Dear Shasta Families,We hope you all had a wonderful spring break and a productive first week back. At school, students were busy diving back into projects, working urgently in PLT, and our baseball and softball teams both had a number of games. In addition, the 9th and 10th grade closed out the week with Career Day, where they had the opportunity to hear from a number of professionals in different fields. 11th and 12th graders will have an opportunity to participate next Friday.
The end of the year is quickly approaching! Please ask your student about their academic progress and ensure that they are on track to finish the year. If you need a login to see your student’s progress online, please reach out to their mentor.
As we approach the end of the year, we are also nearing testing season. Tomorrow, we will send a special bulletin with all of the information that you will need for testing this spring (AP tests, CAASPP tests, PSAT, PE test, etc.). One of the most important aspects of test-day success is ensuring that students arrive to school on time each day they are testing. Please review the special testing bulletin when it is sent out so that you can begin to plan for any days where your student may need to be at school earlier than usual. We look forward to supporting all students in doing their best on these important external assessments.
Thanks for a great week!
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UPCOMING EVENTS- PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
4/25 – Shasta Spring Fair from 3:30 – 6:00
4/26 – Shadow Day
4/26 – Graduation Committee Meeting at 6pm
4/27 – Shasta Spring Dance from 7-10pm in the Galleria
5/1 – College Case Study Night (see more info below)
5/3 – Shadow Day
5/8 – SPOT Meeting at 6pm
5/8 – Recruitment Open House
**For a full list of upcoming events, please review our events calendar.**
Deadline Extended – Order Your Yearbook Today!
Deadline Extended – Order Your Yearbook Today!
From April 23rd to April 27th, there will be a Yearbook table in between LS7 and LS8 designated for ordering. Yearbook leaders Raeann M. & Kaitlin T. will be there to take your order in cash. Soft covers are $38 and hard covers $46. The last day to order is April 27th. If you missed out on a chance to order a yearbook online, you can still get one by purchasing it with cash at school!
Support Shasta, Ink Spell Books, and Play Trivia on April 28th
To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 28th, Ink Spell Books (owned by a Shasta family!) will be hosting a a trivia contest benefiting local schools. Each school is allowed to enter up to 3 teams consisting of an elementary student, a tween/teen (6th to 12th grader) and an adult (over 18 year old). Winning team gets a $300 credit toward books for the school of their choice. 1st 3 teams to call Ink Spell and Sign up will be the representatives of their school (726-6571). Contest will begin at 4 p.m.
Data Privacy at Summit
In light of ongoing calls for heightened protection of user data on social media platforms, we’re sharing Summit’s position on student data and privacy with you. Please take a moment to read the annual letter on privacy from Diane Tavenner, our co-founder and CEO. Key takeaways include:
1. Summit will never sell student information and does not profit from schools, teachers, or students.
2. Summit complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which protects the online privacy of children under the age of 13.
3. Summit is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, a commitment by hundreds of organizations to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. The pledge was endorsed by the White House in 2015.
4. Diane invites anyone with questions, feedback, or ideas to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Education Night: College Case Studies
On Tuesday, May 1, from 6:00-7:30pm, we will hold a parent education night designed to help 9th-11th grade families better understand the college application process. College Case Studies Night is a unique opportunity for all families to engage in the college admissions review process by acting as an admissions committee and examining mock applications. The exercise will help families examine the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling a strong application. Families will gain insight and understanding as to what is valued in the application. We are excited for an authentic college learning experience! This is an excellent opportunity for our 9th-11th grade families to get a preview and an inside look at the admissions process. Please join us!
Prom and Graduation Websites
In order to streamline communication about prom and graduation, we have created websites to house everything you need to know about each of those events.
June 2nd, 2018
7pm to midnight
For more information, visit the Shasta prom website: https://shastaprom.weebly.com/
June 7th, 2018
For more information, please visit the Shasta graduation website: https://shastagraduation2018.weebly.com
PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Donations Requested for Spring Dance
Sophomore leadership will be hosting the 2018 All School Spring Dance on Friday, April 27th! We are looking for donations of food, drinks, and utensils. If you are interested in donating, please go to this website and fill out the appropriate section. Specific information about donation logistics is provided in the website description as well as specific food options you can donate. If you have any questions, please contact Grace Jiang at email@example.com and/or Ms. Petrash at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Learn More About Emergency Preparedness in San Mateo County
The Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities is holding a community event on the Big Five protocols and school safety on Monday, April 30 at Capuchino High School. Parents, students, and other community members are invited to attend to learn more about safety at school. If you’re interested, you can find more information on this flyer.
SPECIAL LETTER REGARDING BUS SERVICE CHANGES
Dear Shasta Families,
I am working with the Brisbane and Daly City Southern Hills Bus Service group trying to create transportation options for High Schools in Jefferson Unified High School district, hopefully starting for the coming school year.
We have been talking with the school district, cities, SamTrans and private bus companies. Since currently SamTrans is updating their services, they seem to have the best possibility to accommodate our needs and support students in our district schools. Especially for Shasta, which is located conveniently close to Serramonte Shopping Center, we have better chance to have direct bus lines that will be coordinated with bell schedule from various locations (not only from Brisbane and Southern Hills but from other areas) by re-routing or extending existing bus lines.
To determine our needs, they are asking to find out how many of us are interested in taking bus to and from school. Those names will be shared with JUHSD Board and Sam Trans to have more accountable count.
If you’re interested in having your family’s transportation needs considered in this process, we’re asking that you complete this form by Wednesday, April 25th. If you know any existing SamTrans buses running close to you but not connected well for the school commute, please include those information as it will be valuable for Sam Trans when considering new routes.
It is very important to tell our needs and make the services available for our students in the community so please do respond.
Ryoko Iwase (Ryuya, 9th grade)
Upcoming College Fairs
College fairs are a great chance for students to learn more about a college and its offerings and application process. Below is information about two upcoming college fairs.
On Saturday, April 28th the NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counseling) College Fair is being held at the Cow Palace-North Hall/Arena Floor from 1:30-4:30. Students are advised to register before attending and to take the registration barcode with them to the fair. Bar codes will be scanned by college reps to identify interested students.
San Francisco National College Fair
Making the Most of your Visit to a National College Fair
On Thursday, May 3, West Valley College in Saratoga is hosting the annual WACAC (Western Association for College Admissions Counseling ) College Fair from 10am-12pm and 6-8 pm. Over 150 colleges will be represented. Again students are advised to register before the fair and take their barcode with them.
Information about WACAC College Fairs
Register for WACAC College Fairs
Class of 2018: College Application and Acceptances Updates
As of Thursday, March 29th, 100% of the senior class has applied to at least one four year college or university! In addition, we are very excited to share that fifteen seniors have already been accepted into the following colleges and universities:
- Arizona State University
- Brandeis University
- Butler University
- CSU Stanislaus
- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- Colorado Christian University
- Dominican University of California
- Evergreen State University
- Freed Hardeman University
- Indiana University: Bloomington
- Iowa State University
- Hampshire College
- Humboldt State
- Loyola Marymount University
- Mills College
- New Mexico Highlands University
- Newbury College
- Notre Dame de Namur
- Oregon State
- Pace University
- Portland State University
- Princeton University
- San Diego State University
- San Francisco State University
- San Jose State University
- Sonoma State University
- St. Mary’s College of California
- University of California – Davis
- University of California – Irvine
- University of California – Merced
- University of California – Riverside
- University of California – Santa Barbara
- University of California – Santa Cruz
- University of Colorado – Boulder
- University of Minnesota
- University of Montana
- University of Puget Sound
- University of Southern California, Whittier College
- Willamette University
Summer League – Boys’ Basketball
This year, we are so excited to continue to advance our boys’ basketball program by giving our players the opportunity to participate in a summer league. We will be having a meeting on Tuesday April 24th at 3:45pm in LS 3 to discuss the upcoming summer basketball program for SHASTA basketball.
If you plan on participating in the summer, all the info you need will be given out at this meeting.
- – Costs
- – Workout schedule
- – League play at City College of San Francisco for both JV and Varsity
- – Conditioning and tryouts (We will have tryouts for this league for both levels JV and VARSITY. You must be present to be considered since we won’t at have a frosh team in the summer)
- – Must be in good academic standing with the school
Baseball and softball are in full swing! All of our schedules, rosters & info will be hosted on MaxPreps. Our school page is:
If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Lofberg, at email@example.com.