Millville Elementary School

Updates from Millville School

Millville Returns to Five Days

At the Special Meeting of the Millville School Board on Friday morning, the board voted unanimously to return to school five days a week beginning with the start of the second trimester, November 2.

All schedules will remain the same including drop off and pick up times, recess and lunch schedules. Other safety and health protocols will continue, including wearing face coverings, hand washing, cohorts and social distancing.

Please understand with all students in seat every day there is the likelihood of students catching colds and flus. Keep your child home if he/she has any cold/flu like symptoms. Check the Symptom Tree (linked on the webpage) to determine how long your child will need to stay home, or if you need to see a doctor for a note, considering the symptoms your child is experiencing.

With the change from hybrid to five days, if you would prefer your child to participate in homeschool for the 2nd trimester, instead of attending five days, please contact me at: mrs.desantis@millvilleschool.net

With the return to school five days, we will be more reliant on our community to follow guidelines and stay healthy so we can remain open.

Thank you to each of our Millville families as we maneuver through these difficult times, including those from whom we’ve heard and those who have been quietly supportive.

-Mrs. DeSantis

It’s True! There is Such a Thing as Free Lunch!

Lunch and breakfast, for all students, is free and will remain so at least through December. The school menu is linked below. Our kitchen is disinfected and sanitized daily, our kitchen staff, Chef Selina and Chef Dee, take all the precautions necessary to assure a clean kitchen and a healthy meal.

Red Tier, Purple Tier, What Does it Mean?

Linked below is the page on the Shasta County Public Health website that contains the spreadsheet which explains what moving to the Red Tier (Substantial) means to businesses, churches and organizations in the county.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf

Moving to the Red Tier or even Purple Tier does not mean schools will have to close. Schools must follow a mandated closure if they have 5% of their students/staff test positive in a 14 day period or if 25% of the schools in a district have outbreaks.

This from the California Department of Public Health:

Individual school closure is recommended based on the number of cases, the percentage of the teacher/students/staff that are positive for COVID-19, and following consultation with the Local Health Officer. Individual school closure may be appropriate when there are multiple cases in multiple cohorts at a school or when at least 5 percent of the total number of teachers/student/staff are cases within a 14-day period, depending on the size and physical layout of the school.

A superintendent should close a school district if 25% or more of schools in a district have closed due to COVID-19 within 14 days, and in consultation with the local public health department.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the week of October 25. We encourage our students to wear red on October 26 & 27. We will hold Red Ribbon Week activities in the classrooms this year.

Million Word Club

Students who have read 250,000 words by the end of the trimester (October 30) will be on their way to joining the Million Word Club. In times past those who reach the incremental milestones would spend an afternoon reading together, but this year we are working on a different sort of incentive which we anticipate to be just as well received as an afternoon of reading.

Halloween

There’s no stopping Halloween! Students are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30.It seems we can’t say “no masks” this year so let’s go with no masks that cover the eye area. Each class will hold a Halloween party in the classroom along with treats and activities. If you’d like to donate food items to the party, please contact your child’s teacher.

Millville School Board Meeting

October 27, 2020

7:00 AM

Millville School Office Hours

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

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)

Previous Updates

September 11, 2020

September 18, 2020


Yearbooks

Our yearbooks were initially delivered to the school in mid September, but as a staff person rifled through the pages, they began to separate. We sent the yearbooks back to be reprinted and rebound and we now expect them at the end of this week, October 16 ish, or early next week.

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”.