Parent Message 10-2-22

Parent Message 10-2-22
Posted on 10/02/2022

Dear Falcon Families,


I hope you are having a good Sunday. The progress report period 1 (P1) grading period ends this Friday, October 7th. You will be able to look in Powerschool at your child’s grades on Friday, October 14th. While these grades are just a formative progress report, they do count for athletic eligibility purposes (athletes must have an academic and citizenship GPA 2.0 or above). Our Athletic Director will be running an eligibility report the Week of October 10th, so hopefully our athletes have had a good showing for the reporting period. For the month of October, we have modified Mondays on October 10th and October 24th. School will officially begin at 9:45am but campus will be open at 8am to accommodate any student for revision/reassessment with their teacher. Other than those two items, in today’s update I’ve included information about the Wednesday College Series, an essay contest from the US Attorney’s Office, and some counseling updates. See below for the latest updates as of 10-2-22.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for October

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)


Progress Report Grading Period 1 Ends on October 7th

Next Friday, October 7th is the end of the Progress Report 1 (P1) grading period. Teachers will post grades the following week to be available via PowerSchool on Friday, October 14th. 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 20th.


Wednesday College Series

The next Wednesday College Series will be held on October 5, 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 October 5, 2022: Brown University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Washington University, Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, Marist College, The Ohio State University, Rider University, Seton Hall University, Southern Oregon University, University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, University of Oklahoma, University of Washington, Weber State University and Xavier University.  For more information about this and other college preparation information, please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation College Corner:


United Against Hate Week Essay Contest - from the US Attorney’s Office

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California is happy to announce plans for San Diego’s first ever United Against Hate Week (Nov. 14-20, 2022), a call for local civic action to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods and schools. What started as an anti-hate poster campaign in the Bay Area in 2017 has become an annual week of action and awareness. The movement has spread to over 200+ communities, faith-based groups, LGBTQ and human rights organizations. It is now being implemented statewide throughout California, and here in San Diego County, for the first time this year. Our local movement is being launched by civic leaders in direct response to the sharp rise in expressions of hate in our communities, including area schools. We seek to empower students to take positive action in their communities to alter the course of this growing intolerance. When cities and their residents work together against hate, we can restore respect and civil discourse, embrace the strength of diversity and build inclusive and equitable communities for all. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, along with the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, will be hosting an essay contest for middle & high schoolers, to give our San Diego youth a platform to speak out against hate. See this Link: United Against Hate Week Essay Contest for details.


Counseling Updates

Senior Students Who Will Not Have A Transcript Sent to Colleges: The form for senior families to change their choice of 32A from 'no' to 'yes' is closed as of September 30, 2022. You will need to contact the registrar at [email protected] to change your option. Students whose parents said 'no' for question 32A were notified through their student email.  The email came from our counseling secretary, Sandy Kish.

UC Scout Grades: All UC Scout grades have been uploaded. Please have your student contact the registrar, Ms. Lamar, at [email protected] with any questions they may have pertaining to UC Scout grades for the summer of 2022-2023.

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. Students were given an opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to discuss post-secondary plans. Please encourage your student to sign up for a meeting if they haven't signed up for one yet. The meetings are being offered for the next two weeks.

College Application Labs: In addition to the meeting with their counselor, students will 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.



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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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