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End of the Year is Coming!



Happy Late Sunday Serra High!

We have a lot going on so make sure you are checking all the proper places to get important information.


COVID Testing:

To make Covid-19 testing more accessible to students, Covid-19 testing will now be available from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm every Wednesday. This new time takes effect on Wednesday 5/26/2021.

Ashley Martin BSN, RN



State Academic Testing:

We have a testing coming up in a variety of ways this week. Whether its AP Testing or State Testing your child will be participating. Here is the information:


Serra/Canyon Hills High School Spring 2021 Assessments

This year the State requirements for SBA testing of 11th graders in ELA, MATH, and the California Science Test have changed (last year they were waived completely). In lieu of these assessments, all students will take a series of short assessments during their classes this week. The schedule is as follows:




More Information about the Assessments (click here)


SBA ELA & Math Opt-In

Every 11th grade student in SDUSD will have the opportunity to complete the SBA in English Language Arts and mathematics in order to have the opportunity to participate in the Early Assessment Program (EAP) connected to college readiness for the CSU system. This assessment will be offered to students on an opt-in basis after consultation with school site counselors and parents.

If you and your student would like to participate, please email nwillis@sandi.net .


Can parents opt their students out of testing these local assessments?

We strongly encourage participation especially because we are using local assessments that are typically administered by teachers for the purpose of informing instruction and providing feedback regarding the next steps for student learning. Please complete this form to inform us of your opt out choice.


The data we obtain from these assessments are very important to us as a school. We learn about trends and the effects of Distance Learning this year. The scores do not impact your student’s grades or transcript, rather they inform us about areas we can do better. If you have any questions, please email nwillis@sandi.net and I will respond to you.


Additional Resources:

FAQ from CDE regarding 2021 Spring Summative Assessments

FAQ from the District regarding 2021 Spring Summative Assessments


Sports:

Sports are starting to wrap up and SHS Admin have been there to cheer them on through to the end of the year. Here are some amazing pictures I took just on Friday alone. I watched Girls Softball and saw them do an amazing job and shout out to number 23 who stole a base as I was watching. Congrats to Boys Volleyball who had their Senior Night and crushed Mira Mesa also I watched boys Lacrosse. Its so great to see kids have fun while competing,





Here is an Update on End of the Year Operations that you need to know! Mark your calendars!



Seniors!!!!

Class of 2021, 1. REMINDER: You have until this Friday, May 21st to submit scholarship and award information in order to be acknowledged at our Senior Award Night. If you would like to be recognized for your accomplishments (scholarships, awards, etc.) at Senior Award Night, please take time to complete this google form: https://forms.gle/YSM58gc7LmT3mkYv5


2. All Class of 2021 students are required to complete the district’s Senior Survey. You are required to complete this survey before being permitted to receive your cap and gown on May 24th. It only takes 1-2 minutes to complete so please complete it as soon as possible to prevent any delay with you receiving your cap and gown. If you have not already done so please follow these instructions and complete the survey ASAP: Class of 2021 Senior Survey Steps to complete the SDSUD Senior Survey: Class of 2021: Go to Clever: https://clever.com/in/sdusd Log in using your student ID number and password Select Naviance Select About Me (top right corner) Select My Surveys Select Surveys Not Started Select SDSUD Senior Survey: Class of 2021 Complete and submit


Calendar:



Monday: Cap and Gown Distribution (above

Tuesday: School Wide Assessment (see above)

Wednesday: Taking Care of Business--Office and Library --please use this resource!

Thursday: SSC--end of the year business

Friday: Friday is a non instructional day--Enjoy your extended weekend--no classes


Important Dates: Mark Your Calendars!





Athletics

All Serra Athletic Teams are now on Campus! If you would like to participate or find out whats playing and when go to www.goconquistadors.com for more information about signing up, tryouts, practices and games.


Congratulations to the Eastern League Team Champions, Serra CoEd Tennis.

Congratulations to individuals and doubles teams Champions and Runners-up in Eastern League. Good luck in CIF next week.

Edwin Hastings men’s singles first place

Kylee Cochran/Sophie Pavone women’s doubles first place

Chaneol Choi/Mackenzie abeleda mixed doubles first place

Ben Prager/ Kenny Elkern men’s men’s doubles second place

Alex bartsch/ grace stefanidis women’s doubles second place


Great Job!


SENIORS:

Graduation:

Please also see our Graduation website by clicking here: https://serra.sandiegounified.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=27888950&pageId=33330840


PROM:

My understanding is that a Casino Night is being possibly planned for June 5. This gives students their desire to dress up and have a fun night out. More details to come!


Grades:

All senior grades are due June 9th in order to be cleared for graduation. Graduation is a LEGAL ceremony. If you do not meet the requirement you can not participate. No exceptions. PLEASE check your child's grades NOW!!!!! Senioritis is happening.


WORK PERMIT

If you are under the age of 18 and you are hired for a job, you are required to obtain a work permit. The link below has all the information you need to obtain a work permit.

https://sandiegounified.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=27732478&pageId=28619295

Class of 2021: Information will be coming out on a regular basis and usually Dr. Renfree puts it towards to the top her blog. However information can always be found here if not in the main blog section. To join this booster click here:


  • Want to help make this night possible for ALL Serra Seniors? We are so happy to accept parent and community donations to support the Serra Seniors. Donate via PayPal online at www.serra2021boostersclub.com. We are a 501 (3) c non-profit, so your donation may be tax deductible!

The Class of 2021 Boosters has plans for the seniors this year! Please visit

www.classof2021serraboostersclub.com for details and to not miss anything.

We are happy to celebrate the Serra Seniors as we cheer them on into the home stretch!

Questions? Email serra2021boosters@gmail.com.


Class of 2022: To join this booster click here:

https://forms.gle/zSXiMHoBPoNfziUu5


Class of 2023: To join this booster click here: https://forms.gle/ScHWExpLVgjPiv5J6

Calling all Class 2023 Parents! You are cordially invited to:

Calling ALL Class of 2023 Parents!

Are you interested in helping the Class of 2023 Booster Club raise money so the class of 2023 can have some fun events during their senior year? Are you just curious about what we are doing? Do you have some ideas on what we can do? We love ideas and we won't make you be in charge.

Please email: serra2023boosters@gmail.com. with your name and email address to be added to our list.

We zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meetings are :

May 20 @ 6:30pm.

Zoom link to follow separately to all who signed up to be on our list.

Cheers!

Class of 2023:



SPECIAL Earth Day Fundraiser!

Check out this amazing sale! Look for different special offers over the next week to celebrate Earth Day!


Tru Earth will donate 20% of all sales to us, via our link! https://fundraising.tru.earth/serraboosterclass2023

Check out their products and what they are doing!

Every order has FREE Shipping to US and Canada!

Please share with all your earthly friends and post the link on your social media accounts!


Let's do our part to help save our planet and raise money!


Class of 2024: to join click here: https://forms.gle/j2tcARe1FU1jHx9w9

Class of 2024:


Thank you and have a wonderful week.


Dr. Erica Renfree

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