Week of September 28, 2020

Please read the Superintendent’s Newsletter that was sent out on Friday. Please complete this Commitment Form to let us know your choice regarding students returning to in-person school.

Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

The CVESD Acceptable Use Policy governs the use of technology for students. This policy is part of the Annual Notification.

There is still time to join Finney PTA! Just click here for the link to join.

Our second Materials Distribution for Distance Learning is Thursday, October 1st. To avoid a traffic jam, please try to come at the assigned time for your grade level (families with more than one student can pick up for all students at the same time). You can also pick up during Meals Distribution, 12:00-2:00.

Thursday, Oct. 1
PK-K: 3:00-4:00
1st-2nd 4:00-5:00
3rd-4th 5:00-6:00

5th-6th 6:00-7:00

We are excited to announce the Finney Library is now open! Your child can reserve books online and you can pick them up on Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 during Food Distribution. Each student can check out 2 books per week. Students must return or pay for overdue/lost books before checking out additional books. Click here for instructions on accessing the Finney Library catalog.

Upcoming Events:
Oct. 1 Thursday Drive-Thru Meals Distribution 12:00-2:00
Oct. 1 Thursday Drive-Thru Library Books 12:00-2:00
Oct. 1 Drive-Thru Materials Distribution #2 3:00-7:00 pm
Oct. 5 School Site Council 1:30 pm
Oct. 15-22 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Week of September 21, 2020

State and federal laws require that school districts notify parents/guardians of minor pupils of their parental rights (California Education Code Section 48980.) Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

If you need assistance with technology, you can call the CVESD Parent Help Line 619-409-6638, M-F 8:00–5:00. We are also available here at the school to help you, 7:30-4:30.

For student absences, please call the school 619-690-1334 or email Ms. Olivas, our Attendance Secretary, at patrici.anrakuolivas@cvesd.org.

We are excited to announce the Finney Library is now open! Your child can reserve books online and you can pick them up on Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 during Food Distribution. Each student can check out 2 books per week. Students must return or pay for overdue/lost books before checking out additional books. Click here for instructions on accessing the Finney Library catalog.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 3 parent members. SSC works to ensure that our school’s budget is aligned with the academic program. The SSC is also responsible for continually identifying and implementing instructional practices to strengthen the core academic program. If you would like to nominate yourself for School Site Council, please email Dr. Prange beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Friday, Sept. 25.

Finney’s English Learner Advisory Committee needs a Parent Representative to represent Finney’s English Learner parents at the monthly District Advisory Council/District English Learner Advisory Committee (DAC/DELAC) meetings, held on Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 online. If you would like to serve as the ELAC Parent Representative for Finney, please email Dr. Prange beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Friday, Sept. 25.

Upcoming Events:
Sept. 24 Thursday Drive-Thru Meals Distribution 12:00-2:00
Sept. 24 Thursday Drive-Thru Library Books 12:00-2:00
Sept. 24 ELAC & Coffee w/the Principal Mtg. 5:30 pm
Sept. 25 ELAC & Coffee w/the Principal Mtg. 8:30 am
Oct. 1 Drive-Thru Materials Distribution #2 4:00-7:00 pm
Oct. 5 School Site Council 1:30 pm

Week of September 14, 2020

State and federal laws require that school districts notify parents/guardians of minor pupils of their parental rights (California Education Code Section 48980.) Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

If you need assistance with technology, you can call the CVESD Parent Help Line 619-409-6638, M-F 8:00–5:00. We are also available here at the school to help you, 7:30-4:30.

Click here for information about joining Finney PTA. It’s easy to join online, and a simple way to support your child’s school.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 3 parent members. SSC works to ensure that our school’s budget is aligned with the academic program. The SSC is also responsible for continually identifying and implementing instructional practices to strengthen the core academic program. If you would like to nominate yourself for School Site Council, please email Dr. Prange beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Friday, Sept. 18.

Finney’s English Learner Advisory Committee needs a Parent Representative to represent Finney’s English Learner parents at the monthly District Advisory Council/District English Learner Advisory Committee (DAC/DELAC) meetings, held on Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 online. If you would like to serve as the ELAC Parent Representative for Finney, please email Dr. Prange beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Friday, Sept. 18.

Join us for the District Advisory Council/District English Learner Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00

Week of September 7, 2020

Monday, September 7 is Labor Day and there is NO SCHOOL!

Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work through technical issues in Distance Learning. If you need assistance with technology, you can call the CVESD Parent Help Line 619-409-6638, M-F 8:00–5:00. We are also available here at the school to help you, 7:30-4:30.

If you need help with Microsoft Teams, here is an intro video for parents.

State and federal laws require that school districts notify parents/guardians of minor pupils of their parental rights (California Education Code Section 48980.) Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

Parents, to help minimize distractions during distance learning, especially if more than one child is online in the same space, we suggest using headphones.

Click here for information about joining Finney PTA. It’s easy to join online, and a simple way to support your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:
Sept. 9 6:00 CVESD School Board Meeting
Sept. 10 5:30-6:30 Finney Back to School Night (your child’s teacher will send you a link)
Sept. 15 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00

Week of August 31, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at Finney! School begins Monday, August 31. Students in K-6 need to log into Teams at 8:00 a.m. Here is a step by step guide to logging into Teams for CVESD students.

For the first week of school, teachers will be online with students 8:00-10:00 a.m.

General Education Kindergarten Orientation (Mrs. Haase & Mrs. Gillespie)
Monday, 8/31/20 8:00 a.m.

If you have not yet picked up your child’s school materials, please stop by the school office 7:30-4:30.

For tech support, please call the CVESD Parent Help Line 619-409-6638. You can also call the school office 619-690-1334.

State and federal laws require that school districts notify parents/guardians of minor pupils of their parental rights (California Education Code Section 48980.) Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

Please consider supporting Finney by joining Finney PTA. Membership information and more is in the first edition of the Finney PTA Newsletter.

Get to know the Finney Team! Here’s a Virtual Directory with some fun facts about your Finney teachers. Thank you to Mrs. Alanis, PTA President, for putting together this informative slide show.

Week of August 24, 2020

School starts Monday, August 31 in Distance Learning mode. Students will attend class 8:00-10:00 am the first week of school.

Every returning Finney student must provide documentation of residency. Click here for the residency verification form. A copy of a parent/guardian photo ID is also required. Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if home is in someone else’s name). Past due bills are ok this year only. Please scan/take a photo of your documents and email to us grace.limon@cvesd.org, or you can drop off forms in person. RESIDENCY VERIFICATION must be complete in order for students to be placed in a class.

If your child is entering Kindergarten this year at Finney, please take a few minutes to complete the Kindergarten Survey.

We are providing basic school supplies to each student (preschool-6th) for use during Distance Learning. Families do not have to purchase anything. If you requested a laptop or hotspot for your child, you will receive it at this time.

Click here to attend the Virtual Welcome Night for CVESD.

Distance Learning Tips for Parents:
Establish Routines
Make a Space for Distance Learning
Don’t Tell Your Child the Answers (You can give hints!)
Click here for more distance learning tips.

Week of August 17, 2020

It’s time for RESIDENCY VERIFICATION! Every returning Finney student must provide documentation of residency. Click here for the residency verification form. Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if home is in someone else’s name). Past due bills are ok this year only. Please scan/take a photo of your documents and email to us grace.limon@cvesd.org, or you can drop off forms in person. RESIDENCY VERIFICATION must be complete in order for students to be placed in a class.

If your child is entering Kindergarten this year at Finney, please take a few minutes to complete the Kindergarten Survey.

School begins August 31 in Distance Learning mode. We recommend each student have their own laptop with a camera and microphone for Distance Learning. Some tablets have compatibility issues with the Microsoft Teams platform and online learning programs.

Computers 2 San Diego Kids offers refurbished computers a a low cost. Check out their flyer and visit their website for more information and to apply.

If your child needs to borrow a school laptop, or needs a wifi hotspot, please fill out this survey by Friday, August 21.

Are you getting our emails and calls? You can call or email the school office to update contact info. 619-690-1334. grace.limon@cvesd.org Please be sure to OPT-IN for text messages from our school and district by texting YES to 67587.

Student learning kits will be distributed on Wednesday, August 26 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 27 8:00-10:00 a.m. via drive-thru in the Finney parking lot. The kit will include basic school supplies, instructional materials, teacher’s name, and log in information. RESIDENCY VERIFICATION must be complete in order for students to receive materials.

School Year Begins Aug. 31: Distance Learning

Our school year begins August 31 in Distance Learning mode. We recommend each student have their own laptop with a camera and microphone for Distance Learning. Some tablets have compatibility issues with the Microsoft Teams platform and online learning programs.

School laptops are available for check-out if needed (while supplies last). If your child needs to borrow a laptop or a Wifi hotspot, please complete this form by Friday, August 21.

Computers 2 San Diego Kids offers refurbished computers a a low cost. Check out their flyer and visit their website for more information and to apply.

Communication is key! Are you receiving information from CVESD regularly? Please ensure your contact information is up to date in our system. You can call or email the school office. 619-690-1334. grace.limon@cvesd.org Please be sure to OPT-IN for text messages from our school and district by texting YES to 67587.

It’s time for residency verification! Every returning Finney student must provide documentation of residency. Click here for the residency verification form. Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if home is in someone else’s name). Past due bills are ok this year only. Please scan/take a photo of your documents and email to us grace.limon@cvesd.org, or you can drop off forms in person.

We are scheduling a Drive Thru materials distribution for Thursday, August 27-Friday, August 28 to make sure kids have what they need to start the school year.

Digital Citizenship is important! Please review expectations for online behavior with your children. You can discuss the Finney expectations (Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible) and what this means online. This pertains whether they are doing school work or playing a game with friends. Common Sense Media is a valuable resource for parents. Check out this article about the popular game Fortnite.