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Dear Senior Diablo Families, 6/1/20
Although it is disappointing to hear today’s news that we cannot hold a traditional graduation ceremony on June 11th, we have prepared a wide range of activities to celebrate the amazing MVHS class of 2020. Our seniors are resilient and strong, and we are honored to have the opportunity to acknowledge their hard work and contributions to Mission Viejo High School. The class of 2020 has dedicated countless hours in pursuit of their learning and extracurricular passions during their four years of high school. We acknowledge the stellar contributions of the senior class in academics, athletics, arts, service, clubs, and ASB. I am personally so proud of your contributions and accomplishments.
Despite our school closure, we have planned a series of unique events for our seniors as we celebrate this momentous event in their lives. You can see a summary of these events below and specific details will follow. In order to keep up with our graduation events, please visit the ASB: Ceremony Details page on the MVHS website. Our Diablo community is thrilled to honor the Class of 2020, and we look forward to seeing you next week.
We are Mission!
Graduation Photo Opportunity
Monday, June 8- Wednesday, June 10
3:00-7:00 pm daily
This will be a traditional photo with Principal Osborne, just as we do every year. The stage, with the adobe background, will be set up in the stadium where students will receive their diploma. We would love to have all seniors take advantage of this opportunity.
- Students must wear MVHS graduation regalia.
- Students must wear a mask.
- Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.
- Students have the option of bringing two guests into the stadium to take pictures of the graduate with the administrator. The guests must remain on the field while taking pictures.
- South Coast Photographic will also be at the event to take professional photos of the student and administrator. Purchase of the photo is optional.
MVHS Class of 2020 Car Parade and Photo
Thursday, June 11
9:00- 11:00 am
The MVHS Staff will be on hand to cheer for our graduates during the graduation car parade. We will have a DJ, signs, and balloons ready to show our spirit and our appreciation for our class of 2020.
- Students are highly encouraged to wear their graduation regalia during the parade.
- Parents are encouraged to drive so that graduates can have their photo taken, wave at teachers/staff, and enjoy the parade.
- Graduates should sit in the back seat of the car--behind the driver--in order to have their picture taken. Teachers/staff will be stationed on the left-hand side of the car as you drive by.
- Passengers in the car must be members of the same household.
- Car decorations are highly encouraged. Please decorate the driver’s side of the car, since that is where the photographer will be located.
- All cars will enter Diablo Drive by turning right off Chrisanta. Please adhere to all traffic safety laws and be patient as there will most likely be a line of cars trying to enter the parade route.
- Cars will make a quick stop at the crosswalk from the parking lot to the gym quad for a photograph. South Coast Photographic will be there to take a picture of each graduate in their car. We will decorate the campus to celebrate our incredible seniors and to show our MV spirit that sets us apart from others. We hope to capture a photo that defines the pride we have as Diablos.
- We cannot allow anyone to exit the vehicle anytime while on campus.
- No spectators will be allowed on campus.
- All cars must be fully enclosed, as we cannot permit convertibles in the parade.
- We encourage students to wear a face covering while their car windows are down.
- Please refer to our website for more guidelines and expectations.
MVHS Class of 2020 Celebration Video
Thursday, June 11
MVHS TV on www.youtube.com
MVHS Film & TV will create a celebration video for our graduates and their families. It will include Senior portraits, message from Principal Osborne, graduation speeches, graduation musical performances, pictures, and videos from the school year. Superintendent, Dr. Crystal Turner, will accept the Diablo class of 2020.
Tricia Osborne, Principal
Hello Diablo Seniors, 3/27/20
During this school closure, I have sent communications to all MVHS families. Seniors, I would like to share this special message with you. We acknowledge your hard work and contributions to MVHS over the past four years. You have spent thousands of hours studying over your educational careers, countless hours practicing for games and academic/athletic competitions, performing with our arts programs, volunteering within our community, leading clubs, tutoring, and planning events for our school. When I walk across our campus, stop by classrooms, or attend school activities, I am greeted with friendly hellos. I hear over and over the positive comments about MVHS students. You make us proud! As your Principal, I want you to know that we are thinking about you. This is a difficult time for many students as you engage in school from home, not certain about the world around us. We recognize that some of you may be feeling frustration and sadness and we understand it is a time in your life you will never forget. It is time in your life that will not define your future. I continue to maintain a positive outlook and hope for the day when school resumes.
We are asking teachers to connect with you consistently as you engage in distance learning. I had a Google Hangout meeting yesterday with the ASB class. An impressive agenda filled with next steps to connect virtually and inspirational quotes. I encourage you to continue to work hard, look to the positives in your life, and stay Diablo strong. Please check the school website for updates and regularly check your mysaddleback.org email. In closing, MVHS is here to support you.
Mission Viejo High School
- May 13, 2020
- April 16, 2020
- April 6, 2020
- 6 de abril de 2020
- March 31, 2020
- 31 de marzo de 2020
- March 20, 2020
- 20 de marzo de 2020
- March 18, 2020
- 18 de marzo de 2020
Hello Diablo Families,
Please click on the link below to watch a video message from MVHS Alum/Olympic Gold medalist and Mayor of Mission Viejo Brian Goodell. Note: All submission forms should be turned in by midnight on May 17th.
We are excited to hear seniors share their post-secondary plans and please remind your student to complete the Senior Survey
Tricia Osborne, Principal
Hello Diablo Families,
I would like to share my update for MVHS. Although school is closed for the rest of the 2019-20 year, please know distance learning continues and we are committed to do our best as we embrace a new normal school day and life for all of us. I am proud of the work of MVHS teachers and staff. Our Diablo family is committed to student success and we are here for your student and family. I have received emails from students and families sharing how much their student misses school and I have to say we miss our Diablo students even more! In addition, thank you families for submitting responses to the Family Distance Learning Survey. For my senior parents, information regarding graduation will be forthcoming from our district. We understand the importance of this special event in the lives of students and appreciate your patience. Also, our wonderful ASB has a surprise for our seniors and they will share out soon. I truly appreciate your support, patience, and partnership during this challenging time in our country and world.
Below are distance learning guidelines/expectations created in collaboration with MVHS administrators, Secondary Chairs, and faculty.
MVHS Distance Learning Guidelines/Expectations:
- Teachers will post one week’s material and assignments on their subject(s) assigned day.
- Teachers will collect one week’s assignments on their department’s assigned day.
- Assignments and instruction may be a combination of asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities.
- Teachers are expected to post one lesson per subject taught of material per week that will fit into a 20 - 40 minute window. This can be a lecture, guided lesson, a Zoom or Google Meeting. Teachers are encouraged to record short screencasts or videos that introduce weekly goals and provide guided lessons for students.
- Students will complete and submit assignments to their virtual classroom or email their teacher.
- Students will check their Saddleport email and log into the virtual classroom/online learning platform of the assigned days’ subject to submit work and participate in lessons. The student will then return to the online classroom at different times (asynchronously) during the week to complete the work.
- Teachers will post and hold regularly scheduled (weekly) office hours for students. In addition, teachers will be available via email, google classroom message, remind texts, and/or appointments.
- Students are encouraged to communicate with their teachers and check in on a regular basis.
- Students will attend office hours to receive help with lessons and assignments. They may also schedule individual or group appointments to check in with teachers and classmates.
- Counselors and administrators will be available via email, as well as other online platforms, such as Google Meet or Zoom to ensure the continuation of student learning.
Please review the above information with your student and I encourage teacher-student communication on a regular basis. If your student would like additional work, check-in with their teacher for possible Extension Activities for Depth and Understanding.
As a reminder, continue to visit the MVHS Distance Learning website for updated information. I am confident our Diablo spirit will remain strong and we must stay unified. The day will come when we are back on campus and I know it will be a special day for all in our community. In closing, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Tricia Osborne, Principal
Dear SVUSD High School Families,
We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. We are thinking of our families and the impact the COVID 19 and school closure is having on everyone. We are committed to continuing to move forward with distance learning plans as we now know we will not be back in session for the remainder of this school year.
We have moved the end of third quarter to April 3 to give us a clean break between in-seat teaching and our online curriculum. Distance learning will begin again when we return from Spring Break on April 13. The next major step is assessment. The week of April 13, teachers will expand the collection of work and enter that work into their gradebook. However, we are asking that they not calculate those assignments into grades until we can examine how the new online model affects student work. We don’t want to penalize students for moving to online if they are having difficulties with the transition. At the same time, we want to make sure students remain motivated to do the work that will prepare them for next year, whether it be in college or high school.
We will have a district meeting on April 20 to look at the data that is collected at all of the schools and determine at that time how to best proceed with grades for the second semester. We realize that some districts have already moved to a Credit/No Credit model and while that is still a possibility for SVUSD, we want to make sure that it is the best option for our students. There are a great deal of implications that come with a move to a Credit/No Credit model and we want to make sure we have taken into account as many factors as possible before we make a decision.
Attached is a link from the California Department of Education that discusses distance learning and all of the implications, included here for additional information. https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/gradegraduationfaq.asp
There have not been any final decisions made on graduation ceremonies or any other end of the year activities. As those decisions are made, we will share them with you as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding that this is a fluid situation and we want to make these decisions, many of which are irreversible, with as much information as possible.
Our primary focus as we move forward remains our students and their health (both mental and physical) and safety. We are doing everything we can to support our students as we continue to implement effective distance learning.
Principal, Mission Viejo High School
Principal, Laguna Hills High School
Principal, El Toro High School
Principal, Trabuco Hills High School
Estimadas Familias de los Alumnos de Preparatoria de SVUSD,
Esperamos que usted y su familia se encuentren seguros y saludables durante estos tiempos sin precedente. Estamos pensando en nuestras familias y el impacto que el COVID 19 y el cierre escolar están teniendo en todos. Estamos comprometidos a continuar avanzando con los planes de aprendizaje a distancia, ya que ahora sabemos que no volveremos a reanudar las clases hasta el 4 de mayo, como mínimo, y nos estamos preparando para la posibilidad de extender nuestro aprendizaje a distancia hasta el final de este semestre.
Hemos cambiado el final del tercer trimestre al 3 de abril para darnos un comienzo limpio entre la enseñanza dentro de la clase y nuestro plan de estudios en línea. El aprendizaje a distancia comenzará nuevamente cuando regresemos de las vacaciones de primavera el 13 de abril. El siguiente paso importante es la evaluación. La semana del 13 de abril, los maestros ampliarán la colección de trabajo e ingresarán ese trabajo en su libro de calificaciones. Sin embargo, les pedimos que no calculen esas tareas en las calificaciones hasta que podamos examinar cómo el nuevo modelo en línea afecta el trabajo de los estudiantes. No queremos penalizar a los estudiantes por el cambio al trabajo en línea si tienen dificultades con la transición. Al mismo tiempo, queremos asegurarnos de que los estudiantes sigan motivados para hacer el trabajo que los preparará para el próximo año, ya sea en la universidad o en la escuela secundaria.
Tendremos una reunión de distrito el 20 de abril para ver los datos que se recopilan en todas las escuelas y determinar en ese momento cómo proceder de la mejor manera con las calificaciones para el segundo semestre. Nos damos cuenta de que algunos distritos ya han pasado a un modelo de “Crédito/Sin crédito” y, si bien esa es una posibilidad para SVUSD, queremos asegurarnos de que sea la mejor opción para nuestros estudiantes. Hay una gran cantidad de implicaciones que vienen con un cambio a un modelo de “Crédito/Sin crédito,” y queremos asegurarnos de haber tomado en cuenta la mayor cantidad de factores posibles antes de tomar una decisión.
Adjunto se encuentra un enlace del Departamento de Educación de California que analiza el aprendizaje a distancia y todas las implicaciones. Está incluido aquí para obtener información adicional.
No se han tomado decisiones finales sobre las ceremonias de graduación o cualquier otra actividad de fin de año. A medida que se tomen esas decisiones, las compartiremos con usted lo antes posible. Apreciamos su comprensión de que se trata de una situación variable y queremos tomar estas decisiones, muchas de las cuales son irreversibles, con la mayor cantidad de información posible.
Nuestro enfoque principal a medida que avanzamos siguen siendo nuestros estudiantes y su salud (tanto mental como física), y su seguridad.
Estamos haciendo todo lo posible para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes a medida que continuamos implementando un aprendizaje a distancia efectivo.
Directora, Mission Viejo High School
Director, Laguna Hills High School
Director, El Toro High School
Director, Trabuco Hills High School
Hello Diablo Families,
As we finish day 7 of distance learning and reading recent district communication Update #16, I would like to send you a few updates from MVHS.
Google Survey: Please click on this link https://bit.ly/MVHSDLSurvey to complete this survey.
We value your feedback and it is important to our school community as we gather information on distance learning and how best to meet the needs of students during this time. MVHS teachers and staff are working hard and teaching students in a myriad of ways, including Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Zoom meet, discussion boards, and screencasts. We have jumped right in to a distance learning model and shifting more to asynchronous learning vs. synchronous learning. We understand that some students may prefer recorded lessons and others live Zoom meets with their teachers. Thank you for your patience as we continue to learn together focusing on student learning but more importantly, your students’ well-being.
In addition, we are exploring a distance learning hybrid model/guidelines after we return from spring break and even including a recommended time for a “lunch break”. I hear many parents/family members are working from home and trying to each find their own space. It is my hope we can provide more “structure” to our virtual school day.
Although faced with many challenges in the world around us, the importance of family and community resonate at MVHS. I welcome your communication as do our teachers and staff. I am grateful for our wonderful students, families, and staff.
Hola familias de MVHS,
A medida que terminamos el día 7 de aprendizaje a distancia y leemos la reciente Actualización # 16 de comunicación del distrito, me gustaría enviarle algunas actualizaciones de MVHS.
Encuesta de Google: haga clic en este enlace https://bit.ly/MVHSDLSurvey para completar esta encuesta.
Valoramos sus comentarios y es importante para nuestra comunidad escolar a medida que recopilamos información sobre el aprendizaje a distancia y la mejor manera de satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes durante este tiempo. Los maestros y el personal de MVHS están trabajando duro y enseñando a los estudiantes de muchas maneras, incluyendo Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Zoom meet, paneles de discusión y transmisiones de pantalla. Pasamos directamente a un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia y pasamos más al aprendizaje asincrónico que al aprendizaje sincrónico. Entendemos que algunos estudiantes prefieren lecciones grabadas y otros viven Zoom se reúne con sus maestros. Gracias por su paciencia mientras continuamos aprendiendo juntos enfocándonos en el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, pero lo más importante, el bienestar de sus estudiantes.
Además, estamos explorando un modelo / pautas híbridas de aprendizaje a distancia después de que regresemos de las vacaciones de primavera e incluso incluimos un tiempo recomendado para una "pausa para el almuerzo". Escuché que muchos padres / miembros de la familia están trabajando desde casa e intentan encontrar su propio espacio. Espero que podamos proporcionar más "estructura" a nuestro día escolar virtual.
Aunque enfrentamos muchos desafíos en el mundo que nos rodea, la importancia de la familia y la comunidad resuena en MVHS. Agradezco su comunicación al igual que nuestros maestros y personal. Estoy agradecido por nuestros maravillosos estudiantes, familias y personal.
Hello Diablo Families,
First, I can only imagine how many emails you have received this past week so I will try to keep my update brief. MVHS teachers are ready for Monday as we launch distance learning. Students should have checked in with their teacher by 3:00pm today. If your student has not checked in, please make sure they do so as soon as possible. We plan to reach out to students via phone next week who have not made contact with his/her teacher.
Our goal is to engage in learning and not inundate our Diablos with extensive work at this time. We are mindful as a school community that it is a stressful time in the lives of many and it is our intent to provide instruction, engagement, focus on essential standards, and continuity for students. In collaboration with our exceptional Secondary Chairs of each respective department, the following schedule has been created to post work for students in the following subject areas:
MVHS School Guidelines
World Language/VAPA: Wednesday
Social Science/PE: Friday
*Important: For any MVHS student without internet access, please stop by the MVHS Attendance Office on Monday, March 23rd from 12:00pm-3:00pm to pick up packet work. We will provide packets for the following subjects: English (and ELD courses), Math, Science, and Social Science.
In addition, make-up distribution for chromebooks will take place on Monday, March 23rd at MVHS from 9:00am-3:30pm. Please follow the below schedule:
Distribution for students with last names:
A-E is between 9:00 am and 10:30 am
F-L is between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm
M-R is between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
S-Z is between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
As I drove to school early yesterday morning, I noticed a beautiful rainbow over our MVHS campus. I am confident we will move forward unified and strong. For my senior families, I know this is an especially difficult time for your student. I will send a separate communication to my seniors next week. Please let them know they are in my thoughts. In closing, I am proud of the work of MVHS Teachers, Secondary Chairs, Academic Coach, Classified Staff, Custodial Staff, Guidance Department, and my Administrative Team as we maintain a positive outlook and look forward to a new school day virtually on Monday. Sending wishes for good health!
Hola Familias de MVHS,
Primero, solo puedo imaginar cuantos correos electrónicos han recibido en la ultima semana, así que seré lo mas breve posible. Los maestros de MVHS están listos para empezar el aprendizaje a distancia. Sus estudiantes deberían haber sido contactados por sus maestros antes de las 3:00 p.m. del día de hoy. Si su estudiante no se ha contactado con sus maestros por favor hágase Seguro de que lo hacen lo mas pronto posible. Estamos planeando contactar por teléfono, la próxima semana, a los estudiantes que no lo han hecho.
Nuestra meta es involucrarlos en aprendizaje y no inundarlos con trabajo extensivo por ahora. Estamos conscientes como comunidad escolar que este es un tiempo estresante en la vida de muchos de nosotros, así que nuestra intención es proveer instrucción, involucramiento, enfoque en los estándares esenciales y continuidad para nuestros estudiantes. En colaboración con el jefe de cada departamento hemos creado el siguiente horario que los estudiantes deben seguir:
Lenguaje /VAPA: Miércoles
Ciencias Sociales: Viernes
· IMPORTANTE: Los estudiantes que no tiene acceso al internet deben ir a la oficina de asistencia de la escuela MVHS el lunes 23 de marzo, desde las 12:00 del medio dia hasta las 3:00 p.m. para recoger un paquete de trabajo. Nosotros les proveeremos un paquete para las siguientes materias: Inglés- (ELD clases), Matemáticas, Ciencias, y Ciencias Sociales.
Además tendremos distribución de computadoras (chromebooks) el lunes 23 de marzo en la escuela de MVHS desde las 9:00 a.m. hasta las 3:30 p.m.
Por favor siga el siguiente horario:
Distribución de acuerdo a los apellidos:
A-E entre 9:00 a.m. a 10:30 a.m.
F-L entre 10:30 a 12:00 p.m.
M-R entre 12:00p.m. a 1:30 p.m.
S-Z entre 1:30 a 3:30 p.m.
Mientras manejaba a la escuela ayer en la mañana vi un arcoíris sobre nuestra escuela MVHS. Tengo confianza que seguiremos Adelante Unidos y Fuertes. A las familias de nuestros seniors (estudiantes del 12avo grado), yo se que este es un tiempo muy difícil para su estudiante.
Estaré enviando comunicación para ellos la próxima semana. Por favor díganles que están en mis pensamientos. Para cerrar, estoy muy orgullosa del trabajo de nuestros maestros, de los jefes de Departamento, de los guías académicos, del personal clasificado (de oficina), de el personal de planta y mantenimiento, de el departamento de consejería y mi equipo administrativo, ya que hemos mantenido una perspectiva positiva y siguiendo hacia adelante con el día virtual este lunes.
Les envío mis mejores deseos para una buena salud!
Good Evening Diablo Families,
You should have received recent district communication update #12 and here is my update for MVHS.
Today, we issued 250 chromebooks to students. It was a smooth process and we adhered to the social distancing guidelines. We are moving forward with distance learning which begins Monday, March 23rd. Please encourage your student to respond to their teacher as soon as possible. Please note the following from our district: Many of your children have already been contacted by their teachers, however, all students should have initial contact made by their teacher(s) by this Friday, March 20th. This may be via email, Google Classroom, etc. Please ensure that your child’s teacher(s) have updated contact information for you and your children. *Important: Contact must be made with your student so please make sure you check emails.
We have amazing teachers at MVHS and they have been working so hard to transition to a distance learning model. I am continually impressed to see the engagement of MVHS teachers and their willingness to learn new technology to meet the needs of our students. Our goal is for learning to continue for all students. I am aware some students/family members are the experts with technology while other students may need additional support. Students are expected to communicate with their teacher on a daily basis starting this Monday. If technology support is needed, please communicate specific concerns to your students’ teachers and/or send me an email. If you were unable to pick up a chromebook today, we will schedule an additional date and information will be provided shortly. Also, yes, it is okay for your student to pick up any items they need from their lockers. However, social distancing must be followed.
In addition, I will post updated school information on our website. I appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this unfamiliar time together. Please share with your student the importance to stay engaged with school even though they are not physically present in the classroom. I want to share with you that I have participated in more Google Hangouts and Zoom meetings this past week and so have our teachers. We are connected and we miss our students so make sure to relay that message from me. MVHS teachers are exploring various learning platform systems, video conferencing, virtual office hours, screencasting, etc. More information will follow in my Friday update. In closing, our Diablo spirit is strong and we will move forward together as a community. Go Diablos!
Buenas tardes familias de MVHS,
Debería haber recibido la reciente actualización de comunicación del distrito # 12 y aquí está mi actualización para MVHS. Hoy, emitimos 250 chromebooks a los estudiantes. Fue un proceso fluido y nos adherimos a las pautas de distanciamiento social. Estamos avanzando con el aprendizaje a distancia que comienza el lunes 23 de marzo. Anime a su estudiante a responder a su maestro lo antes posible. Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente de nuestro distrito: Muchos de sus hijos ya han sido contactados por sus maestros, sin embargo, todos los estudiantes deben tener contacto inicial hecho por sus maestros antes de este viernes 20 de marzo. Esto puede ser por correo electrónico, Google Classroom, etc. Asegúrese de que los maestros de su hijo tengan información de contacto actualizada para usted y sus hijos. * Importante: debe contactarse con su estudiante, así que asegúrese de revisar sus correos electrónicos.
Tenemos maestros increíbles en MVHS y han estado trabajando muy duro para hacer la transición a un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia. Estoy continuamente impresionado de ver la participación de los maestros de MVHS y su disposición a aprender nuevas tecnologías para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Nuestro objetivo es aprender a continuar para todos los estudiantes. Sé que algunos estudiantes / miembros de la familia son expertos en tecnología, mientras que otros estudiantes pueden necesitar apoyo adicional. Se espera que los estudiantes se comuniquen con su maestro diariamente a partir de este lunes. Si se necesita soporte tecnológico, comunique inquietudes específicas a los maestros de sus alumnos y / o envíeme un correo electrónico. Si no pudo recoger un Chromebook hoy, programaremos una fecha adicional y la información se proporcionará en breve. Además, sí, está bien que su estudiante recoja cualquier artículo que necesite de sus casilleros. Sin embargo, se debe seguir el distanciamiento social.
Además, publicaré información actualizada de la escuela en nuestro sitio web. Agradezco su paciencia y apoyo mientras navegamos juntos por este tiempo desconocido. Por favor comparta con su estudiante la importancia de mantenerse comprometido con la escuela a pesar de que no están físicamente presentes en el aula. Quiero compartir con ustedes que participé en más reuniones de Google Hangouts y Zoom la semana pasada y también nuestros maestros. Estamos conectados y extrañamos a nuestros estudiantes, así que asegúrese de transmitirme ese mensaje. Los maestros de MVHS están explorando varios sistemas de plataforma de aprendizaje, videoconferencia, horario de oficina virtual, transmisión de pantalla, etc. Más información seguirá en mi actualización del viernes. Para finalizar, nuestro espíritu de Diablo es fuerte y avanzaremos juntos como comunidad. ¡Vamos Diablos!
SVUSD’s new distance learning policy is intended to provide broad protections for students in the face of the school closures resulting from COVID-19.
Our policy is explained in a presentation found by following this link: bit.ly/svusdDistanceLearningResources. The webpage also has a Parent FAQ with answers to frequently asked questions. Please direct additional questions to your child’s teacher and school site administrators.
Did you know:
Credit/ Incomplete is the DEFAULT grade for this June’s report card. Students may opt in for an A-C grade on June 8th. More information regarding how to opt in to an A-C grade is coming soon.
Late work or retakes for Quarter 4/ Trimester 3 work can be made up for full credit. See your teacher for more information.
Students' grades cannot go lower than their Quarter 3/ Trimester 2 grades, but they can go up. The following link will provide step by step directions on how to view student grades through the Family Portal
La nueva norma de aprendizaje a distancia de SVUSD tiene la intención de proporcionar protecciones amplias para los alumnos frente al cierre escolar debido a COVID-19.
Nuestra norma se explica en una presentación que se encuentra en este enlace: bit.ly/svusdDistanceLearningResources. La página web también tiene las respuestas a las preguntas frecuentes que tienen los padres (FAQ). Por favor dirija cualquier pregunta adicional a la escuela de su hijo y a los administradores de las escuelas.
El formato de Crédito/Incompleto es la calificación de facto para la boleta de calificaciones de junio. Los alumnos pueden elegir obtener una calificación representada por una letra A-C el 8 de junio. Pronto habrá más información sobre cómo solicitar el formato de A-C para una calificación.
El trabajo faltante o que se tiene que reponer para el 4to cuatrimestre/3er trimestre se puede reponer y recibir crédito completo. Comuníquese con los maestros para obtener más información.
Las calificaciones de los alumnos no pueden ser más bajas que las que tuvieron en el 3er cuatrimestre/2do trimestre, pero sí pueden ser más altas. Los siguientes enlaces proporcionarán instrucciones paso a paso sobre cómo ver las calificaciones de los alumnos a través del Portal familiar.
Instrucciones para la preparatoria: Enlace
For the Spring 2020 semester grades: Credit/ Incomplete is the default. Students may opt in for a letter grade of A-C for any, all, or none of their classes so long as their grade qualifies.
When does a student have to make a decision between letter grade and Credit/Inc.?
Online Opt In form is due by 4pm on June 8th.
Will the UCs/CSUs take both Credit/Inc. and letter grades on a student’s transcript?
Yes, both systems have announced that Credit in a-g courses is accepted.
Will a student with a Credit mark be less competitive for college admission versus a student who takes a grade A-C?
Universities have made assurances that students receiving “Credit” will not be penalized in the admissions process
What does “Do No Harm” mean?
“Do No Harm” means that a student’s final grades cannot be lower than what they were at the time of school dismissals. Students can work to improve their grades, but they may not be lowered.
Can a student take “Credit” for some classes and grades for others?
Students may Opt In for a letter grade or will receive Credit/Inc. in any of their classes.
When will secondary teachers notify their students of their final grades so students can decide whether to take Credit or a letter grade?
Teachers will notify their students of their grades on June 5th.
How will students make up full or partial credit for courses?
Options are being evaluated to offer some type of online credit recovery during the summer and/or school year for students to earn credit.
If a student receives an Inc., who will be responsible for monitoring students’ progress toward earning Credit?
Rather than the classroom teacher, the administrator/teacher of the online credit recovery program will be responsible for monitoring students’ progress.
What grade qualifies for a Credit?
Traditional A-D grades qualify for a Credit.
If a student chooses the Credit/Inc. for a course, what is the impact to the student’s GPA and earned credits for the Spring 2020 Semester?
A Credit/Inc. will not be factored into the GPA calculation. Students who earn the Credit mark will earn the credits for that course.
Will a student see the letter grade before making a decision between Credit/Inc. and taking an A-C letter grade?
Yes. The student will be able to view their assigned letter-grade before making this decision. This must be made available to students on June 5th.
What resources are available to help a student decide whether to take a Credit/Inc. grade or an assigned A-C letter grade?
Students can consult with their teacher, school counselor or administrator prior to making a decision to move from Credit/Inc. to an assigned A-C letter grade
If a student elects to take a course for Credit/Inc., will a Credit be eligible to meet the prerequisites for subsequent courses?
Yes. The Credit for the course will be eligible to satisfy subsequent prerequisites. However, if there is any question or doubt about a student’s preparedness for a subsequent course, the student should seek advice from their school counselor.
Will the Credit/Inc. options for Spring 2020 become a permanent student option?
No. The Credit/Inc. options and policy exceptions will only apply for Spring 2020.
Will there be final exams for Spring 2020?
No. Students will need to know their final grades by June 5th. Students/families will have a deadline of June 8th to opt out of C/Inc and into a letter grade.
Free Coding Classes
A free summer coding initiative called RootTech is available for incoming 9th through 12th graders. In this program, they plan to offer lessons in a variety of topics, including Java, HTML/CSS, Scratch, Python, Blender, and so on. The program includes four weeks of instruction and a career week. Each lesson will be in two weeks. So, students will have the option of learning two of our various topics. During the career week, they will bring in professionals from the CS industry to depict how the newly obtained skills the students learn is applicable in the long run. Additionally, the students will be able to stay in touch with their teachers even after the conclusion of the program, to receive more tips on CS, high school, college, and so on.
PROGRAM #1: JUNE 22 - JULY 3
PROGRAM #2: JULY 6 - JULY 17
CAREER WEEK: JULY 20 - JULY 24
- Foreign Language
- Physical Education/Health
- Agricultural Science
- Social Science
- Special Education
- ROP/Technical Education
- Academic Coach
Linda C Seitz
The school year has come to an end but providing meals for our families has not. We will continue to provide meals to the families of our district and community throughout the summer, from June 15 to August 14. The days of distribution will remain the same, Mondays and Thursdays. Mondays will provide 3 days and Thursdays will provide 2 days worth of breakfast and lunches. We have reduced our sites down to 3:
- Trabuco Hills will serve from 11:30-12:30 pm
- Laguna Hills will serve from 12-1 pm
- Silverado will serve from 12-1:30 pm
All students 18 and under are eligible. They do not need to be on our free or reduced meal program to receive these meals. We want to provide our families with additional support if needed during these transitional times. We look forward to seeing you at one of our locations this summer! Please note that in order to receive a meal, the child must be present and families can only go to one location daily.
Locations addresses are:
- Trabuco Hills High School: 27501 Mustang Run, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
- Laguna Hills High School: 25401 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
- Silverado High School: 25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Many internet providers are providing free internet access to students and low income families. Please check this link for continually updated providers.
Querido Padre o Guardián:
Estamos preparados para ofrecerles un ambiente de aprendizaje digital para su estudiante(s). Nos hemos aliado con Cox para conectar a los estudiantes que no tengan conexión de internet en su casa a través de su programa de Connect2Compete. Este programa asegurara que su estudiante(s) continuara aprendiendo en casa.
El programa de Cox Connect2Compete está disponible para aquellas familias que:
- Tienen por lo menos un menor que vaya a (nombre de la escuela)
- Participen en uno de los siguientes programas de subsidio o ayuda del gobierno: The National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF o Public Housing.
- No son en este momento clientes de Cox.
Si su hogar cumple estos puntos, podrá calificar para servicio de internet con Cox a descuento, por tan solo $9.95 por mes. Por un tiempo limitado para los clientes que califiquen, Cox está ofreciendo el primer mes gratis y acceso a un mes gratis de apoyo a través del servicio de asesoría para proveer tranquilidad y acceso fácil a nueva tecnología.
No habrá necesidad de pagar deposito ni firmar contrato anual con Connect2Compete, y la instalación en casa de equipo wifi está incluido sin ningún cargo adicional. Cox esta también trabajando con PCs for People, una compañía dedicada a proveer computadoras reformadas a descuento para las familias que califiquen.
If you require technical support for Chromebooks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have an iPhone or iPad you actually have a scanner! If you are planning to scan any work to your teachers you can use the "Notes App." Open a new note, press the camera button, the option to scan a document will pop up. Once the document is scanned, you can email it with less bandwith than a photo.
If your student is still in need of a device, or needs assistance with an SVUSD Chromebook, please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or (949) 855-4357 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday).
Free Ecards through Orange County Public Library
Students who do not have library cards are able to sign up for a free “e-card” through the Orange County Public Library. They cannot use this to check out hard copies of books, but it does allow access to many digital resources.
OC Library Ecard Sign-Up http://www.ocpl.org/elib/ecard
After you have your Elibrary card, use an online (or on your phone) platform to "check out" an ebook or an audiobook.
Here are three platforms that work well:
Additionally, Audible is providing many free audio books during the school closure. There is a large selection including Spanish options.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If you have a serious and immediate safety concern regarding a student (yourself or a friend), please call 9-1-1 or the OC Sheriff’s Department at (949) 770-6011. If your concern needs immediate mental health attention, support is also available by contacting one of the hotlines listed below.
- Suicide Prevention
- Counselling Centers
- Grief Counseling
- Parenting Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Online chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line
California Youth Crisis Line
NAMI-OC Warm Line
10 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Sat.- Sun.)
Services & Programs: Brief Individual & Family Counseling Services, Family Advocacy, Parent Education, Health Care Access, Youth Classes, WIC, Legal Services
Services & Programs: Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide. Outpatient therapy for teens, adults, and families; Bereavement groups; Suicide attempt support groups; Outreach and training.
TIPS/STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
This toolkit provides user-friendly tips and strategies to address issues related to mental wellness.
FREE Mental Health Apps
What’s Up is an amazing free app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive. You’ll love the “Get Grounded” page, which contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling, and the “Thinking Patterns” page, which teaches you how to stop negative internal monologues. (Free; iOS and Android)
Calm: Named by Apple as the 2017 iPhone App of the Year, Calm is quickly becoming regarded as one of the best mental health apps available. Calm provides people experiencing stress and anxiety with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music. This app is truly universal; whether you’ve never tried meditation before or regularly practice, you’ll find the perfect program for you. (Free; iOS and Android)
Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) might be perfect for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support. (Free; iOS and Android)
CBT Thought Record Diary: The centerpiece of cognitive-behavioral therapy is changing your emotions by identifying negative and distorted thinking patterns. You can use CBT Thought Record Diary to document negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. This is a great app for gradually changing your approach to anxiety-inducing situations and your thinking patterns for future situations. (Free; iOS and Android)
Happify: Need a happy fix? With its psychologist-approved mood-training program, the Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts. (Free; iOS and Android)
MoodTools aims to support people with clinical depression by aiding the path to recovery. Discover helpful videos that can improve your mood and behavior, log and analyze your thoughts using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles, develop a suicide safety plan and more with this free app. (Free; iOS and Android)
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
PTSD Coach: Created by the VA’s National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PTSD Coach offers everything from a self- assessment for PTSD, to opportunities to find support, positive self-talk, and anger management. What’s great about this app is that you can customize tools based on your own individual needs and preferences, and integrate your own contacts, photos, and music. (Free; iOS and Android)
Breathe2Relax: Sometimes you just need to breathe and remind yourself you are okay. Breathe2Relax is made for just that. Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app is a portable stress management tool that teaches users a skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathe2Relax works by decreasing the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ stress response, making it a great option for people suffering from PTSD. (Free; iOS and Android)
nOCD was designed with the help of OCD specialists and patients to incorporate two treatments: mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention Treatment. You can receive immediate, clinically-supported guidance when an OCD episode strikes, take weekly tests to assess the severity of your OCD, and have motivational support along the way. One user calls nOCD “a free therapist in your pocket!” (Free; iOS)
Bipolar Disorder Connect: Bipolar disorder can be frustrating, especially if you don’t have anyone close to you that can identify with your struggles. Bipolar Disorder Connect is a great app that connects people with bipolar disorder from around the world. This tool gives you access to a community of people living with the condition. The app also features tracking tools to help you monitor your moods and share those updates. (Free; iOS)
Stigma: The journal component of Stigma is considered one of the best in a crowded field. The app’s word cloud technology recognizes which words you use the most when writing down your feelings allowing you to reflect on why these are your go-to emotions. We also love the app’s social network dimension, which allows users to connect with peers through messaging. You can share your journal too and get feedback if you’d like support from others. (Free; iOS)
Recovery Record is a great app for anyone recovering from an eating disorder and wanting to develop a more positive body image. Keep a record of the meals you eat and how they make you feel using the app and complete questionnaires that’ll help you track your progress over time. One user calls Recovery Record a “remarkable recovery tool”; “It helps me stick to my meal plan, provides an outlet to vent about my food concerns and helps me stay intact with my body to work with it rather than against.” (Free; iOS and Android)
Rise Up + Recover is a unique app as it not only allows you to track your meals and how you feel when you eat them, but you can also transcribe your progress into a PDF printout. Pull up the Rise + Recover app on your mobile when you feel the urge to binge or skip a meal, and need quick coping strategies. (Free; iOS and Android)
Lifesum: Unlike the other apps featured in this list, Lifesum is a broader resource for all things healthy living. The app allows you to set personal goals, from eating healthier, to building more muscle and getting in more steps each day. You can also enter your own personal data and let Lifesum generate a “Life Score” to get a personalized roadmap to better health. With reminders to drink water and eat regularly throughout the day, Lifesum is a great option for anyone trying to live healthier, but for people with eating disorders, this app can be used to help you redefine how you think about healthy body image. (Free; iOS and Android)
Quit That!: A completely free app that helps users beat their habits or addictions. Whether you’re looking to stop drinking alcohol, quit smoking, or stop taking drugs, it’s the perfect recovery tool to track and monitor your progress. Track as many vices as you want and find out how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, or years it’s been since you quit. (Free; iOS)
MY3 is aimed at people who are depressed and suicidal, and trains users to recognize suicide warning signs in others. MY3 asks you to choose three close contacts that you feel comfortable reaching out to when you’re down and keeps you connected to this core network. This best part of this app is that it helps you create your own safety plan asking you to think through and list your own warning signs, coping strategies and support network, so that you can easily act when you recognize your warning signs. (Free; iOS and Android)