Crusader Times

November 19, 2021

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

BVM Families,

It is time for a break from school so our students can be with family and pause to give thanks for the many great things in their lives. A reminder of where we were with the pandemic this time last year gives us much to be grateful for. It also gives us a chance to reflect on the changes that have happened in our world and for many of us, the loss we have experienced in our personal lives and to cherish the time we have now. BVM staff wishes all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

We will see students back in school on November 29th!


Teresa Kramer


Bonita Vista Middle School

School Highlights

Band Pageant

Almost 80 students represented BVM at the SUHSD Band Pageant last night. So much talent on the field. We are very proud of our Crusader musicians and grateful that Ms. Cruz and Mr. Tapia made this opportunity possible!
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2021 BVM Turkey Trot

With the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities, Bonita Vista Middle continues its tradition of holding a Turkey Trot! Thank you to all the participants and staff members who made this event possible. Winners will receive a t-shirt, pie, or turkey!



Bailey Gregoire 2:45 Schroeder P4

Mia Ramirez 2:58 Schroeder P4

Laurie Mansfield 3:13 Quijas P2

Vida Sanchez 3:17 Quijas P2

Shilah Coco 3:17 Quijas P5

Leilani Brooks 3:23 Quijas P2

Bathsua Ocampo 3:23 Schroeder P5

Valentina Moreno 3:25 Schroeder P3

Ixchel Uscanga 3:25 Schroeder P4

Noelle Kalavi 3:26 Schroeder P3


Sofia Nunez 2:54 Spencer P2

Mia Villalpando 2:55 Spencer P1

Renee Khuong 3:00 Beck P4

Rylie Barrigan 3:02 Beck P1

Leilani Wilson 3:04 Beck P6

Andrea Roman 3:05 Beck P4

Clary Mejia 3:08 Beck P5

Susie Gonzalez 3:11 Spencer P5

Kaylah Franke 3:15 Spencer P1

Natalie Martinez 3:18 Spencer P3


Cole Margetts 2:41 Schroeder P6

Nathan Lindquist 2:44 Schroeder P6

Jonah Garcia 2:45 Schroeder P4

Diego Enriquez 2:48 Schroeder P6

Julian Quezada 2:49 Schroeder P5

Paul Currin 2:50 Schroeder P5

Noah Sabal 2:53 Spencer P6

Isaiah Garcia 2:55 Schroeder P4

Nick Ornelas 2:55 Spencer P6

Jesse Morales 2:58 Schroeder` P3


Karlos Flores 2:28 Beck P4

Peyton Marmion 2:33 Beck P6

Adrian Sarda 2:36 Spencer P3

Evan Kelly 2:45 Beck P3

Dylan Hash 2:45 Beck P5

Kenneth Watson 2:46 Spencer P1

Cadell Rivera 2:46 Beck P6

Tyler Maula 2:48 Beck P6

Azael Rivas 2:48 Beck P6

Aiden Cortes 2:49 Spencer P1

Game of Throws

BVM's Game of Throws team built an awesome trebuchet! They competed again Eastlake Middle in a pumpkin launching contest and had a great time! BVM took 1st place in the accuracy competition. Congratulations!

Crusader Band

Our band is working hard, rehearsing for the band pageant!

The incredible Ms. Cruz prepared our middle school band students to play with the high school band at the football game. Getting these musicians excited for high school!

Go Crusaderbots!

Team Crusaderbots had a great morning at the VEX Robotics competition today! They were so excited to compete with their bots. Go Crusaders!

Dia de los Muertos

Awesome project, Dia de los Muertos altar by our students in the Dual Language Immersion program under the instruction of Mr. Reyes.

Staff of the Month October and November

Congratulations to BVM's Teachers of the Month!

Ms. Bauer-October

Ms. Cruz-November

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Free "Pool" Testing for COVID at BVM

Please take a moment to read this very important letter regarding "Pool" testing at BVM and submit your consent form today! This was also emailed to you.

FREE District COVID Testing

For your convenience, here is the link for COVID testing



Reminder that students MAY NOT report to school if they are experiencing any COVID 19 identified symptoms, unless the school has previously received documentation of a pre-existing health condition that mirrors a COVID symptoms (hay fever, migraines). If students report to school with symptoms, they will be removed from instruction and parents will be called to pick students up. Students may not return to school until they present a Negative PCR test and symptoms have improved.

Reminder that students that are on Modified Quarantine must provide proof of testing every 3-4 days (or use a District site that we have records of their testing), or they will not be allowed to return to school on the 5th day and will have to remain home until they provide proof of the negative test or until the 10 day quarantine expires.


BVM Families,

Please follow all traffic and safety rules as you drop off and pick up your children from school.

1.Students should only cross the street at crosswalks

2. Do not stop in the bus loading zone

3. Do not use the parking lots of our neighboring businesses for drop off and pick up

4. PLEASE do not run any red lights.

Your time is important, but not as important as a child's life. BVM administration is out in the parking lots and streets every day to ensure the safety of our students. Please do your part to make sure our kids are safe.

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Student-Parent Handbook

Please take a moment to review the Student-Parent Handbook

Non-discrimination Statement

The Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, immigration status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Review the entire Nondiscrimination Statement by clicking on this button.

We're on Social Media

Make sure to follow us on twitter @WeAreBVM

School Information

Face Covering and Social Distancing Protocols

While we are still requesting social distancing be respected whenever possible on campus, CDPH has removed minimum social distancing requirements generally and specifically in classrooms and buses.

As is required by OSHA and/or California Department of Public Health, the SUHSD will maintain the requirement for all students and employees to wear face coverings indoors on all school sites absent a medical exemption cleared through the District. Similarly, all visitors to District facilities will be required to wear masks absent exemptions.

When outdoors, staff, visitors and students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a mask. In large gatherings outdoors, staff, students and volunteers will be encouraged to wear masks.

click here to review the FAQ regarding protocols

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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


Username: iboss

Password: suhsd1

4. Successful login will take you to (keep this page open)

5. Safari and apps will now work from home

Print here.

Parent/Community Information

Off Campus Permits

If you are planning to take your student out of school for an appointment or personal reason,

please be aware that we do not give off campus permits during student lunches (12:06-1:16 on regular days and 11:40-12:10 on minimum days) or after 2:45 pm.

Our campus assistants are critical to the supervision and safety of this campus and they need to focus on student safety during those times.

Thank you for your understanding.

BVM Parent Packet

Please review important BVM information by clicking on this button.

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Be a BVM All Star Parent!

Quick quiz! Can you do these 3 things to become a BVM All Star Parent?

Click on the video links if you need help learning!



Good evening parents of BVMS,

On behalf of Janice Oani President of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Bonita Vista Middle School would like to communicate that This 2020-2021 school year will be like no other. Your support is greatly appreciated as we work together to support our school during this unprecedented time.

The strength of our PTSA lies in its members: parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders, and community members who devote themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of children.

Please help support BVM PTSA with: Membership Drive • Hospitality during parent meetings (orientations, Coffee with the Principal) • Book Fairs • PTA Reflections Contest • Staff Appreciation Events • Fundraising Events • Assist with School Improvement Initiatives • Monthly meetings with the Principal, students, and staff representation.

Please join PTSA by clicking on the address bar provided and check your Infinate Campus inbox or your personal email for further information from PTSA President Janice Oani.

Thank you


Buenas tardes padres de familia de BVMS,

En nombre de Janice Oani, la Presidenta de la Asociacion de Padres, Maestros y Estudiantes conosida como PTSA de Bonita Vista Middle le gustaria comunicar que este ano escolar 2020-2021 sera como ningun otro. Se agradece su apoyo mientras trabajamos juntos para apoyar a nuestra escuela durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

La fuerza de nuestro PTSA radica en sus miembros: padres, maestros, administradores escolares, lideres empresariales y miembros de la comunidad que se dedican a hacer una diferencia positiva en la vida de los ninos.

Por favor, ayude a apoyar PTSA de BVM con la Campana de afiliacion • Hospitalidad durante las reuniones de padres (orientaciones, cafecito con la directora) • Las ferias del libro • Concurso de reflexiones de la PTA • Eventos de agradecimiento al personal • Eventos de recaudacion de fondos • Ayudar con las iniciativas de mejora escolar • Reuniones mensuales con la directora, los estudiantes y el personal.

Unase a PTSA haciendo clic en la barra de direccione provista y revise su bandeja de entrada de Infinate Campus o su correo electronico personal para obtener mas informacion de la presidenta de PTSA, Janice Oani.


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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.