Parent Newsletter

Ann Sobrato High School
E-Newsletter
January 21, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Thursday, January 23 - Rock the Mock (Senior Class - 3rd period & Tutorial)
  • Thursday, January 23 - ASB Annual Spaghetti Feed, 4:30-6:30PM, Gym
  • Thursday, January 23 - 2020-2021 Course Information Night, 5:30-7:30PM
  • Mon - Fri, January 27 - 31 - Spirit Week (Theme: Pop Culture)
  • Wednesday, January 29 - PSAT Parent Info Night (learn how to interpret your child's scores), 6:00-7:00PM, Library
  • Monday, February 10 - Academic Award Ceremonies

CHARACTER STRONG

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FAMILY CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK #7:

"Family Volunteer Day" - This weekend, research local organizations or nonprofits together and plan a way to support one in 2020 that stands out to you as a family.  It could be giving of your time, money, or energy - but finding some small way to contribute can be an amazing way to connect and do good!

2020-2021 COURSE INFORMATION NIGHT

Our annual Course Information Night will be held this Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm. Teachers and counselors will be available to provide information and answer questions about our course offerings for the 2020-2021 school year. To view the event schedule, click here.

ASB Spaghetti feed fundraiser

Join us for dinner before or during Course Information Night!  Click here to purchase tickets!

ROCK THE MOCK

The Senior Class will participate in the 9th Annual Rock the Mock is this Thursday!  Community leaders and business owners support this event by offering workshops in:

  • dressing for success
  • building a résumé
  • tips for interviewing

They will also conduct mock interviews (see photo above).  Students are encouraged to dress as professionally as they are able to for this activity.  Attire should be, at the least, neat and tidy.  No torn jeans or shorts, tank tops, crop tops, or anything especially low cut (shirt or pants) or too short. 

COUNSELING OFFICE NEWS

JUNIORS - It's time to register for the college entrance tests this semester!  Remember, Sobrato students have access to FREE test prep on their Naviance accounts.

SAT® - Click here to register

TEST DATE DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Saturday, March 14 February 14
Saturday, May 2 April 3
Saturday, June 6 May 8

 

ACT® - Click here to register

TEST DATE DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Saturday, April 4 February 28
Saturday, June 13 May 8
Saturday, July 18 June 19

 

Colleges accept both tests.  So, how should your student decide which one to take?  Here are articles describing the differences between them: U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review.  It is also recommended that you and your student to log into your Naviance accounts to find out the average SAT and ACT scores for accepted students at the colleges they are interested in applying to.

AFTER SCHOOL SUPPORT

Students are provided a space to work on homework or study.  A Cal-SOAP tutor is available for assistance.

  • Days: Monday – Thursday

  • Time: 3:15-4:15pm

  • Location: Sobrato Library

Students may seek assistance from a certificated Sobrato math teacher.

  • Days: Monday – Thursday

  • Time: 3:15-5:15pm

  • Location: C101

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Students who are staying late at school for athletics, Homework Center, math support or other school activities have the opportunity to take the Activity Bus home from school.

  • Days: Monday – Thursday

  • Departure: 4:30pm

Additional Info:

  • No extra charge to students who already have a valid 2019-2020 MHUSD bus pass round-trip or PM transportation
  • $10 for students without a 2019-2020 MHUSD bus pass (good for the remainder of the year)
  • The Activity Bus runs September 3, 2019 – May 28, 2020.

Fill out the Activity Bus Application and submit it to the Transportation Department or to the Sobrato Main Office.   You may also pick up an application form in the office.

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

MHUSD invites all parents of students receiving Special Education services to this semester's SEAC meetings, held at 15600 Concord Circle.  Childcare and translation will be provided.

DATE TIME TOPIC
Wed., Feb. 12 6:00 - 7:30 PM IEP Basics and Tips
Wed., Mar. 11 6:00 - 7:00 PM Community Resources
Wed., Apr. 29 6:00 - 7:00 PM Plans for 2020-21 School Year

 

PROTOCOLS FOR ABSENCES OF 5+ DAYS

{As seen in Newsletter 10/14/19}  Class attendance and participation is so important to student success and we appreciate your support in ensuring students are present and ready to learn. However, we understand that circumstances arise requiring students to be absent. When a student is absent 5+ days, a short-term independent study contract is issued. Last school year, MHUSD transitioned to electronic contracts. Students are asked to notify the school office at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of a leave of absence of 5+ days. Although emergencies arise occasionally, 2 weeks’ notice whenever possible ensures the teachers have time to prepare assignments and fill out the contract. Thank you for your assistance! As a reminder, to be in good standing for extra-curricular privileges, a student must have a 90% attendance rate.

STUDENT ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Is your student interested in a career in biology, engineering, accounting, or environmental services?  Santa Clara Valley Water District invites high school students to explore careers in the water industry at their Job Shadow Day on Thursday, February 20 (during Winter Break) from 8:30am - 1:00pm at Valley Water (5700 Almaden Expwy, San Jose).  Lunch will be provided.  To attend, please contact the Education Outreach Team at (408) 630-2862 or education@valleywater.org by February 7. 

GRAD NIGHT

The JANUARY INCENTIVE has been announced!  Purchase a GRAD NIGHT ticket by 1/31 and your senior will be entered into a raffle to win Sadie Hawkins dance tickets for them and a date.  Click here for info!

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SOBRATO MURPHY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Upcoming Parent/Community Meetings

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  • ELAC – Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00pm in Room E108
  • Athletic Boosters – Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm in Library
  • Grad Night Committee – Monday, February 3 at 7:00pm in Counseling Office
  • Sobrato Music Association – Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm in Band Room
  • Ag Boosters – Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00pm in Room E114
  • Home & School Club – Thursday, February 13 at 8:15am in Office Conference Room
  • School Site Council – Monday, February 24 at 6:00pm in Office Conference Room
 

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