Updates From Dr. Lawson: October 17th, 2021

Posted on October 17th, 2021 via the weekly parent newsletter - updates on football games, Wednesday college and career series, and senior application information.


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Dear Falcon Families,

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday evening. I want to remind you that tomorrow, October 18th, is a minimum day. School starts at 10:55am and ends at 3:33pm. Campus will be open beginning at 10am. This coming Friday is our rivalry football game vs. Mira Mesa High. Tickets get sold out every year so buy your tickets early through GoFan. The details are below. I have also included details about the Wednesday College Showcase next Saturday, October 23rd. A big thank you to the SRHS Foundation for hosting and coordinating this event. Below you will also find some counseling updates and some safety reminders if you need to reference them. Here are the latest updates as of 10-17-21.

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

Minimum Day Reminder

Reminder that this Monday, October 18th is a minimum day. School starts at 10:55am and ends at 3:33pm. Campus will be open beginning at 10am.

Continuing Student Packet

Over the next week, emails are being sent out via Parent and student ” sandi.net emails” to those who are missing all or parts of the “Continuing student packets.” Please return the forms that were attached to your particular email to Mrs. Kish in counseling.

Buy Tickets to the Football Games Early – Tickets will be sold out!

This coming Friday is our big rivalry football game, Scripps vs. Mira Mesa. We call this the “Battle for the 15.” The team who wins keeps the “Battle for the 15” trophy and proudly showcases it in the front office. Of course, we expect to take home the trophy this year. Traditionally, this is the biggest game of the year and we are hosting it at SRHS. Each year tickets get completely sold out before halftime so purchase them early. You can use GoFan to purchase tickets. Click this Link: GoFan Flyer to purchase tickets.

Exhibiting Falcon PRIDE and Sporting Events

Please see this Link: Falcon Pride at Sporting Events for a letter from me regarding the importance of positive conduct at sporting events.

Wednesday College Series and College Showcase

The Scripps Ranch High School Foundation is excited to announce the Wednesday College Series this Wednesday, October 20, 2021 will feature the admissions counselors from: Muhlenberg University; Northern Arizona University; Purdue University; Seton Hall University; University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, University of Iowa; University of Missouri; University of New Mexico,; University of Tulsa; and Willamette University.

For information about upcoming college fairs and presentations, please visit the SRHS Foundation College Corner: https://srhsfoundation.org/college-corner

The College Showcase

The Scripps Ranch High School Foundation in partnership with Explore Solutions is excited to host The College Showcase! This event will feature over 70 campuses and will be held in the quad at Scripps Ranch High School on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1-3:30pm. All Scripps Ranch High School students and their families are welcome to attend. To obtain more information about this wonderful opportunity, please visit these links:

The College Showcase Flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zK79PbgIsWwqyXTyssvyf-z_YM6JFmYD/view?usp=sharing

The College Showcase Program:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sAfbv3Vshb8dgMUIC9alkWqAPET2ZftJ/view?usp=sharing

40 Questions to ask College Counselors:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cYYfRfG7KNq6_NR7rF4143puTOIlh6Uv/view?usp=sharing

Safety Reminders

See this Link: Safety Guideline Highlights 2021-22 for the highlights of the safety guidelines. No new updates as of this week.

Counseling Updates

Counselor Availability

During lunch counselors are available outside of the counseling office to assist all students on a drop-in basis. Please encourage your student to stop by if they have any questions or concerns; this is a great way to get help! Students still have the option to schedule a separate meeting with their counselor if needed. Click here to see the counselor new alpha breakdown.

Progress Grades

Progress grades are available in the student PowerSchool accounts. Hopefully, your student has been doing well in their classes, however if there are any classes of concern, encourage them to reach out to their teacher to create a plan for how to get back on track https://www.srhscounseling.com/class-recovery-plan. Many teachers offer tutoring and there is also peer tutoring offered in the library Monday through Friday after school.

9th Grade Presentation

The Freshmen Presentation will be given during English classes on 10/20 & 10/21. The presentation and Freshmen Resource Packet will be made available on the counseling website after all presentations are complete. Counselors will be in the English classes on 10/23 as a follow-up for any questions that may arise after watching the presentation and reviewing the packet.

Common Application - Mandatory FERPA Waiver to Send Transcripts

Seniors using the Common Application to apply to colleges will need to complete the FERPA waiver and upload a screenshot of the completed waiver onto their Storyboard in Xello. Click here for information about the FERPA waiver and how it can be added to the storyboard. School forms, including the student transcript, cannot be sent until the FERPA waiver is uploaded into Xello with the correct information showing.

Senior College Application Labs

Senior College Application Labs will be offered in the Falcon’s Nest (tables by the cafeteria) on Tuesdays from 8:45 A.M. - 9:40 A.M. and Thursdays 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (The labs will run from 10/12 -11/18). Students must bring a laptop/chromebook with them. College Labs are available on a drop-in basis for students, no appointment is needed. Students can use the time to work on applications, ask questions, or get their applications reviewed prior to submitting. We HIGHLY recommend having applications reviewed by an SRHS counselor before submitting to ensure there are no errors. Errors can be challenging and time consuming to correct after an application is submitted.

CSU Application Resource

Our SDSU rep shared resource videos to assist our students with the application process. The video links are posted in the Senior Post-Secondary Guide under the link titled California State University.

Juniors & Seniors

Please encourage your student to review their transcript in Powerschool. If they see anything that looks incorrect, please have them reach out to our registrar, Janay Lamar (jlamar@sandi.net).

That’s all for this evening. Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sincerely,

Matt Lawson, Ed.D

Principal

Scripps Ranch High School

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