The Wise Word April 16, 2020

Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary

April 16, 2020


Dear Parents,


 We will be transitioning to distance learning. Beginning Monday, April 20th teachers will be putting lessons for new learning in their Google Classroom. Teachers will also be providing live or recorded lessons on new material. It is very important that your child is able to access the lessons from the teacher. Please contact us if you still are not able to get online to access the instruction.


Stay Healthy,


Principal Taylor

School News



Google Classroom

Your child’s weekly assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Many Vargas students have already been using Google Classroom through Clever. Here is information about how to download the Google Classroom App that will make mobile access easier, both for parents and for students, to view lesson videos on mobile devices, if preferred.  In addition, beginning 4/20, we will post each classroom’s weekly agenda/learning plan and school announcements on a schoolwide Distance Learning Dashboard

Spirit Days Update

Starting the week of April 20, 2020, we will be moving our spirit days to Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday is Vargas Green and Thursday, April 23, 2020,  is Sports Day!

Events Calendar

  • Monday - Friday: Breakfast and lunch available to youth 18 or younger from 11:30 AM to 1 pm at Gabriela Mistral Elementary, 505 Escuela Ave. 

  • April 17: Spirit Day: Beach Day

  • April 20, 2020: Distance Learning Begins

  • April 21, 2020: Wear your Vargas Green

  • April 23, 2020: Sports Day

2020 Census Paper Questionnaires are on their way to Californians!


If you’re among the 70+ million households who have already responded to the 2020 Census, thank you! If you haven’t completed it yet, paper questionnaires are in the mail headed your way. Households receiving the paper questionnaire can still respond online or by phone, or they can return it by mail in the enclosed envelope. When you respond online, use the Census ID from the letter or provide your address. To respond now, go to


Please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to complete it too. It’s something everyone can do while practicing social distancing at home to make a difference today, tomorrow and the next 10 years.

Chromebooks and WiFi

Chromebooks are currently available for families with no devices in the home. Families will be notified by the Technology department when their Chromebook is ready to be picked up. If you have issues with the Chromebook, please refer to this help sheet for How to fix basic Chromebook issues (includes Spanish). For more complicated issues, please contact MVWSD Technology at 650-526-3252 or


By April 20, outdoor wifi in the parking lots at Monta Loma, Crittenden, Graham, Landels, Mistral, and the District Office will be available for student use. Families will be able to park in the lot to access wifi.

Free, low cost internet for students

We think that it’s important that each of our students has one Internet-ready device (laptop, iPad, etc)  in their house for distance learning schoolwork. There are several ways you can access free/or low cost internet to connect students' Chromebooks. Please see the attached flyer or click on


Please sign up for Konstella at This is the main parent-communication tool for the whole school. 



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