Parent Message 2-5-23

Parent Message 2-5-23
Posted on 02/05/2023

Dear Falcon Families,


I hope to see many of you tomorrow at our What I Wish My Parents Knew Event. We have an amazing panel of students and organizations presenting so it should be a very special night. The event begins at 5pm in the library. See this promo video for more details and to hear from some of the students on our student panel. In today’s update, I’ve included information about purchasing an ad for the yearbook, this week’s Wednesday Career Series, upcoming family engagement workshops hosted by SDUSD, a link that includes summer programming information, and more. See below for the latest updates as of 2-5-23.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for January, February & March

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)

3/3: Progress Reporting Period 3 (P3) Ends

3/13: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

3/20: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

3/27 - 3/31: Spring Break


Monday February 6th is a Regular Day - Reminder

In last Sunday’s update I indicated that Monday, 2/6 is a Modified Monday. This is incorrect. Monday, 2/6 is a regular school day with period 1 beginning at 8:45am. The next Modified Monday is 2/13.


What I Wish My Parent’s Knew Event

Please join us for a very special event entitled  “What I Wish My Parents Knew” where you can hear firsthand the issues facing our teenage students and resources available to help.   The evening will feature a student panel of our very own Scripps Ranch High School students along with speakers from Mending Matters, NAMI, Wellness Together, SAY San Diego, and SWEAR.   "What I Wish My Parents Knew" will take place on Monday, February 6th from 5-6:30pm in the SRHS Library.  Check out our What I Wish My Parents Knew Promo Video featuring some students on our student panel.


Yearbook Ad Purchase - from the SRHS Yearbook Team

Falcon Families! Want to celebrate your student's memories and achievements in the yearbook? Then purchase your own space in our yearbook with an ad!  Ad prices begin for as little as $40. Act now as ad space will run out soon! Ads are due by March 3rd. Use the link below and the school code 8514.

SRHS Yearbook AD Link:

School Code: 8514


Wednesday Career Series

The next Wednesday Career Series scheduled for February 8, 2023, will feature Careers in Business with presentations by Kelly Melancon, Accountant, and Danielle Jackson, Marketing Executive.  Please come to the library from 1:05-1:35pm to hear all about career opportunities in business.  All students are welcome!  Please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation's College Corner for more information:


Family Engagement Workshops - from SDUSD

The following workshops are available to all families:

Internet Safety: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Child

Part 1: Wednesday, February 1st | 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Part 2: Wednesday, February 8th  | 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Understanding Reclassification: Why is it Important for Your English Learner

Thursday, February 2nd | 10:00-11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Monday, February 6th|  5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom


Summer Programs Information - from SDUSD

We are excited to announce our Summer Program options for all current San Diego Unified School District students enrolled in Universal Transitional Kindergarten through high school.

Please click here for information on Summer Academics, Extended School Year (ESY), Summer Enrichment, Summer PrimeTime and other exciting opportunities for your child during Summer 2023! Summer Programs Information Link



Senior Families, this is a reminder to complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act applications. The application window opened on October 1 and closes March 2nd 2023. 1) create your FAFSA ID account and 2) start gathering the documents needed to start the FAFSA application. Gather the documents you need and get started!


Counseling Updates

2023 Summer School (Level Up): The umbrella term for all summer options provided by the district is called “Level Up”. This includes remediation of classes not passed and classes that can be taken for enrichment. If your student needs to remediate a D or F grade earned on their high school transcript, please click here to access the request form. Only fill out the first page. The counselor will use the student transcript to select the correct courses on the second page. Once the form is completed, please have your student submit it to Sandy Kish in the counseling office. Details about dates and times can be found on the form. The priority deadline for requesting summer school is April 1st. The enrichment opportunities will be shared from the district in the spring. Click here for the district's Level Up website with links to information about all summer opportunities.

Counselor Availability: The articulation process started on January 23rd and runs through the beginning of March. During this time we are presenting and sharing information with students, reviewing course requests entered into PowerSchool and then meeting one-on-one with all students (8th-11th grade). We appreciate your understanding that during this time it may take longer to respond to emails and phone calls, and we will not have much time for additional meetings.

Articulation 2023-2024: Articulation cards and online requests were due this past Friday, Feb 3rd. Counselors will be following up with all students through one on one meetings during English class. If there were any errors made while inputting requests that need to be corrected, or a student needs to make an adjustment to their course requests, it can be done in their meeting. It is very important that students carefully consider what they have chosen and are confident they have picked the schedule they want for next year by the time they have completed their meeting with their counselor. We create the master schedule based on the student selection of classes now, so future changes cannot be guaranteed. Counselors will be meeting with the current 9th graders 2/13-2/16, current 10th graders 2/21-2/24 and current 11th graders 2/28-3/3.

Midyear Transcript Requests:  Students should confirm how they applied to a college (via the Common Application website or a different application site) and the college’s application requirements, before determining if a midyear transcript is needed. Students who applied to a college through the Common Application and already had an initial transcript sent, do NOT need to request a midyear transcript, a midyear transcript will automatically be sent to those colleges by February 10th. All midyear transcripts besides the ones going to a Common Application School, will need to be requested by a student through their Xello account.

Volunteers Needed!: Miramar Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their Miramar Elementary School Family Science Nights on February 7th and March 7th. Click here for more information.


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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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