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Principal's Update | October 11, 2020

Sea Kings Families,

In an effort to keep up on recent trends and information on our current state of events, I came across articles detailing the term, "Toxic Positivity",  and while this concept appeals to the snarky and sarcastic side of me, I will continue to make a case for positivity over everything. Not to say that we should ignore negative situations and challenges, but rather, try to keep a lens of positivity and perspective through adversity- knowing from prior experience that things generally work out.

There are positives in fighting for change regardless of the outcome. With so much change happening in our world today, it is easy to fall into pessimism- but I ask you.. “Is there really such a thing as bad pizza?"

We will participate in the Great California Shake Out on Thursday, 10/15 at 10:15am. 

Please be sure to review the News & Announcements Section below for detailed information regarding school updates.

Our Booster Club auction is LIVE and packed full of awesome items. Please support our school, and check it out by clicking here.


If you need support or have any questions, please reach out. 

-Be Well

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Red Ribbon Week is fast approaching-- October 19th - 23rd. 

We have events planned for the entire school community-- including spirit rrw
dress-up days, a family Kahoot night,lessons and activities in
elective classes, and more!
Be on the lookout for more information.
Janine McKenna
Counselor, A-K


“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful
things humans can do for each other.”

Randy Pausch

Showing gratitude improves your overall mental health and mood. People who regularly express gratitude for the positive things in their life are shown to be happier overall, leading to lower rates of stress and depression. Showing gratitude can make you more optimistic, and celebrating more of what we are doing right, will help all of us move forward stronger.
CLICK HERE to acknowledge someone in our PVIS community that you would like to recognize. We will feature these comments on our website, and social media pages. 

10/14 – Bring your favorite beverage to class day!




10/28 – Movie Star Day



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Pumpkin Carving Monthly Contest!

Create an ORIGINAL pumpkin carving and submit a picture! Submissions will be due 10/30 and a panel of students and teachers will determine the final winner. Any questions? Email Ms. Schofield at

October Monthly Contest Rubric: Pumpkin Carving

Creativity 1 2 3 4 5

Halloween Spirit 1 2 3 4 5

Effort/Neatness 1 2 3 4 5



NJHS Packets are now Available!!


Watch this video to learn about the requirements and how to calculate your GPA!  

Once you confirm you have a 3.65 GPA or higher (without rounding) email Mrs. Kier at to get a digital candidate information packet!  

The packet is due no later than Monday October 26th 2020 at 6pm.  


Questions? Please have the student who is interested in NJHS send Mrs. Kier a private chat in teams or an email.


Packets will only be released to students using their student email or Teams account.