Valley View Newsletter
Ranger News You Can Use! January 2, 2023
Message from Mrs. Pinkham, Interim Principal
Dear Smithson Valley HS Parents,
I hope this email finds you all well and that each of you had a safe, relaxing, and joyous holiday break!
As we transition back into the school year this spring semester, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and communicate information about our return on January 4.
First and foremost, I am excited to serve the Smithson Valley High School community as the Interim Principal. While I’ve spent the last 2 and a half years as a Director in Curriculum and Instructional Design at Support Services, I previously served Smithson Valley High School as the Academic Dean and an Assistant Principal. The SVHS team and I look forward to welcoming students back for a great start to 2023!
Secondly, in preparation for Wednesday, Jan. 4, please have students check Skyward tomorrow, Tuesday January 3, after 5:00pm to review their most up to date schedule. With a new semester, there is always a possibility of changes to student schedules as classes are updated and balanced. Please know that our teachers and staff will work diligently to make any schedule changes as smooth as possible.
Students who are unable to access their schedule in Skyward should report to Student Services upon their arrival to campus to receive a copy of their schedule.
We will follow our regular bell schedule with doors opening at 8:25am. As always, students are expected to report directly to their first period class.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a terrific spring semester!
Tammy Pinkham, SVHS Interim Principal
Make-Up Semester Exams Tuesday, January 3
Tuesday is a work day for our teachers as they will be finalizing Semester Grades.
If your student needs to make-up semester exams due to an absence before the break, they may come up to school tomorrow morning, Tuesday, January 3 starting at 8:30am and check into the front office to be directed on where to go. Students should eat breakfast prior to arrival.
The cafeteria will not be open tomorrow, so if you anticipate your student staying for a while or if they have multiple exams, we recommend they bring a sack lunch. Students will be able to leave as soon as they complete their exams.
2022-23 Counselor Information
AAA - COP Anna-Marie Trotter; Annamarie.email@example.com; phone# 830-885-1050
COQ - HAF Sara Schroeder; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone# 830-885-1060
HAG - MAR Ayanna Bush; email@example.com; phone# 830-885-1090
MAS - RIB Jasmine Wills; firstname.lastname@example.org ;phone# 830-885-1072
RIC - UZZ Angel Mitchell; email@example.com; phone# 830-885-1021
VAA - ZZ Rebecca Thornton; firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone# 830-885-1056
SVHS All Sports Gala - Ticket Information
SATURDAY, January 28th from 6-11pm at Western Sky
$1500 RESERVED table for 10 (limited availability)
The night includes appetizers, drinks, dinner & dessert. PLUS the opportunity to bid on a variety of AWESOME items. ALL proceeds go to the SVHS Booster Club to support ALL Sports Programs 💙
Upcoming Important Dates
January 3: Make Up Exams for Students who missed Final Exams @ 8:30am
January 4 : Students Return to start Spring Semester
January 28: All Sports Gala Western Sky 6pm-11pm
February 4: PTSA Winter Dance - Come Glow with Us!
March 25: PROM @ JW Marriott 7:00pm
May 25: Class of 2023 Graduation @8pm Ranger Stadium
- Our building opens at 8:25am every morning and students may go to their 1st period class upon entry to the building.
- Front Office Phone hours are 8:15am - 4:45pm
- Please do not order any outside food for your students during the school day, as we will not accept any outside deliveries (i.e. Pizza Deliveries, Door Dash, Grub Hub, etc).
Safety and Security
Safety and security is the #1 priority at Smithson Valley High School. Below are a few guidelines we want students to know that will help keep SVHS a safe campus:
- Students and staff should wear their ID visibly at all times.
- Students and staff should never prop open an exterior door.
- Students must use designated campus entry points. Designated entry points are the front office and cafeteria in the mornings
- Students should not let anyone in a door that is locked.
- If students see something that is not right, please report it to an adult immediately. This can be face to face or through our Crime Stoppers app.
School Meals Pricing & Lunch Money Now Information
While the federal government’s pandemic-era waivers which granted free school meals for all students expired on June 30, 2022, free and reduced lunches will still be available for students who qualify through an application process. Parents are encouraged to complete an application to see if they qualify for free and reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Learn more.
Comal ISD Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year
- Elementary, Middle and High Schools - $1.95 (paid) $.30 (reduced)
- Faculty/Visitor - $2.80
- Elementary Schools - $3.20 (paid) $0.40 (reduced)
- Middle and High Schools - $3.40 (paid) $0.40 (reduced)
- Faculty/Visitor - $4.05
Find more information about menus, Lunch Money Now, snack permission/restrictions, allergies and more.
Whether you recently moved to the area or have been here for a while, the Comal Parent Center is a resource for you to quickly get the information that you need.
Please Click On this Link to see All Bell Schedules for the 2022 - 23 School Year
Please Click on this Link to see the Academic Calendar, including all Holidays, for the 2022-23 School Year