Greetings Cypress Community,

Our teams are hard at work developing our plans for the fall to provide a rigorous distance learning program with access to devices and connectivity, daily live interaction with teachers and other students, challenging assignments equivalent to in person classes and adaptations for English Language Learning and Special Education.  This is what the governor has outlined as our mandate, and the final piece regarding adaptations will require a great deal of creativity and collaboration with students and families. 

We are reorganizing our distance learning calendar to offer live instruction through Zoom for elementary, middle, high school, and transition age grouping in the morning hours followed by enrichment opportunities in the afternoon.  For families who have students that have difficulty accessing Zoom, I encourage brainstorming with your teacher how to build tolerance to this format for short successful sessions to start.  The majority of your child’s program will involve recorded lessons, resources accessible online or delivered to you by staff or through the mail, assigned by your teacher in consultation with you to accommodate your schedule and bandwidth.  Providing a flexible and adaptable program to meet our students’ needs is what we have always done and we are committed to continue to do so.

I am pleased to announce that the topic for Monday’s meeting to provide parent support from our behavior team will be How to Have Fun Learning and Learning How to Have Fun.  The training will address re-establishing positive behavior patterns and exploring interests and enthusiasms to develop appropriate joint-attention, parallel and cooperative play, reciprocity, and self-expression.  We will send a reminder as well, but hope to see you here, Monday at 2:30.  Not to be missed! 

We have one final week of Extended School Year, and then our second session of the virtual Adaptive Behavior Program for the first two weeks of August.  Shout out to Becca and her team for organizing two fun-filled weeks of opportunities and all the staff leading and supporting those activities.  Also, a shout out to Areli, Lesley and our transportation team and drivers for the drop offs of materials headed your way next week.  I want to send my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to our whole community of staff, students and families for supporting one another through this challenging ongoing ordeal.  The struggle is real, and can feel completely overwhelming at times.  Being a part of this community and staying connected to share the silver linings, the successes and the struggles is more important than ever and I value each of you who continues to keep that connection and sense of belonging alive during a dark time.  At Cypress where others see obstacles, we see possibilities.  Thank you for making Cypress all that it is, not only a place but a mindset of growth, resilience, patience and self-determination.

Sincerely,

Nate Yates

Director of Educational and Behavioral Services

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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Let’s celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚
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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Lets celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚

World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: worldcpday.org/
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World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: https://worldcpday.org/
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