Newsletter

Panther Newsletter May 17 - May 21, 2021

Principal's message

Greetings Panthers,

Again this week we saw students engaging in hands on activities while on campus.  Art students presented artwork for their final portfolio.  Here is a link to their presentation : 8th grade Virtual Art Show

Next week we will have an information night for the incoming 6th graders and the following week we will have one for the incoming 7th and 8th graders.  With just two weeks to go, students need to work with their teachers to get caught up in all of their classes.  Encourage your students to contact their teachers right away.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Best Regards,

Terry Redfern

Schedule for the week of 5/17 - 5/21
 
Weekly Schedule     ODD EVEN ODD EVEN
Monday Time slots Monday Special Tues - Friday Times Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am - 8:50am Advisory - Home Room (same class as Period 1) 8:30am - 9:30am Period 1 Period 2 Period 1 Period 2
8:55am - 10:00am Rotation 1 - Digital Citizenship - College and Career 9:35am - 10:35am Period 3 Period 4 Period 3 Period 4
10:10am - 11:15am Rotation 2 - Health and Wellness 10:40am - 11:40am Period 5 Period 6 Period 5 Period 6
11:25am - 12:30pm Rotation 3 - Social Emotional Learning   Students who are all online or it is not their day to attend in person classes will complete their asynchronous work on Schoology.
    11:40am - 12:55pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
    12:55pm - 1:45pm Hybrid Group A Period 1 Hybrid Group A Period 2 Hybrid Group B Period 1 Hybrid Group B Period 2
    1:50pm - 2:40pm Hybrid Group A Period 3 Hybrid Group A Period 4 Hybrid Group B Period 3 Hybrid Group B Period 4
    2:45pm - 3:35pm Hybrid Group A Period 5 Hybrid Group A Period 6 Hybrid Group B Period 5 Hybrid Group B Period 6


Year End testing this week in Math and ELA

This year we are not doing the statewide CAASPP testing.  Instead we are doing summative test from our 

district testing database.  These are used to measure our collective progress in both Math and ELA.

Be sure to encourage your students to do their best.

 

Incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade students)Parent Information Night May 20 6pm

Next Thursday, May 20th at 6pm, we will have a middle school information

meeting via Zoom (meeting link) where I will present important information and hold a 

Q & A period to answer your questions.  

Hope to see you there!

 

Incoming 7th/8th grade Parent Information Night Wednesday May 26 6pm

The Wednesday after next, May 26th at 6pm, we will have a middle school information

meeting via Zoom (meeting link) where I will present important information and hold a 

Q & A period to answer your questions.  

Hope to see you there!

 

Academic Counselors Corner with Mrs. Zilge

This Monday's Monday Special Career and College lesson will be a live UCSC student speaker panel.  This is a follow up to last  Monday's lesson, the  UCSC video tour.  Please encourage your student to attend the Monday Special at 8:55 on May 17. The Zoom link for the Monday Special is:  https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/99354893796?pwd=eDNSNnVqR1FIWW0zak5aL09TYWNqUT09.

Students must use this link not the usual Monday Special link and must be signed into their school google account.  

 

This is the UCSC Tour video:  UCSC Video link

 

We look forward to an enriching experience.

 

Mary Zilge

Academic Counselor, SLVMS

 

Vaccinations Available for Students 12 and Above

Getting the vaccine means being able to start doing many things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. It means being able to spend more time with family, friends, and your community safely. Getting vaccinated serves as an extra layer of protection by reducing the risk of serious illness caused by COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free, and continue to undergo extensive safety monitoring. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, explore the CDC’s website here.  

 

As of May 10, 2021, the CDC has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12+ with parental consent. All adults and children ages 12+ with parental consent are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has partnered with the Dominican Hospital, Dignity Health, and Salud Para La Gente to provide pop up vaccination clinics to students ages 12+ beginning on May 19th. Students ages 12 to 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult when they go to the vaccine clinic. 

 

Current Clinics Available:

  • May 19th-12PM - 5PM - Scotts Valley High School Student Union- 555 Glenwood Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 - Administered by Safeway
  • May 20th - 12PM - 5PM - Cesar Chavez Middle School Gym - 440 Arthur Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076 - Administered by Safeway
  • May 20th -11AM-3:30PM - Dominican Employee and Conference Center - 1555 Dominican Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Administered by Dignity Health/Dominican Hospital

To register your child for a vaccination appointment: 

  1. Complete the consent form: sccoe.link/studentvax -- wait for booking link email
  2. Book your appointment: sccoe.link/bookvaccine - if you completed consent already for your student. 

 

If you have trouble making the appointment, please call 831-466-5900

 

K-12 Registration Now Open for 2021-2022

 

On May 7th all current SLV families will receive an email link to complete the annual registration for the 2021-2022 school year.  The email subject is “SLVUSD PowerSchool Enrollment (Online Registration)” and sent from noreplyregistration@powerschool.com

 

This registration is required in order to ensure proper class placement.  We ask that you please complete your child’s registration as soon as you are able.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact your school office.  Thank you for your assistance. 

 

     *If you did not receive an email, please check your Spam or Junk folder. 

 

 

Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, & Early Transitional Kindergarten

 

Kindergarten

It is that time of year again, when we remind everyone that Kindergarten Registration is open.  BCE and SLVE are excited to offer an opportunity for Kindergarten.  

  •   Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Students born in September, October, and November 2016 are eligible for TK.

  •   Children who will be five years of age between September 2, 2021 and December 2, 2021 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.

Early Transitional Kindergarten or Pre-Kinder (ETK)

Due to changes in state funding, SLVUSD is able to offer Early Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) for four year old students who will turn five during the 2021-2022 school year.

  •     Children born between December 3, 2016 and June 7, 2017 are eligible for Early Transitional Kindergarten (ETK). 

 

Please contact your school site registrar for enrollment information.

Boulder Creek Elementary      `        831-338-6413

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary       831-335-4475

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS

Please review the following information regarding changes in medical exemption laws regarding immunization requirements for school and child care admission for the 2021/22 school year  (SB-276 & SB-714)

 

For admissions on or after January 1, 2021, what is required for a medical exemption to a required immunization?

Starting January 1, 2021:

  • Medical exemptions can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) by physicians licensed in California. 
  • Schools and child care facilities may only accept from parents new medical exemptions that are issued using CAIR-ME.

Are medical exemptions filed for children in attendance at a California child care facility or school before 2021 valid in later years?

A medical exemption filed at a pre-kindergarten facility or school remains valid until the earliest of:

  • When the child enrolls in the next grade span.(TK/K-6th grade, 7th-12th grade)
  • The expiration date specified in a temporary medical exemption.
  • Revocation of the exemptionbecause the issuing physician has been subject to disciplinary action from the physician’s licensing entity.

The District Nurse will be reaching out to families of students with medical exemptions entering the next grade span (7-12) and/or their exemption was written by one the physicians listed as having disciplinary action. Please contact the District Nurse at 831-335-9877 or sdahlen@slvusd.org with questions or concerns regarding your student’s immunization or exemption status. Thank you.

For more information these websites might be helpful to you ShotsForSchool.orghttps://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/exemptions/https://eziz.org/assets/docs/shotsforschool/Pre2020MEs_Letter.pdf 

 

Attention all 8th graders interested in doing athletics at SLVHS:

 

SLV Athletic Boosters Board Elections 2021-22

On Wednesday, June 9th, SLV Athletic Boosters will be electing new board members for the 2021-2022 school year. Please let us know as soon as possible if you, or someone you know, are interested in the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary. 

 

Elections will be held during the June monthly meeting. 

 

For more information, please email slvathleticboosters@gmail.com

 

HS Cheer Program

Attention 8th graders coming to SLVHS in the Fall. If you are interested in joining our Cheer Program, Coach, Paige Brown, is holding a zoom meeting on Monday, May 17th at 6:30 for incoming 9th graders to go over summer cheer activities and plans for the upcoming season. Please email Coach Brown at slvhscougarcheer2@gmail.com to get the zoom link for the meeting, 

 

Middle School Summer Program 

 

We are excited to offer two in-person programs this summer for SLVMS.  Elevate Math and Computer Science Institute (CSI), both programs created by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.  Both programs are highly engaging and interactive, and all taught by SLVUSD teachers.  The Elevate Math is available for students going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, and the CSI is available for students going into either 7th or 8th grade.  

Classes will run from 8:30-12:30 on the following dates and are all free to SLVUSD students: 

6/10 - 6/11 (Thursday - Friday)

6/14 - 6/17 (Monday - Thursday)

6/21 - 6/24 (Monday - Thursday) 

6/28 - 7/01 (Monday - Thursday) 

7/06 - 7/07 (Tuesday - Wednesday) 

To enroll in either of these please use these links: 

CSI:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4895493

Elevate Math:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4883165

 

College and Career Exploration (CCE) - Important Announcement

Message from Mr. Olivieri - 

   Hi everyone!  Just wanted to reach out and inform you all that the applications for the 8th grade College and Career Exploration class are now open.  All 7th grade SLVMS families were emailed last Wednesday regarding what the College and Career class is and how to apply.  In the briefest summary, CCE is a class designed to support students in the academic middle with the increased workload of AP/Honors courses at the high school level, as well as create a caring community of classmates who share the same ultimate goal of having all post-secondary options open at the end of their high school career.  It is a year-long elective that includes UCSC tutors, guest speakers from our community, and (typically) four university-related field trips.  If you or your child have any questions, please contact me at rolivieri@slvusd.org.


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SLVMS Advancement:  Football Field - Thursday, June 3rd - 10:00am.

We are pleased to be offering a live advancement ceremony at the end of this school year. 

We are able to allow four guests per 8th grade student for this Advancement Ceremony. 

The Advancement ceremony will be held on the SLVHS Football Field. 

The field will be sectioned off for in socially distanced squares.  One for each family to sit on the turf field. 

Due to the make-up of the field, the following requirements will be in place:

  1.    Bring a chair with a sled type of bottom and/or a blanket to sit on the field. No chairs with regular legs.

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  1. No high heel shoes allowed for all students, staff or guests. Flats, athletic shoes, or wedge shoes areallowable
  2. Four guests per8th grade student.  We cannot go over this number for any reason.
  3.     The home bleachers will be open for those who prefer sitting in the stands. Social distancing will be enforced and there are limited seats  
  4. Where you sit with your four is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be seated on the field or in the bleachers as youarrive 

         We will begin seating at 9:00 am

  1.   Seating in chairs will be available on the track for guests who cannot sit on the field or bleachers
  2.     Masks and social distancing required for all participants andguests

 

We wish anyone who wanted to come could come.  But that is not the case.  We must follow the protocols in place for these live events.

We have measured the field and bleachers for social distancing to create enough space for 4 guests per graduate.  

Any more and we would be going beyond allowed capacity.  Please don't ask for extra guests, as we cannot accommodate.

 

Panther Club News

Next Meeting June 1 6pm at SLVMS.  Always the same url: meet.slvmspantherclub.com

 

SLVMS Yearbooks 20/21 are still on sale! 

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

Dear Students,

 

Below are two summer opportunities to check out!

STEM Program for Girls Grades 9-12

 

 

Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Arconic Foundation to ignite a promising future for girls! Ensuring that girls are exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is fundamental to AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity. As soon as girls start school, they encounter subtle (and sometimes blatant) messages that discourage them from pursuing their curiosity about science. Students of color and those from low-income families face additional barriers and biases.

This summer, we’re offering a free STEMEd for Girls program for girls in grades 9-12, which includes six 1½- to 2-hour virtual sessions.

Access Registration Information for Free AAUW STEMEd Program

The program is designed to attract teen girls to STEM and help parents and guardians to nurture their girls’ potential at college and beyond. Participants will also get advice and inspiration from STEM ambassadors/mentors.

STEMEd for Girls virtual camps will be held from July through August 2021. This program will help students gain confidence, have fun, get inspired—and join a national community of girls and women. If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact stem@aauw.org.

Sincerely,

Leshell Hatley

Director of STEM Programs


AAUW STEMEd for Girls is supported by a grant from the Arconic Foundation.

Summer CyberCamp

Cabrillo Summer Cyber Camp

Open for 8-12th Grade

Click Here for the Flier with more Information

 

In partnership with the Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC), Cabrillo College is excited to once again offer Santa Cruz County students the opportunity to participate in Summer CyberCamp. Due to continued pandemic conditions, we will offer our camps virtually. 

 

2021 Virtual Summer CyberCamps are week-long free classes that feature cybersecurity training at three levels: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced. Registration is now open. Space is limited, so students should register soon!

Here is the sign up link

Ideal Camp Candidates are current (2020-2021) 8th-12th graders and community college students with little to no cybersecurity experience. Introductory Camp students should have basic computer skills

Promotional flyers in English and Spanish are attached. If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Thank you again for all your support!

 

The Summer CyberCamp Team

TERRI OROPEZA - teoropez@cabrillo.edu

 

As Spring approaches and COVID-19 transmission rates decrease throughout our community, we are excited to host in-person service projects once again

Our remaining Beach Cleanup dates is:

  • Monday, May 17th from 2 pm-4 pm

You can get more information and register for one of the above dates on our website. Please note that there is a strict limit of 10 volunteers per cleanup so make sure to register early!

 

Although we are creating additional in-person volunteer opportunities this Spring, we promise to continue offering our at-home projects as well. Not everyone is comfortable meeting in person at this time, and we completely understand that! We will offer a hybrid model of in-person and at-home projects for the foreseeable future to ensure we are being inclusive of the range of individual comfort levels. 

 

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.  This information is important for current 7th graders and current 6th graders.  

 

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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.

 

Attendance Autodialer was turned on starting March 30, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30th the Attendance Auto Dialer will be turned back for all online classes from Tuesday through Friday. Prior to this we were not sending out a call if a student missed a single class.  Now, you will receive a phone call if your student misses one or more of their Distance Learning class periods. If you need to call and verify an absence, please call the 24 hour attendance line at 831-335-3812 or the main office 831-335-4452.

 

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  mzilge@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

 

Panther Newsletter

May 10 - May 14, 2021

 

 

Principal's message

 

Greetings Panther families,

It has been a great two weeks having students back on campus.  Last Friday we had an excellent celebration for the 8th grade students at the Boardwalk drive in.  Everyone had a great time.  It is exciting to also be able to confirm that we will be having an in-person Advancement ceremony. (details below).  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  As always, let us know if we can help in any way.

 

Best Regards,

Terry Redfern

 

Schedule for the week of 5/10 - 5/14
 
Weekly Schedule     ODD EVEN ODD EVEN
Monday Time slots Monday Special Tues - Friday Times Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am - 8:50am Advisory - Home Room (same class as Period 1) 8:30am - 9:30am Period 1 Period 2 Period 1 Period 2
8:55am - 10:00am Rotation 1 - Digital Citizenship - College and Career 9:35am - 10:35am Period 3 Period 4 Period 3 Period 4
10:10am - 11:15am Rotation 2 - Health and Wellness 10:40am - 11:40am Period 5 Period 6 Period 5 Period 6
11:25am - 12:30pm Rotation 3 - Social Emotional Learning   Students who are all online or it is not their day to attend in person classes will complete their asynchronous work on Schoology.
    11:40am - 12:55pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
    12:55pm - 1:45pm Hybrid Group A Period 1 Hybrid Group A Period 2 Hybrid Group B Period 1 Hybrid Group B Period 2
    1:50pm - 2:40pm Hybrid Group A Period 3 Hybrid Group A Period 4 Hybrid Group B Period 3 Hybrid Group B Period 4
    2:45pm - 3:35pm Hybrid Group A Period 5 Hybrid Group A Period 6 Hybrid Group B Period 5 Hybrid Group B Period 6

 

K-12 Registration Now Open for 2021-2022

 

On May 7th all current SLV families will receive an email link to complete the annual registration for the 2021-2022 school year.  The email subject is “SLVUSD PowerSchool Enrollment (Online Registration)” and sent from noreplyregistration@powerschool.com

 

This registration is required in order to ensure proper class placement.  We ask that you please complete your child’s registration as soon as you are able.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact your school office.  Thank you for your assistance. 

 

     *If you did not receive an email, please check your Spam or Junk folder. 

 

 

Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, & Early Transitional Kindergarten

 

Kindergarten

It is that time of year again, when we remind everyone that Kindergarten Registration is open.  BCE and SLVE are excited to offer an opportunity for Kindergarten.  

  •   Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Students born in September, October, and November 2016 are eligible for TK.

  •   Children who will be five years of age between September 2, 2021 and December 2, 2021 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.

Early Transitional Kindergarten or Pre-Kinder (ETK)

Due to changes in state funding, SLVUSD is able to offer Early Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) for four year old students who will turn five during the 2021-2022 school year.

  •     Children born between December 3, 2016 and June 7, 2017 are eligible for Early Transitional Kindergarten (ETK). 

 

Please contact your school site registrar for enrollment information.

Boulder Creek Elementary      `        831-338-6413

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary       831-335-4475

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS

Please review the following information regarding changes in medical exemption laws regarding immunization requirements for school and child care admission for the 2021/22 school year  (SB-276 & SB-714)

 

For admissions on or after January 1, 2021, what is required for a medical exemption to a required immunization?

Starting January 1, 2021:

  • Medical exemptions can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) by physicians licensed in California. 
  • Schools and child care facilities may only accept from parents new medical exemptions that are issued using CAIR-ME.

Are medical exemptions filed for children in attendance at a California child care facility or school before 2021 valid in later years?

A medical exemption filed at a pre-kindergarten facility or school remains valid until the earliest of:

  • When the child enrolls in the next grade span.(TK/K-6th grade, 7th-12th grade)
  • The expiration date specified in a temporary medical exemption.
  • Revocation of the exemptionbecause the issuing physician has been subject to disciplinary action from the physician’s licensing entity.

The District Nurse will be reaching out to families of students with medical exemptions entering the next grade span (7-12) and/or their exemption was written by one the physicians listed as having disciplinary action. Please contact the District Nurse at 831-335-9877 or sdahlen@slvusd.org with questions or concerns regarding your student’s immunization or exemption status. Thank you.

For more information these websites might be helpful to you ShotsForSchool.orghttps://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/exemptions/https://eziz.org/assets/docs/shotsforschool/Pre2020MEs_Letter.pdf 

 

 

 

Middle School Summer Program 

 

We are excited to offer two in-person programs this summer for SLVMS.  Elevate Math and Computer Science Institute (CSI), both programs created by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.  Both programs are highly engaging and interactive, and all taught by SLVUSD teachers.  The Elevate Math is available for students going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, and the CSI is available for students going into either 7th or 8th grade.  

Classes will run from 8:30-12:30 on the following dates and are all free to SLVUSD students: 

6/10 - 6/11 (Thursday - Friday)

6/14 - 6/17 (Monday - Thursday)

6/21 - 6/24 (Monday - Thursday) 

6/28 - 7/01 (Monday - Thursday) 

7/06 - 7/07 (Tuesday - Wednesday) 

To enroll in either of these please use these links: 

CSI:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4895493

Elevate Math:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4883165

Fliers attached with more information as well!

College and Career Exploration (CCE) - Important Announcement

Message from Mr. Olivieri - 

   Hi everyone!  Just wanted to reach out and inform you all that the applications for the 8th grade College and Career Exploration class are now open.  All 7th grade SLVMS families were emailed last Wednesday regarding what the College and Career class is and how to apply.  In the briefest summary, CCE is a class designed to support students in the academic middle with the increased workload of AP/Honors courses at the high school level, as well as create a caring community of classmates who share the same ultimate goal of having all post-secondary options open at the end of their high school career.  It is a year-long elective that includes UCSC tutors, guest speakers from our community, and (typically) four university-related field trips.  If you or your child have any questions, please contact me at rolivieri@slvusd.org.



 

 

Hybrid Model - Important information

 

All students attend the morning sessions on all days.

Students will report directly to their classes starting May 5th for the afternoon sessions.  They will no longer need to meet their teachers in the assembly areas.  Please do not drop off students prior to 12:45.  

 

 

 

 

 

MON

TUES

WED

THUR

FRI

 

8:30am – 9:30am

 

MONDAY SPECIALS

1

Online

2

Online

1

Online

2

Online

 

9:35am – 10:35am

 

3

Online

4

Online

3

Online

4

Online

 

10:40am – 11:40am

 

5

Online

6

Online

5

Online

6

Online

 

11:45am – 12:55pm

 

 

 

LUNCH

 

12:55pm – 1:45pm

 

1A

In-person

2A

In-person

1B

In-person

2B

In-person

 

1:50pm – 2:40pm

 

3A

In-person

4A

In-person

3B

In-person

4B

In-person

 

2:45pm – 3:35pm

 

5A

In-person

6A

In-person

5B

In-person

6B

In-person

 

 

ONLINE: Posted Class Assignments on Schoology

 

 

 

Transportation during Hybrid Instruction

 

To reduce exposure to the COVID virus,  we recommend that you drive your child to and from school if that is possible.  However, SLVUSD will be providing transportation to families that need this service.

 

If you would like your child to receive transportation services, please fill out the Hybrid Bus Pass Registration Form and submit to transportation@slvusd.org

 

For a list of the bus routes and times, please visit the transportation website and look for the Hybrid Bus Routes ScheduleYou can find your bus stop by clicking on the following link: Bus Stop Locator

 

Starting April 20, 2021, Santa Cruz Metro will be running
"Student Routes" in the afternoon to and from the SLV High School Metro bus stop for secondary students.  Please see the middle school or high school office if you need assistance with bus passes for the Metro.  We have free bus passes for those students who need them.

 

Please contact Sherrie Lust, Transportation Supervisor, at slust@slvusd.org or 831-336-2223 with any questions regarding SLVUSD transportation. 

 

SLVMS Advancement:  Football Field - Thursday, June 3rd - 10:00am.

We are pleased to be offering a live advancement ceremony at the end of this school year. 

We are able to allow four guests per 8th grade student for this Advancement Ceremony. 

The Advancement ceremony will be held on the SLVHS Football Field. 

The field will be sectioned off for in socially distanced squares.  One for each family to sit on the turf field. 

Due to the make-up of the field, the following requirements will be in place:

  1.    Bring a chair with a sled type of bottom and/or a blanket to sit on thefield. No chairs with regular legs.

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  1. No high heel shoes allowed for all students, staff or guests. Flats, athletic shoes, or wedge shoes areallowable
  2. Four guests per8th grade student.  We cannot go over this number for any reason.
  3.     The home bleachers will be open for those who prefer sitting in the stands. Social distancing will be enforced and there are limited seats  
  4. Where you sit with your four is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be seated on the field or in the bleachers as youarrive 

         We will begin seating at 9:00 am

  1.   Seating in chairs will be available on the track for guests who cannot sit on the field or bleachers
  2.     Masks and social distancing required for all participants andguests

 

We wish anyone who wanted to come could come.  But that is not the case.  We must follow the protocols in place for these live events.

We have measured the field and bleachers for social distancing to create enough space for 4 guests per graduate.  

Any more and we would be going beyond allowed capacity.  Please don't ask for extra guests, as we cannot accommodate.

 

Panther Club News

Next Meeting June 1 6pm at SLVMS.  Always the same url: meet.slvmspantherclub.com

 

SLVMS Yearbooks 20/21 are now for sale! 

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

Dear Students,

 

Below are two summer opportunities to check out!

 

 

Cabrillo Summer Cyber Camp

Open for 8-12th Grade

Click Here for the Flier with more Information

 

 

STEM Program for Girls Grades 9-12

 

 

Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Arconic Foundation to ignite a promising future for girls! Ensuring that girls are exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is fundamental to AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity. As soon as girls start school, they encounter subtle (and sometimes blatant) messages that discourage them from pursuing their curiosity about science. Students of color and those from low-income families face additional barriers and biases.

This summer, we’re offering a free STEMEd for Girls program for girls in grades 9-12, which includes six 1½- to 2-hour virtual sessions.

Access Registration Information for Free AAUW STEMEd Program

The program is designed to attract teen girls to STEM and help parents and guardians to nurture their girls’ potential at college and beyond. Participants will also get advice and inspiration from STEM ambassadors/mentors.

STEMEd for Girls virtual camps will be held from July through August 2021. This program will help students gain confidence, have fun, get inspired—and join a national community of girls and women. If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact stem@aauw.org.

Sincerely,

Leshell Hatley

Director of STEM Programs


AAUW STEMEd for Girls is supported by a grant from the Arconic Foundation.

Summer CyberCamp

In partnership with the Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC), Cabrillo College is excited to once again offer Santa Cruz County students the opportunity to participate in Summer CyberCamp. Due to continued pandemic conditions, we will offer our camps virtually. 

 

2021 Virtual Summer CyberCamps are week-long free classes that feature cybersecurity training at three levels: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced. Registration is now open. Space is limited, so students should register soon!

Here is the sign up link

Ideal Camp Candidates are current (2020-2021) 8th-12th graders and community college students with little to no cybersecurity experience. Introductory Camp students should have basic computer skills

Promotional flyers in English and Spanish are attached. If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Thank you again for all your support!

 

The Summer CyberCamp Team

TERRI OROPEZA - teoropez@cabrillo.edu

 

As Spring approaches and COVID-19 transmission rates decrease throughout our community, we are excited to host in-person service projects once again

Our remaining Beach Cleanup dates is:

  • Monday, May 17th from 2 pm-4 pm

You can get more information and register for one of the above dates on our website. Please note that there is a strict limit of 10 volunteers per cleanup so make sure to register early!

 

Although we are creating additional in-person volunteer opportunities this Spring, we promise to continue offering our at-home projects as well. Not everyone is comfortable meeting in person at this time, and we completely understand that! We will offer a hybrid model of in-person and at-home projects for the foreseeable future to ensure we are being inclusive of the range of individual comfort levels. 

 

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.  This information is important for current 7th graders and current 6th graders.  

 

 

Additional resources for Families

 

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.

 

Attendance Autodialer was turned on starting March 30, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30th the Attendance Auto Dialer will be turned back for all online classes from Tuesday through Friday. Prior to this we were not sending out a call if a student missed a single class.  Now, you will receive a phone call if your student misses one or more of their Distance Learning class periods. If you need to call and verify an absence, please call the 24 hour attendance line at 831-335-3812 or the main office 831-335-4452.

 

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  mzilge@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