November 19, 2021
March 18, 2022
Message From the Principal
We have made it through another quarter at BVM! I wish you and your families a restful and enjoyable spring break. When we return, we will be preparing for state testing, which will happen in May, and we will begin to prepare our 8th grade students for promotion. We still have a lot of work to do and there is PLENTY of time for students to raise grades and pass classes so they can be eligible to participate in promotion.
Please continue to encourage your students to work hard, do their best and pass all of their classes. Students return to school on Monday, April 4th.
2022 GSDSEF/County Science Fair Results
Max Mendoza 3rd Place
Olivia Mendoza 2nd Place
Elliott Wilson 2nd Place
Valerie Herrera 1st Place
Cas Cabarios 1st Place
Daniel Estelle 1st Place
And the following students were invited to the State science fair!
Welcoming our Future Crusaders!
On Sunday March 13th, the two BVM robotics teams competed in the VEX Robotics State Championship at Montgomery High School. Team A, Miguel Araiza, Connor Broas, Noah Burdick, Gio George, and Jewel Lasig qualified for state through their excellent performance in the Robot Skills portion of the competition. Team B, Jazzmine Adame, Devin Alonzo-Punzal, Kenji Cassel-Engen, and Spencer Macias qualified for state by winning the Sweetwater Middle League Championships. In this competition they faced off against the best teams in Southern California. After seven matches, Team A ended up in 15th place out of 44 teams. Team B had some mechanical issues but pressed on to finish in 42nd. Team A made it into the championship matches winning their first match easily, but had a heartbreaking loss in the quarterfinals. Both did did an excellent job representing BVM in their performance and conduct. Great work teams!
Congratulations Ms. Schroeder! BVM's 2021-22 Teacher of the Year!
Coffee with the Principal
Please join us for our next Coffee with the Principal on April 14, 2022 at 10am. More details to follow.
Thu, Apr 14, 2022, 10:00 AM
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.
FREE District COVID Testing
For your convenience, here is the link for COVID testing
Free "Pool" Testing for COVID at BVM
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.
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.
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