Sierra Verde Weekly Update

April 9, 2021

A fantastic Start to Testing

Our 3rd through 8th Graders have done a fantastic job through the first week of AZM2 State Testing! All our grades have finished their writing test, and next week we take reading and math tests. Thank you all for a great week of attendance as well, our makeup testing is minimal and we are looking forward to another week of strong attendance!

Our Spring sports are now underway and baseball and softball have another week of competition in the condensed season next week. Just a reminder that 7th and 8th grade students are not permitted to attend games, and parents are not allowed inside the campus gates for home games. We look forward to bringing back parents in attendance for next year's middle school season!

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Papa John's Night Today!

Sierra Verde has partnered with the Papa John’s on Union Hills and 101 for dinner Mention SV and our PTSO will receive 20% of school sales tonight only!

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Navigating Covid as a Family & Summer Strategies for Self-Care

Aurora Behavioral Health will be hosting a Live Zoom on April 28th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm for our commuinity. The presentation will be "Navigating Covid as a Family and Summer Strategies for Self-Care". During this presentation we will offer strategies and skills for families through the summer. This is a Free Event and part of our partnership with Aurorar Behavioral Health this year, be sure to save the date!

Topic: Navigating Covid as a Family & Summer Strategies for Self-Care

Time: Apr 28, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 820 9700 5968

Middle School Cross Country

We are having a condensed Cross Country season this year starting Monday, April 19th and going through Thursday, May 13th. Starting this year Cross Country is officially apart of 7th/8th grade athletics and will only be for 7th/8th graders. This sport will be having tryouts as we are looking for students who want to run. Mrs. O'Berry (an avid runner) will be coaching for this season and Mrs. Thomas will return next year. Practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Please make sure your child has COMPLETED their "paperwork" on Register My Athlete. Their status should say "Ready for Tryouts". There is a girls cross country and a boys cross country, but they will be running together. Please check out our Sierra Verde Athletics page for dates regarding our 3 meets. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sara Cullen, our Athletic Director. If your child is trying out, please have them stop by Mrs. Cullen's room (415) for a Cross Country Release form to be signed BEFORE the first day of tryouts.

April Reminders

  • Here are a few items for April at Sierra Verde
    • Kinder Cap and Gown Photos April 14th (link for ordering will be available next week)
    • The Parent/Student input form will be posted on the SV website starting 4/9 and will remain available through 5/1 for our K-2 families.
    • The next two Friday's will be full days with a 3:30 PM dismissal due to State Testing. Our next early release Friday will be April 30.
    • School Tours ar available for prospective parents. Visit this link to schedule your tour in either April, May, or June.

    Dress Code Reminder

    We are doing daily dress code checks in our middle school grades. Please be sure that your kids are dressed appropriately for learning. We would like to make you aware of the following in particular:
    • no hats/hoodies on during class
    • no spiked accessories/collars
    • no excessively ripped/revealing clothing
    We want all of our students to come to school in comfortable clothing ready to learn. We thank you for your attention to this matter.

    DVUSD Annual Career Fair

    Next Friday, April 16 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, DVUSD will host its annual career event. This year it will be virtual, but there are plenty of job openings across the district in a variety of fields. Be sure to register by texting DEERVALLEY to 25000.
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    Have a Great Weekend!

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