Shasta Bulletin: January 13, 2019

Shasta Bulletin: January 13, 2019

Letter from the Shasta Leadership Team

Dear Black Bear Families,

We enjoyed having all students back on campus this week!

Progress reports will be going home to all families the first week of February. Although we have year-long grades at Summit Shasta, progress reports offer important insight into a student’s academic progress at the mid-point in the year. Progress reports will include grades as of Friday, January 25th.

We look forward to a great week!

Wren, Ava, and Adelaide

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1/16- SPOT Meeting #5
1/16- College Night: Testing, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
1/17- Junior Class Fundraiser at Habit Burger
1/21- No School- MLK Day
1/28-2/8- Expeditions #3

For the 2018-2019 school year calendar, please click here! (Updated Link!!)

To view the calendar of events for the school year, please click here!


Shasta Parent Corner

SPOT Meeting this Wednesday

Please join us for our next SPOT Meeting on Wednesday, January 16th. We will use the time to meet in committees and preview our upcoming WASC visit. We hope to see you at 6 PM!

Donations Needed for Winter Dance

We are looking for parent volunteers to support with donations for the winter dance in February. Please sign up here!

11th Grade Update:

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great time off!

1. Habit Restaurant Fundraiser: Jan 17th 5-9pm Serramonte Mall. Flyer is here. Bring paper or show electronically. We also need help setting up more restaurant fundraisers, let Joy know if you can help out.

2. Drivers needed: Hip Hip Hooray! We have 20 drivers for the college study trip from April 3-5. We still need 10 more. We need 1-2 people to help collect paperwork from drivers and/or coordinate drivers during study trip. Let Joy know if you can help out.

3. 11th grade study trip donations: Thanks for the generosity thus far! Still need more help to reach out goal! Send donations to Cash and check donations can be sent to school: Make sure you note on check it is for 11th grade college study trip.

4. Next 11th grade college study trip planning meeting: Jan 14th 630pm

Joy Caneda’s house. Contact Joy Caneda at 6505151901 or email to RSVP and for address.


Special Announcements

Taco Tuesday: Shasta Basketball Game

Please join us this Tuesday from 3:30-8:30 PM for a special taco night at the Shasta basketball games. Los Kuyas will be on site selling tacos, nachos, bacon wrapped hotdogs, and other tasty treats. A portion of the money collected will be donated to Summit Shasta. We hope to see you there!

Free College Prep Workshops and Tutoring

This spring, the San Francisco Public Library has partnered with Study Smart Tutors to offer more than 140 hours of quality college prep workshops for high school  juniors and seniors.

Study Smart’s live tutors provide instruction in preparation for the SAT and ACT tests, navigating the college admissions process, writing effective personal statements for college applications, and developing excellent study skills for college.

This partnership also includes more than 20 hours of drop-in one-on-one office hours at The Mix teen center at the Main Library, with hours scheduled in the weeks immediately leading up to the SAT and ACT exams.

Classes are offered at many branch library locations. Sign up directly at or visit any branch for help signing up. Workshops are completely free.


Red Cross Club Blood Drive

The Summit Shasta American Red Cross Club will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12 pm to 6 pm. There will be a blood drive bus in the parking lot, and we would really appreciate if you could come by and donate blood. More information is in this presentation and do not hesitate to email me at with any questions. Thank you for your support!


College Corner

Class of 2019 College Update

At this point in the year, 100% of the Class of 2019 has applied to college. In addition, 42% of the senior class has been accepted to the following colleges and universities:

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, Boston University, Colorado State University, Concordia University, CSU Channel Islands, CSU East Bay, CSU Fullerton, CSU San Marcos, CSU Stanislaus, Dominican University, Lehigh University, Loyola Marymount University, Mills College, Montana State University, New Mexico Highlands University, Northern Arizona University, Notre Dame de Namur University, Saint Mary’s College, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Nevada- Las Vegas, University of Oregon, University of the Pacific, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound, University of San Francisco, University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Washington State University, Westmont College, Wheaton College, Whittier College

SEGL Semester in Washington Program

Next Tuesday, January 15th, from 1:15 – 1:45 (during lunch) in B12, a representative from SEGL will be on campus to talk about their Semester in Washington D.C. program! A flier describing the program is below. You can also learn more about the program on their website or by reviewing this flyer.

This program is awesome! If you are interested in politics, history, international development, or business, this program will expose you to classes, people, and ideas that will shape your perspective and help you build connections and network. Students at other Summit schools have participated and all said that the program was life-changing! In addition, this program is an excellent way to build the strength of your college application. They consistently support students in being admitted to very competitive schools such as Brown, Duke, George Washington, and Harvard!

SEGL is specifically for juniors and applications are open now, so we want to invite any Shasta sophomore who is interested in the program to attend the info session and apply! They also provide substantial financial assistance, so if you are considering the opportunity but are worried about the cost, don’t let that stop you from learning more and applying!

Save the Date: Testing, Scholarship, and Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, January 16

We encourage all families to attend the next event in our parent education series at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 16: Our Financial Aid and College Testing Night. This event is highly encouraged for all 11th grade students and their families, but 9th and 10th grade families are also welcome to attend. We will explain more about the standardized tests that students take in 11th grade in preparation for college, such as the SAT, ACT, and AP tests, and go over the importance of the upcoming standardized tests. We will also have an expert from a local college present about financial aid and the process of applying for it. Parents have shared that attending this event is one of the most helpful things they’ve done to understand the financial aid process and how to pay for college.

Posse Scholars Recognized

On Thursday evening, the three Shasta Posse scholars were recognized at an award ceremony in San Francisco. Congratulations to Sabrina, Parmvir, and JC!!


Shasta Athletics and Clubs

Registration for Spring Sports!

Spring sports registration is now open! All students that want to participate in a spring sport MUST complete the registration form and have a completed a sports physical with your doctor (if you already have a physical on file for this year, you do not ned another one).

This spring we are looking to add Track & Field and Boys Volleyball. We have added these options to the registration form as we need to gain an understanding of how many students are interested in either sport. We must reach certain registration goals in order to move forward with a team for both sports.

We will send more information ONLY to those students that have registered to play a sport. If you are not registered and do not have a completed medical form on file, you will NOT be able to participate.

Please register for spring sports here! You can get a sports packet (including the medical form) from the front office. Registration will close on Friday,January 26. Medical forms MUST be received by Monday, January 29. If you do not complete both items, you will NOT be able to participate (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Go Black Bears!