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April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 at Wiseburn

As our spring break begins, we want to share highlights from our school sites, a clip of our reopening from local news coverage, a free tool that helps Wiseburn families locate local mental health and counseling resources, messages from our Superintendent, and more. Happy spring break, Wiseburn!

Letter from the Superintendent

The improving COVID-19 metrics, the vaccine rollout, and the return to campus for some of our students and staff brings immense hope that a sense of normalcy is on the horizon.

Read the letter

Upcoming Dates

April 2: Spring Break Begins

April 12: Students Return from Spring Break

April 21: Dana's Virtual School Tour

Community News

Right at School
Register today for childcare through Right at School

Opening this month, Right at School will offer after school, before school, and daytime childcare programs. Register your middle school or elementary students now — the programs begin April 12!

Register today

Wiseburn reopening
Wiseburn reopening featured on Hawthorne Community TV

Local news stations dropped by our TK-2 reopening to share the day’s events with the community.

Watch now

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District message: Supporting our AAPI community

The Board of Trustees adopted a resolution denouncing xenophobia and anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander sentiment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and affirming the District's commitment to the well-being and safety of Asian Americans. On Wednesday, Superintendent Blake Silvers also shared a message of support and solidarity with the AAPI community.

Read the message

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Attend the April WUSD Board Meeting

Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/wusd-board0415

Submit a public comment to be read into the record and view agendas up to 72 hours in advance via BoardDocs.

 

District Department Updates

2021 Wiseburn Wellness Week
Wellness Week Q&A Workshops

On April 13th, 15th, and 16th, the WUSD counselors and school psychologists will host live question and answer periods for grade levels, within school sites. During this time, parents/guardians will have an opportunity to ask questions about social skills, behavior challenges, and emotional wellbeing. Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend multiple session and/or attend during a time that works best for your schedule.

Click here for more information, a link to submit questions, and link to registration.

Care Solace provides free assistance for finding mental health programs and counseling services
care solace

The Wiseburn Unified School District fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, parents, and staff. In an effort to continuously support this commitment, the district has strong counseling programs at the elementary and middle schools, and the district has also partnered with Care Solace.

Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace is a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. Their proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.

School district families and staff may access Care Solace services in three ways:

  1. Call (888) 515-0595 to speak with someone from your Concierge team,
  2. Visit your custom district link: www.caresolace.com/wiseburnusd, or
  3. Contact a WUSD counselor for assistance connecting with Care Solace.
From chaos to calm

Care Solace is now available for use by district families and staff at no cost. Care Solace does not require a name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way.

Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273- 8255. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting the Care Solace website at www.caresolace.com/wiseburnusd or reaching out to our CARE Team (elementary school counselors) and Dana M.S. counselors.

WUSD Educational Services: LCAP development underway

Development of Wiseburn’s new 2021-2024 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) this year will capture the ideas and needs of all stakeholders based on the District's 5 strategic goals. Due to be completed in June, the new LCAP will work as a guide to ensure continuous growth and improvement in all areas of the district.

Learn more

Highlights from Our Schools

Cabrillo Elementary
Cabrillo

Spring has really sprung at Cabrillo Elementary! Our cubs are fully immersed and thriving in our new 4th quarter schedule, both on campus and at home. We are thrilled to have reopened our gates and to be seeing our smiling students (even with masks) each day. Many thanks to the teachers, staff, and parents who have supported this transition! We're so glad to be back for some of our hybrid learners!

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Anza Elementary
Anza

This has been a very exciting month at Anza! We were able to successfully bring back students in grades TK-5 on campus for in-person learning. Anza students, whether in-person or on distance learning, were able to reconnect with some of their old friends and make new friends, all while getting used to their new schedules and routines. Thank you to Anza caregivers and students for following the procedures put in place to keep everyone healthy.

Visit Anza on Instagram!

138th
138th St. School

This month 138th Street School would like to recognize our AMAZING PTA. Each week, as part of our weekly newsletter, our wonderful PTA reaches out to a classroom teacher as part of their "PTA Presents." Each week a staff member shares some "Fast Facts and Five Favorites" to give a small glimpse into what makes our teachers special. This week’s selected teacher Ms. Graves shared, "It's a great way to showcase teachers and share with the entire school community a little about us." We really appreciate the support from our PTA in helping to build a better school.

Follow 138th St. School on Instagram

Dana Reopening Guide
Dana Middle School

On March 29, Dana reopened its doors for hybrid instruction. In advance of their reopening, they shared their reopening guide, which details their policies and procedures for a safe reopening.

View the guide

 

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Share your thoughts with Wiseburn USD about topics important to the school community like school reopening. This form is for submitting thoughts to Wiseburn that typically do not require follow-up.

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