Updates from Dr. Lawson: March 6th, 2022

Posted March 6th, 2021 via the weekly parent newsletter - updates on important March dates, Wednesday career series, covid mask mandates, and counseling.


Parent Message 3-6-22

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Dear Falcon Families,

Congratulations to our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams who have advanced to the Regional Semi-Final in the CIF State Playoffs. The girls will play….and the boys will play….In other exciting news, we are hosting our annual What I Wish My Parents Knew event. This event will be held in-person on March 24th from 6 – 8pm in the SRHS library. Please save the date. I will share out more details as we finalize our planning. During the month of March, students, staff and parents are asked to take the California Healthy Kids Survey. Data from this survey is essential and utilized regularly to inform improvement initiatives on this campus. Over the past 4 – 6 years, school culture and mental health and wellness have been some of the biggest areas we have focused on improving, so we hope you will take the time to take the survey so we can assess and continue to grow. In today’s update, I’ve included some reminders, information about the Wednesday College Series, yearbook updates, and more. Here are the latest updates as of 3-6-22.

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

Important March Dates - Reminder

Monday, March 21st will be a 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. School will be closed for Spring Break March 28th – April 1st.

Progress Report Grading Period 3 Ends

This past Friday, March 4th was the end of the Progress Report 3 (P3) grading period. Grades will be available via PowerSchool on Friday, March 11th. 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.

What I Wish My Parents Knew Event

I am excited to announce that Scripps Ranch High, in association with the SRHS Foundation, will host an in-person “What I Wish My Parents Knew” event on Thursday, March 24th from 6 – 8pm in the SRHS Library. The event is meant as a mental health and wellness resource fair as well as a venue for adults to understand the child perspective of pressure and difficulties that children face today. We are still solidifying some final details so I will share more specific details at a later date.

California Health Kids Survey – Parent Version – Closes March 25th

The California Healthy Kids Survey is one of the most essential pieces of data we use to assess our progress as a school in terms of school culture, safety, school connectedness, promotion of parental involvement, etc. Traditionally, we have an extremely low participation rate from parents and we’d like to change that this year. We'd like to ask you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions of Scripps Ranch High. This Link: CA Healthy Kids Parent Survey Info explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your parent-survey URL and access instructions. Students have a different link and will be taking the survey in class this week. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

SDUSD Indoor Mask Mandate Will Remain

On February 28th, SDUSD sent this Link: Indoor Mask Mandate Update to all staff and families regarding the indoor mask mandate. Click on the link to read the message in full. In short, it says that although California’s indoor mask mandate for schools will expire March 11th, SDUSD will exercise its local control to maintain the indoor mask mandate at this time.

March Take Out Thursday Fundraiser

Starting this Thursday, the class of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 will be hosting a month long

takeout Thursday fundraiser. Support your classes by participating in takeout Thursday each Thursday this month. Be sure to mention you are with Scripps Ranch High School when you check out!

March 3rd: EL Pollo Loco @ 3:30-9 - 10715 Scripps Poway Pkway

March 10th: Board and Brew @ 3-8 - 9880 Hibert St Ste e-3

March 17th: Chile Peppers @ 3-8 - 10299 Scripps Trail

March24th: Rubios @ 3-8 - 10785 Scripps Poway Pkway

2022 Yearbooks

2022 Yearbooks are still on sale! PreOrder your book by this Friday, March 11th to guarantee yourself a book (deadline has been extended a week)! Extra books will be sold leading up to distribution in June (as well as at distribution while supplies last). You can buy a yearbook now at the finance office on campus or online at school cash! Books are now $90.

Wednesday Career Series

The Wednesday Career Series scheduled for March 9th from 1:05-1:35pm in the Library will feature Careers in Art presented by Alex Sinclair, Freelance Artist, Colorist for Marvel and DC Comics. All students are welcome to attend. Please visit the Scripps Ranch High School Foundation's College Corner for more information: https://srhsfoundation.org/college-corner.

Family Engagement A-G Workshops – from the SDUSD Family Engagement Department

Did you know that most future jobs require education beyond high school? San Diego Unified's Family Engagement Department will present a workshop about the A-G college requirements and classes your students need to take in middle and high school in order to prepare them for college and career. The topic will be presented on Thursday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and Monday, March 14 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Interpretation services will begin 15 minutes before the start of each meeting. More details are on our Family Engagement website calendar at SDUSDfamilies.org. If you need interpretation in another language, please click on the link and fill out the form at least 3 days ahead of the workshop: https://forms.gle/q3phGumNNaM3STDs9

Please join us for this session at the Zoom link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/87584131613 or Zoom ID: 875 8413 1613.

Safety Reminders

See this Link: Safety Guideline Highlights 2021-22. The indoor mask mandate will remain in SDUSD.

Counseling Updates

Summer School

Click here for information about the district's Level Up Extended Day Learning Opportunities, including remediation summer school.

SDCCD Promise Scholarship (Free College Tuition)

The sessions are for 9th-12th grade students in San Diego Unified that would like to learn more about San Diego Promise. The San Diego Promise Program provides class of 2022 eligible graduates who plan to attend San Diego City, Mesa, or Miramar college with up to two years of free tuition and academic support towards completing their academic and career goals! Click here to see dates and times offered, and to register for a session.


Over the past three weeks, Counselors have now met one-on-one with all 9th-11th graders through their English classes. Counselors will be meeting with current 8th graders this week.

Course Change Requests for Next Year

Students were allowed to change their course requests in their one-on-one meetings. If students want to make new changes they will have an opportunity to request a level change in core subject courses (English, Math, Science and History) in June on a form that will be provided by counseling. Students who would like to change their elective classes will be able to make that request during Kick-Off in August. We appreciate your understanding that counselors will not be able to respond to course request changes via email and all future changes will need to be requested at the predesignated times shared above.

Counselor availability during Articulation

We appreciate your understanding that it may take longer to return messages and we will not be able to schedule additional meetings until we have completed the articulation meetings with students.

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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