January 13-17, 2020
New Cell Phone Policy
At the beginning of Semester 2 (effective January 28, 2020), students will not be allowed to use their cell phones during nutrition and lunch in alignment with all other middle schools within our district. Cell phone use in the classroom will continue to be permitted with teacher granted permission for educational purposes.
Administrators and counselors will be presenting information to students prior to the end of semester 1 as we transition to this new site policy. Navigator News in the next weeks will have tips for parents in communicating with their child as needed. Cell phones are allowed on campus but must be powered off or silenced during the instructional day (9 a.m.-3:13 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-1:35 p.m. on Fridays).
DATA will continue to support the use of student issued technology (Chromebook) during nutrition and lunch in approved designated areas.
The Bike Ventura Program is an active, non-profit, grassroots organization. Their mission is to foster a safe, healthy community through bicycle-centered education, empowerment, and advocacy in Ventura County.
Our 6th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in this amazing program through their PE class for the week of January 13th-17th. On the last day (1/17/2020) of the program, students will participate in a neighborhood bike tour. Permission slips will be required for their participation and provided to them on their 1st day of instruction.
If you are interested in volunteering and participating in the Neighborhood Bike Tour Friday during your child’s PE class, please fill out the volunteer form below or contact the office and ask for Marcela De La Cruz at 805-641-5165 extension 1016.
Mariachi Music Program coming to DATA
Mariachi is coming to DATA. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the DATA music room (C-6). Join us to learn more about this Semester 2 evening music program that will be held at DATA school. No experience required to learn.
AVID is opening a new class period 3!
Any interested students need to see Mr. Gennaro, Mr Gonzales or Ms. Corona. AVID is a great way for students to start planning for their future as a high school student and a college student. Mr Gennaro provides students with extra time and help so they can do their best in their classes.
Middle School Combined Choir Concert
Friday, Jan. 17th, 7-9pm
Buena High School Theater
IMPORTANT SCHOOLS OF CHOICE INFORMATION
Information Night Agenda
You will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from ALL VUSD schools and numerous service departments including Nutrition, Transportation, Special Education, Educational Options, Career and Innovations, Technology Services, after-school programs, and more!
5:30 & 6:30 pm: We will provide an opening sessions covering enrollment, School of Choice lottery spots and transfers. The 6:30 session is a repeat of the 5:30 session.
6-8 pm: Visit with representatives from schools and departments in the gym and cafeteria.
School buses will provide transportation for families. They will leave from the following schools at 5 & 6 pm and will return from Buena High School at 7 & 8 pm:
ATLAS Academy of Technology & Leadership at Saticoy
Cabrillo Middle School
DeAnza Academy of Technology & the Arts
SCHOOL OF CHOICE LOTTERY
All schools will have School of Choice lottery spots available for the 2020-2021 school year (except Homestead, El Camino, and Pacific High Schools which require a placement process). We will provide more information on this at our Information Night.
Agenda para Noche Informativa
¡Habrá representantes de todas las escuelas de VUSD y de varios departamentos de servicios incluyendo Nutrición, Transportación, Educación Especial, Educación Alternativa y programas después de clases quienes estarán presentes para responder sus preguntas!
5:30 y 6:30 pm: Sesiones abiertas sobre las inscripciones y Escuela de Elección. La sesion de 6:30pm es repeticion de la de 5:30pm.
6-8pm: Visite a los representantes de las escuelas y departamentos
Los autobuses escolares proveerán transportación. Partirán hacia la preparatoria Buena de las siguientes escuelas a las 5 y 6 pm y regresarán a las 7 y 8 pm:
Academia de Tecnología y Liderazgo en Saticoy ATLAS
Escuela Secundaria Cabrillo
Academia de Tecnología y Artes DeAnza DATA
SORTEO DE ESCUELA DE ELECCIÓN
Todas las escuelas tendrán espacios disponibles para el sorteo de Escuela de Elección del año escolar 2020-2021 (Excepto las escuelas Homestead, El Camino y la preparatoria Pacific las cuales requieren un proceso de colocación especifico).
Discover DATA School of Choice Night-Please share with prospective DATA Families
Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 6pm
2060 Cameron Street
Learn about our 1:1 technology, project based learning and engaging in authentic experiences, social-emotional learning, small school environment, and caring staff.
The lottery window for the 2020-2021 Schools of Choice program is January 17-21, 2020.
Conozca nuestra tecnología 1:1, aprendizaje basado en proyectos y participación en experiencias auténticas, aprendizaje socioemocional, ambiente de escuela pequeña y personal atento.
La ventana de loteria para el programa de Escuelas de Eleccion 2020-2021 es del 17 al 31 de enero de 2020.
INFORMATION FOR 8TH GRADE FAMILIES
Buena High School Information Night
Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 5:30-7:30pm
5670 Telegraph Road
Foothill High School Information Night
Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 5:30-8:30pm
100 Day Road
Early Meeting* – 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Spirito Hall
Open School Tours – 6:30-7:30 starting in Spirito Hall
Late Meeting* – 7:30-8:30 in Spirito Hall
Spanish Translation will be available.
OTHER EVENTS AND INFORMATION
VUSD ATTENDANCE POLICY
Good attendance is essential for school success. Parents can help by promoting punctuality and regular attendance. Medical appointments should be scheduled outside of school hours or on non-school days.
The parent must call the school as soon as possible,if a student is absent from school. If the school does not receive a call or note from the parent, the school will notify the parent that the student is not in school. High schools have an automated phone notification system.
EXCUSED absences include:
Illness or quarantine
Funeral attendance for an immediate family member
Court subpoena of the student
Medical appointment of the student
Illness of the child of a teen parent
During excused absences, students will be allowed to complete assignments and tests that can be sensibly provided and completed in a reasonable period of time with full credit.
UNEXCUSED absences include:
Family vacation on days when school is in session
Late more than 30 minutes. Three late arrivals are considered truant.
Personal reasons such as moving, car breakdown, family illness, etc. A principal may excuse an absence under some circumstances.
Truancy - ditching or cutting class.
Uncleared absence with no contact from the home
Family vacations need to be scheduled for non-school days. These absences are unexcused if they occur when school is in session.
After 10 days of consecutive uncleared absences, a student may be dropped from the school in which he/she is enrolled and could be at risk of losing his/her classroom assignment or place at the school.
Parents can access their student's attendance daily on the internet using Parent Connect. Contact you child's school to sign up and get an access code.
Community Service Opportunities
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