The Saber Truth

November 5-9, 2018

Saber Speak

Dear Sabers,

If you aren't already following @sinaloasabers on Twitter, I encourage you to start! It is regularly updated with everything from exciting activities in art and science classes to the creativity on display on Halloween. And with a very successful Halloween behind us, we are looking forward to a couple solid weeks of school before the Thanksgiving break.

Do you have any friends or family who are thinking about where they want to send their students for middle school? Please let them know that we are open for tours most Thursdays! Kindly direct them to our website, where we have a button to sign up for tours of the school. We look forward to sharing the great things we do with prospective new families!

As always, let's make it a great week, Sinaloa!

Best regards,

Bradley Torti

Principal, Sinaloa Middle School

Attorney Coaches Needed for Sinaloa Mock Trail

Attention parents who are attorneys! Sinaloa's Mock Trial Club began meeting this week and we are in need of an attorney coach. If you have a background in law and would be available Mondays from 3:30-4:30 to help guide our Mock Trial Team to a win this year please let Mrs. Boerem or Mr. Long know. The commitment would be from October through March with additional practices being added as we get closer to competition in March.
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Yearbook Ads for Sale!

Support your student and the whole Sinaloa Yearbook team by purchasing yearbook ads! Cost varies from $55 to $250 and goes straight into the work of making sure a memorable experience stays, well, memorable! Please reach out to our ASB office if you are interested in supporting our yearbook or if you have any questions.

Counseling Corner

Sinaloa hosted a Community Fair event today at lunch. Students were able to speak with community members and increase their knowledge of different ways they could volunteer and give back to their community.

Volunteering adds dimension to a young person’s life. United Way highlights reasons why volunteering is such a great opportunity for our young students.

  1. Gaining New Skills- With each volunteer activity comes training and experience.

  2. Adding to the Resume- Commitment to community work over time shows that a teen is willing to work for something without monetary compensation.

  3. Giving Time- One of the most selfless acts anyone can do is donate their time and talents.

  4. Showing Responsibility- Committing to a volunteer position shows responsibility.

  5. Build Character and Self Esteem- Volunteering allows students to boost socializing skills and awareness of local organizations and social issues.

Attached is a list of volunteer opportunities within our own community. Check out this information with your student. With the upcoming school breaks, keep your student busy lending a hand and making a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities in Simi Valley

Oportunidades para Voluntarios de la Communidad Juvenil

Academic Reminders:

  • Track your students progress through our parent portal, Aeries. You can set up a weekly reminder on Aeries so you can get an email update to monitor your student's progress.

  • Pick a day at least once a week to go through your student's binder and back pack to remove excess papers that have been graded and are no longer needed. Save the papers in a shoe box just in case your student needs them at a later date.

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)

Para espanol, oprima la estrella. (Llama dia o noche)

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.