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Stevenson updates from Principal Johnson

Friday May 15th, 2020

 

Student belonging pick-up- our teachers have been working hard to bag up student belongings. Please come at your child’s grade level scheduled time. We have volunteer staff who will be practicing safe measures to ensure the safety of everyone.

1. Please stay in your car for the safety of you and our staff.

2. Hold-up a sign with your child's name and teacher name in the window.

3. Follow the directions of the volunteers to pull forward, open your trunk/hatch/back of vehicle, and materials will be placed inside.

*If you have a library book to drop off, you will be directed to a container to drive up and drop off.

Monday, May 18th-Oak Street Valet lane

JK/TK/Kinder-8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (teachers will indicate to your class if there are no materials to pick-up)

1st grade-10:00a.m.=11:30 a.m.

2nd grade-11:30-1:00 p.m.

                Tuesday, May 19th-Avon Street-School Side

                3rd grade-8:30-10:00 a.m.

                5th grade-10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

                4th grade- 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Lost and found will NOT be available at this time. Clothing may be available at a later date. Water bottles and lunch bags currently in the lost and found are being discarded due to health concerns of sitting since March per BUSD.

 

 

 

 


Friday April 3rd, 2020

Hello Stevenson Families,
Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility during this time. Our teachers and staff have been working extremely hard to help our families move to distance learning. If you have a device, you student should have practiced logging in this week and  be ready to go Monday! Families who need support with their district provided technology, or who have questions about the Google Classrooms, may complete this Google form to request assistance https://forms.gle/NJcdUsESjaeBonrv9

Please submit this form if your student needs technical support with Google Classroom, Office 365, Chromebooks, or other instructional web apps.
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As a friendly reminder, distance learning is not meant to take all day and assignments can be done in chunks. A routine is great, but if your family is working under unusual circumstances teachers and staff will work with you. At this time, no paper is expected to be returned.

We realize many families are working at home or having to do long hours at essential jobs. Burbank Unified worked with Governor Newsom’s office, California Department of Education, Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the Health Department, and has created a plan that is equitable for our community and the families it serves. If you need any assistance please contact your child’s teacher and they will connect you with a resource to support.
We know information is changing daily and rapidly. We will keep you posted.
Stay healthy and well.


Jill Johnson

 


Monday, March 30th 2020

Dear Stevenson Families,

I hope you are all well and healthy and able to enjoy being outside for some part of the day.

The District surveyed parents via an email last week about which families do not have access to a lap top, desktop computer, or tablet and wifi at home to prepare for moving to our distance model of learning.  This week you will be contacted by your child's teacher as well with the same question. Families who don't have lap top, desk top or tablet at home supported by wifi are eligible to pick up a paper packet of work.

The district lacks the resources to provide packets based on choice.  And, the distribution of packets will require parents to come to school to pick up the materials through contact with people, not best practice in these Safer at Home times.  Thus, paper packets will only be available to the small number of families without laptop, desktop or tablet, and wifi at home  

Each teacher is creating a google classroom through which your child will access 4 lessons in Language Arts, 4 Math lessons, 2 Science and 2 Social Studies lessons weekly.  PE and Music lessons will also be available.  Each classroom will have enough work for about 2 hours (or less dependent on age level appropriateness) and the emphasis will be on reviewing previously taught concepts, not the introduction of new content. 

We are aware that you may have more than one child working on school at home, and that you are working remotely on the same computer.  The work teachers have created for students is designed to be completed in 20 minute chunks, and don't need to be finished in a two hour block.  

Your child's teacher will be assisting you with usernames and passwords to access google classroom as well as other on-line learning tools, like the Go Math website Think Central, and our Language Arts curriculum on line resources from Benchmark Advance.  

If you'd like to extend your child's at home learning many educational companies and on-line resources have made their materials available for free.  We always encourage reading, whether your child can read independently or you read to them.  And having students write some each day is another good practice.  

Thank you for your patience as we change our delivery of instruction during these unusual times. Let me know if you have any questions. Please email me at jilljohnson@burbankusd.org.

Kindest regards,

Jill Johnson

Principal


Friday, March 20th 2020

Hello Stevenson Families,

We hope you are doing well! I have had so many staff members communicate with me how much they miss our students! We are here for you, however the school site is not open. All staff is adhering to the directives to be safer at home for our communities health. Next week is considered Spring Break. Burbank Unified is transitioning into what school will look like after the break. Please keep an eye out for Dr. Hill’s emails and updates. As always, visit burbankusd.org for the latest information. Take care and know we are working for Stevenson students to make this the best possible situation!

Jill Johnson


Monday, March 16th 2020

Dear Stevenson Families,

Thank you to the Stevenson Community for your calm response to the many changes we’ve had in the last week. I am so appreciative of the continued support of our school.

At this time, schools are closed through March 27th. The Superintendent, Dr. Hill, will be communicating about further change and updates as he gets information from various Los Angeles County and State of California Departments.

The best place to get updated information about school operations will be from burbankusd.org or Dr. Hills’ emails to parents.

At this time, the governor shortened the school year by five days. This time, along with Spring Break days, allows us to essentially have two weeks off. No school work for students is required, but many teachers have offered optional resources for support. Continued daily reading is always key!

Thank you for all you do and your continued support of Stevenson. We will keep you updated with any information.

Kindly,

Jill Johnson


Friday, March 13th 2020

Hello Stevenson Families,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we go through an unprecedented situation. We are so appreciative of our wonderful Stevenson community as we work through this situation. As the district knows more, information will be coming. Our teachers and staff have done an amazing job of keeping students in routines. Please take care of yourselves. Read books, play boardgames, and enjoy some extra time together. As parents if we remain calm, our students will remain calm and content.  Below is Dr. Hill’s message this afternoon.

Kindly,

Jill Johnson

 


Thursday, March 12th 2020

6:00pm

Good evening Stevenson families, BUSD has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely and has decided to halt all enrichment programs effective immediately.  Enrichment program staff as well as Stevenson teachers have been notified.  Any questions regarding refunds etc. should be directed to individual programs.  We realize this creates an unfortunate disruption to each student's daily routine.  Stevenson staff are dedicated to providing students with a safe and secure environment and recognize the importance of supporting them during this time.  

 


Thursday, March 12th 2020

Dear Stevenson Families,

At this time schools, preschools and before and after care programs remain open. 

Burbank Unified has moved to a Scenario II which calls for specific measures to be taken in order to limit the transmission of COVID-19 within the community.  At this time, we are limiting volunteers and visitors to the school, as well as canceling upcoming field trips until further notice. 

Please remember to keep your child home if they exhibit any fever and or respiratory infection symptoms.

We will continue to update you as soon as we have more information.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the office (818) 729-5700.

For more information click on the links below. 

Sincerely,

Jill Johnson

Principal

 


Wednesday, March 11th 2020

Dear Stevenson Families 

As of today, March 11th at 10:45 a.m. Superintendent Matt Hill sent an email updating the BUSD community of the ongoing recommendations from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, public health officials and the California Department of Education.  In accordance with BUSD’s decision to cancel large group events we are moving forward with postponing the Talent Show.  This decision was not made lightly and every effort will be made to reschedule the event for later in the school year.  As the Coronavirus situation unfolds we will be in communication with our families to ensure everyone is up to date on the latest BUSD recommendations.   

 Sincerely,

Jill Johnson

Principal

** Talent Show rehearsals are canceled until further notice **