Nov. 15, 2021

Sage News: November 15, 2021

International Day for Tolerance
Sage Oak is proud to celebrate International Day of Tolerance on Tuesday, November 16th. The international holiday promotes respect for diverse religions, languages, cultures, and ethnicities. Click below for resources.
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Thanksgiving Break Reminder
Sage Oak is closed Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th for Thanksgiving Break.

Cultivate & Create Contest
The entries for the Cultivate & Create contest are incredible!  We are so proud of all of our talented students who submitted their pieces of art, music, photography and dance!  Winners for each age group will be announced in the Sage News beginning the week after Thanksgiving. 

Field Trips - Personalized Learning Academy

The next round of field trip sign-ups are coming up! Field trips are currently being added to the website, so check back frequently to see which ones you want to attend. Please click below to see a short training if you are new to Sage Oak or just need a refresher on how to sign up.

Sign-ups open on Wednesday, December 1st at 8:30 am and will close on Thursday, December 2nd at 4:30 pm (or when the trip fills up). Remember, if a trip is full, please add your tickets to the waitlist, so that you can be notified if space becomes available.
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Counseling Corner
The counseling department is excited to share our next small group counseling opportunities starting in December! Ms. Allie will support our TK-6 grade students in learning about Anger Management, Self Esteem, and 7 Habits of Happy Kids. To learn more about these group offerings or complete an interest form for your child, please click here.

Our new 7th-12th grade counselor, Wendy Dunnington, will be offering groups on Self Management: Controlling Impulses, Stress, & Emotions, and Responsible Decision Making. You can find out more about these groups and complete an interest form.

Before joining Sage Oak, Wendy most recently worked as a high school counselor at Edgewood Schools in West Covina. Her past supervisors describe her as passionate, dedicated, innovative, and a team player! She is ready to meet all of you and support our Sage Oak students.

If you have any questions about school counseling services, please reach out to Ms. Allie (TK-6) or Ms. Wendy (7-12) by completing our Counselor Request Form below, and we’d be happy to help! 

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Parent and Student Discussion Sessions
We appreciate you taking the time to complete our five-question survey. We have gathered your valuable feedback and we invite you to continue the discussion via Zoom this week! Please consider joining us for a live discussion session. 

We are hosting two options for our live parent sessions and one live student session. While these sessions are optional, if you participated in the survey, we encourage you to continue the discussion and provide further feedback.

Tuesday, November 16th

1 pm - 2:15 pm Student Discussion Session

2:30 - 3:45 pm Parent Discussion Session

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Thursday, November 18th

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Parent Discussion Session

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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. Requests need to be made 24 hours in advance to ensure your student gets placed in a class in time.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update and Resources

For information on vaccine availability, information and resources, please click below.

Vaccine Update

  • As of Thursday, 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.

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Sage Stage Welcomes National Park Ranger Emily
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, November 19th at 9:00 am and meet Ranger Emily from the National Petrified Forest in Arizona!  You will learn about all the discoveries that are found in the park today.

Ranger Emily will also teach us about animal fossils and why the landscape has changed so much over the last billion years!  See you at the Sage Stage.

Link: https://bit.ly/joinsagestage

Passcode: sagestage

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