Millville Elementary School
The school office will be open M-F, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, starting August 3rd.
Millville School Reopening Plan
Hello Millville Families!
We have important news and information for you. First and most importantly, the Millville School Board approved a plan to return to school. Millville Students will be returning to school, “in-seat” on August 12. Students will be able to play outside, be with their friends and be taught by their teacher...in person! So many things for which to be grateful!
We are only able to open school as the transmission rate in Shasta County is low, so let’s keep it that way by doing what is necessary. Though we are able to return to school, we do have requirements, guidelines and laws that we must follow to keep kids, staff and families safe and healthy. If we want to stay open, we must all cooperate and do what is required. No one is enjoying these restrictions, but this is how it is for now. We understand almost everyone has an opinion on face coverings, social distancing and COVID-19; however, opinions are not what we need at this time or what will keep kids safe and staff healthy. What we need to keep kids, families and staff safe and healthy is to follow the mandates identified as effective in doing that very thing. The mandates we will be following include wearing face coverings, remaining in cohorts, disallowing visitors on campus, staggered recess and lunches, social distancing when practicable, shortened day and lots and lots of hand washing.
Please see the linked “Millville School Reopening Plan” below for the complete reopening plan but here are important points to remember:
● Parents are asked to take their children’s temperature daily.
● Keep children home if they have a temp or are not feeling well.
● All students in grades 3-8 must wear a face covering.
● Students in grades TK-2 are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.
● School drop off/pick up times and procedures have changed.
● After School Care and Before School Care are by application only.
● Those who are not staff or students are not allowed on campus at this time.
● Students are asked to bring their own water bottle to school.
● Suggest students bring their own hand sanitizer to leave at school.
● Students are dropped off at the front of the school; parents may not walk children to class. There will be staff members available to escort children to class, as needed.
● School hours have changed; they are 8:30-2:05
Face coverings: As noted above, face coverings are required for students in grades 3-8 and are strongly encouraged in students in TK-2. My recommendation is to have fun when choosing a face covering. Again, no one is excited about wearing face coverings, but if it has been proven, scientifically, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, then let’s just do it. Families who cannot afford to provide a face covering for their children will be provided disposable ones on the first day of school. Keep in mind, kids will be able to take off their face coverings for recess and lunch/recess as well as any PE or outdoor time spent with their class.
Water: We ask students to bring their own water bottle as we see the water fountains as a point of high risk of virus transmission, even when cleaned multiple times a day.
Air Circulation: In addition to the safetyrequirements noted above and explained in more detail in our Reopening Plan, Millville School is installing MERV-13 filters and air scrubbers on all HVAC units. This is an additional preventive to keep any virus micro droplets from recirculating in our classroom air.
The First Day of School: Millville School traditionally opens the school year with a Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, this will not be the case this year. This year, as we need to limit non-staff and non-students on the school campus to lessen exposure to possible COVID-19 transmitters, our first day of school is going to look very different. On the first day of school only, parents of TK, K and 1st grade students may walk their children to class. To walk a TK/K/1st grade child to class, parents must wear a face covering and socially distance. Also, no parent may enter a classroom; students must be dropped off at the classroom door and parents are asked not to linger. Parents of students 2nd grade and older must say goodbye at the gate, the front of the school, or in the car as students are dropped off. There will be staff members available to assure students arrive at their assigned classroom. We ask everyone’s cooperation with this temporary procedure.
After the First Day of School: the TK and K teachers will meet their students in front of the school. All other students will be escorted to class by a staff member, as needed.
The Millville School Reopening Plan is linked below. Please understand this is a living document and our plan will change...maybe even before school starts.
We understand this is all strange, different and frustrating, but this is the world we live in at this time. Let’s all do what’s necessary so we can remain healthy and ultimately get back to our lives, as we knew them, and our students can enjoy the school experiences we all wish for them.
Stay well and stay hopeful!
Millville School Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 2:00PM
8570 Brookdale Road, Millville, CA 96062
Phone: (530) 547-4471
Landline: (530) 547-7161
Fax: (530) 547-3760
Please call the school and ask for either Mr. Mangum or Mr. Roberts if you have any bus related questions.
Millville School Update 5/24/20
Hello Millville Parents,
As you are all aware we are experiencing an odd time in our lives; the duration of this time is anyone's guess. As the unknown is a bigger place than the known, schools are considering all possible scenarios for next year. The scenarios include returning to school full time, having staggered start times, alternating attendance days and even starting school with partial grades. Everyone's hope is that we can return to school in August full time, but it remains to be determined.
In order to establish a plan for next school year, we have to wait for guidance from the California Department of Education, California Public Health and Shasta County Public Health regarding what will be required of schools in order to open in August. Once we have concrete and specific recommendations and requirements, we will post them on our website and will begin putting a plan in place to reopen next school year.
I've added some links on this website to articles that cover a variety of recommendations for schools from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, as well as some articles on how schools could look come the new school year and how schools are opening in other countries.
School as we've known it may look different next school year, but please know that Millville School will implement whatever guidelines are required of us with the best interest of our students' health, education and well being as our first priority.
Until we see you again, stay well and stay hopeful.
Guidelines from the World Health Organization:
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Article on how schools are reopening around the world:
Article on how schools may look different in the new school year:
California School Dashboard
Teachers use more than just test scores to determine how well a student is doing, because test scores alone don’t tell the whole story. And the same is true for schools – test scores are only part of a bigger picture of school success. That’s why the California School Dashboard contains a range of easy-to-use, color-coded gauges designed to give families a complete picture of a school or district. The Dashboard includes meaningful data on graduation rates, college/career readiness, attendance, English learner progress, suspensions and more. The state has created several videos – translated into Spanish – to help you learn about the Dashboard and how to use it. Find them on the California Department of Education’s YouTube channel!
The Mission of Millville Elementary School is to instill in our students an enthusiasm for learning.
To achieve this we will:
Provide our students with a high quality education;
Offer all students an introduction to the arts;
Foster a positive work ethic;
Create an environment of respect for one another, and
Spark an attitude of inquiry
...with the intent to guide our students to becoming productive, responsible citizens.
Our purpose is to develop students who are lifelong learners by providing quality, standards-based education through a caring staff, supportive families, and an involved community.
About Millville Elementary School
Founded in 1856, Millville Elementary School District is a firmly established and integral member of the small, rural ranching community of Millville. Located just 15 miles east of Redding, Millville School has a current enrollment of approximately 250 students, kindergarten through 8th grade. Our small school atmosphere allows us to get to know every student and to provide an education that caters to each students’ individual needs.
At Millville School, our purpose is to develop a love of learning in our students by providing a high-quality, standards-based education that is enhanced by arts, music, clubs and sports. We strive to create an educational environment that provides the basis for participation in a democratic society by promoting critical thinking, developing a sense of responsibility and self esteem, encouraging independence of opinion and action, and nurturing respect for others.
Providing a quality and comprehensive education for our students is only achievable through the efforts of our professional and caring staff, supportive families, and an involved community. It is through the combined efforts of our staff and community, on behalf of our students, that Millville School truly is “A Great Place to Learn”.