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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment that is supportive of our students' potential as they develop academically and socially.  We strive to bridge the gap between what the students know and what they need to know.  We commit to building background knowledge, to scaffolding instruction, to providing a spectrum of materials and to giving ample time for cooperative interactions for all student.  We recognize that all students are capable of achieving high expectations while we celebrate all growth in learning as a success.  We are dedicated to working with parents and the community to ensure a strong educational foundation.

For Your Information

The 2020-2021 Online Registration is now open. 

To update your Infinite Campus, please go to carsoncityschools.com.  Scroll down until you find the blue "Infinite Campus Annual Update" link. Then click on the "Returning Student Annual Update" blue rectangle .  Click that link and log in with your username and password.  If you do not remember your username or password, click the corresponding links.  Once you have successfully logged in, locate the menu tab in the upper left-hand corner (three lines stacked on top of each other) then click "More" followed by "Online Registration" and complete your registration.  Thank you for updating your information for the 2020-2021 school year.

Notes from the Front Office

Please be aware the office staff cannot interrupt classroom instructions with messages to your students. This includes messages regarding after school pickup.  To ensure your child's safety, please be sure to inform your student of your after school plans prior to school each morning.  Thank you for your understanding.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

         As we come to the end of our year at Mark Twain Elementary, it is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved, update you on some changes, and look forward towards an even more successful 2020-2021 school year.  I have enjoyed meeting so many of you at our Family events, parent-teacher conferences and programs, all which have been well attended. 

         With the end of the school year, also comes the time of the year when we sadly say goodbye to some staff members.  This year, two of our long-standing staff members are retiring – Mrs. Fine, who has taught many of your students as kindergartners, second and third grade teacher,  and Ms. Zink – a legendary special education teacher who has worked and guided countless students throughout her career.   Additionally, Mrs. Joyner, a newer addition to our staff who taught Kindergarten this year – has decided to stay home with her children.  It is with grateful hearts that we have been honored to have each of them at Mark Twain. We wish each of them success in their new adventures.

         I would also like to give a great big thanks to out fabulous PTO – their willingness to serve our school and students go unmeasured.  Our PTO President, Mrs. Jen Allen (not our 3rd grade teacher J) spends many hours ensuring our events go off without a hitch.  Her board consisting of teachers and parents work diligently planning and implementing activities our families will enjoy.  I know she would love additional volunteers to help in our monthly events next year – looking forward to our first one the Annual Fall Carnival in September.  More information will follow in the upcoming school year.

         As we start our summer break – please be sure to spend quality time doing things you love with your family I wish you and your child a wonderful and well-deserve break that will refuel and refresh them for the upcoming school year. It is a great time to unwind and experience new adventures.  In light of our school closure due to Covid-19 we’ve had some unprecedented challenges with our learning experiences. However, it is common for students to backslide during this time on the learning they have worked hard to achieve.  To ensure your student does not “do the summer slide”  I know the CCSD and state  have provided information on reading and summer programs.  Please don’t forget our students still have access to their STMath accounts and Reading A-Z programs and a new MyOn reading program.  Students can use their Clever sign-on for all three programs – please go to the district Website for information and easy sign-on.    Teachers have provided their sign on and password information during a previous communication.   Finally, we anticipate a Summer Jump start opportunity for our students – We anticipate to have programing from July 29th - August 7th and will be opened to current SOAR students first and then as space allows to our Read by Grade 3/”Purple Folder” students.  More details will be posted on our school webpage as information becomes available. 

         Finally, as we begin the 2020-2021 school year – our breakfast and lunch program will continue the same format as this year.  Mark Twain will continue standard procedures for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  We are still considered a CEP school (meaning we are considered a 100% free lunch/breakfast providers). Our school lunch program will still be offered with multiple choices for our students.  More information will be provided at the start of the new school year.

While we anticipate school will resume as “normal” in August should there be any changes – please be on the lookout via school messenger, email and district communication.  As you begin planning for next year – I want to let you know of upcoming dates that may help:  Our MAP testing starts August 24-August 28th .  Winter MAP testing is from 11/30/20-12/4/20 and Spring MAP is from 4/5/21-4/9/21.  Access Testing (ELL learners only) starts 2/21 and continues until complete – approximately 3/4/19.  Finally, SBAC testing is scheduled for 4/22/21 – 5/14/21.  I hope this information helps as you make plans for your family.  Please don’t forget to check our website for any updates. 

         If you are currently a  5th grade student at Mark Twain – we look forward to a special opportunity to celebrate you and promotion exercises.  As details are approved, please look for a communication from Mrs. Caloiaro and this year’s teachers for details.  It has been my honor to serve our students, our families and the community.  We are looking forward to our new school year, starting with our “Meet and Greet” on the first day of school at 7:30 am - August 19th.  Thanks for your continued partnership in your child’s educational journey.

Mrs. Ruthlee Caloiaro
Principal

 
   


ST Math and myON reading information:
http://www.carsoncityschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=801611&pageId=66429791


NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION UPDATE:

New Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!  You are encouraged to complete everything virtually.  Please go to carsoncityschools.com.  Click the green “Infinite Campus” icon and then the "New Students Online Registration" link.  Follow the instructions from there.  Please write down the registration number and put it in a safe location.  Please make sure you are in the Mark Twain Elementary School zone before registering for Mark Twain by going to carsoncityschools.com, clicking the "Find My School Zone" link on the left hand side, clicking the "SchoolSite locator" link, and then typing in your address in the map search bar.

In addition to the online registration, we need the following documents in order to complete the registration process: personal identification (driver's license), child's original birth certificate, updated shot records, and proof of address in the form of utility bill (water, gas, or power) or lease or mortgage agreement - utility bills must be most recent. 

You will also need to fill out the following one page registration form, which can be found on the website listed below, and send with your other documents:

http://marktwain.carsoncityschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=801611&pageId=8205543

Please click on the “New-Transfer Student Enrollment Form” PDF then fill out and print.

Once you have compiled your documents and have completed your one page registration form as well as your online registration, you may scan or take a picture of each document and send these via email to cblankenship@carson.k12.nv.us or fquirarte@carson.k12.nv.us.  Please make sure pictures of documents are clear.

You may also fax these documents to 283-1090.  Please attach a cover letter with your name, your student’s name, and grade level.  If you are registering multiple students, each child will need their own registration form as well as the documents previously listed.

If you are unable to complete the registration at home, we are taking appointments.  You may call 283-1000 to schedule an appointment.  Please complete as much of the registration process as possible at home.  If you do need to come in for assistance, please make sure you have ALL of your documentation with you, or we will not be able to complete your registration.

Registro de nuevo estudiante:

¡Ya está abierta la inscripción para estudiantes para el año escolar 2020-2021! Se le anima a completar todo virtualmente. Por favor vaya a carsoncityschools.com. Haga clic en el ícono verde “Infinite Campus” y luego en el enlace "Inscripción de nuevos estudiantes en línea". Sigue las instrucciones desde aquí. Escriba el número de registro y guárdelo en un lugar seguro. Asegúrese de estar en la zona escolar de Mark Twain antes de registrarse visitando carsoncityschools.com, haciendo clic en el enlace "Buscar mi zona escolar" en el lado izquierdo, haciendo clic en el enlace "SchoolSite Locator" y luego escribiendo en su dirección en la barra de búsqueda del mapa.

Además del registro en línea, necesitamos los siguientes documentos para completar el proceso de registro: identificación personal (licencia de conducir), acta de nacimiento original, comprobante de vacunas actualizado y comprobante de domicilio en forma de factura de servicios públicos (agua, gas) o contrato de arrendamiento o hipoteca: las facturas de servicios públicos deben ser recientes.

También deberá completar el siguiente formulario de registro de una página, que se puede encontrar en el sitio web que figura a continuación, y enviarlo con sus otros documentos:

http://marktwain.carsoncityschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=801611&pageId=8205543

Haga clic en el PDF del “Formulario de inscripción para estudiantes”, luego imprímalo y complételo.

Una vez que tenga todos sus documentos y haya completado su formulario de registro, así como su registro en línea, puede escanear o tomar una fotografía de cada documento y enviarlos por correo electrónico a cblankenship@carson.k12.nv.us o fquirarte@carson.k12.nv.us. Asegúrese de que las imágenes de los documentos sean claras.

También puede enviar estos documentos por fax al 283-1090. Adjunte una carta de presentación con su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante y el nivel de grado. Si está registrando varios estudiantes, cada niño necesitará su propio formulario de registro, así como los documentos enumerados anteriormente.

Si no puede completar el registro en casa, estamos tomando citas. Puede llamar al 283-1000 para programar una cita. Complete todo el proceso de registro que le sea posible en casa. Si necesita asistencia, asegúrese de tener TODA su documentación con usted o no podremos completar su registro.

Looking for more physical activities for your student? Check out the following link from our PE teacher:

marktwainpe.weebly.com



Please check out the flyer below for essential employees who need child care.


COVID Relief Child Care Flyer.pdf


For parents who would like download their child's packet, please highlight, copy, and paste the link below to a new tab then click on the appropriate link for your student:

http://marktwain.carsoncityschools.com/for_students/student_assignments


Mark Twain Library Read-aloud  https://flipgrid.com/ikehara7070 


BIG NEWS: Box Tops are going digital! No more clipping, checking expiration dates, and bundling them up.  All we do is SHOP, SCAN RECEIPT in the Box Tops Apps, and EARN MONEY for your school!  We are still collecting the traditional ones that we cut out until they disappear.


The Infinite Campus registration update must be complete before the 2020-2021 school year.  Please copy and paste the link below to a new window to begin registration. You may call the District Office if you need assistance with your username and/or password.

http://www.carsoncityschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=801611&pageId=8275954



Here is a copy of our Daily Schedule:

Mark Twain Daily Schedule 2019-2020.pdf

Here is our Nevada Educational Involvement Accord:

CodeofHonor-English-R7-10(2).pdf
Code-of-Honor-Spanish(1).pdf
Educational-Involvement-Accord-English.pdf
Educational-Involvement-Accord-Spanish.pdf

Mark Twain Discipline Plan

2018-2019 Mark Twain Site Discipline Plan.docx


Monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus





Am I too Sick to go to School?

Cold and Flu season is upon us. Here are some tips to keep in mind and help you decide if you need to keep your child home in order to control the spread of communicable diseases in the classroom.

Child has vomited in the last 24 hours

Fever of 100.5 or above (school must send student home for fevers of 100.5+)

Obvious severe cold symptoms (runny nose, nasal congestion, persistent chronic cough or sore throat)

Eyes red, itchy, draining or matted shut in the morning. These are symptoms of Conjunctivitis & Pink Eye, usually contagious and needs to be treated by your physician.

If your child needs special health care or medication during school time, please follow the School Medication Policy or contact the school nurse for more information at 283-1003.

If your student stays home please remember to contact the school attendance line at 283-1000 to excuse your child’s absence.




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The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.