Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.
As we enter our second week of these unprecedented times, I want to say how much I respect and appreciate you all! Thanks for staying connected to learning and to our school community.
Kaiser teachers, support staff, and I have consolidated our information to a single page for your ease. You will still get frequent messages from teachers, but we heard from many of you that a single go-to site would be helpful. The Kaiser Elementary Family Resources page will be updated with new information frequently. I encourage you to bookmark this as an essential page.
Comcast is providing 2 months of free internet service for families with financial need. Find out more by calling 1-855-846-8376 or go to www.internetessentials.com.
I had a lot of fun making today’s daily video for Kaiser kids. Special thanks to my wife Trish for filming and editing and to my daughter Zola for co-hosting. Here’s a link to the latest Principal Guikema Shelter-in-Place Video Series: The Cooking Show Edition. Here’s the link to past family messages and student videos.
Oscar Campos is doing a fun project. He is hosting an “on-line spirit week!” He will message families via Konstella with each day’s theme. You can send him pictures that he will share out with the community. Thanks for doing this, Oscar!
Enrollment. If you are a 5th grade family, or K-4th family who intends to go to an OUSD school other than Sankofa United, AND you completed the enrollment process by the Round 1 deadline (Feb 7), then you should have received an “offer” that you need to accept or reject. The deadline for this has been extended to April 9.
Over the weekend, here are some additional resources that I came across that may be helpful:
- A list of mindfulness resources to include in your children’s daily plan for this week.
- How to Talk to Your Child about the Coronavirus, Kids Health
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), National Child Traumatic Stress Network
~ Dennis Guikema, Principal