Week of August 8, 2022

Please support your child’s school by joining Finney PTA. Click on the link to join. Every membership counts!

Back to School Night is Thursday, August 11, with classroom presentations at 5:30, 5:50 and 6:10, to allow for families with multiple students. Masks highly recommended. This is an event designed for parents and guardians; children need not attend, but it they do they must be supervised by a parent at all times.

There is still time to donate to your child’s grade level Silent Auction Gift Basket to help send our 6th Graders to Camp. Read all about it here.  The auction will go live starting August 11 at 2:30pm and will be closing on August 15 at 11:59pm. 

Please do not send students to school with symptoms. Proof of 2 negative Covid-19 tests taken 12 hours or more apart required to return to school. If your child has a chronic condition such as allergies, we need documentation from the doctor on file in the health office.

Weekly FREE Covid-19 PCR testing is happening every Tuesday at Finney. You should have received an email from register@campusclinic.org to register for testing this school year. If you cannot locate the email, or need help registering your child for weekly testing, please contact support@campusclinic.org.

All absences should be reported to finneyschool@cvesd.org. CVESD is now asking families and staff to report all positive tests on this positive home test form.

Week of August 1, 2022

We had our first in-person parent meeting since pre-pandemic on Friday! It was also streamed and recorded. We discussed school programs, Covid updates, and parent engagement opportunities. Watch here.

Weekly FREE Covid-19 PCR testing is happening every Tuesday at Finney. It’s quick and convenient, and one of our best tools for combatting the virus. You should have received an email from register@campusclinic.org to register for testing this school year. If you cannot locate the email, or need help registering your child for weekly testing, please contact support@campusclinic.org.

All absences should be reported to finneyschool@cvesd.org.

Please only send water in water bottles; no juice, sports drinks, etc.

Finney Health Office needs donations of clean clothes to have on hand for children who need to change clothes. If you have any clean children’s shorts or sweatpants that you no longer need, please bring to the health office. We are also accepting donations of new, packaged underwear for this purpose.

Help keep our children safe! The white curb is for drop off/pick up only (do not park and leave your car on the white curb at arrival and dismissal). Use caution when crossing the street. Right turn only onto Byrd Street when exiting the parking lot. Do not park in spaces marked “Staff”. If you are interested in volunteering to help with traffic in the mornings, 7:30-7:45, please let the principal know.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 4 parent members. For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here.

Finney 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 at the CVESD district office. Click here for more info and the DELAC Rep. Nomination Form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 5, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 11.

Please donate to your child’s grade level Silent Auction Gift Basket to help send our 6th Graders to Camp. Read all about it here.

Week of July 25, 2022

School starts at 7:45 a.m. Students need to be on the blacktop at this time and teachers will walk them to class. We ask all parents to exit promptly so that we can lock the gate after the bell.

Help keep our children safe! The white curb is for drop off/pick up only (do not park and leave your car on the white curb at arrival and dismissal). Use caution when crossing the street. Right turn only onto Byrd Street when exiting the parking lot. Do not park in spaces marked “Staff”.

You’re invited to our first Coffee Chat/ELAC meeting of the school year this Friday, July 29, 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the auditorium. This is Finney’s parent meeting. It will be held in-person and also streamed via Microsoft Teams. We will be covering school programs, family involvement opportunities, including volunteer information.

Please report absences, and Covid-19 test results to finneyschool@cvesd.org. When submitting at-home negative results to return early from isolation or as proof following a close contact, write your child’s name, the date, and the time on the test and then submit a picture to finneyschool@cvesd.org. We can not accept pictures of tests without this information. Results should be checked at least 15 minutes after taking the test and no later than 30 minutes after taking the test. Results outside of this time frame are not valid.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 4 parent members. For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here.

Finney 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 at the CVESD district office. Click here for more info and the DELAC Rep. Nomination Form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 5, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 11.

Click here to sign up for the Birthday Book Club!

Finney Family Handbook Highlight: Dress Code
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! 

  • No crop tops.
  • Jewelry can be dangerous or get damaged/lost and should be left at home.
  • Hats, beanies and/or hoods are not to be worn in class.
  • No make-up.
  • No long nails and no fake nails.
  • Wear closed toe shoes with gripping, non-slip soles suitable for physical education.
  • Shorts need to pass the student’s fingertips when arms are at his/her sides.
  • Tank tops must have straps at least 3 fingers wide.
  • Gang-related attire is prohibited.
  • No clothing with references to drugs or alcohol.
  • Please ensure words on clothing are elementary school appropriate.
  • Please mark all sweaters, jackets, and coats with your child’s name.

We are a gum-free and candy-free campus.

Key Dates:
July 29 Coffee Chat/ELAC Parent Mtg. 8:00-9:00 (auditorium/virtual)
Aug. 4 Community Safety Forum 5:30-6:30 pm (Hedenkamp Elementary)
Aug. 10 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00 pm
Aug. 11 Finney Back to School Night 5:00-6:00 pm

Week of July 18, 2022

Welcome Back! The first day of school is Wednesday, July 20 at 7:45 a.m., and is a minimum day. Students report directly to their classroom on the first day. Breakfast is available FREE for all students and is served 7:15-7:35 a.m.

You will receive an email on Tuesday morning, July 19 letting you know your child’s classroom and teacher name. For privacy reasons, class lists will not be posted.

Finney PTA invites you to a Teacher Meet & Greet Picnic: Tuesday, July 19, 1:00-2:00 on the Finney field. Come meet your teacher and enjoy food courtesy of PTA.

We are distributing Covid-19 at-home test kits. We encourage you to test your student on Tuesday or Wednesday morning prior to returning to campus. If students test positive, keep them home to avoid exposure to other students and staff. Testing is NOT required, but highly encouraged. You can pick up your test kit(s) at the Meet & Greet Picnic on Tuesday. If you cannot make it to the picnic, we will be here until 4:00 on Tuesday 7/19.

POSITIVE test results should be sent to https://forms.office.com/r/Dcbd5R7Qgp and finneyschool@cvesd.org. There is no need to report negative test results.

Kindergarten (Mrs. Haase & Mrs. Gillespie) has a special schedule the first week of school:
Wednesday: Kindergarten Orientation 8:00-9:30 (students and parents leave at 9:30)
Thursday-Friday: Minimum Days for Kinder 12:45 Dismissal

Please review the Finney Family Handbook (Finney Manual para Familias) for important information about our school. Also, please review the Annual Notification documents for CVESD.

YMCA/STRETCH before and after school program at Finney is accepting applications here.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 4 parent members. For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here.

Finney 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 at the CVESD district office. Click here for more info and the DELAC Rep. Nomination Form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 5, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 11.

Please screen your child for COVID-like symptoms each day, and do not send them to school if they have 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. CVESD follows the Decision Tree for K-12 schools. Each US household can order home antigen tests from the federal government through USPS Link: https://special.usps.com/testkits.

Opt-in for text messages from Finney. Text YES to 67587.

We are excited for a great school year! Please reinforce our Finney Bulldog Expectations with your child: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Responsible! See you Wednesday at 7:45 a.m.!

Week of May 30, 2022

NO SCHOOL Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Please consider taking a moment of silence in honor of those who have sacrificed their lives in the past and for those who continue to stand up for freedom for all today.  

Friday’s Field Day was a blast! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make it happen!

Congratulations to the Finney Bulldogs Soccer Team, CVESD Western Co-Ed Division Soccer Champions for 2021-2022! First time in history! A huge thank you to volunteer Coach Mr. Hoffman and Assistant Coach Mr. Turner.

Residency verification for 2022-23 is online.  All students returning to any school in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the 2022/23 school year are required to prove residency with their school of attendance before the start of school in order for their child’s name to be placed on a class list.  

You will be receiving an email that will contain a unique “Snap Code” for each of your children enrolled at Finney and a link to the website where you will be able to update information for your child and upload your residency for the 22/23 school year. For a list of acceptable residency documents, please see residency form below:

Click here to read this quarter’s VAPA Newsletters for each grade level.

COVID cases are on the rise. 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.

May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m. on the Blacktop
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
June 17 School Office Closes
July 19 Meet the Teacher Picnic 1:00-2:00 p.m.
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day)

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