October 13, 2023


High school students, are you ready to dance the night away tomorrow? HoCo 2023: Hoedown Boots n’ Bling is Saturday, October 14 from 6-10 p.m. at The Farm at the Fairplex in Pomona! We are excited to see you all there. As a reminder, before attending Homecoming, please review our Dance Policies and Procedures and stay in the loop on all things HoCo through StudentSquare and by following @CSArtsLeadership on Instagram.


We are so excited for CSArts-SGV’s comprehensive College Fair 2023 next Wednesday, October 18 Friday, October 20! Participants will have the opportunity to attend master classes, college workshops, and hear from college representatives to help them find the right postsecondary fit. Please visit our College Fair website to view the schedule, universities in attendance, session information, and more!

Don’t forget to register to reserve your spot by Tuesday, October 17! Register early as capacity in some sessions is limited. Parents/guardians are also invited to sign up to attend any or all sessions of College & Career Night. Please keep in mind that students have priority in sessions starting before 5 p.m. Refer to the following links for more information by grade level, as well as for the Bell Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday:

We hope to see you there!


You’ll go batty over the Visual Arts Conservatory’s fourth annual Painted Pumpkin Auction. Everyone is invited to visit the Front Lobby or click here to view all the stunning faux pumpkins created by Visual Arts students in a variety of styles. This annual fundraiser has 35 different pumpkins up for action, with designs ranging from pop culture and movie references to animals and intricate paintings. There is sure to be a pumpkin for everyone!


Bidding for the silent auction will close on Wednesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. If you are a winner, your pumpkin will be available for pick-up from the CSArts-SGV campus in time for Halloween festivities. Winners will receive an email with specific instructions.


On Tuesday, October 31, students are welcome to wear a Halloween costume to school. We would like to share the following dos and don’ts, which can help as students plan their costumes.


  • Make sure your costume follows CSArts-SGV dress code and is school appropriate.
  • Make sure that you are identifiable to staff as a CSArts-SGV student. If your costume includes a headpiece or mask that obscures your face, you must remove it upon entry and exit from the school and whenever asked by a staff member.


  • Bring toy guns or weapons to school. If your costume includes a replica or foam sword or staff, that is acceptable; however, please be aware that staff or administration may ask to see it and may stow it in their office if it is determined to be potentially dangerous.
  • Engage in cultural appropriation or wear a costume that makes fun of a specific religion, race, ethnicity, cultural group, or gender. True appreciation comes in the form of learning about other cultures, befriending different people, going to museums, researching, and listening to others’ stories. Dressing up for one day of the year is not an appropriate demonstration of appreciation. Please stick to make-believe costumes, such as superheroes, zombies, aliens, vampires, book characters, and all things imaginative or creative. If you would like to learn more about cultural appropriation, you can find a video resource from Teen Vogue here.


A note for students enrolled in AP classes: The deadline to purchase AP exams is Wednesday, November 1 by 9 p.m. Students can pay for the exam(s) through their MySchoolBucks account. Exam fees, established by the College Board, are $98 for each test. If your family qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP), the fee is $65 per test. All students currently in an AP class at CSArts-SGV are eligible to take the corresponding AP exam. Students are encouraged to register and pay only for the exams they are committed to taking. When ordering exams, we highly encourage both student and parent/guardian to be present to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. Please print and save your emailed receipt of payment for your records, as students may need it for future reference or refunds.

2024 AP exams will be administered over two weeks in May. Click here for the AP testing schedule. For more information on purchasing AP exams, please click here.


Bring your youngest artists in grades 2-5 to the CSArts-SGV campus on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for our first-ever Discover The Arts event, hosted by the Max H. Gluck Foundation. This special Halloween-themed event will feature FREE art workshops in various art categories taught by our amazing faculty! Your young student can choose two different one-hour art sessions to attend. Click here to register, and help spread the word to your friends. Parents/guardians are welcome to observe, and all are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to this spooky, creative day!


Class of 2024 families: Please click here to access the October edition of the Senior Bulletin, with new information on all things related to graduation, senior awards, and honors. Be sure to check the Senior Updates page of our website often to stay up to date on the latest news!


CSArts-SGV’s first Preview Day is TOMORROW, Saturday, October 14! Invite your friends with students in grades 5-11 who may be interested in joining our school community to register to attend and learn about our award-winning arts and academic programs, as well as the admissions process for the 2024-2025 school year. Additional Preview Day sessions will be held on Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, December 16.


Parking Tickets

If you find a parking “ticket” on your car, it is a courtesy notification that you lack the proper parking permit or you have parked in a reserved spot. While this notification is a courtesy, all violators are subject to being towed.

If someone is parked in your reserved space, please use this link to inform the Security Team. If your reserved spot has been taken, please feel free to park your car in a visitor’s parking space temporarily.


Middle School Snack Service 

Due to lack of student participation, the middle school snack service provided by the Cafeteria staff will no longer be offered after Block 7 for middle school students on the CSArts-SGV campus. School vending machines are available, and we encourage students to pack a snack if needed. 

Royal Oaks Middle School Social 

CSArts-SGV middle school students whose conservatory instruction takes place on the Royal Oaks campus are invited to a Middle School Social with snacks and fun on Friday, October 20 from 3-4 p.m. at Royal Oaks. Please save the date and check your email early next week for more information.

For middle school students who attend conservatory on the CSArts-SGV campus, additional activities and dates that will be forthcoming!


Homecoming: Saturday, October 14

College Fair: Wednesday, October 18 – Thursday, October 19

Royal Oaks Middle School Social: Friday, October 20

End of Grading Period: Friday, November 3

Progress Reports Available: Monday, November 9

View Complete List of 2023-2024 Important Dates


For more information, please visit www.sgv.csarts.net/BoxOffice.

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