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  • Weekly Bulletin ~ 5/3/21

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    Zero period will remains fully virtual from 7:50 AM to 8:20 AM


    Campus is not open until 8:50 AMIn order to help with the flow of students from room to room during hybrid for the remaining weeks of school we will be adding release bells at 9:55am, 10:55am, and 12pm.


    Update: Change for In-person Instruction 4 days per week

    In response to our movement to the orange tier, SVUSD secondary sites only students already attending in-person classes move from two days per week to four days per week for in person instruction on Monday, May 3rd. Wednesdays will remain asynchronous as currently is scheduled.


    Again, this is only for those students who are already back in in-person. Additional students returning will need to meet the state's definition of "academically at-risk.”


    Thank you for your patience as we adapt to this next phase!


    Summer School

    Summer School registration is open! Students who have been recommended for credit recovery summer school will receive an email invitation to confirm attendance via Google Form from the summer school office. Counselors have recommended the specific courses that students need in order to meet graduation and/or a - g requirements. The Google Form is to confirm that you plan to attend summer school for the courses recommended by your counselor - you do not need to choose classes on this form. Summer school class schedules will be emailed to students after registration closes and the summer school master schedule has been completed.


    Students also received an email invitation to request original credit Geometry or Chemistry for those who are interested in completing an original credit math or science course in the summer. Please note that if we receive more requests than spaces available, we will need to utilize a lottery system. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.


    Summer school will begin on Friday, June 11th and end on Friday, July 9th. There is no school Monday, July 5th for the Independence Day Holiday. As of right now, we are planning for in person instruction on SVHS campus. The last day to confirm attendance or request original credit Geometry or Chemistry is Friday, May 7th. If you have any questions you can reach the Summer School Office by emailing thernandez@sonomaschools.org or call (707)933-4002. For questions regarding graduation and a - g requirements, please email your counselor.

    State Testing- Wednesday, May 5th, 9:00AM asynchronously (All Grades 9th-12th)

    STAR E Reading & Math Testing - Wednesday May 5

    On Wednesday, May 5th, all students grades 9-12, will log on to their assigned 1st period class and take the STAR English and Math asynchronously that morning. 1st period teachers will review the STAR log-on procedures with students before students log on to STAR and remain available during the testing to support any needs that may arise. Students have been taking this test online throughout this year and have reviewed test procedures with their English teachers during the week. There will be help material posted in all the English and Math Google Classrooms prior to and during testing for students to reference as needed for logon procedures. All students grades 9-12 are required to take the STAR English test and all students in grades 9-11 to take the STAR Mathematics portion as well. Testing will begin at 9:00 AM and be conducted asynchronously; students will work at their own pace. Approximate time for tests: STAR Reading 30 minutes and STAR Math 45minutes -1 hour. Students will start with the English portion. When they are finished they may wish to take a quick break or stretch for five minutes and then they will log on to take the math portion directly after. At the conclusion of testing students will continue their day working on asynchronous work as they would on any other Wednesday.


    STAR testing is one of the criteria looked at in determining EL reclassification. Please encourage your child to his or her best knowing this test performance will weigh into the evaluation of their placement.


    Every year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Due to the impact of COVID-19 on in-person school attendance, the state of California is providing school districts flexibility in determining whether or not to administer the CAASPP or a local assessment of state standards. The Sonoma Valley Unified School District has opted to administer the Renaissance Learning STAR tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics as its alternative to the CAASPP assessment this year. All high school students have participated in the STAR English language arts in English classes as well as STAR Mathematics in their math classes at least once if not twice this year already.

    Please see this district communication with more information.

    SVUSD Parent Guardian Testing Letter Spring 2021




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

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    Congratulations to our 2021 Sonoma’s next top Dragon Stephen Ray William O'Neil

    Congratulations to our 2021 Sonoma’s next top Dragon Stephen Ray William O'Neil

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    Want to support our incoming freshmen? Want to make a positive impact on our school campus? Be a Link Crew Leader next year! Calling all current sophomores and juniors to apply. The application is posted in our Link Crew google classroom. Enter join code: fjcnuq3 and to access and fill out the application no later than May 3rd at 5pm. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Rivara (trivara@sonomaschools.org), Mrs. Gray (vgray@sonomaschools.org) or Mrs. LeSage (alesage@sonomaschools.org)

    Mauna Kea’s student of the week is Giovanny Ortiz for his stellar participation, turning in great work and just being a kind person.


    Students please click here to view the AP Exam Schedule

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    Please remember that Crisis Go does NOT replace attendance. Once you complete it you should also call the attendance specialist if your student is not feeling well and won’t be attending class (whether virtual or in person). If your student is not feeling well, has an appointment, or an excused absence please call the attendance spealiciast and let them know. Crystal Morgan can be reached at 707 933-5003.


    Remote Learning Resources for Families click here!


    From your SVHS Boosters Club:

    Almost out of time: The legacy tiles fundraiser (tiles will be featured in the fabulous, new sports complex) ENDS THIS SUNDAY - May 2nd!! Buying a legacy tile is a great way to help Boosters help our students AND a truly unique way to honor your student...or a loved one whose important to your family...some appreciation for a teacher...maybe a list of your alumni teens - whatever you want memorialized forever. Order your tile(s) here: Welcome to Sonoma Valley High School Boosters Club Website



    Business Sponsorships: https://svhsboosters.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/16894444


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

    Click here to visit the CCC online!


    The CCC wants to celebrate our seniors!! May 1st is College Acceptance Day and we want to take your photo! ALL next week we will be taking photos of our seniors in their college gear. Stop by the CCC if you're on campus so we can take a quick picture or feel free to email your photo to Ms. Conner.

    The Boys and Girls Club is hosting after school workshops to help students prepare for college! Workshops will be held on Thursdays at 2:00pm beginning April 15th-May 27th. Please click on the flyer for details. Diplomas 2 Degrees Info Flyer


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


    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


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


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


    Sonoma State Engineering Camp for high school students will be VIRTUAL this year! July 19-23. Students will build their own projects around robotics, automation, sensors, computer vision, and apps. All participants will receive their own electronic kits. Registration is OPEN at https://ee.sonoma.edu/engineering-summer-campSummer Camp Flyer in English Summer Camp Flyer in Spanish



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


    Want to learn to code this summer? Register for the 5-week online course through the University of Michigan! More info and registration here


    Juniors and Sophomores are invited to take practice SAT and ACT exams with Revolution Prep. These are offered on Saturdays in May and June, please see flyer for details. Exams will be offered online.

    SVHS Mock Exam SAT/ACT May 2021 Flyer

    SVHS Mock Exam SAT/ACT June 2021 Flyer



    Students who would like help registering and/or enrolling in classes for SRJC may attend one of their virtual workshops. There are workshops for current seniors or dual enrollment students (9th, 10th or 11th graders) throughout April, May and June. Please visit their website for more information.


    Revolution Prep is offering a $200 discount for SAT or ACT small group test prep and academic tutoring. Please see the flyer for details. The link to access the gift card is here.

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