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  • Update 8/9/2020

    Posted by Mirel Rivera on 8/9/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Greetings Junior Titan families this is Principal Ryan Shaw with some important updates.

    Textbook pick up is this week starting with 8th graders on Monday. 7th graders are on Tuesday and 6th graders on Wednesday. Time slots for pick up are assigned alphabetically. Please only come to campus during your allotted time. This will allow us to maintain strict social distancing guidelines. Anyone coming to campus must wear a mask. Start of school packets were mailed home last week and included the alphabetical schedule and start of year forms. The alphabetical schedule is also posted on our website and facebook page. Some of the forms are digital including the lunch form. Please log into PowerSchool and complete all of the digital forms including the lunch form. Also, please bring the completed paper forms with you when you pick up textbooks. Blank forms will be available at the school. Also, students if you have last years school ID, please bring it with you. This will speed up the process of checking out materials, but is not required. Again, 8th graders are on Monday, 7th graders on Tuesday, and 6th graders on Wednesday. A make up pick up day will be scheduled.

    All students have received an invitation to the schools Google Classroom, please check your @wccschools.org email address for the invite.

    Lastly for now, we are hosting a virtual orientation meeting on Tuesday August 11th. We will be on Zoom and simulcast on Facebook live starting at 5:30 PM. During this time we will introduce members of our team, frame distance learning and processes used to get to this point, talk about both the social emotional supports and academic schedules for students, and go over some key information about the start of the school year. The session will be recorded and posted for those who cannot attend or who want to listen to it a second time. While we will cover a lot of information in our hour together there will still be some questions. This will be the first of several web based meetings we are holding in the first weeks of school. The link to the Zoom will be posted to the school calendar on the school website on Monday.

    Spanish translation will be available on Zoom only. If you do not need translation, please join the Facebook Live cast which will be on this page.
     
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    https://wccusd.zoom.us/j/99936185039?pwd=c2laT0RSOGFWSUs4WkErYy96YW9hdz09
     
    Meeting ID: 999 3618 5039 Passcode: 740394
     
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    Have a great day and stay Titan Strong.

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  • Update 8/5/20

    Posted by Mirel Rivera on 8/5/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Greetings Junior Titan families, this is Principal Ryan Shaw with several important announcements. To start I want to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. This has been a challenging year to say the least but I am excited to get back to school even though we begin with Distance Learning. 

    Next week Monday through Wednesday we are doing textbook distribution by grade and alphabet. Start of school packets are being mailed home this week which will include detailed  information on the textbook pick up, PowerSchool login, and annual forms. Please review the material in the packet carefully. Monday August 10th is for 8th graders, Tuesday August 11th is for 7th graders, and Wednesday August 12th is for 6th graders. We have assigned time slots by alphabet for when you are to come to campus for the pick up. The specific times are both in the packet and below. Please only come to campus during your allotted time. This will allow us to maintain strict social distancing guidelines. Anyone coming to campus must wear a mask. There will be a makeup distribution day that will be scheduled later. 

    On Tuesday August 11th we will be hosting a virtual orientation meeting on Zoom and simulcast on Facebook live starting at 5:30 PM. Additional information and the link to the meeting will be coming soon. 

    Student schedules are being finalized and will be available late next week. 

    Many updates will be coming over the next few weeks. I look forward to reconnecting and meeting you all both virtually for now and in person as soon as we safely can. As always, stay titan strong.

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  • Update 7/31/20

    Posted by Mirel Rivera on 7/31/2020 7:00:00 PM

    Greetings Junior Titan Families

     

    As July draws to a close and August begins I know that there are many questions about how school will look in the fall. Governor Newsom has made it clear that our school will start with Distance Learning. While this is not what we hoped for, it is the current state of things. All of us are disappointed that we cannot start the year in person and welcome our students on campus and into our classrooms. While we don’t know exactly how everything will look on August 17th, I do know that we are taking the information from the District and State Department of Education to make our plans for the start of school. In the spring we shifted from a full in person model to Distance Learning over a weekend. It was very challenging for families and the school. We are working as a district to make things better for the fall. 

     

    Over the summer months, the district has been meeting with groups of stakeholders, conducting surveys and working with bargaining units to create the structures for Distance Learning and the start of the school year. The final decisions are still being made and we will have a much clearer idea in the next week or so. We are aware of the anxiety that not knowing the details can cause. Please know that as we get details we will be sharing them with you. 

     

    This is a very challenging time that we are navigating together. During the next two weeks our staff will be working non stop to ensure the best start to distance learning we can. Here is what we know, what we are asking, and some of what needs to be done before the start of school. 

     

    What we know:

    • The school year will start on August 17th with full Distance Learning.
    • There will be live teacher interaction built into every day.
    • Attendance will be taken daily.
    • There will be a mix of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-paced) instruction.

     

    What we are asking:

    • Please work with your student to create a school day routine. School will have a specific start time and it is important to get up, get dressed, eat breakfast and be ready to learn on time. There will be a schedule to follow.
    • Please set up a work space for your student. Everyone will be going to school daily in a digital format, but they are going to school. Having a space that is neat and orderly helps.
    • Please make sure that your student’s tablet is working properly. If you are in need of an internet hotspot, please contact the tech support hotline: (510) 243-3901 or parent@wccusd.net

     

    What still needs to be done: (Dates and details coming soon)

    • Pick up textbooks and turn in the start of school year forms. 
    • Incoming 6th graders turn in tablets and receive new ones. New students pick up tablets.
    • Class schedules will be available. 
    • Meet your teachers and school staff.

     

    Even with all of the challenges I am excited for the start of the school year. There will be updated information coming by the middle of next week. Stay safe and as always stay Titan Strong.

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