Baron Weekly, February 1, 2016

School Motto "Setting the Standard for Excellence"

Athlete Avenue from AD Murphy:

"Student Athletes"... While our teams continue to dominate in league play, every team having a winning record so far, I am pointing out the "cream of the crop." Every season of sports, the Union Tribune acknowledges the county's student athletes. These are the juniors and seniors playing a varsity sport with a 3.0 or better GPA. I have attached a list of Bonita Vista's athletes. Please be sure to congratulate them. In a few weeks our biggest season will begin. Our spring season consists of 10 sports and usually involves over 400 athletes. As the birds begin to chirp and love appears in the air, please continue to be diligent about holding our student athletes responsible. Remember, they are students first!


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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


School Districts in California will be administering three types of tests in the Spring; Smarter Balanced tests in ELA and math for grades 3-8 and 11; California Standards Test (CSTs) in science for grades 5,8 and 10; and the California Alternate Assessment in ELA and math for grades 3-8 and 11.

The testing window for BVH has not yet been finalized. More information is forthcoming.

FEBRUARY 5th, Staff Development Minimum Day:

Reminder that we will be meeting as a staff this Friday. The agenda will include SCHMOOP training and a presentation on Digital Library which will cover resources for the SBAC ( see above.) An official agenda will be sent soon.

GRADES: Teachers, please ensure you are updating grading information in a timely fashion on Jupiter or Canvas. We are receiving an increasing number of phone calls, emails and visits from frustrated parents. THANK YOU in advance!

Dual Language Program: It is official! This project has been in the works for a few years now, but it officially beginning in the 2016-17 school year! Thank you to Lilia Meza for her time and commitment!

Getting to the Core of College and Career Readiness

Pillar #3:

According to the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) there are Four Pillars observed at higher performing high schools. Pillar #3 is "Engaging, effective instruction that is thoughtfully designed to maximize the likelihood that every students will master the curriculum."

Counselor Corner

It is officially The Week of the Counselors!!!!! Please take a moment of your time this week to let our counseling team know how much they are appreciated!

  • FAFSA Fridays will be moved to Wednesdays! Counselors will be available every Wednesday in the computer lab to help seniors complete the very important FAFSA. Yay! FAFSA FuhWednesdays!
  • Pre-registration and registration starting soon for incoming 9th and current 10th grade students. Dates to follow.
  • BVH will be having a PSAT parent night where info about the PSAT, understanding the results, next steps and available resources will be shared. The date and time are being finalized.

Nurse's Nook

Frequently Asked Question #5: If I am injured while at work how do I go about making a claim?

If you are injured during work hours it is important that you see the school nurse or an AP ( if the school nurse is not available) as soon as possible and complete a claim within 5 days of the incident.

It is to your benefit to receive immediate medical treatment and ultimately lessen the impact of the injury. The school nurse can provide first aid and help you to determine if a higher level of care is needed.

If this is the case, there will be a set of forms that you will need to complete. You will receive a copy of the claim and list of approved medical providers. If you decide to see your medical provider or one of the approved medical providers during your work hours, you will need to notify your supervisor.

After you see your provider and it is determined that time off or modified work is required, a copy of the MD orders will be needed for your claim. If you have any additional questions you can contact the school nurse or Denise M. Gallegos, Risk Management Specialist Office @ 619 407-4993.

Kudos and other Announcements

Kudos to

  • Eric Helle and daughter Segan! Segan received and early acceptance offer to Harvard!
  • Jason Mangan and Club Blue for being named the PPR band of the year!
  • Eric Helle and the Speech and Debate Team for capturing 3rd place, Run with the Pack Team Sweepstakes, at the WolfPack Invitational!
  • Mondays are "Dress for Success" days; Thursdays," College Gear Day"; Fridays,
    "Spirit Day!"
  • Speech and Debate Team competing at the Bobcat Invitational over the weekend.
  • The French exchange students and teachers visit!
  • The Chilean students visit!
  • THANK YOU to all of you who donated to the Project Homeless Connect! The homeless and their pets were appreciative!!