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- Testing on backflow preventers
- Resident reminders: Work orders
- Back to school tips!
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Last month, our team celebrated resident appreciation during our annual Movie Night. I would like to once again say that I appreciate each and every one of you. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to take care of the families living on Edwards AFB. Although we held our annual resident appreciation event to show our gratitude for our residents, our goal is to ensure you feel appreciated each day with the service you receive from our team.
It seems as though summer has just started, when in fact it is almost over and school is beginning in just a few short weeks. As our children prepare to head back to the classroom, we would like to ask all residents to be on the lookout for children on their way to and from school. I encourage everyone to read the back to school safety tips in this edition of the newsletter.
Also, has your contact information changed? We ask that you update your contact information with the community office regularly. It is important to update any change in your duty assignment, change in rank or change in family members. This information is critical should our office need to contact you and your family in the event of an emergency.
As always, thank you and your family for your dedicated service to preserving our way of life.
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Please take a moment to update your contact information by clicking here or stop by your community office. Many times the emails that we send to your af.mil address regarding maintenance schedules, upcoming resident events, and resident newsletters end up in spam. Your personal email address helps to ensure you are receiving important neighborhood notifications and announcements. By keeping your contact information up-to-date, you enable us to communicate more effectively with you.
Your Corvias maintenance team will begin testing all Backflow Preventers on August 15th. They do not need access to your home or garage but you will see them in your front and side yards from August 15th until approximately the end of August. For additional information, please contact your Community Office.
Corvias Military Living provides 24-hour maintenance services for all resident needs. If something in a home needs immediate attention the maintenance staff is available after normal business hours for emergencies. Call 661-385-6051 day or night, for any maintenance issues. Also, work orders may be submitted on the website.
Work order classification
Emergency – Response time in one hour or less with repairs completed in 24 hours. Response times may differ based on the particular issue or weather conditions. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire. An example of a weather related emergency would be the loss of heat during the winter months.
Urgent – Response time in 24-hours or less with repairs completed within five days. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that may become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door, a broken garbage disposal or a cracked window.
Routine – Response time in three business days with repairs completed within 15 days. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or towel bar.
Please contact the Community Office if there are questions concerning any maintenance issues.
Where did the summer go? The first day of school is just around the corner. The beginning of the school year can be overwhelming. With a little preparation, you and your family will be ready to begin the new academic year. No one can be fully prepared for the year ahead, but these tips might make it a little easier:
Obtain school information
Most schools websites provide information about policies, teacher links, homework and grading, lunch menus and the year’s calendar. If not, use the old-fashioned method and call. School personnel report to work weeks before classes start, so be proactive.
Check-Ups and Immunizations
Review your child’s immunization record to ensure it is up-to-date. It’s also a great time to have your child’s physical, eye and dental exams completed before school starts. Remember, students will need a sports physical or signed release form to participate in sport activities. Visit Tricare for more information.
The cost of clothes, shoes and supplies doesn’t have to bust your budget. Most school websites have supply lists posted. Before going shopping, take a complete assessment of what you have and what you really need. During the month of August, some states offer a “sales tax holiday,” which means that certain products will not be taxed during a set period of time. Get the most “bang” for your buck; check to see if your state participates in sales tax holidays.
Get back into a routine
Two to three weeks before classes start, have your child go to bed earlier and get up earlier. Increase the time increments every few days and your child will be less resistant to the early morning wake-up calls for school. In addition, have your child lay out clothing the night before. It teaches organization and saves time.
Establishing a homework routine and providing a quiet, well-lit place to complete assignments are important for children. Tutor.com can help too, with tutoring sessions available to children in grades 1-12.
Safety and Bullying
Create a plan in case of an emergency. Practice a safety word or code with younger children. Talk to your child about bullying and how to stay safe at school.
Have a great school year!
A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers - make sure they're recycled!
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You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.