Landels Latest, May 19, 2021

May 21            Community Check-in with the Superintendent, 3:30 p.m.   Register Here

May 21            PTA Virtual Talent Show – 6:30 p.m.

May 24           School Site Council Meeting – 4:00 p.m.

May 26           PTA Career Speaker Series #10 – 9:00am – 9:45 a.m.  Click Here (same link as assembly)

May 28            End of 3rd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

May 31            Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 2             Virtual 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30 a.m.

June 2             5th Grade Promotion Car Parade (directly after ceremony), Landels parking lot

June 4             Last day of school – MINIMUM DAY

June 4             End of Year Car Parade (all grades), Landels parking lot – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.



·      Sofia B. - Rm. 11

·      Francis S. – Rm. 11

·      Zach J. - Rm. 6

·      Rafael T. – Rm. 6

·      Kelley G. - Rm. 18

·      Scott H. - Rm. 4

·      Tessa H. – Rm. 5

·      Lindsay C. – Rm. 13

·      Brandon R. – Rm. 1

·      Piper F. – Rm. 12


Landels News


Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

With just about two weeks of school remaining, we are excited to finish the year strong! On Tuesday, students began their final Math i-Ready assessment of the year. Testing will continue on Thursday and our students are using their patience, breathing, and taking time in tool! I am looking forward to seeing the scores increase as they show what they know! Thank you for helping students remember to get lots of sleep the night before each testing day and to be sure to eat a good breakfast. 



Thank you for your support of our District’s Chromebook program and distance learning this year! Students who will return to MVWSD schools can keep their Chromebooks this summer! I look forward to sharing some excellent resources for continued summer learning soon. Please look for details in the next Landels Latest.

If your student will not be returning to an MVWSD school next year, please return your student’s Chromebook to the Landels front office anytime between June 4th to June 11th. Parents may begin dropping off Chromebooks on June 4th, the last day of school to our front office until 4:00 pm. The week of June 7th to June 11th, our office will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for drop-offs. When dropping off, please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Chromebooks will not be usable by students who are not enrolled in MVWSD or MVLA next year. 


Update Regarding Face Coverings

The CDC recently announced recommendations to relax face covering guidelines for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While this news is encouraging, it’s important to remember that we are still required to comply with state and local health orders, which have not yet relaxed requirements on face covering guidance. Until that time, all of our schools and district sites must continue to practice the use of face coverings by all individuals while on school property.  We will update you regarding any changes that impact school operations. Thank you.


Landels Virtual Talent show, this Friday, May 21st 6:30PM

Hello Landels! Just wanted to remind everyone that we are having our virtual talent show this Friday at 6:30PM! You can join us on zoom at Looking forward to it!


2021-2022 School Year

We are beginning to plan our classes for next year.  If you are not returning to Landels for 2021-2022, please let us know by calling 650-526-3520 x0 or email




Mental Health Awareness: Sustaining your Tools2Thrive

We highlight mental health awareness one time per year, but the work to maintain our mental wellness is an everyday endeavor. Building self-care habits into each day contributes to our own personal wellness and models these habits for those around us. As we close out Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that mental health, like physical health, is important to care for.  Find the activity or practice that works for you and build time into your day to engage in it.  For some people this means some sort of physical activity like walking the dog or practicing yoga.  For others this might mean reading a book or listening to music.  And for some others this may mean spending time with friends and family.  As we choose healthy behavioral practices to enhance our mental health, we also model these for those around us.  We may not all have the same interests, but we can all practice good self-care.  

Discovering what works for us may mean trying a few different things.  Continue to try new things until you find the right fit for you.  If you would like to learn more about Living Mentally Healthy, Mental Health America provides a webpage with many resources.  If you would like some ideas or to learn more about self-care, you can read Sam Dekin’s article on “How Does Self-Care Affect Mental Health?” or access Mental Health America’s “Taking Good Care of Yourself”, NAMI’s “Taking Care of Yourself”, or ActiveMinds “Self Care”

As always, MVWSD stands with our students, staff, and families to be #StigmaFree and in support of Mental Health Awareness. We wish you wellness.


MAY 20

Board meeting preview: May 20

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. Some of the meeting topics include the Expanded Learning Opportunities grant and construction update. Agenda and login information are here: The meeting is also streamed on


MAY 21

Community Check-In with the Superintendent: May 21

Please join us for an informal, online conversation with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, May 21, 3:30 p.m. Spanish interpretation is available. Click here to register:


MAY 26

Unlocking Our Inner Strengths with CHAC: Registration for free May events available

CHAC has opened registration for their free virtual workshops in May, which focus on unlocking our inner strengths and supporting mental wellness. You are welcome to join for any or all events. Events will be held from 6:30 to 7:30pm, with optional 30-minute Q&A from 7:30 to 8pm.

May 26: Self-Care & Support Across Diverse Communities

For more information about each session and to register in advance, head to:


View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that will correspond with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan.  Please read the presentation and supporting materials at, and click on the form link there to submit any comments. The comments form closes on May 26. Stakeholders may also attend the public learning during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (the link is here:


District Wireless Hotspots

If you have a district-issued wireless hotspot and your student will not be returning to MVWSD next school year, OR if he/she no longer needs the hotspot, please return it to your school office by Friday, June 11, 2021 so that it can be reassigned to other students who need it. Thank you!


Better Together #MVWSD: Prioritizing Mental Health

This month's #BetterTogether infographic features tools and resources to help all those who work, learn, and partner with MVWSD to prioritize mental health and wellness. No one ever needs to be alone in their struggles. Together we can prioritize mental health and wellness. Click here to view this month’s calendar or visit https://www/


COVID Vaccine now available for students 12 years and older

Families can schedule an appointment for their children 12 and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this age group. Among other options around the county, Levi's stadium has evening appointments and the Mountain View Community Center is open during the day.  Vaccination appointments for these locations can be made here:

COVID testing available for students and families

Regular, asymptomatic COVID testing for students is not required at this time however, parents may want to have students tested, especially after travel, to ensure that they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus.

Free, asymptomatic testing is available for students and parents at:

* El Camino Hospital or MV Center for Performing Arts. Dates: Ongoing. Schedule through El Camino Health 

* Graham Middle School. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Graham MUR (Register here). You also may schedule an appointment by calling 650-940-7022 and use option 4. Please mention you are with the Mountain View Whisman School District when calling. 

If your child has symptoms of COVID or has had a known exposure to someone who may have COVID, please contact your child's pediatrician for testing information. If you do not have a health care provider, make a symptomatic testing appointment with a county provider here:

CalFresh Program for grocery assistance

Need help buying groceries? You might qualify for CalFresh, a free EBT card you can use to buy food at most stores and select online retailers. If you receive CalFresh benefits, you may also be eligible for P-EBT, a grocery benefit that provides $375 per child 18 and under over the summer months. To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-984-3663, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or scan the QR code (flyer attached) to request a call. We speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog. Second Harvest can also connect you to other food programs in your community.


PTA News


Hello Landels! Just wanted to remind everyone that we are having our virtual talent show this Friday at 6:30PM! You can join us on zoom at Looking forward to it!


Career Speaker Series  - May 26

Our last Speaker Series for this school year is on Wednesday, May 26 from 9:00am-9:45am, directly after the morning assembly. 

One of our Landels parents will be talking about his career in the music and tech industry.  He is one of the creators of Guitar Hero!



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