Mrs. Bumatay's Bulletin

For Parents and Students

Volume 2 . Issue 8 . Week of September 13, 2021

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Dear Cavalier Families,

As we wrap up our first quarter together, I want to thank you for making our time back on campus very memorable. It is my hope that Fall Break provides a time to rest and also catch up on any outstanding assignments so that your grades on the next progress report reflect your true effort. Whenever you can, read, read, read!

This week's announcements:

  • This is a reminder that masks are required to be worn at all times indoors at school, indoors and outdoors for Athletics, and strongly encouraged to be worn otherwise when outdoors, especially when in large groups. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit the face snugly at all times. Please adjust your student's masks to make sure they fit properly before they come to school.
  • Our first School Site Council Meeting will be on Tuesday afterschool. Here is the agenda. Congratulations to our new members! Students: Ezekiel Martinez, Alyssa Beasley, and Izaak Savala. Parents: Daniela Duran, Victoria Moises, and Jessica Aceves. Teachers: Mr. Emmert and Ms. Schult. Continuing their service will be Mr. Nava, Ms. Saclauso-Caro and Ms. Kinslow. Thank you to Dr. Ivette Sanchez for handling the election process.
  • Our school will be a polling site for the recall election. Voting will take place in the Auditorium on Tuesday.
  • Make up Picture Day / Student ID cards will also be held on Tuesday. This will be the last opportunity for students to take a picture for the yearbook and receive a free student ID card. After the first one, ID replacements will have to be purchased and processed at the ASB. Please complete this form if you need to have your picture taken.
  • The counselors will be holding a virtual 8th grade parent meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Please see the information below for the meeting link.
  • Our school will be a Rapid COVID testing site on Thursday from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, closed for lunch from 12 - 1 pm. Please complete this registration form.
  • There are still free MTS bus passes to give away to students to use for this month. See Ms. Casas in the main office to get one.
  • September 15 - October 15 is National Latinx Month. Let us celebrate all of the contributions of the Latinx community!


Please feel free to contact myself or one of the Assistant Principals with any questions.

Mr. Guillermo.Flores@sweetwaterschools.org is our 8th grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Georgina.Meza@sweetwaterschools.org is our 7th grade Assistant Principal


In your service,

Mrs. Lora Bumatay

CVM STUDENT ATHLETES REPRESENT!

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VIRTUAL 8th Grade parent meeting Wednesday

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OVER FALL BREAK...

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Practice Gratitude

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Win Cash Prizes by reading The House on Mango Street

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What: CVM Middle School Students will READ either the full book, or selections from THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros. Students will RE-IMAGINE the images, themes, or characters and then CREATE a project in a medium important to them.
Why: Encourage reading, analysis, and critical thinking through the interest and expression of the individual student.
Tell me more: All artistic mediums qualify: painting, sculpting, musical composition, sewing, dance choreography, poetry, short story, graphic novel, comic strips, digital art, fashion design, culinary creation… the list goes on! From painted skateboards to full-length operas, Read! Imagine! Create! encourages students to find something they relate to in a text and express it in a way that is meaningful to them.
Submissions are displayed in area libraries in the spring, and all are considered for CASH PRIZES. Awards and recognition are presented at a public ceremony.
More info: https://writeoutloudsd.com/read-imagine-create/
CVM students present something every year, so let Ms. Hubner know if you are interested in participating! She will help with your submission and has the book in print and PDF version.

TUTORING SCHEDULE

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RISE UP FRIDAYS will begin in October

Students who have been identified by their teachers will receive an invitation to stay afterschool on certain Fridays to receive extra assistance. Parents, please plan to pick up your student after the designated time. This is a specific program for targeted student support.
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Watch for the counselors' Weekly Wellness Wednesdays email!

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SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!

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FREE MTS BUS PASSES!

We have 50 bus passes for students, which can be used immediately. All rides are free for the month of September, with an on-going reduced monthly rate of $23 for students. See Mrs. Casas in the front office for a free bus pass, first-come first-serve.
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ASB STORE HOURS

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ALL STUDENTS EAT FREE THIS YEAR!

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The COVID-19 virus is still actively impacting our community. Vaccination, mask wearing and testing are our main protections to stop the spread and ensure schools return to normal. Please view the COVID-19 Guide for Parents, English and Spanish.

Our district will continue to offer Rapid COVID testing, in partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU) and Communities Fighting COVID. For the month of August, the testing calendar will be posted on the district’s COVID website here: http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/#rapidcovidtesting. Here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the COVID vaccine and here is the link for all COVID Testing Sites. We all know someone who has been personally affected by this virus. Please continue to wear masks, wash hands frequently and maintain social distancing to help prevent the spread of infection.

COVID-19 Positive Cases

  • If any student (vaccinated or unvaccinated, symptomatic or asymptomatic) is determined to be positive for COVID, that student must isolate at home for 10 days.


COVID-19 Close Contacts

  • If a student is VACCINATED and ASYMPTOMATIC, that student does NOT have to isolate at home. VACCINATED close contact students may remain in school. Families and school personnel should monitor the student for any symptoms.
  • If a student is UNVACCINATED and ASYMPTOMATIC, that student shall follow the Close Contact 10-day monitoring protocol:
  • Student may remain at school, in class for in-person instruction
  • Student MUST take COVID tests up to 4 times in a 10-day interval (in consultation with site administration) and provide the NEGATIVE COVID test result to school administration. (Students may NOT remain in school if they do not provide NEGATIVE COVID test results.)
  • Student may NOT participate in extracurricular activities and community activities for the 10-day interval and MUST conduct daily symptom self-monitoring.
  • If student and/or family do not agree to the Close Contact 10-day monitoring protocol, then they must quarantine for 10 calendar days at home and may return on Day 11, as long as the student is asymptomatic.
  • If the COVID-19 exposure happens outside the school setting (i.e. household or community), the student MUST quarantine at home for 14 days.

ALL SYMPTOMATIC CASES

  • Any student (vaccinated or unvaccinated) having any symptoms should remain at home until the symptoms improve. If the symptoms are related to COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 PCR test AND improved symptoms are required prior to return to school; OR the student may remain at home for 10 days
*Please note: District personnel will review COVID cases. Specific cases may require students to follow protocols not listed above.
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Click here to visit our CVM's Virtual Calming Room

Kudos to our counselor's for creating this space for our school community!

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Mental Health Resources

Resources for Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy

Our School Mission

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