Bay Laurel's 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress from April 25th to May 6th. During this window, please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and prepared to showcase all the amazing things they've learned throughout the year!
Good Afternoon Bay Laurel Community –
This is Principal Scifres with your weekend message. The Bay Laurel carnival is this weekend! Don’t miss this fun event from 11-4 on Sunday, May 1st. There will be exciting rides and fun games for all ages. We will also be having food trucks with a variety of options for families to choose from. Join us for contests, DJs, sports, art activities and much, much more!
Bay Laurel has just been recognized as a Green Office school by the Las Virgenes Unified School District. My sincere appreciation goes out to all of our families and especially our Green Team, Trash Team, and Golden Dustpan leadership for assisting us in this year’s Green Initiative. Thank you for helping beautify our Bay Laurel campus and community.
Our third and fourth grade students have been doing an incredible job with this week’s Smarter Balanced Assessments! Make sure to tell your child how proud you are of them for all of their efforts in learning and becoming college and career ready!
Thank you to Bay Laurel alumni and NFL draft prospect Mike Bercovici for joining us on campus today. The students had a great time learning about the healthy balance between academics and extra curricular activities, as well as the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
I look forward to seeing everyone at Sunday’s carnival, get ready for an awesome day of fun with our Bay Laurel friends and families!
It is the philosophy of the Bay Laurel staff and parents that children are unique in their needs, ability to learn, and the contributions they can make to the school and community. We are committed to providing each child with an educationally challenging experience that best promotes intellectual, social, and emotional development. We will empower each child to achieve academic excellence in an emotionally safe environment which attends to individual needs while also encouraging productive collaboration. In order for optimal learning and growth to occur, we will encourage students to assume greater responsibility for their learning and for themselves under the guidance of dedicated teachers and parents.
Greetings Bay Laurel community! I am thrilled to be serving as your principal for the 2015-16 school year. I've had the pleasure of being a part of the Las Virgenes School District since I was five years old as a student over at White Oak Elementary. It is a joy to serve you and LVUSD as we all continue to foster a districtwide commitment to universal student achievement.
Prior to coming to Bay Laurel, I spent time at both LVUSD high schools, Agoura and Calabasas. At Agoura I taught English for all grades and spent time coaching both the boys and girls Varsity Basketball teams. At Calabasas I worked as the Vice Principal and oversaw the performing arts, ASB student government, and led various other instructional and intervention leadership projects. In my free time, I try to spend all of it with my wife Mary and our two children Ava and Harper (pictured right). They are all very excited to be Dolphins next year!
This is truly an exciting time to begin my journey at Bay Laurel. As you know, our mission at Bay Laurel is to provide an educationally engaging experience that best promotes intellectual, social, and emotional development. We look forward to providing that experience by utilizing positive collaborative relationships, promoting self-esteem, and modeling life-long learning. In 2015-16, our efforts in fulfilling this mission will be assisted through LVUSD's Forward Learning, a program centered around personalizing learning in the classroom. Bay Laurel is excited to be at the forefront of a project incorporating academic skills that will allow our students to successfully navigate the 21st century world.
I speak for the entire staff when I say how excited we are to be working with our wonderful families. Our team is committed to promoting sustained success for all students and we look forward to working with you throughout the upcoming school year.