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  • Sonoma Valley High School Bulletin   |  May 29, 2023

    No school on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)


    Dear Dragon Family:

    We hope everyone is enjoying the three-day weekend and getting some rest and relaxation. What an exciting time of year! We have four school days left until Senior Week where we have so many fun activities planned for our graduating seniors who are In Good Standing and completed the permission slip and payment for the related activities. We will have three remaining detentions that students can serve to ensure they are “In Good Standing” to participate in all senior activities and graduation - they will be Tuesday and Thursday at lunch and Wednesday after school. If your senior is unsure how many they need to serve, they can check in with Leonela in the main office and she’ll be happy to help them make a plan. Eight school days remain until graduation - we can’t wait to celebrate all our Class of 2023 has accomplished this year.


    On Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm we will host our Senior Awards in Pfeiffer Gym. Friends and family are invited to join to honor our outstanding seniors. We hope to see you there! Please see this flyer for details. On Friday, June 2, we will be distributing caps and gowns to our seniors in the morning, which will be followed by our Annual Senior-Walk-About. Seniors will have the opportunity to visit their elementary and middle schools while donning their cap and gown. This is one of our favorite events of the year!


    Lastly, we want to remind everyone of both Senior Finals and Finals for all our students which are fast-approaching. Seniors will take their finals May 30-June 1 with Senior Check-Out on June 5 and freshmen, sophomores and juniors will take their finals June 6-8. Also please note that PowerSchool will be turned off to all students and families as of Tuesday, May 30 so that teachers can enter finalized grades. It will be turned back on after grades are stored on Monday, June 12. We encourage all students to see their teachers with questions and to study hard in preparation as we want to see all our Dragons finish this school year strong! 


    Stronger together!                                                                                                             

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



    Health and Safety: In order to ensure the health of our school community, it is important to remain at home if you are feeling ill. If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, please take a Covid test. If you test positive for Covid-19, please let the school know right away at 707-933-4017 and isolate. Our Covid Response Team will be in contact with you regarding your isolation timeline. If you are in need of a Covid test, one can be provided for you from the main office. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

    Update on the office availability after June 19th, we will have no access to the main doors due to construction. We will be opening the office door next to the Student Activities for access through June and the hours will be 8:30-3 M-F. We are not open during the month of July.

    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.



    Behavior for End of Year: We want to remind all students and families that being “In Good Standing” is required for participation in Senior Week and walking at graduation. Any planned pranks or activities that lead to damage to school property, or pose safety issues, will be handled with the highest level of discipline and collaboration with law enforcement. We want to encourage all our students to continue to make good choices as we wrap up the end of the year, so that all are able to participate in the fun school-sponsored activities we have planned. Go Dragons!


    Graduation and Senior Week: Seniors, please be sure you have read our Senior Communication that went out on ParentSquare this week. This communication has important information about graduation and senior week activities. The communication is linked here


    Senior Awards - save the date!! Wednesday, May 31st at 6pm is the Senior Awards!! Friends and families are invited to honor our outstanding seniors! Please see this flyer for details. 


    Senior Parents!

    Show your pride of your graduating senior by purchasing a lawn sign.  Lawn signs are $25 and can be delivered for another $5.  If you would like to order one or several, please fill out the google form that is linked below. CLASS OF 2023 LAWN SIGN ORDER FORM


    Due to the construction at SVHS, summer school will be held at Altimira Middle School this summer.    

    First day of summer school: June 20, 2023

    Last day of summer school: July 18, 2023



    Students of the Week

    Olympus Team:

    • Alejandro Torres Serrano for his improved work ethic, working well with his classmates, and striving for his best performance.  

    • Cassie Álvarez for her friendliness, communication with teachers, and positive mindset.

    • Donna Medina Díaz for working on her retakes, kindness to others, helping her peers, and her improvement in math.

    • Aiden Todd for his excellence in math, maturity, and humor.

    • Daniela Torres-Martínez for her respectful attitude, growth mindset, and hard work.

    • Alondra Lucas for her improvement in working on assignments, friendliness with others, excellent attendance.


    Mental Health Club at SVHS - Officer elections and end of year party 


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

    Athletic Clearances for 2023-24 Sonoma Valley's 2023-2024 Athletic Clearance applications are now active for parents & students to begin registering.  If an athlete has recently submitted a 22-23 application this will not roll over to the 23-24 year.  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.

    Upload your Doctor Clearance or Physical to your account.  Be sure that your Doctor Clearance or Physical specifically states that you/your student is cleared to participate in sports/athletics. You will receive an email when your clearance is complete. 

    *** Athletic Clearance must be completed & approved before a student may participate in any sport

    Boys & Girls Tennis meeting - There will be a tennis meeting at the start of lunch (12:35pm) on June 1 in Pfeiffer gym. All those interested in tennis should attend to hear about summer plans.

    Summer Camps offered so far:

    Boys High School Basketball Camp - 2 camps offered

    Lady Dragons Basketball Camp

    Sonoma Valley Girls Lacrosse Camp


     Water Polo Camp - 4 sessions offered

    Summer Football workouts - June 12th through August 3rd : Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information, contact Head Coach Max Pond, maxpond66@gmail.com



    Revolution Prep is offering a variety of summer programs to incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. And SVHS students get a $200 gift card towards these services. Please see flyer for details.

    Juniors - want a little help getting started on your college essays? Sign-up for the annual College Essay Workshop on Monday, June 12th from 9:30 to 12 noon in the College and Career Center. See flyer for details. Sign-up is also available in the CCC.


    Current juniors - nervous about your college applications? The CCC has your back! Sign-up for College Application Camp August 7th - 10th from 6-8pm in the CCC. We will fill out applications, review the process, proofread essays and get organized for the fall. Stop by the CCC for more information.

    Are you interested in computers and technology?  Work for the SVUSD I-T (Information Technology) Department this summer!  The District is hiring a few students to work with the I-T professionals on hardware, software, wiring, and more!  Turn the application in to Mrs. Swanson in the CCC.  Deadline June 7th!

    Sonoma Ecology Center is recruiting for their summer Enviroleaders program!  Work outdoors on Wednesdays & Fridays!  Information and application can be found here

    Sonoma Family Meal is hosting the first-ever Culinary Job Training Program! The Culinary Training Program is an 8-week, hands-on training program that equips participants with skills and knowledge to succeed in the culinary industry. The program focuses on fundamental culinary skills training led by professional chef instructors with decades of relevant industry experience. All students will receive Servsafe Manager Program certification. Upon completion of the program, Sonoma Family Meal aims to place program graduates in full-time culinary positions that are suited to their skill levels and interests.  All students will be vetted by Sonoma Family Meal and will be prepared for full-time employment. 

    The FBI is offering its Summer Teen Academy for current juniors or seniors for students interested in preventing cyber crime, civil right hate crimes, terrorism, etc. on Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The Teen Academy will be held on the USS Hornet in Alameda, California.  Applications may be found here and are due no later than 5:00 pm on June 9th. 

    "Did you miss the Job Fair?  Don't forget local employers looking for employee post on the SVHS "Job Opportunities" webpage!  Check it out!  Also check our "Summer Opportunities"

    Interested in a legal career?  Sonoma County Bar Association is offering "Pipellne Pods" to match a legal professional with a student to mentor them in aspiring to a legal career.   The Pods will meet as a group 4 times during the school year, plus additional times with each mentee.  Pods begin in September 2023.  Applications are available in the CCC.

    Have you recently started a job?  Don't forget, you need a work permit!  Come to the CCC to pick up a work permit application!  Are you looking for a part-time job?  Check out the "Job Opportunities" link on the CCC webpage!  If you currently have a work permit issued this year, don't forget the 1st grading period ends this week!  All work permit holders' grades will be checked to make sure you have a 2.0 or better GPA and no Fs, otherwise you might lose your work permit!


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