Parents & Community

August 28, 2020 - Week 23

Volunteers needed!

La Luz Family Resource Center at El Verano Elementary School is looking for volunteers. The mission of the “Supporting our Students” program is to bring a much-needed service to our community as a result of this new reality of virtual learning we are encountering. We want to provide a connection to one-on-one tech and tutoring services with the goal of serving any student in Sonoma Valley that needs additional support in school. By providing this service virtually, we hope to overcome obstacles that may include; transportation, language, time/availability, and need. Click here for more information on the program.

Teen Services and the Boys and Girls Club's Teen Club are teaming up for high school students!

Teen Services and the Boys and Girls Club's Teen Club are teaming up to provide a safe, socially distanced space (2/3 of which is outdoors) where high school students can come and have access to the internet and a calm, focused environment with a friendly staff to assist them with whatever they may need during their school day. COVID-19 sanitization and screening protocols are in place. We'll remain open until 5:00 for the Club's usual programming as well as additional community service opportunities including organic gardening and cooking for the homeless. Attached is a flyer in both English and Spanish, as well as an FAQ for parents and a letter to teens describing our program. This is the link to register that parents need to complete if they want their teen to participate.

Check out the Sonoma Valley High School Office Staff Video!

Please watch this video of the SVHE office staff to learn more about their amazing office team and who to contact to best support your needs. This was shared with SVHS students on Dragon Day! Office Staff 20-21 Video

Are you interested in an early childhood education program? AVANCE is now offering a program with classes starting the week of September 15th!

AVANCE is for parents with children 0-3. Learn about child development and parenting, how to make toys for your child, and ways to engage your child in learning activities. This is a great opportunity to engage with other parents in the community. Click here for the flyer.

Do you want to chat with Superintendent Shiels?

She wants to chat with you! Starting in September, September 14th from 4:00 – 5:30, the Superintendent will host Sip with the Supe along with a school site principal! It is a time to gather (via Zoom for now), share ideas, and ask questions. There is no agenda. Please click here to view the invitation!

School Board Meeting Changes and Adjustments:


The next meeting is the September 3rd Study Session. Please note that this meeting will start at 3:00 pm.

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