Week at a Glance - 5/9-5/13
Hello Viking Families,
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month which celebrates the contributions and influences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. I want to include a special recognition in this week's newsletter to honor and include our AAPI students, staff, and families as valuable and important members of the Cerro Villa community, not just during this upcoming month, but all year long.
May 11th is National School Nurse Appreciation Day! I want to give a special thank you to Anna Choo, our nurse, who has been so helpful and hard working, especially in light of the COVID Pandemic these last two years, to ensure our school's safety and care. Thank you!
Also, a BIG thank you to our Cerro Villa PFSO for putting together such a special Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. There were multiple treats, desserts, gifts, and a delicious BBQ lunch for everyone to enjoy! We appreciated your thoughtfulness and generosity!
Orange Unified TK-12th grade students will again be able to participate in Santiago Canyon College's Summer College for Kids classes free of charge. Each student can participate in up to 4 classes. There will be in-person classes and virtual options, as well. There are academic classes such as classes to help students prepare for high school math or first grade. There are also enrichment camps such as cartooning, Lego Star Wars, musical theater, and debate. There’s something for everyone! I have attached a flyer with basic information. Registration is open and the link to register is on the flyer. There is also a phone number on the flyer if you need more information.
Our bell schedule is shifting approximately 15 minutes early (start and end time) next year. On regular days, start time will be 8:15 and end time will be 3:00 next year. Please see the attached bell schedule. These changes are due to bell changes at Serrano Elementary and VPHS, traffic needs, bussing needs, and ease of scheduling with the other middle schools for after school sports. There are NO changes for finishing this school year. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) 2016
State law requires school districts to ensure that all pupils in grades 7-12, inclusive, receive comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. Cerro Villa's seventh and eighth grade students will be receiving this board-approved curriculum in their science classes beginning May 25th. All OUSD middle school students will be receiving the same information. State law allows you to remove your student from the curriculum. I have attached a letter with more information, including a portion to opt-out, and return to me by May 25th, if you do not want your child to take part in these lessons. You may visit our OUSD website, contact me, or the OUSD Curriculum Office at (714) 628-5715 for more information. I am attaching more details in this newsletter and an optional parent meeting will take place the week of May 16th- date and time will be determined this Monday and sent to all of you. If students do not take part in this curriculum, they will be given a pre-made alternate assignment to work on, in an separate location, and they will not be penalized in any way. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Upcoming May Dates:
May 17th- PFSO Meeting at 9:00 (Virtual)
May 19th- ELAC Meeting at 11:00 (In Person)
SBAC and 8th grade science testing- All students will be taking the state CAASPP assessments May 16-May 25
May 25th- Student of the Month, 2:00-3:00, Drive Thru
May 25th- Band Concert 7:00 at CV
May 26th- Choir and Orchestra Concert 7:00 at CV
May 27th- Free Dress Day
May 30th- No School- Memorial Day
June 6th- Awards Night for 7th and 8th Grade- 6:00
Last Day for 7th Grade- Wednesday, June 8th- Minimum Day Schedule- This is revised!
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Minimum Day- Thursday, June 9th at 9:00 at Cerro Villa
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.
2022-2023 PFSO- We are looking for parents to join our PFSO (Parent, Faculty, and Student Organization) next year! We still need a fireworks chair. We hope you think about being a part of this supportive group of parents and staff. Email Julie Krodel at email@example.com for more information.
COVID 19 Testing- Attached are updated COVID testing flyers. Testing for students is from 2:30-5:00 Monday-Thursday at the four comprehensive high schools and the district office. The link on the flyer has been updated and is the one you should use. It will continue to be valid each week (it does not expire). There is no testing on Fridays.
If your child is ill, or has been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, please call our front office (714) 997-6251
Afternoon academic support and homework help is available on Mondays and Fridays from 3:30-4:00 in Room 115 with Mrs. Isiordia.
"AM Homework Help" is available from 7:45-8:25 every morning except Fridays. Gates to campus open at 7:45 daily. Free breakfast served at 8:00 in the cafeteria. The library opens at 8:05 daily.
- "Homework Help" Monday and Thursday in Room 109 with Ms. Itani
- "Homework Help" Tuesday and Wednesday in Room 116 with Mrs. Glickman
Reoccurring School Info:
Parking Lot Safety- Please remind your students not to jaywalk and to use the designated crosswalks when arriving to and leaving school. A reminder to also pull forward in the parking lots, do not block driveways or block the flow of traffic on Serrano or Nichols, and please be considerate of our neighbors when parking and waiting on their streets.
Water- As the weather gets warmer, we encourage your students to bring their own pre-filled water bottles to school. We are noticing a lot of plastic water bottle trash on our campus and leaving class for water. Our water-bottle filling station will not be installed until the summer.
Please call our attendance office at (714) 997-6251 or email our attendance clerk, Mrs. Sorensen, if your student is absent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our front office is open daily 7:30-4:00 if you need assistance. The phone number to our office is (714) 997-6251.
Please reach out to me with questions anytime at email@example.com
Madeline Morrison, Principal