Parent Message 4-17-22

Parent Message 4-17-22
Posted on 04/18/2022

Dear Falcon Families,


I hope you had a great week. I want to remind you that tomorrow, April 18th is a minimum day. School will begin at 10:55am and will at end at 3:33pm. The gates to the school will open at 10am for students. For senior families, I have provided numerous updates under the “counseling updates” section of this message so be sure to read them to have all of the latest information. I want to remind you that the WACAC College Fair will be taking place at Scripps Ranch High this Saturday, April 23rd from 1 – 3pm. Preregistration is highly recommended. In today’s update, I’ve provided some important information about CAASPP state testing, a message about Earth Day from our ASB, and more. Here are the latest updates as of 4-17-22.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for April

4/18: Late Start Minimum Day. School will begin at 10:55am and will end at 3:33pm. The gates to the school will open at 10am for students.

4/22: End of Progress Report 4 Grading Period.

4/23: WACAC College Fair 1 – 3pm


Progress Report Grading Period 4 Ends on April 22nd  

Next Friday, April 22nd 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 29th. 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.


Earth Day Challenge – A message from Scripps Ranch High’s ASB

Hello Scripps Ranch High School parents,

ASB is hosting an earth day challenge throughout the month of April! There are bins located at the front of the school where you can donate your old clothes and shoes to those in need. If you have any items you don’t need anymore, please donate them! This will benefit the PEOPLE of our PLANET. 


WACAC College Fair at SRHS April 23rd 1 – 3pm

On Saturday, April 23rd from 1 – 3pm Scripps Ranch High will be hosting the Western Association for College Admission and Counseling (WACAC) college fair on Saturday, April 23rd from 1-3pm.  This event will feature over 170 campuses including almost all of the UC Campuses. Preregistration for this event is highly recommended. See this Link: WACAC College Fair for details and registration information.


CAASPP – for 11th and 12th Grade Families


You may have already received the following communication sent out by the district CAASPP Parent Letter 2022at the end of last month. Our site will be administering the CAASPP Smarter Balanced assessment for English Language arts and mathematics to our 11th grade students and the California Science Test (CAST) to our 11th and 12th grade students. Our 12th grade students have not taken the CAST due to school closures through the pandemic and as stated in the letter above, students take it once while in high school. Please see the updated 2021-2022 Falcon Time Schedule for the updated information on the dates and bell schedule for our testing. The data the CAASPP provides to our site is valuable. We will provide updated information on statewide testing as we approach our site’s testing window beginning Monday, May 23rd. In the meantime, please view the link to SDUSD Assessment Services for further parent information.  

CAASPP Participation Rate Penalty

With the resumption of statewide CAASPP testing, 2022 marks the first year that the new, more significant penalty will be imposed for testing fewer than 95% of students on CAASPP assessments. The prior, “modest” penalty is replaced by a more rigorous penalty that assigns the Lowest Obtainable Scale Score (LOSS) to a sufficient count of students to bring a school to the 95% threshold. This Link: CAASPP Participation Penalty Example provides an example that compares the marked difference in the penalty between the old and new methods. 

Given this change to the penalty for not meeting the 95% threshold, it is very important that students take CAASPP testing seriously and participate fully. Typically, we have some of the highest CAASPP scores in the district/county, so we want that to continue and do not want our scores effected by this participation penalty. Support in this area would be greatly appreciated.


K-12 Hunger Action Hero Contest – A message from SDUSD

Feeding San Diego in partnership with the Comic Con Museum invites K-12 students across San Diego County to design their own Action Hero character who helps end hunger. 

The winning submission will have their character brought to life by Allan Lavigne, famous costume and prop designer for the Iron Man and Captain America franchises. 

Submission Deadline:  Friday, April 22. Winner announced: Friday, May 13. 

Please visit Feeding San Diego or see the Link: Flyer and Social Media Posts


Safety Reminders

See this Link: Safety Guideline Highlights 2021-22. No new updates this week.


Counseling Updates

Summer Level Up UC Scout Classes

Our district will be offering an opportunity for students to be able to take AP classes this summer that can be included on the District transcript. Our Level Up AP Courses offered through UC Scout this summer are independent study, asynchronous courses. The courses begin June 21 and conclude August 18. Students work at their own pace, but must complete the course before or on the end date of August 18.  Please keep in mind these are very advanced courses, teaching college level material, condensed into just two months. Students should only sign up for a course if they have time to dedicate to this level of academic rigor. If your student is interested in earning first time credit in one of the AP courses being offered, please tell them to fill out this form by Friday, April 29, 2022. Once your student has expressed interest, they will receive an email correspondence beginning of May with all information pertaining to how to register through UC Scout. (Courses being offered are listed on the form.) An email with this information was also sent directly to all students in the Class of 2023, 2024 & 2025.

CCAP College Courses Requests for 2022-23

Student requests for the CCAP college courses next year will be DROPPED this week if they are still missing required items. An email was sent from Justina Estrada to students with missing items. Additionally, their Student ID's have been posted outside of the counseling office with what is missing. Please ask your student to check their student email account and/or the list outside of the counseling office. If these items are not completed while schedules are being created, students can lose their chance of getting into a college course.

SENIOR (Class of 2022)

SDSU Presentation for Admitted or Waitlisted Seniors: Our SDSU Admission Counselor will be presenting on student involvement, orientation, welcome week, and more! This is also a great opportunity for students to get all their questions answered.  The presentation is Monday, April 18th, from 6:00 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. via zoom. Students were directly emailed the zoom information from the SDSU Counselor and the SRHS counseling secretary, Sandy Kish.  

Seniors Admitted to a CSU or UC School: If your student has been admitted to a CSU or UC, please make sure they notify the registrar if the CSU or UC college is requesting a midyear transcript. This will prevent a delay in the transcript being sent. The email notification should be sent at the same time as the electronic Xello Transcript Request [email protected]

Students Admitted or waitlisted for SDSU (Re: Midyear Transcript Request): If your student has already emailed the registrar making her aware of their admittance into SDSU, requested their transcript in Xello, and see that Xello portal is marked 'sent' next to SDSU, they do not need to request to have their midyear transcript to sent again. Please be aware that SDSU may not update their portal for several weeks after a transcript is sent by the SRHS registrar.  As long as the transcript is sent prior to the deadline, it will be acknowledged by San Diego State University as being received on time.

Final Transcript Requests for Seniors: As students decide what their plans are for next year,

they may need to request a final transcript sent off on their behalf once they have earned their diploma. Please click here for information to share with your student about requesting their Final Transcript.

Community College Registration Workshops for Current Seniors (Class of 2022): Miramar will host three Pre-Enrollment Workshops for seniors interested in attending the San Diego Community College District (Miramar, Mesa, City) this upcoming Fall 2022! College counselors will provide a college overview, requirements, and transfer information, to ensure students are ready to begin their academic journey at one of the three colleges.  Students will complete steps toward their matriculation process to ensure they receive a registration appointment for course enrollment and priority registration! 

Miramar College Pre-Enrollment Workshops

Registration details:

April 21st 4:30-6pm; Registration:

That’s all for today. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.




Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School

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