October 20, 2017
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Newsletter
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Los Alisos Student Raises Money for
Hurricane Relief
Megan Leboff is a PTSA member, a school site council member, and a 7th grade student at Los Alisos Intermediate School who wants to make a difference.

At Back-to-School Night, Megan held a bake sale to raise money for survivors of the recent hurricanes Megan worked directly through PTSA to arrange for volunteer families to donate baked goods. She then devoted her time at Back-to-School Night to collect donations in exchange for the baked goods. She is seen here with her friend and helper Sarah Kraus

Megan raised $475 and all of the proceeds went directly to the Red Cross for Hurricane Relief

We are proud of Megan for her dedication and commitment to helping others!
Schools Enjoy Military Aircraft
Flyover to Celebrate Super Sonic Flight
Serrano students watching U.S. Air Force aircraft flyover during lunch.
Photo credit: @Serranoseahawks Twitter.
Melinda Heights students and staff watch the sky for the U.S. Air Force Super Sonic flyover.
Photo credit: @MH Principal Twitter.
U.S. Air Force aircraft formation flying over Southern California schools.
Photo Credit: @ETHS Chargers Twitter.
To mark the 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight on October 14, 1947, Edwards Air Force Base launched two formation flights to pass over Southern California schools on October 13, 2017.

The second formation, a F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 Eagle, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, flew over Melinda Heights Elementary, Del Lago Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, La Madera Elementary, and Serrano Intermediate School in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District between noon and 1:00 p.m.

The United States (U.S.) Air Force chose schools to fly over rather than just towns to demonstrate their commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the students while celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the 70th anniversary of supersonic flight.

SVUSD students from Melinda Heights, Del Lago, Lake Forest, La Madera and Serrano were able to enjoy the low flying aircraft during their lunch time activities.


Robinson Elementary Students Connect
through Sports
Students playing a game of flag football
4th, 5th and 6th grade students participate in flag football during lunch time.
Students are ready to catch the football and run for the end zone.
Robinson students are all about having a good time and working together as a team.
In the spirit of teamwork, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participate in games during recess and lunch during the school year and rotate through flag football during the fall, soccer during the winter and a "student choice" sport during the spring.

To begin the fall season, approximately 50 students in grades 4-6 organized themselves into teams and selected team names. There are five flag football teams: "Juice Boxss", "Truejans", "Savages", "Dinglehoppers", and "Namaslayers."

Games are played in a round robin format where each team plays each other twice. The winners get to pick up cones and give high fives to the opposing team. At Robinson, it is all about sportsmanship, teamwork and fun!
Students try to remove the flag of the player with the football while running down the field.
Districtwide Disaster Drill
Supports Emergency Preparedness
For Students and Staff
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Saddleback Valley Unified School District conducted a districtwide disaster drill to coincide with the Great California ShakeOut. The Great California ShakeOut is an annual earthquake drill conducted statewide to encourage all Californians to practice "Drop, Cover and Hold" along with other safety practices during earthquakes. District staff also used this opportunity to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies.

School sites were asked to participate in the district wide drill by testing their fire alarm system, practicing "Drop, Cover and Hold" with all students and practicing evacuation of all buildings. Administrators participated in a radio drill so district staff could practice communicating with all sites in the event that multiple sites are impacted by a major event.

SVUSD District Office staff participated in a moderate scale drill by activating a mock Emergency Operations Center (EOC), assembling communication teams to communicate with schools sites, activating search and rescue teams to review district search & rescue equipment and supplies, activating a mock hotline center, and implementing first aid stations.

As a district, we recognize the importance of training and practice and we hope all families take time to practice safety in the event of an earthquake or other emergency situation.
District Staff setting up Emergency Operation Center (EOC).
District Staff activating a mock hotline center to field calls from the community in the event of an emergency.
SCHOOL EVENTS
                           Mission Viejo Field Show Competition
The 2017 Mission Viejo Field Show Competition will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. 

This year there are 19 entries from California, Arizona, and Nevada, including all the high school bands from Saddleback Valley Unified School District. The competition begins at 4:00 p.m. Specific performances from the SVUSD schools are as follows:

AA - Laguna Hills Marching Band and Color Guard will perform at 5:00 p.m.
AAA - El Toro High School will perform at 5:29 p.m.
AAA - Trabuco Hills High School Thundering Mustangs will perform at 6:08 p.m.
AAAA - Mission Viejo High School will perform at 9:00 p.m.

The awards ceremony will follow for all classes of competition at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Mission Viejo High School, 25025 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo.

Please join the fun and show support for our outstanding performers.


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City of Mission Viejo Hosts
Shuttle Bus for High School Students
Mission Viejo Shuttle Service
The City of Mission Viejo recently expanded MV Shuttle service to include an afternoon pick-up at Mission Viejo High School.

The MV shuttle arrives at MVHS at approximately 3:30 p.m. to pick up students. The school pick-up stop is located at Chrisanta Drive just north of the school's electronic message board. Students should look for the blue and green "MV Shuttle" sign.

The shuttle loops through a special drop-off run of 24 stops covering the core of the school community within the city (see map at right and list of stops) before returning to the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. The entire run is expected to take about 30-35 minutes.

The service is being offered free of charge to help relieve the burden of student pick-up and to help reduce traffic congestion. Due to vehicle availability, the MV shuttle is unable to provide morning drop-off service at this time, but the City is currently studying options for expanding its shuttle service in the future.

SVUSD would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to the City of Mission Viejo for their continued commitment to our students!

City of MV Shuttle Bus Routes
UPCOMING EVENTS
Walk Against Drugs Event Flyer
CITY OF MISSION VIEJO
WALK AGAINST DRUGS

OCTOBER 21
8:00 a.m.
MISSION VIEJO HIGH SCHOOL
25025 CHRISANTA DRIVE, MISSION VIEJO

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SVUSD COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR

NOVEMBER 8
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
NORMAN P. MURRAY COMMUNITY AND SENIOR CENTER
24932 VETERANS WAY, MISSION VIEJO

SVUSD COMMUNITY SERVICES
HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN 

OCTOBER 28
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
NORMAN P. MURRAY COMMUNITY AND SENIOR CENTER  
24932 VETERANS WAY, MISSION VIEJO

For more information call: 949/768-0981

SVUSD DISTRICT INFORMATION
Superintendent
Dr. Crystal Turner

Board of Trustees
President
Dolores Winchell
Vice President
Dennis Walsh

Clerk
Amanda Morrell
Members
Suzie R. Swartz
Dr. Edward Wong
Student Member
Daniel Choi      
                                         SVUSD Board Meeting Dates

The Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees encourages community members to attend and participate in its business meetings whenever possible.
Closed session board business is typically conducted at 5:00 p.m. followed by open session business typically beginning at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the SVUSD Educational Center Board Room located at 25631 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo.