This is Principal Laurie Balsano Wright with your Falcon Flyer for the week of September 8-11. I’d like to start off with a reminder that Tuesday, September 8 is a school day for all AUSD Students.
DISTANCE LEARNING TIPS
I’d like to provide students and families with a Weekly Distance Learning Tip to help us all make the best of our new distance learning environments. These weekly tips can help students and families be ready for some of the more practical aspects of learning from home.
Distance Learning Tip #4: Help students ‘own’ their learning
No one expects parents to be full-time teachers or to be educational and content matter experts. Provide support and encouragement, and expect your children to do their part. Struggling is allowed and encouraged! Don’t help too much. Becoming independent takes lots of practice. While on campus, your child usually engages with other students and any number of adults hundreds of times each day. Many of these social interactions will continue from a distance, but they will be different. You cannot replace them all, and that’s OK.
Important Events for the Week of September 8-11:
Monday, September 7
Tuesday, September 8
School day for all AUSD students
Wednesday, September 9
Wednesday Night with Mrs. Wright Virtual Storytime at 7:00 PM
Friday, September 11
Virtual Falcon Friday - Wear your Spirit Wear at home!
I am sharing a lot of great information this week. Please take a moment to read the information and open the links to stay informed!
Toolbox Tool: AUSD will be focused on the Quiet/Safe Place Tool as we head into the month of September. Click here to learn more about the Quiet/Safe Place Tool. This Mindful Moments Newsletters is filled with books, videos, activities, and other resources for social-emotional support. If you have further questions about social-emotional support, please email Amanda Jacobson, our school mental health specialist at email@example.com
Meal Benefit Application Packet: First, it is our great pleasure to announce the availability of meals for all children up to age 18 at no cost to families! This update is effective as of September 1st, 2020. Please bring your children, ID cards, or schedules during your first visit to pick up Meal Kits. We will issue your vehicle a Meal Passport verifying the total number of Meal Kits that can be sent home to your household. Second, we are now featuring two pickup times on Meal Kit pick up days! You may choose to pick up meals early in the morning from 6:45 am to 8:00 am, or you may choose to pick up meals during the mid-day distribution time from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please visit Rock Creek, Skyridge, or EV Cain Middle School to pick up Meal Kits.
Virtual Art Docents Needed: Interested in learning more about the Skyridge Virtual Art Program (SAP)? Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity for Skyridge students to participate in virtual art lessons during Distance Learning! Click here to sign up to become a Virtual Art Docent!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 from 5:00-5:45 PM
SOAR through Skyridge - Families are invited to drive through the Skyridge School parking lot & wave hello from a distance! We miss our students and can’t wait to see them.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.
Auburn Union serves the foothill community of Auburn, located 40 miles northeast of Sacramento on the western slope of the California High Sierra. AUSD educates 2000 students in preschool through eighth grade at four elementary schools (Alta Vista Community Charter, Auburn Elementary, Rock Creek and Skyridge), and one middle school (E.V. Cain Middle School).