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Chaffey Joint Union High School District

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    Mr. Kirk

    Mr. Kirk

    School News

    Principal's Message

    Grizzly Nation,

    Thanks to the wonderful work of our staff, student leaders and parent volunteers we are off to a great start to the 2019-20 school year.  A special thank you to our student leaders for their role in welcoming back all of our Grizzlies in our rally on the first day of school! This was a great example of WE>I!

    Last year our campus participated in a full WASC visit in order to receive our accreditation for our school site.  I am very proud to say that we successfully did so earned a six year accreditation status with a mid-cycle report which is the highest honor you can receive in the process.  Throughout this process, all of our staff and many of our stakeholders from our school community created an action plan, that when followed, will allow for our campus to move forward.  Given this being the year of the class of 2020, along with the clarity of our action plan and our site working to meet our Big 4 goals this year’s theme is “FORESIGHT 20/20.”          

    I want all of our Grizzlies to know that our staff will work hard to equip our students with the skills needed to be college AND career ready.  However, that success does not sit solely on the shoulders of the school. Success begins with possessing a growth mindset which is the belief that everyone’s intelligence and abilities can improve.  This includes taking ownership of your learning, displaying that Grizzly Grit through difficult times and taking advantage of the supports our teachers and staff provide.  With that said, I challenge all Grizzlies come to school every day on time, complete all assignments and work hard to pass all classes with a C or higher.  By meeting these challenges our Grizzlies will be in position to meet their A-G requirements.  We know that the skills taught while completing the A-G requirements are the key for giving our Grizzlies multiple options beyond high school regardless of the path they take.

    In years past the API was used by the state to measure a schools effectiveness based on CST scores.  This system has since been replaced by the California Dashboard.  The dashboard is a system designed to focus on five performance indicators to determine the effectiveness of a school.  These indicators are Graduation Rate, Suspension Rate, English Learner Progress, College & Career Indicator and ELA & Math CAASPP Results.  Each indicator is scored based on a color gauge consisting of five colors (blue, green, yellow, orange & red).  Blue signifies the highest level of performance for an indicator and is the goal for all schools while the color red signifies the lowest level of performance.  Below is a link that has more information on the California Dashboard.

    Parents, we want to continue to invite you in as a partner with our school and encourage you to be actively engaged in your child’s success.  In order to do that, it is imperative that you sign up for your personal School Loop account and monitor your students’ progress daily, stay in communication with teachers to build and maintain collaborative relationships and attend the many parent information programs we will offer throughout the year. 


    Claws Up!


    Mr. Joshua Kirk





    Front of LOHS

    Los Osos High School                                                       A California distinguished school

    Dear Distinguished School Award Recipient,Congratulations on successfully completing the 2013 California Distinguished School application process, and being recognized as one of our 218 California Middle and High Distinguished Schools! This award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of your school’s educational community, and I am pleased to be able to award this honor to your school.
    This year we will be recognizing the 2013 Distinguished Middle and High Schools along with the Exemplary Program Honors, the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and the 2013 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools.
    The news release identifying all the 2013 Distinguished Middle and High Schools is posted online on the CDE website under What’s New. Again, congratulations on receiving Distinguished School recognition. Please note that if you also applied for Exemplary Program honors, it will be announced very soon through a separate news release. If you have any questions regarding this subject, contact the Awards Team at 916-319-0842 or by e-mail at

    Tom Torlakson