Counseling Newsletter: October

America's Finest Charter School: 2.1

October 11: Celebrate Indigenous People's Day!

The tribes that belong to Kumeyaay nation have been residents of San Diego for AT LEAST 12,000 years.( Before the name "San Diego") It's important to be mindful and that we continue to take care of this land just as they have been and continue to do so!

Check out this awesome video to learn more about their culture and history here

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Your Senior Checklist!

Make sure you're are staying on track meeting your deadlines this year!

Use this checklist to keep track of all of the important events happening this year!

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take a deep breath
Experiencing Anxiety? Try breathing with this video to help calm your mind and body.

~ October Events ~

FAFSA/CADAA and College Applications Support : 10/8 - 11/19

Seniors, it is super important that you complete the FAFSA/CADAA so that you can qualify to get FREE money for college.

FAFSA Fridays! After you complete your FAFSA see Ms. Saucedo to get some college swag and some treats!

Finished your FAFSA?
If you finished your FAFSA, you can also use this time to apply for college.

Reminder, UC and CSU applications are due Nov. 30

Regular Decision deadlines for private universities are generally between January 1 and February 1, depending on the school. Complete your common app ASAP!

In order to support you, Ms. Saucedo has reserved 6th and 7th period everyday to help you with FAFSA/CADAA and College Applications up until Thanksgiving break. You must get a pass from your teacher before you meet with her.

UC San Diego Events


Thursday at 05:00 PM Pacific Time

Join current students and staff from UC San Diego's Black Resource Center (BRC) as they discuss their experiences on campus and share how the BRC and other related resources have impacted their belonging and success. Hear about student organizations and resources available to Black students as they transition to campus and more.


Tuesday at 05:00 PM Pacific Time

UC San Diego continues to expand the various ways in which it supports the Latinx community. With initiatives like celebrating Latinx Heritage Month and the creation of the Raza Resource Centro, UC San Diego is on a steady trajectory to becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution. Learn more about how these initiatives are re-shaping success at UC San Diego.

Society of Women Engineers - Outreach

2021 College Exploration Event. Next Thursday, October 14th from 7 – 8 pm, collegiate members of the Society of Women Engineers will share with students about college life and what different colleges have to offer, especially with regard to engineering programs. The panel will feature students from UC San Diego (SWE UCSD), San Diego State University (SWE SDSU), and University of San Diego (SWEUSD) who will answer questions live.

Event Details

Where: Online. Register here -

When: Thurs, Oct 14th; 7 – 8 pm

Who: Middle and high school students

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Cybersecurity in Manufacturing webinar for HS students

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the East County Economic Development Council, would like to invite you and your students to a virtual workshop, Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, taking place on Wednesday, October 13th from 5 – 6:30 pm.

The workshop will cover how modern cybersecurity threats have evolved so that everyone in an organization must be aware of the risks and play a role in cybersecurity. The agenda will feature Dr. Howard Grimes, the CEO of The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), as the keynote speaker (see bio below), followed by a panel of cybersecurity experts working in manufacturing.

Event Details

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here –

When: Wed, Oct 13th; 5 – 6:30 pm

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Free Webinar for Parents! : Supporting you Children During an Uncertain School Year

If you are interested in December 15, 2021 - please register here

If you are interested in February 17, 2022 - please register here

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Do you have a YOUTH Pronto Card?

Students, we are know able to add monthly passes to your Pronto bus card. Please see Ms. Iza to get your new pronto card.

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Getting to Know Staff: Ms. Surquia

I love being a mom and it's my number one role in life to raise her to follow God.

- Pacifica is almost 4 and named after grandpa Pacifico.

- If I wasn't a teacher I would have been in the military

-When Pacifica is older, we will travel to places and surf together, like I used to do before she was born.

-My goal is to buy her house so that she can have a backyard to grow up in.