Millville Elementary School

Updates from Millville School

Congratulations to William Hastings

Millville School’s

Student of the Month, January



New CDPH Guidelines


As you know, new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health were released last month. Though there are some references to schools that are already opened, the purpose of the new guidelines is to direct the majority of schools in California, which are those that have been on distance learning this entire year.


There has been a great deal of discussion regarding these guidelines among schools that are already opened as there are some significant changes to the guidelines that all schools, whether they are already opened or not, must follow. One topic that all schools must follow is face coverings/masks must be work by all students, which is something we are already implementing. Another aspect of this is that all students must wear face coverings/masks at all times, unless eating or drinking, this includes recesses and PE. An exception to this is if students can keep a distance of 6’ away from one another they do not have to wear a mask. The options we are giving our students is either distance 6’ from one another or wear a face covering. Also, students who have medical exemptions still must wear a non restrictive face covering, such as a face shield.


Another aspect of the new guidelines with which our north state schools are struggling is the new mandatory distancing in the classrooms. The guidelines state: “Under no circumstances should distance between student chairs be less than 4 feet.” Many of our local schools are unable to follow this guideline as we all opened under the earlier CDPH guidelines that were not as specific about spacing in the classrooms. It was our local health department that gave us the 3’ distancing between desks mandate. Schools that cannot meet the 4’ between seats may be forced to move to hybrid or distance learning. Therein lies the irony: the guidelines intended to open schools, may, in fact, force closure of schools that are already open. The good news for Millville is since we opened with 3’ between desks, we are able to keep our chairs 4’ distanced. To assure that we are following this guideline, measurements were taken between every seat in every classroom and we most certainly meet the 4’ distancing between seats. Hooray!


As part of the new guidelines, Districts are also required to create and post a Covid Prevention Plan and School Guidance Checklist, which are already completed and posted on Millville’s web site.


Additionally, the guidelines direct schools as to when they will be required to close in the case of an outbreak of Covid-19.The guidelines state:

“Individual school closure, in which all students and staff are not on campus, is recommended based on the number of cases and stable groups impacted, which suggest that active in-school transmission is occurring. Closure should be done in consultation with the LHO.

Situations that may indicate the need for school closure:

• Within a 14-day period, an outbreak has occurred in 25% or more stable groups in the school. • Within a 14-day period, at least three outbreaks have occurred in the school AND more than 5% of the school population is infected.

• The LHO may also determine school closure is warranted for other reasons, including results from public health investigation or other local epidemiological data.


CDPH defines a school outbreak as “3 or more confirmed or probable cases of staff or students occurring within a 14-day period who are epidemiologically linked in the school, are from different households and are not contacts of each other in any other investigation cases (e.g., transmission likely occurred in the school setting).


Up to this point, Millville School has not seen any student-to-student transmission nor have we seen any new student cases since Winter Break. With continued adherence to the current safety and health standards that we have been following since August, we should be able to stay open for the remainder of the school year. The last week of February marks the end of our second trimester, so that leaves us one more trimester, approximately 3 months, until the end of the school year. We can do it, Millville! Stay healthy and stay hopeful!

School Picture Schedule

Tuesday, March 2nd

  • Preschool

  • TK/Kindergarten, Mrs. Acosta

  • Homeschool

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • 1st Grade, Mrs. Schroeder

  • 2nd Grade, Mrs. Richards

  • 2nd Grade, Mrs. Karlgaard

  • 3rd Grade, Mrs. Porter

  • 4th Grade, Mrs. Van Auken

  • 4th Grade, Ms. Bautista

Thursday, March 4th

  • 5th Grade, Mrs. Gaddy

  • 6th Grade, Mr. Burbank

  • 7th Grade, Mr. Thorpe

  • 8th Grade, Mr. Hutt

On January 14, 2021 the California Department of Public Health released an updated and revised Guidance for K-12 Schools.

New Resources for Families

Covid-19 Documents

Health and Wellness:

ACES AWARE for Kids:

ACES AWARE for Adults:

Board Meeting Updates

Upcoming Board Meeting

Monday

March 8, 2021

7:30 AM

Meeting ID: 836 6677 2140

Passcode: 0RZ4K2

(Note you must have a google account to access Google Meet).

Millville School Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Drop-off Times: 8:15-8:35

Pickup Times: 2:00-2:15

8570 Brookdale Road, Millville, CA 96062

Phone: (530) 547-4471

Landline: (530) 547-7161

Fax: (530) 547-3760

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(1-800-273-8255)

Students who live outside Millville School District boundaries will need an Interdistrict Transfer form signed by their district of residence to register.

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”.