Weekly Update 

 

Week at a Glance - 9/19-9/23

Hello Cerro Villa Families, 

Homework Help (Tutoring) is available with CV teachers before school and after school. 

Before School- M, Tu, Wed, Th- No Fridays, 7:40-8:10 in Room 119

After School- M, Tu, Th, Fr- No Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 in the library

Please remind your child to bring their charged devices to school. Students use their computer each day in their classes and it is a necessary item to have daily. 

PFSO Meeting - Tuesday, 9/20, 9:00-10:00. Come join us for our first meeting of the year! The meeting will be in person in Cerro Villa's library or you can join virtually if that is preferred. Email President Jason Forgash at jasonforgash@gmail.com for more information. 

Zoom

Meeting ID    PFSO Meeting

910 5223 9053
Passcode    636021
OUSD Early Learning Program- If you have children who are 3 or 4 years of age, check out OUSD's preschool and "Learning Links" programs. See attached flyers for more information. 

Sports- Currently, Cerro Villa has 1st place standing in soccer with all of our teams winning last week!  This week Cerro Villa plays Santiago on Monday, 9/19. Both girls' teams and the boys' A team will travel to Santiago. Cerro Villa boys' B team will play at home. All games are at 3:00. Please email Ben Hempel, bhempel@orangeusd.org, for information about our sports programs or visit the "athletics tab" on our school website. You can find forms, sports schedules, and calendars on the tab. There will be a one-day cross country running opportunity in October! 

Reoccuring Information from previous newsletters:

Every Wednesday is an early release day with student dismissal at 1:31. 

Club Rush- Club Rush was Thursday, September 1st at lunch. If your child was not able to sign up for a club, it is not too late. Contact Mrs. Dao, ddao@orangeusd.org, for information about student activities and clubs. 

Crosswalk Safety-For safety, students should be using the crosswalks on Nichols Ave, or the one further down on Serrano, to cross the street. There is no longer a crosswalk directly in front of Cerro Villa. Please be mindful and courteous to our neighbors by not blocking driveways or having students wait in neighbors' yards for pick up. 

Free bus passes- The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Youth Ride Free Program provides free bus passes for students, ages 6-18. With this bus pass, students will be able to ride all OC Bus fixed-route services for free this school year. The passes are in our front office and there is a form a parent or guardian must sign. Again, this is the county public bus system and NOT the OUSD school bus. Please contact Catherine Dierking at cdierking@orangeusd.ord for more information or stop by the front office. 

Orange Unified Public School Foundation (OUPSF) is a group of parents, educators, and community leaders whose mission is to mobilize the community to provide equitable opportunities for all of our students to learn creatively, think innovatively, and collaborate effectively. They are dedicated to bolstering Orange Unified School District as one of the top school districts in Orange County by augmenting the resources that enrich OUSD students’ school experience and equip them to succeed in their education, career, and life. Please see the video message from OUPSF President Frank Tucker who reviews the OUPSF’s goals. For more information, please visit https://www.oupsf.org/ 

 You can also follow them on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportOUPSF
https://www.instagram.com/supportoupsf/ 
Computer Insurance- Please see the attached flyer for information on purchasing protection insurance for your student's device. This insurance covers accidental damage, theft, or loss. Visit www.schooldevicecoverage.com for more information or to sign up. 

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. Breakfast service begins at 7:50. For campus safety, please no outside food deliveries. Please have students come with their charged computers daily. We also appreciate your understanding of no cell phones allowed during school hours and no hats or hoods on campus. For uniforms, please visit www.cvuniforms.com or contact our front office if you need assistance with purchasing. The front office is open 7:30-4:00 daily. 

Covid Testing- OUSD offers free COVID testing for all students Monday-Thursday, 2:00-5:00, at the district office and all four comprehensive high schools. You must register using the link on the attached flyer. You can also see the OUSD Health Driven Plan on the district website. https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1660078833/orangeusdorg/qvaqeixkbziomleyl9uv/Health-DrivenPlan2022-2023.pdf. It is a thorough explanation of everything the district is doing to keep everyone well.

Paper Tutoring- All OUSD students have access to free, 24/7 tutoring support through Paper Education. Students can reach this support through their dashboards or by visiting www.paper.co Students can chat with a live tutor, ask questions, upload assignments, and share pictures of their work and get feedback in real time. All subjects and multiple languages available. Check it out! 

Thank you to our AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Coordinator, Mrs. Buchness, for this week's AVID tip. These organizational and study tips are strategies your student can use to increase their academic success in any class and prepare them for success in high school and college. See the attachment above for this week's suggestion. We are proud to be an AVID campus! 

Attendance- Anytime your child is absent, it is required you contact our front office or bring a signed note or phone call upon return. Also, if your child is showing any symptoms of illness, please have your child stay home and contact our office at (714) 997-6251. We are open 7:30-4:00, Monday-Friday.

Visit our website, www.cerrovilla.org, for most up to date information and follow us on Instagram at cvms_ousd

Have a fantastic week ahead! 

Sincerely, 

Madeline Morrison, Principal 

mmorrison@orangeusd.org

(714) 997-6251