November 8th, 2020 
Dear Sea Kings,

Please see below for updates on everything happening at PVHS. We encourage everyone to continue to check our Distance Learning webpage for additional updates and information as well. On our school webpage you will also find quick links for technology help, scheduling a meeting with your counselor, and reporting an issue anonymously. Check the right hand side of the main webpage for access to all three links.

Sincerely,

Allan Tyner, Ed. D 
Principal  
Student Spotlight

Daniel Lowe and Luke Rafijah are the cofounders of the Luna Peak Links. The Luna Peak Links students volunteered to clean up RAT beach recently. This is a group of sophomores that dedicate time monthly to volunteer for things that they feel passionate about. This is completely student led. More info can be found here.
Staff Spotlight

Congratulations to PVHS Golf Coach, Ray Rivera on being nominated as the California State Coach of the Year for Girls Golf. Coach Rivera is the representative of the Southern Section and coached the team to a CIF-SS Championship last fall! Ray Rivera has been the girl’s varsity coach since 2006 and the boys’ varsity coach since 2012. During his tenure, he has compiled quite a list of achievements. With the girls team he won two CIF Central Division Team Championships in 2012 and 2019. He also won the CIF Team title with the boys in 2018. Throughout his coaching career, he has had players move on to play collegiately at Wake Forest, USC, Missouri, Cal Berkley, Cal Poly, University Art SF, Wisconsin, Pepperdine, Cal Poly Pomona Pitzer, and Georgetown.   
AP CAPSTONE Requests for Expert Advisers

Dear PVPUSD Community:

Each year, juniors and seniors from PVHS and PVPHS take Advanced Placement (AP) Research, a multi-disciplinary class that is the second of the two-year AP Capstone course. As part of this course, we conduct thorough, original independent research culminating in the writing of our own college-level academic papers and presenting our work to a panel audience.

To help us facilitate this research, we are allowed to be in contact with Expert Advisors – faculty members, academics, those of higher education, and the like. Within the larger community of our school district is a wide network of such professionals that we’d be humbled and grateful to call our Expert Advisors.

Each student has compiled a list of people they’d like to work with. Whether it’s getting advice, an interview, access to specific resources, or mentorship, your help is greatly appreciated. Beside each student’s name is their preferred method of contact.

Please review the followingEach topic makes varied (and some overlapping) requests.

If you can help, please use this FORM to submit
your contact information. THANK YOU!
Counseling Office Updates

Seniors- If you need a counselor letter of recommendation please reach out to your counselor directly as the deadline has passed.

Attention All Students! Would you like to meet with your counselor to discuss academics, college interests or personal issues, we are here to help....click below to make a virtual appointment with your counselor at a time convenient for you. Unsure why you would see your counselor? Check out the Top 10 reasons to See your Counselor below.





Students your counselors know virtual learning is not easy. Now more than ever it is important to practice Self Care for your physical and mental well being. Use these tips to help you practice Self Care during virtual learning. 
Attention Students:

You still have time to enroll in a November 16th SoCal ROC/SCROC 8-week online course! Choose from 3D Digital Animation, Adobe Illustrator or Emergency First Responder. Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills and exploring a career in graphic design or the medical field. Courses are FREE for high school students! Contact your Career Guidance Specialist for more information and to enroll - Rocio Pineda-Contreras at 310-224-4240 or rpcontreras@scroc.k12.ca.us
As a South Bay Families Connected partner school district, our teens have access to the new SBFC Virtual Teen Center. This was created by local teens from the South Bay community who understand the challenges that teens are facing during these current times. These teens have produced videos and curated resources to help support teens mental health and wellness. It is their goal to help others with practicing self-care and kindness, encourage teens to connect with their passions and remind the teen community they are not alone during these challenging times. Check out the resources at the link below.  

PTSA Updates

Please see below for updates to the PTSA Bylaws.



Even with all the challenges our kids are facing in these uncertain times, they are still creating art. I am delighted to be able to share with you the first-ever PVPUSD Council of PTAs All-Schools Reflections Art Gallery.
 
This link will take you to the PVPUSD Council of PTAs Reflections Gallery, where you'll be able to access the online galleries for every elementary, middle, and high school Reflections program.
 
Enjoy the creativity of our students as they interpret this year's Reflections theme: "I Matter Because ..."
Next Week at a Glance
Monday November 9th
  • AP Test Registrations paid starting today will incur a $40 late fee. Click here for more information and directions on how to complete your registration and pay for your exams
  • A Day
  • Check out the PVASB Instagram for all details on Homecoming 2020: Wish You were here! *Music Monday! Check out the PVASB homecoming playlist on our Spotify account! We wish you were here! 

Tuesday November 10th
  • B-Day
  • Take Out Tuesday! Support local businesses and tag ASB in your choices. Find a list of spots that will be giving a percentage back to PVHS! 

Wednesday November 11th
  • No school in honor of Veteran's Day
  • War Hero Wednesday. Thank a veteran today and donate to veteran related charities. There will be a list on PVASB Instagram. Check out the final nominees for the Homecoming court on PVASB Instagram. 

Thursday November 12th
  • A-Day
  • Theme-park Thursday. Post a picture of your favorite time at a theme park! Extra points if Travis Scott is in the picture. Vote on your choice for court! 

Friday November 13th
  • B-Day
  • Fauxcoming! Wear your “SEA KING WORLD” t-shirt and tag PVASB in your Instagram post! See the crowned winner of the homecoming court!
  • Make up picture day from 3-6pm