SOHS Community Newsletter

03/22/2021

BOTON DE TRADUCCION AL FINAL

Reopening School Parent Survey

We need your feedback regarding reopening school this school year. Missed the Meeting? See the recording below.

Spring Break

Spring break will begin March 29th- April 2nd. We will resume classes on Monday April 5th.

Recent Events in Atlanta

Silver Oak stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander community amidst the rise in senseless violent acts fueled by ignorance and hate.


At Silver Oak, we aim to support our students in healthy identity development and respect to others. We strive to teach our scholars the importance of community and the responsibility they own as members of such. We foster acceptance, inclusiveness and respect to others differences.


We will continue to proactively provide educational opportunities to foster understanding and ensure that hate has no place in our schools.


If you or your student are in need of additional wellness or mental health support please contact our school counselors Melanie Carlton melanie@silveroakmontessori.org or Araceli Rodriguez araceli@silveroakmontessori.org.

Tutorial Day 3/24-End of Quarter 3

This Wednesday, 3/24, is Tutorial Day. This is an opportunity for students to submit unfinished work from 3/18 to 3/26. All make-up work is due @ 11:59pm on 3/26. The 3rd quarter marking period ends on Friday 3/26.


The schedule is as follows:


8:45-9:45am Electives


10:00-10:15 Advisory Check In


10:15-11:00am Tutorial class 1


11:00-11:15am Community Meeting


11:15-12:15am Tutorial class 2


1-2pm Afternoon Electives


Please remind your student to use this time appropriately and take advantage of the opportunity being offered to them.

Sexual Education for 10th and 12th Graders


Starting Wednesday April 14th through May 19th, sophomores and seniors through Wednesday advisory will be participating in comprehensive sexual health education provided by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte via live virtual webinar and self-guided learning through an online learning management system called Thinkific.


The California Healthy Youth Act requires that comprehensive sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education be taught to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, beginning no later than grade seven. Instruction and materials must be medically accurate, objective, age-appropriate and inclusive of all students, as defined by law. The law requires that instruction and materials must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality.


A brief pre/post assessment will be conducted at the beginning and end of the program. Questions will ask about sexual health and student confidence related to relationships and communication. All instructional materials and student assessment are available for review upon request. You may also request a copy of the California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code sections 51930–51939) or visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/.


If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health education, please contact your student’s advisor by 4/12/2021.

Re-enrollment forms

Please submit your student's re-enrollment packet for the 2021-22 academic year! (If you already sent it in, thank you!)


Use the forms below and submit to the office.


If you have any questions, please email mayra@silveroakmontessori.org

Chabot College Concurrent Enrollment Summer 2021

The concurrent enrollment application is now available for summer 2021. The deadline to apply is May 12th. To learn more about how to apply click here for directions. The steps include the instructions for 10th (9th graders are considered 10th graders by then) and 11th grade students(rising seniors in the summer).



We have included a recommended course list for high school students. The summer class schedule is still not updated on the Chabot website, but should appear soon.


Feel free to take concurrent enrollment summer courses at another community college. If you need additional information for a different campus, let me know.


I highly recommend for students to apply as soon as possible since the application process takes a sequence of steps to be completed. Also, if you encounter any issues with your application, you have time to contact the help desk and/or admissions office.



Current Seniors:

For summer, you'll be considered a high school graduate. If you are considering taking a summer course, simply apply for summer 2021 to the community college you applied as your community college choice you plan on attending for fall 2021.

Parentsquare Absence Notifications


If you have called or emailed the office regarding your student's absence and are still receiving Parentsquare notifications. Please know that these notifications are sent out automatically when students are not present in class, even if they are excused on Powerschool you will still receive a notice. If you have already contacted the office regarding your student's absence, please disregard those messages and know your student's attendance has been updated.

Senior Pictures

If you have a student in 12th grade they may now schedule their senior portraits appointments online through LifeTouch.


Appointments can be made at : https://book.appointment-plus.com/yvq2dp14/



Students may pick any of the locations.


They can select "High School" and in the comments section type in the school name SILVER OAK HIGH SCHOOL.



Pictures must be taken by April 1st.

ELPAC Testing

Students considered English Language Learners will be participating in the annual ELPAC testing. This is a series of exams to assess their levels in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Comprehension.

Mr. Mendez will be emailing more information on when your student will be tested. It is important that on the days of testing your student is well rested and has a good breakfast.

Senior Send Off GoFundMe

We raised about $1400 in the past week! Thank you so much to all of our donors! Please continue to share this link https://gofund.me/7929bd93 to help reach our fundraising goal in order to provide a meaningful and personal gift to each student in the Silver Oak Senior Class of 2021.


The Class of 2021 never envisioned their senior year to take place online. We have worked so hard to connect with them and continue to make our community feel whole. We want to do something for them that is tangible, thoughtful and something they can take with them to remember their teachers and faculty.


Please help us make this possible by considering donating as well sharing the following link:

https://gofundme.com/f/silver-oak-high-school-senior-sendoff

Reopening Plan Meeting Recording

Did you miss the reopening school meeting? You can watch the recording here.

Office Hours

Starting 2/9 our office will be open from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm closed for lunch

12 pm - 1 pm. We ask that you continue to call the office at 510-370-3334 to schedule an appointment prior to arriving on campus to ensure availability to meet.