November 9, 2020
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
We are in the final stretch of the first semester! Students have their last opportunity to make a push to raise their grades. We have plenty of virtual tutoring opportunities available, teachers have office hours every morning from 8:20-8:50am for one-on-one support, and students should be using asynchronous time to complete all of their classwork. We have a whole team of people to help our students be successful.
As you have heard from our district, a decision has been made to bring small groups of students back for support at BVM. Today we started with our first group of 14 students. We will test our procedures and make sure everything is safe for staff and students before hopefully expanding this opportunity. The students were chosen using very specific criteria related to learning loss and they were chosen based on the greatest need and other factors that contribute to the inability to access distance learning. Of course, it is our desire to serve more students and we realize we aren't addressing all students who demonstrate a need. When conditions allow and we have tested our protocols, we hope to expand.
Please remember that Wednesday, November 11th, is Veteran's Day Holiday and there will be no school for students. Thursday and Friday our schedule will be different, as reflected in the schedule above. Thank you to all of our Crusader community who are veterans who have served our country. We salute you!
BVM Parents and Students,
If you haven't already, please make sure you take a few minutes to check your district email and look for an email from Balfour.com so that you can follow the links provided to submit your own picture for the 2020-2021 Bonita Vista Middle School yearbook. It's very easy and only takes a few minutes. Instructions to submit are below, but you need to find your own personal link that is included in the email that has been sent to you multiple times from Balfour. Please take a minute and search for that email.
BVM Meal Distribution
BVM Distance Learning Mission Statement
Our mission during Distance Learning is to provide online access to quality instruction for each student, to provide opportunities for live online interactions and support with teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff and to address the social emotional needs of each student while we work together to ensure their academic success.
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
4. Successful login will take you to sweetwaterschools.org (keep this page open)
5. Safari and apps will now work from home
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.
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.
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.