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This Week @ SR - February 5, 2024

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

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; 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!
Monster Movie Projects
Wednesday February 7, 2024
Hayes Theater
Thursday February 8, 2024
Student Commons

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. 


ESD Budget Meeting Dates


December 14, 2023

January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 19, 2024

May 23, 2024

HSD Budget Meeting Dates


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! 

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
Attendance Procedures

Reporting an Absence:

• 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


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 

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  
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

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

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
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)
Boys Basketball (F, JV, V)
Girls Basketball (F, JV, V)
Coed Cheer
Boys Soccer (JVB, JVA, V)
Girls Soccer (JV, V)
Wrestling (B/G)
Baseball (JV, V)
Boys Golf (V)
Boys Lacrosse (V)
Girls Lacrosse (V)
Mt. Biking (B/G)
Softball (V)
Boys Tennis (V)
Boys Volleyball (V)
Track and Field (B/G)

SRHS Spring Sports Informationm - Tryouts start this week!


Head Coach - Thomas Drummer:

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:

Starting February 8th

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


Girls Lacrosse

Head Coach - Charlie Hurst:

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


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


Head Coach - Matthew Dracker:

Monday - Friday

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


Boys Tennis

Head Coach - David Blair:

Monday - Thursday

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

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


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

    Head Coach - Richard Soriano:

    Saturday mornings

    Tuesdays after school starting February 13th

    More information can be found at:


Head Coach - Aaron Kolotkin:
Monday - Friday

After school until dark on the baseball field

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Weight Room after practices

Boys Golf

Head Coach - John Chung:

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:

Monday - Friday

6:30pm - 8:30pm



Head Coaches - Tom Evers and Victor Wales: and

Monday - Friday

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


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



Head Coach - Shawna Hoch:

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

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? 
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