Sierra Verde Weekly Update
February 26, 2021
A Week of Engineering
Thanks to all of you who joined us through Zoom for our virtual conferences this week as we are now headed into the last 2 weeks of 3rd quarter. Please encourage your kids to finish the quarter strong as we head into Spring Break!
Mrs. A Smith's Tower Engineers
3rd Graders are building towers and testing strength using the Engineering Desig Process.
Girls Who Build
Mrs. Thomas is training the next generation of Engineers
Ms. Kinney Brings Ancient Rome to Life
6th Graders combine all the elements of STEAM to construct scale models of Ancient Rome in Social Studies
Mrs. A Smith's Tower Engineers
Developing Coping Skills
- Give Words to Feelings
- Find Your Child's Trigger(s)
- Stick with What She Loves
- Be Present and Understanding
- Seek Help When Needed
We are ready, willing, and trained to partner with all our families, especially when it comes to the mental and social-emotional help of our Vipers. If you need resources or referrals please give our office a call and we will help you seek support on and off campus at SV.
March Spirit Week
Next week Student Council has organized our March Spirit Week! Be sure to see the flyer below as we celebrate Spirit Week and Read Across America Week as Tuesday is Dr. Seuss Day as well.
Thank you all for continuing to spread the word about our Open Enrollment for 21-22! We have seen our applications pick up and would like to encourage everyone to continue to spread the word to open enroll ASAP as spaces are starting to go quickly. Parents can go to https://openenrollment.dvusd.org/application, visit our office, or call us 623-376-4800!
Field Day 2021
Don't miss out on making your money count this tax season! Make a Tax Credit Donation directly to Sierra Verde online at https://dvusd.org/taxcredit or drop a check/money order off in the front office.
A state tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount of your tax liability to the state OR increase your refund from the state. Anyone with or without children, married or single is eligible for this unprecedented state tax credit up to $400 married/$200 single (please consult your tax advisor to determine how the tax credit will affect your personal tax return).
Donations received between January 1 - April 15 can be applied to previous year taxes or the current year Arizona state taxes.
Connecting with your Teen
Covid Reporting/Face Mask/Water Bottle Reminder
DVUSD New Early Relase from Close Contact Quarantine Policy:
A student can be released early from the 10 day quarantine and may return on Day 8 or after if the student receives a negative COVID-19 test result beginning on Day 6 of the quarantine or after and the student has been symptom free since exposure. (Day 0 is the most recent date of close contact exposure to the COVID-19 positive person.) Proof of a negative test must be provided to the school before the student will be allowed to return.
Also, please remember to send students to school with a refillable water bottle or hydroflask that they can refill throughout the day along with at least two facemasks in case they get dropped or soiled. We always have extras of both on campus, but we are quickly running through our supply.
Have a Great Weekend!
Sierra Verde STEAM Academy
Nationally Accredited STEM Certification
"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education
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Deer Valley Unified School District