San Pasqual Middle School
The mission of the San Pasqual Valley Middle School is to provide students with a high quality education that will equip them with the skills, knowledge, and information to be successful in all post-secondary endeavors, their careers, and their lives.
San Pasqual Valley Unified School District encourages parents to be involved in their child’s education. We urge parents to call or come to school if they have any concerns regarding their child. If you would like to volunteer to help out in any way, please stop by our district administrative office for more information.
Parents can also become involved in school affairs by serving on the School Site Council, District English Language Acquisition Council (DELAC), and attending parent conferences.
Regular attendance is vital to a child’s success. A child who is not in school cannot learn. For this reason, it is important that all parents make a commitment to make sure that their child is at school and on time. Please make every effort to adjust doctor appointments and family schedules to minimize time away from school. Please note that:
- CaliforniaState law requires that students will be in attendance during the school day unless officially excused.
- Parents are responsible for notifying the attendance office if their child is absent. Parents can call the school from 7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m., Monday – Friday, to let the attendance office know of an absence by calling the attendance clerk at 760-572-0222, ext. 2294. If calling before or after school hours, a message can be left on the attendance clerk’s voice mail.
- If contact is not made by phone, a written note, signed by the parent/guardian, must be sent to the school upon the child’s return.
- If a child is absent due to illness for three or more consecutive days, a note from a physician is required to excuse the absence.
- A physician note is also required if a child misses more than 14 days during the school year for medical appointments.
- All students must report to the attendance office to obtain an admit slip following an absence. Students will not be allowed back in class by the teacher without an admit slip. The slip clarifies whether the absence is excused or unexcused.
- Excusable absences are illness, medical appointments for the student, court appointments for the student, and bereavement
San Pasqual Valley USD reserves the right to respond to the home to address habitually absent students or to address issues of compulsory attendance. A SARB letter will be sent home notifying parents on the 3rd, 6th, 9th ,12th and unexcused absences (7 period absences equal one school day). After the issuance of the first notification letter, the student may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for action.
Students who are not in a class assigned and do not have a pass to be elsewhere will be considered as ditching class (truant) and will be appropriately disciplined.
Unexcused absences are unacceptable; this includes any absence that is not excused by the State of California. (student illness, student medical appointments, bereavement and student court appointments) Three unexcused absence may cause a student to be reported as a habitual truant. Truancy cases are reported to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for action. Retention at grade level will be considered for students who exceed the maximum number of absences. Students who have more than 6 excused absences must provide a doctor’s note or the absence will counted as unexcused.
DEFINITION OF "ABSENCE"
An “absence” is defined as the missing of class due to any non-school related activity – whether it is an excused absence, unexcused absence, or intended absence.
Mrs. Hotel, Attendance Clerk
All absences must be verified by a student’s parent/guardian. Absences must be verified by telephoning the school at 760-572-0222 x2294 the morning of the absence or by note on the day the student returns to school. An attendance clerk or voice mail is available 24 hours a day. Failure to present acceptable verification will result in the absence being “unexcused.”
Students who are not in class when the bell rings are considered tardy and will be “swept” into in-school restriction for that period or the remainder of the block in which the class falls.
It is the responsibility of the student returning from an absence, excused or unexcused, to ask for assignments missed. Students may ask for future assignments for known upcoming absences. Students will be assigned a failing grade for work not made up due to an absence.
The following is required to register a student:
- To prove age, Education Code section 48002 permits school to accept the following:
- Certified copy of birth record
- Statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth
- Baptism certificate
- When none of the foregoing is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian, or any other appropriate means of proving the child’s age.
- Shot records – grades 7-12 must have TDAP shot
- Residency-2 forms of residency are required (for example):
- Property tax payment receipts
- Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts
- Utility service contract, statements, or payment receipts
- Pay stubs
- Voter registration
- Correspondence from a government agency
- Declaration of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of the student
- Transcript-or report card, anything from the other school to show where to place student
San Pasqual Valley Middle School admission process aims to make the enrollment process as smooth and timely as possible. Karen Aguilar, SPVMS Registrar can be reached at 760-572-0222 x2290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION CRITERIA
Student must achieve the following two benchmarks to be promoted to the next grade level:
- GPA of 2.00 or better in ALL courses
- Satisfactory Citizenship
- Not more than 15 days absent (to include unexcused, personal, or truancy)
- Not more than 5 days of suspension per semester
- Not more than 5 discipline referrals per semester
If students do not meet the above criteria.
- Students will not be promoted to the next grade.
- Eighth (8th) graders will not be allowed to participate in any promotion ceremony or activity.
- Eighth (8th) graders will not be allowed to attend the end-of-year 8thgrade trip.
Students not meeting the above criteria can only be promoted if:
- They receive an exception letter from their teacher based on the criteria outlined in the California Education Code.
- They score proficient or advanced on the current year’s California Standards Tests in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics. Scores for these tests do not arrive until August.
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE): As per Ed. Code 60851(a) “each pupil shall successfully pass the exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation….” All students beginning with the class of 2006 must pass the California High School Exit exam in order to receive a high school diploma.REPORT CARDS
Every SIX weeks of each semester a grade report is mailed. The last report of the semester shows the student’s final grade in each course. Only the semester grade appears on the student’s permanent record / transcript.
The San Pasqual Wildcats are participating in their second year of Peace Builders. We are a Peace Builders for H.I.R.E. school!!!
MS ASB & Spirit Store
MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (ASB)
ASB officers and class officers are elected by the students to represent you in school affairs. Let them know if you have ideas you would like to share to make your school a better place.
Educational Web Sites
The following web sites correspond with current curriculum used in the Middle School.
Mrs. Porchas-Navarro, 6th Grade/Yearbook Teacher
Ms. Jones, 6th Grade/STEM Teacher
Mrs. Kasee, 7th Grade/Drama Teacher
Mrs. Cheatwood, 7th Grade/Into to Foods Teacher
Mrs. Herrera, 8th Grade/Associated Student Body Teacher
Mr. Thompson, 8th Grade/Mechanical Drawing Teacher
Mrs. Baumgarner, MS PE/RtI Math Teacher
Mrs. Stewart, RtI Math/7th Grade Science Teacher
Ms. Miranda, MS RSP/SDC Teacher
Mrs. Wallace, MS Computer Teacher
Mr. Owl, MS Quechan Culture Teacher
Mrs. Blackmer-Blomquist, MS Art Teacher
Office and Support Staff