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Click here for a brief video about Infinite Campus: Video 
 
Here is Step by Step directions of how to navigate Infinite Campus Click HERE
 
Infinite Campus is the school program that we use to record attendance, grades, and information regarding your student. All students have an account and all parents have an account. All parents complete Online registration yearly in order for their child to have updated information each year regarding health, emergency contacts, and any changes to emails, addresses, and contact information. We recommend that parents check Infinite Campus at least once a week to monitor your child's grades, assignment completion, attendance, and test scores. Your student should also be checking their progress weekly. 
 
You can log into Infinite Campus from a Desktop/Laptop using an internet browser: Infinite Campus Home Page
Make sure you click on the Parent Portal and log in with your username and password that you created during Online Registration. 
 
Once you sign in you can click on the topics on the left of the screen. Click on Schedule, then click on the title of a course to see the Gradebook of the teacher for your student. Assignments are assigned and graded for the entire class at once, and students are responsible for all work assigned in the class. If a student is absent they are responsible for making up what they may have missed. 
 
When a student turns in an assignment, the teacher will need time to grade and enter grades for the entire class for an assignment. Once grades are entered you should see the score entered next to the points possible column. If it is blank the grades for that assignment have not been entered. If an assignment is marked "Missing" it means the assignment was not received by the teacher and is past due. If your student turned in work late, you can email the teacher to get confirmation if the work was received from your student, but it may take a few days for Infinite Campus to be updated. Encourage your student to turn in their work on time and check Infinite Campus for themselves once a week and missing assignments should not occur. 
 
Campus Parent APP
There is an App for your phone/tablet (both Android and iPhones) that allows you to check your child's grades anytime, anywhere you have internet access. 
When you install the Campus Parent App on your phone - it will ask for your district: Type in:  William S Hart  
Once you enter the district, It will prompt you to enter your username and password to access your child's information. If you have several children in our district, you can toggle between students by clicking on the student name on the top. 
 
We highly recommend you go into the settings on the Campus Parent App and turn on the notifications for attendance, assignments, and grades. Then when your child is marked absent, or the teacher puts in a grade for an assignment, you will get a notification that makes it even easier to keep in touch with your child's progress. This allows you to see where your student may be struggling, such as test-taking, or completing homework. I encourage all parents to put the App on their phone so they may have the information available to them with ease. It helps increase the ability to speak with your student about their grades and progress in school as you can see their grades at any time. 
Counseling Meetings and Appointments: 

Please contact us with any concerns you may have so we can work together for the success of your student. We have an open-door policy, however, appointments are recommended to ensure we can provide you with the appropriate amount of time needed. If you have an immediate pressing concern regarding your child at school right now,  please call the school directly and ensure you reach someone in the office. 


If you feel your student may be in need of academic or personal assistance, please reach out to us.  We can be emailed by using the links below our names or you can telephone us at (661) 252-3113 each of our extensions is listed under our names.

 

 

                         Mrs. Knolls                                                 Mrs. Saunders                                                 Ms. Roth

Students with the last names (A-F)             Students with the last names(G-On)            Students with the last names(Op-Z)

aknolls@hartdistrict.org                 jsaunders@hartdistrict.org                             mroth@hartdistrict.org

Phone  Ext. 2029                                              Phone  Ext. 2030                                        Phone Ext. 2031

Google Classroom: fzlj4fz                           Google Classroom: aoa3fwn                  Google Classroom: c7n4pmh

        

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Contact your child's counselor to schedule a meeting. You are welcome to email the teachers if you have a concern about specific assignments or grades. Our teachers are best contacted by email. It allows them to teach their classes without interruptions and they are able to communicate with parents/students in a timely manner. You can always email them and request that they give you a telephone call to discuss a concern.  All Teachers can be emailed by looking them up HERE

Student Breakfast/Lunch Application: Please complete a Breakfast/Lunch application for your student each year they are at Sierra Vista.
Even if you don't think they may qualify, it helps us as a school and the information you share on the form is confidential. 
 
Click Here to complete the application online. Completing the application online decreases the time for approval and is highly recommended. You can also complete a paper form of the application and turn it in at Sierra Vista to the health office. Just call us and we can provide one to you.
 
Eating healthy and being nourished is very important for students. It has a strong impact on their functioning at school, the ability to concentrate, learn, a student's overall mood and health. It is important that students are eating healthy meals and developing good eating habits as they are growing and developing. Students should have a good meal before starting school and follow up with healthy eating, while at school in order to be able to have the fuel and energy for their bodies to function and their brains to learn. Making sure that students are adequately hydrated and not hungry will contribute greatly to their success. 
Please make sure your child has access to healthy food and snacks while in school. The school Breakfast/Lunch program makes that easy. Healthy eating habits and nutrition is vital to their growth and development. We don't want any of our students going hungry and if you have any concerns regarding this, please reach out to the counselors. 
 
During Distance Learning:  lunches may be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-2 pm.  Lunches are distributed near the gate, by the  Boys' and Girls Club,  in the parking lot located on Stillmore Street. Families are able to order up to 5 days of lunches in advance for pick up at one time. Families in the program have been able to receive assistance as a part of this program to help cover increased food expenses at home while children are participating in distance learning. Parents are given cards that they can use to purchase food at grocery stores.
 
For more information on the programs offered: Click Here for a link to our District program
 
 
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY CHILDS CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK IS? 

All Sierra Vista students were given a student planner/binder reminder from the school. Please review the binder reminder with your student because the first 20 pages contain important information about the school.

 

In all academic classes, the teacher will ask your child to take out the student planner to write down that night’s homework. If there is no homework, your child should write No Homework. You can check the planner nightly to make sure that your child is completing all of the homework. By comparing it to the completed work. Your student will always have some homework, and they can't do it all in class. With no lockers on campus, students are in possession of their work and notes until the teachers ask for it to be submitted. 

 

If you’re worried that your child may not be writing down all of the homework, you can ask him/her to see the teacher after class and the teacher will initial the daily homework assignment. Please remember that it is your child’s responsibility to write down the assignment, complete the assignment, and turn in the assignment on time. We believe that the binder reminder is an invaluable communication tool between school and home. It helps students stay organized, keep a calendar for themselves, and is an important life skill for them to learn. Please use it to monitor your child’s homework on a regular basis. We find that students who use the binder reminder regularly are successful at Sierra Vista. 

 

How can my child get help with homework?

If your child needs help with homework, he/she should attempt to see the teacher before or after class if not during. Encourage your child to get the phone numbers of “study buddies,” students in each class who he/she can call for help. Students can reach out to any of their teachers via email if they do not feel comfortable asking during class. 

 

During Distance Learning:  You may have your student log onto their Google Classrooms, you can see the assignments they are doing and show you that they are submitting their work, and that is is being graded and returned to them. If you have any questions regarding assignments, please reach out directly to the teachers. Email is the easiest way to reach them and they usually get back to you by the end of the day or within 24 hours. Teachers are still posting grades regularly to Infinite Campus and parents should be checking it, as should students at a minimum of once a week to monitor their progress. 

 

 

GRADES Credits and Promotional Information
grading scale: 
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = 59% and below
 
20-21 Grading Timeline
 
 
 
 
Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people by nature are more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." Here is a list of strategies that you can use to help your child keep his/her life under control.
  1. Use checklists. Help your child get into the habit of keeping a "to-do" list. Use checklists to post assignments, household chores, and reminders about what materials to bring to class. Your child should use his/her student planner to list homework assignments. Checking off completed assignments will give him/her a sense of accomplishment.
  2. Organize homework assignments. Before beginning a homework session, encourage your child to number assignments in the order in which they should be done. He/she should start with the one that's not too long or difficult, but avoid saving the longest or hardest assignments for last.
  3. Designate a study space. Your child should study in the same place every night. This doesn't have to be a bedroom, but it should be a quiet place with few distractions. All school supplies and materials should be nearby. If your child wants to study with you nearby, too, you'll be better able to monitor his progress and encourage good study habits.
  4. Set a designated study time. Your child should know that a certain time every day is reserved for studying and doing homework. The best time is usually not right after school -- most adolescents benefit from time to unwind first. Include your child in making this decision. Even if he/she doesn't have homework, the reserved time should be used to review the day's lessons, read for pleasure, or work on an upcoming project.
  5. Keep organized notebooks and backpacks. Help your child keep track of papers by organizing them in a binder, notebook, or folders. This will help him/her review the material for each day's classes and organize the material later to prepare for tests and quizzes. Use dividers to separate class notes, or color-code notebooks. Separate "to do" and "done" folders help organize worksheets, notices, and items to be signed by parents, as well as provide a central place to store completed assignments.
  6. Conduct a weekly clean-up. Encourage your child to sort through book bags and notebooks on a weekly basis. Old tests and papers should be organized and kept in a separate file at home.
  7. Create a household schedule. Try to establish and stick to a regular dinnertime and a regular bedtime. This will help your child fall into a pattern at home. A teenager requires about nine hours of sleep and with a regular bedtime, he/she goes to school well-rested. Try to limit television-watching and computer play to specific periods of time during the day.
  8. Keep a master calendar. Keep a large, wall-sized calendar for the household that lists the family's commitments, schedules for extracurricular activities, days off from school, and major events at home and at school. Note dates when your child has big exams or due dates for projects. This will help family members keep track of each other's activities and avoid scheduling conflicts.
  9. Prepare for the day ahead. Before your child goes to bed, he/she should pack schoolwork and books in a book bag. The next day's clothes should be laid out. This will cut down on morning confusion and allow your child to prepare quickly for the day ahead.
  10. Provide needed support while your child is learning to become more organized. Help your child develop organizational skills by photocopying checklists and schedules and taping them to the refrigerator. Gently remind him/her about filling in calendar dates and keeping papers and materials organized. Most important, set a good example
 
 
Adapted from "Tips for Developing Organizational Skills in Children" by the Coordinated

Campaign for Learning Disabilities.

 Daily Life at Sierra Vista: https://youtu.be/5vKJ93XF4GI
The City of Santa Clarita provides service to and from school.
 
Please go here to purchase a bus pass
 
LIFE (Low-Income Fare is Easy): Discounted Metro Tap Card for low-income families.
 
Please see the files below for the bus routes or go here for more information on Santa Clarita Transit.