Parent Message 6-01-20
Dear Falcon Families,
I hope you and your family are continuing to stay positive, safe and healthy. This week is the last full week of the school year with next Tuesday, June 9th being the last day of school. This week we have our seniors picking up their caps and gowns and our remaining students returning textbooks and picking up personal items. Next week we will have a day for seniors to pick up diplomas and a final day for all students to return their textbooks that have not done so. Since there are many details just for seniors, I have included those in the end of this message under the Class of 2020 heading. Here are the latest updates as of 6-01-20
Finals Week Schedule for Grades 9-11
Reminder that finals week begins this Friday, June 5th. Click this () to see the schedule.
Textbook and Pick up Procedure for Students in Grade 11 and Remaining Students
Thursday, June 4th is the day for students in grade 11 to come to campus to return textbooks/equipment and pick up any personal items left on campus. Since we were able to limit the traffic last week with grades 9 and 10, we are going to open up this day for students in grades 9 – 12 who still need to return their textbooks or pick up personal items. To help us prepare for this day, please click this ( ) to tell us what personal items were left on campus and the location they were left at. Please click this ( ) to read the protocol for this return day. 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.
Final Textbook/Equipment Return and Personal Item Pick up
Since some students need to keep their textbooks to study for their finals, we will have a final textbook/equipment return and personal item pickup day on Thursday, June 11th. The process will be the same as detailed above.
Yearbook Pick Up Date is Still TBD
As a reminder, 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. At this time, we are expecting yearbooks to arrive sometime in July to be physically picked up.
SRHS Foundation offers numerous College Resources for students and their families:
The College Network links SRHS alumni with current students to share their college experience. If your student wants to talk to a current student at a college they are considering, or if you are an alumni that would like to help, please check out the College Network: https://srhsfoundation.org/college-network
The College Corner VLOG is a virtual College Fair! Check out the over 40 colleges that have provided 2-minute videos from our local Southern California Representatives. They are located in the video and playlist sections. The Virtual College Fair is updated almost everyday so please check back to see the latest videos!
Please check out the College Corner for updates regarding Virtual Open Houses, Financial Aid Information and Resources to help Navigate the College Search through COVID-19.
The College Corner and College Corner VLOG are available at: https://srhsfoundation.org/college-corner
Summer School – Signing up now!
If your student needs to take summer school to remediate a D, F or NG please have them email their school counselor now to sign up for summer school. Students would only need to remediate a “D” if they plan to apply to 4-year universities, or if their overall GPA is low and they need to bring it up to remain eligible for graduation. If a student knows they will earn an “NG” because their grade is currently an “F” this semester, they will still need to remediate the class if it is one of the minimum requirement necessary for graduation. After the student communicates with their counselor, they will be sent a link to a district required online registration form that must be returned immediately to complete the enrollment process. For more information about summer school and which classes are offered, click here.
CLASS OF 2020 REMINDERS AND UPDATES
Teachers will submit final senior grades by this Thursday, June 4th, at 12pm. Counselors will contact students who do not meet minimum graduation requirements prior to diploma distribution.
Senior Textbook Collection, Cap and Gown Pickup and Celebration
As a reminder, this Tuesday, June 2nd, is the day for seniors to come onto campus to drop off their textbooks/equipment and pick up their caps and gowns from 8am – 6:30pm. We have also planned a celebration to honor them as they enter campus for the first time since the March 13th school closure. There will be balloons, banners, signs, photo booths, etc. On this day, due to safety reasons and traffic with the photobooth, seniors will not be able to pick up personal items left on campus. If a senior needs to pick up personal items, he or she can come to campus this Thursday, June 4th when the 11th graders pick up personal items or Tuesday, June 9th when seniors pick up their diplomas. If a senior cannot pick up their cap and gown on June 2nd, they can do so on Wednesday, June 3rd from 9am – 12pm. Please click this ( ) to read the protocol for this exciting day. One edit from last week is we changed the route to go directly into the quad as opposed to circling around the bungalow parking lot.
Senior Diploma/Personal Item Pick up, Fine Payment, and Chromebook Collection
Tuesday, June 9th from 8am – 12pm will be the day for seniors to come onto campus to pick up their diplomas, pick up any personal items left on campus, pay their fines and return their Chromebook if they checked one out. To limit traffic, students with last names A – L can come from 8am – 10am and last names M – Z can come from 10am – 12pm. I understand there are other celebrations happening on this day so if needed, seniors can come during either timeslot. All fines will need to be paid before a student receives a diploma, so please be sure to return all textbooks on June 2nd. To see the textbooks seniors need to return, students should check the page on the SRHS website. There is a link to Destiny so students can see what they have checked out. It can be found on the page under . More specific details, such as how to pay fines, will be sent out in next week’s message. At this time, there is not a way for seniors to pay their fines online. If we are able to work out a process, I will send this out immediately.
June 9th Senior Celebration
As a reminder, on June 9th the SDUSD graduation website will open with our Scripps Ranch High School graduation page. On the page will be our senior highlight video, pictures and other videos to celebrate the class of 2020 for their accomplishments.
Congratulations to the 2020 Senior Award Recipients! The Senior Awards Presentation and Program are now posted on the front page of the SRHS School Counseling website.https://srhscounseling.wixsite.com/scripps-ranch. You can also click here to view the Senior Awards Presentation and here to download the Senior Awards program.
Award recipients will receive their award when they pick up their cap and gown.
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 () 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
That is all I have for today. Have a great week!
Matt Lawson, Ed.D
Scripps Ranch High School