TOHS Green Sheet

A Newsletter for the Thousand Oaks High School Community

April 22, 2020

School Closure Edition #3

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

Senior Events

Dear Lancer Families,


First and foremost, I want to thank my intrepid group of parent volunteers who helped pass out nearly 350 lawn signs to our seniors this morning. It was great to see so many of our students and their parents. Please be sure to take a picture of your installed lawn sign and post it on social media - don't forget the hashtags #BleedGreen and #TheConejoWay! Remember, if you did not pick up a sign today, you can drop by the school on Thursday from 9-12 and pick one up. I also want to thank the parents whop chose to decorate the front of the school with inspirational signs. This community's generous and supportive spirit keeps us moving forward.


You may remember that on April 13th I sent an email in which I discussed end of year senior activities. Dr. McLaughlin has also been very vocal on social media about the topic. I want to reiterate what I have said all along - nothing has been taken off the table in terms of future events. However, we must also put plans in place that we know - regardless of society's limitations - that we can reliably roll out that honors the 450 amazing.


To that end, we are in the process of putting together a digital ceremony, complete with speeches and musical performances that will honor our graduates on June 11. Information will be coming out soon that will give students the opportunity to audition for a performance or a speech. Additionally, we're also working to create a curbside diploma ceremony where students and their families can drive by our faculty and staff (socially distanced, of course) in order to get a proper congratulations and farewell as well as to receive their diplomas. We're working with the other high schools and district personnel in order to firm up the details on that event. Finally, we're also planning for a yearbook pick-up event on Friday, May 29th. Again, more on that to come. There are a lot of moving parts as our planning takes shape, so please stay tuned! I assure you I will be quick to announce all events in a timely manner.


I want to reiterate my main point - we're not giving up on the hope of doing something live sometime later on when conditions allow. I have 450 high-fives (or elbow bumps) ready roll should that hope come to fruition.


Thanks again for your ongoing support of our school.


Eric


Dr. Eric Bergmann, Principal

#BleedGreen

#EveryLancerEveryDay

#TheConejoWay

Message to our Lancers

Message to TOHS Lancers

From our Counselors

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20-21 ASB Applications

The Thousand Oaks High School Associated Student Body is a leadership class that has individual and group leadership curriculum. The class plans and helps coordinate all ASB sponsored events and activities, such as Homecoming Week, Talent Show, Prom, and more! ASB leadership is an exciting and rewarding experience for all students who are involved.

If interested, please apply at the following link: https://forms.gle/tHj2hSWVqrWwm7xB9

Science Donations

Earlier this year, several families made substantial donations to our science department. Given our current set of circumstances, the school will not be able to put those generous donations to use this year. We would like to refund the donations to those families. If you were a science department donor, please reach out to Dr. Bergmann so we can discuss the details of your refund.

The TOHS Virtual Talent Show!

It's Earth Week!

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Online Tutors Needed!

Students! If you are interested in serving as an online tutor for local elementary students, please register by clicking here: https://forms.gle/8PdASU84jwGwNsxb8

Info on Voter Registration!

From TOHS Athletics

13 TOHS students were 3 sport athletes this school year. Sierra Smith accomplished this feat for the 4 straight year! She was on the Varsity teams in Girls Volleyball, Girls Basketball and Girls Lacrosse. For this accomplishment, Sierra has earned a sports jacket from BSN of her choice. Congratulations Sierra! We also have two student athletes, Juniors Alexis Gregory and Cade Rond, who have been 3 sport athletes for the last 3 years and will go after the 4th next school year. Good Luck Alexis and Cade!

From PTSA

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.” In these times, it is easy to feel despair. PTSA had a host of plans for the end of the year and graduation season, now like everyone else, we feel lost. All fundraisers, programs, plans, and even our elections were suddenly cancelled. We want to help. There is no doubt now that graduation season this year will have to be very creative. All of us want our Seniors, including my own, to have every experience they were expecting. But this year is extraordinary, the Class of 2020 will experience something unique and will be a time that none of us will soon forget. There is hope, we will not be in this place forever. Things WILL get better. This year we will have our first ever elections online through Zoom. Last year I never heard of Zoom, now I feel like it’s my best friend! Remember out of all the bad we are feeling, lots of good is happening. When is the last time, if ever, you spent this much time with your family? What type of good deeds have you done or experienced? Did you finish that house project? Did you get through the Tiger King? Adversity builds strength. We are building right now!

All the best to your family,


Paula Nathan

TOHS PTSA President

PTSA - School Cents

Dear School Cents Supporter,

We hope this email finds you, your family, and your school community healthy and safe. Due to current COVID-19 crisis, we wanted to share with you this School Cents program update.

The current School Cents program is coming to a close on April 30. To be fair for all schools and without certainty of when this crisis will be resolved, we are continuing to accept receipts from the Oaks Shopping Center online through April 30, dated since September 1, 2019.

Please continue to follow your community’s Safer At Home guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact the School Cents team.

A limited number of restaurants are open for carryout and delivery. Visit the website to view updates and links to The Oaks' social media accounts.

Submit receipts and learn more on the School Cents website.

From Peer Mentors

CALLING ALL LANCERS: do you have good news to share? Send your good news story to the Peer Mentoring Class at acooper@conejousd.org so TOHS Peer Mentors can compile all the positive things happening in our community and our Lancer Family. The Peer Mentoring Class will create a video to share in hopes of bringing a smile and sense of hope to our city. If you have ideas on how Peer Mentors can support TOHS or want to get involved in our efforts let Mrs Cooper know. We can’t wait to read about your GOOD NEWS!!


Grad Nite Refunds

All Grad Nite refunds have been processed. Purchases made with a credit card have been refunded directly to the card, other payments were refunded with a check. Please contact the school if you did not receive a refund.

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.

Device Distribution

The District is still seeing device requests turned in, but the numbers are getting lower week by week. So our IT department can support both device repairs and distribution; they will be moving device allocations to the DOC at 750 Mitchell Rd in Newbury Park. Families must call the help desk hotline at (805) 498-0527 after filling out the technology request form (found here) to schedule a time to come to the DOC and pick up a device. Schedules may change, so please keep yourself updated.

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.

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!