September Updates

Dear CVHS Students and Families,

I hope everyone had a restful Labor Day Weekend! I am pretty sure the extra time was good for everyone! School has started and after a month in, we are off to a great start. This year we are trying to get back to some sense of normalcy. For the first time in about 3 years we had an in-person Back to School Night. It was well received and attended by our community and we want to thank all the staff for preparing such a wonderful event. Mr. Hasegawa and the band greeted parents as they entered campus. There were tables with information about the wonderful activities and opportunities our school provides, which created a festive atmosphere.

School is in full swing now. Classes are going, extracurricular activities have started, parent groups are meeting, and students are getting into their routines and finding their path. There is an exciting buzz around campus amongst the students. Let’s do our best to sustain this level of enthusiasm throughout the school year.

Trojan Tickets
This year, we are trying for different incentives for earning Trojan Tickets. Students that earn a Trojan Ticket can use the tickets for a lunch line fast pass. Students have the opportunity to either enter their Trojan Ticket for a drawing to win a prize or use the ticket for a lunch line fast pass. 

Paper-Online Tutoring
The district is supporting Paper.co tutoring again this year. Please share with your students. It can be used to give extra help to your students in any subject area. Here is a link to the offering. Paper (Tutoring Resource)

Free On Campus Tutoring
We once again will be offering free on-campus tutoring offered by our own fully credentialed teachers. These are mostly after school sessions and some may be offered before school once we determine the student interest. Here is the live link to the tutoring schedule which will be updated as more sessions are made available. 

Families Alice Training
As always, we are committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff by taking proactive steps.To maintain our safety standards during an unlikely event of a violent intruder at school, we are following proactive strategies in a well developed program called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate).

Adoption of a lockdown-only response has been deemed insufficient by the Department of Education, independent researchers, and law enforcement. ALICE strategies are adopted by schools across the country, and the training helps to maintain our compliance with the Federally recommended guidelines.
 
ALICE empowers individuals to utilize a proactive options-based approach.  All staff will be fully trained through online classes, and students will be provided age appropriate information. We recognize this is a very sensitive topic and take great care to ensure students are provided this important information in a developmentally appropriate manner and in a safe environment.  Training and practice will include the use of age-appropriate curricular materials and may include lockdown, expanded lockdown, and evacuation drills. Such drills will NEVER include simulated violent intruders, prop weapons, chasing, or other traumatic encounters.

Here is a link to information for parents on ALICE. Should you have any questions regarding ALICE or the roll out, please feel free to contact me. 

Upcoming Events:

September 8     AAPI Parent Night 6:00 p.m.
                           PACES Parent Night 7:00 p.m.
September 15   ELAC Meeting 6:00 p.m.
September 22   Hispanic Latino Heritage Celebration 6:00
September 29  Senior College Night 6:00