SOHS Community Newsletter



Early Dismissal Week 4/26-4/30

The week of 4/26-4/30 students will be dismissed with a half day schedule. During this week we have a modified intersession week where students are given an opportunity to receive tutorial time (additional individual support) with teachers, Career Day and Intersession.

Students will be directed by their advisors who to seek out for additional support with their classes. If a student is caught up they can take this time to work on future assignments/projects or do self care activities such as exercising, reading a favorite book, painting, meditating.

Intersession is a class focused on a specific topic. This year some of those are baking, learning about other countries and movie analysis. Attendance is required everyday.

Monday: Tutorial Day (Assignments from 04/5-4/23) 8:45-12pm

Tuesday: Tutorial Day (Assignments from 04/5-4/23) 8:45-12pm

Wednesday: Career Day 8:45-11:15am

Thursday: Intersession 8:45-12pm

Friday: Intersession 8:45-12pm

Volunteer Opportunities for Students & Families

Silver Oak students are required to complete a community service requirement of at least 100 hours before they graduate. Why wait? When students can get a head start.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is in search of V.I.P.’s! Enjoy the outdoors this Spring and help give your local park a little TLC. This is a great opportunity for someone needing school credit, wanting to meet new people, and being a part of a group of citizens who care. The next Volunteers In Parks Program is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 at East Avenue Trails in Hayward.

HARD provides the tools, leadership, snacks and satisfaction of knowing you are a V.I.P.! Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. We ask that you bring water, gloves, and wear sturdy shoes. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 18.

Call Volunteer Services at 510-881-6755 or email at for questions or more information.

Sign up today at: HARD VIP- Volunteers In Parks for May 8th or other opportunities this summer.

Even though we are open for other volunteer opportunities, we are starting to collect volunteer information for when can have more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please complete the following survey: Volunteers.

Hayward Youth Conference

The Hayward Youth Commission (HYC) advises the Mayor and City Council, and the elected boards of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) and Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) about issues that affect young people in the Hayward community. Please join them on their first annual virtual Hayward Youth Conference.

The goal of the conference is to bring youth from Hayward together to learn about issues that impact them, and ways they can take an active role in making changes in their community and City to improve outcomes for young people.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Workshops will the cover the following topics:

  1. Mental Health/COVID-19 - The impact on youth mental health and strategies needed/supports available to cope
  2. Social Justice - The importance of young people engaging in activism to impact social change
  3. Environment - Why should the environment matter to young people? What are ways we can help our environment?
  4. Mental Health/COVID-19 - The impact on youth mental health and strategies needed/supports available to cope

To register please follow link: Hayward Youth Conference

"Come Together" Event - Friday June 4th 2021

Save the date for this combined event! Check out the attached flyer. We hope that both Golden Oak and Silver Oak communities will take some time to enjoy this event together.

We are hosting a to-go "BBQ" dinner with a virtual celebration. More details will follow in May, on how to order your dinner, connect to the event and buy your raffle tickets. Several prizes to win, including Disney tickets!

As part of the virtual event, we would like to recognize our graduates (8th and 12th graders). Golden Oak parents, we would appreciate your help with this project. Please, email a picture of your graduating student, with their name at or you can use this link to upload the pic if you have a Google account (

Silver Oak families, you can also send a picture, otherwise we will use their Senior portrait.

We also wanted your input to see what additional menu options we should consider for our to-go dinner menu. Let us know by filling this quick survey using this link:

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Seniors: Intent to Register & Enroll Deadline for College

The UC and CSU acceptance deadline is on Saturday, May 1st. In order to register or enroll at the college of your choice, your senior student must accept and pay the non-refundable deposit requested at the campus of their choice through their student portal.

Graduation 2021: Mark Your Calendars

Our graduation for the Class of 2021 will be held on Friday June 11, 2021 at 6pm at Golden Oak Montessori in Castro Valley. At this moment our ceremony is planned to be a drive through graduation with limited in person attendance while adhering to masking and social distancing requirements.

We will keep you posted if graduation will be held in any other way.

Senior Send Off GoFundMe

We're up to $1,917.00! Thank you so much to all of our donors! We still have a way to go. Please continue to share this link to help reach our fundraising goal in order to provide a meaningful and personal gift to each student in the Silver Oak Senior Class of 2021.

The Class of 2021 never envisioned their senior year to take place online. We have worked so hard to connect with them and continue to make our community feel whole. We want to do something for them that is tangible, thoughtful and something they can take with them to remember their teachers and faculty.

Please help us make this possible by considering donating as well sharing the following link:

Chabot College Concurrent Enrollment Summer 2021

The concurrent enrollment application is now available for summer 2021. The deadline to apply is May 12th. To learn more about how to apply click here for directions. The steps include the instructions for 10th (9th graders are considered 10th graders by then) and 11th grade students(rising seniors in the summer).

We have included a recommended course list for high school students. The summer class schedule is still not updated on the Chabot website, but should appear soon.

Feel free to take concurrent enrollment summer courses at another community college. If you need additional information for a different campus, let me know.

I highly recommend for students to apply as soon as possible since the application process takes a sequence of steps to be completed. Also, if you encounter any issues with your application, you have time to contact the help desk and/or admissions office.

Current Seniors:

For summer, you'll be considered a high school graduate. If you are considering taking a summer course, simply apply for summer 2021 to the community college you applied as your community college choice you plan on attending for fall 2021.

Re-enrollment forms

Please submit your student's re-enrollment packet for the 2021-22 academic year! (If you already sent it in, thank you!)

Use the forms below and submit to the office.

If you have any questions, please email

Office Hours

Starting 2/9 our office will be open from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm closed for lunch

12 pm - 1 pm. We ask that you continue to call the office at 510-370-3334 to schedule an appointment prior to arriving on campus to ensure availability to meet.