the TOHS GreenSheet

A Newsletter for TOHS families - October, 2018

Great Things are Happening at Thousand Oaks!

Lancer families,

Fall is definitely in the air. Not only is our morning fog telling me that pumpkins and turkeys are right around the corner, but the forecast for rain next week tells me that we are definitely heading for seasonal change.

Speaking of change, I want to call out and celebrate several new parent leaders on campus. First, we have two new members on the TOHS Site Council - Liane Olin and Joy Springer. Our Site Council also has new leadership: Cindy Mayling will be serving as this year's Chairperson and Joanna Burns will serve as the Vice-Chair. We also have a new DAC representative in Susan Schulte. Our GATE DAC Rep will be Christy Glaubke and our SEDAC Rep is Paula Nathan. As soon as we have confirmed the information of our new ELAC rep, we'll send out that information. If you are lost in this alphabet soup and are wondering what all of these "ACs" are, click here for clarity.

Not only does it take a village to properly prepare 2100 students for college and beyond, it takes a village populated by more than several folks who want to help me lead. Thanks to these parents and everyone else who have made it a priority to help propel this great school into the future.

Wishing you a very cozy autumn,

Dr. Eric Bergmann

Principal, TOHS


2018 Tracker Talks (school rules and expectations...)

Almost Maine

The Theatre Department of Thousand Oaks High School is proud to present as its fall mainstage production of Almost Maine.

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times.

“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News.

“Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.

Almost Maine opens November 1st. Performances are November 1,2,3,7,8,9,10. Curtain is at 7:30 P.M. and tickets are $10 at the PAC Box Office. For more information call (805) 495-7491 ext 2003.


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Reality Party for parents

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Athletic News

The Boys Cross Country Team finished 3rd at the prestigious Sweepstakes race at Woodbridge and even finished ahead of a nationally ranked team. The boys currently are in 2nd place in league and are ranked 4th overall in Division 2.

The Girls Volleyball team continues to roll on as they are 14-4 overall and 2-2 in league. They are currently ranked 8th in the latest CIF Division 3 poll.

Boys Water Polo is heading into league play with a 6-5 record and have moved up to 7th position in the latest CIF Division 5 poll.

Help Wanted for Mock Trial

Our Mock trial team could use the assistance of any courtroom litigators in our community. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please contact Dr. Bergmann in the TOHS office.

Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentoring Class' goals for this year is to create a more supportive, inclusive environment on campus where students feel they belong to something greater than themselves. We strive for students at this school to have a memorable, enjoyable high school experience. Students created these committees in an effort to positively impact the campus and meet TOHS students' diverse needs.

The Peer Mentoring Program at TOHS offers a unique program called Lunch Bunch. All Lancers are invited to Lunch Bunch Monday through Thursday in Room E7. We have games, music, snacks, and ping pong. Bring your lunch and meet new friends. This is a great way to get connected to our campus learn about the amazing student clubs we offer at TOHS.

Literary Magazine

Last year the Beginning Journalism class (with help from the Writing Majors) published our literary magazine, The Literary Lancer. The project was made possible with a Cash4Conejo Grant from The Conejo Schools Foundation. Free copies are available in the school's main lobby.

Reminders from the Counseling Office

Please monitor student progress on Q, as our Quarter 1 progress grades come out on 10/5/2018. To connect with teachers about student progress and grades, please visit the contact us page on the Thousand Oaks High School website for teacher contact information:

Our counseling webpage has many great resources for students and parents! Tutoring resources, College/Career information, How to contact your counselors, Important Dates and Information, plus so much more!! Check us out at

Naviance is a College and Career Portal provided by our district for all students to use. Your student can access college, career, and self-exploration information. Follow the link on our TOHS webpage to sign up and check out our YouTube video with step-by-step instructions and information:

Last Day to drop a class without penalty and/or complete a level change is November 2nd.

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Academic Support for Students

Math Re-Teaching: Beginning September 4th, we will be offering our free math re-teaching classes. Students who attend the help class TWICE before any test will be given extra credit on their test score. All classes are held from 3 to 4 pm. Here are the locations and days for each class:

  • Geometry, Mondays and Wednesdays in G6
  • Algebra 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays in H4
  • Algebra 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays in G6

Spanish Intervention Program (SIP): Spanish 1 students are encouraged to go to our free after-school help class. The class will be held on Wednesdays after school. Details and location will be announced soon in Spanish 1 classes.

Tutoring Center: Our free tutoring center will begin on Wednesday, September 12th. The center will be held in room F1 this year and will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5pm. Tutors will be able to help with all levels of English (including AP), all areas of science (including AP), Math (through Calculus), all areas of social studies, as well as Spanish

New CVUSD Volunteer Requirements

As many of you are aware, our district has implemented new volunteer requirements. Please know that this is a new process and is always the case with new systems, there will be a period of fine-tuning. District personnel are completely aware that there is a vast difference between the volunteer needs of a high school and an elementary school. We are looking for ways to keep the process streamlined and not overly cumbersome, while at the same time ensuring that every student in the district is kept as safe as possible. No doubt more information will be shared in the not too distant future. I will be sending a separate email to families with a list of helpful resources. In the meantime, here is a link the new Volunteer Registration form that is required for anyone who will be volunteering at our school:

Please note the need for TB clearance from a doctor, a background check, as well as the documentation needed for those driving students to a school activity. The chart below will show what is required given the nature of the volunteer work to be performed. if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

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Please Join!

Please consider joining the TOHS PTSA. Our PTSA serves an incredibly important function supporting our teachers and students. In addition to the creation and oversight of many unique programs (after-prom party, reflections, staff appreciation efforts, etc), the PTSA has an amazing mini-grant program that funds a lot of teacher-driven innovation. You may join our PTSA on the TOHS PTSA website found here:

TOHS PTSA presents


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Candlelight Celebration

1-day, 1-park ticket will be $105.00

1-day, park hopper will be $150.00

Tickets must be reserved by November 13th, 2018.

For information or to reserve tickets,

call Viki Northrup @ 805-493-109

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PTSA will be selling these awesome cups for $6 at back to school night, select football games, homecoming and other events. Supply is limited! get a set before they are gone!

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Warning about Parking Across the Street

Lancer Families,

Please, please, please do not use the strip mall parking lot across Moorpark for school events! Cars can and will be towed by property management at the owner's expense. Thanks for helping us be good neighbors.

Drop-Off/Pick Up

Parents, we need your help! As many have no doubt noticed, during pick up and drop off hours, we see serious congestion along Moorpark Road and Avenida de las Flores. I'm in the process of exploring ways that the congestion can be mitigated (including the start of a conversation with the city), but given the existing combination of the number of drivers and the current configuration of lights, turns and signs, there will always be traffic. There are, however, a few things that our patrons can do in order to keep things moving. Here's a list of helpful hints to aid in your commute.

1. If dropping off your student, give yourself plenty of time - you'll need it.

2. Please do continue to be patient. We realize that can be difficult on some days, but your ongoing patience is appreciated.

3. When entering the front lot from Moorpark onto Lancer Way, please DO remember that the traffic heading eastbound on Lancer Way has a stop sign. As much as I admire and appreciate courteous drivers, if lot-bound drivers stop (with no sign) in order to let eastbound Lancer Way traffic through (who do have a stop sign), they cause traffic to back up severely on Moorpark.

4. When pulling into the lots, pull as far forward as you can go before allowing your student into or out of the car.

5. If our staff is out there and helping move traffic, please DO follow their directions. They are there primarily for the safety of our staff and students as well as to keep traffic moving.

6. When entering the lot on Flores, please use all available entrance lanes.

7. Please do stay alert and drive slowly through our lots. Teachers, staff and students walk through the lots to get into school!

8. Please do not stop on Moorpark or Flores in order to drop off or pick up your student. That presents a very real hazard for everyone involved

9. Please do not drop off or pick up students in the parking half of the front lot.

10. Don't ignore directional signs! that our lots are one-way lots. Cars are only allowed to drive in southerly direction. of the lot. During school hours, DO NOT turn left onto Moorpark when exiting the lot.

Ways to Stay Connected

In addition to our newly designed website (, you can also find us on Facebook. Also, it seems every student group on campus has a Twitter account that will allow you to follow individual groups should you wish to do so. Our school has a great general twitter feed that tweets lots info about the school (@ThousandOaksHS) and I have my own account where I'll tweet my own thoughts and observations about the school (@ewbergmann). Please feel free to follow!

Upcoming Events

Athletic events can be found by visiting our Athletics calendar found by clicking here:

PSAT: The PSAT is coming! Juniors! The PSAT is for you! Get a look at what college entrance testing is all about. Practice the SAT before you take it for real! This year the test will be administered on Wednesday, October 10th during the school day. Registration will be open at Back to School Night in the CCC. CHECKS ONLY! Then registration will be online or in person at the Student Store or in the CCC. Freshmen and Sophomores are also encouraged to participate! Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!

Financial Aid Information Night: California Lutheran University’s Financial Aid office will be presenting very important information on what Seniors should be doing to apply for $$$ for college! Plan to join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm in the PAC. Students and parents are encouraged to attend this FREE session!

Sounds of Conejo: The 11th Annual “Sounds of Conejo” Marching Band Show will take place at the Thousand Oaks High School Stadium on Saturday, October 6th, featuring the following Marching Bands: Camarillo HS, Royal HS, Simi Valley HS, Buena HS, Oak Park HS, Newbury Park HS, Moorpark HS, Westlake HS, and your own Thousand Oaks Lancer Marching Band.

The Grand Finale will consist of all the High School Bands performing together. The show will begin at 7 PM, gates open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Reminders from the Activities Office

Reminders from Student Activities:

ASB Stickers: Purchase ASB stickers in the student store to support school activities and save money on school wide events, spirit gear and the yearbook. Admission to home TO athletic events is free. $55.00 until Sept. 3 and then the price increases.

Parking Permits: All students parking on TOHS campus must have a valid parking permits. The parking permit procedures and application are available online under the Student Store tab of the TOHS homepage. Parking permits must be properly displayed in car windows. If students park in the student lot without a valid parking permit or park in the faculty lots, disciplinary action will be taken.

Student IDs: Students must have a valid Student ID with them at all times. Student ID pictures were taken during Lancer Check-In and on the first day of school. If a student has lost their ID, a replacement ID can be purchased through the student store and the receipt brought to the front office after school for a reprint of the ID. If students have not taken their ID picture, please come to the front office for assistance.

October Activities Important Dates:

10/3 Fall Blood Drive, Lancer Gym

10/6 Sounds of Conejo Marching Band Expo, Lancer Stadium

10/8 Middle School Leadership Day, hosted by Link Crew and Peer Mentors

10/10 PSAT; Senior Josten’s Presentation; VCSD and Mr. Rick Kelman Presentations – Vaping and Prescription Drug Abuse

10/12 Middle School Band Night at the TOHS Home Football Game

10/13 Marching Band Competition at Royal High School

10/17 Josten’s Cap/Gown/Announcements Orders Due, Outside D Building in Center Hall

10/18 Choir Fall Solo Showcase, PAC

10/19-10/21 Marching Band Competition at Bands of North America, Diablo Valley College

10/22 Homecoming Rally, Lancer Gym

10/23 Fall Band Concert, PAC

10/26 Homecoming Football Game and Halftime Show, Lancer Stadium

10/27 Homecoming Dance, Lancer Gym

10/31 Halloween Dress-Up Day -- more information to follow in the Activities

Office Newsletter

Reminders from Student Activities:

  • All students parking on TOHS campus must have a valid parking permits. The parking permit procedures and application are available online under the Student Store tab of the TOHS homepage. Parking permits must be properly displayed in car windows. If students park in the student lot without a valid parking permit or park in the faculty lots, disciplinary action will be taken.
  • Students must have a valid Student ID with them at all times. Student ID pictures were taken during Lancer Check-In and on the first day of school. If a student has lost their ID, a replacement ID can be purchased through the student store and the receipt brought to the front office after school for a reprint of the ID. If students have not taken their ID picture, please come to the front office for assistance.
  • Homecoming Week will be October 22nd – 27th. There will be various activities on campus including a Rally. This year’s theme isMonster Mash. Class meetings will be taking place to plan the design and building schedule for grade-level floats
  • Homecoming Spirit Week – Dress Up Days

· Monday: Class Colors

· Tuesday: Crazy Socks

· Wednesday: PJ’s

· Thursday: Denim Day

· Friday: Class Colors

  • Halftime Show and Parade for the football game on Oct. 26th.
  • Homecoming dance on Oct. 27th, is a semi-formal dance that is open to grades 9-12. If a student would like to bring a guest from another school, the guest pass information will be available on the TOHS website in mid-September. Guest passes must be submitted at the time of guest pass purchase to validate the guest ticket. All guest passes can be submitted to the Student Store. All students must have a signed dance contract submitted to the Student Store to attend the dance. If you are unsure if the dance contract is on-file, a list will be posted outside the student store during the week of Sept. 17th. The prices for the dance are:

Sept. 21st: $30 ASB sticker only

Sept. 24th – Oct. 7th: $40 with ASB sticker; $50 without ASB sticker/Non-TOHS Guest

Oct. 8th – Oct. 24th: $50 with ASB sticker; $60 without ASB sticker/Non-TOHS Guest

At Door on Oct. 27th: $80 all students; guest tickets will not be sold at the door

  • Get involved and connected to peers with similar Campus Clubs will begin meeting in October. For a complete list of clubs, teacher advisor, meeting location and meeting time, please see the Activities page on the TOHS Website:
  • Need spirt gear, ASB sticker, parking permit, yearbook, etc.,? Please visit the Student Store on campus or through the online web store:
  • Senior Families – please make sure to visit the Senior Tab under the Activities page on the TOHS Website. Information will be added throughout the year, including general senior information, forms, links, important dates and the Senior Newsletter:

Athletic Tickets Now For Sale Online

Tickets to athletic events are now available online. You easily redeem on your phone at ANY gate. Here is the website link for anyone who is interested:


EThOS Parent Information night event for current 9th grade families on December 12th from 6-7 in the PAC. This night event addresses the application and interview process, as well as an overview of the Academy pathway.

EThOS seniors are forming four companies this year and are in the stage of choosing their products/services and interviewing for the CEO positions. In October they will attend a Student Leadership Training in South Pasadena, followed by a business plan oral presentation competition in December. The Virtual Enterprise International Trade Show will be held in Bakersfield in January.

Restaurant Nights

Library News

Attention all Freshmen and Sophomores! The deadline to purchase insurance for your Chromebook is Friday, October 5 at midnight. Don’t delay! Cost is $33 for the entire school year. Visit the 1:1 Chromebook page of the TOHS website for more information: