Parent Message 3-5-23

Parent Message 3-5-23
Posted on 03/05/2023

Dear Falcon Families,


Congratulations to our SRHS Mock Trial team who placed second in all of San Diego County out of 40 competing schools. They had the privilege of competing at the San Diego courthouse last weekend and put on an exceptional performance in the finals. Excellent job! The Falcon Playhouse is back with “Anastasia” the musical. Shows are March 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th in the SRHS theater. See the blurb below to purchase tickets. In today’s update, I’ve included information about the progress reporting period 3 grade, the Wednesday Career Series, a chance to give input on the budget for 23-24, the WACAC college fair, and more. See below for the latest updates as of 3-5-23.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for March & April

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

4/10: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

4/17: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

4/21: Progress Reporting Period 4 (P4) Ends


Progress Report Grading Period 3 Ends on March 3rd

Friday, March 3rd was the end of the Progress Report 3 (P3) grading period. Teachers will post grades this week to be available via PowerSchool on Friday, March 10th. These grades are a formative progress report and do not represent a final summative semester grade. The final summative grading period for semester 2 closes on June 14th.


Purchase Your Tickets for “Anastasia” the Musical

The SRHS Falcon Playhouse is back with their second show of the school year with their spring season show, "Anastasia" (book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynne Ahrens). Anastasia the musical, inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture, is a story that follows the grown up orphan girl, Anya. With no memory of her past, she is forced to desperately work for money in what used to be St. Petersburg, Russia, saving up for a one way trip to Paris. She doesn't know why she must go to Paris, but she has a hunch something or someone from her past is there. With rumors of the Grand Duchess Anastasia arising of her being alive when she was thought to be dead, her new friends, Dmitry and Vlad, help take her to Paris and take her on a journey to the past. Shows are March 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th!

With a cast and crew of over 80 students, everyone is working hard for opening night! One unique thing about Anastasia is the set; the show travels through many contrasting places, such as a train, ballroom, ballet, night club, etc., as well as two different countries. The set designed by Jay Butcher (sophomore) and Michael Chen (junior) is being constructed by student technicians. Along the technical side, Anastasia's costumes are beautiful! Involving royalty, the show calls for gorgeous ball gowns fit for a Russian dance. In addition, we will have a full house of K-8 students in the Scripps Ranch community coming to see the show! Tickets are on sale now! Here is the link to purchase tickets:


Wednesday Career Series

The next Wednesday Career Series scheduled for March 8, 2023, will feature a presentation on Careers in Law Enforcement given by School Police Officer, Jess Allensworth. Please come to the library from 1:05-1:35pm to listen to this great presentation. All students are welcome to attend! Please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation's College Corner for more information:


Needs Assessment and Budget Priorities

Falcon Families, in preparation for our 2023-24 budget development, we are requesting your input regarding the needs of our site that will help inform future budgeting conversations and decision-making processes. The site will use information from this needs assessment to develop budgets and strategies for the 2023-24 school year. All surveys received will be reviewed by the site. To take this survey, complete this Google Form: Needs Assessment and Budget Priorities. Please take the survey by Friday, March 10th.


WACAC College Fair 2023

The WACAC College Fair is coming up in just 2 weeks: Saturday, March 18th 1-3pm.

See the list of 110+ Colleges that are signed up to attend as of now. Register your student to attend today by going to: Pro Tip: Create an email dedicated to the college admission process and register using this email. Something like: [email protected] (students name with graduation year).


SDUSD CAASPP Parent Notification Letter

The following letter was sent to families on March 1, 2023 informing families about the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment. You can see the letter in the following links in case you missed it: English, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.


Counseling Updates

Extended Day (Science and Social Studies): There will be an opportunity for students to remediate a semester of science and/or social studies (history) courses starting the week of March 13th and ending April 23rd. Details about the classes, along with a link to sign up, were sent to student email accounts on Tuesday, 2/28 from Sandy Kish. Click here to view the email. Classes will be filled on a first come basis. The deadline to submit the form is March 8th. All students who are enrolled in an Extended Day class will receive a confirmation email in their student email account from Sandy Kish on March 10th.

CCAP Miramar Meeting (Mandatory): If your student has requested a CCAP community college class during their articulation process for the 2023-24 school year, even if it is not a top choice, they must attend the mandatory CCAP Miramar meeting. The meeting is offered on March 14th and March 15th at 5:30 P.M. Parents and students only need to attend one date. The meeting will take place over zoom

Counselor Availability: February 13th through March 8th, counselors will be meeting one-on-one with all students from 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.

2023 Summer School (Level Up): 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.

Scholarships (Seniors): Many local scholarships have been added to Xello for our current Seniors. The specific scholarships were shared with your student in their Friday Counseling Updates email from Sandy Kish. All scholarships advertised by the school and school district get uploaded to Xello.

Miramar Info Sessions (Current Seniors): Senior students who are interested in attending Miramar next year as a first choice or backup school are highly encouraged to attend information sessions provided by Miramar.  The Miramar representatives plan to talk about the options that are available on the Miramar campus and through their district (Mesa, City, Miramar). Two sessions will be offered in March, covering different topics that will assist in the transition to college. Tell your student to mark their calendar for March 7th and 16th after school (2:38 P.M.- 4:00 P.M.) in room 504. Click here for the flyer.

Session #1: Introduction to Miramar/ The "Why" in your pursuit of College

Learn about the programs offered by Miramar and explore their own purpose in deciding to attend college. We will cover our Academic Programs as well as tools to for academic, career, and personal goals.

Session #2: Academic & Career Pathways (ACPs) & How to Prepare for your first Miramar counselor Appointment

Our college counselor will introduce students to Academic & Career Pathways (ACP's) and the various tools to best support student goals. This will prepare students for their first counseling appointment.



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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School


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