Parent Message 9-25-22

Parent Message 9-25-22
Posted on 09/25/2022

Dear Falcon Families,


The Homecoming game and dance were amazing. It was a lot of fun seeing students cheer, laugh, dance and celebrate with their friends. A big thank you to ASB for all the work they put in to make both nights special. Lets keep that Falcon Pride spirit strong throughout the school year. In today’s update, I’ve included information about our Wednesday College Series, Class of 2023 Website, the FAFSA Application, and some counseling updates. See below for the latest updates as of 9-25-22.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for September/October

9/26: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

10/7: Progress Report Period 1 ends

10/10: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

10/24: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)


9/26 Modified Monday Schedule

As a reminder, this Monday, September 26th is a modified Monday. During this time, teachers will be either (1) offering retakes/remediation for students or (2) will be meeting with their fellow colleagues to collaborate on instructional practices. Those teachers who are offering remediation/retake opportunities will have communicated with their students. While school begins at 9:45am, campus will open at the standard 8am time for students who are scheduled with teachers for remediation/retakes. We encourage all students who have scheduled remediation/retake opportunities to take advantage of this time to hone their learning.


Wednesday College Series

The next Wednesday College Series will be held on September 28, 2022.  Students are invited to come to the library at lunch from 1:05-1:35pm to visit with colleges.  All grade levels are welcome to attend.  College Representatives from the following campuses will be here on September 28, 2022:  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Gettysburg College, Lafayette College, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Southwestern University, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, and Washington State University. For more information about this and other college preparation information, please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation College Corner:


Class of 2023 Graduation Website

Senior families, See this Link: Class of 2023 Graduation Website to access details about the graduation ceremony this year. Throughout this school year, we will update this website with information regarding the ceremony, cap and gown, tickets, parking, etc. Bookmark this in your browser so you can access it regularly.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information

Yesterday, 9/24, SDUSD sent an email to families detailing information regarding the FAFSA. See this Link: FAFSA Email for details.


Counseling Updates

Seniors - Urgent Cannot Send Transcripts to Colleges: Currently, many senior student enrollment forms show that their parent/guardian does NOT give permission for the school to send letters of recommendation, transcripts, financial aid forms or class ranking for UC ELC eligibility. This means that we cannot submit items your student requests in the college application process. There is an email being sent to all students whose parents did not give this approval. The email will include a google form that can be completed if a parent would like to change the permission they previously marked as “No” under 32A on the enrollment form. Students should look for an email from Sandy Kish in their student email account.

Senior Presentation and College Application Supports: The Senior Presentation took place in English classes on Friday, September 23rd. The presentation and the Senior Guide with supports for the college application process (which includes transcript request and letter of rec request directions) are all posted on the Senior page on the Counseling Website. On Sept 26th & 27th, students will be given an opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to discuss post-secondary plans. The sign-up sheets will be available outside of counseling. Students will also be able to get assistance with college applications during the College Application Labs from October 12th – November 16th. College Application Labs will be on Mondays (2:38 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.) and Wednesdays (3:35 - 4:15 P.M.) in Room 405.

Cal State Universities College Night Fair in San Diego: All events are free and open to high school students, parents and family members. Meet with all 23 California State University campuses in one location and learn what steps you need to take next to get ready for college. REGISTER HERE Thursday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, California. Parking: $12

Encourage your Senior to get a Jumpstart for College: Saturday, October 1, Cal SOAP has presenters covering UC & CSU admissions, community college, private colleges, financial aid scholarships and more…

Student Job Opportunity at our School Site: Students are eligible to work at our school cafeterias this year.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing - Student Application: Application is open now: The deadline is 10/20/22. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans. Since 2007, more than 20,000 students have received an Award for AiC.  Some of the award winners can get scholarship and internship opportunities, cash or many other potential prizes.



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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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