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

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