Parent Message 8-28-22

Parent Message 8-28-22
Posted on 08/28/2022

Dear Falcon Families,

 

We’re excited to welcome students back to school tomorrow to get the 2022-23 school year off to a great start. As a reminder, students are asked to check their PowerSchool Student Portal on Monday morning so they can see what classes they are in. Administration, counseling, and other staff will be circulating around campus before school and during the passing periods to ensure students know where they are going and to answer any questions students may have. Today’s update includes mostly reminders that I included last week, such as the bell schedule for our first day of school, where to park, where to drop off, details for our Week of Welcome and more. See below for the latest updates as of 8-28-22.

 

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

 

Upcoming Calendar Events for August/September

8/29: First day of school

9/5: Labor Day – No School

9/14: Tentative Fall Open House (Last week this was listed as the 15th. Tentatively it is now the 14th in order to limit conflicts with athletic and extracurricular activities)

9/24: Homecoming Dance

9/26: Late Start Modified Monday

 

Directions for the First Day of School August 29th - Reminder

The first day of school is August 29th. For the first day of school, students will report to advisory before they attend first period. We will not be printing schedules for students this year, so students should check PowerSchool the morning of August 29th to see their final schedule. See this Link: First Week of School 2022-23 for detailed instructions and the bell schedule.

 

No School Monday, September 5th

There will be no school Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday.

 

Week of Welcome - Reminder

This year, we are excited to start our school year off with our “Week of Welcome.” During the first week of school, we will have various activities to help students build relationships with their peers/staff, review our Falcon Pride values, build school spirit, increase student connection with the school, and more. During Monday and Tuesday, teachers will give a brief overview of their classes as well as take students through various fun and informational activities. Wednesday and Thursday teachers will begin their classes and students will continue with school culture building activities during their advisory period. The week will finish with a fun mini pep rally on Friday at lunch. We’re looking forward to an exciting week of bonding and fun activities to get the school year started off strong. Students, your teachers will fill you in on the information once you report to class on Monday, August 29th.

 

Student Parking - Reminder

We’ve improved many of our safety procedures to ensure our campus is as secure as possible. For safety reasons, we have moved the student parking lots to inside the campus gates, and the gates will be closed during the school day. Students are no longer allowed to park in the North Parking Lot (this was the senior lot last year). Student parking lots will be the South Parking Lot, the west side of the Bungalow Lot, and certain spots in the parking lot outside of the 700 building. See the Link: Student Parking Lots 22-23 for a visual.

 

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up - Reminder

At Scripps Ranch High, traffic during pick-up and drop-off times has been a problem since our school has “one way in and one way out.” In order to limit traffic as much as possible, we are asking parents/guardians to drop off their students in designated locations on the East Side of Falcon Way, Scripps Lake Drive, or Treena Street. See this Link: Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up for details.

 

Food and Nutrition Services 2022-23 - Reminder

During the 2022-23 school year, students will receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost. Students will be required to use their district pin number to receive the meals. For details, see Universal Meals (FAQ).

 

Counseling Updates

New Counselor Caseloads: Counselor caseloads have changed slightly to best serve our student population this year. Please note which counselor will be working with your student in the 2022-23 school year. The letters represent the beginning of your student's last name. https://www.srhscounseling.com/who-is-my-counselor

Jane Morrill: A - Dek

Justina Estrada: Del - Jof

Leslie McDonald: Jog - Mop

SaraBeth Hatfield: Moq - Sen

Matthew Johnson: Seo - Z

Class Schedules: Parent/Student Portal will become available on Sunday, August 28th at 5:00 P.M. We recommend students view their Official Schedule the morning of the first day of school, in case there were any last-minute changes made on Sunday evening. All requests made during Kick-Off have been reviewed and changes were made when possible.

Class Change Requests: As advertised, class change requests were taken in person at Kick-Off this year. It proved to be very helpful for counselors to speak directly with students about their requests. Students who could not attend in person did make their requests through friends and family members, so their requests are also being honored when possible. Counselors will no longer be taking class change requests.

Error in Schedule: If a student has an error in their schedule, they should come to the counseling office during the period when the error occurs. The following reasons are considered a scheduling error:

Student is misplaced in the wrong level course (e.g. students enrolled in Spanish 1,2 but needs Spanish 3,4)

Wrong grade level course (e.g. 10th grader placed in a 9th grade English class)

There is a hole in the schedule/course missing or a repeat course (e.g. already took Art 1,2 and will not earn credit again)

Please note that all requests were reviewed and the changes were made when possible. Although it is our hope to be able to accommodate all class change requests, it is not always possible due to class sizes and/or periods the classes are offered along with the student's other course selections. Therefore, it is not considered an error if a student's request could not be honored.

College Classes: This year we have been able to offer several CCAP college courses, but due to the availability of some professors we have a few classes being taught asynchronously. Asynchronous classes will be indicated by the classroom "HOME" and those students will not be on campus during that period.  Asynchronous means the course is not taught at a specific time and students are able to view the material on their own time during the week. The professor will make themselves available to work with students during office hours. 

Seniors: We understand that college and college applications are on the mind of many seniors. Counselors will be supporting this process through a presentation, one-on-one meetings, application labs, and providing informational materials on how to navigate the application process (e.g. transcript requests, letter of recommendation requests, etc.). Please reference the Senior Page on the counseling website for information about the supports and important upcoming dates.

 

 

That’s all for today. We’re looking forward to welcoming everybody for the first day of the 2022-23 school year.

 

Sincerely,

 

Matt Lawson, Ed.D

Principal

Scripps Ranch High School

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