Sept. 27, 2021

Sage News: Week of September 27, 2021


The President’s Education Award Program
Sage Oak is proud to offer our 5th, 8th, and 12th graders the opportunity to be recognized through The President’s Education Award Program (PEAP). The President’s Award for Education is awarded to students earning high-level academic success and The President’s Award for Educational Achievement honors students who show outstanding educational growth. If you would like more information please contact your teacher.

President’s Volunteer Service Award
For the fourth year in a row, Sage Oak is excited to be partnering with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). We are proud to be a certifying organization with PVSA which provides the opportunity to honor our students that have made great efforts to embrace Sage Oak’s core value of service. 

You can learn more about PVSA by visiting this link. Last year we had over 50 students participate, and they logged over 5,000 service hours! This year our PVSA award timeframe will run from May 1, 2021, until April 30, 2022. We will be recognizing all award recipients at our end-of-year Socials. We hope to be able to host in-person events at the end of the year.  

Any students interested in this award are encouraged to register as a participant using the below steps.

  1. Please complete this survey in its entirety.  

  2. After submitting the above survey, you will receive an email from sageserves@sageoak.education on the next steps.

You can view how to register on this Video Instruction or through the PDF Instructions. We look forward to your participation.

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Coffee with Counselor
Your school counselor would like to meet you! Join Miss Allie for Coffee with the Counselor. Learn about updates on our counseling program, lesson content, and how you can reach your Sage Oak counselor if you ever have any questions. Click this Zoom link today, September 27, 2021 at 1:00PM. (Meeting ID: 989 0082 5121; Passcode: 083972) See you there!

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WLACC Psych Class
Is your high school student interested in taking Psychology 1 online at West Los Angeles Community College with other Sage Oak students in the spring?  The course is UC/CSU transferable and meets IGETC area 4 and CSU area D requirements. Successful completion would earn 10 high school elective credits and 3 college credits. Please complete this short survey by October 1st.

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Pali Institute Camp
We were able to open up a few more spots for the Pali Institute Camp! 

If your student is interested, please sign up your 4th-8th grader(s) here and sign up your High School students here.

Field Trips
Sign-ups for Fall Field Trips have been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 5th at 8:30 am- Wednesday, October 6th at 4:30 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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SAVVAS Curriculum Update
Dear Sage Oak Families,
We want to take a moment to address the difficulties some of you have faced with accessing recommended curricula through SAVVAS, specifically the Realize digital delivery of enVision Math, myWorld Social Studies, and elevate Science. While we spent extensive time researching the quality and standards-based components of the curricula, we were unaware of the delivery complications we would face within our model.  We were reassured by this provider that there would not be any issues with digital delivery when we chose to promote this curriculum. Due to changes on the provider's end that do not allow our families access to the curriculum, we have decided to remove SAVVAS as a recommended curriculum and as a provider. We have attempted to work with them up to this point to try and access their curriculum and even order their materials through an alternate provider (Rainbow Resource), but our efforts have been unsuccessful. We deeply apologize for the great inconvenience this has caused. If you decide to select a different curriculum, your teacher will work with you to find a replacement.
 Click the link below for a list of quality curriculum options to explore.

~ The Education Services Department

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School Supply List Update

We were notified that Staples is now requiring a minimum order of $35, before tax and shipping, for all orders through our basic school supply menu.  Since many of the orders that were placed this year were under $35, we are making the following updates to ordering school supplies:

  • Families can still use funds to order from Staples using the school supply menu as long as the amount is over $35 before tax and shipping.
  • Families can now send their teachers a purchase order wish list to use funds to order basic school supplies from any of our other Educational Material Resource Providers (EMPRs). 
  • It is important to remember that basic school supply items must still be selected. The Basic School Supply Menu is a great guide as to what is considered basic.
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Sage Oak Student Emails & Clever Access
Every student at Sage Oak now has an @sagestudent.org email account. Each student will use their email address and login information provided by their teacher or EA to access Clever. Once inside Clever students can access their school subscriptions and Canvas for Sage Oak Virtual Academy courses. 

In order to access Canvas, please make students go to Clever first and then click on Canvas. If they try to sign in with their @sagestudent.org credentials directly on the Canvas site the login will not work.
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