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.
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.
Dr. Eric Bergmann, Principal
Message to our Lancers
From our Counselors
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
The TOHS Virtual Talent Show!
It's Earth Week!
Info on Voter Registration!
From TOHS Athletics
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,
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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.