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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is:   "Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you've always imagined." - Unknown.   I feel confident that our students have learned so much about being resilient and courageous this year.  I look forward to seeing the impact our graduates will have on the world using their voice, listening to their heart and following their dreams.  We wish them well!
  • Memorial Day Holiday - There is no school on Monday, May 31st in honor of Memorial Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, June 1st.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Attached is the information that was sent out regarding our 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement on June 4th from 5-8 pm.  A LINK for this live-streamed event will be sent out via Parent Square and student email.  The photographer's website and purchasing information will be in the packet students will receive during the event. Live Stream
  • 8th graders only - On Friday, June 4th, ALL 8th graders will be distance learning (Hybrid In-Person students will not be on campus). 
    • Distance Learners will log into their 1st period class at 8 am via Zoom for attendance and information purposes and then be released for the rest of the day
    • All Hybrid (In-Person) students (AM and PM) will log into their 4th period class at 7:30 am since it is a GOLD DAY. Their teachers will share a link in their Google Classroom for attendance and information purposes and then be released for the rest of the day.
      ...and then we will see everyone at the Celebration of Achievement event that evening at AHS!
  • Bloss House Open -  8th grade families: The Bloss House will be available from 11 am - 4 pm on Friday, June 4th if you are interested in taking pictures of your graduate at the location.
  • Graduation Gowns -Gowns are in.  If your student was unable to pick up their gown on Friday, please see Miss Mari at the main office window on Tuesday, June 1st.
  • Library Books - All library books are now overdue.  If your student has a book out, please return it as soon as possible to avoid being placed on the obligation list.
  • Chromebooks and Hotspots - Current seventh-grade students will be keeping the Chromebooks over summer break. The Chromebook currently assigned to each student will be the student's device that will be kept upon graduating from 8th grade.
    • Current eighth-grade students will be graduating and keeping the Chromebook for good. At the end of the last day of school, the technology department will be remotely flashing the devices, removing all AESD security and data*. AESD will no longer manage the Chromebooks. The student will take the device home and be able to use it for personal use. NOTE: The Chromebook is given to the student as is, with no warranty or support for the remainder of the life of the Chromebook. (*Please let your 8th grader know that if there are documents on their drives they want to keep, to make a copy and save on a personal drive.)
    • During the summer, the technology department will be available for support. If any student attending summer school has issues with a Chromebook or hotspot, they can contact our helpline phone number (209) 357-9891, between 7 AM and 4 PM.
    • If students are leaving the district, the Chromebook and hotpot will need to be collected. Once our office closes for the summer, parents will need to go to the Technology Office to return their Chromebooks and/or hotspots, 1491 Grove Avenue, Atwater.
    • Due to a recent recall, all Verizon hotspots will need to be returned at the end of the school year or sooner if possible. During the summer, the hotspots will be replaced by Verizon. We will distribute the new Verizon hotspots back to each site at the beginning of the school year. The students over summer break can keep all T-Mobile hotspots. The T-Mobile hotspots should only be collected if the Chromebook is also being collected. Any 8th grade student with a hotspot must turn it in to the office.
    • All loaner Chromebooks will need to be collected on the last day of school. If a student turns in their Chromebook for repair and is in possession of a loaner device on the last days of school, the student will need to turn in their loaner Chromebook back to the library before they leave for the summer. The student Chromebooks repaired during the summer will be fixed and returned to the library. The students will collect their Chromebook at the beginning of the new school year. If a student has a device in for repair by the end of the school year and they are attending summer school, have the student/parent contact the technology department (209) 357-9891 to schedule a pick up date and time after the device is fixed.
    • Mrs. Gomez, in our library, will be contacting our students with Verizon hotspots and students who currently have loaners to make arrangements for turn in.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
  • Happy Summer Vacation!  Friday, June 4th is our last day of 20/21.  Wishing you all a restful and relaxing break with your families.  We will see our future 8th grade class back on August 11, 2021!
Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from Walt Disney:   "All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."   As we wind down another school year, we want to continue to encourage our students, especially our 8th graders promoting to high school, that they have the power to make their dreams a reality.  Be bold in your pursuit!
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Attached is the information that was sent out regarding our 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement on June 4th from 5-8 pm. 
  • 8th graders only - On Friday, June 4th, ALL 8th graders will be distance learning (Hybrid In-Person students will not be on campus). 
    • Distance Learners will log into their 1st period class at 8 am via Zoom for attendance and information purposes and then be released for the rest of the day
    • All Hybrid (In-Person) students (AM and PM) will log into their 4th period class at 7:30 am since it is a GOLD DAY. Their teachers will share a link in their Google Classroom for attendance and information purposes and then be released for the rest of the day.
      ...and then we will see everyone at the Celebration of Achievement event that evening at AHS!
  • Bloss House Open -  8th grade families: The Bloss House will be available from 11 am - 4 pm on Friday, June 4th if you are interested in taking pictures of your graduate at the location.
  • Graduation Gowns - As soon as the graduation gowns are delivered to our school, we will get them to the in-person 8th graders and send out a date and time for distance learning 8th graders to pick up their gowns.  Please watch your Parent Square for this information.
  • Last day to check out library books was May 21st -  Please have your student start returning library books to either their ELA classroom box or the attendance window if they are distance learning by this Friday, May 28th.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Chromebooks and Hotspots - Current seventh-grade students will be keeping the Chromebooks over summer break. The Chromebook currently assigned to each student will be the student's device that will be kept upon graduating from 8th grade.
    • Current eighth-grade students will be graduating and keeping the Chromebook for good. At the end of the last day of school, the technology department will be remotely flashing the devices, removing all AESD security and data*. AESD will no longer manage the Chromebooks. The student will take the device home and be able to use it for personal use. NOTE: The Chromebook is given to the student as is, with no warranty or support for the remainder of the life of the Chromebook. (*Please let your 8th grader know that if there are documents on their drives they want to keep, to make a copy and save on a personal drive.)
    • During the summer, the technology department will be available for support. If any student attending summer school has issues with a Chromebook or hotspot, they can contact our helpline phone number (209) 357-9891, between 7 AM and 4 PM.
    • If students are leaving the district, the Chromebook and hotpot will need to be collected. Once our office closes for the summer, parents will need to go to the Technology Office to return their Chromebooks and/or hotspots, 1491 Grove Avenue, Atwater.
    • Due to a recent recall, all Verizon hotspots will need to be returned at the end of the school year or sooner if possible. During the summer, the hotspots will be replaced by Verizon. We will distribute the new Verizon hotspots back to each site at the beginning of the school year. The students over summer break can keep all T-Mobile hotspots. The T-Mobile hotspots should only be collected if the Chromebook is also being collected. Any 8th grade student with a hotspot must turn it in to the office.
    • All loaner Chromebooks will need to be collected on the last day of school. If a student turns in their Chromebook for repair and is in possession of a loaner device on the last days of school, the student will need to turn in their loaner Chromebook back to the library before they leave for the summer. The student Chromebooks repaired during the summer will be fixed and returned to the library. The students will collect their Chromebook at the beginning of the new school year. If a student has a device in for repair by the end of the school year and they are attending summer school, have the student/parent contact the technology department (209) 357-9891 to schedule a pick up date and time after the device is fixed.
    • Mrs. Gomez, in our library, will be contacting our students with Verizon hotspots and students who currently have loaners to make arrangements for turn in.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
T-Bird News - Week of May 17, 2021
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from John Quincy Adams:   "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."   John Quincy Adams perfectly defined leadership.  Teach your child that indeed, it is a person's actions that determine whether he or she is truly a leader. Be bold! It's not what you say, it's what you do.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Attached is the information that was sent out last week regarding our 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement on June 4th from 5-8 pm. 
  • Lions Club Food Distribution - The Atwater-Winton Lions Club has been distributing food twice a month for the last several months. They intend to continue this practice for as long as possible.  Their next distribution date is Monday, May 19, at 12:00 pm. This is a drive-thru distribution point with a limited number of boxes to be handed out. Therefore, they are only providing one box per vehicle to ensure more of the community is served. Distribution will take place in the Bellevue Bowl parking lot.   
  • End of the Year Assessments - Mitchell Senior will be administering the Reading Inventory and the Math Inventory to all students in their ELA and math classes.  The window to administer these assessments will be May 3 -21.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Last Day to check out library books - May 21st!  Please have your student start returning library books to either their ELA classroom box or the attendance window if they are distance learning.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from Benjamin Franklin:   "Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn."  What is something you want you child to know?  A favorite family recipe?  How to garden?  Fold the laundry?  Write a thank you note? Involve them!  Find some time this week to work together on a project you want to pass your expertise on to your child.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Plans are underway to celebrate our 8th graders' promotion to high school. This event is currently planned for the evening of June 4th. More information to follow later this week.  Make sure your 8th grader completed the gown size information form that was emailed to them last Monday. 
  • Lions Club Food Distribution - The Atwater-Winton Lions Club has been distributing food twice a month for the last five months. They intend to continue this practice for as long as possible.  Their next distribution dates are Monday, May 19, at 12:00 pm and Wednesday, May 12th at 11:00 am. This is a drive-thru distribution point with a limited number of boxes to be handed out. Therefore, they are only providing one box per vehicle to ensure more of the community is served. Distribution will take place in the Bellevue Bowl parking lot.   
  • End of the Year Assessments - Mitchell Senior will be administering the Reading Inventory and the Math Inventory to all students in their ELA and math classes.  The window to administer these assessments will be May 3 -21.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Last Day to check out library books - May 21st!  Please have your student start returning library books to either their ELA classroom box or the attendance window if they are distance learning.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from Yoda:   "In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." This bold quote acknowledges the importance of knowledge in navigating difficult times.  Thank you, Yoda!  And May the fourth be with you!
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Plans are underway to celebrate our 8th graders' promotion to high school. This event is currently planned for the evening of June 4th. More information to follow.
  • Lions Club Food Distribution - The Atwater-Winton Lions Club has been distributing food twice a month for the last five months. They intend to continue this practice for as long as possible.  Their next distribution dates are Tuesday, May 4th at 11:00 a.m. and Monday, May 19, at 12:00 pm.  This is a drive-thru distribution point with a limited number of boxes to be handed out. Therefore, they are only providing one box per vehicle to ensure more of the community is served. Distribution will take place in the Bellevue Bowl parking lot.
  • MUHSD Math Assessments - In Person 8th grade students will be taking the Merced Union High School District Math Assessment this week.  Distance Learning 8th grade students were sent a sign up form from their math teacher to come on campus to take the test on Wednesday, May 5th.   
  • End of the Year Assessments - Mitchell Senior will be administering the Reading Inventory and the Math Inventory to all students in their ELA and math classes.  The window to administer these assessments will be May 3 -21.
  • Star Wars Day - Tuesday, May 4th is Star Wars Day at Mitchell!  Encourage your student:   Dress up in your best Star Wars gear and post to our spirit day padlet (sent in student email) for a chance to win an awesome prize!  
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Last Day to check out library books - May 21st!  Please have your student start returning library books to either their ELA classroom box or the attendance window if they are distance learning.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is:  "We may all be different fish, but at this school we swim together." The togetherness throughout this pandemic has been amazing.  Looking back I am so proud of our school community as we have navigated distance learning and hybrid instruction with students, health, and safety first.   What a bold year of togetherness.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • 3rd Trimester Progress Reports - Progress reports were mailed home on April 22nd.  Please continue to check your student's Aeries account and encourage them to finish strong!
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Plans are underway to celebrate our 8th graders' promotion to high school. This event is currently planned for June 4th. More information to follow.
  • School Site Council (SSC) - Our next SSC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28th, at 3 pm via Zoom.  The agenda is posted on our school website.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are asynchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learning handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our Facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is: "Love the earth as you would love yourself."- John Denver.  This Thursday is Earth Day - be part of the change and visit earthday.org to learn how you and your family can bold for our earth!
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • 3rd Trimester Progress Reports - Progress reports will be mailed home on April 22nd.  Please continue to check your student's Aeries account and encourage them to finish strong!
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Plans are underway to celebrate our 8th graders' promotion to high school. This event is currently planned for June 4th. More information to follow.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Lions Club Food Distribution - The Atwater-Winton Lions Club has been distributing food twice a month for the last four months. They intend to continue this practice for as long as possible.  Their next distribution date will be on April 22nd at 12:00 p.m. This is a drive-thru distribution point with a limited number of boxes to be handed out. Therefore, they are only providing one box per vehicle to ensure more of the community is served. Distribution will take place in the Bellevue Bowl parking lot.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
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Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."  - Babe Ruth.  This Hall of Fall baseball player was challenging us with this quote.  The name of the game is life, and the fear is rejection. Life is going to go on whether you submit the application or not. So submit it Keep playing the game! 
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • Practice CAASPP Testing - Before spring recess, students took their prace math assessments.  This week, 7th grade will take the practice ELA test and next week the 8th grade will take theirs. The purpose of these assessments is to inform the teachers of the instructional needs of their students and as a practice for the end of the year California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  If your student is in-person, they will take the assessment at school. If your student is a distance learner the will take the assessment remotely, but will need to follow some guidelines. These guidelines were mailed home and were posted on Parent Square in a separate post.
  • 8th Grade Celebration of Achievement - Plans are underway to celebrate our 8th graders' promotion to high school. This event is currently planned for June 4th. More information to follow.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Lions Club Food Distribution - The Atwater-Winton Lions Club has been distributing food twice a month for the last four months. They intend to continue this practice for as long as possible.  Their next distribution date will be on April 22nd at 12:00 p.m. This is a drive-thru distribution point with a limited number of boxes to be handed out. Therefore, they are only providing one box per vehicle to ensure more of the community is served. Distribution will take place in the Bellevue Bowl parking lot.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is: "Bloom were you are planted." This quote means to capitalize on your talents and gifts regardless of your circumstances and apply them to ‘bear fruit’ (be productive) to your benefit. In the most beautiful sense, not just for yourself but for those around you too. That is to truly bloom.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • Practice CAASPP Testing - Beginning the week of March 29th, we will begin administering practice CAASPP tests to all students in grades 7th and 8th, including those who are on distance learning.  The purpose of these assessments is to inform the teachers of the instructional needs of their students and as a practice for the end of the year California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  If your student is in-person, they will take the assessment at school. If your student is a distance learner the will take the assessment remotely, but will need to follow some guidelines.  These guidelines were mailed home and were posted on Parent Square in a separate post.  
  • Board Meeting Showcase - In case you missed it, Mitchell Senior was showcased at the AESD Board Meeting in March. Here is our video showcase link:  Mitchell Senior Showcase 20-21  Enjoy!  
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Spring Recess - We will be on Spring Recess Friday, April 2nd through Friday, April 9th.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 12th.
  • Lions Club Food Distribution - The Atwater-Winton Lions Club has been distributing food twice a month for the last four months. They intend to continue this practice for as long as possible.  Their next two distribution dates will be on April 8th at 11:00 a.m. and again on April 22nd at 12:00 p.m. This is a drive-thru distribution point with a limited number of boxes to be handed out. Therefore, we are only providing one box per vehicle to ensure more of the community is served.  Distribution will take place in the Bellevue Bowl parking lot.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
T-Bird News - Week of March 22, 2021
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is: "Together, but six feet apart." It sure is tough, after a year of living in a pandemic, to keep up following safety protocols, especially the physical distancing - but the curve is flattening and our numbers are looking better every day.  Continue to remind your student(s) to practice six-feet distancing, frequent handwashing/sanitizing, and wear a mask!  Together we are keeping our community healthy!
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • ELPAC Assessment for English Learners - The second group of Distance Learning Students will be testing on campus on Wednesday March 24, 2021. Times: 7:30 A.M. -2:20 P.M. Please have your student bring their Chromebooks and wear a mask.  Parents were notified as to which date your student will test.  Contact Mrs. Fishback at 357-6124 if you have any questions.
  • Practice CAASPP Testing - Beginning the week of March 29th, we will begin administering practice CAASPP tests to all students in grades 7th and 8th, including those who are on distance learning.  The purpose of these assessments is to inform the teachers of the instructional needs of their students and as a practice for the end of the year California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  If your student is in-person, they will take the assessment at school. If your student is a distance learner the will take the assessment remotely, but will need to follow some guidelines.  These guidelines are being mailed home and will be posted on Parent Square in a separate post.  
  • Board Meeting Showcase - In case you missed it, Mitchell Senior was showcased at the AESD Board Meeting in March. Here is our video showcase link:  Mitchell Senior Showcase 20-21  Enjoy!  
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Spring Recess - Mark you calendars!  We will be on Spring Recess Friday, April 2nd through Friday, April 9th.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 12th.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is: "The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.”— Ed Markey.  Don't forget we had to spring our clocks forward this morning! Be bold and make a plan for how you will spend the afternoons feeling sunnier as the days grow longer.  Here are some tips to minimize the impact of daylight saving time on your child's sleep:
        
    • Evaluate his/her current sleep schedule. Does he/she have a solid bedtime routine? A consistent routine can help your child nod off to sleep at a regular time. Try to avoid caffeine a few hours before bedtime.
    • Turn off screens at least 30 minutes before bed. 
    • Get out and enjoy the outdoors. Natural light helps regulate our sleep cycle!

  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • ELPAC Assessment for English Learners - All Distance Learning Students will be testing on campus on Wednesday March 17, 2021 or on Wednesday March 24, 2021. Times: 7:30 A.M. -2:20 P.M. Please have your student bring their Chromebooks and wear a mask.  Parents were notified as to which date your student will test.  Contact Mrs. Fishback at 357-6124 if you have any questions.
  • Mitchell Senior SWAG - Monday is the last day to purchase the new MSE SWAG. Make sure to check your student email and order your new MSE gear today! All orders must be paid for by Monday, March 15th so have your student see Miss Mari at the main office attendance window or Mr. Hammar in room 116 to pay for your items ASAP (if you haven’t already). Remember, you will not receive your items unless you pay in advance!  At this time cash and check are the only acceptable forms of payment. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Hammar at mhammar@aesd.edu. Thanks for your support. Go T-Birds!  Links:  MSE Clothing Order Form      PE Clothes Order Form.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners.
  • Spring Recess - Mark you calendars!  We will be on Spring Recess Friday, April 2nd through Friday, April 9th.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 12th.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from Neil Gaiman:  “A book is a dream that you hold in your hands." Our library is available to your student - ask them what they are reading for pleasure.  See below for how easily we can get books into hands at Mitchell Senior.  Reading gives us some place to go when we're stuck inside! 
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • SWAG Sale - As you may have heard Mitchell Senior ASB is selling new MSE T-Shirts and Hoodies. We have several styles to choose from.  If you are interested in making a purchase, please click on the link to check out the new designs and complete the order form. PE clothes are also available for purchase on a separate order form, these are not mandatory, but if you'd like to get some for use at school or at home in the warm weather months to come, you can get them now.  We are currently collecting money and sales will end on Wednesday March 10. Please only place an order if you intend on paying and completing the purchase. At this time cash and check are the only acceptable forms of payment. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Hammar at mhammar@aesd.edu. Thanks for your support. Go T-Birds!  Links: MSE Clothing Order Form      PE Clothes Order Form
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • ELPAC Assessment for English Learners - All In-Person English Learner (EL) students:  Testing will continue through March 12, 2021.  EL students will be testing in their ELA class. It is extremely important that your child attend schools daily. All Distance Learning Students will be testing on campus on Wednesday March 17, 2021 or on Wednesday March 24, 2021. Times: 7:30 A.M. -2:20 P.M. Please have your student bring their computers/mask.  You should receive a phone call and a letter letting you know which day your child will attend.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners!
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
Clientmoji
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from Dr. Seuss:  "You're off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" It's a new month and time to renew your commitment to boldness!  Our 3rd trimester is underway - support your student in finishing this year strong!
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • SWAG Sale - As you may have heard Mitchell Senior ASB is selling new MSE T-Shirts and Hoodies. We have several styles to choose from.  If you are interested in making a purchase, please click on the link to check out the new designs and complete the order form. PE clothes are also available for purchase on a separate order form, these are not mandatory, but if you'd like to get some for use at school or at home in the warm weather months to come, you can get them now.  We will begin collecting money on Monday, March 1 and sales will end on Wednesday March 10. Please only place an order if you intend on paying and completing the purchase. At this time cash and check are the only acceptable forms of payment. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Hammar at mhammar@aesd.edu. Thanks for your support. Go T-Birds!  Links: MSE Clothing Order Form      PE Clothes Order Form
  • Wednesday Homework Zoomline- We have a resource for homework and asynchronous assignment help EVERY WEDNESDAY!  See schedule attached.  ALL students can log in for support in every subject.  Encourage them to log on!
  • ELPAC Assessment for English Learners - All In-Person English Learner (EL) students:  On March 1, 2021 through March 12, 2021 EL students will be testing in their ELA class. It is extremely important that your child attend schools daily. All Distance Learning Students will be testing on campus on Wednesday March 17, 2021 or on Wednesday March 24, 2021. Times: 7:30 A.M. -2:20 P.M. Please have your student bring their computers/mask.  Instructional Aides will be making a telephone call to let you know which date you student will test on.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners!
  • Ag Club - 8th grade students are invited to join the Ag Club - students can check their email for an interest form.
  • End of 2nd Trimester - Report Cards for the 2nd trimester will be mailed home on Friday, March 5th.  
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/


Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
Clientmoji
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from Dr. Mae C. Jemison, American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut, who said, "Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."  Our imagination creates dreams that can inspire us to take on any challenge.  Teach your student that it is these same dreams that can sustain us in the tough times, and dark days, when nothing seems to be going our way.  Ask your student, can you recall a time when you shared a precious idea or deep personal goal only to be put down, laughed at, or told "You're dreaming!" You don't have to take it.  You don't have to accept it.  You don't have to own it.  Don't let other's limited imagination bring you down. You should never over invest time and energy responding to events and people that you cannot change or influence - if they don't get it, don't worry.
  • Welcome back from President's Day Recess! - School resumes tomorrow, Monday, February 22nd.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • SWAG Sale - ASB is selling T-Shirts and Hoodies - have your student check their email to place an order - there are two awesome new design themes to choose from:  Friends and Mtv.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners!
  • Ag Club - 8th grade students are invited to join the Ag Club - students can check their email for an interest form.
  • End of the Trimester - Report Cards for the 2nd trimester will be sent home on March 5th.  Please make sure you are checking your child's Aeries account regularly.  
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/


Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
Clientmoji
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is from legendary coach Vince Lombardi who said “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” We are so energized by the positive outlook on this school year!  Teachers, students, parents, support staff, and our community have been amazing in our pursuit of excellence despite what COVID-19 has thrown our way.  I call that a TOUCHDOWN!
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • Upcoming Dates - Mark your calendars:  There will be no school on Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19, 2021 for Presidents' Day Recess and Lincoln's Birthday.
  • LCAP Town Hall Meetings - If you couldn't attend last week, please join us for a second Zoom town hall meeting to review Atwater Elementary’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a three year district level plan that is updated annually and describes the district’s key goals and the specific actions the district will take to achieve these goals for our students. In the town hall we will review current district wide programs, look at an overview of the cost of these programs, and explain ways for you to give us your input as we move forward in planning for the 2021-22 school year. Please call 209-357-6100 ext. 317 if you have any questions. If you are interested in attending the next town hall meeting, please use the link below to pre-register for the meeting. The next town hall will take place on:
    • Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
      Link to register for the February 11th town hall: February 11th Registration
  • ASB Activities - Our ASB students will be hosting a schoolwide Valentine's Day KAHOOT game - Students can log on at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 10th to PLAY!  Winner will receive our special  Valentine’s Day prize basket with MSE swag!  Also, encourage your student to participate in Friday's dress-up day:  Valentine colors:  Red, pink & white (or wear Thunderbird spirit wear!)  Be creative!
  • SWAG Sale - ASB is selling T-Shirts and Hoodies starting this week - have your student check their email on Monday to place an order - there are two awesome new designs themes to choose from:  Friends and Mtv.
  • Student Rewards - Have your student check their meal bag - if your student receives a "lunch loot" ticket in their bag, they receive a prize from the student store!  Students can also receive Learner Loot and STAR Learner recognition tickets from their teachers - these tickets can be redeemed on Tuesdays and Fridays right after school (AM/PM sessions) at the Student Store - Distance Learners can redeem at the front office window.  Also, by doing this, students will be entered into a raffle for a hoodie or T Shirt. Raffles will be held monthly.  Students need to check their email to see if they are one of our lucky winners!
  • Ag Club - 8th grade students are invited to join the Ag Club - students can check their email for an interest form.
  • End of the Trimester - The last of Trimester 2 is Friday, February 12th.  Report Cards will be sent home on March 5th.  Please make sure you are checking your child's Aeries account regularly.  
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/


Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela. Education provides us the tools to improve the quality of life in modern society both economically and sociologically. Education is power and has the power to change your entire life.  Even during this challenging time, our students have the opportunity to continue learning.  Let him/her know that we are all here to help with their success!
  • LCAP Town Hall Meetings - Please join us for one of two Zoom town hall meetings to review Atwater Elementary’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a three year district level plan that is updated annually and describes the district’s key goals and the specific actions the district will take to achieve these goals for our students. In the town hall we will review current district wide programs, look at an overview of the cost of these programs, and explain ways for you to give us your input as we move forward in planning for the 2021-22 school year. Please call 209-357-6100 ext. 317 if you have any questions. If you are interested in attending one or both of these town halls, please use the link below to pre-register for the meeting. The town halls will take place on:
    • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
      Link to register for the February 2nd town hall: February 2nd Registration
    • Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
      Link to register for the February 11th town hall: February 11th Registration
  • Upcoming Dates - Mark your calendars:  There will be no school on Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19, 2021 for Presidents' Day Recess and Lincoln's Birthday.
  • Lion's Club Food Distribution - An Atwater-Winton Lions Club Food Distribution is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Distribution will take place at the Bellevue Bowl parking lot on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • End of the Trimester - The last of Trimester 2 is Friday, February 12th.  Report Cards will be sent home on March 5th.  Please make sure you are checking your child's Aeries account regularly.  
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (
    dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Encourage your student to join in the T-Bird Book Club on Wednesdays at 1:00pm.  Have them bring a friend and join in weekly! Students can contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, to sign up!!  fgomez@aesd.edu
    Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/


Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week comes from Kid President:  "Sure, there's bad stuff in the world, but there's also you. You can be anything you want today, so be bold, be kind, be awesome, repeat. It's like shampoo but with your life." We should all have this attitude!  Shampoo, but with life!  Repeat. Every. Day.  Here's a Pep Talk from Kid President.
  • Upcoming Date - There will be no school on Wednesday, January 27th for a teacher Professional Development day.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.  Also, all In-Person Hybrid students MUST live Zoom into their PE class on Wednesday.  This is their live attendance for Wednesday.  All other classes are aysnchronous unless students are also enrolled in Intervention.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm. 
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
  • Yearbook - Parents and Students: A group of students is working on producing a yearbook for the 2020 - 2021 school year. To help out please respond to the forms posted on the school website at:
    http://www.mitchellsenior.school/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=780308&type=d&pREC_ID=2135364
    The location can also be reached by going to the school website at 
    mitchellsenior.school.  If you have a baby picture of your 8th grade student that you'd like to have in the yearbook and you can't submit it via the form on the webpage please send it to Mr. Ward (dward@aesd.edu). Please include your students first and last name.  If we are successful in our endeavor to produce a yearbook information regarding purchasing one will be shared in late April or early May. Thank you for your help!
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
 
Thunderbird Parents / Guardians,

Attached are COVID-19 information sheets with reminders on what you should know about the virus to protect yourself and others. Please talk with your student(s) about these important reminders. If your In-Person Hybrid student(s) walks to and from school, please have a discussion about the importance of social distancing and mask wearing even in these situations. Together we can keep our school open and safe for everyone! Thank you for your continued efforts to "Stop the Spread!"

Sincerely,
Diana Dietz
Principal, Mitchell Senior Elementary
  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is:  "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." - Brene Brown This is a great quote for both our In-Person and Distance Learning students. Whether it is camera "on" during a Zoom class, or speaking out on a topic in class in front of peers - "showing up" takes courage and being bold!  
  • Upcoming Dates - There will be no school on Monday, January 18th honoring the birth, life, and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  and no school on Wednesday, January 27th for a teacher Professional Development day.
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.  If your student is home due to quarantine or illness, s/he needs to be checking into Google Classrooms for assignments and should be in contact with his/her teachers daily for support.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm. 
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • SOS:  Signs of Suicide Prevention Presentation - To help educate students and to be proactive in identifying any social or emotional needs students may have, and to help support our district families, AESD will provide all students with a virtual presentation to address common issues faced in the adolescent years.  These topics include depression awareness, anxiety awareness, and suicide prevention. This presentation is part of the highly effective SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program which is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts. Education is the key to prevention. Mitchell Senior students will view this presentation on January 13th or 14th through their virtual physical education class.  If you DO NOT wish your child to view this mental health presentation regarding depression awareness, anxiety awareness, and suicide prevention, please contact your school’s office:  209.357.6124.  If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.
  • 8th Grade High School Registration Information - 8th grade students were emailed regarding the steps for atttending a virtual high school registration for both Atwater and Buhach Colony on Wednesday, January 13th between 1 - 3 pm. Ask your student to share the information with you.
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

Hello 8th graders!

On Wednesday, January 13th @ 1pm-3pm you will need to register for your Freshmen classes.  Below are the steps you will need to do in order to register at your correct high school.  

NOTE:  Mitchell Sr. does NOT have anything to do with switching high schools.  Your parents will need to call the Merced Union High School District Office in order to request that.  So for now just go to the high school you are slated to go to and register.  If you transfer later then you can see the counselor there for new classes.  

STEP 1:  Click on the MUHSD School Locator, enter your current address and city and click Find My Schools.  
MUHSD School Locator  (You can do this anytime before Wednesday, Jan 13th at 1pm)

STEP 2: On Wednesday, January 13th at 1pm attend the Zoom presentation.


For Atwater High School:  
Zoom Link :  Zoom link  (Log in at 1pm Wednesday)   

Registration form link:   Registration doc for Google Classroom  

For Buhach High School: 
BCHS Virtual Thunder Fair 
Zoom link:  BCHS Virtual Registration Zoom Link (Log in at 1pm Wednesday)

STEP 3:  Choose your classes as indicated by your presentation.  

--
Brandi Thompson
Assistant Principal, 7th Grade
Mitchell Senior Elementary
209-357-6124 Ext 813
T-Bird News - Week of January 4, 202 - Happy New Year!
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  Our BOLD quote for the week is:  "Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."  - Carl Bard. Out with the old and in with the new! Starting the new year off with bold motivation, positivity and some gentle resolutions will ensure 2021 is your year!  Help your student get off on the right foot too - discuss goals to finish out this school year boldly and make it the best.
  • Classes Resume - Classes resume, Monday, January 4, 2021 for both In-Person Hybrid and Distance Learning students. Please see attached schedule (no changes).
  • Health Screening - A reminder that if your child has any signs of illness or if they have had close contact with a positive individual within the past 10 days, please keep them home and contact the school office and/or school nurse for further information and guidance.
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
T-Bird News - Week of December 14, 2020
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  • #BeBold! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD!  The Christmas and Holiday Season is a beautiful time of the year.  There are millions of lights, decorations, and celebrations taking place in our homes all around the world.  It is truly a season in which people focus their time and energies trying to give and help others.  It is a time of hope, happiness, and a time of reflection.  This week's BOLD quote is a cute reminder from Jane Lee Logan:  
"Lessons from A Christmas Tree
Twinkle.
Share your gifts.
Bring joy to others.
Be a light in the darkness.
We all fall over sometimes.
You were born to sparkle...even
if your garland's a little droopy.
It is okay to be a little tilted.

  • Winter Break - The upcoming winter break dates are Thursday, December 17th to Friday, January 1st.  Classes resume Monday, January 4, 2021.
  • ASB Holiday Spirited Dress-up Days -
    • Monday, 12/14:  Holiday Hat Day
    • Tuesday, 12/15:  Ugly/Crazy Sweater Day
    • Wedneday, 12/16: Pajama Day
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.
  • Health Screening - Make sure to screen your student daily for signs and symptoms.  Please stay home and contact the office if your child has any of the symptoms listed on the screening form.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Progress Reports - Trimester 2 Progress Reports will be mailed home on December 16th.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Library Book Checkout/Pickup -
    • Go to our website mitchellsenior.school
    • Under “Students” click “Library”
    • Click “Library Catalog”
    • Browse our Catalog and fill out the form!

      Distance Learning
      If you are distance learning, drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue
      Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order.

      In Person
      Mrs. Gomez will deliver your books at the end of your 3rd or 6th period classes.
      Once you are done with your books, please turn them into the “Library Books” boxes in your ELA classes.


  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

Wishing all of our Thunderbird family a warm, safe, and healthy holiday. I am grateful to serve our students and community. See you in the new year!

Peace & joy,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
Good afternoon Thunderbird families,

As you know, Mitchell Senior continues to work closely with our district and under the guidance of our public health department to follow all of the required health and safety protocols.  Additionally, these protocols continue to require adjustment with the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time, we ask that any family who is planning to leave the country during the winter break period, please contact our school office.  Our site administration will be working directly with each family to ensure that families are made aware of new protocols, to include a quarantine period, that will be put into place.
Should your family fall into this category as you are planning to leave the country during our winter break period, please call our school office at (209) 357-6124.
We appreciate your continued support!

In Gratitude,

Diana Dietz
Principal, Mitchell Senior
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  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: "Keep looking up...that's the secret of life."  - Snoopy.  Sometimes our favorite comic characters can be full of wisdom for life.  I think Snoopy is on to something here.  Keep looking up; look for the positive even, in a tough situation.  Ask yourself, what is one thing that is positive or good about this situation? or, What is one opportunity within this situation?
  • In-Person Hybrid Students - Reminder that in-person students must complete daily asynchronous assignments. These assignments complete the daily requirement of 240 minutes.  Student engagement attendance logs are kept for these minutes.  Students not completing these required assignment could be placed on a Student Engagement Plan.
  • Health Screening - Make sure to screen your student daily for signs and symptoms.  Please stay home and contact the office if your child has any of the symptoms listed on the screening form.
  • School Site Council (SSC) - Our next SSC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9 at 3 pm via Zoom.  The agenda is posted on our school website.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Progress Reports - Midterm Progress Reports for Trimester 2 will be mailed home on December 16th.  Make sure your student is checking Aeries regularly and emailing teachers if they have been absent for any reason and get assignments in quickly.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.  
  • Distance Learner Chromebook Exchange - Distance Learner students who currently have a Prowise Chromebook were notified that they will be exchanging it for a updated Chromebook next week:  Dec. 7-11, 2020.  Pick up times are daily: 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the attendance window.  Please feel free to email fgomez@aesd.edu or call 209-357-9893 with any questions.
    Monday, Dec. 7 - A-F
    Tuesday, Dec. 8 - G-L
    Wednesday, Dec. 9 - M-Q
    Thursday, Dec. 10 - R-Z
    Friday, Dec. 11 - Makeup Day
  • ASB Holiday Spirited Dress-up Days - ASB will be sharing out spirit days for Friday, December 11th to Wednesday, December 16.  This Friday is Blue and Gold Day (Prizes for Most Spirited Dress).  Encourage your T-Bird to participate!
  • Winter Break - The upcoming winter break dates are Thursday, December 17th to Friday, January 1st.  Classes resume Monday, January 4, 2021.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449. In-Person students have the opportunity to have books delivered to their ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

    Keep Looking Up, 

    Principal Dietz
    ddietz@aesd.edu
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  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: "Winter forms our character and brings out our best." - Tim Allen.  As you're curling up by the fire with a hot cup of tea—or in search of a little Instagram caption inspiration—think about all the bold things you will do this season to stay safe and healthy.  These wintery months of social distancing will definitely build character. 
  • Hybrid In-Person -A few reminders:
    • Students should enter and exit the campus according to their classes (see map);
    • Students can arrive up to 10 minutes before start time and report directly to their classroom;
    • Mondays/Thursdays are Blue Days (Periods 1-3) and Tuesdays/Fridays are Gold Days (Periods 4-6;
    • Students must complete approximately 1 hour of asynchronous work MTThF to total 240 minutes daily;
    • Wednesday are asynchronous (independent assignments in Google Classroom) except for their PE periodStudents will Zoom into their PE period on Wednesdays (according to the schedule below) with their PE teacher.  
    • MSE Distance Learning Schedule
      Wednesday - PE Period Zoom
      Period 1 8:00-8:40
      Period 2  8:45-9:25
      Period 3 9:30-10:10
      Period 4 10:15-10:55
      Period 5 11:00-11:40
      Period 6 11:45-12:25
    • No students are on campus on Wednesdays.  Students may have virtual intervention or academic support class on Zoom on Wednesdays. Teachers will contact students and their parents if intervention support is needed. 
  • Entry/Exit Gate - See map attached for entry and exit gates for in-person hybrid students.  Once students get to campus they must report directly to their first class.  Student can arrive up to 10 minutes before start time.
  • Distance Learning Students - Distance Learners follow the same bell schedule they have been following beginning at 8:00 am for first period and ending 6th period at 12:25 pm, Monday through Friday.  1:05-2:20 pm will be for vitural academic support and intervention on Zoom. Teachers will contact students and their parents if intervention support is needed.
  • ELAC Meeting:  Our next English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting is Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9 am.  Please contact Mr. Perez or Mrs. Fishback for the Zoom link if you would like to attend at 357-6124.
  • Health Screening - Make sure to screen your student daily for signs and symptoms.  Please stay home and contact the office if your child has any of the symptoms listed on the screening form.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Service Update -  Meals are provided for FREE to all AESD students who are attending in-person or remaining on Distance Learning.  Students who remain with Distance Learning can pickup meals for multiple days every Wednesday.  AESD K-8 students who are participating in the Distance Learning model will be able to pick up multiple days of meals to take home. The one time order form must be completed for meal pick up. Families only have to fill out their meal order form once.  Meal orders are due no later than Monday 12:00PM.  Meal Order Form: Click here to view formDistance Learning Meals must be ordered by going to the order form (link also in the attached flyer). All AESD students must be enrolled in Distance Learning to pickup meals on Wednesdays.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449. In-Person students will have the opportunity to have books delivered to their ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

    Gratefully yours,

    Principal Dietz
    ddietz@aesd.edu
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: "It is not HAPPY people who are thankful, it is THANKFUL people who are happy."  We have so much to be thankful and grateful for!  I am thankful to serve our community of learners.  This makes me happy!  Ask your T-Bird what they are thankful for.
  • Thanksgiving Break - There will be no school November 22 through November 27.
  • Hybrid Reopening - We had a smooth return to in-person hybrid instruction.  A few reminders:
    • Students should enter and exit the campus according to their classes (see map);
    • Students can arrive up to 10 minutes before start time and report directly to their classroom;
    • Mondays/Thursdays are Blue Days (Periods 1-3) and Tuesdays/Fridays are Gold Days (Periods 4-6;
    • Students must complete approximately 1 hour of asynchronous work MTThF to total 240 minutes daily;
    • Wednesday are asynchronous (independent assignments in Google Classroom) except for their PE periodStudents will Zoom into their PE period on Wednesdays (according to the schedule below) with their PE teacher.  
    • MSE Distance Learning Schedule
      Wednesday - PE Period Zoom
      Period 1 8:00-8:40
      Period 2  8:45-9:25
      Period 3 9:30-10:10
      Period 4 10:15-10:55
      Period 5 11:00-11:40
      Period 6 11:45-12:25
    • No students are on campus on Wednesdays.  Students may have virtual intervention or academic support class on Zoom on Wednesdays. Teachers will contact students and their parents if intervention support is needed. 
  • Entry/Exit Gate - See map attached for entry and exit gates for in-person hybrid students.  Once students get to campus they must report directly to their first class.  Student can arrive up to 10 minutes before start time.
  • Distance Learning Students - Distance Learners follow the same bell schedule they have been following beginning at 8:00 am for first period and ending 6th period at 12:25 pm, Monday through Friday.  1:05-2:20 pm will be for vitural academic support and intervention on Zoom. Teachers will contact students and their parents if intervention support is needed.
  • Health Screening - Make sure to screen your student daily for signs and symptoms.  Please stay home and contact the office if your child has any of the symptoms listed on the screening form.
  • Tdap Immunizations - We still have several 7th grade students who need to bring in their immunization records for Tdap. The office contacted those who do have not updated these records.  Please get these in to our main office immediately.  Students must have up-to-date immunizations to begin In-Person instruction.  This is a CA law.
  • ASB Meetings - Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom at 2:45 pm.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Service Update -  Meals are provided for FREE to all AESD students who are attending in-person or remaining on Distance Learning.  Students who remain with Distance Learning can pickup meals for multiple days every Wednesday.  AESD K-8 students who are participating in the Distance Learning model will be able to pick up multiple days of meals to take home. The one time order form must be completed for meal pick up. Families only have to fill out their meal order form once.  Meal orders are due no later than Monday 12:00PM.  Meal Order Form: Click here to view formDistance Learning Meals must be ordered by going to the order form (link also in the attached flyer). All AESD students must be enrolled in Distance Learning to pickup meals on Wednesdays.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449. In-Person students will have the opportunity to have books delivered to their ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

    Gratefully yours,

    Principal Dietz
    ddietz@aesd.edu
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: "And suddenly you just know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." We are so grateful to be able to welcome back some of our T-Birds to in-person hybrid instruction.  We are focused on safety, procedures, instruction, and relationships!  All teachers are excited to meet the new students joining their classes in both hybrid and distance learning.  Be BOLD with new beginnings!
  • Veteran's Day - There is no school, Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day.  Please enjoy this Veteran's Day Video put together by Mr. Alvernaz, some of our CA Cadet Corp students, and former AESD students who are now serving in the military.  This video will be featured on the City of Atwater website to honor the veterans in our community.
  • Hybrid Reopening - We open on Monday, November 9th for In-Person Hybrid Instruction for both our AM/PM groups. Mondays/Thursdays are Blue Days (Periods 1-3) and Tuesdays/Fridays are Gold Days (Periods 4-6).  Students will attend 3 hours on these 4 weekdays and have approximately an hour of asynchronous work when they get home. Their teachers will explain further in class. Students must complete all asynchronous assignments in order to meet the daily 240 minutes of instructional time. No students are on campus on Wednesdays.  Wednesdays are asynchronous except for their PE period.  Students will Zoom into their PE class for their live interaction with teacher and peers (see Wednesday bell schedule - looks like the distance learning periods they have been following all first trimester).  The rest of their assignments will be asynchronous and will be found in their Google Classrooms. Teachers will share the new join codes with their students.  Students may also have an intervention or academic support class on Wednesday. Teachers will contact students and their parents if intervention support is needed. 
  • Entry/Exit Gate - See map attached for entry and exit gates for in-person hybrid students.  Once students get to campus they must report directly to their first class.  Student can arrive up to 10 minutes before start time.
  • Distance Learning Students - Students who will be continuing online for instruction for the rest of the school year will need to check AERIES for their new schedule and their email for Google Classroom join codes from their new teachers. Distance Learners will follow the same bell schedule they have been following beginning at 8:00 am for first period and ending 6th period at 12:25 pm.  1:05-2:20 pm will be for academic support and intervention. Teachers will contact students and their parents if intervention support is needed.
  • Health Screening Affidavit - You must have signed the COVID-19 Health Screening Affidavit for students to attend in-person. If you haven't signed yet, you can do it electronically (sent via Parent Square), or paper copy that was mailed home.  The office has copies for you to sign as well. Make sure to screen your student daily for signs and symptoms.  Please stay home and contact the office if your child has any of the symptoms listed on the screening form.
  • New Class Schedules - New class schedules were mailed home on Friday.  Students can also access the class schedules on their AERIES portal.  In-Person Hybrid students will receive a copy in their first period classes on Monday as well.
  • Tdap Immunizations - We still have several 7th grade students who need to bring in their immunization records for Tdap. The office contacted those who do have not updated these records.  Please get these in to our main office immediately.  Students must have up-to-date immunizations to begin In-Person instruction.  This is a CA law.
  • Report Cards - First Trimester Report Cards will be mailed home on November 13th.  Final grades can be found on Aeries.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Service Update -  Meals are provided for FREE to all AESD students who are attending in-person or remaining on Distance Learning.  Students who remain with Distance Learning can pickup meals for multiple days every Wednesday.  AESD K-8 students who are participating in the Distance Learning model will be able to pick up multiple days of meals to take home. The one time order form must be completed for meal pick up. Families only have to fill out their meal order form once.  Meal orders are due no later than Monday 12:00PM.  Meal Order Form: Click here to view formDistance Learning Meals must be ordered by going to the order form (link also in the attached flyer). All AESD students must be enrolled in Distance Learning to pickup meals on Wednesdays.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning instruction. Parents will communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449. In-Person students will have the opportunity to have books delivered to their ELA classes.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

    Best,

    Principal Dietz
    ddietz@aesd.edu

 
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."  November is the month we give thanks.  This month our bold quotes will focus on gratitute.  Be bold and enjoy the little things.
  • Modified Instructional Schedule for November 2nd-6th -  Students will receive a daily 240 minute combination of synchronous (live instruction) and asynchronous instruction (independent work). Students will Zoom into their six periods and then complete the independent work following this schedule:
  • Mitchell Senior Week of Nov. 2-6 Instructional Schedule
     
     
    Period 1
    8:00-8:20
    Period 2
    8:25-8:45
    Period 3
    8:50-9:10
    Period 4
    9:15-9:35
    Period 5
    9:40-10:00
    Period 6
    10:05-10:25
    Asynchronous
    120 minutes (20 min/period)
  • Hybrid Reopening Plan  The planned date for reopening Mitchell Senior is Monday, November 9th.  The Mitchell Senior reopening information is attached below.  AM/PM groups were mailed out on Friday for those who will be returing In-Person.  You can also find this on the Demographics page in Aeries under "Site" it will list AM or PM.  
  • Health Screening Affidavit - If your student is returning in person, please make sure you have signed the Health Screening Affidavit that was sent home via Parent Square (you will need to click on the "Form" link to complete the affidavit).  A paper copy was mailed home to those who had not completed it electronically by Friday morning.  Please sign this asap and return to the office prior to November 9.  Students will not be able to attend in-person without the signed affidavit.  
  • Bus Riders - If your student is returning in-person and will be riding the busplease sign the transportation waiver that was sent via Parent Square as soon as possible (you will need to click on the "Form" link to complete the waiver).  Bus route letters will be mailed home on Monday, 11/2 for bus riders.  Students will not be able to board the bus without a signed waiver on file.
  • New Class Schedules - New class schedules will begin for both In-Person and Distance Learners on November 9th. These schedules will be available on Aeries at the end of the week.  All students will be cohorted and will have a team of teachers with their cohort.  
  • Tdap Immunizations - We still have several 7th grade students who need to bring in their immunization records for Tdap. The nurse will be contacting those who have not updated these records.  Please get these in to our main office immediately.  Students must have up-to-date immunizations to begin In-Person instruction.  
  • Associated Student Body (ASB) - We will annouce the winners of our ASB elections on Tuesday, November 3rd - Election Day! Thank you to all of our amazing T-Bird candidates!
  • Report Cards - First Trimester Report Cards will be mailed home on November 13th.  Final grades can be found on Aeries.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Service Update -  Meals are provided for FREE to all AESD students who are attending in-person or remaining on Distance Learning.  Students who remain with Distance Learning can pickup meals for multiple days every Wednesday.  AESD K-8 students who are participating in the Distance Learning model will be able to pick up multiple days of meals to take home. The one time order form must be completed for meal pick up. Families only have to fill out their meal order form once.  Meal orders are due no later than Monday 12:00PM.  Meal Order Form: Click here to view formDistance Learning Meals must be ordered by going to the order form (link also in the attached flyer). All AESD students must be enrolled in Distance Learning to pickup meals on Wednesdays.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • Mitchell Senior Clubs - Students have received invitations to two more exciting clubs: D & D Club, Advisor: Mr. Devrick adevrick@aesd.edu and CA Cadet Corp Club, Advisor: aalvernaz@aesd.edu.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

    Best,

    Principal Dietz
    ddietz@aesd.edu

 
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  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "In a world where you can be anything, BE DRUG FREE."  This week is Red Ribbon Week, an annual alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention awareness campaign, it’s the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation.  We hope you will feel empowered to discuss this message at home, around the dinner table with your student.
  • Hybrid Reopening Plan  The planned date for reopening Mitchell Senior is Monday, November 9th.  The Mitchell Senior reopening information is attached below.  If your student is returning in person, please make sure you have signed the Health Screening Affidavit that was sent home last week via Parent Square (you will need to click on the "Form" link to complete the affidavit).  Students will not be able to attend in-person without the signed affidavit.  Also, if your student is returning in-person and will be riding the busplease sign the transportation waiver that was sent last week via Parent Square as soon as possible (you will need to click on the "Form" link to complete the waiver). 
  • AM/PM In-Person Hybrid - Letters indicating your student's In-Person Hybrid schedule for AM or PM will be sent out at the end of the week.  Please be patient as we work to build each student's new class schedule.  Your student will receive instructions on how to view their new schedules in Aeries the week of November 2nd.  New class schedules will begin for both In-Person and Distance Learners on November 9th.
  • Tdap Immunizations - We still have several 7th grade students who need to bring in their immunization records for Tdap. The nurse will be contacting those who have not updated these records.  Please get these in to our main office immediately.  Students must have up-to-date immunizations to begin In-Person instruction.
  • Red Ribbon Week Dress-Up Days and contests - Monday, 10/26: Pajama Day, Tuesday, 10/27: Crazy Sock Day, Wednesday, 10/28: Wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness, Thursday, 10/29: Red Ribbon Day, Wear RED, Friday, 10/30: Wear Orange, Black, & Purple Day. Students received information regarding our Pumpkin Carving Contest (entries due by 10/29) and our Costume Contest (Oct. 31). Please email our ASB advisor, Mr. Hammar mhammar@aesd.edu for more information.
  • Associated Student Body (ASB) - Our ASB Election will be held October 30!  Students will be voting via a Google Form. Contact our ASB Advisor, Mr. Hammar, for more information. 
  • Trimester 1 Grading End -  The first grading period ends this Friday, October 30th.  Student report cards will be mailed home the second week of November. 
  • School Site Council (SSC) - The next SSC meeting will be held on October 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm via Zoom.  The agenda is posted on the school website.
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Service Update -  Meals are provided for FREE to all AESD students who are attending in-person or remaining on Distance Learning.  All curbside and bus route meal service will end on October 26, 2020.  Students who remain with Distance Learning can pickup meals for multiple days every Wednesday beginning October 28, 2020.  Distance Leanring Meals must be ordered by doing to the order form link in the attached flyer.  All AESD students must be enrolled in Distrance Learning to pickup meals on Wednesdays.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • Mitchell Senior Clubs - Students have received invitations to two more exciting clubs: D & D Club, Advisor: Mr. Devrick adevrick@aesd.edu and CA Cadet Corp Club, Advisor: aalvernaz@aesd.edu.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/

    Best,

    Principal Dietz
    ddietz@aesd.edu
 
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "Focus on the good."  This simple quote tells us to focus more on the positive in life and less on the negative. I'd say that pretty much sums it up. 
  • Hybrid Reopening Plan Communication from Dr. Schiber was sent out on Friday.  Attached to that communication was our Mitchell Senior reopening information.  It is attached below.
  • Tdap Immunizations - We still have several 7th grade students who need to bring in their immunization records for Tdap. The nurse will be contacting those who have not updated these records.  Please get these in to our main office immediately.
  • Wear PINK on Wednesday in October for Breast Cancer Awareness -  Encourage your student to take a stand and support breast cancer awareness.  We wear pink on Wednesdays in October.
  • Associated Student Body (ASB) - We are gearing up for our student body elections!  Contact our ASB Advisor, Mr. Hammar, for more information.  Our virtual election will be held at the end of the month.
  • Grading Period Extended -  The 1st quarter grading period has been extended to October 30th.  Student report cards will now be mailed home the second week of November.
  • Intervention Sessions - Our Distance Learning schedule has an intervention time built in from 1 pm - 2 pm daily.  If your student requires intervention, his/her teacher will connect with him/her. Teachers are offering a variety of intervention supports, for example, enroll them in a small group Zoom session, assign foundational skill building, provide support checklists/schedules, offer homework help/office hours, make-up assignment sessions, and test retakes.  Your partnership and assistance with intervention support is a KEY TO SUCCESS for your student.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Service Update -  Meals are provided for FREE to all AESD students who are attending in-person or remaining on Distance Learning.  All curbside and bus route meal service will end on October 26, 2020.  Students who remain with Distance Learning can pickup meals for multiple days every Wednesday beginning October 28, 2020.  Distance Leanring Meals must be ordered by doing to the order form link in the attached flyer.  All AESD students must be enrolled in Distrance Learning to pickup meals on Wednesdays.  
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • T-Bird Clubs - Our list of clubs is growing!  Students have been getting email invitations to Comic Book Club, Rise & Shine Club, Drama Club, Book Club, AVID, ASB...more are being added weekly.  Encourage your student to participate in these extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

 
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  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  “Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;  set today’s rhythm with your heart-drum;  walk today’s march with courage; create today as your celebration of life.”― Jonathan Lockwood Huie  Be bold with your talents and creativity!  Share you with the world! 
  • Return to School Family Survey Thank you to all of our families for completing the Return to School survey.  This is very important information we need in building a master schedule if we are allowed to open up to in-person AM/PM Hybrid model.  Please contact the school office tomorrow morning if you have not shared your learning model committment with us.
  • Wear PINK on Wednesday in October for Breast Cancer Awareness -  Encourage your student to take a stand and support breast cancer awareness.  We wear pink on Wednesdays in October.
  • Associated Student Body (ASB) - We are gearing up for our student body elections!  Contact our ASB Advisor, Mr. Hammar, for more information.  Our virtual election will be held at the end of the month.
  • The Great CA Shake Out - Mitchell Senior will be participating in The Great CA Shake Out on Thursday, 10/15 at approximately 10:15 am.  For more information, visit:  https://www.shakeout.org/california/index.html
  • Grading Period Extended -  The 1st quarter grading period has been extended to October 30th.  Student report cards will now be mailed home the second week of November.
  • Intervention Sessions - Our Distance Learning schedule has an intervention time built in from 1 pm - 2 pm daily.  If your student requires intervention, his/her teacher will connect with him/her. Teachers are offering a variety of intervention supports, for example, enroll them in a small group Zoom session, assign foundational skill building, provide support checklists/schedules, offer homework help/office hours, make-up assignment sessions, and test retakes.  Your partnership and assistance with intervention support is a KEY TO SUCCESS for your student.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • Meal Service -  NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • T-Bird Clubs - Our list of clubs is growing!  Students have been getting email invitations to Comic Book Club, Rise & Shine Club, Drama Club, Book Club, AVID, ASB...more are being added weekly.  Encourage your student to participate in these extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Virtual T-Bird Band - After school virtual band classes are underway! If you have a student who has been in band in the past, they should have received an invitation via email from Mr. Cox, our band director. If your student did not receive an email and would like to join band, please email Mr. Cox at rcox@aesd.edu right away.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

 
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "The doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock!"  - F.Scott Fitzgerald Sometimes it’s the most simple of phrases that can have the most profound meaning isn’t it? This quote has always served as a reminder that everything is possible and that I am in charge of my own destiny. 
  • Return to School Family Survey - Please make sure to complete the survey that was sent on Friday afternoon by Wednesday, October 7th at 8 pm.  This is VERY important information for our planning and scheduling of classes. Here is the link if you have not yet completed the survery:  LINK
  • Grading Period Extended -  The 1st quarter grading period has been extended to October 30th.  Student report cards will now be mailed home the second week of November.
  • Intervention Sessions - Our Distance Learning schedule has an intervention time built in from 1 pm - 2 pm daily.  If your student requires intervention, his/her teacher will connect with him/her. Teachers are offering a variety of intervention supports, for example, enroll them in a small group Zoom session, assign foundational skill building, provide support checklists/schedules, offer homework help/office hours, make-up assignment sessions, and test retakes.  Your partnership and assistance with intervention support is a KEY TO SUCCESS for your student.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Parent Guide to Digital Learning - The AESD website now has a link to a digital learing handbook!  Check it out!  LINK
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • Meal Service -  NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • T-Bird Clubs - Our list of clubs is growing!  Students have been getting email invitations to Comic Book Club, Rise & Shine Club, Drama Club, Book Club, AVID, ASB...more are being added weekly.  Encourage your student to participate in these extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Virtual T-Bird Band - After school virtual band classes are underway! If you have a student who has been in band in the past, they should have received an invitation via email from Mr. Cox, our band director. If your student did not receive an email and would like to join band, please email Mr. Cox at rcox@aesd.edu right away.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

 
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others usually make no time to correct their own. –Art Janak.  What can we do to improve ourselves? Teach your students:  Looking at your own faults is crucial to making improvements, but if you spend your time focusing on other peoples' faults you will never make true progress within yourself. This is a very bold growth mindset!
  • Intervention Sessions - Our Distance Learning schedule has an intervention time built in from 1 pm - 2 pm daily.  If your student requires intervention, his/her teacher will connect with him/her. Teachers are offering a variety of intervention supports, for example, enroll them in a small group Zoom session, assign foundational skill building, provide support checklists/schedules, offer homework help/office hours, make-up assignment sessions, and test retakes.  Your partnership and assistance with intervention support is a KEY TO SUCCESS for your student.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • SSC Meeting - Our first SSC meeting will be September 30th at 3 pm via Zoom.  The agenda is posted on our school website.
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • Meal Service - AESD has added additional stops and another bus route! Curbside Meal Service for Distance Learning at AESD Sites! NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple!  Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • AVID Club - AVID Club will begin this Thursday, October 1st at 2 pm and will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm. This academic support club is open to students who were invited last spring to be part of AVID. Students will meet and connect with their AVID peers, get academic support from their AVID teacher, participate in college and career awareness activities, and take virtual field trips to college campuses. AVID teachers will be emailing the Zoom link to these students. Contact Mrs. Johnson for more information: rjohnson@aesd.edu
  • T-Bird Clubs - Our list of clubs is growing!  Students have been getting email invitations to Comic Book Club, Rise & Shine Club, Drama Club, Book Club, ASB...more are being added weekly.  Encourage your student to participate in these extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Virtual T-Bird Band - After school virtual band classes are underway! If you have a student who has been in band in the past, they should have received an invitation via email from Mr. Cox, our band director. If your student did not receive an email and would like to join band, please email Mr. Cox at rcox@aesd.edu right away.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

 
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "Put a grain of boldness into everything you do."  - Baltasar Gracián  We need to teach our children to stop worrying about being wrong, speak up and try new things. When we're faced with a new opportunity and feel that urge to stay comfortably in the status quo, we need to ask ourselves what we are afraid will happen.  Encourage your student to speak up - even mistakes help us grow. 
  • School Site Council (SSC) Interest - Thank you to the parents who showed an interest in being part of our Mitchell Senior School Site Council.  Congratulations and appreciation go to the parents who will be representing you for 2020-2022 on our MSE SSC:  Michael R. Gutierrez, Elishah Perez, Mari Pimentel, and Irene S Salazar.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • Meal Service - AESD has added additional stops and another bus route! Curbside Meal Service for Distance Learning at AESD Sites! NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple! New! Pick up days will be:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Students- Virtual Book Club on meets every Thursday @ 1pm! “Read books YOU want to read and tell us about them! Recommend books to your friends! Join in conversation about books alike!” Have your student contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, today to sign up!!! fgomez@aesd.edu.
  • Comic Book Club - Mr. Devrick and Mr. Button are really impressed by the response  they've gotten so far for interested students! They are looking forward to hosting their first Comic book Club Zoom meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM!  Flyer attached!
  • Virtual T-Bird Band - Band students started their virtual band classes on Thursday last week. If you have a student who has been in band in the past, they should have received an invitation via email from Mr. Cox, our band director. If your student did not receive an email and would like to join band, please email Mr. Cox at rcox@aesd.edu right away.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 
Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

 
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "When you focus on the good, the good gets better." - Abraham Hicks.  I’m a firm believer that your thoughts create your reality. You can manifest pretty much anything in your life if you believe in it, and I mean truly believe in it, not just say you believe it.  Be bold with your positive affirmations!  Talk with your student and practice the affirmation:  "I get better every single day!"
  • School Site Council (SSC) Interest - Thank you to the parents who showed an interest in being part of our Mitchell Senior School Site Council.  Please watch for the ballot to be sent via Parent Square this week.  
  • English Language Advisory Commitee (ELAC) Interest - We are still in need of interested parents to be members of this committee. The ELAC is a school-level committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.  All members of the English Learner Advisory Committee must be elected by parents of English Learners.  If you wish to be nominated for the English Learner Advisory Committee, please complete the information in the link by Friday:  Nomination Link - English or Nomination Link / Spanish.
  • Distance Learning -  Full Distance Learning Schedule is underway.  Students attend ALL 6 PERIODS beginning at 8 am every day.  Distance Learning Weekly Schedule attached.  Students must attend live class meetings via Zoom EVERY PERIOD.  Attendance will be taken each period. Students will click on the Zoom links in each teacher's Google Classroom.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • First Day Packet Return -  If you received a call from our office, please return your packet immediately.  If you need a new packet, please stop by the main office window to pick one up.
  • Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • UC Merced Online Homework Helpline - This Learning Lab at UC Merced program is designed to be an “after-hours” homework help support center for K-12 students and parents. Grade level rooms will be staffed by CalTeach undergraduate students and will be open from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday - Thursday. CalTeach undergraduate students will help K-12 students and parents with homework questions, general tutoring support for science and math content as well as give guidance on where to find additional support materials for students. Click HERE for more information.  They are currently full, but have a waitlist form available.
  • Meal Service - Curbside Meal Service for Distance Learning at AESD Sites! NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the curbside meal service and bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • Online Library Book Check-out / Pick-up - Go to our website mitchellsenior.school. Under “Students” click “Library”. Click “Mitchell Senior Elementary School”. Browse our Catalog and fill out the form! Drive or walk to the parking lot by the library on Grove Avenue. Call or text 209-356-4449 when you are here to pick up your order. It’s that simple! Pick up days will be: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:30 am -2:15 pm *Please have your form submitted by 10:00am for same day pick up* Email or text Mrs. Gomez if you have any questions: fgomez@aesd.edu or 209-356-4449.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Students- Come join our Virtual Book Club on Thursday, September 17 @ 1pm! “Read books YOU want to read and tell us about them! Recommend books to your friends! Join in conversation about books alike!” Have your student contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, today to sign up!!! fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Virtual T-Bird Band - By now your student who has been in band in the past should have received an invitation via email from Mr. Cox, our band director. If your student did not receive an email and would like to join band, please email Mr. Cox at rcox@aesd.edu.
  • Back to School Drive-Thru Event - Castle Family Health Centers is having a Back to School Drive-Thru Event this Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at 3605 Hospital Road, Atwater.  FREE backpacks, FREE flu shots, FREE school supplies, FREE food boxes (while supplies last).  Face masks are required to attend drive-thru.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu

 
     
 
Mitchell Senior Virtual Band Classes - Starting Soon
 

Good News! Beginning next week, Mr. Cox, our band director, will be beginning Extra-Curricular Virtual Band Instruction. Mr. Cox will be contacting students who indicated band as an elective on their course selection form last spring. Please have your student watch their email tomorrow for an invitation to "MSE Band" Google Classroom and let Mr. Cox know if they are interested in joining. Band classes will be held on Zoom between 2:00-3:00 pm on weekdays organized by instrument. Mr. Cox will provide more information to interested band students.

  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week:  "In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact." - Les Brown240 of those minutes for your student each day are for learning and connecting with school.  Thank you for all you are doing at home to support your student this year during Distance Learning.  We thank you for welcoming us into your homes to make a positive impact.  
  • Labor Day Holiday - There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 7th in honor of the Labor Day holiday. This day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
  • School Site Council (SSC) Interest - Mitchell Senior is in the process of accepting nominations for our School Site Council (SSC).  Deadline: The SSC is an elected council composed of the an administrator, teachers, other school personnel, and parents. The SSC meets a minimum of 5 times a year and each member serves a minimum 2 year term. All parents of students attending members of the School Site Council must be elected by parents of the school. There are currently 4 openings on Mitchell Senior School Site Council. If you wish to be nominated for the SSC, please complete the information on this link: Nomination Link - English or Nomination Link - Spanish.
  • English Language Advisory Commitee (ELAC) Interest - Mitchell Senior is in the process of accepting nominations for our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a school-level committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.  All members of the English Learner Advisory Committee must be elected by parents of English Learners.  If you wish to be nominated for the English Learner Advisory Committee, please complete the information in the link:  Nomination Link - English or Nomination Link / Spanish.
  • Virtual BACK TO SCHOOL - ICYMI: Click on this LINK to see our amazing Mitchell Senior Staff and take a look at what is going on in their classes this year!
  • Distance Learning -  Full Distance Learning Schedule is underway.  Students attend ALL 6 PERIODS beginning at 8 am every day.  Distance Learning Weekly Schedule attached.  Students must attend live class meetings via Zoom EVERY PERIOD.  Attendance will be taken each period. Students will click on the Zoom links in each teacher's Google Classroom.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • First Day Packet Return -  If you haven’t yet, please return the color forms from the First Day Packet with parent/guardian signatures in the same envelope to the main office window; the office will be calling to follow up.  If you need a new packet, please stop by the main office window to pick one up.
  • New!  Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • UC Merced Online Homework Helpline - This Learning Lab at UC Merced program is designed to be an “after-hours” homework help support center for K-12 students and parents. Grade level rooms will be staffed by CalTeach undergraduate students and will be open from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday - Thursday. CalTeach undergraduate students will help K-12 students and parents with homework questions, general tutoring support for science and math content as well as give guidance on where to find additional support materials for students. Click HERE for more information.
  • Meal Service - Curbside Meal Service for Distance Learning at AESD Sites! NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the curbside meal service and bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence. Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Students- Come join our Virtual Book Club on Wednesday, September 9 @ 1pm! “Read books YOU want to read and tell us about them! Recommend books to your friends! Join in conversation about books alike!” Have your student contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, today to sign up!!! fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Back to School Drive-Thru Event - Castle Family Health Centers is having a Back to School Drive-Thru Event on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at 3605 Hospital Road, Atwater.  FREE backpacks, FREE flu shots, FREE school supplies, FREE food boxes (while supplies last).  Face masks are required to attend drive-thru.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,
Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
No School
Monday, September 7th

School resumes on Tuesday, September 8th
DD

Curbside Meal Service

for 

Distance Learning 

at AESD Sites! 

NO Enrollment Required, NO Cost!! 

All children (18 and under) can now receive meals at no cost and they don’t have to be enrolled in AESD. All serving sites will be serving meals to all children (18 and under) including bus routes and childcare. Attached is the updated flyer for the curbside meal service and bus routes. Meal cards are not required at this time.

  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” ~ Michael Jordan.  This is a great conversation starter to have with your student this week.  What goals have they set for themselves this school year?  Make them happen!
  • Virtual BACK TO SCHOOL - Click on this LINK to see our amazing Mitchell Senior Staff and take a look at what is going on in their classes this year!
  • Distance Learning -  Full Distance Learning Schedule is underway.  Students attend ALL 6 PERIODS beginning at 8 am every day.  Distance Learning Weekly Schedule attached.  Students must attend live class meetings via Zoom EVERY PERIOD.  Attendance will be taken each period. Students will click on the Zoom links in each teacher's Google Classroom.
  • Communication - This is a reminder that if you or your student have questions or concerns with a class, or if your student is having technical issues trying to log on, please email the teacher(s).  When sending an email, include your child's full name, the period they are enrolled for that class and your full name.  
  • First Day Packet Return -  If you haven’t yet, please return the color forms from the First Day Packet with parent/guardian signatures in the same envelope to the main office window.
  • New!  Technology Curriculum Family Support Helpline - We’re here to help!  Talk to a LIVE Mitchell Senior teacher, Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm.  See flyer attached for more information.
  • Chromebook Helpline - If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 during business hours.
  • Parent Appointments - We’re here to talk!  Administration and support specialists are available to have a Zoom or phone call appointment with parents.  Call and schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeLaCruz in the office at 357-6124 today!  See flyer attached for available support personnel.
  • UC Merced Online Homework Helpline - This Learning Lab at UC Merced program is designed to be an “after-hours” homework help support center for K-12 students and parents. Grade level rooms will be staffed by CalTeach undergraduate students and will be open from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday - Thursday. CalTeach undergraduate students will help K-12 students and parents with homework questions, general tutoring support for science and math content as well as give guidance on where to find additional support materials for students. Click HERE for more information.
  • Meal Service - Curbside meal service for Distance Learning has resumed at school sites. Serving time for curbside service is 10:30AM to 12:30PM district wide. The Mitchell K-6 Meal service is extended to 1:00pm so students who must walk to pick up their meals can do so after their 6th period class. The district has also added curbside meal service on bus routes.  See attached flyers.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence.  Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Merced County Warm Line - Merced County BHRS Warm Line is ready for our youth! This line is a non-emergency resource. If you have a youth that is not in crisis, they can call  the “Youth Warm Line” to talk to someone who is ready to listen and support them!  Open 24 hours a day/7 days per week (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.  Information attached.
  • T-Bird Book Club - Students- Come join our Virtual Book Club on Wednesday, September 2 @ 1pm! “Read books YOU want to read and tell us about them! Recommend books to your friends! Join in conversation about books alike!” Have your student contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, today to sign up!!! fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 

Best,

Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: “Sometimes you WIN, sometimes you LEARN!”  Any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. As we navigate Distance Learning together - let’s focus on the GAINS!  Hopefully as we troubleshoot the technology, we gain new knowledge to support others!
  • Distance Learning -  Full Distance Learning Schedule is underway.  Students attend ALL 6 PERIODS beginning at 8 am every day.  Distance Learning Weekly Schedule attached.  Students must attend live class meetings via Zoom EVERY PERIOD.  Attendance will be taken each period. Students will click on the Zoom links in each teacher's Google Classroom.
  • First Day Packet Return - Packets were due to the office last Friday.  If you haven’t yet, please return the color forms from the First Day Packet with parent/guardian signatures in the same envelope to the main office window.
  • Chromebook Helpline -  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 or contact our office at 357-6124.
  • Meal Service UPDATE - Curbside meal service for Distance Learning has resumed at school sites. Serving time for curbside service is 10:30AM to 12:30PM district wide. The Mitchell K-6 Meal service is extended to 1:00pm so students who must walk to pick up their meals can do so after their 6th period class. The district has also added curbside meal service on bus routes.  See attached flyers.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence.  Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • T-Bird Book Club - Students- Come join our Virtual Book Club on Wednesday, August 26 @ 1pm! “Read books YOU want to read and tell us about them! Recommend books to your friends! Join in conversation about books alike!” Have your student contact Mrs. Gomez, our librarian, today to sign up!!! fgomez@aesd.edu
  • Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Parent Input Survey - Atwater Elementary would like your feedback on our Learning, Continuity, and Attendance Plan that details our actions to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please take a moment to complete the survey found at this link: https://forms.gle/WmR1f12PXMKLryLLA You can also access this survey on the AESD website. Thank you.  Please complete by Monday, August 24th.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
 
 
Best,
 
Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu
  
T-Bird News - Week of August 17, 2020
  • #BeBOLD! - Our theme this year is #BeBOLD! Our BOLD quote for the week: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”  - Winston Churchill  As we navigate these first weeks of Distance Learning I am so grateful for the attitudes of grace we are displaying toward one another.  Thank you parents for supporting both your student and the teachers as we work to make this the best year ever.  Your partnership is truly appreciated.
  • Here we go!  Full Distance Learning Schedule begins tomorrow, Monday, August 17th.  Students attend ALL 6 PERIODS beginning at 8 am every day.  Distance Learning Weekly Schedule attached.  Students must attend live class meetings via Zoom EVERY PERIOD.  Attendance will be taken each period. Students will click on the Zoom links in each teacher's Google Classroom.
  • Pick-up Day was a success! We managed to get supplies, books and packets out to nearly 800 families in less than 5 hours.  Thank you for your patience and kind words as you came through the line.  If you missed the pick-up day, please contact the office to make arrangements to get your student’s items.
  • Beginning-of-the-Year Assessments- You student should have completed the beginning-of-the-year assessments in ELA and Math.  Teachers will be checking in to make sure.  The last day to finish is Friday, August 21st.
  • First Day Packet Return - Please return the color forms from the First Day Packet with parent/guardian signatures in the same envelope by Friday, August 21st.  A drop-box will be located outside the Mitchell Senior main office window during school hours.
  • Chromebook Helpline:  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook, please contact the Technology Hotline immediately:  (209) 357-9891 or contact our office at 357-6124.
  • Meal Service UPDATE - Curbside meal service for Distance Learning has resumed at school sites. Serving time for curbside service is 10:30AM to 12:30PM district wide. The Mitchell K-6 Meal service is extended to 1:00pm so students who must walk to pick up their meals can do so after their 6th period class.
  • Attendance - Daily student attendance for each class is required for Distance Learning instruction. Students must sign into their Google Classrooms for each class and join the live Zoom class meeting each period, every day.  If your child doesn’t attend a class, the school will call to verify the absence.  Parents will still communicate with the school regarding their child’s attendance. A student who misses more than three days will be monitored. Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board. 
  • Library Books - Mrs. Gomez, Mitchell Senior’s librarian, is still collecting library books. She can collect library books from ANY AESD school. Just bring any library books you have at home and drop them off at our main office window.
  • Mitchell Senior Website - Information is always being updated on our website at mitchellsenior.school, Atwater Elementary School District's website at aesd.edu and our facebook page at facebook.com/MitchellSeniorElem/
Thank you for a great first week.  Don’t hesitate to call or email me if I can support you or your student.

Best,

Principal Dietz

ddietz@aesd.edu
 

Below is the class period schedule for Mitchell Senior:

Mitchell Senior Student Weekly Distance Learning Schedule
Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:40 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1
8:45-9:25 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2
9:30-10:10 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3
10:15-10:55 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4
11:00-11:40 Period 5 Period 5 Period 5 Period 5 Period 5
11:45-12:25 Period 6 Period 6 Period 6 Period 6 Period 6
1:00 - 2:00 Support as assigned (Special Education, ELL, Intervention)
 
Mitchell Senior Student Weekly Distance Learning Schedule
 

Good evening Families!

It was great seeing all of you at supply and pick-up day today! The First Day Packet forms with signatures need to be returned to our drop box at the main office window by Friday, August 21st.  


Your student should be working on Beginning of the Year Assessments for the next two days. Thursday they will attend their virtual ELA class and Friday they will attend their virtual math class. This will meet their attendance requirements for these two days.  

Starting Monday, August, 17th, It is very important that your student log into every class period, every day.

Attendance Requirements:
  1. Daily student attendance will be required for in-person and distance learning instruction models. 
  2. Parents will still need to communicate with the school office regarding their child’s attendance. (209)357-6124
  3. A student who misses more than three days will be contacted by the school and  monitored.  Absences that are unexcused could result in a review with School Attendance Review Team and/or School Attendance Review Board.
Below is the class period schedule for Mitchell Senior:

Mitchell Senior Student Weekly Distance Learning Schedule
Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:40 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1
8:45-9:25 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2
9:30-10:10 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3
10:15-10:55 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4
11:00-11:40 Period 5 Period 5 Period 5 Period 5 Period 5
11:45-12:25 Period 6 Period 6 Period 6 Period 6 Period 6
1:00 - 2:00 Support as assigned (Special Education, ELL, Intervention)

Best,
Principal Dietz
ddietz@aesd.edu