Weekly Family Update # 35

May 3, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Falcon Families,

Welcome to May! Thank you so much to all of the families who have completed the online continuing student registration process. I really appreciate it! Our Welcome Center staff has been going over each submitted packet and if everything is complete, sending an automated notification email to families. If you have not received this message, it is coming. Our staff is moving as quickly as possible through all of the packets.

We still have approximately 111 families who have still not completed this process. Lucky for you, the deadline to complete the Continuing Student Enrollment process has been extended to May 8th. Please make sure you follow the directions further below in this newsletter. Thanks!

This week is STAFF Appreciation Week. I am so lucky to have such an amazing Falcon Faculty who works everyday to make a school community where students feel safe to learn and grow. I really appreciate all of their work. I have seen so many great moments during our Distance Learning. From Pokémon Club meetings to Outdoor Math tasks using chalk, I really appreciate the work of our teachers to engage our students from home. Please take a moment this week to reach out and thank a teacher. This has been difficult transition for both students and adults and I really appreciate how our Falcon community has come together to make the best of a difficult situation. Thank You Teachers for all of your hard work and Thank You Parents for the support you are providing at home and Thank You Students for adapting so quickly to this new system and continuing to thrive in in your studies. I love our community. We are better together!

Please make sure you check out the amazingly awesome video below that PTSA put together to thank our amazing Falcon Faculty!!!!

Have a great week Falcons!

Thanks for all you do for our Oak Valley Community! Go Falcons!

Beaming with Falcon Pride,

Mr. Young


Oak Valley Middle School


Staff Appreciation Week Message and VIDEO from PTSA

OVMS Staff and Teachers,

Students, teachers and staff walked out OVMS doors on March 13th not knowing that they would not get the chance to finish off the school year and for some, walk the halls of middle school for the last time. Then distance learning happened and parents became instant teachers and suddenly have a deep appreciation for what our teachers and staff deal with on a daily basis. It breaks our hearts that we won't get to celebrate Staff Appreciation Week like we usually do. This does stink! BUT, Falcon Families have rallied and know that now more than ever our OVMS Staff and Teachers deserve to be appreciated and celebrated...even if from a distance! We'd like to share with you all our deepest appreciation for all you do! And special thanks to Theresa Manalang for sharing her talents and putting together this Virtual Staff Appreciation Week Video!

Stay well and healthy!

Bertha Quichocho-Ross

PTSA, Staff Appreciation Week Chairperson

Check out our special message to the Falcon Staff and Teachers here:


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PUSD Updates

Click here for the latest updates from PUSD.

Counseling and Student Services

Click here for an update from your Counselors and Student Services Specialists. Please share this information and the activities with your Falcon student.

OVMS Music Boosters Flippin' Pizza Fundraiser

Our OVMS Music Boosters and Flippin' Pizza are eating pizza and carrying on with our planned dine-out fundraiser with live music, adapted for our extraordinary times. Flippin Pizza has generously expanded the fundraiser to all day Tuesday May 5 AND Wednesday May 6!

AND Mr. Nowak will be doing a Zoom concert for your culinary enjoyment Tuesday night 7-7:30 pm. He'll play some classic mariachi tunes like Las Mananitas and De Colores. With his Shiny New Trumpet!

Please read the attached flyer carefully for safe curb side pick-up instructions, and remember to mention Oak Valley Music Boosters when you place your order.

Zoom de los Mariachi
May 5, 2020 07:00 PM

Meeting ID: 847 9187 4317
Password: 7bjciG

Continuing Student Online Registration - Deadline Extended!

The online Continuing Student Registration window has been extended to May 8th at 11:59pm!

We must receive a completed digital packet for all returning students. This will allow for proper placement of your student for the 2020-2021 school year. This annual digital process will allow a family to complete one single “family” packet instead of completing one packet per student.

Packets can be completed using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. In preparation of this process, now is the time to confirm that you know your parent login username and password. This information will be needed to complete the registration packet.

Please take a moment and ensure you can login to https://sis.powayusd.com. If you do not know your username and/or password, you can visit https://password.powayusd.com to retrieve your login credentials.

Please notify your current Principal via email as soon as possible if you do not plan to return to PUSD for the 2020-2021 school year.


Thank you for your attention to this important process.

The PUSD Enrollment Team

6th Grade Parents - Additional Registration Info!!

All students entering the 7th grade in August will need to be up to date with their immunizations. Attached to this message is a list of all required immunizations. Please email your child’s immunization record to our health tech, Anne Shaughnessy ASAP, ashaughnessy@powayusd.com.

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This Video Will Show You How To Turn on Parent Notifications in MyConnect so You Will Know When Assignments or Announcements are Posted

ASB and St. Baldrick's

ASB is proud to announce that we are moving forward with our annual support of St. Baldrick's to help raise money for childhood cancer research. Any support that you can offer is truly appreciated, you can make a small donation by clicking on this LINK, OR you can sign up to SHAVE YOUR HEAD in solidarity with children who are battling cancer! Our head shaving event will be held virtually on May 22 with more information coming soon! Thank you for your support, it is more important than ever in these uncertain times!

Stay tuned to see some of your favorite teachers stand in solidarity by shaving their heads!

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Internet for All

The San Diego Country Office of Education has put together the following list of resources for families that are in need of internet service. Click the link below for more information!


The California Emerging Technology Fund has has provided this link to affordable offers as well as a number to call (1-844-841-INFO (4636)) someone who can assist parents:



Did you know PUSD has an app?

On the PUSD app, you can:
1. Choose which schools to follow in Settings
2. Receive emergency messages from the alert center
3. See what's happening on the calendar
4. Follow along with the News Stream
5. Catch the latest sports scores

And MUCH MORE! Download for FREE on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com