2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

SANTA SUSANA HIGH SCHOOL

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WELCOME BACK

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and taking the time to relax and recharge. We miss our students and can't wait to meet those of you who are attending for the first time. In addition to the letter that was sent to homes, this newsletter will be a quick reference for information regarding Orientation Week and beginning the school year.


Our staff is looking forward to help students demonstrate their Scholarship, Skill, Honor, and Service in striving to do their personal best.

ORIENTATION SCHEDULE


Please review the bullet points below prior to the Welcome Back Orientation.

  • Aeries data confirmation must be completed by parent/guardian prior to Welcome Back Orientation (directions below).
  • Library fines must be cleared. Dates available: 8/6, 8/7, 8/8
  • Students must be present to participate in Locker Selection. Students unable to attend their scheduled time, may attend a later date listed or the first day of school.
  • To avoid long lines, students should access the online store to preorder materials (details below).


All students should begin the Orientation Day process near the lunch windows of the MUR.


  • SENIOR ORIENTATION - Wednesday, August 7th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    8:00-8:30 Preliminary Class Schedule Distribution (MUR Lunch Windows)

    Last Names A-K

    8:30-9:15 - PAC Building

    9:15-10:00 - ID Pictures - Activities Room

    10:00-12:00 - Clear holds, Locker Distribution, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items

    Last Names L-Z

    8:30-9:15 - ID Pictures - Activities Room

    9:15-10:00 - PAC Building

    10:00-12:00 - Clear holds, Locker Distribution, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items


    JUNIOR ORIENTATION - Thursday, August 8th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    8:00-8:30 Preliminary Class Schedule Distribution (MUR Lunch Windows)

    Last Names A-K

    8:30-9:15 - PAC Building

    9:15-10:00 - ID Pictures - Activities Room

    10:00-12:00 - Clear holds, Locker Distribution, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items

    Last Names L-Z

    8:30-9:15 - ID Pictures - Activities Room

    9:15-10:00 - PAC Building

    10:00-12:00 - Clear holds, Locker Distribution, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items


    SOPHOMORE ORIENTATION - Thursday, August 8th (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    11:00-11:30 Preliminary Class Schedule Distribution (MUR Lunch Windows)

    Last Names A-K

    11:30-12:15 - PAC Building

    12:15-1:00 - ID Pictures - Activities Room

    1:00-3:00 - Clear holds, Locker Distribution, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items

    Last Names L-Z

    11:30-12:15 - ID Pictures - Activities Room

    12:15-1:00 - PAC Building

    1:00-3:00 - Clear holds, Locker Distribution, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items


    FRESHMEN ORIENTATION - Friday, August 9th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    8:00-8:30 Preliminary Class Schedule & ACE Teacher Distribution (MUR Lunch Windows)

    Students

    8:30-9:15 Student Presentation in PAC (students only)

    9:15-10:15 Student Tours and Locker Distribution (groups divided by ACE teacher)

    Note: During the tour, students may pickup preorders (Lock, PE clothes, agenda books, spirit wear)

    Parents

    8:30-9:15 Parent tours (groups divided by ACE teacher)

    9:30-10:15 Parent Presentation in PAC

    Note: During the tour, parents may pickup preorders (Lock, PE clothes, agenda books, spirit wear)


    10:15-12:15 Early Lunch w/ Big Brother, Big Sisters (any unfinished stations, scheduling conflicts)

    AERIES - DATA CONFIRMATION

    Aeries is the primary tool of communication. It is required that all families complete the data confirmation in the Aeries portal before Welcome Back Orientation. 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 HERE for directions.


    AERIES PARENT PORTAL

    PREORDER MATERIALS

    It is strongly encouraged that students take the time to preorder items online. This will help students avoid long lines in the ASB store during Orientation Day.


    Materials to consider include:

    Lock, agenda book, PE clothes, ASB stickers, spiritwear, and yearbook.


    Pricing and directions for online purchase can be found HERE. Online store will be open for preorders from July 30-August 5. Don't forget to print receipt and bring it with you to Orientation.


    ONLINE STUDENT STORE

    CLASS SCHEDULES

    PRELIMINARY SCHEDULES

    On Orientation Day students will receive their preliminary schedules that will not include teachers and room numbers. If there are any of the issues listed below the student should see their counselor during Orientation Day. There will be an opportunity for them to schedule an appointment during the morning of Orientation.


    1. Missing a period (hole in schedule).
    2. Missing a core class/graduation requirement.
    3. Duplicate classes.
    4. Changes specifically due to completing summer school.


    FINAL SCHEDULES

    Final schedules that includes teachers and room numbers will be released in Aeries on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 PM.


    Schedule changes requesting specific teachers or periods cannot be honored.

    STUDENT PARKING

    Permits are required to park in the student parking area (west lot). Tags must be hung from the car's rearview mirror when parked in the student lot. Students are asked to pay a $10 donation per semester for parking. Student Parking Form.

    SUPPORT THE PTSA

    MEMBERSHIP

    Great schools have a connected community. By becoming a member of the PTSA, you are supporting the connectedness that helps make Santa Susana HS a great place to learn and grow. Membership is $7.00. Envelopes and information were sent home in the summer mailer. Please stop by the office if you need a replacement envelope. PTSA representatives will also be available during Orientation Day. Families can also join using the MEMBERSHIP SITE.


    NO FRILLS FUNDRAISER

    In lieu of selling candy, cheesecakes, or holiday treats, the PTSA has decided to hold a No Frills Fundraiser. In other fundraisers the school gets a small percentage of total sales. With a No Frills Fundraiser the students don't have to sell anything and the school doesn't have to give up a large percentage of the sales to a third party. Donations are 100% tax deductible.


    Programs that are supported by the No Frills Fundraiser include:


    • STEAM EXPO/Astronomy Night/Science Fair
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • College Scholarships for Seniors
    • School Beautification
    • Triumphant Troubadour Awards
    • Reflections Music, Art, and Literature Program
    • Staff Appreciation
    • Distinguished Speaker Series
    • And more...


    NO FRILLS FUNDRAISER - DONATE ONLINE OR you can find the No Frills Fundraiser envelopes in the summer mailer.


    Questions or suggestions can be directed to the PTSA President, Jeannette Deen.

    santasuhighptsa@gmail.com

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    The first day of school is on Wednesday, August 14th. Final schedules that include teachers and room numbers will be available in Aeries on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 PM.


    FIRST DAY BELL SCHEDULE

    Period 2 8:00-9:00

    Period 3 9:05-10:05

    Period 4 10:10-11:10

    Period 5 11:15-12:15

    LUNCH 12:15-12:50

    Period 6 12:55-1:55

    Period 7 2:00-3:00

    Period 8/9 3:05-5:05

    IMPORTANT CONTACTS

    SSHS ADMINSTRATION

    Mr. Matt Guzzo - Principal

    Mrs. Cindy Fernandes - Assistant Principal

    Mr. Jason Quartararo - Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Teri Hypes - Office Manager


    SSHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

    Ms. Devyn Thompson - Last Name A-F

    Mrs. Lisa Hotz - Last Name G-N

    Ms. Kelsey McMahon - Last Name O-Z

    Mrs. Gloria Banks - Student Registrar

    Mrs. Sue Petralia- Counseling Secretary

    COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

    Don't miss these important events during the first couple weeks of school. They'll help get students ready for college and life after high school.


    Aug 28th- Common Application Workshop (SSHS/CCC)

    Sept 10th- District College Fair (Simi Valley HS)

    Sept 11th- Brag Sheet/Letter of Recommendation/Resume Workshop (SSHS/CCC)

    Sept 25th- College Essays Workshop (SSHS/CCC)

    Sept 25th- Financial Aid 101 (SSHS MUR)


    College and Career Coordinator- Mrs. Jennifer Wigdor

    GET CONNECTED

    We will use Social Media to share news, pictures, and information about how our students are displaying Scholarship, Skill, Honor, and Service around campus.


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    FACEBOOK

    INSTAGRAM- Coming Soon