Updates from Dr. Lawson: January 17th, 2021

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Posted January 17th 2021 via the Weekly Parent Letter - updates on athletic seasons from CIF, PSAT details, articulation information, and the upcoming CSF window.


Parent Message 1-17-21

Dear Falcon Families,

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday evening. As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, January 18th. This week CIF made some major decisions pertaining to the athletic season, so I have included those details below. Also included is information about the PSAT, a COVID update from Superintendent Marten, articulation updates and more. Here are the latest updates as of 1-17-21.

* Please forward this message to your child’s email account so they have all the latest info. ASB will also include blurbs from my weekly messages on their Instagram @scrippsranchasb.

PSAT Updates

We are in the process of making our final preparations for the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26th. We will reach out to those families who signed up for the test this coming week to schedule a meeting to go over the details. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help us during the “check-in” part of the PSAT. We truly appreciate your help. We will reach out to you once we finalize the PSAT details.

Athletic Updates

CIF has announced they are officially opening the CIF season on Monday, February 1st for some sports in the purple tier. See this Link: Athletic Update as of 1-15-21 for all of the latest details.

Quarter 2 Closes January 22nd

Quarter 2 closes this coming Friday, January 22nd. Quarter 2 grades will be available to view on Friday, January 29th via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Due to the school closure, report cards will not be sent home.

COVID Update from Superintendent Marten

This Link: COVID Update was sent to families this past Tuesday, January 12th.

No Place for Hate (NPFH) Pledge

No Place For Hate is a school wide initiative, sponsored by the ADL (Anti-Defamation League). The focus of our site NPFH committee, made of students, staff and community members is the creation of a SRHS campus that values Equity and Inclusion for all students and social action against Anti-Bias and Anti-bullying behaviors. Throughout the year, we will facilitate several virtual events/activities to highlight areas of need on our campus. This is a student-driven initiative, because our students know the climate and culture of our school better than anyone else. Our website is: https://noplaceforhatescrippsranchhigh.weebly.com. We will be sending out two videos explaining the "What and the Why of NPFH." One of our first tasks will be a virtual signing of the No Place For Hate pledge which can be found on the website or here. All students and families are encouraged to sign the pledge. More information about the program can currently be found here. Please contact the No Place For Coordinator Josh Rosenberg if you have questions at jrosenberg@sandi.net.

Counseling Update

Articulation for the 2021-2022 School year:

The articulation process for choosing next year’s classes will begin February 1st and will take approximately two months to go through all four grade levels. More information about articulation and specific dates for each grade level will be shared in next week’s message. Now is a good time for students to speak with their teachers about recommendations for next year. We are in the process of updating the course descriptions for the February 1st start date, however, you can still access this year’s course descriptions as a reference. https://www.srhscounseling.com/course-descriptions

Last week of Quarter 2!

If your student is earning a D or F in any of their classes, please make sure they reach out to their teacher to see how they can raise their grade.

If a student wants assistance from a peer tutor, please have them complete this form and they will be matched with a tutor.


Mid-Year Transcripts

Students do not need to request Mid-Year Transcripts, those will automatically be sent to all schools in which they requested an initial transcript to be sent. All mid-year transcripts will be sent the first or second week of February once quarter 2 grades have been uploaded to the transcripts by the school district.

CCAP Miramar Classes:

If your student is taking a CCAP Miramar class through Scripps Ranch High School in the Spring, classes will start on February 1st. Prior to the class starting, students will receive a message directing them to access their mySDCCD accounts. Students may not see the new class in their Canvas Portal until the course officially starts.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

Please see this Link: Scripps Ranch High SARC Notification Letter for information regarding our School Accountability Report Card.

California Scholarship Federation

The California Scholarship Federation Application window is February 1st – 12th. Please see this website for detailed information: https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/srhscsf/events

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.


No school Monday, January 18th.

Quarter 2 ends on Friday, January 22nd.

That’s all for today. Have a great week!


Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School