SOHS Community Newsletter
October 13, 2020
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2020-21 School Calendar Updated
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.
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
Financial Aid Workshops
HALLOWEEN SOCIAL BASH
Friday, Oct. 30th, 7-9pm
This is an online event.
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
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
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.
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.