Sept. 21, 2020

Sage News: Week of September 21, 2020

Week of September 21, 2020

Native American Day - 9/25
Native American Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday of September in California.

Click the button below for more information or to attend the virtual celebration.
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Mental Health Matters
Today and every day, it’s imperative that we take the same care with our mental health that we do with our physical health. Recognizing our emotions and managing them in a positive way keeps us healthy and enhances our ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. Providing students with the tools to grow socially and emotionally is key to providing this foundation.
Each month, we will share social-emotional learning lessons and tools that you can share with your student. We hope that doing so will assist you and your students in managing emotions, setting and achieving positive goals, feeling and showing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and making healthy decisions. While these lesson topics are shared with our seniors (fall semester) and juniors (spring semester) taking our College & Career Readiness course, we hope these monthly resources benefit all our students.  

This month’s lesson is on Self Advocacy & Resourcefulness. Self-advocacy is the idea that “I am in charge of my own life. I am responsible for whether I am happy or sad. I can choose how I react to other people or situations. I am in the driver’s seat.”  When you advocate for yourself, you are seeking resources to support your success. You are not making an excuse or trying to “get out” of doing something. You’re looking for a solution. Resourcefulness is the ability to overcome difficulties by being prepared, looking for a solution (not a way out). Just as important as being able to advocate for yourself is learning how to be resourceful. Students need to know where they can look when they need resources and support.  Lesson Idea: create a visual support board document, poster, or have a conversation: Who helps you with life’s twists and turns? It addresses the's ok to not know, but it’s not okay to not try. Remind your students of the various people and support groups they have in place to help them when they encounter twists and turns in life. Don’t forget to include your Sage Oak teacher! 

Secondary Education
College Information Opportunities

  • The week of October 5-10th: Open house for prospective UCLA students! Click here to register and for more information.
  • Save the Date: The next virtual college tour will be on October 8th at 2 pm for CSU Channel Islands located in Camarillo. Click the link below to register or use the direct Zoom link to log in.
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Have you seen the new Learning Enrichment and Virtual Education Site (LEAVES)?  Here you can find Enrichment classes, Online Learning Adventures and activities, helpful instructional strategy videos, and Online Field Trips! 

    If you are interested in signing up for any of the field trips, there are still spots available for iFly, Garner Holt Productions, and more! Just put your name on the waitlist and you will receive an email to claim your tickets.
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    Creating and Using Rubrics
    Do you use rubrics in your day-to-day teaching? Rubrics are a great way to guide instruction and learning in a tangible manner. The following training has been created to help you, our parents, as well as our teachers, to include rubrics in our student’s educational plans. Please click the link below to watch this 9-minute training, and bookmark the slide presentation for future reference.

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    Cultivate & Create Event
    Sage Oak is looking for students who want to showcase their creativity and passion in our 2nd annual Cultivate & Create Event! 

    This year's theme is "I Can..." which encourages students to think of all the amazing things they can do to achieve their goals and dreams and to have a positive impact on their family, school, and community. All entries will be due by November 12th. We look forward to seeing students' incredible creativity!
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