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This Week @ SR - February 5, 2024

Posted Date: 2/02/24 (8:00 PM)


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This Week @ SR!   |  February 5, 2024  
Feb 7th - MAX Academy Showcase
Feb 8th - Chamber Music Concert
Feb 9th - WeAreSR! Crab Feed
Feb 9th - 3rd Qtr Progress Report
Feb 12th - WASC Visit 
Feb 13th - WASC Visit
Feb 14th - WASC Visit
Feb 14th - ELPAC Testing
Feb 15th - Educator Academy Parent Night
Feb 15th - College Night for Juniors
Feb 16th - ELPAC Testing
Feb 19th - Feb 23rd - Mid Winter Break

Included in this week's newsletter:  Principal's Update, MAX Academy Showcase, Chamber Music Concert, College night for Juniors, ELPAC Testing Schedule, and more...

Principal's Update

Happy Friday Students and Families,

As you may know, our Superintendent recently shared that the budgetary outlook for San Rafael City Schools is concerning and we are faced with the reality of having to significantly reduce our spending for next school year. 

Statewide, school districts are impacted by budget challenges. There are three main factors that are impacting us and many others: State funding with a low cost-of-living adjustment; high student absenteeism rates; and COVID relief dollars ending. Click here for an informational video, background on our funding and an overview of the process

As we prepare to make difficult choices to manage the many competing demands on our resources, we need your engagement and feedback.

Complete Our Brief Survey by Feb. 16

Additional Input Opportunities 

  • DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee): Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 - 7 pm, Zoom

  • Board of Education Meeting, Public Hearing on Budget Reductions: Monday, Feb. 12, 5 - 6 pm, District Office and Zoom 

  • Board of Education Meeting, Action on Budget Reductions: Monday, Feb. 26, 6 pm, District Office and Zoom 

Spanish interpretation will be provided. All meeting information, including Zoom links when available, can be found on the District’s Google Community Calendar or at srcs.org; Board meeting agendas with details and Zoom info are also posted here in advance. 

Learn more. 

Have a Great Weekend,


Joe Ryan Dominguez (he/him)

Principal | San Rafael High School


 
 
SRHS Student Recognized at Heart of Marin Awards

Earlier this month, the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership held their 31st annual Heart of Marin awards ceremony. The ceremony was attended by over 500 Marin leaders, including elected officials, businesses, employers and nonprofits. 

In the category of "Youth Volunteer of the Year," we are proud that Terra Linda High School student Candice Lucas and San Rafael High School student Marcos Vega were nominated, and Marcos (pictured) went on to be recognized as an award recipient for his work with Youth Transforming Justice!
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK
MAX ACADEMY SHOWCASE
Monster Movie Projects
Wednesday February 7, 2024
Hayes Theater
6:00-9:00pm
SRHS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Thursday February 8, 2024
Student Commons
7:00-8:30pm

ELPAC Schedule - Feb 14th & Feb 16th

The ELPAC test is required for all SRHS students who have yet to be reclassified (A student who is reclassified is a student who shows that they can appropriately engage in their English curriculum without 2nd language support). The ELPAC test is the most crucial layer of reclassification so it is important that our students take this exam seriously.  Students already know if they are testing as they attended an Advisory Info meeting last Wed 1/31.  More communications will go out this week from Assistant Principal, Mr. Oseguera to students that are testing and their families.
Spirit Week - Week of Love Feb 12th - Feb 16th
SRCS Budget Committee Meeting Info

Please sign up through the link below if you’d like to receive meeting information. 

SIGN UP FOR MEETING COMMITTEE HERE

ESD Budget Meeting Dates

4:15pm-5:15pm

December 14, 2023

January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 19, 2024

May 23, 2024

HSD Budget Meeting Dates

4:15pm-5:15pm

December 13, 2023

January 17, 2024

February 14, 2024

March 13, 2024

May 22, 2024


GO Dawg Go Non-School Sponsored student trips - 2026 Trips Announcement
February Break, 2026: COSTA RICA & PANAMA (9 days)
Spring Break, 2026: SOUTH KOREA (9 days)
June, 2026: FRANCE & SWITZERLAND (10 days)

All 2026 trips will open for enrollment this April... but start saving now! 

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Please also check out our 2025 trips, which are already open for enrollment: 

Spring Break, 2025 - ITALY - limited availability (9 days)
February Break, 2025 - ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (11 days)
June, 2025 - IRELAND AND SCOTLAND (10 days)

Questions about any of these trips? See Madame Truett in room AD300 or email her at truetttravels@gmail.com.
Attendance Procedures

Reporting an Absence:
415-485-2335

• Please call San Rafael High School each day that your student is absent. The Attendance Office voicemail records messages 24 hours a day: 415-485- 2335 (English and Spanish).


• If you have not called, your student may also bring to the Attendance Office a guardian signed and dated note explaining their absence.


• Please try to schedule doctor or legal appointments outside of school hours.


• Please call with anticipation or send a note with your student the day of any appointment you must schedule during the school day. This gives us time to notify teachers and not disrupt class.


• College visits and religious holidays require the student and parent complete a Warranted Absence form two weeks prior to the absence. Warranted Absence forms are available online and in the Attendance office


We want your students to be successful; let's work together to make sure that all students attend school every day.


 
When to Keep Your Child Home from School
 


SRHS ASB DAWG Shop

23-24 Bell Schedule


Counseling Updates
We are excited to start meeting with students in English classes towards the end of this month for Programming. Read more details here 
 
ELECTIVE COURSE INFO

CCC Update

 
 

SENIORS who are applying to community college, we encourage you to start scheduling your one-on-one meetings with Ms. Cifuentes, Ms. French, or Ms. Hernendez. 

Schedule a meeting with Ms. French
Schedule a meeting with Ms. Cifuentes
Schedule a meeting with Ms. Hernandez from 10,000 Degrees

Below are some helpful links for you to save and refer back to:
CCC Website
Job Opportunities  
Scholarships
 
Library Update

SRHS Library's January 2023 Library Report focuses on many of the digital learning tools being implemented in classrooms in research projects and reading assignments.  Also, we would like to give a big Bulldog high-five to the HeadsUp Foundation and WeAreSR, for funding so many of the new books we have purchased this year!
Athletic Department Updates
OPEN POOL - CANCELLED

Due to concerns about liability with different swimming ability levels from community members, we have decided to cancel all Open Pool dates.
 
To participate in athletics, all student-athletes must have a valid physical on file.  Physicals must be signed and dated post June 1st 2023.  Once you have your physical, please upload it to  Home Campus.  Print a copy of the Physical Form by clicking here:   Physical Form  

Home Campus clearance is required to participate in athletics and will not be approved without a physical submitted.  If you cannot upload, please email physicals to sanrafaelathletics@srcs.org.

Here is a link to frequently asked questions in relation to athletics:  Athletics Frequently Asked Questions

All other information, like contact information for coaches in other seasons, athletic handbooks, and more, can be found on our athletics site which will be continually updated throughout the year:  SRHS Athletics Website
 
FALL
Coed Cheer
Cross Country (B/G)
Football (JV/V)
Girls Golf (V)
Girls Tennis (V)
Girls Volleyball (F, JV, V)
Boys Water Polo (JV/V)
Girls Water Polo (V)
WINTER
Boys Basketball (F, JV, V)
Girls Basketball (F, JV, V)
Coed Cheer
Boys Soccer (JVB, JVA, V)
Girls Soccer (JV, V)
Wrestling (B/G)
SPRING
Baseball (JV, V)
Boys Golf (V)
Boys Lacrosse (V)
Girls Lacrosse (V)
Mt. Biking (B/G)
Softball (V)
Swimming
Boys Tennis (V)
Boys Volleyball (V)
Track and Field (B/G)

SRHS Spring Sports Informationm - Tryouts start this week!

Softball

Head Coach - Thomas Drummer: 

t.drummer21@gmail.com

Monday - Friday

4:00pm - 6:00pm on the Softball field

Practice Attire:

  • Sweat pants or sports leggings
  • Softball cleats
  • Softball glove
 

Boys Volleyball

Head Coach - Jessica Woodall-Massey: 

jessica.woodall.massey@gmail.com

Starting February 8th

Monday - Friday - 4:00pm - 6:00pm in Gym 1

 

Girls Lacrosse

Head Coach - Charlie Hurst: 

charleshurst1999@gmail.com

Monday - Friday - 7:00pm - 9:00pm on the turf field

Occasional Saturday practices

Practice times will be moved earlier when there are games for boys lacrosse

Equipment:

  • Cleats
  • Athletic clothing
  • Mouth guard
  • Stick
  • Goggles
 

Track

Head Coach - Matthew Dracker: mdracker1928@gmail.com

Monday - Friday

4:00pm - 6:00pm on the track

 

Boys Tennis

Head Coach - David Blair: 

davidablair1@comcast.net

Monday - Thursday

4:00pm - 5:30pm on the Tennis Courts

Friday: Open Court (optional) from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Equipment:

  • Tennis shoes
  • Tennis racket (rackets are available to borrow if you do not have one
     
  • Mountain Biking

    Head Coach - Richard Soriano: 

    richard@actionsportsmed.com

    Saturday mornings

    Tuesdays after school starting February 13th

    More information can be found at: https://www.dawgsmtb.org/

Baseball

Head Coach - Aaron Kolotkin: 

akolotkin@gmail.com
Monday - Friday

After school until dark on the baseball field

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Weight Room after practices

 
Boys Golf

Head Coach - John Chung: 

jchung@hiroshimamusic.com

Practice Times TBD - Email coach Chung for updates

Team meeting Tuesday, January 30th after school in Ms. Caiocca’s room 

 

Boys Lacrosse

Head Coach - Hugo Gurrola: 

hugo6835@comcast.net

Monday - Friday

6:30pm - 8:30pm


 

Swimming

Head Coaches - Tom Evers and Victor Wales: tevers4@me.com and congicong@gmail.com

Monday - Friday

4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Pool

Wednesdays

6:00am - 7:30am or 3:30pm - 5:30pm

 

Cheer

Head Coach - Shawna Hoch: 

shoch@srcs.org

Open Gym in Gym 2 on Wednesdays

Feb 28th - April 3rd

4:30pm - 6:30 pm

Tryouts in the Dance Room

Friday, April 19

4:00pm - 9:00 pm

Tryout Clinics and Practices in Gym 2

April 15 - May 30

Monday - Thursday

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Saturday June 1

9:00am - 5:00pm

*Summer dates and locations T


 
Games of the Week

No Games This Week as of 2/2 at 4pm - SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS START THIS WEEK!  SEE INFO ABOVE
WeAreSR! Updates
 
 
 
Did you know if you give $500 or more to the WeAreSR! Annual Fund your generous donation gets you a FAMILY SPORTS PASS to all HOME Football, Baseball and Basketball Games?!?!
(*excluding MCAL Playoffs)   

Donate NOW.   Go DAWGS! Our goal is 100% participation - why wait? 
Questions:  AnnualFund@WeAreSR.org 
Make sure to check and see if your company matches donations!

WeAreSR! (aka San Rafael High School Boosters Inc.)

is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID #68-0043106.

WeAreSR Crab Feed


SRHS Administration Responsibility Chart

Feb 5, 2024