Parent Message 10-16-22

Parent Message 10-16-22
Posted on 10/16/2022

Dear Falcon Families,


I’m happy to announce that we have a new school police officer at SRHS. Officer Jess Allensworth comes to us with 29 years of experience with the sheriff department and a wealth of knowledge. We are excited to have him as part of our Falcon community. AP students, the deadline to pay for the AP exam is November 14th. See below for details. In today’s update I’ve included information regarding the Great CA shakeout, Blue Slips/Attendance procedures, the Wednesday College Series, the College Showcase, SDUSD’s Vision for Arts Contests, a Family Engagement A-G Workshop and some counseling updates. See below for the latest updates as of 10-16-22.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for October & November

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

10/14: Progress Reporting Period 1 Grades Viewable on PowerSchool

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

11/7: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

11/11: Veterans Day Holiday - No School

11/14: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

11/21 - 11/25: Thanksgiving Break - No School


Great California ShakeOut

On October 20 at 10:20 a.m. our school will participate in the Great California ShakeOut. We’ll practice drop, cover and hold in classrooms and then evacuate to the football field. See Link: Earthquake Safety for details. 


AP Exam Purchase Information

The AP Exam Purchase Information is available on our school website – please click on the banner or follow this link: AP Exam Purchase Information.  The deadline to pay is November 14. Payment after this date will include a Late Fee of $40. The Finance Office is currently accepting AP Exams payment with Cash or Check only.


Blue Slips/Attendance

If you need your child to leave early from school, blue slips for medical, dental or other appointments must be obtained in the Attendance Office before a student leaves campus early.  The parent or guardian must call the Attendance Office before 9:30 AM to arrange for a blue slip. Please click on this informational Attendance Video so you and your child are aware of what is expected when leaving school early or when your child is tardy. Our attendance clerks, Ms. Parra and Ms. Savage field many calls in the morning including listening to voicemails from parents who are picking up their student(s) for appointments

To reach attendance and leave a voicemail for early release, be sure to dial #,8 and then the extension:

Grace Parra (A-L): (858) 302-3400 ext. 3023

Erica Savage (M-Z): 858-302-3400 ext 3024

Please visit our Attendance Website  - This website includes information on Personal Item Drop Off  (i.e. your child forgot PE clothes or instrument or book) and other helpful information.


Wednesday College Series

The next Wednesday College Series will be held on October 19, 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. A College Admissions Counselor from SDSU will be presenting to students.   For more information about this and other college preparation information, please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation College Corner:


College Showcase

The Scripps Ranch High School Foundation in partnership wtih Explore Solutions is excited to host The College Showcase!   This event will feature over 60 campuses and will be held in the quad at Scripps Ranch High School on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 1-3:00pm.   All Scripps Ranch High School students and their families are welcome to attend.


SDUSD Vision for 2030 Art Contest - from SDUSD

Calling student art for Vision 2030: What does it mean to be part of the SDUSD community? All current and former students are eligible to participate. See this Vision for 2030 Art Contest Flier for details.


Family Engagement A-G Workshops

SDUSD will be hosting A-G workshops on 10/17 and 10/27. While they are for families, students are encouraged to attend the evening one. See the following flier for details:

Link: A-G Workshops Flier English

Link: A-G Workshops Flier Spanish


Counseling Updates

Xello Webinar (Recording): Last week CCTE hosted a webinar for families to learn more about Xello. The Xello program supports student college, and career exploration. The session shared information about developing future goals and plans, creating a resume and how to develop a portfolio. As well as, showing how to use the goals and plans post high school features, how to navigate the career and college searches and how to create a professional portfolio. Please click here to see the recorded session. *Reminder ALL students already have a Xello account through the district and they access it by signing in through Click here for further directions on the counseling website.

College Application Labs: College application labs started last week and will continue to be available until Wednesday, November 16th. Students will be able to get additional assistance with college applications during the College Application Labs. 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. Students who are unable to attend labs for college application assistance can see their counselor at lunch to set up a different time that works.

Senior Transcript Requests: If your student is applying to UCs/CSUs, their initial transcript is not required unless they have an extenuating circumstance. In that case, they should reach out to the registrar, Ms. Lamar at [email protected] prior to requesting their transcript.

Transcript Message on Xello: When students request a transcript, Xello will show the following message, "Your high school is processing your transcript. If this status has not changed in 2 days, contact your school counselor." Please disregard that general message from Xello, we require up to two weeks to send a transcript.




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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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