Parent Message 11-6-22

Parent Message 11-6-22
Posted on 11/07/2022

Dear Falcon Families,

Congrats to the Falcon Corps and Colorguard for their tournament win last weekend! They scored an 82.85 and were the overall champion winning high visual and colorguard. Currently they are ranked 2nd in 4A in the state. We may have another SRHS state champion to celebrate soon…As a reminder, this Monday is a Modified Monday with school beginning at 9:45am. Campus will still open at 8am for students who are scheduled for remediation/retake opportunities. Also, this Friday there is no school due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday. In today’s update I’ve included information regarding the We Hear YOU the Survey, Wednesday College Series, Falcon Playhouse’s upcoming performance of “You Can’t Take It With You,” a notification from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, and some counseling updates. See below for the latest updates as of 11-6-22.

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

Upcoming Calendar Events for November & December

  • 11/7: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)
  • 11/11: Veterans Day Holiday - No School
  • 11/14: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)
  • 11/18: Progress Reporting Period 2 (P2) Ends
  • 11/21 - 11/25: Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • 12/5: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)
  • 12/12: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)
  • 12/19 - 1/2: Winter Break - No School

11/7 Late Start Modified Monday Schedule

This Monday, November 7th 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.

We Hear YOUth Survey

Mending Matters is working with a group of student advisors here at Scripps Ranch High School to roll out the We Hear YOUth survey. The purpose of the We Hear YOUth Survey is for Mending Matters to learn how students view their student body’s mental health needs, so that Mending Matters can create responsive resources that make sense for students’ unique mental health needs. The survey is voluntary and anonymous and will be offered to the entire school during advisory on November 16th, 2022. Please see We Hear YOUth Survey parent/guardian letter for further details. 

Wednesday College Series

The next Wednesday College Series will be held on November 9, 2022, featuring college admissions counselors from Digi Pen Institute of Technology, Grand Canyon University, Loyola University, Maryland, Muhlenberg College, University of Delaware, University of Rochester, and University of San Diego.  For more information about this and other college preparation information, please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation College Corner:

Falcon Playhouse Performance: “You Can’t Take It With You”

Come see the Falcon Playhouse's performance of "You Can't Take It With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Tickets are on sale NOW! To buy tickets you can stop by the theater ticket booth and scan QR code or visit the Falcon Playhouse website at Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Dates for the show are Nov. 17, 18 at 6:30pm, Nov. 19 at 1pm and 7pm.

AB3205 Notification: Scripps Ranch High School/Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Please see the following notification from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD): Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals.

Counseling Updates

Cal Soap College Supports: Seniors can get additional college app and financial aid support provided free through Cal Soap. Click here for a flier with dates. 

Grade Level Presentations (9th - 11th): On Friday, October 28th students in grades 9, 10 and 11 viewed their grade level counseling presentation in their English class. The presentation and grade level packets are available on the counseling webpage under each grade level’s designated page for absent students and parents to view.  Last week counselors visited the 9th and 10th grade English classes to answer follow up questions, as well as hosted zoom sessions after school for 9th and 10th grade parents. Counselors will be visiting 11th grade English classes for follow-up questions on 11/8 and will be hosting the 11th grade parent zoom at 4:30 P.M. on 11/7. Zoom information can be found on the Junior page on the counseling website. 

College Application Labs: Please remind your senior they can 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.

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


Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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