Newsletter

Newsletter: Nov. 16 - 20, 2020

Principal's message

Greetings Panther Families,

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of all the first responders that supported and aided us during the fires.  We are grateful for all of their help and assistance.  We are now moving forward with our plans to reopen the school by implementing all of the necessary preparation, protocols and safety measures.  The first step will be targeted support for students with no connectivity, individualized education plans and specialized services. Our first step towards bringing all students back is to begin outdoor physical conditioning. This week your students will be sent a Google form to determine the number of students who are interested in outdoor physical conditioning, so that we can determine the logistics.  The high school has successfully modeled how we can safely bring small cohorts of students on campus for physical activity.  Our plan is to begin the outdoor physical conditioning as soon as we are able to do so in a systematic and safe manner.  All of these plans are contingent upon the current status of COVID-19 in our county.  If we have learned anything it is that we will need to be flexible to respond to our ever changing environment.  I want to close by expressing a heartfelt thank you to the SLVUSD staff, our Panther families and our hardworking students for all of your efforts to continue our students' success and learning.  

Kind regards,

Terry Redfern

 

School Schedule the week of 11/16 - 11/20
 
Weekly Schedule 11/16 - 11/20     ODD EVEN ODD EVEN
Monday Time slots Monday 11/16 Tues - Friday Times Tuesday 11/17 Wednesday. 11/18 Thursday 11/19 Friday. 11/20
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 Start of Thanksgiving Break


As always, all students are welcome to attend.  Just contact your teacher for the best time and the link to join.  Teacher Assigned Afternoon Support and enrichment continues Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   

 

Upcoming Important Dates

 

11/23-11/27 No school; Thanksgiving Break

12/18 - school resumes on January 4, 2021 Winter Break.

 

SLVHS Drama Presents

 

(Please see the attached flyer)

November 13-21
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 21 @ 2:00 p.m.

Tickets at SLV Drama Boostershttps://hs.slvusd.org/apps/pages/dramaboosters

 

A message from your SLVMS Mental Health Counselor 

 (Please see the attached flyer)

 

Photos are ready for pick up!

Middle School pictures will be available in the Middle School Office as of Monday, 11/16.  

Families who ordered pictures can pick them up anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Panther Club News

 

Congratulations, SLVMS met our goal of $8,000 for our displaced students! 

Therefore, Mr. Redfern will do a Tic Tok dance video dance challenge to duplicate student dance video submissions! 

Students send your short video (20 - 45 sec.) to Mrs. Bytheway and myself at tredfern@slvusd.org and abytheway@slvusd.org.  I will then record myself doing my best to duplicate your dance moves and then Mrs. Bytheway will put it together for a final supercut.  The deadline to submit the videos is the Monday that we return from Thanksgiving break, November 30.  Looking forward to your submissions. 

 

We need your support with our Panther Club.

We have several important items where you can assist.

 

Holiday Adopt A Family SLV Volunteers Needed - About Adopt A family

Adopt a Family Santa Cruz 2020 Donor Site

 

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.

 

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

  • Parent 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/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.

 

Food Services Update - SLVUSD Meals. 

USDA has extended FREE meals to all children 18 and under, through to the end of the 2020/2021 school year!!! We want all families to know that you are not taking meals from someone who needs it more, they are for all children. You are providing meals to your students that are comforting and familiar. Participating in the school meal program supports our Student Nutrition Program and helps sustain and grow it.  

 

FREE meals for any child 18 years or younger

One meal pick up per student (Bus or Site)

 

Meal Pick Up on Tuesday AND Thursday

 

Bus Stop pick up 7:20-8:20am

Sign up athttps://forms.gle/rdvWxD1uj9MpdUH9A

 

OR

 

Tri-Campus Cafeteria 11:30am-1:30pm

Boulder Creek Elementary 11:30am-1:30pm

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please emaiStudent Nutrition Services

 at arojas@slvusd.org or give us a call (831) 335-5384.  

For more information visit our website at:  www.slvusdcafe.com 

 

Additional resources for Families

ATTACHED YOU WILL FIND THIS FLYER IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

 

Santa Cruz Relief
This is a local group, screlief.com, with the goal of supporting those impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.

 

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.

 

Instructional Assistant job opening in SLVUSD

Attached is a classified job flyer for the Instructional Assistant - Special Ed Pool. 

If you are interested or if you know someone that might be interested, please refer them to www.edjoin.org/slvusd  to apply for the positions. 

 

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

Newsletter: Nov. 9 - 13, 2020

Principal's message

 

Greetings Panther Families,

This week the guidelines for reopening schools in Santa Cruz county were published.  Here is the link to that document Covid-19 Health Guidance for Schools. What that means for our school is that we are making plans to phase in the return of our students to campus.  Our initial offerings will include athletic conditioning, one-to-one counseling/support/evaluation, support for families without any internet access and providing services to our students with individualized education plans.  That will be followed by a plan to give all students the opportunity to participate in on-campus instruction in a hybrid model where they would also receive instruction in our current distance learning model.  As stated in the county guidance document, we will have an all online option available to our students throughout the 2020-2021 school year if that is what is desired.  Dr. Bruton has included additional information in her recent correspondence.  This correspondence, the parent survey (link here) and County document will answer most of your questions regarding the logistics of bringing students on campus safely. .  I Have also attached the SC COE school guidelines flowchart for easy access.    This will be a learning process for all of us, but we believe that safely returning our students to campus is a priority.   If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

Terry Redfern

 

School Schedule the week of 11/9 - 11/13

Students start your day on Monday in your 2nd period class promptly at 8:30
 
Weekly Schedule 11/9 - 11/13 EVEN ODD   ODD EVEN
Time slots for M T TH F Monday 11/9 Tuesday 11/10 Wednesday. 11/11 Thursday 11/12 Friday 11/13
8:30am - 9:45am Period 2 Period 1
VETERAN'S DAY NO SCHOOL
Period 1 Period 2
9:55am - 11:10am Period 4 Period 3 Period 3 Period 4
11:20am - 12:35pm Period 6 Period 5 Period 5 Period 6
12:35pm - 1:05pm Lunch Lunch   Lunch Offline
1:10pm - 3:00pm NOTICE THAT YOU START WITH PERIOD 2 TODAY Academic Support and Enrichment   Academic Support and Enrichment Offline

 

Upcoming Important Dates

11/9 - Even day, No Monday special.

11/11 No school; Veteran's Day

11/23-11/27 No school; Thanksgiving Break

 

Panther Club News

Next meeting THIS Tuesday 11/10 at 7pm.  Zoom link is http://meet.slvmspantherclub.com.

Congratulations, SLVMS met our goal of $8,000 for our displaced students! 

Therefore, Mr. Redfern will do a Tic Tok dance video dance challenge to duplicate student dance video submissions! (separate email with instructions to follow.)

 

We need your support with our Panther Club.

This week we have several important items on our agenda.

Panther Board Nominations & Election: email us to nominate yourself or a SLVMS parent: Vice President and Secretary positions open

Update from Principal Redfern

Holiday Adopt A Family SLV Volunteers Needed

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

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

SLVHS Drama Presents

CLUE

November 13-21
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 15 and Saturday, Nov 21 @ 2:00 p.m.

Get your tickets for Clue (High School Edition): Stay-at-Home Edition, an online play directed by SLVHS seniors Esperanza Clark and Lennon Lilienthal-WynnClue is a hilarious comedy-meets-murder mystery, based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. The story begins at an out-of-the-way mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail ensue. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy detective story that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! This special Stay-at-Home edition of Clue will be performed live online; audiences can purchase a ticket and watch at home on a computer, tablet or smart TV.

Tickets at SLV Drama Boostershttps://hs.slvusd.org/apps/pages/dramaboosters

 

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

  • Parent 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/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.

 

 

Teacher Assigned Afternoon Support IS ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY this week.   As always, all students are welcome to attend.  Just contact your teacher for the best time and the link to join.  

 

Food Services Update - SLVUSD Meals. 

USDA has extended FREE meals to all children 18 and under, through to the end of the 2020/2021 school year!!! We want all families to know that you are not taking meals from someone who needs it more, they are for all children. You are providing meals to your students that are comforting and familiar. Participating in the school meal program supports our Student Nutrition Program and helps sustain and grow it.  

 

FREE meals for any child 18 years or younger

One meal pick up per student (Bus or Site)

 

Meal Pick Up on Tuesday AND Thursday

 

Bus Stop pick up 7:20-8:20am

Sign up athttps://forms.gle/rdvWxD1uj9MpdUH9A

 

OR

 

Tri-Campus Cafeteria 11:30am-1:30pm

Boulder Creek Elementary 11:30am-1:30pm

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please emaiStudent Nutrition Services

 at arojas@slvusd.org or give us a call (831) 335-5384.  

For more information visit our website at:  www.slvusdcafe.com 

 

Additional resources for Families

 

Santa Cruz Relief
This is a local group, screlief.com, with the goal of supporting those impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.

 

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.

 

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