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Pioneer Valley, Righetti, Santa Maria and Delta High Schools will all feature “Back-to-School Nights” on Thursday, September 1.

The friendly environment gives parents and families a chance to experience a student’s schedule, meet staff, teachers and members of the administration. Teachers are available to answer questions about course expectations and academic progress. Campus tours and information about SMJUHSD’s Free and Reduced Meal Program are part of the programs too.

“We are excited to meet our families as we embark on a new school year,’’ said PVHS Counselor Sue Avrit. “We have a great counseling staff who are looking forward to working with all of you throughout the school year.’’

PVHS – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Start inside the gym and proceed to classrooms visits. Guests can also enjoy student performances, music and gather information from various community service agencies. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase.

ERHS – 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Begins with a PTSA general meeting inside cafeteria and continues with classroom visits from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SMHS – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Starts inside the gym and moves on to classroom visits and information booths. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

DHS – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Begins with classroom visits. Parent meeting follows at 5:30 p.m.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The SMJUHSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identifications, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, military or veteran status, nationality, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.