December 4, 2020
Bonita Vista Middle School
Welcome to Bonita Vista Middle School - Home of the Crusaders! Thank you for visiting our newsletter. In this edition we bring to you our school highlights and a glance at events coming up. Additionally, we are now accepting newsletter submissions. If you have any content you'd like to be featured, please submit by clicking here. Enjoy this edition of the Crusader Times. Go Crusaders!
Words from our Principal
It is hard to believe we are in the last few weeks of 2020. What a year! You should have received communication from the district this week about the Governor's Stay-at-Home orders as a result of the increasing hospitalization rate of COVID patients. While this won't impact our current in-person cohort at BVM, these rising rates in California, and particularly in our South Bay community, have impacted our return to school plans for January. SUHSD will remain in distance learning for January. Please read all district communication about return to school plans so that you are informed. Information changes often, so you may be receiving multiple updates.
We are celebrating our staff and student Turkey Trotters! BVM was able to coordinate a virtual Turkey Trot for staff and students. The student details are below. We had over 100 students participate! As for staff, we divided into teams and competed for participation bragging rights. My team, Team FEAST MODE, was the winner with the highest number of participants! And Mr. Schroeder took the virtual trophy for fastest time with a 13:26 for 2 miles! What a great way to remind everyone of the importance of physical activity and friendly competition.
We have 2 upcoming deadlines:
1. Yearbook photos. If you want your student featured in our BVM yearbook this year, please submit a photo. Details are below. We are on a deadline for this, so please submit these before winter break.
2. Immunizations. We will be expanding opportunities for in person support next semester. If your student is one of the students who has not turned in immunizations, they will not be allowed on campus to participate in these opportunities. Don't' miss out! Please contact Nurse Christi to submit your immunizations. email@example.com
This is the last push for students to turn in missing assignments and prepare for End of Course (EOC) exams. We will have a modified minimum day schedule for EOC Week. The schedule is posted below and each teacher has deadlines for submitting late and missing assignments.
I wish all of our students the best of luck during these last few weeks. This has been a tremendously challenging semester for all of us for different reasons. Our 7th grade students transitioned from elementary school without being on the BVM campus, our 8th grade students miss the normal reality of attending school every day like they did last year, our teachers have redesigned their entire instructional plan and curriculum to meet the needs of students in distance learning, and our parents and families have tried to find ways to balance working and parenting in a time of a pandemic. Let's keep the focus on our amazing students and continue to support one another and work together to make this school year the best we can!
Bonita Vista Middle School
Congratulations Turkey Trotters!
The annual Turkey Trot has been a BVM tradition for the last 50 years. Despite the pandemic, BVM was able to uphold that tradition by hosting a virtual turkey trot.
Unlike past years, runners had about two weeks to complete a 2 mile run. With parental permission, students could chose their own course for the race – making the event especially accommodating for social distancing guidelines.
There were 109 students that participated in this year’s turkey trot. Those finishing at the top of their class include:
7th graders: Sophia Nunez, Julianna Soto, Jaidyn Lee, Lincoln Bauer, Peyton Marion, & Jorge Godinez.
8th graders: Isabelle Van Dorn, Olivia Gutierrez, Valeria De La Fuente, Victor Renteria, Dylan Funk, & Luke Janssen.
Great Job Crusaders!
BVM Parents and Students,
If you haven't already, please make sure you take a few minutes to check your district email and look for an email from Balfour.com so that you can follow the links provided to submit your own picture for the 2020-2021 Bonita Vista Middle School yearbook. It's very easy and only takes a few minutes. Instructions to submit are below, but you need to find your own personal link that is included in the email that has been sent to you multiple times from Balfour. Please take a minute and search for that email.
BVM Meal Distribution
Staff Member of the Month
Congratulations Mr. Kennedy!
BVM Distance Learning Mission Statement
Our mission during Distance Learning is to provide online access to quality instruction for each student, to provide opportunities for live online interactions and support with teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff and to address the social emotional needs of each student while we work together to ensure their academic success.
Wifi Troubles? Try this:
Home Wi-Fi connection tips:
Clear Safari history daily!
Go to Settings -> Safari -> Clear History and Website Data -> clear
Student iPad home Wi-Fi instructions:
1. You must connect to your own home Wi-Fi first
2. Tap on the iBoss SUHSD Login app
3. Login with-
Username: student ID
Password: 8-digit birthdate
4. Successful login will take you to sweetwaterschools.org (keep this page open)
5. Safari and apps will now work from home
Good evening parents of BVMS,
On behalf of Janice Oani President of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Bonita Vista Middle School would like to communicate that This 2020-2021 school year will be like no other. Your support is greatly appreciated as we work together to support our school during this unprecedented time.
The strength of our PTSA lies in its members: parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders, and community members who devote themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of children.
Please help support BVM PTSA with: Membership Drive • Hospitality during parent meetings (orientations, Coffee with the Principal) • Book Fairs • PTA Reflections Contest • Staff Appreciation Events • Fundraising Events • Assist with School Improvement Initiatives • Monthly meetings with the Principal, students, and staff representation.
Please join PTSA by clicking on the address bar provided and check your Infinate Campus inbox or your personal email for further information from PTSA President Janice Oani.
Buenas tardes padres de familia de BVMS,
En nombre de Janice Oani, la Presidenta de la Asociacion de Padres, Maestros y Estudiantes conosida como PTSA de Bonita Vista Middle le gustaria comunicar que este ano escolar 2020-2021 sera como ningun otro. Se agradece su apoyo mientras trabajamos juntos para apoyar a nuestra escuela durante este tiempo sin precedentes.
La fuerza de nuestro PTSA radica en sus miembros: padres, maestros, administradores escolares, lideres empresariales y miembros de la comunidad que se dedican a hacer una diferencia positiva en la vida de los ninos.
Por favor, ayude a apoyar PTSA de BVM con la Campana de afiliacion • Hospitalidad durante las reuniones de padres (orientaciones, cafecito con la directora) • Las ferias del libro • Concurso de reflexiones de la PTA • Eventos de agradecimiento al personal • Eventos de recaudacion de fondos • Ayudar con las iniciativas de mejora escolar • Reuniones mensuales con la directora, los estudiantes y el personal.
Unase a PTSA haciendo clic en la barra de direccione provista y revise su bandeja de entrada de Infinate Campus o su correo electronico personal para obtener mas informacion de la presidenta de PTSA, Janice Oani.
Bonita Vista Middle School
The mission of Bonita Vista Middle School, a dynamic learning community with a tradition of academic excellence, is to empower students to succeed in middle school and beyond through a system of learning distinguished by:
- A rigorous and relevant curriculum.
- A broad range of opportunities that support student success.
- A climate that promotes strong parent, community, staff and student collaboration.
- A safe and nurturing environment that embraces diversity.
- A school culture that promotes personal integrity.