TOHS Green Sheet

A Newsletter for the Thousand Oaks High School Community

May 17, 2020

School Closure Edition #5

It is the mission of Thousand Oaks High School to inspire, challenge and empower every Lancer, every day.

Details are Coming

Dear Lancer Families,


I have been working on an end-of-year calendar of events since the beginning of April. I know that many parents of seniors in our community have been patiently waiting for word on the list of senior end of year events that we have been planning. Thank you for your patience. I plan to roll out that list on Wednesday morning. Why the wait? It has been, to put it mildly, a beast of an undertaking. Many in our community have used the term "building the airplane after take-off" to describe our work during the school closure - and it is so, so accurate.


It's been very difficult to build a concrete plan with pieces that aren't solidified. To put it another way - imagine being tasked to build a house and not knowing what construction materials you'll have access to. It's no one's fault, everyone in the district has been furiously working to bring this plan together. However, given the very volatile nature of the information on which decisions being made at the state and county level are based - we've had to wait or adjust on the fly. Back to the construction analogy - we've just had to wait to see what materials show up on our work site.


All that said, I'm happy to report that we'll be rolling this plan out on Wednesday. There is one date that I can announce now that I need everyone to circle on their calendar:


May 21: Jostens will be back to complete cap and gown distribution (and yes, you will need them). They'll be in the front lot from 9-11am. This will be your last day to pick those items up at the school (see cap and gown info below).


Please keep your eyes open for the plan of events on Wednesday. After that date, more detailed information will be coming out on a regular basis. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL EMAILS THAT THE SCHOOL AND DISTRICT SENDS OUT!!


During this time more than ever, we are grateful for your ongoing support and partnership.


Eric


Dr. Eric Bergmann, Principal

#BleedGreen

#EveryLancerEveryDay

#TheConejoWay

Final Cap and Gown Distribution

Great news....the remaining shipment of caps/gowns have arrived at the Jostens office in Camarillo and will be ready for distribution next week. This includes any student who did not pick up their packages on May 5th, those who ordered or requested gowns after January 1, 2020, and there will be plenty available for students who never ordered nor requested their gowns.


Jostens will be on campus Thursday, May 21 from 9:00-11:00 am for that distribution. Hopefully, by the end of that day, all students will have their cap/gown packages. In the event a student does not pick those items up, John Zavala (Jostens) will leave the remaining packages in the front office.


If anybody needs to contact Jostens directly - I have been advised by our representative to contact him directly:


John Zavala

Jostens Senior Sales Rep. & Service Specialist

Providing Schools, Students & Parents the Ultimate Symbols of Success

Office: (805) 987-4147

Email: John.Zavala@Jostens.com

P.O. Box 1725

Camarillo, CA 93011

CVUSD Summer School Information

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Final ELAC Meeting

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Fall Surveys

When we began the 2019-2020 school year, none of us imagined that we would be completing the final months of the academic year from our homes with distance learning. Although the final weeks of school may look different this year, we are excited to celebrate together the end of year recognitions ahead.


Your support, flexibility, and dedication during physical school closures has truly been invaluable. We’ve relied on this teamwork during these final months, and now look to you again for your input and feedback as we plan together for the 2020-2021 school year.


CVUSD is now asking all stakeholders to complete a survey so that we may collect information that will help guide us in our decision making. Please take a moment and complete one of the following surveys:


Parent Survey...click here.


If you will be grade 9-11 student next year, click here.


The Conejo Valley Unified School District is scheduled to begin the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, August 19th. With the results from this survey in hand, the District will continue to work closely with the Ventura County Office of Education and local health officials to formulate appropriate plans to ensure an exceptional educational experience for all students in accordance with state and county guidelines as they are announced.

It is through two-way engagement, open communication, and teamwork that we will continue to be successful.

EThOS News

Some cool news. Six of our ETHOS seniors volunteered to help test a new simulation online created by the Reagan Library. They played the governors of California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico and the Director of the CDC and the Secretary of Commerce. They had to decide on a plan for how to reopen states and the NFL and MLB while meeting federal guidelines. They did a great job!
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From our Counselors

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Senior Survey - Please Complete!

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Transcripts

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Medication Pick Up

TOHS Nurse Kathy Schrichten is currently emailing each family that has student medications in the health office to be picked up. She will be in the office Tues & Thursday from 9am-12pm for the remainder of the school year. Please send her an email to make an appointment to pick up student medication. She will be meeting them in front of the school for pick up & also providing the medication forms & care plans for the next school year. Her email is kschrichten@conejousd.org.

New Theater Teacher!

We have a new Theater teacher! Welcome Breanna Mack!! Breanna, a native of Danville, CA, was educated at Emerson College in Boston where she majored in theater. During her time at Emerson she was heavily involved in community theater both as an actor as well as youth director. Breanna also has a very strong background in technical theater. We’re excited to have her on board!


Our theater program took quite a hit last year with the failed Moorpark College partnership – I’m excited to bring TO Theater back into the fold where it belongs. It's not too late to sign up for theater classes - if you are interested, contact your counselor ASAP.

Info on TOHS Construction Technologies Classes

Great News!

Our Drafting and Computer Aided Design (CAD) class is now A-G approved for G credit and has an HONORS option for you hard-working high-level achievers.


That’s not all...


Our Construction Technology class is also A-G approved for G credit and has an HONORS option for you go-getters who don’t like sitting still.


Space is limited, so email your counselor to sign up, as soon as possible.



Be safe and I’ll see you soon in the fun zone!

Mr. Bell

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TOHS Band Info

Anyone interested in the Band Program, including Concert Band, Jazz Band, Drum Line should go to www.tohsband.org for additional information, filling out the membership survey on the website.

TOHS Color Guard is Recruiting

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Need a Work Permit?

Students under the age of 18 will still need Work Permits through the summer. Work Permits are still being issued through the CCC. Students who have a new job will need a new work permit. Please follow the directions and write legibly! Allow 24-48 hours for processing.


You will find the Work Permit application on the CCC website: http://www.tohscounseling.org/work-permits.html

Scholarship Opportunity

The Museum of Ventura County announces the application process for its visual arts scholarships is open. The Bonita C. McFarland Scholarship is named for a generous benefactor to the arts in Ventura County. The funds for the scholarships are generated from an endowment, held and administered by the Museum of Ventura County. The scholarships are available to any high school senior preparing to enter college in the fall of 2020 or any continuing college level student of the visual arts who is also a Ventura County resident.


The total amount awarded will be $10,000.00. In past years, individual awards have been $500 or more, depending on need and number of scholarships awarded. Applicants will be selected by a committee consisting of Museum personnel and members of the Museum’s Fine Art Committee. Awards will be based on artistic merit and commitment as demonstrated by the application, letter of recommendation, essay, and examples of the applicant's prior work/projects.


Submit your application here: https://venturamuseum.org/bonita-c-mcfarland-arts-scholarships/


Timeline:

· Applications must be submitted online https://venturamuseum.org/bonita-c-mcfarland-arts-scholarships/ no later than: June 19, 2020

· Juror review of applications July 2020

· Scholarships announced August 3, 2020

· Awards Reception TBD Fall 2020


Application Checklist:

 Completed application

 Up to 400-word essay about your art and your education/career goals

 Letter of recommendation from teacher/instructor

 10 images of your prior artwork/projects, labeled or with accompanying slide sheet (8MB maximum size per image)

Parent Resources

Student Support Services in conjunction with Outreach Assistants and English Learner Services, have put together a list of resources that are available to help our students and families during COVID 19 school closures. This information may be found on the CVUSD website and your school websites on the first page under Parent/Guardian Resources. Here is a quick link to the English and Spanish documents: Community Resources.

IT Help

We have gotten some questions about student technology support. CVUSD IT has updated its help desk landing page with a new student/guardian ticketing system, along with a new help desk hotline. https://helpdesk.conejousd.org or call (805) 498-0527 between the hours of 9am and 1pm, Monday through Friday. Both the webpage and phone number are for staff use and/or student and guardian use. There are three buttons on the webpage, one for staff and two for students/guardians (English and Spanish). Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
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PTSA

The TOHS PTSA team of volunteers has been busy getting ready to do anything we can do to help make this year's extraordinary graduation special for the Seniors. We are making 500 favors to share with each graduate, weaving leis, packing, ribboning, crafting, and thinking creatively.


After much planning, discussion, and work, we were so happy to relaunch our graduation store this week. Please visit us at


https://tohsptsa.com/


to purchase a memory for your graduate. Thank you so much for your support. It means so much, now more than ever.


Scholarships: We are proud to announce that the TOHS PTSA will be awarding scholarships to 9 graduating seniors this year. Please watch our Facebook for a special announcement of this year's recipients. We will also include the recipients names in a future Green Sheet.


Please be safe out there!

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Campus Closure

Please be advised that until further notice, the campus is closed to the general public. The closure affects all facilities: parking lots, lockers, fields, aquatic facilities, etc. There have been numerous inquiries from families to come on to campus and unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to allow students onto campus. However, there may be an opportunity after spring break for students to come onto campus in order to retrieve their belongings. Please stay tuned for more information.

School Lunch

CVUSD will continue to provide FREE school meals, which are a vital source of nutrition for many students. A list of meal pickup locations and times is available at http://conejousd.org/Free-Meal-Information.

Message to our Lancers

Message to TOHS Lancers

Ways to Stay Connected

In addition to our website (www.conejousd.org/tohs), you can also find us on Facebook. Also, it seems every student group on campus has 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 info about the school (@ThousandOaksHS) and I have my own account where I'll tweet my own thoughts and observations about the school (@ewbergmann). Please feel free to follow!