Dear Sea King Families, 

We are kicking off an exciting week here at PVHS -- the return of Scholar Quiz! This is an all-school academic competition with teams going head to head in fast-paced question and answer rounds in a variety of subject areas. We start off on Monday with 52 teams competing in the first round, all leading up to the finals on Tuesday, March 22nd when the top two teams will face off in the final match-up! This is a chance for our kids to show off their intellectual prowess while creating a schoolwide focus on academics. This year's theme is Aim for the Green, which ties into our goal of increasing focus and performance on our upcoming standardized testing this spring. As our 11th and 12th grade students complete our first set of testing with the California Science Test (CAST) this week, please encourage your students to perform their best on the exams and take these testing sessions as a serious opportunity to display their learning and academic achievement.

With another campus update, beginning on Monday, March 14th, indoor masking for all students and staff in TK-12 schools will shift from required to strongly recommneded, irrespective of vaccine status. As such, indoor masking on all PVPUSD campuses is now optional for everyone on campus. Also with our COVID positive case rates continuing to decline and the recent change in masking protocols, we will also be opening the campus back up to visitors during the school day as of March 14th. As always, if you do need to come to campus for any reason, it is important that you first check in with the main office and get an on-campus pass.

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 14th
  • A-Day
  • Scholar Quiz starts today at lunch!
  • Boys Lacrosse fundraiser at Good Stuff Palos Verdes until 8pm. See flyer below for more information

Tuesday March 15th
  • B-Day
  • Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Santa Monica
  • Boys Golf vs. North
  • Boys Tennis vs. Culver City
  • Softball vs. El Segundo
  • Boys Volleyball @ Santa Monica

Wednesday March 16th
  • Late Start A-Day
  • Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Redondo
  • Baseball vs. Santa Monica
  • Boys Volleyball @ Culver City
  • Incoming Freshmen Parent Night from 5:30-7:30pm in the MPR! Hear from PVHS Administration, staff, and your student's counselor to review academic plans for their next 4 years at PV High

Thursday March 17th
  • B-Day
  • Boys Tennis vs. Mira Costa
  • Boys Golf vs. North
  • Swim vs. Mira Costa
  • Baseball vs. Narbonne
  • Girls Lacrosse @ Peninsula
  • PVHS ANNUAL ADVANCED STUDENT EXHIBITION - PHOBOPHOBIA starts today and goes until April 4, 2022 at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library. Each year PVHS photo students select and curate a photo theme for the exhibition. Each student chose to photograph a specific fear in their own creative way. Please come out and support our fellow Sea King artists at the opening reception Thursday March 17 from 3:45-5:30 pm! 

Friday March 18th
  • A-Day
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Santa Monica
  • Boys Lacrosse vs. Peninsula
  • Boys Volleyball vs. Mira costa
  • Softball @ Santa Monica

Click here for additional upcoming Sea King athletic events
Student Spotlight
First Robotics Team

Congratulations to the PVIT First Robotics team for winning the Creativity Award at the Port Hueneme Regional Competition last weekend. It was a tough event, and the team impressed the judges with their creative robot design. Congratulations, Sea King Robotics! 
Varsity Boys Tennis
Varsity Boys Tennis had a busy week with 3 back to back to back matches! Tuesday, the team traveled to Santa Monica High and conquered the Vikings with a victorious 11-7 win! The next day, Arcadia came to PV and the boys triumphed with a score of 10-8! Thursday, our players battled the Vikings again on our home courts and beat them 12-6! It was a trifecta sweep! The senior banners went up on the Tennis Courts! A crowning week for Boys’ Tennis!! GO KINGS!!
Math Club/ Math Honor Society

Eugene Lee, Anthony Yoon, Vivian Chan and Christine Xie represented PVHS Math Club/Math Honor Society by participating in Math Day at the Beach, an elite competition sponsored by the CSULB Math Dept. The four advanced math students had fun competing in individual and team rounds with 100 of the top math competitors in the county. Congratulations to these four students for a great competition. 
PVHS Boys Volleyball

Our varsity boys' volleyball won last week in their game against El Segundo High School. Both Varsity and JV also won their games against Culver City on Wednesday. This week, the Boys will take on Culver City on Wednesday, March 16, and Mira Costa on Friday, March 18. Let's Go, Kings!
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

Incoming Freshman: Class of 2026 Parent/Guardian Night
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 5:30 pm: 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 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 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.