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October 17, 2018

Good evening, this is Principal Joshua Kirk.  I am calling to inform you that your child may have been exposed to pertussis (whooping cough) at Los Osos High School.  Pertussis often starts like a common cold, which gets worse over a 1-2 week period and eventually lead to coughing spells.  County health officials are aware of this situation and are monitoring it, but please do not consider this to be an outbreak as there have only been two confirmed cases for our school. 

As such, I am making you aware of the situation so that you can monitor the health of your student.  We will continue to monitor any concerns we have at school as students report to the office with general signs of a cough or cold.

In addition to this call, I am sending a School Loop notification with more specific information about whooping cough.  Please read it tonight.

If you have any questions, please call us tomorrow and we will refer you to our school nurse or our Assistant Principal of Educational Services.

Thank you for your continued support and assistance in keep our students and school safe and healthy.

Claws Up!

October 10, 2018

Good evening, Grizzly Parents.   This is Mr. Kirk, principal of Los Osos High School with some important information.

First, I am asking all of our parents to take the Los Osos High School’s School Climate Survey.  This survey provides us with valuable feedback about our school’s learning conditions, climate, culture, safety, and more.  We value the feedback of our families, and we carefully evaluate the results of this survey to make decisions that will improve the experiences of all of our stakeholders.  Throughout the month of October, all tenth grade students and our staff will take a School Climate Survey as well.

Please go to our schools’ homepage.  The link to the survey is located at the top of the page under Headlines.  The survey will only take a few minutes.  Your feedback is so important to us, and we appreciate the time you will take to provide us with your thoughts about Los Osos High School. 

Findings from the School Climate Survey are published on our District’s California School Dashboard, which will be updated in December.

In January, we will reach out to you again to take the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan survey that provides us with feedback about all of our programs that we provide for students and families.

Until then, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know and thanks again for taking our School Climate Survey.

Also, as a reminder we are still in competition vs ALTA LOMA HS to see who can have the most PTSA members! The cost to join is only $8.75 and funds go to support our students and many campus needs. The deadline for the contest is October 31st and the Winning school will get to slime the losing school’s principal and PTSA president on the campus of the winning team.  You can register online for PTSA with a very easy process.  Please see your school loop message or our website for instructions. 

Lastly, this Friday come enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the morning or some tasty popcorn in the evening during our Coffee and Popcorn with a Principal. These morning and evening gatherings are designed specifically for parents to hear directly from the Principal, Mr. Kirk, about what’s happening here at our school.  Again, that is this Friday from 8am – 9am and from 5pm – 6pm in the lecture hall.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

Thank you very much Grizzly Nation!

Claws Up!

October 5, 2018

Good Evening Grizzly Nation,

This is Principal Kirk with an important reminder that there is no school this Monday, October 8th.  Please have a safe three day weekend and we will see you back on Tuesday October 9th.  

Claws Up!

September 30, 2018

Good Evening Grizzly Family,

This is principal Kirk with some important information. I want to first begin with a quick reminder to complete your 2018-2019 meal application now if you have not done so already.  The 2017-2018 application has officially expired and it is necessary to apply every year in order to receive these important services such as discounts on the PSAT,SAT, ACT and AP exams as well as college application waivers and official transcripts. You can fill out an application electronically visiting our LOHS homepage and click on the Meal Application icon or come to the Los Osos Administration Office for a paper application. Should you have any questions, please call our school and ask to speak with Rachel Huerth and Nicolina Carson for assistance with the application process.

Next, I am calling all of Grizzly Nation to help us win our competition vs ALTA LOMA HS to see who can have the most PTSA members! The cost to join is only $8.75 and supports our students and many campus needs. The deadline for the contest is October 31st and the WInning school will get to slime the losing school’s principal and PTSA president on the campus of the winning team.  You can register online for PTSA with a very easy process.  Please see you school loop message or twitter for instructions. 

Thank you Grizzly Nation and have a great evening! Claws Up!

September 20, 2018

Good evening Grizzly parents,

 

Progress grades were released last week and at that time your child was earning a D or F grade in at least one course.   Although those grades may have improved, your child has received an invitation to attend 4G Saturday School this Saturday, September 22, from 8 am – noon.   At Saturday school, your child will be given help in improving his/her grades.   It is important that your child speaks to the teacher(s) where they are struggling, to determine what work should be completed in order to improve their grades tomorrow.  Your child would then bring that work with them to school on Saturday, and we will direct them to a person to help them complete it.   The earlier we work to improve these grades during the semester, the more likely the students are to achieve an acceptable grade in these courses.   If it is not possible for your student to attend Saturday School this Saturday, please look on the back of their invitation for the tutoring schedule.   It is not mandatory for your student to attend either of these events, but it is highly encouraged.   We hope to see your student on Saturday!  

September 14, 2018

Dear Grizzly Families,

This is Principal Kirk with some important information for tonight’s homecoming game and tomorrow night’s homecoming dance. First, I am calling for your help! Our Superintendent, Dr. Holton has issued a twitter challenge to every school in our district.  Each site was given one day to add as many new followers to his twitter account as possible.  Currently Etiwanda is in the lead with 950 new members.  We have until 7am tomorrow morning for it to count so please, follow Dr. Holton @CJUHSD on twitter. Tonight is our homecoming game vs Kaiser High School at 7pm and gates will open at 6pm.  Tomorrow night is the homecoming dance which will be in our gym from 7pm – 10pm.  Here are some important reminders for tonight’s game and tomorrows dance.

Friday, September 14th is our Homecoming Football game in our home stadium vs. Kaiser High School at 7 PM.

  • If you have not done so already, follow our superintendent on twitter @CJUHSD is his twitter handle.  Competition ends at 7am tomorrow morning. 
  • Students- leave your bags at home. If you must bring a bag, know that it will be searched before entry into the game.
  • We will only allow drinks that are sealed into the game. Anyone with a reusable bottle, we will ask you to empty the contents before gaining entry into the stadium.
  • All students will enter the game through the east side gate located by the baseball fields.
  • All students must show his/her student ID.

Saturday, September 15th is our Homecoming dance

  • Located in our gym from 7-10 PM. Please be here by 9:45 PM for pick-up.
  • Once students check-in, it is expected that they stay until at least 9:30 PM.
    • We will not be checking in students after 8:30 PM
  • Los Osos High School does not encourage or condone the use of party buses or limousines for transportation.
  • We expect 100% compliance with all school rules on the way to the dance, at the dance and until you are safely home.
  • All vehicles will be searched if there is reasonable suspicion
  • All students will be searched before entering the dance. 

 

We look forward to celebrating our Homecoming with you safely. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Morton, Assistant Principal, Los Osos High School. 

September 10, 2018

Hello Grizzly Parents, 

This message has information for you about several upcoming events.  Please listen to the entire message to receive all information.  This information is also sent out on School Loop so be sure to check your School Loop email often.  If you have not signed up for School Loop, please go to our website and on the left hand side, you can register for a new parent account.  All you need is your child’s long ID number. 

The counselors have put together a series of seminars for you, as parents, to help navigate high school for your children.   

Grizzly Parent Academy is for parents of freshmen, parents new to the school, and any parents who have NOT completed these sessions over the past two years.   This series will be held on the next six Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the lecture hall.   This series will start with this Thursday’s topic of Knowing Los Osos  Please let us know if you are planning to come to this series, so we can be sure to have enough materials, by filling out the link sent to you on School Loop or by calling the Achievement Office.  Parents who complete five out of the six sessions will qualify for a certificate of completion.  

Next, we will be hosting a Public Health 101 seminar through the Inland Coalition--this event will provide, in a fun and interactive way, information about living healthy a healthy life.   Also at this event, there will be volunteer and internship information in the health field.  It is open to Grizzly students first.   The event will be held on our campus on Saturday, September 22, from 8:30 am-1:00 pm and will include lunch.  Register online at: www.inlandcoalition.org/events

Also, Senior Parents:    We will hold a Senior College Application and Financial Aid Kickoff on Sunday, September 23 from 2-5 pm, in the Theater.   This seminar will cover all aspects of college preparation, from applications, to our guaranteed admissions agreements, and even financial aid.   Please join us for this afternoon of information. 

We hope you and your children can take advantage of each of these opportunities.    

Thank you for listening to this lengthy message.   Have a great night! 


Claws Up!

September 6, 2018

Grizzly Nation,

Good evening, this is Mr. Kirk Principal of Los Osos HS.  Here at Los Osos HS we are committed to keeping our Grizzlies safe while creating and maintaining a harassment-free campus.  Doing so allows for increased opportunities for students to build positive relationships, get connected to our school and experience success.  In support of this focus, I would like to inform you that representatives from the Office of Civil Rights will be on campus Sept. 11 -13 to provide training for our students.  This training will help Los Osos High School in our efforts to promote and maintain a learning environment free from harassment and discrimination.  Students will participate in only one of the three days mentioned above in their English class.  A school loop message has gone out with a flyer attached from the Office of Civil Rights that provides additional information. If you would prefer your child not attend the training, it is important that you print out and complete the form and have your child return it to his/her English teacher no later than Monday, September 10.  We will also have copies of the flyer in the guidance office if needed.  It takes all of us working together and learning together in order to have a safe and successful school for the families in our community.  Thank you for your continued support and have a great evening.

 

Claws Up!

August 21, 2018

Good evening, this is Mr. Kirk, Principal at Los Osos High School with a few important reminders to share:

  1. Our Back to School night is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22nd starting in the theater at 6:30pm.  However, prior to Back to School Night will be a PTSA parent meeting held in the Lecture Hall starting at 5:15pm.  The PTSA is a very important member of the Grizzly Family and I strongly encourage you to attend.  Also, from 6:00pm – 7:25 our library will be open for parents to register for School Loop and for freshmen parents to take our district Freshmen Parent Survey. 
  2. Following the Welcome Parent presentation in the theater, parents will be released at approximately 7pm to follow their student’s schedule.  1st period will begin at 7:07pm and teachers will spend 10 minutes in each class speaking to parents.  Once the period is over, there is a 7 minute passing period to the next class.  6th period will end at 8:42pm and those parents whose students have a 0 period class will end at 8:59pm along with the evening’s activities.  
  3. Students will be coming home today with the schedule for the evening, a form to fill in your student’s class schedule and a map to locate their rooms.  Student leaders will be out and about around campus to guide you if needed and our student store will be open for business.  We would love for all parents to attend this special event and encourage you to carpool if possible, as parking is limited. Our teachers and staff look forward to meeting you.
  4. If you haven’t done so already, we encourage all parents to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application. Students who qualify benefit from SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, Transcript and College application fee waivers. Please pick up an application in the office or online on our website.
  5. I want to remind all parents that our Kick-Off dance is this Friday in our Gym from 8-10pm.  Students can purchase tickets at the door but must have their signed permission slip with them.  Please be sure to have rides ready for pickup prior to 10pm as we do not leave until the last student has been picked up for student safety. 
  6. Lastly, this year LOHS and Chaffey HS are in the perfect attendance contest with Metro Honda.  Please make sure your student is here every day on time for a chance to win a free Honda Civic and other wonderful prizes.  You may check our home page for all rules and information regarding the contest. 

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for Back 2 School Night.  Have a great evening and Claws Up!

August 20, 2018

Good evening Grizzly families - - this is Joshua Kirk, your principal. Today has been a difficult day for our staff and students as we learned this morning that one of our former students, who attended Los Osos last year, passed away at her home last evening. Today, I was able to reach out to her Alta Loma High School principal whom we are working with to offer our support on behalf of the entire Grizzly community. This evening, I would ask for your thoughts and prayers to be with her family -- as well as with her friends and staff she was close to.

 

Following this difficult announcement today, some students who knew her needed to spend time grieving with others -- including their friends – and with Los Osos staff, counselors, and District psychologists. It is so important for our students to have access to trained adults who care about them and who can help them through the grieving process -- and we will continue to provide counselors and psychologists throughout the week if needed. We know when adolescents are hurting or when they lose a peer it’s difficult to express their feelings. Please call me directly anytime if you need me to speak with your student personally, or would like me to refer them to a staff member who can help. I’m so sorry to share this sad news with you this evening. Thank you.