Updates from Dr. Lawson: May 30th, 2021

Posted on May 30th, 2021 via the weekly parent newsletter - updates on senior events, end of the year activities, CAASPP testing, counseling information, and peer mentoring.


Parent Message 5-30-21

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Dear Falcon Families,

I hope you are enjoying a fun Memorial Day Weekend. Tomorrow there is no school due to the holiday so we will resume on Tuesday, June 1st for our final 2 weeks of the school year. I have a pretty short update today so I have also included some reminders for your reference. The new updates include a link to all of the activities to close off the 2020-21 school year, information for 11th grader students to opt-in to the math and English CAASPP exam as well as details for summer Chromebook care for our current 9-11th graders. Additionally, senior families, be sure to look at the 2021 graduation website a few times a week as we are continually adding information. I am getting very excited to see you all at Petco Park and celebrate the success and achievements of our senior class together. It has been a unique year to say the least! Here are the latest updates as of 5-30-21.

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

Senior Activities and Ceremony Updates

We are continuing to add information to the 2021 graduation website. Be sure to check it out a few times a week to see the latest information. The link to the website is in the header.

End of the Year Activities

See this Link: End of Year Activities for the remaining activities of the 2020-21 school year. It’s hard to believe there are only a few weeks left!

Student Summer Chromebook Info

As mentioned in the end of the year activities documents, students in 9th, 10 and 11th grade will keep their Chromebooks over the summer. We have complied information to ensure students know how to care for their Chromebook so it’s ready for next school year. See this link for the details: https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/srhs-student-summer-tech-info/home.

Opportunity for the CAASPP Exam – 11th graders

We will host the CAASPP exam for those 11th graders that choose to opt in for both English and Math using this Link: CAASPP Exam Opt-in. Students will not take the science portion of the assessment as it is not being offered this year. The assessments will be held over two days:

Tuesday, June 8th ELA approximate time 3 hours (9am-12pm)

Wednesday, June 9th Math approximate time 2 and a half hours (9am-11:30am)

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) that could determine math and English placement in the CSU system. Here is a 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.

Counseling Updates

Course Request Changes for 2021-22 school year

On Wednesday, June 2nd starting at 9:00 A.M. students will be able to see their course requests in the Student Portal through PowerSchool. If a student did not submit their courses in Power School and/or the elective choice google form during articulation, then classes were uploaded for them. If classes look different than what a student uploaded it is because they did not meet the prerequisite during articulation, so their class was changed. Starting on June 2nd, students can complete this google form if they would like to change the level of a core subject class in their requests, e.g. English, math, science, history and LOTE. All elective change requests will be accepted on a different form during Kick-off. Students should confirm they meet the prerequisite for the new level of the course they are selecting on the form prior to submitting. https://www.srhscounseling.com/course-descriptions All forms will be reviewed by counseling and changes will be made if the student meets the prerequisites, there is room in the class and it fits in their schedule. Changes made will be confirmed at Kick-off. Deadline to submit the form is JUNE 6th.

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

Online Summer School Update

The iHigh office just shared that online summer school students will be required to attend school virtually from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. daily and attendance will be taken. Click here for more information about the online iHigh Summer School.

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 options will be available for enrollment on the Level Up SD website 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.

Juniors and Sophomores - We are looking for Peer Mentors!

Has your student been looking for a way to get involved on campus and truly make a difference in someone’s life? If so, this opportunity could be for them! Applications are now available for the Falcon Peer Mentoring Program (FPM). Please have them watch this short video and complete the Google Form Application if interested! If you have any questions, please email Leslie McDonald, advisor for FPM at lmcdonad@sandi.net. Due date is June 7th.

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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 weekend.


Matt Lawson, Ed.D


Scripps Ranch High School