Principal Message. September 8, 2020
Posted on 09/28/2020
Dear Korematsu Families,

I hope your weekend was safe and restful. I know a lot of us have friends and family evacuated or currently evacuating from the fires that started in the Sonoma/Napa area last night. This has truly been a tough year for so many people. I am keeping everyone in my thoughts. Hang in there and remember to give yourself some grace. Here are some updates for this week:

School Site Council (SSC)

We need to fill three out of five parent spots this year for our School Site Council. I received emails from interested candidates last week (thank you!). If you are still interested in being on the ballot, please let me know by tomorrow (9/29) by emailing me at dcurtaz@djusd.net. My goal is to have ballots out by this Thursday.

Student Council Officer Update

We had almost 40 applications for our Student Council officers. On Friday (9/25) via email, I let all students who applied know that they will receive information on whether or not they were chosen for an officer position by this Friday. I also let applicants know that if they were not picked, we would be keeping their names for committee positions. We are excited to get our Student Council up and running!

Attendance/Reporting Absences

Just a reminder it is important to call/email into the office if your student is going to be absent. If your child is sick, has an appointment, or you are away from technology for any other reason, please make sure to contact the office to let them know of the absence. If you email the teacher to let them know about your child’s absence, please ‘cc Semra Fanucchi (sfanucchi@djusd.net). You can also call it in at 530.757.5358 ext. 101.

As for when we have big outages (internet, PG&E) where teachers and/or students are not able to participate in class, we will clear student attendance and note there was a tech issue, assignments will get extended for completion, and teachers will also make up any lessons missed. Hopefully, we will not have too many more repeats of last Thursday.

I am also creating a screencast on how vclock.com can help with remembering to get to class on time. It will be shared with all teachers (TK-6th) and posted to their Canvas page as a resource. I was hoping to have the link posted here, but of course I am having some technical difficulties with it!

Thank you for all you do to support your students’ learning. It has not been easy, but it has not gone unnoticed. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are the unsung heroes of distance learning. Thank you from all of us at Korematsu.

All the Best,

Principal Curtaz