Newsletter

Panther Newsletter

Feb. 22 - 26, 2021

 

Principal's message

 

Greetings Panther families,

 

We are excited to announce that we will begin cross country in the next few weeks. (see the information below)  This is just the first step in returning our students to campus.  Look for more updates from the district in the near future.  We are focused on providing your students the best possible education within the parameters of safety that we are provided.  I had the opportunity to visit several classes this week.  I saw many encouraging academic activities.  Just to highlight a few, students were analyzing each other's writing in English, math students were exploring problems from the lens of common errors and how to prevent them and students were engaged in interactive history and science lessons.  I continue to marvel at the creativity of our teachers and the tenacity and resilience of our students. I look forward to the time when we can be together in person.

 

We remain SLV Strong,

Terry Redfern

Schedule for the week of 2/22 - 2/26

 
Weekly Schedule 2/22 - 2/26     ODD EVEN ODD EVEN
Monday Time slots Monday 2/22 Tues - Friday Times Tuesday 2/23 Wednesday. 2/24 Thursday 2/25 Friday. 2/26
8:30am - 8:50am Advisory - Home Room (same class as Period 1) 8:30am - 9:45am Period 1 Period 2 Period 1 Period 2
8:55am - 10:00am Rotation 1 - Digital Citizenship - College and Career 9:55am - 11:10am Period 3 Period 4 Period 3 Period 4
10:10am - 11:15am Rotation 2 - Health and Wellness 11:20am - 12:35pm Period 5 Period 6 Period 5 Period 6
11:25am - 12:30pm Rotation 3 - Social Emotional Learning          
12:35pm - 1:05pm Lunch 12:35 PM - 1:05 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Offline
1:10pm - 3:00pm   1:10pm - 3:00pm Academic Support and Enrichment Offline

Afternoon support and Enrichment will be on Tuesday - Thursday this week.  Please check in with your teachers for your assignment.

 

Cross Country Practice set to begin

Attention students.  On March 1st we will be starting cross country practice.  In order to organize the practices, we need to know who is interested.  Please fill out the following form with your parents.  The form can only be accessed when you are logged into your school account.  Here is the link Cross Country interest form

 

 Mental Health Specialist Update

To our SLVMS Families, 

 

Please see the attached letter and information regarding our SOS Suicide Prevention education happening in March for 7th and 8th grade students. If you do not want your student to participate in this training, please be advised that an opt-out form (provided below) is required by March. 8th. 

 

 Suicide Prevention Education Opt-Out Form SLVMS...

 

Thank you for your support in offering this important information to our students. We will be hosting a parent/guardian Q&A on 3/2 at 6:00PM should you have any further questions or concerns. Here is the zoom link for that meeting. SLVMS Parent information night on SOSPlease also feel free to contact myself or Terry Redfern directly.

Parent Training Video 

 

Warmly, 

Lisa Haney 

Mental Health Specialist 

SLVMS 

lhaney@slvusd.org 

(831)335-0576

 

 

Tell Me in Ten 

A Virtual Showcase of Eight 10-Minute Plays  

Performed by: The SLVHS Drama II students  

Streaming Available: February 20, 2021 through March 20, 2021

FREE  ENTERTAINMENT! 

DONATIONS ACCEPTED WITH MUCH APPRECIATION!

 

Please join us for Tell Me in Ten, a Virtual Showcase of Eight 10-Minute Plays, performed by the SLVHS Drama II students.  Available for on-line viewing beginning on 2/20/2021 and may be watched at any time, free of charge, through 3/20/2021. Anyone with the link may watch the streamed content at their convenience on a computer, tablet or smart TV.  

 

Link for viewing the show: https://hs.slvusd.org/apps/pages/dramaboosters

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435446811114180/

 

 

Striving to keep the arts alive for our students and to give them a collaborative and therapeutic space for creative expression, we have brought our shows online this year. Like many theatre programs, SLVHS has suffered a huge hit to our budget due to the inability to sell tickets to live performances during these Covid times. Please consider donating.  We need your help. If you are able, any donation during this time will be instrumental in our efforts to continue to support our students' creative endeavors.

 

Make your check payable to "SLVHS Theatre Department"

Memo line: "Tell Me in Ten"

 

Send your donation to:

Tara McMilin---Theatre Department

7179 Hacienda Way

Felton, CA 95018

 

You can also send donations via PayPal to slvdrama@gmail.com.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT! 

 

ATTENTION ALL 6th grade students

If you have not already done so, please take time to return your reading book (Boy of the Painted Cave) from your English class to the front office.  Next week we will be open Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm.

 

ATTENTION ALL 7th and 8th grade ART STUDENTS

There are supplies for you to pick up in the main office.  Next week we will be open Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm.

 

 

The Measure S Bond Oversight Committee

The Measure S Bond Oversight Committee will be meeting February 17, 2021 at 3:30pm.  If interested in attending, please see the agenda Measure S Bond Oversight Committee Agenda for additional information. 

 

SLVMS Yearbooks are now for sale! 

The price is $40 IF you order before 2/26/2021.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait too long to get your order in!

 

http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00599285

 

For more information please contact Dan Richey drichey@slvusd.org). - Yearbook advisor

 

Calling all students:  The Yearbook needs your photos:

Students please send your photos of outdoor activities to slvmsyearbook@slvusd.org.

 

 

2021 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR

 

SCIENCE FAIR   WEBSITE

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

REGISTRATION CLOSES:   MARCH 1st 2021

 

FAIR:  SATURDAY MARCH 13th 2021

 

AWARDS CEREMONY:   APRIL 3rd 2021

 

SCIENCE FAIR HELP EVERY TUESDAY starting February 2nd @ 2:45 pm Zoom Link

 

 

2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here to view the 2021-2022 SLVUSD School Calendar.  The first day of school will be August 17th, 2021.  Please make your summer plans accordingly.  Missing the first few days of school is particularly difficult for students as that is the time students and teachers are building their community as well as establishing the routines and structures that will guide their year.

 

7th grade Student Vaccination record requirements

Please see the attached flyers regarding vaccination record requirements

 

Zoom protocol

We encourage all students to have their camera on during the synchronous portion of class but understand that technical difficulties and personal necessity may require that a student keep their camera off.  If that is the case, the parent/guardian just needs to contact the teacher so that they can accommodate the students' needs. 

 

Panther Club News

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7 pm: General Meeting

http://meet.slvmspantherclub.com/

* Presentation on Measure S improvements to SLVMS by Chris Schiermeyer, Deputy Superintendent

* Vote on edits to SLVMS Panther Club bylaws  

* Connect with parents on upcoming Mission Possible 5k and 8th grade promotion

 

Your SLVMS Panther Club Parent Teacher Organization is editing the organization bylaws for greater clarity and transparency.

Email us to view the bylaw edits and email comments by March 1: pantherclubslvms@gmail.com

 

 

Food Services Update - SLVUSD Meals. image.png

 

Additional resources for FamiliesPCOY Flyer.jpg

ATTACHED YOU WILL FIND THIS FLYER IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

 

Parent Helpline

Given the stress and anxiety families are experiencing, please take a moment to check out this flyer for the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Support Groups.  These services are FREE and a valuable resource for parents, caregivers, children and youth. 

 

Santa Cruz County of Education

SCCOE has a six page Student and Family Resource Guide which lists numerous local, state and federal agencies support programs.

 

 

What to do when your student is not going to be able to attend school during distance learning:

  • Parents/guardians must contact the Registrar Melissa Avilla by phone (Attendance line: 335-3812).  If this is not possible, you can email her at mavilla@slvusd.org
  • Please include the date of the absence and the reason for the absence.
  • Parent/guardian or the student should reach out to the teacher so that they are aware of the absence and can support the student as necessary.
  • Students who are absent, but complete school work during the day it is assigned, will have their attendance record annotated showing that they are turning in work. 
  • If you have any further questions please contact the school office.

 

Your SLV School District Google Account is NOT private

While you should already be aware of this, the number of flagged emails or assignments I have been receiving lately shows that I should send a reminder.

Your school Google Account is NOT private. It belongs to the school district and it is issued to you for school use.  It is monitored by software that flags language that is inappropriate or concerning. This can include profanity, language that is hateful due to slurs regarding race, religion, or sexual orientation, references to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, self-harm, or weapons, or is threatening in any way.  These emails or google assignments are flagged and immediately sent to administration, where we will review them and take any necessary action including disciplinary consequences.

 

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

 

Key Contacts

Terry Redfern - Principal tredfern@slvusd.org

Renee Rice - Dean of Students rrice@slvusd.org

Mary Zilge - Academic Counselor azilge@slvusd.org

Claire Hackett - CPO and leadership chackett@slvusd.org

Lisa Haney - Mental Health Specialist lhaney@slvusd.org

Melissa Avilla - Registrar and Attendance Technician mavilla@slvusd.org

Kelly Arndt - Administrative Assistant karndt@slvusd.org

 

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Best Regards,

 

Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS

Panther Newsletter

Feb. 15 - 19, 2021

NO SCHOOL MONDAY 2/15/2021

 

 

 

Principal's message

 

Greetings Panther families,

Many of you are wondering when we will be able to return to campus.  Unfortunately, no specific timeline has yet been determined for the return of students to middle school for academics.  We are in the process of setting up athletic conditioning for sports on the middle school campus.  There are a few protocols that we will need to get in place.  I will post the dates when we are able to finalize them.  We are all affected by the long duration of distance learning, but I applaud the collective efforts of our students.  I had the pleasure of teaching the leadership class today and enjoyed working with the students.  Our topic today was Community and here are a few quotes from our Leadership class:

 

"A community is a group of people who know and care about each other and who think about the other people instead of just himself"

"As a community, we work together to solve problems and come up with solutions."

"We support, trust and help each other"

"We connect with each other and become close friends"

We care about each other"

 

It warms my heart to hear these words from our students. I am proud to be part of this community and we should be proud of our students and their awareness of the importance of community. I wish you all a relaxing weekend.

 

We remain SLV Strong,

Terry Redfern

Schedule for the week of 2/15 - 2/19
Weekly Schedule
     2/15 - 2/19
    ODD EVEN ODD EVEN
  Monday 2/15 Tues - Friday Times Tuesday 2/16 Wednesday. 2/17 Thursday 2/18 Friday. 2/19
  NO School 8:30am - 9:45am Period 1 Period 2 Period 1 Period 2
  President's 9:55am - 11:10am Period 3 Period 4 Period 3 Period 4
  Holiday 11:20am - 12:35pm Period 5 Period 6 Period 5 Period 6
             
    12:35 PM - 1:05 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Offline
    1:10pm - 3:00pm Academic Support and Enrichment Offline


Afternoon support and Enrichment will be on Tuesday - Thursday this week.  Please check in with your teachers for your assignment.

 

Upcoming Important Dates

 

Feb 15th - No School Presidents holiday 

 

ATTENTION ALL 6th grade students

If you have not already done so, please take time to return your reading book (Boy of the Painted Cave) from your English class to the front office.  Next week we will be open Tuesday - Friday 8am - 3pm.

 

ATTENTION ALL 6th grade ART STUDENTS

There are supplies for you to pick up in the main office.  Next week we will be open Tuesday - Friday 8am - 3pm.

 

 

ATTENTION ALL 8th GRADE STUDENTS

We are looking for a few dedicated 8th grade students who would like to help plan the year end Advancement ceremony.  If you are interested, please send an email to Mr. Redfern at tredfern@slvusd.org.

 

The Measure S Bond Oversight Committee

The Measure S Bond Oversight Committee will be meeting February 17, 2021 at 3:30pm.  If interested in attending, please see the agenda Measure S Bond Oversight Committee Agenda for additional information. 

 

SLVMS Yearbooks are now for sale! 

The price is $40 IF you order before 2/26/2021.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait too long to get your order in!

 

http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00599285

 

For more information please contact Dan Richey drichey@slvusd.org). - Yearbook advisor

 

SUPPORT SLV HIGH SCHOOL GRAD NIGHT! 

Purchase some treats for Valentine's Day and support a great cause! - See the attached flyer

 

2021 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR

 

SCIENCE FAIR   WEBSITE

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

REGISTRATION CLOSES:   MARCH 1st 2021

 

FAIR:  SATURDAY MARCH 13th 2021

 

AWARDS CEREMONY:   APRIL 3rd 2021

 

SCIENCE FAIR HELP EVERY TUESDAY starting February 2nd @ 2:45 pm Zoom Link

 

 

2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here to view the 2021-2022 SLVUSD School Calendar.  The first day of school will be August 17th, 2021.  Please make your summer plans accordingly.  Missing the first few days of school is particularly difficult for students as that is the time students and teachers are building their community as well as establishing the routines and structures that will guide their year.

 

Parent Helpline

Given the stress and anxiety families are experiencing, please take a moment to check out this flyer for the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Support Groups.  These services are FREE and a valuable resource for parents, caregivers, children and youth. 

 

 

Calling all students:  The Yearbook needs your photos:

Students please send your photos of outdoor activities to slvmsyearbook@slvusd.org.

 

 

 Mental Health Specialist Update

Dear SLV Community,

 

We hope you and your families are healthy and doing well in spite of the many challenges this year has presented. We are fortunate to live in such a caring and supportive community and know that now more than ever, we rely on these connections to thrive.

 

Knowing who to contact during an emotional crisis is an important step in supporting yourself, your loved ones and the people in your community. Please take a moment to review the resources we’ve provided. If you or your child knows of somebody struggling in the community, please don’t hesitate to reach out to them and refer to the resources listed. In the coming months, we will be providing increased education surrounding suicide prevention and mental health. It is our hope that with this support we can help foster resilience amongst our SLV families and students.

 

Sincerely,

 Lisa Haney

 Please see the attached note for more information.

 

Zoom protocol

We encourage all students to have their camera on during the synchronous portion of class but understand that technical difficulties and personal necessity may require that a student keep their camera off.  If that is the case, the parent/guardian just needs to contact the teacher so that they can accommodate the students' needs. 

 

Panther Club News

Next meeting March 2, 2021 @ 7pm  - 8th grade advancement planning committee

Zoom link - meet.slvmspantherclub.com 

 

We need your support with our Panther Club.

 

Forming the 8th grade promotion committee and need some parents volunteers for planning and preparation.

 

 Contact us at: pantherclubslvms@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

 

 

Skateboards and Sweatshirts Donated for Students Who Lost their Home in the CZU Fires

The Hope Church will be generously gifting brand new skateboards and sweatshirts to anyone student who lost their homes during the CZU fires at an event taking place on Saturday, February 6th at the Tree House Cafe in Boulder Creek. 

If interested, families/students should sign up at this link, https://discoverhope.church/skateboardsandsweatshirts.

Please pass forward this email to any person or families you feel could benefit from this information.

 

 

Food Services Update - SLVUSD Meals. image.png

 

Additional resources for FamiliesPCOY Flyer.jpg

 

Santa Cruz County of Education

SCCOE has a six page Student and Family Resource Guide which lists numerous local, state and federal agencies support programs.

 

 

What to do when your student is not going to be able to attend school during distance learning:

  • Parents/guardians must contact the Registrar Melissa Avilla by phone (Attendance line: 335-3812).  If this is not possible, you can email her at mavilla@slvusd.org
  • Please include the date of the absence and the reason for the absence.
  • Parent/guardian or the student should reach out to the teacher so that they are aware of the absence and can support the student as necessary.
  • Students who are absent, but complete school work during the day it is assigned, will have their attendance record annotated showing that they are turning in work. 
  • If you have any further questions please contact the school office.

 

Your SLV School District Google Account is NOT private

While you should already be aware of this, the number of flagged emails or assignments I have been receiving lately shows that I should send a reminder.

Your school Google Account is NOT private. It belongs to the school district and it is issued to you for school use.  It is monitored by software that flags language that is inappropriate or concerning. This can include profanity, language that is hateful due to slurs regarding race, religion, or sexual orientation, references to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, self-harm, or weapons, or is threatening in any way.  These emails or google assignments are flagged and immediately sent to administration, where we will review them and take any necessary action including disciplinary consequences.

 

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

 

Key Contacts

Terry Redfern - Principal tredfern@slvusd.org

Renee Rice - Dean of Students rrice@slvusd.org

Mary Zilge - Academic Counselor azilge@slvusd.org

Claire Hackett - CPO and leadership chackett@slvusd.org

Lisa Haney - Mental Health Specialist lhaney@slvusd.org

Melissa Avilla - Registrar and Attendance Technician mavilla@slvusd.org

Kelly Arndt - Administrative Assistant karndt@slvusd.org

 

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Best Regards,

 

Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS