Hello Cypress Families,

I was to here to open the doors of Cypress School in August 2007 and I have been here every day since then.  It has been an absolute pleasure to watch our students learn and grow with the help of so many wonderful teachers and staff members.  As some of you may already know, I am retiring as Cypress School Director on June 30, but I will continue as a part-time consultant.  Nate Yates will assume my previous responsibilities and Joe Thompson will become the Assistant Director.

We are continuing to employ all of our Teachers, Aides, and Therapists and will continue to do so.  We are starting to consider a ‘soft re-entry’ back to school hopefully for ESY and are awaiting direction from the State and local school districts.

We are unclear if we can do a soft re-entry for the summer behavior intensive June 8-19th.  We may have to continue our distance-learning opportunities for that period.  We will keep everyone updated as we learn more from the Governor.

Cypress School and Behavioral Services staff and therapists are continuing to provide and modify our team solutions for our distance learning. Laura and Nate will lead an all family ZOOM meeting this Monday, April 27, at 2:30pm.

Each Teacher is providing distance-learning options to meet you and your child’s needs as best they can. If you are having any difficulty accessing this material or have an alternative idea/need, please feel free to contact your teacher, therapists, and/or me at 415-720-9328 or Assistant Director Nate Yates at 415-867-2881.

All of our therapists are available to send emails, text and/or Facetime/Zoom. Again, if you are having any difficulty accessing your therapist(s), please connect with your classroom teacher immediately.

We will be continuing with our super-duper ZOOM Music class with Domenic Bianco, please join in 🙂 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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Meeting ID: 422 801 069 Password: 051794 One tap mobile, 422801069# US Toll

Our Educational Consultant, Colleen Arnold continues to give elementary age reading lessons through Zoom (web based distance learning!)  Monday through Thursday at 10 AM.   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4204966685

https://www.arnoldadvocacy.com/school-closure-resources. Her website also has other great resources.

Our Special Education Teachers, Ashley and Isabel are teaching an Adapted PE Class Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11:30 AM


Password: 1234

Our Behavior Consultant Sarah Doherty is readily available by phone through an email appointment Wednesdays and Fridays 9-3 pm. sdoherty@compassllc.org

Afterschool ABA program supports are available by Facetime and email including me/Laura (lbriggin@ucpnb.org), Sarah, Joe (jthompson@ucpnb.org), Jeff (jeaton@ucpnb.org) and Nate (nyates@ucpnb.org)

If you would like to set up a time to FaceTime or Zoom with me, please don’t hesitate to ask! lbriggin@ucpnb.org, or Nate Yates, Assistant Director nyates@ucpnb.org

We are sending a virtual hug to each of you! We miss all our students, families, staff and therapists, and Admin team’s beautiful smiling faces.

🙂 Laura, Nate and Joe

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There’s no doubt we are all missing the awesome experiences usually found at our many UCP of the North Bay Recreation Camps this summer. We wanted to share this great video of one of our regular bike campers and the message that came with it from her mom….

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share some good news: Elena learned to ride her bike this weekend. Thank you so much for all your hard work at every single bike camp. We honestly never knew if this would be something that she would ever be able to do independently. We are so proud of her and so grateful to all of you!
We’re looking forward to the next bike camp when we can all be together again!
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Wow this is awesome!!! So proud of Ms. Elena!! 🤩🤩🤩 she was always working so hard at camp and it’s so amazing too see all that hard work pay off!! Rock on girly!! 👏🏼💪🏼💛

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UCP of the North Bay is dedicated to providing a Life Without Limits to folks of all ages within our communities through our work, education and recreation programs! Learn more at http://ucpnb.org/
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