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  • Dragon Distance Learning Bulletin ~ 3/1/21

    Monday, March 1 - A Day

    Tuesday, March 2 - B Day

    Wednesday, March 3 - C Day

    Thursday, March 4 - A Day

    Friday, March 5 - B Day

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    The February 19, 2021 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance has allowed our Section, league and school to re-open more sports. provided we follow the CDPH youth sports guidance and meet County adjusted case rate metrics.



    CDPH student-athlete participation guidelines - Limit participation by athletes and coaches during practice and competition to one team, and refrain from participating with more than one team over the same season or time period. However, student-athletes can play on an outside team while participating on an NCS school approved team during the same season.



    NOTE: The VVAL does not allow Spectators at any competitions per CDPH, County Health, and District Guidance.



    The Vine Valley Athletic League (VVAL) has developed two seasons of sports.

    VVAL Season 1 schedule - February 8, 2021 to April 17, 2021. The schedule includes Cross Country, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Tennis and Football.



    VVAL Season 2* schedule - April 12, 2021 to June 12, 2021. The schedule includes Track & Field, Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Water Polo.

    *Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling still needs CDPH approval.



    For game schedules, please check the SVHS Sports & Current Schedules webpage https://www.sonomaschools.org/domain/1332 or check ths VVAL website http://www.vval.org/



    For further information, contact Athletic Director Mike Boles svshathletics@sonomaschools.org or 707 933-4010 x 5070



    ***Sport Sign Ups***

    Athletic clearance must be completed & approved before a student can participate in sports for the 2020-21 school year at SVHS.



    SVHS Athletics uses an online system to sign up for sports. An additional form, COVID 19 Assumption of Risk, has been added that requires your signature. Please note that in accordance with public safety guidelines, all athletic clearances this year are now completely paperless. All physicals or doctor's clearances must be uploaded onto your account. In addition, we have eliminated the requirement that the Confirmation of Consent be printed out and turned into the school office. You will not turn in any paperwork this year.



    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.

    • You will receive an email when your clearance is complete.


    If you have any further questions, please contact the SVHS Athletic Director at svhsathletics@sonomaschools.org or 707 933-4010 x5070"




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





    Sonoma Valley Unified School District requests your input! As SVUSD begins its search for the next superintendent, the district will be holding multiple stakeholder meetings and two general meetings. Please note, in lieu of attending a meeting, a survey is available with the same four (4) questions that will be asked at the meetings. Below are the links to the survey:


    English Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SonomaValleyEnglish


    Spanish Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SonomaValleySpanish


    The survey will close on Wednesday, March 10, 2021


    The links to the survey can also be found on the district website, www.sonomaschools.org, under “Superintendent Search.”


    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!


    What has the Boosters Club been up to? A LOT!! From the new sports complex tiles fundraiser to our annual business sponsorship outreach. So check out our latest Boosters Newsletter! And - find out who we are: do you know what Terri and Gina do on the board (and why)?

    Click here: https://svhsboosters.membershiptoolkit.com/newsletter/02542-20210218200705-076020400-543033703


    It's here!! The Boosters is thrilled to roll out the exciting and important fundraiser we've been talking about:


    Please consider this limited opportunity to BUY A TILE and leave a legacy!

    Permanent tiles will be displayed in our new SVHS Sports Complex.

    Now, more than ever before, our Sonoma Valley High School students need your support!

    Purchase your tile here: Welcome to Sonoma Valley High School Boosters Club Website


    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!


    We have updated Summer Opportunities on the CCC Website! Check it out! Deadlines are approaching

    Seniors - FAFSA/Dream Act applications are due March 2nd! 10,000 Degrees put together a toolkit to help you submit your financial aid applications. They are hosting a workshop on March 2nd - see flyer for details. Additionally, there are drop-in hours from 12-1 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please email Mrs. Conner for the zoom link.

    Juniors interested in getting a jumpstart on their 4-year college applications are encouraged to apply to the CAAT program. Applications are due Monday, March 8th. Here are the links for the application and parent permission form.

    Kaiser Permanente is looking for teenagers to serve on their Teen Advisory Council. If you are interested in health care and can attend monthly meetings in Santa Rosa this may be the program for you! Email Mrs. Conner for more information. Application is attached and due March 10th. Recruitment Packet click here!

    Juniors are invited to attend a Virtual College Fair hosted by WACAC on Wednesday, March 3rd at 4pm. Colleges from around the world will be available to answer questions. Here is a list of colleges attending the event. Register here to receive the zoom link.

    Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) will be on campus on Wednesday, March 3rd to enroll all interested seniors for the fall 2021 semester. Seniors with the last names beginning with A - K will attend the first session at 9:30 am. Seniors with the last names beginning with L - Z will attend the second session at 11:30 am. Zoom links will be sent to student gmail accounts. We hope to see you Wednesday!


    Interested in Astronomy? Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf State Park is offering a virtual training this March for teenagers interested in volunteering for the observatory and help bring the mysteries of the universe to the public. The training dates include 3/4, 3/11, and 3/18, and run from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. For more information, fill out an application online at https://rfo.org/index.php/volunteer/. Please note that students under 18 must do certain volunteer opportunities with a parent.


    Girls Who Code FREE summer immersion program for rising 11th & 12th grade girls will be entirely virtual this summer! Spend two weeks learning to code with and from female coders: girlswhocode.com


    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! This week hear from Michele Fleischacker, Engineer & Director of Change Management (Improving Patient Care) (Link to recorded presentation: http://www.mifuturonorcal.org/)"


    Also for those interested in Health Care careers: tune in for the great speakers during the month of March!



    March: Health Careers Month


    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Learn about health education and careers such as medicine, kinesiology, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and more from Dr. Steven Winter, kinesiology professor and department chair, and Dr. Joseph Lin, biology professor at Sonoma State University.




    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM

    Mental health professionals rely on a unique blending of empathy, compassion, science, and methodology to help individuals live happier and healthier lives. Our panel of three mental health professionals will discuss their careers, their education paths, and the specialized set of skills needed to be a therapist.




    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 10:35 AM

    A nursing career offers high-wages, job security, and the ability to make a life-saving difference every day. It takes equal parts dedication and compassion. Three nurses – each coming from different backgrounds – discuss how to become a nurse and what to expect for the future of nursing careers.


    10,000 Degrees is accepting applications to their outstanding college support program! If you are a junior who plans to attend a 2-year or 4-year college after high school graduation AND you have financial need - YOU are eligible to apply. Please visit the website for details and the application.


    Students are invited to register and sign-up for virtual 4-year college tours! Please use this link to register, sign-up or learn more about them. Over 500 colleges are participating and there are multiple events beginning this Sunday.


    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.



    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.


    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.


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