Sierra Verde Weekly Update
March 5, 2021
Vipers Have Spirit!
As we head into the last week of 3rd quarter, just a reminder that next Friday we have a 1/2 day with a 12:05 pm release (11:50 am for walkers/riders). Our office will close early on Friday, March 12 at 1:00 pm to allow our staff to attend the 2nd round of the DVUSD vaccination event for staff. When we return back from Spring Break, we enter state testing season and our teachers are using all the remaining instructional days to review concepts in preparation for the AZM2 test that all 3rd-8th grade students take annually.
4th Graders showing off their hats on Thursday.
Read Across America Week
Mrs. Englerth's KG kids get a VIP reader on Tuesday. Mrs. Labuwi & Mr. Galietti read to Vipers on Dr. Seuss Day
Seuss Sighting in 5th Grade
Mrs. Orr and our 5th graders dove into a "Sneetch" based writing lesson on Tuesday
Read Across America Week
Last Call for Yearbooks
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!
Tryouts start on Monday, March 22nd, right after school. They will need their own glove, but we do have bats and helmets they can use. They will also need their water bottle to fill up during tryouts/practice and games as well and appropriate clothes to wear. Games will start Monday, April 5th.
Please check our SV athletics' website page for an updated schedule. We will be asking parents to drive/carpool to away games this year due to a shortage in bus drivers and the athletic fee will be waived. However, if you would like to make a donation of $30 to SV Athletics, that would be GREAT! (checks or Money Orders only) If you have any questions, please contact me, Mrs. Cullen (email@example.com)
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.
DVUSD Annual Career Fair
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.
Spring Break Reminder
Have a Great Weekend!
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"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education
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