Parent Message 4-9-23

Parent Message 4-9-23
Posted on 04/10/2023

Dear Falcon Families,


I hope everyone had a terrific Spring Break. I’m happy to announce that our students have the opportunity to hear about the harms of drug use (including fentanyl) from a retired DEA agent who will share real life scenarios and examples to emphasize the dangers. I’ve heard it’s an outstanding presentation so I’m hoping our students will get a lot out of it. Additionally, Marshall Middle School will be hosting a community event with the same presenters so families can learn about the information as well. Full details are in the blurb below. In today’s update, I’ve included information about our upcoming visual arts festival, the Wednesday Career Series, a family workshop on standardized testing, and more. See below for the latest updates as of 4-9-23.


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


Upcoming Calendar Events for April & May

4/10: 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

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 10th Late Start Modified Monday Schedule

This Monday, April 10th 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.


Drug Prevention Assembly and Presentation

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.


SRHS Visual Arts Festival

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. Look for our poster and QR code all over campus. See Mrs. Francisco, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Jacobs, or Ms. Brady with questions.


Wednesday Career Series

The next Wednesday Career Series scheduled for April 12, 2023, will feature a presentation on Careers in Law given by Annie Fraser, Deputy Attorney General and Jennifer Lutz, Shareholder - Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC. 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:


SRHS Foundation Fundraiser - from the SRHS Foundation

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


California Standardized Testing Workshop - from SDUSD

On Monday April 10th and Thursday April 13th the Family Engagement Department will have a presentation to inform families about California’s standardized testing, or, CAASPP. It will review the CAASPP assessments, look at example questions, and give resources to families to help their children prepare. Flyer English | Flyer Spanish


National Letter of Intent Signing Celebration

San Diego Sports Association is holding a Signing Celebration for all high school seniors who are committed to play any level of college sports. It's on April 10th at 8:00 am at the Joan B. Kroc Theater on University Avenue, doors open at 7:00 am, with the event starting at 8am. Refreshments and photo opportunities will be provided. No RSVP required. Visit for more info.


Counseling Updates

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.

2023-24 Student Board Member Application is open:

High school students are invited to apply via this filing form that is due 4/13.

More information can be found here.

Students can contact Stacey Srsic with any questions.

Transition Fair: All San Diego Unified high school students and families are invited to attend a post-high school transition fair on Wednesday, April 12 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Canyon Hills High School courtyard, 5156 Santo Rd. San Diego, CA 92124. The purpose of this fair is to provide high school students and families with community resources related to post-secondary education, employment, housing, and other services and supports to prepare for the transition from high school into adulthood. Local community and four-year colleges, trade schools, potential employers, and community-based organizations will have resources to share with students during the fair. Resources will also be available for students with IEPs and 504 plans.  The fair will feature an onsite computer station where students can receive in-person assistance with job applications. Students should bring their resume in order to access this service. Families and students attending the event can enter for door prizes and purchase delicious cuisine available at food trucks! Free childcare will be available onsite. For questions, please contact Tearsa Coogan [email protected] or Sapna Iyer [email protected].

Transition Fair Flyer

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 priority deadline for requesting summer school is April 1st. The enrichment opportunities will be shared from the district in the spring. The District Summer Enrichment Call Center is now open to assist to 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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