• Dr. Renfree

Week 2 in the Books!

Dear SHS Family,

Week 2 is in the books and students are settling in with what is expected and hopefully things are running smooth. It was Teacher Appreciation Week and we are so proud of them and all their hard work in these unprecedented times.

Attendance is taken today at 3pm so your child needs to check in with all of their teachers if they have already NOT done so. If you get an attendance call please check Powerschool and then reach out to the teacher. Attendance guidelines are in the student handbook.

Lastly there are 3 scholarships that have deadlines approaching, don't miss out on this opportunity! Please read the whole counseling section for details. They are the Foundations/PTO Scholarship, The TS Women's Club, and Kiwanis!

Reminder:There are serious deadlines and information for students trying to take Community College courses for graduating Class of 2020 seniors and also upcoming Class Of's 2021 and 2022. Please read that under Counseling. Failure to follow through will result in you not getting to take the courses.



PROM: Refunds coming in next 2 weeks---most were signed by me...a few have not so we are delayed....stay tuned!

Military Ball: Refunds coming in next 2 weeks---DELAYED! We ran out of checks and are awaiting more...stay tuned!

Grad Nite: Contact

AP testing: The deadline through CollegeBoard closed.

WELLNESS CENTER!--NEED SUPPORT? WE ARE HERE FOR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS! We now have a new webpage on the SHS website. Click here to see it!


Here is the newsletter link where we are updating regularly.

Our counselors are here to support you and can be contacted through our website. However we understand they play a vital role in giving information out. We have created a newsletter we will be updating every few days with new information. HERE IS THE NEW LINK:

There are several scholarships that have deadlines approaching. Please make sure you read the rest of the blog and follow the directions!!!!!


Attention Seniors, Class of 2020,

If you are planning on attending Miramar Community College or any of the two sister colleges (City or Mesa) next year, this information is for you!!

Miramar is hosting a registration event specifically for Serra students on May 14 at 2:30 via Zoom.  For more information on this amazing opportunity please read below and click on the hyperlink to register to be part of this meeting!!

Zoom Session to receive New Student information and be one step closer to Miramar College!

About this Event 

Join us in this Zoom session for new student information, including information about how you can attend college for free with our San Diego Promise program.

The session will be led by one of our Miramar counselors that can answer your questions and guide you to helpful resources.

Date & Time: May 14, 2020 at 2:30p

**Please plan accordingly as this Zoom session will last approximately 1.5 hours**

To register for this Zoom session, students must first:

  • Have completed a Miramar College application

  • Have their 10 digit student college ID number (sent via email after application completion)

  • If you haven't applied, please create a CCCApply account and complete the Miramar College application here.

**By attending this session, you will satisfy the orientation requirement in order to meet with a counselor and move on to enroll and pay for classes.**

Access to Zoom link: After registering, you will receive the Zoom session information and how to join.

For questions, please reach out to our Outreach & School Relations Office via email at


Because of the current school closure, we along with Miramar College were unable to hold our CCAP Dual Enrollment Parent/Student Information Meetings that were scheduled for the evenings of March 16th & 18th. Attendance to one of these meetings were a requirement for your student to take a Miramar College course while at Serra High School next year.

We’ve worked very closely with Miramar College and the San Diego Community College District to provide the information and resources you would’ve received at these meetings. In lieu of these meetings you are required to complete the steps in the following link:

CCAP Dual Enrollments Parent/Student Presentation & Steps for Registration

Please Note:

ALL student's and parent/guardians are required to watch the powerpoint and video presentations in Step 1.

- If you are a new college course student you need to complete all the steps that follow.

- If you already have a Miramar student ID# after completing Step 1 you can go to Step 4 and complete the steps that follow.

TRANSCRIPTS: I’m getting many requests for transcripts.  Any senior can make that request online on the Serra Counseling website or by clicking HERE

***Please read the top of the form about COVID-19 and the procedure before filling out the form.


2020 Senior Scholarships: Every  year Serra Foundation is proud to award 13 scholarships to deserving seniors.  Awards range from $500 (1), $250 (2), to $100 (10).  Due to Covid-19 the process will be a little different this year.  To be considered for this year’s scholarship program, please click here:, fill it out and email it to  by Sunday, May 17, 2020 with SHS Foundation Scholarship in the subject line.  Good luck!   Here is a picture of the application so you know you have the right one.

Tierrasanta Junior Women's Club (TJWC) Scholarships

The Tierrasanta Junior Women’s Club (TJWC) would like to award six scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each to young ladies graduating from Serra High in June, 2020. Again, we would like two of the $1,000 awards made to students who intend to continue their education by enrolling in a trade school, and four $1,000 awards should be designated for individuals who will be continuing on to a four-year university or community college. Applicants must meet the following requirements: ¨ Awards will be made to female students. ¨ For those individuals continuing on to a University or Community College, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required. ¨ No minimum GPA is required for Trade School. ¨ Must demonstrate an interest in community service/issues. ¨ We would prefer a person who is willing to “get involved”, preferably with a history of volunteering. ¨ Awardees should be in most need of financial assistance. ¨ TJWC would choose to award an individual who is dedicated, determined and exhibits all the qualities needed to succeed but may have been “overlooked” in the awards process. We are thinking of the “hidden” gem who deserves and would benefit the most from the recognition and a little financial help from her community. Interested students can access the application here: TJWC Scholarship Application Completed Applications need to be e-mailed to Mr. Stewart at by 4pm on Friday May 15th

Announcing the 2020

Kiwanis Foundation of Tierrasanta Scholarships

The Kiwanis Foundation of Tierrasanta is pleased to announce that it will again be awarding the Vernon D. Bowman, Thomas G. Cherniss and George V. Paluso Scholarships at the end of the 2020 school year to graduating seniors of Serra High School. These scholarships are awarded annually to students who best exemplify Kiwanis ideals that were fostered by these three respected Kiwanis Club members and residents of Tierrasanta. Scholarships are based on a student’s demonstration of academic success, a strong record of community service, leadership and altruistic devotion to the welfare of fellow students. In addition to the general criteria, athletic participation and leadership is a prerequisite for the Paluso scholarship.

Applicants must be 2020 graduating seniors from Serra High School who will be pursuing an associate or bachelor level degree, or higher education that will qualify the applicant for entry into a business, profession or trade. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee of the Kiwanis Foundation of Tierrasanta, where the selections will be made.

Selections for scholarship awards will be based upon the depth of community service, participation in Serra High School activities, including athletics (required for the Paluso scholarship), and scholastic achievement. Applicants will be required to:

· document their school and community activities and leadership

· submit an official transcript

· write a reflective essay regarding their activities, and

· submit a letter of recommendation.

Students need only submit one application to be considered for all three scholarships listed below:

· Vernon D. Bowman scholarship: payable in annual installments over four years

· Thomas G. Cherniss scholarship: a one-time scholarship payment

· George V. Paluso scholarship: a one-time scholarship payment

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on San Diego schools, applications are available immediately, via email – if you are interested in applying for one of the three above scholarships, please email and the application package will be emailed back to you. All applications must be returned via email to Bob Richards at the above email address by midnight on May 8, 2020 in order to remain eligible. Students will be notified of their selection by mid-May and awards will either be presented at Awards Night or mailed directly to the students at their home if Awards Night is canceled.

Thank you so much for your support!

Dr. Erica Renfree, Principal



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