Crusader Times

October 26, 2021

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Bonita Vista Middle School

Welcome to Bonita Vista Middle School - Home of the Crusaders! Thank you for visiting our newsletter. In this edition we bring to you our school highlights and a glance at events coming up. Additionally, we are now accepting newsletter submissions. If you have any content you'd like to be featured, please submit by clicking here. Enjoy this edition of the Crusader Times. Go Crusaders!

Words from our Principal

BVM Families,

This week we are acknowledging Red Ribbon Week with spirit days and lunch activities for students. On Friday, students may wear Halloween costumes following these guidelines: Halloween Costume Guidelines Flyer.pdf

Please ask an administrator ahead of time if you are unsure about your costume choice.

Friday is also Progress Report Day. Students will be receiving their second progress report of the semester and the final one before semester grades are issued in December. Now is the time to take advantage of before and after school tutoring, AEC, Advisory tutoring and Saturday Scholars. Let's improve those grades before they are part of your permanent record! There will be a virtual Parent Progress Report Meeting Friday morning at 10:30am for any parents who have questions about how to support your student. Watch Jupiter messages for the link to join via Zoom!

The highlights below include our fall sports season. BVM performed exceptionally well in the playoffs last weekend, bringing home THREE championship banners! We are so excited and proud of this accomplishment. Next weekend are the Cross Country Championships beginning at 9am at Otay Ranch High School. Come on out and cheer on our runners!

The BVM Band will be performing at the last home game of the season for Bonita Vista High School Varsity Football. Come out and support our very own Baron Football team and support our BVM band this Friday at Southwestern College at 6:30pm.

I wish you all a safe and fun Halloween! I am happy that our students are able to enjoy some of the social and extracurricular activities that bring them, and us, so much joy!


Teresa Kramer


Bonita Vista Middle School

School Highlights

Crusaders back at it again!

After 18 months of no BVM sports, we are back at it! It was a great season for BVM sports and our athletes made us proud! Go Crusaders!

Congratulations BVM Sports!

This was the first season back since before the pandemic began for middle school sports and BVM came out on a mission! Our teams took championship banners in 3 sports and 7th grade baseball, which doesn't play for a banner, defeated Eastlake in the championship game. Boys' basketball had a winning season before being defeated by Rancho del Rey in the semi-final. Girls' basketball, softball and the 8th grade baseball team all walked away with championship banners this season! We are so proud of our athletes! Excellent job and congratulations to all of you!


8th grade students had a chance to taste crickets as part of their Bugs! lesson. Students had fun experimenting with the different spices and flavors.

Congratulations Teachers of the Month!!

August - September - October

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Mr. Mendez and Mr. Armendariz

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Mr. Armendariz and Ms. Bauer

Free "Pool" Testing for COVID at BVM

Please take a moment to read this very important letter regarding "Pool" testing at BVM and submit your consent form today! This was also emailed to you.

FREE District COVID Testing

For your convenience, here is the link for COVID testing



Reminder that students MAY NOT report to school if they are experiencing any COVID 19 identified symptoms, unless the school has previously received documentation of a pre-existing health condition that mirrors a COVID symptoms (hay fever, migraines). If students report to school with symptoms, they will be removed from instruction and parents will be called to pick students up. Students may not return to school until they present a Negative PCR test and symptoms have improved.

Reminder that students that are on Modified Quarantine must provide proof of testing every 3-4 days (or use a District site that we have records of their testing), or they will not be allowed to return to school on the 5th day and will have to remain home until they provide proof of the negative test or until the 10 day quarantine expires.


BVM Families,

Please follow all traffic and safety rules as you drop off and pick up your children from school.

1.Students should only cross the street at crosswalks

2. Do not stop in the bus loading zone

3. Do not use the parking lots of our neighboring businesses for drop off and pick up

4. PLEASE do not run any red lights.

Your time is important, but not as important as a child's life. BVM administration is out in the parking lots and streets every day to ensure the safety of our students. Please do your part to make sure our kids are safe.

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Student-Parent Handbook

Please take a moment to review the Student-Parent Handbook

Non-discrimination Statement

The Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, immigration status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Review the entire Nondiscrimination Statement by clicking on this button.

We're on Social Media

Make sure to follow us on twitter @WeAreBVM

School Information

Face Covering and Social Distancing Protocols

While we are still requesting social distancing be respected whenever possible on campus, CDPH has removed minimum social distancing requirements generally and specifically in classrooms and buses.

As is required by OSHA and/or California Department of Public Health, the SUHSD will maintain the requirement for all students and employees to wear face coverings indoors on all school sites absent a medical exemption cleared through the District. Similarly, all visitors to District facilities will be required to wear masks absent exemptions.

When outdoors, staff, visitors and students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a mask. In large gatherings outdoors, staff, students and volunteers will be encouraged to wear masks.

click here to review the FAQ regarding protocols

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Wifi Troubles? Try this:

Home Wi-Fi connection tips:

Clear Safari history daily!

Go to Settings -> Safari -> Clear History and Website Data -> clear

Student iPad home Wi-Fi instructions:

1. You must connect to your own home Wi-Fi first

2. Tap on the iBoss SUHSD Login app

3. Login with-

Username: student ID

Password: 8-digit birthdate


Username: iboss

Password: suhsd1

4. Successful login will take you to (keep this page open)

5. Safari and apps will now work from home

Print here.

Parent/Community Information

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Off Campus Permits

If you are planning to take your student out of school for an appointment or personal reason,

please be aware that we do not give off campus permits during student lunches (12:06-1:16 on regular days and 11:40-12:10 on minimum days) or after 2:45 pm.

Our campus assistants are critical to the supervision and safety of this campus and they need to focus on student safety during those times.

Thank you for your understanding.

BVM Parent Packet

Please review important BVM information by clicking on this button.

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Be a BVM All Star Parent!

Quick quiz! Can you do these 3 things to become a BVM All Star Parent?

Click on the video links if you need help learning!



Good evening parents of BVMS,

On behalf of Janice Oani President of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Bonita Vista Middle School would like to communicate that This 2020-2021 school year will be like no other. Your support is greatly appreciated as we work together to support our school during this unprecedented time.

The strength of our PTSA lies in its members: parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders, and community members who devote themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of children.

Please help support BVM PTSA with: Membership Drive • Hospitality during parent meetings (orientations, Coffee with the Principal) • Book Fairs • PTA Reflections Contest • Staff Appreciation Events • Fundraising Events • Assist with School Improvement Initiatives • Monthly meetings with the Principal, students, and staff representation.

Please join PTSA by clicking on the address bar provided and check your Infinate Campus inbox or your personal email for further information from PTSA President Janice Oani.

Thank you


Buenas tardes padres de familia de BVMS,

En nombre de Janice Oani, la Presidenta de la Asociacion de Padres, Maestros y Estudiantes conosida como PTSA de Bonita Vista Middle le gustaria comunicar que este ano escolar 2020-2021 sera como ningun otro. Se agradece su apoyo mientras trabajamos juntos para apoyar a nuestra escuela durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

La fuerza de nuestro PTSA radica en sus miembros: padres, maestros, administradores escolares, lideres empresariales y miembros de la comunidad que se dedican a hacer una diferencia positiva en la vida de los ninos.

Por favor, ayude a apoyar PTSA de BVM con la Campana de afiliacion • Hospitalidad durante las reuniones de padres (orientaciones, cafecito con la directora) • Las ferias del libro • Concurso de reflexiones de la PTA • Eventos de agradecimiento al personal • Eventos de recaudacion de fondos • Ayudar con las iniciativas de mejora escolar • Reuniones mensuales con la directora, los estudiantes y el personal.

Unase a PTSA haciendo clic en la barra de direccione provista y revise su bandeja de entrada de Infinate Campus o su correo electronico personal para obtener mas informacion de la presidenta de PTSA, Janice Oani.


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Bonita Vista Middle School

The mission of Bonita Vista Middle School, a dynamic learning community with a tradition of academic excellence, is to empower students to succeed in middle school and beyond through a system of learning distinguished by:

  • A rigorous and relevant curriculum.
  • A broad range of opportunities that support student success.
  • A climate that promotes strong parent, community, staff and student collaboration.
  • A safe and nurturing environment that embraces diversity.
  • A school culture that promotes personal integrity.