Week of May 23, 2022

Each grade level is asked to wear a different color for FIELD DAY on Friday:

CVESD invites you to the Community Expo on Saturday, July 23rd.

Please read Friday’s CVESD Covid-19 Newsletter for the latest Covid news.

Please check your children for symptoms every day! Those with COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea) must stay home and get tested. You can order free rapid home tests here https://www.covid.gov/tests. We also have test kits in the school office.

Weekly Covid PCR testing continues every Tuesday at Finney. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. If your child is signed up for weekly testing at school, they do not need additional tests when they are exposed to a positive case in the classroom.

We still have spaces for parent volunteers to help run activities at the Finney Field Day on May 27, 8:15-11:30. If you are interested in helping at this event, please email Ms. Longo. giulia.longo@cvesd.org

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. We are accepting transfers in all grade levels!

No GUM or CANDY is allowed at school. Water only allowed in classrooms. No sharing of food allowed at school.

May 27 Field Day! Please wear sunscreen, hat, P.E. shoes, and your grade level color
May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m. on the Blacktop
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 19 Meet the Teacher Picnic 1:00-2:00 p.m.
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day)

Week of May 16, 2022

We are seeking parent volunteers to help run activities at the Finney Field Day on May 27, 8:15-11:00. If you are interested in helping at this event, please email Ms. Longo by Friday, May 20. giulia.longo@cvesd.org

Some grade levels are still completing state testing. Scroll down to see the calendar.

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Those with COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea) must stay home and get tested.

Covid testing continues every Tuesday at Finney. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. If you child is signed up for weekly testing, they do not need additional tests when they are exposed to a positive case in the classroom.

No GUM or CANDY is allowed at school. No Gatorade, juice, or sugary drinks please. No sharing of food allowed at school.

May 17 DAC/DELAC In-Person 12:00-2:00 at ESSC, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista
May 18 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. at ESSC, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista
May 19 B-LAC Black Learners Advisory Council 6:00 p.m. at Muraoka Elementary
May 27 Field Day!
May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m. on the Blacktop
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 19 Meet the Teacher Picnic 1:00-2:00 p.m.
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day)

Week of May 9, 2022

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Covid testing continues every Tuesday at Finney. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org.

We need your help to protect our floors and carpets. No GUM or CANDY is allowed at school. No Gatorade, juice, or sugary drinks please.

It is time for state and district academic testing. Please be sure students have a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most testing is in the morning. Remind students to relax and do their best.

Upcoming Dates:
May 9 School Site Council 2:30
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 1:00
May 27 Field Day!
May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m.
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Week of May 2, 2022

We love our Finney teachers and staff! This week is Staff Appreciation Week! The best gift from a student is a note of appreciation. If you are wondering about your favorite Finney staff member’s gift preferences, click here.

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

It is time for state and district academic testing. Please be sure students have a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most testing is in the morning. Remind students to relax and do their best. Here is the Finney testing calendar by grade level (scroll down to see calendar view):

Weekly Tuesday testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org.

Upcoming Dates:
May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 Coffee Chat/ELAC Parent Meeting (virtual) 8:30
May 9 School Site Council 2:30
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 12:45 on the blacktop

Week of April 25, 2022

State and district end of year tests start now. Please be sure students have a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most testing is in the morning. Remind students to relax and do their best. Here is the Finney testing calendar:

Weekly Tuesday testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. Those who have had Covid-19 within the past 90 days should not test with Covid Clinic.

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Children who will turn 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. The closest school with TK for 2022-23 is Los Altos. Students need to enroll for TK at their home school.

Please ensure students wear clothing appropriate for school. Shirts must cover midriff. Heelys, Crocs, flip-flops, and slippers are not safe for school. Shoes must be appropriate for physical education. Long fingernails are not safe for school. Please leave all valuables and special items (e.g. jewelry) at home.

Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6. The best gift from a student is a note of appreciation. If you are wondering about your favorite Finney staff member’s gift preferences, click here.

May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
May 9 School Site Council 2:30
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 12:45 on the blacktop

Week of April 18, 2022

YMCA STRETCH before and after school program is now accepting registrations for 2022-23 school year. Click here to apply.

Thought Exchange is the survey tool CVESD uses to gather your input on “What do you feel are the most important priorities in the LCAP that our District should emphasize in order to support all students?” Click here to participate now through April 22.

San Ysidro Health Center is holding a FREE Dental Clinic at Finney on Friday, April 22. Complete and return the consent form your child brought home last week if you would like them to be screened.

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Children who will turn 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. The closest school with TK for 2022-23 is Los Altos. Students need to enroll for TK at their home school.

District and State End of Year testing starts soon! Here is the Finney Testing Calendar:

April 19 CVESD DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00
April 21 Spring Picture Day
April 21 6:00 pm CVESD B-LAC Parent Forum at Muroaka Elementary
May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 12:45 on the blacktop

Week of April 11, 2022

Please send only plain water in student water bottles. Please NO gatorade, juice, etc., as this stains our carpets and attracts pests. NO GUM AND NO CANDY please.

PTA Members: Please consider running for the 2022-23 Finney PTA Board. Click here for job descriptions for all open PTA Board positions. Elections are Thursday, April 14 via Zoom.

Thought Exchange is the survey tool CVESD uses to gather your input on “What do you feel are the most important priorities in the LCAP that our District should emphasize in order to support all students?” Click here to participate now through April 22.

San Ysidro Health Center is holding a FREE Dental Clinic at Finney on Friday, April 22. Complete and return the consent form your child brought home last week if you would like them to be screened.

District and State End of Year testing starts soon! Here is the Finney Testing Calendar:

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Are you receiving texts from Finney? Text YES to 67587. Please have grandparents, daycare providers, and whoever else picks up your child sign up for texts from Finney and follow the Finney blog, so that they will be aware of important information such as minimum days.

Upcoming Dates:
April 11 School Site Council 2:30
April 13 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00 pm
April 14 PTA Board Elections 4:00
April 21 6:00 pm CVESD B-LAC Parent Forum at Muroaka Elementary

Week of April 4, 2022

Welcome Back! Quarter 4 begins Monday, April 4 and is a MINIMUM DAY.

We request that families test their student(s) within 24 hours before returning to campus on April 4, 2022. No need to send in negative results. POSITIVE results can be reported here and also please email finneyschool@cvesd.org.

Weekly Tuesday testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. Those who have had Covid-19 within the past 90 days should not test with Covid Clinic.

Masks are no longer required at school, but are still recommended.

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Please ensure students wear clothing appropriate for school. Shirts must cover midriff. Heelys, Crocs, flip-flops, and slippers are not safe for school. Shoes must be appropriate for physical education. Long fingernails are not safe for school.

Are you receiving texts from Finney? Text YES to 67587.

Upcoming Dates:
April 6 CVESD Board Trustee Kate Bishop Meeting with Finney Community 5:00 pm via Zoom
April 11 School Site Council 2:30
April 14 PTA Board Elections 4:00
April 21 6:00 pm CVESD Parent Forum at Muroaka Elementary

Week of March 14, 2022

Minimum Days continue this week for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Spring Break is March 21-April 1. We are distributing at-home Covid-19 testing kits for students in kindergarten through 6th grade this week so that you can test your student prior to returning from Spring Break. We will have kits available for pick up by parents Monday through Wednesday at the front of the school from 1:00-3:00 and in the school office 7:00-1:00 and 3:00-4:00.

Weekly testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. It also removes the burden from you to take your children to get tested after every exposure and will fill the weekly testing requirement for sports team participation. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. Those who have had Covid-19 within the past 90 days should not test with Covid Clinic.

Please ensure students wear clothing appropriate for school. Shirts must cover midriff. Heelies, Crocs, flip-flops, and slippers are not safe for school. Shoes must be appropriate for physical education. Fake fingernails are not safe for school.

Your child’s VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) grade on their progress report will be NA (not assessed). You can read about the VAPA standards covered in Art & Music class this quarter here. Y en español.

Upcoming Dates:
March 10-17 Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 14-18 Scholastic Book Fair
March 17 PTA Association Meeting
March 17 CVESD B-LAC (Black Learners Advisory Committee) Meeting
March 21-April 1 SPRING BREAK
April 4 First Day of Quarter 4 – Minimum Day
April 6 CVESD Board Trustee Kate Bishop Meeting with Finney Community 5:00 pm via Zoom

Week of March 7, 2022

Minimum Days 1:00 Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences are THIS THURSDAY, March 10 through March 17.

Thank you Finney PTA for your generous gift of personalized water bottles to Finney students!

PTA Spring Catalog fundraiser is March 7-17. Look for a package coming home. Please help support our school. PTA is currently seeking candidates for the PTA Board. Elections are this month. All positions are open. Book Fair is coming up March 14-18.

Your child’s VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) grade on their progress report will be NA (not assessed). You can read about the VAPA standards covered in Art & Music class this quarter here.

Masking rules in CVESD have not changed and will be reviewed at the March 9th School Board Mtg. Currently, masks are still required indoors.

Weekly testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. It also removes the burden from you to take your children to get tested after every exposure and will fill the weekly testing requirement for sports team participation. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. Those who have had Covid-19 within the past 90 days should not test with Covid Clinic.

When a student in your child’s classroom or group tests positive, all the parents of exposed students receive an exposure letter. Exposed students do NOT need to stay home unless they have symptoms or test positive. Exposed students need to test on day 3, 4, or 5. Any test is acceptable and results must be reported to the district via this form: https://forms.office.com/r/uzEF13QrRE. Students who participate in weekly testing at Finney do not need to go get another test, even if the weekly test is not on day 3, 4, or 5.

Here is a video of our ELAC/Coffee Chat from Friday, 3/4/22, where Mrs. Gonzalez talked about wellness tips to help ensure student success.

Upcoming Dates:
March 8 DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00
March 9 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00
March 7-18 PTA Spring Catalog Fundraiser
March 10-17 Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 14-18 Scholastic Book Fair
March 21-April 1 SPRING BREAK
April 4 First Day of Quarter 4 – Minimum Day