Last week, State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond, released the names of schools that received the prestigious honor of California Distinguished School. We are excited to share that Sonora High School is one of 293 middle and high schools in the state that received this designation for 2024. This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and excellence exhibited by every member of our school community.

As we reflect on this remarkable achievement, let us take a moment to recognize and celebrate the collective efforts of our students, teachers, staff, parents, and the wider community. Together, we have created an environment that fosters academic growth, personal development, and a commitment to excellence in everything we do.

This honor is not only a reflection of our academic accomplishments but also a testament to our commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive. It is a recognition of the passion, resilience, and innovation that defines Sonora High School.

While we take a moment to celebrate together, we know that our work is not done. We will continue to uphold the values that have brought us to this moment: dedication to learning, collaboration, and a shared vision for the future. Together, we will continue to inspire excellence, support one another, and make a positive impact in our community and beyond.

Congratulations, Sonora High School, on this well-deserved recognition! Here's to many more achievements and successes in the future.

Newsletter Highlights

Student Highlight

Student Advisory Council - Community Service

Yesterday our ASB leaders joined forces with student leaders from across the District to participate in the Student Advisory Council Community Service Day. It was an amazing day for our students to give back to the community, connect with one another, and build culture with the other District schools. Thank you to all of our students, especially Student Board Member, Katie Sweeney (SHHS) and SAC Vice Chair, Grace Nevis (SOHS) for leading the charge and creating a great event that will support those in need in our community. FJUHSD is the place to be!

Army JROTC Scholarship - Samuel Paik

Earlier this week we gathered to celebrate Samuel Paik as he was granted a full-ride ARMY JROTC scholarship that he will use as he transitions to Norwich University in Vermont. We are so proud of Samuel and his accomplishments!

Counseling Corner

2024-2025 Registration Information

The Guidance Department began the Course Registration process last week, which allows students to select their classes for the 2024/25 school year. Please read all of the following information:


  • Counselors will visit specific classrooms to show a registration video presentation and meet with students during their designated week:
  • Current Juniors: January 29th - February 1st (US History)
  • Current Sophomores: February 5 - February 9 (World History/AP Euro)
  • Current Freshmen: February 13 - February 15 (Science/Biology)
  • Make-ups: February 20-23 (for students who do not have any of the classes listed above and/or were absent for the in-class presentation)
  • The registration video presentation will be shown in class and will also be posted on Sonora's website for reference.
  • During the in-class presentation, students will receive a copy of their Transcript, Graduation Status Report, and their CSU Eligibility Report to track their A-G requirements.
  • Counselors will be available immediately after the registration presentation to answer questions. 
  • Each grade level will have one week to complete their registration from the date they received the in-class video presentation.
  • Students will select their courses for the 2024/25 school year using the online Course Request Google Form linked below by grade level after the in-class presentation. Please note that the Google forms for each grade level will be available/open during their designated week. 
  • Future Seniors
  • Future Juniors
  • Future Sophomores
  • Students must log in using their FJUHSD emails and can only submit the form ONCE. The forms are only accessible through students’ school emails.

Course Registration Resources

Summer School Course Registration

  • Students will be able to complete their Summer School course request as part of the registration process if they need to make up a class for graduation or to maintain A-G eligibility.
  • As counselors review each student's transcript, counselors may enroll students into summer school on a need basis to ensure students are on track to graduate. 
  • Please note that summer school dates are not yet finalized, pending Board approval in February 2024.

Optional Counseling Appointments

  • Counselors will not be able to schedule individual appointments until after the registration window ends on February 23, 2024.
  • During the registration window, counselors will be available to assist with questions after each class presentation to meet with students individually.
  • Please email your counselor directly with any additional questions.
  • Counselor ALPHA Breakdown
SENIORS:Click Here for Hold List Information
Click Here for Financial Aid Requirement - Senior Presentation

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Academic Support

Academic Saturday School

Attendance Counts!

Tardy Policy

Arriving at each class on time will continue to be a priority for our staff in the second semester. We want all students to understand the importance of arriving to school and class on time, every day. In addition to implementing the tardy policy below, we will also be implementing random tardy sweeps throughout the semester to encourage punctuality and remind students of the importance of being on time to ensure the opportunity for academic success. Please see the policy below as written in the Student Handbook (pg 21):


All students are expected to be in their scheduled class each period by the time the tardy bell rings.  No students are to be in the hallways after the tardy bell rings, including those who have athletics sixth period or who have an open period at any time during the day.  Students are also not to be sent on errands without an appropriate pass from the teacher.  Students without passes will be sent back to class.

Consequences For Tardies

-Tardies 1-4: teacher-assigned consequences and parent contact by teacher

-Tardy Report by APSS: 5 or more tardies will result in a detention

Click Here to Report an Absence

Raider Athletics

Boys Volleyball

Raider Boys Volleyball fell to Yorba Linda 3-0 and had their Dana Hills match canceled this week. It was a great week of practice and the boys are prepared to take on St. John Bosco and La Mirada next week. 

Track and Field

Track and Field had a non league match against La Serna. The meet was highlighted by 1st place finishers Zachary Tanabe (800m), Kurt Krueger (300m hurdles), Eleanor Taylor (high jump) and Camila Padilla (triple jump). Track and Field will travel to El Dorado for another non league matchup on Wednesday.   


Raider baseball mounted a strong comeback against Ocean View but came up just short and lost 7-5. The Raiders were trailing 4-0 but battled back to tie the score behind a great game by Joaquin Ruvalcaba who went 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs. The boys will take on El Toro, Los Altos and El Modena next week. 


Raider Softball had two great games this week but fell just short in both. The girls lost to El Modena 1-0 despite an excellent pitching performance by Bayle Hunnicutt. Bayle pitched a complete game and only allowed 3 hits. In the loss to Cal High, Brooke Piwowar went 3 for 3 with 2 solo home runs and a double. The Raiders will take on Los Altos and El Dorado next week.

Boys Golf 

Season opens March 4th against La Mirada High School.

Boys Tennis

Season opens March 7th against Rowland High School.


ALL Sports Including Cheer, Dance, JROTC, & Band Must Register

1) Go to

  • Please use the following Handout to help guide you through the Athletic Clearance process.
  • Create an account and complete all sections: Watch the VIDEO for detailed instructions.
  • **Very Important** Choose “Sonora” (CIF-SS)” on the list and the School Year "2023/2024".

2) You must upload Page 4 of the PHYSICAL FORM

Downloadable Physical Form

  1. Print & Fill Out the Physical Form for your visit to the doctor.
  • Only the signature from an MD, DO, or PA will be accepted. Signatures from Chiropractors and Nurse Practitioners are NOT accepted.
  1. Page 4 of the Physical Form must then be uploaded to Home Campus.
  2. There is no form under the signed Confirmation Page. Please skip that and go back to upload the form at the end of the process.

 3) Once you have completed the signatures and uploaded the physical form on Home Campus, Print out the Confirmation Page from  

  • Print & Complete (Both parent & student signatures are required).
  • Please be advised that each sport/activity must be listed at the top of the page in order to be cleared for that sport during the 2023-24 school year.
  • Go back into Home Campus and upload the Confirmation Page into the Signed Confirmation Page Form

You are not cleared until you receive a clearance email from Home Campus. Our Admin team must review all submissions prior to your student-athlete receiving clearance. You may follow the status of your clearance on the Home Campus website. 

If you have questions, please contact Mrs, Crail, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

Mark Your Calendar

Our Next Late Start is Wednesday, March 6th!

Master Calendar

Aeries Parent Portal

Stay connected with your student's progress, check daily assignments, and communicate with teachers by logging on to the AERIES Parent Portal. Click on the image below to access all of the important information you will need for the 2023-2024 school year.


Click Here for the FJUHSD March Newsletter

Facilities Master Plan

Click Here to Participate in the Facilities Master Plan Survey

Community News

The City of La Habra is now offering CPR & First Aid classes at the La Habra Community Center once a month on Saturdays. The three-hour class is open to ages 12+ years, and the cost to attend is $32 per person. The class will include training in infant, child, and adult CPR and AED, as well as Standard First Aid. Participants who complete the class will receive a two-year certificate in CPR B and Standard First Aid. This class is generously partially subsidized by the City of La Habra to help ensure our residents stay safe. Pre-registration is required. Sign up online, in person or by phone at the Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., 562-383-4200.

Classes will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • February 10th
  • March 16th
  • April 13th
  • May 11th
  • June 8th

2024 #LaHabraRaces

The #LaHabraRaces are back for 2024 -- that means the 5K Walk/Run, 1K Kiddy Run and 50-YD. Diaper Dash! The event will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the La Habra Marketplace shopping Center, 1641 W. Imperial Hwy., (between Famous Footwear & La Habra Modern Dentistry). Registration includes #LaHabraRaces medal, t-shirt, bib number, goodie bag, and entry to the pop-up farmer's market. There also will be vendor booths and the Mobile Children's Museum. This year's theme is "Olympics - Family Race for the Gold" so dress in Olympic attire that represents the country of your choice.

Fees are as follows:

  • 50-YD. Diaper Dash (3-5 yrs.) - $15 (thru 3/1/24) $20 (starting 3/2/24)
  • 1K Kiddy Run (6-9 yrs.) - $20 (thru 3/1/24) $25 (starting 3/2/24)
  • 5K Walk/Run - $30 (thru 3/1/24) $35 (starting 3/2/24)

Medals will be awarded to the top three male & female 5K runners, the top 3 male & female 1K runners, largest group, largest school group, most Olympic dressed group, and the most Olympic dressed individual.

And all kids participating in the 50-YD. Diaper Dash & 1K Kiddy Run will receive FREE Black Bear Diner, Chick-fil-A, and Canes Chicken Fingers meal coupons.

Registration for this year's #LaHabraRaces will be online only. Click here for the link to register.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the event, please click here for more information and the vendor application.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at the event, please click here for more information and the sponsorship application.

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