Week at a Glance
March 13 - March 17, 2023
We are sending out a Week at a Glance (WAAG) as a means to inform students and parents of the upcoming important events and announcements for the week. For general information, please visit our website at http://moh.sweetwaterschools.org/
Thank you to the counselors for organizing a career fair for our students.
Congrats to our art students who were showcased at a district event.
Academic League at a weekend tournament at Eastlake High School.
Message from the Principal - Mr. Zumstein
Each year at this time we see an increase in tardies, absences and misbehavior. This year is no different. I wanted to take this time to remind everyone about how important it is, for each of us to stress the importance of attendance and respect to our students. We all need to be committed and united in our message. To this point, we have collected further feedback from students through our Senate meetings and staff through various platforms. We are now asking for parental input. Below is our tardy policy for Period 1 and a picture of our Hall Pass Policy that we initiated last fall. Please give us your feedback through this Google Form or by emailing us to MOHquestions@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting and valuing expectations that will lead students to success in school, college, and the workplace. We are Aztecs!
Period 1 Tardies:
- All gates close at 8:45
- Any student who comes 15 minutes or more late will go through the main office and…
- Receive a warning slip (we are putting lunch detentions on hold for now)
- Any student with drinks from Starbucks, 7/11, Chevron etc will either throw it away or leave it in the office until after school (Students are choosing to go to these establishments instead of arriving at school on time)
- Students who have multiple lates of 15 minutes or more will receive progressive discipline
We are Aztecs!
Important Dates for the Next Two Weeks
Monday, March 13 - 8am WAHUPA Representative, 3:30 pm Baseball game vs Cathedral Catholic at MOH, 4 pm JV Girls Softball vs Morse, 4pm Varsity Girls Softball at Morse, 6pm Girls Lacrosse at Castle Park
Tuesday, March 14 - 10:30am CalSoap Advisor, 3:30pm Boys Tennis at San Ysidro, 3:30pm Boys Volleyball vs Southwest SD at MOH
Wednesday, March 15 - College Gear Day, 9am Talent Search Advisor, 3:30pm Varsity Baseball vs Christian and JV at home
Thursday, March 16 - SWC Ambassadors, 3:30pm Boys Tennis vs Chula Vista at MOH, 3:30pm Track meet at SYHS, 4pm Boys Volleyball at O'Farrell, 6pm Girls Lacrosse vs Mar Vista High at home
Friday, March 17 - Early Release, 8am WAHUPA Representative, 3:30 pm Varsity Baseball vs Scripps Ranch at home and JV away, 4 pm Varsity Girls Softball at Crawford
Saturday, March 18 - 10 am Novice Softball at Chula Vista High School
Spring Break - March 20 to 31
Students return April 3
School Site Council Meeting Announcement
Please click on the link below for the SSC Agenda:
From the ASB
- ASB Applications for 2023 - 2024 are open. Below are links to the officer and commissioner application. Commissioner Application due March 16 by 4pm
- ASB Elections are on March 16th via Jupiter Grades. Below are the candidates:
President, Arianna Estrada, running unopposed
Vice President, Issac Navarro versus Victoria Bonnett
Attorney General, Mia Becerra, running unopposed
Secretary, Isabella Guerrero, running unopposed
- Aztecs Got Talent - we are hosting auditions for talented Aztecs to perform at our next assembly. Complete the Google Form if you are interested to audition on March 15.
- Yearbooks are on sale for $70. Parents can also purchase ads at balfour.com and seniors can submit baby pictures for $5.
Follow us on Instagram @asbmoh
Letterman Jacket Options
2. Lettermen Jackets can also be purchased at Berry Athletic Supply in Lemon Grove.
- Aztecs will graduate on Thursday, June 1 at 3:30pm. More information will follow.
- Yearbooks are on sale for $70. Parents can also purchase ads at balfour.com and seniors can submit baby pictures for $5.
- Disneyland GradNite Tickets go on sale on January 17th in the ASB. Tickets will be $290. Seniors must turn in a permission slip and be off the non-privilege list. As of Monday, February 6, there are only 60 tickets available so purchase them soon. The ASB only accepts cash. Click here for the permission slip.
Please use the link below to access the MOH Scholarship Bulletin. Take advantage of free money that can help you pay for tuition, books, cost of living. We have added more scholarship opportunities, so check them out. bit.ly/3BZ0xM7
Click here for a FAFSA Checklist
If you have any questions, come see Ms. Ruiz in the ASB.
Senior Expectation Presentation
30th Annual Adelante Mujer Conference
Date: Saturday, April 15th 2023
Location: Rancho Del Rey Middle sponsored by UC San Diego.
Purpose: Our commitment is to promote Latinas' rights to determine their own destiny through personal, cultural, academic, and professional development. Our purpose is to encourage Latinas to continue their education, pursue non-traditional career paths, establish a network of Latina professionals who can provide support and encouragement, expose to successful role models in a wide variety of occupations through numerous workshops and inspiring guest speakers, raise self-esteem and empower all participants in making positive decisions toward economic self-sufficiency. For 30 years, Adelante Mujer has aimed at providing students with an enriching learning experience and we look forward to another great conference in April.
If interested in attending, please sign up by clicking on the link below:
Please see Ms. Walkup in the main office if you have any questions.
Advanced Placement (AP)
The AP regular registration deadline has passed. All late invoices have been sent out and paid at this point! We are almost there Aztecs!
Click on the AP Exam Test Link for the dates and times of each exam.
Please visit the link to our MOH AP Guide for more information.
If you have questions, please contact your AP teacher or see Ms. Walkup in the Main Office.
Assistant Principal Information
Important information was shared by your AP's regarding what to do if you are experiencing bullying or harassment. Click here for the SUHSD Bullying Policy.
If you are experiencing bullying or harassment by a member of our Aztec community, please reach out to any MOH staff member to report it right away. You can also report it immediately to your AP.
Students are placed on the non-privilege list for several reasons: library debt, ASB debt, attendance, and suspensions. If a students is on the non-privilege list they are not allowed to attend school events. In order to be taken off the non-privilege list, speak to your assistant principal.
AP Contact Information
Tardy Intervention Plan - Be On Time, All The Time
Last semester we initiated our, “Be on time, all the time,” initiative. This was aimed to address the high amount of tardies and to stress the importance of being responsible for our educational time. This semester we are adding a schoolwide hall pass policy to further support our goals and school safety. The policy is as follows:
- · Guidelines
- · No pass first and last 10 minutes of class
- · No phone use while on pass (turned in to teacher/leave in backpack)
- · One student per pass
Consequences for misuse or not having a pass
- Lunch detention
- Parent & Student Meeting/ Behavior Contract
- Montezuma Hall (in lieu of suspension, in school intervention)
- AP Intervention
- 600 Boys & Girls open during passing period
- 300/600 Girls & 500/600 Boys open during Nutrition Break and Lunch
- Ensures full time staff supervision of restroom
An additional challenge is the amount of students who are extremely late (15 minutes or more) to Period 1. In a recent tardy sweep for Period 1, we had over 350 students late to begin the morning. Many of these students chose to purchase drinks from Starbucks and other local businesses prior to coming to school. To address that, we are going to gather some more data by doing the following for the week of January 17-20:
All students 15+ minutes late to Period 1 will enter through the main office
- Staff will require students to:
- Leave or throw away any beverages
- Show ID/Give name, ID,Grade, reason for tardy
- Warning slip issued as pass to get into 1st Period
Students can clear absences and tardies by attending Saturday School. Students are placed on the non-privilege list when they have eight full day absences or eleven tardies. The non-privilege list prevents students from attending events like Homecoming or Grad Nite.
Saturday School Guidelines
Be on time. Gates close/no entry after 8:00 am
Bring work or laptop. No phones should be used during Saturday School.
Students are not allowed to leave campus during the break (i.e. to go off campus for food, coffee, etc.)
Saturday School - Semester 2 Dates
Aztec Parent's Center
California Healthy Kids Survey
Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. This letter (Spanish Version) explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your URL and access instructions.
There is also a student survey. Please complete this document if you DO NOT want your student to complete the survey.
If you have any questions about this survey, email Ulisses.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Classes for Parents!
SUHSD in collaboration with Southwestern Community College, will offer free noncredit classes to help you acquire career ready skills this Spring 2023 in your community. Registration is required.
You can contact Southwestern College Continuation Department at (619) 482-6376, email: email@example.com, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm, or you can register online at
Parent Representatives for 2022-23
Thank you to our elected Parent Representatives serving on our district parent committees for the 2022-23 school year!
District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC)
- Vanessa Flores (Representative)
- Claudia Gomez (Representative)
District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)
- Vanessa Najera (Representative)
- Claudia Gomez (Alternate)
- Omar Alvarez (Alternate)
School Site Council Members (SSC)
- Vanessa Flores
- Omar Alvarez
- Kathleen Cheers
- Siria Salas
Parent Center Staff
- Assists parents with community resources, volunteering at MOH and setting up an account in Jupiter.
- Email: Minerva.Weinberger@sweetwaterschools.org
Melissa Sanchez- Student Program Facilitator/Bilingual Tester
- Assists and provides support to English Learners and other students along with their families.
- Email: Melissa.Sanchez@sweetwaterschools.org
Parent Center Contact Form
Resources for Parents
- Affordable Internet: Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. Families can apply and receive anywhere from $75 to $100 to pay for internet. Click on this link for more information.
Please see the link below to register for upcoming presentations by college admissions representatives that will be visiting MOH and presenting on different days and during different periods throughout the next few months. This list will continue to grow, so please check back!
Link to Register: tinyurl.com/26nj3fha
Who is my Counselor?
A - Caz - Dr. Siva Diaz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ce-Gonzalez, S. - Mrs. Hsu - email@example.com
Gonzalez, T. - Men - Mr. Soto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Meo-Rodriguez, F. - Dr. Gomez - email@example.com
Rodriguez, G.-Z - Mr. Sanchez - firstname.lastname@example.org
See communications and websites below for information, updates, and resources!
Instagram - follow us at @moh_counseling
Email Communications sent through Jupiter Grades
Counselor Request Form
Please complete the Counselor Request Form if you would like to speak with your counselor!
S.T.A.Y & After School Events
If you're interested in joining Chess Club, students will be meeting every Monday after school from 3:45-4:45 PM in 405. Also, several community service opportunities are available, please check out our calendar to find out when and where.
Upcoming Parent and Student Conferences
- SDCOE Latinx Education Summit, for staff, parents & students, March 18, 2023, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, cost $15 per participant, at SDCOE.
The summit will review how parents, educators, advocates and students can work to reduce the achievement gap and enhance the educational opportunity for Latinx youth. The Summit seeks to raise community leadership and social consciousness in working to provide equity in education.
- UCSD SUHSD Adelante Mujer Student Conference, cost free, save the date, Saturday April 15, 2023.
The Adelante Mujer Conference has been aimed at providing female students with enriching learning experience. Participants attend workshops led by female professionals who teach about life skills, academic planning, and career opportunities in fields, such as law, medicine, and other paths. Adelante Mujer continues to welcome mothers, guardians or accompanying adults to participate.
COVID Updates and Resources
If your student test positive for COVID 19, please keep them at home and contact the main office at 619-628-3800.
If your student has COVID 19 symptoms please have them test twice (once every 12 hours) if negative they can return to school showing proof of the negative test.
Athletes, students who participate in extracurricular, and VAPA must submit their COVID Test by Tuesday at 5pm to the district Google Form. Do not forget to write your first name, last name, and date in sharpie on your Covid Test for it to be accepted by the district nurse. Please use the QR Code in the flyer to the left to submit your results.
Click here to access our Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Sweetwater Union High School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer, Dr. Vernon Moore at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 691-5564, email@example.com; Title IX Coordinator, Susan Park at 670 L Street, Suite G, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 600-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Section 504 Coordinator Sonia Picos at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 691-5564, email@example.com
Declaración de no discriminación: El distrito Sweetwater Union High School District prohíbe la discriminación, la intimidación, el acoso (que incluye el acoso sexual), o la intimidación escolar (bullying) en función percibida o real de edad, ascendencia, color, discapacidad, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, estado migratorio, nacionalidad, raza, u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, de la persona; o por asociación con una persona o un grupo con una o más de dichas características percibidas o reales. En caso de preguntas o quejas, favor de comunicarse con el Dr. Vernon Moore, Director de Cumplimiento de Equidad en el 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, teléfono (619) 691-5564, firstname.lastname@example.org; o con Susan Park, Coordinadora del Título IX en el 670 L Street, Suite G, Chula Vista, CA 91911, teléfono (619) 600-4900, email@example.com; y con Sonia Picos, Coordinadora del Artículo 504 en el 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, teléfono (619) 691-5564, firstname.lastname@example.org