Week of August 24-28

WEEKLY NEWS

Time to celebrate the completion of Week #2 of Distance Learning. I was truly amazed again this week at the persistence and dedication of our staff, students and parents. Thank you for all of your support and patience as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times together.  I was able to be back in classrooms this week to see students, which is definitely a highlight of my day.   Students are already jumping right into their math, writing and reading lessons! As always, if there are ways we can support your family, please reach out via email or phone call. I am happy to help and support in any way I can.

Upcoming Dates:
8/27 - PTC Meeting 7:00 PM - Zoom Link for Meeting HERE
8/31 - Parent Technology Training Available through RCSD (details coming soon)
9/2 - TK/Kinder Village Sorting Day
9/3 - 1st Diamond Creek Virtual Rally! 
9/3 & 9/4 - Materials Roll Out #2

Read Aloud - Mrs. Garcia - Click HERE for a weekly read aloud from Mrs. Garcia

RCSD Learning Site

Please refer to the site HERE for links and how to videos which will be helpful throughout distance learning. 

Math in Action via Zoom 

GREEN & GOLD DAYS!!
We will continue to show our Diamond Creek school spirit through our spirit days on Fridays!! We encourage our students to wear green and gold or their Diamond Creek spirit wear on Fridays!  We will once again have spirit wear class winners and be passing along the "virtual boot". 

OTUS Emails
Please check your SPAM folders in your email. Teachers will be using our OTUS learning management system to send emails to you. If you are not seeing these in your inbox, they could be going to SPAM. They will say they are coming from OTUS. 

Request for Support

We hope you all are well. We miss seeing your children every day in a traditional in-person setting and know this is a challenging time for families. We are here to support you and your family as we work through this unprecedented time and start the year off with a distance-learning format.

 

If you would like to connect with one of the school-based mental health professionals in the district or need additional support during distance learning, please visit our website and use our Request for Support form. After we receive your request, someone will contact you within 24 business hours during the traditional school workweek of Monday-Friday.

 

Request for Support ENGLISH

Request for Support SPANISH

 

Remember: This form is for NON-EMERGENCIES only!


Introducing our new Virtual Calming Room

Many of us need help these days, combating the stress and constant change in our lives. Please feel free to use this incredible resource developed in part by our mental health staff. You will find activities for elementary and middle school students and adults that aid in positively managing stress. We hope you find it beneficial! Click here to access the Virtual Calming Room


Our Students Meeting in their Village (previous year) 


VILLAGES AT DIAMOND CREEK

At Diamond Creek we work hard to build strong relationships with students, families, staff, and our community. Two years ago we kicked off our Villages system building wide for all of our TK through 5th grade students. Each student was assigned to one of our 7 Villages that represent The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. We will continue this year spending time learning and reviewing these habits along with some essential skills that fall within each habit. We will use our Village time every other week to learn these habits and work within our Villages to implement these habits at Diamond Creek. Our TK and Kindergarten students will find out their Village at a fun sorting day rally on September 2nd. All of our new students to Diamond Creek will learn of their Village as well through their classroom teacher. Our first official kick off rally will be September 3rd. We will be completing our rallies and meetings virtually this year through your child's classroom teacher.


Our goal with our Village system is to create a school wide collaborative community with all of our students. We want all of our students to feel a strong sense of belonging at Diamond Creek. Our Villages allow our older students to be big buddies for our younger students and help lead the way in many areas. Our big buddies have continued to take on tremendous leadership roles picking up our little buddies for meetings and rallies and helping with our 7 Habits. We will still find ways this year for our big buddies to be leaders!

Each Village has a name, color, chant, crest and more!  The Villages are a sense of identity for our students and something we strive to make part of what we do at Diamond Creek. Villages encourage a sense of pride in our students and the habits they are exhibiting at Diamond Creek. Strong relationships with students has always been the core of what we believe when it comes to educating students. Our Villages are a way for us to continue building strong relationships across the entire building and create an environment of shared leadership among our student body.  

2020-21 Village Rally & Meeting Schedule HERE

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see daily happenings at Diamond Creek! @rcsdDC

 

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