General: Updated 4/10/2018
Taxes are due Tuesday, April 17. You do not have to file taxes unless you have earned a total of $10,400 or more. However, you will most likely get money back from the government if you do file taxes. If you are interested, please see your service coordinator for more details on what to do.
Gift cards for Artwork! Our artwork contest is ongoing until the end of March. IF your artwork is used for our new book, you will receive a gift card to Amazon! The artwork should be related to relationships and social interaction.
Spring Term Graduation: Thursday, April 19th @ 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Please come and support the graduates!
Utilize Your SVA Email: Please, please, please check your emails. Thanks!
Community Meeting announcements can now be found on the recreation bulletin board located next to the weight room. Please take time to read them each week as there is important information on here.
Google Calendar: Students please update your schedules using Google Calendar. Thanks!
Sign-up Sheets: Keep an eye on the sign-up sheets on the recreation board for upcoming on-campus, off-campus, and student initiative activities. Remember to flip through the pages on the clipboards so you don’t miss out on any activities and be on time to activities you sign up for. Speak to a rec therapist if you have any questions.
Good news! To provide students with more opportunities for shopping, visiting the library, and socializing off-campus, the SVA shuttle is now running every weeknight, and with limited service on Sundays! The service runs just like a bus with stops at specific locations at specific times.
The current M-F schedule is as follows:
Enrichment: Updated 4/10/2018
Enrichment Bucks: Enrichment will be initiating Enrichment Bucks, which will give you $ off of the total price of Student Initiative Activities. These will be handed out by Enrichment Staff when we notice students practicing social skills, being an example of our Empowerment Statements, getting out of their comfort zone/trying something new, etc. More info coming soon!
Student Initiative Activities: Keep an eye on the calendar for Student Initiative Activities each month. These activities are marked with ** . Most of these activities will cost $5 or less for you to attend. There will be some activities coming up this summer that will cost more than $5 to attend and we encourage you to start saving/budgeting your money if you would like to attend these activities.
Activities: Check out the calendar on the Announcement board for activities each day. If there is a * next to the activity, it means sign up is required to attend. If you have work or classes during an activity, you are not excused from these responsibilities. You must go to work or class unless given permission by a Rec Therapist, your service coordinator, and your work supervisor/teacher. We encourage you to sign up and attend activities that are not during your work/class time. If you have any questions, please speak with a Rec Therapist.
Music Room Use: Please don’t use any equipment or instruments in the music room, unless you have been shown the correct way to handle and play them by our music instructor Robert Seely.
The music room is open for practicing any time a lesson is not being taught there, however, please leave the music room as clean and as tidy as you found it. This will prevent instruments from getting broken. If you would like to try a new instrument just talk with Robert Seely and he’ll get you trained.
We also have a small practice room, CB 228, that is available for students to practice in when the music room is being used. Just ask a staff member to unlock it for you and let them know when you’ll be done practicing.
Student Activity Room Use: The purpose of the SAR is for social interaction not lounging or napping. Please keep the SAR looking nice by cleaning up after yourself. You must shower and have clean clothes on when sitting on the bean bags and keep any food or drinks off the bean bags. The SAR will remain unlocked, but if it becomes apparent that it is used for napping or it is not being taken care of, the room will be locked during business hours and will only be opened for specific use of the room by students.
Educational: Updated 4/10/2018
Big Read Contest: The new Spring Term Big Read Contest starts now and goes to April 20th. Our Library is open specific hours during the day. Record all of the reading pages on the intranet, Big Read section OR enter your pages in the front desk binder, under the Big Read tab.
Mellow Monday: Our next Mellow Monday will be next April 16th from 11:45-12:30. Come and meet our therapy animal friends in the Student Activities Room.
New Library Hours:
Borrow A Book: Have you noticed the new "Borrow a Book" bookshelf in the residential building by the stairs on the 2nd floor? Students and staff - borrow a book for as long as you need it, then just put it back on the bookshelf for someone else to enjoy. If you have any books you would like to donate, just bring them up to Jane or someone in Education. You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book! ~ Dr. Seuss
Residential: Updated 4/10/2018
Taxes: Taxes are due Tuesday, April 17. You do not have to file taxes unless you have earned a total of $10,400 or more. However, you will most likely get money back from the government if you do file taxes. If you are interested, please see your service coordinator for more details on what to do.
Student Mentors: We need student mentors for the new students who will be joining us in January. Please contact Craig, Jeanine, or Suzanne if you are interested in becoming a mentor.
Clean Up After Yourself: We need students and staff when you are eating, cooking or doing other things that may create a mess, to clean up after yourself. Often there are spills in the Resident Building Dining Room that get left for others to clean when each of us should be responsible for the cleaning. This includes using the training kitchen. Please take time to do the dishes when you have finished cooking.
General Residential Items:
SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a concern or a conflict with someone at ScenicView, it is best to resolve the conflict with the individual directly. If you feel uncomfortable doing so, you may involve an appropriate staff member to help you. Please do not gossip about the person you have a conflict with.
Vocational: Updated 4/10/2018
Welcome all to the ScenicView Academy employment program: Temps work from 9-12 every morning, Monday through Friday. Students should be able to learn technical skills for their assigned tasks. More importantly, students will be able to learn executive functioning/employability skills that employers value from their employees. Learn these skills to be more successful at work.
Each student should be prompt, appropriately dressed for the type of work he/she will be assigned and should be ready to work. Learn to please your supervisor and be more productive for whatever task you do.
Please prepare adequately every day: Any student employees should communicate with their supervisor and their vocational staff member about any concerns you may have while at work.
Anyone Missing Work?
Student will need to:
If the person cannot work for you have them sign in the back of the form (up to 4-5 persons).
A Reminder: Job Finders is held daily in the east computer lab from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and is reserved for those who are signed up for the lab. Be sure to check out employment opportunities that are posted on the wall as they are updated often.
Activities of the Month: Updated 4/10/2018