Sept. 13, 2021

Sage News: Week of September 13, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sage Oak is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Observed Wednesday, September 15th through Friday, October, 15th.

Check out these resources to learn more and for ideas on how to celebrate:

Constitution and Citizenship Day 
Constitution and Citizenship Day is coming up on Friday, September 17th. This day commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787

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Counseling Corner 
Every September, mental health organizations and individuals worldwide come together to spread awareness around suicide prevention awareness.

While death by suicide is a real and serious problem, it is also preventable, and you can help! The first step is recognizing the importance of mental health care for yourself and your loved ones. 

Just like we take care of our physical health, we need to encourage mental health treatment for those who need it. Join many other organizations and us in promoting actions that help others to experience hope and healing. Click below for some great resources to help. 

Parents often ask themselves, “Is  This a Phase, or Does My Child Need Help” We want to ensure you have the right resources to answer that question. Therefore, we have updated our website to include additional mental resources to support you in seeking personalized, private guidance on navigating behavioral and mental healthcare treatment.  If you know someone is struggling with their mental health, we urge you to be the difference in getting them the help they need. 

If you have any questions about suicide prevention or mental health awareness, please reach out to your Sage Oak Counselors or join us for Coffee with Counselors on Monday, September 27th at 1 pm. Here is that link.  (Meeting ID: 989 0082 5121; Passcode: 083972) 

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Sage Oak's Online Lending Library is going LIVE!

Our much-anticipated inaugural Online Lending Library ordering window will be open and available to our Sage Oak Personalized Learning Academy families on Thursday, September 16th at 10:00 am through Thursday, September 30th.  

Subsequent ordering windows will open throughout the school year (dates TBD). Sage Oak’s Online Lending Library currently contains 5,000+ materials/items for lending purposes. Parents may access our online lending library to peruse and borrow available items for minimal shipping/handling fees. All shipping and handling fees will be deducted from student instructional fund (IF) accounts. Please make sure your student has sufficient IFs available prior to submitting a Lending Library order, as you are unable to pay for applicable shipping/handling fees out of pocket. Please review all pertinent information via the following links. As this is the first year offering this service, we appreciate your patience as we get this system up and running to its full potential.

Sage Oak Extension Course (SOX)
Don’t forget to mark your calendars!  This course will be offered each semester for students enrolled in community college courses.

SOX provides support for students concurrently enrolled in community college courses.

The course is open to any Sage Oak student taking a community college course. Topics will include time management, study skills, course selection, communication skills, navigating college policies, and more!  In addition, we are partnering with West Los Angeles Community College and will be utilizing their Introduction to Post-Secondary Education curriculum.

The course will be offered on Tuesdays at 11:00 am beginning on September 14th and will be recorded. (One semester; Free course; Pass/No Pass only). 

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Field Trips
Sign-ups for Fall Field Trips will be on September 22nd at 9 am - September 23rd at 5 pm on the Sage Oak Website

If needed, please review this short training on how to create an account on the website and sign up for trips. 

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Virtual Parent Summit
The Parent Summit is Tuesday, September 14th. 

If you are still interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist and we will notify you if there is space available!

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Sage Store
Represent Sage Oak with spirit gear this year. Orders will ship directly to your door.

The store will close on Sunday, September 19th.
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School Site Councils
We are very excited to announce our school site councils for Sage Oak Charter Schools for the 21-22 school year.

Thank you to our council members for volunteering their time to support Sage Oak and our students!
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