Mary Ann Sanders Elementary School

Address: 3101 Fine Ave, Modesto, CA 95355

Phone: (209) 552-3200 Fax: (209) 552-3205


LIGHTHOUSE STATUS

HOME OF THE SAILORS

LEADER IN ME SCHOOL


Mary Smyth, Principal

msmyth@sylvan.k12.ca.us


Cristina Waid, Office Manager

CWaid@sylvan.k12.ca.us


Carrie Anderson, Staff Secretary

CAnderson@sylvan.k12.ca.u s


MATERIALS PICK UP

MONDAY, september 28

KINDERGARTEN: 9 - 1 PM in the MPR


WHERE ARE PEANUT BUTTER AND jELLY?

WHO ARE THEIR FRIENDS?

Tell your teacher in the Google Classroom Stream

Back-To-School-Night: Principal's Message.webm

Principal's Back-to-School-Night video

&

Mental Health Clinician video

MHC welcome for BTSN.webm
Welcome back - Sanders(with text).mp4

Counselor's video

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Nurse's video

BTSN VIDEO.mp4

Sylvan SeLECT Student Schedules

DISTANCE LEARNING

Click on the grade to see it and download:

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

OF SYLVAN UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT


Dear Sylvan Union School District Families,

Following Monday’s announcement from the Stanislaus Public Health Officer, stating that due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community, schools will only be permitted to reopen using a Distance Learning Model, we understandably have received numerous calls and emails from our parent community with questions and concerns.

Today, Governor Newsom provided California School Districts with additional guidance and directives regarding the reopening of schools. One of the primary mandates the Governor announced was the requirement that all schools in counties on the “State Watch List,” which includes Stanislaus County, may only reopen utilizing a Distance/Online Learning Model.

Although Stanislaus County schools had already received guidance from the Public Health Officer, this announcement from the Governor is now a State Mandate. Please allow me to provide you with some additional information that may help answer some of your questions.

How will distance learning be different from last Spring?

Per state guidelines, school districts are charged with providing a robust and comprehensive educational experience that includes daily live interaction with teachers and peers for purposes of instruction, progress monitoring, and maintaining school connectedness. In addition, students are required to attend and grades will be assigned. To meet the call for continued excellence in education, Sylvan is proud to partner with your family in providing SeLECT (Sylvan eLearning - Experiences Connected through Technology). We invite you to join our community forum on Tuesday, July 28 from 6:00-7:00 PM to learn more about our online learning model. You will receive information next week on how you can participate in this important, virtual event.

Will the district provide a device to each student?

Currently, we have devices for students in grades 2-8 that will be issued for student use in Sylvan SeLECT. We are currently working on a plan to procure devices for preschool through first grade. In the event that we are unable to secure an adequate supply of student devices before the school year begins, staff is developing a short-term replacement plan for providing instructional materials for these student groups during the initial weeks of the school year.

What if I don’t have WiFi access at home?

We are working to ensure that our students have access to connectivity in order to fully participate in Sylvan SeLECT. Thanks to the generosity of our community members and business partners, the District is working to provide outdoor access points in every school parking lot in addition to a limited supply of mobile hotspots to be checked out.

When will we return to in-person learning?

According to the new mandates announced by Governor Newsom today, schools may only open if they are in a county that has been removed from the “State Watch List” for 14 days and follow the strict health and safety requirements, including the wearing of masks, symptom checks, and reverting back to a distance learning model when required.

What day will school begin for students? Will the starting date be postponed?

Monday, August 10th is our first instructional day in Sylvan SeLECT for the 2020-21 school year. Prior to the first day of eLearning, families will receive communication regarding the pick-up of instructional materials and/or devices. At this time, there are no plans to change the start date or postpone the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year.

Will we have sports/athletics, extracurricular activities or field trips this year?

All activities listed above are not permitted and are currently suspended per state and county mandates to help control the exposure and spread of COVID-19. When it is deemed safe to do so, and under the guidance of public health, these activities will be phased back into school life onceschools are permitted to safely reopen.

How will my child’s special education needs be met?

The Governor’s Office stated today that further guidance will be forthcoming regarding these very important services. Special education services and support will be provided to the extent permitted. As a parent of a special education student, you are a valued member of the IEP team. There will be an opportunity when school resumes for IEP teams to address concerns regarding a student’s performance and progress.

In closing, I hope that this update has helped provide you with further clarity regarding the reopening of schools in our school district. We are committed to keeping our district families well informed and will provide periodic updates.

Regards,

Eric Fredrickson

Superintendent

THE TEACHERS AND STAFF OF SANDERS ELEMENTARY MISS OUR STUDENTS!

MUSIC TEACHER MRS. SCHIMDT MADE THIS VIDEO FOR ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO WATCH.

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

Click this link to watch: Teacher and Staff video

Be sure to check out our Counselor Cove page for updates on resources, activities, and coping strategies for students and families.

We have also created a brand new website with tons of resources for you and your family! https://sites.google.com/sylvan.k12.ca.us/sanderscounselorcove/home

Check out our social media, Facebook page - Sanders Counselor Cove!

ATTENTION 5th Graders! Make sure you head on over to our Counselor Cove to check out Mrs. Sousa's slideshow about Moving On Up to Middle School! Lots of information on what to expect! :)

YEARBOOKS

We are in contact with Lifetouch. As soon as we get more information on delivery to the school we will inform parents of the best method to hand them out to our families.

2020-2021

SCHOOL YEAR

TK - 5th GRADE enrollment IS OPEN

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN: CHILD TURNS 5 YEARS OLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 2

KINDERGARTEN: CHILD TURNS 5 YEARS OLD ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TK & K:

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

PHYSICAL EXAM OR APPOINTMENT CARD

DENTAL EXAM OR APPOINTMENT CARD

TWO PROOFS OF ADDRESS, ONE MUST BE A UTILITY BILL

1ST GRADE:

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

PHYSICAL EXAM

TWO PROOFS OF ADDRESS, ONE MUST BE A UTILITY BILL

2ND - 5TH GRADES

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

TWO PROOFS OF ADDRESS, ONE MUST BE A UTILITY BILL

ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE ONLINE REGISTRATION THE OFFICE WILL CONTACT YOU TO COME TO THE OFFICE TO HAND IN THESE DOCUMENTS.

(PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE COMING, WE CAN ARRANGE ANOTHER WAY OF RECEIVING THESE DOCUMENTS)