eNews & Notes - December 3, 2021

eNews & Notes - December 3, 2021
Posted on 12/03/2021
eNews & Notes - December 3, 2021

A Moment with Doc Ervin
Superintendent Doc Ervin continues the new video series This Week, I'm Learning, where he features students from the schools he visits to see great teaching and learning in action. 

Future in Focus
Quick tips, brief updates, and reminders about what’s coming up to help families, employees, and our community make the most of our schools.

Weekly Bulletin Board
Each Monday, SBCUSD distributes a Weekly Bulletin Board through ParentSquare featuring District events and community happenings like these:

Attend our December 9 Virtual Town Hall Meeting and find out how SBCUSD’s grading system works and the impact of COVID-19 on students’ grades! Register at bit.ly/townhallsb or call the Family Engagement Office at (909) 880-4057.

Need help to prepare for the SAT or ACT? Brainfuse HelpNow offers students free preparation for tests. From taking practice tests to review lessons, this service will help your student feel more prepared to take important academic tests such as the SAT, ACT, AP, and many more.

Join #SBCUSDReads for the December Reading Challenge. Students are encouraged to read five or more books with the theme of EMPATHY and complete the reading log for December.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Shot Clinic
SBCUSD and Health Net are partnering to offer free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots to everyone ages 5 and up. The clinic is at the Professional Development Center, 4030 Georgia Blvd. in San Bernardino, on Monday, December 6 from 2:30–6:30 p.m., while supplies last. Register at myturn.ca.gov by searching for NHC Professional Development Center Pfizer/Flu Vaccine Clinic – San Bernardino. For more information, call (951) 642-8180.

Winter Break
All District schools are closed from December 20, 2021, to January 7, 2022, for the winter break. Friday, December 17 is a teacher work day and classes will not be in session. Students return to school on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Winter Break Grab ‘N’ Go
We’re happy to announce that SBCUSD will hold two Grab ‘N’ Go meal distributions during the winter break. Students and children from birth to age 18 can receive Grab ‘N’ Go breakfast and lunch from 9 to 11 a.m. at eight Grab ‘N’ Go sites across the District. Grab ‘N’ Go sites will provide 10 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch per child on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, and 5 days’ worth of meals on Tuesday, January 4, 2021. See the map for more details.

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Highlights of the Week
Highlights of key news from the week that will help you stay in the know.

We’re Hiring
SBCUSD is hiring, and you can help us recruit the best qualified teachers and classified staff by letting everyone in your circle know about our many job openings. We’re recruiting for a variety of permanent teaching and non-teaching positions. And, we’re also looking for more guest teachers and student interns. For more information, please call Human Resources at (909) 381-1101.

SBCUSD in the News
San Bernardino High’s The Nest Student Store ready to welcome students again
Golden Bell Award goes to San Bernardino City Unified School District program

In the Spotlight

Application Window Opens Next Week for Signature Programs
SBCUSD is committed to giving families educational choices that meet children’s special interests.

We offer various special programs for elementary school students that focus on environmental education, dual language immersion, visual and performing arts, and more.

Families who want their elementary school children to participate in one of SBCUSD’s Signature Programs can apply starting December 6. Applications will be available at every elementary school in the District and online and must be received by the Enrollment and Placement Services office no later than 4 p.m. on January 19, 2022.

Among the popular Signature Programs are the Dual Language Immersion Program at Bonnie Oehl Elementary School. Students receive academic instruction in English for part of the school day and Spanish for the remainder of the school day with the goal of promoting bilingualism and biliteracy for both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers.

The Trilingual Immersion Program at Belvedere Elementary School is similar to the Dual Language Immersion Program, with instruction provided in both Spanish and English. Students will also have Vietnamese-language instruction for 10 percent of the day with the goal that students will be fluent in both English and Spanish and conversational in Vietnamese.

The Accelerated Kindergarten program, offered at Bradley, Kimbark, North Park, Ramona-Alessandro, Roosevelt, and Salinas Elementary Schools, offers a full-day kindergarten for children who demonstrate developmental maturity and advanced academic skills. Critical-thinking, problem-solving, and emergent reading skills are assessed prior to enrollment.

The Creative & Performing Arts program at Salinas Elementary School incorporates art, theatre, dance, and instrumental and choral music instruction into the school curriculum. The Fine Arts Signature Program is offered at Palm Avenue Elementary School and includes instruction in music, dance, drama, and visual arts through an artist-in-residence program.

SANKOFA is a culturally responsive, brain-based academic program that teaches the same California standards as other public schools but in a way that is designed to create excellence for African-American students, as well as other interested students.

For more information about our Signature Programs, visit www.sbcusd.com/enrollment or call Enrollment & Placement Services at (909) 889-7576.

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