Happy President's Day Weekend!
Happy THURSDAY Serra High!
We had a great week full of being in classrooms and watching learning happen along with working on Athletics and cant wait for the track meet tomorrow (Liz Ward will be there!). We had a great Spring Open House and we also had our 100th day of teaching. That means your child has had over 400 hours of learning and over 900 hours of Serra staff working for you! You are so worth it. In fact.....you all have worked so hard you should take tomorrow AND Monday off; I think I'll do the same :) but before you do read this blog especially the counseling section and the amazing event we have for seniors!
Did you miss Spring AP Night--No Problem! here is the link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14_xifU4bAD5nzTSVIJy1PuQNVzQ887kPHmi6xBkkQH8/edit?usp=sharing
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
In partnership with Gov. Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to COVID-19 to provide free trauma-informed, evidence-based emotional support to parents, children, and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.
MFLAC-Military Family Life Counselor, Audrey Teshima.
SDSU Math Tutors!! (assisting most of our math classes now!)
SAY San Diego: Junior Student to Student made a video about welcoming new kids to school: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CGRZkvUU3us5ofrxNkzZm7Z5ss8eMonR/view
CSF: California Scholarship Federation
If you want to be in CSF, you need to request an application by 2/17/21. All you need to do to request an application. Once that form is submitted, an application will be emailed to you. That application must be finalized by 2/19. To learn more about CSF and request an application, CLICK HERE. Tierrasanta Village
I recently spoke at this group's meeting all about how amazing Serra High is and they were so impressed they wanted to partner with us. They are a group of 65+ year olds and are super spunky!
They came up with an AMAZING IDEA that promotes community service, and academics, and learning!
The Tierrasanta Village would like to invite Serra students to join their book club reading of the classics! Students, contact Sheila Weiner to join. SheilaWeiner@att.net
Senior Drive-In Movie Night!
Serra Seniors, grab your blankets and come watch a movie together at the SANTEE Drive-In!!!!
When: Sunday March 7, doors open at 5:30 PM for 6:30 movie. (Get there early to park near your friends!)
Cost: $10 per person at the entrance
Movie: Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon". You are welcome to stay for the second movie for free.
Snack Bar will be OPEN
Please RSVP HERE for head count https://forms.gle/Qc7qPDLbAyqeoCTF8
*Per theater guidelines, attendees must stay in vehicles during the movie. Face masks are to be worn when out of car.
Monday: No school
Wednesday: Taking Care of Business--Office and Library
Thursday: SSC-- Cancelled and will be rescheduled in about 2 weeks....budget just opened
ASB Student Information!
Here is our cover!
----To order a yearbook click here: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/serra_senior_high_school_buy_yearbook_313/
Please check goconquistadors.com for all the latest on sports as things change daily!
Attention Edgenuity students, February 12th -15th The “Skip tests” feature will be turned on for the Holiday Weekend. Students who are behind and work over the weekend to get caught up will automatically skip over tests. On Tuesday morning, they will automatically be pushed back to skipped unit tests and exams and will not be able to move forward until the assessments are proctored by their teachers. We will be able to unlock your tests again starting at 12:50pm-2pm on Tuesday February 16th.
Attention CCAP students,
Tutoring service: Miramar Community College’ Academic Success Center (ASC), Math Lab, and The Writing and English Language Lab (WELL) will offer both synchronous and asynchronous online tutorial assistance this semester. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. through May 27th. Please see attached flyer.
Meeting for CCAP Students from Miramar Community College:
A Student Advocacy Workshop for the dual enrollment high school students will be held on February, 18th from 2:00PM to 2:30PM. The workshop will be a platform for discussion regarding specific skills and strategies to help students communicate with the instructor and take advantage of the available resources. Please see attached flyer.
Interested students will need to register with the embedded link on the attached flyer. The link can also be seen as follows:https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdu6ppzMpH9R_2BXXI6c0ckgtIT-U7zM4
Hello! My name is Patrick Miencharoen. I am Serra High's Cal-SOAP representative. In case you haven't heard of us before, Cal-SOAP is a state-run organization under the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) that aims to assist high school seniors in completing financial aid and college applications, among other things. If you would like to get assistance in completing the FAFSA/Dream Act application please contact me (or have your child contact me) as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the finicky nature of the SDUSD email firewall, you or your child will need to email me from a non-SDUSD-issued email. Also, before I am allowed to work with your child, please have them complete this very short survey: https://ucsd.mylacai.com/apply.php. Application deadline is March 2nd. Thank you.Attention Senior planning to attend a community college next year:
The San Diego Promise program is a two-year completion program for recent high school graduates who enroll full-time (12 units per semester) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, or San Diego Miramar College. The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: free tuition for up to two years, access peer mentor/success coach, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.
Up to two years of free tuition and health fees
Book grants for eligible students
Access to Peer Mentor/Success Coach
Individualized counseling and guidance support to help you complete your educational goals
Must be a first-time college student
Must be Class of 2021 high school graduate (H.S. Diploma or GED)
Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
Must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to DSPS students with eligible academic accommodation)
Must maintain a 2.0 college GPA
Attend an on-campus Promise orientation
Sign a Promise contract
Enroll in at least 12 units by September 7, 2021
Meet with a counselor each semester
Complete a comprehensive education plan by the end of your first year
Complete steps 1-4 by June 11th for priority registration and admission to the program.
Step 1: Complete a Fall 2021 application for admission at City, Mesa, or Miramar College.
CA Dream Act- https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
School Codes for FAFSA or Dream Act applications:
- City College: 001273
- Mesa College: 001275
- Miramar College: 014172
Step 3: Complete a Promise application.
Step 4: Complete an online orientation and meet with a college counselor for an abbreviated education plan.
Step 5: Attend an on-campus Promise orientation and sign your Promise Contact.
For additional information on the San Diego Promise Program, please contact our Outreach offices:
City College First Year Services (FYS)
Mesa College Outreach
Miramar College Outreach
Wanna go to Spain in 2022?
If you have driven on Santo past Serra, you may have noticed the banners that we hung supporting our Serra Seniors! We are inviting parents, families, and the community to get creative and make posters to add to the fence! Individual families (no gatherings please) can put up posters or Boosters members will come pick up your poster and hang it up! Laminated posters or vinyl banners (1DayBanner.com) are encouraged, so that they will endure the elements. Let's show our seniors we are rooting for them as they come into the home stretch of high school! Email email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have questions or would like your poster put up.
The Seniors can also look forward to a gift from the Boosters when they drop off and pick up their textbooks this next week: face masks with "Class of 2021" printed on the side and "Serra Senior" yard signs for families to proudly put on display!
Our next Class of 2021 Boosters meeting is Wednesday Feb. 24 at 6:30 PM.
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.
Class of 2022:
Class of 2023:
Calling all Class 2023 Parents! You are cordially invited to:
Class of 2023 Parent Boosters First Meeting –
Why: Let's meet our Sophomore parents and learn what we do as a Class Parent Booster.
When: Wednesday February 17, 2021 @ 6:30pm via zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85478088936?pwd=T3ZKdTBmZXFGYWhpc2Z0eDRkQVcyUT09 Meeting ID: 854 7808 8936 Passcode: 6VQZfX
Class of 2024 Parent Booster First meeting will be on 2/10 6:30pm via zoom. Meet other Freshman parents, learn what the Parent Boosters do and why and share ideas. Signup to receive class of 2024 Parent Booster e-mails at Serra2024boosters@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 2564 4650
Passcode: 137180Have an amazing weekend!
Dr. Erica Renfree