aeries Parent Portal Data Confirmation to confirm your child’s enrollment. Please sign in to the CESD Parent Portal and complete ALL 6 steps to secure your child’s/children’s enrollment in this school year if you have not done so already. For the Parent Portal website, go to: https://centralia.asp.aeries.net/Student/LoginParent.aspx   Your password is your email account on record at the school. If you do not remember your email password, go to “Forgot Password” from the Parent Portal website.    

If you need assistance with the Parent Portal or Data Confirmation, please contact me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Calendar change: First Day of School is August 13th. In addition to that, Wednesday will become our early release day instead of Thursday.

 

Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you now. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

Here’s to another Ramtastic School year!

 

Sunday Message Week of August 3, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams, this is your Principal, Dr. Lee.

 

I am back at work now and getting everything set in place to start our 2020-2021 school year off in Distance Learning.  The office is open but we ask that you make an appointment.

 

Parent Information Meeting: I am preparing to have a parent information presentation/meeting late this week. Please watch for dates and times. It will be a Zoom meeting and will inform you of school programs and procedures as we head into this unique school year.   

 

Food Services: During Distance Learning, food services will be available M-F at with a drive through process at San Marino Prices are based on eligibility as usual during the school year. Paid: $2.70; Reduced: $0.40; and Free. We suggest ALL families apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Services ASAP.  GO TO WWW.CESD.US/FOODSERVICES/   AND CLICK ON THE ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION LINK TO APPLY, today! 

 

Technology Devices: Student will be working daily with their teacher, virtually. Every student in your household will need access to a device during the school day. If you need a Chromebook for this school year, please email: Omaira_Lee@cesd.us to request one and we will reserve one for you. Provide your students name and grade level. If you already have a chromebook from last year, you do NOT need to request a chromebook for this year. You will keep the one you have. Chromebook Drive Thru Pickup schedule will likely be between August 11th – 13th to ensure your child is ready to meet their teacher and classmates on their first day of school. Schedule forthcoming. 

 

Curriculum Pick Up: Curriculum and Supplies Pick will likely be between August 11th and 13th.  Schedule forthcoming.  

 

Enrollment Confirmation: We still have some families who have not completed their online Data Confirmation, which was due July 31st. This is vital for staffing purposes. ALL families MUST verify student enrollment and information through Aeries Parent Portal Data Confirmation to confirm your child’s enrollment for 2020-21. Please sign in to the CESD Parent Portal and complete ALL 6 steps to secure your child’s/children’s enrollment in the 2020-21 school year if you have not done so already. For the Parent Portal website, go to: https://centralia.asp.aeries.net/Student/LoginParent.aspx   Your password is your email account on record at the school. If you do not remember your email password, go to “Forgot Password” from the Parent Portal website.    

 

If you need assistance with the Parent Portal or Data Confirmation, please contact me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Pending Calendar change: To let you plan accordingly, I did want to let you know that pending August 5th Board Approval, the First Day of School will be August 13th instead of the 12th. In addition to that, Wednesday will become our early release day instead of Thursday. Again, this is pending August 5th Board Approval. This gives our teaching staff an extra day to receive professional development to further enrich our Distance Learning 2.0. 

 

Please look forward to another message me. Please let me know if there are any questions, I can answer for you now. You are always welcome to email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us  

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  WE are hoping all our families are staying safe and healthy and are looking forward to the day when our students return in person.

Here’s to another Ramtastic School year!

 

Sunday Message Week of May 17, 2020

Distance Learning Week 7

 

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

 

We are on week 7 of Distance Learning. We miss our scholars, parents, and community. Thank you for your continued support at home.  Our official last day of Distance Learning is May 21st.  

 

As a reminder Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal. Meals have been approved til June 30.

 

Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 continues. If you have a child that will be TK or Kindergarten-age, please enroll NOW for priority spaces.  If you haven’t completed the Dental or Physical it is still imperative that you enroll now.  Please check the District website for additional information: www.cesd.us

 

The district sent out a survey inquiring if our Kinder – 5th grade students were interested in keeping their chromebooks for the summer. It is important that the district know your intent in regards to keeping your chromebook. There is a Study Island Challenge and students continue to. have access to district programs through July. If you choose to keep your chromebook please complete the survey. If you choose not to, then please drop off your chromebook following the schedule listed.

 

All 6th grade chromebooks are due no later than Tuesday.

 

Monday, May 18 Talent Show and morning meetings with teachers. Good job to our Talent Show committee and Congratulations to all our participants for a job well done.

Which can be found here: San Marino YouTube Page

 

Schedule for the final week of school Monday thru Wednesday is as follows:

 

In order to NOT have large gatherings we ask that everyone follow the schedule, go through the drive thru service, stay in your car, and are encouraged to wear a mask. All student belongings should be picked up this last week of school as we do not have storage space available.

 

Please note that there is NO pickup on Thursday and all items should be picked up no later than Wednesday.

 

Thursday May 21, There is no student pickup of materials on this day due to 6th grade CARE-A-VAN. 6th grade teachers have shared the expectations for the day with 6th grade students. Schedule is listed below.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 5/18

Tuesday, 5/19

Wednesday, 5/20

Thursday, 5/21

6th grade CARE- A- VAN

 

8:30 - 9:30 A-G

8:30 - 9:30 A-G

8:45 arrival

9:00 – 9:30 Coveney and A-G students

10:00 – 11:00 A-G

9:30 – 10:30 H-M

9:30 – 10:30 H-M

9:30 arrival

9:45 – 10:15 H-M

11:00 – 12:00 H-O

10:30 – 11:30 N-S

10:30 – 11:30 N-S

10:15 arrival

10:30 -11:00 N- Z

12:00 – 1:00 P-Z

11:30 – 12:30 T-Z

11:30 – 12:30 T-Z

 

 

 

All San Marino teachers will send report cards to parents’ emails currently on file.

 

We want to thank you for your support this school year and look forward to welcoming you to the new school year for 2020-2021. Supply list will be posted in June on the school webpage. Class lists will be posted usually the day before school and we will inform you of how that information will be shared. Have a great summer and we will see you next school year.  We want to thank you for a great year and for supporting your scholar(s), teachers, and the school. Once again, enjoy your summer. School begins on August 12.

 

Here's to another Ramtastic Week

 

 

 

 

Sunday Message Week of May 10, 2020

Distance Learning Week 6

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

 

Want to wish all our mother’s HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.

 

We are on week 6 of Distance Learning. We miss our scholars, parents, and community. Thank you for your continued support at home.  Our official last day of Distance Learning is May 21st.  With that said, we will be making final arrangements for pickup of student classroom items and medication, collection of school instruments and chromebooks, and saying goodbyes to our 6th graders. Teachers have modified their Zoom schedules to prepare student materials for pickup and the completion of report cards. Please see your teachers’ schedule for Zoom meetings.

 

Just a reminder that Talent Show videos and AVID planner contest entries were due May 8.

 

This week we will be distributing medication and collecting violins on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13 from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

 

Tuesday, May 12 our Virtual Coffee with Principal will be at 11:00pm link will be provided to all those wanting to attend. You may contact Dr. Lee for the link to attend. The flyer is posted on PeachJar. We also have an SSC Zoom meeting at 2:00pm. Those wishing to attend may request a link. Distribution of medication and turn in of violins will be from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

 

Wednesday, May 13 Distribution of medication and turn in of violins from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

 

Friday, May 15 Awards Assembly for all grade levels. Please see your teachers’ schedule for Zoom meeting.

 

As a reminder Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal. Meals have been approved til June more information to come on this.

 

Please reach out to Ms. Jessica our Community Liaison if you are in need of resources this time. As a school, we are privy to lots of information that can help our families. As we are here to help in any way that we can.

 

Many of you have asked about spring pictures. You may at this time contact Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.  Where they will provide you with a code to view and purchase your scholars picture.

 

Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 continues. If you have a child that will be TK or Kindergarten-age, please enroll NOW for priority spaces.  Please check the District website for additional information: www.cesd.us

 

Please see the link for the Monday Morning message. The message is also posted on San Marino’s YouTube channel. Video is long this week. Birthdays will be next week.

 

Which can be found here: San Marino YouTube Page

 

During Distance Learning, it is easy to not send your child to virtual school however when scholars are absent from school they miss valuable instructional time, fall behind in school subjects, and are a higher risk of dropping out. We urge parents to send their children to school/distance learning each day, keeping absences and tardies to a minimum.  In the event that your child is absent we ask that you notify the office.

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

CENSUS The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online (https://my2020census.gov/ ), by phone, or by mail. It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census. The results of the Census counts will guide funding for much-needed services and programs in the community including hospitals and schools. Please complete the Census questionnaire.

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic Week.

 

 

Sunday Message Week of May 3, 2020

Distance Learning Week 5

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

 

We are on week 5 of Distance Learning. We miss our scholars, parents, and community. Thank you for your continued support at home.  As you’ve been made aware, our Superintendent has extended our school closure to the end of the school year.  Our official last day of Distance Learning is May 21st.  With that said, we will be making final arrangements for pickup of student classroom items and medication, collection of school instruments and chromebooks, etc. That information will be sent in the next few weeks.  

 

As a reminder Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal.

 

We know this time can be tough for some of our families. Last week we had a DELAC meeting and we shared several resources throughout the county that families may access. If you need help accessing any of the resources, please reach out to Ms. Jessica our Community Liaison. I have attached the information here for your convenience.

 

Many of you have asked about spring pictures. You may at this time contact Lifetouch at 1 800 736 4753.  Where they will provide you with a code to view and purchase your scholars picture.

 

Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 continues. If you have a child that will be TK or Kindergarten-age, please enroll NOW for priority spaces.  Please check the District website for additional information: www.cesd.us

 

Monday, May 4th our Virtual PTA Meeting will be at 3:00pm link will be provided to all those wanting to attend. You may contact Dr. Lee or any PTA board member for the link to attend. The agenda is posted on PeachJar.

 

Friday, May 8th Talent show videos are due to Mrs. Mangold and/or Mrs. Mariano.

 

We are also hosting our annual AVID Planner Contest. Scholars in grades 2nd- 5th grade have an opportunity to have their artwork put on the front of our school-wide planner used by our 3rd- 6th grade scholars. Attached are the guidelines. Artwork is due by May 8th.  They can be emailed to your scholar’s teachers.

 

Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week. Surprise your teacher by logging on to Zoom with the following.

 

Monday  5/4 – Make a sign that says “Thank You”

Tuesday  5/5 – Draw your teacher a flower or a heart

Wednesday  5/ 6– Make your teacher a card or write her a letter

Thursday 5/7 – Make an I.O.U a hug, gift, something in person for when we get back to school

Friday 5/8 - Record a flip grid and send to your teacher telling her/him how much you appreciate her/him

 

If your child is experiencing any technology issues, please submit a Help Ticket for their District-issued device using this email address studenthelp@cesd.us and cc Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us. If you have your own device and are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, feel free to contact us and we will try to assist you.

 

For our preschool families, please check Preschool Website for updated information on the continuum Distance-learning plan. It offers weekly lesson activities in a day-to-day format that can be accessed on our Centralia School District - Child Development / Preschool webpage located at the bottom of the district webpage under all school logos.

 

As we continue distance learning, and the novelty of attending school from home has now become real.  Scholars and parents are becoming restless. Remember, it’s important at this time that you remember RSP – Routine, Structure, and Patience.

Thank you again for your continued support at home. It’s important that parents and scholars understand that it is so much more than just logging on to Zoom. Students must complete the work assigned to them on a daily and weekly basis. Teachers have posted daily assignments in Reading, Writing, and Math. They will also be incorporating Science and Social Studies when appropriate. Even though we are not in school, we continue to prepare your child(ren) for the next step in their educational journey.  All standards for their current grade level need to be introduced and taught.  Students are accountable for those standards. Again, all work assigned must also be completed. Many students are trying to login with other user names which your teacher is not aware of.  It is important that we login with student name or parent name. To protect all scholars during this unprecedented times, it is important that we follow these rules in order to keep our Zoom meetings safe for all scholars. Students also upon initial contact should have their camera on so the teacher can account for all students attending.   

 

Please see the link for the Monday Morning message. The message is also posted on San Marino’s YouTube channel. Which can be found here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD2_ll3Tv5o

 

Upcoming Meetings:

 

Tuesday, May 12th our virtual SSC Meeting will be at 3:00pm link will be provided to all those wanting to attend. You may contact Dr. Lee for the link to attend. The agenda will be posted on PeachJar.

 

Monday, May 18th we will watch a virtual talent show as our Monday Morning Announcements. Students may submit their videos to their teachers. Videos should be no more than 2 and a half minutes.

 

During Distance Learning, it is easy to not send your child to virtual school however when scholars are absent from school they miss valuable instructional time, fall behind in school subjects, and are a higher risk of dropping out. We urge parents to send their children to school/distance learning each day, keeping absences and tardies to a minimum.  In the event that your child is absent we ask that you notify the office.

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

CENSUS The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online (https://my2020census.gov/ ), by phone, or by mail. It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census. The results of the Census counts will guide funding for much-needed services and programs in the community including hospitals and schools. Please complete the Census questionnaire.

 

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic Week

 

 

 

 

Sunday Message Week of April 26, 2020

Distance Learning Week 4

 

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

 

We are on week 4 of Distance Learning. We miss our scholars, parents, and community. Thank you for your continued support at home.

 

As a reminder Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal.

 

We know this time can be tough for some of our families. Last week we had a DELAC meeting and we shared several resources throughout the county that families may access. If you need help accessing any of the resources, please reach out to Ms. Jessica our Community Liaison. I have attached the information here for your convenience.

 

If your child is experiencing any technology issues, please submit a Help Ticket for their District-issued device using this email address studenthelp@cesd.us and cc Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us. If you have your own device and are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, feel free to contact us and we will try to assist you.

 

For our preschool families, please check Preschool Website for updated information on the continuum Distance-learning plan. It offers weekly lesson activities in a day-to-day format that can be accessed on our Centralia School District - Child Development / Preschool webpage located at the bottom of the district webpage under all school logos.

 

As we continue distance learning, and the novelty of attending school from home has now become real.  Scholars and parents are becoming restless. Remember, it’s important at this time that you remember RSP – Routine, Structure, and Patience.

Thank you again for your continued support at home. It’s important that parents and scholars understand that it is so much more than just logging on to Zoom. Students must complete the work assigned to them on a daily and weekly basis. Teachers have posted daily assignments in Reading, Writing, and Math. They will also be incorporating Science and Social Studies when appropriate. Even though we are not in school, we continue to prepare your child(ren) for the next step in their educational journey.  All standards for their current grade level need to be introduced and taught.  Students are accountable for those standards. Again, all work assigned must also be completed. Many students are trying to login with other user names which your teacher is not aware of.  It is important that we login with student name or parent name. To protect all scholars during this unprecedented times, it is important that we follow these rules in order to keep our Zoom meetings safe for all scholars. Students also upon initial contact should have their camera on so the teacher can account for all students attending.   

 

Please see the link for the Monday Morning message. This week’s message is a heartfelt message from our family to yours.  The message is also posted on San Marino’s YouTube channel. Which can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NpdCa8keTY

 

 

Virtual San Marino Spirit Week

 

MON 4/27   Sports Day - Wear a jersey, hat or T-shirt to represent your favorite team.  

TUE  4/28   Crazy Hair Day - Wear the wackiest, craziest hairstyles you can come up with.   

WED 4/29   Costume / Character Day - Dress in your favorite costume or book/movie character. 

THU 4/30    Pajama Day - Dream big and wear your favorite PJs. 

FRI   5/1      San Marino Spirit Day -Show off your school spirit and wear your San Marino T- shirt or school colors.  

 

Upcoming Meetings:

 

Monday, May 4th our Virtual PTA Meeting will be at 3:00pm link will be provided to all those wanting to attend. You may contact Dr. Lee or any PTA board member for the link to attend. The agenda is posted on PeachJar.

 

Tuesday, May 12th our virtual SSC Meeting will be at 3:00pm link will be provided to all those wanting to attend. You may contact Dr. Lee for the link to attend. The agenda will be posted on PeachJar.

 

Our Talent Show committee is working on guidelines for a Virtual Talent Show. More information to come; students may begin to work on their acts.

 

We are also hosting our annual AVID Planner Contest. Scholars in grades 2nd- 5th grade have an opportunity to have their artwork put on the front of our school-wide planner used by our 3rd- 6th grade scholars. Attached are the guidelines. Teachers will also discuss with scholars. Submissions are due by May 8th.  They can be emailed to your scholar’s teachers.

 

During Distance Learning, it is easy to not send your child to virtual school however when scholars are absent from school they miss valuable instructional time, fall behind in school subjects, and are a higher risk of dropping out. We urge parents to send their children to school/distance learning each day, keeping absences and tardies to a minimum.  In the event that your child is absent we ask that you notify the office.

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic Week.

 

Sunday Message Week of April 19, 2020

Distance Learning Week 3

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

 

We are on week 3 of Distance Learning and all this seems very surreal.  We miss our scholars, parents, and community.

 

Thank you for your continued support at home.

 

Thank you to our scholars that attended our second virtual dance party. We will continue to have those randomly throughout this time.

 

As a reminder Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal.

 

If your child is experiencing any technology issues, please submit a Help Ticket for their District-issued device using this email address studenthelp@cesd.us and cc Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us. If you have your own device and are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, feel free to contact us and we will try to assist you.

 

As we continue distance learning, it’s important that parents and students understand that it so much more than just logging on to Zoom. Students must complete the work assigned to them on a daily and weekly basis. Teachers have posted daily assignments in Reading, Writing, and Math. They will also be incorporating Science and Social Studies when appropriate. Even though we are not in school, we continue to prepare your child(ren) for the next step in their educational journey.  All standards for their current grade level need to be introduced and taught.  Students are accountable for those standards. Again, all work assigned must also be completed. Morning check-ins are at 8:10ish for primary and 8:30ish for upper. When students login to Zoom, it’s important that they login with their name or their parents name. Many students are trying to login with other user names which your teacher is not aware of. To protect all scholars during this unprecedented times, it is important that we follow those rules in order to keep our Zoom meetings safe for all students. Students also upon initial contact should have their camera on so the teacher can account for all students attending.  Please see the link for the Monday Morning message. The message is also posted on San Marino’s YouTube channel. Which can be found here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uFxE-ncuMU&t=22s

 

During Distance Learning, it is easy to not send your child to virtual school however when scholars are absent from school they miss valuable instructional time, fall behind in school subjects, and are a higher risk of dropping out. We urge parents to send their children to school/distance learning each day, keeping absences and tardies to a minimum.  In the event that your child is absent we ask that you notify the office.

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic Week.

Sunday Message Week of April 13, 2020

Distance Learning Week 2

 

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

 

First let me start by saying we miss you, we love you, and we hope that all our San Marino Families are safe and healthy. We miss our scholars and Distance Learning is now in full effect.

 

Congratulations to our parents who figured out their first week of distance learning and continue to be connected with their classroom teacher via Dojo, SeeSaw, Remind, etc.

 

Thank you to scholars that attended our first virtual dance party. We will continue to have those randomly throughout this time.

 

As a reminder Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal.

 

If your child is experiencing any technology issues, please submit a Help Ticket for their District-issued device using this email address studenthelp@cesd.us and cc Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us. If you have your own device and are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, feel free to contact us and we will try to assist you.

 

As we continue distance learning, it’s important that parents and students understand that it so much more than just logging on to Zoom. Students must complete the work assigned to them on a daily and weekly basis. Teachers have posted daily assignments in Reading, Writing, and Math. They will also be incorporating Science and Social Studies when appropriate. Even though we are not in school, we continue to prepare your child(ren) for the next step in their educational journey.  All standards for their current grade level need to be introduced and taught.  Students are accountable for those standards. Again, all work assigned must also be completed. Teachers will continue to do a morning check in with students daily which will take place at 8:10ish for primary and 8:30ish for upper.  I will continue to send a Monday Morning announcement to students weekly and teachers will play that message during their Morning check in.  The message is also posted on San Marino’s YouTube channel. Which can be found here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYWGdRTnpgY

 

As a reminder, all Zoom meetings equal a protected classroom and parents should not be attending Zoom meetings.  If you have questions, please call the school at 714-228-3280 or email Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us

 

During Distance Learning, it is easy to not send your child to virtual school however when scholars are absent from school they miss valuable instructional time, fall behind in school subjects, and are a higher risk of dropping out. We urge parents to send their children to school/distance learning each day, keeping absences and tardies to a minimum.  In the event that your child is absent we ask that you notify the office.

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

Here’s to another Ramtastic Week.

 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams,

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

Congratulations too many of you that were able to login to Zoom. Many of you may be experiencing difficulty. Attached to this email please find a Parent Zoom Guide. If you continue to have difficulties and you have a school device please send an email to studenthelp@cesd.us and cc Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee2@ cesd.us.  If you have a personal device and continue to have difficulty, please call the office and we will see if we can help.

 

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue. Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner. The school’s telephone number is: 714-228-3280. In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us should you have any questions. Please access the district website www.cesd.us or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

 

Sunday Message Week of April 6

Distance Learning Week 1

Hello San Marino Rams,

This is Dr. Lee Principal of San Marino,

First let me start by saying we miss you, we love you, and we hope that all our San Marino Families are safe and healthy. We miss our scholars and are excited about Distance Learning which officially starts tomorrow, April 6.

 

However, before I go into Distance Learning I need to cover a few items:

 

Meals: Centralia School District will continue to provide FREE “Grab & Go” meals to all children 18 and under, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Walter Knott, Danbrook, and San Marino. Children must be present to receive the meal.

 

Devices: All students K-6th grade that have requested a device will have a device. If you have not contacted Dr. Lee or the school and need a device, this is the last week to request one. You may request a device the following two ways; call the school at 714-228-3280 or email Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us. This is the last week that we will distribute chromebooks and we want to ensure that all students have access to teaching and learning during Distance Learning. If you’ve already contacted Dr. Lee, then we will be contacting you for pickup. If your child is experiencing any technology issues, please submit a Help Ticket for their District-issued device using this email address studenthelp@cesd.us.

 

Distance Learning; 

We expect teachers to connect with all scholars during distance learning.  We need all scholars connected to their teachers!  If you have not signed up for your teacher’s platform via ClassDojo, SeeSaw, Remind, etc. it is imperative that you reach out to your teacher or the office.  If you are not connected, we will be contacting you.  Thank you to those of you who are already connected, continue to communicate with your classroom teacher via Dojo, SeeSaw, Remind, etc. Teachers will host Zoom meetings with parents. These meetings will be like a Back to School Night which gives you an opportunity to ask questions. Teachers have been asked to do a morning check in with students daily which will take place at 8:10ish for primary and 8:30ish for upper. I will send a Monday Morning announcement to students weekly and teachers will play that message during their Morning check in.  The message is also posted on San Marino’s YouTube channel.

 

Which can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cesd+san+marino 

 

Many of you have reached out to me in regards to Zoom concerns and the district has addressed this by purchasing a “Pro” Zoom account.  As a reminder, all Zoom meetings equal a protected classroom and parents should not be attending Zoom meetings.  If you have questions, please call the school at 714-228-3280 or email Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us.  April 6 is the official first day of distance learning.

 

When scholars are absent from school they miss valuable instructional time, fall behind in school subjects, and are a higher risk of dropping out. We urge parents to send their children to school/distance learning each day, keeping absences and tardies to a minimum.  In the event that your child is absent we ask that you notify the office.

 

Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

 

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hello San Marino Rams,

This is Dr. Lee your principal with an important message on this Friday, March 27th.   As you’ve been made aware, our students have been dismissed from March 30th thru May 8th with a return date of May 11th.  If an extension is needed to dismiss students past May 8th, you will be notified.  Two important details regarding March 30th and beyond:

  • A distance learning plan has been developed for our teachers and scholars.  The week of March 30th will be used to prepare for full implementation of distance learning beginning on Monday, April 6th.  Additionally, scholars that completed the technology survey (www.cesd.us) stating their need for device, those scholars and their families will be notified of a device pick up time.  We expect teachers to connect with all scholars during the upcoming week.  We need all scholars connected to their teachers!  If you have not signed up for your teacher’s platform via ClassDojo, SeeSaw, Remind, etc. it is imperative that you reach out to your teacher or the office. If you are not connected, we will be contacting you.  For those of you who are connected, continue to communicate with your classroom teacher via Dojo, SeeSaw, Remind, etc. Many of you have emailed me as well. Attached to this email and message is a parent letter from the district, please read the letter.
  • Our school office remains closed, but communication with parents will continue.  Parents can call the school office, leave a message and a response will be completed in a timely manner.  The school’s telephone number is:  714-228-3280.  In addition, feel free to email me directly at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us, should you have any questions.  Please access the district website (www.cesd.us) or school website under Rams News for all messages going out during this time.

Additionally, we ask that parents answer any call from the school or district as the call may contain important messages and updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Stay safe and healthy!

 

https://www.cesd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=758022&type=d&pREC_ID=1310838

  

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

 

Hello San Marino Rams,

 

This is your principal, Dr. Lee

 

Just reaching out to you as our San Marino families are on our minds. As a reminder, we are asking all families to complete the CESD Student Home Technology Survey that was sent from Centralia School District yesterday. Please use the link on the District website www.cesd.us or via the link that was emailed to you to complete the survey by Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

link: www.cesd.k12.ca.us/techsurvey/

 

There are many resources available during this time. Please continue to check RAMs News on our web-page.

 

BPPD will have a virtual reading event with Officer Boyer and K9 Officer Adam on Friday, March 27 at 2:00pm. See link provided:

 

https://www.facebook.com/1604938969796076/posts/2392893344333964/?d=n&substory_index=0

 

I also heard that the San Diego Zoo Wildlife cam is up and running and you can see the animals virtually. The Aquarium of the Pacific is also offering virtual viewing.

 

You may still leave a phone message at 714.228.3280. You can also directly email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us.

 

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hello San Marino Rams,

Here’s your weekly Rams News,

In light of the information that we have at this time, out of an abundance of caution, with care and concern for the health of our students, our staff and our community, our Board of Education has given the authority to dismiss students from school from March 30, 2020 to May 8, 2020, with an expected return to school date of May 11, 2020.  

 

This means that we will be moving to Distance Learning. Our priority when we return the week of March 30th will be to ensure that students have access to devices that they will need. Currently, there are many questions and we are working diligently to get those answers.

 

On another note, I hope you have had a nice week at home, spending extra time with family. I know our teachers are in contact with you. I have seen many pictures and videos you are sending teachers. It makes me smile to see our scholars learning at home, cooking from recipes, and doing art projects.

Please save the YOU Tube page to stay in contact. We only have 22 subscribers at this time. Let’s get the whole school subscribed! Here is the most recent: 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cesd+san+marino

This is a large change for all of us. We are all trying to adjust to this new way of life right now. Children are used to a more structured day at school during the week and I believe it’s very important for families to help their children adapt to this change by putting some sort of structured day in place. Set a reasonable schedule. Staff is trying to do the same thing from home. 

Please email your teacher or Dr. Lee at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us if you have any questions or need anything. We will help in any way possible with necessary resources. We may not be at school, but we are still working.

If you are in need of more resources please call 211 which is an Orange County Resource Line. It provides information on various community and government resources and agencies.

Here are some resources to help you and your child through their time at home.  First if you are having trouble logging on to Clever. Follow these directions:

Having issues logging into Clever from home? Follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome Browser
  2. Sign in (upper right hand side)
  3. When asked for email, student would then put in their Student ID email used at school, click- Next.
  4. Enter password, click - Next.
  5. Click- Link Data
  6. Click- OK, Got It

From there you can then navigate to the district Educational Links page OR on the upper right hand side of the browser window, click on the little C icon. This will take you to the Clever page. Choose your school and you are logged in!

 

Issues with Ticket to Read and ST MATH? Adobe Flash Player has been deprecated by Adobe and is no longer being updated and for security reasons, most browsers have disabled it by default. Please visit Adobe’s Flash Support page for instructions on enabling Flash with various browsers.  This info can be found at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html .

This first link is provided by a teacher in our district who made a tutorial to make sure every parent knows how to access the numerous Educational Links our District provides on CLEVER. 

https://youtu.be/UVML_j_YRGw

Here is a parent guide to Google Classroom for classes using this. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDVZvie0DnFbFEVFB8U3j89o1mD5BCUXTE6ymbb9y_k/mobilepresent?fbclid=IwAR3Ujqj9-ScolOsgZcLCrNSE2tOxBAf1S-I0I6-3MuO-0bzak9rApergtWM&slide=id.g4f60ec15fb_1_0

ABC Mouse is offering FREE MEMBERSHIP now also. CODE SCHOOL7771

https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn7qE8_6m6AIVkq_sCh0AmwmmEAAYASAAEgK-yvD_BwE

Physical Activity is important everyday. Here is the link to Go Noodle which the kids have used at school for years. Students may like to see the characters they are familiar with. 

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Here's a link to some wonderful virtual field trips: Try to do at least one a week. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR1_HG-3CZjpqdRX6I43axqyynLe48BbjO8a-TODYZ8RRJ-aISxsm_FzfMY

Here is a link to storytime by celebrities. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline

Here are some content websites. Just type the URL's into your search bar. 

CAASPP Test Practice: www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html (NO LOGIN REQUIRED. SIMPLY GO ON AS A GUEST)

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org (Sign up/Login in with email)

Math support: https://mathway.com/ and https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

Reading and Math: http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

If you have an IPAD at home try downloading some of these apps for your kids:

  1. ST Math Kickboxing
  2. BrainPOP Featured Movie
  3. Video Science        
  4. Sight Words for Reading HD
  5. GBrainy
  6. Sight Words for Reading HD
  7. Earth Viewer
  8. Google Earth
  9. PBS Kids
  10. Motion Math Zoom
  11. MineCraft PE
  12. MathCraze

 Free Typing Program

http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/

 

 Math Fun

http://www.ixl.com/math/

 Common Core Information

http://www.achievethecore.org

http://capta.org/sections/programs/e-standards.cfm

I will be in contact weekly, updating you on school closure information. Everyday things change. As of now, we are closed through March 27th. I will update you with information as it comes in. Be prepared for the possibility of it extending beyond that date. 

You may still leave a phone message at 714.228.3280. You can also directly email me at Omaira_Lee@cesd.us.

We miss your students and are very much looking forward to having them back at San Marino as soon as possible. . Thank you for having faith in us as we continue to do what’s best for our scholars. Thank you so much for your understanding as we endeavor to make prudent decisions about the novel coronavirus- (COVID-19) concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please enjoy your scholar.

 

Talk to you soon, 

Dr. Lee

 

November Principal’s Message  

Even though the weather keeps changing and the leaves are falling with brilliant colors of orange, red and yellow to decorate our school grounds the academic process here at the SMES is staying constant.  The teachers and scholars have established their routines and procedures. November is an important time for us to reflect on the many blessings that we receive.  Talking to your child about his or her progress at school can be filled with emotions:  joy, excitement, pride, frustration and disappointment, to name a few.  As report card time is around the corner, I am including information that explains standards based grading as we learn about our new report card.

What is Standards-Based Grading?

Standards-based grading (SBG) is a system which focuses on student learning and grades based on demonstrated understanding of specific concepts. Grades are markers of learning and progress and should help the student improve; however, the simple A B C D F grades are very vague and do little to provide beneficial information to students. This frustration is one of the many reasons that “standards-based grading” emerged and is becoming the preferred method of grading across the U.S. Instead of a simple letter, students receive grades in multiple different learning targets and can see which concepts they understood well and which they need to improve on.

Standards-based grading provides explanations of the concepts and material that students should know at each point in their education. These are called learning standards, which provide a baseline that is consistent across all students at this education level. Teachers’ instruction is guided by these standards and they work to make sure their students learn all of the expected standards they need to before leaving their class. When students receive report cards, they receive a list of learning standards and a grade (normally on a 1-4 scale) on each standard of how well they mastered the material.

How standards-based grading benefits teachers and students

Provides meaning to grades – Students understand why they receive each grade and the breakdown of how they did on each standard rather than receiving a vague letter with no explanation.

Keeps students and teachers accountable – With specific learning standards expected from the beginning of the class, the teacher knows what they are expected to teach. With the use of consistent formative assessments, teachers and students know how well they are doing on these learning targets and can adjust as needed to ensure proficient understanding by the end of the course.

Better feedback for improvement – With grades broken up into different learning standards, students can immediately see which areas of learning they need to improve upon. Teachers can also use this information to improve instruction; if they see that a majority of the class has a lack of understanding in one standard, they can focus on that standard more moving forward.

Provides information to differentiate instruction – With learning standards common to the class and frequent formative assessments, the teacher knows which students are at each level for understanding each standard. Using this information, they can differentiate instruction and give different leveled assignments to different groups of students based on their proficiency level.

Students become more self-motivated – With the goal of SBG being student mastery and understanding rather than getting the most points, students become more motivated to truly understand the material. The “Will this be graded?” question is slowly replaced with earnest questions to better understand the material.

Tracks Standards Mastery – With standards-based grading, teachers are able to focus their instruction and progress analysis around how students are mastering the content required for each standard. Tracking standards mastery helps instructors make sure they are adequately preparing students for the content that will be tested during the state test.

There will be a second meeting to explain the new report card on November 4th at 5:00pm.                                            Yours in education, Dr. Omaira Z. Lee

 

 October Principal’s Message   

Dear San Marino Rams Families,

As we embark on Red Ribbon Week at the end of the month, I want to take the time to educate our community on the dangers of vaping in our youth. What is it that you should know about vaping?

Governor signs executive order to stop the vaping epidemic order “With mysterious lung illnesses and deaths on the rise, we have to educate kids and do everything we can to tackle this crisis.” Governor Newsome

E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents — some 2.1 million middle and high school students were e-cigarette users in 2017.

The FDA announced that it will be cracking down not only on illegal sales of e-cigarettes to minors, but also the “kid-friendly marketing and appeal of these products” because “we see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion.” And after recent unexplained illnesses and deaths that have been attributed to vaping, the CDC and the American Medical Association are expressing serious concern, recommending that people should avoid vaping entirely.

Although some of the health risks associated with vaping appear to be less severe than traditional combustible cigarettes (there’s no tar, for example), there are still risks.

Some known risks of vaping are:

  • E-cigarettes contain high levels of nicotine. According to the company’s website, the nicotine content of one JUULpod is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes.
  • Because of these high nicotine levels, vaping is extremely addictive — and teens are already more susceptible to addiction than adults because their brains are still developing,
  • Addiction can impact the ability to focus after JUULing for six months “can’t sit still because she starts craving, can’t think of questions, and just starts fidgeting.”
  • E-cigarettes and similar devices contain carcinogenic compounds, and a recent studyfound significantly increased levels of carcinogens in the urine of teens who vape.
  • There have been several deaths and hundreds of cases of lung illness attributed to vaping. Right now it is unclear if the cause is bootleg cartridges containing THC or CBDoil or legal nicotine cartridges
  • Vaping increases heart rate and blood pressure

Since they leave little odor, e-cigarettes are particularly easy to hide and even use discreetly in public places, including school. Kids are also vaping marijuana at increasing rates, which brings its own health risks.  Parents should start by educating themselves, so they know what they’re talking about. “The most important thing is keeping it as a open dialogue,” “Declarative statements like ‘It’s bad for you’ just end the conversation.” For tips on how to talk to teenagers about vaping, check out this guide from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

 

This year, Red Ribbon will be observed October 21-25. San Marino scholars will learn about the importance of saying “no” to drugs through classroom lessons and school wide activities.  Please use this opportunity to speak with your child regarding the dangers of drugs. Red Ribbon Week began after DEA Agent Enrique Camarena was kidnapped and murdered while working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1985. Citizens in his hometown of Calexico, California responded by wearing Red Ribbons symbolizing the need to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention and early intervention. The Red Ribbon Pledge is “No use of illegal drugs, no illegal use of legal drugs!” The Theme for this year is “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free."                                                                                       Yours in educationDr. Omaira Z. Lee

September Principal’s Message

Thank you for helping us with the opening of yet another Ramtastic school year here at San Marino Elementary School. The beginning of the year is always so crazy! Seasonably warm weather, with new students and parents trying to understand our traffic pattern, this year has been no exception. For those of you driving your child to school each day, you understand that traffic congestion is a real issue here at San Marino specifically on early release day, Thursday. Let me first apologize for the difficulties with this, but you can help.1. Watch for children on their way to and from school. 2. Avoid using your cell phone or driving distracted in the school parking lot. 3. Watch your speed. This will all be very important as we transition to a new parking lot while we are under construction for our new office.

 

Finally, I encourage each of you to get involved in your scholar’s learning, guide your scholar nightly on homework, and come to school events to stay informed.  I may be contacted in the front office, telephone call, drop-ins are ALWAYS welcome, and by email (Omaira_Lee@cesd.us).  I will also make every effort to return phone calls within 24 hours.  Please note the phone number of the school at the top of the newsletter.  Welcome to a new year!                                                    Yours in Education, Dr. Omaira Z. Lee                                              

                                      September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Throughout the country, we see a growing consensus that improving student attendance is an essential, cost-effective strategy for ensuring student success and reducing achievement gaps. Nationwide, as many as one out of seven students are chronically absent. When students are chronically absent, they are missing on average two or more days a month, or 10 percent or more of school days over the academic year. Chronic absence is a sign that students and families may be experiencing barriers to getting to school or are disengaged because their school experience makes them feel unsafe and unsupported. Attendance reflects whether what happens in school encourages students to show up every day or exacerbates the negative impact of challenges experienced in the community or at home.

 

Chronic absence is a problem we can solve. And we must because it is a barrier preventing millions of children and youth from benefiting from an education that prepares them for success in school, work and life. When we Attendance Awareness Campaign was launched, chronic absence was an alarming, largely overlooked problem. Today the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to report on chronic absence. The vast majority (36 states plus California) adopted a chronic absence metric in their state plans.

 

Chronic absence is typically defined as missing 10 percent of the school year – or just two days a month – for any reason. This is not just a problem in middle and high school: It starts in kindergarten and preschool. It is a problem in districts of every size, whether they are urban, suburban or rural.

 

Together we can nurture a culture of engagement and attendance that encourages showing up every day even when it isn’t easy.

We’re encouraging everyone to remember that students are more likely to attend school if they feel emotionally and physically safe, connected and supported, and believe they can learn and achieve.

 

Under this year’s theme, We Belong in School! We are emphasizing the role everyone, from educators to health professionals, to local agency and business partners can play in creating welcoming and engaging schools that encourage daily attendance. They should also connect students and families to needed resources to overcome barriers to getting to school. This information can then be used to activate supports to prevent students from missing so much school they fall academically behind.

Working together we will ensure scholar success.  As a staff we are also modeling good attendance!