the TOHS GreenSheet

A Newsletter for TOHS families - September, 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Lancer families!


It is with great excitement that I extend to all Lancer families a warm welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. I am eager to tackle my first full year as the Principal of TOHS and have been hard at work planning for a successful year. One priority that I will be emphasizing throughout the year is improving the communication between the school and TOHS Families. Consequently, I have created this monthly newsletter - the TOHS GreenSheet. The newsletter is designed to be forward looking; that is, it will be sent on the first Sunday of the month and will contain information about the month to come. As is the case with any new system at a high school, there will always be room for improvement. If there is information that you believe should be here but is not, please feel free to let me know. This newsletter is all about trying to help parents and guardians manage your incredibly busy lives as well as to help guide your modern-day teenagers through their high school experience. One final note, this newsletter is not replacing any other announcement that you may regularly be receiving from our school. You'll still be getting updates from our Activities office as well as periodic emails from me that pertain to specific topics.


Again, welcome back. I look forward to seeing you all on campus soon.


Dr. Eric Bergmann

Principal, TOHS

#BleedGreen

Back to School Night

Back-To-School Night Schedule


September 12, 2018


5:45 to 6:00 P.M: Lancer Jazz Band - Gymnasium


6:00-6:30 P.M: General Meeting – Gymnasium

Welcome: Mrs. Danielle Oliveri

Pledge and National Anthem: Choir and ASL

Introductions: Mrs. Kristi Hronek

ASB: Miss Olivia Birg

PTSA: Mrs. Paula Nathan

Beauty and the Beast, arr. Custer: Chamber Orchestra

Closing Remarks: Dr. Eric Bergmann


Classrooms:

6:35-6:45 Period 1

6:50-7:00 Period 2

7:05-7:15 Period 3

7:15-7:25 Break

PTSA Bake Sale and Refreshments; ASB Spirit Gear -- Main Hall

7:25-7:35 Period 4

7:40-7:50 Period 5

7:55-8:05 Period 6

8:10-8:20 Period 7


TOHS Administration:

Eric Bergmann, Principal

Christina Harrison, Asst. Principal

Kristi Hronek, Asst. Principal

Danielle Oliveri, Asst. Principal

Gary Walin, Asst. Principal


Counselors:

Robyn Britt

Jenna Davis

Kelly Ross

Darla Scott

William Zasadil


Reminder – Ballots for School Site Council Parent Representatives are available in the center hall near K Building. Please take time to vote. You may also join PTSA at that location.

Art Gallery Open - Lisa Ravitch in C5 (6:30-8:30)

PSAT Registration – Paula Friedman, College and Career Center D2 (6:30-8:30)

Site Council

Parents,


The Thousand Oaks High School Site Council (SSC) has two vacancies. If you are not familiar with the function of an SSC, here's a brief run-down:


The purpose of this council, per California Education Code Section 64001, shall be to:

1. Assist in the continuing development of a strong instructional program for all students.

2. To develop and recommend a Single Plan Student Achievement (SPSA) have ongoing responsibility to consult with the principal, teachers, other school personnel, parents, and students during the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school plan.

3. Modify the plan to reflect changing needs and priorities.

4. Carry out all duties and responsibilities assigned to it in the Education Code of the State of California and by the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education.


Site Council is made up of a combination of the school's faculty and staff, parents, students and administrators. Parent representatives are elected by the parent community, serve two-year terms and must live with the TOHS attendance boundary: any parent may run for a seat on SSC. The Council serves an incredibly important role in the governance of TOHS and I would strongly encourage parents to consider being a candidate. We will be voting for our new representatives at the TOHS Back to School Night on September 12. if you'd like to be added to the ballot, please send an email with your intent and a short list of your qualifications to our Office Manager, Lynne Hill (lhill@conjeousd.org) by Monday, September 10th. If you need more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Bergmann.

DAC Rep Needed!

Another important position in our school is our District Advisory Council (DAC) parent representative. The DAC rep has the primary responsibility of serving as the link between the DAC and the TOHS Site Council. Information about our school is shared at DAC and information from DAC is brought back to the Site Council. DAC meets monthly at the District Office. Our DAC rep is elected by the Site Council. If you are interested, or would like more information, please send Dr. Bergmann an email (ebergmann@conejousd.org) no later than Friday, September 21. Our Site Council will be electing its DAC rep on September 25th.

Reminders from the Counseling Office

CVUSD College and Career Night at Thousand Oaks High School: September 24th: College Fair – 4:30pm – 6:30pm; Informational Workshops – 6:15pm – 8:05pm


Many Mansions College Program presented by CSUCI

Presentations is Spanish and English – “How to Support Your Child Achieve Higher Education." September 8th and September 15th – 10:30am – 11:30am; Presentations located in Thousand Oaks RSVP to Juliana Gallardo (805) 496-4948 x252


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: http://www.conejousd.org/tohs/Contact-Us/Teacher-Contact-Website-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 www.tohscounseling.org


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: https://youtu.be/4ozD8hsziHI


Last Day to add a new class is September 12th.

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

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:


http://www.conejousd.org/Volunteer-with-CVUSD


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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PTSA

The next PTSA Association Meeting will be held on September 26th at 7pm. Location TBD - please keep your eyes open for the announcement of the location.


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: www.tohsptsa.com.


PTSA Cups for sale at Football Games!


Our PTSA will be selling these spirit cups at Football games and throughout the year. They are selling for $xx each. Every nickel raised will be used to support teachers and students! Look for the PTSA table at home football games.


Swap Meet!

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PTSA Cups


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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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 (www.conejousd.org/tohs), 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!

Help wanted! We Need Student Athletic Trainers

TOHS offers an Athletic Trainer class during 6th period. In addition to learning the craft of the athletic trainer from a licensed professional, students will also assist our staff in the treatment and preparation of our student athletes. See Mr. Walin in the Atletics office if you'd like to take this fantastic class.

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.

Upcoming Events

Athletic events can be found by visiting our Athletics calendar found by clicking here: https://tohsathletics.org/events


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!


Military Service Academy Night: All high school students interested in attending one of five military service academies are invited to attend Service Academy Night on Thursday, September 6th at 6pm in the MPR. Representatives from all five academies will be on hand to give an overview of their institutions and answer your questions


CVUSD College & Career Information Night and College Fair: This annual event will be held on the TOHS campus this year on Monday, September 24th. The college fair will be held from 4:30-6:30pm and workshops beginning at 6:15pm. Food trucks will be available in the front parking lot for your convenience. See the CCC website for more information - click here: http://www.tohscounseling.org/news--information.html


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!


High School Voter Education Weeks: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson recently sent a reminder that the last two weeks of September are High School Voter Education Weeks (September 17-28). Eligible students are encouraged to visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/ in order to register or pre-register to vote.


Homecoming: Homecoming Week will be October 22nd – 27th. There will be various activities on campus including a Rally. ASB is working to finalize the week’s theme and begin planning the Homecoming Halftime Show and Parade for the football game on Oct. 26th. The 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. 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 and $50 without ASB sticker

Oct. 8th – Oct. 24th: $50 with ASB sticker and $60 without ASB sticker

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


Frosh class officer campaigning and election: Sept. 4-7


New and Returning Club President’s meeting: Sept. 14 at lunch in A-6


Yearbook Picture Retake Day: Sept. 21st in K-2 or Library from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm


Club Hello Day: Sept. 28 at lunch in the quad


Dancing with the TO Stars: Sept. 29th in the TOHS PAC. Look for details in an upcoming Activities Happenings email


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.

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:

https://gofan.co/app/school/CA19065

Lunch Bunch is Now Open!

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. Welcome to TOHS Party for the Class of 2022 at lunch on Sept 5th and a Ping Pong Tournament the week of September 17th.

School Supply Drive

Second period classes will be having a school supply drive from Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21. All items are intended solely for the use of our school community. Classes collect paper, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, binders, dividers and tabs, composition books, spirals, sketch pads, backpacks, book covers, and other materials that we then store and distribute to TOHS students who cannot afford the materials to get them through the school year. Members of Project Concern will distribute collection bags to Period 2 classrooms the morning of the 14th and collect them the following Friday. The two classes collecting the greatest number of school supplies will win breakfast parties, hosted by Project Concern. And these are definitely NOT your average donut party! Think frittata and coffee cake.

AVID

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a schoolwide transformation effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. TOHS is proud to offer the AVID program including an elective course for 9th grade and 10th grade students. Families interested in this program should contact: asobrino@conejousd.org or visit the AVID page on the TOHS homepage. This year’s AVID students will be touring CLU in September and visiting other local colleges in the upcoming months.

the Center for Advanced Studies and Research

The Center is having a Parent Meeting for all families currently in the program. Wednesday, September 5th, 6:30 P.M. in the PAC

Career Technical Education (CTE)

The Career Education Majors program is accepting applications in room K2b through September 14. Sophomore, junior and senior students are encouraged to join a Major to explore career paths and learn more about a career that interests the student. Meetings are held during lunch and often include a guest speaker. Students can meet other students who share similar career interests.

ELAC Meeting

Our first ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) will be in the MPR on September 26 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and will feature a presentation from the Career Education Center about ROP courses and pathways that they offer. We will also introduce the teachers on the ELD and SDAIE team along with the paraprofessionals and administration.

EThOS

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. https://www.tohs-ethos.org/


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.

Library News

Chromebook distribution to our sophomore class started August 28 and will continue into the first week of September. Our freshmen class will be getting information regarding their new Chromebooks through their English teachers during the first and second week of September, with distribution scheduled soon after.


Information regarding Chromebooks – including how to purchase INSURANCE for the 2018-2019 school year can be found on our school website: http://www.conejousd.org/tohs/11-Chromebooks


The deadline to purchase insurance is September 30th. You can purchase online or print of the order form and mail the completed form with a check directly to the insurance company.

Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale NOW with discounted prices through October 1st (with Student Activity Card). Unfortunately, due to increasing costs, WE WILL NOT HAVE EXTRA BOOKS at the end of the year. There will be absolutely NO SALES after December 14th. PLEASE reserve your student's copy of the 2019 Lancer Legend TODAY at the Student Web Store.


ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! Senior Tributes for the Class of 2019 are available now.

ORDER EARLY! Save 15% on Tribute orders placed by September 30th

All information and instructions can be found on the TOHS website. Please go to:

www.conejousd.org/TOHS (click on ACTIVITIES, then YEARBOOK)