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For upcoming events, please see the Colina Calendar and Daily Announcements above. 
 
Important 2014-2015 Events

11/19 Block Schedule 1,3,5 with a  3:10 pm Dismissal 

11/20 Block Schedule 2,4,6 with a 1:30 pm Dismissal for Students w/o period 6

11/21 Trimester 1 Ends

11/24 Turkey Trot

11/25 Spirit Assembly

11/26-28 Thanksgiving Break No School

12/2 Strings Concert 7 PM Auditorium

12/3 All Bands Concert 7 PM Gym

12/10 Chorus Concert 7 PM

12/12 WHS Holiday Concert

12/15 BMX Show

12/16 Minimum Day

12/19 COTY DAY - PJs

Winter Vacation  12/22-1/2 No School

1/5 School Resumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
8th Grade Promotion Requirements
In an effort to help middle school students be more successful in middle school, to help them develop and maintain good study habits and focus, and to provide a more structured transition from elementary school to high school, the criteria for promotion and end-of-year activities are listed below:
 
  • Pass English and Math each trimester
  • Pass 5 of 6 classes each trimester or all classes, if on a minimum day schedule
  • Satisfy school requirements for citizenship points, school fines, detentions, lost textbooks, discipline, etc.
Per Assembly Bill 1626, Education Code 48070, 48070.5, and Board Policy 5123, students in grade 8 will be retained if they fail both English and Math Trimester 3.
 
Students who fail, or are in danger of failing, either English or Math must participate in an intervention program in order to be considered for promotion. 
 
Students retained in grade 8 will be transferred to an Opportunity Program to be held at Conejo Valley High School.
 
Renaissance Criteria
Renaissance Criteria
  
To qualify for Renaissance activities and privileges, students must meet the following criteria:
 
Gold Card: Recipients have earned all A’s and E’s/S’s in citizenship and work habits.
                         
Silver Card: Recipients have earned all A’s and B’s, and E’s/S’s in citizenship and work habits.
 
Bronze Card: Recipients have earned all A’s, B’s, C’s and E’s/S’s in citizenship and work habits, or recipients have shown a .5 GPA improvement from trimester grading period to trimester grading period, to the 2.0 level or above.
 
A mark of an “N” or “U” in citizenship or work habits disqualifies a student from earning a Renaissance Card for a specified grading period.
 
 
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Principal's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Colina Middle School--home of the Cougars! Our entire staff is committed to academic excellence, as well as the social enrichment and emotional support of all of our students... every student can be a successful learner. I truly believe that teachers, students, and parents must work together and become the pathway for those educational experiences. read more...   ~ Shane Frank, Principal

 

 
Considering Colina?

For School Choice or Interdistrict Transfer information, please visit the CVUSD website at www.conejousd.org.

 
Colina Cougars in the News!

Colina Cougars in the News!

Check out our WEB program in theThousand Oaks Acron, November 6, 2014 http://www.toacorn.com/news/2014-11-06/Schools/Buddy_System.html

Conejo Valley Shine at Choral Festival, Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 1, 2014
http://www.toacorn.com/news/2014-05-01/Schools/Conejo_Valley_students_shine_at_choral_fest.html

Letting their voices be heard, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Mar 28, 2013

Middle school takes stand against bullying, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Nov 22, 2012

Students prepare for earthquakes during Great California Shake Out, Ventura County Star, Oct 18, 2012

Eighth-grader's mitzvah project is tops, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct 18, 2012

Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Month, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct 18, 2012

Girl Scouts share their fascination with finned friends in film, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct 11, 2012

Combating student apathy, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Sept 27, 2012

Reaching new heights, Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 10, 2012

 Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks gears students up for testing, Ventura County Star, May 2, 2012

 Colina mentioned as one of the reasons T.O. was named #4 US city to raise kids by Kiplinger, May, 2012

Philharmonic will showcase 7 young artists, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Apr 26, 2012

Muralist brings social studies to life in Colina Middle School walkway, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Apr 5, 2012

Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Month, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Apr 5, 2012

Thousand Oaks father, son conquer LA Marathon together, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Mar 29, 2012

Colina Middle School computer class keeps kids coming back, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Feb 9, 2012

Finding the beat of his own drum, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Nov 11, 2011

School helps set jumping jacks record, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct 20, 2011

Colina art students create pinwheels for community, Apr 14, 2011

Together we can, Ventura County Star, Apr 4, 2011

Colina Middle School named state champion in 'We The People' contest, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Feb 10, 2011 

 
Tdap Requirement

Tdap Requirement (Incoming 7th & 8th Graders):

Per California Assembly Bill 354, all students enrolled in 7th-12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough/pertussis booster shot (Tdap) BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL.  Students who do not show proof of receiving a Tdap booster shot WILL NOT be able to attend school until proof is provided to the school.

Tdap is routinely administered on or after the 10th birthday.  Td vaccine, invented before Tdap, protects persons 7 years old against tetanus and diptheria.  Td vaccine does not protect against pertussis, therefore it does not meet the Tdap requirement.

In the Conejo Valley Unified School District all students enrolling in grades 7-12 must show proof of receiving the Tdap immunization no later than Thursday, August 22, 2013.

There is no grace period or extension under current law.  All students in grades 7-12 must show proof of Tdap immunization before starting school in the Fall.

Please submit proof of Tdap immunization to the Colina Health Office ASAP.

For information on low or no cost Tdap vaccinations, contact Ventura County Public Health at (805) 981-5221 or visit http://www.vchca.org/public-health/public-health-clinics

 
Wear Pink on Minimum Days

February 27, 2013 was Annual Pink Shirt Day: "Make Some Noise Against Bullying" 

Colina ASB has decided to make every Minimum day a "wear Pink CODY Day" 

This year during CORE students learned about bullying and the importance of standing up for others.  Then on October 10th, we invited Mr. Keith Hawkins to Colina to talk to our students about being the best person that they can be. Throughout the year we will remind students of this message through CORE talks with Mrs. Kennedy and Mr. Niemczyk, wearing pink, WEB, and ASB activities.

Check out the following YouTube videos showing other students raising awareness about Pink Shirt Day: 

Make Some Noise Against Bullying

Acceptance: Vancouver Giants Game Flash Mob 

Youth Street Dance Council: "Instructions for a Bad Day"

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Wear Pink on Minimum Days to Stand Up FOR Cyber-Safety and AGAINST Bullying

Click here for a sample video clip from You Tube used in the presentation entitled, "Do You Really Know Who You're Talking To?"

The main points of the presentation were:

* Use Your Brain *

* Think Before You Post – Once It’s Up, It’s Up *

* Think Before You Post – Do You Really Know Who You’re Talking To? *

* Think Before You Post – Take 5 If You’re Not Sure *

* Cyberbullying Hurts – No Joke * 

 * Cyber-bullying Is Viral, But There Are Things You Can Do To Stop It From Spreading *

What can you do about bullying?
o   Don’t spread the bullying virus. Let it end with you. Embrace the motto, “Bullying Stops Here.”
o   Spread messages of courage, compassion, bravery and hope. They can be viral too.
o   Check your online image. Is it who you want to be? If not, change it. Employers and schools are watching.
o   Report bullying to host sites and to adults at home and at school.
o   Wear pink on Minimum Days to pledge that you will “b.smart.b.kind.b.safe.” Show the bullies that we outnumber them. They aren’t as big as they think they are.
 
Why pink? 
 
Our first minimum day was a breathtaking sea of pink. The Colina community showed that it will b.smart.b.kind.b.safe!
 
 
 
 
Colina Middle School
1500 Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: 805-495-7429
Fax: 805-374-1163

Counseling Office
:
ext 1012
 
Attendance:
To report an all day absence - ext 4001
 
To report a late arrival/early dismissal -
Preferred - Send a note in the morning
Alternate - ext 1005
  
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 4 pm

 




Title IX Coordinator:
Shane Frank

504 Coordinator:
Mike Niemczyk
 
What is Colina Collecting?

Box Tops for Education as a fundraiser for Adelante Mujeres. Please send your student with any Box Tops.

Pull Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House are collected in home rooms.

Don't forget to sign up for Escrip. Colina receives money everytime you shop at your local grocery store.  Contact the PTSA at colinaptsa@gmail.com for more information.

 
Call Outs & Email Blasts
PTSA Email Blasts

Contact the PTSA at colinaptsa@gmail.com to be added to deleted from their email list for PTSA news.

 
School Dial Outs/Email Blasts

Visit the Counseling Office or call x. 1012 to be added to or deleted from our School Dial Out/Email Blast list.

 
 
Brainfuse Free Tutoring

The Thousand Oaks Library offers free Tutoring to 3rd-12th grade students. Click here to find out more about BrainFuse and other homework help.See full size image