Welcome to Mrs. Sirena Kumabe's Page
Welcome back to our new school year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our school is open and we have a blended learning model, face-to-face learning instruction, and distance learning. Please read through the important documents and message from our principal, Ms. Sandra Watanabe on ‘Reopening School’ on our school’s website on the 20/21 School Year Tab. Please click on it and read the five articles. Our school is following the Center for Disease Control Guiding Principles to Reopen School.
It is imperative that you read through the important documents in the ‘Reopening School’ document.
We continue to offer services for our preschoolers in a safe and healthy environment. Please have your child practice wearing face mask when they return to school. If you have concerns regarding your child’s health and safety and prefer distance learning, please let me know as soon as possible and I will work with you to set up a distance learning program for your child. Please fell free to contact me via email if you have any concerns and questions. I will try my best to address your concerns and questions.
Please see attached suggestions to help your child learn, our school online programs, links, daily home schedule which you can use, and other enrichment links. Feel free to use weekly teaching schedule attached and home daily schedule to set a routine and structure for your child. Please use the resources and links provided to enrich your child's learning.
Mrs. Sirena Kumabe
7:55-2:10 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
7:55-1:15 pm (Friday)
Please call the office and leave a message. You can email me, too.
For the first week of school, Preschool and Kindergarten Parents (only) are welcomed to park on the grassy area next to the School Office. Make sure that adult and child wear a mask when entering school campus. Please drop off your child and leave. Please do not hang around, we are practicing social distancing. Educational assistant will sign in for your child.
Pick – Up after school:
Please come a few minutes earlier to pick-up your child. Please make sure that you have your mask on. Educational assistant/teacher will sign out your child when you pick him/her up.
Meal money should be deposited in the office or done online.
Breakfast: Served 7:15 am – 7:40 am
Food Allergies: Doctor’s note so that we can keep on file. Please let us know. Also, prepare your child’s meal and send to school via lunch bag every school day.
Please pack individual pack of snack for your child. We will not be sharing snacks because of COVID-19. Also make sure that your child has his or her own individual drinking bottle.
You can send an individual sealed bag of your child’s favorite play item and we will send it back to you at the end of the day for your cleaning. We are adhering to strict guidelines to protect your child’s health and well-being including our staff.
*Important Parent Pages*:
In light of the COVD-19 community spread that is happening daily, we are writing to ask you for your cooperation in helping us to keep our students and teachers safe in our school environment. If your child is showing any of these symptoms below or an adult who is dropping off the child has these symptoms, please do not send them to school and seek immediate health care. Please notify our school immediately. Please do not medicate and send your child to school when sick. Please take COVID-19 seriously for the safety of everyone!
Please help stop the spread of this illness if you or your child is showing the following symptoms:
- feverish or unusually warm (has flushed cheeks)
- sore throat
- shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- muscle pain/unusual fatigue
- new loss of taste or smell
- cold or flu like symptoms
Distance Learning Expectations:
- Follow daily home schedule and time for learning
- Set a designated area for learning
- Minimize distractions from learning such as removing toys, etc.
- Have materials ready for learning
- Log in to child’s designated programs
- Complete your daily assignments to your best ability
- Ask for help if needed
See weekly teaching schedule and home daily schedule for distance learning at the bottom of the page, PDF files. You can print them out for your own use.
Tips for teaching daily lessons for parents or caregivers
- Practice counting objects in the home environment from 1 to 10, 1 to 20, and 1 to 30 to challenge your child. For the younger ones, practice counting from 1 to 5 and then 1 to 10. In addition, you can also challenge your child to name numbers from 1 to 10 or 1 to 20 from number prints in your home.
- Practice singing the alphabet song and naming the letters of the alphabet. There are several YouTube links that are attached for you to practice with your child. Also, practice phonic songs and having your child give the sound of each letter of the alphabet. See You Tube resources below.
- Have your child practice writing his/her name. If your child is not ready yet, practice tracing his/her name with hand-over-hand assistance. For children not ready to trace or write, please work on coloring and painting. Use whatever materials you have for your child at home.
- Practice fine motor skills in coloring, writing (name, letters of the alphabet, numbers), tracing, scissors skills, play-doh, and puzzle solving.
- Read a book to your child daily. Links for e-books are in the resources below. After you read aloud to your child, ask questions pertaining to the story. Give time for your child to answer your question. Model the correct answer in sentences if your child has difficulty answering in sentences.
- Have your child practice modeling your sentences to encourage verbal conversations and comprehension. Also, work on vocabulary skills like the meaning of words. In addition, work on picture vocabulary skills like naming objects, things, and pictures around their environment and books.
Programs that our school is using, please click on the link and sign in. Username and password will be emailed to parents, shortly.
Acellus ID: Student's ID #
Log in as a Student
Password: student’s id#
Username: student's id#
In addition, here are some of the resources your child is used to:
- ABC Song/ABC Songs for Children-13 Alphabet Songs & 26 Videos
- The Phonics Song/ABC Song Collection/You Tube Nursery Rhymes from Dave and Ava
- Months of the Year Song/Song for Kids/The Singing Walrus
- Seven Days a Week/Days of the Week Song/The Singing Walrus
- Big Number Song/Count to 100/The Singing Walrus
- 10 Little Fishies/+More Kids Songs/Super Simple Songs
- Wash Your Hands Song/Song For Kids/The singing Walrus
- Eric Carle books read aloud – You Tube
- Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons – You Tube
You tube Lessons on Corona Virus and Safe Practices:
- What is Coronavirus? An explainer for Children.
- We wear Masks - A Social Story about the coronavirus.
- How to wash Your Hands for Kids - WHO Technique - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hand Washing Video
- Social Distancing and COVID-19 for Children.
- Welcome Back to School - COVID-19 Return to School Animation.