Parent Message 10-10-21

Parent Message 10-10-21
Posted on 10/10/2021

Dear Falcon Families,

 

Last week was a lot of fun with our school spirit week and Homecoming weekend! You can see some of the pictures on our Instagram account @SRHSFalconPride. Follow us and we’ll continue to post to showcase the amazing things our students and staff do on campus. I don’t have many new updates for this week. P1 grades will be available to view on PowerSchool this Friday. I included some information about blue slips as a reminder to students that they do need a blue slip before they leave campus. Other than that, I’ve included some reminders as well as our counselor updates. Here are the latest updates as of 10-10-21.

 

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

 

End of Progress Reporting Period 1

Progress Reporting Period 1 (denoted P1 in PowerSchool) closed this past Friday, October 8th. As a reminder, these grades are a formative progress report and do not represent a final summative semester grade. Progress Reporting Period 1 grades will be available to view on Friday, October 15th via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Report cards will not be sent home.

 

Wednesday College Series

The Wednesday College Series, taking place virtually this Wednesday, October 13th from 1:05-1:30pm will feature admissions counselors from San Diego State University. To register for this meeting, please complete this Google Form: Wednesday College Series 2021-22. Please do not register using your sandi.net email, please use another email address. A zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of October 13th.

 

Blue Slips for Medical Appointments/Personal Business

Blue slips for medical, dental or other appointments must be obtained in the Attendance Office before leaving campus early.  The parent or guardian must call the Attendance Office before 9:30 A.M. to arrange for a blue slip. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up the blue slip in the Attendance Office prior to the scheduled release time.  The blue slip must be presented to the teacher to be released from class.  The student must sign out in the Attendance Office before leaving campus and sign back in when they return.  Leaving school grounds without a Blue Slip is considered a truancy.

 

Safety Reminders

See this Link: Safety Guideline Highlights 2021-22 for the highlights of the safety guidelines.

 

District Assessments - Reminder

During the month of October students in grades 9-12 will be participating in three district wide assessments. All English teachers will administer the FAST, a formative reading assessment and in all Math classes students will take the District Essential Math Indicator, referred to as the DEMI. The FAST will be given three times throughout the school year and the DEMI will be given once in the Fall and again in the Spring. These assessments will provide information to teachers to guide instruction. Additionally, all students (9-12) during advisory will participate in the CORE SEL survey, a quick student assessment that measures intrapersonal and extra personal competencies, including self-efficacy, self-management, social awareness and growth mindset. The results of this survey will support our school when making decisions about how we support students when looking at skills, school culture and climate. For further information please refer to links below. 

What is the DEMI

SRHS SEL Information for Families. Opt-Out Notification

 

Counseling Updates

New Counselor Alpha Breakdown

Click here to see the new alpha breakdown.

Juniors & Seniors

Please review your transcript in Powerschool. If you see anything that looks incorrect, please reach out to our registrar, Janay Lamar (jlamar@sandi.net). 

Senior College Application Labs

Senior College Application Labs will be offered in the Falcon’s Nest (tables by the cafeteria) on Tuesdays from 8:45 A.M. - 9:40 A.M. and Thursdays 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (The labs will run from 10/12 -11/18). Students must bring a laptop/chromebook with them. College Labs are available on a drop-in basis for students, no appointment is needed. Students can use the time to work on applications, ask questions, or get their applications reviewed prior to submitting. We HIGHLY recommend having applications reviewed by an SRHS counselor before submitting to ensure there are no errors. Errors can be challenging and time consuming to correct after an application is submitted.

Senior Post-Secondary Supports

Please encourage your senior to use the Senior page on the counseling website, along with Senior Post-Secondary Guide (found on the Senior page), to find information about important upcoming dates (events/webinars/fairs), assistance with the college application process and to learn how to search for potential colleges, majors, and/or careers.

Scholarships

Dingeman/SRCA Scholarship is available on the Xello scholarship list (up to $3,000 award). Scholarship due October 27th. Apply, Apply, Apply!!! To find other scholarship, log on to Xello. 

Financial Aid

The FAFSA application opened on Friday, October 1st. Financial Aid info., Financial Aid workshops through CalSoap, scholarships and reduced tuition through WUE are shared in the Senior Post-Secondary Guide.

College & Construction Trades Fair

Saturday, October 16th from10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Event Flyer  Castle Park High School 1395 Hilltop Drive Chula Vista, Ca. 91911 (outdoor quad; mask required). For more info. Contact Cesar Gamez cesar.gamez@sweetwaterschools.org

 

 

That’s all for this evening. Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

Sincerely,

 

Matt Lawson, Ed.D

Principal

Scripps Ranch High School

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