Weekly Family Update # 38

May 24, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Falcon Families,

I hope you are enjoying your 3-day weekend. I would encourage your family to take time tomorrow to share with your student the significance and importance of Memorial Day. My family and I will be talking about my grandparent’s role during World War II. I had a grandparent who built P-51 Mustang engines at a factory in Long Beach and another who was on the front lines in Italy and Europe. We will be looking at pictures and sharing stories. I would encourage you to enjoy the time with family and be mindful of the importance of this holiday. I appreciate those of you who have served or have family members who have served.

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, assignments for the week will be posted on Tuesday morning and not tomorrow. Enjoy your holiday!

School is winding down and we have lots of important information to share about several upcoming important events!

We will start collecting textbooks, library books, registration documents, any remaining books borrowed from teachers, and Chromebooks, based on your student’s last name June 2, June 3, and June 4 from 8:30am-12:30pm. With a make-up opportunity for all students on Monday June 8 from 9am-11am. This will be a drive-thru service. You will drive up at your designated time, stop at a designated location (see map below), hand any items you are returning through the car window, and will then receive a bag containing any items we have to return to students including Art Corps projects, Promotion Certificates, medications, and other items. You will then exit the parking lot. No students or parents will be getting out of their cars.

We ask of all families, please write your student’s first and last name along with their grade on a regular size sheet of paper with dark colored ink to show to staff when you are in the parking lot. This will speed up the process of obtaining the items we need to return to your students.

Our Schedule

Tuesday June 2

8:30-10:30 Last Name A-C

10:30-12:30 Last Name D-G

Wednesday June 3

8:30-10:30 Last Name H-K

10:30-12:30 Last Name L-O

Thursday June 4

8:30-10:30 Last Name P-S

10:30-12:30 Last Name T-Z

Monday June 8

9:00-11:00 Any remaining families

** Please note that if your designated collecting time interferes with a sibling's 5th grade promotion event, please attend promotion! This is an important event for families. You are welcome to come return your items on one of the other collection days.

Items Being Collected

1. Any textbooks or library books that have been checked out to your student. A list of all outstanding items will be sent home to families this week via email from library staff.

2. Signed 2020-2021 Registration Documents If you completed your online registration packet, you will turn in these forms: the PUSD Signature Verification Form (make sure both you AND your student have signed) and the Student Health Form (7th Graders Only).

3. CHROMEBOOKS A separate message was sent home to all families who borrowed a Chromebook. We welcome the return of these devices along with your student’s textbooks.

8th Grade Drive-Thru Promotion Parade

We will be honoring the dedication and achievement of Oak Valley Middle School 8th grade students.

Please join us on Friday, June 5th to celebrate the promoting class of 2020.

Save the Date: June 5th, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Students with the last names A-L please come between 2pm-3pm and students with the last names M-Z come between 3pm-4pm.

8th Grade Families are allowed to decorate their car if they want and participate in the drive-thru celebration. Our Falcon Faculty will be cheering from the sidelines. Students and families are to remain in their vehicle at all times. An 8th Grade Celebration Video will be posted later on our school’s main web page and will be sent home to 8th grade families.

Congratulations 8th Graders!

PE Lockers

You can still sign up to clean out your student's PE Locker. Use this LINK to sign up.

Band And Orchestra Instruments

There will be a special drop off event for instruments on Friday, June 5th. More detailed information will be coming from Mr. Nowak and Ms. Lazzari.. Stay tuned!

Whew! That was lot of information. We look forward to seeing you all in your cars the first week of June!!

Thanks for all you do for our Oak Valley Community! Go Falcons!

Beaming with Falcon Pride,

Mr. Young

Colin Young


Oak Valley Middle School


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Please have all your OVMS textbooks and items stacked and ready to hand to a staff member. Have your registration paperwork (PUSD Signature Verification Form and 7th Grade Health Form) on top of your textbooks, ready to turn in (are all signatures on these forms, including your child’s?). Have your passenger window OPEN to hand over your textbooks and paperwork to an OVMS staff member and receive your bag with your child’s belongings. Please keep in mind the potential for delays due to construction around Oak Valley. Thanks for your help making this a smooth and quick process!

Volunteers Needed for Textbook Check In

It is time for end-of-year textbook return…and we could use your help!!!!

Our Oak Valley library needs to take in 6000+ textbooks so we're going to need LOTS of help between June 2 and June 8 to help check in books, sanitize and organize them for next year. Gloves will be provided but please bring your own mask as we will be practicing appropriate social distancing. We will make sure all people feel comfortable and safe as they move in and out and around the library.

Sign sign up for multiple shifts if you can since we'll need all the help we can get. Please use this link Textbook Return 2020 to sign up. It is time for end-of-year textbook check in…and we could use your help!!!!

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St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

Thank you so much to our Falcons who participated in our annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser and head shaving event. We raised a lot of money for an incredibly good cause!

Continuing Student Online Registration Window To Re-Open!

Online continuing registration for current Poway Unified School District students will reopen on June 1, 2020, at 8 a.m. for those families that missed the original deadline. For more information, visit the Continuing Student Enrollment tab on the PUSD website.

Food Assistance For Families While Schools Are Closed

Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. More information on this program can be found here.
Counseling and Student Services Information

Click here for an update from your Counselors and Student Services Specialists. Please share this information and the activities with your Falcon Student.

PUSD Updates

Click here for the latest updates from Poway Unified School District.

New Student Enrollment

Due to the emergency school closures, Poway Unified School District has updated the new student enrollment process for the 2020-2021 school year. While schools are closed, the enrollment process will be completed electronically. You can view enrollment information on the PUSD website. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process together. We look forward to helping you prepare for the upcoming school year, and can't wait to meet our new students once schools reopen.

Attention All 6th Grade Parents!

All students entering the 7th grade in August will need to be up to date with their immunizations. Attached to this message is a list of all required immunizations. Please email your child’s immunization record to our health tech, Anne Shaughnessy ASAP, ashaughnessy@powayusd.com.

Internet For All

The San Diego Country Office of Education has put together the following list of resources for families that are in need of internet service. Click the link below for more information!


The California Emerging Technology Fund has has provided this link to affordable offers as well as a number to call (1-844-841-INFO (4636)) someone who can assist parents:



Did you know PUSD has an app?

On the PUSD app, you can:
1. Choose which schools to follow in Settings
2. Receive emergency messages from the alert center
3. See what's happening on the calendar
4. Follow along with the News Stream
5. Catch the latest sports scores

And MUCH MORE! Download for FREE on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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