Imai Gazette 01/10/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

Happy New Year! We have had a great couple of days and even though the rain has kept us indoors, it’s nice to see everyone back after the break.We want to remind you that when you come to the office as a volunteer and you do not have a badge, it is required that you bring your ID with you and show it to us. Please do not get upset at the office staff for following a protocol that has been in place for a long time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall starting Jan. 22 through Feb. 9. Parents of new and currently enrolled students are asked to register their students for next fall during this period.

To help new families learn more about school options for elementary school students, virtual school information nights will be held on Jan. 10 (neighborhood schools) and Jan. 11 (choice schools). The transitional kindergarten meeting is on Jan. 18.  In-person school exploration events for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites are on Jan. 17  at Theuerkauf Elementary and on Jan. 24 at Mariano Castro Elementary.  Click here for all of the meeting details: Click here to learn about which program is right for your young learner:


Upcoming Events 

Principal’s Coffee 01/19 8:30-9:30 AM-zoom (Imai Business Fair Informational meeting) You don’t want to miss this meeting if you are interested in your child participating or learning more about it.  Participants will be students in grades 2-5 and a max number of participants will be chosen. (register here)

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Arline Siam



Upcoming Events


15- Martin Luther King Jr Day (No school)

18- SSC at 3:30pm 

19- Principal’s coffee at 8:30 am register here



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, Jan. 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

* 2023 California Dashboard Update

* United Against Hate Week and #BetterTogether 

* Joint Use Agreement Update 


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Jan. 12

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: 


Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year and school info meetings coming up!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District will be open in two weeks.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.


Please encourage families who are enrolling NEW students in grades TK-8 to attend one or more of these upcoming meetings:

  • Jan 10: Virtual school information nights for neighborhood schools (Click here for meeting links:
  • Jan 11: Virtual school information nights for choice schools - Mistral and Stevenson Elementary Schools  (Click here for meeting links:
  • Jan: 18: Virtual school information night for Transitional Kindergartners (Meeting link:
  • Jan 17: At Theuerkauf Elementary, 1:30 - 4 p.m.: In-person school exploration event for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.
  • Jan 24: At Castro Elementary, 2-4 p.m.: In-person school exploration events for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.


For families enrolling NEW students, please prepare to register your student:

Learn more about the documents you’ll need. Click here for the video. Please check  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9.   


For Fifth-Grade Families: Middle School Info Night on Jan. 22

Please join us at this fun and informative virtual event. It is an opportunity for you and your fifth-grader to learn about middle school life. You will have the opportunities to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have. Future 6th grade students are encouraged to join!


Date: January 22, 2024

Crittenden at 5:30 p.m. Meeting link:

Graham at 6:30 p.m. Meeting link:


The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.


Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email on Jan. 29. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here:


The 2024-25 district calendar is available

The school-year calendar for next year is now available online here. 


Join us for a lively volunteer event, and learn how you can become a mentor and/or tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Wednesday January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. Find out how you can help a local student to a brighter future. To register go to  - or email [email protected].


SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event: Assistive Technology

SELPA 1 CAC, Palo Alto CAC and the PAUSD PATCH team are pleased to host a Zoom panel on Assistive Technology! Assistive Technology (AT) can help with communication and accessing curriculum for a wide variety of students, from those who have specific learning disabilities to dyslexia, ADHD to hearing challenges, unique visual needs or those students who are non-verbal. Learn more about this key part of your student's educational toolkit from the Assistive Technology specialists from PAUSD.

Meeting Live on Zoom: January 17, 9:30 AM. Register here

Have a question about Assistive Technology for the panel? Submit here

Interested in more of our past Parent Education events? Check out our Youtube Channel


The View Teen Center: January

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in January or visit their webpage for more information.


City of MV: Community Meetings for Homeless Response Strategy 

The City of Mountain View is seeking your input to create a Homelessness Response Strategy to address homelessness, assist the unhoused and respond to community needs. Take part in defining a clear vision and action plan to guide decisions about goals, actions, funding and programs!


The City is hosting two community forums to give all community members the opportunity to learn more about homelessness in our community and the City's planning process. The forums will be January 18 (In person at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.) and January 25 (via Zoom, register here).  For the January 18 in-person forum, light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Interpretation services are available in Spanish, Chinese and Russian for both meetings.





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