Parent Newsletter

 Ann Sobrato High School

e-Newsletter

January 13, 2021

 


 

Dates to Remember

  • January 18- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

  • January 26- PSAT

  • January 28- Course Information Night

  • Feb 15-Feb 19- Winter Break

 

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In addition to the Character Dares we discuss in advisory some weeks, CharacterStrong has developed family character dares that follow the CARE model to promote meaningful conversations, acts of kindness, recreation and rest, and expressions of love!




 

Our Yearbook Staff Needs Your Help!

The 2021 yearbook needs more photos of our students and we would love your help! We are looking for photos of students performing any of the following activities:  athletic conditioning,  hobbies, school work, participating in clubs, activities for student organizations (FFA, ASB, AVID, etc.), jobs, learning to drive/getting a driver's license, and/or celebrations. Please send photos to: sobratoyearbook@mhusd.org with corresponding captions describing the photos and also the first and last names, as well as grade level of the students in the photos.

 

-Yearbook Staff

 

 

WORK PERMITS

Work permits are processed in the Counseling Office. Students under the age of 18 must have a permit to work in California.  Students must maintain a 2.0+ GPA while working.

Please email Edie, atkinse@mhusd.org if you have any questions regarding work permits

LIBRARY FINES

The beginning of the new semester is a good time to check your student's library account status so there are no surprises in June!  Have your student open their Chromebook and log in:

  1. Go to https://destiny.mhusd.org/

  2. Click "Log In" in top right corner

  3. Click "Google Authentication"

  4. Click "My Info" tab at top

"My Info" lists currently checked out items (Chromebooks, chargers, textbooks, library books) and fines (overdue items or damages).

 

Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant (Submission Deadline 3/15/21)

Is your student planning to attend a vocational program after graduation? Do they need financial assistance to help them reach their goal?

To apply, students should provide their plan to attend a class/program and how they would use the grant funds to pay for fees, tools, supplies, etc.  

Click on the link for the description and very short application!

www.morganhillrotary.org/deangrant  

 

 

Students who need credit recovery may begin their courses as early as 1/25/21. All students who need credits should contact their academic counselors for more details.

 

Students who are applying for Gavilan College’s  High Step online Child Psychology 3 course must get their applications turned in by January 27, 2021 so their principal and counselor can sign them.  Contact Mrs. Atkins at atkinse@mhusd.org if you’re having difficulty or need additional support with this process. 

 

Cal SOAP will host a CASH for COLLEGE event on January 15, 2021.  A counselor will be sending an email with the link to this meeting for all MHUSD senior students who still need to still fill out their FAFSA/DREAM Act applications. The email will go out earlier on the same day for access to this informative workshop.

FREE TUTORING is available for Cyber High and daily courses through South County Cal-SOAP. Please email VelazquezD@mhusd.org for your pass to their tutoring support program. 

 

 

Why should your student volunteer? Volunteer work presents a great opportunity for teenagers to prepare for the future as well as improve their communities. In addition to boosting socializing skills and awareness of local organizations and social issues, high school students who volunteer often have an advantage over other applicants when headed off to college. New volunteer opportunities will be shared in this weekly e-newsletter and as available.

 

Does your teen want to lead a community effort?  Food insecurity is on the rise.  Homeless children are impacted the most by this growing concern. Interested students can help launch a food relief effort in their community with guidance and support from VolunteerCrowd. Any student can visit this link for information on how to get started.  

 

 

Scholarship Opportunities- (Deadlines approaching)     

Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many local and community scholarships are impacted this year.  Encourage all senior students to apply for state and national scholarships as well. This will increase their chances of being a scholarship recipient during the 2020/2021 school year. 

10 Words or Less Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award, students who are creative with words should apply. Visit this link  to apply.  

Cirkled In Scholarship - $2500.00 with no GPA requirement.  No essay required. Check it out!     https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships/

 

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Click HERE for FREE Online Books & Resources/Haga Clic AQUI para Libros y Recursos GRATIS en Linea


 

Your student should email our librarian, Ms. Salinas at salinasv@mhusd.org if:

 

  • They have chromebook/charger problems (appointments are available M-F 3pm-4pm).  *If you are unable to schedule an appointment M-F from 3-4pm, you can also email Ms. Salinas to make arrangements to exchange items through their student locker.

  • They need to check out or return textbooks, novels, or any library book (late fees are currently being waived, so this is a good time to return overdue books!)



It is good practice to UPDATE the Chrome Browser on your Chromebook off and on for better performance.  Here’s a short video that shows you how to do it.

https://youtu.be/wG9Cu9TdG3M

*Note:  Be patient.  You may need to update your version a couple of times until it indicates that it is up to date. 

 

Is your child having issues with their Chromebook’s MICROPHONE?  Try this:

Go to onlinemictest.com and follow the instructions to test your Chromebook’s microphone.  It’s very quick and easy!  If the microphone is working properly, you’ll see squiggly lines.  If it’s weak or having issues, the line will stay flat. 

(Courtesy of Violeta Salinas)

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Athletic News and Updates: 

If your student is interested in participating in Athletics for any Sobrato Sports team, please be sure to have them do the following; 

  1. Register, click here

  2. Complete & upload your sports physical

  3. Contact the head coach for your team by clicking here

 

Although the exact commencement date for Season 1 sports has yet to be determined, please continue to prepare by communicating directly with your team coach. Some Season 1 sports will continue conditioning which is allowable through January 15, 2021.

 

At this time, our section (CCS) is requesting that all schools remain in their current state of “Summer” Conditioning until Friday, January 15, 2021.  On Saturday, January 16, 2021 all Season 1 teams may begin practice/tryouts IF the guidelines allow for it.  Please note that there will be an update from the CCS Office before this date.

 

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  • Home and School Club Red Robin Fundraiser

​​Click here for fliers!

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Upcoming Parent/Community Meetings

  • School Site Council – Monday, February 22, 6 p.m.

  • Athletic Boosters – Monday, February 8,  7 p.m.

  • Home & School Club – Tuesday, February 9 , 6 p.m.

  • Ag Boosters –Wednesday, January 13, 6 p.m.

  • Sobrato Murphy Music Association – Tuesday, January 19, 7 p.m.

  • ELAC – Wednesday, January 20, 6 p.m.  

 

*Parent/Community meetings have gone virtual! Please check Sobrato’s Community tab on the website, or the Sobrato calendar for updated links to these meetings.*

 

To be added to the Home and School Club distribution list for school updates, please email: annsobratohsc@gmail.com

 

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