IHMS Newsletter - June 3, 2024

Important Upcoming Dates

June 3 - 8th Grade Trip

June 4 - 8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal, Cal High, 7:45-11am

June 4 - 8th Grade Promotion, Cal High, 6pm

June 5 - Last Day of School, Minimum Day, 11:44 Dismissal

Have a great summer break!

Aug 14 - First Day of School, Minimum Day

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School Updates

8th Grade Panoramic Photo

There are a few photos available for purchase in the front office. 

If you are interested in purchasing one, you may drop off $30 cash or check (made payable to "IHMS").

TRAFFIX bus passes are on Sale for 2024-25

There are NEW routes for Coyote Creek and Cal High, and many of the other schools have revised routes. Check them out on the TRAFFIX website! Riding a TRAFFIX bus is a great way for your student to make new friends, for you to save time and money, and to help get cars off the road!

If your 8th grader is planning on enrolling for a Non District Course during summer please read all the information at this link Summer Advancement Via Outside Institution


Follow the below steps.

1. Non District Course Intent Application (For summer coursework for 2024-25 school year) - Advancement application closes and Proof of Enrollments are due by June 27, 2024 @ 11:59 pm 

2. Complete Step 2 (Application to Place Credit) on my webpage 

- Please submit this Application to Place Credit form after you have completed the course.

Upload the completed form, signed by both the student and parent(s). Section 4, Question 3 of the Google form is where you need to upload the signed form.

 (NOTE- Paper Copies of "Application to Place Credit" will not be accepted.)

3. Submission of your Official NDC Transcript from the institution to the Registrar's office by the deadline. The deadline to submit the summer transcript is Friday, August 16, 2024 (Transcripts emailed from a student/parent are not considered official and will not be accepted.)


No late submissions will be allowed. 


This Timeline applies for courses taken at all institutions.  

·June 27 @ 11:59 pm - Advancement application closes and Proof of Enrollments are due 

·August 16 - Official transcripts are due. Alternatively, if the institution offers an email option to send it directly to vbattu2@srvusd.net  this is acceptable and will be considered an official copy. (Transcripts emailed from a student/parent are not considered official.)  

Thank you, 

Vinita Battu - Registrar 

California High School


Phone: (925) 803-3214          

Fax: (925) 828-1054

Registrar's Website

Cal High Spanish Placement Tests (8th grader)

Who? For students who are native speakers that regularly use Spanish at home or students who have done multiple years of intensive immersion programs.

What? The World Language Department will be hosting a placement test for students wishing to test into Spanish 2 (skipping Spanish 1) or Spanish 3 (skipping Spanish 1 and/or 2).

* These tests were created so that the teachers can get a sense of students’ current abilities and if students will be successful at skipping levels. Students do not need to study for the placement test. There will be both a written exam and an oral interview.

*The World Language department has a strict policy that, due to the rigorous nature of the courses and material taught, we highly recommend that students do NOT take online courses to skip levels. These courses do not adequately replace a year of classroom exposure to the language. Also students may NOT skip levels 3 or 4 of Spanish. 

When?  Monday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. OR Thursday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. (the test takes 1-1.5 hours). Contact Sr. Tinetti if you are unable to attend either date.  

Where? California High School, World Language Building, Classroom #10

How? Contact Sr. Tinetti. Students may stop by his room (WL-10) to sign up in person or students/parents may email him at stinetti@srvusd.net

What should I do for registration? Students signing up for classes should register for the level of Spanish they would be in if they were not taking the placement exam. If/When students are placed in a higher level, Sr. Tinetti will contact the counselors and tell them to advance students to the appropriate level of Spanish.


The IHMS Yearbook is nearly sold out

Don’t miss out…only 40 yearbooks left.

Email adviser Michelle Hamon at mhamon@srvusd.net if you need help.

PTA Updates

Iron Horse PTA has open positions for next year

Come learn what we are all about. We are energetic, fun parents who care about the kids in our community and want to make a difference through advocacy, community building events, staff appreciation, and more.  

The PTA is where the parent voice makes a difference and PTA Leaders are needed to keep the association at Iron Horse going.  

We are always looking for new parents to join and run the PTA as the students of our current board members move on to high school. Please come to the next meeting and see how you can help, however small of an effort. Most commitments require less than 3 hours of time / month. We have a lot of openings on the board and committee chairs and the election is just a month away. Any and ALL Iron Horse parents and guardians are welcome to be a part of the PTA!  

Volunteers Make Things Happen

PTA = Parent – Teacher – Association 

All are Welcome!! 

OPEN Board Positions

for 2024-2025:

**Financial Reviewer**


Contact us with any questions via email at IHMS.CA.PTA@gmail.com

OPEN Committee/Chair Positions

for 2024-2025

**Weekly Newsletter**

Family Engagement

Health & Wellness

Run for Education

Reflections Art Program

Does your child like to create? Do they love making art using different materials, equipment or with their body? If so, PTA’s Reflections Art Program will be the perfect project for them this summer!

Reflections provides an opportunity for students to express themselves creatively and to receive recognition for original works of art. Because they don’t need to submit their creations to your school’s PTA until this fall, they can use the summer to plan and create their masterpiece that will express this year’s theme: "Accepting Imperfection."

They can show their creativity in any of the following categories: 

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

For more information on the Reflections Art Program and participation rules, please go to SRVCPTA’s Reflections Webpage, or contact the Council Reflections Chair at reflections@srvcouncilpta.org.

Details on Categories Here

Ed Fund Updates

Iron Horse Ed Fund

Thank you all for a great school year!

We hope you will be able to join us for Ed Fund meetings next year.

Have a great summer break!

Ongoing Fundraisers

Menchies is back!

Starting March 7, Menchies will be sold

every Thursday after school near the track

Enjoy a treat while fundraising for our school!

Community News

Registration forSummer 2024 Imagineering Classes!

Calling all young zoologists, biotechnologists, artists, performers, orators, animators, chefs, programmers, engineers, writers, and marine biologists! Registration is open for SRVEF’s Summer Imagineering classes.

  • All classes are taught by SRVUSD teachers
  • Proceeds from the program go to support local public schools
  • Enjoy beyond school STEAM enrichment experiences like zoology (pictured), biotechnology (use gel electrophoresis to solve a murder mystery in a DNA forensics lab!), and more!

Plus, we will be continuing our Summer Theatre Program with a production of The Addams Family Young@Part® under the direction of Heather Raines, Iron Horse MS Drama Teacher. This program will be five weeks long starting June 17 and ending on July 26 with an evening performance.*



Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Young@Part® Edition Adapted by Marc Tumminelli

Young@Part® Edition originally produced at Broadway Workshop in New York City.

* There will be no classes the week of July 1

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