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Gratitude: WEEK 4

Happy Sunday Buccaneers,

Please make note that this is a short week. Monday will be an "A" day, Tuesday will be a "B" day and Wednesday will be a minimum day schedule. We do not have school on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. We return to distance learning on Monday, November 30th.

As we reflect on the many things for which we are thankful, we want to take a minute to share a few of our thoughts with you. We are thankful for our students who participate in distance learning every day, complete their activities, share and help others with a desire to learn. We are also very grateful for all of our students who shared their thoughts and emptied their cups during our Personal Education Plan Presentations last Wednesday and Thursday.

We are thankful for our parents, families, and community partners. We are thankful for all of our staff at Southwest Middle; our Buccaneer staff genuinely care about our young scholars and care about our student's well-being and academic growth.

Finally, on behalf of our Administrative Team, we wish our SOM staff, students, and families a happy, healthy, and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.


Dear Sweetwater Union High School District Families,

We hope that this communication finds you and your family safe and well.

On behalf of the Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees, we would like to invite you to a special Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM. The event will be broadcast live on the SUHSD YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/suhsdk12.

At this meeting, the Trustees will hear an update on distance learning as well as updates on district financial information, and the district reopening plan.

If you would like to submit a comment to the Board of Trustees please use the attached Request for Oral Communication form or submit your questions directly to the Clerk of the Board of Trustees Office at deanne.vicedo@sweetwaterschools.org.

Thank you!


Estimadas familias del distrito Escolar de Sweetwater,

Esperamos que esta comunicación los encuentre a usted y a su familia sanos y salvos.

En nombre de la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Sweetwater Union, los invitamos a una reunión especial de la Mesa Directiva el martes 24 de noviembre del 2020 a las 4:00 p.m. El evento se transmitirá en vivo en el canal de YouTube SUHSD en www.youtube.com/suhsdk12.

En esta reunión, la mesa directiva escuchará una actualización sobre el aprendizaje a distancia, actualizaciones sobre la información financiera del distrito, y el plan de reapertura del distrito.

Si desea enviar un comentario, utilice el formulario de Solicitud de comunicación oral adjunto o envíe sus preguntas directamente a la Secretaria de la mesa directiva a deanne.vicedo@sweetwaterschools.org.


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What are the challenge words for this week?

Please post, send, or tell someone about how grateful you are for at least one of the gratitude challenge words for this week.
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November Celebrations

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The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Click on the link below for more info on the monthly celebration! https://library.sdsu.edu/native-american-heritage-month

ASB Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • November 23rd: Principal Round Table during lunch (Please note the change of date from Monday to Friday)
  • November 24th: Voluntary Teacher Meeting During Lunch
  • November 24th: Board of Trustees Meeting @ 4:00 pm
  • November 26th - November 27th: Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th: Native America Heritage Day
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Week at a Glance

Monday, November 23rd

Tuesday, November 24th

  • Word of the Month: Gratitude
  • Spirit Day: Gratitude Day: Write Thank you Notes
  • Periods: Advisory- 2-4-6
  • English Performance Tasks
  • Staff outside of library assisting parents and student from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Buccaneer Brigade Treat Distribution from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Food Distribution from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (while supplies last)
  • Voluntary Teacher Lunch Meeting @ 12:30 pm
  • School Site Council Meeting @ 2:40 pm
  • Special Board of Trustees Meeting @ 4:00 pm
  • Math Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)


  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype
  • ART Club Meeting @ 2:30 pm

November 25th

  • Word of the month: Gratitude
  • Spirit Day: Friends and Family Day: (Share pictures of friends and family)
  • Periods: 1-2-3-4-5-6 (Minimum day schedule)
  • English Performance Tasks
  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

November 26th

  • No School: Thanksgiving Day

November 27th

  • No School
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