Viking Parent Newsletter

2021-2022 School Year

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This Week at the View!

Jan. 28- Spirit Day- Crazy Hair Day

Jan. 31- Girls Volleyball Game @ Sinaloa, 3:30 pm

Feb. 1- Boys Volleyball Game @ Sinaloa, 3:30 pm

Feb. 1- Prospective Parent Information Night, 6 pm

Feb. 3- Viking PRIDE Day- Wear your spirit wear or blue and white

Feb. 3- Student Store- C, IA, and M

Feb. 3- Spelling Bee Finals, 1:45 pm

Feb. 3- Royal High School IB Information Night, 7:00 pm

Feb. 4- Spirit Day- Twin Day- Fun Friday

Feb. 7- Geo Bee Semi Finals

Feb. 7- Girls Volleyball @ Hillside, 3:30 pm

Feb. 8- NJHS Info Meeting in MPR, 8 am

Feb. 8- Campus Tour for Prospective Students, 9 am

Feb. 8- Boys Volleyball @ Hillside, 3:30 pm

Feb. 9- NJHS Info Meeting in MPR, 8 am

Feb. 9- VVMS Showcase/ Open House, 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Feb. 10- Student Store- A and B

Feb. 10- Viking PRIDE Day- Wear your spirit wear or blue and white

Feb. 10- NJHS Info Meeting in MPR, 8 am

Feb. 11- Minimum Day, 12:50 pm dismissal

Feb. 11- Spirit Day- Red, Pink and/ or Heart Day

Covid-19 Testing For Close Contacts

SVUSD has made it possible to test at any location in the district for those students that are close contacts, on modified quarantine, need to test due to have two or more symptoms and need a test to come back to school or for quarantined students that are looking to shorten their quarantine from 10 days to 7 days. Students are able to shorten their quarantine period from 10 days to 7 days if they remain asymptomatic and test negative after the fifth day of their quarantine. Please remember that parents need to sign up for testing by going to this link: Student Testing.


The schedule is linked below.

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8th Graders!!! Simi Valley High School Leadership Class Information

If any 8th grader is interested in applying for Simi Valley High School's Leadership class please use the link for the application. See the picture below for more information.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbFPSAO8fIJJjz5Ucz8njWPA6qDtdE39jxqVlIXSz3l8SPiA/viewform

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Royal High School IB Information Night

Interested in the IB Diploma Program at Royal High School? Join us on 2/3/22 @ 6pm in our school library to hear about the incredible opportunities that come with being a part of this prestigious and fulfilling international program. Parents and students are encouraged to attend the evening to hear the details about the junior/senior year academic experience. There will be the option to attend virtually through Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.


We will also be available to answer questions at the Evening of Excellence on 1/31 at Royal High School!


https://zoom.us/j/99927376892?pwd=WW1PNXFPZGF5NjlmZi8vYjh5ay94QT09
Meeting ID: 999 2737 6892
Passcode: 557612

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Friday Night Live (FNL)

If your interested in a great program that is focused on mentorship, it is not too late to sign up. Meetings will begin in February. Please take advantage of this inspirational program of high school mentorship! Sign up online using the link in the introductory paperwork or email brandye.crumrine@simivalleyusd.org for the link or more information.

Yearbook Corner

Yearbook guarantees to get every Viking in the yearbook at least 3x. The deadline to buy a yearbook with your name engraved on the cover is February 28, 2022. After that date, the option to personalize goes away. Plus, what a great way to commemorate your 8th grader's promotion from middle school than to get their name engraved on the cover for only $7 but this option is only available online at Jostens.com through February.

After School Help/ Tutoring

Valley View will offer after school tutoring starting this week! We will have tutoring for each grade level in both Math and English. Please see the schedule below for days and times for our tutoring.

PTSA Membership

Don't forget to become a member of Valley View's PTSA. Its easy to join and your membership helps our students! Use the link below to join today!


https://jointotem.com/ca/simi-valley/valley-view-middle-school-ptsa

Community Flyers

Please see the flyers below for more information on things happening in the community.
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COVID Protocols

Face Masks

  • Face Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status
  • Face Masks are optional outdoors
  • Lunch Time- Face masks are to be worn indoors unless students are eating or drinking, students will need to put the face mask back on when they are finished eating.

Physical Distancing

  • Physical Distancing will not be required
  • The SVUSD safety plan includes essential COVID mitigation measures such as mask-wearing, hand hygiene, regular cleaning and disinfecting, ventilation, and more
  • Lunch Time- We will do our best to have students seat three feet apart.

Screening and Symptom Checking

  • Parents are required to perform daily health screening checks at home before sending their students to schools, including ensuring each child has a temperature below 100.4 and does not show any cold, cough, or flu-like symptoms.
  • Staff is required to perform daily health and screening checks at home before coming onto campus.
  • Staying home when sick is essential for keeping COVID-19 and other infections out of school and preventing the spread of illness to others.

Close Contact

For those students and staff who have been a Close Contact to a COVID-19 positive person (including masked individuals within 6 feet for 15 minutes) there are several options that can be chosen:


1. The person can quarantine for the 10 day period as we have done in the past.

2. If the person has been fully vaccinated, they can provide proof of vaccination and remain at school/ work, and are asymptomatic.

3. "Modified Quarantine"


  • Are asymptomatic
  • Continue to appropriately mask; as required
  • Undergo at least twice weekly testing during the 10-day quarantine (This is suggested but not required in Ventura County) and
  • Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports and activities within a community setting.

Visitors

  • We will not have visitors on campus to start the year.
  • Parent meetings will be conducted on Zoom.

Lunch

  • Students will have the opportunity to eat inside or outside. If the students are not comfortable wearing a mask while eating, they should make the choice to eat outside.
  • All students will have access to the SVUSD meal programs free of charge while on campus.

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