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PLI Stone Valley MS Letter to Families

February  2018

 

Dear Stone Valley Middle School Families,

As many of you are aware, the district is in the process of implementing Personalized Learning Ideas that focus on flexibility and options for middle and high school students.  Many of the ideas will be put into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.  While the majority of them will impact high school students, a few of them will affect middle school students and families.  Below are descriptions of the PLIs that could possibly impact your child next year.  

 

Six-Class Option:

WHAT: Students have the option of taking only six classes by not taking one of the elective options available to students.

WHO: All middle school students.

HOW CAN MY STUDENT SELECT A SIX CLASS DAY: Follow the instructions when you receive registration information. Current 6th and 7th graders at Stone Valley will begin the registration process on February 26th, at school, with our school counselors. Current 5th graders will receive registration information on March 8th when they visit Stone Valley, and will turn in their course requests at their elementary school. NOTE: if your student chooses this, s/he must arrive on or leave campus when her/his school day begins and ends.  There will be no supervision before or after school for students not enrolled in a class.This option is not available for students who enroll in Independent Study PE (ISPE)

 

Independent Study Physical Education (ISPE):

WHAT: There are very specific requirements to qualify for ISPE. This course is only available through an application process that will begin after Spring Break.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Students in grade 7 will still be responsible for completing their Fitnessgram Tests. Parent/Guardian is not eligible to serve as instructor/coach. In addition, instructor/coach must carry proper liability insurance for the activity in which they are giving instruction.

WHO: All eligible middle school students must apply for approval.

HOW CAN MY STUDENT DO THIS: Applications are available on our Districts website. Please click here.

NOTE: if your student chooses this, s/he must arrive on or leave campus when her/his school day begins and ends.  There will be no supervision before or after school for students not enrolled in a class.

 

World Language through Heritage Language Schools

WHAT: Students taking a language at an SRVUSD-approved Heritage Language School (current offerings include SiliconAndhra ManaBadi Telugu School, Chinese American Cooperation Council (CACC) School, and International Tamil Academy) will be able to use the classes for advancement purposes once they promote from eighth grade.  NOTE: Students will not receive credit toward high school graduation for any courses taken prior to promoting from eighth grade.  If the Heritage School language is offered at the student’s home school, Heritage credit will not be awarded on the high school transcript.  

WHO: All middle school students.

HOW CAN MY STUDENT DO THIS: Parents are responsible for enrolling their child into the Heritage School of their choice.   Students needing to be placed into a high school course (i.e., Chinese Mandarin) will be receiving additional information in the spring regarding deadlines and high school course placement processes.  

 

We believe that the implementation of these Personalized Learning Ideas will truly help to reduce student stress, and increase student flexibility and choice with their program of study.  Please visit the district’s web page regarding the PLIs should you desire additional information.


 

Sincerely,

Stone Valley Middle School