Grizzly Community Update

Friday, March 3, 2023

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Good afternoon Grizzlies,

This week was another exciting week in The Den!

Last Saturday we hosted our inaugural Culture Night Market in which we celebrated the diversity of our California High School community. Student clubs set up tables to sell foods from their respective cultural groups. We also had some amazing performances from groups like the Taekwon-Do Club, the Black Student Union, and the Indian Student Association. It was a wonderful night!

We conducted an Exceptional Education Committee Coffee on Thursday with our administrative team and our EEC parent representatives. We had great discussion on how we can better support our students with specific supports through improved communication systems.

Thursday Night we also hosted our incoming 9th grade Open House. The event was a huge success with food trucks, multiple performances from jazz band, student dance class, and Color Guard, then the opportunity for students to explore the campus and meet some of our teachers and coaches. A huge shout out goes to Mrs. Keller-Hill who organized an amazing evening. (Please see pictures below).

Speaking of our wonderful counseling department and the transition to next school year, the window is not open for students to enter the Infinite Campus portal to request their classes for the 23/24 school year. The portal will be open until March 10th for online registration!

Have a great weekend.


Mr. Ball

“Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” (New)

In the month of March we recognize Women's History. The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” Women like Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jovita Idar, Maya Angelou, Gerda Lerner, Gloria Steinem, Winona La Duke, Lillian Hellman, Betty Soskin, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, Marjory Stoneman Douglas ​

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School Site Council (New)

We have our next School Site Council meeting on Wednesday. We would love to see you there. Here is our agenda if you are interested in knowing what will be discussed.

College Board Accommodations Process Update (New)

The assessment department has streamlined the process to support students with IEP and 504 accommodations with the application process for College Board accommodations support for the AP, PSAT, and SAT exams.

Families first submit this form to our assessment department for support, then create an online College Board account. Lastly, with the help of district staff, the required documentation can be submitted directly to the College Board website for final approval.

We are encouraging all families with an 8th grader, or high school student who also intends to take an SAT, PSAT, or AP Exam over the course of their high school career to begin the process now. Once complete, accommodations will be available for each test families register to take throughout high school.

For questions please contact Kit Bragg ( in the SRVUSD assessment department.

CAASPP/CAST Testing 2023

11th graders will participate in CAASPP Testing, while 12th graders will participate in the CAST.

See the scheduled dates below.

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2nd Semester Principal Town Halls

Join in to hear directly from me, to provide your input, and get your questions answered.

Thursday, March 23, 6-7pm Meeting ID: 820 1300 9564

Thursday, April 20, 6-7pm

Visit Counseling!

February is when our counseling team begins to engage the community in discussions about the next school year. I encourage you to check out our counseling website to stay connected to all the information being provided. Specifically, the course selection section gives you dates of important information sessions for our current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

Views from the Den

Grizzlies Care!

Huge shout out to the men's soccer team as their sportsmanship made a huge impact on a competitor and their family. The impact led a parent to write a letter to the editor of the East Bay Times. Way to go Grizzlies!!
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Culture Night Market

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Balancing Equations

Chemistry classes were working hard on balancing chemical equations this week and understanding different chemical compositions.
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Black History Month Celebration

Our Cal High Choir conducted a wonderful concert this week to conclude Black History Month.
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Welcome Class of 2027!

Thursday night we were able to welcome in our incoming 9th graders! We had a packed house and it was so great to see the positive energy of students and parents alike!
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Library Fun

Fun Friday in the library consisted of Smash Brothers! Make sure to check out the board outside the library for an update on their activities.
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Important Dates

March 13-31: CAASPP Testing

Tuesday, March 14: Area Orchestra Festival

Friday, March 17: NO SCHOOL, Floating Teacher Work Day

Saturday, March 18: Relay for Life, Stadium

Wednesday, March 22: Area Band Festival

Saturday, March 25: Junior Prom

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