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Panther Newsletter

September 16, 2019

 

Principal’s Message

from Terry Redfern

 

Classes are in full swing and student and teachers are engaged in meaningful activities.  For example, students in 7th grade history are learning about the Roman Legions through interactive activities.  We had a great turnout for our first school dance this last Friday.   It was great to see the support that our students have from the Panther Club. We had another staff student Friday Sports Challenge and the students came out on top 6 -5.    

 

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Schedule for the Week of  Sept. 16 - 20. 

Monday   

Sept. 16

A

Early Release A day.  School is out at 1:40

Tuesday

Sept. 17

O

PERIODS 1,3,5

Wednesday

Sept. 18

E

PERIODS 2,4,6

Thursday

Sept. 19

O

PERIODS 1,3,5 

Friday

Sept. 20

E

PERIODS 2,4,6 

 

 PICTURE DAY IS COMING

 

SLV Middle School 
Picture Day Date: Monday, September 30 


Special Note to Volunteers for the 19-20 School Year

 

If you plan to volunteer after October 1, 2019, you must have completed the appropriate Tier I or II requirements and turned in all documentation (Volunteer Agreement Form, TB if needed) to the Site or HR Department at the District Office by September 27, 2019. Paperwork turned in after this date will delay the start of when you may volunteer again for SLVUSD.  Please note that most fingerprints take less than a week to clear, but sometimes take over 30 days. 

 

In order to make this process as easy as possible for our volunteers, a School Nurse will be available on designated Volunteer Sign-up Days (see below) in September to conduct free TB Risk Assessment Screenings.  Representatives from the HR Department will also be available on these days to process Live Scan fingerprint forms for you to take to the County Office of Education.  Please bring your state issued photo ID.

 

Volunteer Sign-up Days Remaining

 

 

Tri-Campus:  Tuesday, September 17 from 2:30-4:00 in the cafeteria.

 

District Office (325 Marion Ave, Ben Lomond):  Wednesday, September 25 from 10:00-12:00 in the HR Department.

 

You may go to any site on the designated day and time for that site.

 

 

To expedite the process, the Volunteer Agreement form and Handbook may be downloaded from the District website (www.slvusd.org) under the Parent/Student tab. 

 

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Community Opportunity Link is provided as a courtesy for parents and students by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District to receive information of current local events and other student opportunities. These opportunities range from scouting, sports, arts/drama, local community events, as well as other parent resources.

In an effort to reduce paper, flyers will not be sent home to students; all approved flyers will be posted to this District-created website.

 

SLVMS Panther Club

The Panther Club is the SLVMS Parent Club dedicated to supporting the students, staff and teachers at SLVMS. All parents and guardians of our middle school students are welcome as members of our nonprofit parent/teacher organization. Throughout the year we provide support to these various groups by providing much needed assistance. If you would like to get involved please join us at our monthly meetings. 

Signup for our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLVMSPantherClub/

 

Upcoming Panther Club Meeting dates 2019-20:

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019 - 6pm SLVMS library
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 - 6pm SLVMS library

Ways To Help Support Panther Club & SLVMS

 

If you have any questions please contact the Panther club at pantherclubslvms@gmail.com

  • Volunteer - Come to a meeting or email us -- pantherclubslvms@gmail.com
  • Make a donation ($50/family/year is requested) -- Donate
  • Buy 10 Drive For Schools Tickets ($50) for a chance to win a Outback, Prius, $25k and other prizes
  • Shop Amazon using Amazon Smile -- Click hereto help Panther Club & SLVMS!
  • Classroom Donations -- Handwipes, hand sanitizer and Kleenex are always welcome. Please drop your donations off in the office.
  • Boxtops -- Now you can receive bonus box tops credits to our school directly when you shop at Safeway! Visit www.2ways2earn.comfor more details and be sure to sign up for more special offers at www.boxtops4education.com. Our school ID# 310911. Contact jecasey@slvusd.org for more info. Keep on clippin’!

Drive for Schools Fundraiser - October. Annual car give away fundraiser - Drive For Schools! Every year, the Grand Prize is a brand new car (including tax and license)! If the winner is not in the market for a new car, they will be awarded $25,000 cash instead! There will be MANY other smaller prizes awarded as well. Tickets are 6 for $25, and all money goes directly to Panther Club to support the school.

Panther Pantry - Ongoing. The Pantry sells snacks at after school sports events. While only a few years running, it has already been very successful! The money raised helps to fund PE class supplies and after school sports (pays for officials & prevents us from becoming a “Pay to Play” sports program). The Pantry can always use cash donations for supplies, a person to assist the coordinator in the stores operation (opening & closing for home games) and volunteers to run the pantry during games. The Panther Pantry raises THOUSANDS of dollars to keep after school sports free for SLVMS students. This can’t be done without the help of parent volunteers.

 

Music Program Fundraiser

 

Hey! Do you happen to need a new mattress? San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs is hosting their 4th annual mattress sale fundraiser on September 21st in the gym. I know it sounds crazy, but what Custom Fundraising Solutions does is bring in 25 different mattresses from name brands like Simmons Beautyrest into the school for a day, transforming the gym into a mattress showroom. It's just like a store, but in a school. Custom Fundraising Solutions then goes directly to the manufacturer in ordering the brand new bed. They take out the middle man saving customers up to 50% on a mattress while giving a huge amount of money back to the Music Program.  If you need a new mattress or know anyone who does, have them come to the event and get a new mattress here! 

Check in on Facebook + Invite all of your facebook friends : bit.ly/beds4slv2019 

 

What is a mattress fundraiser? : bit.ly/mattressfundraiservideo

 

Thanks for supporting the San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs!

 

 SLVMS STUDENT PICKUP

Leadership students are working on a project to remind parents that when they are waiting to pick up their students, idling adds greenhouse gases to the atmosphere unnecessarily.  Look for their signage. 

 

 

SLVUSD PARKING POLICY

 

FROM: Dan Arndt

Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation

 

 

Welcome new and returning parents alike.  For the first week of school, many of you dropping off and picking up your children have probably noticed a stronger presence of staff to help ensure the parking lots continue to flow as smoothly as possible.

 

It has proven to be effective to monitor the parking lots and ensure only clearly marked parking spaces are used and only designated pick up and drop off lanes are used.  As many of you are painfully aware, the result of vehicles parking in Red Zones or dropping off students in the Bus lanes or in the parking lot causes a gridlock.

 

All of the school sites greatly appreciate your participation when following the rules.   We do however have a few folks that insist upon ignoring the rules.  We have been speaking to many and leaving notes of clarification for others during the first week of school.  Unfortunately, we have also had to issue a few tickets for some drivers that refused to move their vehicle when contacted by District staff.

 

These tickets are legitimate, meaning they are supported by law under California State Vehicle Codes.  The most common ticket falls under Vehicle Code 21113.  These tickets are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles and will affect your vehicle registration renewal if the penalty is not paid.  Tickets can range up to $275.00 so please help us avoid having to write them.

 

We hope that everyone can do their part and park only in clearly marked parking spaces, drop off or pick up in designated areas, avoid the bus lane and do not park in the red fire lanes.  We will continue to provide better options including more signs, striping and help to minimize the lines of traffic.

 

 

SCHOOLOGY

This year we will be using Schoology to post the grades from individual assignments.  Powerschool will still have the cumulative quarter and semester grades posted, but the gradebook with be in Schoology.  The teachers will be guiding the students through logging on and will generate parent access codes for you to connect to your child's account.  Please contact your teacher directly if you have not received the codes.  
Here is a link to instructions for parents to create schoology accounts with their kids' code. 

https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000823-Sign-Up-as-a-Parent



Safe Routes to School

Click HERE for more information on some alternate ways to walk/ride to and from the Felton Tri-Campus.

 

 

Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV Middle School students and parents:

 

SAN LORENZO VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

7179 Hacienda Way, Felton, CA.

Phone Numbers:

24 Hour Attendance Line:(831) 335-3812

Office (831) 335-4452  

Fax: (831) 335-7001

 

SLV Middle School Website

 

SLV Middle School Safety Plan

 

SLV Middle School Bell Schedule

 

SLVUSD 2019-20 School Year Calendar    

 

Best Regards,

 

Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS

SLVMS

Panther Newsletter

September 9, 2019

 

Principal’s Message

from Terry Redfern

 

We had a great turnout for our Back To School night last Thursday.  I enjoyed meeting all of you.  It was great to see the support that our students have.  All parents who attended received a code to log in at the Schoology website.  In the coming weeks your students' grades will be available on your Schoology accounts.

 

Schedule for the Third Week of School: Sept. 2 - 6

Monday   

Sept. 9

 

Early Release A day.  School is out at 1:40

Tuesday

Sept. 10

O

PERIODS 1,3,5

Wednesday

Sept. 11

E

PERIODS 2,4,6

Thursday

Sept. 12

O

PERIODS 1,3,5 

Friday

Sept. 13

E

PERIODS 2,4,6  -  First Dance of the year. 

 

 PICTURE DAY IS COMING

 

SLV Middle School 
Picture Day Date: Monday, September 30 
Picture Day ID: BY419031Q0


Special Note to Volunteers for the 19-20 School Year

 

If you plan to volunteer after October 1, 2019, you must have completed the appropriate Tier I or II requirements and turned in all documentation (Volunteer Agreement Form, TB if needed) to the Site or HR Department at the District Office by September 27, 2019. Paperwork turned in after this date will delay the start of when you may volunteer again for SLVUSD.  Please note that most fingerprints take less than a week to clear, but sometimes take over 30 days. 

 

In order to make this process as easy as possible for our volunteers, a School Nurse will be available on designated Volunteer Sign-up Days (see below) in September to conduct free TB Risk Assessment Screenings.  Representatives from the HR Department will also be available on these days to process Live Scan fingerprint forms for you to take to the County Office of Education.  Please bring your state issued photo ID.

 

Volunteer Sign-up Days

 

BCE:  Back to School Night- Tuesday, September 10 from 3:00 to 6:30 in the staff room.

 

SLVE:  Back to School Night-Thursday, September 12 from 3:00-6:30 in the library.

 

Tri-Campus:  Tuesday, September 17 from 2:30-4:00 in the cafeteria.

 

District Office (325 Marion Ave, Ben Lomond):  Wednesday, September 25 from 10:00-12:00 in the HR Department.

 

You may go to any site on the designated day and time for that site.

 

 

To expedite the process, the Volunteer Agreement form and Handbook may be downloaded from the District website (www.slvusd.org) under the Parent/Student tab. 

 

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Community Opportunity Link is provided as a courtesy for parents and students by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District to receive information of current local events and other student opportunities. These opportunities range from scouting, sports, arts/drama, local community events, as well as other parent resources.

In an effort to reduce paper, flyers will not be sent home to students; all approved flyers will be posted to this District-created website.

 

SLVMS Panther Club

The Panther Club is the SLVMS Parent Club dedicated to supporting the students, staff and teachers at SLVMS. All parents and guardians of our middle school students are welcome as members of our nonprofit parent/teacher organization. Throughout the year we provide support to these various groups by providing much needed assistance. If you would like to get involved please join us at our monthly meetings. 

Signup for our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLVMSPantherClub/

 

Upcoming Panther Club Meeting dates 2019-20:

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019 - 6pm SLVMS library
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 - 6pm SLVMS library

Ways To Help Support Panther Club & SLVMS

Back to School September Dance - Chaperones and Panther Club snack bar help – Dances are organized through the school and parents are needed as chaperones. This is to help ensure that dances are a safe and fun environment for all. Parents mainly monitor the doors (to make sure no one is trying to sneak in) or help run the Panther Club snack bar. Discipline is handled by the staff chaperones. Sign up for one or more dances though Volunteer Spot!

 

If you have any questions please contact the Panther club at pantherclubslvms@gmail.com

  • Volunteer - Come to a meeting or email us -- pantherclubslvms@gmail.com
  • Make a donation ($50/family/year is requested) -- Donate
  • Buy 10 Drive For Schools Tickets ($50) for a chance to win a Outback, Prius, $25k and other prizes
  • Shop Amazon using Amazon Smile -- Click hereto help Panther Club & SLVMS!
  • Classroom Donations -- Handwipes, hand sanitizer and Kleenex are always welcome. Please drop your donations off in the office.
  • Boxtops -- Now you can receive bonus box tops credits to our school directly when you shop at Safeway! Visit www.2ways2earn.comfor more details and be sure to sign up for more special offers at www.boxtops4education.com. Our school ID# 310911. Contact jecasey@slvusd.org for more info. Keep on clippin’!

Drive for Schools Fundraiser - October. Annual car give away fundraiser - Drive For Schools! Every year, the Grand Prize is a brand new car (including tax and license)! If the winner is not in the market for a new car, they will be awarded $25,000 cash instead! There will be MANY other smaller prizes awarded as well. Tickets are 6 for $25, and all money goes directly to Panther Club to support the school.

Panther Pantry - Ongoing. The Pantry sells snacks at after school sports events. While only a few years running, it has already been very successful! The money raised helps to fund PE class supplies and after school sports (pays for officials & prevents us from becoming a “Pay to Play” sports program). The Pantry can always use cash donations for supplies, a person to assist the coordinator in the stores operation (opening & closing for home games) and volunteers to run the pantry during games. The Panther Pantry raises THOUSANDS of dollars to keep after school sports free for SLVMS students. This can’t be done without the help of parent volunteers.

 

Music Program Fundraiser

 

Hey! Do you happen to need a new mattress? San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs is hosting their 4th annual mattress sale fundraiser on September 21st in the gym. I know it sounds crazy, but what Custom Fundraising Solutions does is bring in 25 different mattresses from name brands like Simmons Beautyrest into the school for a day, transforming the gym into a mattress showroom. It's just like a store, but in a school. Custom Fundraising Solutions then goes directly to the manufacturer in ordering the brand new bed. They take out the middle man saving customers up to 50% on a mattress while giving a huge amount of money back to the Music Program.  If you need a new mattress or know anyone who does, have them come to the event and get a new mattress here! 

Check in on Facebook + Invite all of your facebook friends : bit.ly/beds4slv2019 

 

What is a mattress fundraiser? : bit.ly/mattressfundraiservideo

 

Thanks for supporting the San Lorenzo Valley Music Programs!

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunity for SLVMS students

 

We need about a dozen of SLVMS students to help run the Boardwalk Fall Campout event on the evening of Friday through the morning of September 20. Registering is free and spots are limited. Please see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j85gwvZ-Ss for more info and contact Matt O'Brien mobrien@slvusd.org to sign up. 

 

 

 

SLVUSD PARKING POLICY

 

FROM: Dan Arndt

Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation

 

 

Welcome new and returning parents alike.  For the first week of school, many of you dropping off and picking up your children have probably noticed a stronger presence of staff to help ensure the parking lots continue to flow as smoothly as possible.

 

It has proven to be effective to monitor the parking lots and ensure only clearly marked parking spaces are used and only designated pick up and drop off lanes are used.  As many of you are painfully aware, the result of vehicles parking in Red Zones or dropping off students in the Bus lanes or in the parking lot causes a gridlock.

 

All of the school sites greatly appreciate your participation when following the rules.   We do however have a few folks that insist upon ignoring the rules.  We have been speaking to many and leaving notes of clarification for others during the first week of school.  Unfortunately, we have also had to issue a few tickets for some drivers that refused to move their vehicle when contacted by District staff.

 

These tickets are legitimate, meaning they are supported by law under California State Vehicle Codes.  The most common ticket falls under Vehicle Code 21113.  These tickets are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles and will affect your vehicle registration renewal if the penalty is not paid.  Tickets can range up to $275.00 so please help us avoid having to write them.

 

We hope that everyone can do their part and park only in clearly marked parking spaces, drop off or pick up in designated areas, avoid the bus lane and do not park in the red fire lanes.  We will continue to provide better options including more signs, striping and help to minimize the lines of traffic.

 

 

SCHOOLOGY

This year we will be using Schoology to post the grades from individual assignments.  Powerschool will still have the cumulative quarter and semester grades posted, but the gradebook with be in Schoology.  The teachers will be guiding the students through logging on and will generate parent access codes for you to connect to your child's account.  Please contact your teacher directly if you have not received the codes.  
Here is a link to instructions for parents to create schoology accounts with their kids' code. 

https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000823-Sign-Up-as-a-Parent



Safe Routes to School

Click HERE for more information on some alternate ways to walk/ride to and from the Felton Tri-Campus.

 

 

Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV Middle School students and parents:

 

SAN LORENZO VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

7179 Hacienda Way, Felton, CA.

Phone Numbers:

24 Hour Attendance Line:(831) 335-3812

Office (831) 335-4452  

Fax: (831) 335-7001

 

SLV Middle School Website

 

SLV Middle School Safety Plan

 

SLV Middle School Bell Schedule

 

SLVUSD 2019-20 School Year Calendar