Summit Shasta Bulletin: May 13th, 2018

Summit Shasta Bulletin: May 13th, 2018

Dear Shasta Families,

Thank you all for your support with our 1st week of testing! We had nearly perfect attendance and appreciate all of the hard work our students put into their AP and state exams. The final week of testing starts tomorrow so please ensure students are 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.

In addition, with only 18 days left in the school year, it is absolutely critical that students are spending time outside of school completing work in order to finish the year with strong grades. If a student has an incomplete grade at the end of the year, they are in danger of repeating the grade. As a reminder, office hours are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until 5 PM. Any student that currently has an incomplete grade should be staying at school until 5 PM each day. With limited school time remaining, we want to remind families of important end of the year deadlines:

  • – Deadline for submitting overdue projects for core classes – Friday, May 25th at 3:30pm
  • – Deadline for submitting overdue projects for Expeditions – Monday, June 4th
  • – Deadline for submitting project revisions- Thursday, June 7 at 3:30 PM
  • – Deadline for Completing Power Focus Areas in all Classes: Thursday, June 7 at 3:30 PM

We know this can be a stressful time of year and we thank you for your partnership in ensuring all students finish the academic year with the best grades possible!
Wren and Ava

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  • – Week of 5/14 – AP and SBAC Testing
  • – 5/19 – New Family Welcome Brunch from 12pm – 2pm
  • – 5/21- Athletic Banquet from 7:00-8:30
  • – 5/28- No School: Memorial Day
  • – 6/2- Shasta Junior/Senior Prom
  • – 6/6- Expeditions Celebration of Learning 5:00-7:30
  • – 6/7- Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony at 6:00
  • – 6/7- Last Day of 2017-2018 School Year for Students

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




Shasta School Calendar: 2018-2019

Please find the correct link for the 2018-2019 Shasta calendar linked here. Thank you for your patience!


Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser: May 14th from 11 AM until 2 AM on May 15th

Please support the Shasta Senior class by dining at Buffalo Wild Wings tomorrow at the Serramonte Center. Bring the ticket image linked here. All proceeds benefit the Summit Shasta senior class!


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 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:

June 7th, 2018
For more information, please visit the Shasta graduation website:



Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7th – May 10th

Thank you so much to all the families that donated delicious food and gift cards for teacher appreciation week. The entire Shasta Faculty felt very well fed and spoiled!!! Thanks for your support!


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


Drivers Needed: 6th Annual Summit Shasta Camping Trip August 16th and 17th

The 6th annual Summit Shasta camping trip is scheduled for August 16th and 17th!! Please save the date. In the next few weeks, we will be asking families to sign up if they are able to drive on the trip!



Softball Team Wins League Championship!

Congratulations to the Summit Shasta Softball Team for securing the league title last Wednesday afternoon! The ladies defeated KIPP San Jose to secure the championship. A special shout out to seniors Taylor Duncan and Lauren Lopez for leading the team to a championship in their very first season!




Class of 2018: College Application and Acceptances Updates

As of Thursday, May 11th, 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


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.