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Parent Message 5-25-20

Parent Message 5-25-20

 

Dear Falcon Families,

 

Thank you all for your continued support during these last few months of Distance Learning. I understand there are many questions about what next school year will look like. At this time, I have received very little information on this as we are focused on this school year and doing the best we can to finish strong. Last week, we received the final guidelines for all students to return textbooks and equipment for the end of the year. That information will be summarized below. Here are the latest updates as of 5-25-20.

 

Memorial Day Week Modified Schedule

As a reminder, since today, May 25th is a holiday, there will be a slight change in the Distance Learning schedule. Please click this (Link) to see the schedule. A modified finals week schedule is also included for your reference. Teachers may or may not be giving final assessments. Teachers will provide details regarding final exams at a later date.

 

Textbook and Pick up Procedure for students grades 9 – 11

Late last week we received guidelines for how students in grades 9 – 11 can return textbooks as well as pick up any personal items that were left on campus or in lockers prior to school closing on March 13th. To help us prepare for this day, please click this (Link) to tell us what personal items were left on campus and the location they were left at. 9th graders will return textbooks and pick up personal items on Wednesday, May 27th, 10th graders on Thursday, May 28th, and 11th graders on Thursday, June 4th. Please click this (Link) to read the protocol for these return days. Students in grades 9 – 11 can keep their Chromebooks until next school year if they checked one out for Distance Learning. Students who are leaving the district need to turn in their laptops on the day textbooks are returned. If a student is returning his/her Chromebook, chargers and hotspots should be placed in bags and labeled with the student’s name and student ID number.

 

Senior Textbook/Equipment Return and Cap and Gown Pick up

Seniors will return their textbooks, equipment, and pick up their caps and gowns on Tuesday, June 2nd. While we cannot replace the excitement that comes with an actual graduation ceremony (which we hope to do later in the summer), we have prepared a special surprise celebration for our seniors as they come onto campus. On June 2nd, there will be banners, balloons, signs, music and other décor as seniors enter campus. With the help of ASB we have purchased 3 photobooths to be on site so students can take a picture with their cap, gown and diploma cover when they pick up their materials. There will also be some special treats given out to each senior to celebrate their success during their four years at Scripps Ranch High School. Some staff will also be present to cheer on our seniors as they enter campus for the first time since March 13th. Please click this (Link) to see the protocol for this exciting day. Please be sure students and families read this protocol so you are prepared to drop off materials and pick up your caps and gowns while following the safety guidelines. Families are welcomed to come with their senior. To limit traffic, please just one car per family.

 

Senior Diploma Pick Up

At a date before June 12th, seniors will return to campus to return their Chromebooks (if they checked one out) and pick up their diplomas. All fines will need to be paid before a student receives a diploma, so please be sure to return all textbooks on June 2nd. A protocol for diploma pick up will be sent at a later date.

 

Class of 2020 Google Classroom

As mentioned last week, on June 9th we will show a “senior highlight” video to celebrate the class of 2020. In order to make our video special, we are asking students to submit videos and pictures that can be featured in the video. The pictures and videos can be submitted via the Class of 2020 Google Classroom. Please click this (Link) to see how students from the Class of 2020 can join the Google Classroom. The join code is cr7vqbi. So far, 201 students have signed up which means we still have over 300 seniors who have not signed up. Please spread the word. The more pictures the better!

 

Senior Awards

The Scripps Ranch Falcon family would like to congratulate the entire class of 2020 and let you know how proud we are of you during these challenging times. We know you are missing your friends and other senior activities, but wanted to make sure we recognized those students that have been awarded Community Scholarships, Department Achievement Awards, 4.0 Scholars, National Merit Semifinalist/Finalist, Valedictorians, and Salutatorians. Recipients of these awards will be posted on the Scripps Ranch High School Counseling website https://srhscounseling.wixsite.com/scripps-ranch Thursday May 28th at 4:00 p.m. We miss seeing you and wish we could celebrate with you. Congratulations to all of you and we wish you continued success in the pursuit of your future goals.

 

Preparation for Virtual Graduation Ceremony

While we are hoping it will be safe to hold a physical graduation ceremony with social distancing later in the summer, we still need to prepare in the event we will need to hold a virtual graduation ceremony. Preparation for a virtual ceremony is a lot of work so we will begin right away. Families, please take a picture of your graduate, it can be casual or if you would like them in cap and gown you can take the photo after distribution on June 2nd.  We are also asking for a short message to be included from the family for your graduating senior. Click this (Link) to see an example of a roll call slide.

Directions to create your own:

Google Slides Steps: Open the link shared of the example roll call slide and on the upper left, go to FILE and then MAKE A COPY (Entire Presentation.) Then title it by the Student’s First and Last Name and student ID number. (Example: Hayden Brooks 123456.) Now you can edit the slide to insert your graduate’s picture and full name of student with a personal message in the text box to the right. Attach the slide you created to an email,  Subject Line: Parent/Guardian Senior Virtual Slide and send to: Amy Hines, Interim Vice Principal, ahines@sandi.net

 A confirmation email will be sent in 24 hours. Please send a follow up email if you do not receive confirmation. Deadline for submission: June 5, 2020

 

Yearbook Pick Up Date is Still TBD

For the first time ever, our yearbook will be made available digitally for all students free of charge. Free access will last from June 2nd (the originally planned distribution date) through June 29th. Digital access will remain open for students who purchased the yearbook. Hard copies of the yearbook are still on sale at the SRHS webstore. Once the yearbooks arrive to our site, I will send out the details of how families can come and pick them up. At this time, we are expecting yearbooks to arrive sometime in July.

 

Senior Students Interested in Miramar College

Miramar College Outreach is hosting two New Student Workshops for graduating seniors. There are two dates to select from: May 26th or May 27th. During the workshops, students will learn about academic programs and majors, how to pay for college, campus resources, and much more.  Students should only plan to attend if they have not yet attended a New Student Workshop via Zoom earlier in the month of May. Students must RSVP in advance, as registration is required to attend. Please click this (Link) to access the flyer to register and RSVP.

 

Pandemic-EBT Eligibility

Families of children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. Most families with children who applied for CalFresh or Medi-Cal benefits do not need to apply. They will get their P-EBT card in the mail between May 12 - May 22, 2020. Families with children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. To see if you are eligible, go to this link (https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/)If you have questions, please call EBT Customer Service Center (877-328-9677). Here is a flyer for further information:  P-EBT English Flyer, P-EBT Spanish Flyer.

 

 

Parents as Partners Virtual Workshops

SDUSD is presenting Parents as Partners virtual workshops on May 27th and June 3rd via Zoom. “Your Child and Life Skills” is on May 27th and “Wellness and Mindfulness” is on June 3rd. When I receive the times and the login info for these sessions I will post it on the SRHS website under the newsfeed.

 

ASB Election Information

The ASB elections will take place this week with polls being open from Tuesday May 26th - Friday May 29th. Please encourage your students to go to their class link and place their vote! Student can log in with their student ID and birthday. 

Class of 2023 voting: https://bit.ly/voting2023asb

Class of 2022 voting: https://bit.ly/asb2022voting

Class of 2021 voting: https://bit.ly/asb2021voting

 

That is all I have for today. Have a great week!

 

Matt Lawson, Ed.D

Interim Principal

Scripps Ranch High School