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Fresno County COVID-19 Weekly Agency-CBO Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Elliott Balch, CVCF
10:00
Good morning everyone! We are simultaneous in English and Spanish today. Mostly there's nothing you need to do differently, other than select your language when you log on. Have y'all seen that?
Sarai Ramos - CBDIO
13:21
Sarai from CBDIO here! Good morning, Elliot! I saw that we select our language but is there a poll or do we put it in the chat?
Elliott Balch, CVCF
13:53
There will be a poll later in the program, hang tight!
Jenny Amaro
14:35
Good morning. Hoping everyone's week is going good. Jenny Amaro with TRIO EOC
Michele Copher
23:37
Good morning everyone! I'm looking forward to hearing about School and Community Partnerships this on this morning's call. Michele Copher, FCSS
Rosemarie Amaral, MPH, FCDPH
23:40
Good Morning!
Seleny Diaz
24:10
Good morning. Seleny Diaz, Fresno Building Healthy Communities
Denise Wyatt
24:36
Good morning, Denise Wyatt, ED at Family Healing Center
Artie Padilla, ENP
24:40
DJ Latin Balch handling the tunes!!
Margarita Rocha
25:25
Good morning! Margarita Rocha, Centro La Familia
Carol Davies
26:22
Good morning from HandsOn. Our volunteers have been busy crafting beautiful face masks. Reach out to escherer@handsoncentralcal.org if you need some for your programs and services.
Kathy Mahan
28:09
Good morning.
Tim Moore
28:30
Good morning! Tim from Peoples Church.
Brandy Nikaido
28:44
Good morning everyone from Brandy Nikaido and UCSF Fresno
Davena
28:56
Good morning everyone!
Elliott Balch, CVCF
29:02
We are working on getting the interpretation to work! Stand by... Estamos arreglando el sistema de interpretacion...un momento
Mike Espinoza, GO Public Schools
29:54
Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner and her team at CVHPI for leading the charge on the Spanish calls each Friday!
Thomas Ruiz
29:58
Good Morning Friends! Buenos Dias Amigos!
May Ly
30:16
Good morning. May Ly with RHA/CLCA Program - mylowcostauto.com
Priscilla Meza
30:59
Good morning everyone! Priscilla Meza with Rape Counseling Services of Fresno
Kathy Harriss
31:21
Buenos Dias! - Kathy de UHC WIC
Sue Kincaid
31:28
Good morning all!
Yanitza Castro
31:31
Yanitza Castro Westside Family Preservation Services
Margarita Rocha
31:47
good morning everyone. the team from centro la familia advocacy services. thank you Tania and team for the leading the Spanish language services to the community.
Ernesto Saavedra
31:55
good morning everyone. Ernesto, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Eduardo Gonzalez
32:13
Buenos Dias, Good Morning everyone Eduardo Gonzalez - Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State
Alma McKenry
32:16
Good morning! Alma McKenry, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Judy Cortez-Garcia
34:00
Good morning everyone! - Judy Cortez-Garcia, VSO, CalVET Fresno Veterans Home
Thomas Ruiz
34:37
Ratio is 3% of all covid positive are going to hospital.
linguisticateam@gmail.com
35:14
Dado a problemas conectando la funccion de interpretacion en Zoom, favor de marcar 978-990-5000, Codigo de acceso es 118026 donde estare traduciendo.
Thomas Ruiz
35:58
Are all counties reporting accurately and how is this being audited?
Zeferino
36:46
Good morning all,Zeferino MurilloDepartment of Veterans AffairsVeteran Readiness & EmploymentVirtual Event FacilitatorZeferino.Murillo@va.gov(510) 703-4089855 M Street, Suite 150Fresno, CA 93721Hire Veterans First
Brooke Frost
36:51
Hugo, the mortality tab data will be updated every two weeks with that information now. If it isn't there yet, it will be.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
37:06
Gracias Reyna por dar ese servicio en una forma alternativa. Lo siento!
Thomas Ruiz
37:29
Please keep in mind that outside countries are tying to access governmental contacts to access their systems for pilfering health and other information. Please be careful.
Rosio Laguna
37:56
Good morning everyone, Rosio Laguna from Centro La Familia Advocacy Services on the call. THank you for the updates.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
37:58
For English speakers, if you're wondering, we couldn't quite figure out the simultaneous interpretation feature here on Zoom, so Spanish speakers are invited to call the phone number provided to hear the interpretation
Kathy Mahan
39:50
Rosemary, how long is it taking to get test results?
Thomas Ruiz
40:02
What is the wait time for the test results via these sites?
Elliott Balch, CVCF
40:08
From Mayor Leon: Saludos! -Rey Leonplease send us flyers, we can include them in water bill mailing in Huron! thank you!
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
40:45
Reminder to everyone to select “All panelists and attendees” for your comments in the chat box. If you pick “All panelists” your comment will only be seen by the few people who are panelists today.
Denise Wyatt
40:57
Is there a site where Law enforcement can get tested faster? They are having trouble with getting results longer than 10 days
Guadalupe Corona
40:57
Does the Fresno County Public Health Dept have COVID-19 data on agriculture and food processing workers? Do they have COVID-19 data on farmworkers?
Elliott Balch, CVCF
40:57
Reminder to all, please chat to "All panelists and attendees" so we can all hear you!
Elliott Balch, CVCF
41:35
From Dr. Caris-McManus: Hello everyone. I am Jeannemarie Caris-McManus CEO Westside Family Preservation Services Network - Huron. My question is will the Huron testing also prohibit pedestrian walk-ups? Few have cars. The testing is scheduled when most are working. Finally, why can’t those testing communicate in Spanish?
Tracy Tosta
43:08
Good morning -- Requesting any specific program links and information related to Housing and Food for residents in and around Selma to be added to www.developselma.com Have a look. If there is something you think we should add please let me know. tracyt@cityofselma.com or use the contact us feature on the website.
Artie Padilla, ENP
44:29
Tracy go to Fresnocountyfood.org
joaquin arambula
44:44
BREAKING: Hope you all can join us tomorrow:
joaquin arambula
44:49
Tomorrow, Friday, at 9 a.m., I will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall on my Facebook page about how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting Fresno County, and, specifically, the need for more urgency because the pandemic is severely impacting essential workers, especially in the rural parts of Fresno County. Our panelists will include representatives from the California Department of Health, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office and other representatives from local and state organizations. We will be talking about the situation in our county and share ideas for measures that can best fight this vicious virus. I hope you can join us.
Artie Padilla, ENP
44:55
you’ll see a map of the Selma distributions sites
Thomas Ruiz
45:47
Are the schools looking into fitting their air conditioning systems with ionizers to reduce the aerosol virus in the classrooms since they are enclosed?
Thomas Ruiz
46:54
What is the link for the meeting tomorrow on Facebook?
Elliott Balch, CVCF
46:57
Assemblymember, thanks for sharing, I am assuming you are referring to your page at https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymemberDrJoaquinArambula — posting the link so people can copy it
Thomas Ruiz
47:24
Thanks You Mr. Balch!
joaquin arambula
47:26
Yes. Our official FB page. Thank you Elliot
Thomas Ruiz
47:43
Ms. Balch (?) Apologies.
America Hernandez
47:59
Thank you Dr. Arambula for your leadership on this issue!
Peter Weber
48:01
Is there a place on the site where you can easily see how we are doing relative to the state metrics required to open schools and open businesses?
Sonja Dosti
49:25
Agree w/Ashley. Many locally don’t seem to take this seriously or are still disseminating false info/narratives (i.e. COVID #’s are inflated, hospitals aren’t fragile).
Sonja Dosti
50:04
Can we enlist the help of our news media to share the info.
Carol Davies
50:40
Tracking staff hospital capacity is good - but put in language public will connect with.
Thomas Ruiz
50:53
Hospitals have limited beds. Fresno County is over 1 million people. If all hospitals have 2,000 to 3,000 beds, and only 5-10% for Covid, then 150-300 beds is NOT a lot.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
50:54
From Eliana Oropeza: Do you have the dashboard for other local hospitals besides CRMC?
Priscilla Meza
51:16
I agree….thank you Ashley for raising this issue.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
51:16
From Sabina Gonzalez-Eraña: IS it true that testing results are delayed for weeks?
Thomas Ruiz
51:22
CDPH is not providing that on a local basis, but they are for Statewide.
Thomas Ruiz
51:36
For the ethnicity of the deceased
Elliott Balch, CVCF
52:25
From Omar Gutierrez: At FCC site, results are being delivered after two days
Brooke Frost
52:39
Hugo: Here is the info on morbidity by ethnicity: https://cofgisonline.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=1f82e8eb24c0403c90e774202c5dafea
Thomas Ruiz
52:40
I would like updates on the new sites that are providing immediate 15-25 minute results. A friend went to one yesterday. Horribly expensive, but immediate in a sense.
eliana oropeza
52:51
Are #s accounting for suspected PUIs? I know a few people who show symptoms have been told to stay home but not get tested due to the delay... so #s might be higher.
Ana Cruz
53:18
State Metrics link: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/
Thomas Ruiz
53:38
Of course. No test means no diagnosis and unaccounted for stats.
Artie Padilla, ENP
54:01
Perhaps we can use the school districts as messengers to info on testing
Brooke Frost
54:05
Thomas, I will share the answer DPH provided on this in a previous call to you.
Thomas Ruiz
54:23
Thank you!!!
Elliott Balch, CVCF
54:36
Are rapid test results being tracked and reflected in the numbers, since the State is not recognizing that test method?
Lorena Moreno, GO Public Schools
54:53
En estos centros de Testing, estan dejando fuera a nuestra comunidad que no tienen medio de transporte y que tienen que trabajar por las mananas en el campo y no pueden asistir.
Thomas Ruiz
55:14
I suspected this. Thanks for the information!
Leslie Martinez
56:19
There must be a better plan for testing on unincorporated communities
Elliott Balch, CVCF
56:31
From Lorena Moreno: in these testing centers, they are leaving out our community members who don't have means of transportation and who have to work in the fields in the morning and cannot attend
Leslie Martinez
56:48
Mendota and Huron still require communities to drive and not everyone has access. Also, more testing on weekends.
Leslie Martinez
57:25
Farmworkers are not being told about the resources available to them if they are positive
America Hernandez
57:46
Also, when people call to make appointment for testing there should be an easier way to get someone on the phone that doesn't call for so many options. Many of my clients and indigenous language speaking family members have a real hard time navigating these calls.
Kathryn Catania
58:25
hgutierrez@fcoe.org if you need to link
Margarita Rocha
58:28
in setting up rural testing sites, please consider language and transportation needs.
Thomas Ruiz
59:10
Does the county utilize a mobile test center to serve the smaller communities?
Sonja Dosti
59:38
@Artie: CentralUSD is happy to share whatever is needed to help get the word out about anything related to COVID. We’re also sharing fliers asking our community to wear masks, practice social distancing, etc.
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:00:13
@Armida - love the idea of digital billboards being used to flash hospital capacity
Artie Padilla, ENP
01:00:23
Sonja, let’s connect this week. like to strategize about Central district area
Brooke Frost
01:01:21
Thomas, the City of Fresno approved UCSF mobile testing vans to be developed and deployed through the CARES Act funding. Due to staffing concerns and timing of roll-out, they will initially be unable to go beyond the city limits. Hopefully after December.
REY LEON
01:02:07
how is DPH, Ag. Commission writing together and involved to ensure prevention, testing and reporting of migrant and local farmworker's? What other agencies are helping in this sector?
REY LEON
01:02:39
working
Angelita Echeveste
01:02:51
How will you insure quality control? Is there an anonymous number families can call to "whistle blow" the schools, teachers that are not providing online instruction or logistics... or supports to families? Or where there are discrimination4 practices?
Kathryn Catania
01:03:14
I'm back on the call, not sure what happened -Hank
Angelita Echeveste
01:03:40
When will parents have a general idea of schedule for online classes? And who will those families receive materials, including technology?
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:03:51
@Rey Leon - CA Dept of Food and Ag is reaching out to Central Valley counties to put services in place to cover costs of hotel rooms for farmworkers who need to isolate/quarantine; local philanthropy working to cover food, testing, and transportation costs. Employers expected to pay for lost wages and also testing costs.
Angelita Echeveste
01:04:00
What about the rural districts? Any updates?
Kathy Mahan
01:04:30
Is there any concern/feedback related to reports of parents creating “learning pods”?
Angelita Echeveste
01:05:12
Live instruction - can you provide the hours and days? That way parents can already plan for the school year? Any logistics that can already be given to families? How are you communicating with parents that are not tech savvy and not English speaking?
Cheryl
01:05:12
Intenet access is still an issue, how will it be addressed?
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:05:29
From Cheryl: Internet access is still an issue, how will it be addressed?
Thomas Ruiz
01:05:59
Are teachers going to develop teaching plans or are they to use a packet study program from an outside vendor? Students are not getting the full amount of teaching and when assignments are given the parents or students and their networks are left to teach, so what other support do students have when the teacher isn't there all day? Who do we contact when our children are not receiving the level of education that they need, i.e. the hours that they normally received?
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:06:02
Reminder to select “All panelists and attendees” when posting your comments.
REY LEON
01:06:18
yes, weak or absent internet on West side of Fresno County for sure!!
Angelita Echeveste
01:06:25
For Family Engagement - how has that changed? What supports will be provided to families to better support their children?
Thomas Ruiz
01:06:28
Brooke, Thanks for the information on UCSF.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:06:30
From Nikki Henry: we have over 8,000 more hotspots to distribute to students based on need AND we are exploring options to create our own network that all district students can access.
Ari Martinez
01:06:39
How are the lower grades, like Kindergarten going to handle online attention span of young students and teach motor control (ex. learning hold a pencil)?
Brooke Frost
01:06:41
For families with multiple students, do they each have their own laptop as classes could be simultaneously occurring?
Michele Copher
01:06:41
Oh so many GOOD QUESTIONS! Just a reminder that if we don't get to answer all of them by 10 am end of call, we will send out a follow up email with answers to ALL questions.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:06:49
From Sarah Harris: specialized education???? task force????
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:07:09
From Nikki Henry: we are not promoting learning pods as a district but understand that parents will make their own decisions on how to make ends meet during this time.
Thomas Ruiz
01:07:42
The Governor allotted another $5.3 Billion to education so how is this being used for FUSD for our students?
Thomas Ruiz
01:07:54
The portion we are allotted.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:07:55
From Nikki Henry: @brooke - yes, all students are eligible for a device from Fresno Unified. If they have not yet received one they can call our Family Technology Support Center at 457-3939.
Nikki Henry
01:08:03
Sorry @Elliott - now I'll respond to ALL attendees, didn't realize I was only answering to panelists. Thanks!
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:08:12
From Armida Espinoza: Thank you Ashley. Around using mobile units, perhaps put a call out to all organization that have mobile units (TzuChi Project, Proteus, EOC, etc..) to be fitted and used to expand testing in the rural communities.
Angelita Echeveste
01:08:27
For meal distributions - the hours are during the times that many parents work and are missing out on the food. Will changing distribution times change? Or will they continue to be in the middle of the work week and work hours? This is true for Rural Districts - assumption is for Fresno areas as well.
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:08:35
@michele - agreed. Great and numerous questions! I’m guessing we will need to take all these offline and get responses out in the digest.
Cheryl
01:08:39
Will additional emotional support be provided by school social workers or counseling staff to students and families?
Nikki Henry
01:08:49
@Thomas - All are teaching from our district adopted curriculum, the same that would be used in the classroom but adapted for digital.
Nikki Henry
01:09:16
@Thomas - our technology team is working on figuring out how that technology support funding gets to our district.
Ashley Ruiz
01:09:17
@nikki great! I’m curious if clovis will follow that too—devices for all!
Artie Padilla, ENP
01:09:19
Angelita, our Food Group will look at timings of distributions
Sarah Harris
01:09:24
where do we get info about meetings??? is there an email list??
Ashley Ruiz
01:09:38
(sorry Ell, caught it though! ha!)
Michele Copher
01:09:40
So glad to see folks concerned about the social emotional wellbeing of our students- we have the All 4 Youth services available at unified@home.org
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:09:41
@sarah harris - what meetings are you talking about?
Nikki Henry
01:09:41
@Angelita - we will be updating for more sites and different times for meals for students when the school year begins.
Thomas Ruiz
01:09:58
@Nikki, will it be for the regular teaching time or is it modified for online videos or the such?
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:10:02
From Hugo Morales: text the numbers
Linda Gleason gleason
01:10:03
Where is the best, detailed information about connectivity within Fresno County? How can we get the accurate, student level data we need on the issue of connectivity and devices?
Nikki Henry
01:10:14
@Cheryl - yes! And they already have - we've already served over 5,000 students and parents with social emotional supports since campuses closed in March.
REY LEON
01:10:29
who's talking?
America Hernandez
01:10:30
Would the school consider gift cards for food instead of providing meals so that families that can't go to distributions can still access food?
REY LEON
01:10:45
school district? county education?
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:10:52
@Ray Leon - Patrick Jensen from Fresno Unified
Angelita Echeveste
01:10:57
Schools are not responding to some families - how do we support them? Would CBOs have information on who to call for what rather than trying to navigate those issues as they arise with families?
REY LEON
01:11:01
thanks
Brandy Nikaido
01:11:02
Residency information won’t be collected as part of testing. people can get tested at mobile clinics within the City through UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL but Brooke is right due to resources and shirt timeframe of the grant, we aren’t able to test beyond the city.
Manuel Escandon
01:11:05
http://all4youth.fcoe.org/
Cheryl
01:11:22
Fresno State and other college campuses may have students that are interested in service learning opportunities to help provide socioemotional support and mentoring to students and families
Nikki Henry
01:11:32
@Thomas - we are still negotiating but there will be a mix of synchronous (live) instruction with teachers and asynchronous work (assigned by teacher and completed independently). We will also use all digital tools at our disposal. When we have negotiations completed we will communicate.
Sarah Harris
01:11:40
Are all the districts in the county working together? If not, why?
Brandy Nikaido
01:11:50
Testing is scheduled to start next month. we will keep this group informed.
Thomas Ruiz
01:12:04
If the teachers were teaching online and were there all day and they were recorded, then wouldn't it meet the criteria? It is exposing the level of abilities and I am sure the union is aware of this and protecting their contributors.
Nikki Henry
01:12:06
@Angelita - if you have any families that are not being responded to please have them call our COVID-19 Call Center at 457-3395. Or they can email my team at communications@fresnounified.org and we will follow up.
REY LEON
01:12:16
what's Fresno County office of education doing to help with digital equity...? ok here he is...
Judy Cortez-Garcia
01:12:32
@Nikki - Clovis USD will be lending out laptops and hotspots to students that do need them.
Nikki Henry
01:12:41
@Sarah - yes we are, but districts in our county are very different and therefore may be making different decisions based on the needs of their constituents.
Ashley Ruiz
01:13:07
@nikki, that’s great thanks
Angelita Echeveste
01:13:19
Also - what are the expectations from parents in supporting their children? Attention span supports or what not?
Nikki Henry
01:13:22
@America - unfortunately the USDA School Lunch Program does not allow gift cards in replacement of providing meals.
America Hernandez
01:13:43
Thank you @nikki
Nikki Henry
01:13:51
@Ashley - you're welcome! :) @America - you're welcome! :)
Angelita Echeveste
01:14:54
How do parents get access to the detailed reopening plan that has been created for all phases? Who can parents contact for that information?
Kathryn Catania
01:15:37
Regarding digitial connectivity for Fresno Co Schools, our IT Administrator, Raj Sra, is in constant communication with the school districts and State Superintendent Thurmond and the Governor as to where our gaps are with areas with no cell tower service and gaps in devices. We have had 5 districts receive numerous devices from the State Digital Task Force towards getting all students devices and connectivity.
Thomas Ruiz
01:15:45
The safety for reopening is Great. The big issue is sufficient LIVE teaching time and education for our students.
Nikki Henry
01:15:45
@Angelita - we know this is going to be the hardest part for parents - especially full-time working parents. We will be providing supports to parents in the form of trainings and meetings at the site and district-wide level. We are still negotiating office hours for teachers to accommodate working parents, and will share more info as we have that finalized. Our CBO partners through Parent University will absolutely be providing supports and trainings outside of working hours to accommodate working parents.
Judy Cortez-Garcia
01:16:13
@Ashley - Clovis USD will be lending out laptops and hotspots to students that do need them.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:16:23
From Hugo Morales: please type in the chat the phone number for the hot spots - hugom@pacbell.net
Kathryn Catania
01:16:32
If you have specific questions about a district in Fresno County, please email rsra@fcoe.org
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:16:34
From Jaime Maria: http://all4youth.fcoe.org/ provides social emotional support for children - countywide and Help Me Grow - 1-866-KIDS-HMG hmg@fcoe.org promotes early child health, development screening, identification, and linkages for young children. Both have bilingual teams
Nikki Henry
01:16:50
@Angelita - we have a draft reopening plan with all of these details ready to go, but have decided to wait until negotiations are finalized before releasing. The reasoning behind that is that we don't want to waste Parents and Families time with "what ifs" or our "hopeful" or "sample" information, but would rather give them "WHAT IS" when it is finalized.
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:16:58
@Nikki Henry - can you respond to @Hugo’s question about how to access info on the 8,000 hot spots that are available?
Angelita Echeveste
01:17:00
If teachers do not log in or skip the classes. Who do we contact? How do we keep them accountable for our children's education? That is above the Principal as this was a huge issue this past time.
Ashley Ruiz
01:17:25
@kitty, that’s helpful, thank you. I’ve wondered about additional districts or schools where there’s inefficient internet connectivity. I also know households that have devices but they’re all used for work, so it’s hard to balance. for CUSD, I was surprised there weren’t more devices available. this is helpfulX
Nikki Henry
01:18:00
@Ashley - we have not started distributing the additional 8,000 we have but will communicate as soon as we can on how we will prioritize those distributions based on need. In the meantime, all parents are welcome to call our Family Technology Support Center at 559-457-3939 for any device or internet needs.
Gilbert Felix
01:18:46
Does FCOE have any resources to provide hotspots to students/families in rural communities, outside the City of Fresno (Caruthers, Tranquility, Raisin City, Del Rey, etc.)
Sonja Dosti
01:18:52
@Angelita: In CentralUSD, we’ll present our detailed fall plans to parents after our board meeting next Tuesday night. We are also doing parent training to help them with technology, doing many trainings for our teachers to better equip them for online distance learning, and also some supports for our students. We will also roll out our plan on how to get the hotspots and/or Chromebooks to those students who need them.
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:18:56
@Nikki H - thank you!!
Nikki Henry
01:19:04
@Angelita - if there are any issues with teachers your first line is to contact the principal directly. You can find their phone numbers and email addresses here: https://schools.fresnounified.org/
Angelita Echeveste
01:19:07
Also - the communication apps per district per school per grade per teachers - too many apps. All these are causing much more digital divide! How can schools or school districts be responsive to this. This also adds stress and miscommunication or misinformed families.
Angelita Echeveste
01:19:33
@ Nikki - if we tried that then who is the other person we contact about that.
Brenetta Sadakov
01:20:02
CalFresh Coordinator from Central California Food Bank. Brenetta Sadakov bsadakov@ccfoodbank.org 559-237-3663 ext. 1137 Assist with CalFresh applications over the phone Spanish and English.
Thomas Ruiz
01:20:13
I have had parents call principals and be told, there is nothing I can do, so who do we call next? the District?
Sonja Dosti
01:20:15
@Angelita: In CentralUSD, we’re consolidating and decreasing the number of platforms and apps that our teachers use to teach students and communicate with their parents.
Manuel Escandon
01:20:32
http://www.fcoe.org/
Nikki Henry
01:20:42
@Angelita - if you don't get response that way, you can then reach out to their Instructional Superintendent. I will find those emails for you. You can also call our COVID-19 Call Center at 457-3395.
Jaime Maria
01:20:43
For child care options- Call you local childcare resource and referral: CSN 456-1100
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:20:46
From Brenetta Sadakov: CalFresh Coordinator from Central California Food Bank. Brenetta Sadakov bsadakov@ccfoodbank.org 559-237-3663 ext. 1137 Assist with CalFresh applications over the phone Spanish and English.
Thomas Ruiz
01:20:54
This only addressed safety. Very important, but we need address of adequate education and how that will unfold.
Angelita Echeveste
01:20:56
Also how will they work differently and better support lower income schools so that the gab doesn't continue to widen?
Kathy Mahan
01:20:58
A PSA linking wearing masks/isolating (personal actions) to our ability to help schools might be effective.
Kathryn Catania
01:21:38
A good pathway for parents are community members to provide input on a district's distance learning, is the new plan districts are developing and need to have Board approval by Sept. 30. One of the aspects of the plan is to have stakeholder input.
Michele Copher
01:22:17
@Mike, thanks so much for your leadership in connecting our educators and parents. The partnership is essential, especially now.
Kathryn Catania
01:22:30
The plan is called the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. You can contact the districts and ask to be put on the list for stakeholder feedback on the plan.
Nikki Henry
01:22:42
@Angelita @Thomas - During summer, teachers are not on contract unless they are specifically teaching summer school. If you are having connectivity issues with summer school teachers, please let us know at our COVID-19 Call Center 457-3395 or at communications@fresnounified.org.
Ashley Ruiz
01:23:04
@Kitty, great! thanks!
Thomas Ruiz
01:23:08
@Nikki. Thank you!
Nikki Henry
01:23:39
When school starts again and teachers are back on contract, they are contracted to provide live daily instruction - more details to come. We ask that you first contact the school site with any issues with teachers, then their instructional superintendent, then COVID-19 Call Center, then communications@fresnounified.org if you are not getting proper response.
Nikki Henry
01:23:52
School site phone lines will open again in early/mid August.
Mike Espinoza, GO Public Schools
01:23:56
If you have questions for Lorena, please feel free to contact Lorena directly: lmoreno@gopublicschools.org
Kathryn Catania
01:23:57
On the new Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, there has to be a Public Hearing. I would suggest to ask the district for information on when the Public Hearing for the LCAP will be held and you should receive a draft of the plan before hand.
Michele Copher
01:24:21
@Kitty- thank you for reminding us that parents have both informal and formal opportunities to connect with schools. Great example of a formal opportunity to provide input: The plan is called the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. You can contact the districts and ask to be put on the list for stakeholder feedback on the plan.
Nikki Henry
01:24:34
@Thomas - you're welcome! :)
America Hernandez
01:25:29
Gracias @lorena por compartir tu experiencia con tanta Valentia. Tu voz es muy importante en estos espacios.
Thomas Ruiz
01:25:58
it would be great if FUSD had a website and phone number where parents can send emails and leave messages to provide insight on teachers and/or issues their children are experiencing regarding level of teaching or time they are receiving.
Kathryn Catania
01:26:10
In the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, it also has to specifically detail how the following groups of students will receive additional support: English learners, Foster Youth, students of poverty (Title 1) and Homeless.
Nikki Henry
01:26:29
That's a great idea @Thomas. At this time you can do so by emailing your principal or calling the COVID-19 Call Center.
Nikki Henry
01:26:56
I have to run to another meeting but please don't hesitate to reach out to our call center, email us at communications@fresnounified.org, or you can contact me personally at Nikki.henry@fresnounified.org
Nikki Henry
01:26:58
Thank you!
Thomas Ruiz
01:27:40
To all participants and presenters, you are all doing GREAT work! This is unprecedented, thus I, and those who have voiced their concerns to me and for whom I am advocating, we are grateful and simply want to improve the process any way we can via recommendations and/or questions for direction.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:28:38
From Armida Espinoza: Did FC Public Health say that rapid testing has 25% false negative? Did it still need to be followed up with a nasal swab?
Candelaria Caro
01:28:58
Muchas Gracias Lorena por tu testimonio. Hay muchas familias en las misma situación en el Condado Rural de Fresno.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:29:03
(On the first question at least, yes, that's what I've heard.)
Thomas Ruiz
01:29:19
the County/City has spoken of grants to families with low income to receive rent grants of $1,500 to $3,000. Please provide more information on this for all. Thank you!
Michele Copher
01:29:24
@Thomas- stay tuned for ways to be shared by Artie Padilla for community partners to "on ramp" to coordinated supports for students, families and schools.
Eduardo Gonzalez
01:30:34
We need to make sure that all School District board meetings and other public meetings via ZOOM calls have real time interpreter services in any language necessary (as required by law) in order for parents to get the information they need to make decisions and be informed on their children's education. This is a big issue in all districts in the Valley. What have district done aside from a Parent Survey to include them in the decisions that the school districts are making in moving forward in virtual learning strategies.
Thomas Ruiz
01:31:28
Why can't we utilize TV or radio programming for reaching children at a local level? Teaching a large group of kids, in a particular grade(s) via discussions and have them recorded for access as well. Just some suggestions.
Margarita Rocha
01:32:50
Lorena's testimony hits at the core of the issues faced by many immigrant parents - that their children will not have an equitable learning opportunity for many reasons. it will be good to have a written translation of her testimony and provided as part of the info sent out.
Thomas Ruiz
01:33:06
@Michelle. Thank You!
America Hernandez
01:33:15
agreed @margarita
REY LEON
01:33:28
La Señora Lorena is on POINT!!!!
Kathy Mahan
01:33:33
Thank you, Lorena.
Sue Kincaid
01:33:33
Lorena, thank you so much for sharing!
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:33:37
Thank you, Ms. Moreno, for your comments!
Michele Copher
01:33:45
Thank you Parent Lorena Moreno for representing beautifully the voice of parent concerns. We hear you!
Eduardo Gonzalez
01:33:50
Gracias Lorena por sus palabras y testimonio
Kathryn Catania
01:33:52
@Thomas Ruiz - Valley PBS has been running teaching programing by FUSD
Rosemarie Amaral, MPH, FCDPH
01:33:58
Thank you for sharing Ms. Moreno!
Justine Nelson
01:34:05
Thank you for sharing on behalf of your children and our community @ Loreno!
Lorena Moreno, GO Public Schools
01:34:09
Thankyou !!!!
Seleny Diaz
01:34:11
Gracias Lorena por su testimonio y por darle voz a l@s que no pueden estar aqui
Margarita Rocha
01:34:13
gracias Lorena
Wendy Hernandez
01:34:16
Gracias Sra. Moreno por su valor para hablar por muchas otras.
Sarai Ramos - CBDIO
01:34:17
Muy gran puntos, Lorena. Muchas gracias por compartir. También nuestras familias han tenido las mismas experiencias y también han recibido comida vencida. Todos debemos ser tratados con dignidad.
Lorena Moreno, GO Public Schools
01:34:28
Gracias!!!
Thomas Ruiz
01:34:45
It is evident from statistics of this case that the economically challenged areas and Hispanic community are not receiving adequate resources due to their economic situation.
Ashley Swearengin, CVCF
01:34:59
Yes @Kieshaun! You are already a Fresno legend!! Way to go!
Thomas Ruiz
01:35:25
Thank you Lorena. Excellent deliver.
Thomas Ruiz
01:35:29
Delivery.
America Hernandez
01:35:39
We have heard of you @Kieshaun, keep up the great work!!
Lorena Moreno, GO Public Schools
01:36:04
Gracias a todos!!
Eduardo Gonzalez
01:36:16
Fresno State Parent University is offering FREE 4 week digital literacy virtual class for Parent in Spanish, English, Hmong to help parents understand virtual learning, how to use the tools necessary to help their children succeed. For more information please email me. edgonzalez@csufresno.edu
Kathryn Catania
01:36:21
@Eduardo - Good reminder for all districts!! On the district Board Meeting Agenda's is the information on how to connect with those meetings. Be sure to get the Agenda the week before so you can make the necessary requests for the Board meeting attendance. Of course, Fresno USD is broadcast live. I'm too sure about the others.
Michele Copher
01:36:37
Kieshaun is Awesome and we are very lucky to have him investing his leadership in our community!
Carol Davies
01:36:39
Thank you, @kieshaun, for leading a conversation through an “opportunity lens”!
Lorena Moreno, GO Public Schools
01:36:45
Thanks to everyone!
Thomas Ruiz
01:37:58
Great work Kieshaun! Keep up the Great Work Young Man!
Sarai Ramos - CBDIO
01:38:01
Yess thank you Kieshaun !! Thank you for your leadership
Margarita Rocha
01:38:03
great job Artie to both of the presenters.
Sue Kincaid
01:38:03
Thank you, @Kieshaun!
Angelita Echeveste
01:38:09
Yes. I am very interested. Thank you.
Thomas Ruiz
01:38:24
Thank you all for MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!
Thomas Ruiz
01:38:40
I am interested too!
Priscilla Meza
01:38:52
Thank you Ashley and to the CVCF team for this platform. Thank you for everyone for all the amazing work!!
Rosemarie Amaral, MPH, FCDPH
01:38:55
Thank you Kieshaun!
Sarai Ramos - CBDIO
01:38:55
Thank you everyone!!!
Margarita Rocha
01:39:02
thank you everyone. be safe
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:39:10
Goodbye all, and thank you! Closing the poll and the call in another minute...
Candelaria Caro
01:39:11
Gracias.
Elliott Balch, CVCF
01:40:34
Alright, shutting down in 15 seconds...