Dear Alamosa Park Families,
I hope this message finds you and your family safe, well, and enjoying these final days before our first day of school on Tuesday, September 8. This week, Alamosa Park teachers, support staff and I are participating in professional development to prepare for the return to student learning. Part of this preparation is to make sure that all students have a device, power cord charger, instructional materials, and supplies. In this notification is important information regarding:
In order to support our students and families with virtual learning through at least the first six weeks of school (through October 19, 2020), we are preparing for technology device checkout and distribution of student instructional materials and supplies to all Alamosa Park families in the Alamosa Park parking lot that will take place on Tuesday, September 8. I have organized an additional day on Wednesday, September 9, for families unable to attend on September 8. By sustaining social distancing requirements, I have developed the following staggered schedule for device checkout:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Teachers, Support Staff, & Principal to assist with distribution)
Additional Day: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Alamosa Park Device & Materials Distribution Map - Sept. 8 & Sept. 9.pdf
Please remain safe, patient, and inside your vehicle while Alamosa Park teachers and staff get your child’s device, power cord, materials, and supplies bag. If you will be walking to the distribution event, please remain safely distanced from others, wear face covering, and notify a staff member for assistance.
TK, K, and Grade 1 students will receive an iPad and power cord. Students in Grades 2 - 5 will receive a Chromebook and power cord. We will also be distributing a large bag with student curriculum materials, workbooks, supplies, and other materials to support virtual learning. All students will receive pre-bagged supplies including crayons, two pencils, eraser, sharpener, glue stick, and scissors.
If you are unable to attend Alamosa Park on either of these days or times on September 8th or 9th, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 940-0700 x49001.
Important Student Password Information
Our VUSD Information Technology (IT) department is working hard behind the scenes to prepare for our students to return to learning on Tuesday, September 8. IT will be refreshing student passwords this week, which means that students will be unable to access their accounts during the week of August 31 – September 4. Alamosa Park will be providing student username and password information at our Device, Materials, and Supplies Distribution Day on Tuesday, September 8. For any questions, you may contact me at email@example.com or our front office at (760) 940-0700.
VUSD Device Cost Replacement Coverage
VUSD offers a device cost replacement coverage that is optional for parents / guardians to purchase for their child’s device. The plan will protect the device against ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, THEFT, FIRE, FLOOD, NATURAL DISASTERS, POWER SURGE and VANDALISM. This plan will provide full replacement cost coverage and will protect the item on and off school grounds for a cost of $20. Device Cost Replacement Plan is valid for the 2020-21 school year. All parents wanting to purchase the device coverage will need to access the VUSD online Web Store. Thank you for considering cost replacement coverage for your child’s school-issued device
VUSD Web Store link: https://vusd.myschoolcentral.com
VUSD - Directions to Register and Pay by Credit Card - ENGLISH.pdf
VUSD - Directions to Register and Pay by Credit Card_SPANISH.pdf
Reminder: Please Complete Data Confirmation procedure, if you have not yet completed it.
While we know that you have enrolled your child at Alamosa Park, it is important for every parent or guardian to complete the Data Confirmation procedure. Every family is required to complete the online Data Confirmation procedure in their Aeries parent portal by Friday, September 4. Students will not be able to start their first day of school without completing this very important step. By doing this require procedure, you will be able to modify or enter student demographics, emergency phone contacts, medical conditions, and authorization information. This process replaces the normal “first day of school packets” where parents are normally required to fill out new emergency cards, and sign various documents and authorizations.
Aeries Data Confirmation Information:
Data Confirmation Step by Step - English
Data Confirmation Step by Step - Spanish
Most recent communication from VUSD Superintendent, Dr. Doyle (08/25/20):
Please click this link for the Vista Institute for Parents.
Please click this link for the Community Update.
“Vista Works For You” video series:
Please contact me for any questions by phone (760) 940-0700 x49001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you promptly.
Also, please feel free to visit the VUSD webpage or the Alamosa Park webpage for additional information.
I wish you and your family all of the very best for a great remainder of summer break. I am looking forward to a fantastic 2020-21 school year!
Kyle Ruggles, Ed.D.
Principal, Alamosa Park Elementary School
(760) 940-0700 x49001