TOHS Green Sheet

A Newsletter for the Thousand Oaks High School Community

May 31, 2020

TOHS End of Year Activities & Graduation Plans

It is the mission of Thousand Oaks High School to inspire, challenge and empower every Lancer, every day.

Reopen and Redesign

Dear Lancer Families,


This past week, CVUSD began its Reopen and Redesign Committee process in order to begin framing how our district will operate this fall. If you are unfamiliar with Dr. McLaughlin's process, you can review it here.


A huge part of the process thus far has been an analysis of data collected from over 12,000 families and 4,800 students. The TOHS Site Council met last Tuesday in order to review and discuss that data - specifically the data from TOHS families and students. That presentation can be found here.


Bottom line is this: we have families who have a wide variety of positions and concerns about returning to school. There are parents who have made it clear that they will not be sending their students back to school until there is a reliable and accessible vaccine to the virus, we have other families who are ready to return to school now with little to no protections and we have a lot of families who fall in somewhere between those two extremes. There's no way one approach will satisfy everyone, so CVUSD will be offering options. Just what the options will be will depend on two things: 1) the results of the collaborative efforts of all those involved in the Reopen and Redesign process; and 2) any and all state and county public health guidelines hat remain in place this fall.


Thanks to all those who submitted their survey and who who serve on one the several committees. Please keep a close eye on the process as our future will completely hinge on their work.


Please keep an eye open for emails that come from the school. We will be sending another reminder email out on Thursday for our June 5 events (see below) and another at the beginning of next week regarding our diploma ceremony.


At any time if you require information, please reach out to the school via phone or email.


Thanks for your ongoing support,


Eric


Dr. Eric Bergmann, Principal

#BleedGreen

#EveryLancerEveryDay

#TheConejoWay

Graduation Overview

The 2020 TOHS Graduation will consist of two parts: a curbside diploma ceremony as well as an online virtual ceremony. While nothing...and I mean nothing...can compare to the experience of receiving a diploma in Lancer Stadium in a traditional ceremony, it is our hope that the combination of these alternative two events will try to capture some flavor of the graduation that our seniors have been working toward. Below, each aspect of our graduation will be described. Both will take place on Wednesday, June 10. Circle that date on your calendar!

Diploma Ceremony

Overview

No graduation ceremony is truly complete unless there is some sort of ceremony where our seniors are asked to don a cap and gown and are then handed a diploma. Given the restrictions that are in place in regards to social distancing, and the prohibition of large social gatherings, building such a ceremony has been a challenge. All high schools in CVUSD have been working together to build similar events that accomplish the same goal - an opportunity to hand our students a diploma! We believe this event accomplishes that goal.


Read carefully, as there are detailed instructions that everyone must follow in order for the event to go smoothly and efficiently. At their designated time, students (who should be in their full graduation attire) and their families will drive onto campus through the parking lot on Flores.


IMPORTANT NOTE...Families will be permitted to bring two cars per student (note - no over-sized vehicles will be permitted; i.e., RVs, trailers, anything larger than a pick-up truck or van). Also according the Ventura County: All participants, excluding school personnel, security and graduating seniors, must arrive and remain in a fully enclosed motorized vehicle. Open convertibles, motorcycles, vehicles without doors (golf carts, etc.), scooters, skateboards, bicycles, and any other mode of transportation that is not a fully enclosed motorized vehicle are not permitted.


IMPORTANT NOTE...TOPD will be present on Flores controlling traffic. Westbound Flores will be closed. You will only be able to get into the parking lot while driving eastbound on Flores (toward Moorpark Rd). Once in the lot, cars will be lined up single file and directed onto the service road (between the stadium and classrooms). Along the way, students will receive a gloves and a customized mask as well as a name card to be used later in the ceremony.


Once cars reach Lancer Way, they will turn right and then right again in order to enter into our front lot (the route can be seen below). By this time, students should have their mask and gloves on. When students and their car(s) are in front of the office building, the student will exit the car and head to the flagpole. Their name will be read, they will cross the stage and I will hand them a diploma cover.


IMPORTANT NOTE...everyone else in the student's family MUST stay in the car. Families may take pictures from inside their car, but please know that Cornerstone will be present to capture the event. Our Activities office will be providing each family a commemorative graduation picture of their student - free of charge (mailed after the ceremony). After the student leaves the stage, they will pick up their actual diploma from a nearby table and will then get back into their car(s) and head out of the lot and onto Moorpark Rd.


Times

As mentioned, the event will take place on Wednesday June 10. Students and their families have been assigned a time they will drive to school and receive their diploma. Here are the time assignments. We ask that you show up at your designated time. Failure to do so may cause delays for everyone at other times in the ceremony. The time slots are associated with the student's counselor:


9:00 - 10:15: Ms. Ross's Students (last names A-Ci & ETHOS Students)

10:15 - 11:30: Ms. Britt's Students (last names Co - I)

11:30 - 12:45: Ms. Montero's Students (last names J-Morg & EL Students)

12:45 - 2:00: Ms. Scott's Students (last names Moro - Se & AVID Students)

2:00 - 3:15: Mr. Zasadil's Students (Sh - Z & Center Students)


A Map of the route can be found below, as well as a diagram of the diploma ceremony stage area (in front of the school).

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Virtual Graduation

On June 10th, at approximately 4pm, a link that will take students and their families to a virtual ceremony will be shard with senior families. The virtual ceremony will include graduation speeches, performances, the official acceptance of our graduates by the Board of Education as well as the official "reading of the names" while viewing each student's senior portrait.

Senior Survey

Seniors! Please take the time to complete your senior survey sometime before June 12.


Directions for taking the Senior Survey

  • Log onto Naviance: https://student.naviance.com/tohs
  • Students can also access the survey from their phones/tablet by accessing the TOHS website
  • Students log in with their Google learn e-mail and Google learn password
  • Click on the “About Me” tab on the top right of the screen
  • If using the internet through a phone or tablet, click on the three horizontal lines on the right side of screen. In the drop down, click on “About Me”
  • In the drop down click on “My Surveys”
  • Students who HAVE NOT started the survey, click on: “Surveys not started”
  • If a student has started and RETURNING to complete, click on: “Surveys in progress”
  • Click on Senior Survey 2020 and begin survey

Jostens Contact

If anybody needs to contact Jostens directly - I have been advised by our representative to ask you to contact him directly:


John Zavala

Jostens Senior Sales Rep. & Service Specialist

Providing Schools, Students & Parents the Ultimate Symbols of Success

Office: (805) 987-4147

Email: John.Zavala@Jostens.com

P.O. Box 1725

Camarillo, CA 93011

TOHS End of Year Activity Calendar

Week of June 1-5


June 1:


  • 9-12 Instrumental Music uniforms and music turn-in – Info sent by teachers directly to students and families
  • Photography Equipment drop-off with Ms. Ravitch, in front of the office from 9-11am


June 1-4:


  • Senior Finals


June 2 & 3:


  • Senior Book turn in, 1-3pm, Front Lot (textbooks, core novels)


June 5:


Yearbook distribution, graduation regalia pick up, book drop off, Chromebook and iPad return (See map below)


All stations open from 9am-12pm


  • Station #1 - Yearbook pick up in north lot (near the park)
  • All grades can pick up if pre-ordered
  • Seniors ONLY may purchase with a credit card


  • Station #2 - PTSA Gifts in front of PAC
  • Gifts that were pre-ordered on the PTSA website may be picked up


  • Station #3 - Senior Graduation Regalia pick up (cords, medallions, stoles, etc) as well as certain athletic awards (multi-sport athletes, next level athletes) in the front parking lot, outside the office

  • Station #4 - Senior textbook, Chromebook and iPad return in front parking lot, outside the library


Yearbook Distribution #2 : 5pm – 7pm pick up in north lot (near the park)


  • All grades can pick up
  • All grades may purchase any remaining yearbooks with a credit card


June 5:


  • Senior grades turned in


Week of June 8-12


June 8 – 11


  • Finals, grades 9-11


June 8:


  • Senior Recognition Video link is released at 4pm
  • Video will feature those students receiving an academic and/or athletic honor


June 10: 5pm: Virtual Graduation link is released


June 10: 9am – 3pm: Drive-thru diploma ceremony in front lot – 9am-3pm, (see below)


June 11: 11th grade textbook turn in


  • Turn in textbooks in front of the school between 1-5pm


June 12: 9th grade/10th grade textbook turn in


  • 10th grade textbook turn in from 8-11am in front of the school
  • 9th grade textbook turn in from 1-4pm in front of the school

June 5 - Yearbooks, PTSA Gift, Honor Cords, and Senior Textbook and Technology Turn in

June 5 - June 5 will be an incredibly busy day at TOHS. In an effort to minimize the number of days that families have to come to campus to pick-up or drop off items, we've tried to combine as many of these events into one. On June 5th, students will be able to:


1. Pick up their yearbook distribution

2. Seniors will be given a graduation gift by PTSA

3. Seniors will be able to pick up graduation honors items (Valedictorian medals, honors cords, and Center and ETHOS stoles)

4. Seniors will also turn in their textbooks and Chromebooks and iPads.


All stations are open from 9am-12pm


  • Station #1 - Yearbook pick up in north lot (near the park)
  • All grades can pick up if pre-ordered
  • Seniors ONLY may purchase with a credit card


  • Station #2 - PTSA will be handing out gifts that have been pre-ordered.


  • Station #3 - Senior Graduation Regalia pick up (cords, medallions, stoles, etc) n the front parking lot, outside the office

  • Station #4 - Senior Chromebook and iPad return in front parking lot, outside the library


Yearbook Distribution #2 : 5pm – 7pm pick up in north lot (near the park)


  • All grades can pick up
  • All grades may purchase any remaining yearbooks with a credit card


A map of the different station locations can be seen below.


Cars should begin at station #1 in the north lot in order to pick up yearbooks. Once your yearbook is in hand, if you arein grade 9-11, you may exit campus via Lancer Way and out onto Moorpark Rd. If you are in grade 12, stay in the lot, drive by the PAC and into the front lot. There, you can access stations 2, 3, and 4 from the drive through lane.

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Technology for grades 9-11

To date more than 4,000 technology devices and 70 WiFi hotspots have been distributed to students to support distance learning through our technology device loaner program. As the school year draws to a close, we want to clarify which CVUSD technology devices that have been loaned to families are required to be returned.

For students who are returning to CVUSD for the 2020-2021 school year, if you choose, please continue to loan the device through the summer.

For students who are returning to CVUSD, but would like to return their borrowed technology device - please schedule a “Return my device” appointment now via our online form.

For students that are graduating seniors and/or are disenrolling from CVUSD, we respectfully request the loaned device be returned. For students who are graduating and/or no longer attending a CVUSD school in the Fall, please follow the device return instructions that may have been previously communicated by your school site OR schedule a “Return my device” appointment now via our online form.

CVUSD’s team of dedicated technicians will continue to provide a vast array of technology support and guidance for our students, and families - a comprehensive list of support options is available here.

Textbook Turn In for Grades 9-11


Hello Lancer Families,


We hope you’re doing well and staying safe!


With the school year winding down, we are preparing for textbook returns, which will take place in a drive-through fashion in the front parking lot during the first two weeks of June. Please refer to the schedule below to find the day and time to return your library items.


Parents, please keep an eye out for an e-mail from the Lancer Library early next week containing an itemized list of all textbooks and library books currently checked out to your student. You can compare the barcode numbers on your books to the barcodes on the list to make sure that you are returning copies that are checked out on the student’s account. If possible, please print the list and bring it with you so that staff can let you know on the spot which items, if any, are still outstanding.


(Please note: Lists will be sent to the parent/guardian e-mail addresses that we have on file in Q)


*BOOK RETURN SCHEDULE*

SENIORS

Tuesday 6/2: 1pm - 3pm

Wednesday 6/3: 1pm - 3pm

Friday 6/5: 9am - 12pm


JUNIORS

Thursday 6/11: 1pm - 5pm


SOPHOMORES

Friday 6/12: 8am - 11am


FRESHMAN

Friday 6/12: 1pm - 4pm


When you arrive for drop-offs, please remain in your car. A staff member will come to collect your items.


If you will be paying a fine for lost/damaged library items, please place either exact change or a check made out to TOHS in an envelope with the student’s name and ID Number.


In the days following drop-offs, we will send out a second e-mail with an updated list of outstanding library items where applicable.


Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility during this uniquely trying time. Lancer families rock! #ReadGreen


For more information, please visit the TOHS Library Websie: https://sites.google.com/learn.conejousd.net/tohslancerlibrary/home

Reminder to Seniors about your Learn Accounts

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Summer Reading For 10H, 11 AP and 12 AP English Classes

Thousand Oaks High School

English Department

Summer Reading List
English 10H, 11AP, and 12AP


The English Department Honors/AP programs are rigorous here at Thousand Oaks High School. In order to reduce your workload in the fall, we are asking for the cooperation of our students in reading some books over the summer break.


Reading over the summer is not required. The English teachers suggest reading over the summer because the rigor of the course requires it, and many things will compete for your attention during the regular school year.


When you return in the fall, you will be given some kind of assignment/test based on your reading sometime during the first month. If you choose not to complete the reading over the summer months, you will be required to read the books and prepare the assignment/test during the early weeks of school. If you complete the reading over the summer, the opening weeks of school will be noticeably less stressful. We strongly suggest that you do not procrastinate. We also recommend that you obtain your own copies of the books so that you can make marginal notes (annotations) in them. You may purchase them from Barnes and Noble, online, from your teachers, or in the Journalism room (I-4). You will need to have access to the books in order to complete the assignment/test.


English 10H

How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Foster, Thomas C.) *Any edition.


English 11AP

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark)

English 12AP

Death of a Salesman (Miller, Arthur)

The Awakening (Chopin, Kate)

If you have any questions, please contact the English Department Chair, Brinden Wohlstattar.


bwohlstattar@conejousd.org

AVID

You supply the BIG college and career dreams, the AVID elective builds the independent learning skills to get you there! In the AVID program, students focus on developing skills such as time management, organization, and note-taking, all while building a collaborative community where it is okay to ask questions and seek answers together! Applications for 2020-21 are currently available online at http://www.conejousd.org/tohs/Academics/AVID and any questions can be directed to Mrs. Sobrino at asobrino@conejousd.org.

PTSA

Today, Sunday May 31st is the LAST DAY to order graduation items from the TOHS PTSA. Our team of volunteers have worked hard in order to provide something special for your graduate. Our unique, handmade items are sure to provide a lasting memory for your Senior during one of the most unique graduations ever! All items are limited in quantity, if you do not see the item on the website, it is sold out. Please place your order today by clicking on this link:

https://tohsptsa.com/shop/ols/all?page=1&sortOption=descend_by_popularity

GRADUATION ITEMS PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS: All graduation orders will be available for pickup on Friday, June 5th from 9am to 12pm at TOHS in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

The TOHS PTSA made favors for each Senior that will be given to them on June 10th. We hope it makes them smile!

The TOHS PTSA elected the following officers for the 2020/2021 School Year:


President- Tresa Jackson

Vice President- Kelly Savage

Secretary- Carole Shelton

Treasurer- Laura Vo

1st VP Programs- Lynda Karl

2nd VP Ways and Means- Dan Luna

3rd VP Membership- Paula Nathan

4th VP Volunteers- Deann Aguilar

5th VP Student Activities- Jeff Knight

Historian- Elizabeth Tellez

Auditor- Nikki Shapiro

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TOHS Athletics

Congratulations to Michael Mireles and Nicole Shin on being selected the Thousand Oaks High School Male and Female Athletes of the Year


Michael competed in both Cross Country and Track. He was a Marmonte 1st Team All-league selection in Cross Country. He was the Ventura County Champion, running the 2nd fastest time in the history of the meet. He finished 3rd at the Division 2 CIF Finals and 4th in the Division 2 State Championships. And to top things off, he finished 25th at the Nike Nationals against the best runners in the United States.


Nicole was a member of the Girls Golf team. She shot her lowest round of the year with a 4 under par 31 for 9 holes at Sunset Hills. She was the runner up in the Marmonte League Golf Championships to the eventual state champion which earned her Marmonte 1st team All-League honors. She was also an All-County selection and missed going to the CIF Finals by 1 stroke.


Congratulations to the following Thousand Oaks High School Sports Teams who placed in the 34th Annual CIF Southern Section Ford Academic Awards


The team award is based on the cumulative grade point average from the first semester or first 2 quarters and must have a minimum of 5 student-athletes on the team. There were 1,788 team entries and they were divided into two categories; schools with an enrollment 1498 students and below and schools with an enrollment of 1499 students and above. Thousand Oaks fell into the latter category. Additionally, 141 student-athletes were named male and female “Student-Athlete of the Year” by each school. This award goes to a senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA over the past 3 years and has earned at least one letter in a varsity sport.

Teams

Boys Basketball placed 2nd with a 3.73 GPA (San Marcos 1st at 3.84)

Girls Basketball placed 6th with a 3.76 GPA

Girls Cross Country placed 21st with a 3.66 GPA

Girls Soccer placed 15th with a 3.6 GPA

Boys Tennis placed 7th with a 3.73 GPA

Girls Tennis placed 15th with a 3.74 GPA

Boys Volleyball placed 3rd with a 3.68 GPA (LB/Wilson 1st at 3.71)


Individuals

Male – Jay Lesny Drake (Cross Country/Track) 4.72

Female – Eleanor Lui (Tennis) 4.84

Congratulations to Avery Benitez-Fanslow as she was accepted to St. Martins University in Lacey, Washington where she will compete in Track and Field.

Ways to Stay Connected

In addition to our 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!