Updates From Dr. Lawson: September 26th, 2021

Posted on September 19th, 2021 via the weekly parent newsletter - updates on the college career Series, football game, and counseling updates.

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Dear Falcon Families,


I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. I want to thank you for completing the ballot for your parent representatives to serve on our School Site Council (SSC) and Site Governance Team (SGT). Your three parent representatives for SSC will be Christina Riehl, Rich Lawson and Karen Shockley. Your parent representative for SGT, along with our current serving SGT parent representatives Jen Marchesini and Sylvia Borgo, will be Jenny Cornelissen. I look forward to working with all of them this year and making this year a great one. In this update I’ve included some info about Mending Matters, how to buy tickets to the football game early through “GoFan”, the Wednesday College Series and more. Here are the latest updates as of 9-26-21.


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


Mending Matters Class Presentations - FYI


Mending Matters is an outside organization that we contract with for student mental health and social-emotional learning support. Teachers have been given the option to sign up their classes for an introductory presentation so students can learn about the services they provide. Multiple classes signed up for presentations over the next few weeks. See this Link: MM Parent Letter for additional information. When classes sign up for this presentation, Vice Principal Hines will send this letter directly to families.


Buy Tickets to the Football Games Early


We are excited to announce our online ticket selling system, called GoFan, is up and running. With GoFan, you can purchase tickets to sporting events early so you don’t have to wait in line when entering the stadium. Our next football home game is this Friday, October 1st. Click thisLink: GoFan Flyer to purchase tickets.


SDUSD Family Engagement COVID-19 Health and Safety Forum – Rescheduled


Due to scheduling conflicts with multiple Open House/Back to School Night events at schools, SDUSD has rescheduled the COVID-19 Safety for Schools Forum originally scheduled for Thursday, September 23. The new date is now Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm. See the following link for the flyers:English lSpanish


Wednesday College Series


The Scripps Ranch High School Foundation is excited to announce the Wednesday College Series this Wednesday, September 29, 2021 will feature admissions counselors from Boston University, Elon University, Loyola Marymount University, Northwestern University, Pepperdine University, Syracuse University, UC Merced, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; University of Oklahoma, University of San Francisco, University of York, and Washington State University. This weekly event is open to all students and will be held at lunch from 1:05-1:30pm in the 800 Building Amphitheater. For information about upcoming college fairs and presentations, please visit the SRHS Foundation College Corner https://srhsfoundation.org/college-corner


Safety Reminders


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


Counseling Updates


Senior College Presentation and Supports


Last week on Wednesday & Thursday Seniors were shown the Senior Presentation in their English classes. For English 101 students and any other students who missed the presentation, the video and slide deck can be viewed on the Senior page on the Counseling website. Students can also access to the Senior Post-Secondary Guide on the Senior page to help with the college application process, as well as exploring other post-secondary options.


Senior One-On-One Meetings


On Friday students were given an opportunity to sign up for an individual meeting with their counselor. Over the next two weeks counselors will be meeting with seniors to discuss post-secondary plans and supports. If your student did not sign up for a meeting with their counselor yet, they can come by the counseling office during a passing period or lunch to sign up.


New Counselor Alpha Breakdown


Counselor caseloads have been adjusted due to enrollment. The district shared that we may get another counselor, if that happens there could be a slight change again. We appreciate your understanding with these changes, so we are able to give the best possible service to our students.


Please note who your student's counselor is this year.


Jane Morrill / A – Clu


Justina Estrada / Clv – Huf


Leslie McDonald / Hug – Marj


Sara Beth Hatfield / Mark – Sam


Matthew Johnson / San – Z




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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