Week of June 14, 2021

Tuesday, June 15 is the last day of school and is a minimum day, Distance Learning only.

Hybrid students will participate in a Field Day on Monday, June 14. Please make sure they are ready to be in the sun (sunscreen, hat, water bottle) and be active!

Click here to see our End of Year VAPA video. Click on the link to read the 4th Quarter VAPA Newsletter for your grade level/class: Rm. 701PM & 605, Rm. 701AM & 702, Kinder, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th.

All borrowed school devices, including laptops, iPads, and hot spots, MUST be returned to Finney by June 16. Prices for lost/damaged devices range from $200-$500 (depending on the model) and charging cables are $15. Checks can be made payable to Chula Vista Elementary School District.

Applications for STRETCH before and after school program for 2021-22 are ONLINE through June 18. Click here for more information. Click here to apply.

Residency verification will take place online this year.  All students returning to any school in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the 2021/22 school year are required to show proof of residency at their school of attendance before the start of school in order for their child’s name to be placed on a class list.  

Earlier this month, we sent an email containing 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 2021-22 school year. Please make sure to check your emails so that you may complete this promptly. If you have not received your email, please contact the school office at 619-690-1334 or grace.limon@cvesd.org

The Finney Family wishes everyone a safe and restful Summer Break. School starts July 21!

Upcoming Dates:
June 15 Last Day of School (minimum day, online only)
June 15 6th Grade Promotion Drive Thru 6:00 pm
June 16 School Devices Due (laptops, hot spots, tablets, headphones, charging cables)
June 22 Finney Office Last Day
July 12 Finney Office Opens
July 21 First Day of School for 2021-22 (click here for 2021-22 calendar)

Week of June 7, 2021

The new school year starts Wednesday, July 21! Click here for the 2021-2022 school calendar.

Applications for STRETCH before and after school program for 2021-22 are ONLINE through June 17. Click here for more information. Click here to apply.

Residency verification will take place online this year.  All students returning to any school in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the 2021/22 school year are required to show proof of residency at their school of attendance before the start of school in order for their child’s name to be placed on a class list.  

Last week, we sent an email containing 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 2021-22 school year. Please make sure to check your emails so that you may complete this promptly. If you have not received your email, please contact the school office at 619-690-1334 or grace.limon@cvesd.org

For a list of acceptable documents for residency, please see the residency form below. Please note that bills must have a due date of May 21, 2021 or later.  

Are you looking for Summer Opportunities for children? Two great resources are the YMCA and Balboa Park. Balboa Park has some virtual camps too. Scholarships are available–be sure to ask about financial assistance!

ALL children need to READ during vacation! The public library is a great source for books.

All borrowed school devices, including laptops, iPads, and hot spots, MUST be returned to Finney by June 16.

FREE rapid antigen Covid-19 testing for students and staff at Finney on Monday, June 7, 8:00-3:30 in the Finney parking lot. No testing 12:00-12:30. Walk up–no appointments needed. This a rapid, shallow self-swab test. This test is not for those experiencing symptoms, as it cannot be used for proof of negative test to return to school/work. Those with symptoms need to get a PCR Test, according to the County Decision Tree. Here are the FREE county testing locations.

Upcoming Dates:
June 7 School Site Council 2:30
June 15 Last Day of School (minimum day, online only)
June 15 6th Grade Promotion Drive Thru 6:00 pm
June 16 School Devices Due (laptops, hot spots, tablets, headphones, charging cables)
July 21 First Day of School for 2021-22 (click here for 2021-22 calendar)

Week of May 31, 2021

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 31 in honor of Memorial Day.

Applications for STRETCH before and after school program for 2021-22 are ONLINE starting June 1. Click here for more information. Click here to apply.

Residency verification will take place online this year.  All students returning to any school in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the 2021/22 school year are required to show proof of residency at their school of attendance before the start of school in order for their child’s name to be placed on a class list.  

The week of June 1, you will receive 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 2021-22 school year. Please make sure to check your emails so that you may complete this promptly. If you have not received your email by June 11th, please contact the school office. 

For a list of acceptable documents for residency, please see the residency form below. Please note that bills must have a due date of May 21, 2021 or later.  

It’s VAPA performance time! Please assist your student in adding their voice to our VAPA Music Video for the End of the Year. All the instructions (English and Spanish) and songs are here. The deadline for adding your recording is May 31!

CVESD is offering a Virtual Academy independent study option for the 2021-22 school year. Information about CVESD’s Virtual Academy is available here. Applications are due by May 31. Here is the link to apply.

All borrowed school devices, including laptops, iPads, and hot spots, MUST be returned to Finney by June 16. Devices can be returned to the school office.

Upcoming Dates:
May 31 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
June 15 Last Day of School (minimum day, online only)
June 15 6th Grade Promotion Drive Thru 6:00 pm
June 16 School Devices Due (laptops, hot spots, tablets, headphones, charging cables)
July 21 First Day of School for 2021-22 (click here for 2021-22 calendar)

Week of May 24, 2021

It’s VAPA performance time! Please assist your student in adding their voice to our VAPA Music Video for the End of the Year. All the instructions (English and Spanish) and songs are here. The deadline for adding your recording is May 31!

FREE rapid antigen Covid-19 testing for students and staff at Finney on Monday, May 24 8:00-3:30 in the Finney parking lot. No testing 12:00-12:30. Walk up–no appointments needed. This a rapid, shallow self-swab test. This test is not for those experiencing symptoms, as it cannot be used for proof of negative test to return to school/work. Those with symptoms need to get a PCR Test, according to the County Decision Tree. Here are the FREE county testing locations.

CVESD Local Measures Testing is now through June 4 for grades K-6. K-6th grade will take iReady Math. K-2nd will take Smarty Ants reading, and 2nd-6th grade will take Achieve3000 Level Set reading. Since this is a measure of what children can do independently, we need them to do it by themselves. Distance Learning Families, please do not help your children with their tests. For remote testing, camera must be ON. All parents can support children by reminding them to breathe, relax, and do their best. Here is the testing calendar:

All borrowed school devices, including laptops, iPads, and hot spots, MUST be returned to Finney by June 16. Devices can be returned to the school office.

Upcoming Dates:
May 24 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for Students & Staff
May 31 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
June 15 Last Day of School (minimum day, online only)
June 15 6th Grade Promotion Drive Thru 6:00 pm

Week of May 17, 2021

Picture Day is Thursday, May 20! Hybrid students will take pictures during school. Distance Learning students’ picture time is 2:30-5:00. Here is the link to purchase “advance credit”.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 will be a distance learning day, meaning that no in-person instruction takes place on this date. The schedule for this day will mirror our Friday minimum-day instructional schedule.

CVESD Local Measures Testing is coming up May 17-June 4 for grades K-6. K-6th grade will take iReady Math. K-2nd will take Smarty Ants reading, and 2nd-6th grade will take Achieve3000 Level Set reading. Since this is a measure of what children can do independently, we need them to do it by themselves. Distance Learning Families, please do not help your children with their tests. All parents can support children by reminding them to breathe, relax, and do their best. Here is the testing calendar:

Upcoming Dates:
May 17 School Site Council 2:30
May 19 CVESD Board Meeting 5:00 (Special Meeting) 6:00 (Regular Meeting)
May 19 CVESD Mesa Directiva Junta en Español 5:00 (Junta Especial) 6:00 (Junta Regular)
May 20 Spring Picture Day
May 24 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for Students & Staff
May 31 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
June 15 Last Day of School (minimum day, online only)

Week of May 10, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate you!

FREE rapid antigen Covid-19 testing for students and staff at Finney on Monday, May 10 8:00-3:30 in the Finney parking lot. No testing 12:00-12:30. Walk up–no appointments needed. This a rapid, shallow self-swab test. This test is not for those experiencing symptoms, as it cannot be used for proof of negative test to return to school/work. Those with symptoms need to get a PCR Test, according to the County Decision Tree. Here are the FREE county testing locations.

In case you missed it, here is the Superintendent’s message about the 2021-22 school year, and here is the survey to determine interest in in-person and online instruction. Please note that the “virtual academy” offered next year will be through the district, not through Finney.

Picture Day is Thursday, May 20! Hybrid students will take pictures during school. Distance Learning students’ picture time is 2:30-5:00. Here is the link to purchase “advance credit”.

We will be teaching Adolescent Growth Education (AGE) to 4th grade girls and all 5th & 6th graders this quarter. Parents can learn more about AGE at the AGE Parent Preview Night on 5/12/21 5:30-7:00 via Zoom. Here is the link for English and Spanish meetings. Here is the flyer. Parents may opt out of AGE if desired.

CVESD Local Measures Testing is coming up May 17-June 4 for grades K-6. You will receive your child’s testing calendar soon. K-6th grade will take iReady. K-2nd will take Smarty Ants, and 2nd-6th grade will take Achieve3000 Level Set.

Upcoming Dates:
May 11 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00
May 17 School Site Council 2:30
May 19 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00
May 20 Spring Picture Day
May 24 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for Students & Staff

Week of May 3, 2021

Materials Distribution for Distance Learning students is this Thursday, May 6, 12:00-5:00 and Friday 11:00-4:00. Only students in Distance Learning need to come get materials. Hybrid students will receive their materials at school.

May 3-7 is School Staff Appreciation Week at Finney! If you’d like to surprise a staff member, one of the best gifts is a sincere thank you note. Want to know your teacher’s favorite things? We have compiled this list of: Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

State Testing Update: CVESD is not administering CAASPP Smarter Balanced Testing this year. Instead, we will be using the Achieve3000 Level Set, i-Ready, and Smarty Ants assessments to measure student progress and performance.

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:
May 10 FREE Covid-19 Rapid Antigen testing for staff & students
May 17 School Site Council 2:30
May 19 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00
May 20 Spring Picture Day
May 24 FREE Covid-19 Rapid Antigen testing for staff & students


Week of April 26, 2021

FREE rapid antigen Covid-19 testing for students and staff at Finney on Monday, April 26 8:00-3:30 in the parking lot. No testing 12:00-12:30. Walk up–no appointments needed. Please note that this test is not for those experiencing symptoms, as it cannot be used for proof of negative test to return to school/work. Those with symptoms need to get a PCR Test, according to the County Decision Tree.

PARENTS! PTA NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

It’s election time for our new 2021-2022 PTA Board. If you are interested in becoming a part of our PTA Board or have someone in mind to nominate, please email PTA at finneypta@gmail.com.

Our PTA Election Zoom Meeting will be on Wednesday 4/28 at 3pm. Here is the link to join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 733 3466 1994
Passcode: Sw7jPF

Only PTA members can vote. Please click here for Key Role Duties

State Testing Update: CVESD is not administering CAASPP Smarter Balanced Testing this year. Instead, we will be using the Achieve3000 Level Set, i-Ready, and Smarty Ants assessments to measure student progress and performance.

May 3-7 is Staff Appreciation Week at Finney! If you’d like to surprise a staff member, one of the best gifts is a sincere thank you note. Want to know your teacher’s favorite things? We have compiled this list of: Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

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.

Our school has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. Your student can get started by visiting HeroSquad.org, finding our school and joining their classroom to set up a page of their own. By participating in Hero Squad, your student will learn about teamwork, bravery, social awareness, and will become part of a Squad that supports blood cancer patients, letting them know they are not alone.

Upcoming Dates:
April 27 DAC/DELAC 6:00 pm
May 3-7 Staff Appreciation Week
May 10 FREE Covid-19 Rapid Antigen testing for staff & students

Week of April 19, 2021

PARENTS! PTA NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

It’s election time for our new 2021-2022 PTA Board. If you are interested in becoming a part of our PTA Board or have someone in mind to nominate, please email PTA at finneypta@gmail.com.

Our PTA Election Zoom Meeting will be on Wednesday 4/28 at 3pm. Here is the link to join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 733 3466 1994
Passcode: Sw7jPF

Only PTA members can vote. Please click here for Key Role Duties

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.

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

We Are About to Kick Off!   

Heroes are never alone, they band together!  Our school has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. Be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days as we kick-off our Hero Squad program on MONDAY, APRIL 19.  Your student can get started early by visiting HeroSquad.org, finding our school and joining their classroom to set up a page of their own. 

By participating in Hero Squad, your student will learn about teamwork, bravery, social awareness, and will become part of a Squad that supports blood cancer patients, letting them know they are not alone.  Hero Squad emphasizes the importance of social and emotional learning and gaining the experience of helping both children and adults in their fight against blood cancer right in our community.   

Upcoming Dates:
April 19 School Site Council 2:30
April 26 FREE Covid Rapid Antigen Testing for Students & Staff at Finney
April 27 DAC/DELAC 6:00 pm
May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

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