January 11, 2019

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News From the Nest 
2019-2020 COURSE REGISTRATION                                                     
Even though the second semester has just started, the budgeting process requires that we start planning for next year's course offerings and staffing now. As part of this preparation, we need to know how many students will be returning next year, and students need to choose their classes for next year.

Intent to Return
Please complete an online Intent to Return form for each of your students. If you are unsure whether they will be returning, you can check "Undecided". Doing so will have no effect on their enrollment or their courses. Please submit the form(s) by Friday, January 25th.
Course Selection
Counselors will be visiting English classes beginning next week through February to present course scheduling for next year. Each student will receive a transcript and a graduation progress printout to help in choosing appropriate classes. They will be instructed to bring the presentation handouts home so you can approve their course selections. The handouts include:
  • SVHS Graduation Requirements & a 4-Year Plan Worksheet
  • CSU/UC Freshman Admission Requirements
  • Math & Science Pathways
  • 2019-20 Course Offerings by grade level
  • Course Selection sheet
    Students will fill out the course selection sheet during the presentation. Please review their selections, make any necessary changes, and sign at the bottom. Forms must be returned to English teachers within one week of the presentation.
All forms will be available on our website by the end of next week. If you have questions about your student's courses, please reach out to their teachers or school counselor.

Thanks you for your help with this process.

Doors will open at 7:30 pm.

Winter Formal begins at 
8 am and ends at 11 pm.

Have your student bring their parking ticket to the dance to get it validated.
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SVHS Winter Break
Winter Formal
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Spring Musical Student Auditions
SAT Prep Class
Cabillo College Information Night
Scholarship Season
Vocal auditions are 1/21 and 1/22 at 3:15 pm in the Student Union.
> Students should prepare a 32 bar (about 1 minute) song and bring sheet music.

Dance auditions are Wednesday, 1/23 at 3:15 pm

Callbacks will be Thursday, 1/24 at 3:15pm
Sign up for an audition spot in the Drama room.  

Any questions?  Have your student contact Ms. Kannegaard.
Sponsored by SVHS Parent Club

Future Path Prep is working with our SVHS Parent Club to provide our students with SAT Prep Courses.  Click on
the following link for details:

For students who are considering attending Cabrillo College

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15th @ 6 pm
SVHS Student Union
Parents and students welcome. Open to all grade levels!

Is your student thinking about attending Cabrillo College after graduation? Do you have questions regarding the transfer process or special programs offered at Cabrillo? Please join us to hear about Cabrillo College and the educational opportunities open to our students after graduation.

A representative from Cabrillo College will present:
  1. Steps to apply to Cabrillo (Running Start Program)
  2. Transfer Information (requirements and special transfer programs)
  3. Financial Aid Options (CA Promise - 1st year free
  4. Small Learning Communities
  5. CTE (Career Technical Education) Pathways and Certificate Programs
  6. Student Support Services
Please let us know if you have any questions!
SVHS Counseling Department
WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd @ 8 AM
WHERE:  SVHS Student Union
PRICE:  $20 - Bring a check to the SVHS Front Office, payable to SVHS
What is the PreACT?
The PreACT is a multiple-choice test aimed at preparing students for the ACT.
The PreACT has the same four multiple-choice sections as the regular ACT: English, Math, Reading, and Science. There is no Writing section. The test is also scored the same way as the regular ACT, on a scale from 1-36. The main difference is that it's considerably shorter. While the regular ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes long (3 hours 35 minutes if you add the Writing section), the  PreACT is only 1 hour and 55 minutes long.
The questions on the exam are formulated from past ACT's, so  the difficulty level of the test is on par with the regular ACT. The point of the test is to help students get a better sense of where they would score on the real ACT and how much more they need to prepare before taking it.
If your student will be taking the ACT as a junior or senior, they might consider taking the PreACT in 10th or 11th grade to augment their prep efforts
Since it is made up of actual ACT questions, it will give an accurate estimate of their score level and help diagnose weaknesses so they can study strategically.
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Following is just a sampling of some of the scholarships that are now available:
  • Bay Federal...$1500...Deadline 2/1
  • Community Foundation (11 scholarships available)...$2500...Deadline 2/4
  • Jimmie Cox...$4000...Deadline 2/15
For a complete list of scholarships, students can login to their Naviance account.   New scholarships are added regularly so check often!

Please see Amy Paul in College & Career for more information.