Updates from Dr. Lawson: March 7th, 2021

Posted March 7th, 2021 via the Weekly Parent Letter - updates on athletics, yearbook, articulation, and Miramar College.


Parent Message 3-7-21

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Dear Falcon Families,

Happy Sunday evening. I hope you are all continuing to do well as we eagerly await the return to onsite learning. At this time, there are no further reopening updates. We are still waiting on specific information such as what will onsite teaching look like, how many days a week students will be eligible to return, etc. In this evening’s update, I have included our new yearbook website, a brief athletic update, the district’s new reopening website, powerful responses from students in sharing “what they wish their parents knew,”, and more. Here are the latest updates as of 3-7-21

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

Athletic Updates

Athletic information is continuing to change daily so keep an eye on the SRHS athletic website (link in the header). SDUSD along with the CIF San Diego Section will be following the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidelines, which were just updated as of March 4th. Here is the Link: CDPH Sports Safety Guidelines if you’d like to read the guidelines. The latest update is the bullet point towards the top of the document that starts with “Updated on March 4, 2021…” At this time, SDUSD, CIF, and the San Diego City Conference are seeking clarification on several items.

Yearbook Update

Check out the new Link: Yearbook Website for all the latest yearbook announcements and links! Current posts include senior quotes, senior ads, book sales and more! I’ve added this website link to the header as that is where the latest yearbook updates will be collected.

What I Wish My Parents Knew Event

A big thank you to all who attended this special event last Thursday. While we did not record the main session with the student panel, we did record the individual breakout sessions with the presenters. Those recordings are still being organized so I will share them in next week’s update. Additionally, in preparation for the event, I asked students to fill out virtual “post-its” stating what they wish their parents knew about issues they are facing presently as teenagers. I thought I’d share it with you as well since they are very powerful to read: http://bit.ly/WIWMPKPost-Its

Wednesday College Series

The Wednesday College Series this Wednesday, March 10th from 1-1:25pm will feature admissions counselors from Arizona State University, Colorado Mesa University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Texas Tech University. 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 10th.

Reopening Updates Website

SDUSD launched a "Link: Reopening Updates" website to share news and highlight progress. District communications will update this page with relevant information as it becomes available.

Counseling Updates

Articulation Updates:

Class of 2022: Last week, junior students were notified to input their course requests into Student Portal AND complete the Elective Choice Google Form by midnight on Sunday, March 7th. Students were also given an opportunity to sign up for an (optional) follow-up, one-on-one meeting with their counselor the week of March 8th- March 12th. The link for booking was sent to students on March 4th and the deadline to book is Sunday, March 7th. Any student who did not upload their class requests into the Student Portal AND/OR complete the Google Choice Google Form, will have them completed by their counselor. All articulation materials are posted on the Junior page on the Counseling website

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 presentation is mandatory for all students (and their parents) requesting a college course. Below the presentation, you will find a slide deck with steps for enrollment. If the steps needed to be enrolled in Miramar College are not completed, the student will not be enrolled in the course.

Senior Students:

Interested in attending Miramar next year? Miramar College Outreach and School Relations, will be hosting three Pre-Enrollment Workshops for all seniors interested in attending Miramar College this upcoming Fall 2021. These workshops will provide seniors with the necessary information to become Miramar College students. Counselors will provide a college overview, requirements, and transfer information, to ensure students are ready to begin their academic journey at Miramar College. Students will complete steps toward their matriculation process to make sure they receive a registration appointment for course enrollment and priority registration. Students only need to attend one Pre-Enrollment Workshop. There are three dates to select from. Please click on the link below the date to register.

March 10th at 1:30pm


March 25th at 1:30pm


April 14th at 1:30pm


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. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School