Parent Message 4-16-23

Parent Message 4-16-23
Posted on 04/16/2023

Dear Falcon Families,


Check out our SRHS FalconPride Instagram page to see some pictures of our wonderful band and orchestra program performing at the Rady’s Shell. Great job to all of our students for their performance and thank you to Mr. Shedd for leading our program. Later this week, we’ll post some pictures of our Find Your Passion event. Groups of SRHS students, led by 11th grader and event coordinator, Kelin Gonzalez, went down to Marshall Middle School to showcase their club activities and talk with the students about exciting ways they can get involved. This event, designed to help students find their career passion, helped connect Marshall Middle School students to their future high school, clubs, and Scripps Ranch classmates. Thank you to Kelin and all of our students who participated in the event.


In today’s update, I’ve included a flyer for the community drug prevention meeting at Marshall Middle School on April 25th, a notification of our “secure campus” drill happening this week, an evite for our Visual Arts Festival, and more. See below for the latest updates as of 4-16-23.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for April & May

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

4/20: Secure Campus Drill during Advisory

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

4/25: Drug Prevention Presentation at Marshall Middle School 6:15pm

5/8: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

5/15: Late Start Modified Monday (School will begin at 9:45am)

5/26: No School due to Memorial Day

5/29: No School due to Memorial Day


April 17th Late Start Modified Monday Schedule

This Monday, April 17th is a modified Monday. During this time, teachers will be either (1) offering revision/reassessments for students or (2) will be meeting with their fellow colleagues to collaborate on instructional practices. Those teachers who are offering revision/reassessment 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 revision/reassessments. We encourage all students who have scheduled revision/reassessment opportunities to take advantage of this time to hone their learning.


Secure Campus Drill Thursday, April 20th

On April 20th at 10:42am we will be conducting a “secure campus” drill.  The drill will take place during the advisory period.  It is an opportunity for our school community to continue with safety training. Please do not be alarmed.  We’ve communicated with teachers and teachers will remind students on the day of the drill.


SRHS Foundation Fundraiser - from the SRHS Foundation - Reminder

Join us for a fun night out to support SRHS! Join us Friday, April 21, 6pm, at Newtopia Cyder, for Sips for Scripps (formerly known as Taste of the Ranch)…your ticket will include:

Dinner from Ono Grinds Hawaiian Bowls

DJ Tim spinning tunes

Amazing silent auction items and raffles (we are still accepting donations!!)

A drink ticket for Cyder, Beer, or the Falcon Signature Cocktail (you can also buy more!)

A fun Adults Only Night Out!

Buy tickets here:

$60/person until April 10th, then $75/person. Flyer


Progress Report Grading Period 4 Ends on April 21st

Next Friday, April 21st is the end of the Progress Report 4 (P4) grading period. Teachers will post grades the following week to be available via PowerSchool on Friday, April 28th. 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.


Drug Prevention Assembly and Presentation - Reminder

There will be an extended advisory time on 4/26 & 4/27 to allow our students to hear from DEA Agent Rocky Herron and SD County Sheriff Crime Lab Director Jennifer Harmon in an engaging presentation about the harms of drug use, including fentanyl. Rocky has presented at numerous schools across the district including a recent stop at Marshall Middle. He'll return to Marshall on 4/25 for the Scripps Ranch Community Drug Prevention Presentation at 6:15pm, joined by Jennifer Harmon and Bill Perno, a NARCAN Educator from SAY San Diego. This presentation is available for all SRHS families to attend in person or virtually to learn how to identify the symptoms of a potential overdose and how to administer NARCAN. If you are planning to attend virtually, click here to register. No registration needed if you're planning to attend in person. Community Meeting Flyer


SRHS Visual Arts Festival - Reminder

Mark your calendars, Falcons! Please join us for the 4th annual Visual Arts Festival on April 28th. Our theme this year is "Being Human." Art and photography viewing starts at 6pm, film shorts start at 7:30. Bring your own chair and blanket to watch in the quad. Free to all, but donations always accepted. See the Evite link here: See Mrs. Francisco, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Jacobs, or Ms. Brady with questions.


Wednesday Career Series

The next and final Wednesday Career Series scheduled for April 19, 2023, will feature a presentation on Careers in Mechanical Engineering presented by Dan Schumann, VP at Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical device company.   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:


FAST Reading Assessment

You may be receiving results of the FAST Reading Assessment already via email as a "Family Report." The FAST is given three times throughout the school year during students' English classes. The last window of the school year is currently open, so your student will be taking it within the next three weeks, the exact day is dependent on their teacher.  To help understand the results, please read them in full and reference this Understanding the Family Report resource. You can also view page 4 of this document for further information regarding the reading test. Asking your student about the FAST may also provide you answers.


Counseling Updates

Extended Day (English and Spanish): There will be an opportunity for students to remediate a semester of English and/or Spanish class starting the week of May1st. The courses will last 5 weeks long, ending by June 2nd. All classes are being taught with a combination of in person and asynchronous instruction.  Classes will give 4 hour’s worth of instruction/work a week for a total of 20 hours. In-person class days require that students be present during the assigned class time. For asynchronous assigned days, teachers will give students work to do on their own. Details about the classes, along with a link to sign up, were sent to student email accounts on Friday, 4/14 from Sandy Kish. Here is the link to the Extended Day Course Request Form we sent students. Students must sign into google using their district login information to have access to the google form. Classes will be filled on a first come basis. The deadline to submit the form is April 24th. All students who are enrolled in an Extended Day class will receive a confirmation email in their student email account from Sandy Kish on April 28th.

Transcript Request (Seniors): Class of 2023, if your student has been admitted to a college/university or needs a transcript submitted for any other reason to a college/university, they must request their SRHS transcript through Xello (National Student Clearinghouse) only. They should not email their request or request through the alumni transcript request link. Students go to to access their Xello account. Further instructions are on the SRHS Counseling website through this link: Students must request at least two weeks in advance as there is a high volume of students requesting transcripts. Most (not all) due dates are May 1st for midyear transcripts to be submitted. Once an electronic request is made in Xello, they are not required to follow up with the registrar. Students can check the status of their transcript submission in their Xello account. Once the request is submitted, it could take up to two weeks to see confirmation of their transcript being sent in Xello and/or received by their college/university.

YMCA Summer Job Opportunities: YMCA is hiring for summer camps


Free Summer Opportunity for current 9th, 10th & 11th graders!:

SWAG: Students With Academic Goals

Weekdays June 21-30  at SD City College daily 9am-12pm

Covers college admissions, types of colleges, financial aid, test-taking skills, UC PIQ and Essay Writing and more.

Includes field trips to UCSD and SDSU

Priority Deadline to Apply: 4/25/23


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 enrichment opportunities will be shared from the district in the spring. The District Summer Enrichment Call Center is now open to assist all district families for support enrolling their child in Summer Enrichment (858) 810-7310. Click here for the district's Level Up website with links to information about all summer opportunities.


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




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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