Sierra Verde Weekly Update

May 7, 2021

Down to the Wire

It’s been an extremely busy week here at SV with our final Spirit Week thanks to our fantastic and creative Student Council crew. Our Vipers were showing their spirit all week long and are having fun while continuing to work hard as we draw closer to May 20. We would like to thank all of our parents and PTSO for filling our buckets this week and helping to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in style.

Next week is our last full week of school and we have many projects, presentations, and finals coming up. We appreciate your efforts to continue with strong attendance all the way through May 20. Additionally we have our NJHS Induction ceremony planned for Monday morning at 8:00 am. We will be sending out the livestream link to the NJHS Induction to families to stream the ceremony in a separate email.

An Important Update from DVUSD

Earlier today, DVUSD sent an update to all parents regarding facemask expectations starting June 7. This policy DOES NOT affect the 20-21 school year in anyway, as facemasks will continue to be required through June 6 for all staff, students, and visitors on campus.

8th Grade Promotion

Promotion is right around the corner for our 8th Graders! We will be livestreaming & recording our promotion ceremony on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:00 am. We will be sending out a secure link to livestream on Monday May 17 to 8th grade families only. The ceremony will also be recorded and posted to our website for all to view on Thursday, May 20.

PTSO Meeting & Elections

Our final PTSO meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 pm. You can join via zoom.

Join PTSO Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 2933 1217
Passcode: vipers

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21-22 School Supply Lists

Our school supply lists are now available for next year. This link is also posted to our website for you to view at anytime.

Lost & Found Cleanout

Please have your son/daughter check out the lost and found over the next two weeks, after May 19, we will donate all leftover clothing or belongings still on campus. The lost and found rack will be out in the courtyard for students to browse starting next week.

Summer Medication Pick Up

It is hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here. I want to remind all of those families that have medication in the nurse’s office that it must be picked up by an adult no later than Wednesday, May 19th. I do not keep any medication over the summer. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed after the pick up date.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, and have a wonderful summer!

- Nurse Lynn

A Message from DVUSD

DVUSD Families! This is an exciting time for DVUSD as we transition to a more formalized online student record system. From the DVUSD website, Parents will now be able to submit online registrations for their new to the district students and upload the necessary supporting documents.

Later this summer, parents of returning students will be able to electronically verify current medical and emergency contact information and update any changes for their student(s) that are currently enrolled. In order to access these important yearly documents, parents will have to have a PowerSchool Parent account set up. ALL PARENTS who HAVE NOT already created a PowerSchool Parent account, NEED TO DO SO ASAP!

This electronic process will replace some of the paperwork that we send home on the first few days of school. We will be sending home PowerSchool Parent Account setup instructions with students. If you need help after receiving the set up instructions or would like to request the instructions, please contact for details.

Mountain Ridge HS Basketball Summer Camp

Summer is approaching and Mountain Ridge High School is starting their summer camps. Boys Basketball is having a camp for students entering 3rd grade - 9th grade. If your son is interested in learning/playing basketball please read the attached flier. Physicals are NOT required for the camp.

MRHS Hosting Physicals for 21-22 Athletics

Mountain Ridge High School is hosting an event with MVP Orthopedics to offer physicals at their location for $25. New physicals will be needed for any student that wishes to play sports next year at Sierra Verde or Mountain Ridge High School. Physicals dated April 2021 or later are acceptable for next year's sports seasons. See the file below for information and registration.

End of Year Reminders

  • Here are a few items for May at Sierra Verde
    • Next Friday will be a 2:00 PM early release for staff PLC work.
    • School Tours are available for prospective parents. Visit this link to schedule your tour in May, or June.
    • Thursday, May 20th is the last day or school and all students will be released at 12:05 pm. Our offices will close early on Thursday at 3:30 PM, and will be open on Friday May 21.

    Have a Great Weekend!

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