Phoenix Flyer

October 4, 2021

Happy October

Hello Phoenix families,

The big news last week was Governor Newsom's announcement that all public and private California students must be vaccinated once the vaccine is fully authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for each respective age group. You can read details by clicking here. Because of its location on the campus of Moorpark College, HSMC has a head start on this mandate with over 90% of our students either fully vaccinated or on their way to being so. Our first priority is the safety of the entire HSMC community, if you have any questions regarding this mandate or any other safety measure, please contact the office.

Our movie night was a success with many students and family members enjoying an evening together socializing, snacking and occasionally watching the movie.

Please consider volunteering to be on the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) committee. We need one person to serve as the HSMC representative and as many as are interested to attend the meetings. The LCAP is the plan the district has to spend the money allocated by the state. Attendance at the meetings is an excellent way to find out how Moorpark Unified School District prioritizes goals and where it spends money.

October is a busy month with many activities on campus culminating with our spirit week during the last week of the month.

Don't forget to attend our Chipotle fundraiser this Wednesday. It will be a great time to have someone else do the cooking for you.

Have a wonderful week!

Join Us!

Moorpark Unified School District will be holding advisory meetings for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) throughout the year.

This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the priorities of the school district and how the money is allocated. We do need a named representative from HSMC, please consider volunteering. As the representative, we ask that you attend as many meetings as possible and give your input. The meetings are scheduled as follows:

October 28th

December 9th

February 23rd

June 7th

All meetings will be virtual and will be held from 9:00-11:00am.

Please click on the button below to let me know if you are interested in attending meetings, that way you will be sure to receive the link and instructions how to join.

Counselor’s Corner: October 4th, 2021

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor

Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays

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Financial Aid

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To help students overcome the challenge of paying for college, Moorpark College is holding free Cash 4 College workshops. Workshops are scheduled for Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, and will be in-person or by Zoom. Students can drop in anytime during the workshops and attend any campus workshop.

Bilingual financial aid staff will assist students in completing applications for the 2022-2023 school-year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The workshops are free and open to the community; people may attend a workshop on either date and at any campus. Advance registration is preferred.

For more information, visit

Moorpark College

Oct. 9

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom link:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

Oct. 23

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom link:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

For info: Moorpark College Financial Aid Office

Phone: (805) 378-1462


All Students Educational Plan Meetings

All students will meet with Mrs. McIntosh or Dr. Oplustic to discuss their future plans and courses needed for Spring 2022 registration.

Moorpark College Registration for Spring 2022 is Wednesday, Nov. 10th. All DE MOU will need to be submitted and approved prior to this date. Anyone registered with ACCESS will have a registration date of Monday, Nov. 1st.

Following are the dates scheduled for each grade level to have their educational plan meeting:

Seniors: Oct. 11th

Juniors: Oct. 8th , 20th , & 22nd

Sophomores: Oct. 25th & 27th

Freshman: Oct. 3rd & 5th

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Reminder for ALL Juniors:

PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all HSMC 11th grade students.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 13th 1:30-5:30 PM

Donation $20.00 - Information was emailed to all parents and students today.

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Phoenix Night Out Chipotle (Moorpark) Fundraiser Wednesday Oct. 6th 4-8pm

Join us for our first Phoenix Night Out of the year at Chipotle Moorpark on Wednesday October 6th from 4-8pm! Chipotle has generously agreed to donate 30% of the proceeds to benefit HSMC student activities. Hope to see you there and don’t forget the guac!

Online ordering code: PJGBMDR

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News From The Office

This is a reminder to please ensure students complete the Moorpark College At Home Pre-Screening at home BEFORE arriving on campus. Rushing through the questionnaire while checking in on site could result in an unqualified red Campus Pass. Receiving a red campus pass means the student is not allowed on site at all and could result in a student being sent home for the day.

If the student made a mistake on the questionnaire that resulted in a red Campus Pass, they will need to call the Moorpark College Health Center at 805-378-1413 to clear it up. This could take time and will likely result in the student being late to class or being sent home by a Moorpark College Health Center Nurse.

If the student is exhibiting any symptom listed on the questionnaire, regardless of whether it is COVID-19 related or not, it is recommended the student remain home until they are fully recovered and receive a green or blue pass after completing the At Home Pre-Screening the following day.

A parent/guardian must call our main office at 805-378-6312 to report the absence if the student will be out for the day due to illness to ensure they do not receive the automated attendance phone call and email from our MUSD attendance alert system. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this process or if your student needs assistance navigating their myVCCCD app and we hope you are having a wonderful afternoon!

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Prom Teacher Challenge Oct. 1- Dec. 5

Do you want to see the HSMC staff do some crazy stunts? Donate money and help raise funds for Prom 2022 at the same time! Donation jars will be in the office beginning October 1st. Once each goal has been reached, staff will do the stunt on the following Friday at noon.


Use one hand for a day $50

Get slimed $70

TikTok dance $90

Relay race with students $120

Wear a costume of student's choice $140

Recreate a scene from a movie $160

Pie in the Face $180

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Samaritan Center Donation Drive Oct. 11- Nov. 5

HSMC gives back to the community! Donate the items below to the tubs in the classrooms. All donations benefit the unhoused community of Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Donations needed:

  • NEW socks

  • New or gently used shoes

  • Unopened hygiene products

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Travel size shampoo and conditioner

  • Soap and body wash

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HSMC Spirit Week

Show your SPOOKY school spirit and dress up for HSMC Spirit Week October 25-29.

  • Monday Oct. 25- Wear Black and Orange

  • Tuesday Oct. 26- Twin Day! Twinning with one or more other HSMC students (or staff!)

  • Wednesday Oct. 27- Pajama Day! Be sure your PJs are school and weather appropriate

  • Thursday Oct. 28- Wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness!

  • Friday Oct. 29- Wear a Halloween costume! Costumes must NOT include gore, nudity, offensive language or content

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Yearbook Purchasing Information (Flyer Attached)

Ordering an HSMC yearbook is quick and easy! Visit to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. See attached yearbook information for our school code and instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook. ** Please note that yearbook is NOT part of the Spirit Pack that will be offered.

  • Yearbook website for customizing and ordering:

  • Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

  • Purchase price: $50

HSMC Passcode: 1014109872723234
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Spirit Packs

Spirit Packs are a great way for junior and senior families to save money by purchasing tickets for end-of-the-year events in advance. Each Spirit Pack also includes a free HSMC T-shirt! Please bring your completed form and cash or checks made payable to HSMC to the office before October 22, 2021. For any questions regarding Spirit Packs, please email Mrs. Sandoval at

ASG News

Senior Project Job Shadow Hosts WANTED!

HSMC Senior Project is looking for Job Shadow and Mock Interview hosts! If you are in one of the following career fields, and would like to help our seniors explore this career pathway, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at

  • Anesthesiologist

  • Biomedical engineer

  • Lawyer/paralegal

  • Neural engineer

  • Animator

Social Media

Do you LOVE The High School at Moorpark College? Let us know! Help us spread the word about this incredible and successful school. Please follow these links and tell us your experience with our wonderful school.

  • Facebook Officialhsmc

  • Twitter OfficialHSMC

  • @officialhsmc on Instagram

Senior Portraits and Quotes WANTED!

Seniors can submit their portrait photo of choice to the yearbook gmail. This photo must be submitted by DECEMBER 10, 2021 to Please see the attached information for requirements, resolution, and suggested photographers.

Please note that photos do not have to be taken by a professional photographer, but the lighting, quality, and content must be professional in nature.

Those who choose not to submit senior portraits will have their Cornerstone photos in the yearbook.

Senior quotes are not mandatory. Students can submit quotes that are 140 characters or fewer, and are school appropriate. Quotes must be submitted by DECEMBER 10, 2021 to

For any questions, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at

Debate Club

Are you interested in learning more about debate and engaging in interesting discussions? Join the HSMC Debate Club! The next meeting will be held virtually Thursday Sept. 9th at 5PM at . If you have any questions, please contact the club's Founder, Ashley Kim at

HSMC Art Club

Bring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet virtually with other artists and art lovers on Friday Sept. 10th at 4:30pm Each week the art club's work is featured in the HSMC newsletter! Art club also has wonderful opportunities for scholarships, collaboration in school events, guest speakers and showcasing art in the community! We hope to see you there. For more information, please email the club's founder Emily Fisher at

LGBTQ+ History and Book Club

Discuss books with LGBT+ themes or authors and their historical context. LGBT+ people and allies are welcome! Meet every other Friday 3:00-3:30pm in person in Ms. Pistone's room. First meeting will be Friday September 17th. Google Meets link is

Tabletop Roleplay Game Club (TTRPG)

TTRPG is a club that promotes creativity through playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. You can play an exotic spellcaster who wishes to rule the world with an iron fist or you can play Bob who wants to settle down on a farm with a loving family. No Experience with TTRPG? Doesn't matter! Our main goal is to just have fun so we welcome anyone who is open to playing no matter their experience!

Meetings every Friday from 12-1pm in Ms. Pistone's room. Questions? Email Ryan McCombs at

Film and Photography Club

The film and photography club on the HSMC campus will have weekly themes, as well as an opportunity to present your photos/films every week. You can make them as funny or as serious as you would like. This club will differ from Mr. Hoobs' film class in that we will not be watching films, but shooting them, or, if that's not your style, just taking photos. The club will be meeting in TR-3 every friday from 12:00 - 12:40. This is a place where you can express your personal identity, while also creating a laid back environment to destress every week. For questions, please contact Mars at

Instagram: @thesunin.rags

Chess Club

Are you a Grand Master of chess? Or maybe just a pawn? Come to Chess Club in person to learn more and practice your skills! Chess club will be meeting Thursdays from 11:40 to 12:40 in Mr. Hoobs' room. For more information, contact Hersh Niranjani at

Important Dates

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Chipotle Fundraiser

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Menlo College Representative Visits Campus

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11th Graders Take PSAT

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Last Day To Upload Vaccine Information Or Exemption

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - Food Truck Meet Up

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Guest Speaker

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12th Grade Teen Dating Guest Speaker

October 25 - 29 - Spirit Week

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - PSSA Meeting

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - LCAP Parent Advisory Meeting

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - No School Veteran's Day