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!
April 2: Spring Break Begins
April 12: Students Return from Spring Break
April 21: Dana's Virtual School Tour
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Care Solace provides free assistance for finding mental health programs and counseling services
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:
- Call (888) 515-0595 to speak with someone from your Concierge team,
- Visit your custom district link: www.caresolace.com/wiseburnusd, or
- Contact a WUSD counselor for assistance connecting with Care Solace.
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.
Highlights from Our Schools
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!
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.
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.
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.
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