Dear Sea King Families, 

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a restful winter break and a joyous holiday season. As we return to school tomorrow, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our highest priority. It is critical that we are all working together to minimize the Covid transmission in our school community and keep our students learning in person.  As such, the following safety measures have been established for our students and staff.  

We have encouraged all students and staff to take a Covid test this weekend prior to their return to school. If your student tests positive for Covid, please continue to report those outcomes to both me and Dr. Hartage via email so that we can assist in the appropriate next steps.   
(Dr. Ramirez: and Dr. Hardage:  
Masking will be required at all times while on campus, both indoors and outdoors.  Upgrading your student’s mask is an important recommended step. A close-fitting cloth mask can be worn on top of a surgical/disposable mask to improve the seal of the mask to the face. Masks will continue to be available in the offices and at entry points of campus should a student need one.  Please remind your students that it is important that their masks are worn properly covering the nose and mouth.
Our practice of the daily health screening remains in place and all students will need to show their green screen when entering campus.  The link to the daily health screener is provided here for your reference. (   

I know there are many times we send our students to school with a slight cold or feeling a little under the weather. Please keep your students at home if they are not feeling well and experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms.  Remember to contact the attendance office to report any absences.  We will work with each of you to support your students' continued learning while they are out of school due to illness.

I want to thank you in advance for your support in implementing these measures so we may continue to provide students with the optimal in-person learning experience.  In working together through these challenging times, we will grow stronger as a collective Sea King community. 

I am proud to serve as your principal and wish each of you a safe, healthy, and happy 2022.   


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

Monday January 3rd
  • A-Day
  • First Day of the Second Semester

Tuesday January 4th
  • B-Day
  • Boys Soccer vs. Redondo
  • Girls Soccer @ Redondo
  • Water Polo @ San Juan Hills
  • Girls Basketball TBD
  • Boys Basketball TBD

Wednesday January 5th
  • Late Start A-Day

Thursday January 6th
  • B-Day
  • Water Polo vs. Santa Monica

Friday January 7th
  • A-Day
  • Boys Soccer vs. Santa Monica
  • Girls Soccer @ Santa Monica
  • Girls Basketball vs. Santa Monica
  • Boys Basketball vs. Santa Monica
Sea King Highlights
Chloe Park and Malia Leal from the Korean 1 class entered the 'My K culture video contest' and won the 3rd place on solo/duo division. Click the link to watch their video. Congrats Chloe and Malia!
Congratulations to Turner Helton who committed to Western Kentucky University for football. Good luck next year Turner!
Before break PVHS students Angel Shen, Alex Naehu, Timothy Lee, Sean Sun and Ransom Liu sanded and painted cafeteria/Sea King park benches earning community service hours with the PVHS chapter of AYLUS (Alliance of Youth Leaders US). Thanks for donating time to uphold Sea King pride!
Congratulations to our Boys Water Polo team who were named to Academic All-American USA Water Polo 2020-2021 GPA of 3.75 or Higher. Excellent job to all of our student athletes!

From back row left to right:
Ben Nolan, Andrew Carpenter, Alex Cacos, Aidan Sun, Jonah Jones, Jonathan Ross, Luke Stiebel, Tristian Wattson, Kyle Kan, Kieran Kearns, Tate T, Luke Leonard, Owen Traina, Curran Maguire
Congratulations to Sam Malekzadeh, senior, who made the Top All-Southern Jazz Band. With this honor he'll be working with Wayne Bergeron, who is one of the top Jazz trumpet players in the country.

Additionally, 3 music players were chosen for All-State:

Sam Malekzadeh made the Jazz Band, Sarah Park made the Wind Symphony, and Anthony Yoon made the Symphony Orchestra. Congrats to all!
General Info
Second Semester Begins on Monday, January 3, 2022

The second semester begins upon return to school on Monday. Students should check their Aeries portal for their class schedule. Schedule changes can be requested through Friday, January 7th. Students should sign up to see their counselor regarding any schedule concerns. We do not make schedule changes based on a request for a different teacher.
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
Our award-winning Drama Department will be holding auditions for Matilda the Musical on January 11th & 12th.  Audition materials are available online at  
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