August 13, 2018 | Volume I Edition 1
FOLLOW THE PACK:
Now until August 27 - Online Store OPEN for Spirit Wear
August 13 First Day of School | 12:35pm dismissal Early Release
August 14 Back To School Night, 6:30pm
August 15 PTSA Parent Ed: New Families Principal Welcome, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Library
August 17 PTSA Dads on Campus: Welcome Coffee in the Quad, 7:30 - 9:00am, outside Mr. K's
Office
 August 17 PTSA Meeting, 9:00 - 11:30a, College & Career Center

FOOTBALL THIS WEEK:
  • 8/16: Frosh SRV v. Heritage High, 5:30p @ SRVHS
  • 8/17: JV SRV v. Heritage High, 4:30p @ HHS (map)
  • 8/17: Varsity SRV v. Heritage High, 7:00p @ HHS (map)

August 24 Welcome Back Rally & Dance (there was a double print in the planner)
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
W elcome to the 2018-19 school year! I always greet each school year with a renewed commitment to my primary goal of empowering students to achieve their educational potential. I believe we can build on the successes of our past and also continue to create new traditions that make San Ramon Valley High School the “Home of Champions.”
 
This year SRVHS will be participating in the WASC self study/accreditation process, on November 5-7, 2018. This process has allowed us the opportunity to perform a self study school-wide and identify areas of strength as well as areas of improvement. I am excited to ask you to join us as we strive toward reaching the goals of our Core Values: SRVHS believes that a meaningful education is a shared responsibility involving students, staff, family and community. We value a safe, inclusive, and academically rigorous environment, where students will have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential as ethical, resilient, and innovative global citizens. 
 
SRVHS Student Learning Outcomes:   
  1. San Ramon Valley High School students will demonstrate proficiency in curricular knowledge and essential skills.
  2. San Ramon Valley High School students will demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
  3. San Ramon Valley High School students will demonstrate integrity, personal responsibility, and citizenship.
  4. San Ramon Valley High School students will demonstrate inclusivity, empathy, and compassion within their community. 

Another focus of the school year will be the SRVUSD priority to "deliberately prioritize and provide a world-class education where our focus on Safety, Mental Wellness, Inclusion, Cultural Responsiveness and Response to Intervention ensures that each student, employee and family feels safe and respected." The California Department of Education recently released the  Social and Emotional Learning Guiding Principles , which will guide our priority of both physical and emotional safety for our entire school community.
 
I am excited about the partnerships we will build in the upcoming year and beyond. Through teamwork and valuing outside perspectives, I am committed to making San Ramon Valley High School the best possible place for students. I wish you the very best this school year. Go Wolves!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jason Krolikowski
Principal
 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Marilyn Lucey
Welcome back, Wolfpack! Thanks to you, 2018-19 is off to a stellar start!

PTSA volunteers, school staff, and booster club volunteers worked through the summer to plan the moving parts of the online registration process and to organize the Wolfpack days - and it paid off. This year, donations and volunteer signups are up across the board, which may make my request somewhat surprising - please sign up to be a PTSA member. Our Wolfpack community has generously donated to support the programs PTSA provides for our community such as breakfast and snacks for students on test days, scholarships for graduating seniors, grants for teachers, insurance and fundraising tax status for Grad Night, and so much more. However, there is something your PTSA membership allows us to do that even the almighty dollar cannot - enable PTA advocates to speak with a larger voice on issues that matter.

What you might not know is that when you become a PTSA member at San Ramon Valley High School, your membership allows the greater PTA organization to have a louder voice in Sacramento with education policy makers. Education policy, for example, that directs how our schools are funded, whether or not career technical education is offered, the number of counselors dedicated to a school campus, and what kind of training and certification are required for the teachers who are charged with igniting the fire of learning within your child and all children. Yes, you becoming a PTSA member makes a difference, not only on our campus or in our school district, but in the California education system. Isn’t $15 worth that? Supporting PTSA with a membership is enough to continue this important volunteer work - you don’t need to attend our meetings (but you are always welcome) and you don’t need to volunteer (but you can). Sign up for a membership today: https://srvhs.futurefund.com/store/store_categories/63

#PackProud #SRVstrong #Ohana #GoWolves

You are invited to attend our first PTSA meeting to get an update on the timeline for construction completion, and more of what inquiring minds want to know, on August 17, 9-11am, in the SRVHS College and Career Center.
 OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Important reminders from the Attendance Office!
Sign-in / Sign-out : Students must ALWAYS sign in and out in the Attendance Office for partial day absences, even if a parent has called in. This is our only way of knowing when the student actually arrives and/or leaves campus. Students who leave school and do not sign out and/or arrive to school and do not sign in will be marked as cut for the periods that they miss (or are late to) and will be subject to disciplinary action. Parents cannot clear these cuts. This is a safety policy that is strictly enforced and is outlined in the student handbook. NO EXCEPTIONS .
Medical notes : Medical notes must be received within 48 hours of absence to excuse medical appointments.
College visits : For each college visit to be marked as excused, 1 day in-state with a letter of confirmation from the college or 2 days for out of state with a letter of confirmation from the college. Any days in excess of this policy will be marked unexcused.
Chronic illness : After the 10th day of illness (each partial day absence is calculated as 1 day), a Chronic Illness form must be submitted to the Attendance Office. Without a Chronic Illness form on file, a medical note for each subsequent absence due to illness will be required to mark the absence as excused. Failure to provide a medical note will result in the absence being marked unexcused.
Forgotten Items : Food or beverage items are to be dropped off on the table outside of the Attendance Office . All other items (excluding sports equipment or musical instruments) can be left on the metal racks inside the Attendance Office. Office staff are not able to accept items such as cell phones, laptops, money, or other valuable items
For our full Attendance policies, please click here to see the Attendance link on our website.
SRV Planners Available

If you did not purchase your planner,or pick one up at registration a limited number are still available.
 
Please see Mrs Bellamy , to purchase your planner and ID holder for $20.00
SRVHS ATHLETICS
Welcome to our New Athletic Director, Peter Scarpelli!

Football this week!
  • 8/16: Frosh SRV v. Heritage High, 5:30p @ SRVHS
  • 8/17: JV SRV v. Heritage High, 4:30p @ HHS (map)
  • 8/17: Varsity SRV v. Heritage High, 7:00p @ HHS (map)
Lifeguards NEEDED for WaterPolo Practices!
 
Requirements:
·         Must be Red Cross Certified
·         Would need to register with the SRVUSD
·         Would need to register with the City of San Ramon
WHAT'S UP IN THE WOLF DEN
The Welcome Back Rally and Dance are on  August 24 (there was a double print in the planner)
Amici’s SRVHS Fundraiser: SRVHS Class of 2020
Wednesday, August 22nd @ Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
720 Camino Ramon, Danville
925-837-9800
Dine-in or Take-Out (No Deliveries) Mention SRVHS, and 25% of the proceeds will benefit San Ramon Valley High Class of 2020!
COUNSELING CORNER
GREETINGS FROM THE SRVHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT !
Here are a few important pieces of information for you as we transition into the 2018-19 school year:

· Counselors will not take schedule change requests via phone or email.
· At this time, schedule changes will only be made for those with advancement completed.
Advancement transcripts are to be turned into the Registrar in the Counseling Office.
· Schedule Change Forms are currently available for download from the SRVHS website
· During the first week of school (August 13th – 17th) we will only be making schedule changes
for the following reasons:
o A required high school course is missing (e.g.: English is not on student’s schedule)
o There is a hole in the student’s schedule (e.g.: Student does not have a course in period
o Incorrect level placement (e.g: Student is enrolled in Spanish 3, should be in Spanish 2)
o Dropping an elective to go from a 7-period to a 6-period day.
· You will be able to submit a Schedule Change Request Form for elective changes starting on
Monday, Aug. 20th . No changes to schedules will be made after the 3rd week of school (No
later than Friday, August 31st)

It is a busy time in the Counseling Office so we appreciate your patience and look forward to a successful 2018-19 school year for each and every student.  
 COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
The 2018-19 College and Career Center hours are
M: 9:15 am to 3:30 pm
T, W, Th: 8:45 am to 3:30 pm
F: Closed

Please encourage your students to stop in at brunch, lunch or after school, with questions, or make appointments with us to have longer discussions during the school day.   Please note: the College and Career Center will not be open for students before school this year, unless by appointment or for a special event.
NAVIANCE STUDENT : Please remind your student to check their Naviance portal frequently for scheduled COLLEGE VISITS, as they will sign up to participate via their Naviance Portal. For Naviance log in questions, please email us and we will do what we can to assist or ask your student to stop by. Naviance is a great tool for college and career exploration for all grades, and is an integral tool for seniors applying to college! Note: the format of Naviance Student has changed, but the information provided is the same. The new format is intended to be more user friendly and we encourage students and their parents to explore!
SENIORS : See our postings on the College and Career Center pages of the school’s website for tips on starting/continuing your college research and applications. We will be hosting college visits, application and essay workshops this fall, so read your emails! Remember to sign up for College Visits on Naviance!
Out of State College Fair: Sept. 12th at lunch in the Library . Last year 40% of our class of 2018 graduates chose to go to out of state colleges. Learn about the benefits and opportunities of this option! We will also hold a session for parents prior to lunch. Watch school loop for details.
4 year College Bound Juniors ….are you ready to explore which college admissions test (ACT or SAT) you might want to take in the spring?  Consider signing up for the Combined ACT/SAT practice test on September 8th, 9:00am to 1:30pm being offered at SRVHS.    This test will give you a sense of the questions and format for each type of test. The cost is $30, and proceeds benefit the SRVHS Academic Boosters organization. Registration is now open and can be found on the AB page of the SRVHS website, or accessed through this link . Register today as space is limited!   Please note: This practice opportunity is targeted for juniors; the same test will be offered for sophomores in the spring.
Job Board ! Stop by the center to check out our job board. It’s new location is near the Attendance office. If students need a work permit, they can pick up a Work Permit application from the center.  All work permits issued last year, will expire on Aug. 20, 2018 , so students will need to submit new applications to update that permit with their employer.
Remember, your best resource to learn about the happenings in the College & Career Center (CCC) and affiliated community will continue to be the school website ( www.srvhs.net ) and your SRVHS School Loop portal.  We have our own CCC access “tab” in the center of the website home page, plus you can access School Loop from the left side of the website home page, as well. We hope you will visit both often!!
Have a great year and we look forward working with you and your students!
Thank you,
 BOOSTER BLURBS
21st Century Learning Foundation

The 21st Century Learning Foundation is a parent booster organization dedicated to supporting instructional technology needs at SRVHS. SRVHS is the only comprehensive high school in our district that has a 1:1 program. As this program has evolved over the past several years, we have supported teachers in building their instructional capacity and have observed growth in the way students utilize technology for learning. But with what we know are ever-changing technology advances, comes an ongoing focus on improving our access to tools and continually supporting teachers with new teaching practices. In that spirit, donations to our SRVHS Technology Booster Group provide funding for:

·   Chromebooks for student use to support the one-to-one program
· The salary of a full-time computer analyst who provides support for devices used by students
and staff
·   350 computers and a new computer lab
· Other equipment that supports classroom instruction such as cameras and presentation
stations
· Innovative and engaging instructional tools that create opportunities for differentiated
learning in the classroom

Our Future Fund account was NOT working the first three days of online registration. Please consider making a donation in any amount in case we missed you. Thank you!
Athletic Boosters
SRV Spirit Wear Pop Up Shop

SRV Spirit Wear contributes 20% of all sales back to the Athletic Booster club and Leadership. We sell the clothes online, but three times a year we have the opportunity to sell directly to families and students at football games. We appreciate any volunteer help for an hour or two ( Location: SRV Football Field, Spirit Wear Shack). This is a fun way to help the SRV Sports and Leadership communities without a big time commitment. If you also want to get more involved with the Spirit Wear and help select clothes items, please let me know as we are looking for new parents to help out. Click here to sign up!

Go Wolves! Cybille Scott 925.314.5933
PARENT EDUCATION
WELCOME SRVHS NEW FAMILIES

New Families! We welcome new and returning parents to this informative bring-your-own-lunch-time event on Wednesday, August 15th from 11:30am-12:30pm . For this event, please remember to check in at the office. There will also be an evening meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd from 7:00pm-9:00pm . You will have the opportunity to meet and gather information from our Academic Counselors, Career Center specialists, the Assistant Principals, the San Ramon Student Ambassadors, and our Principal, Jason Krolikowski. There will be time for Q & A. Both meetings will be held in Library , located above the Commons. No RSVP necessary. Click here for a flyer. Any questions or concerns? Please contact Ceal Barlett or Wendy Sula .
DADS on CAMPUS WELCOME COFFEE

Dads on Campus presents, “Welcome Coffee” on Friday, August 17, 2018 7:30am- 9:00am . Come join the SRVHS dads for a morning of “meet and greet.” Get involved by meeting other dads that share your interests! No RSVPs necessary. Any questions, contact Danny Dubuk .
CLASS NEWS
WELCOME HOME CLASS OF 2019

Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 14

BTSN Schedule (Classroom Visits) :
7:00-7:10 pm – 1st period
7:15-7:25 pm – 2nd period
7:30-7:40 pm – 3rd period
7:45-7:55 pm – 4th period
8:00-8:10 pm – 5th period
8:15-8:25 pm – 6th period
8:30-8:40 pm – A period

Please CLICK HERE for a school map and a spot for your students’ schedule.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SHORT INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR ALL SENIOR PARENTS in the PAC 8:30-9:00

Senior Year is a very busy, fun filled year for our children! We will fill you in on some important dates! Please drop in to the PAC at the end of your schedule!! Hope to see you there!
CLASS OF 2020

JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Kenny Yu~ Class President
Jack Riley ~ Class Vice President
Drew Price~ Class Secretary
Tommy Canavan ~ Class Treasurer
 
Amici’s SRVHS Class of 2020 Fundraiser
Wednesday, August 22 nd

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
720 Camino Ramon, Danville
925-837-9800
Dine-in or Take-Out (No Deliveries)
Amici's cannot promise to seat large groups together. 
Mention SRVHS and 25% of the proceeds will benefit SRVHS Class of 2020!

Welcome back Class of 2020 families! Activities for our Juniors will ramp up quickly so we’d like to get a head start in supporting our students. If you are interested in volunteering for one of the following 2018-19 Class of 2020 events please let us know.
 
SRVHS Homecoming    October 8 - October 13, 2018
  • Float Building Location – We’ll need a location to build the float beginning Friday, October 1
  • Float Building Leaders – We need 1-2 Co-leads.
  • Flatbed Truck – Need a Flatbed Truck approximately 20-25 ft in length to use for the float.

Junior Prom, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland
Need 1-2 parents to lead a committee of Junior class parents to decorate and set-up the morning of junior prom.

Class of 2020 Grad Night
 
Thank you for your support…… GO WOLVES!
Class of 2020 Parent Representatives

Stay Informed with the Class of 2022 through Social Media...click on the web page link below to find out how.
Class of 2021
It will be an exciting year for the Class of 2021! Check back to our Class of 2021 Student page (button below) frequently to keep up with our updates.

* Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 14 @ SRVHS. Mr. K. will start at 6:30p with a Welcome Message. Then, the BTSN Schedule for Classroom Visits is as follows:
7:00-7:10 pm – 1st period
7:15-7:25 pm – 2nd period
7:30-7:40 pm – 3rd period
7:45-7:55 pm – 4th period
8:00-8:10 pm – 5th period
8:15-8:25 pm – 6th period
8:30-8:40 pm – A period

* SRVHS Homecoming: October 8 - October 13, 2018
* Sophomore Cruise: Saturday, April 27, 2019
WELCOME Class of 2022 WOLF PACK Parents!

We have several ways for you to get involved with school events. Please take a look at our Class of 2022 Sign Up Genius to see where you can jump in. All of these beloved traditions and annual events take many volunteers and it's really rewarding to work together as a team to create high school memories for our kids!

SIGN UP GENIUS

WEBPAGE

FACEBOOK GROUP

EMAIL
Please let us know if we can help in some way -- Welcome to the Wolf Pack!

Your SRV Class of 2022 Reps,
Melissa Candy
Carrie Shapiro
Iris Tessler
#Classof2022LookingOutForEachOther
AROUND THE DISTRICT & COMMUNITY
2018 SRVEF Run for Education
For 35 years, the Run for Education has been the biggest and best family fundraiser for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. This year's Run is Sunday, October 14 , with special Mini and Friendship Runs on Saturday, October 13 .
Sunday Race Pricing is:
5k Fun Run $35.35 | 5k Timed $39.35 | 10k Timed $54.35 | 5k Virtual $35 | 10k Virtual $45
For more information, please go to  SRVEF.org .
The SRVEF is excited to be celebrating community, advancing education and promoting wellness in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. If you have any questions please email race@srvef.org
 COMMUNICATIONS
Welcome to the Wolf Pack Weekly. Our goal is to provide information to the SRVHS community in a timely manner. Formerly known as the eLINK (monthly) Newsletter, the Wolf Pack Weekly is a weekly bulletin maintained by SRVHS PTSA. It includes everything that you might want to know going on in the Wolf Den.
 
All submissions to the Weekly must undergo an approval process. If you have something to contribute to the weekly bulletin, please anticipate a lead time of at least 14 days prior to initial publication. I f you have any questions, please email the the Communications Team Lead Angie Corritone or the Wolf Pack Weekly editor,   Lisa Olson .