The PioneerGram

August 21, 2022

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From the Principal's Desk

Good evening,

Club Rush will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week at lunch. Joining a campus club is a great way to get involved and enhance the high school experience. \

The bell schedule for the coming week is pictured below. Be sure to read the entire PioneerGram for all updates and the latest news, and let me know if you have any questions.

JC Baxter, Principal

Upcoming Dates on Campus

Aug 23 & 24 Club Rush

Aug 30 PTSA Chick-fil-A Fundraiser 7am to 8pm

Aug 30 Back to School Night, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Aug 31 Girls Volleyball Fundraiser @ Cronies (details below)

Sep 5 Holiday - Labor Day

Sep 26 Holiday - Rosh Hashana

Oct 5 Holiday - Yom Kippur

Nov 8 Staff Development Day - No school for students

Nov 11 Holiday - Veterans Day

Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

Dec 19-21 Finals (12:20 Dismissal)

Dec 22-Jan 8 Winter Break

Jan 9 Teacher Prep Day - No school for students

Jan 10 Staff Development Day - No school for students

Jan 11 School Reconvenes -- Spring Semester begins

Jan 7 Senior Picture deadline for Yearbook (details below)

Bell Schedule for August 22-26

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Simi Valley High School Announcements 8/22/22

Free Period Sticker Information

Please click the link for our Free Period / Late Start Agreement

Class Schedules

Please check Aeries to see if there have been any changes to your classes.

If you need to request a change, please go to and click the "schedule change request" button.

As a reminder, here are the reasons for a schedule change:

1) Lacking a Graduation Requirement
2) Already completed a course that is on your new schedule (e.g. through Summer School, etc.).
3) Class listed twice on schedule.
4) Missing a class (less than 6 periods or gap period).
5) Increase rigor of course (e.g. CP to Honors or Honors to AP) - these changes will only be made on a case-by-case basis and will depend on seats available in the course requested.
6) You previously failed with a teacher you are scheduled to be with.

Advisory / ACE / Flex Period

For the schedule this year every student will have an advisory period. For this week, students will go directly to the period for important information about logging in to devices, school-wide information, and grade level support.

Construction and Lunch Updates! / Hydration Stations

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School Devices

Password issues? Please contact Mrs. Babakhanian at or in the main office for support.

For those of you looking to purchase the insurance for the devices here is the link.

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Visitor Check In At the Main Office

Dear Families,

I would like to welcome all of our families back for the 2022-2023 school year. As a public school district, our primary goals are to provide our students with a world class education and help students to become the best potential version of themselves. Another primary goal is to make sure our campuses are safe environments for all of our students and staff members. Our District needs your help to accomplish these goals.

First, we would encourage our families to volunteer their time whenever possible. In order to maintain rich programs that meet students’ needs and interests, each of our District’s school sites will provide protocols on how to participate for volunteer opportunities, and they will share how to sign up for these opportunities.

Second, we are committed to maintaining the safety of our schools. As part of this commitment, we must know who is on our campus at all times. For this reason, our District’s policy will be that all visitors must check into the school office whenever they are on the school’s campus. In the next few months, we will adopt additional measures to best monitor the visitors coming on our school campuses.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in making this school year both academically engaging and physically safe for our students. Your support in volunteering, as possible, and allowing us to know who is coming on to our school campus is greatly appreciated.


JC Baxter


Yearbooks & Senior Portraits

Yearbooks are for sale online only through The price is currently $100, but will rise as the school year progresses.

Seniors need to have their portrait taken at Honest Light Photography (formerly O'Connor Brothers Photography) to be included in the yearbook. The deadline to schedule an appointment is January 7th.

Aeries Updated for 2022-2023

Aeries is the SVUSD Student Information System and the primary tool of communication. It is required that all families complete the data confirmation in the Aeries portal as soon as possible.

When updating contact information it would be helpful to use a cell phone number as the primary number. This will allow you to receive the text messages the school will frequently send out. Click LINK for directions.


Login to Aeries Parent Portal: Parent Portal Link

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SVHS Adopted Bell Schedule 2022-2023
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Free Meals

Please note that students may have either a free breakfast or a free nutrition snack, not both. Students must have their barcoded student ID to get breakfast or nutrition snack and lunch.
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SVHS NOW (Student News)

Check out SVHSNOW! Student news created by students.

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Equal Opportunity / Non-discrimination

The Governing Board of Simi Valley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.