Dear Sea King Families, 

Our school community is continuing to work together to face the challenges that have been presented during this latest COVID surge. Through the end of January, many of our teachers are offering virtual office hours to support our students who need assistance in getting caught up after being absent from class. Please see the schedule below for more information from our participating teachers. I hope our students take advantage of these opportunities to ask questions, get clarifications on assignments and engage in discussions with their teachers.

We have a number of upcoming events from our counseling department, ASB and BTC leadership programs, and our school community. Please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join us for these exciting events.

If there is anything I can do to support your student and your family, please continue to reach out to me. I am proud to serve as the principal to our amazing PVHS students, teachers, staff, and families.


Dr. Trista Ramirez
PVHS Principal (Interim)
Next Week at a Glance

Monday January 24th
  • A- Day

Tuesday January 25th
  • B-Day
  • PTSA Meeting at 9am
  • Girls Soccer vs. Santa Monica
  • Boys Soccer @ Santa Monica
  • Water Polo vs. Peninsula
  • Girls Basketball @ Santa Monica
  • Boys Basketball @ Santa Monica

Wednesday January 26th
  • Late Start A-Day
  • Project Runway Fundraiser at Chipotle from 5-9pm. See flyer below for details

Thursday January 27th
  • B-Day
  • Water Polo vs. Santa Monica
  • Comedy Sportz at 7pm

Friday January 28th
  • A-Day
  • Girls Soccer @ Mira Costa
  • Boys Soccer vs. Mira Costa
  • Girls Basketball vs. Mira Costa
  • Boys Basketball vs. Mira Costa
General Information
Teacher Office Hours

Our teachers have begun to offer office hours to support students who are out of class and need assistance with catching up on their assignments. The office hours will be conducted virtually for a designated hour Monday - Thursday.

Please click HERE to view the schedule for our participating teachers' office hours.

These teachers will be notifying their students of their established schedule and meeting links in their Google classroom. This program is currently established to run through January 31, 2022. I hope our students will take advantage of this opportunity to receive additional support and assistance from our teachers.
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.
Counseling Office Updates

Sophomore Counseling Program

The PVHS Counseling Department will be delivering its annual Sophomore Counseling Program which supports the continued success of students as they pursue educational and career goals. There are two essential components of the Sophomore Counseling Program: 
  1. Group Presentation: Provides general information pertinent to all students. There will be two group presentations offered, but please only attend one. Due to the current state of COVID, we will hold these meetings virtually via Webinar.
  2. Individual Meeting: Each student and their parent/guardian have the opportunity to sign up for a 15-minute counseling meeting with their counselor at the conclusion of the group presentation. Parents/guardians must attend one of the group presentations to access a link to schedule the individual meeting with their counselor. 

Please see below to register for one session only. Both sessions will cover the exact same information.

Wednesday, February 16 at 8:30 AM:

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 PM:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We look forward to seeing you online and later meeting with your family to discuss your student's next steps!

Junior Parent Night and Student Guidance Lesson

The PVHS Counseling Department will be offering its annual Junior Guidance Lesson and Parent Presentation this month to support the post-secondary planning and preparation of our Class of 2023.

Eleventh-grade students will receive a Junior Guidance Lesson in their English classes during the week of January 31, followed by the Junior Parent Presentation on February 9 at 5:30 pm. 

The highlights of the Junior guidance lesson and parent presentation focuses on beginning preparations for plans after high school, college research, laying the groundwork on preparing for the application process, and what to do in the coming months.

Due to the current state of COVID, we will hold these meetings virtually via Webinar. Please click HERE to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We look forward to seeing you online! 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Science & Engineering Fair

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Science & Engineering Fair (PVPSEF) is looking for adult judges for the 2022 science fair which takes place February 10th at 375 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (directly across from PEF who sponsors our fair).
The sign-up link for judges is below:
Please note that we are "planning" on hosting an in-person fair with the following measures in place to best keep our students and judges safe:

  1. Small cohorts of students allowed into the fair during assigned times (we are ideally planning on 20-25 students per cohort allowed into the very large hall space). We plan on breaking up our categories and assigning each category a block of time for interviews and review of the student boards and other materials.
  2. *Once we know how many students we have in each category, we will send the category time slots for the day for your planning purposes​​
  3. Projects/tables will be spaced more than 6 feet from each other, allowing for much more spacing and distance.
  4. The possibility, if needed, to shorten the interview time for each student and judge from 15 minutes to less than 12 minutes.
  5. Mandated masking when entering the hall.
  6. Awards will be live-streamed the evening of February 10 and not done in-person to keep people distanced.
  7. We will provide boxed breakfasts and boxed lunches for our in-person judges as well as provide many outdoor spaces to eat and to meet in category judge caucuses for scoring. Our new fair venue offers incredible views of the ocean and South Bay (as well as lots of free parking), so we know that you will enjoy being outside if you choose to exercise this option for scoring, meeting, and eating. 

Please contact Becky Egan ( with any questions regarding
PVPSEF 2022.

South Bay Families Connected:
Focus on youth wellness

Finally, after a full year of distance learning, some students have, understandably, experienced the return to in-person learning as a social challenge. PVPUSD partner South Bay Families Connected (SBFC), a network of 115 schools in the South Bay, has organized Teaching Social Skills: Resources for Parents and Guardians, which contains a video featuring students at local schools, including PVPUSD’s own Rhys Moon, sharing their perspectives regarding the social ups and downs of returning to in-person learning. There you will also find some useful tips to support your children and teens as they develop and refine their own social skills. For related resources, please visit the SBFC Healthy Relationships Page. The SBFC Virtual Teen Center contains a wide variety of mental health and wellness topics. To see more youth wellness resources provided by PVPUSD and SBFC, please visit our own PVPUSD Families Connected
Drama Department Audtions:

The Drama Department announces auditions for this year’s spring musical Matilda! For more information, visit 

More interested in working backstage? Crew positions are currently open for stage crew, sound, lights, costumes, hair & makeup, and more! For more information, or to fill out an application, go to