Dear Sea King Families, 

This is our final week before a much-needed Spring Break holiday! Our third quarter ends this Friday so please remind your students to finish this week strong. We are continuing our celebration of academics this week with our final rounds of Scholar Quiz! The competition has been fierce this year and it has been great watching our kids show off their knowledge. We appreciate all of our students that formed teams and participated this year! Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and community volunteers that helped daily to make these competitions possible. A special thank you to Ms. Barton and Mr. Swatek for their time and dedication to organizing this event for our school community.

With this upcoming spring break, we are happy to report that the district will once again be supplying free COVID tests to all families. Covid test kits are going home on Thursday, March 24th during 2nd period. We ask everyone to test on Sunday, April 3rd, prior to returning from spring break. This will ensure that our schools continue to be safe for all students. If you do not want a Covid test kit sent home, please click here and complete the linked form.  

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 21st

Tuesday March 22nd
  • Adjusted A-Day with Scholar Quiz Finals at lunch in the gym. Click here for the bell schedule
  • Boys Tennis @ Redondo
  • Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Mira Costa
  • Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter (Class of 2022) at 6:30pm. Click here to register
  • Slam Poetry @ 7pm in the OAR

Wednesday March 23rd
  • Late Start B-Day
  • Track and Field @ North Torrance
  • Boys Golf @ South Torrance
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Mira Costa
  • Baseball vs. Redondo
  • Softball vs. Santa Monica
  • Girls Lacrosse vs. Redondo
  • Boys Lacrosse @ Redondo
  • The annual Choreo show premieres tonight at 7pm at the Armstrong theater. Tickets are $15 and available at the student store Monday through Thursday and at the door each night 45 minutes prior to the show.

Thursday March 24th
  • A-Day
  • Boys Tennis vs. Peninsula
  • Boys Golf @ Chadwick
  • Swim vs. Santa Monica
  • Choreo Show @ 7pm

Friday March 25th
  • Minimum B-Day. Click here for the bell schedule
  • Boys Golf @ Beverly Hills
  • Softball vs. Redondo
  • Boys Volleyball vs. Peninsula
  • Baseball @ Redondo
  • Girls Lacrosse vs. Mira costa
  • Boys Lacrosse @ Mira costa

Click here for additional upcoming Sea King athletic events
Student Spotlight
Congratulations to Spencer Tran and Matthias Yee, Class of 2022 seniors and National Merit Scholarship Finalists!

Spencer is a hardworking and dedicated student, a self-taught master at the computer and video games as well as game coding which helped him provide solutions to various communities through his service work. 

Matthias is an avid golf athlete with a passion for analytical problem solving in which he published a manuscript focused on the intersection of math and his hobby of folding origami. 

We are so proud of our students and wish them the very best in their future endeavors and successes!
This past weekend, Sea Kings were honored at the the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Students of the Year (SOY) Grand Finale. Present were LLS SOY Ambassadors Vivian Chan, Naomi Kao, and David Maemoto who mentored 2022 SOY candidates. Congratulations to candidate leaders Alaina Wong and Kylie Mone of Team Triumph for receiving the Community Involvement Award. Both Team Triumph and Team Footsteps of Faith, led by Caeden Kim and Hayleigh Liu received recognition for fundraising over $50,000 in support of cancer patients. Great job to a step towards a cancer free world!
Drama comes home with 4 medals from the Fullerton College High School Theater Festival this weekend! 

Congratulations to our Tech Olympics teams for taking 1st & 2nd place in Costume Quick Change and 2nd and 3rd place in Electrical Wiring.  
AVID College Tour

On Tuesday, March 15th PVHS AVID students from grades 9, 10, and 11 spent the day touring the campuses of UCLA and Occidental College. Special thanks to PVHS and AVID alumna Maleha Innocent for taking a moment out of her busy college day to greet our AVID students and welcome them to Occidental College, where she is currently a student. 
PVHS Boys Volleyball

Our varsity boys' volleyball won last week in their game against Culver City. This week, the Boys will take on Santa Monica on Monday, Redondo on Wednesday, and Peninsula on Friday, March 25. Let's Go, Kings!
PVHS Boys Tennis

The Varsity Boys Tennis team traveled to Culver City this past week. Our Sea Kings conquered the Centaurs with a herculean 14-4 victory!! Two days later, our boys faced Mira Costa on St. Patrick’s Day. Green was the team color of Costa as PV finished with a victorious score of 13-5, leaving the Mustangs “green with envy”!
Seniors: Class of 2022 Updates
Senior Disneyland Day
Senior Grad Nite Feedback

We want to hear from you!
Complete the feedback form below regarding interest and options for Grad Nite 2022!

The Senior Class Parent Committee
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 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 students 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 
[email protected] 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.
Hello Sea King Families, Friends and Supporters,

Our annual Catch the Wave Fundraiser and Online Auction are just just a few weeks away! Our event will be live at Palos Verdes Golf Course on Friday, April 15th. Be sure to put on your favorite Hawaiian attire, the dress is resort casual. In addition, our online auction will open on Wednesday, April 6th. A big thank you to the over 125 families who have already provided their support.


We ask that you kindly consider:  
• Joining our long and growing list of Catch the Wave Sponsors 
• Purchasing Tickets to Attend CTW
• Donating Items for our Online Auction.
• Purchasing Raffle Tickets

Simply click on the links below to show your support! 

(Please click on the link for Sponsorships, Event Tickets & Raffle Tickets)

(Please click on the link and download the fillable form)
All proceeds benefit PVHS Booster Club and the 3 A's:
Academics • Arts • Athletics

Catch the Wave with us!
Thank you in advance for your support and GO SEA KINGS!

PV Booster Club President:
Dean Decker - [email protected]

Catch the Wave Co-Chairs:
Lisa Tellenbach - [email protected] & Ally Shen - [email protected]