Parent Newsletter

Ann Sobrato High School
E-Newsletter
June 18, 2020

 

summer break

We wish our students and families a restful summer!  Please note the following return dates for our staff:

  • Registrar: July 20
  • Administrators: July 20
  • Counselors: July 27
  • Librarian: August 3
  • Teachers: August 10

Student orientations are tentatively scheduled for August 4-6.  The dates and format may change based on current restrictions in place.  We will send an update when the office opens in July.

summer assignments

Click here to view summer assignments for the 2020-2021 school year.

june FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS - 7 breakfasts & 7 lunches!

The MHUSD Student Nutrition Department continues to provide meals to any children in our community under the age of 18.  In order to limit exposure and align with social distancing practices and “Shelter in Place”, they offer a single day pick up for meals for an entire week (7 lunches and 7 breakfasts for the week).  

Meals are provided at no cost to all children under the age of 18 - there are no qualifications or paperwork to complete.  Children receiving meals do not need to be present when the meals are picked up.  If you cannot drive to the site, you can walk by.  The Student Nutrition Department requests families follow the county guidance of “social distancing” and maintain a six foot distance from others.  Meals will be offered at the following schools:  

School Meal Pick-up Sites / MONDAYS June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM:

  • Los Paseos Elementary School - 121 Avenida Grande, San Jose, CA 95139

  • Live Oak High School - 1505 E. Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

  • San Martin/Gwinn Environmental Science Academy - 100 North St., San Martin, CA 95046

This program is solely for the pick-up of meals and meals are not to be consumed on site.  Safe food handling instructions will be provided.  Families are encouraged to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed.  Please continue to wash hands often, refrain from touching your eyes, nose or mouth, sneeze or cough into a tissue, and stay home if sick.

textbook return

Thank you for helping us to collect thousands of textbooks and reconcile our inventory during last week's locker cleanout!  We are still missing some books.  If your child was unable to drop off their books last week, they are asked to return them to their locker and email LemoffS@mhusd.org.  We will then retrieve them from the locker and return them to the library.

2020-2021 Enrollment

If you are moving this summer and your student will no longer be attending Sobrato, please contact our Registrar (408-201-6228 or BellucciH@mhusd.org) to begin the withdrawal process. Accurate enrollment is a critical factor in our staffing allocation and impacts the design of the master schedule. Changes in enrollment during the summer may influence which courses we are able to offer students.

2020-2021 mhusd instructional calendar

2020-2021 school re-opening

Plans are currently in development for instructional models at elementary, middle, and high schools that are compliant with California Department of Education, Santa Clara County Office of Education, and Public Health Department guidance.  Stay tuned for information from MHUSD this in early- to mid-July.  You can also follow the district on Facebook and Instagram.  To read a letter to the community from the County Superintendent of Schools on June 3rd, click here.  
MHUSD will host another Q&A session on Tuesday, June 23.  You may join via Zoom or watch live on Facebook.  Want to submit a question?  Fill out a question card.

register for free/reduced lunch

Click here to deposit funds toward lunch accounts or apply for free or reduced lunch.  Accounts do not roll over; you must re-apply each year.

Did You Know?

Registering for the free/reduced lunch program qualifies students for additional financial support during the school year, including discounts on AP® exams.

register for transportation

Click here to purchase a bus pass or apply for free or reduced bus fare.

physician medicine authorization 2020-2021

If you anticipate your child will need to take medication, use an inhaler or epipen during the 2020-2021 school year, Ed Code Section 49423 requires that a new physician authorization form for medication administration be filled out every school year. You may use the form linked below or one generated by your physician.  All medication permission forms must be signed and dated by both the doctor and a parent/guardian. Click here for the form to fill out and return to AhlinB@mhusd.org.

summer athletics, cheer, band practices and camps

Click here to review information regarding summer activities with consideration of public health guidelines.

athletics: academic eligibility

Students must have completed the following minimum credits by July 16 to be eligible for fall sports.  Information can also be found on page 13 of the Student Handbook.  Unsure if your child is eligible?  Contact Athletic Director Lawrence Crawford (408-201-6240 or CrawfordL@mhusd.org).

Grade

Beginning Semester #

Minimum # of Credits Earned

10

3

50

 

4

75

11

5

100

 

6

130

12

7

160

 

8

190

In lieu of GPA requirements, students must have earned 20 credits (passed four classes) in Spring/Summer 2020.  Additionally, Fall student-athletes must have a 2.0 GPA at the first progress report period in September to maintain eligibility for the rest of the season.

scholarship fundraiser

 

There's no other event quite like AlumNight! This community effort supports and recognizes the value of dedicated individuals in our California public education system. It is a night of joint celebration with educators who aim to improve the system with equity at the forefront of each decision they make, and for the students who work tirelessly to open doors that have been previously locked to the generations before them. As a united group of community members, we celebrate the difference we can make in the lives of youth within our reach by continuing the work we do every day and bringing awareness to those outside the educational arena.

Join us and enjoy a night of music, awards, exciting drawing prizes, and most importantly, to hear some of our student's challenges, and successes! Whether or not you win one of the exciting drawing prizes, you will be happy to enter one more Zoom room to be a part of our 5th Annual AlumNight!

Highlights:

  • Sobrato senior Natalie Celallos will be awarded Cal-SOAP scholarship
  • Former Sobrato principal Dr. Debbie Padilla will be awarded Cal-SOAP Educator of the Year award
  • Ann Sobrato High School will be awarded trophy for most FAFSA/CADA applications among South County high schools
  • Sobrato counselor Ted Thomas will emcee the event

With your help, Cal-SOAP can provide more scholarships to college-bound students. Your contribution will make a difference in these students' lives and help them be the first in their family to attend college, but certainly not the last.

Cal-soap academic counseling

South County Cal-SOAP is a pre-college program that helps low-income and first-generation students go to college. They assist students in navigating every aspect of their educational journey, offering academic advising, financial aid awareness, tutoring, college tours, and more. Through these services, Cal-SOAP equips the students least likely to enter college with the tools and knowledge they need to attain their academic goals.  First-generation, low-income, college-bound students with a minimum 2.0 GPA may apply.  Click here for an application.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAM SCORES

Scores for students attending California high schools will be posted to their College Board account on Wednesday, July 15 at 5:00 AM PT.  College Board also sends score reports to the college or university that each student designated in their account. The score report is cumulative and includes scores for all the AP® Exams they have ever taken, unless they requested that one or more scores be withheld from a college or canceled. Students can view their entire score report and score-send history. If they wish to send additional score reports to colleges, universities, and scholarship programs they can do so online for a fee.

class of 2021 - college info night

Did you miss our College Info Night on June 2nd?  Click the image above to watch the presentation.  Learn about updates from the college community to help you consider post-secondary options.

yearbook - DIGITAL ACCESS!

Due to Shelter in Place orders, the yearbook printing plant in Kansas was temporarily shut down.  It is open again but, due to social distancing protocols, our shipment is delayed until July.  We will notify families when they arrive.

Until then, students who ordered a yearbook can view it on their phone!  Here is information about how to download the app.

If your child did not order a yearbook but would like to, it's not too late!  Visit the ASB Store.

PSAT - fall 2020

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14th.  

  • 10th graders take the test for FREE and will be automatically pre-registered.

  • 9th & 11th graders will be invited to register for a fee on a first come, first served basis.  Stay tuned for more information in September.

11th grade scores may qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Students have free access to test prep on their Naviance accounts.

Earn College Credit in High School! Fall 2020

Gavilan College High Step classes are college classes that are offered on a high school campus (but will be online in Fall 2020).  MHUSD students in grades 9-12 can take these 16-week courses and earn college credits that are transferable to most colleges and universities.  There is no cost to the student to take these courses and the registration fees are waived.  Textbooks will be loaned to students through our library.

CD 2 - Early Child Development (3.0 units)

  • Format: Online
  • Dates: August 24 - December 12, 2020
  • Course Description: This course examines typical and atypical development within the psychosocial, cognitive, and physical domains from conception through the preschool years. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate theories and research of child development and effectively apply and communicate their understanding through
    observation and evaluation.

AJ 10 - Introduction to the Administration of Justice (3.0 units)

  • Format: Online
  • Dates: August 24 - December 12, 2020
  • Course Description: The history and philosophy of justice as it evolved throughout the world; in- depth study of the American system and various sub-systems; roles and role expectations of criminal justice agents in their interrelationships in society; concepts of crime causations, punishments and rehabilitation; ethics, education and training for professionalism in the social system.

Applications are now being accepted.  Students may email AtkinsE@mhusd.org before June 24 or after July 23 to learn how to apply!

summer work permits

By law, all students under age 18 (including minors employed by parents) must have a work permit, even in the summer!  Work permits can be obtained through Sobrato's Counseling Office and must be kept on file at the student's place of employment.  

During the summer, there are restrictions on student hours of employment:

Ages 16-17
  • 8 hours maximum per day
  • 48 total hours maximum per week
  • 5 AM to 12:30 AM
Ages 14-15
  • 8 hours maximum per day
  • 40 total hours maximum per week
  • 7 AM to 7 PM

TO OBTAIN A WORK PERMIT:

  • Until June 24: Contact Counseling Office Secretary Edie Atkins (AtkinsE@mhusd.org)
  • June 25 - July 23: Contact District Office Receptionist Mariela Barajas (BarajasM@mhusd.org)

student VOLUNTEER opportunities

Looking for ways to do community service during COVID-19?  Click here for some ideas.  Class of 2021 - Your summer break is a good time to work on personal statements and sending letter of recommendation requests to all the volunteer organizations you’ve worked with.  This has certainly been an extraordinary year and you have a lot to write about! 

morgan hill public library summer programs & CURBSIDE pick-up

The Santa Clara County Library District’s (SCCLD) Summer Reading Program, Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!, is underway and registration is now open. Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover! encourages readers of all ages to dig below the surface, investigate the unknown and discover new things. The free program runs from now until July 31.

Dozens of online events, ranging from family fun activities to enriching adult classes, are planned over the next two months. All events and programs will be held virtually to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Teen events include Virtual Teen Trivia and craft activities.

SCCLD began offering curbside services on June 15.  Click here or view the video above for more info. 

Be sure to check the Sobrato website and calendar for other upcoming events!

To have information published in the E-newsletter, send an email to ClarkM@mhusd.org