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WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT SAFETY UPDATE

The news that police arrested a predator who had approached two of our Sierra Vista freshman students serves as a stark reminder that all students - at any age, in every community - need to be wary of people they don't know. Each day we work to prepare our students for life beyond high school by teaching them critical thinking and decision making along with subject-based instruction. But with this incident, we are also reminded that life skills include the consistent reminders that we need to be cautious and aware of those around us. We are all fortunate to live in a safe community; but this happens in all communities, so we all need to be mindful.

We will continue to maintain safe and secure campuses. We ensure all visitors must sign in with campus security at the entrance of the school. It is important to note that the predator never entered the Sierra Vista campus. Our campus security teams, which include a school police officer, dean, campus security staff, counselors and administrators on each campus, work diligently to maintain campuses that are safe for students, staff, parents and community members. We are also working with our teachers and staff to remind students of the care and precautions they must take if approached by individuals not known to them on the way to and from school and in the community. We are sending Teleparent calls to our families to ensure they know what has happened and are asking them to help us spread this message of safety to their children. 

 -- Sandra Thorstenson, Superintendent

 
 

School Choice is a tenet of Sierra Vista High School, a school of choice for students in the Whittier Union High School District.  It is a school designed to respond to students who desire an alternative setting than provided by the larger, traditional high schools; who are insufficiently challenged by the regular school program; or who are likely to drop out. As a small learning community of professional educators, we work with students one-on-one to tailor a program that meets their needs and help students feel that they belong.
 

Title IX: Student Athletics

Sierra Vista High School offers no athletics program and fields no athletic teams. Student athletes are encouraged to remediate their credits so that they may return to their comprehensive high school to participate in an athletics program.