TOHS Green Sheet

A Newsletter for the Thousand Oaks High School Community

January, 2020

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Lancer Community,

I trust this edition of the Green Sheet finds you all well rested, relaxed and ready for the last two weeks of the first semester. Although some teachers have chosen to give their finals before the holiday break, many teachers will be giving their finals during the regularly scheduled finals week (the week of January 13 - 16). Please note that students have no school on Friday, January 17 as it is a teacher work day. We will be using a modified schedule that week - note that it is different from previous years. Teachers who have already given their finals will be using the time for extended projects and activities.

Monday, January 13, 2020 – Finals Review

Period 1: 7:40 – 8:15 (35 min)

Period 2: 8:20 – 8:55 (35 min)

Period 3: 9:00 – 9:35 (35 min)

Period 4: 9:40 – 10: 15 (35 min)

Break: 10:15 – 10:30 (15 min)

Period 5: 10:35 – 11:10 (35 min)

Period 6: 11:15 – 11:50 (35 min)

Period 7: 11:55 – 12:30 (35 min)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Finals

Period 1: 7:20 – 9:20 (120 min)

Break: 9:20 – 9:40 (20 min)

Period 2: 9:45 – 11:45 (120 min)

Lunch: 11:45 – 12:20 (40 min)

Period 7: 12:25 – 2:25 (120 min)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Period 3: 8:15 – 10:15 (120 min)

Break: 10:15 – 10:25 (10 min)

Period 4: 10:30 – 12:30 (120 min)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Period 5: 8:15 – 10:15 (120 min)

Break: 10:15 – 10:25 (10 min)

Period 6: 10:30 – 12:30 (120 min)

I look forward to seeing everyone back on campus next week.

Dr. Eric Bergmann, Principal



2021 Futures Night

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Bagels with Bergmann

Our next Bagels with Bergmann will be held on Friday, February 21st. We'll be discussing 2021 student registration and course selection and also answering any and all of your questions. We'll meet in the MPR at 8:30am.

Latino Youth Leadership group and Latino Connection

1. Latino Connection Club and the Latino Youth Leadership Group hosted their Winter Dance this past December 13, the dance resulted very successful as they were able to bring different communities of students from different campuses in the district together for a great time.

2. A field trip to UCLA and Pepperdine Universities campus tour will take place on January 24, 2020.

3.Latino Connection Club is looking for career guest speakers to present to the club during lunch. See Mrs.Martinez for more information

ELAC Meeting

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Winter Formal

Winter Formal will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 7pm - 10pm. Ticket price information can be found below.
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Peer Mentors

Peer Mentor enjoyed a wonderful holiday season as they participated in Secret Santa with the autism class, spread joy to students in fourth period classes with a Challenge to pay it forward, distributed Mugs of hot cocoa and candy canes during our random acts of kindness campaign, and were able to go shopping and provide holiday gifts for to TOHS families through the Project Concern efforts. Peer Mentors also provided a holiday movie marathon in the week leading up to vacation and we are looking forward to a New Year’s celebration on January 8 during lunch bunch. Looking forward to many more student-developed projects across campus as our Peer Mentor‘s work to support their peer during the second semester. We will also start looking to identify perspective Peer Mentor’s for next year, please contact Ashley Cooper if you are interested in our Peer Mentoring program.

Help keep our Campus Clean!

Thousand Oaks High School students should take pride in being part of a campus with great employees who contribute to keeping the grounds clean for all students, staff and community members. Recently, there have been many landscaping projects on campus and other restorative initiatives, such as our beautiful new library. There is no doubt that a clean, well kept campus can lead to a more productive learning environment.

The facilities and maintenance crews along with our campus security and staff work daily to keep the campus clean for our students, faculty and staff, but we need your help!

Students need to lend a helping hand to keep up the work with providing a clean campus for a better learning environment. Please take responsibility in picking up after yourself; parents please remind your student to properly dispose of their trash. Whenever we drop a piece of paper, a dirty napkin, or leave our food on the ground or a table, it is left behind for someone else to pick up. It should not be someone else’s responsibility. Please help us keep our campus clean. And perhaps, take a minute to acknowledge staff that consistently work to keep our campus beautiful.

Thank you for helping show our Thousand Oaks Pride!

Info from the TOHS College and Career Center

Reminder about AP exam registration

Seniors who plan on taking the Micro Economics exam in May, 2020 must register a YES decision in their College Board account AND make payment ($105) on Parent Q Portal by February 28th. The steps for Online payment can be found on the CCC website.

All other exams are still available for registration but are now subject to a $40 late fee, assessed by College Board. See Mrs. Peters in the CCC or email for more information.

Scholarship Information

Seniors looking for scholarships to help pay for college next year should be checking Scholarship List on Naviance every week. Remember FAFSA is your first step, but there are many other opportunities. Seniors should see Mrs. Peters in the CCC for help with Naviance.

Moorpark College Application Workshop & Field Trip

The CCC and Moorpark College will have several events to help you prepare for the application and registration process. You MUST sign up on Naviance in order to participate in these events as seating will be limited.

Moorpark College Information Session – Wednesday, January 22nd in the MPR at 11am

MC Application Workshops – Friday, January 24th & Wednesday, January 29th in room J-11 at lunch

Moorpark College Preview Day at MC – Friday, February 21st, 8:30am – 12:30pm (Students must have completed the MC application process to attend.)

All MC & field trip paperwork must be completed by Friday, January 31st at 3pm

PSAT Booklets

Students who have took the PSAT in October may pick up their test booklets in the CCC until the end of the semester. The booklets are helpful when interpreting student results. Booklets left after finals will be shredded, so don’t delay!

EThOS Information


For 9th grade students and parents, on Tuesday, January 21, an information meeting will be held in Room F1 at TOHS from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ETHOS Entrepreneurship Academy teacher Ryan Thompson and Counselor Kelly Ross will present and will be available, along with other ETHOS faculty/staff, to answer questions about ETHOS.

ETHOS Applications

Applications are open online for current freshmen applying for sophomore year and for current sophomores applying for junior year. The application window closes January 10th and interviews will be held beginning January 22.

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Majors Program

Thank you to the following community members who contributed most recently as guest speakers. Information on upcoming guest speakers will be posted in the Daily Bulletin and can also be found posted outside room K2b.


Large-Animal Veterinarian Dr. Betsy Connolly

Pediatrician Dr. Ken Saul

Neurologist Dr. Lorne Label

Optometrist Dr. Eric McGregor


Vet Tech/Animal Rescuer Darlene Geekie

CVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Lisa Miller

California National Guard Sgt. whose college major was Fashion Aisstou Diallo

Writer/ author Dr. Krister Swanson

Electrical engineer Perry MacDonald

Fashion Designer/Manufacturer Arya Aframian

Director and Cinematographer Zack Mathers

Surgeon Dr. David Chi

Oral Surgeon Dr. Richard Bruckner

Physician’s Assistant Kelly Hall

COO of RING (a division of Amazon) Jon Irwin


Foreign Service Officer (USAID) Karen Smith

Veterinary Medicine Dr. Kathy Jonokuchi

Special Education Dawn Thomas

Engineering/IT (Verizon) Dennis Sly

Social Work Cheryl Burlingame, Traci Khan

Hospital Community & Employer Relations Amy Commans

Caruso Corporate Relations Rick Lemmo

Interior Design / Colorist Suzi Kades

Choir Trivia Night

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From our English Department

1) Fir Acres Writing Program at Lewis & Clark – a two-week summer writing program at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon. Join 60 high-school students from across the country to study and write with published, thoughtful, and dynamic authors. Students will generate their own writing in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Additionally, students will be able to explore Oregon during faculty-led group trips in and around Portland. For more information and to apply:

2) High school Summer Study and Travel Programs through Hillsdale College – Students can earn three college credits and travel the world this summer while studying with Hillsdale College faculty. All courses begin with lectures on the Hillsdale campus and continue on site at cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible, with applications encouraged by February 15 and being accepted until programs reach capacity. Four courses offered including: In Love and War: The Land and Literature of England (June 14-27), Sir Winston Churchill and World War II (June 24-July 6), Western Civilization: Visions from Italy (July 5-17), and The Roots & History of American Liberty (July 15-26). For more information:

3) Student Scholarship Essay Contest – write an essay on Wuthering Heights! Enter your essay for the opportunity to win a $1000 scholarship and a complete Signet Classics library for your school! There are five essay topics to write about. For more information:

4) Fourth Annual Student Scholarships Essay Contest – write an essay on Ceremony by Larry McMurtry. Enter you essay for the opportunity to win a $1000 scholarship and a selection of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions for your school! There are five essay topics to write about. For more information:

Vaping Facts and Resources

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Bicycle Safety

Please note that bicycles brought to school are at the student’s own risk and students are encouraged to secure their bicycle. Students are not to ride on the sidewalks or school grounds at any time. For safety purposes, students are asked to walk their bicycles across the campus until off school grounds. Please remind your student to follow all traffic rules and regulations, including wearing a helmet, looking both ways before crossing streets and following traffic lights. Thank you for helping to keep all students safe!

Banner Sales

If any businesses are interested in hanging a banner on our campus fence (by the tennis courts along Moorpark Rd.), we have available space! Please call Lynne Hill in the office for more details.

Math (P)re-Teaching

If there are any Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry students on campus who need some extra support, please se the flyers below!


The TOHS PTSA greeted future Lancer families with sweet treats donated by our Lancer bakers. Future Lancers night always feel like a night filled with hope and promise, and this year did not disappoint.

PTSA recently funded several large projects: We purchased a full version of Newsela for the rest of the school year for every teacher on campus to use for their students, new curtains for the gymnasium will be ordered shortly, camera equipment for the Lancer newspaper, and new books for our library. All of these projects are funded through your generous support of the TOHS PTSA!

It is never too late to join the TOHS PTSA! Scholarships are available at the Unit, Council, and District level for graduating Seniors! PTSA membership is a requirement to apply! Join online through this link:

Save the date: Next PTSA shredding event is March 28th 8 am to 12pm

School cents bonus time: EARN QUAD POINTS
For ALL receipts November 1 - January 15
Let your holiday shopping count more for your school!
All qualified receipts will earn 20 points per dollar
spent, when submitted by January 15.
To earn 20 points per dollar spent, receipts must be dated and
submitted during the dates noted.

Shops, restaurants, and movie theater all count!

Log your points quickly and easily using this link:

News from DAC

Click the link below to access all information from the CVUSD District Advisory Committee (DAC):

news from DELAC

Click the link below to access all information regarding CVUSD English Learner programs, including information from the District English Learner Advisory Committee:

News from SEDAC

Click the link below to access all information regarding CVUSD Special Education including information from the Special Education District Advisory Committee (GATE DAC):

December: Unified Sports presented about our wonderful, inclusive sports teams. Grants payed for uniforms and transportation for the athletes to the game sites. Future grants are needed to pay for the busses needed. Sparkles cheerleaders from all high schools treated the SEDAC to a performance. SEDAC will host a graduation party for graduating seniors who access special education services at TOHS on the evening of June 9th.

Each school in the CVUSD has a representative to the Special Education District Advisory Council (SEDAC) once a month. The SEDAC meets on the 3rd Tuesday of all months when school is in session. Each meeting covers a variety of topics covering Special Education both in our district and beyond. Parents are welcome to attend the meetings. All site representatives on the SEDAC must have a student currently in Special Education.

The SEDAC representative for TOHS is Paula Nathan, she can be contacted at

SEDAC meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at University School at 9:15am

Please see minutes and agendas for SEDAC meetings :

News from Gate DAC

Click the link below to access all information regarding CVUSD Gifted and Talented Education, including information from the Gifted and Talented District Advisory Committee (GATE DAC):

Pick-Up/Drop Off

Parents, we need your help! As many have no doubt noticed, during pick up and drop off hours, we see serious congestion along Moorpark Road and Avenida de las Flores. I'm in the process of exploring ways that the congestion can be mitigated (including the start of a conversation with the city), but given the existing combination of the number of drivers and the current configuration of lights, turns and signs, there will always be traffic. There are, however, a few things that our patrons can do in order to keep things moving. Here's a list of helpful hints to aid in your commute.

1. If dropping off your student, give yourself plenty of time - you'll need it.

2. Please do continue to be patient. We realize that can be difficult on some days, but your ongoing patience is appreciated.

3. When entering the front lot from Moorpark onto Lancer Way, please DO remember that the traffic heading eastbound on Lancer Way has a stop sign. As much as I admire and appreciate courteous drivers, if lot-bound drivers stop (with no sign) in order to let eastbound Lancer Way traffic through (who do have a stop sign), they cause traffic to back up severely on Moorpark.

4. When pulling into the lots, pull as far forward as you can go before allowing your student into or out of the car.

5. If our staff is out there and helping move traffic, please DO follow their directions. They are there primarily for the safety of our staff and students as well as to keep traffic moving.

6. When entering the lot on Flores, please use all available entrance lanes.

7. Please do stay alert and drive slowly through our lots. Teachers, staff and students walk through the lots to get into school!

8. Please do not stop on Moorpark or Flores in order to drop off or pick up your student. That presents a very real hazard for everyone involved

9. Please do not drop off or pick up students in the parking half of the front lot.

10. Don't ignore directional signs! that our lots are one-way lots. Cars are only allowed to drive in southerly direction. of the lot. During school hours, DO NOT turn left onto Moorpark when exiting the lot.

Please note! When exiting the front parking lot of the school, drivers are supposed to turn right during school hours. Please observe this restriction! This is a very dangerous situation and an accident waiting to happen.

Information from Activities

Information from Athletics

Girls Basketball is off to a great start with an overall record of 15-3 and a tournament championship at Fillmore and a runner up at Bishop Conaty. They begin league on January 10 at Newbury Park.

Boys Basketball just completed the Holiday Classic in Cathedral City and will play in the San Fernando Valley tournament next week prior to opening up league play at home on January 10 against Newbury Park.

Girls Water Polo is off to a good start and will start league play on January 9 at Newbury Park.

Boys and Girls Soccer will both open up league play on January 10 against Newbury Park. After several rainouts, Girls Soccer finally got to host the TOHS Tournament this weekend and both JV and Varsity won! Congrats to both teams.

Good Luck Lancers!

Athletic Tickets Now For Sale Online

Tickets to athletic events are now available online. You easily redeem on your phone at ANY gate. Here is the website link for anyone who is interested:

Volunteer Requirements

As many of you are aware, our district has implemented new volunteer requirements. Please know that this is a new process and is always the case with new systems, there will be a period of fine-tuning. District personnel are completely aware that there is a vast difference between the volunteer needs of a high school and an elementary school. We are looking for ways to keep the process streamlined and not overly cumbersome, while at the same time ensuring that every student in the district is kept as safe as possible. No doubt more information will be shared in the not too distant future. I will be sending a separate email to families with a list of helpful resources. In the meantime, here is a link the new Volunteer Registration form that is required for anyone who will be volunteering at our school:

Please note the need for TB clearance from a doctor, a background check, as well as the documentation needed for those driving students to a school activity. The chart below will show what is required given the nature of the volunteer work to be performed. if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

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Ways to Stay Connected

In addition to our website (, 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!