Letter from The Director  •  August 27, 2017

Letter from The Director • August 27, 2017

Dear Shasta Families,

Thank you so much to all of the families that helped make the fifth annual Shasta camping trip a success! The trip was filled with fun, laughter, and lots of Black Bear spirit and we could not take this trip without your support. In particular, we want to share our gratitude for all parents who drove students, cooked meals, and chaperoned over night. Thank you!!!!!!!


Back to School Night on Tuesday!
This Tuesday is Back to School Night! The night is a fantastic opportunity for all families to meet the 2017-2018 Shasta faculty, learn more about our academic program, and spend time with your student’s mentor. We hope to see all families at the event.

6:15-7:00: Pathways to College Night (more information below)
7:00-8:30: Back to School Night

We look forward to a great week!
Wren and Ava


8/29 6:15-8:30 6:15-7: Overview of College Process (Grades 9-11)

7-8:30: Back to School Night!

8/31 Lunch College Visit Saint Mary’s
9/1 Lunch
9/1 All Day School Picture Day
9/1 Black Bear of the Month 8:30-9:30 First school assembly, awards for students
9/4 No School- Labor Day
9/12 SPOT Meeting 6 PM SPOT: Shasta Parent Organizing Team; all parents are welcome to attend!
9/12 Recruitment Event #2 7 PM An event for prospective families interested in attending Summit Shasta


School Pictures on Friday, September 1st
This year, school pictures will be at Summit Shasta on Friday, September 1st between 10 AM and 3 PM> Parents may order pictures online at mylifetouch.com. Please email Delvy Escobar (descobar@summitps.org) if you have any questions.

Summit Shasta Partners with Seneca to Provide Mental Health Services

Summit Shasta is proud to announce a therapist on site to help students talk about their feelings and experiences. Sedona Karlin, licensed MFT has experience working with kids in our communities and will be supporting some students in groups.  In addition to these services, she will also be available for limited “drop in” hours on Monday afternoons to give students an opportunity to request support around any issues that may arise, including crises. When students face conflict at school, at home, or in the community, it can impact their ability to focus in class.  Often when teenagers can share their worries with a trusted adult, they feel a sense of relief and are better able to cope with these feelings.

Students on campus can request to check-in with Sedona on Monday afternoons by reaching out to any adult on campus including mentors, teachers, and administrators. If your student needs counseling outside of “drop in” hours, Sedona or another school staff can work with you to provide support and referrals for ongoing therapeutic services.

All students will receive a paper letter this week with information about the Seneca program. If you do not want to give permission for your child to access “drop in” hours, please sign the paper letter this week and return to the main office by September 15.  Drop-in hours will begin on Monday, September 18. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Wren Maletsky at 415-799-4719 or Sedona Karlin (415)-471-0127. Thank you!


On Tuesday, August 29th, we are hosting our first College Night of the year. The event will begin at 6:15 PM. This event, titled Pathways to College, is highly recommend for all 9-11th grade families. At the event, families will receive an overview of how Summit Shasta supports students in the college process through each year at Summit Shasta. Back to School Night starts immediately after at 7 PM. Hope to see you there!


Want more information about Shasta athletics? Our volleyball schedule is up on MaxPreps with confirmed times.  You can check the schedule out here!

In addition, all of our schedules, rosters & info will be hosted on MaxPreps. Our school page is:
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/summit-shasta-black-bears-(daly-city,ca)/home.htm or just click here!

If you have additional questions about Shasta athletics, please reach out to Athletic Director Mike Lofberg at mlofberg@summitps.org


In a few weeks, Shasta will host our annual student club fair. This gives students an opportunity to learn about clubs at Shasta and in some cases, start their own club. We will regularly feature different student clubs in the Shasta newsletter.

Jayden Patel invites all Summit Shasta students to join the Pacific Rowing Club. Rowing is great for college applications and to get physically fit. The team rows at Lake Merced which is about 10 minutes away from the school. It is a great way to meet people from around the area and work together as a team to compete against other clubs all around the state. The Pacific Rowing Club competes against teams as far away as San Diego and travels to different cities for regattas. For more information, contact Jayden at jpatel.sh@mysummitps.org