March 6, 2023

Events Coming Up

3/1-3/10 Infinite Campus portal opens for online registration

3/13-4/12 CAASP Testing

3/11 CAB Grizzly Madness

3/13 March PTSA Meeting

3/13-3/17 Say Something Week

3/14 Orchestra Festival

3/15 Grad Night 2023 Planning Meeting

3/16 Instrumental Music Booster Meeting

3/17 Floating Work Day - No School

3/22 Area Band Festival

3/23 Virtual Town Hall with Mr. Ball

3/25 Junior Prom

3/27 Academic Booster Meeting

3/27 Athletic Booster Meeting

3/31 PTSA Scholarship Application Deadline

3/31 CAB Scholarship Application Deadline

3/31 Academic Boosters Scholarship Application Deadline

Bell Schedule
Odd/Even Day Schedule
SRVUSD Instructional Calendar

April and Beyond

4/3-4/7 Spring Break -No School

4/10 April PTSA Meeting

4/19 & 4/20 Academic Awards

4/19 Grad Night 2023 Planning Meeting

4/20 Instrumental Musice Booster Meeting

4/20 Town Hall with Mr. Ball

4/24 Academic Booster Meeting

4/24 Athletic Booster Meeting

4/26-4/28 Spring Musical

4/28 Staff Lunch by Students

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School Updates

Yearbook Student Spotlights -Extended Deadline

Yearbook Student Spotlights deadline has been extended and are due Monday, March 6th by midnight.  See this link for more information. This is a great chance for students to be represented for activities or sports that aren’t traditionally covered in the yearbook, such as Scouts, 4-H, recitals, clubs, hobbies, Club Sports, martial arts, archery, horseback riding, dance, Marching Band, Cheer, Song, Stunt, Color / Winter Guard, Drumline, etc… 

Yearbook Sales

It’s not too late to purchase a yearbook. Please check this list (link here) to see if you purchased a yearbook for your student(s) this year (press to find their name). You may still purchase the 2022-2023 yearbook by sending cash or check ($140, payable to Cal High yearbook) to Ms. Brindley in room WL-1 (or drop it off in the front office).

Junior Prom

JUNIOR PROM DETAILS ● Cal High is pleased to announce Junior Prom 2023! ● Date: March 25, 2023 ● Time: 7pm - 10pm ● Location: Lake Chalet ● Dress code: Formal ●

More information in the Bear Necesseties.

Grizzly Madness

Grizzly Madness, 5pm, March 11, 2023 @ San Ramon Golf Club

Tickets for Grizzly Madness "Grizzly Derby" Dinner & Auction are now available to purchase! Individual or Pair tickets can be purchased through March 10 (or until sold out). Tables of 10 or 12 are available for purchase through February 15th. Ticket prices are $80 for a single ticket, $150 for a pair of tickets, $700 for table of 10, and $900 for table of 12.   BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 

We are accepting items to be included in the Live, Silent and Online Auctions. Live and Silent Auctions will take place on site at the event, and the online auction will open the week following the event. Donating team receives 90% of the winning bid. Items can be dropped off at 9778 Davona Dr (contact Nicole @ 510.432.6283 to make arrangements), or email to arrange for pick up. You can also go to and click on Donate Auction Item to enter an item.  

In addition to dinner and auctions, we will have a Wine & Booze Pull, Deal or No Deal game, photo booth, a Dessert Auction, raffles for centerpiece decorations, announcement of the 2023 Grizzly Hall of Fame inductees, and a special alumni guest - Ryan Wright ('18), punter for the Minnesota Vikings.

If you would like to donate something for the Dessert Auction, please fill out the Google Form.

Please join us on March 11, as we celebrate the return of Grizzly Madness, live and in person!

Graduation Lei Fundraiser

Orange/Black Grizzly Graduation Lei 

The perfect gift for senior graduating Grizzlies or 8th grade graduating incoming Grizzlies, the Orange/Black Lei is a beautiful complement to festive attire on graduation day. The Lei comes in single- ($20) and double ($30) ribbon, and can be bought in Future Fund through this link.

Pumas, Eagles and Grizzlies show pride in Cal High. 

Cal High PTSA News

Click on Cal High PTSA to go to our website for more information

As we move into the final few months of this school year, your PTSA is in full swing with events and the support of our teachers, students, and parents. At the same time, the officers guiding the PTSA programs are reaching their 2-year term limit and we are eagerly awaiting new energetic volunteers to carry on the legacy of Cal High PTSA. Whether you recently moved to the area or have been part of the district for decades, we welcome you on board this great team of volunteers. Please reach out to me if you would like to know more about giving Cal High some of your time and volunteering. Running PTSA is like any other corporate activity, but we are all in it for all our children. And we can definitely use your expertise. 

Slate for 2023-2024 PTSA Board

President : OPEN

Treasurer : Jaime Kawanabe

Secretary: Colleen Birmingham

1st VP Parent Engagement: Ravneet Julka

2nd VP Legislative Advocacy: OPEN

Auditor: OPEN

Historian: OPEN (preferred student position)

In a school of 2800+ students, you are the parent that can step up. We can't do it without you !

-Margret Roobol-Boza , PTSA President 2021-2023

Cal High PTSA

Cal High PTSA Meeting

The March PTSA Association Meeting is on Monday March 13 from 6-8 pm LIVE in the library (for the best Sound and Vision experience) and 

on Zoom. 

Zoom link

Mark the Date

April PTSA Association meeting on 4/10 from 6 pm - 8 pm in the Cal High Library LIVE

California High PTSA Scholarships

Cal High PTSA awards several scholarships each year to seniors who are PTSA student members. Be sure to become a Cal High PTSA member before applying.

We synchronize with CAB and Academic boosters and are looking for the “other” student with an alternative path or sport.


The scholarship is open to all California High School graduating seniors with a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.0 or above who plan to continue their education at a two or four year college, business school or trade school.

Applicant must be a PTSA member. If you are not a member, please purchase your Student PTSA membership ASAP! This can be done at Future Fund Store. Membership fee is $10.00

Award Amount:

  • Four (4) scholarships of $1000 each to a Senior Grizzly.
  • Iron Horse PTA’s $1000 'Jaguar Scholarship' to a graduating Grizzly who attended Iron Horse Middle School.
  • Pine Valley PTA’s $1000 'Puma Scholarship' to a graduating Grizzly who attended Pine Valley Middle School.


Application deadline: March 31, 2023

* Please submit a 2-3 page essay and answer the below:

  • Describe your school activities, and briefly explain why you chose to participate in those activities, how you contributed to them, what you learned, how you grew, etc.
  • Describe how you give back to your school and/or community, volunteer activities or briefly explain why you chose to volunteer, what you learned, how you grew, etc.
  • Indicate your post-secondary education and career plans, including the school you plan to attend in the fall. Briefly explain why you chose the school (If you have not yet decided on a specific school, please list the schools you are considering.
  • What role has the Cal High PTSA played for you during your time at cal high?


Judging will consider:

  • Commitment to Cal High Community

Activities, alt. Sport or hobbies

School Ambassadorship, clubs, groups. 

  • Volunteerism

Causes or just helping out. 

Organizations Supported

  • Future Planning

Secondary education, vocational or College and Career Plans

Long Term Aspirations

* Send your contact information, the name of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District middle school you attended and the 2-3 page essay to

Nominating Committee

Dear Cal High Parents and Students!

Are you looking for a way to get more involved and stay informed about everything happening at Cal High?

Please consider serving on the 2023 – 24 Cal High PTSA Board.

Proposed slate 2023-2024:


Treasurer: Jaime Kawanabe

Secretary: Colleen Birmingham 

1st VP: Ravneet Julka

2nd VP: OPEN 

Historian:OPEN (jr/sr student) 

Auditor: Janet Wong 

Join our team and help support ALL students, teachers, parents, and staff! Any current PTSA member – including parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators and students – is eligible to be on our PTSA board.

Our PTSA Nominating Committee wants to hear from you!

Please fill out this Google Interest Form:

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Thank you!

Art Reflections

2023-2024 National PTA Reflections

The winning theme for 2023-2024 Reflections is I Am Hopeful Because…, Alice Meko from Hampton Cove Elementary PTA in Alabama.

You can begin creating your art now!

Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year.

Cal High Students are very talented and continue to advance through the levels. 

We are waiting to hear back from State PTA on a few of our students!! Wish them luck!

I am also looking for a parent who would like to be a part of this amazing Art Reflections Program. Please contact me!!

Melanie James at


Financial Support of Cal High Sports

Much like club sports leagues, there are significant operation costs at the high school level. Team expenditures vary by sport and may include the following: buses, equipment for training, loaned gear or uniforms, sanitation supplies, hydration stations, tournament or meet fees, referees, coaches’ stipends, and more. Donations determine the vitality of sports programs because they’re not backed by funds from the district or state. Player donations are essential!  

Please make your student-athlete’s donation today on Cal’s Future Fund site, or paid by cash or check to Trisa Kent in the main office.  

Ideally the player donation is made as soon as a student-athlete makes a team, but anytime is a good time to support your team. 

Good luck to all of our athletes! Thank you, parents, for your support. Go Grizzlies!  

Spring Sports

Spring sports: Men’s Golf, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Swim and Dive, Men’s Tennis, Track and Field, Men’s Volleyball, Competitive Sport Cheer

Athletic Calendar

Spring sports season is well underway and all teams' competition schedules are in a master calendar on the Cal High website.

The calendar is searchable by sport, date and home vs. away games. Browse the upcoming events and come out and support our Grizzly athletes!


California High Ed Fund/Academic Boosters

2022 - 2023 California High School Education Fund/Academic Boosters Senior Scholarship Applications now being accepted!

The Academic Boosters is offering at least six, one-time $1000 scholarships to graduating Cal High seniors. In order to be eligible, students must plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year college or university in the Fall of 2023.

Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM PST on Friday, March 31th, 2023.

Click Here to submit your application!

If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming Boosters/Parent Meeting:

Monday March 27th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Website: link


Cal High Athletic Boosters

CAB Scholarship Application Window Open

CAB will once again award 1 - 5 scholarships to seniors who have participated in athletics while at Cal High. Applications, along with your essay, Infinite Campus transcript and Athletic Director acknowledgement, must be received by March 31 in order to be considered. 

Click here for more information. 

CAB Scholarship Application

March CAB Meeting

The March Athletic Booster Meeting will be held on 3/27.

CAB February Meeting

Wednesday, February 22

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 224-999-1731‬ PIN: ‪243 321 297‬#

Contact Cheryl Weaver at for more information.

Cal High Drama Boosters

Save the Date:

Chicago (Spring Musical) – Wednesday, April 26, Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7pm in the Cal High Theater.

If you would like to get more involved with Drama Boosters this year (or next

year), please reach out to us at and/or visit the Cal High Drama website. Thank you!

Instrumental Music Boosters

CHS Instrumental Music Boosters is a non-profit organization that fundraises to support the Instrumental Music Program at Cal High.


Next Events

Winter Guard Competitions:

4/1/23 - Independence HS - San Jose 


3/14/23 - Area Orchestra Festival–CHS Event Center

3/22/23 - Area Band Festival–CHS Event Center

3/29/23 - On-Campus Exhibition (Cal High) Pending

5/4/23 - Spring Orchestra Concert

5/8/23 - Spring Band Concert

Booster/Parent Meetings - 7pm in Band Room

Next one is March 16th @7pm

Usually every 3rd Thursday of the month and everyone is welcome!

Support our Programs!


4/10/23 - 4/16/23 - Dos Coyotes (3191 Crow Canyon Place)

25% of event sales donated to CHS Instrumental Music Program

Show flyer to the cashier

4/16/23 - Mattress Fundraiser 10am-5pm–in the Band Room–Link to more information is here!


Parent Volunteers Needed! Join the Fun!

Calling all Music Families!

There are many opportunities for volunteering within our program. We will continue to have fundraising events through the spring. Please email Carol at if you have an interest in helping.



Class of 2023

Grad Night

Grad Night tickets are now $200.00 Buy your Grad Night 2023 Tickets here

Grad Night Sponsorships

Cal High Alumni, business owners, and community supporters: We need your help! California High School's Grad Night committee is actively seeking donations and contributions to make Class of 2023's Grad Night a success. Please contact our committee chair at to find out how to become a sponsor.

Grad Night Donation Form

Senior Gold Card Package Partial Refunds

At the beginning of the school year, many senior families purchased the "Senior Gold Card Package" for your student. The Senior Gold Card Package covers the costs of a variety of items and activities throughout the school year. One of the items that was included in the Senior Gold Card Package was "Senior Activities." Due to a number of unforeseen logistical roadblocks, we are not able to offer the type of events/Senior Activities that we planned for before the beginning of the year. Therefore, we are offering a refunding for the portion of the Senior Gold Card Package that was designated for "senior activities". If you are a senior parent or guardian, please fill out the attached form to request a $70 refund. Funds that are not redistributed will continue to be utilized for the Class of 2023.

If you have previously completed the Google form requesting a refund, you will receive a check within 2-3 weeks and no further action is necessary.

For anyone is still interested, the deadline is Friday, March 10, 2023

Wellness Center

The Zen Den

If you have questions about what is happening in the Zen Den, please take a look at and/or follow the Zen Den calendar.


Check for updates:

On the Zen Den Schoology Page:

Or on Instagram


Non District Courses

Important information about Non District courses

If your student is planning on enrolling for a Non District Course during summer

- Please follow the below steps.

1. Non District Course Intent Application (For summer coursework for 2023-24 school year) 

June 23 @ 11:59 pm - Advancement application closes and Proof of Enrollments are due 

2. Application to Place Credit form. (NOTE- Paper Copies of "Application to Place Credit" will not be accepted.)

3. Submission of your Official NDC Transcript from the institution to the Registrar's office by the deadline. The deadline to submit the summer transcript is by Friday, August 11, 2023 (Transcripts emailed from a student/parent are not considered official and will not be accepted.)

No late submissions will be allowed.


Cal High's American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Cal High's American Cancer Society On Campus is hosting an upcoming event called Relay for Life, which is a 24 hour, overnight event where participants raise funds by selling items with their teams that will go toward supporting patient care and furthering cancer research. Relay for Life will also feature a time dedicated to hearing from and honoring cancer survivors and remembering those we’ve lost. The event will be held from Saturday, March 18th to Sunday, March 19th. This event is also open to everyone in the community! If you're interested in participating, either by being part of a team (who stay overnight) or simply being present at the event to help support teams selling items, hear from speakers, and attend the luminaria ceremony, check out this flyer!

District News

Click here for more information.

Truck Time 2023 - Tickets Now on Sale!

Turn imagination into real life! Join us for a fun, interactive outdoor family festival that encourages children (and their adults) to explore the trucks and vehicles they see around them all the time, and maybe some they've never seen before.

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 am to 1:00pm

2700 Camino Ramon, San Ramon

Visit for additional details and to pre-purchase tickets. Tickets are $4.99 per person (age 1 and over) if purchased in advance, or $7 on the event day.

In addition to buying your tickets, we invite you to:

  • Share the event information with friends and family!
  • Bring a vehicle to the event! Do you, or someone you know, have a fun truck, or other vehicle, that you think we should have at the event for children and their families to learn about and explore? If so, please click here
  • Sponsor the event or a specific area of the event. We would love to have you, or your company, become sponsors of our event. To learn more about becoming an event sponsor, please email us at
  • Purchase tickets as gifts by clicking here! Tickets to this event are $4.99 and will make an inexpensive and fun gift for family and friends.

This event is presented by the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club. It benefits the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, the San Ramon Historic Foundation, the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club and its Foundation.

Ongoing Fundraisers

Support our Cal High Teachers and Staff - Donors Choose!

Teachers and staff are working hard to make learning more engaging, but some could use your support. Go to DonorsChoose to contribute to help our Grizzly heroes.

Social Media

The best way to stay connected to all things Cal High related is to follow us on Instagram at the handles below!

  • CAL HIGH: @calhighgrizzlies 
  • CLASS of 2023: @calhigh_23
  • CLASS of 2024: @calhigh2024
  • CLASS of 2025: @calhigh25
  • CLASS of 2026 @calhigh26
  • SPIRIT: @calhighspirit
  • RALLY and LTA: @calhighrallylta
  • CULTURE AND CLIMATE: @chs_cultureandclimate
  • PTSA: @calhighptsa
  • @CalHighCounseling
  • @CalHighWellness

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