Wise Word March 27, 2020

Principal’s Message:

Dear Golden Owls,

 By now, all teachers have reached out to families with communication regarding suggestions for ways you can continue learning while schools are closed. Please remember that these are optional resources to use in ways that make sense for your family. As Dr. Rudolph said in his message to you Tuesday, we know you are all balancing work, family, and very different daily lives.  

The highlight of my week has been joining the virtual meetings our teachers are hosting. This reaffirmed to me that while we are all adjusting to our new work from home schedules, it is important to remember the power of the human connection. I can’t wait to see you as part of my daily routine once again.

Stay healthy,

Principal Taylor 

Events Calendar Monday to Friday - Breakfast and Lunch available 4/3 - Spirit Day Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day 5/4 - Tentative Return to School for Students


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School News:

Monday to Friday - Breakfast and Lunch available Breakfast and lunch available to youth 18 or younger from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Gabriela Mistral Elementary, 505 Escuela Ave. Mountain View, CA 94041 Spirit Days Please remember to wear green on Mondays. We will also have a Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day on Friday, April 3, 2020.  Feel free to send us pictures so that I can post them on our Facebook page.  Office Hours Please feel free to email your students' teacher at any time with questions regarding your students' work. Teachers will have the following office hours (Click Here) During office hours, teachers will be actively responding to your emails or hosting live help sessions.

District News


Emotional, logistics support resources for families From the City: Sign up to get regular COVID-19 updates Make sure you’re counted! The U.S. Census is coming up


Parents’ Guide to Emergency School Evacuation 
MVWSD 2019-20 calendar

PTA News

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District News

Emotional, logistics support resources for families


Our School Community Engagement Facilitators have teamed up to provide a list of resources for families. Sheltering in place and not being in our regular routines of work and school can be hard on our emotional and mental health, in addition to making access to meals, rent payments and other typical activities more difficult.

Click here for info about help with meals, rent, legal issues, emotional support and more. (Spanish)

Click here for a Letter from CHAC about services and tele-health appointments during school closure.


From the City: Sign up to get regular COVID-19 updates


The City of Mountain View’s strategic communications team is offering regular updates about COVID-19 response and resources. Residents may text 'MVCOVID' to 22828 to have the digest sent right to their emails every day. Here is the link to the latest issue. The City’s COVID-19 response and resources webpage is www.mountainview.gov/covid


Make sure you’re counted! The U.S. Census is coming up


It’s crucial that we all participate, because an accurate count of residents is important for funding our community’s public resources, planning for the future, and for our voice in government. We all want to make sure that Mountain View gets the funding, services, and business support we need. 


Here's how the Census works (video)


Responses are confidential and by law, your personal information cannot be shared. You can respond to the U.S. Census online or by mail. Look for your postcard this week. To learn more, visit 2020census.gov.





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