May 21st, 2019 Newsletter

Valley Oaks School

Please Note:

Important dates are at the end of this newsletter.

~Trisha Shew & Change & Growth ~

Sadly, our long-time senior-school-secretary, Trisha Shew, has been transferred to Cherry Valley School, which is a beautiful K-8 school also in the Petaluma City School district. We will miss Trisha so much (an understatement!!) - her friendship, her laugh, her bright ideas for school improvement, her problem-solving, her compassion, her skills with students and families, and her high level of energy and efficiency and experience with Independent Study. She has been the engine of Valley Oaks for the last eight happy years! Going forward, Valley Oaks will be getting a part-time school secretary who will work closely with the San Antonio High School senior-secretary. There will also be a part-time assistant principal for Valley Oaks. We are really going to sorely miss Trisha, but we also plan on making this a very strong and smooth transition, keeping Valley Oaks as successful as it has always been!
May 2019 Tour of VOS video

by freshman Henry Wilson & sophomore Jayley Jackson (3:59min)

Schedule an Appointment with Mr. Jamerson, VOS Academic Counselor

Simply click on this link to his calendar and choose your time and day. Meet with him to talk and get advice and help - transcripts, grades, personal issues, academic issues, co-enrolling (SRJC, PHS, Casa, online schools like BYU), job applications, PSAT, SAT, awards, scholarships, financial aid, careers, college applications, summer school, etc.

Past Newsletters

Find and read past newsletters posted on our school website under Our School.

Newsletter Dates: September 1st, October 1st, November 1st, December 21st, February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, May 21st

Important Upcoming Dates

May 20 - 24: the last student-teacher appointments of the semester - all materials/books/etc & iPad need to be returned. Please have your iPad fully charged.

May 24, Friday: P.E. Group Work Out from 2:30 to 4 (Group #2)

May 27, Monday: Holiday, VOS is closed.

May 28 - May 31, Tuesday - Friday: VOS teacher work week. Staff will be choosing Honor Roll and Principal's Honor Roll candidates. We will also decide our important calendar dates for the 2019/2020 school year. These dates will be posted on our school website before mid-June.

May 29, Wednesday: Graduation! Graduates who do not attend rehearsal will not be able to participate in the ceremony. Rehearsal is after the breakfast which is at 9am at Lucchesi. Later, graduates come back to Lucchesi at 6pm. Seniors' cap & gown will be their ticket in. Everyone else must hold a ticket to get in. Seats cannot be reserved. The ceremony starts at 7pm.

May 31, Friday: VOS teachers' last official day on campus.

July: the judges for the VOS Virtual Science Fair will study the student projects and decide the winners.

Early August: The 3x4 Returning Student Assignment will be assigned. It is on our website.

August 13 - 16, Tuesday - Friday: Registration Week (details have not yet been set)

August 19 - 23, Monday - Friday: first week of appointments (3x4's are due)