Dear Sea King Families, 

This Wednesday, March 9th, is an important event for our PVPUSD community with the Peninsula Education Foundation fundraiser, 1-Day 100K. The PEF helps fund several aspects that support our students here at PVHS and across the district. Our amazing College and Career Center and Counseling Department are both supported by the PEF and allow us to provide excellent programs and services for our students. The PVHS PVIT program also receives support from the PEF, and as you will read below in our Student Spotlight section, our PVIT teams continue to experience great success in all their competitive events. I encourage all of our PVHS families to support the Peninsula Education Foundation this Wednesday for the 1-Day 100K fundraiser and help PVHS reach our goal of $15,215. Any amount of donation will help us reach our goal and is greatly appreciated by our entire Sea King community. Click HERE to donate and pledge your support!

As always, thank you for your ongoing support of our Sea King community. It is an honor to serve as the principal to our PVHS students, faculty, staff, and families. Enjoy a restful and relaxing Sunday!


Dr. Trista Ramirez
PVHS Principal
Next Week at a Glance

Monday March 7th
  • B-Day
  • Boys Lacrosse fundraiser at Good Stuff Palos Verdes until 8pm. See flyer below for more information

Tuesday March 8th
  • A-Day
  • Swim @ South Bay Invitational
  • Boys Tennis @ Santa Monica
  • Softball vs. Da Vinci

Wednesday March 9th

Thursday March 10th
  • A-Day
  • Swim @ South Bay Invitational
  • Boys Tennis vs. Santa Monica
  • Girls Lacrosse @ Glendale

Friday March 11th
  • B-Day
  • Swim vs. West Torrance
  • Boys Volleyball vs. Santa Monica
  • Baseball @ Torrance

Click here for additional upcoming Sea King athletic events
Student Spotlight
Faculty battle students this past week in the annual staff vs. students Comedy Sportz match. It was a great evening full of laughs and fun. Thank you to everyone who participated and congrats to the staff team for winning!
This past week, the Varsity Boys Tennis team traveled to Corona del Mar to face the “other” Sea Kings. We played hard, but unfortunately came out on the shorter end of the Trident stick and lost. The following day, we challenged Pacific Palisades on our home courts. Ben Jorgensen battled out a singles tie-breaker to get us to a 9-9 tie. The Dynamic Doubles play of Tristan Messerli/Nathan Blakey and Scott Shimoyama/Steel Weiss swept their matches and PV was victorious with a 73-71 WIN in games!!
Congratulations to the PVIT VEX TEAM who qualified for the VEX World Championships the weekend. This team of Connor Peters, Ransom Liu, and Kylie Welcher had a great tournament at the California State Championships- Los Angeles, resulting in the World qualification. The team will have a lot more practicing ahead as they prepare to meet the best in the world in Texas in May. Congratulations

The PVIT FRC team competed in their first regional event in Port Hueneme this weekend.
At the time of this posting, they were only halfway through their two days of competing after a day of practice. It was the first event for many on this team and they had a great time experiencing the huge competition. 
This week, our PVHS Boys' JV Tennis team displayed true Sea King spirit. Near the end of the match, the players from both the PVHS and Corona Del Mar JV teams went to an empty court, and our boys taught the CDM boys how to play a game called "Canoe", which involves all players doing their best to "stay alive" in the game. So, PVHS kids and CDM kids played together on both sides and had a blast! This was a true demonstration of what can happen when our kids are having fun together no matter your team or the final score. Great job Sea King JV Tennis!
General Information
Counseling Office Updates

March 2-25: Sophomore Counseling
During the month of March, counselors will meet virtually with each of their Sophomore students and their parent/guardian to review their course requests for Junior year, their Four-Year Plan, a transcript check, review the student's Sophomore Packet prepared by the counselor to monitor high school graduation requirements are being met as well as college entrance eligibility, and discuss other pertinent information for the second half of high school. 

March 16 at 5:30pm: Incoming 8th Parent Night (in person)
Following an introduction to parents/guardians made by the administration and other program staff, parents/guardians will have an opportunity to hear from their student's high school counselor in a presentation. Counselors will inform parents of what to expect in the transition to high school, what classes students take in 9th grade, the Four-Year plan, high school graduation requirements vs. A-G subject requirements, and next steps for their student in scheduling, as well as learn more about PVHS including the block schedule and its special programs from a counseling lens. 

March 21-24: Incoming Freshmen Orientation
PVHS Counselors will visit all middle schools to orient 8th grade students about high school. This includes understanding the PVHS block schedule, courses taken in high school, and particularly in 9th grade, special programs offered at PVHS, an introduction to some high school language including the transcript, A-G subject requirements, the Four-Year Plan, what electives are, trimester vs. semester, and so much more. Students will receive their Educational Planning Guide, 9th Grade Scheduling Worksheet, and Four-Year Plan with instructions on completion steps. Counselors will be at the following intermediate schools on these dates: April 11: PVDLA, April 12: RIS, April 13: MIS, April 14: PVIS

April 11-14: Incoming Freshmen Scheduling at Middle Schools
Counselors will return to the middle schools to meet with their new incoming freshman student in a one-on-one setting to review the student's course requests and their Four-Year Plan. Students must come to school that day with these two worksheets completed and signed by their parent/guardian. Counselors will be at the following intermediate schools on these dates: April 11: PVDLA, April 12: RIS, April 13: MIS, April 14: PVIS
PVPSS Summer School Information

Attention all students in grades 9-11:
Palos Verdes Peninsula Summer School, more commonly known as PVPSS, is very excited to offer two new programs this summer. First, online asynchronous courses in World History, US History, Government, and Economics are now being offered. Teachers will be available daily on Teams or Zoom for students who would like support, but attendance is completely optional. 

Also, there is a new College Application Prep Workshop for rising seniors who would like to work on their college applications this summer. The program will be run by Ms. Baranick, PVPHS head counselor, and Tim Hall, PVPHS English teacher and writing specialist. You could have your college applications ready to go by the time next year begins! Please visit for more information.
Tutoring Opportunities

PVPUSD is offering FREE virtual tutoring with a company called Air Tutors. 
Students may receive up to two hours in ELA and/or Math each week. Please use the link below to register your child. However, if your child already has an Air Tutors account from the summer program, Jumpstart, when registering, they will be redirected to the login page (and they can "sign in with Google").

Once you select the times that might work for the session, Air Tutors will group students by grade level and subject. After schedules have been set by Air Tutors, the sessions will appear on the Air Tutors calendar and you will receive a notification via email and or text. 

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to air tutors at or  800-211-1986 
PVHS COVID Positive Reporting Form

To streamline communication for COVID case reporting, we are asking families to fill out the form below if their students test positive for COVID. This will also be a way for us to respond much more efficiently and effectively to our students and families.

Please click the linked form below to notify us of your PVHS student's positive results.

A PVHS administrator will be in touch with the family regarding the next steps after completing the form.
PVPUSD COVID Testing Information

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District continues to offer testing to PVPUSD STUDENTS and STAFF only. Regular Testing Hours from 12:00 p.m. with the last test at 4:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but students do need to register in advance. For further information regarding the district testing program, click HERE.