• Library Study Hours and Drop-in Tutoring

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    The SYHS Library is open most Wednesday evenings from 5:00-8:00 PM when school is in session for tutoring and individual or group study. Generally, at least one teacher is on hand to assist students with their work. Please see the calendar below for the schedule.

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  • February 2017
    Parent 2 Parent Newsletter 
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    Click here to read the current edition of the Parent 2 Parent Newsletter. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter by email, send your request to We hope you enjoy reading about the many exciting things happening at Santa Ynez High School!

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Olympic Pool Welcome Ceremony
March 3, 2017
We are thrilled to officially announce that our community will welcome the cornerstone of a new aquatics and sports medicine facility on Friday, March 3, when the two Olympic trials swimming pools purchased by the Santa Ynez Valley Community Aquatics Foundation will roll into town by truck.

The pools, currently in Omaha, Nebraska where the 2016 Olympic swimming trials took place, will make the 1,700 mile, two-day journey to California, arriving in the Valley next Friday afternoon. Please join the entire community in an Olympic Pool Welcome Celebration on Friday, March 3 beginning at 3:00 PM at Old Mission Santa Inés. Meet Kami Craig, three-time US Olympic water polo medalist and Gary Hall, Jr., ten-time US Olympic swimming medalist. Hear how you can contribute to making the vision of this state-of-the-art aquatics, wellness and sports science complex at Santa Ynez High School a reality for everyone in the Santa Ynez Valley.  With your help, we will ensure our entire community has access to vital health and wellness activities right here in our Valley. Read  this article from the Santa Ynez Valley Star to learn more.



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 Welcome to Santa Ynez
Valley Union High School
 Distinguished School Best2015
Newsweek 2014   daily beast
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School was founded in 1896 and is located in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley--a quaint, rural community just inland from the wild and beautiful central California coast. SYVUHS enjoys a long and rich tradition of excellence.  With only 1,000 students enrolled, our pristine, park-like campus may be small, but our hard-earned reputation for success is widely recognized.  Whether it be in academics, athletics, visual and performing arts, occupational arts, agriculture,  community service, or any other endeavor, our students have historically excelled. Santa Ynez Valley Union High School is proud to be among the highest-achieving high schools in Santa Barbara County, but we don't rest on our laurels. Our faculty and staff actively practice innovative teaching with the goal of preparing our students to meet the uniquely unprecedented challenges of learning in the 21st century.
Welcome to our website. Most of what you need to know about Santa Ynez High School can be found here, but if you find we've missed anything, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Go Pirates!
Mark Swanitz
Class of '85 
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    In an effort to provide the safest possible environment for learning, SYVUHS has a CyberBully Hotline. To anonymously report information about bullying, harassment, intimidation, drug and alcohol use, or any other dangerous or illegal activity, students and parents can text or call the hotline number above. 
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