Dec. 13, 2021

Sage News: December 13, 2021

Week of December 13, 2021

Bill of Rights Day
Bill of Rights Day is recognized on Wednesday, December 15th
Click the link below to learn more.

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Winter Break Reminder
Sage Oak will be closed Monday, December 20th - Friday, January 1st for Winter Break.

The Greatest Sage Oak Talent Show 
Sage Oak is excited to announce our 2nd annual Virtual Talent Show “The Greatest Sage Oak!”  We hope to see many different talents including snowboarding, skateboarding, singing, playing an instrument, hula hooping, dancing, and magic tricks.  

Any talent or hobby is encouraged!  Submission information and guidelines will be coming in the beginning of January.  We are excited to see our Sage Oak students shine in 2022!

Save the Date: STEM Day

Join us for our annual Sage Oak STEM Day on Thursday, March 10th, 2022Taking place virtually this year, we will offer a science fair and STEM activities all day.

 

Cultivate & Create Contest Winners -
Grades 6th-8th
Each week we will announce our Cultivate & Create Contest winners by grade level. This week, we're excited to feature our 6th-8th grade winners!
Award of Excellence
Audrey Lawrence, 8th grade
Music Composition Submission: A Million Daydreams


Award of Merit
Amara Baker, 8th grade
Visual Arts Submission: The World I Close My Eyes to See

Honorable Mention
Nathaniel Lawrence, 6th grade
Film Submission: Code Jump

Sage Oak Letter Drive

This week is your last chance to participate in Sage Oak’s Letter Drive! There is still time to flood our communities with letters of encouragement and appreciation. The letter drive ends Wednesday, December 15th!  You can click the link below to see how you can participate!

Help us reach our goal of sending 100 letters in each county Sage Oak serves- Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Inyo, Kern, and San Diego.
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Counseling Corner 
We’re excited to share our new counseling forum, below! It is a one-stop place to find all things counseling-related. School counselors enhance student academic, career, and social/emotional development. 

On our forum, you’ll find our counselor request form, group counseling sign-ups, Coffee with the Counselor information and presentations for parents, graduation, college and career information, and mental health support and resources. 

Also featured on our forum is information about our Social-Emotional Learning classes. The Counseling Connection newsletter also includes a summary of our latest unit, Self Regulation, and a link to these lesson recordings and presentations. We hope your student joins us for our next unit on Self Efficacy & Perseverance. All students are welcome! 

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Sage Stage Welcomes EcoHero

Join us on the Sage Stage on Friday, December 17 at 9:00 am to meet The Eco-Hero. The Eco-Hero team wants YOU to become part of the eco-culture.  Get ready to laugh and have fun while learning how to take care of the planet.

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

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Sage Oak LCAP/ESSER Survey- Parents and Students

We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and feedback by completing the brief LCAP/ESSER survey.  Your input is very valuable and will be used to inform decisions at Sage Oak. 

An email with links to the LCAP/ESSER Surveys was sent out to all families. Surveys close Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
Thank you to all those who are volunteering and working towards the PVSA award this school year.  We are excited about the number of hours coming in. We love seeing the various ways you are putting Sage Oak’s core value of serving others into practice! 

The month of December is a wonderful time to give back and get in some additional volunteer hours. We hope you can take advantage of the time. 

We would also like to share the impact our students are making in their communities.  If you would be willing to share a story, a picture, or a video with us, please email sageserves@sageoak.uedcation. We would love to feature our students serving on both our website and social media. 

If you haven’t signed up yet for PVSA, it’s not too late. Any students still interested in this award are encouraged to click below to register as a participant.

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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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Vaccine Update

  • For information on vaccine availability, information and resources, please click here.

  • As of November 4, 2021, every Californian 5 years old and up is eligible for vaccination.  Appointments can be made for anyone 5 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by visiting myturn.ca.gov. For more information on vaccines for children ages 5-11 please click here.

  • The booster shot is now available to all Education staff (including teachers and support staff).  Please see the CDC’s website for eligibility criteria.