eNews & Notes - March 18, 2022

eNews & Notes - March 18, 2022
Posted on 03/18/2022
eNews & Notes - March 18, 2022
San Bernardino City Unified School District

A Moment with Doc Ervin
In this week’s video series, Superintendent Doc Ervin visits a physics classroom at Pacific High School.

Future in Focus
Quick tips, brief updates, and reminders about what’s coming up to help families, employees, and our community make the most of our schools.

Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment Fair
The District is hosting a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Open Enrollment Fair on Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at Jones Elementary School, 700 North F Street in San Bernardino. Children who will turn 5 years old between September 2, 2022, and February 2, 2023, are eligible for transitional kindergarten. TK is an opportunity for students who are too young to enroll in kindergarten to have access to a quality, free education.

Nominate a Student for a STEM Award 
The 74, a non-profit news site covering education in America, is accepting nominations for its 16 Under 16 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The 74 is looking to identify 16 of the most impressive students in the United States who are 16 years of age or younger who have shown extraordinary achievement in STEM-related activities. The winners will be profiled at The74million.org. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 20, 2022. View the full criteria and submit a nomination here.

Spring Break
District schools are closed from Monday, March 21, 2022, through Friday, April 1, 2022, for Spring Break. Schools will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Middle College High School (MCHS) and Inland Career Education Center (ICEC) students have a single week of Spring Break from Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25. MCHS and ICEC will reopen and resume classes on Monday, March 28.

eNews & Notes Update
The eNews & Notes newsletter will be on break during Spring Break and will return to your email inbox on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Spring Break Grab ‘N’ Go Meals
To make sure no SBCUSD student goes hungry, Nutrition Services is offering Grab ‘N’ Go Meals during Spring Break at eight locations. Meals are available to every child, from birth to age 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022. Grab ‘N’ Go sites will provide 10 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch per child. For more information, call (909) 881-8000 or visit www.sbcusd.com/meals.

Grab ‘N’ Go Meal Locations
  • Arroyo Valley High School
  • Cajon High School
  • Indian Springs High School
  • San Bernardino High School
  • San Gorgonio High School
  • Del Vallejo Leadership & STEAM Academy
  • Richardson PREP HI Middle School
  • Muscoy Elementary School

Optional Student & Staff Drive-Thru COVID Testing Opportunity
As a precautionary measure, SBCUSD is offering convenient, optional, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for all students and staff on Wednesday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations: This testing is for asymptomatic (not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms) SBCUSD students and staff only.
Highlights of the Week
Highlights of key news from the week that will help you stay in the know.

Safe Routes to School
SBCUSD hosted a Walk To School Day/Safe Routes to School Kickoff event on Thursday, March 17 in front of Hillside Elementary Demonstration School. This event promoted safe routes to schools that encourage students to walk to school to improve physical activity and reduce emissions.

School Calendar Survey
SBCUSD needs your input for the 2023–24 and 2024–25 school year calendars. The Calendar Committee will review the results and provide a recommendation to the Board of Education. Please complete this survey now through Friday, April 8, 2022.

March Reading Challenge
There is still time to participate in this month’s reading challenge. Families are encouraged to visit the Literacy Campaign website and join #SBCUSDReads! In March, we encourage children to read about the topic of compassion.


In the Spotlight

Black History Bee Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Rho Chapter Black History Bee. The 2022 winners are:

Grades 3 & 4
First place, Virtual Learning Academy, Zia Allen and Ce’Mara Hoskins
Second place, E. Neal Roberts Elementary, Faith Kemp-Stallworth
Third place, Hillside Demonstration School, Kaylee Miller

Grades 5 & 6
First place, Bing Wong Elementary, Ethan Rivera
Second place, Hillside Demonstration School, Aaliyah White
Third place, Bing Wong Elementary, Esmeralda Munguia

Middle School
First place, Curtis Middle School, Madison Page
Second place, Richardson PREP HI, Delilah Santiago
Third place, Paakuma’ K–8 School, Emerii Valenzuela

Arts Education Month
Join SBCUSD in celebrating the arts and the important role they play in a well-rounded education. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or look for the hashtag #SBCUSDArtsEdMonth to see our teacher spotlights on the visual and performing arts.

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