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Happy FRIDAY Serra High!

We have a lot to let you know about! Please read this blog in its entirety. We had a great set of meeting for the incoming Class of 2025! So exciting to see all of them and get them the important information they need!

First, we have no school on Monday. Please take this time to reflect on why we have the day off and spend time with those that you care about in a COVID safe way.

Second, this is finals week next week and teachers will be communicating to their classes what to expect for their course.

Third, we also will be doing book return and distribution next week and PSATS this week.

Fourth, if you have not started scholarships you absolutely need to now. Do not wait! Go to the SHS webpage and look under Counseling--there are tons and they aren't all for seniors!

Book Return and Distribution: Please return any books you have from any year! So many books are outstanding and you need to return to be clear for when you graduate and we need them to give to others!



Monday: NO SCHOOL--Take a break!

Tuesday: Nothing

Wednesday: OPEN for Taking Care of Business--Media Center and Office--ONLY TIME ATHLETIC PACKETS WILL BE TAKEN

Thursday: SSC Meeting

Friday: quarter 2 Report CardsSeniors: Two items for you!

Senior Shirts! Hey, seniors! There is still time to share your ideas for the class shirt. Dm them to the class instagram (@serraco2021) by 1/19. These ideas will be voted on by the fellow students to choose a design for our senior merch! Samantha Shibley

Jostens and Senior Ordering!

IT'S SENIOR WEEK - ORDER BY THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 ONLINE ( OR THROUGH THE JOSTENS POWAY SHOWROOM TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT PRICING, including a promotional price to keep your cap and gown unit for only $20 (normally $40) which is good this week only (contact info below)! It's time to order your cap & gown ($20 this week only, price is reflected on all packages and individually), class jewelry, graduation announcements, and senior apparel. This year ordering will be done a little different, so please check out the video below for information on how to order. Questions? Email or give us a call at 858-486-2020Open this week 11am - 5pm Monday - Friday Jostens Poway Service Center 12455 Poway Road Ste E Poway CA 92064


Wondering whats going on with school reopening and sports? Here is an update:

CIF Athletic Team Update The following information was sent out by CIF San Diego Section. Students interested in the sports starting in the month of February please make sure you have completed all forms online and a sports physical. Directions can be found at You must be cleared by the school in order to participate in CIF Athletics. The CIF San Diego Section has made the difficult decision to move the sport of Swim & Dive into our Season 1 schedule. This move was made based upon its Purple Tier Assignment that was provided with the updated Youth Sports Guidance released back on December 14, 2020. With Swim & Dive being assigned to the Purple Tier, and both Boys' & Girls' Water Polo being assigned to the Orange Tier, CIF San Diego Section has selected the date of Monday, February 1, 2021 as the official date to begin practices for the permissible, Purple Tier sports scheduled in Season 1 (Cross Country and Swim & Dive). The current guidance does not permit any competitions while a region is under the "Stay at Home" order.

  • Field Hockey would be able to begin their season once the Southern California region is off the "Stay at Home" order yet continues in the Purple Tier.

  • Football would be able to begin their season once the Southern California region is in the Red Tier. No competition until Orange Tier.

  • Badminton would be able to begin their season once the Southern California region is in the Red Tier. No indoor practices until state allows.

  • Girls' Golf: February 8th

  • Boys' Golf: February 15th

  • Boys' & Girls' Co-Ed Tennis: February 15th (date moved up from February 22nd)

  • Track & Field: February 15th (March 13th first competition at the earliest)

  • Red Tier Sports (Baseball, Girls' Lacrosse, Softball): Start Date of March 13th, contingent upon our counties remaining out of the "Stay at Home" order for the entire Southern California region.

Orange Tier Sports (Boys' Lacrosse, Boy's & Girls' Soccer, Boys' Volleyball*, Boys' & Girls' Water Polo):

  • Boys' & Girls' Soccer: Scheduled start date of February 22nd. CIF-SDS will officially open their seasons once the county of residence reaches the Red Tier Level.

  • Boys' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, Boys' & Girls' Water Polo: Scheduled start date of March 13th, CIF- SDS will officially open their seasons once the county of residence reaches the Red Tier Level.

  • Scheduled start date of March 13th. CIF-SDS will officially open their seasons once the county of residence reaches the Orange Tier Level. *Scheduled end date for Boys' Volleyball is currently under review.

YELLOW TIER Sports (Basketball Wrestling)

  • Boys' & Girls' Basketball and Wrestling start date will be when the Southern California region reaches the Orange Tier Level. No competition until the region enters into the Yellow Tier

Jonn Pisapia

SDUSD reopening plan:



PSATs for Class of 2022 only

Students that submitted the google form on time will be receiving a confirmation email on Tuesday, January 19 (no school Monday) with all the finalized information regarding procedures for test day.

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.

Step 2: Complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA or California Dream Act application.


CA Dream Act-

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



Senior Boosters:

If you have driven on Santo past Serra, you may have noticed the banner 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 you can get your poster to Rita Clovis and she will organize and hang them up. Laminated posters 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 if you have questions or would like your poster put up.

Lastly, we are finalizing a few other ways that we, Serra High, and the community, can support our seniors. Stay tuned! Thank you to everyone who has presented ideas. We are thinking "outside of the box!".

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:

Class of 2024:

Have an amazing weekend!

Dr. Erica Renfree

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