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Principal's Update 9-18-22

Sea Kings Families, 
We appreciate everyone who contributed to the enormous success of Back to School Night. That sunset
 evening, as I walked around the campus, I was reminded of how honored I am to serve as your principal. 
I hope you enjoyed connecting with other families during our social hour and valued the opportunity to spend time in your students' classrooms. Our Sea King community is truly second to none. 

Thank you to our teachers and staff for their dedication in preparing for your visits. Finally, please join me in thanking our PTSA, Boosters, PEF, and music department for embracing our families and introducing them
to all of our valuable student activities and enrichment.
Have a great week and Be Legendary!!

From Our SAGE Counselor, Sandi Conley 

September Suicide Prevention Month - County of San Luis Obispo


The beginning of the year can be very exciting but can also be stressful and sometimes overwhelming.  What do parents need to know about talking to their children about mental health? 

  • Start small - Just starting a conversation can make a difference. 
  • Keep it informal – Find relaxed moments to start conversations like in the car or while watching TV.  Shows or characters are a great way to bring up topics or area
  • s of concern. 
  • Use feelings emojis – Talk about how you and your child are feeling by selecting emojis that represent your and their emotions in the moment.  Keep in mind that all of our feelings are OK and remind them that we all feel different emotions throughout the day. 
  • Make yourself available – Let your child know that you are there for them and you are willing to listen. 
  • Use appropriate language Use terminology that they will understand, and talk in their language.  Most kids will be able to understand stressed, anxious, angry, or feeling down. 
  • Keep an open mind – Avoid being critical or dismissing the feelings your child shares with you.  Listen to what they have to say without the need to correct them. 


Remember, if your child feels that they can talk to you about their feelings without labeling them as good, bad, or invalid, they are more likely to manage the challenging experiences they will face.  Good mental health starts with healthy relationships! 


If you are concerned about your child, reach out for professional help. Your PVIS Sage Therapist is also available to discuss any concerns parents may have and check in with their students as well.  


Request to Meet with a Counselor - CLICK HERE
Mrs. Janine Mc Kenna -- School Counselor (Student's Last Name A - K)
Phone: 544-4816 ext. 37219
E-mail: [email protected]
Ms. Connie Li --  School Counselor (Student's Last Name L - Z)
Phone: 544-4816 ext. 37204
E-mail: [email protected]



Suicide Prevention: (800) 273-8255 
Text line: “HOME” to 741-741 
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 
Teen Line: (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN between 6 pm to 10 pm PST. 





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PTSA General Meeting

Join us September 20th at 9am in the MPR



reflections 22-23

Reflections 22-23 information | October 15, 2022

“Show Your Voice!” is the theme for the 2022-23 Reflections Art Program.




Lifetouch Picture Make-Day October 6





PEF registration donations and Toast on the Coast | Oct 1, 2022 2 - 6 PM

Purchase Tickets Today!




Yearbook Sales Open!

Please follow the link to purchase a PVIS 2022-23 yearbook! Hurry to order prices go up soon!




September 26 : NO SCHOOL

Student Free Professional Development Day



September 20th Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure M Meeting Agenda

View the September 20th Citizens' Oversight Committee for Measure M Meeting Agenda



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West Basin Municipal Water District Water Harvest | October 22, 2022 10am - 2pm

Cheers to 75 Years!


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Title IX Contact: Richard Licciardello, 310-378-9966 x 417

Section 504 Contact: Michael Bosler, 310-378-9966 x 444

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