Be A Senior Exhibition Panelist

Senior Exhibitions provide our Seniors an opportunity to showcase their knowledge, skills, interests and experience at Serra High School and to show how their high school experience fits into their future goals.  The Seniors present before a panel consisting of teachers, business or community members, and parents.  

We need parents and community members to sit on Senior Exhibition Panels on Wednesday January 25 and Thursday January 26, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Marie Byrd, -or- 858-496-8342 x231.

Girls Tennis Season Recap

The girls tennis team at Serra went all out this season, fighting to make it to CIF.  Not only did they make it to the play-offs with an impressive 14-5 record, but they also made it to the semi-finals for the first time since Coach Lorene Dabney started coaching in 2005.  This was an amazing feat that took heart, perseverance, and courage.  The girls started off every match with their spirited hand-clap, getting them pumped up!  They also took turns creating a goal for themselves, individually, which helped keep them focused.

The determination and spirit of this team is special because there were only 13 members, down from 16 in years past.  Each girl had to step up and do her part to ensure each win.  Many of the girls willingly played in both singles and doubles throughout the season, making it easy to create winning line-up.  Every practice was set up to defeat the upcoming teams, with drills, games, laughter, and hard work.  Another special characteristic of this team is that they all like each other.  There were strong friendships built all season long, with every member feeling included and that helped with the mutual respect they had for each other on the court.  

Individually, the strong doubles team of Karen Villa & Karina Chamberlain were undefeated in the first round of play during the season.  By season's end, they only had two losses, which took them to Individual CIF, where they pulled through to the third round of play.  Getting this far, earned Karen the honor of being on the ALL-CIF 2nd team for Division II!  Congratulations, Karen! Two of our singles players, Joanna Rodriguez and Cassidy Ferrell won their bid to CIF as well, and who represented Serra High with pride.  

One of the unique things Coach Dabney did this year was make all five of her seniors the captains.  Each captain divided the major tasks of the team amongst themselves making it easier to manage.  Those captains/seniors are: Ayako Bright, Rachel Fetterman, Karen Villa, Karissa Santos, and Abbey Stewart.  With the maturity and experience of these ladies, the team was strong.   The rest of the team is: Karina Chamberlain, Joanna Rodriguez, Olivia Gesikowski, Sara Gormican, Megan Hutton, Cassidy Ferrell, Kristine Ly, and Remi Ha. 

Behind every great team is a great support system.  Coach Dabney and the team would like to thank the awesome parents who help drive to matches, provide nutritious snacks, and giving moral support.  A very special thank you goes to Mr. & Mrs. Chad Chamberlain for donating brand new uniforms to the entire team.  This brought pride and confidence to the girls as they pushed themselves to improve day after day.  The uniforms look beautiful as they shine with the Serra High School colors and the girls look fantastic in them.  Thank you for such a generous gift!

Thank you to our Tierrasanta community along with the tennis community for always supporting our teams.  It's wonderful to have such a close nit group of people who love our students and are willing to assist them in any way they can.  

If you have questions about the Serra Tennis Program, you can contact Coach Dabney at

Winter Sports Schedules Now Posted

The schedules for Winter Sports have now been posted.

Click on the following link for more information:

Serra Boys Water Polo Division II Champions!

Serra Field Hockey: Division 2 Champions!

Serra Field Hockey: Division 2 Champions with tonight's 3-0 vs. Canyon Crest!! 

Field Hockey Finals on Time Warner Cable

Here are the dates and times that this weekend's Field Hockey Finals are scheduled to air on channel 411 in San Diego. 

Sat 11/19 Girls Field Hockey - Division I BROADCASTING ON :
  • Mon 11/21 @ 7 p.m. 
  • Tue 11/22 @ 1 p.m. 
  • Thu 11/24 @ 3:00 p.m. 
  • Fri 11/25 @ 8 p.m.   

Sat 11/19 Girls Field Hockey - Division II   BROADCASTING ON: 
  • Mon 11/21 @ 9 p.m. 
  • Tue 11/22 @ 11 a.m. 
  • Thu 11/24 @ 12:30 p.m.
  • Fri 11/25 @ 2 p.m.   

CIF Playoffs Update

This has been an EXCITING TIME for Serra Athletic Teams.  With everyone making the playoffs.  
Tennis this week had outstanding matches during their run in the CIF Playoffs.

TODAY (11/17/11) we have Field Hockey taking on La Jolla at 3:30 pm here at Serra in the Semi-Finals Game.  Next possible game is Saturday at 4pm.

TOMORROW  (11/18/11) we have Serra Football taking on Kearny at Madison High School Starting at 7pm

Saturday afternoon, Cross Country will run in the Finals at Balboa Park.
Saturday November 19 , Finals
11:15 a.m.            Boys II              
12:50 p.m.            Girls II                     

On Saturday Night, THE BOYS WATER POLO TEAM WILL PLAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP vs. University City High School at 5pm.  The Game is at  La Jolla High School.  This is the first trip to the Finals for SERRA HIGH SCHOOL! 

Also Serra High will be hosting 
Field Hockey CIF Finals at Serra High Saturday
4:00 p.m. for Division II and 6:00 p.m. for Division I.

Winter Concert 12/8/11

Entertainment, prizes, and a night filled with music!                                                                       
Family friendly fun!

An Inexpensive way to spend an evening with family and friends!
A chance to come together and share the joy and celebrations of the season!

Come one; come all to the annual Serra Winter Concert. The Serra Symphonic and Choral Music Boosters are pleased to invite everyone to join us in a night of festivity and seasonal cheer.

When:                                        Thursday December 8 beginning @ 6:30, concluding around 8:30 pm

Where:                                       Serra High School Auditorium          
Dinner tickets (Pasta style)        Available for purchase for $5 through Dec. 5th. Please contact Mr. Boughner’s class for reservations, service begins @ 5:30 pm. Dinners will be sold on a 1st come/1st served basis for $6 on Thursday night.   

Refreshments                              on sale @ the Concert      

CIF Playoffs Update

CIF TENNIS Individual
 1st and 2nd Rounds               Monday, November 14(singles only) @ Barnes Tennis Center
 1st and 2nd Rounds               Tuesday, November 15(doubles only) @ Barnes Tennis Center
 3rd Round and Quarterfinals   Wednesday, November 16(singles & doubles) @ Barnes Tennis Center
 Semifinals                    Thursday, November 17(singles & doubles) @ Barnes Tennis Center
  Finals                          Friday, November 18  (singles & doubles) @ Barnes Tennis Center

Field Hockey
Tuesday November 15 vs. El Capitan 3:30pm at Serra High School
Next Possible would be Thursday at Serra

Water Polo
Wednesday November 16 vs. Westview High School, 5:45pm at La Jolla High School
Next Possible would be Saturday

Friday November 18 vs. Kearny High School, 7pm At Madison High School. 

Cross Country
Saturday November 19 
11:15 a.m.            Boys II              
12:50 p.m.            Girls II                                                   

Field Hockey CIF Finals at Serra High Saturday
4:00 p.m. for Division II and 6:00 p.m. for Division I.

CORRECTED: Winter Sports Try Out Information


You must be at try-outs everyday.  The dates below are only starting dates and times.  The coach will give updates each day on the next try-out day and who will move on. 
  • Click here for Athletic Packets
  • Athletic Packets are Due by NOVEMBER 5 to Coach Pisapia or the front office.
  • Must have a 2.0 (non-weighted) GPA in Academics and Citizenship
  • Must pick-up "My Ticket To Play" in the Physical Education Classroom.
    • Students can not try-out without a ticket
    • Pick up tickets at lunch or after school Monday, November 7-Thursday November 10.
  • Students can not try-out with a ticket

Girls BasketballSaturdayNov. 128am-119th and 10thGYM
SaturdayNov. 129am-1211th and 12thGYM
Coach Corey Wrightemail:
Boys BasketballSaturdayNov.121pm-39th and 10thGYM
SaturdayNov. 123pm-511th and 12thGYM
Coach Glen Worleyemail:
Girls SoccerSaturdayNov. 125pm-8ALL GRADESStadium Field
Coach Karyna Figueroemail:
Boys SoccerSaturdayNov. 129am-12Junior VarsityStadium Field
Nov. 1212pm-3VarsityStadium Field
Coach Jamaal Saundersemail:
WrestlingSaturdayNov. 128am-12ALL GRADESWrestling Rm.
Coach Mike Whiteemail:
Girls Water PoloMondayNov. 146pm-8ALL GRADESTierrasanta
Coach Robin Bregmanemail:rbregman04@sbcglobal.netPool


Veteran's Day 11/11/11- No School

Origins of Veteran's Day

"To Honor Veterans of All Wars"

Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, organized a Veterans Day parade for that city 
on November 11, 1947, to honor all of America's Veterans for their loyal service.  Later, U.S. 
Representative Edward H. Rees of Kansas proposed legislation changing the name of Armistice 
Day to Veterans Day to honor all who have served in America’s Armed Forces. 

In 1954, President Dwight  D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace.  

In 1968, Congress moved Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October.  However, it became apparent that the November 11th date was historically significant to a great many Americans.  As a result, Congress formally returned the observance of Veterans Day to its traditional date in 1978.

(from the 2011 Veteran's Day Teacher's Guide -

Come To School With Your Student Day- November 10th

Come to School With Your Student Day!

Serra High School
Invites you to
“Come to School With Your Student” Day
Thursday, November 10th
7:30am - 2:20pm

• 7:10am – Check-in and pick up your student’s Schedule 
(Location: Family Resource Center, Room 231)
•7:30am-2:20pm - Classroom visits
 MORNING WORKSHOPS - All parents are welcome to attend any or all of the following sessions:
• 7:45-8:15am – Naviance Training  
- Learn how to use Naviance to track student progress and find scholarships for college
• 8:45-10:00 – A-G Requirements - How to prepare your student for the future
• 10:20-11:00am – Information and Resources for Military Families
• Parent Connect sign- ups – ALL DAY

Questions? Please contact or 858-496-8342 x231

Winter Sport Physicals


TIME:   2:20 -3:20
COST:    $30 CASH



Girls Tennis Going To CIF

The Girls Tennis team is going into CIF on Tuesday as the #4 seed in Division II.  Stay tuned for more info. 

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Halloween is next Monday and students and teachers are encouraged to get in the Halloween spirit by dressing for the day.  To make this day a success students must follow the guidelines below.
  • All costumes must be “G” rated.
  • The School dress code policy must be followed.
  • Costumes may only be worn on Monday October 31st.
  • Costumes may not be a disruption to instruction in any way.  
  • Costumes may not be derogatory or offensive to any groups or individuals.
  • Costumes may not include any weaponry or representations of weapons, or indicate the use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Masks or any face decoration that makes it difficult to identify the student is not permitted. 

The bottom line is, your costume may not be a disruption to instruction in any way.  Even if you have followed all the above rules, a teacher or administrator may still deem your costume a disruption. 

This is meant to be fun day and enjoyed by all students.  If a costume fails to comply with any of the above expectations the student will be detained and disciplinary action may result. Remember, you will be held accountable for your personal conduct as well.  Our expectation of your behavior is ashigh as it is on any other day. 

At lunch the ASB will be hosting a halloween costume contest for staff and students in the Q-Hut!  For a chance to win some prizes and basque in the glory of notoriety, be sure to stop by Q-Hut during lunch on Monday.

Winter Sports Lunch Meeting 10/25/11

If you are interested in playing a sport during the Winter Season, then you need to attend a lunch meeting in the Gym on Tuesday, October 25th. 

Vote for PPR's Play of the Week

Calling all Football Fans!   In case you haven't heard, a Conquistadors has been nominated for the Prep Pigskin Report's Play of the Week.  In last week's game against Mission Bay, Senior Matt Williams' diving catch earned him a spot on the voting booth for the prestigious Play of the Week award. To support Matt, click here and cast your vote.

Find out Matt's fate on the PPR, this Friday night at 10:30

Serra Cluster Meeting

Realignment/Serra Cluster/Community Meeting
Monday,  October 17,  5:30PM
Farb Middle School

Cheer on our Golden Regiment Band and Guard

Come out and cheer on our Golden Regiment  Band and Guard
at our  Field Competitions:

Oct. 29 - Mt. Carmel HS
Nov. 5 – Mira Mesa
Nov. 12 - Vista

New Yearbook Website

The Serra Yearbook now has a new website.   Check it out for more information about ordering Personal Pages/Ads.  Don't put it off.  The deadline in December 15th and space is limited. 

California Shake Out 10:20 on 10/20

California is hosting its ShakeOut, the annual earthquake preparedness drill happening the 3rd Thursday of October.  The ShakeOut has been created to help people and organizations get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to be protected when they begin.  For more information regarding this event, visit

This planned Earthquake drill will take place at 10:20am on 10/20. 

Tdap Deadline: Thursday Oct 6

Two free Tdap Clinics have been scheduled and are open to all San Diego Unified 7th – 12th students who still need the Tdap vaccine. No appointment needed.

· Oct. 5, from 2 – 6 p.m., Education Center auditorium, 4100 Normal St. (92103)
· Oct. 6, from 1 – 4 p.m., Nursing and Wellness Conference Room, 2351 Cardinal Lane, Annex B (92123)

On Friday, October 7, secondary students with no proof of vaccination, signed Tdap Consent form,  or signed Personal Belief Exemption forms, will be excluded from school.

Message to Parents From Principal Jimenez


As many of you know we have been experiencing extraordinary times with economic issues and crisis throughout the state and country.  I want to thank all the parents for their patience and support of our students, staff and school community.  In addition I want to acknowledge all the students and thank them for arriving to school daily with wonderful attitudes and spirits as they pass through these difficult economic times.

Because of lower than expected enrollment at our school site this school year, we will need to reduce our teaching staff by one teacher in order to stay within our budget.  Over the next week we will experience some changes in our master schedule.   The reduction will be made with the intent to cause the least amount of disruption to student’s academic and social environment.  In addition we are trying to keep the stability of the staff and current schedules as much as possible.

Having said this, I need to make clear that this is a major change to our master schedule and everyone will be impacted.  Some will experience more of a major impact while others may experience very minimal impact.  When making such a major change to the master schedule it is very natural for a ripple effect to occur and impact all students and staff.  Please be aware that it is highly likely your child may experience either a major or minor change in his/her schedule.

Finally, across the district we have some school sites that will reduce staff due to lower than expected enrollment (like Serra High School) while other schools will gain staff due to increases in enrollment.  Overall the district is down more than 1700 students.  Teachers who were laid off will be recalled to fill any final vacancies which may result in a change of staff at the site.  At this time I do not have any information about any impact this may have to our staff here at SHS.

On behalf of the district I would like to apologize for any inconvenience and stress your child may experience as a result of this change.  I would also like to add my apologies for any inconvenience to family and parents.  Together we will work through these difficult times for the better of our students.

With Gratitude,

Michael Jimenez
Serra High School

Homecoming- Night on the Nile

The 2011 Homecoming Dance is set for Saturday October 22, 2011. It will be from 7:30-11:00pm in the Serra Gym.  All students who attend must have a completed Dance Agreement and must have a 2.0 GPA in Academic and Citizenship.  Student on the Loss of Privileges List may not attend the dance.

Be sure to read the Dance Agreement completely.  

Saturday School This Saturday, October 1st

If your student is on the LOP List or has Unexcused Absences /Truancies, then they need to attend Saturday School.    The next Saturday School is this Saturday, October 1st at 8:00am.  Students must sign up in the main office no later than 3:00pm on Friday, September 30th.  If they do not sign up, they will be turned away if there are no seats available.  

PSAT Student Guide Information

Registration for this year's PSAT is now closed.  

The number of students who signed up to take the PSAT far exceed our most generous estimates.   We ran out of the "Official Student Guide" during Open House.   We will be working with The College Board to get the Guides as soon as possible.  The copy of the Guide that was on the College Board website is no longer there.  

Here are some links that will give you most of the information that was in the Guide.

Emergency Procedures For Parents

Do you know what to do if an school emergency or natural disaster happens while your child is in school? Where do you go?  Where can you park?  How can you be reunited with your child?  If you unable to come to the school, who is allowed to pick up your student?    

We have now posted an Emergency Procedures for Parents page on our website to answer these questions.  You can also read it below.  Please take a few moments to read it so you are ready if an emergency happens. 

In case of a school emergency or a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, you need to be aware of our school’s plan for releasing your child.  First and foremost, remain calm.  Remember, it is our primary concern that students remain safe at all times, and that there is an orderly dismissal and release of our students. If you are off campus and learn your child’s school is in a lockdown situation, please do not attempt to enter the campus yourself. It is critical that you follow the instructions of law enforcement, as they will maintain control of the school’s perimeter for everyone’s protection.

Once an all-clear is given, and if there is a need to release students for the day, please know that school staff members will remain on duty until all student’s  have been safely checked out by a parent, guardian, or release contact as designated on your student’s  school emergency card. We will issue notification for student release by our voice messaging system with an automatic call at your designated number. If all parents/guardians arrive at our school at approximately the same time to pick up students, everyone’s understanding, cooperation and patience are essential to our plan.

Your walking to school to pick up your child would be best.  Parking will be very limited.  If you must drive, be prepared to park at least three blocks from the school.  Do not plan to park in school parking areas as it may interfere with getting emergency fire, medical and/or police vehicles into school. Proceed immediately to our Student Reunification Area on the South side of the administration building.

For the safety of every child, we must document to whom each child is released. When you arrive at school, proceed to the Student Reunification Area, and plan to do the following:

  1.  Fill out Student Reunification Form
  2. Be prepared to present a picture identification card. No exceptions a picture ID must be presented.
  3. Information will be verified and the form will be returned to you. You will be directed to the reunion gate.
  4. Proceed to the reunion gate (South side of the 600 bungalows) Hand form to school personnel
  5. As soon as possible your student will be brought to the reunion gate. Your student will be asked to verify their identity with a school ID.
  6. Once your student(s) are released to you will need to leave immediately.

It will take some time for the orderly dismissal of all our students, so please be patient and be prepared to wait.  The less confusion, the quicker students will be reunited with parents/guardians.

REMINDER:   Your child will be released only to those listed on the Emergency Card.  It is therefore imperative that you keep information on your child’s Emergency Card up to date.  Know also that for any reason your child is not picked up, he/she will be placed in an alternate place of safety.

These procedures should be shared with everyone you list on the Emergency Card so they are familiar with our plan and these concerns.

Free Tdap Booster Clinic 9/27 @ Serra


Parents, guardians and employees are reminded that a new California law requires that students entering 7th through 12th grades in the 2011-12 school year must be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap.

Although the California Legislature recently granted school districts a 30-day extension to verify immunizations, all 7th to 12th graders will ber equired to receive the Tdap booster. San Diego Unified students will be allowed to attend school for up to 30 calendar days after the first day of school, Sept. 6, 2011, regardless of proof of immunization or signed Tdap Personal Belief statement. These documents need to be provided to Serral no later than Oct. 6, 2011.

Free Tdap Booster Clinic for all district students in grades 7-12 at these locations: 

Wednesday September 21, 2011 12:30-5:30pm
Bell Middle School Auditorium
620 Briarwood Rd. 92139

Tuesday September 27, 2011 2:30-6:00pm
Serra High School Faculty Lounge
5156 Santo Road 92124

Thursday September 29, 2011 2:00-6:00pm
Henry High School Library
6702 Wandermere Dr. 92120

Parent or guardian must accompany student. First come, first serve basis. 
Sponsored by County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Immunization Program. 

Detection Canine Presentation @ Open House

Dear Serra High School Parents,

Serra High School is committed to providing a safe and drug free learning environment for each and every one of our students and staff. To that end, Serra High School Administration is renewing their  contract with Interquest Detection Canines Inc., to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections on campus.

These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder-based items. During the random, unannounced visits, campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items. If detected and found, the school will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.

These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as Golden and Labrador Retrievers. They are trained to discriminate specific “scents” of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is  detected. Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.

To provide you with clear and accurate information about this service, we are hosting a Parent Info meeting before the opening of Fall Open House on Wednesday, September 21 st, 2011. This meeting will take place from 5:30pm-6pm in the Theater. The Canine Detective Unit will be present to provide an actual detection demonstration, and answer questions. Please plan to join us on Wednesday to become acquainted with this new service. We hope to see you at Open House.


Michael Jimenez


Make Up Picture Day 9/20/11

Students who did not get their picture taken at orientation will have an opportunity to be photographed on Make- Up picture day, September 20, 2011.  Passes will be given out during 1st period. 

NEWS: PSAT will be offered at Serra

We reported at the beginning of summer that we could no longer afford to offer the PSAT to our students, however, the GEAR UP grant has stepped up to help us out.    

We are pleased to announce that the PSAT WILL NOW  be given at Serra on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 8:00am.   GEAR UP is picking up the cost for any 9th or 10th grader who wants to take the test.  Again, there is no cost for 9th and 10th grade students.  11th graders will have to pay the $14 College Board fee.  Transportation will be available.  

Any student who wants to take the PSAT (even if they don't have to pay) MUST sign up in the Finance Office starting on Tuesday.    The deadline for signing up is this Thursday, September 22nd.   The Finance Office is open before school, lunch and after school.  It will also be open during Wednesday's Open House.

For more information about the PSAT, please visit The College Board website.

Open House: Wednesday September 21

Please join us for the Serra High School Fall Open House!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5:00 - 6:40:  Parent Connect Sign Ups Outside the Attendance Office

5:30 - 6:30: Sex Education and HIV Prevention Program Materials Preview, Outside the Attendance Office

5:15 - 5:30:  ELAC Meeting in the Media Center

5:30 - 6:30:  SSC Parent Elections in front of the Media Center

5:30- 6:00:   Interquest Detection Canine *** NEW***

5:30 - 5:45:  Title I Parent Meeting in the Media Center

6:00 - 6:15:  Military Parent Meeting in the Media Center

6:20 - 6:35: Principal's Welcome in the Q Hut

6:40 - 8:17:  Classroom Visits


Period 1



6:52 p.m.

Period 2       



7:09 p.m.

Period 3



7:26 p.m.

Period 4



7:43 p.m.

Period 5



8:00 p.m.

Period 6



8:17 p.m.

First Dance Of The Year- Saturday 9/17

All students are encouraged to attended the SPACE JAM Black Light Dance!  Don't miss the first dance of the year!!!

September 17, 2011 - 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Serra Gym

Ticket Price:  FREE with an ASB card (Until Thursday 9/15)   - $10 without an ASB card

Download and fill out the back of the Dance Agreement and return it with a school ID to the Financial Office when purchasing your ticket.  Tickets will be sold before school, at lunch and after school.  The last day to buy tickets will by Friday September 16th.  No ASB Discount on the last day of ticket sales.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Please remember: All students must be picked up or have left the premises no later than 10:30 PM. 

9/9 Athletics Update ** Correction

As many of you are already aware school was cancelled today, September 9, as a result of the power outage that occurred yesterday afternoon until early this morning.  School will resume Monday September 12.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

All athletic events scheduled for today September 9, 2011, will continue as scheduled.  We ask that your student athletes please contact their respective coaches in order to confirm scheduled times for the various athletic competitions.

JV Football is scheduled for 4:00 pm. today at Otay Ranch High School.
The bus is scheduled to leave Serra High School no later than 2:00pm.
If your student is on the JV football team please have them at Serra High School no later than 12:30pm
The bus will pick up the JV players at Otay Ranch at 6:30 ad is scheduled to return to Serra High School at 7:00

Varsity Football is scheduled for
7:00 pm at Otay Ranch
The bus is scheduled to leave Serra High School no later than 4:30pm.

If your student is on the Varsity football team please have them at Serra High School no later than 2:45
The bus will return to Serra High School at approximately 10:30pm

Girls Volleyball is scheduled for 4:00 pm today at Serra High School

Cross Country is scheduled to compete in the Mustang Invitational

Boys Water Polo is scheduled to compete in the Poway Invitational

Serra Closed Friday 9/9 Due to Power Outage

All schools, child development centers and the PrimeTime extended day programs will be closed in the San Diego Unified School District on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, due to the regional power outage.

School is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 12.

2011-12 Staff Directory Now Posted

The most current version of the 2011-12 Staff Directory is now posted on line.

Click here for the Serra Room/Phone directory.

Click here for the Phone/E-mail directory.

First Day Power Outage

Around 12:35 p.m. today, just as fifth period was starting, Serra High lost all power.    In accordance with our emergency procedures, all classrooms were evacuated to the upper field.  During the evacuation, it was determined that it was an area-wide power outage and the campus was safe.   The power came back on at 1:00 p.m. and staff and students were allowed to re-enter the buildings.  However, a couple of minutes later the power went out again.  If the classroom had adequate lighting, student were allowed to return to their classroom to get out of the heat.  Other classes were moved to the Media Center.     Students remained with their fifth period teachers until the power returned around 1:30.  

We are very proud of our students and staff for their outstanding performance during this emergency situation.  

Changes to Student Connection For The New School Year

Important Information about StudentConnection: Effective Friday, September 2, 2011, a change was made to StudentConnection.  Students will only be able to access StudentConnection using their Active Directory (AD) username and password.  This is the username and password they use to log into the Netbooks in their Math and English classes. 

Join the P.T.O. today and play your part in your child’s education.

Join the P.T.O. today and play your part in your child’s education.

ü  BETTER TEST SCORES – The Serra P.T.O. supplied snacks to ALL students during testing days last year, which resulted in students taking the testing seriously, which resulted in higher test scores for Serra.  Higher test scores will positively influence Serra High in many ways.  Students will realize that they can achieve if they really try.  Higher test scores also will attract future students, who might have chosen to go elsewhere for high school.
ü  RETAIN TOP PERFORMING TEACHERS/STAFF – Another vital way the P.T.O. helps Serra High is through Teachers/Staff appreciation functions.  We want the best Teachers/Staff to stay/come to Serra to benefit our students.  When the Teachers/Staff feel appreciated, they enjoy being at Serra.  They will tell their friends who are Teachers/Staff how wonderful it is to teach at Serra High.  The P.T.O. also provides hospitality to students, families and the community.
ü  The P.T.O. provides for campus beautification, classroom support and scholarships for graduating seniors.

Becoming a member of the Serra P.T.O. allows you to become as involved with your student’s high school as you desire.  You can become a board member and attend the monthly meetings, or if you do not want to commit any time for meetings, you can become a member and show your support by paying only the membership dues.
     Together, with the support of our community, families, students, teachers, and administration, we can continue to make Serra the high school we all want it to be!
Return your membership dues (checks payable to Serra P.T.O. with your student’s name on it) in the enclosed envelope at Fall Orientation – you’ll receive a complimentary package of Starbursts!
·       The minimum dues are $10.00 per member.  Every penny stays at Serra!
·       You may, and we encourage you to, contribute more than $10.00.
·       Feel free to invite your neighbors and relatives to join.
·       Every envelope* received at orientation will automatically be entered into our
 “Membership Opportunity Drawing” for a chance to win awesome prizes!
*This means every envelope with or without contributions will be entered into the
Opportunity Drawing.
Your membership chairpersons,
Monica Weishan, Dionne Lozano and Cathi Mehnert