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July 22, 2016
SVA News & Notes
What's Happening at SVA? 

August 4 -- New Parent Orientation 6PM

August 4 -- Middle School Orientation 7PM

August 10 -- First Day of School 

New Parent Orientation: August 4, 6-7PM

Families who are new to SVA are encouraged to attend our orientation meeting on August 4, 6-7 PM in the cafeteria. You'll learn the ins and outs of SVA and will have a chance to get your questions answered. This is a great opportunity to meet school staff too. 

Even if you're not new to SVA, this is a good opportunity to refresh your memory on our program and policies, especially if your child entered SVA mid-year last year.  
SVA Compass
Middle School Orientation 

ATTENTION! All middle school students and parents should plan to attend our orientation meeting on August 4, 7-8PM, in the cafeteria. 

Class schedules, elective placement, and advisor assignments will be handed out at this meeting. If you and your student do not attend the meeting, your student will receive their schedule on the first day of school.

A message from the Middle School Team: 

Come learn about all the exciting changes happening this year.  
We will discuss:
  • Middle School Daily Schedule
  • Advisory and Reflection Classes
  • Restorative Justice and Peer Mediation
  • Increased Emphasis on Student Portfolios
  • Subject specific presentations in each content area.
Attendees will receive their class schedules, including advisory and elective placement. 

We look forward to meeting with you.

Mr. Sommer, Mrs. Lewis, Mr. Bigler, Mrs. Lopez 

Classroom Announcements

Keep an eye on your mailbox next week! 

Students in grades K-6 will receive postcards announcing their teacher for 2016-17. Seventh and eighth grade students may pick up their postcards at Middle School Orientation on August 4.  
Uniform Dress Code

Remember to reference SVA's uniform dress code policy when doing your back-to-school shopping. You may purchase compliant items wherever you normally shop. Items embroidered with the SVA crest can be purchased through 

A few key reminders about SVA's uniform dress code: 
  • Denim is allowed for pants/shorts, skirts/skorts, and jackets only. 
  • All shirts must have collars and sleeves.
  • School spirit t-shirts may be worn on Fridays only.
  • No logos or printed designs are allowed. 

SVA Uniform Dress Visual Reference Guide
2016-17 Bus Signup

SVA provides no-cost bus service to families who need student transportation to and from our campus.

Seats on the buses are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis. 

In the event that there are more rider applications than available seats, preference will be given first to students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch. Second priority will be given to students who will ride the bus daily. Remaining seats will be filled based on the order applications were received. A waitlist will be established once all seats are filled. Please do not reserve a seat for your child if you do not intend to use it. 

New this year: All bus riders and their parents must attend a mandatory transportation meeting at Back to School Night. You will be notified of the date and time of the meeting at the email address you provide on the form.

Use this form to apply for bus transportation for the 2016-17 year. Please fill out a separate form for each student. 

NEW 2016-17 Bus Routes:
Route 1- Houston, Fairview, Crestwood
Route 2- Four Creeks, Mineral King, Royal Oaks

Schedules for pickup and drop off will be posted on our website once they are finalized. Please check there for updates coming soon

Lunch at SVA

Sycamore Valley Academy is contracted with VUSD to provide lunch for our students. 

Please complete the application for free or reduced price lunch included in the packet coming home with your child on the first day of school. Be sure to complete the form even if you do not plan to participate in the program or think that you do not qualify. 
To purchase lunch at school, students will use their My School Bucks account. Visit myschoolbucks.com to create an account, add money to your child's account, and check account balances. 

Monthly lunch menus are posted on our website and included in weekly News & Notes emails for your quick reference. 

For more information on lunch at SVA, please visit our website
Tdap Vaccine Required  

All students entering 7th grade are required to provide proof of receiving the Whooping Cough booster shot (Tdap) prior to the first day of school. If you have not yet submitted proof that your child has received the Tdap immunization, please provide this information to the office staff as soon as possible. 
Next PTO Meeting

PTO will begin meeting again in August. Have a great summer! 

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