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  • Dragon Distance Learning Bulletin ~ 1/25/21

    Monday, January 25 - A Day

    Tuesday, January 26 - B Day

    Wednesday, January 27 - C Day

    Thursday, January 28 - A Day

    Friday, January 29 - B Day

    Make Up Distribution - Thank you for coming to our Distribution Days. It was great to see our students!!! If you missed it please note that you may contact Erin Garrett at egarrett@sonomaschools.org it…or Leonela Armenta at larmentajauregui@sonomaschools.org to set up an appointment to come to school and gather your materials. You may also come between the hours of 7:00am-9:00am 1:00-3:30pm on Wednesday, January 27th at the College and Career Center (door facing parking lot) to get your missing items. Masks and social distancing are required at all times. If you are unable to pick up items because you’re sick, and we have your name already we will be contacting you individually.
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    North Coast Section (NCS) has given each league the ability to set their seasons of sports based on the color tier that their county resides in and the sports allowed in that tier. The Vine Valley Athletic League (VVAL) has developed two seasons of sports. The proposed schedule still needs approval from NCS, Districts, and Principals. No competition or official practice may begin prior to February 1, 2021. In addition, student athletes, because of the guidelines from CDPH, can only participate in one cohort (sport) at a time, this includes conditioning. Reminder - no sport can begin until the CDPH Stay at Home Order has been lifted.



    Proposed VVAL Season 1 schedule - February 8, 2021 to April 17, 2021. The schedule would include Cross Country, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Tennis (Purple Tier sports) and Football an Orange Tier Sport. We understand that Football is in the Orange Tier, however, with the football season being required to end on April 17th, it is included in Season 1. Schedule is dependent on CDPH Stay at Home Order being lifted. No sport can begin until the CDPH Stay at Home Order has been lifted.



    Proposed VVAL Season 2 schedule - April 12, 2021 to June 12, 2021. The schedule includes Track & Field (Purple tier), Baseball, Softball (Red tier) Boys & Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Water Polo, (Orange tier) Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling (Yellow tier).



    Sports Tier Level:

    PURPLE: Cross-Country, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, Swimming and Diving

    RED: Baseball, Softball, Girls Lacrosse, Field Hockey

    ORANGE: Football, Boys Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo, Badminton, Volleyball

    YELLOW: Competitive Cheerleading, Basketball, Wrestling



    If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director, Mike Boles svhsathletics@sonomaschools.org or 707 933-4010 x5070



    Please join me next week for an informational meeting about CSF (California Scholarship Federation). CSF is a state-recognized service club that requires a high academic standard for membership. It looks great on college applications and signals a strong commitment to academic success.

    Students from all grade levels are welcome to join us next Friday the 29th at 12:15. The meeting zoom link can be found on the CSF Google Classroom, join code: xarx67r



    For questions or additional information, please contact the Student Activities Office (jfichtenberg@sonomaschools.org) or Leadership Activities Director (fmanriquez@sonomaschools.org).



    Mauna Kea’s student of the week is Luis Cardenas for starting the second semester off strong, participating in class and turning in his work.


    Olympus Students of the Week are...

    Abigail Janson for her positive, fun attitude, stellar academics, and her “never give up” attitude.

    Kevin Calderon for his excellent work ethic and determined spirit -- nothing is going to get in his way.

    Mario Alioto for his excellent work across the team, asking great questions, and participating in everything in a positive supportive way.

    Dominic Contreras for the high quality school work, perseverance through adversity, and for being an excellent role model for peers.


    Click here to see your fellow peers writing in the Dragon's Tale



    SVHS STAR Parent Information Letter Jan 2021 click here!



    Updated Distance Learning Handbooks and Parent/Guardian Attendance FAQ

    DL Handbook English

    FAQ English

    DL Handbook Spanish

    FAQ Spanish



    Understanding when schools can reopen/English

    Explicando cuando pueden abrir las escuelas / español



    Remote Learning Resources for Families click here!


    THANK you again to all who purchased Spirit Wear before the holidays! It absolutely boosted the Boosters resources and we're very grateful. Your support means we can support our students. Keep your eyes peeled for more items to be back in stock in additional sizes. (Shop: Sonoma Valley High School Boosters - SVHS SPIRIT WEAR) AND more info is coming about those Sports Arena sponsorship Tiles for purchase - probably next week! The enthusiasm we've already seen, from current families and alumni alike, is fabulous.


    Grad Night 2021 Committee will be assembling and we will have information out to all by January 2021. Look for registration packets to come. Questions or to join committee contact Renea Magnani (707)337-9770

    COLLEGE and CAREER **Please stop by the CCC for more information**

    COLLEGE and CAREER **Please stop by the CCC for more information**

    Click here to visit the CCC online!


    The Perry Initiative is hosting an evening information session for women interested in a career in orthopaedics or engineering. The virtual experience will take place on February 9th from 4:30 to 7:00pm. More details may be found on their website.


    The County of Sonoma Commission on the Status of Women is seeking applicants for the Junior Commissioner Project for the 2021-2022 school year. The Commission is particularly interested in encouraging diversity and is seeking youth to help broaden participation in this project. Deadline for applications is March 5, 2021. For more information and the application click here for English, and here for Spanish.


    Seniors - please post your college acceptances on our virtual map! We're anxious to learn about all of your opportunities!


    The Lions Club is sponsoring a Speech Contest. This is a great way to earn money for college. Please use this link to learn more! Ms. Hansen is available to answer questions.



    Revolution Prep is offering a $200 gift card toward test prep and tutoring to all of our SVHS families. Please use this link for details.



    Seniors - please submit your FAFSA/Dream Act financial aid applications ASAP! SRJC and the California Student Aid Commission are hosting virtual drop-in sessions to help you complete the applications. You may reach out to Mrs. Conner for help too.


    We encourage ALL seniors to submit their FAFSA or Dream Act application before March 2nd. SRJC is hosting weekly drop-in sessions to help you through the process or check out these videos 10,000 Degrees created!



    Applications are now open for Silicon Valley Internships in August 2021! Ages 15-18 may apply. Check out the link for more details.



    The next section of Teen Services "Ready to Work" program starts February 3rd! Click here for more information Ready to Work Flyer Spring 2021 English/Spanish



    Did you miss the Virtual Shadow Night for incoming 8th graders? If so, here is a link to the power point presentation: Virtual Shadow Night Power Point Presentation



    Interested in a future in a Health Care profession? Great opportunity: Listen in every Wednesday (12:40-1:10pm) for a Health Care Speaker series sponsored by Mi Futuro!


    If you are applying to a community college we will be offering application workshops! More details coming soon.



    Financial Aid information in English and Spanish answers some of your financial aid questions! Please visit the CCC website for additional resources.



    Need a Work Permit? Here are instructions for obtaining Work Permits during Distance Learning Work Permit Information click here!


    Transcendence Theater is looking for interns for its Education Apprentice Program for the Spring Season! with the potential of expanding into the Summer Season.

    The program offers a unique opportunity for individuals to gain practical experience in a variety of departments, from the creative to the administrative providing valuable mentorship and expert training. A weekly stipend and bi-weekly Artist Advancement workshops are available for all apprentices. Applications for Spring Apprenticeships are currently being accepted online until March 1st, 2021. Click HERE for application and information.



    Interested in the environment and working outdoors? The Sonoma Ecology Center is taking applications for its Spring Enviroleaders program! Work Wednesday and Friday afternoons 2:30-5:30 pm (Feb 17-May 5) on environmental projects and get paid for it! Applications are due by January 31st!" Click here for more information and to apply.



    Interested in working in one of Sonoma County's biggest industries? Check out the CTE Foundation interviews and tours with local Food & Beverage Manufacturers in January! If you can't watch live, all are/will be available on the CTE Foundation Youtube page: CTE Foundation Youtube Here's the January schedule:


    "Winery Welding Demonstration" with E. & J. Gallo

    January 11, 2021. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    We go on-site at E. & J. Gallo Winery for a welding demonstration and take a close look at how important welders are to the wine industry.


    "Dairy Done Right" with Clover Sonoma

    January 21, 2021. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Learn how Clover Sonoma builds sustainable agriculture, animal welfare, and protection of the environment into its business model.


    "The Endless Opportunities in Food Manufacturing" with Manzana Products

    January 27, 2021. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Production, quality assurance, sanitation, maintenance, and supply chain. These are just some of the hundreds of career opportunities within the food manufacturing industry. We connect with Manzana Products to discuss these high-need careers and some of the key skills needed to be successful.



    “The Manufacturing Process” with Traditional Medicinals

    Thursday, January 28, 2021. 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Take a look inside one of the biggest tea companies in the world, Traditional Medicinals! See the process of how medicinal tea is made to create a product that is both tasty and healthy. This activity will also have a strong focus on the critical roles of production, maintenance, and engineering.


    Once a Dragon...Always a Dragon!