Summit Shasta Bulletin: October 22, 2017

Summit Shasta Bulletin: October 22, 2017

Dear Shasta Families,

On Wednesday, October 25th, all Summit Shasta students will participate in our first College Readiness Day of the year!  All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT and all senior students will participate in an AP simulation. Tests are important indicators of college readiness and to support all students in meeting our school mission of success in college, we have all students practice these high-stakes exams on a regular basis. Results from the SAT are part of students’ college applications and qualifying scores on the AP exams can provide college credits for students. There is no make-up day for the PSAT so all students should be present!

In the afternoon on College Day, we will host our first ever student-hosted College Fair! The College Fair will run from 2:45pm to 3:30pm and feature all the eleventh graders in College Readiness. We will have booths full of information about many different colleges and universities. Parents and students are welcome to attend!

Wednesday is an important day in the college process and we want to make sure all students have a healthy drinks and snacks available during testing. If you are able to donate snacks on that day, please sign-up here. All donations should be dropped off at school by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 24th. In addition, all students should be at school by 8:15 AM on Wednesday to ensure they have enough time to finish this test. 

We look forward to a great week!

Wren and Ava



10/24: Recruitment Open House #5 (7 PM)
10/25: College Day for All Students
10/26: Volleyball Home Match (4:00 PM)
10/26: PSAL Cross Country Meet #5
10/26: Cash for College Night- Class of 2018 (6-8 PM)
10/30-11/3: Spirit Week at Summit Shasta
11/3: First Friday Celebration #3
11/3: Academic Celebration for the Class of 2021

**For a full list of upcoming events, please review our events calendar.**



Shasta Celebrates Students at Our October First Friday Celebration

We continued our new school tradition of “First Friday” with our second celebration of the year this week! Congratulations to the following students who were recognized as the October Black Bear of the Month Award Winners for their excellence in the Summit Shasta core characteristics of compassion, courage, curiosity, integrity, respect, and responsibility:

9th Grade: Francisco Buckley and Bella Kwong
10th Grade: Taiten Hopkins and Priscilla Nuno
11th Grade: Gianna Falzon and Divyne Galloway-Griffin
12th Grade: Rosana Osorio and Max Voorhes

We also want to recognize Adrielo Bongalon, Brandon Htet, Angelica Quetua, and Helen So who were recognized with Letters of Commendation by the National Merit Scholarship Committee for their performance on the 2016 PSAT! This week’s assembly concluded with a dance performance by the Summit Shasta Polynesian Club (pictured below). At lunch, Operations Manager Sergio Suarez kept the energy high with a campus-wide dance battle. Congratulations to faculty member Michael Lim who was the winner of the competition (pictured below)!


Summit Shasta at the Jefferson Union High School District Meeting

Thank you so much to all of the families who joined us for our Charter Renewal Hearing at the Jefferson Union High School District Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 17th. We especially want to acknowledge the students and parents that spoke on behalf of our school- thank you for your kind words! Our presentation was well received and the board will vote on our charter at the next board meeting on Tuesday, November 7th.


2 Liter Bottles Needed For AP Environmental Science Project

This year in AP Environmental Science, seniors will build a small ecosystem to analyze the ways that organisms all rely on each other.  These ecosystems are built inside of 2-liter clear plastic bottles. We need about 200 by the end of October.  We also need 4 bags of potting soil, gravel, and 20 gallons of distilled water. The week that we build the ecocolumns, we will need live aquatic plants. Please email Mr. Maita ( for more information about types of aquatic plants if you are interested in providing them.  Thanks!


Summit Shasta is Accepting Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year

Summit Shasta is now accepting applications for next school year! We invite all interested families to attend one of our upcoming open houses to learn more about our school. School administrators and ambassadors will be on-hand to answer questions about Summit Shasta.


Announcement for the Class of 2018

Lisa Rentel is excited to offer you a senior trip to remember forever! This 10 day trip to beautiful Costa Rica is full of fun and adventure. She would like to offer parents who are interested an information meeting to go over the details of the trip. Please click on the link and let Lisa know if you have any question. Fill out the information for integrated travelers and she can contact you directly.



Hello Students & Parents,

We have officially opened registration for our winter sports season at Shasta. We will once again offer basketball and soccer for both boys & girls. We will have a Varsity team for all sports, as well as JV & Freshman teams for boys basketball.

In order to participate in a winter sport, you MUST complete this registration form and submit your medical forms by Friday, October 27th, 2017. Any student that is not registered using this form, or that has not completed the necessary medical forms, will NOT be allowed to tryout and participate. If you need a copy of the medical forms, you can get one from the office during regular school hours. A copy of the forms are also attached.

Registration link:

All winter sports are open for tryouts & practices on Monday, October 30, per CCS rules. All of our Varsity teams are part of the PSAL, and will play a full schedule of league and non-league games. JV & Freshman boys basketball will play a smaller scheduled based on available teams. Schedules will be posted on MaxPreps by November 1.

If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Lofberg, at

Thank you & Go Black Bears!

If you have additional questions about Shasta athletics, please reach out to Athletic Director Mike Lofberg at


Class of 2018: Shasta’s FAFSA/ Cash for College Night is October 26th

On Thursday, October 26th from 6-8pm, all senior families are strongly encouraged to attend the Shasta Cash For College NIght. Support from experts on the FAFSA & CA Dream Act Application will be available that evening.

The FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application need to be completed by every Summit senior in order for colleges to determine your Expected Family Contribution and determine any need-based scholarships, grants or loans that they will offer you.

What to Bring to Cash for College Night:

  • If you don’t have every one of these documents, that’s okay. Come with the documents that you have and that apply to you.
  • Driver’s license, if you have one
  • Social Security card or number, if you have one
  • Alien registration number, if you have one
  • Most recent tax returns with 2016 income information (both for student and parent)
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) (both for student and parent)
  • Recent bank statements
  • Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support
  • List of colleges student is interested in attending
  • Your chromebook or laptop

Class of 2018: College Application Night on Wednesday, November 15th

On Wednesday, November 15th, Summit Shasta is excited to host our second annual college application night! All members of the Class of 2018 will stay after school with the entire Summit Shasta faculty to draft personal statements, finalize applications, and hit submit on their college applications! To fuel this work, we are hoping some parents can donate food and drink. If you are able to donate, please fill out this Sign-Up Genuis. Thanks in advance for your support!