COMING TOGETHER 2021-2022

SANTA SUSANA HIGH SCHOOL

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WELCOME BACK

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and taking the time to relax and recharge. We have missed our students and can't wait to see all of them in the next couple of weeks. This newsletter will be a quick reference for information regarding orientation week that we are planning around a theme called, Coming Together. It provides the dates and times of orientation, as well as other important information to prepare for the school year. More information will also be shared during an orientation presentation all students will attend.


Our staff is looking forward to help students demonstrate their Scholarship, Skill, Honor, and Service in striving to do their personal best.


This week, Dr. Peplinski sent home The Family Resource Guide talking about our COVID health and safety protocols. Please refer to this document in your email as it will provide families with the information for the coming school year with how we plan to support the students.

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BEFORE ORIENTATION DAY

  • Aeries data confirmation to be completed by parent/guardian prior to Orientation Day (directions below).
  • Library fines cleared.
  • Students will need to be present to participate in Locker Selection. Students unable to attend their scheduled time, may attend a later date listed or the first day of school.
  • To avoid long lines, students and families are encouraged to access the online store to preorder materials (details below).

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION

Friday, August 6th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


  • All students should be dropped off in the student lot along Sequoia Avenue.
  • Students were sent an email with their assigned ACE teacher. That information will be in important to know where to report when the tours and presentation begins.
  • See screenshot of map below for parking, check-in location, and more.


8:00-8:30

Student Check-In (MUR Lunch Windows)


8:30-9:15

  • Student Tour (ACE Classes: Abbe, Cybulski, Grall, Harris, Lynskey, Martin)
  • Student Presentation in PAC (ACE Classes: McCarter, Mengers, Mortine, Roth, Schantz, Timmons)


9:30-10:15

  • Student Tour (ACE Classes: McCarter, Mengers, Mortine, Roth, Schantz, Timmons)
  • Student Presentation in PAC (ACE Classes: Abbe, Cybulski, Grall, Harris, Lynskey, Martin)


10:15-11:30

Coming Together Stations

Stations Include: ASB Store & Pre-orders, Locker Assignments, ID Pictures, and a few other stations of Coming Together activities.


11:30-12:00

Lunch With Your Peers (Hot dog, chips, drink)


12:00

Student Pickup (Sequoia Parking Lot)


12:00-2:00

If applicable: ASB Store, Unfinished Stations, and Counselor Meetings


Parent/Guardians

9:30-10:15 Parent/Guardian Presentation Via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/99394452331?pwd=a2xxWVl0STZXK3Z5RXhFSmdCWEJ4QT09

ID: 993 9445 2331

Passcode: 426193


12:00 Return to pick up students

SENIORS and JUNIOR ORIENTATION

SENIOR ORIENTATION - Tuesday, August 3rd (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

JUNIOR ORIENTATION - Wednesday, August 4th (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)


All students should begin the day by getting dropped off, or parking, in the student lot along Sequoia Avenue.


  • 8:30-9:00 Student Check-In (MUR Lunch Windows)


    Last Names A-K

    9:00-9:45 - PAC Building

    9:45-10:30 - ASB Store & Preorders/Locker Distribution/ID Pictures

    10:30-12:00 - Clear holds, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items


    Last Names L-Z

    9:00-9:45 - ASB Store & Preorders/Locker Distribution/ID Pictures

    9:45-10:30 - PAC Building

    10:30-12:00 - Clear holds, Schedule Conflicts, Purchase items

    SOPHOMORE ORIENTATION

    Thursday, August 5th (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)


    • All students should be dropped off in the student lot along Sequoia Avenue.
    • Students were sent an email with their assigned ACE teacher. That information will be in important to know where to report when the tours and presentation begins.
    • See screenshot of map below for parking, check-in location, and more.


    8:00-8:30

    Student Check-In (MUR Lunch Windows)


    8:30-9:15

    • Student Tour (ACE Classes: Alonso, Chew, Duda, Hazlewood, Kawooya)
    • Student Presentation in PAC (ACE Classes: Leonhardt, McAllister, McGrath, Nebens, Volchok, Zapata)


    9:30-10:15

    • Student Tour (ACE Classes: Leonhardt, McAllister, McGrath, Nebens, Volchok, Zapata)
    • Student Presentation in PAC (ACE Classes: Alonso, Chew, Duda, Hazlewood, Kawooya)


    10:15-12:30

    Coming Together Stations

    Stations Include: ASB Store & Pre-orders, Locker Assignments, ID Pictures, and a few other stations of Coming Together activities.


    12:30-1:30

    Lunch With Your Peers (Hot dog, chips, drink)


    1:30

    Student Pickup (Sequoia Parking Lot)


    1:30-3:30

    If applicable: ASB Store, Unfinished Stations, and Counselor Meetings


    Parent/Guardians

    9:30-10:15 Parent/Guardian Presentation Via Zoom

    https://zoom.us/j/99394452331?pwd=a2xxWVl0STZXK3Z5RXhFSmdCWEJ4QT09

    ID: 993 9445 2331

    Passcode: 426193


    1:30 Return to pick up students

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    MAKEUP ORIENTATION DAY - AUGUST 10th

    Students who could not attend their assigned orientation day are encouraged to attend the Make-up Day.


    9:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Various stations will be open and available for students; including Orientation Packets, Lockers, and ASB Store.


    10:00am-10:45am

    Campus Tour


    Note: Make-up ID pictures will be schedule during the fall semester of the school year.

    AERIES - DATA CONFIRMATION

    Aeries is the primary tool of communication. It is required that all families complete the data confirmation in the Aeries portal before Welcome Back Orientation.


    When updating contact information it would be helpful to use a cell phone number as the primary number. This will allow you to receive the text messages the school will frequently send out. Click LINK for directions.


    DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING DATA CONFIRMATION IN AERIES


    There are a few new changes that we would like to bring to your attention.


    1. The Income section has been added back to the Data Confirmation process. If families do not feel comfortable answering the Income questions, they are able to “Confirm and Continue” on the Income section without answering the questions. There is an explanation paragraph to help families understand why the district is asking for this information.


    2. There is a new authorization to confirm knowledge of our SVUSD “Anonymous Online Tip Form” available at http://bit.ly/svusdanonymoustip


    3. There is a new authorization for us to “Share Contact Information with Select District Service Providers” such as Cornerstone and O’Connor Brothers.

    PREORDER MATERIALS

    It is strongly encouraged that students take the time to preorder items online (link below). The online store will be open for preorders from July 23-July 30. This will help students avoid long lines in the ASB store during Orientation Day. Items, pricing, and directions for online purchase can be found on the ASB Flyer. Don't forget to print receipt and bring it with you to Orientation.


    Materials to consider include:

    Lock, PE clothes, ASB stickers, spiritwear, and yearbook.

    CLASS SCHEDULES

    PRELIMINARY SCHEDULES

    On orientation day students will receive their preliminary schedules that will not include teachers and room numbers. If there are any of the issues listed below the student should see their counselor during orientation day. On orientation day, an assistant principal will be available to help students make appointments with the counselor if one of the issues below exist.


    1. Missing a period (student does not have a minimum of six classes)
    2. Missing a core class/graduation requirement.
    3. Duplicate classes.
    4. Changes specifically due to completing summer school.


    FINALIZED SCHEDULES

    Final schedules that includes teachers and room numbers will be released in Aeries on Tuesday, August 10th at 6:00 PM.


    Schedule changes requesting specific teachers or periods cannot be honored.

    FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE

    The first day of school is on Wednesday, August 11th. Finalized schedules that include teachers and room numbers will be available in Aeries on Tuesday, August 10th at 6:00 PM.


    WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY BELL SCHEDULE

    Period 1 ~ 6:55-7:55 (No Class on First Day)

    Period 2 ~ 8:00-9:00

    Period 3 ~ 9:05-10:05

    Period 4 ~ 10:10-11:10

    Period 5 ~ 11:15-12:15

    LUNCH ~ 12:15-12:50

    Period 6 ~ 12:55-1:55

    Period 7 ~ 2:00-3:00

    Period 8 ~ 3:05-5:05 (Mondays/Wednesdays)

    Period 9 ~ 3:05-5:05 (Tuesdays/Thursdays)


    Note: Period 1 will begin meeting on Thursday, August 12th. See link below for Friday's bell schedule.

    SUPPORT THE PTSA

    MEMBERSHIP

    Great schools have a connected community. By becoming a member of the PTSA, you are supporting the connectedness that helps make Santa Susana HS a great place to learn and grow. Membership is $7.00. Envelopes and information were sent home in the summer mailer. Please stop by the office if you need a replacement envelope. PTSA representatives will also be available during Orientation Day. Families can also join using the MEMBERSHIP SITE.


    NO FRILLS FUNDRAISER

    In lieu of selling candy, cheesecakes, or holiday treats, the PTSA has decided to hold a No Frills Fundraiser. In other fundraisers the school gets a small percentage of total sales. With a No Frills Fundraiser the students don't have to sell anything and the school doesn't have to give up a large percentage of the sales to a third party. Donations are 100% tax deductible.


    Programs that are supported by the No Frills Fundraiser include:


    • Red Ribbon Week
    • College Scholarships for Seniors
    • School Beautification
    • Triumphant Troubadour Awards
    • Reflections Music, Art, and Literature Program
    • Staff Appreciation
    • Distinguished Speaker Series
    • And more...


    NO FRILLS FUNDRAISER - DONATE ONLINE OR you can find the No Frills Fundraiser envelopes in the summer mailer.


    Questions or suggestions can be directed to the PTSA President, Pamala Ott.

    pamalaottptsa@gmail.com

    UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE CCC

    Below are a few upcoming events to calendar from our College and Career Center.


    SEPT 8 - Virtual College Fair--for all grade levels

    SEPT 21-23 Virtual College Planning Week--for all grade levels

    SEPT 27 - Seniors-Common Application Workshop

    IMPORTANT CONTACTS

    SSHS ADMINSTRATION

    Mr. Matt Guzzo - Principal

    Mrs. Aimee Spurbeck-Boian - Assistant Principal

    Mr. Jason Quartararo - Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Teri Hypes - Office Manager


    SSHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

    Ms. Devyn Thompson - Last Name A-F

    Mrs. Lisa Hotz - Last Name G-N

    Ms. Kelsey McMahon - Last Name O-Z

    Ms. Shannon McCabe - Freshman Counselor

    Mrs. Sue Petralia - Student Registrar

    Mrs. Amanda Fleury - Counseling Secretary

    GET CONNECTED

    We will use Social Media to share news, pictures, and information about how our students are displaying Scholarship, Skill, Honor, and Service around campus.


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