From the Principal

August 19, 2019

Dear Soquel High School Families,

We hope you’ve enjoyed your Summer break with friends and family!. We look forward to welcoming students back to campus on Wednesday, August 21.

If you’ve recently been on campus, you may have noticed active construction occurring. It’s an exciting time for Soquel High as we are benefitting from upgrades and enhancements from previous school bond measures. Work has been underway all summer, but due to the multiple priorities around the district and the magnitude of the projects on our campus, the renovation will continue throughout the school year.

We realize that this can be an inconvenience at times, but in the end Soquel High will have state-of-the art classrooms, buildings, and other infrastructure. The safety and well being of our students and staff is a top priority. Additionally, we want to assure you that all attempts will be made to keep noise to a minimum so it does not detract from teaching and learning.

There will also be some staff displacements as building 100 is our focus during Fall 2019. Our Administration, Counselors, and various support staff will be temporarily housed in the 100 Building’s classrooms while the Administration/Counselor areas and library are being renovated. We anticipate moving back to our renovated locations in early November 2019.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. My door is always open should you wish to discuss the work occurring on campus.

Respectfully,


Greg O’Meara
Principal



August 12, 2019

Dear Soquel High School Families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. It’s an exciting time at Soquel High School, and it is an honor to serve as your new principal. Soquel High is a wonderful school with deep tradition, a committed team of teachers and a dedicated support staff serving our students and community.

I am eager to connect with students and families at Soquel High School, and look forward to opportunities to interact with our community. I would like to remind our school community that multiple exciting renovation projects on our campus are ongoing. Sequential classroom modernization, along with library and administration renovation will be in progress throughout the school year, but please know that the safety and well being of our students is a top priority.

Temporary locations for our Administration, Counselors, and support staff have been established in the 100 Building along the outside corridors, and clear signage will be in place to direct students and families upon the start of school. Throughout the year, teacher/classroom locations may shift to accommodate our renovation, but please know there will be minimal interruption in our learning environment.

Transparent communication is critically important to me as I know it is to our families. Our administration, which also includes Assistant Principal Jose Quevedo and Assistant Principal Derek Kendall, has an open door policy and we are excited about serving students, staff and families. Moreover, we value our teachers and staff, and are dedicated to working together to ensure our team has a service mindset. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for your student, and welcome your feedback and voice.

This year you can expect regular communication through our “Knight Notes”, as well as pertinent and timely information posted on our website. We are working to enhance our social media presence and you can follow us on Twitter (@SQHSKnights). I will also conduct regular “Community Coffee” with the Principal. The first one will be held Friday, August 30th @ 9:00 a.m. in our temporary administration office. I invite you to this informal meet and greet where we can discuss the new school year.

Thank you for your partnership with Soquel High School.

Greg O’Meara
Principal