Updates from Dr. Lawson: May 23rd, 2021

Posted on May 23rd, 2021 via the weekly parent newsletter - updates on the 2021-2022 school year, 2021 senior website, CHKS, CAASPP testing, and COVID 19 vaccine clinics.


Parent Message 5-23-21

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Dear Falcon Families,

I hope you had a good week and are ready to finish off the 2020-21 school year strong. This coming Friday and Monday there is no school due to the Memorial Day holiday. Very soon I will be sending out a survey to families to ask them to choose their learning choice for the 2021-22 school year. I do not know a lot of details at this point, however, I have included what I do know below. I will continue to send out information as I receive it. In this update, I have included additional details for the Class of 2021 graduation ceremony at Petco Park as well as some reminders and the links again for the California Health Kids Survey. Please be sure to complete the survey by May 28th! Here are the latest updates as of 5-23-21.

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

Non School Days

This coming Friday, May 28th and the following Monday, May 31st there will be no school due to the Memorial Day holiday. We’ll be back on Tuesday, June 1st to have a great finish to the school year.

Family Survey: Learning Option for the 2021-22 School Year

For 9-11th grade families. Soon, I will be sending out a survey to ask you what your child’s learning option choice will be for the 2021-22 school year. As of the time I am writing this update, all I know about the survey is that I will be able to run it through Google Forms and not through Illuminate (great news). I am still awaiting details regarding what should be included in the survey. Regarding learning options for next school year:

Families will be asked to choose between two learning options: online or onsite. Families will be given one week to make this decision once the survey goes out. Onsite will be at Scripps Ranch High School with a traditional 6-period day bell schedule from 8:45am – 3:33pm. The school day will match our “pre-covid” school day. Students who choose online will go to school through a central “virtual academy.” This “virtual academy” will not be a part of Scripps Ranch High but will be a magnet school within SDUSD. I understand there may be a lot of questions so I will send out information as soon as I receive it.

Senior Graduation Ceremony Updates

On Friday we received a lot of answers to your graduation ceremony questions. See the 2021 Graduation website (the link is in the header) for the latest details.

California Healthy Kids (CHKS) Survey – Parent Version and Student Version

This is a reminder to please take the parent version of the California Healthy Kids Survey by May 28th. Also, please encourage your child to take the student version as well. Both surveys take between 25-35 min each. Here are the links:

Parent: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/zk9B

Student: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/sDRc; CHKS Details with Link

The parent and student links are different so please be sure you are taking the correct survey.

Reminder: Alternative State Testing

A reminder that Period 2 on Wednesday teachers will give the CORE Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Survey. The survey will take 15 minutes.

Reminder: Opportunity for the CAASPP Exam – 11th graders

I apologize, I’m still waiting on additional details. Here is the info that I have (same as last week).

There is still an opportunity for 11th graders to take the CAASPP exam if they choose to. 11th graders will have to opt in in order to take the CAASPP. See the below blurb from SDUSD:

Why would 11th graders take the CAASPP Exam?

The 11th grade CAASPP exam provides students with the opportunity to take advantage of the Early Assessment Program (EAP) for math and English placement in the CSU system. If students do not take the CAASPP, they will not have scores available for the EAP program. Here is link for parents and families regarding the EAP program.

Reminder: Free COVID Testing for Students

This is a reminder that SDUSD in partnership with UCSD is offering free COVID testing for students who come onsite for any reason (hybrid, athletes, band, AFJROTC, Theatre, etc.). Please see this Link: SRHS COVID Testing for details. Testing is optional.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

In Saturday’s district email to families, SDUSD shared the opportunity for anyone in the community (ages 12 and up) to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine. Under the latest CDC guidance and recommendation the Pfizer vaccine is available at all school-based clinics for anyone 12 years of age or older:

Sharp HealthCare Clinics from 10:00 am -4:30 pm

Tuesday 5/18: Mira Mesa HS | Wednesday 5/19: Madison HS | Thursday 5/20: Mission Bay HS

UC San Diego Health Clinics from 10:00 am -4:30 pm

Monday and Tuesday 5/17 - 5/18: Hoover High School and Lincoln High School

Wednesday and Thursday 5/19 - 5/20: Morse High School and San Diego High School

Students who attend the school with the vaccine clinic only need a signed parent consent form; all other students will be required to have a parent present. To find more information, visit COVID Vaccine website

Counseling Updates

Summer School 2021

Summer School is filling up! We are still accepting summer school applications, but space is limited so please sign up your students as soon as possible to make sure they get the classes they need! Information about summer school and the required applications can be found on the SRHS counseling website summer school page

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer enrichment programming is being offered by the district’s VAPA, CCTE, and community partners throughout June, July, and August 2021. Enrichment opportunities will include sports camps, STEAM-based experiences, access to UCSD Extension courses, and UC Scout online AP courses. There is limited space in the college and AP courses. All enrichment will be available for enrollment on the Level Up SD website starting May 25th. https://levelupsandiego.org/

Senior Students – Final Transcript Request

Students can view the process to request their Final Transcript on the Transcript Request Page on the Counseling Website. They should NOT be requested on Naviance.

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Changing from “Hybrid” to “Online Only”

If you are interested in changing your learning option to “online only,” please complete this Google Form: Hybrid to Online Only. Within 2 days of this request, the advisory class as well as the PowerSchool icon will be changed to reflect “online only” in your child’s schedule.

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“Online Only” to “Hybrid” Learning Option

If “online only” families are interested in returning to campus for the “hybrid” option, please complete this Google Form: Online Only to Hybrid. I have the Google Form set up to give you a receipt once you submit. Please keep this receipt for your records. We will reach out to you as soon as we are able to accommodate your child.

Picking up Classroom Materials

For “online only” 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 enjoy the rest of your evening.


Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School