Cub Hub: Weekly Schedules and Distance Learning Resources
Welcome to Cub Hub!
Distance-learning information for students and families.
Updated September 4, 2020
September 18 Virtual Backpack
Open to read this week's school news. It's all here in one convenient list.
VT's September 18 Newsletter (Scroll down letter for English, Chinese, Spanish, Amharic, Vietnamese, Thai and Arabic)
2020 Enrichment and Support Schedules
Bookmark this page to keep your student learning and growing with supportive teachers and friendly classmates.
Lunch Bunch and Mr. Jake's Office Hours: Connection opportunities for all grades. There's a fun gathering everyday during the noon hour, when Ms. Heather, Mr. Jake and Mr. Manny keep lunchtime learning upbeat and social. Or drop in for a chat with Mr. Jake, Cleveland's new Culture Coach, during his daily office hours.
All grades have weekly classes in Ecoliteracy with Mr. Manny, PE classes with Dr. Toomer and library visits with Ms. Shelley.
Music: Weekly Music classes with Ms. Green (4th and 5th grades) and Music classes with Mr. Tan (K, 1st, and 2nd grades).
Weekly Class Schedules:
August 9, 2020:
Back-to-School Information Checklist:
7 Things Families Need to Know
1. Register Online at Aeries Student Information Portal
Returning families who log in will see their child's 2020 teacher. This is also where you can check grades, attendance, and test scores later in the year.
New families need to create an Aeries account. To register your student's Aeries account you will need a valid email address, the home telephone on file for your student, and the verification pass code (VPC).
If you have not received a VPC code, please contact Ms. Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Shelley: email@example.com
Aeries Online Registration Instructional Video (2 mins.) in English
Comenzar a Inscriberse en Línea (2 mins.) en Español
2. Virtual "Family Meeting" with Principal Van Tassel:
Mr. VT shared lots of super-helpful information in this Zoom meeting on August 7. If you were not able to join the live meeting, the materials below contain all the important details.
Family Meeting Slideshow
Recorded Family Meeting Zoom Video
3. OUSD's 2020 "Starting Strong Together" and "Family Central":
Starting Strong Together is OUSD's illustrated overview of the 2020 distance-learning plan. Information will be updated when labor union negotiations conclude and when Alameda County health requirements change.
Family Central is OUSD's information hub for home learning and COVI-19 community resources.
4. Cleveland Grade-Level Learning Packets for Week 1:
Paper packets are available in paper form at school by the entrance to the cafeteria. These will be left out all day and night for families to pick up. E-mailed and printed packets will continue for at least the first four weeks of school.
Electronic versions of the packets may be downloaded and printed from home:
5. Technology (Chromebooks and Internet Connections):
Cleveland will loan Chromebooks to families who need one. Chromebooks can be picked up on campus August 10-14, between 11:00am and 3:00pm. We will also provide “hotspots” for families without Internet connections. If you do not feel safe coming to campus or do not have transportation, let the classroom teacher know and we can deliver to you.
All families need to complete the #OaklandUndivided survey! This helps us make sure that everyone gets the Chromebooks and Internet support they need.
We will keep online learning platforms simple: Google Classroom or Seesaw, ST Math, NewsELA, and iReady will be our main platforms. All of these are accessed through your student’s OUSD account.
6. Free Student Meals
Free Student Meal Distribution information is in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Vietnamese: HERE
Free meals for all OUSD students will be distributed to families while school buildings are closed. "Grab and Go" breakfast and lunch meals can be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays between 8:00am and 12:00pm at 22 school sites, including Cleveland!
NEW REQUIREMENT: starting August 10, school meals are only available for students enrolled in a district-run school or OUSD's Young Adult Program. Please be ready to provide your student's ID number, grade, and school name to verify enrollment.
Very important!: Meal information with student ID numbers will be mailed to each enrolled student's home. Check your postal mail for a white envelope from "Central Kitchen." Don't throw this away!
7. Cleveland Communication Channels: Information and Support
Talking Points: Parents and guardians will receive texts in their home language at the family phone number on file at Cleveland. Talking Points texts will come from Principal VT, school staff, and teachers.
A free "Talking Points Parents" app is also available to download on your device. If you haven't received any Talking Points mesages yet, or if you wish to change or add a family phone number, please contact Ms. Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Google Calendar: Principal VT's school calendar is always visible on the front page of this website and at www.tinyurl.com/clevelandcalendar. Please be patient as VT adds fall 2020 dates.
PTA email discussion list: All Cleveland parents, guardians, and teachers are invited to join the list, start conversations, and learn about upcoming events. PTA membership is not required. To join, send an email to: main+subscribe@OUSD ClevelandPTA.groups.io or go to https://ousd-clevelandpta.groups.io/g/main and click the blue button at the bottom to join.
Cleveland Parent Handbook outlines our school's values, policies, and behavior expectations. It also provides information about resources, including intervention and support services, meals, and after-school programs. We encourage all parents and guardians to read the handbook and become familiar with the content.