THURSDAY MESSAGE JANUARY 13, 2022

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Just hanging around

ROAR CARD 
Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag: Eddie Olivera, Fabian Munoz, Jate Mari. James Chen, Vance Acosta, Nevaeh Spivey, Brayden Bender,Noah Gaete, Victoria Juarez, Yamileth Rios. Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students at Friday Flag and announce them here for parents. 

*PARENTS AT FRIDAY FLAG REMINDER
It is with great sadness that we need to put a pause back on this welcome. Due to the influx of COVID on school campuses, we will suspend large group activities that include outside guests. As soon as we are able to invite you back we will! 

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK

COVID UPDATES
Adams completed COVID testing of all eligible and present students on campus last Friday, Monday, and Tuesday of this week. We are proud of the staff and students’ swift response and teamwork to complete this large task. We are thankful to our parents who are keeping their students home if they exhibit COVID symptoms or other winter illnesses, proud of the students’ response to wearing masks, and grateful of all staff who have worked to ensure students are safe when on campus. As a result of this teamwork, we have a very low number of students testing positive or contracting COVID on campus and hope we can continue on this path. Stay safe and well! 
*Schools now have access to N95 masks for students. If you want your child to wear an N95 mask they can come get one from Miss Patti in the parking lot or from the office each day. They are not mandatory, but available. 

LA CUMBRE OPEN HOUSE RESOURCES 
Dear Incoming Parents & Students,
We wanted to provide you with the following resources from our recent Open House. We look forward to welcoming you to La Cumbre next year as seventh graders. Please note the transfer window for those that are interested in being a part of the La Cumbre Family! 

I visited Adams elementary school this week through Zoom. Please feel free to email me directly at bbrock@sbunified.org, or our family engagement liaison, Israel Vega, at ivega@sbunified.org, if you have any questions for your seventh-grader. 
CALM CORNER: From Lindsay Lookingbill
3-Step Action Plan for How to Cope with COVID Burnout
Tell Yourself Today: “Yes, I am frustrated. Yes, this is a difficult time. And yes, I will get through this.”
Key Reframe:

  1. Feelings don’t give us problems. Rejecting our feelings gives us problems.

Translate This Idea into A Strategy:

  1. Give yourself permission to feel anxious, angry, burned-out.

A Script to Tell Yourself Today:

  1. “I feel depleted. That makes sense and I’m allowed to feel that way.”

Reference: Dr. Becky at Good Inside, goodinside.com 
 
REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

 
ADAMS ANNUAL SPELLING BEE AND TALENT SHOW UPDATE
The Spelling Bee will take place in the afternoon on Zoom on January 28. Students who will participate will be notified next week so they can practice at home. The Talent Show has been put on hold for the time being until we 
can bring the students together safely in the cafe to try out and practice. Look for more information in the future.
        
WINTER CONCERTS
This year our Winter Holiday Concerts scheduled for both January 14 and 21 will be recorded and sent home at the end of January. We are still not in a space to allow for indoor large group gatherings, so we plan to bring the individual classes together, masked to perform, and record the celebrations. Mrs. Dutton will put the recordings together and send them home when a video / website is compiled. Thank you for understanding.

INCOMING TK/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL 
The new student enrollment period is approaching from December 1-January 14, 2022.  Therefore, all incoming TK and Kindergarten students, minimum age is 5 years by September 1, and Transitional Kindergarten, minimum age is 5 years old between September 2-December 2, must enroll.  If you have any questions regarding enrollment please contact our front office.
*The transfer window is also upon us from December 1-January 14, 2022 until 5 pm, you must drop off the application at the district office.

INCOMING TK AND KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING 
Tell your friends and neighbors to join us for an informational meeting about what Adams programs look like for our little Tigers who want to enroll for the 2022-2023 school year. We will host a meeting on Zoom on January 24 at 6:30 PM. Interpretation will be available. https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/97929332121
 
MONTESSORI LOTTERY AND TRANSFER PROCESS
Current Adams enrollees: Parents need to communicate with the current classroom teacher their desire to have their student participate in the Montessori program for the 22-23 school year, preferably before leaving for winter break on December 16, for entrance as a first through sixth-grade student. Students who would be new to Adams: Parent applies for transfer to Adams stating Montessori as reason/interest for the transfer. The District transfer window is December 1 to January 14, 2022. 
Requirements: ALL interested families: Parent submits a Letter of Interest and current school report card, to the Principal, Kelly Fresch, before noon on Friday, January 14, 2022. This letter can be written in /English or Spanish. See the front office staff for specifics about the timeline, lottery process, and letter contents. The student’s current teacher needs to fill out a student survey, also to be submitted by January 14. The Student Services department will conduct the Montessori Lottery after January 28, 2022 at the SBUSD.

CALENDAR
January 

1-January 28 TK and Kinder Enrollment
1-January 14 District Transfer Window
1-January 14 Adams Montessori Application Window
19 6:30 PTA Tiger Parent Meeting https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/98330542422
24 6:30 New TK, Kinder and new Family parent Meeting https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/97929332121
28 1:30 pm Spelling Bee time Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/99034052238