Parent Message 5-15-22

Parent Message 5-15-22
Posted on 05/15/2022

Dear Falcon Families,


We are looking forward to seeing all of our seniors at prom this coming Saturday, May 21st at the Nautilus Pavilion at Sea World. It should be a fun and memorable night! A reminder for seniors that this Thursday is the last day to buy tickets online and Friday at lunch will be the last day to buy in person. Be sure to get your tickets if you plan to go. I’m excited to announce that beginning July 1st, we will be adding a 3rd Vice Principal (now called Associate Principal) to the administrative team. We were able to hire one of our own teachers, Ashley Gay, for the position. She will retain her current role as a teacher and begin in her new position July 1st. For all parents/guardians looking to get involved and support Scripps Ranch High School, the SRHS Foundation board is looking to fill some open positions for next school year. See the blurb below and reach out to SRHS Foundation Board President Richard Lawson for details. In today’s update, I’ve included some important information regarding CAASPP testing, completing the Local Control Accountability Formula (LCFF) Form, how seniors can check for unreturned textbooks and materials, an opportunity for a CCTE summer career pathway internship, and more. See below for the latest updates as of 5-15-22.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for May

5/16 – 5/20: Makeup AP Testing

5/23 – 5/26: CAASPP Testing

5/27 & 5/30: No School due to the Memorial Day Holiday


New SRHS Associate Principal

I am excited to share that our own Ashley Gay has been named the new Associate Principal at Scripps Ranch High School. She will join Mr. Parra, Ms. Hines and myself on the admin team beginning July 1st. We are happy to welcome Ms. Gay to the team and look forward to working with her in her new position. She doesn’t begin her new role until July 1st so she’ll finish out the year in her current role as Chemistry Teacher/ASB advisor.


SRHS Foundation Board Needs Your Help!

The SRHS Foundation Board has many open positions and needs your help!  This can be a great way to meet new people and get involved on campus while helping our kids. To get more information regarding open positions, please contact SRHS Foundation Board President, Richard Lawson, at [email protected].


In Case you Missed it: Bronco Sport Giveaway for the Class of 2022

The owner of Aaron Ford of Poway, Vikas Mehandroo, has kindly offered to give away a free 3-year lease on a Ford Bronco Sport to one lucky senior. He has also offered to sponsor scholarships for 3 seniors. Check out the video that was shown this for more details about how to win Link: Bronco Giveaway.


CAASPP Update for 11th and 12th Grade Families - Reminder

As a reminder, CAASPP Testing will take place the week of Monday, May 23, through Thursday, May 26. That week will consist of 4 days of block schedule with no advisory period. Juniors will be tested in math and English and the following week in science. Seniors will be tested on one of the four days in science during their English class. For those seniors enrolled in a Miramar college class for English, please look out for an email from Vice Principal Hines about testing date and time. Sophomores and freshmen will not be tested. Juniors and seniors who are being tested must bring a district-issued computer; they cannot use their own laptop for the state test. All students are required to be at school during the testing week, as regular instruction will take place when students are not directly involved in testing. This test is important as it is one of the few standardized tests administered statewide and provides data about our school to the public. For example, our ranking as a top academic school is partially based on the results of the CAASPP. If we want to continue to have a reputation for being a top-ranked school, we need students to do their best on the test. In addition to providing data about the school, individual results are also available to each student from the state (once the tests are scored and posted). Therefore, the CAASPP is an excellent tool to diagnose where a student’s strengths and areas of need may be in math, English, and science. Any specific questions about CAASPP testing please contact Vice Principal, Amy Hines via email at [email protected]


How to Complete the Online LCFF Data Collection Form

Every year we are required by the State of California to collect data from our families.  This data helps to determine our Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding from the state.  It is critical that we collect this data from every family to ensure our school receives all the state funding to which it is entitled. It will not affect your child receiving free meals at school as all children will have free access to meals this school year. See this Link: How to Complete the LCFF Data Collection Form for explicit directions on how to complete the form via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. We are asking families to complete this form by May 25th.


Seniors: Checking for Outstanding/Unreturned Materials

For seniors who have unreturned textbooks or other materials to return before the end of the school year, they can check the program “Destiny” themselves and see what they have outstanding. Here are the steps:

Go to

Choose Scripps Ranch High School from the High School drop down menu on the left side

Click Log In in the upper right corner

Enter ID/Password where asked

Click My Info and all outstanding materials will be listed

Seniors will also be required to return their school issued Chromebook and charger by the end of the year.


CCTE Summer Career Pathway Internship Course Offering with Intuit Internship

SDUSD is offering a for credit Career Pathway Internship 1,2 course that will include a paid 2-week internship at the Intuit office. The course is offered June 21 - July 29 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Hoover High School and Canyon Hills High School. See this Link: Intuit Internship for details.


Academic Calendars for the Next 3 Years

On May 10th, the board approved the academic calendars for the 2023-24 and the 2024-25 school years. Approval of these calendars brings into consideration the several years of discussion with educational partners to begin the school year earlier with the goal to end the first semester in December. Please note next school year will be more similar to this school year, with school beginning August 29th and ending June 14th. As you look through the calendars you’ll see a gradual shift to the school year starting earlier. The 2024-25 academic calendar shows the first day of school will be August 12th with school ending on May 29th. See the following links for the academic calendars:

Link: Academic Calendar 2022-23

Link: Academic Calendar 2023-24

Link: Academic Calendar 2024-25


Post Secondary Survey for Seniors

Every year SDUSD Counseling & Guidance Dept. sets out to collect important postsecondary data from our graduating seniors. This year they have emailed the survey out through Xello to all Class of 2022 students. The hope is that all seniors complete the survey. The more complete data that we have, the more effective we can understand trends and how to best support our students. Link to Survey:


SRHS Library Closure - Reminder

The SRHS library will be closed for CAASSP testing from May 23rd to May 26th. There will be no access to printing at the library during these dates.


Athletic Physicals - Reminder

SDUSD, in partnership with UCSD, is offering $10 physicals to any athlete on Saturday, June 11th from 8am – 12pm at San Diego High School. See this Link: Physical Flyer for details.


Counseling Updates

Courses taken outside of the School District (SDUSD)- Applies to courses taken while enrolled at SRHS

Please be aware that grades from other institutions outside of SDUSD authorized classes/programs will NOT be added to the student’s transcript at SRHS. Students taking these classes will get the recognition when they apply to college by adding the institution to their college application and including the course title and grade earned. 

SDUSD classes and authorized programs (e.g., Level-up summer classes offered through our district) can go on the transcript per usual.

Students may speak with a counselor if they have any questions.

Summer School

Click here to be directed to the district summer school website. If you scroll to the bottom of their webpage you will see listing information for the Level-Up Programs.

SENIORS (Class of 2022)

Miramar Workshop for Priority Enrollment: If you are a senior who plans to attend Miramar in the fall, you can sign up to attend this pre-enrollment workshop to complete your required orientation and learn about how to sign up for an appointment with a counselor. Click here for the flyer with more information. The event is on May 19th from 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Registration link:

Final Transcript Requests for Seniors: As students decide what their plans are for next year, they may need to request a final transcript sent on their behalf once they have earned their diploma. Please click here for information to share with your student about requesting their Final Transcript. Once a student has submitted their request they will receive an auto-response confirming their form was received, they do not need to send a follow-up email.


That’s all for today. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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