Bulldog Family Newsletter

Ann Sobrato High School

Bulldog Family Newsletter

June 3, 2021

The Sobrato Way: Do Good,
Gritty · Responsible · Engaged · Accountable · Thoughtful of Others


Calendar Updates

General School-wide Important Dates:

  • Finals Schedule for weeks of May 24th - June 4th (Virtual for all students)

  • June 4- Graduation practice ceremony #1 - 8am-10am

  • June 4- Graduation practice ceremony #2- 10:30-12:30pm

  • June 4- Graduation Ceremony #1  2:30pm & Graduation #2 ceremony 5:30pm (In-person)

**Summer Break Begins June 7 **

  • August 3 - Senior (Class of 2022) orientation, 9am-11am and Junior (Class of 2023) Orientation, 12:45-2:45

  • August 4 - Sophomore (Class of 2024) orientation, 9am-12pm

  • August 5 - Freshman (Class of 2025) orientation, 9am-12pm

  • August 12 - First day for Students



MHUSD 2021-22 Instructional Calendar

As you make your plans for next year, please review the instructional calendar. More details about bell schedules and other important information regarding the 2021-22 school year will be sent to you in late July. Please stay tuned.


Summer Meals




Congratulations to Greg Chambers, our band director, and the Sobrato Jazz Band! They received Honorable Mention in the National Jazz Festival in division S-1 Virtual!! Go Bulldogs!!

Click here to listen to this extraordinary group!



Sobrato Band and Color Guard Fall pre-registration

Click here for the registration link  

Congratulations to Mr. deMelo for all of his hard work and the efforts of his students on the spring musical, Ranked!  It truly was a labor of love editing together performances from the entire cast, all filmed separately, in different locations.  The result was a smooth, professional, and entertaining musical.  Thank you, Mr. deMelo and the cast!

A warm welcome to the incoming Class of 2025! We are thrilled to have you join the Sobrato Bulldog family soon. Our staff and student body look forward to growing and learning alongside you. Want to get connected over the summer? See below for more information about our free summer program for incoming 9th grade students! 


Look for this newsletter in your inbox every week for updates and announcements.  

Also, keep an eye on your email as August gets closer.  We will be sending more information about orientation, which will be Thursday, August 5 for all 9th graders.


Get Connected, Class of 2025! MH 9th Connection is a free summer program for incoming MHUSD 9th graders that promotes academic, social/emotional, and postsecondary success as students transition from middle school to high school. MH 9th Connection enhances student performance through evidence-based strategies, such as fostering relationships between students, peers, and adults, building strong school culture, introducing school activities, and creating goals for college and more. There is still time and space to sign up! To sign up, fill out the form here.

Students can sign up for one of two session options:

  • Session 1: June 14-17 & June 21-24 (Monday-Thursday) 8:30am-12:30pm

  • Session 2: July 19, 20, 23 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) and July 26-30 (Monday-Friday), 8:30am-12:30pm


CDC/SCC PHSO Guidelines will be adhered to during this in-person program.


Important Information regarding end-of-year 

The end of the 2020-2021 school year is right around the corner, so we have some important information to share with you as we close the year.

Locker Clean-up

Prior to visiting the Library for book returns, all students should be sure that their lockers have been emptied. The custodians will do a deep clean over the summer and our staff will be changing locker combinations for all students who are not returning to Sobrato. If you have to return items for your P.E. class, drop the items by Dr. Taylor’s room (E103) on your way to your locker.

Checking in Textbooks and Library Books

All students will return their textbooks and library books directly to the Library during the following dates and times. Students should be sure to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from other students at all times while returning their books. If students do not have an online version of their textbook, they should check with their teacher to see when the book should be turned in to the Library so as to not impact their finals. Seniors must have all library and textbooks returned in order to finalize their check-out process.





June 3


              9-11th Textbook check-in

June 7

         9-12pm & 1-3pm

           Makeup Textbook check in

June 8

         9-12pm & 1-3pm

           Makeup Textbook check-in

 To prepare for this return process, please see below for directions to review the list of textbooks and library books that are currently checked out in your student’s name and need to be returned.


Open your 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, hotspots, textbooks, library books) and fines (overdue items or damages).

If you have questions about your library account or chromebook repairs, please contact our librarian at salinasv@mhusd.org or call (408)201-6230.

Chromebook Returns

All 9th-11th graders will keep their chromebooks for the summer. If students aren’t returning to Sobrato in the fall, they should return their chromebooks when they have finished using them and during the textbook check-in times listed in the chart above this section. If a student's chromebook needs repairs, they can also turn in their chromebooks for repairs over the summer. All seniors should check in their chromebooks during senior check-out. If students still need them to complete their Senior Exhibition (June 2nd), they should return them to the Library on June 3rd in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  If you have questions, please contact our librarian.


ASB Fines

All 9th-12th graders should pay their ASB accounts for any unpaid fees or fines. Payments can be made on our on-line ASB Store linked here or in person in the ASB office (cash only) next week from 9am-3pm. Sue Baynes from ASB emailed students and parents information regarding fees or fines that are still owed. 

If you have questions, please contact our ASB Bookkeeper at bayness@mhusd.org or call (408)201-6205.



Live stream Graduation

Congratulations to the class of 2021! Our graduation ceremonies will be ticketed in person events. Each family was given 4 tickets to the graduation ceremony. Due to covid restrictions, we are unable to provide extra tickets this year. If friends or family are unable to attend this in person event, they can click on the livestream links below and watch the full graduation ceremonies at 2:30pm & 5:30pm on Friday, June 4th.


Click here to watch the 2:30pm ceremony

Click here to watch the 5:30pm ceremony


Senior events and Activities

Seniors and their families should have already received detailed information regarding senior events and activities. This included information regarding the check-out process, graduation practices and ceremonies, and Senior Exhibition. Please CLICK HERE to review this information.

Senior Parents please click here for upcoming Senior events


Now & Forever Studios, Graduation Photo offer


Summer School Information

Summer School will be offered in 2 sessions for 3 weeks each this year.

Summer school is for students who have failed a required class or need to make up a D or F for college eligibility. Click here for a summer school application. Contact your student’s counselor for additional information.


*Although students will primarily complete on-line classes and take in-person exams, summer school students will also be able to meet with their teachers virtually for individual or group help. In addition, if students need Internet assistance or need extra support, there will be hubs available on Central’s campus.


Free Gavilan High Step Courses are being offered once again on Sobrato's campus for Fall of 2021!  PSYC/CD2: Early Child Development is the Fall course. Registration fees and books are provided by the high school.  Fill out the linked application to begin the registration process. When the application is complete, please email it to Mrs. Atkins at atkinse@mhusd.org or drop it off in the Counseling Office.


Click here for our current issue of the Bulldog Buzz, our new Student Newsletter. Each Thursday a new edition will be emailed to Sobrato students, and we will include a link in our parent newsletters. Information about scholarships, student volunteer opportunities, Athletics, ASB happenings, etc.,has now been moved to this student newsletter.  Be sure to check it out each week! 


Congratulations to last week’s winners! There is another chance to win prizes this week!


As a “thank you” for reading the newsletter, we will be giving one lucky reader a $10 Starbucks gift card. Take two minutes to enter the raffle here.