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MHS ENEWS APRIL 2011 - A Publication of the Malibu High PTSA

Malibu High’s Monthly Online Newsletter

Letter from Principal Mark Kelly: BB CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN Dear MHS Students and Parents, It is with great excitement that I am writing to update you about Malibu High’s Measure BB campus improvement project. After several years of intense planning and preparation the process moved out of our hands into those of experts who review plans and ensure that we are holding ourselves to the highest standards of excellence. Currently, plans for our new construction and building modernization are being reviewed for approval by state and local officials. We expect to initiate aspects of the project starting this June and to be in full construction mode next year. We are elated that work is set to begin and that we are coming closer to having amazing new and updated facilities.

In 2006, the communities of Malibu and Santa Monica passed a $268 million facilities bond to fund construction and improvement project at schools in the District. The Board of Education allocated $33.5 million to Malibu High School to be used for new construction and building modernization.

New Administration Building, Library, Middle School

Measure BB Campus Improvement Project Scope • The existing library and administration building will be removed and replaced with a new building that will house a new library, three science labs, four general use classrooms, two computer labs, community room, new administration offices, outdoor green space and a new entrance to the campus. • The current middle school classroom building will be renovated and reconfigured to include two additional classrooms. The new and modernized classrooms will incorporate technology upgrades to match the District’s classroom technology standards. All middle school classrooms and laboratories will be centered at the new middle school commons. • The middle school quad will upgraded to a middle school commons with new plantings, grass, landscape seating and gathering spaces for students. • The high school quad will be transformed to a high school commons to include new plantings, grass, landscaped seating and central gathering space for hosting high school activities. The three relocatable classrooms currently located in the high school quad will be permanently removed. • A new 150-space parking lot will be built with entrance off Morning View Drive and adjacent to the main athletic field. A new security lighted ramp will provide access from the lot to the main campus. [1]

Dr. Mark Kelly’s PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE (cont’d) Continued from Page 1 • Drop-off and pick-up areas will be reconfigured. • The campus fire alarm system will be replaced with a completely new system. • The septic system will be upgraded. • Interior and exterior perimeter fencing will be installed or replaced. • The campus technology infrastructure has been upgraded, including wireless access for the site. A new fiber optic service to the campus will be installed.

the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and AIA. USGBC is the LEED organization dedicated to green building. Next Steps We are in the process of completing various reports and obtaining the necessary permits required for construction and modernization. These include an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Coastal Development Permit (CDP) and building permit from the Division of State Architect (DSA). These processes require us to partner with local and state officials by responding to their requests for information and fulfilling all expectations required to build and upgrade schools in California. Upon approval of these three major reports and permits, construction of the new library and administration building will begin. We anticipate that approval will be complete in January, 2012. However, prework on aspects of the project will begin this June, immediately after school ends.

Each item in the scope of the project is a wonderful enhancement to our campus and is included to accomplish several goals: • • • • • • •


Provide new and modern classrooms that integrate technology and equip students to succeed in the 21st Century classroom. Provide a strengthened identity for the middle school program through restructured campus circulation, buildings and open spaces. Enhance social interaction and learning through new and enhanced middle and high school commons. Improve campus security, facilitate access and enhance circulation. Increase on-campus parking options. Improve traffic flow through improved pick-up and drop-off lanes and increased parking. Contribute to healthier and safer learning environments through integration of sustainable design features.

In June, we will start work on replacing the fire alarm system. Work will take place after hours as not to interrupt instruction and other school activities. Evidence of the project will be minimal and done in a way that allows teachers and other staff to completely function in their classrooms and work settings. The fire alarm upgrade will run the full duration of the Measure BB program; the new system will be fully operational once new buildings and classroom modernization projects are complete. Our current fire alarm system will remain operational until the Measure BB project is finished.

Sustainable design features have been incorporated throughout the project and include integration of sustainable design principles, improved daylight, improved indoor air quality, natural ventilation, means for maximizing energy efficiency, reduced water use, an upgraded storm water management system and improved onsite waste water management. The project has been submitted to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) for certification and has been designed to exceed their minimum criteria by 15%. CHPS certification is similar to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, customized for K – 12 educational projects.

In addition to initiating the fire alarm system upgrade, work will begin to prepare the campus for the new building construction and construction of the new parking lot. This preparation includes a soil remediation project involving the middle school quad and several other areas around campus. Visually, once started, this project will be the first that lets you see Measure BB at work. It is expected that shortly after the end of the school year, several areas of the campus will be fenced in and closed off. Access to some parts of the campus will be completely restricted or given limited access. We will operate our standard summer programs; however, entry points to needed rooms will differ from our current access points.

We proudly share that our project has received accolades for its design and inclusion of sustainable design principles. Our design was showcased on the cover of the fall 2010 issue of Learning by Design, which is an American School Board Association publication featuring innovation in educational design and excellence. Additionally, our project was recognized by the Pasadena/Foothill and Inland Empire chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with Citation for Design honors and an Award of Excellence, respectively. We also received an Award of Excellence from

To know that our Measure BB project is starting is wonderfully exciting. Teachers, counselors, parents, students, community members, administrators, architects and project managers have worked extremely hard to envision beautiful new buildings. We are thrilled to know that the work will begin shortly and our vision for new and modernized facilities will be fulfilled. Sincerely, Mark O. Kelly [2]


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Dr. Mark Kelly: El Mensaje del Director Estimados Padres y Estudiantes de MHS, Es con gran emoción que les escribo para ponerlos al día sobre el proyecto de remodelación financiado por la Medida BB de Malibu High School. Después de varios años de planeamiento y preparación intensiva el proceso paso de nuestras manos a las manos de expertos que revisaron los planes y aseguraron que estamos haciendo las cosas con los estándares más altos de excelencia. Actualmente, los planes para la construcción y modernización de edificios están siendo revisados para ser aprobados por los oficiales estatales y locales. Esperamos iniciar aspectos del proyecto a partir de este junio y estar completamente bajo construcción el próximo año. Estamos eufóricos de que el trabajo está programado para empezar y que estamos más cerca de tener instalaciones nuevas y modernizadas asombrantes.

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En el 2006, las comunidades de Malibu y Santa Mónica pasaron un bono de$268 millones para financiar la construcción y el mejoramiento de las instalaciones del Distrito. La Junta Directiva de Educación le asignó $33.5 millones a Malibu High School para ser usados para la construcción nueva y para modernización de edificios existentes. El Ámbito del Proyecto de Mejoramiento del Plantel de la Medida BB • La biblioteca existente y el edificio de administración serán removidos y remplazados con un edificio nuevo que alojará la biblioteca nueva, tres laboratorios científicos, un salón para la comunidad, oficinas nuevas de administración, espacio verde al aire libre, y una nueva entrada al plantel. • El edificio de secundaria actual será renovado y reconfigurado para incluir dos salones de clase adicionales. Los salones nuevos y modernizados incorporarán actualizaciones en tecnología para que concuerden con los estándares de tecnología en las clases del Distrito. Todos los salones de secundaria estarán centrados en la nueva área común de secundaria. • El patio cuadrangular de la secundaria será mejorado y convertido en una nueva área común para secundaria con plantas ornamentales nuevas, pasto, lugares para sentarse y para reunirse para los estudiantes. • El patio cuadrangular de la preparatoria será transformado en un área común para la preparatoria e incluirá plantas ornamentales nuevas, pasto, lugares para sentarse y un lugar centra para reunirse y para patrocinar actividades de preparatoria. Los salones de

clase portátiles en esa área serán removidos permanentemente. Un nuevo lote para estacionamiento de 150 espacios será construido en la entrada que está adjunta a la Morning View Drive y adjunto a la cancha de deportes principal. Una nueva rampa con alumbramiento de seguridad proveerá acceso del lote a la parte principal del plantel. Áreas para dejar y recoger serán reconfigurados. El sistema de alarma para incendios será remplazado por un sistema totalmente nuevo. El sistema séptico será actualizado. Se instalarán cercas del perímetro interior y exterior. La infraestructura tecnológica del plantel se ha actualizado, incluyendo acceso inalámbrico para el sitio. Un nuevo servicio de fibra óptica para el plantel será instalado.

Cada cosa en el ámbito del proyecto es un acrecentamiento maravilloso para nuestro plantel y está incluido para cumplir con varias metas: • Proveer salones de clase nuevos y modernos que integran la tecnología y equipan a los estudiantes para tener éxito en el salón de clase del Siglo 21. • Proveer una identidad más fuerte para el programa de la escuela secundaria por medio de un plantel reestructurado, circulación edificios y espacios abiertos. • Realzar la interacción social y el aprendizaje por medio de las áreas comunes para secundaria y preparatoria. • Mejorar seguridad en el plantel, facilitar acceso y realzar la circulación. • Aumentar las opciones para estacionamiento en el plantel. • Mejorar el flujo del tráfico por medio de mejores carriles para dejar y recoger y más estacionamiento. • Contribuir a ambientes de aprendizajes saludables y seguros por medio de la integración de características de diseño sostenibles. Las características sostenibles de diseño han sido incorporadas en todo el proyecto e incluye la integración de principios de diseño sostenibles, mejor alumbramiento, mejor cualidad de aire interior, ventilación natural, los medios para que la eficacia de la energía sea máxima, reducir el uso del agua, actualizar un sistema de manejar agua que proviene de la lluvia y un mejor sistema para manejar las aguas negras. El proyecto ha sido sometido al “Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)” (Colaborativa Para Escuelas de Alto Rendimiento) para certificación y ha sido diseñado para


exceder su criterio mínimo por 15%. La certificación CHPS es similar a la certificación de “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)” (Liderazgo en Energía y Diseño Ambiental), el cual es específicamente para proyectos educacionales de Kinder a 12º.

permiso de construcción de la División Estatal de Arquitectos (DSA). Estos procesos requieren que trabajemos con oficiales locales y estatales respondiendo a sus peticiones de información y cumpliendo con las expectativas requeridas para construir y actualizar las escuelas en California. Cuando lleguen estos Compartimos con orgullo que tres reportes principales y permisos, nuestro proyecto ha recibido la construcción de la nueva elogios por su diseño e inclusión de biblioteca y edificio administrativo principios de diseño sostenible. empezara. Anticipamos que la Nuestro diseño fue exhibido en la aprobación será completada en portada de la edición de otoño del enero del 2012. Sin embargo, 2010 de “Learning by Design” la trabajo preparatorio para el cual es una publicación de la Junta proyecto empezara este junio, Directiva de la Asociación Escolar inmediatamente al terminar la Americana reportando innovación escuela. en diseño educacional y excelencia. Adicionalmente, nuestro proyecto En junio, empezaremos a trabajar fue reconocido por las asociaciones en cambiar el sistema de alarma en de Pasaden/Foothill e Inland caso de incendios. El Trabajo se Empire del Instituto Americano de llevará a cabo después de las horas Arquitectos (AIA) con honor de de escuela para tratar de no Mención por Diseño y el Premio interrumpir la instrucción y otras por Excelencia, respectivamente. actividades escolares. Evidencia También recibimos el Premio de del proyecto será mínima y será Excelencia del Consejo de hecho de manera que permita que Construcción Verde de Estados los maestros y demás personal Unidos (USGBC) y AIA. El puedan funcionar completamente USGBC es la organización LEED en sus salones de clase y sitios de dedicada a la construcción verde. trabajo. La actualización de la alarma para incendios se extenderá durante la duración del programa de Próximos Pasos la Medida BB; el nuevo sistema Estamos en el proceso de completar estará en operación cuando los varios reportes y obteniendo proyectos de los edificios nuevos y permisos necesarios que son modernización de los salones de requeridos para construcción y clase se completen. Nuestro modernización. Esto incluye un sistema de alarma para incendio Reporte de Impacto al actual seguirá en operación hasta Medioambiente o (EIR), Permiso que se termine el proyecto de la del Desarrollo de la Costa (CDP) y Medida BB.


Adicionalmente al comienzo de la actualización del sistema de alarma, empezara el trabajo para preparar el plantel para la construcción de nuevos edificios y construcción del nuevo lote de estacionamiento. Esta preparación incluye un proyecto de reparación del terreno en el patio cuadrangular del la secundario y en varias otras áreas alrededor del plantel. Visualmente, habiendo empezado, este proyecto será el primero en dejarle ver la Medida BB en acción. Se espera que poco después del final del año escolar, varias áreas del plantel serán cercadas y cerradas. Acceso a algunas partes del plantel será completamente restringido o con acceso limitado. Llevaremos a cabo nuestros programas de verano regulares; sin embargo, los puntos de entrada a salones necesarios cambiaran de los puntos de entrada actuales. Saber que nuestro proyecto de la Medida BB va a empezar es maravillosamente emocionante. Maestros, consejeros, padres, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad, administradores, arquitectos y supervisores de proyectos han trabajado extremadamente duro para imaginarse bellos edificios nuevos. Estamos felices de saber que el trabajo empezara muy pronto y que nuestra visión de instalaciones modernizadas se cumplirá. Atentamente, Mark O. Kelly Director


“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education” Thomas Jefferson

Last year  at  this  +me  Measure  A,  the  school  parcel  tax,  was  voted  down.    This  was  a  real  defeat  for  our  schools.     Luckily  our  community  came  together  and  over  the  summer  we  raised  over  1.5  million  dollars  in  the  SOS  (Save  Our   Schools)  campaign.    This  money,  in  addi+on  to  some  federal  funds,  helped  bring  back  teachers  who  had  received  pink   slips.    It  was  an  amazing  feat,  and  thank  you  to  all  who  par+cipated.     In  November,  the  City  of  Santa  Monica  passed  Measures  Y  &  YY.    These  measures  are  expected  to  bring  in  about  6   million  dollars  of  addi+onal  revenue    to  our  school  district.    Star+ng  April  1st  for  every  dollar  you  spend  in  Santa   Monica  a  por+on  of  it  will  go  directly  to  our  schools.    So  if  you  are  deba+ng  whether  to  shop  in    Santa  Monica  or  over   the  hill,  please  go  to  Santa  Monica.    Your  shopping  dollars  will  directly  benefit  the  students  in  Malibu. The    addi+onal  $6  million  dollars  that  our  district  will  receive  annually  from  Measure  YY  will  certainly  help,  but  with   the  state  budget  con+nuing  to  decline,  we  are  looking  at  the  same  dire  situa+on  that  we  were  in  last  year  if  certain   taxes  expire.    If  these  taxes  expire,  class  size  will  increase  and  music,  art,  and  athle+c  programs  could  be  threatened.   As  of  today,  we  do  not  know  how  this  is  going  to  play  out  in  Sacramento,  but  it  is  essen+al  that  we  stay  informed  and   work  to  get  these  taxes  extended.  Hopefully,  we  will  know  more  in  the  coming  weeks  and  we  will  let  you  know  how   you  can  help. Have  a  great  Spring  Break! Wendy  Sidley,    MHS  PTSA  President  

Middle School  Parent  Survey

SMMUSD  is  engaged  in  a  mul0-­‐year  Middle  School  Ini0a0ve.  A  team  of  parents,  teachers,  staff  and   administrators  have  created  this  survey  to  get  addi0onal  parent  input  about  our  middle  schools. Your  views  about  Middle  School  are  important  to  us.  Your  responses  on  this  survey  will  be  treated  with   confiden0ality.  The  findings  from  the  survey  will  be  summarized  and  used  to  improve  programs  and  prac0ces   aimed  at  making  sure  our  students  are  healthy,  safe,  engaged,  supported  and  challenged  academically.   If  you  have  more  than  one  child  in  middle  school,  and  your  children's  experiences  have  been  quite  different,   you  may  want  to  complete  a  survey  for  each  child.  If  you  prefer  to  complete  the  survey  only  once,  please   make  your  responses  related  to  your  oldest  middle  school  child.   For those who cannot access a computer, a paper version (in English and Spanish) is available in the main office.  Paper  copies  are  due  Thursday,  April  7  to  the  school  office  and  on-­‐line  surveys  need  to  be   completed  by  Friday,  April  15.  We  appreciate  you  taking  0me  before  then  to  take  this  survey.   Follow  the  link  below  to  begin  the  survey.   Click  here  for  the  English  version  of  the  survey. Click  here  for  the  Spanish  version  of  the  survey.


DOZENS OF ACTS ENTERTAIN AS NEW MASQUE FORMAT DRAWS HUGE CROWDS You know  Spring  is  here  when  the  talented   students  of  MHS  take  to  the  stage  in   MASQUE  -­‐  the  all  school  talent  show  hosted   by  the  Junior  Class  that  raises  money  for  the   Prom.    Each  night  showcased  a  different  line-­‐ up  of  singers,  dancers,  and  instrumentalists.   Attendees  were  able  to  purchase  a  three   night  pass  in  order  to  attend  multiple  nights   at  a  bargain  price.      A  very  special  and   heartfelt  thanks  to  Dana  Fineman   Photography  for  the  exquisite  photos  of  the   event.  (Photos  continued  on  next  page.)


DOZENS OF ACTS ENTERTAIN AS NEW MASQUE FORMAT DRAWS HUGE CROWDS The talk  of  the  event  was  the  Senior  Act,  a  video  that   screened  for  the  expectant  crowd.  In  it,  senior  students   parodied  the  fascina0ng   rela0onships  and   ac0vi0es  of  the  Malibu   High  Faculty  and  Staff.   Also  causing  a  buzz  was   the  Teacher  Act  in  which   our  school’s  musical   faculty  members  jammed   on  stage  to  the  delight  of   the  crowd.    Bill  Bixler’s   “on  his  knees”  saxophone   solo  might  go  down  in   history  as  the  sweetest   moment  of  Saturday   night.    Ms.  Yarber  (bass),   Mr.  Ervin  (keyboard),  Mr.   Wadsworth(guitar)  and   songstress  Ms.  Flohr   added  impressive  musical   talent  to  get  the  crowd   on  its  feet.  


HUNDREDS PARTY DOWN TO SUPPORT TSF! The Shark Fund would like to thank everyone who contributed in our February Phone Bank and partied the night away at our Spring Fundraiser -- The Night of 1,000 Parties! Tallies aren’t final but over $25,000 was raised over the weekend with hundreds of Malibu High parents and students getting together for great events including a tennis party,Point Dume Club Cofee House, a Game Night, Wine Tasting, Beach Party and a Rockin’ Party with the Roman Helmets. (pictured below) Other smaller parties as well contributed to a very successful fundraising Band members surround Deborah Allen and Veda Kaplan. From left to right: weekend. Special thanks Trip Young, Matt Beal, John Woolileary, Jon Miller, Chris Hanson, Shen Schulz, Erik Rondell. goes out to all our wonderful party hosts, planners, students and volunteers who made the weekend a rip-roaring success for everyone. We are truly grateful for your dedication and passion for our school and look forward to partying again with everyone next year! Start thinking about your idea for a party now. Now after all that, you STILL have not given to the Shark Fund this school year, it's not too late! Please consider doing so today. Next year is forecast to be especially rough one for State Funding. Malibu High will callupon the Shark Fund more than ever to pay for the many extra programs we have come to expect at Malibu High. Your school needs you! Donations support many critical programs (afterschool library, athletic trainer, science lab helper, science equipment, capital improvements NOT covered by state funding and most importantly our dedicated service organizations (PTSA, Athletic Booster Club and Arts Angels) We welcome donations of ANY denomination and are happy to answer any questions you have. Or visit our website at for more information. Anything more fun that parents cutting a rug?

Thank You Kindly and Go Sharks! [9]

Seniors Organize Japan Relief Benefit at Malibu Lumber Yard Two  Malibu  High  School  seniors,  Max   Gorelick  and  Jordan  Seah  were  moved   by  the  tragedy  in  Japan.    Concerned,   they  decided  to  do  something  tangible.   With  the  supporEve  collaboraEon  of   several  people  and  organizaEons  they   launched  an  event  on  Saturday,  April  2,   called  "From  Our  Ocean  to  Theirs”  -­‐    a  

APRIL 2, 2011 Joining Together and Jamming Together for Japan

Japan Relief  Benefit.  Featuring   Performances  by  Malibu  High  School   Students:  Max  G.,  Jordan  Seah,  The  James   BurneR  Band,  Benjamin  Krausner,  Ren   MarEnez  and  Sophie  Galate.

Confident  that  the  caring  community  of   Malibu  would  come  together  and   support  them  for  a  day  of  music,  food   and  shopping,  Max  and  Jordan  invited   the  members  of  their  hometown  to  send   help  across  our  ocean  to  the  ocean  of   Japan.   ParEcipaEng  Stores  AND                                                               SupporEng  OrganizaEons:

ArEst Masha  Kartavenkova             Malibu  High  School Maxfield                                                                               Malibu  Boys  &  Girls  Club Kitson  Malibu                                                             Intermix La  Perla Chocolate  Box  Café Alice  +  Olivia Proceeds  and  donaEons   went  to  the  Real  Medicine   FoundaEon.  





Front Row (L to R) JJ Beaman (6) Arlo Jensen (6) Amir-Ali Mahmoud (7) Cubbie Kile (7) Violet Finn (6) Conor Hunter (6) Jacob Cupp (8) Back row (L to R) Alissa Myer (12) Evelyn Alvarez (8) Madison Webster (10) Duke Conrad (9) Maddie Clarfield (11) and Jenna Rosen (6) are not pictured.

Street Fair to Raise Money for MHS Sister School in Africa. Vendors, Entertainment Encouraged to Sign Up Now to Mark your  calendars  for  Sunday,  June  12th  at  Malibu  High   from  11am-­‐4pm!    Last  year,  the  Amnesty  International  Club   of  MHS  raised  over  $2,000  to  benefit  our  “Sister  School”  in   Africa.  This  year’s  organizers,  Micaela  Brookman  and  Alex   Baum  are  looking  to  the  community  for  support.    Held  at  the   Teacher’s  Parking  Lot  in  front  of  MHS,  Brookman  and  Baum   want  to  get  the  word  out  early  so  that  people  can  offer  goods   and  services.   Perhaps  you  own  a  business  and  would  like  to  sell  your   items?  Are  you  a  local  service  agency  and  want  to  get  your   word  out?  Or  maybe  you'd  like  to  do  some  late  spring   cleaning  and  donate  your  goods  to  be  sold  at  the fair?  Maybe  you  have  another  cool  idea  on  how  you'd  like  to   help  support  a  great  high  school  service  club? [11]

CALIFORNIA REQUIRES KNEW WHOOPING COUGH VACCINE FOR 2011/2012 AB 354:  The  New  7th  –  12th  Grade  California   Immunization  Law    (California  Department  of  Public   Health,  Immunization  Branch)

make it  hard  to  breathe.  It  spreads  easily  when  someone   with  the  disease  coughs  or  sneezes.  Symptoms  can  last   for  months.  Whooping  cough  is  very  dangerous  for  young   babies.

What PARENTS  Need  To  Know

When should  my  child  get  vaccinated? Now.  A  large  number  of  students  need  a  Tdap  shot   before  the  start  of  school  next  year.  Avoid  the  rush  and make  sure  your  child  can  start  school  on  time.  Make  an   appointment  for  your  incoming  7th  –  12th  grader  to  get  a Tdap  booster  shot  now.    Children  as  young  as  10  years   old  are  recommended  to  get  vaccinated  with  Tdap.  This   will  protect  them  against  the  ongoing  threat  of  whooping   cough  and  will  meet  the  Tdap  school  requirement  for   when  they  are  in  7th  grade.  Keep  documentation  of  your   child’s  Tdap  booster  shot  in  a  safe  place.  Your  child  will   need  proof  of  immunization  in  order  to  start  school.

What is  the  new  Tdap  requirement  for  7th  –  12th   graders? Starting  July  2011,  a  new  law  (AB  354)  changes   California  immunization  requirements  for  all  students   entering  7th-­‐12th  grades.  The  law  requires: !  This  upcoming  school  year  (2011-­‐2012),  all  students   entering  into  7th,  8th,  9th,  10th,  11th  or  12th  grades   will  need  proof  of  an  adolescent  whooping  cough   booster  shot  (called  “ Tdap”)  before  starting  school. !  For  the  following  school  year  (2012-­‐13)  and  future   school  years,  all  students  entering  7th  grade  only  will   need  proof  of  a  Tdap  shot  to  start  school. Do  ALL  7th  –  12th  grade  students  need  to  get  the  “ Tdap”   shot? Yes.  For  this  coming  school  year  (2011  –  2012  school   year),  all  students  going  into  7th  –  12th  grades  must  have proof  of  having  had  the  Tdap  booster  shot  before  starting   school.  This  includes  current  students,  new  students and  transfer  students  in  both  public  and  private  schools.   Beginning  the  year  after  (2012  –  2013  school  year), the  law  will  only  affect  7th  graders.  Limited  exemptions   are  allowed. What  is  Tdap? Tdap  is  a  booster  vaccine  for  older  children,  adolescents,   and  adults.  It  safely  protects  against  3  dangerous   diseases:  tetanus,  diphtheria,  and  whooping  cough  (also   called  pertussis).

What if  my  child  has  had  whooping  cough  recently  or  in   the  past? Your  child  will  still  need  a  Tdap  booster  shot.  Immunity   developed  after  having  whooping  cough  disease  wears off,  leaving  your  child  at  risk  for  getting  whooping  cough   again.  A  Tdap  booster  shot  is  needed  to  both  protect your  child  in  the  future  and  to  meet  the  school   requirement. Where  can  my  child  get  vaccinated? Children  should  visit  their  regular  doctor  or  health  care   provider  to  get  their  Tdap  shot.  Children  18  years  old and  younger  who  are  uninsured  or  underinsured  may   qualify  for  the  Vaccines  for  Children  Program.  To  find  a provider  near  you,  call  1-­‐877-­‐243-­‐8832  or  visit:  Some  local pharmacies  and  Health  Departments  may  also  offer  the   Tdap  vaccine. What  if  my  child  does  not  have  proof  of  a  Tdap  shot   before  school  starts? He/She  may  not  start  school.  Any  student  who  does  not   have  proof  of  getting  a  Tdap  booster  shot  will  not  be allowed  to  start  school  until  proof  of  immunization  is   given  to  the  school.

Why was  the  Tdap  requirement  added? This  new  requirement  will  help  protect  your  child  and   others  in  your  school  and  community  from  whooping cough.  Whooping  cough  is  a  serious  disease  that  causes   coughing  fits  that  can  last  for  months.  It  can  be  deadly for  infants.  In  recent  years,  whooping  cough  has  been   increasing  in  the  United  States.  In  2010,  whooping cough  was  widespread  in  California.

Are immunization  exemptions  allowed  under  California   law? The  same  exemptions  for  children  entering  kindergarten   apply.

What are  the  diseases  tetanus,  diphtheria  and   whooping  cough  (pertussis)? !  Tetanus  –  (also  called  lockjaw)  causes  painful   tightening  of  the  muscles.  It  can  lead  to  “locking”  of  the jaw  so  the  person  cannot  open  his/her  mouth  or  swallow. !  Diphtheria  –  is  a  throat  infection  that  can  lead  to   breathing  problems,  paralysis,  heart  failure  and  death. !  Whooping  cough  –  (also  called  pertussis)  is  a   contagious  disease  that  causes  violent  coughing  fits  that

Where can  I  go  for  more  information? For  more  information,  visit  the  California  Department  of   Public  Health,  Immunization  Branch  website  at (This  FAQ  was  edited  down  for  length.    For  the  entire   article  please  go  to  and  look  under   Health  Services  Tab.) [12]

Malibu High  Asks  Parents  to  Get   Children’s  Tdap  Shots  Before  May  2.

The District  has  sent  a  blue  form  home  to  parents   that  requests  proof  of  immuniza0on  by  May  2.   This  deadline  hopes  to  spare  the  Administra0ve   staff  hours  of  disrup0on  on  the  first  day  of   school.  Please  contact  your  child’s  doctor  or  call   your  local  pharmacy  for  informa0on  about  the   new  vaccina0on  requirement.  If  you  do  not  have   health  insurance  or  your  health  insurance  does   not  cover  immuniza0ons,  you  may  receive  VFC   vaccines  at  federally  qualified  health  centers  or   local  health  department  clinics.  Children  enrolled   in  the  Healthy  Families  program  (California’s   Children’s  Health  Insurance  Plan)  are  not  VFC   eligible.

7TH-12TH graders are now required to get a whooping cough shot before starting the 2011-2012 school year Call your doctor today



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VFC Providers  : Westside  Family  Health  Center       Phone:  (310)  450-­‐4773         1711  Ocean  Park  Blvd         Santa  Monica,  CA  90405       Venice  Family  Clinic       Phone:  (310)  664-­‐7710       604  Rose  Ave         Venice,  CA  90291      


Venice Family  Clinic-­‐  SAMOHI     Phone:  (310)  395-­‐3204  x71507       601  Pico  Blvd           Santa  Monica,  CA  90405      

Les Kelly  Family  Health  Center Phone:  (310)  319-­‐4700 1920  Colorado  Ave Santa  Monica,  CA  90404 Venice  Family  Clinic Phone:  (310)  664-­‐7811 2509  Pico  Blvd Santa  Monica,  CA  90405 Venice  Family  Clinic Phone:  (310)664-­‐7981 905  Venice  Blvd Venice,  CA  90291

Conejo Valley  Family  Medical  Center     Conejo  Free  Clinic Phone:  (805)  370-­‐0600                                  Phone:  (805)  379-­‐1918 223  E.  Thousand  Oaks  Blvd  #102                          80  Hillcrest  Dr.  #10 Thousand  Oaks,  CA  91360       Thousand  Oaks,  CA


On Wednesday,  April  6,  2011,  at   6:30pm,  the  Santa  Monica-­‐Malibu   Unified  School  District  will  hold  a   regular  board  meeEng. Normally,  board  meeEngs  occur  on   Thursdays  during  the  school  year;   however,  due  to  the  districtwide   Stairway  of  the  Stars  musical   performance  on  April  7  and  8,  the   regular  board  meeEng  was  moved   to  Wednesday,  April  6.  The  agenda   is  posted  on  the  district  website:   hNp:// meeEngs.html.  

GRAPHAIDS IN AGOURA HILLS TO HOLD EXHIBIT OF ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS WORK Advanced Photography Students will be participating in an exhibit at Graphaids in Agoura. Their work will be on display for the month of April. Students that are participating: Drake Baglietto, Rebecca Banks, Taylor Bescoby, Emma Blackwood, Ryan Brown, Austin Daniels, Heather Dornblum, Triana Garcia, Alexandra Gilliams, Maggie Harrington, Emma Hertz, Katherine Jacobson, Erin Johnson, Carson Meyer, Ashley Peak, Jack Platner, Henry Philipson, Oliver Rene, Wendy Rodriguez, Madeline Rotman, Kyle Sandler, Jessica Sorce, Ethan Stockwell, Jacqueline Strum, Emily Thiessen, Ian Wilson, and Gillian Wooller.

Attention Parents and Students... The Ladies of the Attendance Office would like to kindly remind parents of the proper procedure for taking your child out for appointments and any early releases from school. 1. Send your child to school with a note on the day of the appointment. It needs to state the day, time and reason for the early departure as well as have your signature and phone number for confirmation. 2. Student should go to the Attendance Office before school to show the note report and get an official “readmit slip” so the school can accurately report the absence. 3. The student then shows the readmit to the teacher when it is time to leave class. 4. The next day, the student shows the readmit to the teachers to be allowed back to class. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO TEXT YOU FROM SCHOOL THAT THEY NEED TO COME HOME DUE TO ILLNESS. IT IS IMPORTANT THEY ASK TO SEE THE NURSE FIRST AND HAVE THE NURSE CALL YOU. Our nurses jobs are lying in the balance as we speak. Bypassing them in this process leads to the false and dangerous assumption that they are not essential in the operation of [14] our school. Thank you, The Attendance Office

JUNTAS DEL COMITE BILINGUE(ELAC) PARA EL ANO ESCOLAR Hola Padres de MHS, Les escribo para recordarles que cada primer jueves del mes es la Junta Bilingüe ELAC. Las juntas Bilingual son en español y Liaison, todos los padres Yalile Pieper están invitados. Acompáñenos e infórmese sobre lo que está pasando en la escuela cada mes, y reciba información sobre diferentes temas interesantes. Siempre ofrecemos cuidado para los niños de edad de Kinder a 5º grado y cena para todos los estudiantes durante la junta. Ofrecemos un refrigerio liviano para los padres. Para preguntas o más información, favor de llamar a Yalile Pieper al 310-457-6801 ex. 74272

Cada PRIMER JUEVES DEL MES A LAS 5P.M.en JuanCabrillo ¡RESERVEN LA FECHA! Juntas Del Comité Bilingüe (ELAC) Para el Resto del Año Escolar 2011 Jueves 7 de abril 2011- Creando A Nuestros Hijos en Dos Culturas Parte 1 – Como los afecta- Con Lina Acosta Psicóloga Jueves 5 de mayo, 2011- Creando A Nuestros Hijos en Dos Culturas Parte 2 – Como los afecta- Con Lina Acosta Psicóloga Jueves 2 de junio 2011- Se Anunciará

Pongase en  contacto  con  el  medico  de  su  hijo  o  llame  a  su  farmacia  local.  Si   usted  no  +ene  seguro  de  salud  o  su  seguro  medico  no  cubre  las  vacunas,  puede   recibir  las  vacunas  por  el  gobierno  federal  de  VFC  en  los  centros  de  salud   calificados  o  las  clinicas  locales  del  departamento  de  salud.  Los  ninos  inscritos   en  el  programa  Healthy  Families  (para  ninos  de  California  Health  InsurancePlan)   no  son  elegibles  para  VFC. Los  proveedores  de  VFC:

Se requiere que todos los est S estudiantes ttudiantes de 7˚ a 12˚ grado obtengan la vacuna contra la tos ferina antes de comenzar el año escolar 2011-2012. ¡Llame a su doctor hoy mismo!

Westside Family  Health  Center     Phone:  (310)  450-­‐4773       1711  Ocean  Park  Blvd       Santa  Monica,  CA  90405      


Les Kelly  Family  Health  Center Phone:  (310)  319-­‐4700 1920  Colorado  Ave Santa  Monica,  CA  90404

Venice Family  Clinic       Phone:  (310)  664-­‐7710     604  Rose  Ave         Venice,  CA  90291      



Venice Family  Clinic Phone:  (310)  664-­‐7811 2509  Pico  Blvd Santa  Monica,  CA  90405

Venice Family  Clinic-­‐  SAMOHI     Phone:  (310)  395-­‐3204  x71507       601  Pico  Blvd           Santa  Monica,  CA  90405      


Venice  Family  Clinic Phone:  (310)664-­‐7981 905  Venice  Blvd Venice,  CA  90291

Conejo Valley  Family  Medical  Center     Phone:  (805)  370-­‐0600         223  E.  Thousand  Oaks  Blvd  #102     Thousand  Oaks,  [15] CA  91360      


Conejo Free  Clinic Phone:  (805)  379-­‐1918 80  Hillcrest  Dr.  #102 Thousand  Oaks,  CA

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College and  Career  Center  News  

The College  and  Career  Center  website  is  regularly  updated  so  that  it  can   remain  a  valuable  resource  for  Malibu  HS.  Make  sure  to  visit  this  website  ofen   and  pay  close  agen0on  to  the  CCC  Calendar  for  important  upcoming  events   like  the  ones  highlighted  below. If  you  have  any  ques0ons,  please  email  Mrs.  Chi  at


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“Make Believe” Special Sneak Preview Join the CLUB on Sunday April 10th for a special sneak preview of the film named Best Documentary at the L.A. Film Festival: “Make Believe”, an entertaining look at six of the world’s best young magicians (including Malibu’s Krystyn Lambert) as they travel to Las Vegas to compete for the title of World’s Best Teen Magician. Movie is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We will be driving members from the CLUB to the screening at the Malibu Screening Room. Admission is $5 and a signed permission slip is required. Spring Break – CLUB Open April 11th to April 22nd Club will be open from 9:00am to 6:30pm B-Safe Driving School - Spring Break Is your teen ready to start driving? Mark your calendar for Driver’s Education and behind the wheel classes through B-Safe Driving School. Classes will begin April 11th to April 15th, from 10:00am - 3:00pm. SAT Prep Class & Mock SAT Test Eureka Review and Boys & Girls Club of Malibu are partnering up this summer to offer SAT Prep classes at the CLUB. Classroom test prep will take place from August 8th to August 18th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This will include two Mock Test days on August 9th and 16th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Fees are $199 for current CLUB members and $250 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory so call Eureka Review at 1(877) 463-8735 to sign up! Power Hour A yearlong incentive based homework program where teens can receive tutoring use computers for homework and are encouraged to complete their homework to succeed! Members who participate regularly are invited to attend Power Hour parties where their educational accomplishments are acknowledged! Monday-Thursday from 3:20-4:30pm! Parent Co-op Parents and family members are encouraged to join and volunteer weekly, monthly or whatever your schedule allows. Get involved by sharing your expertise and resources and help build a sense of family at The Club. Most areas of expertise welcome; including arts and crafts, tutoring, maintenance, photography, free snack and Friday BBQ program, yoga, help with events and much more!

Please call Siugen Constanza or Mayra Herrera at 310.457.2582 should you have any questions regarding our programs. THE CLUB’S business hours are 9:30am-6:30pm. Interested in making a donation to the Malibu Foundation to help support Boys & Girls Club? Please call Kasey Earnest at 310-457-1400.


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Ladies and Gentleman How we hate to be redundant. But we thought it worth mentioning again, as spring has firmly taken hold and the hot weather has been overwhelming us. Nevertheless, please do not send your children to school wearing see-through clothing, exposed undergarments, off the shoulder clothing without layered shirts, strapless tops and dresses, short shorts, midriff tops, sagging pants or clothing advertising alcohol, drugs or weapons. We continue to focus with laser beam precision on the MHS Dress Code in our efforts to maintain a welcoming and appropriate educational environment for every student at our school. You can help us avoid taking your child away from class time, if you monitor their clothing choices as they leave for school and check their backpacks for additional inappropriate clothing. Improper attire is a nuisance. Thank you! THE ADMINISTRATION


College and Career Center Calendar Community Service Learning Calendar Athletics Calendar Daily Bulletin and Newsletters KEEP UP TO DATE ON YOUR CHILD’S HOMEWORK AND GRADES Pinnacle Homework Links GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT MHS Sign up for Scrip (Grocery Loyalty Program) You Buy Groceries MHS Gets $$$ Donate to The Shark


9th and 10th GRADERS! Don’t forget that your Freshman Seminar Research Paper or your Activism Project are to be completed this year. Contact your teacher for specific deadlines but be sure to make time to meet with Mrs. Ross-Neier for additional help with projects.

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE! For info and updates on the CSL Program visit the CSL web pages on the MHS site under Student Life. On the site you’ll find information about the middle school and high school programs, the online reporting form, pictures of our SENIOR MEETINGS! students in action, NEW this year! All seniors must meet with Mrs. Ross- upcoming service Neier to discuss and develop their CSL plan for the opportunities and great year. All meetings must be completed by the end of organizations, January but this date has been extended to Feb. 11th! approved by the CSL Contact Mrs. Ross-Neier at Office, where you can earn your hours (high SERVICE CLUBS school students). NEW this year!! School sponsored service clubs are now registered with the CSL Office. So what does that mean? Service Clubs are able to earn CSL hours for WE WANT YOUR their community work! With over 9 registered clubs, PHOTOS! high school students can join these clubs and start The CSL Office wants Bobbi Ross-Neier serving. Listen to the school announcements for your photos for our meeting dates and times! website! Email photos of you completing your community service to Mrs. Ross-Neier at

The Malibu High Enews is produced by the Malibu High School PTSA. Volunteer parents collect the information and compile it to send to every family on the first Monday of every month. If you would like a printed copy of the newsletter mailed to your home, please send an email to and request your mailed copy. In the interest of saving energy, time and paper the newsletter committee is striving to change the way the school

communicates with parents. Contributors include: Mark Kelly, Wendy Sidley, Wendy Wax Gellis, The MHS PTSA, The Shark Fund, the MHS Counselors, Bobbi Ross Neier, The Boys and Girls Club, The College and Career Center, Arts Angels, The Athletic Booster Club and other individuals and organizations throughout our school community. A special thanks to Yalile Pieper for translating our Principal’s letter. Thank you for making this possible.


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April 2011 Enews  

Malibu High's Monthly Newsletter

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