Weekly Newsletter

Ann Sobrato High School
Week of June 4, 2018

Dates to Remember

  • June 1 & 4 – Senior Exams (schedule)
  • June 5 – Senior Checkout, 1:30pm
  • June 5 – 8 – Underclassmen Exams (schedule below)
  • June 6 – All Summer Credit Recovery Applications Due, last day to register
  • June 8 – Graduation, 6:00pm



Final Exam Schedule: Grades 9, 10, 11

*Please note that school begins at 8:10am on Wednesday, June 6.  There is NO late start!


Bus Pickup during Final Exams

School buses will pick up students sometime after 12:37pm each day, including the special needs bus.  As buses will arrive at different times due to their other routes, students should ask their drivers this week for more details.  Additionally, a VTA bus will depart Sobrato at 12:47pm on June 5-6 and at 10:20am on June 7-8.


Locker Clean-out

All belongings must be removed from lockers by the end of the school day after the last exam. Anything remaining after Friday will not be saved. There will be no Lost & Found.


Senior Class Info

All seniors received a copy of the Senior Booklet through their Advisory classes on May 15th.  Please refer to this booklet for important information about senior finals, senior checkout, and graduation practices.  Remember, graduates must go through senior checkout and attend all graduation rehearsals to participate in the graduation ceremony!


Graduation Information – from the ASB Office

  • All seniors who are participating in the graduation ceremony should have already ordered their cap and gown and graduation tickets. If not, please call Sue Baynes at 408-201-6205.
  • Gowns and tassels, pre-paid parking tickets, and graduation tickets will be handed out Tuesday, June 5 during Senior Checkout. Caps will be handed out during line-up just prior to the graduation ceremony on Friday, June 8.
  • Any extra graduation tickets will be offered for purchase beginning after graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, June 6. Only the senior graduates may purchase tickets.  All guests over the age of 2 must have a ticket to enter.
  • Entrance to the gate will be by the baseball field. If you have a preferred parking ticket you will be parked near the entrance.
  • We ask that all attendees be respectful of others’ opportunity to view and hear the ceremony and leave noisemakers and balloons at home. Balloons are not permitted on the field and will be held at the gate until after the ceremony.
  • The graduation ceremony will start promptly at 6:00 p.m and end at 7:00 p.m.  Graduates will receive their diploma covers during the ceremony.  They are to report to the Gym immediately following the ceremony to pick up their diplomas.


Parent Volunteers Needed in Sobrato Library!

The library can use your help during the last week of school as we check in approximately 400 senior Chromebooks and 10,000 textbooks and novels.  Classes are signed up to walk through the library and we scan their bar codes to check items in – it is very easy and fun to see all the students.  We could use 2 volunteers for each shift, so bring a friend!  Parents can sign up for the following times on June 4-8:  8:00-10:0010:30-12:001:30-3:00 by emailing Librarian Terri Knudsen at knudsent@mhusd.org.  Thank you!


Yearbook Distribution

The Cave Canem yearbook staff is pleased to announce the release of our 2018 yearbook, Here We Stand.  Below is this week’s distribution schedule:

  • Mon, June 4 at Lunch (Main Office back window)
  • Mon, June 4 at 3:15 pm (Main Office back window)
  • Tues, June 5 at 12:45 pm (Lecture Hall)
  • Wed, June 6 at 12:45 pm (Main Office back window)

Students wishing to purchase any extra copies may visit ASB to pay during Brunch/Lunch/after school).  The cost is $90.


Advanced, AP and Honors Course – summer assignments are coming!

Summer assignments for students enrolled in Advanced, Advanced Placement (AP), or Honors courses in 2018-2019 will be posted on the Sobrato website later today.


From the Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center:

Are you or your drivers-licensed child looking for an opportunity to volunteer in our community this summer?  The rec center has started the Get’n Around Town Driver Program, which provides senior citizens with rides to their appointments and errands in Morgan Hill.  For more information, click here.


VTA Summer Youth Pass Program

Youth riders get access to unlimited fun with VTA’s Summer Youth Pass. For a highly discounted price of $60, youth receive unlimited rides on VTA buses and light rail trains from June to August. That’s a $30 savings from purchasing three monthly youth passes! VTA’s Summer Youth Pass is the perfect way for youth riders to get around Santa Clara County and to go to their favorite places such as shopping malls, movie theatres, amusement parks or to get to summer jobs and classes. Also included are special offers from VTA’s partners, including Great America, Raging Waters, Pizza My Heart, and Nox Cookie Bar. VTA’s youth riders will enjoy the coolest ride of the summer, filled with fun and adventure!

There are three ways to purchase a pass:

  1. Online (Purchase a pass through PayPal)
  2. Mail-in Order Form
  3. In person at Valley Transportation Authority (Downtown SJ)


Sobrato Band Director Releases Latest CD

Sobrato Band Director Greg Chambers is releasing his latest CD this summer!  To celebrate, there will be a release party at the Granada Theater in Downtown Morgan Hill on Friday, July 20th at 6pm.  All proceeds from ticket sales and raffle/auction items will benefit the Sobrato & Murphy music programs.  Click here to view the press release and link to order tickets ($35 includes dinner). 


South Valley Young Life Camp

South Valley Young Life is recruiting students for its summer camp July 8-14 at Woodleaf.   Click here to learn more!



2018-2019 Back-to-School Important Dates

Please carefully review next year’s instructional calendar!




Be sure to check the calendar on our website for other upcoming events!

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