Mrs. Bumatay's Bulletin

For Parents and Students

Volume 3 . Issue 4 . Week of August 1, 2022

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Dear Cavalier Families,


Our students received their iPads and textbooks this past week and should be set with their materials for the year! At the middle school level, students on average should spend 1 to 1 1/2 hours on homework each night. Please make sure students have a quiet place to study with minimal distractions.


This week's announcements:

  • Student class changes will be happening on Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday in order to meet our teacher contract obligation by the twelfth day of school. Every effort has been made to minimize the disruption to any student's schedules. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This week we had our first meeting of our Cavalier Captains and alternates, students who will be their Advisory representatives. Thank you to Ms. Tom for coordinating our Captains and to Mr. Nava who creates the weekly Advisory Google Slides focused on our theme of Cavaliers CARE!

  • Students will start dressing for PE class this week. Please make sure each student has appropriate clothes and a lock for their PE locker.

  • Are you interested in completing some of your college entrance requirements early? You can do this by taking Spanish! Students can enroll in Spanish 3/4, Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1/2 and 3/4. (Unfortunately Spanish 1/2 is not offered this year.) Please take this placement test if you would like to enroll in Spanish. These classes are offered during zero period, starting at 7:20 am. Please see Ms. Garza in room 206 or email her at estela.garza@sweetwaterschools.org if you have any questions.

  • Our Assistant Principals will be reviewing behavior expectations and an Anti-bullying presentation with all students on Friday, August 5th in PE classes.

  • Parents, we are always looking to get you involved! If you are interested in being a volunteer, please fill out this electronic form (the form has been adjusted slightly to include more parent committees). We are especially looking for parents for the School Site Council. Thank you!

Past announcements:

  • Many students still owe immunizations. Parents, please drop off a copy to our school nurse as soon as possible in order to prevent a gap in your student's attendance at school. It is by law that we have a copy of each student's immunization record in order for your student to attend school.
  • There is no exiting campus and coming back for Club TC Students must report to the lunch area right after school for Club TC. To join Club TC, parents can start by filling out this form. For more information, please contact sandra.bishop@sweetwaterschools.org or marco.rey@sweetwaterschools.org.

  • Parents and students, every year we appreciate the opportunity for input on our CVM School Parent Engagement Policy. Please review this document as we plan for this year. Any recommendations or suggestions can be emailed directly to me. Thank you!

Please feel free to contact myself or one of the Assistant Principals with any questions.

Mr. Guillermo.Flores@sweetwaterschools.org is our 8th grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Georgina.Meza@sweetwaterschools.org is our 7th grade Assistant Principal

In your service,

Mrs. Lora Bumatay

lora.bumatay@sweetwaterschools.org

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Get to know your Principal and Assistant Principals!

Where did you go for college and what did you major in?

Mrs. Bumatay: UCLA Mathematics, SDSU Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Mr. Flores: SDSU Mathematics, National University

Ms. Meza: UCSB Political Science/international Relations and History, SDSU Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership

What do you enjoy about your job?

Mrs. Bumatay: I love showcasing our awesome school to the community and listening to students tell me what they enjoy most about being a Cavalier!

Mr. Flores: Every day is a different day full of action and drama. I love working with ALL students, staff, law enforcement and parents!
Ms. Meza: I like removing barriers and providing access to students, parents and staff.

If you weren’t working in a school, what other job would you have?

Mrs. Bumatay: Disney Creative

Mr. Flores: Genetic Engineer

Ms. Meza: Architect or classical musician

What are your hobbies?

Mrs. Bumatay: Travel, foodie, kdrama and kpop!

Mr. Flores: Reading comics, movies and cooking!

Ms. Meza: Martial arts, music, and art

Best advice for CVM students?

Mrs. Bumatay: There is so much to learn from people who come from a different background than yourself, go out and meet new people whenever you can! Surround yourself with people who will support your goals. Don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen!

Mr. Flores: Always be your best, do your best, follow your dreams and DO NOT EVER QUIT!

Ms. Meza: Give your best, keep going, never give up!

First Cavalier Captain meeting of the year!

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Students displaying their name badges! Continue to wear yours for prizes!

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Dr. Dan Winters, SUHSD Chief of Systems and Innovation, read our morning Words of Wisdom on a recent visit!

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First Dance of the Year

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Thank you Kiwanis Bonita Club for the school supplies!

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Just another day in the literacy lounge!

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All students received their iPad this past week, make sure it is charged every night!

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The P3 app is on the iPad to report unsafe behavior anonymously directly to CVPD.

Show your Spirit!

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All Parents are invited!

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Attendance is based on student participation in online classes, not on the work they turn in. Parents have the ability to check attendance at any time using the Parent Portal . If you have never used it, click on the Parent Guide for New Users.

Supporting our Wellbeing!

CLICK HERE for Mental Health Resources

Resources for Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Free COVID TESTs for CVM Students and their families through our research project with SDSU!

COVID TEST KIT PICKUP on WEDNESDAYS at G ST 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and FRIDAYs from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in front of school

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Chula Vista Middle School Contact Information