Happy Friday Cougar Families!
I hope you are all having a safe and healthy week. As many of you are aware, there were reports in the news this week about a high number of student absences at nearby schools due to non-COVID respiratory illness.
Excessive student absences disrupt the learning progress for all. Steele Canyon saw a slight increase in absences due to sickness in September but, our attendance rate for the current month is over 94%.
The global health community is expecting a particularly fierce flu-season this year and there is concern based on the attendance data at other schools that it is arriving early. We encourage all of our families to encourage good hygiene, stay home when sick, and utilize all measures to boost your immune system.
Lastly I want to invite you all to the last home game of the regular season tonight against Helix. We will be honoring Breast Cancer awareness month so please wear pink and help us celebrate senior night!
We are all better when you are here!
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, October 19th: School Site Council Meeting @ 3:45pm
Thursday, October 20th: Earthquake Drill @ 10:20am & Orchestra Concert @ 7pm
Saturday, October 22nd: Band Field Show
October 24-28th: Red Ribbon Week
October 25th-26th: Dance Lab
Tuesday, October 25th: Coffee With the Principal @ 8:30am
Wednesday, October 26th: Virtual Coffee With the Principal @ 5pm
Monday, October 31st: Halloween
For Seniors Only:
College Application Workshops: Every Monday in October blocks 1 & 4
FAFSA Workshops (sign up in Naviance): October 19th and 26th from 5-6:30pm
Earthquake Drill on 10/20
Have peace of mind that you know what to do in the next earthquake: Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Join millions who are improving their level of earthquake safety through Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills: ShakeOut.org.
Check out some of the amazing CTE pathways offered at SCHS!
Princess Project Dress Sale
Dynasty Dance Team and Club Groove will be performing at DanceLab at Helix on October 25th and 26th.
Atencíon todos los padres latinos de Steele Canyon High School,
Acompañenos a nuestros talleres de PIQE en español todos los martes a las 9:30 a.m. en el Staff Lounge y 6 pm. via Zoom. Para mas información hablen con la Sra. Jaggard via email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sports, Sports, and More Sports!
Check next weeks schedule for upcoming sporting events! Blue is home, red/pink is away.
Girls Volleyball have a HOME game on Monday and Wednesday of next week. Monday is a pajama theme game. Wednesday is Senior night and has a red white and blue theme. Please come out and support us. Freshman and JV at 5 and Varsity to follow at 6:30. (it says away but their gym isn't ready)
There will be a Girls Soccer Meeting on Wednesday Morning at 7:45am on the Stadium Field for all girls interested in playing high school soccer this season who haven’t been a part of the Cougar Club. Please follow us at steelecanyonsoccer on all social media sites for additional information.
College Visits at SCHS
Upcoming Events from the College & Career Center
Check out the upcoming events coming from the College & Career Center!
Future Fest 2022!
Plan for your future by attending the district-sponsored college and career fair at Cuyamaca College on SATURDAY, from 9 am to 12 pm. More information, including the program, is available on the district website at www.guhsd.net. Planning on a career in culinary arts, automotive, engineering, or medicine? We’ve got the answers! Be there!
Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar
As we continue through challenging and unconventional times, it is important that we are alert and paying attention to the mental health of our children and teens. We can do this by learning or revisiting the signs of when a young person might be in distress and possibly contemplating suicide and learning what to say and do if suicidal ideation is present.
The California Department of Education, Directing Change, and TeenLine are hosting a free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do. This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources. The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line.
- October 13, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- 12 de octubre del 2022 de 6 a 7 de la tarde
- Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents Brochure: This e-brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take. Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided.
- Prevención del Suicidio: Un Recurso Para Padres: Este folleto electrónico incluye preguntas que los padres pueden hacerse para evaluar si su hijo/a adolescente podría estar en riesgo de suicidio y las acciones que debe tomar. Se ofrecen recursos tanto como consejos sobre cómo criar adolescentes con capacidad de recuperación.
We hope you can join!
Drive Safe - the Cougar Way
Friendly reminder to drive cautiously as you enter and exit the campus. Campus Supervisors are here to keep the traffic moving - please follow all traffic directions from security personnel. Reminder that we do not provide access for cars at the back of the school during the school day.