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.