Cavalier Newsflash

Work HARD! Dream BIG! Believe in YOURSELF! Never GIVE UP!

Volume 2 - Issue 8 - September 9, 2019

Message from the Principal

Dear Cavaliers,

I hope you all had an awesome weekend! Just a reminder that this past Friday 9/6/19, progress report cards were sent home with your student. Please make sure you take a moment to review the report card with your student. This is a moment to celebrate good grades and set goals to raise grades that are not where you want them to be. If your student did not bring home a report card, please call our counseling center to arrange for a copy to be either picked up or sent home with your student.

Thank you to all of our English/ELD teachers for working hard this past Friday providing additional opportunities for struggling students to show mastery during Rise-Up Friday. This week our Science department will be working with students during Rise-Up Friday. The goal is to provide students with additional opportunities to show mastery of the core content standards.

Parents/Guardians, If your student gets an invitation to attend Rise-Up Friday, please encourage them to attend. Our next progress report is coming out in approximately six weeks, so please make sure that your student takes advantage of every opportunity offered.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and remember;

At CVM we work HARD, we dream BIG, we believe in OURSELVES and we never, ever , GIVE UP!

Julio C. Alcalá


Chula Vista Middle School

Coffee with the Principal

A huge thank you to our Counselors, Assistant Principals, ASB Advisor and CIS Coordinator for helping our first Coffee with the Principal a success. Thank you to the over 150 parents/guardians who attended. I appreciate the questions asked by our parents during our open forum and I look forward to helping each of our students to be the best Cavalier possible.

Students who's parent/guardian attended, will receive a double lunch on Monday 9/9/19. Those students will be wearing a wrist band provided by the ASB and should report to advisory first. Teachers can release those students with wrist bands as soon as they take roll.

Thank you!

Mr. Alcalá

Cavalier Trait of the Month


Take a few minutes and listen to Comedian Steve Harvey talk about what it takes to be successful.

FAC Meeting

Faculty Advisory Committee meeting this Monday 9/9/19 at 3:30 in room 104. Please send any Agenda items to Ms. Garcia by the end of the day.

Assistant Principal's Corner

Nutrition Break Supervision - TEAM 1!

Team 1 please be at your supervision posts this week during nutrition break.

Thank you!

Mr. Casas

From the CIS Office

School Site Council Meeting

Hello Cavalier Family

Just a reminder that this Tuesday September 10th 2019, we will be having our SSC meeting at 3:30 pm in the Parent Center (RM 403).

Thank you!

Ms. Deyo

Curriculum Corner

To students and parents,

The link below is for math homework help for when you are struggling in solving a math problem or just need a hint. Once you click the link, go to the book assigned to your grade:

Course Connection Course 2 is for 7th Grade Math

Course Connection Course 3 is for 8th Grade Math

Course Connection Course 1 is for 8th Grade Compacted

Once you choose your book, choose the chapter, the section, and then the problem that you are working on.

The homework help webpage is:

We also want to congratulate the following students for being Student of the Month for Math for the Month of August:

Vanyca Sainz - Mr. Fernandez

Allan Flores – Mr. Fernandez-Bonilla

Yulliana Santibanez – Mrs. Ornelas

Samantha Rivera – Mr. Emmert

Sione Simifi – Ms. Tom

Thank you!

Mr. Fernandez

CVM Math Curriculum Specialist

Rise-Up Friday!

This Friday 9/13/19 our Science Department will have their second Rise-Up Friday. This is an opportunity for students to improve their grade by staying after school on Friday to work with our teachers to attain mastery of specific core standards.

Please make sure you take this opportunity to show mastery and improve your grade!

For the Common Good


Monday 9/9
  • Make-up picture day for new students.
  • FAC Meeting in room 104 @ 3:30pm

Tuesday 9/10

  • RP Advisory - Circles
  • SSC Meeting in the Parent Center @ 3:30pm

Wednesday 9/11

  • SUHSD Security Work Group Training at the PDC from 8am to 3:30pm

Thursday 9/12

  • RP Advisory - Achieve 3000

Friday 9/13

  • Early Release - Students out at 1:25pm
  • Red-Only Pep Rally
  • Rise-Up Friday (Science)
  • PLC Meetings (Social Science, ELA/ELD, Math, SCPA, Electives)

Saturday 9/14

  • Saturday Academy (8:00am - 12:00pm)

Focus on our Mission

The mission of Chula Vista Middle School (CVM) is to ensure that each student is provided with the skills to be college and/or career ready. Therefore, it is important that our students fulfill their potential towards success. We expect students at CVM to be active learners and we encourage them to participate in our special academic support and after-school programs.

Three Pillars to Support Success

This year we will COMMIT to maintaining a school-wide focus on the following three pillars to achieve our mission:

  1. Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  2. ELD Strategies Across the Curriculum
  3. Purposeful PLC Collaboration

We Are CVM!

Chula Vista Middle Cavaliers