Weekly Family Update # 3

August 30, 2020

Principal's Message

Welcome Back Falcons

CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL INFORMATION!

In order for students to access their teacher's Zoom meeting on the first day of school, all PUSD students need to activate their new Zoom for Education platform.


Students need to complete the following steps linked HERE to activate their school Zoom Account.


Students will need their PUSD username and password.


For account assistance, visit password.powayusd.com. For video directions, click HERE. Please note there is no sound so all families can access no matter what language is spoken.

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20-21 Student Zoom Account Set-Up

How Do I See My Student's Schedule?

You can view your student’s schedule in MyPlan starting on Tuesday, September 1st.


To access the PUSD portal:

Go to https://myplan.powayusd.com

Enter your user name and password.

Each parent or guardian and student has an individual account

To manage your own password: https://password.powayusd.com


Please make sure to write the schedule of classes down for your student. Staff will be available to help students on the first day of school who may need support accessing their schedule!! We are all here to help!!

Click Here to View the OVMS Virtual Learning Guidebook

Our staff has created a Virtual Learning Family Guidebook which answers some of the most common questions that have come up over the past few weeks. Please read through this valuable resource.

Click Here to View the Virtual Learning Bell Schedule

Click here to view the update Virtual Learning Bell Schedule. A paper was given to all families at Registration to keep at home.

Poway Unified Parent Academy

The Poway Unified Parent Academy is the one-stop shop where parents can come to see and learn about the different types of educational technology tools that teachers are using with students in the district. These resources will make it simpler and easier for parents to understand what teachers use to engage students in meaningful ways in a virtual environment that highlights student collaboration. Click on the link HERE to check it out!

Make Up Registration

Make up registration is scheduled for Monday, August 31st from 5:00 – 6:00pm.


Most families have completed the online registration document process last Spring. If you still need to turn in your PUSD Signature Verification Form (reminder: both you and your student need to sign this form!), and/or the Student Health Form (7th graders only), we will collect those at registration; as well as the 2020-2021 Student Chromebook Checkout Form.


We will be doing a drive-thru process this year. Families will drive-thru the parking lot and pick-up the textbooks and other items.


Students will have the opportunity to exit their vehicle to take an optional picture in front of an Oak Valley Middle School backdrop/banner. Please note that only students will be allowed to exit the vehicle and families will need to remain in the car to snap a photo of their student. Banners will be on the passenger side of the car, so be prepared. This is optional, so if families do not feel comfortable exiting the vehicle, they will be able to bypass the picture area. We will have the banners along up on the fence in the parking for the first few weeks of schools for families that would like to come back at a later time and take a nice picture.


Please make sure you have completed the online Continuing Student Registration process and forms via Synergy Parent VUE before coming to registration. If you have not completed this process, please use this LINK for more detailed information.

PTSA

Welcome back Falcon Families. Our PTSA is here to support the students, staff, and community of Oak Valley Middle School.

Be sure to join Oak Valley PTSA! Joining is quick and easy and membership is only $20.00.

Please use this LINK link to join PTSA online.


Back to school means it is time to get your Oak Valley Spirit Wear! This year we have an online store that is open, fully stocked, and ready to go. We have new items this year. Get your Spirit Wear now by clicking this LINK.

Addison W. helps explain how to login to Canvas on the first day of school.

How To Login to Canvas
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Welcome Back Signs

We love to see those smiling, excited faces on the first day of school. Poway Unified has made some fun grade-level signs for you to download and print for your back to school photos. Make sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @PowayUnified @OVMS_Falcons #PUSDBacktoSchool #FalconFamily #WeBelongHere #OurHouse
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Do You Still Need a Chromebook?

Do you need a Chromebook? Are you having problems with your Chromebook or logging on?

Please email Ms. Gigi at ghotaling@powayusd.com. She can reserve a Chromebook for you and make sure you are online and ready for your classes on Wednesday. Please be patient, she is responding to ALL emails and will help you as soon as possible.

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School Meal Information

Meal Distribution for the Start of the 2020-21 School Year

During the Poway Unified School District’s fully virtual start to the school year, the following 12 centralized school sites will offer grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals* from 7am to 8:30am and 11am to 1pm, Monday through Friday. Students can pick up both lunch and breakfast in one visit:


  • Del Norte High School (16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego, CA 92127)
  • Los Penasquitos Elementary School (14125 Cuca Street, San Diego, CA 92129)
  • Meadowbrook Middle School (12320 Meadowbrook Lane, Poway CA 92064)
  • Midland Elementary School (13910 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064)
  • Mt. Carmel High School (9550 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129)
  • Pomerado Elementary School (12321 Ninth Street, Poway, CA 92064)
  • Poway High School (5500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064)
  • Rancho Bernardo High School (13010 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA 92128)
  • Turtleback Elementary School (15855 Turtleback Road, San Diego 92127)
  • Twin Peaks Middle School (14640 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA 92064)
  • Valley Elementary School (13000 Bowron Road, Poway, CA 92064)
  • Westview High School (13500 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129)


*Regular meal prices apply, according to eligibility category (Free, Reduced Price, and Paid).


We ask that students needing meals be physically present for an accurate count. However, if a child is unable to leave the home, a parent/guardian may pick up food for that child if they know the child’s student ID number. Parents are encouraged to prepay for all meals in advance to eliminate cash handling at school sites. All students who are NOT eligible for free meals must have money in their account or pay cash when meals are received.

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The new 300 building is almost complete!

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com