Ygnacio Valley HS: Wolf Den News!
Monthly Family News Letter #3 - November 2022
No School - November 11th - Veterans Day
We will be honoring all those service members in the Armed Forces who have or are currently serving our nation's military. Thank you to all Veterans who serve their communities, the state, and the country.
November School Recess: November 21-25
YVHS English Language Arts - State Testing Scores Rise by 14 points!!!
From 2021 to the 2022 School year, we see a rise from 33% to 47% !! We are so proud of our juniors from last year who demonstrated their knowledge and understanding in the area of English Language Arts. A big shout out to our English Department Teachers and all staff who supported this amazing student achievement!
Please Partner with Us to Help Getting our Students to Class / School on Time!
1,649 Class Period Tardies for the Month of October
We Saw A drop in our 9th, 11th, and 12th Grade students Tardies to Class. Let's Keep It Up!! 😀😀
Student attendance matters, if a student is tardy, they are missing valuable class instruction time. Poor attendance impacts students grades when they are not present for instruction.
Late To School = Students Missing Valuable Class Time
Lets find ways to getting our students on time to school
- 1918 Times students arrived Late to School for the month of October
- 95.5 Students per day on Average that are late to school daily
- 8:44 AM was the Average Arrival Time of School for Late Students
- 443 Hours of instruction time was missed by students arriving late to school for the month of October
What Do I do If My Child needs to Miss School?
- Say your student's name clearly.
- Say your student's grade.
- Say the date of absence.
- Explain the reason why your student is absent.
- Say your relationship to the student (students cannot excuse their absences)
- If COVID-related, please contact our school nurse at 682-8000 extension 3659 or extension 3681 for Spanish speaking.
If your student will be absent for more days, please make sure to contact the attendance line and we may assist with contacting teachers for any missed assignments.
ATTENTION: Parents, we please ask to call in your attendance or conduct other school related business if at all possible. For everyone's safety, it is best to minimize contact with our staff members or students. Please call our main office number (925) 685-8414 or visit our website Ygnacio Valley High School for further information to help you.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Upcoming Events for the Month
Nov. 1: Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Nov. 9: Mt. Diablo Unified School District Governing Board meeting at 6 p.m. in the District Office Board Room
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday - No School; All District Offices closed
Nov. 12: PHE.Bike Fest and Swap (Community is welcome) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Elementary (see District News)
Nov. 17: Measure J CBOC meeting at 5 p.m. via Zoom; District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting at 5:30 p.m; Measure C CBOC meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Nov. 21-25: School Recess (No School all week; District Offices closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving holiday)
Nov 23rd: Girls Basketball Home vs Emeryville HS (Non League) @ 5:30pmNov 29th: Boys Basketball Home vs. Marshall HS (Non League) @ 7:00pm
YV Athletic Boosters Meeting - Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:00pm in Library
YV Program & Student News
YV showing Halloween school spirit!
Dear Parents/Students, School Staff and Community Members:
Ygnacio Valley High School is holding an English Learner Advisory Committee meeting this coming
November 9th , 2022 at 6:00pm in Room #210.
The purpose of the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) is to advise the principal, School Site
Council and school staff on programs and services for English learners. Parents of English learners
(ELs) together with other parents, staff and community members meet to learn about services and
programs for English learners and offer advice to improve the education of ELs at our school. The ELAC
will meet at least 4-5 times this year.
Parents of English learners have the right to:
1. Become informed and provide advice on programs and services for English learners
2. Become a member of the ELAC
Please join us and let us know if you are interested in learning more about this important committee.
Together we can form a well functioning English Learners Advisory Committee and support the
education of our children.
Estimados padres/estudiantes, personal escolar y miembros de la comunidad:
La Escuela Secundaria de Ygnacio Valley llevará a cabo una reunión del Comité Consejero de
Aprendices de Inglés el próximo 9 de noviembre de 2022 a las 6:00 p. m. en el salón #210.
El propósito del Comité Asesor de Aprendices de Inglés (ELAC) es asesorar al director, al Consejo de
Sitio Escolar (SSC) y al personal escolar sobre programas y servicios para aprendices de inglés. Los
padres de los estudiantes de inglés (EL) junto con otros padres, el personal y los miembros de la
comunidad se reúnen para conocer los servicios y programas para los estudiantes de inglés y ofrecer
consejos para mejorar la educación de los EL en nuestra escuela. El ELAC se reunirá por lo menos 4-5
veces este año.
Los padres de los estudiantes de inglés tienen derecho a:
1. Infórmese y brinde asesoramiento sobre programas y servicios para estudiantes de inglés.
2. Conviértete en miembro del ELAC
Únase a nosotros y háganos saber si está interesado en obtener más información sobre este importante comité. Juntos podemos formar un Comité Asesor de Aprendices de Inglés que funcione bien y apoyar la educación de nuestros hijos.
Learner Attribute Of The Month
Learner Attribute of the Month
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.*
Being open-minded is important in all subjects, including art, music, history, English, and physical education. Reflecting on our own points of view and our own personal histories is as important as gaining understanding of others’ experiences of life.
Department of the Month: English
Earn HERO points for demonstrating open-mindedness! For every HERO point you receive for being open-minded, you’ll be entered into a drawing at the end of November to win YV swag, gift cards, and a free family pass to the Exploratorium!
Nominate a YVHS staff member who you believe is open-minded so we can recognize them! The nomination form is here > Teachers will be recognizing students all month long.
"The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size." - Albert Einstein
"An open mind is better than a clenched fist." - Matshona Dhliwayo
Noviembre: Mente abierta
Apreciamos críticamente nuestras propias culturas e historias personales, así como los valores y tradiciones de los demás. Buscamos y evaluamos una variedad de puntos de vista y estamos dispuestos a crecer a partir de la experiencia.*
Tener la mente abierta es importante en todas las materias, incluyendo arte, música, historia, inglés y educación física. Reflexionar sobre nuestros propios puntos de vista y nuestras propias historias personales es tan importante como comprender las experiencias de vida de los demás.
Departamento del Mes: Inglés
¡Obtenga puntos HERO por demostrar una mentalidad abierta! ¡Por cada punto HERO que reciba por tener una mente abierta, participará en un sorteo a fines de noviembre para ganar regalos de YV, tarjetas de regalo y un pase familiar gratis para el Exploratorium!
¡Nomine a un miembro del personal de YVHS que crea que tiene una mente abierta para que podamos reconocerlo! El formulario de nominación está aquí > Los maestros reconocerán a los estudiantes durante todo el mes.
"La mente que se abre a una nueva idea nunca vuelve a su tamaño original". - Albert Einstein
"Una mente abierta es mejor que un puño cerrado".Matshona Dhliwayo
Ygnacio Valley College & Career Center News
Ygnacio Valley College & Career Center News
Ygnacio Valley College & Career Center News
Upcoming College Visits: Sign up through Naviance under the College Tab, or through Teachmore.
11/3 DVC College Application Workshop during Advisory
11/8 DigiPen Institute of Technology during lunch
11/9 UC Davis Virtual Presentation during lunch
11/10 DVC Priority registration workshop during Advisory
11/14 Landmark College during lunch
11/15 CSUEB providing CSU Application assistance during Advisory
Student assistance with financial aid and college applications during Advisory periods and Wednesday’s after school.
Every month students that submit their financial aid application will automatically be entered into a raffle drawing. This month Timoteo Rivera-Gonzlez has won a family entry ticket to the Exploratorium, a prize value of $200! Congratulations!!
College and Career Center
Need to reach Mrs. Cardona? You may schedule an appointment by visiting the CCC page HERE
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
YVHS PTSA - Parent Teacher Student Association
Meeting November 14th @ 7:00pm in Room 210-212
Our next PTSA meeting will be this upcoming Monday, November 14th at 6:00pm in the YVHS room 210-212. There will be lots of information shared along with our reports from our students, teachers, and Principal. There will be more important information about Senior Grad night. Please come join us on Monday, November 14th.
YVHS tiene una gran oportunidad para que usted participe y se mantenga informado. PTSA es una organización sin fines de lucro para que los padres, estudiantes y maestros se reúnan y apoyen la experiencia educativa para todos en YVHS. Las reuniones generalmente se llevan a cabo mensualmente y brindan información importante para ayudarlo a apoyar a su hijo durante la escuela secundaria. Visite este enlace YVHS PTSA a continuación si desea saber más o visítelos en la página de Facebook de YVHS.
*IMPORTANT* Student Parking Permit - All Cars Must Have a PERMIT - Final Notice
All students can pick up a parking permit application in the Treasurer's office. Student drivers must show their valid CA drivers license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance in order to receive a parking permit. This is to ensure everyone's safety.
Vehicles not displaying the parking pass during school hours after will be giving 2 warnings, then will be subject to being towed or cited by the Concord Police Department. Vehicles will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense.
IB & Advisory information
Advisory: Make Appointment for Advisory
PLAN YOUR FUTURE!
Advisory is for improving your learning and we expect you to take advantage of this opportunity! Right now, you are assigned to one of your teachers. However, you can still make an appointment with one of your other teachers! There is limited space so please check to see if there is room.
Need help in Math? Make an appointment with your math teacher!
Need to make up a quiz in Science? Make an appointment with your science teacher!
Need to work on a group project for History? Make an appointment with your history teacher!
Go to https://www.teachmore.org/ygnaciovalley/students/ and login with Google Login
Click blue button “Student Created”
Select correct date, event (Advisory), and teacher
Remember: you MUST go to the teacher you select! Go immediately there before the tardy bell rings.
Teachers can also make appointments. If a teacher makes an appointment for you, you HAVE to go to that class. If you don’t go, you will be marked absent.
You have 3 choices:
You make an appointment with one of YOUR teachers and go to their class
A teacher makes an appointment with you and you go to their class
You go to your Home Advisory if you don’t have an appointment scheduled by the afternoon before Advisory (Monday for Tuesday Advisory; Wednesday for Thursday Advisory).
Remember: You MUST be in an Advisory with one of your own teachers!
Questions? Check here!
We have over 250 juniors and seniors in IB classes this year. Over 60 of these students are taking three or more IB classes! We’re so proud of their courage and willingness to push themselves and become amazing IB Scholars.
We had our first potluck-luncheon on Thursday, September 1st for the IB Scholars. A big thank you to the YVHS kitchen that donated enough cheese pizza, spicy chicken sandwiches, and hamburgers. This will be a monthly tradition so students should keep an eye out for email invitations!
Questions about IB? Contact Carissa Weintraub at email@example.com or 925-685-8414 x 3607.
YV Holds Information Night on our International Baccalaureate (IB) Program!
Come join us on Thursday, November 10th @ 6:30pm. Learn about how IB can provide all students with a world class education.
2022 - 2023 Bell Schedule
WOLF DEN NEWS: COUNSELER CORNER
Happy Fall Wolves!
The Counseling Department is in full swing of things heading into October. Counseling Corner News Review:
Reminder: School Counselor’s Caseloads
New!: APEX After School Credit Recovery
Schedules: No More Schedule Change Requests
Grades: Progress Reports
How to reach your students counselor: Office Hours 8:15am- 3:45pm
Voicemails can be left in English or Spanish: Messages will be returned at earliest convenience.
Walk-In's Welcome when counselors are Available. Please sign in at main office for safety and security of all students.
"A" through "La"
Ms. Madison Kelleher
Office: Room IC-1
Phone: (925) 685 - 8414 ext.3651
"Le" through "A
Mr. Carlo Navarrete
Office: Room: IC-2
Phone: (925) 685-8414 ext. 3652
APEX After School Credit Recovery:
Have you failed a class that you need to graduate?!?!? APEX IS HERE TO HELP!
WHO: Seniors and Juniors who are missing credits/have failed a class
WHAT: Self-paced credit recovery [F] or grade improvement [D]
WHEN: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday after school 3:45pm-5:30pm (No Wednesday APEX After School)
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Please meet with your counselor for an APEX After School Enrollment Form.
TERM 1 DATES: Starts: September 15th 2022 ENDS ON: November 18th, 2022
Schedule Change Deadline
The Schedule Change Request Deadline was AUGUST 24TH. Any requests made to counselors will not be granted.
Progress reports were given to your student in class and mailed home on September 15th. Progress Reports are meant to inform you of your student’s current grade and where they need to improve or keep up the good work! If the teacher has indicated that your student is, “In danger of failing” please talk to your student about meeting with their teachers and counselors for support! Semester grades [December 2022] determine whether or not credit was earned.
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!!!: @yvhs_acadccc
Sports Events for November
Aeries Parent Portal Homelink está disponible para revisar los datos de su estudiante en cualquier momento. Inicie sesión utilizando el enlace a continuación o descargue la aplicación en su teléfono inteligente.
Senior Information Updates
Graduation: The date for graduation have not been selected at this time. Concord Pavilion will likely schedule these in the next few months. We are expecting the date between May 30th to June 2nd. When this is selected, we'll let you know as soon as possible.
- Senior Grad Night: To Be Determined
- Prom-May 20th
Reserve your YV Yearbook!
Don't forget to reserve yours by clicking on the following link for more information. YV Yearbook
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students / Desayuno y almuerzo gratis para todos los estudiantes
As part of the State's "Free School Meals For All" program, all students are now entitled to free meals. Our Cafeteria staff is working hard in preparation for all students to access these meals. We are so excited that students now have access to one of the most basic needs to support their learning.
Community Resources and Infomration
County Connection offers bus service and has a special service to accommodate the YVHS bell times. There is currently a pilot program offering youth ages 6-18 discounted fares using the Youth Clipper Card. Please see the following flyers for more information:
Youth Clipper Card - English
Youth Clipper Card - Spanish
FileYgnacio Valley High Printing.pdf (PDF)
What is Pass2Class?
What is Pass2Class?
Pass2Class offers free bus passes to Contra Costa students at the beginning of the school year to encourage the use of bus transportation to and from school. Pass2Class reduces traffic congestion and air pollution by reducing the number of cars being driven to school. Up to two months of rides are being offered for the 2021/2022 school year to help students as they return to in-person learning.
Passes are available while supplies last.
¿Qué es Pass2Class?
El Pass2Class le ofrece pases de autobús gratis a los estudiantes de Contra Costa al principio de cada año escolar, para incentivarlos a utilizar el autobús como método de transporte para ir y venir de la escuela. El Pass2Class ayuda a reducir el tráfico, el congestionamiento y la contaminación, al utilizar menos vehículos como método de transporte escolar. Estamos ofreciendo hasta dos meses de viajes en autobús para el año escolar 2021/2022, para ayudar a los estudiantes a retornar a la escuela y a las clases en persona.
Los pases estarán disponibles hasta agotar su existencia.