Back to school: Sonoma Valley middle and high school campuses expect that only students who already take in-person classes will switch from two days a week to four days a week for in-person instruction next month. Students who had not yet chosen to return will need to meet the state’s definition of “at academic risk” to return, according to the SVHS report card of April 25. The district is targeting May 3 as the launch date. Wednesdays will remain asynchronous (remote).
Prom: Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa hosted a pandemic-free graduation party on Friday, April 23. After temperature checks, around 140 students wearing masks, mostly seniors, watched a tribute photo slideshow and ate a socially distant dinner at a picnic tables. SVHS is exploring its prom options. Learn more at sonomanews.com.
Start of SVHS: Sonoma Valley High has set the Class of 2021 graduation date for June 4. Further details will be released in the coming days.
Class 2021 videos: A series of videos produced to honor the senior class of Sonoma Valley High School can be viewed online at youtube.com/watch?v=5JwcILnpH14.
College acceptances: May 1 is college acceptance day, and the College & Career Center at Sonoma Valley High School collects and takes photos of seniors in their college gear. View a virtual map of places where seniors have been accepted at padlet.com/lconner22/d8ss50ca33uofkvx.
Vaccine required: Stanford University has joined Cal State (CSU) and UC schools and others in demanding that all students be fully immunized for classes in the next fall term.
Delicious fundraiser: The Sonoma Foundation for Agriculture is hosting a 2021 Tri-Tip Drive-Thru Dinner to support Sonoma Valley High School FFA from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 7 at 1750 Denmark Street $ 50 bill will feed a family of four with Bloody Mary Tri-Tip, salad, beans and bread. Order on facebook.com/SonomaFFA.
Take out the vote: The CDE encourages schools to participate in Secondary School Voter Education Week, April 19-30. Visit the California Secretary of State’s High School and Youth Initiatives page for more information. sos.ca.gov/elections/high-school-programs. Other ideas and resources are online at cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr21ltr0330.asp.
Sports: Many SVHS sports games are currently broadcast locally on Comcast Channel 27 or on sonomatv.org. Check the calendar on sonomatv.org to find out what and when.
Spring workshop: Sonoma Valley Regional Park is offering a Nature Investigators program from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting May 5. Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to participate in a three-week science, literacy and art program designed to connect them to a local park. Practice being a scientist and discover the world around you. Each session will focus on a central theme. Learn through hands-on nature exploration, observation, measurement, journaling exercises, craft projects, and team building games. Children can participate in more than one session at the same location since the themes change every month. Parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Calendar/Nature-Investigators-at-Sonoma-Valley-Begins-2021-05-05.
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