SOHS Community Newsletter

October 13, 2020

BOTON DE TRADUCCION AL FINAL DE PAGINA

2020-21 School Calendar Updated

Our school calendar has been updated. Please note that October 26th will no longer be a professional development day and instead will be November 6th.

Election Day: HUSD Board Candidates

Residents of Hayward will have the opportunity to vote for three Hayward Unified School District board trustees in the upcoming general election. These trustees have direct impact on our charter school, Golden Oak Montessori volunteers interviewed the candidates and created an informational resource for you to review in advance of making your vote.


Informational Voter Guide

The Great Shake Out

Earthquake preparedness is a responsibility of all Californians and we encourage you to also discuss earthquake readiness with your child and others at home, to take steps to get prepared, and to participate in the ShakeOut. Here are some suggestions:

Participate in the ShakeOut:

  • Register on www.ShakeOut.org to be counted in the ShakeOut drill, get email updates, and more.

  • Between now and October 15: Consider what may happen in a big earthquake and plan what you will do now to prepare. Talk to other people about what they have done, and encourage them to join you in registering for the ShakeOut.

  • On October 15 at 10:15 a.m.:

1. Drop, Cover and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it for at least 60 seconds. Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes!

2. While on the ground, look around and imagine what would happen in a big earthquake, when shaking may last for 1-2 minutes! What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What can you do now to reduce losses?

3. Finally, practice what you will do after the shaking stops.

Prepare for earthquakes:

  • Do a “hazard hunt” for items that might fall during earthquakes and secure them.
  • Create a personal or family disaster preparedness plan.
  • Organize or refresh your emergency supply kits. Be sure to store at least one gallon of water per person, per day, for at least 3 days and ideally for 2 weeks.
  • Identify and correct any issues in your home’s structure.
  • Enroll in a local Community Emergency Response team (CERT) training to learn more about how to take care of yourself and your family when you are “on your own” after a disaster.

Quarter 1 ...Ending Soon

The end of Quarter 1 marking period will be ending on October 23, 2020. Please make sure that your student is keeping up with their assignments and that they as well as you are checking their grades on Powerschool. If you need assistance obtaining your parent login information for Powerschool please call the office 510-370-3334.

Financial Aid Workshops

HALLOWEEN SOCIAL BASH

Friday, Oct. 30th, 7-9pm

This is an online event.

SOHS will be hosting virtual Zoom Halloween Bash & Costume Contest

The event will be from 7pm-9pm. Our staff will be hosting fun activities and games. Costumes are optional.

More information to come.

Schoology FAQ'S for Students

Is your student complaining about Schoology? Are they having difficulty navigating Schoology? Please have them see the enclosed presentation to help them with their concerns.

SCHOOLOGY FAQ

Financial Aid Application for Seniors


The financial aid applications for seniors are now open.


If you are a student who is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

You must first apply for an FSA ID https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm followed by the

FAFSA application https://fafsa.ed.gov/



If you are a student who is DACA, Undocumented, AB540

You must first apply for a PIN https://dream.csac.ca.gov/security/VerifyParent.aspx followed by the DREAM ACT Application https://dream.csac.ca.gov/


NEED HELP FILLING IT OUT?


Attend a Cash for College workshop where financial aid experts are available to assist you and your students through the financial aid application (FAFSA & DREAM ACT). To access workshops near you use this link https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov/

SOHS Students in Action

Senior Students Give Advice to Freshmen

Seniors have great advice for freshmen to follow of the Do's and Dont's of attending Silver Oak High School.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G7Accp4168

TECHNOLOGY CORNER

LAPTOPS AND CHARGERS

If your student is in need of a replacement laptop or charger, please phone the office so that we can arrange a time for you to pick up the equipment.


WIFI AND CONNECTIVITY

If you are experiencing difficulty with home Wi-Fi access, we have hotspots available to loan to students that need them. Please call the school office 510-370-3334 to coordinate pick up.

Office Hours

IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID 19, AWAITING RESULTS OR ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS PLEASE STAY HOME.


The school office is open from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call the office 510-370-3334 prior to arriving to see availability.


As a reminder, while on campus you will be required to submit to a health screening, wear a mask, and keep six (6) feet social distance at all times.