Week of April 12, 2021

All CVESD schools will reopen in the Hybrid Model on Monday, April 12. At Finney, about 60% of students are coming in-person and 40% are remaining in Distance Learning. We appreciate your patience as we transition to this model. Here is a recording of our Hybrid Informational Parent Meeting. Here is a short video about procedures and safety measures when we reopen.

Hybrid parents: Please make sure your child eats BEFORE coming to school. They will not be eating at school.

Click here to see Key Points about our Hybrid Plan in English and Spanish. The AM Cohort is 8:00-10:45 and the PM Cohort is 11:30-2:15, Monday through Thursday. All students will be in Distance Learning on Fridays.

On Fridays, all students (Hybrid and Distance) will have 155 minutes of Distance Learning, 8:00-10:35.

To give everyone a chance to adjust, no changes will be made to the new class rosters for two weeks.

Food distribution continues every Thursday from 12:00-2:00 in the Finney parking lot. Students will not be eating at school.

We need your help! Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 is now open at cvesd.org. Registration is online. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors. Questions? Please contact the school office.

UPCOMING DATES:
April 14 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00 pm
April 19 School Site Council 2:30 pm

Week of April 5, 2021

Quarter 4 begins on Monday, April 5. All Finney and CVESD students will remain in Distance Learning mode the week of April 5th. All Distance Learning classes will be 3 hours (except VAPA, which will follow the usual schedule).

All CVESD schools will reopen in the Hybrid Model on Monday, April 12. Class rosters for Hybrid and Distance Learning when we reopen are based on the information provided by families in the Reopening Survey. Here is a recording of our Hybrid Informational Parent Meeting. Here is a short video about procedures and safety measures when we reopen.

Click here to see Key Points about our Hybrid Plan in English and Spanish. If you have any questions about your child’s placement, please contact us.

The YMCA program is not accepting new students during Quarter 4. During Quarter 4, transportation is provided only for students with transportation on their IEP.

MATERIALS PICK UP is on April 8th, from 12:00-6:00 pm in the Finney Parking Lot. This is important for students who are remaining in Distance Learning and also Hybrid students, since we will distribute your CAR and/or WALKING PLACARD at this time.

The PTA Association Meeting and Elections for 2021-22 PTA Board is Thursday, April 8 at 3:00 PM via Zoom. The following positions are open for PTA members who are available to dedicate their time: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Auditor and Historian. Must attend meeting to run for a position. Click to join meeting.

FREE COVID-19 testing at Finney on Friday, April 9 for students, families and staff. The antibody test consists of a light fingerprick; results as quickly as 15 minutes for those who stay around for their results. The viral test is the shallow nose swab test; results available within three-to-four business days. Learn more here: Viral Test for COVID-19. Participants have the option of only doing one of the tests or both, and they are offered at no cost. To schedule an appointment, please click here. Testing will be available 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with no testing taking place between 12 noon and 1 p.m. 

Food Distribution continues every Thursday from 12:00-2:00 in the Finney parking lot.

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 is now open at cvesd.org. Registration is online. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors. Questions? Please contact the school office.

Week of March 22, 2021

All CVESD schools will reopen in the Hybrid Model on Monday, April 12. Here is a recording of our Hybrid Informational Parent Meeting. Here is a short video about procedures and safety measures when we reopen.

Class rosters for Hybrid and Distance Learning when we reopen are based on the information provided by families in the Reopening Survey. Any requests for changes must be made via this form by March 25. Changes are not guaranteed as they are based on space availability. For families who selected Hybrid AM, students will be on campus M-Th 8:00-10:45; Hybrid PM is M-Th 11:30-2:15. All students will be in Distance Learning on Fridays. The Distance Learning daily schedule will remain the same when we reopen.

Click here to see Key Points about our Hybrid Plan in English and Spanish.

Questions about the Hybrid Model? Please join us for a Hybrid Model Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 pm via Team. Click here to join.

Masks and social distancing are required for all staff and students. Please practice to ensure your child can wear a mask for at least 3 hours.

CVESD Talks is the annual district Speech Contest. This year, participation is optional for 4th-6th grade students. The theme is “Peace is Possible”. Speech Contest materials can be found in the Messages from Dr. Prange channel of your 4th-6th grader’s Class Team. Video speeches are due to Dr. Prange by April 9th. One winner from each grade level will represent Finney at the district level.

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 is now open at cvesd.org. Registration is online. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

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Click here for the Book Fair flyer, or just click on the photo above to go to the Book Fair site.

Upcoming Dates:
March 18-25 Parent Teacher Conferences
March 26 Regular Distance Learning Schedule
March 29-April 2 Spring Break
April 5 First Day of Quarter 4
April 12 Hybrid Model Begins

Week of March 15, 2021

Parent-Teacher conferences are Thursday, March 18-Thursday, March 25. On these dates, students will have synchronous instruction with their teacher from 8:00-10:00 and will have asynchronous work the remainder of their regular distance learning school day. VAPA schedules will not change during conferences.

We are currently preparing to reopen in the Hybrid Model. Class rosters for Hybrid and Distance Learning when we reopen are based on the information provided by families in the Reopening Survey. We still do not have a specific date for return to in-person school. Here is a short video about procedures and safety measures when we reopen.

Class assignments for the Hybrid Model will be shared during your parent-teacher conference. Any requests for changes must be made via this form prior to March 26. Changes are not guaranteed as they are based on space availability. For families who selected Hybrid AM, students will be on campus M-Th 8:00-10:45; Hybrid PM is M-Th 11:30-2:15. All students will be in Distance Learning on Fridays. The Distance Learning daily schedule will remain the same when we reopen.

Masks and social distancing will be required for all staff and students when we return in person. If your child is not used to wearing a mask, please start practicing now.

It’s survey time! Please help our district by sharing your feedback and comments via Thoughtexchange.

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 begins March 15th at 9:00 am at cvesd.org. Registration is online. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

Although our 6th graders cannot attend 6th Grade Camp in person, they will be participating in Virtual 6th Grade Camp. You can support them by donating to the Virtual 6th Grade Camp Fundraiser here. Every little bit helps!

Click here for the Book Fair flyer, or just click on the photo above to go to the Book Fair site.

Upcoming Dates:
March 18-25 Parent Teacher Conferences
March 26 Regular Distance Learning Schedule
March 29-April 2 Spring Break

Week of March 8, 2021

We are currently preparing to reopen in the Hybrid Model. Class rosters for Hybrid and Distance Learning when we reopen are based on the information provided by families in the Reopening Survey. We still do not have a specific date for return to in-person school.

Masks and social distancing will be required for all staff and students when we return in person. If your child is not used to wearing a mask, please start practicing now.

Parent-Teacher conferences are March 18-25. On these dates, students will have synchronous instruction with their teacher from 8:00-10:00 and will have asynchronous work the remainder of their regular distance learning school day. VAPA schedules will not change during conferences.

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Please click here to read about the PTA Spring Fundraiser. The next PTA Association Meeting is Thursday, March 11 at 3:00. Please click here to join the PTA Meeting.

Food Distribution is every Thursday 12:00-2:00 in the Finney parking lot. Food Distribution will continue when we enter the Hybrid Model.

Upcoming Dates:
March 8 School Site Council 1:00
March 11 PTA Association Meeting 3:00
March 11 Coffee Chat/ELAC 5:30 pm
March 12 Coffee Chat/ELAC 8:30 am
March 18-25 Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29-April 2 Spring Break

Week of March 1, 2021

We still do not have a specific date for return to in-person school. Two weeks after San Diego County gets to the RED Tier we will be able to reopen in the Hybrid Model. Red Tier means San Diego County has fewer than 7 daily new cases per 100,000. We currently have 15 new cases daily per 100,000.

Masks and social distancing will be required for all staff and students when we return in person. If you child is not used to wearing a mask, please start practicing now.

Finney’s next Drive-Thru Materials Distribution is this Thursday, March 4 from 12:00-6:00 pm.

Click here for CVESD’s February/March calendar of Family & Community Resources.

Please click here to read the Finney PTA March Newsletter which includes important information about the Spring Fundraiser.

It’s Read Across America week at Finney! This week we celebrate the joy of reading. Finney Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Week for Read Across America. Each day focuses on a different social-emotional skill, with a book of the day to highlight that skill.

Food Distribution is every Thursday 12:00-2:00 in the Finney parking lot.

Upcoming Dates:
March 8 School Site Council 1:00
March 18-25 Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29-April 2 Spring Break

Week of February 22, 2021

We still do not have a specific date for return to in-person school. Two weeks after San Diego County gets to the RED Tier we will be able to reopen in the Hybrid Model. Red Tier means San Diego County has fewer than 7 daily new cases per 100,000. We currently have 22.2 new cases daily per 100,000.

Click here for CVESD’s February/March calendar of Family & Community Resources. CVESD has an upcoming series for parents & caregivers on Social-Emotional Learning. The first session is this Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:00 pm. Click here for more information and click here to join the session. Here is the link to join the session in Spanish.

PTA is taking pre-orders for Finney wear every Thursday in February from 12:00-2:00 pm in front of the school. T-shirts and zip-up hoodies will be available. They have sample of the sizes to view before ordering. If you have any questions, please contact PTA at: finneypta@gmail.com.

Finney Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Week March 1-5 for Read Across America. Each day focuses on a different social-emotional skill, with a book of the day to highlight that skill.

Food Distribution is every Thursday 12:00-2:00 in the Finney parking lot.

Upcoming Dates:
March 1-5 Read Across America
March 4 Materials Distribution 12:00-6:00
March 8 School Site Council 1:00
March 18-25 Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29-April 2 Spring Break

Week of February 15, 2021

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 15 in honor of Presidents’ Day. See you on Tuesday, February 16!

We still do not have a specific date for return to in-person school. Once San Diego County gets to the RED Tier we will be able to reopen in the Hybrid Model. Red Tier means San Diego County has fewer than 7 daily new cases per 100,000. We currently have 34.2 new cases daily per 100,000.

Questions about Reopening? Please join Superintendent Francisco Escobedo virtually on Feb. 16 for the CVESD Town Hall Meeting 6:00 pm (Enlace en español)

FREE COVID-19 testing at Finney on February 18 for students, families and staff. The antibody test consists of a light fingerprick; results as quickly as 15 minutes for those who wait for their results. The viral test is the shallow nose swab test; results available within three-to-four business days. Learn more here: Viral Test for COVID-19. Participants have the option of only doing one of the tests or both, and they are offered at no cost. To schedule an appointment, please click here. Walk-ins are welcome!

Click here for CVESD’s February/March calendar of Family & Community Resources.

PTA is taking pre-orders for Finney wear every Thursday in February from 12:00-2:00 pm in front of the school. T-shirts and zip-up hoodies will be available. They have sample of the sizes to view before ordering. If you have any questions, please contact PTA at: finneypta@gmail.com.

Finney is participating in the Kids Heart Challenge to spread awareness about heart health and help raise funds to protect hearts. You can learn more about the Kids’ Heart Challenge here.

Upcoming Dates:
March 7 Materials Distribution
March 18-25 Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29-April 2 Spring Break

Week of February 8, 2021

There is NO SCHOOL on February 12 & 15 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Materials Distribution is this Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 10 & 11, 12:00-6:00 in the Finney parking lot.

Finney is participating in the Kids Heart Challenge to spread awareness about heart health and help raise funds to protect hearts. You can learn more about the Kids’ Heart Challenge here.

PTA will be taking pre-orders for Finney wear every Thursday in February from 12:00-2:00 pm in front of the school. T-shirts, sweatshirts and zip-up hoodies will be available. We will have sample of the sizes to view before ordering.

The CVESD Board of Education approved the 2021-22 Year-Round Calendar. The new school year will start July 21, 2021.

FREE COVID-19 testing at Finney on February 18 for students, families and staff. The antibody test consists of a light fingerprick; results as quickly as 15 minutes for those who stay around for their results. The viral test is the shallow nose swab test; results available within three-to-four business days. Learn more here: Viral Test for COVID-19. Participants have the option of only doing one of the tests or both, and they are offered at no cost. To schedule an appointment, please click here

Upcoming Dates (click on the link to join the virtual meeting):
Feb. 8 School Site Council 1:00
Feb. 9 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00
Feb. 10 CVESD Board Mtg. 6:00 (Enlace en español aquí)
Feb. 10 & 11 Materials Distribution 12:00-6:00 pm
Feb. 12 NO SCHOOL Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb. 15 NO SCHOOL Washington’s Birthday
Feb. 16 CVESD Town Hall Meeting 6:00 pm (Enlace en español)
Feb. 18 Free Covid-19 Testing at Finney