Updates from Dr. Lawson: February 28th, 2021

Posted February 28th, 2021 via the Weekly Parent Letter - updates on return to onsite learning, What I Wish My Parents Knew, athletics, yearbook, articulation, and Miramar College.


Parent Message 2-28-21

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Dear Falcon Families,

There were a lot of updates this week, so I’ll do my best to summarize them below. We are excited about the news of the return to onsite learning and the target return for the week of April 12th. I will talk about that in additional detail below. We look forward to seeing our students back on campus again and making the best of what has been a very difficult school year. Here are the latest updates as of 2-28-21.

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

Return to Onsite Learning

This past Tuesday, SDUSD announced a reopening target for the week of April 12th. See this Link: School to Reopen in April if you did not get a chance to read the email on Tuesday from Superintendent Marten. At this point, I am still waiting on more specific information such as what will onsite teaching look like, how many days a week students will be eligible to return, etc. One thing I do know is there will be an online option for those students who do not feel safe returning to campus. As soon as I receive these more specific details, I will share and I will also hold a Virtual Family Forum to share details live and answer questions.

What I Wish My Parents Knew Event

Our “What I Wish My Parents Knew” event will be this coming Thursday, March 4th at 6pm. The event will include speakers from Mending Matters, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Scripps Ranch High students, and more. To RSVP, complete this Google Form: What I Wish My Parents Knew. The full agenda is detailed inside the Google Form. The Zoom information will be sent to families who RSVP the morning of Thursday, March 4th. For security purposes, please do not share the Zoom information in a public forum such as social media.

End of Progress Reporting Period 3

Progress Reporting Period 3 grades will be available to view on Friday, March 5th via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Due to the school closure, report cards will not be sent home.

Athletic Updates

There will be a lot of updates pertaining to SDUSD athletics over the next course of days/weeks so pay close attention to the athletic website (link in the header). SDUSD along with the CIF San Diego Section will now be following the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidelines for collegiate athletics. Because of this, multiple sports are starting up, seasons have been extended, changed, etc. The best summary I’ve seen is the revised master calendar from CIF. See this Link: CIF Revised Master Calendar to see sports teams’ first days for practice, first possible contest, and last date for the season. These dates are subject to change, so this calendar may be updated.

Yearbook Update

This week we did get permission to start bringing students to campus to take pictures. A plan is being put together ASAP.

Attention Parents of Seniors!! Senior ads for the yearbook are now on sale! Create a special shout out to your senior by designing an ad that will be included in the 2021 SRHS Yearbook! Ads can be purchased, created, and submitted online at www.yearbookordercenter.com. SRHS Code: 8514. Prices are listed online. Deadline to submit your created Ad is April 1st.

Planner Design for 2021-22 – from ASB

Hello, students! ASB is hosting our annual school planner design competition. Create and submit your design for next year’s planner to win a special prize! The submission window is open from Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 16th. Be sure to take note of the design specifications, and then upload your design to Link: This Google Form. All instructions are located at the beginning of the google form and on the ASB Website (News Page), and you are able to submit as many designs as you wish. Voting of the designs will occur from April 19th - April 23rd, so stay posted! Best of luck!”

Wednesday College Series

The Wednesday College Series this Wednesday, March 3rd from 1-1:25pm will feature admissions counselors from Seattle University, TCU, University of Arizona, and University of Idaho. To register for this meeting, please complete this Google Form: Wednesday College Series 2020-21. Please do not register using your sandi.net email, please use another email address. A zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of March 3rd.

Counseling Updates

Articulation Updates:

  • Class of 2022: Current Juniors will start articulation on March 1st. Please remind your student to check their school email on Monday (3/1/21) for information about articulation. The articulation video with directions and supporting documents will all be uploaded to the Junior page on the Counseling website at 3:30 P.M. on Monday, March 1st. The due date to upload their requests into Student Portal(PowerSchool) and submit the Elective Choice Google Form is Sunday, March 7th by midnight. Students will receive another message in their school email account on Thursday, March 4th with a link to book an optional meeting with their counselor the following week, if they have questions or concerns with the schedule they are choosing. Please encourage your student to speak with their current teachers if they are unsure of what course to take next year and use the Course Descriptions on the Counseling website to learn more about the classes and the prerequisites to get into the classes.

  • Class of 2024 & 2023: Current Freshman and Sophomores have completed articulation. Any student who did not upload their class requests into the Student Portal, had them completed by their counselor. Counselors are also reviewing the courses students requested to make sure they have met the prerequisites and can be prepared for success. If they choose classes they are not qualified to take at this time, for many classes it is not too late to be qualified by the end of the year! Please have your student review the prerequisites for the courses chosen to confirm they have met them. This is important so they are aware of whether-or-not they need to raise their grade or earn a teacher recommendation at the end of the year. Prerequisites can be checked on the Course Descriptions on the Counseling website.

Dual Enrollment (CCAP/MOU) for Miramar College Courses next year! (Current Sophomores & Juniors ONLY)

  • There is a mandatory Community College (CCAP) Presentation for all current 10th & 11th grade students (and their parents) who are interested in requesting a Miramar Dual Enrollment (CCAP or MOU) class. You can now view the recorded presentation on the College Courses (Dual Enrollment) page on the counseling website. Viewing the live or recorded presentation is mandatory for all students (and their parents) requesting a college course, so students understand the expectations and commitment, as well as the long-term benefits or consequences based on their performance in the classes. Students should ONLY request college courses if they have met the prerequisites. Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found on the College Courses (Dual Enrollment) page. In the presentation, the process for requesting and being enrolled in a college course will be shared. If the steps needed to be enrolled in Miramar College are not completed (which includes acquiring a CSID number if the student does not already have one), the student will not be enrolled in the course.

  • In a previous message, we shared that a CSID Google Form was needed by March 14th to qualify, please disregard that information. You will ONLY need to do what is shared in the slidedeck. The slidedeck can be found below the recorded presentation. We still also recommend watching the recorded presentation, because additional information was shared as slides were explained and questions were answered.


  • FAFSA/Dream Act: Deadline is March 2nd! It is important to complete the application because it is required if you hope to go to community college for free! Also, there may be campus jobs at any university that require you have completed the application to be eligible for work study. Whether attending a community college or four-year university next year, you never know what you will qualify for, so it is always best to apply!

  • Cal Grant GPA Verification: GPA verification is done for all senior students who were enrolled in Scripps Ranch High School prior to December 4th of this school year. Students do NOT need their counselor or the registrar to complete the GPA Verification Form since this was automatically done by the district. However, if your student enrolled as a senior after December 4, 2020, please have them reach out to their counselor.

Picking up Classroom Materials

For students who need to pick up classroom materials, see this Link: Item Pick-up for the dates and the protocol.

That’s all for today. Thank you and we hope to see you Thursday!


Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School