Knight Notes 09/16/18

The schedule for this week is:
Monday, Sep 17 - C Day
Tuesday, Sep 18 - A Day
Wednesday, Sep 19 - B Day
Thursday,Sep 20 - A Day
Friday, Sep 21 - B Day

Parking Permits
All students parking in the student parking lot MUST have a parking permit. All parents of 10th-12th graders have been issued an application form in their Illuminate Parent Portal. If your student plans on using the parking lot, please complete and submit the form in the portal. If your student does not drive to school, you may ignore the portal form.

Drive for Schools Has Begun!
Tickets are now on sale! This year, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group are giving away a brand new Toyota Prius C or Subaru Crosstrek or $25,000 cash, as well as ten $1,000 cash prizes, and over 100 additional prizes! This is the easiest fundraiser around because your student’s classroom/team/group gets to keep all the money from ticket sales, not just a portion! Tickets will be handed out on September 17th, if your student would like to help sell them; if you would like to raise funds for a Soquel High team or group, contact Patti at   More info can be found by clicking here.

College Representative Visits - Sep 17, 19, 21
Attention Juniors and Seniors! College reps will be visiting SHS beginning this month. If you are interested in attending any of the presentations below, please email Ms.Martinez, Counselor, at or Viviana, the Counseling Secretary at

  • University of San Francisco -  9/17 @ 2:10
  • Oregon State University-Cascades - 9/19 @ 2:35
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - 9/21 @ 2:20

Junior Counselor Meetings
Beginning this week, Juniors will be meeting with their counselors to select their Senior year classes. Please refer to the letter that was sent by mail for your student’s appointment date and time. Parents are encouraged to attend the appointments. Questions? Contact the Counseling Secretary at or 429-3909, ext. 132.

School Pictures/ID Cards - Sep 19
Makeup Picture Day for students is Wednesday, 9/19. ID cards (for grades 9-11 only) are in and will be distributed in English classes.

Grad Night Planning Meeting - Sep 20
Senior parents interested in helping with planning Grad Night, please join us on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the SHS Library. For information, contact Laura at

Back to School Night - Sep 26
Parents/guardians, please join us for Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 26th. The evening will begin at 5:00 with a delicious meal provided by the ELAC group ($5 or $10 per plate). Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit each of your student’s classrooms to meet their teachers and learn about the curriculum. Additionally, the library will be open for you to sign up for an Illuminate parent portal account (to view grades, assignments, attendance, etc.), to meet school counselors, and to sign your student up for the PSAT. For more information, click here. We hope to see you there!

Texas Hold’Em Fundraiser - Oct 5
Put the FUN in fundraising by attending the Texas Hold'Em event, sponsored by the Soquel High Fund to benefit SHS Athletics, on October 5th at the Elks Lodge! You can participate as a player, or just come to watch. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Homecoming is on October 12th!
The Homecoming Committee is in need of 5 convertibles for the afternoon and evening parade, dance chaperones from 9:30pm-12am, and snacks and water for the dance. Any donations are welcome whether it be money, food, water, or decorations for the floats. If you can volunteer or donate, please contact Ms. Dawson at

The Homecoming theme is “Movies”:
Freshmen - Endless Summer
Sophomores- Monsters Inc.
Juniors- Star Wars
Seniors- Grease

The afternoon parade at 1:25pm will go through the Soquel Village starting at Daubenbiss Ave. turning right onto Soquel Drive then turning right onto Porter St. and finally turning right onto Walnut St before ending back on Daubenbiss. Expect traffic delays from 1:00-3:00. The football game and night parade will be that night at 7:30 at the Soquel High Stadium. Hope to see you there! Go Knights!

Bell Schedule and Events Calendars
Please check the ABC Day and Bell Schedule and Soquel High Events calendars on the website to stay current with what’s happening!

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