Preschool: The three preschools that the Sonoma Valley Unified Faculty District runs have been doing distant studying all 12 months, as they’re positioned on college campuses and thus are required to observe the identical reopening tips as the remainder of Ok-5. To assist distance studying, the Sonoma Valley Training Basis offered all preschool college students and academics with touch-screen Chromebooks in addition to packets of at-home provides. Preschool college students are anticipated to return to campus on April 6 in a hybrid format.
St. Francis information: Principal Debbie Picard advised St. Francis dad and mom in her publication final week that for the 2021-2022 college 12 months, “the one schedule being labored on for subsequent college 12 months is a schedule wherein each pupil is on campus full time.” She additionally famous that each one college workers there can have been vaccinated by April 1.
Theme parks: Six Flags is getting ready to reopen its theme parks and water parks. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo is at present open on weekends with a walk-through occasion however no rides. The park is getting ready to reopen extra totally however has not but introduced a date. In additional native theme park information, no phrase but on when Sonoma’s Practice City expects to reopen.
Diplomas 2 Levels (Faculty readiness): On April 1, a brand new school readiness program will assist college students make connections between their pursuits and their future profession paths, plan and put together to enter post-secondary schooling, and develop social emotional expertise to achieve success of their future endeavors. The nine-week bilingual course is free and open to all highschool college students. Previous to attending, college students want to enroll at tinyurl.com/y9sbr2rc.
Outside spring break enjoyable: College students in grades 7 to 12 can get exterior and construct wilderness expertise with skilled hikers and backpackers at LandPaths. Registration is now open for EcoTeens Spring Break at landpaths.z2systems.com.
CSUs: The CSU faculties have introduced that the autumn semester is anticipated to be as near “regular” as doable, with the overwhelming majority of courses assembly nose to nose (with regular to barely adjusted bodily spacing) and campus housing at near regular capability.
Faculty pupil free cash: If in case you have a school pupil or younger grownup, they can declare as much as a further $1,800 from the 2 prior stimulus packages. Among the many eligible: those that graduated final 12 months and at the moment are within the workforce (or not) and submitting their very own tax returns, or those that turned 24 final 12 months, can retroactively declare the 2 prior stimulus funds ($1,200 and $600) once they file their taxes this 12 months. There’s a very useful article on-line at financial-planning.com.
Distant studying/work house: Sugarloaf’s White Barn Picnic Space is accessible for out of doors, spaced conferences and small courses. Ten picnic tables and 11 log rounds, all greater than six ft from one another within the recent air and solar, with WiFi. Patio umbrellas obtainable. Open to the general public, until reserved, by calling 833-5712.
Martial arts courses and camp: The Sonoma Faculty of Martial Arts/Hwa Rang Kwan Sonoma is providing month-to-month camps for a wide range of ages on Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at Yoga Neighborhood. Enroll or be taught extra at hrknapa.com/camp. 577 Fifth St. W.
Petaluma will get a brand new superintendent: Petaluma Metropolis Faculties trustees have tapped former Assistant Superintendent of Human Assets Matthew Harris because the district’s subsequent superintendent. Harris will take over for Superintendent Gary Callahan on July 1. The choice got here simply someday after Callahan introduced his retirement. Sonoma’s seek for a brand new superintendent continues.
Soccer video games: Sonoma TV (Comcast Channel 27), SonomaTV.org, and Sonoma TV on YouTube can be televising the three SVHS residence area video games for the Dragons on March 12, 19, and 26. This would be the solely manner dad and mom and followers can see the video games as no spectators can be allowed.
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