Frequently asked questions

Who can I ask when I have a question?


Please e-mail us at contact@stpto.org. We are happy to help.




I was wondering if the library is open for kids to go after school to do homework?


ST Library is open from 2pm - 4pm Tuesday through Thursday.




Is there math tutoring offered after school?


Please check Schoolloop for the tutoring map. This document identifies all of the teachers and students who are available for tutoring as well as where and when tutoring is offered. Home / Academics / Tutoring / Tutoring Information




How can we stop the teenagers that park their cars in the shopping center across the street (Snell, Tony and Albas), from crossing the street illegally?


Unfortunately there is nothing that the school can do regarding this issue. I understand that some years ago there were some officers issuing citations if they jaywalked but the police department is now so understaffed that they can not dedicate resources to this issue.




How can we volunteer for the sports programs? Is there a parent organization for athletics?


Absolutely! STABC (Santa Teresa Athletic Booster Club) meets monthly and is VERY involved in a variety of events and fundraisers. Email them at board@stabc.org.




Where can I find the different time schedules for STHS? I sometimes get confused about the different bell schedules at S.T.


The updated bell schedule can be found on schoolloop. Check there for collaboration days, and the bell schedule for S and T days as well. Bell Schedule http://santateresa.esuhsd.org/Calendar/




Are parents aware of the gray zone for drop off and pick up at school? It's getting dangerous out there!


When dropping your student off on Santa Teresa Blvd, always be careful to pull into the marked Loading Zone (gray curb) that our organization helped get expanded. The RED curb area in front of the bus stop is NOT a Loading Zone area. Parents who stop in that red zone are risking being ticketed by SJPD. We urge parents to pull ahead just a few car lengths and have your student walk back to the gate - you might save yourself an expensive ticket.

Also, please be careful to observe the 25mph School Zone speed limit around ST. Last year SJPD set up a speed trap at our school and ticketed dozens of drivers speeding by in the morning. You never know when they will come around again. A speeding ticket can cost you over $400. Keep the kids safe, and your wallet full, slow down in front of ST.




How do I get school supplies to a particular teacher or teachers if I don't know what they need?


Great question. Tools for Teachers (T4T) is a new program through our organization and helps all the teachers and staff at ST. Email contact@sthsparents.org to get a suggested list of items to bring in. If you do know what the teacher needs please bring them in to the school on the 3rd Wednesday of the month during our monthly meeting (6:30 pm in the school library). You can also send an email to contact@sthsparents.org to see if alternative drop off arrangements can be made.




My son is a freshman and will be going to the Homecoming dance with a girl. What is the usual attire for this dance. Is it formal or casual?
Do most boys get corsages for their dates?


The Homecoming is semi-formal. Therefore, the typical attire is a button-up shirt, slacks, and a tie that matches the dress of their date. A corsage is optional. (But, most girls like it.)




How do I get my number changed on the tele-parent messages?


The tele-parent messages that consist of telephone updates are routed to the primary phone number on the student information card. If you would like to change the number for connect-ed messages please come into the registrars office and change your primary phone number.




Could you please let me know to who and where can I go talk to someone if my child is having trouble in some of her classes.


There are a few important steps that will help solve most issues your student has with classes. At the high school level students are encouraged to seek help on their own first. At this point, if a student is having a tough time in class, they need to communicate and work with the teacher, attend additional tutoring, and possibly find a study buddy. The Counselors can not make a schedule change to a different teacher and can not drop the course. If that does not work you can contact the teacher on school loop or by email and communicate with them regarding your concerns. This can be done in addition to your student taking action. Your student should be able to get the help she needs by following this plan.




Does Santa Teresa have a Safety Hot Line?


Yes, if you see a student exhibiting a behavior that is harmful to themselves, their peers or the community please call the S.T. Hot Line at (408) 347-6222.
You may leave an anonymous message. Our Associate Principal will then investigate and follow up on your concerns. It's a good idea to share this number with your students so that they may look out for their peers. Please remind them that they do not need to provide their own name. Let's all look out for one another.




Where can I go to get more information about Santa Teresa High School?


It's a very good idea to make yourself familiar with the following websites. School Loop:
http://sths.schoolloop.com/




Is there an app for Santa Teresa High School?


The ST app is not currently active for the 2019-2020 school year.




How do students get a Naviance account?


For a student to have a Naviance account, they need to receive a registration code from their counselor. Once they have the code, they log in with their Username (ESUHSD email without the @esuhsd.org). Password is their student ID. Ms. Lori Martinson, Head Counselor (A-Bo) martinsonl@esuhsd.org 347-6232 Ms. A. Victoria Calderon, Counselor (Bp-E) & Phoenix calderona@esuhsd.org 347-6231 Ms. Michelle Doi, Counselor (F-K) doim@esuhsd.org 347-6247 Mrs. Amy Choy Counselor (L-Ng) choya@esuhsd.org 347-6234 Ms. Janette Ortiz-Fonseca, Counselor (Nh-Se), ortizja@esuhsd.org 347-6482 Ms. Mary Servin, Counselor (Sf-Z) servinm@esuhsd.org 347-6243

To learn more about Naviance please go to https://student.naviance.com/st




How can I find out what's happening in the music department?


The Santa Teresa Music & Arts Association STMAA has their own home page, which you can visit by clicking here.




What kinds of clubs are there at S.T.?


Santa Teresa has many clubs available for student enrichment. Click here for a complete list.




I want to volunteer at S.T. How can I do that?


There are many opportunities to help with the PTO. Send us your name and contact info. We will keep you informed on ways you can become involved. Thank you for your interest. We are so very grateful to have parents willing to give their valuable time to help S.T. bring the best opportunities possible to our students. You can email us at contact@sthsparents.org




How do we access School Loop?


You can log in to School Loop by clicking this link http://sths.schoolloop.com/ You can also access it from the S.T. Web page in the menu bar located on the left. If you have not registered you may do so by clicking the blue tab under the password field. You need your students ID number to create an account.




Where can I get S.T. merchandise and spirit wear for my student?


There are two great ways to purchase spirit wear. You may visit the school bank/student store where you can find T-shirts, sweat shirts, hats, blankets, etc. at very reasonable prices. Here is a helpful link to the student store You can also check out this link through the Santa Teresa Athletic Booster Club (STABC)




How is a student's GPA (grade point average) calculated using AP (advanced placement) classes.


According to our head counselor all A grades count the same regardless of AP or non-AP ... We do not weight grades for AP ... That is the business of the college and whether they choose to or not ... As far as GPA calculation, information may be posted on the District website to teach this ... We do not have anything in writing, and it is done electronically for the school ... Naviance posts the most current GPA on the students page.

For UC schools please visit this website for more info.




What exactly is the Artisan Holiday Boutique?


The Artisan Holiday Boutique is our main fundraiser for the Grants Program - where we give money to student clubs, teachers and staff for requested school items.

The Artisan Boutique features over 80 local Artisans & Craftsmen, as well as a Silent Auction and Hourly Drawing. It occurs the first weekend in November so, make sure to mark your calendars and come on down, shop the local vendors, have lunch & enjoy the festive music.




What kinds of items are sold at the Artisan Holiday Boutique?


The Artisan Holiday Boutique features local craftsman, artisans and shop keepers. There are vendors selling jewelry, holiday decorations, purses, clothes, pampered chef, Tupperware, decorative soap, candles, home decor, sports memorabilia etc...Come get your holiday shopping done. There are also several students clubs offering clam chowder, baked goods and other goodies.




When are the monthly ST PTO meetings?


Our meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the S.T. library. A reminder will go out prior to the meeting with an agenda. We will enjoy hearing updates from all around our school community including the Principal's report from Dr. Rhone-Lay. We will also form committees for topics such as Holiday Boutique, Grants, and Tools 4 Teachers. This is the best place to hear exactly what is happening at S.T. and how you can be involved. Go ahead and put it as a recurring event on your calendar!




Do you know about the Santa Teresa group pages on Facebook?


If you are a Facebook user please type Santa Teresa High School in the search field and check out the various groups and pages for S.T. Some groups such as the Santa Teresa Music and Arts will send out notifications when events and updates are added. Other groups on Facebook are the Visual Arts Department, Theater, Color Guard, Athletics, Broadcast and many more. What a great way to stay connected!





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Parent Teacher Organization

PO Box 53422

San Jose, CA 95153

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