Message from the Principal

SVA Families,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2020/21 school year at Spring Valley Academy! I would also like to acknowledge the challenges that our school community is facing, and assure you that we are prepared to meet your child’s needs with compassion, support, and the firm belief that they will succeed. Through these difficult times, we are embracing the great opportunity we have to teach our children how to thrive during trying times. As a staff, we are committed to giving you and your family our very BEST. Because of that commitment, this school year will look, feel and will be different.

In order to meet the needs of our students, we will be moving to a six period day (during the Distance Learning time period it will look different as you can see on the attached schedule). This model will allow for more instructional time to take place in each classroom for each subject area. Your child will receive almost 40 extra minutes of instruction per week in each class! 

We also believe in providing our families and students choices and opportunities to capitalize on their interests, strengths and abilities. Students will be given a choice of elective classes, with opportunities for enrichment and/or intervention classes when needed.  Spanish will become an elective class and will no longer be a mandatory part of the SVA school day. Students in grades 6-8 may choose to take Spanish during the school day for the entire year, or they may choose another course from the list of offerings. Please click on the following link and complete the elective request form with your child as soon as possible.

6th Grade Elective Choice Form 7th and 8th Grade Elective Choice Form

Please also take a moment to review the attached Distance Learning School Schedule with your child. Additional information will be sent out soon instructing you and your child on how to access teacher Google Classrooms and Zoom Meetings.  You will also receive information on how your child will receive his or her class schedule.   

We invite and encourage you to become an active participant in our school community. As stated previously, this school year will look, feel and will be different. Working together, we will achieve a partnership that will ensure success for your child. As you know, we will be starting the school year with Distance Learning, and when we do physically reopen, there may be additional changes to our schedules. Please continue to be active in your child’s education this year by reading and listening to all school communications (emails and phone messages) and by logging on to teacher and school websites to monitor your child’s progress. 

Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child. We believe that by working together we provide our children an amazing and successful school experience.

We are excited to once again get back to what we do BEST… Teaching! Please reach out to us this upcoming school year if you need assistance or support. We believe in partnering with our families to ensure that all of our SVA Eagles are happy, healthy and learning at the highest levels. Together we will RISE, SOAR and SHINE! 

Sincerely,

Matt Thompson (Mr. T)
Principal
SVA

Districtwide Announcements:

LMSV We Got This

We invite you to watch this special video from our teachers to their students.

Announcements:

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We are so Thankful for our PTSA!

Join Today! See flyer for more information!

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School Site COVID 19 Prevention Plan

Click for our school site plan.

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Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will begin October 5th and will conclude December 3rd

All applications must be submitted in person. Incomplete, mailed, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Lottery will be held on December 16, 2020. Results will be posted to our website and emailed to all applicants. 

Why You'll Love Spring Valley Academy

  • Community of Dedicated Educators who Value the Individual Strengths of all Students
  • Options for Elective Classes that allow for and Foster Creativity
  • Strong, Positive Relationship Building across Campus and between Home and School
  • World Language Acquisition
  • Personalized Acceleration
  • Academic, Social, Emotional Development
  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Learning
  • Preparation for Advanced High School and University Coursework

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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Join the SVA No Place For Hate Club!

Be part of the positive change!

See flyer for details!

PE Clothes

7th and 8th grade students may purchase their PE clothes during their PE class with cash or check. The cost is $10 for a shirt, $10 for shorts, $5 for a combination lock or $25 for the whole PE package. For your convenience we have set up a website where parents may pay with debit or credit cards. Just select your items, pay, print your receipt and send the receipt to school with your student.

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Join PTSA

If you have not already joined PTSA, you can click link below to join SVA's PTSA.

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Jupiter Grades

Welcome to JupiterGrades!! We're very excited to have 100% of our Spring Valley Academy teachers participating this year. 

Click the link below to be redirected to the JupiterGrades login for Spring Valley Academy.

You should have received an email or letter with information about how to sign up for JupiterGrades.  Students received information in their classes about setting up their accounts.  Please contact any of your student's  teachers to receive information about setting up accounts. 

If you have not received your login information and password, please email Tracy.Yoffee@lmsvsd.net

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School Safety and Student Security

If you have information to report about an incident at Spring Valley Academy or for questions regarding school safety, please contact the Principal, Mr. Thompson.

You may make an anonymous report using the information below.

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Need homework for an absent child?

Look on Jupiter Grades and/or email the teachers. 

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Student drop off and pick up at SVA

We recommend using the Rogers Road entrance at the back of our school for the quickest way to drop off and pick up your child from school. Please drive slowly, watching for students at all times.  Safety is always our first priority. 

School begins everyday at 9:00 am. 

School dismissal: Students will dismiss at 3:35 pm, except for Tuesday our minimum day, which dismisses at 2:30 pm. 

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SVA 8th Grade Community Projects

Your 8th grade student should be working on the action portion of his/her Community Project.  Have your scholar share information about the project with you.

All 8th grade students at SVA are required to participate in completing the IB Community Project. Students may work individually or in groups up to 3.  While students will be monitored on their progress through their advisory class, it is expected that students will put forth approximately 15 hours of work outside of school in order to complete the project.  Topic exploration begins in their 7th grade year with research and action to be completed during the 8th grade. Projects are expected to be completed (research, action, presentation) by May of their 8th grade year.

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Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.

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Extended School Services in LMSV Rocks!

Extended School Services (ESS) provides students an outstanding childcare experience before and after school. Students get homework help, engage in games, projects and field trips. ESS provides grants for families who qualify and low cost options.

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