Parent Message 1-15-23

Parent Message 1-15-23
Posted on 01/15/2023

Dear Falcon Families,


Next week is the final week of semester 1. I wish our students the best of luck on their finals and thank them for all of their efforts over the course of the first half of this school year. Reminder that next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are early out minimum days. School will begin at 8:45am and end at 1:41pm. In today’s update, I’ve included information about articulation, a COVID testing update from SDUSD, reminders about our What I Wish My Parents Knew Event, the senior class picture on January 26th, Winter Formal, and more. See below for the latest updates as of 1-15-23.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for January & February

1/16: MLK Day No School

1/18 - 1/20: Finals (Min Day 8:45am - 1:41pm)

1/20: Semester 1 ends

1/23: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)

2/6:  Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)

2/6: What I Wish My Parents Knew Event 5 - 6:30pm

2/13: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)

2/17, 2/20: Presidents Day Weekend No School

2/27: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am, campus opens at 8am)


1/16 No School

There will be no school tomorrow, January 16th due to the Martin Luther King holiday.


Finals Days January 18, 19 and 20

Semester 1 finals will be Wednesday, January 18, Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20. The periods will go as follows:

Jan 18: Period 1 and 3

Jan 19: Period 2 and 4

Jan 20: Period 5 and 6

These days will be early out minimum days. School will begin at 8:45am and end at 1:41pm. The bell schedule will be:

1st Final: 8:45 - 10:50am

Lunch: 10:58 - 11:28am

2nd Final:11:36 - 01:41pm


Chromebook Reminder

Please remind your student to bring in their fully charged Chromebook for Finals. We have a limited number of loaner Chromebooks for use. If there is a problem with the district issued Chromebook, please have your student go to the library.


Counseling Updates

Articulation 2023-24: On January 23, 2023 students will start the articulation process to choose their classes for next year. Students will be required to upload their course requests in their PowerSchool Student Portal AND submit an Articulation Card that will include their elective back up choices to their English teacher by Friday, February 3rd at 3:30 P.M.This is a good time for students to speak with teachers about what they'd like to take next year and get their feedback. The course descriptions on the website are in the process of being updated and will be completely updated by January 23rd. Click here for details about the articulation process and important upcoming submission and meeting dates.

Extended Day Math Remediation: Our school will be offering Extended Day Courses for students who need to remediate  a semester of Integrated Math 1, Advanced Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, Advanced Integrated Math 2, Integrated Math 3, or Advanced Integrated Math 3. This is an option for students who have earned a D or F on their high school transcript, NOT students who earned a D or F progress grade. Grades earned can be confirmed by viewing the student transcript in the PowerSchool Student Portal. The benefit of Extended Day is students can remediate a course by attending 4 hours of class per week, for 5 weeks (total of 20 hours). Classes will be offered twice a week from 4:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. between January 30th - March 3rd.  IM1/AIM1 on Monday/Wednesday, IM2/AIM 2 on Monday/Thursday, IM3/AIM3 Tuesday/Thursday. The first 36 students to sign up for each course will be enrolled. Please forward this link to your student to complete the

Math Extended Day Request Form. They must sign in with their student account. We will also send this information directly to student emails.

Summer Opportunities: Please encourage your student to check their student email weekly for the Counselor Updates message sent from our counseling secretary, Sandy Kish. Last Friday, January 6th, we shared some summer opportunities for students.


Semester 1 Grading Period Ends on January 20th

Next Friday, January 20th is the end of the semester 1 (S1) grading period. Final semester 1 grades will be available via PowerSchool on Friday, January 27th. Paper reports will not be mailed home.


Scripps Ranch School Committee Meeting - a message from our Scripps Ranch School Committee

The Scripps Ranch School Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m via Zoom. The topic is parent organization and foundation involvement and the presidents of each of our six Scripps Ranch school groups will provide updates on their activities. Use the following link to sign up to attend: The Zoom information will be sent to you on Tuesday, January 17th.


Input on Math Placement Policy - a message from SDUSD

Over the past year the SDUSD math team met with each cluster to listen and share information about math. The information will be used to draft a new accelerated math placement policy. Here is another opportunity for anyone who would like to provide input:

English version

Spanish version

Vietnamese version


COVID Testing Program Update - a message from SDUSD

See the SDUSD COVID Testing Email sent on 1-12-23 for details.


What I Wish My Parents Knew Event - Reminder

I am excited to announce that Scripps Ranch High, in association with the SRHS Foundation, will host our annual “What I Wish My Parents Knew” event on Monday, February 6th from 5 – 6:30pm in the SRHS Library. The event is a mental health and wellness resource fair as well as a venue for adults to understand the child perspective of pressure and difficulties that children face today. Each year this has been an extremely powerful night, with mental health and wellness organizations around the county sharing resources and important information. The event is highlighted by a student panel featuring our own SRHS students. During the student panel, SRHS students share the tough obstacles they face in today’s society and how that affects them mentally. It is one of the most memorable nights of the year so you don’t want to miss it. Please put this event on your calendar. The event is free and all families are welcomed to attend. 


Senior Class Picture January 26th During Advisory - Reminder

On Thursday, January 26th during Advisory, seniors will take their annual yearbook senior class picture at the stadium. Seniors should check in with their Advisory teacher for attendance and then head towards the stadium.


Student Password Reset Update - Reminder

As indicated in the December 1, 2022 Superintendent email communication ‘San Diego Unified Incident’, SDUSD IT will be resetting passwords as a precaution for all students. Scripps Ranch High students’ passwords will be reset on January 30th and new passwords will be issued January 31st. We will print the new student passwords and deliver them to students during their first or second period classes on January 31st.


Winter Formal - a message from ASB - Reminder

The Winter Formal Dance will be February 4th at the Birch Aquarium.  Tickets on sale now & pricing is as follows:

Jan 9 - Jan 13: $30 w/ ASB card, $40 w/o

Jan 16 - Jan 20: $35 w/ ASB card,$45 w/o

Jan 23 - Jan 27: $40 w/ ASB card,$50 w/o

Jan 30 - Feb 3: $45 w/ ASB card, $55 w/o


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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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