April 25, 2022

Sage News: April 25, 2022

Week of April 25, 2022

2021-2022 Presidential Volunteer Service Award
The time for submitting hours toward the PVSA is quickly coming to an end. This is the last week to submit service hours. Our current PVSA window is until Saturday, April 30, 2022. Don’t forget to submit your hours below. Happy Serving!

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Sage Stage Welcomes Author & Artist Kevin Tseng
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, April 29th at 9:00 am as we welcome Kevin Tseng (which rhymes with “sun”) is the author of “One Snowy Morning” and the author-illustrator of “Ned’s New Home,” both picture books.


He will be reading excerpts from his books and then showing the various steps of how “Ned’s New Home” went from a quick painting to a published book.

Mr. Tseng grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, and earned degrees in biology and illustration at Washington University in St. Louis. He currently lives in Whitefish, Montana, where he continues to write and paint and has started making downloadable educational materials.

Link: https://bit.ly/joinsagestage
Passcode: sagestage

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End of the Year Promotion & Social
Please join us as we celebrate the end of the school year at our end of the year promotion and social, Friday, June 10th! Kindergarten, 5th grade, and 8th grade students and their families are invited at 10:00 am for a special promotion time as we recognize these students and all their hard work. 

Starting at 12:00 pm, all families are welcome to come for a school social where students will have time to meet with their teacher, play games, and celebrate all the hard work they’ve accomplished this school year! Park locations and more information coming soon. Please submit your promotion photos using the form below.
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Branch Out Summer Program
Sage Oak's Branch Out summer program is a free, online program that consists of daily pre-recorded video lessons designed to prevent summer learning loss. Click below for the flyer.

Students going into grades K-7th grade will watch short video lessons, play online learning games, and complete workbook pages that review the concepts of the previous grade level and prepare them for the next grade level. The Summer Bridge workbook can be purchased using instructional funds from Carson Dellosa for the grade that the student will be entering next year. 

The middle school math program consists of short video lessons reviewing pre-algebra and algebra concepts with accompanying practice worksheets. No curriculum is needed for the middle school program. 

Links to the online program and the summer workbooks needed to order can be found here. Please be sure to let your teacher know if you are interested in participating so that they can order your workbook.

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Synchronous Class Drop-in 
If your student would like to drop into a synchronous math or writing class but not permanently enroll, please complete the form below. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to attend. Additional information can be found on our website. Please note: This is for TK-8th grade level students enrolled in the Personalized Learning Academy only.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The governor’s office announced last week that the state will further delay the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and staff. The State of California announced last October that full approval by the FDA is required prior to initiating the rulemaking process to add the COVID-19 vaccine to other vaccinations required for in-person school attendance—such as measles, mumps, and rubella. At this time, California will not initiate the regulatory process for a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the 2022-2023 school year and as such, any vaccine requirements would not take effect until after FDA approval and a full review of recommendations from other national health advisory committees, no sooner than July 1st, 2023. It is also important to note that based on the current plan, personal belief exemptions will be available for students and employees should the COVID-19 vaccination requirement go into effect. 

As a reminder, Senate bill 277 states that students who are enrolled in an independent study program and who do not receive classroom-based instruction continue to remain exempt from immunization requirements.