March 14, 2022

Sage News: March 14, 2022

Week of March 14, 2022

St. Patrick's Day
Sage Oak is proud to recognize Thursday, March 17th as St. Patrick's Day. This holiday is celebrated around the world in locations far from Ireland, including the United States, Japan, Singapore, and Canada. Popular St. Patrick’s Day recipes include Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, and champ. Click the link below to learn more about St. Patrick’s Day traditions, Irish culture, and more!

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Priority Registration is Open for Our Virtual Learning Academy
We are expanding our Virtual Learning Academy program next year and offering two classes per grade level! Complete the form below for priority registration for the 2022-23 school year. You can also find more information about our program here or feel free to email

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Webinar: Meeting College General Education Requirements/AA Degree Pathways
Learn how your child may be able to complete the University of California and California State University general education requirements (IGETC) while still in high school. 

We will also look at pathways for earning an associate's degree while in high school. 

Join Erin Havrilesky, Lead Coordinator, Advanced Learning Programs for this informative webinar on Wednesday, March 23rd at 2:00 pm. The webinar will also be recorded. Please click below to register.

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2021-22 School Yearbook
Yearbooks can still be ordered through Friday, March 25th!  The cost is $33 for a softcover and $40 for a hardcover. They will feature photos from school events as well as student profile pictures. Click here to submit a photo of your child for the yearbook! To order, click the link below.

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Sage Oak Spelling Bee
We are excited to announce our Sage Oak Spelling Bee!  If your child loves to spell and is interested in a little friendly competition, then consider participating and showing off your spelling skills! We will host a virtual spelling bee May 10th-12th. If your student(s) would like to participate in the Sage Oak spelling bee this year, please fill out our participation survey by Friday, March 25th.

We ask that you fill out one form per student. All Sage Oak students in grades K-8 are welcome to compete. Please reach out to Stephanie Gomarko at if you have any questions.
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American Library of Poetry Contest
Calling all poets!  Here is a contest for you! Last year one of our very own Sage Oak students was a winner.
The America Library of Poetry is having a student poetry contest. All students in grades 3-12 are eligible to participate. Each student can submit one poem that is no more than 20 lines. 

Poems are due by Saturday, April 30, 2022 and can be submitted online or through the mail.  If you have questions, you can read about contest rules here. This contest has a variety of prizes that will be awarded to the winners announced in September. Don’t miss this opportunity to show the greatest authors can be any age! Visit the America Library of Poetry to find out all the details and how to submit your poem. Submit your poem for Sage Oak to publish below. We want to celebrate our authors!
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Sage Stage- Autism Awareness with Dr. Kerry Magro
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, March 18th at 9:00 am and meet Dr. Kerry Magro, an award-winning national speaker, and best-selling author. Dr. Kerry Magro has become a role model in the disabled community. 

Non-verbal at 2.5 and diagnosed with autism at age 4, Kerry has overcome countless obstacles to get to where he is today.  Today Kerry travels the country sharing his story and telling our society to define their lives and their dreams in the best way they can. His highlights include publishing 2 best-selling books (Defining Autism From The Heart and Autism and Falling in Love) and working on the 2012 Motion Picture Joyful Noise

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Counseling Corner
Donut Stress the Test (Grades 3-12): Starting March 18

In this class, we will teach students test-taking skills and strategies to cope with test anxiety and give them the confidence they need to succeed. We will help students create an action plan or steps that they can follow to complete MISSION: CAASPP Test-Taking Success. 

Missions will help students recognize and learn about their worries, explore the symptoms, learn about the components of the CAASPP test, and how to manage their anxiety before and during a test. We want to help students shift their testing mindset from being something scary to a mission they can feel prepared to complete successfully. For more information about this class and to sign up, please click below.

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Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are used in conjunction with our mission, vision, and core values to help drive the support or services we offer our students and families. Please take a moment to review these SLOs, which specify an action by the student that is observable, measurable, and able to be demonstrated when they have completed their schooling at Sage Oak.

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