The Mustang Messenger
September 15th, 2023
Greetings Mustang Families!
It's hard to believe that we are half way through the first quarter already! Progress report grades were posted on Monday in Infinite Campus (IC). Please check your student's grades and if they are struggling, please reach out to their teacher and or counselor. Rancho Pico has supports in place for students who need supports academically and social-emotionally.
Have a great weekend!
Catherine Nicholas, Ed.D.
Happy Rosh Hashanah to our Jewish Community
Rancho Pico Toppers Fundraiser
Beyond the Bell Opportunities Start Monday
Beyond the Bell Opportunities start Monday, September 18 and will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 3:00-4:00.
Limited to seats available.
Beyond the Bell Academic Support
Does your student need extra help with academics? We have advanced math students from West Ranch who come over on Wednesdays and offer free math tutoring from 3:00 to 4:00 in Mrs. McHorney's room, 604. Students from any math level are welcome to come and get support!
We also have tutoring for all subjects, available on Mondays in room 605 in Mrs. Spector's room and Thursdays in room 207 in Mr. Smith's room.
See Something, Say Something
Please remind your students that if they see or hear something on campus that is concerning, to say something to a trusted adult. There are campus supervisors out at all times, administrators available, counselors and wellness team supports, teachers, and classified personnel that include our amazing office staff who students can go to. Student are also reminded to use our CareText line to report.
The Chip Challege that several students participated in this week at Rancho Pico was a social media challenge. Students recorded their reaction to eating a very spicy chip to post on social media. I encourage you to attend the "Parenting in the Digital Age" presentation at Hart.
Students Engaged in Games at Lunch
Rancho Pico is a personal device-free school. Students often play out on the field, hang out in the quad with friends, go to the Wellness Center (AKA The Relaxation Room), or go to our library to engage in a variety of activities and games.
Our generous PAC has helped us fund games for students to check out and play outdoors. Students play giant chess, checkers, Connect Four, Jenga and Uno. Sometimes students bring their own games. Students have replaced cell phone use with fun ways to engage with one another.
September Library Displays
Patriot's Day: 9-11
You Are Important: Suicide Prevention Week Activities
Think Ahead Thursdays
Rancho Pico students are opportunity Ready!
Students are encouraged to wear a college shirt or a shirt that represents a future career goal on Thursdays. It is great to see all of the college and industry shirts out on campus.
Fridays are Spirit Days and students are encouraged to wear Rancho Pico Spirit wear.
William S. Hart UHSD Non-Discrimination Policy
The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee, or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws, respectively, at any District site and/or activity. The William S. Hart Union High School District also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, Title II, and/or Title IX should be directed to Mark Crawford, Director of Human Resources. Complaints regarding 504 plans should be directed to Erum Velek, Director of Student Services and Equity. Both can be reached at the William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org.
El Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias William S. Hart Union prohíbe la discriminación ilegal y/o el acoso de cualquier estudiante, empleado o solicitante de empleo basado en raza actual o percibido, el color, el origen étnico, el origen nacional, el estado migratorio, la ascendencia, la religión, la edad, estado civil, embarazo, estado parental, discapacidad física o mental, condición médica, estado militar o de veterano, afiliación política, sexo, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, información genética, orientación sexual o cualquier otra base, prohibida por leyes estatales y federales. Leyes de no discriminación, respectivamente, en cualquier sitio y/o actividad del Distrito. El Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias William S. Hart Union también proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Todas las consultas sobre discriminación, derechos civiles, Título II y/o Título IX deben dirigirse a Mark Crawford, Director de Recursos Humanos. Las quejas relacionadas con los planes 504 deben dirigirse a Erum Velek, Director de Equidad y Servicios Estudiantiles. Se puede comunicar con ambos en William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Center Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, o por teléfono (661) 259-0033, o por correo electrónico: UCP@hartdistrict.org.