SOHS Community Newsletter



Tutorial Day 5/19

We will be having tutorial day on Wednesday, May 19th. This is an opportunity for students to turn in unfinished work from May 3-19. Please remind your student to take advantage of the additional time and help given to them during this time.

Food Distribution on Wednesdays

Silver Oak has partnered with Dig Deep Farms to distribute food for any Silver Oak families in need of food donations.

This will be a DRIVE-UP event every Wednesday for the month of May from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the small parking lot at the corner of Laurel Ave and Princeton St.
We will distribute dairy, frozen meats, fruits, veggies, etc.


A Silver Oak staff member will place the food donations in the trunk of your vehicle. Please do not get out of your car

Person(s) picking up food donations MUST
-Wear a mask/ face covering
-Windows must be rolled up at all times
-Leave trunk open

If you have any questions feel free to call the office at 510-370-3334

College Commitment

Commitment day was May 1st, and here are some of some of the colleges the Seniors have committed to!!!

CSU East Bay, CSU San Jose, Gray Harbor College, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Chabot, Sacramento Community College...

Congratulations to our Seniors!!!

Parent Organization Meeting

Do you love fundraising for your students school? Coming up with creative events to bring the school community together? The Parent Organization is the perfect committee for you.

The parent organization would like to meet with all interested parents of our newly merged school, Hayward Twin Oaks, on Monday May 24, 2021 at 6pm via zoom . This meeting will be translated.

Bring your creative ideas of how parents can be involved in bringing more community-building and fundraising opportunities to the school.

Hope to see you there!!!

The Silver Oak Decameron 2021

This spring in U.S. Literature, juniors and seniors created original stories and artwork based on their lives during the pandemic. We are proud to release The Silver Oak Decameron 2021, edited by Danny Miu, Violet Velez, and Belle Reinhardt. This archive of stories showcases their profoundly honest and original work. The pieces express a range of emotions--pain, boredom, whimsical daydreaming, nostalgia, hope, and empathy--and we hope the Silver Oak community will explore this record of how the past year has been for students, and how our creativity might lead us onward.

Memorial Day- No School

There will be no school on Monday May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume classes on Tuesday June 1st.

Senior Thesis Presentations

Senior Thesis presentations will be virtual on Thursday May 27th and Friday May 28th from 6-9pm. We encourage the whole community to come and observe the wonderful work our students have done researching topics of interest.

We will follow with more details and zoom links.

11th/12th Formal Night "Under the Stars"

11th/12th Formal Night will be on Saturday, June 5th from 6-10:30pm aboard the "Pinot Noir" located at 2394-A Mariner Square Alameda CA. The cost is $100 per student. This event will only be for Silver Oak High School, Juniors and Seniors ONLY.

Health and safety protocols will be in place. Students will have to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination card or a negative COVID 19 test conducted 72 hours before the event.

Limited space will be available.

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"Come Together" Event - Friday June 4th 2021

"Come Together" event - Friday June 4th 2021

The date of our to-go "BBQ" dinner and virtual celebration is coming soon! It's time to order your BBQ meals and raffle tickets! Pickup your meal order on Friday June 4th (4pm to 6pm) at Golden Oak campus. If you are picking up your GO student on that day, we will accommodate early pickup (3:30pm). Check out the attached flyer for details. Order your meals by Sunday May 30th, at

As a reminder, several raffle prizes are available to win, including Disney tickets! Pictures of the prizes will be posted on the Silver Oak and Golden Oak PTO Facebook pages soon. Order your tickets by Sunday May 30th, at

During the virtual event, we will recognize our graduates (8th and 12th graders). Parents, we would appreciate your help with this project. Email a picture of your graduating student, with his name, to by Tuesday May 25th. Silver Oak families, you are welcome to send a picture, otherwise their Senior portrait will be used.

This is a chance to celebrate our entire school community, as well! We want to see how you’ve “come together” over this past year. Whether through zoom classes, play dates, enjoying nature, building new family traditions, playing music or sports, or setting time aside for special bonding activities together (hiking, biking, watching movies, gaming nights, pampering, cooking...), we’d love to see and share in the joy! Send your pictures to by Tuesday May 25th.

We sincerely hope that both Golden Oak and Silver Oak communities will take time to enjoy this event together while appreciating a delicious dinner at home with their family.

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Stand 4 All Students

Sacramento politicians are again siding with labor unions and against charter public schools with the introduction of Assembly Bill 1316 (O'Donnell). The sweeping scope and scale of this bill fundamentally damages the operations of all California charter public schools.

AB 1316 will increase school fees for nonprofit charter public schools and cuts funding for programs that serve low-income, minority, and at-risk students. We can’t let that happen. After an incredibly challenging year for students and teachers, Sacramento politicians should stand with the 700,000 California students and families that nonprofit charter public schools serve— not their political donors.

To defeat this bill, CCSA has launched a comprehensive statewide Stand for All Students campaign to engage and inform legislators and families. We must let them know of the severe consequences that AB 1316 would have on students who rely on the flexibility and personalized programs that are the cornerstone of charter public schools.

The State Assembly could vote on AB 1316 as soon as May 24. To help us defeat this bill we need all charter leaders to take three actions, starting this week:

  1. Ask your school community and broader network to Stand for All Students and call their legislators.
  2. Amplify a unified message through this email and social media tool kit.
  3. Share information with CCSA about your school that will help us. advocate against AB 1316 with legislators by filling out this survey.

We have also developed this comprehensive online toolkit for you that includes everything you need to take action:

  • Talking points about the bill for school leaders
  • A one pager for families about the bill
  • A PowerPoint deck to communicate with other charter stakeholders about the bill
  • A sample Letter to the Editor to publicly voice your opposition to the bill with your local media outlet
  • Resources about the bill, such as the opposition letters sent to the Assembly Education and Appropriations Committees, NCB fact sheets, NCB research, and more

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to

Nursing Internship Opportunity: Class of 2022


Nursing Internship Opportunity on Wednesdays at Cal State East Bay for the 2021-22 School Year!

Are you interested in health sciences or pursuing a career in nursing? Silver Oak is partnering with Cal State East Bay's nursing program to provide an educational and fun internship opportunity on Wednesdays to a lucky group of next year's seniors. Please see attached presentation from CSUEB from Career Day to learn more. If you would like to be a part of this program, have questions or are requesting more information, please email Ms. W (

Graduation 2021: Mark Your Calendars

Our graduation for the Class of 2021 will be held on Friday June 11, 2021 at 6pm at Golden Oak Montessori in Castro Valley. At this moment our ceremony is planned to be a drive through graduation with limited in person attendance while adhering to masking and social distancing requirements.

We will keep you posted if graduation will be held in any other way.

Senior Send Off GoFundMe

We're up to $1,917.00! Thank you so much to all of our donors! We still have a way to go. Please continue to share this link to help reach our fundraising goal in order to provide a meaningful and personal gift to each student in the Silver Oak Senior Class of 2021.

The Class of 2021 never envisioned their senior year to take place online. We have worked so hard to connect with them and continue to make our community feel whole. We want to do something for them that is tangible, thoughtful and something they can take with them to remember their teachers and faculty.

Please help us make this possible by considering donating as well sharing the following link:

Senior Wednesdays

This is an opportunity that allows seniors, by section, to be on campus for a couple of hours to receive support in preparing for their Senior Thesis presentations with Mr. Rigler, customize their senior wall portrait with Ms. Goldman and design the senior memory book with Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Ruiz.

We will need a signed release from parents allowing their students to be on campus. Health and safety guidelines such as masking and social distancing will be enforced.

Please fill out the release below to allow your senior student on campus. Please have your student bring the signed release with them on their first day on campus.

The schedule is as follows:

Section 5 & 6

May 19th

12-1pm Mr. Rigler (on campus)

1-2pm Ms. Ramirez/Ms. Ruiz (on campus)

May 26th

1-2pm Ms. Goldman (on campus)

Section 7 & 8

May 19th

1-2pm Ms. Goldman (on campus)

May 26th

12-1pm Mr. Rigler (on campus)

1-2pm Ms. Ramirez/Ms. Ruiz (on campus)

Office Hours

Starting May 3rd our office will be open from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm closed for lunch

12 pm - 1 pm. We ask that you continue to call the office at 510-370-3334 to schedule an appointment prior to arriving on campus to ensure availability to meet.