Activities of the Month: Updated 11/2/2018
General: Updated 11/2/2018
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 11/2/2018
Enrichment Bucks: Enrichment has started passing out 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.
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. Check the calendar for more information.
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.
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: New SAR guidelines have been posted. Please review these rules before using this room. The purpose of the SAR is for social interaction not lounging or napping. Please keep the SAR looking nice by cleaning up after yourself.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 11/2/2018
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
STORY HOUR: COME JOIN US FOR A INTERACTIVE HOUR OF FUN READING ON FRIDAYS FROM 1:00-2:00 IN THE STUDENT ACTIVITY ROOM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Join us in October for spine chilling spooky stories and fall fun
Keep reading and remember to enter your pages at the front desk or on the intranet under the “BIG READ” tab. If you have any questions contact someone in Education.
Residential: Updated 11/2/2018
Student Mentors: We need student mentors for the new students who will be joining us in June. Please contact Craig 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:
Nurses Note: Fall into good habits. Many of our students struggle to eat a good well balanced breakfast. Remember to eat a protein with a carb so your blood sugars don’t Fall, making you feel tired and sluggish. Carbs provide energy to the body and are essential to your health. ... Protein and carbohydrates work together to keep your body healthy and functioning. The carbs you eat give you energy, while the protein builds muscles, skin, and hair. Both are needed in order to stabilize blood sugar and are best when eaten together.
Fall into the Fitness Challenge. Nothing is more satisfying than walking through crunchy leaves or riding your bike along a trail with the beautiful leaves all around you. Now is the time to get into good fitness habits so when winter hits you already have a good set routine going. Pull out your sweaters and get moving.
Fall into a good book. Reading is Exercise to the mind and can take you on your own incredible journey. So snuggle up in a soft, cuddly blanket and get reading.
Fall into service. When was the last time you looked outside, outside yourself that is and did something nice for someone else? Service is linked with happiness. So if your feeling sad or lonely, do something nice for someone. It just might make all the difference this Fall season.
Fall into the nurses office if your feeling sick or have a question. I don’t always have all the answers but I’m always willing to help anyway I can. I think chocolate helps too ; )
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 11/2/2018
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 Monday and Thursday. The Monday morning lab is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in the West lab. Thursday’s evening lab is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, also in the West lab. Both times are reserved for those who are signed up for the lab.