Grizzly Community Update

Friday, November 11, 2022

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Good afternoon Grizzlies,


Today is Veterans Day and I hope that you are enjoying your day off! This day is very special to my family and me as we reflect on our time serving in the army. Today we think about those that served before us and those that serve right now. One of the things that I am grateful for from my time in service is the fact that it brought people together from so many walks of life and taught us how to be a team. Soldiers from the most humble beginnings needed an opportunity to make something out of themselves and change the trajectory of their families' lives. I served with folks from families that served this country for generations. I served with immigrants whose families left their home countries for something more. We live in a country with an all-volunteer military, so it is a big deal when people decide that they are willing to sacrifice the comforts that many of us have to protect our way of life. When I joined the army, I committed to a lifetime of selfless service to the nation, and my current role allows me to continue to fulfill that commitment. I am so very thankful to do that with you all!


Have a great weekend!


Respectfully,


Mr. Ball

Attendance

We are aware of the issues we are having with attendance. There are several factors at play that are causing students to be marked tardy or absent, even when they are present and on time, resulting in auto-dialer notifications to parents and guardians. Our team is working through several steps to ensure that our attendance is accurate and that families are not receiving erroneous notifications that their students are tardy or absent from class. I understand that this is extremely inconvenient and causes unnecessary worry and follow-up on your part. Thank you for your patience. We hope to have this issue solved by the end of next week and I will keep you updated on our progress.

a2e Ambassador Application: Deadline Extended!

Join our team! If you would like to help spread the word about how SRVUSD’s excellent schools enhance the quality of life in our community, apply to be an Access to Excellence (a2e) Ambassador.

Academic excellence and a broader definition of success are a priority in SRVUSD and our Ambassadors play a key role in promoting this message. Help us raise awareness about the integral role our schools play in building the strong, informed, connected, and highly valued community we enjoy in Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon.

Ambassadors can be current SRVUSD high school juniors or seniors, staff members, parents/caregivers, or interested community members. We invite you to watch our video, learn more about being an a2e Ambassador, spread the word, and APPLY BY NOV. 30th!

Counseling Presentations: 11th Grade

This week the counseling department presented important college research information to every 11th grade English class. Starting with College Myth Busters, the counselors worked to help clear up stress-inducing misinformation about college admissions requirements and to eliminate the idea of a "good college." No college is objectively the "best" and we want students focusing on what matters (academic, social and financial fit) not the name on a sweatshirt! Then students started a very useful activity in Naviance called the SuperMatch. This college search tool helps students find colleges that have the specific things they are hoping to find in a college. Families can view the presentation that was given here.

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School Site Council

The California School Site Council (SSC) is one of the best ways, besides PTSA, to get information and influence decision making on campus. The SSC meets monthly and we have some great interactions that include staff, students, and caregivers. Please see the meeting minutes from this past week and consider joining us in the future.


Future SCC meeting Dates:

Wednesday, December 14

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday, March 8

Wednesday, April 12

Wednesday, May 10

Spirit Week

This week is Spirit Week! Each day we have a specific theme and culminate with a rally on Thursday!


  • Monday 11/14 - Despicable me! (yellow and blue/dress as characters)

  • Tuesday 11/15 - World Cup! (jersey, team colors)

  • Wednesday 11/16 - Teen Beach (bikers vs surfers)

  • Thursday 11/17 - Rally Spirit (see theme below)



FALL RALLY 11/17

  • THEME: Elements

  • Seniors are FIRE (red/orange)

  • Juniors are WATER (blue)

  • Sophomores are EARTH (green/brown)

  • Freshmen are AIR (white)

  • Wear your colors and bring your spirit for this rally!

Views from the Den

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Kids Against Hunger- Bay Area

Thank you to Mrs. Teslich-Haaverson's Positive Psychology class who packed meals for children in need of food with the organization Kids Against Hunger- Bay Area.
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Last Bananna

Mr. Allen had a very interactive lesson on probability in math class. It was great to see the competitve nature of stus
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Bear Facts

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Important Dates

Thursday, November 17: A/B Rally Schedule


Monday-Friday, November 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break


Thursday, December 1: Principal Town Hall, 6-7pm

https://srvusd-net.zoom.us/j/82611738538, Meeting ID: 826 1173 8538