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
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!
Bonita Vista Middle School
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!
2021 TURKEY TROT TOP FINISHERS
7TH GRADE GIRLS
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
8TH GRADE GIRLS
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
7TH GRADE BOYS
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
8TH GRADE BOYS
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!
Staff of the Month October and November
Free "Pool" Testing for COVID at BVM
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.
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.
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.
Review the entire Nondiscrimination Statement by clicking on this button.
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.
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
4. Successful login will take you to sweetwaterschools.org (keep this page open)
5. Safari and apps will now work from home
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.
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.
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.
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.