Dear Cypress Community,

Happy Independence Day!  I hope everyone has a safe and fun celebration this weekend.  We had our first in-person teacher meeting on Wednesday to continue planning for a return to in-person instruction.  We have formed teams in the areas of campus readiness, distance learning and community-based instruction to continue to work towards a safe re-open.  Your teachers will be in touch to confirm plans for the fall, to determine the make-up of our cohort pods, and to accommodate those students who will continue with a distance program.  If you are planning for your child to attend Cypress remotely through distance learning this fall, please let your teacher know as soon as possible. 

We had some very productive therapy meetings recently to keep evolving our distance program and to talk about how to provide therapy without having physical contact once we re-open.  The OTeam is planning to continue weekly video resources and adding Zoom sessions to have live instruction on topics including sensory, adaptive skills, fine and gross motor.  The Speech Team will add an AAC Zoom session, so keep an eye out for that to be added to our distance learning calendar.  I want to give a shout out to Lesley for her amazing ASL class that started as a Summer Adaptive Behavior Program offering and is now offered weekly.  Stay tuned for additional updates!

I appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we get alternating reassuring and discouraging news about when and how we can safely open.  We look forward to seeing our students soon.  Governor Newsom has signed Senate Bill 98, the education trailer bill that states in-person instruction should be offered to the greatest extent possible.  We know that our students can learn best in person and look forward to providing as safe an environment as we can, following the latest updates in guidance from health officials.  Until we can get back to in-person instruction, I want to acknowledge the positive response and participation we continue to receive from families who have become the direct support staff for their children, so they can attend school remotely.  We appreciate your continued support of our school and your dedication to your child’s education and growth.  Your contributions have reinforced that we must work together as a team to meet the needs of our students. 

Lastly, a shout out to Saskia who is running her first BOOST summer intensive remotely with a packed schedule and managed to climb Mount Everest this weekend as a fundraiser.  She climbed up-and-down a large 300 foot hill in Redwood Regional Park, a combined 100 times, to effectively climb and descend Mt. Everest to raise a grand total of $5,686.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Please join us for a parent meeting Monday July 9th at 2:30.  Join the Zoom Meeting at:

https://ucpnb.zoom.us/j/86180003205?pwd=UFNKcDQySDQ1ak9CTGNMUHozZndPdz09

Meeting ID: 861 8000 3205                           Password: 045209

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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