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Welcome Back to School
Posted 08/10/2020 04:43PM

Hello Mustang Families!


My name is Kristi Frankina. I'm excited to join you as the Principal this year. I have served the Evergreen community in multiple roles since 2000. I am the parent of two children, a freshman at UNLV, and a junior at Oak Grove High School. I am passionate about helping all students become the leaders of tomorrow, by helping them develop academic, social-emotional, and 21st century skills today. This school year will be different from any experience we have had. The teachers and staff are hard at work preparing a high quality learning experience for your students.

Chromebooks/iPad: We are committed to ensuring that each student has access to their own device for distance learning. Please let us know your needs by completing this form. bit.ly/TMfam2020

Class Assignments: Class assignments will be posted online at 5pm on August 12. You will need to be registered for Parent Portal in order to view the assignments. If you don't have a Parent Portal account, please call the office at 408.223.4873 or email Lisa Oshita at loshita@eesd.org.

Welcome Back Activities:

  • Drive-thru textbook pick-up - This is an opportunity to pick up your student's materials, and to meet me, please watch for a separate email with instructions.
  • Virtual Meet the Principal - Tuesday, August 18, 6 pm. Please check your email for a Zoom link.
  • First Day of School - 8/19. Please look for an email on 8/18 from your child's teacher for login instructions.
  • Back to School Night - TBD. Please watch my weekly email for more details.

Office Availability: The office is currently open, and walk-ups are welcome, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm. Anything that can be handled via phone or email is strongly encouraged. Please know that when you visit the office we are following safety protocols:

  • Visitors and school personnel must wear face masks.
  • We have a table outside the office with a drop box, hand sanitizer, box of masks
  • Limit the number of visitors in/around the office to maintain 6 feet social distancing (floor is marked with spacing indicators)
  • Before coming to the office, please self-screen with the guidelines attached - HERE

Matsumoto.EESD.org: Updates to our school's website, including Frequently Asked Questions, will be completed on an ongoing basis. Please check back frequently.

Parent Handbook: bit.ly/ESDParentHandbook

Answering your questions: This year looks very different. You will have many questions. First visit our school website at Matsumoto.eesd.org the Evergreen FAQ page at eesd.org/safetogether to see if your questions can be answered there. If you still have unanswered questions, please go to matsumoto.eesd.org/askmatsumoto. This is a way that you will always be able to ask questions and let me know about your concerns.

Student Engagement: We will send out a weekly parent newsletter called the "Mustang Roundup" to inform you of everything going on each week. We WILL have some fun, interactive things planned for the year - virtual challenges, spirit days, and opportunities for social interaction.

Set a Positive Tone! As a parent, I set the tone for how my kids view distance learning. My husband and I have discussed the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, privately. With our kids, we discuss their worries, but help them to frame their thinking in a positive way. We teach them to advocate for themselves by asking questions, communicating with their teacher, and letting us know what help they need.

Welcome Kinders and New Families: Last but not least, I want to extend a warm welcome to our new families. I know this is a challenging way to start school and we will be communicating with you directly in the coming weeks to help you navigate this new frontier.

I can't wait to "see" everyone again. Virtual hugs and high fives to everyone in our Matsumoto Family!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Kristi Frankina

Principal

Tom Matsumoto Elementary School

#ESDSafetogether

Stay connected! Check out matsumoto.eesd.org website for updates. Follow us on Instagram @tommatsumotoelementary, the Tom Matsumoto Mustangs Facebook page, or on Twitter @tommatsumoto98.


Tom Matsumoto Elementary School

  • 4121 Mackin Woods Lane
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  • San Jose, CA 95135
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  • Phone: 408-223-4873
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  • Fax: 408-223-4883
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