Dear Shasta Families,
Tomorrow kicks off our two weeks of May Testing! During this period, every student will take at least one assessment, whether the MAP Reading and Math (9th & 10th), AP Tests (10th, 11th, 12th), PE Testing (9th) or CAASPP Reading and Math (11th). This is such an important opportunity for students to demonstrate to a wider audience just what they are capable of and we are proud of all the hard work that has gone into preparing. Students should be getting sleep, eating breakfast, arriving on time (by 7:45 for testing days!) and starting each day with the mindset that they are ready to give 100% effort.
We also ask in advance for everyone’s patience and flexibility as we execute altered schedules to accommodate testing on some days. Students should check their email each afternoon to view any schedule or room changes for the following day. Please see below for the testing schedule for the next 2 weeks.
Finally, on a personal note, I want to share with all families how excited I am to be back at Shasta! I so appreciate the tireless work of Ava Petrash and the entire Shasta faculty during my absence and want to thank the entire Shasta community for all their well wishes and support. I look forward to a great conclusion to the school year!
Please visit Summit Shasta on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at @SummitShastaOfficial.
UPCOMING EVENTS- PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Week of 5/7 – AP and SBAC Testing
5/8 – SPOT Meeting at 6pm
5/8 – Recruitment Open House
Week of 5/14 – AP and SBAC Testing
5/19 – New Family Welcome Brunch from 11am – 2pm
**For a full list of upcoming events, please review our events calendar.**
Shasta School Calendar: 2018-2019
Please find the 2018-2019 Shasta calendar linked here.
Emma Stone Wins Surfing Title
Congratulations to sophomore Emma Stone who won the Scholastic Surf Series state championship at Oceanside Harbor in San Diego on April 23. For full details on the story, please visit this SF Gate news story featuring Emma. We are incredibly proud of her accomplishments!
Bliss Creations Graduation Lei Fundraiser
Graduations are upon us. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to provide graduating students with handmade keepsake leis? We have alternatives to “live” flowers – Bliss Original Creations creates handmade leis from specialty yarns, cording and ribbons. Anyone, including friends and relatives, can purchase it for any occasion. Bliss was started by two Shasta parents and they are incredibly kind to donate some of their profits to our school. Just make sure they mention “Shasta” when ordering. The Class of 2018 will receive 10% of all pre-tax sales! Click this link to check out their many styles and colors. You can order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging them through Facebook. In addition, Bliss will be on hand at various Shasta events in the next month and you’ll be able to place orders in person.
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
Shasta Families Invited to RBG Screening
The Emerson Collective, which is a partner of XQ, is hosting a free screening of the film RBG in San Francisco May 9 and our partners at XQ wanted to extend the invite to Shasta students and families. The RSVP link is also hyperlinked here for you to include. Students/their families will need to register using the link to be able to attend the free screening, and their names will be put on a list that will be kept at the theater. They can check in using their name when they get to the theater.
PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7th – May 10th
Teacher Appreciation Week is soon upon us and we want to do a little spoiling for our wonderful teachers and staff! From May 7 to May 10 we will be hosting a breakfast, a luncheon, and snackables. On Friday we will do a gift card raffle! There are lots of ways to participate. Please go to our link Sign up for Teacher Appreciation Week to sign up. Any questions, please contact Lucricia Delgado at email@example.com
Looking for Volunteers to Help with New Family Welcome
We are excited to welcome Shasta’s Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 18th at our New Family Welcome! We are looking for 5-7 parent volunteers to join us for the event. If you are available to support, please email Wren Maletsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming SPOT Meeting – May 8th
We’ll hold our last SPOT meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm. In this meeting, we’ll have a chance to reflect on the year, discuss upcoming changes and additions to our school’s programming, and celebrate the hard work of teachers, parents, and staff. Please join us!
IS YOUR STUDENT INTERESTED IN AN INDEPENDENT STUDY OR INTERNSHIP NEXT YEAR?
Independent Learning gives students an opportunity to participate in full year, year-long internships or independent studies over the course of the 8 weeks of Expeditions. Students in 9th, 10th, and 12th grades can participate in these opportunities with the support of our Expeditions Independent Learning team. (11th graders need to take the required College Readiness course and must be on campus during Expeditions.)
- – Internships are opportunities for students to work in an organization or company (in this case without pay) in order to gain real-life work experience. Past examples include SchoolD, Pets In Need, USGS, Artik Architecture, San Mateo Outdoor Education, Kensington Veterinary Hospital, Sequoia Hospital, Tech Shop, Walden West and Contra Costa College, to name a few.
- – This is a self-directed process. If you want an internship, you have to put in the work to find one (though we are happy to support).
- – Independent Studies are opportunities for students to design a unique course of study aligned to the students academic and career interests. Past examples include Calligraphy, Video Game Design, Japanese Language and Culture, AP Chemistry Prep, and Literary Magazine.
Why pursue an Internship or Independent Study
- – Learn professional workplace skills
- – Explore a career field and deepen your knowledge in an area of study.
- – Apply self-direction in a real-world work environment.
- – Strengthen your college applications
- – Build your professional network
If you think your student might be interested in an internship or independent study, please encourage them to complete this short interest form as soon as possible.
Class of 2018: College Application and Acceptances Updates
As of Thursday, May 4th, 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
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.