Weekly Bulletin - It's a Great Day to be a Dragon!

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    SVHS Weekly Bulletin   |  February 26, 2024

     

     
     
    A NOTE FROM OUR ADMINISTRATION

    Dear Dragon Family:


    What an exciting week this past week at SVHS! We had the opportunity to host a Student Listening Circle as part of our work this year with the Student Climate Collaborative. 10 SVHS students participated and a variety of site and district office staff participated in hearing our students’ insights. Our administrators also had the opportunity to attend Creekside’s listening circle as well which was a great opportunity to hear insights from students who have been part of our SVHS community and share our campus. Additionally, we recently got our Youth Truth results back and we will begin looking into the data and insights shared. In April we will send messages via ParentSquare to students and families summarizing our results and areas of focus for next year based on the input, and preparing information to share with staff at our April Staff Meeting. We value all the feedback you provide us so that we can continue to make SVHS the best it can be.


    Congratulations to Abby Kalt, Algeria Silvi, Jack McMahon, Cristopher Rivera, Quinn Gamble, and Jared Mellinger on being selected as delegates for the 86th Session of the American Legion Boys & Girls State Program! In addition, Teagan Rhodes has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 Girls State Program at Sacramento State University during the summer.  The American Legion Boys & Girls State Program and the American Auxiliary Unit 28 are among the most respected and selective educational programs about the operation of government for high school students in the country.  


    Coming up this week, on Friday, March 1 we have our Spring Formal which will be in Golton Hall from 7:30 - 9:30pm. Ticket sales end Tuesday 2/27 so if you still have not bought your ticket make sure to stop by J9 at lunch on Monday or Tuesday. Ticket sales will not be extended past the deadline so please plan ahead. Guest passes were due 2/23 at lunch and will not be extended, so if you did not get a guest form in, it is too late to bring a guest.


    At school dances our goal is to provide both a fun and safe environment for our students. We’d like to take this opportunity to review our behavior expectations at the dance so everyone knows what to expect ahead of time. School dances are a substance-free environment where all school rules still apply. Students will be randomly breathalyzed upon entry to the dance, and if any students are under the influence we will call home to ask a parent or guardian to come pick the student up to ensure their safety. We will also check all purses and ask students to empty any pockets upon entry into the dance. No backpacks are allowed. Any student in possession of drugs or alcohol will have items confiscated and we will ask a parent to come pick their student up. There is absolutely no crowd surfing at the dance due to safety issues - students who crowd surf will be automatically asked to leave. There are no In’s and Out’s to the dance and students must arrive by 8pm to be admitted into the dance. Attendance at future dances this school year, including prom, may be jeopardized by violating any of the behavior expectations. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and encourage families to review these rules with their students prior to the dance so that we can have a fun and safe event.


    Dragon Strong, We All Belong!

    Ms. Kiss, Ms. Dowdy, Mr. Schloesser, & Mr. Snow

     

    BELL SCHEDULE

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS

    In Good Standing/Off Campus:  Off-Campus and In Good Standing have been updated, as grades have been submitted.  If your student has any detentions to clear, detentions are offered weekly Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students can come see Leonela in the office if they want help creating a plan to clear their detentions or if they have any questions. We check detentions weekly so that students can get back “in good standing.” If a student doesn’t qualify for off-campus due to grades, they’ll need to work on their grades so they can get off-campus back for the next grading period. The grade requirement  is each grading period a student must have a 2.0 with no more than 1 F to go off campus.


     
    STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CSF - meeting this Tuesday (2/27) at lunch in the CCC. Remember to earn life membership you must attend at least one meeting a semester.


    AP Exam Final Payments DUE 3/1 by 3PM

    If you have not already paid for your AP Exams in full through Total Registration you must complete the final payment no later than Friday, March 1st. If you are unable to complete the payment by the listed due date your AP Exams will be canceled.


    The Princess Project The Princess Project is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization, which provides free new prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who would otherwise not be able to attend their event.  All high school students- girls and boys alike are welcome to attend a giveaway.  All we ask is that they present a valid high school ID or government ID card and current report card.  We celebrate bodies of all sizes(carrying sizes 00 to 36X) and use no body imaging in our branding. For more information, please take a look at this flier


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    SPRING FORMAL INFORMATION:

    Hey dragons! This is a reminder that the Spring Formal is next week on Friday, March 1! Tickets are being sold during break and lunch at J9, until next Tuesday, February 27 ($10 each). Guest forms were already due last Friday, March 23. The dance will be located in Golton Hall from 7:30 to 9:30! Hope to see you there!

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    We are happy to inform you that the Empowerment Academy after-school program has begun! The Empowerment Academy, a joint effort organized and led by the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Teen Service, and the Ready To Learn Collaborative, is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the G building. We offer academic support, workshops, and fun and engaging activities. ALL SVHS STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!

     

    IMPORTANT END OF YEAR INFORMATION FOR ALL SENIORS 

    Please take a look at the linked document for all the necessary information regarding graduation and senior week activities.  Senior Communication 2024 


     

    Sonoma Valley Grad Night 2024

    Attention Seniors! We are excited to announce that planning for Grad Night is underway. Grad Night is a safe and sober event scheduled for May 31, 2024, from 9 PM to 5 AM.  To register, click on the attached link and complete the required form. Payment options include Square, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or you can choose to pay cash or send a check by clicking on this link


    COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

    Seniors!  The acceptances are beginning!  Come put a pin on our map in the CCC and let us know where you've been accepted!


    Seniors - check out Naviance for local scholarships.

     

    Seniors - the FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications are open! Please create your Student Aid account now and get started on the application. Applications are due April 2, 2024. Please see the following handouts to get you started

    February is First Responder Careers Month!  

    Our last First Responders presentation will be Thursday, February 29th with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue!  Interested in becoming a firefighter??  Come and learn about getting into the field!

    Transcendence Theater is looking for its 2024 season interns!  Hiring now for paid internship positions in Music  Assistant, Box Office, Stage Management, Development, Costumes & Props, Technical Theatre, Sound, Marketing & Media, Operations & House Management!  More information and application can be found hereThe deadline for internship applications is Feb. 29. 

    Interested in community health, civic engagement and sociology?  Latino Service Providers are seeking applications for 2024-2025 Youth Promotor Interns! This paid internship opportunity is open to bilingual, bicultural students in Sonoma County regardless of immigration status. The application will open on January 16, 2024 and the last day to apply is February 26, 2024.  More information and application info on the attached flyer.

    9th & 10th grade girls!  Are you interested in Engineering?  Spend the day at Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa at "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!" on April 8, 2024.  Registration opens March 9th at 10:00am and spots will fill up FAST! Please click here for  more information.   

    Point Reyes National Seashore in hiring!  Apply to join the Youth Conservation Corps this summer for an 8-week PAID ($18/hr) program.  Open to students 15-18 years of age.  Learn about caring for the land in different biotic zones and cultural areas.  Must be in good physical shape and willing to work outdoors.  Program runs June 17th-August 9th, 8:00am-4:30 pm M-F.  Must have own transportation to the Bear Valley Visitor Ctr in Pt. Reyes.  Applications due 4/29/24.  More information and application can be found here.


    Seniors wanting to spend the summer doing conservation?  The Point Blue Community College Conservation Internship is a paid opportunity that will focus on conservation, restoration science & creating a community for environmentalists of color to explore the field Open to Fall 2024 community college students from Sonoma and Marin county. Interns earn a stipend of up to $1400 for an 8-week program. Internship is twice a week, once for a seminar and another for a field day beginning June 6th and concluding on July 24th.


    Looking for a part-time job? Keep an eye on the "Job Opportunities" page on the CCC page of the website if you're looking for a part time job.

     

    It's not too early to start thinking about Summer Internships or Camps!  Check out our Summer Opportunities page on the website.  More will be added as they become available!


    Did you know you have access to tutoring through your Sonoma County library card?  Tutor.com and Brainfuse online tutoring can be accessed just with your library card! 

    Want to keep up-to-date on what's happening in the CCC, like colleges coming, application workshops, guest speakers?  Make sure you follow the CCC on Instagram @svhscollegeandcareer!


     
    SPORTS INFORMATION

    For information, eligibility and registration requirements for sports, please visit our SVHS Athletics web page. 

    Athletic Clearances for 2023-24  All students need to create an application for the 23-24 year as signatures/forms may have changed. Follow the steps below to get started: Go to Athleticclearance.com to start the sign up process. You will receive an email when your clearance is complete. *** Athletic Clearance must be completed & approved before a student may participate in any sport

    Go Fan Digital Ticketing - Tickets for home games can be purchased using this link. In addition, all VVAL schools use Go Fan and tickets for away games. To purchase tickets, go to this link.


    We invite you to #BeTheChange! Sportsmanship is simple, treat others how you would want to be treated. Respect the game and everyone participating including student-athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators. Education-based athletics is more than winning, it’s about academic development, equity, and character. Be Responsible, Be Respectful, 

    #BeTheChange! #BenchBadBehavior


    SonomaTV YouTube - Exciting news! Thanks to Sonoma TV and Boosters Club, we now have the ability to LIvestream ALL our home games via YouTube using our HUDL Focus Cameras. Please share with family and friends who are unable to attend in person. Sonoma TV


    Sports Parent Resource - Understanding the High School Sports Landscape 

    NCS wrestling

    Automatic Qualifiers:

    Jerome Saldana, Caleb Armenta, & Donovan Riebli

    Alternates:

    Max Larbre, Stephen Rodriguez, & Benny Stevenson


    PARENT SECTION

    LCAP Meeting - Join District leaders as we develop the new three year LCAP. More information below:
     

    Senior families:

    Time to register for Sonoma Valley Grad Night 2024. We hope to have all info early and ready to go so we can best plan the night of activities and food and drink for this overnight SAFE AND SOBER event. To register and pay ($75) for the event, please click HERE. 

     

    Grad Night Meeting will be listed soon. DATE & Time to be determined

    Let’s come together to get an update of all that is planned and how you can help as we move towards GRAD Night- the party for seniors on May 31st 2024. A safe and sober overnight gathering. Contact Event Chairs at svhsgradnight@gmail.com


     

    Need to plan in advance?  

    Check out our SVUSD Calendar 2023-24 and SVUSD Calendar 2024-25 for quick reference.

    Here is a look at our daily schedules.


    BOOSTERS

    Boosters Meeting

    Please join us on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30pm in the College and Career Center for our Boosters meeting. 


    For information regarding Booster membership, please click here

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