2023-24 School Year
REGISTRATION/DATA CONFIRMATION is now available to complete in AERIES Parent Portal.
Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!
Dear Malibu High Students and Families,
Malibu High welcomes YOU to the 2023-2024 school year! Students, it is almost time to get ready as school starts on Thursday, August 24th, at 8:30am. Enjoy these final weeks of summer while getting excited to begin a wonderful new school year. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive year!
We ask that you log-in to your Aeries Parent Portal and complete the 2023-2024 Data Confirmation process as soon as possible. It contains information and forms that need to be submitted prior to Get Your Stuff Day.
High school GYSD is on Thursday, August 17th, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GYSD is your opportunity to get your stuff (ie: school picture, school ID, schedule, PE clothes, parking permit) so you are prepared for the first days of school.
It is an exciting time at Malibu High. In addition to having a highly dedicated and professional staff and faculty, MHS is also fortunate to have an engaged and supportive parent community. Thanks in large part to our various parent organizations and their contributions, Malibu High School thrives and continues to provide the quality programs and resources that our children deserve to be well-rounded individuals.
I look forward to supporting all of our students and families and celebrating lots of successes throughout the year. If, for any reason, your child will NOT be attending Malibu High School, please email Beth Soloway, Registrar, at email@example.com immediately so we can plan our class configurations and placements accurately.
Have a wonderful last few weeks of summer!
Principal, Malibu High School
COMPLETE IMPORTANT REGISTRATION/DATA CONFIRMATION PROCESS NOW:
NEW PROCESS (2nd Year): Malibu High and SMMUSD have worked to make the Data Confirmation process easy for you and your student through Aeries Parent Portal in place of our previous process. We have many important documents and plenty of information for your family within the online registration site, accessed via your Aeries Parent Portal. Note: You must complete data confirmation for each student.
ACTION NEEDED: Log in to your aeries parent portal. It is very important that you complete the annual Back to School/Registration process anytime between now and August 16, 2023! Please be sure to read, review, and discuss all the materials with your student. We also need to gather information from you for emergency contacts and health documents. You may decide to print some of the documents for future reference. For a tutorial on how to complete this process, please click HERE.
GET YOUR STUFF DAY IS AUG. 17TH:
ASB STUDENT STORE: Visit the ASB Student Store to purchase PE Clothing, Planners, and AP Exams Online. Bypass a line at GYSD and purchase your supplies online. Orders placed online can be picked up at the Student Store, no waiting in line!
PARKING PASSES: All parking passes for the 2023-2024 school year will be on sale at the Student Store starting August 17th. You will only be able to purchase a parking pass (Cost $100) if you have the following:
SCHOOL PICTURES ORDER FORM/IDENTIFICATION CARD: Get Your Stuff Day is also School Picture Day! All students, including seniors, must have their picture taken for the yearbook and for an identification card. Students/families also have to option to purchase a school picture package from our new photographer, Lifetouch. More info on how to order pictures will be sent by Lifetouch.
NUTRITION SERVICES: New meal applications need to be completed annually (one per family). We ask all families to complete this application regardless of plans to eat school meals or income level. For more information, visit: https://www.smmusd.org/Page/4083. Meals will continue to served, at no cost to any student for the 23-24 school year. For MHS, service times are:
- Breakfast: M-Fri 8:00-8:20 a.m.
- Lunch, Mon/Tues: 11:45-12:15, Wed/Thurs: 12:10-12:40, Fri: 10:50-11:20
TRANSPORTATION/BUS PASSES: Renewing riders should have received a renewal application in the mail from the District Office. District staff will be at Malibu High School for GYSD to take your application and payment. Applications for new riders and bus information is available online and will be available at GYSD. There are a limited number of passes that will be sold for some bus routes. Passes will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. To learn more, click HERE.
UNOFFICIAL CLASS SCHEDULES: During GYSD, students can pick up their unofficial 2023-2024 class schedule. This is an unofficial schedule that is subject to change before the start of school. Students’ parents must complete the Data Confirmation process before students receive their draft schedule.
SCHEDULE NOT AVAILABLE: There are a few reasons why a student may not receive a schedule at Get Your Stuff Day. The student may owe books or financial obligations from last year, is a new student who has not yet met with his or her counselor, is in grade 9-12 and does not have the TDaP immunization documented, or is an Independent Study Program (ISP) student who will work with the ISP teacher to develop a schedule. We ask all students to immediately return or pay for all library and textbooks belonging to Malibu High as we must have them for the start of the school year. If you need a current immunization, please take care of this and come to school with your documentation on or before Get Your Stuff Day.
PTSA DIRECTORY, VOLUNTEER AND MEMBERSHIP FORM: Parents (and students) are highly encouraged to participate in our PTSA. Our PTSA is an important resource for parents seeking to stay connected with Malibu High and other parents. Go online to complete this process/form to be included in the PTSA Student/Staff Directory, to volunteer at Malibu High and to join the PTSA. PTSA related questions? Want to find out more or get involved? Please email us at PTSAmalibu@gmail.com. Please join today! Go to www.PTSAmalibu.membershiptoolkit.com
DONATE TO THE SHARK FUND: The Shark Fund is the primary fundraising organization for Malibu Middle and Malibu High Schools, providing funds raised to the PTSA, Athletic Booster Club and Arts Angels. Your donation helps to make Malibu secondary schools exceptional by supporting the efforts of these three organizations to infuse community, sports and the arts across our schools. Additionally, the Shark Fund directly supports the schools by supplementing staff and staffed programs not provided by the district. The Shark Fund is seeking 100% participation from parents. We request an annual donation of $2,500 per student, but welcome any amount you are able to contribute. The Shark Fund is a parent volunteer run organization. If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please donate today: https://www.smmusd.org/Page/1256
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB: Boys and Girls Club of Malibu is excited to welcome our members back for the 2023-2024 school year. BGC Teen Center enrollment forms, calendar, and program information for the academic school year will be posted on our website at www.bgcmalibu.org. We will be offering Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), youth advocacy, drug prevention, college and career readiness, and leadership programming throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Teen Center Director, Violet Way, at email@example.com.
ATHLETICS INFORMATION: CLICK HERE for start dates for Fall Sports teams and coach contact information. We encourage families to reach out to the coaches for more information or questions. All students are required to get a doctor's clearance before they can tryout for or participate with a team. Please start the clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. The Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form must be signed by a doctor. It can then be uploaded to the www.athleticclearance.com website. For any athletics questions, please reach out to our Athletic Director Chris Neier at firstname.lastname@example.org. On August 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the lower gym there will be a mandatory all High School Sports parent meeting to go over athletics for the entire school year. If your student plans on playing sports this coming school year, come to this meeting!
SMMUSD DISTRICT CALENDAR: The district calendar is available online. Please note the start of school, end of school, and all holidays. Please plan vacations and all absences around the school/district calendar. Daily attendance at school is extremely important. https://www.smmusd.org/domain/148
MHS EVENTS CALENDAR: We are in the process of updating our school calendar with all of the 2023-2024 school year events! These are subject to change. However, it is a great place to look! See the events on the website, click HERE.
MHS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit the MHS website at www.malibu.smmusd.org for additional information including Bell Schedules, Summer Reading Lists, and other helpful links. There is a Parent Resources page that can be found at: https://www.smmusd.org/domain/680. Keep an eye on your email for upcoming Monday Messages and follow us on twitter: @malibuprincipal or on facebook: Malibu High School.
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS: High School Counseling assignments are as follows: Ms. Makenna Samsel (Students with LAST NAMES beginning with letters A-K) and Mrs. Katie Dahm (Students with LAST NAMES beginning with letters L-Z).
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: The first day of school is Thursday, August 24th. Students should arrive between 8:00-8:25 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. start of school. Official schedules will be distributed to high school students near the new gym in the high school quad. Even if students believe there is an error in their schedule, they have to attend all the classes shown on their official schedule until it can be resolved with their counselor.
REGISTRATION/DATA CONFIRMATION is now available to complete in AERIES Parent Portal.