September 9, 2022

TEXT-A-TIP & SECURITY LINES

CSArts-SGV utilizes a private reporting system, known as Text-A-Tip, for students, staff, and parents to communicate behavior that poses an immediate concern regarding the safety of students or the school. Please note that the Text-A-Tip number should be used to send text messages only and not to call for a conversation. Social conflicts between peers should be reported in person directly to a school counselor, not through this line. The CSArts-SGV Text-A-Tip number is 240.847.4483.


All messages sent to the Text-A-Tip line are received by the CSArts-SGV Administrative Team, reviewed, and evaluated for additional investigation. Individuals who report information on the Text-A-Tip line may be asked to provide additional details or speak directly with school officials or law enforcement based on the nature or severity of the claim.


The school also has a direct line to our Security Team, whose members are on campus every weekday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. If there is an emergency occurring on campus and you need immediate assistance from Security, if you need access to a locked space, or if you have an after-hours rehearsal and need an escort to your car or to the train station, please utilize this line. The CSArts-SGV Security number is 626.205.4001.

SOCIAL MEDIA & OUR CORE PILLARS

As part of our ongoing effort to build positive school culture and be proactive in preventing patterns of undesirable behavior, we would like to take time to remind our school community that the CSArts-SGV inclusive and supportive culture extends to how we treat each other in digital spaces. We urge students to refrain from creating or participating in social media accounts promoting anonymous postings. These accounts are oftentimes referred to as “burn” or “tea” accounts. The purpose of these accounts is to share rumors or gossip about students or staff. Some accounts may start off as “crush” accounts where students can post about their desired relationships. These accounts and the use of fake or anonymous identities often result in posts that shame individual students and content that is hurtful and personal. 


This behavior on social media is not representative of CSArts-SGV’s core cultural pillars, as our campus culture has always been based on inclusion and mutual respect. The use of social media, both on personal accounts and anonymous accounts, to threaten, bully, harass, and/or disrupt school activities is a violation of California Education Code and is subject to assertive discipline procedures.  


To our students: We ask that each of you, as members of our CSArts-SGV community, make a commitment to contributing to a positive, nurturing, and accepting environment for all of your peers, whether online or in person.

CLUB RUSH NEXT WEEK

Attention all students: Club Rush is almost here! Be sure to come out to the 100s and 200s quads at Lunch next Friday, September 16 to learn about all the amazing clubs you can join at CSArts-SGV. For those who are unaware, Club Rush is an exciting event where student club leaders showcase their clubs and attract interested students to join. We hope to see you there!

RSVP DEADLINE FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

Don’t forget – TODAY, Friday, September 9, is the deadline to RSVP for our inaugural Fall Festival! Be sure to confirm your attendance using this form. All CSArts-SGV families, friends, and community members are welcome.


As a reminder, this festival will be held in the CSArts-SGV Central Quad on Saturday, September 17 from 5-7 p.m. At this free event, you can enjoy carnival-style games, student performances, crafts, and more! Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks. We hope to see you there!

YEARBOOK EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

If you have not done so already, be sure to order a yearbook on MySchoolBucks before 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 9, in order to take advantage of early bird pricing. After this deadline, the price to purchase a yearbook will increase to $125.


Please note: Class of 2023 families who already purchased a senior package do not need to order a yearbook, as one is included within the package.

LAST DAY TO ORDER THE PSAT & PREACT

Attention all sophomore and junior families: If your student is planning to take the PSAT or PreACT this fall, please be sure to register on MySchoolBucks for the practice exam(s) of your choice before the registration window closes later today, Friday, September 9!


It is recommended that students in grades 10 and 11 take both of these practice exams in order to discover which test they prefer. Both tests will be administered on the CSArts-SGV campus. The PSAT is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, and the PreACT is scheduled for Saturday, November 5.

LAST CALL FOR LETTERMAN JACKETS

Time is running out! The deadline to order a CSArts-SGV letterman jacket is this coming Monday, September 12 at 11:59 p.m. These jackets can be personalized with the student’s conservatory name on the front, graduation year on the sleeve, and last name on the back (optional). Jackets will be available for distribution in late October. Please note that all sales are final.

SEPTEMBER SENIOR BULLETIN

Our first Class of 2023 Senior Bulletin is here! Please utilize these bulletins to stay updated with all the important senior activities, dates, and details related to our graduating seniors. These bulletins will come out every couple of months and then more rapidly in the spring as we head toward graduation. They are also housed on the Senior Updates page on our website.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Attention juniors who are interested in the Professional Mentorship Program: Please remember that today, Friday, September 9, is the deadline to submit your completed Mentorship Program Interest Form to familyactionnetwork@sgv.csarts.net.


The annual Professional Mentorship Program pairs current juniors with a CSArts-SGV Board member, alumni, current or alumni parent, or other professional from the CSArts-SGV community in their selected areas of interest. Through this program, participants will be able to “test drive” a career of interest, receive valuable information about the realities associated with a chosen profession, and benefit from the guidance of a caring adult outside the family and school structure.

RSVP FOR THE METRO SAFETY PRESENTATION

Parents/guardians of Metro riders: Please join us this coming Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. for a Metro Safety Presentation with school administration and representatives from the LA Metro and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They will be discussing safe commuting practices and Metro security. There will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Please note that student Metro riders are also encouraged to attend this presentation. Don’t forget to RSVP!

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM ORDERING

2023 AP exams will be administered over three weeks in May:


  • Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5
  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12
  • Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19


You may find the full AP testing schedule here. All students currently in an AP class at CSArts-SGV are eligible to take a corresponding AP exam. Students are encouraged to register and pay only for those exams they are committed to taking.


Purchasing an Exam

Students wishing to take one or more AP exams this year should pay for the exam(s) through the MySchoolBucks account that they set up during Online Registration. The exam fee established by College Board for each test is $97. If your family qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP), the fee is $64 per test. When ordering exams, we highly encourage both student and parent 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.


The deadline to purchase AP exams is Tuesday, November 1 at 11:59 p.m.


For more information on AP exam purchasing and registration, please click here.

PARENT VOICE

School operations at CSArts-SGV are often driven through committee work, and we welcome parent voices! If you are interested in getting involved with any of the following operational areas of the school, please reach out to familyactionnetwork@sgv.csarts.net to let us know.


Available committees:


  • Local Control and Accountability Plan
  • Operations
  • Technology
  • Equity
  • Restorative Practices


Committees usually meet once a month or once every other month and often include staff members and students, as well.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO JOIN ENCORE

Don’t miss out! The deadline to join Encore for the 2022-2023 school year is coming up on Friday, September 16. As a member of Encore, you will maximize your CSArts-SGV experience by receiving exclusive invitations to special events, enjoying unique family-friendly activities, and taking advantage of additional member benefits, all while giving back to the school community!


When you join before next Friday's deadline, your student's conservatory will be one step closer to the possibility of winning a $2,500 grant through the Conservatory Challenge. The conservatory with the highest percentage of families represented in Encore will win a grant to support a master artist or an arts enrichment program of the conservatory director’s choice!


Additionally, join Encore today to be automatically entered into a drawing to win The Ultimate CSArts-SGV Experience, an exciting package of CSArts-SGV swag and experiences! One lucky winner will be notified the week of Monday, September 19.


Click here to learn more about the benefits of an Encore membership or to join today!

SEEKING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

CSArts-SGV is grateful to have the continued support of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation through the Gluck Community Service Arts Fellowship Program. Over the past four years, this funding has provided our students with the opportunity to bring free arts activities to those who have little-to-no access and to become more active and engaged members of the San Gabriel Valley community.


As we begin another year of this influential program, we need your help identifying community organizations that serve children, seniors, or other groups who could benefit from free arts enrichment programs brought to them by CSArts-SGV students and teachers. All referrals within the San Gabriel Valley are welcome and appreciated. Please send your recommendations and contacts to our Outreach Coordinator, Simon Harrison, at simon.harrison@sgv.csarts.net.

SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS NEEDED

We are now hiring part-time Student Supervision Assistants to help us in providing meaningful perimeter, lunch area, and campus activity supervision. If you (or someone you know) would be a good fit for this position, please review the job description on EDJOIN and email the requested materials to abbe.levine@sgv.csarts.net.

HEALTH & SAFETY REMINDERS

Please take the time to review our COVID-19 Information page for the most current COVID-19 policies and procedures. On this page, you can also access the COVID-19 Reporting Form in order to report a positive test, symptoms, or exposure.


Free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are available through Heluna Health to CSArts-SGV students and staff who have symptoms that correlate with active COVID-19 or who have had a known close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. Tests will be administered in the Health Office by one of our school nurses, and results will be recorded in Primary Health, a secure online database. All students and staff should register for Primary Health using this link. Advanced notice of the need for COVID-19 testing is appreciated and can be requested by contacting the Health Office at 657.321.4000 ext. 60401 or health.office@sgv.csarts.net.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Fall Festival: Saturday, September 17


Progress Reports Available Online: Friday, September 30


Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 8


Indigenous Peoples’ Day (CSArts-SGV Closed, DUSD in Session): Monday, October 10


College Fair 2022: Wednesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 20

View Complete List of 2022-2023 Important Dates
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