Weekly Family Update #17

December 6, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Falcon Families,

This past week I was joined by representatives from our Oak Valley Falcon Foundation as we dedicated our shade structures for the new 300 building. Our Foundation fundraised for several years to make this needed shade a reality for our students. I cannot wait for our Falcons to be able to sit here and enjoy the company of friends or work quietly on school work. Thank you so much to this dedicated group of parent volunteers, and thank you so much to the Oak Valley parent community for your financial support.

Beginning this week, my team and I will be going through the Oak Valley Family Learning Environment Preference Survey to place students accordingly into their desired school option. This work will take some time and I will send out more details as we complete this work. Thank you for your patience as we continue to prepare to reopen our school for on-campus learning.

Thank you so much to all of you who attended our ASB Jersey Mike's fundraiser this past Wednesday; it was a great success, my family and I enjoyed dinner together that evening!

Please consider making a donation to the Adopt-A-Family program. We have one week left. More information can be found in the flyer below. Thank you for supporting our Falcon Families.

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

Beaming with Falcon Pride,

Mr. Young


Oak Valley Middle School


New Announcements

School Photos - Proofs Available Online!

To review your student's yearbook photo online, you can call the LifeTouch Customer Service Call Center at 866-955-8342 to receive a personalized access code to view your student's photo and order prints.

Hard copy proofs and photos ordered and requested to be sent to school will be available for pick up December 14-16 from 2:30 - 4:30pm.

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Continuing Information

Oak Valley Falcon Foundation

As you make your giving plans, please consider a donation to the Falcon Foundation's Falcon Fund 2020 - Supporting Falcons wherever they learn. We know that times are unusual, and we are grateful for any amount that is meaningful to your family. Thank you for helping to make Oak Valley Middle School the place where our students are proud to say "We Belong Here"!+

Donations can be made at www.oakvalleyfalconfoundation.com and are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Adopt A Family - One Week Left!

Once again, Oak Valley is teaming up with PTSA to support Oak Valley families in need of some extra assistance during the holiday season. We will be accepting cash donations as well as gift cards. To make a donation, click HERE or on the image below. If you would like to donate a gift card, please email Oak Valley Student Services Specialist, Sandy Stromberg at: sstromberg@powayusd.com.

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PTSA Shutterfly Fundraiser

If you’re getting ready to order your Holiday or New Years cards please consider using OVMS’s New Shutterfly Store Front to purchase custom photo cards or gifts. It’s super easy just enter through our custom OVMS Shutterfly Storefront at: http://ovms.shutterflystorefront.com.

With every purchase made through the storefront Shutterfly will give OVMS 8% of their profit. You must enter through this site in order for OVMS to benefit. You can also still log into your account and use coupons!

Check Out Library Books

Falcons, the Oak Valley Library is available for you to check out books! You can request books from our in-house library collection to pick up from school on Thursdays and keep at home to read for two weeks before returning them. We will accept requests up until 2:00pm on Wednesdays for the following day.

Click HERE for more information and to submit your request.

Reopening Information

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Click Here to View the Family Presentation Slides

Click here to view the family presentation slides for the live forum on 10/28/20

Click Here to View the Reopening YouTube Presentation

Click here to view the Reopening YouTube presentation from 10/28/20

Virtual Learning Resources

Parent Academy

The Poway Unified Parent Academy is the one-stop shop where parents can come to see and learn about the different types of educational technology tools that teachers are using with students in the district. These resources will make it simpler and easier for parents to understand what teachers use to engage students in meaningful ways in a virtual environment that highlights student collaboration. Click on the link HERE to check it out!

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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