Three Rivers School postpones in-person learning to November 12

 

Linda Warner’s unoccupied third-grade classroom will welcome students back on Thursday, November 12, a week later than originally planned.

First-quarter awards announced (see below)

Three Rivers Union School gave in-person learning the old college try. Waivers were completed, permissions granted, and a date provided of Thursday, November 5, 2020, for the students in kindergarten through sixth grade to return to campus. This was after the past two quarters (Spring 2020 and Fall 2020) of school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventh and eighth-graders were to return a week later.

But as Sue Sherwood, TRUS superintendent, wrote, “The best laid plans…” TRUS had to postpone the opening of the school to in-person learning due to a potential COVID-19 exposure.

However, COVID-19 tests came back negative so a new date has been announced. Students in transitional-kindergarten, kindergarten, and all grades through sixth may return to in-person instruction on Thursday, November 12. Wellness checks will be provided to every student every day, beginning at 8 a.m. 
From Sue Sherwood, TRUS superintendent: “Bringing students back is a big step but I strongly believe it is time and it is the right thing to do. I am confident we can do this safely and successfully. In the interest of safety, we will ask all students to be masked, TK – 6. Every person has ideas, thoughts, information, opinions, and questions about the COVID-19 virus and they are not all the same. I have been listening: to parents, to students, to teachers, and to the Board. I have listened, and I have spent many hours thinking about it and weighing all the possibilities and I have made a decision to open.”

Through the end of the school year, all students are eligible to receive a free lunch. This includes students who are distance learning; they may pick up lunches from 11 to 12:30 p.m. each school day.

As many public and private school students in California continue to study from home, distance learning gets a definite thumbs down from the state’s registered voters, including parents, according to a new EdSource poll. EdSource reports on education in California, providing information, research, and analysis on all things education-related.

Levels of dissatisfaction related to the pandemic run so deep that one in four parents polled say they are considering moving their children to a private, parochial, or charter school. Just over half of parents (54%) feel that California schools in general are somewhat or very unprepared to offer distance learning, while 41% said they were prepared. 

About half of parents (50%) say they feel their schools are prepared to offer high-quality distance learning, compared with 40% who feel they are unprepared. Fully 75% of registered voters, including parents, say that distance learning is worse than in class instruction. Only 2% of those polled said it is better.


Here are the students receiving commendation for achievements in academics, citizenship, and attendance in the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year:

Grade 1 – Jami Beck

Perfect Attendance
Koral Brown
Madison Daniska
Landon Davis
Louis Hogan
Madison Riddle
Skyla Roberts

Good Attendance
Ariana Cohen
Bear Radmacher
Elliot Schmidt
Aiden Stark


Grade 2 – Jami Beck

Perfect Attendance
Hunter Cruz
Presley Kerby

Good Attendance
Hazel Adams
Marian Mestaz
Alice Stark
Marionjane Veyna


Grade 3 – Linda Warner

Perfect Attendance
Ryan Allen
William Allen
Augustus Campe
Mason Doyle
Gwyn Mason
Landon Rusie
Douglas Warner

Good Attendance
Cain Brown
Anita Fiorino
Mackenzie Haynes
Madeline Phan


Grade 4 – Katie St. Martin

Superintendent’s Award
Rees Mason
Clara Nesmith
Kai Tashiro

Principal’s Award
Reeve Bousek
Lorenzo Chansler-Mestaz
Rocky Mestaz
Gerardo Reyes
Layne Williams

Outstanding Citizenship
Lorenzo Chansler-Mestaz
Rees Mason
Clara Nesmith
Kai Tashiro

Excellent Work Ethics
Lorenzo Chansler-Mestaz
Rees Mason
Clara Nesmith
Kai Tashiro
Layne Williams

Perfect Attendance
Reeve Bousek
Rees Mason
Clara Nesmith
Gerardo Reyes
Kai Tashiro


Grade 5 – Laura Himm

Superintendent’s Award
Cambria Clark
Ryland Lang

Principal’s Award
Kaya Brouwer
Faith Fleeman
Adeline Joslin
Samantha Myers

Outstanding Citizenship
Kaya Brouwer
Cambria Clark
Faith Fleeman
Ryland Lang
Samantha Myers

Perfect Attendance
Emir Barajas
Kaya Brouwer
Cambria Clark
Adeline Joslin
Ryland Lang
Samantha Myers

Most Improved
Faith Fleeman


Grade 6 – Megan Thorn

Superintendent’s Award
Eli Campe

Principal’s Award
Kashlin Baeza
Sabine Bousek
Sophia Reyes

Outstanding Citizenship
Kashlin Baeza
Sabine Bousek
Eli Campe
Emmelyn Gonzalez
Thomas Leedy
Aiden Mendoza
Jordan Parraz
Sophia Reyes
Tanner Rusie
Austin Smith

Excellent Work Ethics
Kashlin Baeza
Eli Campe
Sophia Reyes
Tanner Rusie

Perfect Attendance
Sabine Bousek
Emmelyn Gonzalez
Aiden Mendoza
Sophia Reyes
Tanner Rusie
Austin Smith

Most Improved
Jordan Parraz


Grade 7 – Katie Warner

Superintendent’s Award
Audrey Das
Abigail Nesmith
Aaliyah Paggi
Naveen Sall
Anna Villavicencio
Alice Warner

Principal’s Award
Ella Boiano

Outstanding Citizenship
Rory Bischoff
Ella Boiano
Vincent Bragg
Jayda Brouwer
Audrey Das
Jayla Karplus
Aiden McWilliams
Abigail Nesmith
Aaliyah Paggi
Naveen Sall
Nikolai Thompson-Gilbert
Anna Villavicencio
Alice Warner

Excellent Work Ethics
Rory Bischoff
Ella Boiano
Audrey Das
Abigail Nesmith
Aaliyah Paggi
Naveen Sall
Anna Villavicencio
Alice Warner

Perfect Attendance
Rory Bischoff
Vincent Bragg
Jayda Brouwer
Audrey Das
Jayla Karplus
Aiden McWilliams
Abigail Nesmith
Aaliyah Paggi
Nikolai Thompson-Gilbert
Alice Warner


Grade 8 – Diane Garcia

Superintendent’s Award
Josephine Allen
Elias Lang

Principal’s Award
Melissa Reyes
Julissa St. Martin

Outstanding Citizenship
Josephine Allen
Arlette Barajas
Koen Champlin
Brenden Doyle
Jack Goldstone
Trace Hardin
Elias Lang
Melissa Reyes
Aiden Schmidt
Elizabeth Smith
Julissa St. Martin
Lava Timpson
Isabella Urias
Sunora Welch
Rhoswen Wilkerson

Excellent Work Ethics
Josephine Allen
Melissa Reyes

Perfect Attendance
Josephine Allen
Arlette Barajas
Koen Champlin
Brenden Doyle
Trace Hardin
Melissa Reyes
Aiden Schmidt
Julissa St. Martin
Lava Timpson
Rhoswen Wilkersen

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