Sierra Verde Weekly Update

April 1, 2021

Amazing in April

We had a great four days on campus filled with school spirit thanks to another successful week planned by Student Council! We concluded today with all grade levels decked out in their own colors to head into the 3-day weekend.

Next week, we open up our state testing window for 3-8th grade. Our Vipers are ready to showcase all they have learned through this year and we know everyone is prepared to bring their "A" game over the coming weeks. We ask that all students in 4-8th grade bring their Chromebooks fully charged with headphones/wired earbuds (bluetooth/airpods not allowed) each day along with a refillable water bottle, and books to ready in case they finish testing early. Students will not be allowed to use their phones or any other electronic devices during testing sessions. Students are also permitted to bring mints with them to eat during the test, SV will have individually wrapped mints available for students, but we understand some kids may want to bring their own.

Sierra Verde in partnership Aurora Behavior Health, and their Community Liason, Debi Elder has the following advice as we head into testing:

Students: Get enough sleep. Eat a good, healthy breakfast. If you get stressed before or during the test, do some deep breathing (count to 5 on inhale and exhale) Take your time in completing the test. Realize that the past year has been super unpredictable for you and don’t stress about your scores.

Parents: Talk with your student about their stress related to taking the test, let them express any anxiety. Make sure they have a good dinner the night before, get to bed on time, and have a healthy breakfast. If your student is causing you stress, do some deep breathing and focus on something positive.

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Campus Safety

Please remember to slow down around campus especially from 8:15 - 8;45 and 3:10 to 3:45 as students are walking and riding around the campus at arrival and dismissal. Please obey all posted signs/speed limits, and be sure to never drive through any intersection until the crossing guard is on the curb and off the street.

Please also remember that no student can be dropped off prior to 8:30 am in the morning unless they are going to the cafetaria for breakfast at 8:10. We do not have any supervision or coverage as duty coverage and supervision starts at 8:30 am. Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus & community safe!

National Library Week & Assistant Principals Week

Next Week is a very big week to celebrate our amazing Assitant Principal Mrs. Labuwi, and our amazing Librarian Mrs. Olofson! Send them some love and tag @SVViperPride on Twitter, or be sure to comment on our Facebook Page!

Band Info for 5th - 8th Graders Next Year From Mr. Lynch

I hope that all of you are doing well and staying safe. As we rapidly approach the end of the school year, it is time to start signing up for 5th Grade Beginning Band next year! Attached to this email you will find a letter discussing the benefits of band for young students and why they should be part of the band!

If your child is interested in signing up for band next year, please take the time to fill out the Instrument Matching Form and Band Interest Form below. This will also let me know to keep you updated on information and gain you access into our new member night! Our new member night will be occurring on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM Via Zoom.

At the meeting, I will be going over what your student should expect as a new member in regards to materials, schedules, etc. Our Milano Music store representative will also be present at the meeting to answer any and all questions about instrument rentals.

Once again, in order to receive the link to this event you must take the time to fill out the Interest Form AND the Instrument Matching tool Below.

Sign-up using this link:

If you have any questions about the forms or any other required materials, please feel free to reach out to me or visit my school web-page! I am updating information to reflect what is needed for the 21-22 School year this week and next week. Thank you so much, and I hope to have your child as a Part of the Viper Band Program next year! Have a great day.

-Mr. Lynch

Dress Code Reminder

We are doing daily dress code checks in our middle school grades. Please be sure that your kids are dressed appropriately for learning. We would like to make you aware of the following in particular:
  • no hats/hoodies on during class
  • no spiked accessories/collars
  • no excessively ripped/revealing clothing
We want all of our students to come to school in comfortable clothing ready to learn. We thank you for your attention to this matter.

DVUSD Annual Career Fair

On Friday, April 16 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, DVUSD will host its annual career event. This year it will be virtual, but there are plenty of job openings across the district in a variety of fields. Be sure to register by texting DEERVALLEY to 25000.
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Have a Great 3-Day Weekend!

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Nationally Accredited STEM Certification

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