Graduating Class of 2020

                              Meet Your Grade Level Team!

        Scott Parr                    Shannon Roberts          Raquel Krantz          Bettina Papciak
  Assistant Principal                   Counselor                 Academic Advisor        Senior Secretary
     619-660-3527                       619-660-3548              619-660-3543            619-660-3520
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Freshman E-News Bulletin

August 7, 2016

Welcome Freshmen!

The 2016-17 school year has begun! This is the first in a series of monthly E-news bulletins that will provide you with very important information about processes, deadlines, dates, events, and more! The 9th grade level Counseling team is listed below with some introductory info about them!

Scott Parr - Assistant Principal (619)660-3527

Welcome to Steele Canyon High School and thank you for choosing to be part of the Cougar Family!  I am proud to be the Assistant Principal for the Class of 2020. High school is such a memorable time in life and I look forward to being a part of their success.  This is my 4th year at Steele Canyon and I am excited to get to know your student. As your assistant principal it is my responsibility to be accessible and responsive to the needs of your child.   Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us. Our job is to support the success of your child at Steele Canyon.

Shannon Roberts - Counselor (619) 660-3548

As your counselor I'm here to help you with your college and career plans, academic achievement and plans, and your social and emotional needs. I'm available to see you before and after school, during snack break and lunch break, as well as during class time for students in crisis. I am a UCSB alum where I received a BA in Sociology. I also have a Masters in Counseling from USD.  This is my 10th year at Steele Canyon, though I worked the majority of my career at UCSD as a Career Counseling. 

Raquel Krantz - Academic Advisor (619) 660-354

Hello Freshmen! I am very excited to be the Academic Advisor for the Class of 2020.  I graduated from SDSU with a BA in English and I also have a Masters in Education. I am here to help you succeed in high school. Come see me about your class schedule, how to be more academically successful, scholarship opportunities and any other academic, career and college goal questions you may have!

Bettina Papciak - 9th Grade Assistant Principal's Secretary (619) 660-3520

Freshman Orientation - Wednesday, August 10, 9am - 12pm

Freshmen Orientation will be Wednesday, August 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00pm starting in the Gym located in the front of the school.  Join us so that you can get to know other freshmen, participate in group activities with peer leaders, get to know the campus, take your school ID picture, and get your class schedule. We look forward to meeting you and hope to see you there. Also, after Orientation, we will have an Athletics Meeting for all students who want to participate in athletics this year.  It will be in the gym from 12:15-1:15.

ENS Uniforms & ASB Cards

Students can purchase ENS uniforms and ASB cards at the Finance Office on Wednesday, August 10, 8:00 am - 12:00pm. 

ID Card & Yearbook Photos - Wednesday, August 10, 9am - 12pm

Boyd Anderson School Pictures is the company that provides School Picture Services to Steele Canyon families.  They will be on campus during Freshman Orientation (9am - Noon) to take your Freshman’s photo for school records, Yearbook, ID and your personal purchase. School Dress Code will be enforced.  Dress appropriately. Placing your order on or before Picture Day will save you the shipping fee of $7.00. Orders are NOT delivered to school.  They are shipped home or to the address you provide when placing your order.  

  • LATE Orders (orders placed AFTER Picture Day) will have the option of paying the $7.00 shipping fee or picking up their order at the Boyd Anderson Studio.  Remember, orders are NOT available for pick up at school.
  • Picture Order Forms are linked below in English and Spanish to print should you want to purchase with cash, money order or check at orientation. If you prefer to pay by credit card please follow the instructions linked below to make your purchase online through the Boyd Anderson Photography secure shopping cart.

Class Schedule Distribution & Changes Wednesday, August 10 

Freshman schedules will be printed and given to students at the end of Freshman Orientation in the Quad on Wednesday. All parents will receive a copy of their student's schedule via email on Wednesday afternoon as wellThe Counseling office will be open to students for schedule changes starting on Wednesday, August 10, beginning at 12:30pm. Parents may also email me or Ms. Krantz regarding schedule changes beginning Wednesday morning.

Spanish Assessment Make-up Test - Wednesday, August 10 @ 1:00pm

If your student would like to be placed in a higher level Spanish class than Spanish I, you must take the Spanish assessment test. This includes bilingual students. We have scheduled a make-up test just after the Freshman Orientation at 1:00 pm. If you would like to take this test, please meet Mr. Cely in the lobby of the Administration building at 1:00 pm. 

Curriculum Night - Thursday, August 18

We hope you can all make it to Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 18 to meet with your student's teachers. Curriculum Night starts at 5:40 pm in the Theater with a presentation from the PTO President and a welcome presentation from our new Principal, Don Hohimer. Your student's schedule will be emailed to you before you come so you can locate your student's classes. At 7:50 in the Theater Scott Parr will be presenting information about our Advanced Placement program for all interested parents.

Accessing Parent Portal

To access academic records, progress and final grades, attendance history, and all other student information, please go to the Steele Canyon web site, click on the Parents tab and scroll down to the portal link.  If you haven't registered, please contact Bettina Papciak at to get the access code to register. 

Athletic Clearance & Sports Eligibility

If you are playing a Fall sport such as Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, X-Country, or Golf eligibility to continue playing will be determined when Quarter 1 progress grades get posted on September 9.  Students who have earned an overall GPA of 2.0 or better will be eligible to continue with fall sports. 

New Counseling Twitter Feed!!

Counseling and Career Services has created a Twitter account to keep students and parents informed of college and career information, events, deadlines, dates, and more! If you'd like to utilize this great resource, follow us at @CounselingSCHS. Even if you don't have a twitter account, you can still receive a text of all twitter feeds by sending a text message to 40404 with follow @CounselingSCHS in the subject line.

That's all for now.  Rah Rah Cougars!