Newsletter

SLVMS

Panther Newsletter

March 30 - April 3, 2020

 

Principal's Message

Greetings Families,

This week starts the new quarter and students are beginning to adjust to online learning.  This means that for 6th and 7th grade students who have a wheel elective, you will have a new elective this quarter. Be sure to check your Schoology schedules.  As I communicate with our families and teachers, I am proud of how we have been able to move forwarded seamlessly with online learning.  That being said, we are still adjusting to changing demands and timelines.  As you are now aware, the latest projected return date is May 6, 2020, with probable extensions.  We are committed to continue to provide your child with meaningful learning opportunities.  I want to thank all of you for your support from home.  This has truly been a team effort.  

 

Here are a few photos of students in action:

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Also this week, Mr. O'Brien had a dance off competition.  The winning video is attached to this email as an .mov file which may not play on all formats.

 

 iCloud4G.mov

 

 

Schedule for the Week of  March 30 - April 3

 

Monday   

Mar 30

 Reg A day

PERIODS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Students log into all classes.
School runs from 8:05 - 2:25. see attached schedule

Tuesday

Mar 31

O

PERIODS 1, 3, 5 Students log into the odd period classes only

Wednesday

April 1

E

PERIODS 2, 4, 6 Students log into the even period classes only

Thursday

April 2

O

PERIODS 1, 3, 5 Students log into the odd period classes only

Friday

April 3  E

PERIODS 2, 4, 6 Students log into the even period classes only

SPRING BREAK STARTS AT 2:25PM TODAY!!! 

Spring Break - No School week of April 6 - 10

 

 

SLVMS Virtual Spirit Week - March 28 - April 3, 2020

Post pictures on your Class Instagram AND email them to Mrs. Hackett!

Singing Saturday - Favorite song at the moment (take a screenshot of the album cover or Spotify page)/make a karaoke video!

Lazy Sunday - Pajamas - Pillow/Blanket fort day

Movie Monday: Dress as a movie character and/or post your favorite movie or your favorite movie quote

Tie-Dye Tuesday - Tie-Dye clothes;  make something creative

Workout Wednesday - exercise/sports clothes; post your favorite workout

Throwback Thursday - post a picture of yourself BEFORE high school

Fancy Friday - dress up nice, do your hair, (Mrs. Hackett will even put on make-up!!)

 

Update on School procedures for next week

  • This is a county wide school closure for students that is proactive in nature and will last at least until May 6, 2020.
  • The SLVMS school office is now CLOSED.
  • You can reach our staff via email or leave a message at 335-4452.
  • Continued learning online will follow the regular bell schedule.
  • Students will log in to Schoology and access their classes during your regular school time - 8:05 - 2:25.
  • Students should follow this schedule to work with teachers in real time.
  • Students are allowed to complete work ahead of schedule and should reach out to teachers if they need more time. 
  • Teachers will be available by email during the regular class time.
  • Each day students will have assignments to turn in online for each of their classes that they log into on that day.  This will count as active participation..  
  • If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the school office.  All of our contact information is listed below.
  • TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE 
  • Please email it@slvusd.org if you need tech assistance or are having any tech problems. 

 

FOOD SERVICE

Monday through Friday - (9:00am to 11:00am) pick up at BCE and the SLV Tri-Campus.

 

All students are welcome to pick up a “to go” Breakfast/Lunch each weekday morning. There will be a variety of meals  provided each week and this is a good excursion for students to help provide a mid-day break in their home study schedule. The drive through is clearly marked and the food will be delivered to your car for this take-away option.

 

 

Academic Support with Mary Zilge

Hello families and students, as you begin  the first full week of on-line learning, below are some suggestions to help support your learning from home.

 

Create a productive work environment

Find a place that is free from distractions (as best as possible).  Consider using headphones if working around others.  Some students focus best when they are able to move around or listen to music.  You will need to think about what works best for you.  The ultimate goal though is to have a place where you can complete work in a timely manner.

Get Organized

One benefit of having a designated work space is that you can keep all of your supplies and work in one place eliminating losing work. Make sure you have all the materials needed to complete your work.  Make a list of what you need to complete and check off each assignment as you complete the assignment.

Manage your time Wisely

Create a visual schedule that follows your class schedule. Be sure to include breaks in your schedule; go outside, move around, connect with a friend. Set a timer for both work and break times. 

Utilize your Resources

If  your are not sure how to complete an assignment, ask your teacher, family member, friend or use an on-line resource (Schoology, Kahn Academy, Scholastic, YouTube). Consider creating online study groups with peers in your classes.

Accountability

 Parents/guardians, check in with your student throughout the day (if possible).  Ask to see completed work and provide positive encouragement and feedback. Even for adults, we may find it difficult to learn in a different structure and stay motivated.  Remind your students that our current situation will not last forever and that everything they do now will make the transition back to school smoother. 

 

  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student, do not hesitate to contact their teacher or Mrs. Zilge. 

 

As always, stay safe and healthy.

Mary Zilge,

Academic Counselor, SLVMS

831-335-4452 ext. 312

If you leave a message, I will be able to listen via voicemail on my computer.

 

Social - Emotional Support with Lisa and Ryan

Greetings students and families.  Our Social-Emotional Counselors wanted to share a great podcast (quick listen!) for parents on continued learning at home and how to navigate this time.

 

Tips for Parents for Homeschooling (17 min): https://www.npr.org/transcripts/820228206 (NPR's Life Kit:Parenting podcast is my all time favorite series, with quick and concise listens of great tips for all things talking about death, scary things in the news, etc)

 

Here is another podcast for a kid's guide to the coronavirus too, although the end has some scary statistics that I might cut kids off of, or I'd listen to it with them(30 min): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/podcasts/the-daily/kids-coronavirus.html?smid=em-share 

 

As a reminder, you can always contact Lisa Haney and Ryan Popkin for support with your student or for ideas on how to work with students in these challenging times. Their contact information is listed below.

 

Health Corner

by SLV Nurse Sarah

 

We recently learned that school will not be in session and continued learning will be in place until the earliest of May 6th, and possibly into summer. I understand that many families have supplied medications to their students' school sites and that refilling prescriptions may be difficult at this time. If you would like to schedule a time to pick up your students' medications, please contact me via my email below. 

  Like many of you, my family is trying to figure out our new schedule and routine with shelter in place and continued learning.  We have found it helps to set daily goals and have a school day schedule which is linked here to give you an example. As we familiarize ourselves with this new way of life, I wanted to offer a few ideas...

 

  • Be kind and gentle to yourself and others. Do what you can and be alright with it
  • Make that schedule for your family, routines and goals will help us stay grounded
  • Have fun with your family. Cook together, play board games, journal, do puzzles, play and listen to music, do art and read a lot!
  • Get outside! Go for walks, play games, spend time in the garden, get your Vitamin D
  • Get plenty of rest, have good hygiene (wash hands frequently), eat healthy foods

 

Please refer to the WHO and CDC for new updates and recommendations as the situation is evolving rapidly. Stay informed.

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO World Health Organization

 

I’m here if you have questions, please reach out for help if you need.

Sarah Dahlen, SLVUSD School Nurse

sdahlen@slvusd.org

 

SLVMS Panther Club 

 

 

 

SLVMS DRIVE BY DINE OUT

Wednesday April 1st

11am –9pm

Celebrate April Fools’ Day with Pizza!!

 

Support our local restaurants and SLV Middle School at the same time.  As we continue to shelter in place and practice social distancing our local businesses need our support.  We can bring them business and support SLV Middle School Panther Club simultaneously.  20% of all proceeds from this Drive By Dine Out will be donated directly to the school.  The Panther Club supports all extra-curricular sports so that no child “pays to play”.  We also support special events, such as Drama and 8th grade graduation/festivities, funding for special field trips, class supplies and the PAWS program.  With the school closure we lost most of our fundraising ability, but still need to cover the cost of many of these items.

 

Place your order by phone: 831-338-2141, mention SLVMS and pick up your order curbside (with phone payment) or stop by and observe social distancing guidelines.  Home delivery and take/bake not eligible. Credit cards preferred.

Make sure to mention SLVMS when you place your order!

Menu: http://www.bcpizzapub.com/menu.html

13200-B Central Ave, Boulder Creek

 

 

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/

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
  • 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’!

 

LCAP = SLV Unified School District LCAP Survey, please give us your input.  We value parent input and would like to hear from all families!

SLVUSD_LCAP_Survey_Winter2020

 

 

SCHOOLOGY

Parents who still need schoology codes can contact Mr. Redfern at tredfern@slvusd.org.  If you need help accessing your child's records, we can assist you.  Here is a link to instructions for parents to create schoology accounts with their students' code. 

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

 

 

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

 

Contacts

Terry Redfern: Principal  tredfern@slvusd.org 

Renee Rice : Dean rrice@slvusd.org

Kelly Arndt : Administrative Assistant karndt@slvusd.org 

Mary Zilge : Academic Counselor mzilge@slvusd.org

Lisa Haney : Social Emotional Counselor lhaney@slvusd.org

Ryan Popkin : Social-Emotional Counselor rpopkin@slvusd.org

SSC Health Department: https://www.santacruzhealth.org/Coronavirus

SCC Office of Education:  www.sccoe.link/coronavirus

 

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    

 

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Best Regards,

 

Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS

 

 

SLVMS

Panther Newsletter

March 23 - 27, 2020

 

Principal's Message

Greetings Families,

To quote Bob Dylan, "these times they are a changin" seems to be an understatement.  While all of us begin to adjust to the world of online learning, I wanted to emphasize this is a team effort.  As a parent/guardian you will need more support than ever to work with your student at home.  Please reach out to your teachers and school staff as we are here for you, even if it is remotely.  I want to remind students that this Friday March 27th is the end of the quarter.  Please be in contact with your teacher to get all of your work in.  If I have learned one thing in my time as your principal, it is that the people of San Lorenzo Valley work together and take care of each other.  We will manage our way through this challenging time and we will be better having done it.

 

Schedule for the Week of  March 16 - 20

 

Monday   

Mar 23

 Reg A day

PERIODS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Students log into all classes.
School runs from 8:05 - 2:25. see attached schedule

Tuesday

Mar 24

O

PERIODS 1, 3, 5 Students log into the odd period classes only

Wednesday

Mar 25

E

PERIODS 2, 4, 6 Students log into the even period classes only

Thursday

Mar 26

O

PERIODS 1, 3, 5 Students log into the odd period classes only

Friday

Mar 27  E

END OF QUARTER 3 

PERIODS 2, 4, 6 Students log into the even period classes only

 

 

Update on School procedures for next week

  • This is a county wide school closure for students that is proactive in nature and will last at least until April 13, 2020.
  • The SLVMS school office is now CLOSED.
  • You can reach our staff via email or leave a message at 335-4452.
  • Continued learning online will follow the regular bell schedule.
  • Students will log in to Schoology and access their classes during your regular school time - 8:05 - 2:25.
  • Students should follow this schedule to work with teachers in real time.
  • Students are allowed to complete work ahead of schedule and should reach out to teachers if they need more time. 
  • Teachers will be available by email during the regular class time.
  • Each day students will have assignments to turn in online for each of their classes that they log into on that day.  This will count as active participation..  
  • If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the school office.
  • TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE 
  • Please email it@slvusd.org if you need tech assistance or are having any tech problems. 

 

All Sports and After school Activities have been cancelled until further notice.

 

Spring photos and 8th grade panoramic picture scheduled for  Monday 3/23/20  HAVE BEEN CANCELLED and will be rescheduled. The date has yet to be determined.

 

FOOD SERVICE

Monday through Friday - (9:00am to 11:00am) pick up at BCE and the SLV Tri-Campus.

 

All students are welcome to pick up a “to go” Breakfast/Lunch each weekday morning. There will be a variety of meals  provided each week and this is a good excursion for students to help provide a mid-day break in their home study schedule. The drive through is clearly marked and the food will be delivered to your car for this take-away option.

 

 

THOUGHT EXCHANGE

Please consider responding to the QUESTION posed on the THOUGHT EXCHANGE online system. Your thoughts will provide the SLV staff valuable information to help guide their instructional planning. Most importantly, thank you for your commitments to staff and students.

 

After the first week of the SLVUSD School Dismissal/Closure due to the COVID-19 health crisis, "What is the most helpful part of the Continued Learning Plan that was provided by your child's teacher?"

 

Please click on this LINK to answer the question above.

 

 

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/

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
  • 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’!

 

LCAP = SLV Unified School District LCAP Survey, please give us your input.  We value parent input and would like to hear from all families!

SLVUSD_LCAP_Survey_Winter2020

 

 

SCHOOLOGY

Parents who still need schoology codes can contact Mr. Redfern at tredfern@slvusd.org.  If you need help accessing your child's records, we can assist you.  Here is a link to instructions for parents to create schoology accounts with their students' code. 

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

 

 

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

 

Contacts

Terry Redfern: Principal  tredfern@slvusd.org 

Renee Rice : Dean rrice@slvusd.org

Kelly Arndt : Administrative Assistant karndt@slvusd.org 

Mary Zilge : Academic Counselor mzilge@slvusd.org

Lisa Haney : Social Emotional Counselor lhaney@slvusd.org

Ryan Popkin : Social-Emotional Counselor rpopkin@slvusd.org

SSC Health Department: https://www.santacruzhealth.org/Coronavirus

SCC Office of Education:  www.sccoe.link/coronavirus

 

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    

 

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Best Regards,

 

Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS

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