Bulldog Family Newsletter


 Ann Sobrato High School

Bulldog Family Newsletter

October 27, 2021


The Sobrato Way: Do Good,  Be GREAT!

Gritty · Responsible · Engaged · Accountable · Thoughtful of Others


Calendar Updates

General School-wide Important Dates:

  • November 1- Winter Sports Tryouts

  • November 1-5 Treat for Troops

  • November 5 - Fall Play Opening

  • November 6- Fall Play Matinee and Evening Show

  • November 8-12 Canned Food Drive

  • November 10 - Modified Bell Schedule 

  • November 11 - No School

  • November 12&13 - Fall Play @ 7:00-10:00

  • November 12- Red Cross Blood Drive

  • November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break

  • December 6-10 Academic Focus Week

  • December 13-17 Finals Week Schedule 


Upcoming Parent/Community Meetings:

  • Senior Celebration Committee Meeting - Virtual, November 4 @ 5:30

  • Home and School Club Meeting- Virtual, November 9 @ 6:00 

  • AG Boosters Meeting - In person: Room E114, November 10 @ 6:00

  • ELAC Meeting- In person: E108, November 10 @ 5:30

  • School Site Council - In person: Conference Room,  November 15 @ 4:15

  • Athletic Boosters - Virtual, November 15 @ 7:00

  • SMMA Parent Meeting - Virtual, November 17 @ 7:00


To be added to the Home and School Club distribution list for school updates and Zoom links to Home and School Club Meetings and Senior Celebration Meeting, 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


Sobrato Updates


Senior Disney Trip class of 2022

Seniors are invited to spend time with old friends and new friends at the happiest place on earth! ASB is working with GL Travel to coordinate this senior trip. The price of this trip is $398 which includes a hopper pass, admission to the private grad night party, and transportation. Deadline to make a deposit for this trip is November 5th. There is still plenty of time to secure a spot for your senior. The buses will leave early on the morning of June 1st and return early on the morning of June 2nd. Please go to wetravel.com to sign up or get the QR code here.


Congratulations to the MHUSD Marching Band 

They were the 2nd highest scoring band across all 4 divisions and took 1st place as well as all awards for the 3A division. They received a score of 75.025, which was an 8 point jump from last week. Congratulations to Greg Chambers and our Marching Band students!

 Note on masks 

This is a reminder that everyone must wear masks when indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status.  This is a mandate from the CDPH.  Though we are encouraged by low rates of Covid-19 cases in Santa Clara County, we are still experiencing Covid-19 exposures from positive cases at Sobrato each week.  Please reinforce this policy with your student that they must wear a mask properly over their mouth and nose when inside classrooms and all buildings on campus. This includes all indoor athletic events. 


Academic Focus Week (December 6-10)

The week before finals is referred to as Academic Focus Week. This week is primarily dedicated to preparing students for their semester exams. There will be four tutorials and no advisory this week.   Although teachers may introduce new material, the week should be predominantly used as review.  Contrary to popular belief among students, homework during Academic Focus Week is permitted and appropriate.


Math Support

Is your student struggling with their math class? We have several ways to support your student.

  • Math help with credentialed teacher (After school: Monday-Thursday) Confirm room numbers with your child's math teachers

  • Int 1 math support for 9th graders (send email to kunest@mhusd.org)



General Information

Halloween Costumes

All costumes must be dress code compliant.  No weapons are allowed. Masks or face painting should not make students unrecognizable.


Updated COVID-19 Decision Tree

Check out the updated decision tree!


Coffee with Carmen

Join Dr. Carmen García, MHUSD’s new superintendent, for coffee and a chat! She will be visiting a variety of Morgan Hill coffee shop locations October- January. The Coffee with Carmen date is November 5.  All are welcome! See here for all dates and locations.


Wellness Center Feedback

MHUSD and the new Wellness Center Counselors are in the process of deciding which resources and support will be most helpful for students and families. These resources will be available in our Wellness Centers, located at each middle school and high school. Please be sure to take this survey to give your feedback, which was also emailed to families.


Volunteer Information:

Fingerprinting, Tuberculosis Screening/Testing, COVID Vaccination

What is the definition of a school volunteer?

A volunteer is any caring adult in the student’s life or a member of our local community who willingly and freely gives their time, regardless of frequency and duration,  to support educational programs. Morgan Hill Unified values volunteers and the positive contributions they make to our schools and programs.

What are examples of volunteer opportunities?

Volunteer opportunities may fall into any of the following categories:

  • Ongoing: Volunteering for any school program regularly in any capacity

  • As-needed: Volunteering on school grounds, in the office,  or in the classroom one time or intermittently

  • Face-to-face: Volunteering with direct contact with students, either under the supervision of an employee or, at times, as the sole adult supervising students (i.e., during a field trip, going to the library, leading a club, etc.)

  • School-sponsored trips: Athletics, band, field trips, science camp, etc. either as a driver or as a chaperone

How are volunteers processed to ensure that students are as safe as possible, especially during COVID?

According to CDPH guidelines to keep schools open,  “Schools should limit nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations with people who are not fully vaccinated.”  We want to welcome back volunteers in a limited capacity during the pandemic, and the safest way to do so is to limit the number of additional interactions on each campus and to ensure that all volunteers, walk-on coaches, substitute teachers, and contractors are fully vaccinated, in addition to having updated TB results on file and fingerprint clearance.

Although volunteer opportunities may be more limited than in previous years, Interested volunteers will complete and submit a volunteer packet directly to the school to learn more about the opportunities available at that site.  Prior to volunteering, all prospective volunteers must be cleared through Human Resources: 

Human Resources Volunteer Processing

MHUSD District Office

15600 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, CA  95037

Tuesday  & Thursday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Prospective volunteers will  bring the following items to Human Resources:

  • Driver's License, California ID, Permanent Resident Card, or Passport

  • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment or  test results (form available  in Human Resources)

  • Verification of COVID vaccine (card or digital record)

  • LiveScan form (available in Human Resources) 

  • Debit or credit card (the District charges a subsidized rate of $20 for fingerprinting) 

Once TB results and COVID vaccine card are on file and fingerprints are cleared, the volunteer will be called to pick up a volunteer badge. This badge should be worn whenever the volunteer is on a school site or school sponsored trip. This badge indicates that a volunteer has been cleared and, once approved by the site for a volunteer opportunity, may be used at any site or program as evidence of clearance. 

NOTE: Volunteers who were cleared prior to 2020 need to return to Human Resources to verify the date of their TB results, submit verification of COVID vaccine, and receive a new volunteer badge with new COVID clearance.


Rotary Flash Fiction Contest

The District is sponsoring the Rotary's Flash Fiction Contest, which challenges writers to create a fictional story at 100 words or less. Students are competing for prizes, with the top prize being $250 in cash. There are two categories, a Youth category and an Adult Category (18 and over). The contest runs through Dec. 10, 2021. See details here on the Rotary website, which includes a video message from Dr. Garcia. 

Rotary Flash Fiction Contest Details


Athletics Updates


Upcoming Athletic Competition (for all Athletic Events check out the website - www.sobratoathletics.com

Athletics Department Contact Information: 

Lawrence Crawford 408.201-6240

Sue Baynes x41504     

For a complete list of this week's games (Oct 25-30, 2021) Click here for this week's games.


Tryouts for Winter Sports Teams are scheduled as follows:

Boys Basketball (Monday, November 1st) 5:30pm @ Sobrato Main Gym

Girls Basketball (Monday, November 1st) 7:30pm @ Sobrato Main Gym

Wrestling (Monday, November 1st) 5pm @ Sobrato Wrestling/Dance Room

Boys Soccer (November 1st) 6:30pm to 8pm @ Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Complex

Girls Soccer (November 8st) 3:30pm to 5:30pm @ Sobrato Field Hockey Field


Everyone must have a current sports physical before you can try out. Follow this link to get a copy of the form and to register for athletics.


Covid testing for all Sobrato athletes:

All Sobrato student athletes are required to take a weekly Covid test. So far the Fall Sports athletes have been participating, now all Winter Sports Athletes will need to test as well prior to trying out. Click this link to determine when your team is scheduled to test.


Wrestling Team Meeting:

Any male or female Student-Athlete who is interested in trying out for the wrestling team should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 28th at Lunchtime in the main gym


Online Ticket Sales Reminder: 

Get your Football, Girls Volleyball or Water Polo Tickets for home games by following this link. https://gofan.co/app/school/CA68182


Note: beginning with this year's Winter Sports ticket sales for the above sports are planned to be 100% online (for all home games). We anticipate there will be no tickets sold at the gate; additional information to come in the following weeks.



Future Engineer Students!, San Jose State University's Engineering Ambassadors will be hosting a Virtual Engineering Open House for future students and families. You'll hear about their programs and meet the faculty. This event is on November 5, 2021. Click here and scroll down to their 11/5 event to register for this FREE presentation.

Is your student looking for a job?  Do you know of a high school student looking for a Part Time job? Cal-SOAP is hiring high school level after-school tutors, who can help with high level math and science. Students must be 16 years of age or older. Visit the JOBS board in the Counseling Center for more information about this opportunity. 

Chilis in Morgan Hill is offering college tuition assistance and other attractive employment benefits for students over the age of 15 years. Your student may visit the Counseling Center and see Mrs. Atkins or Baez for fastrack application information if interested in applying for this job. 


All seniors are welcome to visit the Counseling Center during Tutorial on Thursdays between now and November 30th if assistance with college applications is needed.  Seats are limited to the first 15 students who arrive.  



Student Activities


 Stay up-to-date on student events and activities. Follow @bulldog.bulletin on Instagram! Note:This account is run by Sobrato ASB.**


 Click HERE for the latest edition of the student newsletter.  




Senior Celebration Committee

Buy a “Boo” Goodie Bag! Surprise friends with Halloween treats delivered to their front door with the Boo! fundraiser. Anyone can participate! Order forms are in the front office or you can order online. Last day to order is Thursday 10/28.  Sobrato-boo-baskets.cheddarup.com


Operation Smile 

 Club- Operation Smile is hosting a Halloween Goodie Bag fundraiser!  Goodie bags for $4 or less are being sold between now and 10/26/21. Students who would like to purchase one of these Goodie Bags can visit Ms. Kunes during lunch or brunch in room C101. Operation Smile's student volunteers will deliver all orders on October 29th.  


Sobrato Athletic Boosters

Athletic Boosters will be selling an "All Sports Pass" to interested Bulldog fans and families this year. The cost is $50 and admits one pass holder into all Sobrato home sporting events, all school year! (*does not include BVAL, CCS, NorCal or State Playoffs)

Check out the new Sobrato Athletics / Athletic Booster's Twitter feed @Sobratosports for the latest updates on all Sobrato Sports!



Click here for fliers!