Parent Newsletter

Ann Sobrato High School


October 27, 2020


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Dates to Remember

  • October 26-30-Red Ribbon Week

  • November 1- Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m.

  • November 4- Home & School Club Chipotle fundraiser 

  • November 11- Veterans Day (No School)

  • November 12- Cash for College Night, Zoom info below

  • November 23- November 27- Thanksgiving break  (No School)

  • December 7-11- Academic Focus Week

  • December 15-17- Finals Exam

  • December 18- Teacher Work Day

Class t-shirts are on sale $15 dollars for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. Seniors are only $11 . You can purchase at the ASB store. The deadline for ordering is October 30th. They will be available for pick up by December first.


Trick-or-Treat drive through at Sobrato:

Sobrato ASB is hosting a trick-or-treat drive through on Friday, October 30th from 2 to 4 pm in the bus loop parking lot. All Sobrato students and families (bring your little ones) are welcome to join us...make sure to wear your costume. If you are thinking of joining us for this event, please fill out this RSVP ) because it would be terrifying if we ran out of candy. (Please note that this event has been reviewed by the Sobrato Health and Safety committee and will follow social distancing and health and safety protocols. We ask that all participants please wear a face covering).

Click below to see the flier:

Halloween drive through Trick-or-Treat for the whole family


Broken Bow Schools - Red Ribbon Week

2020 Red Ribbon Dress Up Week October 26-30


In advisory this week students received the following information regarding Red Ribbon week:

Monday:  Ready for Red Ribbon Week:  Wear Red.

Tuesday:  Make healthy, positive choices:  lei off drugs.  Wear leis and flowers

Wednesday:  Team Up Against Drugs: Wear sports gear and jerseys

Thursday:  I’m too bright for Vaping:  Wear bright colors and sunglasses

Friday:  Drugs are scary:  Wear a (school appropriate)costume


Red Ribbon Week MHUSD Door Decorating Contest: October 31st Deadline.  You can decorate any kind of door - cabinet, car, or even draw a door!

National Photo Contest:  October 31st Deadline


Take the Red Ribbon Week Drug Pledge (click here).  There is a link you can click on the flyer for a Google Form.  Take the Pledge to Be Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco FREE and to lead a healthy happy lifestyle!


Mike Rebago with Herff Jones will be providing caps & gowns and our official Ann Sobrato graduation announcement, as well as 2021 apparel and memorabilia to ensure that this much anticipated celebration is unforgettable.  

Orders should be placed right away to ensure correct sizing and availability.  Please take time to watch a quick recap on the ordering process and the benefits of ordering now.  Click here for the video


Feel free to contact Mike’s office anytime, by phone or email: and/or

Office:  (925) 736-0679/Cell:  (925) 876-7731.

Order deadline is October 31, 2020.  Our website is open until the Spring, but this ordering period guarantees the Sobrato’s office Graduation Announcement, best prices, early delivery and precise sizing of your items. Place your order with a down payment (by mail only) or pay in full online. All apparel and other Senior Swag will be delivered to your home address.  Final payments on all graduation orders are due on March 1, 2021.





Mon 12/14


Tues 12/15

Wed 12/16

Thurs 12/17

Fri 12/18




9:00 - 11:00








Staff Workday - No School for Students


































Please see the semester 1 exam schedule above. Students who are not present (virtually) for finals and are eligible to make them up will take them in January when the second semester starts. Students will not be permitted to take finals early. If you know your student will miss finals, please contact their assistant principal to make arrangements.


Student Last Name

Assistant Principal




Mickey Valella



Joe Guinane



Sarah Guthrie







As an exception to the standard requirements and due to the unusual circumstances created by Covid-19 the following eligibility conditions will be applied to Season 1 only:

October 9th Quarter grades count towards eligibility to participate in a contest until the end of the semester 1 grading period January 7th.

Progress report grades on November 10th will determine if a student is eligible to participate in practices starting December 14th.

If a Student received less than a 2.0 at the quarter that student can NOT participate in a contest until the Semester 1 grading period is final and has increased the students GPA to a minimum of 2.0 or above.

If that student has under a 2.0 at the quarter but over 2.0 on the November 10 progress report, that student may participate in practices ONLY starting December 14th. NO Contest until the Semester 1 grading period is final and the student has achieved a 2.0 GPA or above and meets the standard credit requirements as listed below (also listed in the Athletic Handbook). 

Sobrato High School standard eligibility requirements (from student handbook):

Did You Know?  Not only is a 2.0 GPA required for participation in the athletics program, but students must have completed the following minimum credits prior to the beginning of a semester to be eligible.  This information can also be found on page 13 of the Athletic Handbook.  Unsure if your child is eligible?  Contact Athletic Director Lawrence Crawford (408-201-6240 or


Beginning Semester #

Minimum # of Credits Earned




















Athletics Department Contact Information: 

Lawrence Crawford x41505 

Sue Baynes x41504    



Cal SOAP’s Cash for College events are open to all students for November and December. Workshop dates are listed below.  Email for the meeting link information on any of these dates. 







5:00-7:00 pm

9:30-11:30 pm

5:00-7:00 pm

9:30-11:30 pm

5:00-7:00 pm

Open to all HS students

Open to all HS students

Open to all HS students

Open to all HS students

Open to all HS students


Meeting ID: 819 1925 2541

Passcode: SCCC


FREE college support and resources offered through ! All students welcome.  SCCS offers college resources for all students and specializes in helping low-income and first-generation students. South County Cal-SOAP is a non-profit organization.  Email or for information about becoming a member.  The process is simple!



The 2020 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship program has just opened! $15,000.00 in scholarships will be offered this year. Click here for more information about the scholarship. 


San Jose State University (CA) will host a virtual visit for Ann Sobrato High School students on October 28, 2020 at 2:10pm. This college is know for it's stellar Business, Management,  and Marketing courses. They also offer Engineering, Health Professions and other related programs along with Visual and Performing Arts and Psychology. The virtual visit URL is:  


College Day is Monday, November 2, 2020!  Teachers will discuss their college experiences for the first part of each class on this day. Mark your calendars and ask your students what they learned about various colleges on this school date.


Santa Clara University is hosting an outreach event through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The club will host a Q&A zoom session November 5 at 7:30 pm. They will answer questions related to transitioning from high school to college, the university of Santa Clara itself, and Electrical Engineering options.

Zoom information is listed below. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 964 9628 5393

Password: 546904

Join by phone:

+1 (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 964 9628 5393

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FREE Gavilan Classes will be offered again this Spring to all Sobrato students.  CD3 Child Growth and Development will be the course offered in Spring of 2021. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn early college credits. (It is also cross-listed with Psychology 3 and can be taken as Child Development or Psychology.) 


  Mark your calendars for application presentations! 

Presentations will be offered through Zoom very soon! The Gavilan application is available for Fall 2021 for students now. The dates for the presentation are as follows: 

November 17 @ 2:10 pm- This date will cover College Overview along with some Gavilan specific information.

December 8 @ 2:10 pm- Community College Application- This date will provide a step by step guide on how to fill out the community college application.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 849 0007 6344

Passcode: 602635

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Home & School Club Chipotle Fundraiser

Operation Smile Fundraiser

(click on links to view fliers)


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Upcoming Parent/Community Meetings

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  • Home & School Club – Tuesday, November 10 , 6 p.m.

  • School Site Council – Monday, November 16, 6 p.m.

  • Athletic Boosters – Monday, November 16, 7 p.m.

  • Sobrato Murphy Music Association – Tuesday, November 17, 7 p.m.

  • ELAC – Wednesday, November 18 , 6 p.m.

  • Ag Boosters – Wednesday, November 18, 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.*


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

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