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Ranger News You Can Use! December 4, 2022
Message from Mr. Wahl, Principal
This week, December 5 - 9th, will be a busy week at Smithson Valley High School. We will have plenty of concerts, plays, athletic activities, and STAAR End of Course Exam testing all throughout the week.
I wanted to let everyone know that our NJROTC Cadets are collecting toys to assist with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. Collection boxes are located in the SVHS main hallway and the collection deadline has been extended to Friday, December 9th. Please consider donating a new unwrapped toy this week!
Let's have a great Ranger Week!
The NJROTC Cadets are collecting toys to assist with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. Collection boxes will be located in front of SVHS Student Services until December 9th.
STAAR TESTING - December 6 - 9
This week is STAAR End-of-Course exams. This is a make-up opportunity for students to take and pass one or more of the exams that is needed for graduation. These exams will be Tuesday December 6, 2022, thru Friday December 9, 2022. Students who need to test were sent notes notifying them of testing this week. More notes will be sent as reminders of when and where to report for testing. Again, this is a makeup opportunity for students who are new to Comal ISD or have not previously had the opportunity to complete the one or more of the tests to meet the graduation guidelines.
As always if you have questions, please reach out to the SVHS Testing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL SEMESTER FINAL EXAMS - December 14, 15, and 16
December 16 is an Early Release Day and school ends at 2:30pm.
2022-23 Counselor Information
AAA - COP Anna-Marie Trotter; Annamarie.email@example.com; phone# 830-885-1050
COQ - HAF Sara Schroeder; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone# 830-885-1060
HAG - MAR Ayanna Bush; email@example.com; phone# 830-885-1090
MAS - RIB Jasmine Wills; firstname.lastname@example.org ;phone# 830-885-1072
RIC - UZZ Angel Mitchell; email@example.com; phone# 830-885-1021
VAA - ZZ Rebecca Thornton; firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone# 830-885-1056
SVHS All Sports Gala - Ticket Information
SATURDAY, January 28th from 6-11pm at Western Sky
$1500 RESERVED table for 10 (limited availability)
The night includes appetizers, drinks, dinner & dessert. PLUS the opportunity to bid on a variety of AWESOME items. ALL proceeds go to the SVHS Booster Club to support ALL Sports Programs 💙
Calling all adventure seekers!
Ever wanted to see the world and experience another culture firsthand? Well now you can! I am thrilled to announce that I will be taking a group of students abroad to Greece Summer 2024 and I want you to come with me!
Talk about the educational experience of a lifetime. We’ll see famous landmarks, interact with new people and new cultures, and find a little more independence along the way.
Did you miss our information session on November 2nd? Reach out to Mrs. Dennis as soon as possible at email@example.com to find out how your student can be a part of this experience.
Save the Date Student Summer Job Fair
SVHS Clubs and Organizations Information
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA Meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month at 8:15am. Now Meeting in the Auditorium!!
SURE Club - Meets Every Wednesday after school - Room B120
Ping Pong Club - Meets Thursdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm Room B202
SVHS PTSA Information
It’s never to late to join the PTA! 🍎 Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Do I have to volunteer? Absolutely not! But if you’re interested in getting involved, we’d love to have you! Regardless, your $10 membership fee goes to support the students and staff at SVHS, and your membership gives Texas PTA a greater voice when they are advocating for Texas students and families this upcoming legislative session! Join PTA today! 🍎 #joinpta #texaspta
There are 2 ways to JOIN TODAY!!
Visit the Texas PTA website : https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA
1. Scan venmo image
2. Pay $10
"Name, email address- Membership”
Where do PTA funds go to in High School?
SVHS PTSA is an extremely active group on the SVHS campus. We provide scholarships for seniors, strive to fill all teacher/classroom requests, supply snacks for student events, throw monthly staff appreciation events, stock the workroom, bring food and other appreciation items for the bus drivers and custodians, participate in school programs, host the winter dance, and this year, we are hoping to bring in several interactive programs for the students.
Want to help our teachers? ✏️
Sign up to help in the workroom via the sign-up genius link below:
Rangers In Action
This past weekend, SVHS hosted their first ever tournament. 15 teams from Central and South Texas were in attendance. The Rangers took 1st place honors, and the Lady Rangers took 2nd as a team. Efren Arizmendez Jr. was named "outstanding wrestler".
Upcoming Ranger Wrestling Schedule
12/7 V2 & JV Boys @ Canyon 6:30 Start
12/9-10 VB/VG @ Pieper Tournament 8:30 am Start
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
December 6: English 1 - EOC Testing
December 7: Algebra 1 - EOC Testing
December 8: English 2 - EOC Testing
December 8: Legally Blonde Performance 7pm @ Auditorium
December 9: Last Day for Toys for Tots Donations
December 9: Biology - EOC Testing
December 9: Legally Blonde Performance 7pm @ Auditorium
December 10: Legally Blonde Performance 2:30pm @ Auditorium
December 10: Legally Blonde Performance 7pm @ Auditorium
December 13: Piano Concert @ Auditorium
December 14: Final Exams
December 14: Choir Concerts @ 7:00pm - Auditorium
December 15: Final Exams
December 15: Band Winter Concert @ Auditorium
December 16: Final Exams & School Ends at 2:30pm
December 19 - January 3 = Christmas Break
January 4 : Students Return to start Spring Semester
January 28: All Sports Gala Western Sky 6pm-11pm
February 4: PTSA Winter Dance - Come Glow with Us!
March 25: PROM @ JW Marriott 7:00pm
* Walking into class 10 min late, without a pass, is an unexcused absence
* Parent / Doctor notes must be turned in within 2 days of returning to school or it will remain an unexcused absence.
* Students who accumulate 10 more absences per semester, per class, will be denied credit.
Please click on attached links for Important Attendance detailed information that was sent out earlier this week. ATTENDANCE INFORMATION - ENGLISH ; ATTENDANCE INFORMATION - SPANISH
Please stop by Student Services if you have any questions. Your student's attendance contacts are listed below:
A - HAF Norma Martinez Email Norma Martinez phone# 830-885-1087
HAG - RIB Alicia Dixon Email Alicia Dixon phone# 830-885-1004
RIC - ZZ Petra Almanza Email Petra Almanza phone# 830-885-1026
NEW PROCESS - VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT FORMS (VOE) NOW ONLINE!
Please click on the link below for all of the information to request a Verification of Enrollment and follow all instructions. Please allow the Front Office 24 hours to process your VOE.
**HOW TO RELEASE YOUR STUDENT EARLY AND MORE INFO**
SEND A NOTE TO RELEASE YOUR STUDENT: Send in a written note with your student indicating what time your student needs to leave campus and include a good contact phone number for the parent on your note.
Your student will bring in your note to the receptionist as soon as they arrive to school. The receptionist will exchange your written note for a green pass and give the green pass to your student.
FORGOT TO SEND NOTE: If you forgot to send in a note with your student, please call us at 830-885-1000 as soon as you know your student has to leave. This will allow time for our front office staff to write a green pass and you can arrange to have your student stop by the front office to pick up their green pass during one of their passing periods during the school day.
LAST MINUTE CALL OUT: If you have a last minute or unplanned event for your student to leave school, it could take +- 30 minutes for our front office staff to process a pass (especially during 4th period lunches). We pride ourselves on our Customer Service at SVHS and we thank you in advance for your understanding that additional security measures in place also add additional time to our processes.
Please Do Not send an Email to release your student: Please do not send an email to release your student(s). The employee or employees you are emailing may be off campus, away from their desk, or unable to check their email to release your student.
4:05PM: Phone Call check outs will be cut off at 4:05pm
- Our building opens at 8:25am every morning and students may go to their 1st period class upon entry to the building.
- Front Office Phone hours are 8:15am - 4:45pm
- Please do not order any outside food for your students during the school day, as we will not accept any outside deliveries (i.e. Pizza Deliveries, Door Dash, Grub Hub, etc).
Safety and Security
Safety and security is the #1 priority at Smithson Valley High School. Below are a few guidelines we want students to know that will help keep SVHS a safe campus:
- Students and staff should wear their ID visibly at all times.
- Students and staff should never prop open an exterior door.
- Students must use designated campus entry points. Designated entry points are the front office and cafeteria in the mornings
- Students should not let anyone in a door that is locked.
- If students see something that is not right, please report it to an adult immediately. This can be face to face or through our Crime Stoppers app.
School Meals Pricing & Lunch Money Now Information
While the federal government’s pandemic-era waivers which granted free school meals for all students expired on June 30, 2022, free and reduced lunches will still be available for students who qualify through an application process. Parents are encouraged to complete an application to see if they qualify for free and reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Learn more.
Comal ISD Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year
- Elementary, Middle and High Schools - $1.95 (paid) $.30 (reduced)
- Faculty/Visitor - $2.80
- Elementary Schools - $3.20 (paid) $0.40 (reduced)
- Middle and High Schools - $3.40 (paid) $0.40 (reduced)
- Faculty/Visitor - $4.05
Find more information about menus, Lunch Money Now, snack permission/restrictions, allergies and more.
Whether you recently moved to the area or have been here for a while, the Comal Parent Center is a resource for you to quickly get the information that you need.
Please Click On this Link to see All Bell Schedules for the 2022 - 23 School Year
Please Click on this Link to see the Academic Calendar, including all Holidays, for the 2022-23 School Year