Oct. 31, 2022

Sage News: October 31, 2022

Week of October 31, 2022

Question of the Week- High School Families
High School families, please complete this week's Question of the Week. We value your feedback and look forward to your input on Sage Oak events, resources, and activities. Please continue to keep an eye out for the weekly Question of the Week every Sage News.

World Changer of the Week

This week, we’ll highlight Native American activist, economist, and author, Winona LaDuke. Click here to learn more about her and how she has helped re-shape our world.

National Native American Heritage Month & California Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month
Sage Oak proudly recognizes November as National Native American Heritage Month and California Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month.

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    Sage Oak LCAP- Parents and Students
    We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and feedback by completing the brief LCAP survey. Your input is very valuable and will be used to inform decisions at Sage Oak. Please be on the lookout for more information and a link to the survey via email this week!

    Virtual Learning Academy Prospective Parent Webinar
    Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm. This webinar is designed for parents to learn more about our Virtual Learning Academy (VLA). Use the link below to register and learn more. Please share with anyone you feel may be interested.

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    Sage Stage- Rocky Herron 
    This week’s Sage Stage will have a serious and important message. Rocky Herron will be presenting about the dangers of Fentanyl. Rocky was a DEA agent who was on the front line of the drug war. Over his career, he realized we aren't going to win this war through raids and seizures but through education.  

    Rocky’s amazing presentation will have everyone in the audience silently listening to his powerful story. His mission is to empower students to make smarter choices by showing them the true impact of substance abuse on the individual, the family, the school, the city, the nation, and the global community. We encourage our upper elementary,  middle school, and high school students to attend as well as parents.
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    Cultivate & Create Arts Contest
    Sage Oak is excited to host our annual Cultivate & Create arts contest! We are looking forward to cultivating our students’ creativity and talents in several different categories this year.  Students are encouraged to showcase their talents in the areas of dance, film, music, photography, and visual arts.  

    This year’s theme, “World Changers” encourages students to explore their passions and dreams and imagine the incredible ways that they can positively impact their family, school, community, and the world!  Winners will be chosen based on the interpretation of the theme, creativity, and artistic technique. Specific contest details and a link to the entry form will be sent later this week in a separate email and posted on the Sage Oak website. All entries must be submitted by Friday, November 18th.  

    Counseling Classes: Quarter 2
    Counseling Connection Newsletter
    The counseling team is here to support you, your students, and our Sage Oak staff.  We are happy to share our newest PLA & VLA Counseling Connection Newsletter, which includes our student lessons on Internet Safety and a recorded Parent Webinar. Additionally, we have included social-emotional learning resources. 

    We hope you find the content helpful! If you have questions or feedback or want to speak to a school counselor, Ms. Allie and Ms. Coral would love to connect with you. Please fill out our counselor request form, and we will get back to you soon. 

    New Counseling Classes & Groups
    We will be starting our new classes and groups next month, and we hope you join us:
    Check out our counseling website for more information about our counseling program, including social-emotional, academic, and college/ career resources for students and parents. 

    Parent Summit: Recordings
    Last month, we hosted our virtual Parent Summit with a focus on instructional strategies.  You can find links to the recordings here.  As always, we are here to support you.  Should you need additional information on instructional strategies you can use at home, please reach out to your teacher/EA. They are always happy to help!

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    Thanksgiving Break:  COVID–19 Tests 

    Hello Sage Oak Families,

    With Thanksgiving break around the corner, we know how important it is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season. We are offering free COVID-19 antigen tests for students to be mailed to their homes. 

    If you would like to request a test please use the link below by November 10, 2022. These tests are anticipated to be received no later than November 23, 2022. It is recommended that the tests be used before returning to regular school activities. 

    Also, please remember to submit your results to the state by following these directions by using the QR code listed on the box.

    Thank you, 

    COVID-19 Support Team
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