Happy Sunday Serra High!
WASC was a huge success. The committee was the same as before I was principal and said that in their opinion the school has made tremendous gains in such a short amount of time and is now offering stellar programs and is also seeing great success including high graduation rates, higher testing scores, and increasing enrollment. Mostly though they said after talking to every group that it is a student centered school and people want to come and learn and work here.
That is a massive compliment from a team like that. I want to thank everyone that was asked to participate including our WASC teaching committee staff who wrote everything needing to be submitted (a small books worth!) led by Tonia Brooks Math Teacher! We could not of done it without her.
Athletics is starting! Games are coming! and SHS staff is ready to go and are so excited for it. Athletes are doing an amazing job complying with COVID protocols!
Reopening of School
Teachers and educator have all received the information they need to sign up to get vaccinated and have had their appointments. This is the first step in getting more students back on campus. While thats all the details I have right now it is good to see the County prioritizing this so we can open school. More to come on this in the following weeks.
A tentative schedule has been planned for our exams this year! Here are the details:
3 Exams will be held on campus: AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Spanish Language. The testing dates and times are the following (details will be provided for students when it gets closer to the exam):
CALC-MONDAY, MAY 24 AT 8AM.
STATS-TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 12PM.
SPANISH-FRIDAY, MAY 21 AT 8AM.
ALL other exams will be online and students can elect a test date from College Board’s Test Administration dates to test online.
The last date to request a test refund is March 1. Have your student contact AP Testing Service.
Miramar Classes/College Classes
Serra HS and Miramar Dual Enrollment Mandatory meeting for Students planning to take Miramar courses next year
Serra High School and Miramar College will be hosting two virtual CCAP Dual Enrollment Parent/Student Information Meetings at 6pm on Monday, March 8th and Tuesday, March 9th. These meetings are mandatory for next school years 10th, 11th and 12th grade Serra students who plan on taking Miramar College courses while at Serra High School. The purpose of these meetings are to inform students and parents on what to expect in these courses and to answer your questions.
We request that if possible, students with the last name A through M attend Monday, March 8th’s meeting and students with the last name N through Z attend Tuesday, March 9th’s meeting. The link for the virtual meeting will be posted on the Serra calendar when it becomes available.
Senior Boosters Class of 2021
Our Seniors are coming into the Home Stretch!!! To make sure your senior doesn't miss a thing, ensure they join and enable notifications for our "Serra Seniors" 2021 Google Classroom. The Join Code is "5reck5i" and the classroom MUST be accessed by the student's PRIVATE email, NOT school email. Here are some highlights:
Senior Movie Night!
When: Sunday March 7, movie begins at 6:30 and doors open at 5:30
Where: Santee Drive In
What: "Raya and the Last Dragon"- all are welcome to stay after for the 2nd show for free!
Bring: $10 admission per person, SNACK BAR will be OPEN!
To RSVP for headcount, please fill out https://forms.gle/rz8EX3CoA4UiYrgm7
Round Table Pizza Take Out Fundraiser!
When: Wednesday March 3, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mention Serra Class of 2021 Boosters when ordering from Round Table and the Boosters earns 15%!
Display your love and support for Serra Seniors! We are welcoming MORE banners or posters to be up on the Serra fence. Let's get that fence FILLED! Questions or to have your poster picked up email email@example.com.
Looking forward to your son/daughter’s senior year?
The Serra Parent Class Boosters is a parent organization that supports your student's graduating class with activities and events not typically sponsored by the school. As your student approaches senior year, through fundraising and donations, this group helps offset the cost and implement activities like grad-night, senior luncheon, graduation venue, powder-puff, and more.
Let's get together so your student can have a great senior year!!
If you would like to help/donate and or just stay informed, please add yourself to the Registry by clicking your student's graduation year on the link below or copy and paste into a web browser.
LET'S STAY CONNECTED
Facebook: SHS c/o 2022 Parent Booster Club
Tuesday: SSC--all members needed so we can approve the 21.22 budget
Wednesday: Taking Care of Business--Office and Library and Foundation Meeting at 6:30
Friday: Principals Coffee!!!!!! Please join us!
ASB Student Information!
The students have started making a video bulletin that goes out to students in class.
Did you know Serra has a weekly video bulletin? All you have to do is go to the SHS webpage and click on “Weekly Bulletin” in top menu. Or you can CLICK HERE!
This month on the @serraasb instagram we are having a Trivia Month. Each week will be themed and everyday on the story a trivia question will be posted. For each correct answer 5 class points will be awarded to the answerer. This past week we have been doing Serra High trivia and we have around 200 participants. More information about class points and the class competition can be found on the instagram account. Interested in joining ASB? Go ahead and fill out this form https://forms.gle/TnhVRRbfeYyFWkAe9
----To order a yearbook click here: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/serra_senior_high_school_buy_yearbook_313/
Athletes are doing an AMAZING job adhering to the COVID Protocols!!!!!
Please check goconquistadors.com for all the latest on sports as things change daily!
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
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