SRHS Weekly Updates as of 11-12-23

SRHS Weekly Updates as of 11-12-23
Posted on 11/12/2023

Dear Falcon Families,


This week, Scripps Ranch High was named as an AP school honor roll member and ranked at the level of “gold with access.” For a school to be recognized on the AP school honor roll, it needs to meet each of the following criteria:

  • College Culture: 40% or more of graduating cohort took at least 1 AP Exam during high school.

  • College Credit: 25% or more of the graduating cohort scored a 3 or higher on at least 1 AP Exam during high school. 

  • College Optimization: 2% or more of the graduating cohort took 5 or more AP Exams during high school. At least 1 of those exams was taken in 9th or 10th grade, so that students are spreading their AP experience across grades rather than feeling disproportionate pressure in any single year. 

Additionally, SRHS received the access award since the percentage of AP Exam takers who are underrepresented minority and/or low-income students mirrors our school’s overall student demographics. Thank you to all of the amazing staff, students and families who contributed to our students’ success.

Reminder that this week, our Falcon Playhouse is putting on the play  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” You can purchase tickets here:

Hope to see many of you there! See below for the latest updates as of 11-12-23.

* Please forward this message to your child’s email account so they have all the latest info. 


Upcoming Calendar Events for November & December

  • 11/13: Early Out Modified Monday (school ends at 2:23pm)

  • 11/14: What I Wish My Parents Knew Event 5pm in SRHS Library

  • 11/20 - 11/24: No School due to Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/4: Early Out Modified Monday (school ends at 2:23pm)

  • 12/11: Early Out Modified Monday (school ends at 2:23pm)

  • 12/18 - 1/2: No School due to Winter Break

What I Wish My Parents Knew Event - Tuesday at 5pm

What I Wish My Parents Knew Event is a powerful evening for parents to gain some perspective and information on how to support their student. Please watch the video to explain the event being held on Tuesday, November 14th from 5:00- 6:30 pm in the Scripps Ranch High library. Click here to RSVP. Walk-ins are welcome as well. We look forward to seeing you on this special night.

Federal Aid Impact Survey - Deadline extended to November 17th - Important

Please be sure to take this short survey as it provides financial support for our school district since we enroll federally-connected students. Blue paper surveys were sent home with your student this past Wednesday so either electronic or paper completion is fine. 

  • To complete the paper survey, complete the blue survey sent home and have your child return the survey to our attendance clerk, Ms. Savage. 

  • To complete the electronic survey:

  • Please sign-in to the Parent Portal in PowerSchool

  • Select Forms from the left-hand navigation menu, then select 2023-24 Impact Aid Program Survey Form.

  • Follow the prompts and submit the form. Please be sure a confirmation appears before logging off.

  • If you need assistance, or do not yet have a Parent Portal account, please contact our site tech, Jason Lyons at [email protected].

  • For parents using the PowerSchool mobile app, you can submit the survey using the app.

This survey provides financial support for our school district since we enroll federally-connected students.This includes children of active duty uniformed services personnel, children who live on federal property or in subsidized federal housing, and children whose parents are employed on eligible federal property. Impact Aid funds become part of the district's general operating budget and support instructional activities for all students | FLIER

Early Out Modified Monday, November 13th

This Monday, November 13th is a modified Monday with school ending at 2:23pm. During the 2:23 - 3:23pm time window, teachers will be either (1) offering revision/reassessments for students or (2) will be meeting with their fellow colleagues to collaborate on instructional practices. Those teachers who are offering revision/reassessment opportunities will have communicated with their students. We encourage all students who have scheduled revision/reassessment opportunities to take advantage of this time to hone their learning.

Progress Report Grading Period 2 Ended on November 9th

This past Thursday, November 9th was the end of the Progress Report 2 (P2) grading period. Teachers will post grades this coming week to be available via PowerSchool on Friday, November 17th. These grades are a formative progress report and do not represent a final summative semester grade. The final summative grading period for semester 1 closes on January 19th.

Grad Nite Website

Shared on behalf of the SRHS Foundation and the Grad Nite Committee: Class of 2024 families, bookmark the Grad Nite webpage: to stay updated with the latest information and fundraisers. 

Miramar College Support Every Modified Monday

A Miramar College representative will be in the counseling office every modified Monday. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to stop by to ask any community college related questions, regardless if you are currently enrolled in a college class or not.


San Diego Unified has partnered with Daybreak Health to provide free 1:1 virtual therapy. In partnership with school counselors and social workers, Daybreak Health matches students with a licensed therapist for 12-weeks of virtual therapy. Participating students will meet with their own therapist over Zoom each week for 50 minutes. During that time, the therapist will help them understand their emotions and learn new skills to manage things like anxiety, depression, stress, organization, and more. All students will walk away with strategies that they can use in class, at home, and throughout life. All students ages 10+ are eligible for teletherapy services. You can learn more about Daybreak here  or watch this short video. If you are interested in referring your child to Daybreak, please reach out to your school counselor or complete this interest form and they will reach out to you to discuss further (Spanish version)

STEAM Maker Space Community Meeting - A message from the Scripps Ranch Schools Committee

The Scripps Ranch Schools Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 15 at 4:30 pm on Zoom. SDUSD Senior Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction Lee Dulgeroff will discuss plans for the new STEAM Maker Space building that is being built at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road. This is an important opportunity for community members to ask questions and give feedback on the design of the building. A description and image of the STEAM Maker Space follows. Interested community members are welcome to attend and should fill out this RSVP link in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link. 

 The S.T.E.A.M. Maker Space facility will be 3,980 square feet and will provide:

  • A large makerspace with operable folding panel walls

  • Two design labs with operable folding panel walls

  • Outdoor learning space

  • A staff restroom and 3 single occupancy restrooms

  • Staff office space

  • Kitchenette

  • 23 space parking lot

  • Bus loading and unloading area

  • Security fencing surrounding the building

  • Community garden that is approximately 1,700 square feet

Library Closed Monday November 13 and Tuesday November 14

The library will be closed on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14 for an event. Students can sit at the lunch tables below the library if they need a place to study.


Peer Tutoring will be located in room 555 on Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th. The library will reopen on Wednesday, November 15th

Wednesday College Series

Scripps Ranch High School Foundation is excited to announce that the Wednesday College Series scheduled for November 15th from 12:55pm-1:30pm in the SRHS Library will feature a college representative from Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University.   All students are welcome to attend!  This year we will be using StriveScan to connect students with college admissions counselors.  Students are encouraged to register with StriveScan using this link:

The Wednesday College Series Fall Schedule can be accessed here:

Counseling Updates

No new updates this week.

That’s all for today. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 



Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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