2020-21 School Year

Pending board approval, the 2020-21 school year will begin for students on August 31, 2020 and end on June 15, 2021. Click here for Superintendent Dr. Escobedo’s most recent newsletter.

The last day for Finney office staff is Tuesday, June 16, 2020, and the office will reopen in August.

CVESD continues to serve free meals at 9 sites through the end of June.

Registration for new students continues ONLINE. Questions? Call CVSED at 619-425-9600. Please spread the word that we still have a few spaces in kindergarten and most other grades. Principal Dr. Prange can be reached at beverly.prange@cvesd.org or 619-880–0522

It’s going to be a long summer! CVESD has prepared materials for Summer Learning at Home. In addition, Finney students, including students moving on to middle school, can continue to use all district online programs through July 31. Need help with technology? CVESD Parent Help Desk, M-F, 8:00-5:00 619-409-6638.

Please ensure children are READING during break. Public libraries have programs to promote summer reading.

Summer Break Information

Congratulations to all the Finney Bulldogs who were promoted to Middle School! We love you and we know you will continue to make us proud!
Systemic racism in the United States is everyone’s problem, and we all need to work to make change.

Here are some resources to help parents talk to children about racism and social justice.

Here is more information for parents to help you promote anti-bias behavior.

Here is an inspiring message from our district Superintendent.
We are here in the office M-F 8:00-4:30 now through June 16. The time to register for kindergarten is NOW! Questions? Call 619-690-1334. We do not have a new 2019-2020 calendar finalized yet. You will receive an update when it is ready!
The 2019-20 school year may be ending, but learning never stops! The Chula Vista Elementary School District is currently developing many optional resources to support learning over the summer months. Please view the My Child’s Learning page of the Parents section on the CVESD website. CVESD students (including 6th graders who have promoted) have access to online learning programs through July 31, including their class Team.

CVESD Parent Helpline
Our IT Parent Helpline is available to parents during the summer break. Parents can call the Helpline to access technical support for Office 365 and Teams, as well as with District-adopted online learning programs. Support is available in English and Spanish Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638

Week of June 1, 2020

Please take a few minutes to take this survey to help CVESD plan for next school year.
Wave good-bye as Finney staff drives by. No gathering with members outside your own household. Maintain social distance.

Wednesday, June 3 is the last day of the school year. We will send information about 2020-2021 as it becomes available.

School office staff are in the office and available by phone M-F 8:00-4:00 now through June 16. Call 619-690-1334 or email Grace Limon grace.limon@cvesd.org. Although the office is closed to the public, we are here to assist you.
Many kindergarten students have still not registered for the new school year. If you know a child who will turn 5 by Sept. 1st, please help us spread the word. The time to register is now. Registration can be completed online at cvesd.org or by calling the school office 619-690-1334.

Learning doesn’t stop when school is out! Teachers are on vacation and will not be teaching, but all CVESD students will have access to school and district online learning programs through July 31st. This includes their current class in Teams, and includes current 6th graders. The PARENT HELP LINE is available to assist with technology needs. 619-409-6638, M-F 8:00-5:00.

Click here for VAPA lessons from Mrs. Clemetson and Mrs. Pridmore! Encourage your child to post their VAPA work in Teams or Flipgrid. For more VAPA, including DANCE and DRAMA, check out the CVESD VAPA Youtube Channel. Please subscribe!

There is still time to return those Finney library books! We are here all week, 8:00-4:00. The bin for books will be in front of the office. Thank you!

Week of May 25, 2020

We are taking a day off from DISTANCE LEARNING on Monday, May 25 in honor of those who lost their lives serving our country in the military. We wish you a peaceful holiday with your family.

It’s story time! Listen to Dr. Prange read the book The Don’t Worry Book by Todd Parr, then post a response on the Finney Bulldogs Flipgrid. Click here!

Wednesday, June 3 is the last day of the 2019-2020 school year. Plans for next school year are not yet finalized. CVESD is seeking your input via a survey that will be emailed to you very soon. The survey link will also be posted here and on Class Dojo.

There are over 300 books missing from the Finney library! There will be a bin outside the front office this week Tuesday-Friday. Thank you for returning our books.
Library Book Drop Off Hours May 25-29:
Tuesday 9:00-2:00
Wednesday 9:00-12:30
Thursday 12:00-3:00
Friday 9:00-3:00

Please spread the word! The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email grace.limon@cvesd.org or call 619-690-1334 and we will return your call.

Current Finney students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Finney in 2020-21, please email grace.limon@cvesd.org or beverly.prange@cvesd.org

Click here for VAPA lessons from Mrs. Clemetson and Mrs. Pridmore! Encourage your child to post their VAPA work in Teams or Flipgrid.
For more VAPA, including DANCE and DRAMA, check out the CVESD VAPA Youtube Channel. Please subscribe! We are trying to meet our goal of 1000 subscriptions.
Check out these LIVE fun engineering & design activities! https://www.cvesd.org/community/innovation_week_2020

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 3 6th Grade Promotion (video will be emailed to you)
Wednesday, June 3 6th Grade Drive-Thru Celebration 6:00 p.m. (6th grade only~one car only per 6th grader)

Week of May 18, 2020

2020-2021 REgistration
Please spread the word! The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email grace.limon@cvesd.org or call 619-690-1334 and we will return your call.

Current Finney students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Finney in 2020-21, please email grace.limon@cvesd.org or beverly.prange@cvesd.org

support-tickets-624x624Do you need Technical Assistance with district online programs (e.g. Teams, email, Achieve3000)? The Parent Help Line is 619-409-6638, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

download (1)School isn’t over until June 3rd! ALL Finney teachers are teaching. To prevent learning loss, it is critical for children to be engaged in learning. If you have any questions about Distance Learning, or you need support, please contact your child’s teacher, or Dr. Prange (619-880-0522). In addition, CVESD now has Distance Learning packets available for download.

VAPA-Grey-TextClick here for VAPA lessons from Mrs. Clemetson and Mrs. Pridmore! Encourage your child to post their VAPA work in Teams.
For more VAPA, including DANCE and DRAMA, check out the CVESD VAPA Youtube Channel. Please subscribe! We are trying to meet our goal of 1000 subscriptions.

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 3 6th Grade Promotion (video will be emailed to you)
Wednesday, June 3 6th Grade Drive-Thru Celebration 6:00 p.m. (6th grade only~one car only per 6th grader)

 

Week of May 11, 2020

580b57fcd9996e24bc43c412Best wishes to all the amazing moms in our Finney family!

downloadAre you receiving the Superintendent’s emails? If not, we do not have the correct email address on file for you. Please be sure to update your email and phone numbers so that you can receive updates on school closures, the start of the school year, and other important news. Email beverly.prange@cvesd.org or text/call 619-880-0522.

Have you opted in for text messages? Text “YES” to 67587 to receive text messages from Finney and CVESD.

download (1)So far we have 31 posts on our Teacher Appreciation Finney Bulldogs Flipgrid. There’s still time for your child to add a quick video saying what they love and appreciate about their teachers. Check it out! Click “Log in with Microsoft” then use student’s school email and password.

unnamedDo you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2020? It’s time for kinder registration! Please spread the word. The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email grace.limon@cvesd.org

Current Finney students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Finney in 2020-21, please email grace.limon@cvesd.org or beverly.prange@cvesd.org

download (1)ALL Finney teachers are providing Distance Learning lessons and activities for students. If you have any questions about Distance Learning, please contact your child’s teacher, or Dr. Prange (619-880-0522). In addition, CVESD now has Distance Learning packets available for download.

VAPA-Grey-TextClick here for VAPA lessons from Mrs. Clemetson and Mrs. Pridmore!

 

Week of May 4, 2020

Finney materials distributionAdults only, please, if possible. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Staff will bring items to your car.

If your child has medications at school, you can pick them up at this time, or you can leave this year’s medications in the health office for next year or to be picked up at later date. As always, new/updated orders from your doctor for the new school year will be needed.

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This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! Tell your teachers how much they mean to you!

1Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2020? It’s time for kinder registration! Please spread the word. The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email grace.limon@cvesd.org

Current Finney students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Finney in 2020-21, please email grace.limon@cvesd.org or beverly.prange@cvesd.org

Click here for VAPA lessons from Mrs. Clemetson and Mrs. Pridmore!

CVESD continues food distribution for students ages 1-18, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only 10:00-12:00 at 9 school sites. Juarez-Lincoln Elementary is the closest to Finney.

Let’s have some Flipgrid fun! Students can log in with their student email, listen to Dr. Prange read a story or poem, and then respond to a prompt by posting their own video. Click here for the Finney Bulldogs Flipgrid! Log in with your CVESD student email.

 

Week of April 27, 2020

Facebook-Cover-page-768x284Staff Appreciation week is coming up May 4-8. Because we aren’t physically together at this time, please consider these ideas to let teachers and other staff members know how much you appreciate them:

  • Email a thank you note to your child’s teacher (consider previous years’ teachers too)
  • Post a thank you note to Teams or Dojo
  • Kids can post teacher appreciation artwork
  • Many online retailers offer e-gift cards

unnamedDo you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2020? It’s time for kinder registration! Please spread the word. The school office is closed to the public, so registration is happening online.  Questions? email grace.limon@cvesd.org

Current Finney students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned). If your child will NOT return to Finney in 2020-21, please email grace.limon@cvesd.org or beverly.prange@cvesd.org

Bridging+the+Digital+DivideHere is CVESD Superintendent Dr. Escobedo’s recent message about loaner computers for students in need. Finney conducted the Phase I distribution last week (foster, homeless, special ed.), and will be distributing loaner computers in Phase II May 4th and May 5th.

Also on May 4th and 5th we will distribute all students’ school materials and belongings. This includes materials that will help with distance learning. Parents are invited to come pick up their students’ materials on the following schedule, according to the student’s last name:
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support-tickets-624x624CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. You may need to leave a message during peak times; someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Need help with Office 365/Teams? Click here.

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Click here for VAPA lessons from Mrs. Clemetson and Mrs. Pridmore!

CVESD continues food distribution for students ages 1-18, Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 at 9 school sites. Juarez-Lincoln Elementary is the closest to Finney.

Let’s have some Flipgrid fun! Students can log in with their student email, listen to Dr. Prange read a story & a poem, and then respond to a prompt by posting their own video. Click here for the Finney Bulldogs Flipgrid! Log in with your CVESD student email.