SIERRA VISTA FAMILY NEWSLETTER

TOGETHER WE SUCCEED (Week of May 4, 2020-May 8, 2020)

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Thanks to our amazing teachers and staff at Sierra Vista for all they do to support our students, families, and one another. As we celebrate National Teacher's and Staff Appreciation Week, thanks to our amazing staff.

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Food and Donation Drive for SV Families

We are hosting a Food/Donation drive on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 9:00, am to 12:00 am at Sierra Vista. All donations will be shared with many of our struggling SV students and families. We greatly appreciate any donations that you can share with our school community. Plan on dropping off any donations in the front of the main office next Tuesday between 9 am and noon.


When: Tuesday, May 12th, 2020


Where: Sierra Vista Junior High


Time: 9am-12pm drop-off FRONT OFFICE DRIVEWAY



We would appreciate any of the following items Please make sure nothing is expired:


  • Canned food/Comida enlatada (tuna, beans, fruit, vegetables, corn)

  • Toiletries/ Productos de aseo

  • Paper towel/Papel toalla

  • Toilet Paper/ Papel higienico

  • Water bottles/ Botellas de agua

  • Gatorade

  • Gift Cards to grocery stores or CVS/Walgreens/Rite aid pharmacy/Walmart

  • Diapers/Panales and Baby Wipes

  • Laundry detergent/ Detergente de ropa

  • Cleaning supplies/ Productor de limpieza

  • Latex gloves/ Guantes de plastico

  • Mask/Mascaras reusable or disposable



If your family or you know of any families that could use some support during this time, please email Ana Ayala at aayala@hartdistrict.org or your student's counselor.

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Summer School 2020 will be held virtually and via distance learning!

Summer School will be held July 1, 2020, through July 29, 2020! There are many courses for students to take to support their math and literacy skills! There are some great enrichment courses available for students!


Please click on the following link to access the summer school forms and information! https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/summer-school

(The link is available on our SV website under ACADEMICS/SUMMER SCHOOL)


Incoming 7th and 8th grade Junior High Schools may enroll in any courses available at Placerita or Sierra Vista!


Students heading off to HS should click on the link for INCOMING 9TH GRADERS!

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Yearbook Distribution!

Due to a short lapse in manufacturing as a result of COVID-19, our yearbook delivery is delayed until the middle of June. As soon as the yearbooks arrive at SV, we will reach out to all our families/students with plans for distribution! Thanks for your patience!
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Stay Safer At Home Sierra Vista Students and Families!

Thanks for supporting your students with distance learning! We understand the tremendous challenges this places on all of you and appreciate all you are doing to help your SV student!


Don't forget, students should be connecting with each of their six teachers twice a week via Google Classroom, Virtual Classes, and/or assignments. Students can email teachers with any assignments or questions they may have. Teachers are tracking to ensure that every student completes work/check in with them every week. Please be sure that students stay connected.


Please see the attached district-wide schedule to ensure they are meeting with their teachers.


https://4.files.edl.io/2ecd/03/14/20/003628-9aa40297-621d-4b52-8d6e-18019bd43892.pdf



Our district is following guidance from the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

They are currently recommending that school campuses be closed through the end of the 2019/2020 school year. Distance learning will continue for our SV students through June 4, 2020.


Thanks for all you do! We miss you!

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Thanks to our parents and students for their kind emails and words of gratitude that so many of you have shared. We appreciate you! You make us strong, you bring us hope, you fill our days with smiles. We miss all our students and families!
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We Want to Ensure our Plainsmen are SUCCEEDING!!!

Thanks for accepting our phone calls and emails! To help add an additional layer of support for students, families, and our teachers the counselors and administration will be reaching out! Teachers are providing us with information regarding student progress with assignments and we will be reaching out to those students' families that we notice might need some support.


Monday and Tuesdays, if your student is missing anything you will more than likely hear from the following designees:


Spurs--Mrs. Roth

Rangers--Mrs. Saunders

Trailblazers--Mrs. Knolls


Gold Rush--Mrs. Icaenda

Majestic Mountainers--Dr. Hoffman

Pioneers--Mr. Hinze


***Spanish speaking households will hear from Mrs. Ayala


Counselors will continue to reach out to their students by alpha Wednesday through Friday and are always available for any support that you need!




If your child has an IEP, please reach out to their case manager as well for extra support!!

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Need Additional Help With Your Homework??? It's FREE!

The Los Angeles County Library as online homework helps in English and Spanish every day from 12noon to 10pm.


If you have a library card, click here to access the link for online free help: https://lacountylibrary.org/homework/


If you don't have a library card, it's okay! Everyone can get a free library card. Apply here for the library card and then you will be able to access the free homework help!


Apply for a free library card: https://colapl.wufoo.com/forms/ztns1cw0q78qml/


*****You can even download free movies, books, and games with your library card too!

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Census 2020--We All Matter!

Please remember to complete your family's 2020 Census so that we are all counted and that our city continues to get adequate resources, infrastructures, and facilities. Please visit the following link for more information:


https://2020census.gov/

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RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN THE SCV

If you or others you know are in need of greater assistance, the Santa Clarita Valley has many organizations that are here to help in this time of uncertainty. Here are just a few we wanted to pass onto our community.



Family Food Resources

SCV Food Pantry

Dedicated to providing food on a short-term basis to local residents in need.

24133 Railroad Avenue

Newhall, CA 91321



College of the Canyons BaNC

Formerly called Food for Thought Pantry

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road

Valencia, CA 91355



Counseling Services

Child and Family Center

21545 Centre Pointe Parkway

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

661-255-6847

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HAS YOUR 8TH GRADER REGISTERED FOR CLASSES AT CANYON HIGH SCHOOL YET?

If your student has not yet registered for their 9th-grade classes, please visit the Canyon High School website and email your student's high school counselor for support and to answer any questions you may have! We want to be sure that all our students are ready for high school in the fall!


Canyon High School Counseling Link: https://www.canyonhighcowboys.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=50996&type=d&pREC_ID=66916

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Please mark your calendars! Please start looking for all those textbooks and library books! We will be holding textbook returns, musical instrument return, and Items in PE Lockers return the week of May 26th-28th! More information will be coming home in the next few weeks!

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Our amazing ASB Secretary has processed all SV Family Return Checks! The checks will be mailed home from the district office in the next few weeks!

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Celebrating our 8th-Grade Students!--May 20th @ 6pm

Watch for upcoming details and instructions on how to tune in LIVE for our virtual 8th-grade awards ceremony that will be shared on Wednesday, May 20th, at 6 pm. The link will be viewable after this evening for you to share the virtual celebration with your families.
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Sierra Vista's Campus is CLOSED and LOCKED! Please continue to communicate with your students that the campus is off limits. We kindly ask that no one comes on campus for any reason. This includes using the basketball courts and fields. If your student enjoys skateboarding, please ask them NOT to climb over/under fences and come on campus to skateboard. It is unsafe for our students to be here unattendend and we don't want to see anyone getting hurt.

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SV's COUNSELORS AND ADMINISTRATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME!

STAY CONNECTED WITH US--We are Regularly Updating our Social Media and Website!

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Are you participating in the fun this week? If so, post your photos to our social media! You can email them to Mrs. Terranova or an administrator too!

Watch our Social Media for Fun Spirited Theme Days and Messages from ASB!

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LUNCH RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY!

IF YOU NEED SUPPORT WITH LUNCH, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT THAT LISTS THE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY THAT CAN ASSIST YOUR STUDENT. EVERY STUDENT UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS GUARANTEED A FREE MEAL! PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE LOCATIONS IN NEAR SIERRA VISTA!


https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/breakfast-lunch-program

Please stay home to keep you, your family, and our community safe and healthy SV! If we all work together, we will SUCCEED!

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