Week of January 17, 2022

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Go to cvesd.org to see the current Covid-19 testing schedule.

Click here for information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Use this email for reporting absences: finneyschool@cvesd.org. *NEW PROCEDURE* Please send Covid-19 test results to both covtest3@cvesd.org and finneyschool@cvesd.org and Covid-19 questions to covtest4@cvesd.org. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we weather this surge and changing Covid-19 guidance.

Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Extended Day Tutoring begins Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Please join us our Virtual Coffee Chat and ELAC Meeting, Friday, January 21 at 8:30 am. The meeting will be recorded. We are discussing helping your child with MATH, and reviewing the latest Covid-19 information.

Upcoming Dates:
January 20 PTA Association Meeting 4:00 passcode 919037
January 21 Virtual Coffee Chat and ELAC Meeting 8:30 am
January 24-28 Great Kindness Challenge

Week of January 10, 2022

Happy New Year! Quarter 3 begins Tuesday, January 11, and is a Minimum Day with 1:00 Dismissal.

The state is providing an at-home Covid-19 test kit to each student grades Kinder and up. Families can stop by Finney on Monday, Jan. 10, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. to pick up test kits (drive-thru at front of school by office).

Children 5 and up can be vaccinated against Covid-19. Please send completed (two doses of Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination card copies to finneyschool@cvesd.org to update school vaccination records. Children are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after second Pfizer dose. Children who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after exposure to a positive case IF we have vaccination records on file.

Click here for information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites.

Per CVESD Board Policy, we work to limit interruptions to instructional time and ensure student safety by maintaining a closed campus:

Please make sure your child has everything they need before coming to school: Water bottles, lunches, homework, backpacks, info regarding pickup, etc. The school office is not permitted to make deliveries or interrupt classroom instruction.

Upcoming Dates:
January 17 NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 18 Extended Day Tutoring begins
January 24-28 Great Kindness Challenge

Week of December 13, 2021

There are lots of sweaters and jackets in lost and found. We have placed them on tables in the main hallway. All lost and found items not claimed by December 17 will be donated to charity. Please write your child’s name on their sweaters and jackets as many look alike.

6th Grade is selling Winter Grams for $1 through Wednesday, December 15 before and after school. Students can send a message and treat to a friend on the last day of school.

Children 5 and up can be vaccinated against Covid-19. Please send completed (two doses of Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination card copies to finneyschool@cvesd.org to update school vaccination records. Children are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after second Pfizer dose. Children who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after exposure to a positive case IF we have vaccination records on file.

Click here for information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is offering free COVID-19 testing for students and staff at the following time and locations:

Education Services and Support Center at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista 91910

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)

Hedenkamp Elementary School at 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista 91913

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)

If you’re wondering what holiday gift a teacher or staff member might like, check out the Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 16 Virtual VAPA Showcase 6:00 pm
Dec. 17 Virtual VAPA Showcase 8:00 am
Dec. 17 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 17 Report Cards Sent Home
Dec. 20-Jan. 10 – Winter Break
Jan. 11 – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day 1:00 Dismissal)

Week of December 6, 2021

6th Graders need your help to get to camp! Please donate items for your grade level’s gift basket for the Silent Auction Fundraiser. Here is the auction letter. Thank you for your support!

Children 5 and up can be vaccinated against Covid-19. Please send completed (two doses of Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination card copies to finneyschool@cvesd.org to update school vaccination records. Visit  myturn.ca.gov to access your child’s record if you did not retain the card. Children are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after second Pfizer dose. Children who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after exposure to a positive case IF we have vaccination records on file.

Click here for information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is offering free COVID-19 testing for students and staff at the following time and locations:

Education Services and Support Center at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista 91910

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)

Hedenkamp Elementary School at 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista 91913

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)

If you’re wondering what holiday gift a teacher or staff member might like, check out the Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 6 School Site Council 2:30
Dec. 17 Virtual VAPA Showcase 8:00 am
Dec. 17 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 20-Jan. 10 – Winter Break
Jan. 11 – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day 1:00 Dismissal)

Week of November 29, 2021

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No toys, trading cards, fidgets, jewelry, or other special items are allowed at school unless specifically requested by the teacher. Please leave it at home! Everything needed for school is provided by the school.

Help keep our children safe! Drop off only on the white curb. Use caution when crossing the street. Right turn only onto Byrd Street when exiting the parking lot. Do not park in spaces marked “Reserved”, as these are reserved for specific employees.

Children 5 and up are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Here are vaccination sites & schedules.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

If you’re wondering what holiday gift a teacher or staff member might like, check out the Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is offering free COVID-19 testing for students and staff at the following time and locations:

Education Services and Support Center at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista 91910

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)

Hedenkamp Elementary School at 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista 91913

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)

Chula Vista Community Collaborative’s Family Resource Centers (FRC’s) provide assistance to families in need of health insurance, mental health services, food assistance, parenting support, and more. Click here to contact your closest FRC.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 4 Virtual Parent Academy 9:00-1:00
Dec. 6 School Site Council 2:30
Dec. 17 Virtual VAPA Showcase 8:00 am
Dec. 17 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 20-Jan. 10 – Winter Break
Jan. 11 – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day 1:00 Dismissal)

Week of November 15, 2021

No toys, trading cards, fidgets, jewelry, or other special items are allowed at school unless specifically requested by the teacher. Please leave it at home! Everything needed for school is provided by the school.

Help keep our children safe! Drop off only on the white curb. Use caution when crossing the street. Right turn only onto Byrd Street when exiting the parking lot. Do not park in spaces marked “Reserved”, as these are reserved for specific employees.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Your child can use all district programs anytime at home! Click here for instructions on accessing i-Ready Math, Smarty Ants, and Achieve3000 from home!

The PTA Fall Fundraiser runs through 11/15. Money from in-person sales must be turned in to PTA on Monday, 11/15. All proceeds will be going towards the classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact Finney PTA finneypta@gmail.com.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites. CVESD has testing M-Th 8:00-4:00 and Fridays 10:00-4:00 at the district office, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, 91910 AND at Hedenkamp Elementary, 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista, M-Th 9:00-4:30 and Fridays 10:00-4:30.

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 22-26 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 4 Annual Parent Conference (virtual)

Week of November 8, 2021

NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

PLEASE vaccinate your children 5 and up against COVID-19! CVESD has a free walk-in vaccine clinic on Nov. 11. No appointment necessary.

Help keep our children safe! Drop off only on the white curb. Use caution when crossing the street. Right turn only onto Byrd Street when exiting the parking lot.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Your child can use all district programs anytime at home! Click here for instructions on accessing i-Ready Math, Smarty Ants, and Achieve3000 from home!

Our Fall Fundraiser runs through 11/15. If sales are done in person, all money must be collected and turned into PTA on Monday, 11/15. All proceeds will be going towards the classrooms. Here are instructions for online sales:
Step 1) Register online at www.ShopFund.com, add your child and it will create their ID. This way we will know who will get credit.
Step 2) Copy and paste your child’s catalog link for sales. You can share your fundraiser on social media, and by email. Or they can go to ShopFund.com
Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact Finney PTA finneypta@gmail.com.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites. CVESD has testing M-Th 8:00-4:00 and Fridays 10:00-4:00 at the district office, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, 91910 AND at Hedenkamp Elementary, 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista, M-Th 9:00-4:30 and Fridays 10:00-4:30.

In case you missed it, here is a recording of Friday’s Coffee Chat/ELAC Mtg. Learn about the School Plan for Student Achievement and the Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

Upcoming Dates
Nov. 1-15 PTA Fall Catalog Fundraiser
Nov. 8 School Site Council 2:30
Nov. 11 NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day
Nov. 22-26 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Week of November 1, 2021

A message from Finney PTA: Our Fall Fundraiser is here and runs 11/1-11/15. The fundraiser catalog went home Friday. If sales are done in person, all money must be collected and turned into PTA on Monday, 11/15. All proceeds will be going towards the classrooms. Here are instructions for online sales:
Step 1) Register online at www.ShopFund.com, add your child and it will create their ID. This way we will know who will get credit.
Step 2) Copy and paste your child’s catalog link for sales. You can share your fundraiser on social media, and by email. Or they can go to ShopFund.com
Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact Finney PTA finneypta@gmail.com.

Parents, you can help build a peaceful school community. Please monitor the videos, shows, and games your child is viewing and playing. Common Sense Media is a great resource for parents to learn parenting tips for the digital age. Acting out or discussing inappropriate content (e.g. Squid Game) is not permitted at school. Play fighting or simulating a weapon is not allowed at school.

Please use this email for reporting absences and Covid-19 test results: finneyschool@cvesd.org. Students can get attendance credit by completing an independent study. Please ask your teacher or office staff for a list of work to complete.

Covid-19 testing information: click here for San Diego County testing sites. CVESD has testing M-Th 8:00-4:00 and Fridays 10:00-4:00 at the district office, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, 91910 AND at Hedenkamp Elementary, 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista, M-Th 9:00-4:30 and Fridays 10:00-4:30.

Upcoming Dates
Nov. 1-15 PTA Fall Catalog Fundraiser
Nov. 7 Daylight Savings Time begins
Nov. 8 School Site Council 2:30
Nov. 11 NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day
Nov. 22-26 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break