Welcome to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School

June 2018

Hello IVC Families!

We have certainly had a few events this year to keep us on our toes, but we came out ahead and we are excited to promote the IVC class of 2018! Summertime is here and you can let your students be lazy when they can and take those extra hours of sleep they want so much. Your students have worked hard this year and earned the time to be a kid having fun on summer vacation!

For our returning families, I will be sending out a newsletter in August that will detail everything you need for the opening of next school year.  Our start date for 2018-2019 will be August 29th.   That day will be a minimum day.  6th grade WEB Orientation will be held the week before on Friday from 8-12.  All incoming 6th graders should plan to attend.  We will also be holding a parent meeting the night before for incoming 6th grade parents. Please feel free to spread the word to incoming IVC families.  7th and 8th grade schedule pick up will also take place the week prior to school.

In very exciting news NHUSD is moving to an online updating of emergency forms.  Over the summer you will receive notice via email on how to log into the Parent Portal to update your child’s emergency information.  We will not need to collect this in person and waste paper. Parents will be able to update the information online and IVC can run a report to see that it has been updated.  Emergency forms will still need to be completed online before coming to schedule pick up days. More information will come over the summer, but please make sure to ensure we have your correct email address in our system.  

Our incoming 7th grade students are also required by law to turn in proof that they have received the T-DAP (whooping cough) shot.  Students who have not had this shot are not able to start school in the fall. Please know that many doctor offices are not always able to accommodate everyone's appointment requests in August. Our suggestion is call now for an appointment to ensure you have all the needed documentation in to IVC before school begins.  

Our 8th graders are ready to leave us and begin the journey that is high school.  They did an amazing job on their Civil War Museum and the 5th graders from AES even got a chance to come and see the displays.  It was a fantastic way to not only partner with our feeder schools but our IVC 8th graders made us proud and showed the 5th graders what an outgoing 8th grader can do. Much to be proud of!

Just a few more days to go and we will close the book on the 2017-2018 school year. Enjoy your summer and thank you all for your support during this past year. If it was not for the work you do as parents and families we would not be able to do our part for your student’s success.

Thank you,

Heather Thorner

IVC Rocks a Tech Challenge

4 students from IVC have put their phenomenal tech skills to work and came out on top for the 31st annual Tech Challenge 2018: Drop and Dash competition. Sabrina Cheung, Angeline Ho, Brianna Johnson, and Fatima Khawaja, all 6th graders at IVC blew away the competition as their team the Blue Tech Unicorns designed a device that was able to travel uphill and drop off an item all without a battery.  Click below to read an article about the girls in the Tri-City Voice ARTICLE.

New Sports Schedule next year!

There will be changes to the after school sports schedule next year. For season #1 there will be softball, Boys basketball and Track. For season #2, there will be girls soccer and boys volleyball. For Season #3, Girls basketball, Boys Soccer and Wrestling. For season #4, there will be girls volleyball, flag football, cross country, and golf. Season one sports will have information go out in August/early September.

First Student Magazine!!!

Our students published the first edition of the Cougar Roar.  Please click on the link to enjoy reading what they have put together!  Cougar Roar

Information for Promotion:

Promotion will begin at 3pm on Thursday June 14th.   Students must arrive to the Logan Pavilion at 2pm. Promotion will be held on the Logan football field and all are welcome. No tickets are needed and both sides of the field bleachers are open to families. Please know parking can take a little longer, so please leave yourself extra time to get inside the stadium.  Reminder- please no balloons or signs that will block others view.  Staff will be at all gates and will not allow them into the stadium. Also please no bullhorns or other noise making devices. We have over 400 names to read and we tend to read them quickly, when air horns or noisemakers sound, typically another  family doesn't get to hear their student’s name being called. Please be respectful of all to ensure every family hears their student’s name read.

Summer Activities:

Attached to this newsletter email are some flyers for things happening around town over the summer.  Many cool things for our kids to take advantage of.

From Ms. Nem:

Interested in volunteering next year??? Please contact Jen Nemecek our activities director at jnemecek@nhusd.k12.ca.us

Important Dates:

June 6: ELAC Meeting 6-7:30 Media Center

June 7- Yearbook Distribution

June 7- Promotion Dance

June 11- Field Day Grade 6 & 7

June 12- 8th grade Breakfast

June 13- 8th grade picnic


June 14- Promotion 3pm football field JLHS

From the Counseling Center and GSA

The Counseling Center and GSA are doing one final community service project to help LGBT youth at the SF LGBT Youth Center. The SF LGBT Center Youth Program is looking for basic survival supplies. Below is a list of items we can always use for program participants:

Travel-Sizes of: Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Body wash/soap, Face wash, Deodorant, Chapstick, Hand sanitizer, Sunscreen, Razors, Shaving cream

We are always in need of: 1) New/unused socks (adult sizes) & 2) Underwear (new) all sizes and gender

How you can help:

Bring these items to the Counseling center. There will be bins inside for you to drop off the items.