Marshall Lane Elementary School

School News

Updated Mon, Nov 16th

Next week, school will be closed to allow families to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. There will be no school on November 23rd to 27th. Despite all of the hardships of the past 8 months, there is still much to be thankful for in our lives. We wish you a safe and healthy Thanksgiving break! School will resume on Monday, November 30th. 

The December Holiday Break will begin on Monday, December 21st. Students will return to school on January 4th, 2021. Please watch the website for updated information. Happy holidays to all!!

 

Updated Mon, Nov 16th

As we begin to prepare for students to return to school, it is important for them to practice the safety precautions that will be in place when children are back on campus. Please have them practice wearing a cloth face covering at home for extended periods of time. Once they are back at school, masks will need to be worn by students at all times, except when eating or drinking water.

We will expect students to be able to practice safe physical distancing while walking around campus, at recess time, and in the classrooms. Please have children practice remaining at least 6 feet apart from others. One easy way to practice is to have two people both extend their arms. Fingertips should not touch while doing this.  This will help students to be able to identify just how far apart 6 feet actually is. 

Practicing the skills that they need will be helpful for all of us when students return. Also, please purchase extra child-sized masks for your children. We will require them to bring two extra masks in a labeled baggie to leave at school in case their mask is forgotten or becomes dirty or wet. One source for good quality, inexpensive child-sized masks is Old Navy at https://oldnavy.gap.com/

Students will also need to bring a water bottle to school every day since the drinking fountains will be turned off. Thank you for your help in preparing your children for a successful return to school!

 

Updated Thu, Nov 12th

As the holidays approach, it is the perfect time to reflect on the many things in our lives for which we give thanks. It has been a very unusual year and a lot of things that have happened have not been positive. However, at this time, it is important to celebrate everything that is good in our lives. 

 

If you had an instructional materials pick up in the past week, you received information about how to access the parent portal of our student information system which is called PowerSchool If you have not had a pick up recently, your login information will be mailed to you this week. Please use this information to logon so that you will have access to your children’s information. 

 

Next Friday, November 20th, report cards for the first trimester of school will be available to you on PowerSchool. Please use the login information that you received to access your child/ren’s report card(s). Keep in mind that this report card reflects the period of distance learning that students have been participating in so far this year. Teachers have been recording attendance, engagement, and lesson completion. Your child/ren’s report cards will reflect this information. If you have any questions, please contact your child/ren’s teacher(s) for more information. As always, we appreciate your support. Thank you!

 

Updated Tue, Nov 17th

Hope that your November is off to a good start! Hard to believe that we are heading into the holiday season!

Our staff continues to work hard every day to provide the best possible virtual learning for your students. We truly appreciate your partnership with us in this endeavor!

Plans are underway for our return to in person learning to begin on January 4th. Our Site Leadership Team, Emergency Team, and Scheduler have met and have presented ideas to the entire staff. We are collaborating with them as well as the district office staff and other school sites to create the best possible plan for the safe return of our students. We have missed them and look forward to seeing them on campus again.

A parent handbook for the return to school will be shared in December with all families so that you will have the details of the protocols and procedures that have been developed to keep everyone safe.

Updated Tue, Nov 17th

The next meeting of the Campbell Union School District will be this Thursday, November 5th. Many items will be discussed including the updates plans for reopening on January 4th. If you are interested, the link to the agenda and the Zoom link are included below:

 

Thursday , November 5th, 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm

155 N 3rd St, Campbell, CA 95008, USA

Closed Session 5:30p

Open Session 6:30p

See the agenda for the link to this meeting and instructions for how to participate.

Updated Thu, Oct 15th

Greetings from all of us at Marshall Lane! We hope that this message finds you and your families well and thriving.

Thanks to everyone who attended Parent/Teacher conferences last week! Our teachers appreciated the opportunity to talk to each family and listen to your comments and concerns. If you have not yet had the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact them via email to set up a time for this important meeting.

On October 22nd, we will hold our first English Language Advisory Council meeting of the 2020-2021 school year. Our English Language Development teacher, Mrs. Patricia Tappan will attend and will explain her current work with our English Language Learner (ELL) students as well as what support for them will look like when we return to school in person. If you are the parent of an ELL student, please try to attend this important meeting. We will conduct the meeting via Zoom on Thursday, October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. We will share the link closer to the meeting time on our website as well as via School Messenger. Hope to see you there!

 

Updated Wed, Sep 23rd

Over the past two weeks, each grade level has conducted a Back to School Night for the parents in their classes.  Thanks to everone who has been able to attend to hear about our instructional program at Marshall Lane and specifics about your child's individual classroom.

Teachers are working very hard and schedules are continuing to evolve as the classes progress.  We truly appreciate your support and patience.  If you were unable to attend your child's Back to School Night, contact your teacher since meetings were recorded and can be shared for your review.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's class it is always best to contact the teacher first since they know your child better than anyone else here at the school.  The fastest means of communication is through email.

Thank you for partnering with us to meet the needs of your students.  We've got this!

Updated Thu, Sep 3rd

Dear Marshall Lane Families,

After completing the first two weeks of school, we know that distance learning is a challenge for everyone involved. For families, having your students participating in their education on the computer is difficult as you attempt to manage the rest of your lives. Believe me, we understand what a challenge this is!

At school, teachers are working very hard to provide the best possible education or each and every child. They are collaborating and working long hours to provide the lessons for each week and to manage the Zoom meetings. Our entire staff truly appreciates your ongoing efforts to support your child and their teachers. We are all in this together and we are making this work. Thank you!!!

Updated Fri, Sep 4th

Just a friendly reminder that all students are expected to attend school every day. Teacher take attendance beginning at 8:30 every morning. Please ensure that your child is logged on to their Zoom meeting at that time so they will not be marked absent. If there is a technology issue or if your child is ill and will not be attending, please call or email the Marshall Lane School office so that the attendance is correct. The attendance line is (408) 341-7076 or email our attendance clerk, Tricia Urrutia at turrutia [at] campbellusd.org

Updated Thu, Sep 3rd

Over the first two weeks of school, our teachers have been focusing on making connections with students and forming classroom communities. They have been implementing a new social-emotional curriculum called Character Strong to assist students during this difficult time.

Last week, students focused on courage and had conversations about what it means and discussed examples of what it looks like. Quotes from famous people are used to promote reflection and discussion. Nelson Mandela wrote, ”I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Living in our new reality brought about by the pandemic has forced all of us to face life with courage. We can all be role models for our children by dealing with the challenges that this has brought about by exercising patience, understanding, and having positive thoughts. We are in this together. We can do this!