Greetings Panther Families,
I want to start by expressing a sincere thank you to all of the people who have been supporting our families during this time. It is yet another reminder of how the San Lorenzo Valley community works together for the common good. This week we begin meeting with students on a regular schedule. We understand that some families are still in transition and our teachers are prepared to accommodate their needs. The first week we will not have afternoon section meetings for the students. Those will start the following week. Also during the following week (9/21 - 9/25), we will start the Monday Special Lessons. These lessons are rotations that include the topics of Social Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, and Digital Citizenship. It is important to note that while our students are seeking some sense of normalcy and routine by being back doing schoolwork, they will also need ongoing additional support. Please feel free to reach out to the school with any of your needs and concerns.
We remain, SLV STRNG
Any student who did not pick up their materials from 9/8 - 9/11 can come to the school during library hours. Throughout our time in distance learning, there may be additional items to pick up. These will be picked up from the library during the regular library hours of Monday from 9am - noon and Friday from 1pm - 4pm.
Upcoming Schoology Training Sessions for Parents
SLVMS Schoology Parent Support Hours – San Lorenzo Valley Middle School uses the Schoology Learning Management System to organize instructional delivery to our students. To help navigate Schoology from a parent perspective, we have scheduled Zoom meetings for parents to find out more how to track their student’s progress in Schoology. Please join us either Tuesday 9/15 5- 6PM or Tuesday 9/29 5-6PM at this Zoom link for support, and Question and Answer opportunities.
Links from the Last Trainings. Student Schoology Introduction. (you must be logged into your school account to view this video)
Parent Schoology Introduction - you can view this from any email, but will probably need to download it.
Food Services Update
Photos for Students will be taken at the Middle School from Oct. 6 - 8 from 1 - 4 pm on each day using the following Schedule:
Oct. 6th - 6th grade students. 1pm - 4pm
Oct. 7th - 7th grade students. 1pm - 4pm
Oct. 8th - 8th grade students. 1pm - 4pm
If you have students in more than one grade, you can bring them all on one day. The schedule is a guideline to spread the flow of students out. If you cannot make the day for your grade level, you can come on another day. The pictures will be taken using Social Distancing protocols. More information about the photos will be sent out next week.
A message from your SLVMS Mental Health Counselor:
To our SLVMS students and families,
I hope you can all be gentle with yourselves as we begin school next week. This is a delicate time as our community heals from the CZU Fire and we return to distance learning. I loved getting to be a part of the Principal Q&A this week and hear many messages of hope from some of our parents. I have attached one of my favorite inspirational messages "What If...". Please know I am available as a resource for you or your student and that there are great local mental health resources available within our community. Currently, Encompass Community Services is offering 1-3 FREE counseling sessions for anyone impacted by the CZU Fire. Please let me know if you’d like more information about available resources for you or your family or would like to know more about receiving mental health support here at school.
Mental Health Specialist
Panther Club News
Make a difference for SLVMS fire victims! 3 volunteers needed asap for Drive 4 Schools which begins September 15. Work from home flex time for just a few hours a week. All proceeds will support SLVMS fire victims.
* 1 co-chair parent from 6th grade
* 2 parent volunteers to fill out entry forms
Email email@example.com 831.332.3465
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.
24 Hour Attendance Line:(831) 335-3812
Office (831) 335-4452
Fax: (831) 335-7001
Terry Redfern - Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Rice - Dean of Students email@example.com
Mary Zilge - Academic Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Hackett - CPO and leadership email@example.com
Lisa Haney - Mental Health Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Avilla - Registrar and Attendance Technician email@example.com
Kelly Arndt - Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org