September 9, 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
As we continue to navigate this semester of distance learning, please remember we are here to help. Students, parents, and teachers are overwhelmed. Please continue to communicate with your teachers and reach out to counselors for help. We have access to resources for mental heath and support for students who need help getting organized.
If we had our way, our kids would be running through our hallways, having lunch with their friends and throwing carrots at each other in the quad. They would be playing sports, building robots, singing in choir and marching in our band. Sadly, our current reality is preventing all of that, but I assure you that our teachers, counselors, and administrators still want what is best for your kids.
This week we started our before and after school tutoring program. Many students can benefit from this. Please take the time to review the schedule below and encourage your students to attend to get the help they need with missing assignments.
Progress reports will be posted in the Parent and Student Portal in Infinite Campus on September 18th. These grades are simply a snapshot of what is happening in classes. These are not permanent record, but a way for us to inform you how your child is performing. If you are not satisfied with the grades you see, please reach out to the teachers to discuss options. Our teachers are patient and kind and flexible. They are willing to work with your children to reach success! Grades might be lower than you expect. We are in a pandemic. Our children are struggling. Let's find a balance between holding them accountable and lifting them up during these extremely challenging times.
Please remember that schools in SUHSD will remain in Distance Learning through October 2nd, the beginning of fall break. On September 21st we should receive information about the plan for next quarter.
I wish you the best as you continue to work to support our students from a distance. We miss our Crusaders and can't wait for the day we can welcome them all back into our classrooms!
Straight A and Perfect Attendance Celebration
Join us TODAY Wednesday, September 9th from 3-4 pm as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Straight A and Perfect Attendance students from last semester. Drive through the BVM driveway to receive your certificate and a frozen fruit bar to help you stay cool!
Welcome back, Mr Armendariz!
We would like to welcome Mr. Armendariz back to BVM! Mr. Armendariz is a special education teacher who will co-teach in math and U.S History. He was only gone for few weeks, but he was missed!
BVM Bell Schedule
FRIDAY, 9/11 will be a 1-3-5 BLOCK Day due to the Labor Day Holiday. There will be NO minimum day this Friday!
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
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.