September 19, 2022

Events Coming Up

9/19-9/23 Say Hello Week presented by Sandy Hook Promise

9/22 Picture Retakes

9/22 Town Hall with Mr. Ball

9/26 Academic Boosters Meeting

9/26 No School

9/27 No School Teacher work day

9/28 Athletic Boosters Meeting

Bell Schedule
Odd/Even Day Schedule
SRVUSD Instructional Calendar

October and Beyond

October - Bullying Prevention Month

10/4 & 10/6 Homecoming Assembly

10/4 AP Registration Deadline

10/6 Drama Boosters Meeting

10/7 Homecoming Parade and Game

10/8 Homecoming Dance

10/8-10/9 Run For Education

10/10 October PTSA Meeting

10/11 Fall Orchestra Concert

10/12 SAT - 12th grade Only

10/13 Fall Band Concert

10/15 PSAT - 10th & 11th Grades

10/17-10/21 Safe Schools Week

10/20 Great California Shakeout

10/20 Instrumental Booster Meeting

10/24 Academic Booster Meeting

10/24 Athletic Booster Meeting

10/29 Fright Fest

10/29 Band Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

10/31 Halloween Staff Lunch

10/23 - 10/31 Red Ribbon Week

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School Updates

September Town Hall

Our September Town Hall with Mr. Ball will take place virtually on September 22, 6-7pm.

Please take the opportunity to join the discussion on the survey.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 869 3767 0575

School Survey

Mr. Ball has put together a survey to get input on your experience at California High School. He only has 21 responses at this point and would love to gather more data to help develop a community driven vision for our school. Please take a few minutes if you can to share your thoughts. Thank you to the families that have done so already.

Make Up Picture Day

Picture retake/make-up day will be Thursday, September 22 (Even) in the Theater Lobby from 8:30-1 p.m.

Not pictured students: If you did NOT take a picture the first week of school and/or you are a new SENIOR to Cal High, you should look at this linked document to see if your name is listed. If you are listed, please use this document to be excused from class for approximately 10 minutes to get your picture taken (it is okay if you are late/early for your appointment, teachers have been told that they may release you at their convenience). We need you to take your picture for the yearbook, attendance, and ID cards!!!

If your name is not on this list and you think it should be, please email Srta. Brindley at

Retakes: If you took pictures AND bought a picture package from Studio One and you are unhappy with your first picture, you are welcome to email Srta. Brindley at and sign up for a time slot to retake your picture. If you have your picture package, please bring it with you to give back to the photographer.

New or Replacement Chromebooks

To replace a Chromebook, or to get one to a new student, 
  1. Goto or to start a help ticket.
  2. Problem Type is Chromebook
  3. Description is either "Loaner or Replacement" or "Other" if you've never been issued a Chromebook
  4. Special Programs Request is usually no.
  5. Provide a short description of your problem (Need new Chromebook or Replace Chromebook)
  6. Include the student's name and ID number.
  7. Choose the student's school.
  8. Type "Classroom" for location
  9. Impact and Urgency should be low.
The district IT office is really quick with turning these tickets around. Also, the library does have loaners that students can check out for the day if needed. 

2022-2023 Advanced Placement Exams

At this time, Advanced Placement exams are set to be administered in person during the first two weeks of May. 

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is partnering again with Achievement Point Test Service (APTS) to facilitate registration and payment, which began Monday, August 29th. To successfully register and order AP exams this year, please be aware of the following information.

Advanced Placement Exam(s) registration and ordering consists of two steps:

  • Step 1: Activate Exam - Students log into their AP® Class on the MyAP Site at to join the online AP® Class. Activate the exam by clicking on “Register for Exam.” The deadline to activate is October 4, 2022.
  • Step 2: Fee Submission - Click on 'Submit AP® Exam Payment' and complete the payment form to submit fees. All students must complete the online payment form, regardless of the method of payment by October 4, 2022.

Parents' Schoology Accounts

Do you have access to your/your student's account on Schoology? 

Here you find all communication with the teachers, grades, homework, and notes.

This link will take you to reset a parent's Schoology password as well as register for Schoology if needed.

This link will show parents how to turn on (or turn off) email notifications for Schoology.

For further questions ask

Cameras Needed

Do you have an old film camera collecting dust in your closet? The Cal High Photo program is looking for donations of any photography equipment- cameras, tripods, darkroom equipment etc. Please contact Paul Fortayon at if you would like to donate. All donations are tax deductible.

School Breakfast Survey

We are looking for student feedback regarding Cal High's breakfast program. Please help us out by completing  this survey. 


Cal High PTSA News

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


Hope to see you all at the town hall with Mr.Ball on Thursday.

Enjoy your week!

Go Grizzlies!

-Margret Roobol-Boza , PTSA President 2021-2023

Cal High PTSA

Cal High PTSA Meeting

Cal High PTSA October Meeting

  • Monday, October 10, 2022 6-8pm
  • Key notes by College and Career Counselors via Zoom (link to follow)
  • Meeting is Live at the Cal High Library, doors open at 5:45pm to attend the C&C Counselors presentation on the big screen. Meeting will follow from 7-8pm.

Save the Date: Cal High PTSA Association November Meeting

  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • 6:00-8:00 pm Live in the Cal High Library

Memory Bricks

Don't miss your chance to have a permanent memory of your time at Cal High. Purchase a Memory Brick to recognize your Cal High Student. Memory Bricks are placed on the patio outside the administration building, for all to see. By purchasing a Memory Brick, your student will be a part of California High School forever!

Interested? Please CLICK HERE to purchase a Memory Brick.

Questions? Please contact us @

2022-2023 Art Reflections

  • 6 categories to select from - you may enter multiple categories as well!
  • Submit your digital entry by Midnight Friday, October 14th
  • Submit your actual Art piece / flash drives to the Front Office by Friday, October 14th.  
  • Student Entry Form

Mark your calendar everyone for the California High School Art Reflections Showcase!!

Tuesday, November 29th

Cal High Theater

7-9 PM

Live Performances

School Level Awards Show

Questions? email Melanie James 

If a parent is interested in getting involved with Art Reflections, this is a perfect opportunity! I am looking for someone to follow as this is my 5th year and my son is a senior. It is a wonderful program, supported by PTSA. 

The Run For Education - October 8-9, 2022

The biggest family event of the year is returning to San Ramon Valley on

October 8th & 9th, 2022! The Run for Education is a tradition in the San Ramon Valley spanning 39 years and is the primary fundraising activity for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF), a non-profit organization that supports and promotes education in partnership with the San Ramon

Valley Unified School District.

Once again this year’s event will be featured in the heart of Bishop Ranch next to San Ramon’s City Center. Race day on Sunday includes a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 2700 Camino Ramon in San Ramon. The 10K starts at Charlotte Wood Middle School (600 El Capitan Drive,


The Run for Education includes events for the youngest runners ages 2-6, The Mini Run! We also have the Friendship Run, for students with special needs and their supporters. These events take place on Saturday, October 8th during our Expo for Education at BR 2700, adjacent to City Center.

The Run for Education, as part of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, supports the education of all students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

visit our website.

Register Now

PTSA Membership

We would love to see your support of the Cal High PTSA by becoming a member. This can be done on the Future fund registration platform, and also by sending us a check. Parent membership is $16, Students $10 and Cal High Teachers/Staff $8.  Donations to PTSA can also be done by check if you want to avoid the platform fee of FF. The check can be send to the PTSA mailbox in school, 9870 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon 94583. We truly appreciate your support and time.


Athlete Support

We are excited to have a new member of the Grizzly team. In partnership with Discovery Counseling Center and JFK University, each high school in the district has a sports psychology intern that will be providing support to our athletic program. If your student-athlete needs specific support, please feel free to reach out to our intern, Maite Reece:; 925-837-0505 ext. 418

Fall Sports

Fall Sports EBAL Calendar link

Fall Sports at Cal High:

Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Women's Golf, Song, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Women's Waterpolo, and Men's Waterpolo.


Winter Sports

Winter sports at Cal high

Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Women's Futbol, Men’s Futbol, Wrestling

Men's Futbol

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Cal High Men’s Fútbol Season. 

Kicking off the season vs. Logan HS on Saturday 12/3/2022.  

Open Fields, is a great opportunity for returning and new players to start to get to know each other, and to meet some of the Coaches.  


Dates: 9/30 Time: 6-7:30pm


Dates: 9/24 Time: 7:30-9:00am


Dates: 10/1, 10/15 Time: TBD


Dates: 10/21, 10/28 Time: 6-7:30pm


Tryouts: 11/1-11/4 Times: TBD

All players must attend all 4 days of tryouts.  


Cal High Futbol Homepage


New Players - Sign up to receive updates and program information


Looking forward to seeing you on the Field! Go Grizzlies! 

Coach Jose Mena - Varsity Head Coach


Athletic Clearance Form:



WINTER SPORTS- Athletic Clearance page open now! Upload clearance items before November 1st 2022

Women's Soccer



Kick off our 2022-23 season! We expect to have a freshman, JV, and Varsity team this season! If you're interested in learning more about preseason, tryouts and season information, please use our CHS Women's Soccer INTEREST FORM -- and please use a personal email, rather than a school one to make it easier to contact you.

We are excited to announce Head Coach Nina Cefalo has joined our program, along with JV Coach Luis Siu. And returning, Freshman Coach Mandy Mendoza and GK Coach Heather Kirschke!

Subscribe to our Google Calendar, and check out our Web Page 

  • 9/21, 5:30pm Player Info Session (CHS Library)
  • 9/26 Winter Sports Athletic Clearance Open
  • 9/30, 4:30pm, Open Field (OPTIONAL) (CHS Stadium)
  • 10/21, 4:30pm, Open Field (OPTIONAL) (CHS Stadium)
  • 10/28, 4:30pm, Open Field (OPTIONAL) (CHS Stadium)
  • 10/31 Last Day to Complete Athletic Clearance
  • 11/1-11/4 Tryouts - Times and Location TBA
  • 12/1 - First Non-League Game

For questions, you can contact us at

Varsity Song Team - Fall Dance Clinic

The UDA nationally ranked Cal High Dance Team is hosting a dance clinic for students aged 6-14.

Participants will learn a dance routine which they will perform at a Cal High Boys Junior Varsity Football

half time show.

For details and to register, please CLICK HERE.

Questions? Please email

       Badminton Anyone?

The athletic department is conducting a survey to see how much interest students may have in playing on a Cal High Badminton team.
If you are interested in the possibility of playing badminton for Cal High please fill out the survey.


California High Ed Fund/Academic Boosters

Cal High Learning Labs

The California Academic Boosters is happy to announce that it has recently approved the funding to support the school's new tutoring program Learning Labs. 

The program provides tutoring hours for four subject areas (math, WL, science and English), totaling about 450 tutoring hours that could benefit 300-400 students, as well as building leadership/communication/social skills for tutors, for the school year of 2022-2023. Currently the program is teacher referred and is potentially expanding to more students later in the school year.

Education Fund Donation and Corporate Match

Thank you for your generous donation to the Education Fund to continue to enhance learning and support Cal High academic performance. If you haven't done so, it is not too late! You can still make your donation through this link.

In addition, you can Double your Cal High Education Fund–Academic Boosters Contribution with Corporate Match!

Employer Gift Matching Programs match dollar-for-dollar every contribution you make to the Cal High Education Fund. Many companies will match donations, but the employee must submit the request. 

Please search for us using: 

Tax ID #68-0245854

CHS Ed Fund/Academic Boosters

P.O. Box 3161

San Ramon, CA 94583

Upcoming Boosters/Parent Meeting:

Monday September 26th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Website: link


Cal High Athletic Boosters

Mexxi's Pre-Orders for Homecoming

We will once again be offering Mexxi's burritos at this year's Homecoming game.  You can order Steak, Chicken or Veggie Burritos or Burrito Bowls for $13. A limited number may be available at the game for $16.  You can place your order via Future Fund through October 1st: California High School: CHS- Athletic (

Snack Shack Sign Ups

There are still a few spots open for the Homecoming and Senior Night games. This is a great opportunity to raise additional funds for your sports team as each volunteer will earn money for their team for each shift worked. Please sign up here: 2022 Grizzly Grill Volunteer Sign Ups

September CAB Meeting

Due to no school on our regular meeting date, the September CAB meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28. In addition to regular monthly topics, a more detailed review of how CAB supports Cal High Athletics will be provided.

September CAB Meeting - Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 28 · 7:00 – 8:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 401-217-5715‬ PIN: ‪532 238 517‬#

Open Board Positions

Want to get more involved in CAB? We have the following Board positions available:

Corporate Ad Sponsorship

Grizzly Madness Chairperson

Matching Funds & Donations

Alumni Coordinator (Hall of Fame)


Spirit Wear

Need to refresh your wardrobe? Grizzly spirit wear is available by visiting: Home Grizzly Gear (

Are you a Basementeer?

CAB is once again partnering with Sports Basement's Basementeer program. As a Basementeer (for a one time fee of $25), you receive 10% off your purchase and by selecting California High School Athletic Boosters as your charity, CAB will also receive a donation equal to 10% of your purchase. These donations help support ALL athletic organizations at Cal High through Jump Start funding and Capital Expense Matching Fund requests.

Contact Cheryl Weaver at for more information.

Cal High Drama Boosters

Whether you are a returning family or a welcomed new addition to the Cal High Drama program, we hope you will participate in Drama Boosters!

Please sign up for a Family Membership during online registration or via the webstore. Your membership contribution allows two adults from your

student's household to attend and vote at all of our Drama Booster meetings. The funds we raise will directly benefit your students and their experience in the Cal High Drama program this year!

Save the Date:

Drama Boosters Meeting: Thursday, October 6th at 7pm in Room FA 106

We will be discussing the Fall show, stage lighting, and other upcoming events! This is our last Drama Boosters meeting of 2022, our next is scheduled for January 2023.


Thank you in advance for your support as we enter this upcoming year. If you have any

questions, please reach out to us at and/or visit the Cal High Drama website.

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

September 27 Mod Pizza San Ramon Fundraiser. Use this special link to order


Booster/Parent Meetings - 7pm in Band Room

Next one is October 20th

Usually every 3rd Thursday of the month


Parent Volunteers Needed! Join the Fun!

Calling all Cal High Marching Band and Color Guard Parents!

Our Band and Guard kids have been working hard and are going to put on several great shows this season, but they need YOUR help! We need drivers, food preparers and servers, and people to help push instruments and props on and off the field. Bonus: the Pit Crew gets a great sideline view of the show!

Sign up to help here!

Specific details about event times will be updated as they become available. Please email if you have any questions.


Booster Events - save these dates:  

Snapraise started on Sept 16 - see website for more details

Sept 27 @ MOD pizza

October 29 - Pancake Breakfast


Instrumental Music Performances

Sept 24 - Bandapalooza!

Oct 7 - Homecoming Parade

Oct 11 - Fall Orchestra Concert

Oct 13 - Fall Band Concert



Class of 2023

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

Grad Night Tickets

Buy your Grad Night 2023 Tickets with Early Bird Pricing here

PTSA Member $125.00

Non-Member $150.00

Cap and Gown Orders

Cap & gown/graduation ordering has been EXTENDED but you still need to place your grad order no later than Tuesday, September 20th! 


ORDER ONLINE at by September 20th!

NOW is the time to receive your best pricing & delivery time in the spring. The easiest option is to complete your graduation order today at:



*or scroll down that page & click the “SHOP NOW” button for individual items.


Senior Family Night and More

Senior Parents!
At this time of year, the main focus is 4 year colleges since Fall is application season for universities. In the Spring, our attention focuses on 2 year colleges, vocational schools, the workforce, the military, and other post-grad options when their application windows open. Join our Family Night to learn about to-do items for seniors and how the CHS team will work with your Senior to navigate this process.
Here are some important things from The Cal High Counseling team
Senior Family Night Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 6:00-7:00 pm (virtual, link to follow)
Financial Aid Night Monday, October 10th, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 pm (virtual, link to follow)
Senior Survival Guide This webpage is a robust resource with lots of information for your student. 
Counseling Caseload Assignments have changed slightly this year and you can view your student's assigned counselor in Infinite Campus or at this webpage. 
All our best, The Cal High Counseling Team

Senior Getaway Day to Disneyland

After a long hiatus, Cal High is once again organizing a senior trip to Disneyland. Woohoo! Registration is open now and closes on September 23.

We are planning for the Senior Getaway Day to Disneyland to happen on May 19. However, there is a small possibility that the date may change to a different date in May if Disneyland does not grant our first choice.


Yearbook Announcements

1) Students who need to pick up last year's yearbook (and/or a previous year's book), please stop by WL-1 during brunch, lunch, or after school. You may also email Ms. Brindley to arrange a pick up from the front office. 

2) Seniors & Senior Parents: Please check your email for important information and due dates pertaining to Senior Portraits, Senior Ads, Senior Quotes, and Senior Superlatives. Link to letter here. 

Wellness Center

The Zen Den

This week in the Zen Den:

  • Try your hand at Crochet at lunch. 
  • The Zen Den outdoor lunch tables are available for students looking to meet new people. 
  • Join our Schoology Group with Access Code: N99Q-ZNXF-Q9W3R
  • Starting on September 13th (next week) we will be having our monthly Therapy Dog Tuesdays the second Tuesday of the month during Student Support through Lunch open for sign-ups in the Wellness Center each month on the 2nd Monday. 

All wellness center programs and events are "electronics free" - and we ask students to put phones and computers away to do purposeful in-person interactions with others. 

We also have resources and tools available on our website and regular updates on  Instagram & Twitter: Instagram & Twitter: @calhighwellness 

Please visit our website.


NDC Courses Posted On CHS Transcript

The next deadline to submit the summer NDC for credits is September 13th. Please know late submissions will not be accepted. 

– Please follow these 2 steps- if the NDC credits are to be transferred on the CHS transcript 

1.  Submit this  Application to Place Credit form, after the student has completed the course. (NOTE- Paper Copies of "Application to Place Credit" will not be accepted.)

Upload the completed form, signed by both - the student and parent(s). 

Section 4, Question 3 of the Google form is where you need to upload the signed form.

CHS transcript will be updated once this form is received.


2. Submit the Official NDC Transcript from the institution to the Registrar’s office by the deadline. (Transcripts emailed from a student/parent are not considered official and will not be accepted)

 Transcripts can be sent to me via fax, email or by postal mail. 

 Check here to see if your NDC Transcript has been received and or if grade has been added to Cal High transcript.

The deadlines to submit the NDC transcripts are given below. Transcripts will not be accepted after the deadlines. 

Next Deadlines


  • By Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - for students wishing to put a Summer, 2022 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript
  • By Friday, January 20, 2023 - for students wishing to put a Fall, 2022 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript
  • By Friday, May 19, 2023 - for students wishing to put a Spring, 2023 NDC onto their SRVUSD transcript

When will the NDC Courses be posted on CHS Transcript

Summer courses

Seniors: by September 15th

Juniors: by October 15th

Sophomores: by November 15th

Freshmen: by December 15th 

More information is available on the Registrar’s Website.

Vinita Battu - Registrar 

California High School 

Phone: (925) 803-3214                   

Fax: (925) 828-1054


Cal High Interact Club

Are you interested in community service? If so, you should join Cal High Interact! We have regular service events available to members every week, where you can help out in our community and make friends with the 400+ members in our club! We also hold weekly 10-15 minute meetings every Wednesday at lunch in Room S-9 where we go over our upcoming events. Join us at our meetings and booth at the club fair (more details to come once you join our mailing list!)

District News

Exceptional Education

Scaffold Parenting Book Club

Sept. 20, 7-8p (virtual- google meet) & Tuesday 10/18, 7-8p (virtual- google meet)

Book Club for all parents/caregivers of students within the SRVUSD. First book club meeting takes place Tuesday, September 20th via google meet.  

Care Parent Network 

Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30p (virtual- zoom)

Care Parent Network is providing.a parent/ caregiver education.opportunity of students with Special Needs: Basics and strategies to being an Effective IEP team member. Flier offers detailed information on registration for the event. 

EEC Common Grounds Coffee

Sept. 28th, 9-10:30a (in person)

EEC Council Common Grounds Coffee

Starbucks - Market Place

Culture in the Community

Explore the world in our own backyard! Save the date for:

San Ramon's 5th Annual Culture in the Community Celebration, Sunday, October 16, 10 AM to 2 PM

Hosted at the San Ramon Community Center, the event celebrates the diversity of the San Ramon Valley with:

  • Two stages for multicultural performances
  • Music
  • Art
  • Cultural booths
  • Children's crafts, activities, and games

Parking and admission is free, and food will be available for purchase. 

Are you interested in sharing your cultural heritage? Apply using these forms:

Entertainment/Performer Application

Country Booth Application

Nonprofit/ Business Booth Application

For more information, visit

San Ramon Teen Council Ambassador Program

The San Ramon Teen Council is Seeking Applicants for its Ambassador Program

 The San Ramon Teen Council Ambassador Program was created to assist the Teen Council in building awareness amongst San Ramon students about city-wide programs. Ambassadors will be expected to provide feedback on issues concerning the teen community and communicate with their peer networks to reach broader demographics. Through participation in this program, students will learn leadership skills, and civic engagement. As a representative of our organization, ambassadors will advocate for the Teen Council, connect with City Officials and other students, and engage with the San Ramon community. 

Applications are available now and open to middle and high school students! Visit  to apply. Applications are due by Friday, September 23, 2022 by 4:30pm. No late applications will be accepted. 

Restorative Justice Workshop

SRVUSD is offering a training on Restorative Justice. It will be offered on Zoom on Wednesday, September 21st from 6-7:30pm. Here is the link with more information and to register on Zoom.

Bear Facts Weekly Newsletter

Stay up-to-date:  If you know someone who did not receive this Bear Facts newsletter, forward this to them and tell them to click on Bear Facts sign up to register for the newsletter.  Be sure to choose  “California HS”.

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.

Support Cal High PTSA

When you shop on Amazon (, please use THIS LINK to support Cal High PTSA. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your order to CHS PTSA.

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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