Castle View Family Newsletter

February 10, 2023

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**Photo Credit Karla Castillo

Hello, Castle View Families:

What an amazing MAD Week! Congratulations to Student Government on some wonderful events that brought us together for a great cause. We are so proud of this community.

As always, thank you for sharing your kids with us. It is our honor to serve them.


Dr. Jeena Templeton

Principal, Castle View High School

Instagram: @SabercatPrincipal

**Photo Credit Katie Germano

Follow Dr. Templeton on Instagram! ~ @SabercatPrincipal

**Photo Credit Liv Morgan

Mark your calendars with these important dates:

Included in this section are our Home, Varsity Athletics and Activities. We'd love to see you there!

Feb 10: Boys Basketball at 7; Hockey at 7:45 at Family Sports Center

Feb 11: Hockey at 3 at Family Sports Center

Feb 13: PTO Meeting in the Library

Feb 14: Girls and Boys Basketball (5 and 7pm)

Feb 17: Boys Basketball at 7

Feb 28: Choir Concert at 7

Carpool Available!

Are you interested in carpooling to school? Does your child need a ride a school? Castle View is now is now partner with Schoolpool to help meet your transportation needs. Click on this link for more information.

TIME SENSITIVE: SAT Information for Junior Students and Families of Junior Students

Juniors interested in taking the SAT with optional essay must register to do so by Thursday, February 16th.

Students must log into their CollegeBoard accounts to opt into the essay. The CollegeBoard defaults students to the SAT without Essay. Castle View High School administration cannot opt students in directly. The optional essay is only available for the SAT. There is not an optional essay on the PSAT 9 or the PSAT 10.

If you or your student has questions about the benefits of the optional essay, please have your student make an appointment with Ms. Malson or their counselor.

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF 20 PARENT/GUARDIANS for AP Exam Proctoring in May 2023

Attention CV Parents and Adult Guardians! We are in search of several adult volunteers to proctor Advanced Placement exams in early May 2023. Volunteer proctors will allow our teachers and special service providers to stay in classrooms helping students learn rather than proctoring half-day exams.

Commitment: One 90-minute training in mid-April 2023 and one four-hour morning or afternoon session May 1-5 or 8-12 2023. All training will be provided.

Please fill out this interest survey if you would consider helping us out.

Parent/Guardian Excusal Process for State-Mandated Testing

In Spring of 2023, the following groups of students are automatically enrolled to participate in state standardized testing:

9th Grade: PSAT 9

10th Grade: PSAT 10

11th Grade: SAT without essay AND CMAS-Science

If you wish to excuse your student from any of the above tests, please do so as soon as possible using these directions, also linked on our website. The directions ask that you complete this process by December 15, 2022, but the portal should still be open. Timely excusal will help us coordinate our technology and proctor needs, so please excuse your students immediately.

As an aside, participation in the continuum of PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and SAT allows our school access to meaningful student data that helps drive our curricular and intervention decision-making.

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Parking Reminders!

If you have a student who is driving to school at CV, they must have a school issued parking permit displayed to park on campus. Student parking is behind the school, or in the yellow lined spaces up near the Baseball field. Do not park in the visitor lot, FPOD lot, or in Handicapped spaces (unless you have a placard).

Student safety and security in the parking lot is most important. Parking at Castle View is a privilege, and there are consequences for parking violations. If your student receives a parking violation, there will be a yellow copy left on their car stating the reason for the violation. Any questions regarding a violation should be addressed to the Security Office within 24 hours.

Each violation has a fine. The fine for parking without a permit displayed, in a non-designated

space/snowbank is $20.00 per violation. The fine for parking in the staff/visitor lots, CRMS lot, Fire Lane or Handicapped space is $50.00 per violation.

School Accountability Committee Update

The CVHS School Accountability Committee (SAC) met this week. We reviewed the 2023-24 Budget. You can view all SAC agendas and minutes HERE.

SAC is a great way to be involved with the school and be informed of happenings at CV. We are looking to elect to new officers for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in running for a position, please attend our April 5 meeting at 6:30. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Dissel:

Attention Class of 2023!

Perseverance Scholarship Application

The primary purpose of these scholarships is to assist students who might not otherwise be able to continue their education and who demonstrate a unique ability to persevere through life's challenges. These scholarships are for one year only and may be used for any college or vocational program. Money is transferred directly to the recipient's postsecondary college or institution.

Please submit this completed application by Friday, February 17, 2023 at 3pm.

Scholarship recipients and their parents will be invited to attend a District Administrator's meeting in May for an awards presentation where high school principals will present the awards. We encourage the student's family, counselor, and a favorite teacher (from any grade) to also attend. Please refer questions to your high school counselor.

Criteria For Selection:
Scholastic Record - Include your GPA and any test score available.
School/Community work experience should be included in the space provided.
Applicant's responses to short essay questions.
Financial Need - The need for financial assistance is a major factor of consideration. A parent/guardian must sign in the space designated. Your application will not be considered if information for this section is missing or incomplete.
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CVHS Birthday Grams!

Say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to your Sabercat with a BIRTHDAY GRAM on the marquee out in front of the school!

For only $10, your student will get a special shout out on our sign on their birthday!!! A perfect opportunity to show them love - and an awesome place to get that photo or selfie!

Use this link to order and pay for your birthday gram! Payment will be done through My School Bucks, link at end of order form.

Deadline is 10 days prior to your student’s birthday.

(Birthdays must fall within our regular class schedule, they will not run on breaks nor over the summer. You may schedule NOW for birthdays through the last day of class in May!)

Castle View High School

Our mission is to transform high school learning through meaningful Relationships, Relevant learning, and a Rigorous academic environment where every Castle View student will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.