The Saber Truth

May 3, 2019

Saber Speak

Dear Saber Families,

This week testing concludes for most students as 8th graders take their Science tests on the block days scheduled Monday and Tuesday. We are back to our normal dismissal schedule for this week; dismissal on Thursday is at 2:05pm, and on Friday it is at 3:05pm.

Please continue to encourage your students, especially 8th grade students, to do their best and remain eligible for promotion! We are so close! Notices will continue to go out about 8th grade promotion status, so keep an eye on your email this week, and reach out if you have any questions.

There are a number of exciting events available to students and families in our community; please check out our website and the Saber Truth more flyers and information about all that is happening! Some updates for this week include a Drive for your School Fundrasier (where just for test driving a Ford, you can earn money for schools!) and a Girls' Hackathon Event focused on computer engineering and problem solving!

Finally, this week is Staff Appreciation Week, and Sinaloa is already grateful to all the families and friends who have already volunteered to help with donations of time and talent! The PTSA is requesting that anyone who is dropping off snacks or food for staff to do so before school starting at 7:30am on Tuesday OR 7:30am on Friday. Also, anyone with gift card or other prize donations, please bring them to the office at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for all you do, and for being a part of the incredible Saber family!


Bradley Torti

Principal, Sinaloa Middle School

6th Grade WOLF Outdoor Camp

Important Reminders for Families

This week (May 8-10) is 6th Grade WOLF Camp! A few final notes regarding drop off and pick up for families whose students will not be on the bus from school:

  • Those students being dropped off at camp by parents, drop off is at 10am....please do not arrive before 10am. You will need to go to the gate and let them know you are here for Sinaloa 6th Grade camp. Those students taking the bus to camp should be at school at the normal time. We will store their gear in a classroom until it is time to leave.

  • For those students that will need to take medications while at camp, please drop off the medications with your child at camp. You will also need to pick them up from camp with your child on Friday. Medications need to be in a ziploc back in the original containers. The bag needs to be labeled with your students name. There must be detailed instructions inside the bag that tells the camp administrators when to give your student the medication and what the dosage amount is. Should you have more questions regarding medications, you can contact Wolf Camp directly at (818) 991-6707.

  • Students may NOT bring any electronic devices including cell phones and smart watches. If there is an emergency and you need to contact your student, please call Sinaloa and someone will get a hold of your student.

  • On Friday, parents who have not designated that their student will be returning to Sinaloa by bus, MUST be picked up NO LATER than 1:00pm (but not before 12:30pm) from Camp. If someone other than a parent is picking up a student, the parent MUST have written a note to the teachers and the person picking up MUST HAVE ID. Students WILL NOT be released to friends or family WITHOUT Sinaloa staff having PRIOR knowledge.

  • Students who return to school by bus will have their gear stored in a classroom until after school.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Sinaloa's Music Department: Spring Concert Information

Sinaloa Band and Choir Families,

Please mark your calendars for the following dates.

Beginning Band:

After School Rehearsal- Tuesday May 14th from 3:30-4:30pm in the MPR

Beginning Band Concert- Tuesday May 21st call time 5pm in the band room, concert starts at 6pm in the GYM

Concert Band :

After School Rehearsal- Wednesday May 15th from 3:30-4:30pm in the MPR

Concert Band Concert- Wednesday May 22nd call time 4:45pm in the band room, concert starts at 6pm in the GYM

Choir Concert- Wednesday May 22nd call time 5pm in the choir room, concert starts at 6pm in the GYM

Detailed information was sent out last Monday, April 29th, please check your email.

Counseling Corner

Sinaloa Sabers,

Parents please be sure your students are reading. AR points are part of their English grades. Students need to make sure they are reading an AR approved book and an AR test is taken when the book is completed. Students need to get their parent/ guardians signatures once the test is taken. Please check in with your student, ask them about the books being read and how many points have been earned so far this semester.

Mark your calendars for these exciting events happening at Sinaloa.

May 7th-

New Student Orientation from 6pm to 7:45pm. The meeting will start in the school gym. If you know anyone joining our Sinaloa family next year, please spread the word.

Spring Band Concerts are fast approaching. We encourage our students to come out and enjoy an evening performance.

All concerts start at 6pm.

Beginning Band Concert- Tuesday, May 21st

Concert Band Concert- Wednesday, May 22nd

Choir Concert- Wednesday, May 22nd

Awards Nights:

6th/ 7th grade- May 29th at 6pm

8th grade- May 28th at 6pm

8th grade Promotion:

June 6th at 9:15am

Additional dates and activities can be found on the main school website.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herzer & Mrs. Malais

Community Announcements

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Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up soon and the Sinaloa PTSA is looking for your help to make it a great one! the PTSA is interested in donations towards lunch and snacks throughout the week, and raffle items for staff. If you are interested and able to contribute, please see and complete the flyer in your email, on our website, or in the office.

Sign up to bring food for the staff luncheon:

Sign up to bring snacks for the week:

Online Safety Tips

This weeks advice for online safety:
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HACT Juniors Robotics Club - Supported by SMS Alumni

Sinaloa HACT Club is an after school coding/computer science program led by Royal High School students. Students learn basic coding and computer science skills, through Scratch,, Piskel, etc and even compete at local competitions!

HACT Juniors prepares students for AP CS classes offered at most high schools and sparks their STEM interest at a young age! Join by attending meetings!

Meetings are held Tuesday from 3:15-4:00 in room

Skoolcade Coding Competition

Create your own video game on SCRATCH.

Email your SCRATCH link to Mrs. Burns NO



Help will be available after school on Tuesdays in

room C-14

TOP 3 GAMES will be announced by May 3rd

and entered into the SKOOLCADE Event on

Saturday May 18th



2018/19 Saber Club Schedule

Attached below is the flyer for this year's clubs. They are a great way for your student to make new friends, try new things, and even get help with homework. Check out the schedule with your student and encourage them to try at least one!

Attendance Policies

Attendance Phone Line: 805-520-6830 Press 1, or Ext. 7021 (Can call anytime day or night)

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ABSENCES - Parents have five (5) days to call-in, email, or send in a note to the attendance office to excuse an absence otherwise it becomes truant. Keep in mind that personal/vacation are verified but still considered unexcused.

TARDIES - If a student is tardy to homeroom or late to school, they need to check-in with the attendance office to get a tardy pass. Students tardy to homeroom will have a 15 minute detention after school unless a parent calls, emails, or sends in a note to excuse the tardy. Excessive tardies to classes will affect "citizenship" grade.

EARLY PICK-UPS - We encourage parents to call-in ahead of time (or send in a note or email) for early pick-ups so that we can have the student in the office ready to go. Anyone checking-out a student must be listed on the student's emergency contact list, be 18 years or older, and must show a valid ID.

Upcoming Events


For the full Sinaloa Calendar of Events, CLICK HERE.