Imai Gazette 12/07/22

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


The rest of the week continues to follow a minimum day schedule as conferences end on Friday. We hope that you have been able to attend and learn how your child is doing. 

We have noticed an increase in family trips during school days and it has been an added stress to our teachers as they have to prepare the independent packets to accommodate the multiple requests.  Independent studies are only granted with at least two weeks advance notice and pre-approval from the office. The maximum number of days is 14 per school year. Combining holidays and adding extra days after the holidays goes over the maximum amount so please know that the extra days are considered unexcused and affect our attendance goal for the year. We encourage you to take advantage of school holidays to travel as to disrupt the learning environment. 


Upcoming events: 

New Family Parent Information Night (New Kindergarten Night) 01/11/23  6:30-7:30PM (register here)


Have a great rest of the week.

Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



5-9-  Parent teacher conferences (Minimum Day all week)

22-30- Holiday Break (No school)



2-6- Holiday Break (No school)

9- Teacher Service Day (No school)

10- Students return to school

11- New Parent Meeting Register here

13- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

16- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No school)

19- SSC at 3:30pm



Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email [email protected] or call the attendance line at (650)526-3490 ext 3080.

Reminder: Please include your student's name, your student's room or teacher, the reason for absence, the date of absence(s) and the relationship of the person leaving the message. Thank you from the office staff!



District News:

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:          

  • Acknowledge the Retirement of Trustee Ellen Wheeler  
  • 2022-2023 First Interim Budget Report 
  • Bylaws of the Board Agenda / Meeting Materials           
  • County Staff Housing Update (231 Grant)         
  • Open Enrollment / School Marketing Process Changes

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Dec. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Better Together: Exploring Differences

For the month of December, we explore how our experiences are similar to and different from those of people from different backgrounds. We will also explore Disability Awareness while building literacy around this important topic. The resources linked through the digital copy of this infographic (attached) help you and your students explore themselves and others respectfully and meaningfully with activities meant to enlarge our perspectives about people with disabilities. Please see


i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores available Dec. 2

i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students. To learn more, you can view the Parent U session on “Accessing Your Child's CAASPP and i-Ready Scores” at this link (English).


The View Teen Center: December 

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming December events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.


Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Instructions

We give our kids dozens of instructions each day: Get ready for school. Wash your hands before you eat. Do your homework. Sometimes our kids follow our instructions, and sometimes they do not. One way to increase follow through is to give effective instructions. For example, making eye contact with your child and gently telling them to turn off the TV is likely to be more effective than yelling at them from another room.


To provide effective instructions:

Think about a few things that you would like your child to do and try using these tips to provide effective instructions.


Instead of saying…                                          Say….

“Don’t bother me.”                                            “Please work on your homework.”

“TURN OFF THE TV!!”                                   “Please turn off the TV.”

“I told you to stop playing video games.”           “If you don’t stop playing video games in the                                                                                  next 5 minutes, then you won’t be able to                                                                                        play tomorrow.”


These tips came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.


To learn more parenting tips click here


MVHS Spartans Tree Lot

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday November 25 at 10 AM for the 2022 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to:


Ravenswood Immunization Clinic 

The Ravenswood Family Health Network is hosting Immunization and Flu clinics at their Mountain View Location (900 Miramonte Avenue), by appointment only. The Immunization Clinic occurs on Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. and has a variety of vaccines available, and the Flu Clinic is held on Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Limit of 2 siblings per parent per visit. Vaccines are free for children with Medi-Cal, HealthyKids, or no health insurance. Call (650) 330-7400 for more information or to set up an appointment.


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December 2022

Teen Center December 

MVLA Speaker Series 2022 - 2023

2022 Tree Lot 

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