Newbury Park High School

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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New Information for the Week of Monday, March 6, 2023

  • Volunteers and Food Donations Needed For Spring Dance
  • NPHS Art Show
  • Mindful March
  • Strings Tea Fundraiser Activities
  • March PFA Meeting
  • NPHS Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser
  • Activities Update-PIZZA SPIRIT WEEK, Spring Dance & Senior Info
  • Class of 2023 Newsletter #1
  • State Testing- Grade 11 Students
  • PTV Episodes This Week
  • Library News Information
  • Wellness Center Information
  • Career Education Information
  • Job, Internship, and Scholarship Board!
  • Athletics Update

Happy Sunday Panthers! Mindful March Is Here!

Happy Sunday Panthers! Mindful March Is Here!

Happy Sunday Panthers! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here is what I do know, we just had another fantastic week at NPHS! Mindful March is a great way to celebrate the great things taking place at NP such as:

  • Our IB students celebrated International Week this past week culminating with an International Food Day on Friday
  • We had three outstanding performances from IB Theater, IB Dance, and our Tri-M Musicians
  • NPHS Stunt Cheer took first place in the Ventura County Invitational
  • We recognized our 9,11 and 12 grades students who made the honor roll during the first semester with a barbeque

There are many other things that we can highlight. The bigger point is that all students have the opportunity to get involved, establish those positive connections, and develop life-long skills that help them be the best human being possible. We are here to help get students pointed in the direction they are looking for. They need to take those important first steps of activity and action.

It is SPIRIT WEEK!!! Unfortunately the weather made us cancel our rally, but we are still going to make this week a giant Pizza Party!!! The theme is PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA! Join in the fun and participate in the spirit day dress ups and lunch time activities. There may be some free pizza to those who are participating. We also have our dance this Saturday. Make sure you buy your ticket before it's too late. See below under Activities Updates for all the details.

Day After Day! Day After Day!

We are now into the daily routine of going to class each day, turning in work, and studying. Now is the time to set our eyes on the prize and do our best in all of our classes each day. The suggestions and advice below have not changed. Go to your teachers, go to tutoring, go to the office hours, and finally set the time aside to stay on top of all your work and commitments.

  1. Students should be building a daily academic routine, as part of an overall time management plan.
  2. Attendance Matters! Being in class and Being on Time for each class each and every day is essential. Please assist in getting your kids to school on time. Wake them up earlier if you need, get them in a good evening routine so they sleep well, and finally please monitor your child's attendance and clear any absences
  3. Technology: Students need to bring a charged device to class each day in order to participate and be active members each day in the classroom. If they are having issues with their Chromebook: they should start by putting in a help ticket for technology and creating a ticket by clicking on this link: Once a ticket has been created students can go to the main office to fill out a form to get help from out IT department.
  4. Please remember that all students/families are financially responsible for the cost of a new Chromebook and charger if they need to be replaced. A Chromebook is considered a textbook that is checked out by our students.
  5. Parents can become an observer in CANVAS by following the directions in this link or contacting the counseling office for assistance. Observer Link:
  6. Students should be taking advantage of our in-person tutoring for students overseen by our NPHS teaching staff. CANVAS Course cards are available to all students. All they have to do is accept the invite to the course card that has all of the information.
  7. Students should be communicating with their teachers on a consistent basis with any questions, support needed, or access to content.
  8. We always recommend that students and parents should start with the teacher for questions related to courses students are taking.
  9. Students need to be participating in athletic teams, co-curricular groups, clubs, and interest groups that inspire them in order to find the right balance between school work and school involvement.
  10. Students are able to access our new Wellness Center which is staffed by mental health clinicians.

Please reach out to us if you need help or assistance. We are a phone call or email away. Please encourage your students to do their best each week! Have them prepared, on time, and focused for a final great week. Thank you again and as always We Are Better Together!

Volunteers and Food Donations Needed For Spring Dance

NPHS is hosting its Spring "A Night in Italy" Dance on Saturday, March 11 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

NPHS PFA is once again helping with refreshments for our students during the dance. We will be serving pre-packaged, individually wrapped snacks and ice water, and are asking for donated food items and help during the dance.

Due to continued Covid concerns, we can only accept store-bought and individually wrapped items; NO HOME-MADE ITEMS PLEASE.

** NO nuts or peanut butter!**

Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off Thursday, March 9th, or Friday, March 10th in the NPHS front office (7:15 am ~ 3:30 pm).

The Dance will be back inside the gym and we will need lots of volunteers to help out that evening with the water distribution station and refreshment area. The refreshment area may involve some light lifting (e.g. water bottles).

Thank you in advance for all your help; we couldn't do this without you!! Please click on the link below to sign up to donate and volunteer your time for the dance.

NPHS Art Show Is Coming!

The annual NPHS Art Show is coming to Newbury Park High School the week of March 13. The work of our talented students will be on display for students to see in the cafeteria. The art show is an opportunity for NP students to showcase their talents in a variety of mediums. Please click on the link below for more information.

Mindful March Is Here!

Let’s take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what’s all around us. This month take some time to look within. Learning to be more mindful and aware can do wonders for our well-being in all areas of life – like the way we eat, the things we notice, or our relationships. It helps us get in tune with our feelings and stops us from dwelling on the past or worrying about the future – so we get more out of the day-to-day. It can also help us identify what we’re grateful for, which has been proven to help boost your happiness levels

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March PFA Meeting

The PFA meeting for the month of March is Monday, March 6 in the Library Conference Room at 7:00 pm. All families are welcome to attend.

Strings Tea Fundraiser

The NPHS Orchestra will be celebrating its annual Chamber Music Festival in the form of an afternoon tea this year! This tea will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Our very own strings students will be serving a variety of teas and delightful snacks, and performing in various chamber groups music from a wide range of genres performed by students from across the Beginning Strings, String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra Honors ensembles. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the strings program. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children. RSVP online HERE by Sunday, March 12 to guarantee a spot at the event.

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NPHS Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting the Newbury Park High School Scholarship Foundation! They are running a See's Candy drive to support the Class of 2023 Scholarship Fund.

Activities Update

NP PIZZA SPIRIT WEEK: March 6-March 11

It is our NPHS Spirit Week and Pizza is our theme.

Having the whole school participate is our dream.

For those who participate there may be some free pizza along the way,

So we are kicking off the week with wearing white for Mozzarella Monday.

See below for the opportunities to participate.

We will finish the week with our Night in Italy Dance to celebrate.

Don't delay!

Buy your tickets today!!!

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Spring Dance: A Night In Italy

Spring Dance Tickets: Last Few Days Of Sales Are This Week

Tickets for the Spring Dance have been on sale for the entire month of February for our dance on Saturday, March 11th from 6-10pm. This will be in our GYM and the theme is a night in Italy to go with our upcoming spirit week. Prices have been going up throughout the month and continue to rise. Remember: Ticket sales will end on 3/8 at 2:15pm. No ticket Sales can be purchased after that and no sales at the door. There are also no refunds.

Students need to make sure that if they want to attend, they cannot wait until the last minute especially if they are bringing a guest. All guest information needs to be filled out and approved by both high schools before a ticket can be purchased. Guest tickets have to be purchase in-person with a completed form. Please go to our Dances Page on our Website for guest passes and rules. You can go to the school website for more information.

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Class of 2023 Newsletter #1

Attention Seniors!

Order Graduation Attire Now!!!

For any student planning to participate in our June commencement ceremony, they must wear a black graduation cap and gown, a Class of 2023 stole, and a 2023 tassel. Students may purchase these items from Jostens as a unit, or individually if they are using a sibling's/past graduate's cap and gown. They can also rent the items, but they will need to return all the rented items to receive their diplomas. See below for links to items and be sure to order NOW!!!

  • For any NPHS graduation needs (announcements, rings, attire, etc.) is the NPHS Jostens site.
  • To purchase just the Graduation Unit (Cap, Gown, NPHS 2023 Stole, and Tassel) CLICK HERE
  • For renting, here is the NPHS Loaner Cap & Gown (Unit) Order Form:
  • If you are using a cap and gown from a former graduate, you will still need the NPHS tassel and stole. Click on each to purchase.

The deadline has been extended. If you have any questions, you can reach out to the Activities Office at NPHS or contact

Class of 2023 Newsletter #1

This is the first in a series of information newsletters for the students and parents for the Class of 2023 that were sent out that past Wednesday to all senior families. This newsletter answers all the questions and provides all the information the Class of 2023 needs to be prepared for all the events, pick-ups, and celebrations coming up. Please read and review all of the information.

Dual Enrollment Classes - Summer and Fall 2023

Want to take a college course (online) AND earn high school AP/honors level credit?! YES!

Check out the CVUSD options for dual enrollment for summer and fall sessions. The CVUSD options are select Moorpark College classes that are open ONLY for CVUSD high school students in grade 9-12. High school students may take other classes in the college catalog, but these seats are saved for only CVUSD students.

  • Click the link below to join the interest list. Our college and career center will reach out to students on the interest list to help with the registration process.
  • Moorpark College Dual enrollment information - CVUSD Only Summer and Fall 2023
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NPHS Digital Backup

In a move to consolidate all the different flyers that school groups, local community organizations, and other entities that would like to have information distributed to our community, the school district have assisted all sites in the creation of a Digital Backpack to centralize access to the flyers that get posted for information. You can click on the button below to access the NPHS Digital Backpack. The site has three different areas for flyer distribution: School-Connected Organizations and Government Agencies, Non-Profit Groups, and Other Groups. We will continue to post the flyers from our school-connected organizations as well in the weekly newsletter.


Incoming freshman (grade 8 students) will begin selecting classes in March. There will be an information night for all students and parents on March 21, 2023 6pm on zoom. Register for the parent night HERE.
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CAASPP State Testing for Grade 11

All students in grade 11 will participate in the annual Calfornia Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) next month. Juniors will test April 3rd-6th during school. Students will be excused from all classes on their testing days, and will not miss instruction. See the informational letter below.

NPHS State Testing 2023- All Grade 11

PTV Episodes This Week

3-2-23 PTV Sports
2-28-23 PTV

NPHS Library News

NPHS Wellness Center Newsletter


Job, Internship and Scholarship Board!

NPHS Tutoring Schedule

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9th Grade Students: DATA Academy Applications Are Available!

Attention all 9th-grade college-prep-level students: The NPHS Digital Arts and Technology Academy (DATA), is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. DATA is a college prep-level program that prepares a cohort of students for possible careers in technology. There will be applications and information available for students on the counseling counter in the front office. We are requesting that applications be turned in by February 16th. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Martin @ An informational presentation can be found at


Dear Parent/Guardian of CVUSD Seniors,

This year, all California school districts are required to confirm that high school seniors complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Students may alternatively complete an opt-out form, which shall be collected and retained by the high school.

  • If your family has already completed the FAFSA/CADAA no additional action is required at this time and you may disregard this notice.
  • If your family needs assistance completing the FAFSA/CADAA there are multiple resources available. See the attached letter for details.
  • Families who would like to opt out of this state requirement may do so using the opt-out form provided in the attached letter.

If you have any questions please feel welcome to contact Kristi Keener at or (805) 498-3676. Enjoy the final months of your child’s high school experience and let us know if you need anything. We are here to support our students' successful completion of high school.

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NP Athletics uses online ticketing for all ticketed contests. To purchase tickets, go to


Baseball: Beat South Hills. Next home game: vs Flintridge Prep 3/7 @ 3:00 (Free)

Boys Golf: Beat Westlake. Next home match vs Nordhoff @ Los Robles Greens 3/8 @ 1:00

Boys Lacrosse: Beat Culver City, San Marcos, & Oak Park. Next home game vs El Camino 3/9 @ 7:00 (Free)

Girls Lacrosse: Fell to Oak Park. Beat Glendale, Palisades & Murrieta Valley in Rose Bowl Tournament. Next home match vs El Camino 3/9 @ 5:00 (Free)

Softball: Idle. Next home game vs Westlake 3/7 @ 3:00 (Free)

STUNT Cheer: Won 1st Place in Ventura County Tournament. First home match vs Moorpark 3/10 ($)

Swimming: Came in 2nd place at Spartan Relays. First home meet vs Oaks Christian 3/8 @ 3:00 ($)

Boys Tennis: Idle. Next home match: vs. Camarillo 3/7 @ 3:00 (Free)

Track & Field: Next home meet vs Agoura & Oaks Christian 3/16 @ 3:30 ($)

Girls Beach Volleyball: Beat Foothill Tech. Next match 3/14 @ Ventura

Boys Volleyball: Beat Royal and fell to San Marcos. Next home match vs Agoura 3/8 @ 6:30 ($)


Athletics Website:

Twitter: @NPHSAthletic

Instagram: @NPHSAthletic


Concussion? Let Us Know!

There is specific Return to Learn Paperwork for classroom accommodations that our teachers need from your child's doctor in the event of a concussion. This paperwork should be completed by the doctor during every visit.

PFA Needs Your Membership and Support!

The PFA (Parent-Faculty Association) participates in many school events and serves as a critical information link to parents and students. Students, teachers and parents benefit from the PFA-sponsored events, such as:  English Core Literature Program  Staff Appreciation Luncheon  Coffee with the Principal  Overall School Support  Campus Beautification  Back to School Nights  Graduation Activities  Award Ceremonies  After Prom Party  Parent Seminars  Homecoming  SAT Prep.

Join The PFA

Membership is an essential way to support all of these important activities and events. You can sign up to join PFA by clicking on the registration link HERE

Core Literature Fundraiser

This is a great annual fundraiser from PFA to support the NPHS English Department. Please click on the link for core literature information.

Student Attendance and Welfare Updates

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Reporting Absences

  • If your student is going to classes for any reason, please call the attendance office at 805-499-3645. La linea en espanol 498-3676 ext. 4000. All absences must be reported to the school by the student's legal guardian. Emails from students are not acceptable to report student absences. Students who miss class are still responsible for any missed work from their teachers and must communicate with their teachers to receive all instructions on how to complete any missing assignments or assessments.

Excessive Absences (12 days of absence, excused or unexcused)

  • Students will be put on an attendance contract, may be required to appear at a SARB meeting, and may require a doctor’s note to excuse any future absences.

  • Truancy is defined as being absent without permissible clearance within 72 hours. 3 truancies will result in disciplinary action and may affect a student’s grade.


  • Students are marked tardy when they are not physically in the classroom when the bell finishes ringing. It is expected that students arrive to their classes on time in order to minimize disruptions and for them to get the most from their classes.

What happens if a student is marked tardy?
  • 1st and 2nd Tardy: Warning from Teacher
  • 3rd Tardy: Detention and Parent Contact from Teacher
  • 4th Tardy: Referral to AP of Attendance
  • 5th Tardy: Attendance Contract
  • 6th Tardy: Saturday Work Study/potential loss of privileges

Links to NPHS Resources

Campus Map

Not sure where the bathroom is? Here is an updated campus map to help you find your way around

Links to CVUSD Resources

Ways to Stay Connected

In addition to our website: you can also find us on Facebook. Also, most student groups on campus have a Twitter account that will allow you to follow individual groups should you wish to do so. Our school has a great general Twitter feed that tweets lots of info about the school @NewburyParkHS. I have my own account where I'll tweet my own thoughts and observations about the school @NPPrincipal11. We are also on Instagram and Snapchat for everyone to follow us!